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Vietnam: Caves & Countryside

15/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Ho Chi MinhMekongHoi AnHueDemilitarized zonePhong NhaHanoiNinh BinhHalong Bay
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This 15 day-tour in Vietnam reveals in all its glory, the striking and contrasting scenery of this diverse country, as you travel through its cities and the countryside. The journey starts in the modern and dynamic Ho Chi Minh city, then heads north to the culturally rich towns of Hoi An and Hue. Further to the north, the excursion proceeds to Phong Nha Paradise Cave and Ninh Binh Rural Area. These are rural regions dotted with small villages whose people lead traditional lifestyles characterized by scenic paddy farms. This impressive land mark, situated in the Limestone Mountains and recently discovered, is arguably the highlight of the trip. Within the area are limestone karst formations which enable you to view the beauty of Halong Bay, which you will have the opportunity to explore in-depth by an overnight junk cruise ride. The final leg of the trip is a return to modernity, with a stop in the city of Hanoi.

Highlights

  Discover Phong Nha which is known as the adventure capital of Asia with unspoiled and amazing caves

  Experience special insight into the local life in countryside of Vietnam

  Enjoy the peaceful mountainous scenery with limestones and rice paddies in Ninh Binh which is called Halong on land

  Experience the world longest single-wire cable car system of Ba Na Hills and walk in foggy Golden Bridge enjoy amazing views

  Cycling through rural heartland of Hoi An and get tons of laughs and funs in the unique Water Coconut Forest boat trip

  Being amongst the busy trafic of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city

  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

  Trying a large number of excellent local dishes

  Take a trip to the historic battle fields: DMZ, Vinh Moc Tunnel, Cu Chi Tunnel

  Immerse yourself in the untouched great natural beauty, culture and history

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Welcome to Ho Chi Minh
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh Explore Mekong Delta B, L
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An Transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport. Flight to Danang. Transfer from... B
Day 5 Hoi An Cycle from Hoi An to Tra Que Herb Village, Van lang fisherman... B, L
Day 6 Hoi An, Hue Explore Ba Na Hills complex by cable car and witness the amazing... B, L
Day 7 Hue Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady... B, L
Day 8 Hue, Desmilitalized zone, Phong Nha Drive from Hue to Quang Tri, visit DMZ, Vinh Moc Tunnel, drive to... B, L
Day 9 Phong Nha Visit the spectacular Paradise Cave, Join relaxing and interesting... B, L
Day 10 Phong Nha, Hanoi Transfer from Phong Nha to Dong Hoi airport. Take flight Dong Hoi -... B
Day 11 Hanoi Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology,... B, L
Day 12 Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hanoi Explore the nature beauty of Trang An Complex B, L
Day 13 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 14 Halong Bay, Hanoi Enjoy last moments on the bay, Transfer back to Hanoi B, Br
Day 15 Hanoi, Departure Transfer to airport for your flight back home B
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    Welcome to Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, the most bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists. At Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 

After relaxation, it is your free time to discover the city, you can walk around Ben Thanh market and taste very delicious local cuisine. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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    Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the city centre

08.30 AM: After breakfast at hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. 

After the lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many locals. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post OfficeChinatown and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.

About 04.30 PM, the tour finishes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Unique Experience in Legendary Cu Chi tunnel

If you are around Ho Chi Minh City and wondering how to spend a day in this fascinating city, why don't get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime by visiting the Cu Chi tunnels ? Hiding the the secrets of underground Vietnam, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels trip will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as weapon store, military bunkers and base . Don't miss the chance to crawl inside the tunnels and fire several different weapons in the shooting range.

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Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. Don't hesitate to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day city tour. You will gain fascinating insight into rich culture and history with our knowledgeable guide when going to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Moreover, haggling for lovely gifts at Ben Thanh market and feasting your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine will remark your trip in Saigon.

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    Explore Mekong Delta

07.30 AM: Heading out of the town, we set forth to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest granary.
The program will start with a visit of Cai Be floating market. Then, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. Back to our boat to go across one of the longest river in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Bình Island. Travel on a handmade canal to Ut Trinh home & have an optional lunch. After lunch, we can walk around this orchard & enjoy some cups of tea when listening to the traditional music in the ancient house. Walk in the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice papercoconut candypop-rice... Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Optional biking can be made for a leisure! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and maybe the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta... Visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. The cruise will end at VinhLong city! Then transfer to Ho Chi Minh city by your private car.
 Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper, brooms, sticky rice cake… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

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    Transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport. Flight to Danang. Transfer from Danang airport to Hoi An

Today you will have free time until our driver comes to your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to Ho Chi Minh airport. Take the flight Ho Chi Minh - Danang.
When arriving in Hoi An, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

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    Cycle from Hoi An to Tra Que Herb Village, Van lang fisherman village, enjoy lunch at local family and basket boat to Bay Mau water coconut forest

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