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Picture Perfect Vietnam in 20 Days

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  • Ha Noi - Ba Vi - Sa Pa - Ha Long Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta - Mui Ne
  • 20 Days 19 Nights
  • Max People: 15
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 01’ - Dec 31'
  • Age range: 2 to 80
  • Pickup: Airport
Introduction
With the perfect balance of activities and free time, this vietnam travel itinerary captures the beauty of scooter-lover country, Vietnam. Shop up a storm in Hanoi’s Old Quarters and meet welcoming locals in Bavi. Trekking through the rice terraces and immerse in the rich culture of ethnic minorities in Sapa. Cruising along emerald waters on a Halong Bay, one of the sights must be added in your bucket list.. Walk through the charming street of Hoi An and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Top it all off with relaxing time in turquoise water of Mui Ne beach, watch the spectacular sunset over the red sand dune and you won’t ever want to leave.
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Itinerary
Vietnam travel itinerary will start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour discovering Vietnam travel itinerary in 20 Days, you have a 20-day tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam travel itinerary lasting 20 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.

Day 1Welcome To Vietnam - Hanoi Arrival

Vietnam travel itinerary begins with arrival in the capital city Hanoi. Later, our driver will meet and greet you at the airport. After that, you will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.

Day 2 Ba Vi Eco Tour (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. While listening to his stories, you can imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war. In fact, he is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. Along the way, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

Activities

After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. Besides, you will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Now, you have a chance to observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top.

Then, stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.

Then we transfer back to Hanoi and overnight in Hanoi

Day 3Hanoi Leisure And Train To Sapa - Overnight On Train (B)

Having breakfast at the hotel together with having a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the train station to Sapa – a quaint town will be next destination for vietnam travel itinerary. Overnight on train.

Day 4Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Tavan (B/L/D) - Overnight At Homestay

Pick up at Lao Cai station transfer to Sapa for breakfast

Then start 12 km trekking. You will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority, where you will see their traditional life, walk through the rice terraces and a small trail on the hill mountainside. Then have lunch, after which you will continue hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay people, where you will stay overnight at a local family. Here you will have an opportunity to experience their daily life, work, and original customs.

Overnight at the Dzay local house.

Day 5Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B/L) - Train To Hanoi

Breakfast before start tour with 08 km walking to visit Giang Ta Chai – a village of the red Dzao. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Have lunch. After the lunch you will get back to Sapa town, which you could explore at your own pace.

At 17:00 we will transfer you to the Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.

Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00).

Day 6Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise (B/L/D)

In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, the Cruise team will pick you up. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival to Halong, you will enjoy a cruise on the Bay and explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or just relax.

Overnight on cruise

Day 7Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. After  that, the boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8Hanoi Fly To Hoi An (B) Flight Included

Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight Hanoi to Hoi An.. Approximately flight time is one hour and 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Hoi An’s center.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9Hoi An Leisure - Optional Tour With Hoi An Eco Tour (B)

Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. Honestly, this ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.

OPTIONAL TOUR – HOI AN ECO TOUR

Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to a tour of the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Next, let’s enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Furthermore, you will also take a paddle boat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.

In the afternoon, leisure time on your own exploring the ancient town or relaxing at the hotel.

Day 10Hoi An Leisure Day (B)

Leisure day in Hoi An and then stroll around this peaceful city.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11Hoi An Fly To Ho Chi Minh City (B) Flight Included

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

On Ho Chi Minh arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 12Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)

Today you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide to Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below.

There, living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, resident’s battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters. While wandering around, you will gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. After that, travelers can try the delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 
 

 

 

Day 13Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)

7:20am Pick up from hotel.

Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, 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, 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 together with 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. You can optionally enjoy hammock relaxing and cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 14Ho Chi Minh City Transfer To Mui Ne (B)

Enjoy your time in Ho Chi Minh. Then we will be transferred to Mui Ne by car. On Mui Ne check-in, we will then check-in and

Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 15Mui Ne Leisure Day (B)

The schedule for vietnam travel itinerary will be loosen for a while for some rest. So this day you will be at leisure in Mui Ne Beach. Immerse yourself into the emerald water in the beach.

Day 16Mui Ne Leisure Day (B)

This day you will be at leisure in Mui Ne Beach where you can immerse yourself into the emerald water in the beach.

Day 17Mui Ne Leisure Day (B)

This day you will be at leisure in Mui Ne Beach. Immerse yourself into the emerald water in the beach.

Day 18Mui Ne Leisure Day (B)

This day you will be at leisure in Mui Ne Beach. Immerse yourself into the emerald water at the beach.

Day 19Mui Ne Leisure - Transfer To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

This day you will be at leisure in Mui Ne Beach. And then you transfer to Ho Chi Minh. Hotel check-in and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 20Time To Say Goodbye - Ho Chi Minh Departure

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. End your vietnam travel itinerary.

Accommodation

Hotel list (3 star hotel)

Hanoi: Golden Lotus Boutique Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Flamingo Cruise or similar

Hoi An: Le Pavillon Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa or similar

Ho Chi Minh: Prague Hotel or similar 

Mui Ne: Little Paris Resort and Spa or similar

 
 

 

 

Upgrade 4 star hotel: Pay extra 845 USD / person

Hanoi: Tirant Hotel or similar

Ha Long Bay: V Spirit Premier Cruise or similar

Hoi An: Le Pavillion Luxury Hotel or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: Alagon Zen Hotel or similar

Mui Ne: Pandanus Resort Mui Ne or similar

Upgrade 5 star hotel: Pay extra 1,560 USD / person

Hanoi: Apricot Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Era Cruise or similar

Hoi An: La Siesta Resort and Spa or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: The Myst Dong Khoi or similar

Mui Ne: The Cliff Resort or similar

 
 

 

 

Solo traveler: Pay extra 831 USD / person

What's Included
Inclusive

Flights

Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hoi An and from Hoi an to Ho Chi Minh city, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax, operated by Vietjet Air or similar

Guide

Experienced English Speaking Guide ( If mentioned)

* Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

Meals

19 breakfasts

5 lunches

1 dinner

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Transport

Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

Private transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne and Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City

Exclusive

Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet

Public holiday surcharge (if any)

Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)

Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

Other services not mentioned above

Map

FAQ

Children policy?

Children (2-12 age): Surcharge 85% of brochure price
Infants (0-2 age): Free of charge

Deposit & final payment?

Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method. After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.

Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

What is cancellation policy?

Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).

15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).

14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.

No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

Riel Cambodia (៛)
Baht Thailand (฿)
Dong Vietnam (đ)
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