Explore – Experience Like a Local 17 Days

Group from 4 pax 17 Days/ 16 Nights Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City

This tour is only applied for young group from 4 pax up. 

This tour is operate for young people who want to travel with low budget 

This tour is useful for young people who would love to travel to explore a new country after high school and students 

Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

Day 2: Hanoi - Fabulous Food and Sights tour by Scooter ( 4 Hours ) -  Breakfast and Lunch included 

Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa by Bus ( 330 kms ) - Breakfast

Day 4: Sapa Trekking and Sightseeing ( Breakfast and Lunch included )

Day 5:  Sapa - Free Day ( Breakfast )

Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi ( Breakfast )

Day 7: Hanoi – Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An ( Ninh Binh ) – Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 8: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay and Overnight on Boat ( Breakfast/ Lunch and Dinner )

Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 10: Hue City Tour ( Breakfast and Lunch )

Day 11: Hue - Hoi An by Bus (140 kms) -  Breakfast

Day 12/  Day 13: Hoian - Free Days ( Breakfast )

Day 14: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City ( Breakfast and Lunch )

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta ( Breakfast and Lunch )

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh Departure ( Breakfast )

 

Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

Our driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Hanoi Center.

Check in homestay and your time for relaxing after long flight.

  • Private bus to pick up at the airport
  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house

Day 2: Hanoi – Fabulous Food and Sights tour by Scooter ( 4 Hours ) 

The Fabulous Sights: Besides the rich history and charm of the Old Quarter to the relaxed atmosphere around West Lake, you will see parts of Hanoi that you would never see, some places that would be inaccessible by car and hard to find by walking, only available with Paloma Motorbike Tours. Experience these fabulous tastes and sights and enjoy the streets of Hanoi like a local today.

The Fabulous Street Food: The food of northern Vietnam is famous throughout the world. Hanoi is the heart of this gastronomic culture and with Paloma Motorbike Tours you will experience a large range of these foods over the course of the tour.

Whether it is hidden Street Food Stalls, Small Local Restaurants or a Massive Bia Hoi Restaurant with a view, our tour will find the perfect food scene to satisfy your gastronomic desire. Come with an empty belly and we will send you home with a smile on your dial. For the more curious and adventurous food lover, ask your guide about some of the foods only the locals eat, you will be surprised and intrigued at what you can find to eat on the streets of Vietnam’s Capital City.

HERE WE GO!!!

8:30AM:  Our female driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to meeting point and listening the briefing tour program while enjoying Café Trứng (Egg Coffee) .

Café Trứng (Egg Coffee)

Have you heard about Egg coffee? It sounds a bit weird but the taste is amazing. Even if you are not a coffee-lover, it is still worth trying this creative mixing of coffee by Vietnamese people.

Sound good? While you enjoy your drink, we will talk about the day’s itinerary and destinations.

Nha Hat Lon (Hanoi Opera House)

Next program, we are driving to Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House is a project built by the French government in the early years of the 20th century. While you’re enjoying the very famous Trang Tien’s Ice cream, we’ll tell you all about its unique structure with the outstanding values in terms of history, culture, architecture and art..

Ho Guom ( Hoan Kiem Lake )

Next program, we are driving to Ho Guom (Hoàn Kiem Lake)

Lying in the centre of Hanoi‘s historic district, Hoan Kiem Lake is a lovely, peaceful place with a fascinating history. In 1428, legend has it that Emperor Le Loi obtained a magical sword from the Dragon King to fight against Chinese oppressors. The sword, as you may have guessed, came from Hoan Kiem lake.

At this stop, we will have a chance to see “Ly Thai To Monument”. This is a cultural and architectural work which aims to honour King Ly Thai To (974 – 1028). He is the first king who found Capital Citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi today).

Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph’s Cathedral)

Next program, we are driving to Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph’s Cathedral)

Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style, which was built about 120 years ago.

Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.

Dong Xuan Market

At the end of the 19th century, the Old Quarter of Hanoi had two main marketplaces, one at Hang Duong street and the other at Hang Ma street. In 1889, these two markets were closed and replaced by the original Đồng Xuân Market which was built by the order of the French administration in 1889 as one of the principal new architectures of Hanoi, together with Long Bien Bridge which was located nearby and completed in 1902.

This large, non-touristy market is located in the Old Quarter, 900m north of Hoan Kiem Lake. There are hundreds of stalls here and lots of the goods are household items or tat, but it’s a fascinating place to explore to catch a flavour of local Hanoian life.

Long Bien Bridge

Next program, we are driving to Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge was the longest bridge in Asia when it was built from 1899 to 1902.

Known as the oldest bridge in Hanoi that is still living and sharing the daily life with Hanoians silently. At this stop, while you can take some time to enjoy the view and take pictures, our tour guide will also introduce the history of the bridge as well as details about the life of locals from 2 sides of it.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Next program, we are driving to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi.

Huu Tiep Lake and The B52

Next program, we are driving to Huu Tiep Lake and The B52

We will then have a quick visit to the B52 plane crash site. This is a remarkable victory of Vietnam soldiers during the Vietnam war. You will also get to visit a local market nearby to see daily activities of the Hanoians.

