Exploring Vietnam in 12 days from South up to the North of Vietnam with several impression. The difference among Three lands in Vietnam will be presented during your vacation. Tasting the local foods with little different flavour in South, Central and North. Experiencing the local lives through Vietnam. It is surely that you will have the unique experience what you never ever did. Let’s us customizing your best unique!
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival – Hotel check in (Meal: No)
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city – the biggest city in Vietnam. Driver is waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel in the center.
Check in the hotel and free time to take your first step exploring the city.
Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Please Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho – Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)
07:30 – 08:15: Driver and tour guide will pick you up at your totel and leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
17:00: Drop you off at your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in HCM city.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh free and easy (Meal:B)
Today you have free time to relax and explore the city by your own. Taking your leisurely time to visit HCM city by your own with destinations as: Ben Thanh Market, China town…Tasting and feeling the local foods, daily life
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An check in (Meal: B)
Enjoy your own time to visit Ho Chi Minh city, tasting some local foods and drink, until driver picks you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for the flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival Da Nang, driver meets and take you to the hotel in Hoi An old town.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – My Son santuary 1 day (Meal: B,L)
7:30 – 8:0: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel for My Son trip. Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand. After one hours driving, arrive in My Son – the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. As a tower garden, My Son is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Not only visit an interesting place, but also you can understand much more about the culture and civilization of ancient Champa people. Spending about 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son, get on the boat at boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River. All the local life of local people will appear on your eyes. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river
13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An free time (Meal: B)
Let’s feeling how lovely and peaceful is Hoi An old town by your own today. It is not only the town with rich history, warm people, delicious local foods, but also is a great place to tailor made items of clothing.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang Train station – Overnight train to Hanoi city (Meal:B)
Hoi An old town is built in the past with the combination of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Walking time is the best way to visit Hoi An town with old pagodas, temples, local houses and also you can see the local people’s style life, local food what locals is eating,.. you also can go to the silk shop where you can make a costume tailor – best place to make a costume tailor in Vietnam Driver will pick you up and transfer you to Da Nang train station for train to Hanoi. Train takes about 16 hours, along the train trip, you have the chance to see how beautiful is Vietnam with countryside scenery, local farmer’s life, simple and warmly villages…
Overnight at on the train.
Day 8: Hanoi arrival – Transfer to the hotel (Meal:No)
Upon arrival Hanoi train station, driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
Check in the hotel and get your own time exploring the old town in Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi street food walking tour (Meal:B,D)
6:00 pm: Your tour guide picks you up from hotel to our meeting point. Star the journey discovering the local foods in Hanoi like street Foodie. Walking through some old streets there, you will discover historical and culture tourist site, visit Heritage House to learn more about Traditional House of Ancient Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy “Bánh Cuốn” from famous local restaurant, “Bánh Cuốn” (steamed rice rolls) which is steamed and made from rice flour and filled with a savory ground pork and ear mushroom mixture. Then stop off at traditional space to try “Che” (sweet gruel)- a very special and famous sweet soup Hanoi old quarter. Then, keep walking to enjoy a bowl of Pho– taste of heaven that you could not be anywhere better than Hanoi. Spring roll is very meaningful dish for tourist; many restaurant and company organize cooking class. You will visit Local market to see people show all products, it is really interesting to learn about lifestyle and culture of local people. You will enjoy Bun Cha (Vermicelli with grill pork), an absolute highlight of authentic local culinary you must try as anyone’s the first visit of Hanoi. Then you will savor the real taste of Hanoian at a small corner of Hanoi by drinking a cup of “Bia Hoi”(Fresh beer). Finally, get the chance to enjoy a very special flavor of the Vietnamese-“Cafe Trung”( egg coffee).
9:00 pm: Turn back to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)
Please check out the room and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. You can only bring hand bag with something for the trip: passport, clothes, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any thing you need for trip.
8:00 – 8:30 am: Meeting your tour guide at the hotel and depart for Halong bay trip. Short break-time on the haft way for relax before reaching Halong Bay.
Vietnamese Lunch will be served after check in the cabin on cruise and cruising through the bay to the center.
Exploring the beauty of Surprising cave – the most beautiful and biggest one in the bay. Leisurely time hiking and swimming on the beach of Titop island.
Get back the boat for Sunset Party with fresh fruit & local glass wine.
Dinner with delicious local dishes and free evening to feeling Halong Bay.
Overnight on the cruise
Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meal:B,L)
You should wake up little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay.
After breakfast, doing Kayaking by your own to discovering Halong Bay.
Learning how to make Vietnamese Spring-roll in Cooking Demonstration on the cruise.
Lunch time while cruising back the harbor.
Get on the bus back to Hanoi.
17:00: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi city
Day 12: Hanoi Departure (Meal:B)
Hanoi old quarter is most interesting place in Hanoi city where you can taste several street foods, local famous Vietnamese coffee, or shopping the souvenir for your family and friend, until Driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your flight out. Have a good Flight!
11 night’s accommodation included:
3 nights at hotel in HCM city
3 nights at hotel in Hoi An
1 night on the train
1 night on Halong cruise
3 nights at hotel in Hanoi
English speaking tour guide in Mekong Adventure Day Tour, My Son sanctuary day tour, Halong Bay tour, Hanoi street food tour
Private car/van airport transfer 2 ways in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang
Private train station transfer and pick up in Hanoi, Da Nang
Flight ticket HCMC – Da Nang with 20kg check baggage and 7 kg hand check
Train ticket Da Nang – Hanoi with soft sleeping bed in sharing cabin of 4 people
Private transfer Da Nang – Hoi An
Local English speaking tour guide in Sapa
Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
Sleeper bus Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner with Vietnamese dishes
All the entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
Boat trip in Mekong Delta
My Son sanctuary
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Swimming time in Halong Bay
Sunset time on cruise in Halong Bay with fruit and local wine
Trekking time in Sapa
Complementary bottles of water
Welcome drink in hotel and on board
Return international airfares from your country to Vietnam
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
Tax and service charge
Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
Visa to Vietnam
Child under 5 year old: free charge
Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult
Child above 9 year old: full charge
If you want to travel with opposite route, please advise!
If you want to upgrade into 4 or 5 star package, please advise!
If you want to travel as Private tour, please advise!
You want to extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
What to bring:
Please bring the lightweight, quick-dry clothing on summer, sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.
Bring the flashlight, alarm clock, Insect repellent, Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.
Prepare footwear: Sandals, hiking shoes, walking shoes, etc.
Double check your camera and photography equipment.
Warmer comfy clothes from October to March!