It will be an ideal vacation if you have 3 weeks to discover Vietnam. We will help you have the most complete experience of people, history, culture, cuisine, shopping, and landscapeswhen traveling from North to South, from the majestic mountainous region in the north to the beautiful scenery of the Mekong Delta River in the south. You will experience many different emotions when admiring natural scenery and learning about local customs, food culture, history, architecture, and people, and many other interesting things. The schedule designed and arranged logically will help you relax and recharge energy to give you the most comfortable feeling in an over 1000km journey that lasts for 21 days. At the end of the tour, you will have 3 relaxing nights at Mui Ne, the most beautiful beach in Central Vietnam to help you regain energy after a long journey.
Highlights of 21-day Vietnam Tour
- Exploring Hanoi capital, the over 1000-year old city with many architectures from the French colonial period.
- Admiring the majestic scenery of the northwest mountains and learning about the life of ethnic minorities in Sapa.
- Enjoying the night on Ha Long Bay - the most beautiful limestone bay in the world, which was chosen as the film studio for the famous Hollywood movie "Kong: Skull Island".
- Discovering the countryside in Ninh Binh with limestone mountains, rivers, and caves formed millions of years ago.
- Learning about the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam at the Complex of Hue Monuments
- Having interesting experiences of the ancient and special architectural space and peaceful life in Hoi An Ancient town.
- Admiring and learning about Cham art and architecture in My Son Sanctuary with many traces from the 7th century.
- Cooking for yourself many delicious Vietnamese dishes by participating in a cooking class in Hoi An.
- Exploring the sea and islands of Nhatrang, a coastal city having beaches among the most beautiful beaches in the world and a particularly important military strategic position in the Asia Pacific region.
- Admiring the beautiful scenery and experiencing the life of local people in the Mekong Delta River that well-known as the "Rice Basket of Vietnam".
- Infiltrate the mysterious tunnel system of the Viet Cong – Cuchi Tunnels.
- Spending 3 nights at Mui Ne beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam
Itinerary in detail of 21-day Vietnam Tour
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR - TRAIN TO SAPA TOWN
After having breakfast, you will have fullday city tour. Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental. In the city tour, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and a Cyclo tour to the old quarter of Hanoi. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. In the evening, car transfer to the train station to catch your night train to Laocai
DAY 03: SAPA TOUR
The train arrives at the Laocai railway station in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you there and take you on the 40km drive to Sapa – Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then catch a few hours of rest before beginning your adventure in this beautiful mountain landscape and home to many minority hill tribe peoples. In the late morning, your guide will take you on a two hour trek through the terraced rice fields to visit the villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai, where you will learn about local traditions and daily life. Rest of the day, you are free at leisure or explore the town on your own.
DAY 04: SAPA TREKKING - TRAIN BACK HANOI
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (~ 3 km), medium trek (~ 6km) and long trek (~ 12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region. Have lunch at a hill tribe village then drive back to Laocai to catch your return night train to Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI - NINH BINH SIGHTSEEINGS
Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you at the railways station and take you to a local restaurant for breakfast. Drive to Ninh Binh, we will take 02 hours to get to Ninh Binh. Arrive in Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu - is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. Back Tam Coc for hotel check in. In the afternoon, we have a boat trip in Van Long Natural Reserve. The tour includes being rowed along the Van Long River, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience, passing between towering limestone peaks. Stay overnight in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh.
DAY 6: NINH BINH - HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON THE BAY
Breakfast at the hotel and then start driving to Ha Long City. Arrive in Halong City about 11h00AM. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone this World Heritage Site. While being on board, we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Try the feeling of witnessing the sunset on boat is really great. Have a dinner on board. The captain then will anchor for the night nearby a remote island. In the evening, there is the option for night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars. Stay overnight on Junk.
DAY 07: HALONG - HANOI - FLY TO HUE
Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas; we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 4-hour journey toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, meet your guide and transfer to city center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hue City.
