Explore – Experience Vietnam Like a Local 17 Days

Budget Tour Group
Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong, Hoian, Saigon, Mekong Delta
Type of tour : Tour Group Duration: 17 Days/ 16 Nights
Departure 2023: On your request
Price from: 1.250 USD

Tour name: Explore - Experience Vietnam Like a Local 17 Days

Destination: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - Saigon - Mekong Delta

Tour style: Budget Tour Group

Hotels: On request 

Tour price: The price depends on your group size, we can customize the tour program as your wish.

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

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

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

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

( Breakfast and lunch )

In the morning 8:00: Our female drivers and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to start a tour to visit Hanoi city.Firstly, you will go to a very famous coffee shop to enjoy Egg coffee that is founded in Hanoi, passed down through generations, is Café Giang (Giang Café).
Next, our drivers will take you to the Hanoi Opera House built in 1911 to take some photos together as a little memory of Hanoi.

After that we take you to local markets to see people selling everyday essentials.

Joining to Motorbike Motorbike Tour, we will take you around the small alleys to visit the old houses and daily life of urban people that are very little known by tourists when visiting Hanoi.

Apart from the small alleys, we will take you through the most highlight places such as: Train Street, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Huu Tiep Lake (B52) where vestiges of war are left here.

A must-see place is the historic Long Bien bridge designed by Daydé & Pillé company (French company), the same one that also built the Effel tower in Paris. The bridge has witnessed two fierce resistance wars of the Vietnamese people. They are the war against the US and the French. Let take some more photos here for your memory. Tour ends at your hotel.


  • 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.

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

7.00 AM: 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 PM: Arriving at Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay and Dzay ethnic minorities.

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at bus office and transfer you to the village for overnight. You will be free to explore the villages and chatting and taking photos with local people. 

Day 4: Sapa Trekking and Sightseeing ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner )

9:00 AM: 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 have lunch and dinner with local family. Overnight at homestay.

Day 5:  Sapa – Sightseeing ( Breakfast, lunch )

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 hotel  and relax.

Optional: You can take cable car to visit Fansipan Peak

Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi ( Breakfast )

11:00 AM: Our bus will pick you up at your hotel to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi about 6:00 PM. Check in hotel for relaxing.

Day 7: Hanoi – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An ( Breakfast and lunch )

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

10:00 AM – 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.

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

13:30 PM – 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.

15:30 PM – 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.

17:00 PM: Check in homestay in Ninh Binh

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

( Breakfast, lunch and dinner )

8:30 AM: Our shuttle bus will pick you up and transfer to Halong Bay

11:45 AM:  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.

15:30 PM:  You will join some cruise’s activities, such as:  kayaking,  swimming, cooking class…

Enjoy sunset party on boat is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset.

19:00 PM: Enjoy a romantic dinner on cruise.

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue ( Breakfast, lunch )

6:30 AM -7:30 AM: Breakfast is served on boat.

After breakfast, we will join cruise’s activities and having lunch.

11:40 AM: Disembark and move back the port and get on bus to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue.

Day 10: Hue City Tour ( Breakfast, lunch )

8.00 AM: 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.

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An by Bus ( Breakfast )

After having breakfast, our shuttle bus will pick you up for Hoi An. On the way you will have some short break.

Arrive in Hoi An, check in homestay to relax. 

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

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. Visitting 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.

Day 14: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City  ( Breakfast )

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 hotel. 

Today you are free to explore Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 15: Mekong Delta ( Overnight in Mekong Delta )

( Breakfast, lunch and dinner )

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.

Day 16: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City ( Breakfast, lunch )

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.

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Departure  ( Breakfast )

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


  • If this tour itinerary is NOT suitable for your plan, prices or any changes…. we will recreate the new tour program for you.
  •  If you wish to spend more time in Ho Chi Minh City or any places on tour, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

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