Vietnam Tour Packages 14 days 13 nights We have crafted the best combinations between hotel and cruise, hotel and train, flight and hotel to give you a holiday that you won't need to spend lengthy time on planning.
Day 1 HANOI - arrival (D)
When arriving, welcome at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.
Early in the evening, join a water puppet show, a distinct Vietnamese art in which a split-bamboo screen obscures puppets which stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 : HANOI – City tour (B/L)
After breakfast, spend your day taking a tour around the capital and visiting such sites as
the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside),a large memorial in Hanoi, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. his former residence,stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông, it is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue to the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Then, you will enjoy a very interesting walking tour around the old quarter within 1,5 hours. Firstly the trip start from head of Cao Thang street where local people sell all traditional cooking spices of Vietnam such as onions, garlic, mushrooms, black mushrooms, peppers, lemongrass, ginger, galangal ...
Then moving to Dong Xuan market, the biggest market in Hanoi, originally built by the French administration and surrounded by different streets, you will go through the market and turn right to Hang Ma street, the road is shimmered by decorating stuff , Chinese toys, the colorful lanterns, paper goods and in particular paper votive offerings.
Passing by Luong Van Can, Lan Ong, you arrive Hang Buom street where located the oldest temple of Hanoi - Bach Ma Temple, you will take some rest to admire the temple before continue walking through Ta Hien, Dinh Liet street to the most peaceful small alley of Hanoi - Trung Yen. On the way you have chance to explore daily life of local people who live and sharing their life in the confined spaces. We continue to Hang Be street - used to be one of the best well-known outdoor markets in town dating from medieval, with famous food”Mam Tep Chung Thit”, some years ago, it was disintegrated.
At the end of this road, there is a coffee shop named Cafe market, where we will invite you a cup of coffee or iced fruit smoothies
We end of trip at Hoan Kiem Lake, in front of Water Puppet show theatre, from here you can continue your walking or back to your hotel.
Discover Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning "Lake of the Returned Sword" , where emperor Lê Lá»£i was boating on the lake when his magic sword, Heaven's Will, was grabbed by a turtle who quickly disappeared into the depths.
Take a beautiful picture on the The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Come back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 : HANOI / HALONG BAY cruise (B/L/D) (160km – 3h30)
After breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO.
Arrive around 12h30 and take a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.
Enjoy fresh seafood set lunch while our Halong Sail is peacefully passing Burn of Incense, Dog, Fighting Cock Island and Halong fishing village.
Visit the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave, means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave which is on Bo Hon Island and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
Trek and swim at Titop Island, which gives you a chance to view panorama view of Halong bay from the top and do kayaking nearby. Enjoy fresh seafood set dinner on the bay. Enjoy films or squid fishing at night if requested. Overnight on the junk.
Day 4 : HALONG / HANOI / LAO CAI (B/L) (160km – 3h30)
Wake up in the next morning at sunrise.
Experience Tai Chi Lesson on the sundeck if request in advance.
Enjoy an energizing breakfast.
Visit Luon Cave by small boat and then the boat passes Man Head Island, Tortoise Island.
Check out the cabin and clear the bills.
Demonstration of cutting flowers from fruits and roots.
Check out the boat to transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or lunch at boat.
Come back to Hanoi. Dinner in your own.
In the late afternoon, transfer to the railway station to a the night train to Sapa (from 2016 you can replace the train by the express bus with a new highway). Overnight on train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin).
Day 5 : LAO CAI / SAPA / LAO CHAI / TA VAN (B/L/D) (trekking – 11km)
Arrive at Lao Cai railway station at about 6h00 then transfer to Sapa, which is home for more than 30 minority tribes (Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dzao) and of Vietnam’s highest peak - Fansipan Mount.
Have breakfast in the hotel or restaurant (optional) before the trip starts.
Walk along the main road for a while then take a small path uphill to get to Lao Chai village of the Black H’Mong tribe.
Lunch en route.
After lunch, continue to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay tribe, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area and then stay at local house (total trekking at the average level: 11km - 5hours).
Dinner at the home-stay. Overnight in Ta Van village at a Dzay family.
Day 6 : TA VAN / SAPA / MA TRA / LAO CAI / HANOI (B/L)
After breakfast, come back to Sapa by a private car.
trekking to the Ma Tra village for the discovery of Black H’mong (trekking at the easy level: 4km - 2,5 hours). Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, at about 16h00, transfer to the railway station to take the night train to Hanoi
Dinner on your own. Overnight on train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin). (from 2016 you can replace the train by the express bus with a new highway).
Day 7 : HANOI - free day (B)
Arrive in Hanoi at about 6h00 in the morning and transfer to the hotel.
Have breakfast with Pho (rice noodle) or Banh Cuon.
Take a free day to visit Hanoi on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8 : HANOI / HUE (B/D) (600 km – 1h15 by plane)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Hue, (pronounced ‘hway’), was a Unesco World Heritage site, deeply evocative capital of the Nguyen emperors(1802-1945) still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam, even though many of its finest buildings were destroyed during the American War. Palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, culture and cuisine, history and heartbreak – there’s no shortage of poetic pairings to describe it.
