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19 Days Explore Highlights Throughout Vietnam

  • Cu chi tunnels
  • cai rang floating market
  • Thoi Son islet
  • Cu chi tunnels
  • cai rang floating market
  • Thoi Son islet
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Embark on an 19-day journey from South to North Vietnam and discover the country’s long-standing history and pristine natural beauty. From the unique floating market to the stunning palace in Hue Imperial City; from bustle city to pristine beaches, and enjoy your journey southwards to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Cruise through the karst limestone formations and explore the hidden caves and grottos. This discovery is absolutely worthy of your time and expectation. Touch the long-standing history and pristine nature of Vietnam and be amazed by the diversity of this beautiful country.

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Da Lat – Nha Trang – Hoi An/Da Nang – Hue – Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay 

Duration: 19 Days/ 18 Nights

Date: No fixed dates


Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City
/Ha Noi

Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent


Tour Type: Nature and Landscape, History and Experience

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the bustle of Cai Rang floating market in Mekong Delta 
  • Cruise through Halong Bay and explore Hoi An for leisure and shopping.
  • Discover landmarks in Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Ha Noi City
  • Explore and Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum.
  • Relax on pristine beaches in Middle Vietnam

 

Brief Itinerary

South Vietnam

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city

Day 2: Cu Chi tunnels tour

Day 3: Classic Mekong Delta 

Day 4: Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh 

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat

Central highlands and Middle Vietnam

Day 6: Da Lat sightseeing full day

Day 7: Da Lat City to Nha Trang City

Day 8: Nha Trang Sightseeing 

Day 9: Nha Trang Beach

Day 10: Nha Trang to Da Nang & Hoi An Sightseeing

Day 11: My Son Holly land 

Day 12: Cham Island 

Day 13: Sightseeing – Hue, Old Imperial City 

Day 14 : Thien Mu Pagoda – Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang 

Day 15: Hue City to Hanoi

North Vietnam

Day 16: Hanoi Sightseeing full day 

Day 17: Excursion to Halong Bay – Overnight on Board 

Day 18: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi

Day 19: Hanoi Conclude/ Departure

Full Itinerary 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city and arrival

On arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by a guide and driver then transfer to the hotel. Leisure time for relaxing after the flight. Overnight at hotel in  Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi tunnels tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start sightseeing tour at:

  • The  Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam  until the end of the war in April 1975.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral and the  Old Central Post Office: impressive French colonial structures in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Lunch is severed at a local restaurant.
  • Cu Chi tunnels: an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese troops during the civil war
  • Water buffet show

Tour finish about 18pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 3: Classic Mekong Delta (B/L)

After your breakfast at the hotel, the tour depart at about 7:45 – 8:00 Am, you will visit:

  • Vinh Trang Pagoda – one of the most famous pagoda in My Tho city.
  • Travel by ferry to cross Tien River, admire the beauty construction of Rach Mieu bridge and floating house of local people along the river bank.
  • Visit local family and orchards, see how they run their business.
  • Enjoy seasonal fruit, honey tea while listening folk music – Đon Ca Tai Tu accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small creeks of the island shaded by large coconut
  • Lunch is served at local restaurant on the island.
  • Cycling around the village immersed in the lives of local people.

Then transfer to Can Tho, over night in this city.

Day 4: Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

After your breakfast at the hotel, take the morning boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest in the whole Can Tho Province. Your experience will be full fill when walking though the fruit plantation and local noodle making village. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurant before moving back to Ho Chi Minh city – overnight in here.

Day 5: Leave Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat – City of Romance (B, L)

6:00am: Have breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to take flight for Da Lat City. Warmly welcomed to Da Lat! You will be picked up and transferred to Da Lat City – known as the City of Eternal Spring by plane. Relax on your own and feel for this delightful city. Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 6: Da Lat sightseeing full day (B, L)

8:00am: you will take a tour of Da Lat and the surrounding areas. We will visit:

  • Bao Dai Palace built from 1933 to 1937, famous by the real European neoclassical architecture, and also the main owner: Bao Dai – the last Emperor of Vietnam Feudal Dynasty.
  • Crazy House, a brightly painted concrete house which winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes. It now functions as a guesthouse.
  • Truc Lam Monastery and take have a chance to take the short train ride on the Cremaillere railway to the village of Tri Mat.

Have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Dalat.

Day 7: Depart from Da Lat City to Nha Trang Beach City (B)

Morning: Free time for relax at your hotel. Then, Transferred to Nha Trang Beach City – one of the most beautiful Beaches in over the Vietnam. Arrive Nha Trang Beach City in the afternoon, check in hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang City.

Day 8: Nha Trang Sightseeing (B, L)

8:00am: We will be transfered to Cau Da port for a cruise on the Nha Trang Bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island. You have great opportunity to enjoy hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures.

12:00pm: Make the trip to Mun Island -the best island for snorkeling with lots of lives colorful corals and fish. Have lunch at the Se Tre island and relax own your own.

16:00pm: Back to hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang (B)

Relax at the resort overlooking beautiful Bay.

13:00pm: Snorkeling or diving among the coral reefs in crystal clear waters, hiking nature trails, cooling off in the private plunge pool, indulging in spa treatments or just lie on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea viewsOvernight in Nha Trang.

Day 10: Leave Nha Trang to Da Nang & Hoi An Sightseeing (B, L)

Have breakfast at hotel in the morning, then transferred to Cam Ranh airport in Nha Trang CityTake a flight to Danang City in the afternoon. Arrive Da Nang City, warmly welcome by tour guide take you to visit ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: My Son Holly land (B/L)

After breakfast, a guide picks you up to visit:

  • My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty.
  • Enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.
  • Visit local house and learn how to make rice-paper,
  • Lunch is served at a local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
  • Take a boat trip along the Thu Bon River to Hoi An town.

Tour finish around 15 Pm in Hoi An, transfer to hotel and over night in Da Nang/Hoi An.

Day 12: Cham Island (B/L)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before visit Cham Island for snorkeling and scuba diving, relax one the beautiful beach. Tour start at 8 Am until 15 Pm. Then go back Hoi An and over night in here.

Day 13: Sightseeing – Hue, Old Imperial City (B, L)

Have breakfast at hotel then take full day to discover Hue City, Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Hue traditionally has been one of cultural, religious and educational centers of Vietnam. You will visit :

  • The Imperial City: was modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, built in the early 19th century.
  • The Thai Hoa Palace: The hall is so spacious and ornate roof of huge timbers is supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns.
  • The Halls of the Mandarins: the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood.

Overnight in Hue City.

Day 14 : Thien Mu Pagoda – Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (B, L)

Around 8:00am: The tour guide will pick you up for the tour to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River. Thien Mu Pagoda was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s.

Then, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840. It is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and considered one of most beautiful pagodas in Hue.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Explore Tu Duc Tomb built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Visit Khai Dinh Tomb, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It’s long staircase was remarkably flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes.

Overnight in Hue city.

Day 15: Leave Hue City for Hanoi (B)

Have breakfast at hotel & enjoy your free time. 8:00am: Check out hotel and transfer to airportTake a flight to HanoiArrive Hanoi in the afternoon, then, transfer to hotel, check in. Relax on your feet in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi!

Day 16: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)

  • Explore the architectural Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place and Ho Chi Minh’s house
  • One Pillar Pagoda – founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
  • Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda – One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam
  • Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple – one of the symbolized of Ha Noi.
  • Water Puppet show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 17: Excursion to Halong Bay – Overnight on Board (B, L, D)

7.45 – 8.15: We will depart to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay.

10.00: Having short break at stopover.

12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Cruise.

13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water.

14.30 – 16:00: Do kayaking in Luon Cave

16.00 – 17:00: Hiking Titop Island and swimming.

17.30: Cooking class in the restaurant.

19.30: Set-menu dinner is served.

Evening activities: squid fishing on boat, playing card, karaoke… Or laze yourself on free time on board. Overnight on cruise.

Day 18: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B/ L)

6.15: Morning exercises.

7.15: Have breakfast.

8.00: Visit Surprising Cave.

9.30: Check out time. The relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.

10.15: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.

11:30-12.00: Check-out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.

15.30 – 16.00: Arrive in Hanoi and overnight in this city

Day 19: Hanoi Conclude/ Departure (B)

Relax morning free before your return flight home. The driver will drop you off the airport. Finish your unforgettable 19 Days Explore Highlights Throughout Vietnam. Good bye & hope to see you again!

CUSTOMIZED TOUR

Note:

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • Price is applied for group of 2 up.

Inclusion:

  • Airport transfer services and accommodation, cruise in Ha Long Bay during the trip.
  • Meals as specified in the program (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner).
  • English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees, boat trips, kayak, A/C car or van which we mentioned on the program.
  • VIP fast track service on arrival international airport.

Exclusion:

  • International flights to Vietnam, domestic flights and onward ticket
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers (not mandated)
  • Other meals not mentioned in the programs
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Cancellation policy for deposited tours:

  • 30 or More Days – 100% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable).
  • 16 – 29 Days Prior to Departure Date – 75% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable).
  • 07 – 15 Days Prior to Departure Date – 50% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable).
  • 0 – 06 Days Prior to Departure Date – Non-refundable

Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your Cancellation Request via email and travel service start date.


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