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Travel far enough, you meet yourself. Roaming around Vietnam Vacation in 17 days will take you to the finish line of seeking for the true self. First, step out of the hotel and walk along the rough pavement, sit on the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake, and get lost in the maze of Old Quarter.
Take the night train to Sapa, and experience four seasons of a year during each day. Trek to local villages, immerse in the breathtaking views of the mountainous areas and meet up with new people in those new wonderful lands. Bamboo forests, Giang Ta Chai waterfall, and a rattan suspension bridge must be refreshing experiences ever. It’s undeniable that the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat will appear in any of your stories of Hoi An to others. Eco tour in this intimate land brings a local life to reality, no longer in textbooks with fishing, biking, and farming.
Then, the boat trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda and the discovery of Royal antiques of ancient Hue is the next dishes for this tasty “banquet”. Move to the southern part of Vietnam vacation. The dynamic lifestyle, rich history, and wonderful food in Saigon are awaited for your arrival. Lastly, spend your precious time in the imposing Mekong Delta. A flurry of authentic life activities will bring you amidst nature. Indeed, you will feel like on cloud nine before your fine departure.
Your Vietnam vacation begins with your arrival in Vietnam. A private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. Our professional driver escorts you to your accommodation. Check in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and various products are splashed all over this area. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning, check out from the hotel, and our driver pick you up at Ha Long Bay. 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 at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to 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 relax for the Vietnam vacation days in Halong Bay.
Overnight on cruise.
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. 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 to Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
The next destination for a Vietnam vacation is Sapa. Have leisure time on your own and late check-out at the hotel. 20:30 – 21:00 Pick-up at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station for a night train to Sapa (schedule 21:50 – 06:30).
Overnight on the train.
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by private car then take you to the restaurant for breakfast. Your journey will be mostly driving downhill toward Lao Cai, before taking a left turn into a small paved road leading to Ta Phin village. Here you can experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, the 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. They live happily together while maintaining their tradition from generation to generation. You can recognize them by dressing while they are both very famous for handicrafts. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses. You will return to Sapa by car.
Overnight in Sapa.
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room. Keep your baggage in the hotel then we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where can admire magnificent landscapes. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black Hmong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can have a nice swim. Lunch at Lao Chai Village then keeps going to Ta Van Village of Zay people arriving at Ta Van, where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the homestay.
Overnight in Sapa.
Then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities. Here we will experience their daily life and then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit the Supan village of the Hmong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00).
Overnight on the train.
Ending the Vietnam vacation in Sapa, our driver will take you to the train station. Upon arrival at the train station, our driver will take you to your accommodation for check-in and breakfast. Afterward, you will be transferred to the airport. Take a flight to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
We will provide you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide, you commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life firsthand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities –
coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetables, hoeing soil with local farmers, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. As well you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Later you will board our boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing.
You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Today you will have free time to explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. 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.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hoi An to Hue by private transportation. Upon arrival, you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or explore this romantic and charming town.
Overnight in Hue.
Have breakfast at the hotel. The guide will pick you up around 8:00-8:30 am, and you will head to the boat station, from where you will take a boat trip. The dragon boat will cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered to be the most beautiful in Vietnam vacation. Then you will head to the Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. Then you will visit The Royal Antiques Museum, one of the first museums in Vietnam. Many collections of ancient Hue and Royal antiques are displayed here: bronze wares, china, music instruments, royal attires, and personal belongings of the Emperor family of the Nguyen Dynasty. Then continue to Dong Ba market – the best place for cultural gifts and souvenirs.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the Emperor’s Tombs such as Emperor Khai Dinh’s (1885-1925) Tomb, famous for its beauty and unique architectural style, and Emperor Minh Mang’s (1791-1841) Tomb. On the way back to Hue you will have a stopover at the Conical Hat village to see how famous Vietnamese traditional hats Non-La are produced, and the Incense stick-making village to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incenses.
Arrive back at your hotel around 4:00-4:30 pm.
Overnight in Hue.
Heading to the South of Vietnam vacation, have breakfast at the hotel, and have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you transfer to your accommodation. After hotel check-in has some leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City (clients’ arrangement of land transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be: approx. 120km). Arrive at Cai Be, greet at Cai Be harbor, and boat trip transfer to Mekong Lodge. Check-in the bungalow.
Daily lunch is served in a nice restaurant with a Vietnamese day menu. On the afternoon arrival date, guests are going to have a bike tour around the area nearby Lodge, do countryside sightseeing, visit Kim Phuoc Pagoda (option 1: approx 1hrs30’) OR Option 2: approx 2hrs30’ with an extra visit to the local market.) Cooking demonstration in the evening & dinner in the restaurant.
-Riverside Bar is open until mid-night.
Overnight in Mekong Eco Lodge.
One of the beautiful destinations in your Vietnam vacation is the Floating market. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel until 08:00 am, you will take a boat trip to Cai Be market, visit handicraft villages, then transfer to Mekong Lodge. Have lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day menu. The second-day program will be included a bike trip to Tan Phong island: visit some local handicrafts: handmade banana leaves hammock, thatched from water coconut leaves, daily house products being made from water hyacinth, free fruit tasting & Vietnamese folk music. Then take a small rowing boat to the small canal (approx 30’). Then carvings on fruits or carrots in the evening & dinner in the restaurant.
-Riverside Bar is open until midnight.
Overnight in Mekong EcoLodge.
Have breakfast in the restaurant. And full morning relax in Mekong Lodge after 2 days of activities.
Afterward, our boat transfer to Cai be harbor and catch your bus again to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
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. Vietnam vacation Ends!
Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hoi An and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City included 20 kg luggage/person by Vietjet Air or similar
Experienced English Speaking Guide
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
Vietnam visa letter approval
Tissues and water on coach
Service charges and government tax
Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
No extra charge after services confirmation
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
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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.
All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
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