After arrival, check in hotel.
Visit the Imperial Citadel, City of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9 : HUE : discovery by a cruise on Huong River (B/L)
8h00AM: Pick up at your hotel, take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River.
Visit Thien Mu pagoda, built in 1601 on the order of the first Nguyen lords, Nguyen Hoang, who at that time was the governor of Hue. Continue to a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.
Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.
Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people. Lunch at Thuy Bieu restaurant.
In the afternoon, discovery of Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10 : HUE / DANANG / HOI AN (B/L) 100 km – 2h00
After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
When arriving in Da Nang, visit the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain, (Ngu Hanh Son) is about 8km southeast of Da Nang City. This is a cluster of five marble mountains lying close to the sea. That is why, it is dubbed Hon Non Nuoc, which means Mountain and Water in Vietnamese.
Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and officially listed as a World Heritage Site. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, walk around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures :
Quan Cong temple – the brave and loyal Chinese General.
Phuc Kien pagoda, This is the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town.Fukjianese were Chinese traders who first came to Hoi An in great number, at least in the XVII century. That was the reason why all above mentioned gods were worshipped in this pagoda after the collapse of the old pagoda.
The Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in the 16the century. Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses. Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11 : HOI AN / DANANG / HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L) (1000 km – 1h15 by plane)
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh, under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
When arriving in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to your selected hotel.
In the same morning, discover a busy Saigon, enjoy a tour in the Old Colonial Residential Quarte and visit:
the City’s old Hotel, a palace built by the French architect Paul Gardès of 1902-19081 in the center of Saigon in Indochina at the time. the Opera House, inspired by the architecture of the Opera Garnier in Paris, which was built in 1900. The facade of the opera is a replica of the Petit Palais in Paris
Notre-Dame Cathedral, The famous central Saigon Cathedral, built in 1877, is one of HCMC's architectural marvels, built with materials imported from France. Post Office signed by Gustave Eiffel.
Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, discover the Chinese quarter “Cho Lon” and its impressive Binh Tay market. End of the day with a visit to a lacquerware factory. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city today).
DAY 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Cruise - Tiny Garden Homestay (L/D)
8:00 am– 8:30 am: Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start on journey to My Tho – Ben Tre. On the way you will see Southern village’s rustic aesthetic on Vàm Cỏ Đông River and paddy-field along the sides of the road.
09:50 am: Arrive at Mekong rest stop in My Tho City, get some rest and free time for your personal activities about 15 minutes and then keep on our itinerary.
10:00 am: Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda. Tour guide will tell the history of Vĩnh Trang Pagoda- the oldest pagoda in South, it has the most specialist architecture of Mekong Delta, is combined between Viet- Khmer culture and original Western Europe architecture.
10:50 am: On the way to the pier, you will contemplate Rạch Miễu Bridge which across the biggest river of West, connect My Tho with Ben Tre.
Leaving car, we get on the cruise and move on the river. The cruise will go along Tiền River and pass through 4 islands: Long, Lân, Quy, Phụng ( Dragon, Unicorn, Turtose, Phoenix).
11:20am: Visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea with bee pollen. Taking picture with Grass Python and Angel Banana - special fruit in Mekong Delta.
Relax your mind by rowing boat on small, peaceful river branches to get into local house of culture for enjoying “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture then visit coconut candy villages.
12:10 am: Arrive at experience the life of local people, the way people raising fish on the floating house.
12:30 pm: Coming back homestay for having lunch with Menu foods then taking a short rest on local hammocks under foliage in the garden
14:00 pm: Visiting the orchard by riding a bike around the village.
16:00pm: Relaxing in the rooftop and watching the Sunset on river
18:30pm: Having dinner you enjoying with local food pancakes (Banh Xeo Vietnam)
19:3 pm: Free time for your personal activities of campfire and free time at night.
Day 13: Cai Rang Floating Market Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
You will get up early check in bus and drive to Cai Rang Floating market will have opportunity to see morning streets market with many products homemade such as fruits, vegetables, cake… which are sold on the way to the wharf.
Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the biggest floating market in Southern Vietnam. Tourists will be surprised to explore “the method of the business” in the floating market areas. It is really impressive .
After exploring the floating market, visitors will visit the place to see how local people make rice vermicelli noodle and the orchard garden. You can wander in the village and try your best to cross the bamboo bridge which is built only by one bamboo tree. On the way back to HCMC you will have lunch at restaurant. Arrive to Ho Chi Minh city around 16.30. Check in your hotel.
Dinner on your own. Overnight in HCM city.
Day 14 : HO CHI MINH CITY – Departure (B)
After breakfast, free time before your transfer to the airport by our guide.
Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
English speaking guide
Accommodation at the nice hotels 3* & homestay
Boats for cruises
Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
Train tickets (air-conditioned soft sleeper).
Flights (Hanoi - Hue / Danang – Saigon) including airport taxes
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