Ho Tay (West Lake)

Next program, we are driving to Ho Tay (West Lake)

West Lake is known as Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a huge body of water – it has a circumference of 17km – and there are plenty of historic places of interest, five-star hotels, stylish restaurants, cafes, and nightlife venues that are worth exploring along the shoreline.

The West Lake is bordered by several significant pagodas. Vietnam’s oldest pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, was built in the 6th century and is located on an island in the middle of the West Lake.

On this tour, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the places that cannot be missed.

After that we are driving to local restaurant for drinks and try street foods with many choices

Lunch at local restaurant

Feeling hungry? We are going to have last meals at the local restaurant before driving you back to your hotel. 

Note:

Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on “Hanoi City sights and street food” tour. This attraction requires a lot of time to fully appreciate so we recommend that you visit them on your own so that we can make the most of time you have with us.

The above itinerary is subject to change, based on the day’s weather and traffic conditions.

We will have many stop to trying street food on the way before having last big meal.

  • Tour style: Paloma Scooter tour combined with street food and drink
  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Lunch or dinner 

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus ( 330 kms ) 

7.30: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel for Sapa. We are following the Highway to Lao Cai city with the comfort break

13.00: Arriving at Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay and Dzay ethnic minorities. And we will pick you up and bus office in Sapa and transfer you to the village for overnight. You will be free to explore the villages and chatting and take photos with local people. 

  • Bus to Sapa
  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Sapa Trekking and Sightseeing ( Breakfast and Lunch included )

9:00AM: Our tour guide will take you to Giang Ta Chai village is the home of Red Dzao ethnic minority.

After visiting Giang Ta Chai village, You will take motorbike to Ban Ho Village. The home of Tay ethnic minority people. You will will be overnight at here.

You will have lunch and dinner with local family.

  • Tour style: Group Tour
  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 

Day 5:  Sapa – Free Day 

After breakfast, you will take a short walk to see the daily life of local people in this village and take motorbike back to Sapa town. Check in Home Stay in Sapa town.

In the afternoon, you are free to explore Sapa

Optional: You can take cable car to visit Fansipan Peak

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast 

Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi 

8:00 AM: Our bus will pick you up at your home stay for  Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi about 1:00 PM.

Check in Homestay or guest house for relaxing 

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Hanoi – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An

7:30AM:  Our guide and driver will  meet you at your hotel  start 110kms, your journey through verdant landscape of country side.

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 a 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, other weighs 36 tones.Visit The Quan Yin statue with thousands arms and eyes, Visit Gautama Buddha satatue.

12:00 – Enjoying the lunch at local restaurant with the great local cuisines.

13:30 – 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 roweddown 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…

15:30 – Visiting Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with specious view of the nature.

17:15: Check in homestay in Ninh Binh

  • Accommodation: Homestay 
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay and Overnight on Boat

7:00AM:  Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your homestay and transfer you to Halong Bay

(205kms)

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.

  • Accommodation: 3 Stars Cruise
  • Bus to Halong 
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue

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 Airport for your fight to Hue City  and you will be picked up and transferred to Homestay in Hue.  

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Domestic flight ticket 
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: Hue City Tour 

8.00: Our guide and driver meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the boat landing for a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the towering Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.

We then take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors. We will visit two of the tombs: Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to help you understand more about Royal’s life and architecture.

12:00 After that, drive outside of town for lunch and enjoy classic Hue cuisine at a restaurant in a beautiful garden setting.

In the afternoon: Our driver and tour guide will drive you back to homestay.

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Tour style: Group Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An by Bus 

This morning, Driver will come to pick you up for Hoi An. On the way you will have some short break for lunch.

You will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon and check in Homestay to relax. You  are free to explore Hoi An yourself.

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Bus to Hoi An 
  • Meals: Breakfast 

Day 12/  Day 13: Hoian – Free Days

Enjoy free days to further explore Hoi An. Perhaps take a cruise up the Thu Bon River or learn the secrets of cooking delicious Vietnamese dishes. Visit some of the main art galleries or simply wander around the beautifully restored Chinese shop houses. There’s also the option of cycling around the surrounding countryside – a truly relaxing way to get off the beaten track and see rural Vietnam up close.

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast 

Day 14: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City 

This morning, you will be free until our driver pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Our tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to guest house or homestay. You are free to explore Saigon. 

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast 

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

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 Cai Be, 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

Having lunch at local restaurant

After lunch, we take the short walk discover the village. Check in Homestay and Overnight in Mekong Delta

  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will take a bicycle to visit the daily life of local people and having lunch back before going back to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Accommodation: Homestay or guest house
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Departure 

Today you are free until our driver comes to pick you up for your flight next to other destinations

  • Private car transfer you to the airport for next destination
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Thank you very much for choosing our services and have a great trip with us

 

 

 

 

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Cancellation received less than 15 days prior arrival date or during tour or No-Show: 100% of total package

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Tour Includes Tour Excludes

Transportation 
Domestic flights
Accommodation: Homestay
Cruise in Halong Bay
Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
Entrance fees according to Itinerary
Government taxes and Service charge

International flights for arrival and departure
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Drinks, Tips and Personal expenses
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