Day 01: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city
Our guide will warmly welcome you at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in procedure. After freshen up you will have dinner at a restaurant near your hotel.
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh city tour
Today you will spend all day to explore Ho Chi Minh City. Having breakfast and then you will visit Chinatown - a biggest market center of Hoa People in Vietnam. Here you can understand more about the daily life and culture of Hoa people in Saigon. Next, you visit Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum. Exciting chance for you to understand a part of culture, social and local daily life by exploring colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street where is called the city's main upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house ware. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 03: Cao Dai Temples and Cu Chi Tunnels
After breakfast you will leave Saigon and come to Tay Ninh to visit the beautiful Cao Dai Temple. Cao Dai is a monastic religion that was formally established in Vietnam in 1926. Figuratively, it means that the highest spiritual place where God reigns which combine the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and other religions into one religion to promote peace. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore Cu Chi Tunnels - the famous historic place which was built with more than 200km of underground tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels where thousands of fighters and villagers could hide. They were used by Viet Cong during the Vietnam War and were their great importance system in resistance to American forces, and helped achieve ultimate military success. Coming here you can discover how people communicate and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters during the war. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 04: Ho Chi Minh city - My Tho - Can Tho
Today you will leave Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to My Tho, located in the Mekong Delta. You will take a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard. There you enjoy delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, and complete with tropical fruits. Then you have opportunity to visit the Dong Tam snake farm where breeds snake, snake wine, etc. You will also visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda. At last we drive to Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta and have an overnight stay in Can Tho.
Day 05: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh city
In the morning, after wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day, you will travel by motor boat to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market - one of the biggest floating markets in Mekong Delta to see the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, and experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After enjoying the local fruits, you will go through myriad canals escorted by the guide to back to the hotel and have lunch at a local restaurant. Finish day with an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 06: Ho Chi Minh city - Da Lat
In the morning you will leave Ho Chi Minh City and fly to Da Lat - the City of Eternal Spring. After arriving Da Lat Airport you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel and do the check in procedure. In late afternoon, you could take a short walk around the city to feel its delightful. Overnight stay in Da Lat.
Day 07: Da Lat Sightseeing
This day you will take a tour sightseeing in Da Lat and surrounding areas. You will visit Bao Dai Palace, and then visit the rather bizarre and very aptly named - "Crazy House". It is a brightly painted concrete house, winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes and now functions as a guesthouse. Your next site is Truc Lam Thien Vien and Pagoda. Rest of the time is your own free. Overnight in Da Lat.
Day 08: Da Lat - Nha Trang
Today you will leave Da Lat and transfer to Nha Trang the pearl of East Sea. Belong the way, you will visit the Po Klong Garai Cham tower - one of the most stunning and undamaged community towers of Cham people in Ninh Thuan. The towers were built in 13th - 14th century in King Shihavaman Dynasty in order to worship the King Po Klaung Garai for his services rendered to the country. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, check in hotel and enjoy your time here.
Day 09: Nha Trang
After breakfast, transfer to Cau Da port and have a cruise trip on Nha Trang Bay. Your first stop is Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island - home to hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures. Next, the Mun Island is welcoming you to enjoy snorkeling with lots of lives colorful corals and fishes. You will have lunch with fresh seafood at Con Se Tre Island and then have free time to relax. Finally, back to the hotel and spend an overnight stay in Nha Trang.
Day 10: Nha Trang Free
This day is chance for you to take a rest with nice beach at your free time. You can relax and enjoy sea view or just take the spa services at the hotel. May be you choose to take part in some water sports like windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, water-skiing or boating to Ninh Van Bay or Nha Trang Bay. At last have an overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11: Nha Trang - Hoi An
Have your free time to enjoy whatever you miss on the previous day in Nha Trang. Then transfer to airport and fly to Danang. On arrival, driver will pick you up and take you to Hoi An for check in hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An free
All this day is your free time to enjoy the ancient Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 13: Hoi An - Hue
This day you will leave Hoi An and transfer to Hue. In the afternoon, enjoy the tour around Hue City by visiting the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Stop at a famous local restaurant to have dinner in Royal Style (dress as the King and Queen) and enjoy the fine cuisine of Hue.
