This is the first time you travel to Vietnam? We would like to suggest you the best itinerary of Vietnam with the most of famous attractions that you cannot be missed, such as Capital Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue Imperial Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, Ho Chi Minh City City, Rural life of Mekong Delta… Finally, you will have some wonderful relaxing days in Phu Quoc Island – the most beautiful island in Vietnam with crystal clear water and stretching white sandy beach – is rated as one of the most beautiful beach over the world. We are sure that with Vietnam Tour in 18 days you will have the most interesting days to explore Vietnam.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
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 in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
After having breakfast, meet your guide and start for full day city tour exploring Hanoi. Start with the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam’s first university. Next, visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History – it has a total area of more than 2,200m2, displaying nearly 7,000 documents and objects. It also has over 100,000 specimens of precious objects from the cultures of Nui Don, Hoa Binh – Bac Son, and Dong Son. In the afternoon, walking around the Ha Noi Old Quarter, ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son, enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight at hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 3: HANOI – NINH BINH (B)
Morning, have a 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 4: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and then start a 4-hour 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 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLY TO HUE CITY (B, L)
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 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B, L)
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 7: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN (B)
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 8: HOI AN CITY TOUR AND MY SON SANCTUARY (B)
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 9: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND COOKING CLASS (B, L)
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. Free rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: HOI AN – DA NANG – FLIGHT TO NHA TRANG (B)
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 11: NHA TRANG – ISLAND AND SNORKELING TOUR (B, L)
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 12: NHA TRANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
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, Thien Hau Pagoda, China Town. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (B, D)
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 14: VINH LONG – CAN THO CITY (B)
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.Floating market in Mekong Delta Vietnam
Drive to Can Tho City – is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta. Arive in Can Tho, check in your hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Binh Thuy Ancient House – it was built in 1870 with French style in architecture but still remained trational features of Southern style. Back Can Tho City. Free to discover the city at night. Overnight in Can Tho City.
DAY 15: CAN THO – FLY TO PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)
In early morning, take boat trip to visit Cai Rang Market. It is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho”. Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region.There are hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri – products. To be recognized easily, they hang out product samples on a long bamboo (called Cay Beo) in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland market. Then, transfer to Can Tho Airport for flight to Phu Quoc Island. Free at leisure for the rest of day in beautiful island. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.
DAY 16: PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)
Free day at leisure
DAY 17: PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)
Free day at leisure
DAY 18: PHU QUOC DEPARTURE (B)
Free until the car transfer to Phu Quoc airport for flight to home or next destination. End of our services in Vietnam.
TOUR PRICE IN DETAIL
|Private Group (pax)||TOTAL 3 Star (USD)||TOTAL 4 Star (USD)||5 star (USD/Person)|
- 3 star or 4 star hotel on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries.
- All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle.
- 04 air tickets by Vietnam Airlines: Hanoi Hue City; Danang Nhatrang; Nhatrang HCM City; HCM City Phu Quoc Island.
- Boats in Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Vinh Long, Cai Be
- Sightseeing English speaking guide.
- All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
- All taxes & services charge.
- 1 bottle of mineral water and 1 wet tissue per person per day.