15 Days Exploring Vietnam From North To South

Duration: 15 Days
Transport: Bus, Boat, Train, Plane
Tour code: VRT02
We would bring you to the real local life in Vietnam with 15 Days Exploring through our country. From the North Vietnam down to South, you will see how beautiful Vietnam is. Not only relaxed holiday, but also you can visit a lovely country with hospitable people, stunning view and landscape, tasty and delicious foods…, all will bring you the best holiday with an unforgettable memory. Don’t hesitate to contact and booking!
$1,497.00

Inclusion

Letter for Visa on arrival

Other as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusion

Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

Tax and service charge

Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages

Visa to Vietnam

Highlight

Seeing the capital – historical and cultural center of Vietnam. Kayaking among thousands of island in Halong Bay to discover its beauty. Leisurely time on Shampan on Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc to visit the water tunnels, rice fields along the river; Historical Hue city with Royal Palace; Nice Lantern Hoi An old town; Planting rice and fishing with local farmer in Hoi An; Understanding the war’s life in Cu Chi war tunnel; Experiencing the floating life on Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Welcome you to Vietnam. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Enjoy welcome drink and check in the hotel.

Free time to visit Hanoi old quarter to see the local life, taste the local street foods…

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Inclusion: Private airport pick-up; Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (Meals:B,L)

AM: 7:45 – 8:30: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri).

Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), Temple of Literature ( Quoc Tu Giam ) - Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, tour guide and driver will drop you off at Water Puppet Theatre where you have the chance to understand much more about Vietnamese Farmer’s lives.

Show ends, you please feel free to take a walk around the old quarter to see Hanoian life and be back your hotel by your own.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Complimentary water; Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)

Please check out the room and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. You can only bring hand bag with something for the trip: passport, clothes, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any thing you need for trip.

 

8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide and bus pick you up at the hotel. Heading to Halong bay after 4 hours in bus with short break time on the haft way.

12:45: Arrive Halong harbor. Crews welcome you on board with Welcome drink. Check in the cabin and enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Lunch.

After lunch time, free time to sun-bathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains.

15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave) – one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16:00: Heading to Ti Tov island where you can hike up to the top to view whole bay, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the pure water.

17:15: Back to the boat. Enjoy the Sunset time with fruit and Wine.

Our chef on board will share with you how to make Vietnamese spring roll during the Cooking Demonstration, and you can experience to practice by yourself.

19:00: Dinner will be served with a lot of delicious Vietnamese foods.

After dinner, free time to watch movie, playing the card, or attend the Squid fishing game

Overnight on board

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner); Welcome drink, Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave); Titov island (Hiking, swimming, sun-bathing); Sunset Party (Free fruit & a glass of wine); Cooking Demonstration; Complimentary water

 

Day 4: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (Meals: B, L)

You should wake up a little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay – the nice moment during the trip.

7:00: Enjoy the breakfast

8:15: Going to do Kayaking among mountains, explore the beauty of Halong Bay by your own.

9:30: Get back to cruise, check out the cabin.

Then, take the leisurely time to rest on sundeck to view the bay.

11:00: Brunch will be served. Enjoy the meal while cruising back to Halong harbor

12:30: Get on the bus back to Hanoi with short break time on half way.

16:30 – 17:00: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Kayaking; Tai Chi lesson; Complimentary water

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day (Meal:B,L)

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.

Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside.

Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2  Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you.

Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat.

After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong river. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful  and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “ Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.

After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country.

16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point.

18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Buffet Lunch); Rowing boat trip; Cycling time; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 6: Hanoi free time – Night train to Hue (Meal: B)

Today, you have free day to explore Hanoi city by your own. Slowly to see the corner by corner, all are strange of you from the house, street, local life to traditional foods; where you can go shopping souvenir…

Until the transfer time, driver will pick you up and transfer you to the train station to going to Hue.

Overnight in train.

Attention: Please advise us if you prefer to fly!

Inclusion:  Meal (Breakfast),Private train transfer, Train ticket Hanoi – Hue with soft sleeping berth

 

 

Day 7: Hue arrival – Hotel check-in  (Meal: No)

Our driver will pick you up at Hue train station and transfer you to the hotel. Check in the hotel and have your own free tme to visit Hue city - historical capital in the past time.

Overnight at hotel in Hue

 

 

Day 8: Hue city - Imperial Palace Full Day (Meal: B,L)

7:45 – 8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at Hue train station and depart Hue city tour.

Take a visit:

-       Dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue city.

-       Imperial Citadel by car – The home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty - the Nguyen Dynasty.

-       Hue Royal Antiques Museum - A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen Dynasty.

-       Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.

-       Taking the boat trip on Perfume River to see the local life along the river.

Enjoy Lunch at local restaurant.

After Lunch time, continue to visit:

-       Khai Dinh King’s Tomb - a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.

-       Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.

-       Conical hat making village, incense stick making village

16:00 – 16:30:  Back to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Lunch); Boat trip; Cycling; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hue

 

Day 9: Hue free time – Exploring Hai Van Giant Pass – Hoi An (Meal:B)

08:30 am: Driver pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An. Hai Van Giant Pass where you stop on the way to see the most giant Pass in Vietnam is most famous and very beautiful spot in the Center to see.

Stop on Hai Van Pass for many beautiful photo with stunning and breathtaking landscape. Then keep going to Da Nang city to take overview while driving through Da Nang city, then going to Hoi An old town. Check in the hotel and have your own free time in Hoi An.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private car Hue- Hai Van Pass- Hoi An ( Please advise us if you prefer to go by motorbike); Hotel in Hoi An; Complimentary water

 

Day 10: Hoi An – My Son sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)

08:00 - 08h30: Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hoi An. Leaving Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of the Hoi An river system, mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village, alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch, providing some great photo opportunities.

09h45:Arriving at My Son, this "Valley of Kings" as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4thto 15thcentury.

Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area, your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarch centuries ago.

12h00: Commence the drive back to Hoi An to start our boat trip on Thu Bon river. Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey of approximately two hours will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu - weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village.

15h30: The boat trip will finish at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You will be free to explore the old town or return to your hotel by your own means.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Boat trip; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hoi An

 

 

Day 11: Farming & Fishing Trip (Meal:B,L)

09:00-09:30 am: Picking you up at your hotel by mini- van, we will bring you over the countryside where bike are available to ride (If you don't know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter "XE OM" services and you pay the extra 120,000 VND). You start the day by cycling to the local farmer in Cam Thanh Ecological village. Here you are greeted by a local host and then you join with them how to grow wet rice with their family.

Starting farming work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice.

After then, tour guide and van will bring down to a local fishing village. You will be boarded on boat . Joining to go fishing with local fishermen at Phuoc Hai local fishing boat to experience local cast net CHAI. Continue to visit water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat and visiting the water coconut palm forest. Learn how to learn origami such as grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, bracelets toys made from water coconut leaves..., Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest and after then boarding back boat, Captain Cook will cook for your lunch/dinner (morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat) and cold beer or soft drink we will bring you back to your hotel.

14:00: Arrive your hotel. You get the free time to walk around exploring the beauty of Hoi An old town.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Inclusion: Mini-van for hotel pick up and drop off only in Hoi An; English Speaking guide; Bicycles; Helmet; Boat cruise plus Vietnamese bamboo basket boats; Enjoy Basket boat dancing performance; Origami teaching such as bird, grasshopper, flower and etc; Light traditional local rice dishes at local farmer house; Lunch on boat cooked by Captain Cook; Many, many photo opportunities; Complimentary water.

 

 

Day 12: Hoi An free time – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Hoi An old town is a lovely place to relax and find out the traditional custom and architecture. Leisurely time walking around the town, taking photo of old house with Chinese and Japanese combination; Tasting a nice coffee on river side…All will be very memorable.

Driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for flight to HCM city.

Reaching Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, meeting driver at the airport and going to the hotel in HCM city.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city.

Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer and pick up in Da Nang and HCM city; Flight ticket Da Nang – HCM city with 20kg hand check; Hotel in HCM city

 

 

Day 13: HCM – Cu Chi war tunnel haft day (Meal:B,L)

08:00 - 08:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

On here you can try to Crawl through tunnels (do not apply for very fat people and very old people)

12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant

13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city

Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast, Lunch); Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Complimentary water; Hotel in HCM city

 

Day 14: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

07:30 - 08:15: Driver and tour guide will pick you up at your totel and leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meetthe local villagers to experience thelocal dailylifein theMekongdelta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

17:00: Drop you off at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city

Inclusion: Transportation; English speaking tour guide; Boat trip; All entrance fees; Hotel in HCM city

 

 

Day 15: HCM city – Flight out ( Meal: B)

You have free time to visit HCM city by your own until the transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight out. Trip ends.

Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer

 

Who should participate? - This tour is suited for all, including children as well.

Price structure: - Price quoted is based on per person basis. 

This is 3 star package, please advise if you want to upgrade to 4 or 5 star package!

 

Hotel in 3 star package

 

 

Hotel in Hanoi

Hotel name

HM Boutique Hotel or similar

Add

3 Hang Dau str

Room Type

Deluxe Room

 

 

Hotel in Hue

 

Hotel name

Hue Serene Palace Hotel or similar

Add

21 Lane 42, Nguyen Cong Tru str, Hue city

Room type

Superior room

 

 

Hotel in Hoi An

 

Hotel name

Vinh Hung Library Hotel or similar

Add

96 Ba Trieu str, Hoi An city

Room type

Superior room

 

 

Hotel in HCM city

 

Hotel name

Elios Sai Gon Hotel or similar

Add

233 Pham Ngu Lao str, HCM city

Room type

Superior Room

 

 

 

 

 

Halong cruise

 

Cruise name

Apricot Cruise, or similar cruise

Room type

Deluxe Cabin

 

Price: 1477 usd/person

Sinple supplement: surcharge 423 usd

NOTES:

If you want to travel from HCM city up to Hanoi, please advise!

If you want to upgrade into 4 or 5 star package, please advise!

If you want to travel as Private tour, please advise!

You want to extend your trip, please advise !

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

What to bring:

Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.

Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.

Warm clothes from October to March!