The Beauty of Vietnam - 16 days

From the tranquil islands of Halong Bay to boisterous energy of Saigon, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. Hoi An's antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you, and provide insights into traditional Vietnamese life. The southward driving from Hue through the lush countryside and passing stunning coastal vistas is breathtaking.
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
Duration: 16 Days 15 Nights
TravelStyle: Top Special Packages
$1,040.00
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Day Destinations Meals Accommodation
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh city arrival -/-/D Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi Tunnel B/L/D Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh city – My Tho – Can Tho B/L/D Hotel in Can Tho
Day 4 Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh city B/L/- Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City – flight to Nha Trang B/L/D Hotel/Resort in Nha Trang
Day 6 Nha Trang snorkeling tour B/L/- Hotel/Resort in Nha Trang
Day 7 Nha Trang - private car to Da Lat B/L/D Hotel in Da Lat
Day 8 Da Lat city tour B/L/- Hotel in Da Lat
Day 9 Da Lat - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An ancient town B/L/D Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10 Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An free day B/L/- Hotel in Hoi An
Day 11 Hoi An - private car to Hue B/L/D Hotel in Hue
Day 12 Hue city tour - flight to Hanoi B/L/- Hotel in Hanoi 
Day 13 Hanoi - Halong Bay B/L/D Halong Cruise
Day 14 Halong Bay - Hanoi B/L/- Hotel in Hanoi
Day 15 Hanoi city tour 1 day B/L/D Hotel in Hanoi
Day 16 Hanoi departure B/-/-  

Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh city arrival (D)

Our tour guide will come to pick you up upon arrival. Then our car will take you to the city and check in at the hotel.

After having dinner at a local restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city, you will have a free evening to relax and prepare for the upcoming trip.

Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L/D)

Cu Chi Tunnel, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land” is around 70km far from Ho Chi Minh city. It takes us more than 1 hour driving through the peaceful countryside with rice paddy fields.

We will have a short time to enjoy the introductory video of how the tunnels constructed; and then explore the maze of the tunnels. We also see various mantraps and the remains of an US tank as well as various bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

After Cu Chi tunnel tour, we will head back to Ho Chi Minh city for the half day city tour. The highlights of this afternoon are the Independence Palace (the former Presidential Place of the South Vietnam President in the past); the War Remnant museum where we can see so many artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war; the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – with significant architecture.

Before going back to our hotel, we have short time to visit the Ben Thanh market.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B/L/D)

After having breakfast and check out at the hotel, we will take a 2 hours of driving to My Tho city, boating along the Hau River to Thoi Son Island; people warmly welcome you with fruits served in farmers' gardens. Enjoy interesting traditional music performed by popular local artists. Then we will take a boating to discover the hidden mysterious daily life of friendly people. 

Have lunch in local restaurant, take more cruise to further island to be living with local people's activity. Joining in Coconut Candy making with local ladies, taste Banana wine, hiking in fruits gardens to meet the bee-grower, try an impressive honey tea, and relax in quiet surroundings. 

Back to the boat wharf, continue driving to Can Tho, passing vast Rice-fields, check-in on arrival.

Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4 : Can Tho – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Early in the morning, take the boat trip to Cai Rang Floating market, the most unique market in Vietnam, see people with goods sales from boat to boat, more visit to local gardens, taste the Coconut Milk, fresh fruits.

Landing on the local people village, we will visit rice noodles and rice papers workshops of local people by taking a short ride with bicycle. After lunch at the local restaurant, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.

You will have a free evening for discover the city by yourself.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 5 : Ho Chi Minh City – flight to Nha Trang (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, you will have time to pack your luggage, prepare for the flight to Nha Trang – the southern coastal city. 

Flight Number: VN1356 (SGN - CXR)

Departure time: 12:05 pm

Arrival time: 01:20 pm

When we arrive Nha Trang, you will check in at the hotel/resort and have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, free time for you to relax or go swimming.

Have dinner at a local restaurant in Nha Trang.

Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 6 : Nha Trang - Island and Snorkeling tour (B/L)

After breakfast, we will depart to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island – the small ocean world of various sea species of Nha Trang.

Then we keep on boating to Mun Island for snorkeling. Here we have chance to see lots of colorful corals and fishes.

Next we visit Mot island, Tranh Beach island where we are relax, swim or join water sports. We also see the sea swallow nests on the rock islands during boat trip. Lunch on island and get back to hotel at around 16:00.

Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 7 : Nha Trang – Thap Ba Ponagar – Da Lat (B/L/D)

From 8:00 am to 8:30 am, our tour guide will come to pick you up to go to Thap Ba Ponagar temple complex – was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central of Vietnam.

Then we will be back to the hotel and do the check out, ready for the upcoming trip by private car to Da Lat - The City of Love.

On the way to Da Lat, we will stop near the seaside town of Phan Rang to visit Po Klong Garai – a well-preserved 14th century Cham Tower.

On the way, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. 

After 2 more hours of driving, we will arrive Da Lat. You will check in at the hotel.

In the afternoon, free time for you to relax or other personal activities and have dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay overnight in Da Lat.

Day 8 : Da Lat (B/L)

From 7:45 am to 8:00 am, our tour guide will pick you up for Da Lat city tour today.

Firstly, we will visit the summer residence of Vietnam's last emperorBao Dai – a faded art-deco-influenced villa, one of most famous attraction in Da Lat.

Then we will visit other famous places such as: Da Lat cathedral, Robin Hill 1600m, Truc Lam Zen Buddhist temple and Datanla Waterfall.

After that, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit The Old Railway Station, Valley of Love, Crazy House (aka Hang Nga Guesthouse), Strawberry Farm and of course we will stop over at Da Lat jam workshop to enjoy locally produced jam and buy some local specialties.

About 4:00 pm, the city tour ends. Our tour guide will take you back to the hotel.

You will have a free evening for leisure.

Stay overnight in Da Lat.

Day 9 : Da Lat – flight to Da Nang (B/L/D)

After having breakfast and check out at the hotel, our tour guide will take you go to the airport, ready for flight to Da Nang.

Flight Number: VN1954 (DLI - DAD)

Departure time: 08:30 am

Arrival time: 09:50 am

Arrive Da Nang. Our driver will pick you up at the airport, then transfer you to Hoi An ancient town. On the way, we will visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain.

Arrive Hoi An, you will check in at the hotel, then our guide will take you go to have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will walk around to visit Hoi An ancient town, the town with mixed the culture of Vietnam, China and Japan with Chinese tiled houses, Chinese temples, Japanese covered bridge.

Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10 : My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An free day (B/L)

In the morning, we will visit My Son sanctuary – a World Cultural Heritage. My Son Sanctuary is an ancient religious center of Cham people. Dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years, the Kingdom of Cham now still impressive with brick towers in a valley, 40km south of Hoi An.

We will come back to Hoi An and have lunch. Then you will have a free half day to discover Hoi An by yourself and do some shopping.

Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11 : Hoi An – private car to Hue (B/L/D)

After having breakfast and checking out at the hotel, from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, you will take a road trip with us to Hue city.

On the way, you will visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and have lunch at a local restaurant in Da Nang.

In the afternoon, when passing Hai Van Pass, you will see an amazing panoramic view of Vietnam such as: Lang Co Beach, Chan May Bay,..

When arrive in Hue, you will check in at the hotel and have a free afternoon for personal activities. 

Around 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm, our guide will take you to have dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay overnight in Hue.

 

Day 12 : Hue – flight to Hanoi (B/L)

After having breakfast, our tour guide will come to pick you up at your hotel. We will take you to 3 tombs of 3 Kings from Nguyen Dynasty: Tu Duc, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh

And you will also have chance to visit making inscense village and have lunch at 1:00 pm.

After about 1 hour for having lunch, we will head back to the city and visit the Imperial City of Hue or the Citadel.

Then we will go to visit Thien Mu pagoda – a historic temple in the city of Hue in Vietnam. Its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam. From here you can see the panorama of Hue city with Huong river flows along.

At the end of this trip, about 4:30 pm our driver will take you straight to the airport, ready for flight to Hanoi.

Flight Number: VN1542 (HUI - HAN)

Departure time: 06:20 pm

Arrival time: 07:30 pm

When you arrive in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 13 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Today, you will visit Halong Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty on the ocean. Upon arrival at Halong city, you will embark in the sailing boat cruising round the around islets, caves and grottos on Halong bay.

While cruising, enjoy your lunch on board. In the afternoon, take a short excursion visit Sung Sot (The Cave of Surprise) grotto and short swim (if weather permitted).

Stay overnight on board.

Day 14 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

In the morning, cruising more in the Halong Bay before you go back to the Halong pier

The shuttle bus will drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at about 5:00 pm.

You will have a free evening for personal activities.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 15 : Hanoi city tour (B/L/D)

We will take you to some must-see places such as: Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh museum and Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar pagoda).

We will also visit Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) – the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070, originally as worshiping Confucius. The temple highlights the importance of education to Vietnamese people from ancient times.

After having lunch, we will head back to the Hanoi old Quarter. We will visit Ngoc Son temple (Temple of The Jade Mountain) – located on Hoan Kiem Lake

After visiting those famous places in Hanoi, you will have chance to see the Hanoi Old Quarter by “xích lô” (cyclo). Cyclo riders will take you go around to see this bustling and crowded area with narrow streets – where is home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers.

The last activity is enjoying the unique Water Puppet show.

Then our driver and tour guide will take you go to have dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 16 : Hanoi departure (B)

You will have free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.

End of services.

1. This itinerary is private and customized for a small group. Of course it's available join-in tour for some itineraries if you don't want to go over budget. For more details please contact us at anytime.

2. The price below is US$ per person and for reference purposes as it corresponds only to our specific itinerary. If you want to create your own trip with specific group size, do not mind sending us an enquiry. 

3. This price is for cash only. Remitter bears all charges of the banks engaged in the transfer of the payment.

Quantity of group (adult) 2-4 pax 5-7 pax 8-10 pax
Superior accommodation US$ 1,425.00 US$ 1,180.00 US$ 1,040.00
Deluxe accommodation US$ 1,600.00 US$ 1,355.00 US$ 1,205.00
Luxury accommodation US$ 2,170.00 US$ 1,925.00 US$ 1,750.00

 

Service Inclusions

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • Private transfer and transportation with a small bottle of water for each person
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double/Triple room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided tours
  • Halong Bay cruise with full board meals (shared boat)
  • Hue, Mekong Delta, Cai Rang floating market boat trip
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed 

Service Exclusions

  • International flights & taxes
  • Domestic flights & taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$45 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Others not mentioned above.

Note:

  • The selected hotel might be changed to another one because of fully booking or renovation. We will surely let you know before decide to book and guarantee that the hotel is the same level to the first one.
  • Sites and sequence may vary depending on the weather conditions, your requirements,..
  • Most of museums are closed on Monday. We will discuss and change to other sites in order to not affect your travel plan.
  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan; Lunar New Year; from 27 Apr to 1 May; from 27 Aug to 2 Sep; 24 Dec and 31 Dec.