Vietnam Grand Discovery 18 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

18 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc

If you’re an adventurous soul eager to explore Vietnam, our 18-day Vietnam Grand Discovery is your ticket to uncovering this captivating “S-shaped” country from its northern reaches to the southern tip!

From the awe-inspiring Halong Bay and the serene ethnic communities in Sapa to the vibrant scenes of Hoi An Ancient Town and the cultural richness of Hue, you’ll delve into the essence of local life. Experience the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City juxtaposed with the tranquility of Phu Quoc’s pristine beaches and emerald waters.

Join us on this expedition across Vietnam, where you’ll not only create unforgettable memories but also gain profound insights into the country’s diverse history, culture, and cuisine!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

In the morning and afternoon: Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will be waiting to accompany you to the hotel. Please note: Our driver will be stationed at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) to greet and assist you. Check-in time at the hotel is 14:00. Early check-in can be arranged with an additional charge. The remainder of the day can be dedicated to relaxation or embracing some quintessential Vietnamese experiences. Here are a few suggestions: Water Puppet Performance: A traditional showcase depicting local culture and village life. Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour: Offering a vivid glimpse into the vibrant Vietnamese village life. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Half-day Hanoi City Tour - Night Train To Lao Cai

Later in the day: Select your preferred routes and mode of transportation based on your preferences. Explore Hanoi's renowned religious landmarks, including the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda. Pass by the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a revered site that houses Ho Chi Minh's preserved body. Admire the scenic views of West Lake and visit Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, the oldest temple in Hanoi. Evening: Around 21:00: Transfer to Hanoi train station. The train typically departs around 21:35. Note: Our guide won't accompany you on the train, and train schedules might vary. Overnight in shared sleeping compartments (Each compartment includes 2 lower & 2 upper berths). Note: Contact us if you prefer private compartments, available for an additional fee. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 3

Day 3: Lao Cai - Road Transfer To Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa

In the morning: Between 5:00 - 6:00 AM: Depart from Lao Cai train station to Sapa via a shared tourist bus, about an hour's journey. Early check-in may be available upon arrival, subject to room availability (Additional charges may apply). 9:30 AM: Begin a trek to Y Linh Ho village, nestled within the picturesque Muong Hoa valley. Visit Lao Chai village, home to the Giay and Black H'Mong ethnic groups. Afternoon: Explore Ta Van Village, an enchanting and serene landscape tucked away in Sapa. Return to the hotel in Sapa and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 4

Day 4: Cat Cat - Sin Chai Village - Hanoi - Road transfer

In the morning: Check out from the hotel after having breakfast. 8:00 AM: Commence the trek to Cat Cat Village, a recent settlement of the Mong ethnic community. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch. Proceed with a walk to Sin Chai Village, inhabited by the Red Dao people and situated at the base of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Return to the main road and transfer back to Sapa town via a 3-kilometer jeep ride. Afternoon: Between 3:00 - 3:30 PM: Our driver will collect you for the return journey to the hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy the remaining day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Full-day Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Tour

In the morning: Between 7:15 - 7:45 AM: Depart for Ninh Binh following breakfast at the hotel. Take a brief pause amidst vast rice fields to relish the fresh countryside air on the way to Ninh Binh. Glide along the Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc, soaking in its breathtaking scenery for approximately 2 hours aboard a small boat guided by local rowers. Return to the shore. Afternoon: Around 1:30 PM: Following lunch at a local restaurant, explore various optional activities such as fishing, interacting with locals, cycling around the town, etc. (These activities vary daily). Explore the historic Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, delving into Vietnamese history. Return to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise

In the morning: Board the boat and appreciate the splendor of Halong Bay's emerald waters. Delight in a lunch of fresh seafood served on board the vessel. Afternoon: Take part in various activities aboard the cruise, including cave visits, kayaking, swimming, and more. Later in the evening, dine on the cruise and spend the night in relaxation on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on the Cruise
Day 7

Day 7: Take Flight To Da Nang

In the morning: Embrace the early hours to witness the radiant sunrise and engage in revitalizing Tai Chi exercises. Partake in the day's planned activities as per the cruise itinerary after enjoying breakfast. Head back to the main dock and savor an early lunch during the journey. Afternoon: Arrive at the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Half-day Hoi An Tour

Morning/Afternoon: At either 8:00 or 13:30: Delve into the daily lives of Hoi An's locals, embracing the town's ancient allure as you stroll through its historic streets. Visit Hoi An's architectural treasures: the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fujian Assembly Hall. Indulge in traditional refreshments and select souvenirs to commemorate your visit. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Free Day in Hoi An

Morning/Afternoon: To capture the essence of Hoi An, select from these diverse tour options: My Son Holy Land Half-day Tour: Unveil the beauty of the ancient Cham towers, crafted 2000 years ago. Cam Thanh Village Farm Tour: Embrace the farmer's life in a rural village, engaging in traditional agricultural activities. Hoi An Vespa Tour: Ride through scenic countryside roads on a classic Vespa. Hoi An Memories Show: Witness captivating performances narrating Vietnam's historical themes and showcasing the traditional Ao Dai costumes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue: Road Transfer

Morning/Afternoon: Depart at 8:00 or 13:30 for a transfer to Hue, journeying through Hai Van Pass. Enjoy scenic stops for photography along the way (Admission fees not covered). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 11

Day 11: Half-day Hue City Tour

Morning: Begin at 8:00 with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, showcasing remarkable royal architecture as one of Hue's oldest pagodas. Discover the Imperial Citadel, a historic Nguyen Dynasty stronghold spanning over a century. Explore Dong Ba Market for souvenir shopping and immerse in the local way of life. Return to the hotel for leisure and relaxation. Afternoon & Evening: Free time for personal activities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 12

Day 12: Hue - Take Flight To Ho Chi Minh - Half-day City Tour

Morning: Head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon: Around 13:30: Explore key historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace. Experience the colonial architecture of Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Engage in Vietnamese culture by wandering through a local market. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13

Day 13: Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Morning/Afternoon: Depart either at 8:00 or 13:30 to immerse yourself in the serene and calm rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta upon leaving Ho Chi Minh City. Engage in a boating adventure along the Mekong River, exploring fish farms and fruit farms. Later, you'll be transferred to Can Tho. Enjoy leisure time at the hotel for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 14

Day 14: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Commence at 8:00 to observe the local sellers' trading on the Cai Rang floating market by motorboat. Travel by a rice husking mill and explore the village for its serene scenery. Afternoon: At 13:30, return to Ninh Kieu after a satisfying lunch. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Take Flight to Phu Quoc

Morning: Following breakfast, transport will be arranged to the airport. Board a one-hour flight bound for Phu Quoc. Upon arrival, our driver will be waiting to transfer you to your reserved hotel in Phu Quoc. Enjoy relaxation for the remainder of the day post-check-in. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 16

Day 16: Free Day in Phu Quoc

Discover the breathtaking landscapes and tranquil lifestyle in Phu Quoc at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 17

Day 17: Free Day in Phu Quoc

Continue to relish the delightful moments in Phu Quoc. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 18

Day 18: Departure

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel. Head to the airport for departure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2210 USD 1810 USD 3star
Deluxe 2410 USD 2010 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

* Domestic flight
* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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