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Stunning Journey to Vietnam

15/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiSapaHalong BayHoi AnHo Chi MinhMekongPhu QuocHo Chi Minh
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Discover Vietnam, a charming country renowned for rich historic stories, spectacular nature, and diverse culture. This 15 day Stunning Journey to Vietnam will be an exceptional introduction to travelers who seek for the sublime experiences. From North to South, you will explore the hustle and bustle in Hanoi capital, quaint Hoi An Town, lively Phu Quoc beaches and unique floating Mekong delta. Highlight of this tour is the superb Halong bay cruise trip in Halong Bay with full of exciting activities: kayaking, visiting caves, swimming, watching sunset. With the private service carefully provided from the beginning to the end, your trip will be fulfilled with comfy stay, incredible moments and hassle-free time

Highlights

  Experience the hustle and bustle Hanoi traffic by a traditional cyclo ride

  Dig deeper into ethnic minority while trekking in breathaking mountainous Sapa

  Relax in overnight cruise in Halong Bay and join plenty of of superb activities: kayaking, visiting caves, watching sunrise in Taichi class, watching sunset from sundeck

  Pedal out of Hoi An town to rural villages and get tons of laughs and funs in the unique Water Coconut Forest boat trip

  Unwind in the sun, sea, sand of the fascinating Phu Quoc - the destination for beach lovers

  Taste the delicious cuisine when travelling from North to South

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi, relax at the hotel, watch Water Puppet Show, have... D
Day 2 Hanoi Join city tour around Hanoi, have a cyclo trip before taking night... B, L
Day 3 Sapa Visit Bac Ha Market (only open on Sunday), H'Mong King Palace, Ban... B, L
Day 4 Sapa Go trekking to minority village, Explore Sapa Town, Get night train... B, L
Day 5 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 6 Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An Enjoy last moments on the bay, Fly to Danang, Drive to Hoi An B, L
Day 7 Hoi An Cycle around Hoi An towards to Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau... B, L
Day 8 Hoi An Have a totally free day to enjoy in Hoi An; go to the beaches, or the... B
Day 9 Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Free time in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh city B
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh Explore Mekong Delta B, L
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc Fly to Phu Quoc Island, relax at beaches B
Day 13 Phu Quoc Free to relax at Phu Quoc beaches B
Day 14 Phu Quoc Free to relax at Phu Quoc beaches B
Day 15 Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh Fly to Ho Chi Minh city for your next flight. Say goodbye to Vietnam. B
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    Arrive in Hanoi, relax at the hotel, watch Water Puppet Show, have dinner at local restaurant

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 

At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 

After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is a traditional folk art which dates back several centuries. Watching the exceptional show with the puppet moving through water by the skillful puppeters will be a special way to discover the ancient art and the countryside stories in your holiday in Hanoi. The authentic Vietnamese Water Puppet Show will take you through Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture, a good insight to farming and historical legends with colorful animated puppet and rhythmic melody from traditional instruments.

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    Dinner

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    Join city tour around Hanoi, have a cyclo trip before taking night train to Lao Cai

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hanoi city tour 

We will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. We will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

In the evening, about 08.30 PM, our guide will come to your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station for Lao Cai departure and spend whole night on train.

Great time to exploring the rich history and culture of Capital Hanoi

Hanoi - a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties - a sedate capital with rich history and the unique architecture from East to West welcomes you. Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, etc is one of the most important sites which will help you to learn more about history, arts and architecture. Don't miss the trip to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam and you will have chance to learn more about the education and history of Vietnam. If you are interested in the rich culture of the minorities, how about visiting Museum of Ethnology. The lively exhibition, informative messages and many interesting stories of traditions and costume will give you a fascinating glimpse into  many ethnic groups. Your visit will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle Hanoi.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Visit Bac Ha Market (only open on Sunday), H'Mong King Palace, Ban Pho village, Transfer to Sapa

05.30 AM: You arrive at Lao Cai station, our driver and guide will meet up and drive about 1.5 hours to Bac Ha Market which opens only on Sunday. Along the way, we will have chance to enjoy beautiful mountainous scenes and rice paddy fields.

After having breakfast in a local restaurant, we will head to Bac Ha Market. In the Market, we will see the local selling and exchanging their goods and products, witness the traditional clothes and daily custom of them. 
Next, it is the time to visit H’mong King’s palace, an old building built by the French and Chinese. The afternoon time is devoted to a light trekking to a village of Flower H’mong minority, Ban Pho. Local families will welcome and offer you some green tea, corn wine and short brief of their custom. Then, we will enjoy dramatic landscapes of the surroundings. 

