This is a 20 day adventure tour of Vietnam, start from the North, under well the middle and finish the trip at the South.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Up on your flight lands at Hanoi International Airport, warmly greeted at the airport hall by our driver and guide. After that, you will be transferred to your appointed hotel at Hanoi Old Quarter for check in. Now, your remaining leisure time can be used to take a rest or to explore the land of Hanoi. At the end of the day, your night will be spent at your Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Have breakfast at hotel and ready for the trip at the lobby.
Our guide will pick you up between 07h45 and 08h00.
08h30: Arrive Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6 th century.
Take your time visiting Ho Chi Minh complex,
you have a chance to see the embalmed body
of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked
from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy –
It is the most unique padoga in the world
11h00: Visit one of these
– Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups
living in Vietnam (Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays & Sundays)
– Bat Trang ceramíc village to explore the daily life of the local and learn about the
process how to make a perfect product (Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays)
12h30: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese
cuisine with 8 delicious dishes.
13h30 – 13h45: Continue visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam,
established in the 11 century
15h45: Leave for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which honors General
Tran Hung Dao who defeated the invader in 13 th certury.
16h15: Tour finishes. Back to hotel and you will have free time for dinner.
Day 3: Hanoi – Bai Dinh Trang An – Hanoi (B, L)
7h30-8h00: Our tour guide picks you up at suggested hotels around the old quarter.
9h30- 9h45: Arriving TrangAn- eco tourism site. In 2 hours you will be surprised by the beauty of this landscape that seems as Halong Bay on land. The bamboo boat will take you through many amazing caves. Besides that, tourists have chance to visit King Kong Island. Kong: Skull Island is a US blockbuster filmed in 2016 with many scenes in Vietnam landscapes such as: Trang An, Van Long natural reserve, Tam Coc, Bich Dong (NinhBinh), Halong bay (QuangNinh) and PhongNha (QuangBinh). Kong: Skull Island has become the record king of the Vietnam box office as it has beaten all previous records to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
12h15: Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with many traditional local foods
13h30: Relax and drink Vietnamese tea, try some local cakes
14h00: Visiting Bai Dinh pagoda- the biggest pagoda in South-East Asia.
15h30: Says good bye Ninh Binh and go back Hanoi
17h30-18h00: Finish your unforgettable trip at your hotel in Hanoi
Day 4: HANOI – HON GAI HARBOR – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND – TRA SAN ( B,L,D)
07.50 – 8:10: The Renea shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Renea office, transferred by tender to Renes Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Day 5: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR – HANOI (B,L)
06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.00: End trip in Hanoi.
. Enjoy your time before moving to the railway station for a departure to Lao Cai by train.
Day 6: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai, Tavan Villages Visiting (B, L, D)
5:30 AM in the early morning, arrive in Lao Cai Station . Picked up to Sapa where breakfast is served. From 10 AM, trek to Muong Hoa valley and visit three villages Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Tavan – the habitats of H’mong and Dzay minority groups. Along the way, enjoy local lunch. After a day full of ethnic lifestyle exposure, your night will be spent at hotel or villager’s house in Ta Van.
Day 7: Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Night Train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Visit the Silver Waterfall and a hydro electric station constructed by the French at Cat Cat village during a two hour period – from 9 AM to 11 AM. Trekking back to Sapa, now you are free to discover the beautiful town. At 5 PM, our driver will take you back to Laocai station where you take a night train to Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi Free Day until Departure for Hue (B)
Itinerary: On your Hanoi arrival at 5:30 AM, our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel in Hanoi for an early check in. You are free to do anything at your wish till the departure for Hue. After picking you up from Hue Airport, our driver will take you to the city situated on the banks of Huong River. Your night will be spent there.
Day 9: Hue City 1 Day Tour (B, L)
AM: After breakfast, at 08.00, Our guide and driver pick up you at your hotel and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Kungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and do not miss the sunset on the river. You will come back your hotel at 17.30pm .
Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – My Son – Hoi An Tour (B, L)
In the morning, from your hotel, you will be picked up by an air-conditioned minivan, transferring you to Hoi An. Along the way, we stop sometimes for visiting Lang Co Beach, Fishing Village, Hai Van Pass and Stone Village. Your lunch will be served with Vietnamese foods at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have an interesting encounter with Cham culture inside My Son Sanctuary by visiting the Cham Museum and My Son Ruined Temple as well as enjoying a Cham music show. When these activities are done, our driver will bring you to Hoi An and drop you off at your hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An Walking & Cooking Class Tour (B, L, D)
This day is all about exploring Hoi An through the acts of walking and cooking. Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you straight to the Old Town of Hoi An. Now, leisurely wander around those ancient streets with an irresistible charm made of delightful architectures.
After walking around the street and communicating with local people we will join in a cooking class at a famous Lantern Town restaurant. This is a valuable chance for you to make a wide range of delectable dishes with the help of the chef. In order to create the feast, drop by local markets for the best ingredients, fresh and sometimes a little exotic. Tasting the foods you have made, you may be amazed by your own cooking talents. Hopefully, when you get home, you can surprise your family and friends by the dishes you have learned today – Some of them might be legendary.
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang Airport – Depart for Ho Chi Minh (B)
Before transferring to Danang airport for your departure flight to HCM. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our tour guide and driver will greet you warmly and transfer you to your appointed hotel for check in. After checking in, spend your free and leisure time to discover Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour (B, L)
Morning, around 8.00 AM, our guide picks you up at hotel.
Option 1: Visit Cu Chi Tunnel.
Heading to Cu Chi for visiting Cu Chi tunnel. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating VietCong control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from Ho Chi Minh city. After lunch at a local restaurant in Cu Chi, go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Afternoon, your leisure for exploring the city yourself or go shopping. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Option 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour
Morning, Visit to the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for Government official receptions. Inside you can visit the President’s room. Nearby is the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877- 1883 and is one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, the Cathedral is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. Continue to visit the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. After lunch in local restaurant, you will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Ho Chi Minh city. Continue to Binh Tay market in China Town and the last sight we will visit today is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of local goods are offered.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta boat Tour (B, L, D)
7h45 am, after having breakfast at hotel check out and leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Overnight hotel Can tho
Day 15: Mekong Boat Tour – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast, Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city at around 5 pm.
Spend the whole night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne (B, L)
At 8:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Mui Ne favored with Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches. When you arrive at hotel in Mui Ne, check in and have lunch. At Mui Ne’s beaches, enjoy leisure time of lying on the sand or sunbathing, or participate in exciting activities of surfing, kayaking and diving.
Day 17: Mui Ne – Free at your leisure (B)
This is your free time
Day 18: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
In the morning, enjoy your own leisure time. In the afternoon, at 1:00 PM, our tour and driver will pick you back and take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the whole night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City – Depart (B)
Enjoy yourself until the time we transfer you to the airport where you take an onward flight. This is the end of our services.
Tour price includes:
– Domestic Flights as detail.
– Meals as listed on the tour
– English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
– Accommodation as listed , cabin on cruise
– Night Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi-Laocai -Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth Train)
– Transport by Bus as tour program.
-Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …