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15-Day Tour of Vietnam from North to South

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Overview


Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this compact tour from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Hoa Lu Tam Coc with beautiful scenery of Northern countryside. Cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, trekking along beautiful Sapa, travel through charming Hoi An, get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, visit Mekong delta and have a fascinating glimpse at underground life in war at Cu Chi Tunnels. This is a journey full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities. Tour includes 2 domestic flights to save your time of transfer.
 
  • Destinations: Hanoi – Hoa Lu Tam Coc – Halong – Sapa – Hoian – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta -Cu Chi tunnels
  • Start: Hanoi
  • Finish: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Daily tour group size: from 2 to 15pax. Halong cruise group size: from 5 to 22pax
 
Trip at a glance

 
Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Full Day Tour (B/L)
Day 3:  Hanoi – Halong cruise (B/L/D)
Day 4: Halong – Back to Hanoi (B/L)
Day 5: Hanoi – Bus to Sapa – Cat Cat Village trekking tour(B/L/D)
Day 6: Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – bus back to Hanoi (B/L)
Day 7:  Hanoi- Free day (B)
Day 8:  Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian arrival (B)
Day 9:  Hoi an- Tra Que cooking class private tour (B/L)
Day 10:  My Son Holy Land and boat trip on Thu Bon river (B/L)
Day 11: Hoi An – Free day (B)
Day 12: Hoi an – Fly to Ho Chi Minh(B)
Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group (B/Light Lunch)
Day 14:  Mekong Delta full day tour deluxe group (B/L)
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh-Back home (B)
 

FULL ITINERARY 

 

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)


Arrive Hanoi , pick up to hotel in Hanoi and check in hotel located in the centre of the Hanoi Old Quarter, welcome drink.
Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Full Day Tour( B/L)


8h30 – 8h30: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10h30 – 11h00: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12h00: You will enjoy lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc. The food is served with Asian style, local dishes, and organic vegetable. The restaurant is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overall riverside until you finish your lunch
13h30: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
16h00: Leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi.
18h30: We drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. Trip ends.
Night 2: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3:  Hanoi – Halong cruise (Meals: B/L/D)


7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village
Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 3: Overnight on Halong cruise

 

Day 4: Halong – Back to Hanoi(Meals:B/L)


06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay's scenery.
10:15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Bus to Sapa – Cat Cat Village trekking tour(B/L/D)


6:30 – 7:00: We will pick you up at your hotel then leave for Sapa. Traveling on new Highway Noi Bai, it takes around 5 hours. We will have a short break around 20 minutes on the way.
12:30: Arrival in Sapa town. Have lunch at the restaurant.
13:00: Trekking from hotel to Cat Cat  village of H’mong – It is named Cat Cat Village, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French, learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
17:00: We will go back to Sapa Town. Spend your time for fresh up then have dinner at the hotel.
You will have your own leisure time to explore Sapa Town’s night life.
Night 5: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

 

Day 6: Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – bus back to Hanoi (B/L)


7:00: Have breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start trekking. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, and from here to the Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along Muong Hoa stream, paddy field to Ta Van village, visit and understand about "Zay" ethnic people. You will see houses of The Zay people which are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.
12:30: Enjoy lunch at the restaurant or picnic lunch at the village
15:00: We will transfer you to the bus station to catch the bus back to Hanoi.
21:00: Drop you off at the hotel.
Night 6: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 7:  Hanoi- Free day(B)


You will have breakfast at the hotel. Then have free day for relax or go shopping and discover Hanoi City by yourself. Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 7: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 8:  Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian arrival (B)


You will have breakfast at the hotel then have free time until get transferred to the airport to take a flight to Danang. Arrive in Da Nang airport, get picked up to the hotel in Hoian. Then enjoy the leisure time to explore Hoian by yourself.
This is one of the loveliest towns in Vietnam, a small port that has traditionally been home to a thriving merchant community of foreign traders, influenced over the years by Europe, China, Vietnam and Japan. There are lively markets and quaint narrow streets lined with old buildings that have been converted into tailors, cafes and boutiques.
Night 8: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

 

Day 9:  Hoi an- Tra Que cooking class private tour (B/L)


Tra Que vegetable village is located 3km north of the Old Town of Hoian. Thanks to the rich soil and unique source of underground water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables such as basil, mint, lettuce, and coriander, etc. with which the traditional dishes of Hoian like “Quang” noodle, “Tam Huu” roll, “Banh xeo” Pancake, and fresh spring roll have gained their reputation throughout the country. Interestingly, Tra Que is named after the sweet-scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the local people. Spending a day of living, working, and cooking with the local people in the Tra Que vegetable village will be a chance for you not only to discover the daily life of farmers but to become a real chef.
09:00: Local guide will meet you at your Hotel. Ride your bike to a farmer’s house in Tra Que vegetable village. Enjoy welcome drink then stroll around the vegetable garden with your guide before joining the farmer to learn and to practice the traditional farming ways in preparing the land and fertilizing the land with seaweed which is exploited from the nearby river. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting, watering, some other gardening activities. After farming activities, you will take a break in the restaurant then enjoy foot massage before taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as “Banh Xeo” Pancake, “Tam Huu” rolls, seafood Springrolls with the guidance of the farmer’s family or the chef. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties and with dishes that made by yourself. After lunch, take a rest before riding back to your Hotel. Tour ends.
Night 9: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