After the tour, about 04.00 PM, we will transfer to Sapa and spend overnight time here.

Incredible trip to Bac Ha Market to interact with ethnic minorities

When taking the trip to the the West North of Vietnam, Bac Ha Market is a special experience  of your holiday which should not to be missed. The colorful market opens only on Sunday in Bac Ha - a rural district of Lao Cai province in the Northeastern region of Vietnam which is home of Flower H’mong Tribe, one of the 54 minorities of Vietnam.It is your great chance to enjoy beautiful mountainous scenes and rice paddy fields on the way to the site. The minority people in their traditional dress come to the market to shop and socialize once a week as well as sell their wares. You will observe the local selling and exchanging their goods and products, witness the traditional clothes and sense the custom in the unique place. From the puppies, for sale, to the buffalo, chicken and pigs, from home made rice wine to fresh meat/veggie, Hmong textiles and clothes, the market will give you a wonderful taste of mountainous area in your Vietnam Holiday.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Go trekking to minority village, Explore Sapa Town, Get night train back to Hanoi

09.00 AM: After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start trekking 3 kms with our guide to Cat Cat village, to a home of H’mong ethnic people. The road is very easy and interesting route to go trekking in the peaceful sceneries of mountainous area with rice field, waterfall and learning about ethnic minority’s culture while visiting the traditional houses and observing the daily activities of local people. You can have good chance to buy the souvenir and handicraft from the craftmen.

Enjoy lunch in a local house to understand their life and custom then we will return the the town by car for your free time walking and shopping around in the local stores. 

In the late afternoon, about 05.00 PM,  we will transfer to Lao Cai Train Station to catch a train to return Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay overnight on cruise

05.30 - 06.00 AM: When arriving at the Hanoi Railway station, you will walk to the mini-hotel near the train station for a rest and breakfast.

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking - one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

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Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Enjoy last moments on the bay, Fly to Danang, Drive to Hoi An

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relaxsight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, we will explore one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the bay with magnificent scene.

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, depending on the availability of time after disembarking, our driver will take you go straight to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for a short flight to Danang City.
Upon arrival at Danang Airport, a private vehicle will be waiting for you for the 50 minute drive to your hotel in Hoi An to check in and relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave... are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Cycle around Hoi An towards to Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau water coconut forest, enjoy lunch at local family

08.30 AM: Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, then you will cycle around Hoi An towards through paddy field, Ba Le market, kindergarten ... until reaching Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau coconut water forest - about 7 hectares, surrounded by mangrove forests, canals, houses covered by coconut water leaf . This place had ever been the refuge for people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, it is famous for providing the most seafood products.
You will be warmly welcomed at Mr. Han – a 3 generations family, taste of green tea and stroll through the village. You will row a basket boat within the hands of skillful locals and discover their techniques of traditional fishery in water coconut forest.
Back Mr. Han’ family for enjoy a foot bath with medicinal herbs, traditional therapeutic practice before getting ready to prepare lunch with a local family. Lunch will feature many local delicacies, such as Tam Huu spring rollsBanhXeo local pancakes, grilled fish in banana leaf and others.

After lunch, free time and take a short rest before returning to your hotel at about 3.30PM. Free on your own. Overnight in Hoian.

Entertaining Boat Trip in Water Coconut Forest

When in Hoi An, in addition to a walking tour in ancient town or relaxing moment at beaches, don't miss the trip to Water Coconut Forest and experience the unique boat trip. With 7 hectares of mangrove forest, canals, and houses covered in water coconut leaf the forest played such an important place for people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War as refugees. Coming to the forest, you will row a basket boat with the help of skillful locals, learning their traditional fishing techniques in the water coconut forest. The friendly locals will answer all of your questions so that you may learn of and share thelove for this marvelous country.

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Exciting Biking Trip to Rural villages

Besides the reputation as a busy commercial port in the past with the unique architecture of numerous ancient house, Hoi An brings visitors the images of peaceful countryside with green field and friendly locals. A biking trip to rural villages (Tra Que, Bay Mau...) will give you a precious chance to interact with the farmers, live their lives in one day, experience the fresh air and delicious cuisine.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Have a totally free day to enjoy in Hoi An; go to the beaches, or the countryside, and just relax at your hotel/ resort

Today is a totally free day on your own to relax in Hoi An. You could spend your time on the beach (if the weather is nice), bike to the countryside, swim at your hotel/ resort's swimming pool, taste yummy dishes. So much of Hoi An is waiting for your discovery. Overnight in Hoi An.

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    Breakfast