Hoi An, Vietnam

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VN10: 22 Days Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Dong Hoi - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Type: Private tailor-made tour with professional guide and driver
Accommodation: Selected 5-star luxury and 4-star comfortable hotels
Highlights:

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive Vietnam tour with all the highlights.
  • Explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to see Asia's oldest karst landscapes.
  • Hike to the undisturbed Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages in Sapa.
  • Relax on the white beach in Nha Trang.

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Welcome at Hanoi Airport, Downtown sightseeing
Upon your arrival at Hanoi Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your professional guide and driver and then be transferred to the hotel. After settled in, you will be taken to visit the castle-like Opera House, the busy Old Quarter and the quiet Ngoc Son Temple. After the visit, you will be treated a big dinner at a very popular restaurant to taste the authentic Vietnamese cuisines. 

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hanoi city highlight, Night train to Lao Cai
Today, your Vietnam tour will begin with the Ba Dinh Square, which is in the heart of Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will show you around Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the One Pillar Pagoda, as well as the Presidential Palace near the square. After that, visit the ancient building complex of the Quan Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc Pagoda within the West Lake Scenic Area. Then head southwards to visit the Temple of Literature, where Confucius and some Confucian sages are enshrined. The last activity today will be enjoying the excellent Water Puppet Show and afterwards, you will take an overnight train to Laocai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi
    The ancient building of Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi
Day 3: Lao Cai pick-up, Drive 0.5h to Sapa, Sapa hiking
In the morning, your Lao Cai guide and driver will pick you up outside the train station on time and then escort you to the hotel in Sapa Town. After having breakfast and taking a short rest, we will set out for a hiking tour along the mountain road to the undisturbed villages called Cat Cat and Sin Chai. En route, you will feel like being inside a gorgeous painting full of endless terraced fields. After that, reverse the trip back to the hotel in Sapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Sapa full day hiking to Hill Tribe Village, Night train back to Hanoi
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to hike through the picturesque valleys. There are three routes, which are 2 miles, 3.7 miles, and 7.5 miles seperately and you can choose any one according to your physical strength. Along the way, you will also be escorted to visit the H'mong, Dzao and Dzay tribe villages to get close to the local people and learn about the local lifestyle. This evening, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight soft sleeper train

Day 5: Hanoi pick-up, Drive 3h to Halong Bay, Halong Bay Cruise
This morning, you will be picked up at the railway station and then transferred to the Halong Bay, which takes around 3 hours on the way. Upon arrival, embark on the Signature Cruise ship to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay, which is brimmed with picturesque landscape. Here, you will also have a chance to visit some typical karst caves. In addition to enjoying the natural scenery, you can also have fun joining in the entertainment activities onboard, such as kayaking, diving, swimming and etc. Tonight, you will stay on the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Halong Bay cruise, Transfer back to Hanoi
In the morning, if you can get up early, you can participate in the Tai Chi lesson and enjoy morning tea or coffee. Then have a few hours' land tour to get close to the local people and taste the home-made fruit and animal wine. Afterwards, return back to the cruise and have a bumper brunch. You will arrive on the dock at around noon and your driver will pick you up there and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Brunch

  • Visitors at Ha Long Bay
    Visitors stand on a luxurious cruise at Ha Long Bay
  • Karst Cave, Ha Long Bay
    Natural scenery of Halong Bay karst cave
Day 7: Fly 1h to Dong Hoi, Airport pick-up
This morning is free for your own arrangement and you can explore more about Vietnam's capital on your own. Then at the appointed time, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and then transfer you to the airport for the flight to Dong Hoi. After landing, you will be warmly welcomedd by your Dong Hoi local guide and then be taken to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Day trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Dong Hoi
The whole day will be devoted to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where you could see the oldest karst landscapes in Asia, which have been formed since the Paleozoic era (about 4 billion years ago). Here, you will visit the mysterious Phong Nha caves by boat under the company of your guide. After finishing the visit, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Dong Hoi half day trip with the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Drive 3h to Hue
In the morning, we will first head to visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels, which provided good protection for the local people during the war time. Then step on the Hien Luong Bridge, where you will have an overall view of the scenic Ben Hai River. Afterwards, head to the Quang Tri Citadel, which is a red base with more than 200 years' history and last, the La Vang, which is a pontifical temple of the Vietnamese Catholic Church. After finishing the visit, we will drive for around 3 hours to Hue and stay here for 2 nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Hue city sightseeing with the Tomb of King Minh Mang
After breakfast, we will go to visit the Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang and then take a private dragon boat along the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards, head to visit the Imperial Citadel as well as the Forbidden Purple City and finally, visit the Dong Ba Market, which supplies almost the entire city with food and clothing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
    Travelers at Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
Day 11: Drive to Hoi An via Da Nang
Today, we will drive to Hoi An and along the way, stop by the beautiful Hai Van Pass and the Non Nuoc Beach, both with spectacular coastal sceneries. Then get off to visit the Museum of Champa Sculpture and climb the Marble Mountains. Upon arrival, check in at the Hoi An hotel and the rest day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Hoi An Ancient Town walking & boat trip
Afterbreakfast, we will set out for a walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town and pay a visit to the Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese AssemblyHall, the Tan KyOld house, as well as the Japanese Bridge. Afterwards, take a short boat trip to visit an island village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • An old house in Hoi An
    An old house in Hoi An Old Town
  • Cruise along Hoai River
    Boat trip along Hoai River of Hoi An
Day 13: Hoi An half day visit to My Son
In the morning, a cooking class will be arranged for you to experience Vietnamese food culture through practical way. Then you will be led to watch the historical site of the Champa Empire in the wooded My Son Valley. After that, return back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Fly 1h to Nha Trang
Today we will drive for about 1.5 hours to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Nha Trang. After landing, you will meet your local guide at the exit and then be transferred to the hotel. Then your guide will take you to visit the Po Nagar Cham Tower, the Long Son Pagoda, as well as the bustling Dam Market. Afterwards, you can have fun on the beach by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: A free leisure day on the Nha Trang beach
Today is free for you to enjoy yourself on the beach of Nha Trang. Playing beach volleyball with friends, taking sunbath, swimming and diving are all available here.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: A free leisure day on the Nha Trang beach
Today is a free day as well. You can enjoy your time on the beach to your heart's content.  Strolling around or riding along the coastline are both good choices. Later, you can round off your beach trip with a seafood feast at night.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Nha Trang, Vietnam
    Sightseeing along the coastline of Nha Trang
Day 17: Drive to Da Lat for sightseeing
In the morning, we will drive to Da Lat. En route, get off to appreciate the idyllic countryside. After arrival, your guide will help you check in at the hotel first and then accompany you to visit the Bao Dai Summer Palace and the Old Da Lat Railway Station. Then, head to the Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market and the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda in succession for sightseeing. After finishing the visit, you will have a basic understanding of this city's history and culture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Da Lat Half day trip, Fly 1h to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Today's sightseeing will start from the Tanung Village. On the way there, you could view the gorgeous idyllic scenery involving aromatic flowers, verdant pine trees, vast farmlands, and pay a visit to a rice wine workshop and a coffee plantation. If in the appropriate season, you could pay a visit to a cricket farm or a silk-worm factory as well. Upon arrival, your guide will company you to visit the Elephant Waterfall and Linh An Pagoda. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City highlights with the Reunification Palace
After breakfast, follow your guide to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is 200 kilometers (124 miles) long with hospitals, conference rooms, bedrooms, granaries, military traps and etc. In the afternoon, continue to visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the City Center Post Office, as well as the Dong Khoi Street. These architectures are all located in the city center and could be visited on foot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Local Market in Saigon
    A local market in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi Tunnel, Saigon
    Relics of underground Cu Chi Tunnel during Vietnam War
Day 20: Drive 2h to My Tho to enjoy the Mekong Delta cruise, drive to Can Tho
Today, a wonderful cruise to the Mekong River Delta awaits you. In the morning, we will drive for around 2 hours to My Tho to board the cruise. Sailing on the river, you will not only enjoy the fantastic sceneries, but see the local people trading goods on the boat. Halfway through, you will also go ashore to visit a coconut candy and a rice paper factory. Today's lunch will be served on an island. After that, we will continue to dirve to Can Tho City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21: Boat Trip to Cai Rang Floating Market, Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market by boat under the company of your guide. Here, you will see the unique scenes of the local people living and doing business on the water. If you want, you could also experience shopping here and you could buy fresh fruit, various handicrafts and even Vietnamese rice noodles and coffee. In addition, you will also explore the tropical fruit orchards. Afterwards, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: See-off at Ho Chi Minh City airport
Your 3 weeks private Vietnam tour will come to an end today. According to your flight schedule, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the airport for your flight home. We hope you have had a great time with us in Vietnam and we will have another chance to serve you in the other counties. Wish you a nice journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
HanoiPan Pacific Hanoi
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
SapaSilk Path Grand Resort & Spa
Pistachio Hotel Sapa
Halong BayIndochina Cruise
Signature Cruise
Dong HoiVinpearl Hotel Quang Binh
Phong Nha Lake House Resort
HueIndochina Palace
Moonlight Hotel Hue
Hoi AnLa Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Little Beach A Boutique Hotel & Spa
Nha TrangMia Resort Nha Trang
Havana Nha Trang Hotel
Da LatAna Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa - Villa Suite
Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa - Villa
Ho Chi Minh CityHotel Nikko Saigon
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Can ThoVictoria Can Tho Resort - Deluxe Room
Victoria Can Tho Resort - Superior Room
Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Category
Month
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
May - Sep
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec$4469
$4022
$3759
$3383
May - Sep$4279
$3851
$3569
$3212
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec$3909
$3518
$3199
$2879
May - Sep$3799
$3419
$3089
$2780
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class flights of Hanoi - Dong Hoi; Danang - Nha Trang; Dalat - Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Two trains (shared 4-berth cabin): Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam Visa Fee.
International Flight Information
► From major cities of the UK to Hanoi
From London to Hanoi, you can take Qatar Airways QR008 16:00/00:40 (6h40m) firstly, have a stopover in Doha for 2 hours and 15 minutes, and then take QR976 02:55/14:05 (7h10m) to Hanoi. The duration is 16 hours and 5 minutes. From Birmingham to Hanoi, take Emirates Airline EK040 13:30/00:35 (7h5m), stay in Dubai for 3 hours and 5 minutes, and then take EK394 03:40/12:40 (6h) to Hanoi. It is 16 hours and 10 minutes in total.

► Your return trip to the UK 
From Ho Chi Minh City to London, take Air France AF253 09:10/16:40 (13h30m), stay in Paris for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and then take AF1180 18:00/18:20 (1h20m) to get back. The whole journey is 16 hours and 10 minutes. Go back to Birmingham, take Emirates Airline EK393 23:55/04:25 (7h30m), stay in Dubai for 3 hours, and then take EK039 07:25/11:25 (8h) to reach Birmingham. The travel time is 18 hours and 30 minutes.
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