Day 14: Hue sightseeing
After breakfast, guide will take you to Perfume River, and start the tour on the Dragon Boat for cruising on this romantic River. Hue city is famous for ancient tombs of Emperors past which lying along the Perfume River. At first you will visit the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) which is considered as parts of Hue symbol. After that you will visit King Minh Mang's tomb. Spend time to have lunch at a local restaurant. Your next stops are King Tu Duc's tomb and King Khai Dinh's tomb.
Day 15: Hue - Ha Noi
Leave Hue, transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi. Hanoi is the Capital with a thousand years of culture of Vietnam, the unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. In the afternoon your tour will start at fascinating Hanoi Old Quarter. Here, you can explore hundreds of shops which sell many things like the name of the street there. Then visit the Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature - the main cultural attractions in Hanoi.
Day 16: Hanoi - Lao Cai
This day is the chance for you to discover the colonial Hanoi by yourself. Maybe you like to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, shopping souvenirs or visit some Hanoi's Museums to know more about Vietnam Culture, etc. But please save your time at the evening to prepare for your trip to Sapa starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
Day 17: Lao Cai - Sapa
Arrive in Lao Cai train station in the morning, about 6.00 AM, and transfer to Sapa on a vehicle. It takes about 1.5 hour for 33 km from the train station to Sapa. After freshen up, start a walking tour to Cat Cat village, the hill tribe villages of the Black H'mong minority people. Along the way we will meet the locals and have opportunities to talk with them and share culture experiences as well as understand the local life. You will go back to hotel in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of time free to explore Sapa by night.
Day 18: Sapa - Lao Cai - Train back to Hanoi
In the morning, enjoy the Sapa market with many traditional handicrafts and special food. Then spend about 3-4 hour to trek along the way call buffalo paths through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where H'mong and Dzay ethnic people live. Here you can meet many friendly ethnic people in their traditional customs and feel the peaceful life of people here in their voice and their smile. Have lunch on the way to Ta Van village. Transfer back to Lao Cai in the afternoon for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 19: hanoi - Halong Bay
Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. Check in hotel for a rest and breakfast.
Around 8.00 AM, Holidays Vietnam's driver will come and pick you up for Halong Bay trip with 3.5 hour drive. Upon arrival, you are welcome on board the Deluxe Cruise. Have fresh seafood lunch while looking out over the Vietnam's fascinating wonder. You will have chance to visit the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Male) cave, Trinh Nu (Female) cave, especially enjoy the unique of life on a floating fishing village. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner, and then you can join in night fishing.
Day 20: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Wake up early with the sound of lapping bay waters and enjoy the dawn on the sea. It's time for you to relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water in the morning. Have breakfast and then you will explore Sung Sot cave. Next, cruising through the bay and back to the jetty. Along the way you can view more of the fascinating formations and have lunch. After check out your cruise, you will rejoin the car and back to Hanoi for overnight.
Day 21: Hanoi Departure
Enjoy your last moment in Hanoi at your leisure. You may go shopping or sight-seeing before be picked up (without guide) to the airport to catch your departure flight home. End of tour services.
Meals : 20 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport : Car, Cruise, Plane, Train, Walking
Included services :
Vietnam visa approval letter
17 night hotel accommodation
02 overnight train journeys (soft sleeper 04-berth cabin)
01 night Halong Bay cruise
Daily western-style breakfast
11 lunches, 03 dinners
Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
03 domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh – Da Lat; Nha Trang – Danang; Hue - Hanoi (Vietnam Airlines – Economy Class)
Domestic airport & government taxes
Local English-speaking guides
Water on coach
Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
International flights to/from Vietnam
Visa stamp fees
Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
Meals not mentioned
Drinks not mentioned
Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers