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Patrick and I had a wonderful time in Vietnam - a holiday to remember. We loved the whole experience from the beautiful scenery, the delicious food, the friendly people and all the different modes of transport! By the end of the holiday we'd travelled by plane, boat (stunning trip around Halong Bay), train, car, horse & cart!!! The tour was very well organized. Our guides were always on time to meet us (this was especially good when arriving at stations after long train journeys) and were well informed. A special mention must go to our guide for the central region around Hue & Hoi An, Mr Chun (can't remember the correct spelling). He was exceptional. He had an amazing knowledge of the history, people and area and really impressed us. All the guides were friendly and helpful, however Mr Chun stood out for us.
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This vacation Vietnam tour organized for travelers, who want to explore the real Vietnam in 15 days but discover all diversity of Vietnam: Wide range of natural beauty, Vietnam Culture with World Culture Heritages and World Intangible Heritage, Daily life of Vietnam people...

Highlights: Saigon, Cuchi, Mekong, Nhatrang, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi,
    Halong, Sapa
Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Tour Type: Private Tour / Daily Departure
Cost from:
Start from: Saigon or can be reverted.

Day 01: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B)
Day 03: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 04: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang (B)
Day 05: Nha Trang (B/L)
Day 06: Nha Trang – Hoi An (B)
Day 07: Hoi An - Da Nang – Hue (B)
Day 08: Hue (B)
Day 09: Hue - Hanoi (B)
Day 10: Hanoi full day visits – Night train to Sapa (B)
Day 11: Sapa – Colorful Market (B)
Day 12: Sapa - Hill Tribe villages - Night train to Hanoi (B)
Day 13: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Day 14: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
Day 15: Hanoi – Departure (B)


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
You are welcomed by our guide at Tan Son Nhat airport and then will be transferred to your hotel in the city center. After freshen up, visit Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit Cu Chi tunnel, visit the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, visit War Museum, Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we will take a car ride along rice field to My Tho, one of Mekong Delta provinces. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of the life on water along the canals and Tien river. The exciting cruise continues to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Having lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province. Drive back Ho Chi Minh for overnight.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang (B)
After breakfast, take a short flight to Nha Trang, a city right on the beach. Check-in hotel and rush to beach for relaxation or swimming and many more activities.
In the afternoon take half day city to visit Long Son Pagoda, built in commemoration of the monks and nuns who died whilst fighting the Diem government and Cham Po Nagar temples. Just next to Cham Po Nagar temples is the Thap Ba Hot Spring center. Enjoy fun with Mud bathing and swimming in Mineral springs. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 5: Nha Trang (B/L)
You will have one day boat trip. Firstly we will go to Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. Relax, sunbath and swim at Tam island. Then visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island where you will have chance to see the life of the many sea species of Nhatrang Ocean in this aquarium. Return to Nha Trang at about 16.00. Overnight in Nha trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang – Hoi An (B)
You will take a morning flight to Da Nang. On arrival at Da Nang airport, you will be transferred to Hoi An town about 35km away. In the afternoon, take a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town where the culture of Vietnam/Chinese/Japanese are mixed. Visit Chinese tiled houses, Chinese temples, Japanese covered bridge. Overnight in Hoi an.

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang – Hue (B)
Free for shopping on your own in the morning. Around 1.00 PM, we will take a car ride to Hue, visit to Cham Museum in Danang City en-route. Continue on to Hue through Hai Van pass, and nice Lang Co beach with spectacular views of the beach. Arrive in Hue in the late afternoon, check in hotel. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue (B)
Cyclo tour to visit Imperial Citadel, another World Cultural Heritage site. Then we will visit Thien Mu pagoda, King Tu Duc tomb, King Minh Mang tomb. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue- Hanoi (B)
Leave Hue for Hanoi on the first flight at 0850. Our guide will welcome you at Noi bai airport and then will transfer you to your hotel in the city center. After freshen up, we would like to show you of the Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo (trishaw) ride around the old streets, then we stop at Thang Long Theatre for enjoying 01 hour water puppets show. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 10: Hanoi full day visits – Night train to Lao Cai (B)
Today we would like to show you the major cultural sites around Hanoi city. The first place to visit will be Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature and the first university in Vietnam) then we go to Ba Dinh Square for visiting Uncle Ho’s (Ho Chi Minh President) Mausoleum, His Residence area, and one Pillar pagoda nearby. Next sites to visit are Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda. In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology, then go back to the Old quarter for shopping. Enjoy your own dinner before transfer to the train station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 11: Sapa – Colorful Market (B)
Upon arrival to Lao Cai train station, drive to visit one of the colorful tribal market near Sapa (in case no Market available at your date, you will visit Lao Chai - Ta Van villages). The schedule as follow:
Tuesday: Coc Ly Market (not recommended as being under construction now)
Saturday: Can Cau Market
Sunday: Bac Ha Market
Then transfer to Sapa for overnight.

Day 12: Sapa- Hill Tribe villages - Night train to Hanoi (B)
Today you will visit Sapa town and take a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority. Back to Sapa for your own lunch. In the afternoon visit Ta Fin village, visit Ta Fin handicraft shop and explore the daily life of Red Dzao and continue the drive to Lao Cai station, Get on night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 13: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
On arrival in Hanoi train station at around 4.30 AM, the guide will meet you and transfer you to visit the biggest wholesale Flower Market in Hanoi in the early morning. Enjoy breakfast before continuing on the drive to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty. After 3 and a half hours nice drive through the Red river delta, you will arrive at Halong. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. Passing Dog Island, Incense Urn Island, Ga Choi Island, Finger Island, Hoa Cuong Island, and visit Surprise cave and take a short swim at Titov beach or kayak (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing and later over night on boat.

Day 14: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, continue on cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, Fire Island, Bo Nau Island, fishing village. Having lunch on boat and arrive at Ha long wharf about 12.00 noon. Return to Hanoi by private car. We will arrive in Hanoi at about 16.00 pm. The rest of the time is free on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 15: Hanoi City – Departure (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before the private transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.

The cost is quoted in US Dollars per Person (Pax) base on TWIN/DOUBLE share basic, and applied for private tour.
Peak season surcharge may be applied for Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Tet Holiday.


Cost/Person Cost inquiry
Standard (3 star hotels) from 840 US$ to 1110 US$ Contact
Superior (3+4 star hotels) from 1088 US$ to 1349 US$ Contact
Deluxe (4 star hotels) from 1240 US$ to 1500 US$ Contact
Luxury (5 star hotels) from 1615 US$ to 1870 US$ Contact

Accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
Private car/mini van, train tickets (A/C comfortable soft sleeper, sharing basic)
Domestic Flights: Ho Chi Minh City – Nhatrang, Nhatrang – Danang, Hue - Hanoi
Private boat in Hue, join boat in Halong
All entrance fees
English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
All meals as per program

International flights
Meals except otherwise mentioned
Vietnam Visa
Tipping, drinks, insurance, personal expenses


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