DAY 08: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR
Today we will do full-day city tour. Starting by boat trip on Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit Minh Mang King Tomb. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market. Stay overnight in Hue City.
DAY 09: HUE - DANANG – HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN
After having breakfast, drive to Hoi An ancient town. The scenery on the way is very beautiful, do not forget bring your camera, taking a lot of pictures. Stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Da Nang City. Continue on our way down to the other side and head to Da Nang where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed Vietnam Beach. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: MYSON - HOIAN CITY TOUR
Morning, have breakfast. Then guide and car pick you up to 4th century Cham religious sanctuary of My Son, located in a beautiful green valley surrounded by impressive mountains. In the afternoon, do ½ day Hoi An city tour, visit Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 11: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND COOKING CLASS
Morning, have breakfast. Moring guide pick up you at the hotel. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. In the afternoon, you will have free time to cycling around the ancient town, swiming at Hoi An Beach, enjoy a cup of coffee on side of Thu Bon River. Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 12: HOIAN – DANANG CITY - FLY TO NHATRANG
Free until transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang - the country's premier resort town. Arrive in Nha Trang, transfer to the hotel for check in. In the rest of day, take free leisure for swimming on Nha Trang beach and city discovery. Stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang
DAY 13: NHA TRANG ISLANDS AND SNORKELING TOUR
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium, snorkeling in Mun Island, where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports (expenses excluded) or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore, back to the hotel. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 14: NHA TRANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY – CITY TOUR
Transfer to Cam Ranh airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, car and guide pick up for half day city tour visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh market. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 15: CUCHI TUNNELS - TAY NINH
This morning explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which housed entire underground guerrilla villages during the American War in Vietnam. Later you will travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the colorful head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion. In the afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 16: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG HOME STAY
In the morning, car and guide transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province). Arrive in Cai Be, transfer toward the tourist boat station, you will be welcomed with cold towels, fresh coconut. Boating and enjoying the fresh air on the Mekong river, the tourists visit the floating market, the original style of commerce on the Mekong river, will be dizzy of boats on the river. Visiting the local poprice, coconut candy workshop and knowing the ways bee-breeding tasting honey tea by breezy river.
Crossing the Mekong river to An Binh island visiting a hundred year ancient house (Mr.Cai Cuong), a landlord’s one in the past, a combination between Vietnamese-French architecture in the Mekong delta (if low tide, tourists will visit another local house, knowing about the daily activities of the locals). Taking about 20 minutes for rowing sampan or cycling along the village paths with discovery feelings. Boating to the local family. In the afternoon, walking to village paths, stop at the local house to know the real rural life in the early evening. Preparing and having dinner, is the wonderful things for tourist in cosy evening with the local ones. Overnight in local family home.
DAY 17: MEKONG - HO CHI MINH CITY
In the early morning, having breakfast, say goodbye to the family. Boating to An Binh Garden, enjoying a cup of tea and some of the local tropical fruits and listening to the traditional music, is the best chance for relaxation. Cruising along Co Chien river, visiting brick & pottery kilns where the tourist know how to make the brick and the pottery from the local clay and styles with the traditional technique. Visiting Tien Chau, a national cutural relic. FInish at An Binh ferry station. Drive back Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 18: HO CHI MINH CITY - MUI NE BEACH
After breakfast, car transfer you to Phan Thiet, the beach town of Mui Ne –about 220 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City. This is a wildly popular place for water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing, and its giant sand dunes are ideal for jeep safaris. The area is also famous for its cheap, fresh seafood. The days will whizz by as you enjoy your last beach adventures and sunsets. Don’t forget to snap some photos along the way!
DAY 19, 20: MUI NE BEACH (FREE AT LEISURE)
Free to relax at Muine beach.
DAY 21: MUINE BEACH - DRIVE BACK HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE
After breakfast, free until time to drive back Ho Chi Minh city to get the next flight back home. End of our service.
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