Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to hotel
Today you are free to rest after long flight and explore Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
8:00AM: You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning, and we will bring you down to the Mekong Delta. On the way you will get a chance to view the beautiful scenery as we go past the stunning rice fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, take a relaxing boat trip on the Mekong River to enjoy the fresh air and the charming stilt house at the river bank. Then, visit the authentic life of the locals and challenge yourself to bargaining at cottage handicraft shops. Take an adventurous sampan ride in palm shaded canals.
Arriving at one of the villages, the locals will serve you with fresh honey tea and tropical fruits whilst they will perform their traditional folk music. Experience the rural lifestyle as we pay a visit to a local family business, where they produce coconut candy.
After lunch we are boarding and back to dock and get on bus to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels ½ Day
7:30 – 8:00: Our diver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Cu Chi (60km – 1,5 hours)
Discover special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs.
Discover an underground town and many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels and learning more about the handmade weapon and traps
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Hotels: 4* Co Chin Sang Hotel or similar hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An
This day, you are free until our driver comes to pick you up and transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight to Danang.
Arrive in Danang, our driver will meet you and transfer you to Hoi An (30kms) from the airport. Today you are free to explore Hoi An ancient town – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Private transfer from/to hotel
Domestic flight tickets
Hotels: 4* Boutique Delicacy Hoi An Hotel
Day 5: Hoi An – My Son
My Son – “the spirit and art valley” is a symbol for a brilliant period of the Champa kingdom. Since 1999, My Son has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage
Tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary (40km) from Hoi An.
Arrive at My Son Temple, a special electric car will pick you up at the main gate and take you to the place that was chosen to build the temple tower of the Champa Royal for nearly 1000 years with many ancient towers hidden in a discreet valley. The place where the most exquisite focus of ancient Champa culture – is considered to be the Holy Land.
Go back to Hoi An for lunch.
After having lunch, our tour guide will take you to rural villages. We head out west along the banks of the Thu Bon River, first stopping at a bustling local fish market before heading into the rice paddy rich countryside and local villages, stopping to meet a local family producing local rice crackers. Crossing a bridge over the Thu Bon River takes us through more quiet villages and then into beautiful farmlands, where we take a break for a local snacks and drinks while surrounded by seasonal vegetables in the picturesque fields of corn, eggplants, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and herbs (location is seasonal).
Day 6: Hoi An – Free day
You will be free to explore Hoi An yourself. Hoi An is best place for shopping and taking a walk to visit the old town or you can take bicycle from hotel to bike around.
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue City Tour
8:00AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer (150kms)
On the way we will stop at Hai Van Pass which is the highest pass with impressive landscape in Vietnam. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway 1 on the border between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City. You can also see the beautiful Lang Co beach on Hai van pass.
Arrive in Hue, we will go to restaurant for lunch.
After having lunch, we are going to wharf and get on a dragon boat for a trip on the beautiful and serene Perfume River with a stop on Hen Islet to learn about the daily life of local people in one of the most traditional parts of Central Vietnam.
Continue to the Thien Mu Pagoda, situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River. The pagoda features seven successive tiers, each of which is dedicated to a human form taken by the Buddha. Then, continue to the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the final resting place of Vietnam longest reigning emperor, set among forested hills and lakes.
After visiting Hue City, we drive back to hotel. Check in hotel and relax.
Day 8: Hue fly to Hanoi
Today you are free until time for flight to Hanoi.
Noi Bai Airport arrival, you will be picked up and transfer you to hotel. Check in your hotel and you are free until 5:00 PM, then we will arrange Cyclo tour for 1.30 minutes around the old quarter.
6:30 PM: Our representative of company will meet you take you to restaurant for dinner.
Day 9: Hanoi – free at leisure
Today you will be free to explore Hanoi City, if you would like to explore Hanoi. I would highly recommend you scooter tour combined with street food and drinks (4-5 hours) managed by Paloma Motorbike Tours.
Day 10: Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang An – Night Train to Sapa
7:30AM: Our tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel transfer you to Ninh Binh.
10:00 – Arriving Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national: 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, and the other weighs 36 tones. Visit The Quan Yin statue with thousands of arms and eyes, Visit Gautama Buddha statues.
12:00PM – Enjoying the lunch at local restaurant.
13:30PM – Leaving for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…
16:00PM – Returning to our car back to Hanoi.
18:00PM: Arrive in Hanoi, we transfer you to restaurant for dinner and after that we transfer you to train station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train departs at 21:40PM
Day 11: Sapa Sightseeing Tour (Lao Chai and Ta Van villages and Ta Phin villages)
Arrive in at Lao Cai train station, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to Sapa.
Have breakfast at hotel and leave your luggest at hotel.
9:00AM, Our tour guide and driver will take you to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages the home of H’Mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Take a walk around to the village to take photos and chatting with local people before getting on minibus to Sapa town for lunch.
Going back Sapa for lunch.
After having lunch, our tour guide and driver will take you to Ta Phin village – Home of Red Dzao ethnic minority people. Late in the afternoon, you go back to hotel to relax.
Day 12: Free Day to Explore Sapa
Today you are free to explore Sapa local market or relax. If you would like to have more tours in Sapa. I would like suggest you some tour options:
Day 13: Sapa – Hanoi by Bus
This morning, you are free until our bus pick you up and transfer our group to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check-in hotel and you are free to explore Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Luxury Peony Cruise)
8:30AM: Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Halong Bay
12:15PM: Arrive at Halong, you are welcomed by our crew and boarding to check in and have lunch while cruising to see the beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.
15:30PM: We will visit the Frog Pond area – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoy kayaking – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the limestone mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha with exciting swimming activities.
17:30PM: Return to Cruise. Enjoy sunset party on boat is a ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.
19:00PM: Enjoy a romantic dinner on cruise.
Day 15: Halong Bay – Hanoi
6:30AM -7:30AM: Breakfast is served on boat
7:30AM: You will visit Dark and Light cave area, a famous beautiful area of Lan Ha Bay with the pristine natural scenery, charming emerald sea. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery here on the bamboo boat (indigenous people rowing boat) to mingle with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life to feel the relaxed and most comfortable moments.
9:30AM: You return to the boat and check out cabin then having lunch. 12:00PM: Disembark and move back the port and get on bus to Hanoi. 2:30 PM: Arrive at hotel and you are free to explore Hanoi
Day 16: Hanoi – Departure
Today you are free until our driver comes to pick you up for your flight home.