 

Day 10:  My Son Holy Land and boat trip on Thu Bon river(Meals: B/L)


8:00  –  8:30: We will  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel  (in Hoi An  ancient  town  area).
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy land.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. You will have one hour to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
11.30: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River.
You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river and see the living of the local people then visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional village.
12:30: Our trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. We will take you to the local restaurant for lunch.
14:00-14:30: Drop you off at the hotel. Trip ends.
Night 10: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

 

Day 11: Hoi An – Free day (B)


You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Many people like to just wander around and soak up the ambience of the town, perhaps visiting a couple of the old traditional Chinese mansions. Others shop till they drop, spend time at the tailors or head out to the beach outside town.
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 11: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

 

Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh(B)


After breakfast at your hotel, you are free till our driver come to transfer you to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Night 12: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

 

Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group (B/Light Lunch)


7:30-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start driving to Cu Chi which located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest.  Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately 1h30 to 2hrs bus driving.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Have lunch at the restaurant
14:30: Get transferred back to your hotel. Trip ends.

 
Night 13: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 14:  Mekong Delta full day tour deluxe group(B/L)


A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
7:30-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start 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, enjoy the 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, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t joint the cycling trip.
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.
Night 14: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

 

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh-Back home (B)


Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver come and pick you to the airport.
Trip ends.


Feel free to contact us if you want to visit other places in Vietnam or Cambodia. We can customize the tour as your request.

 

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED

•    Flight tickets Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam airlines (the first priority), Vietjet or Jetstar) with baggage allowance is 20 Kg check in and 7 Kg hand carry per person
•    Private airport transfers in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city
•    English speaking guide during
tour

•    Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower onboard
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    Trekking tour in Sapa
•    Insurance on-board.
•    Cooking class onboard and Hoian
•    All entrance fees, tax and service charges.

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

•   Beverages, International Insurance 
•    Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
•    Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Valid from 11 July 2018  to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Daily departure except block out dates from 3 Feb 2019 to 8 Feb 2019( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $390USD per person (3-star option), $560USD per person (4-star option) or $1150USD per person (5-star option)
•    High season surcharge of $50USD for the 3 star package, $65USD for 4 star package, $85USD for 5 star package applies p/p for bookings from
1 Oct 2018 to 1 May 2019 and 1 Oct 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Surcharge of $15USD for the 3 star package, $25USD for 4 star package, $45USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2018/ 2019.

•    Children policies
o    Children under 2 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $100USD per child for the internal flights
o    Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $180USD per child 
o    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

 NOTE

•  Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions
•  Hotel and cruise will be replaced by
similar standard option only in case of full booking.
• Daily small group tours from 2pax to 15pax

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi King Palace hotel/HM Boutique Hotel/La Santé Hotel & Spa Deluxe room  
Halong Lavender cruise Deluxe room
Sapa Eden Boutique Hotel/Sapa Relax Hotel Deluxe  room
Hoian Kim An Hotel & Spa/Pearl River Hoi An Hotel & Spa/Venus Hotel Superior/Superior Garden View/Standard room
Ho Chi Minh Ruby River hotel/Cititel central hotel/Elios Hotel Superior/Deluxe room/Senior Superior​

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique/Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel /Silk Queen Grand Hotel Deluxe Room/Lotus Deluxe/Deluxe Room
Halong Flamingo cruise/Renea Cruise/Lavender Elegance Cruise Deluxe room
Sapa Amazing hotel/BB hotel Sapa Superior room
Hoian Atlas Hotel/Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Deluxe city/Deluxe room/Deluxe Balcony
Ho Chi Minh Millennium Boutique Hotel/Northern Hotel SaiGon Junior Deluxe/ Premium Deluxe

5 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel   Sketch King room       
Halong Athena cruise/Ancora Cruise Suite Ocean View/Deluxe Balcony Room
Sapa Pao Sapa hotel Deluxe room
Hoian Allegro Hoian/ Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An Junior Suite/Superior Garden View
Ho Chi Minh Majestic Saigon hotel Colonial deluxe room

NOTE: We can customize the tour as per your request. Please contact us if you do not like the above listed accommodation. We can make a new itinerary at your preferred accommodation and will guarantee the best available price.



 
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