15 Days Highlight Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh city up to Hoi An and Hanoi
Taking photo of Floating Market in Mekong River
Biking in Mekong Delta to visit the local lives
Exploring the culture of Cham Pa Kingdom in Hoi An
Understanding the Vietnamese history in Hue
Kayaking in World Natural Heritage – Halong Bay
Rowing boat rip with local rower to visit the beauty of “Halong Bay on Land” – Tam Coc
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal:No)
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. You are in the biggest city in our country with several strange things offering you exploring.
Driver picks you up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you the hotel in the center. Taking your own leisurely time visiting the local Vietnamese lives.
Overnight at hotel in HCM city.
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 Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Sai Gon free and easy (Meal:B)
Today, as a nice chance to discover the biggest city in Vietnam by your own. Tasting the local foods, very tasty local Coffee, experiencing the local lives in Ben Thanh Market…,
Optional: Cu Chi war tunnel day trip, Ho Chi Minh city tour, Local street food tour
Overnight at hotel in HCM city
Day 4: HCM city – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (Meal:B)
After Breakfast, please spend your own time to viewing the local and shopping souvenir for your family, until the time driver picks you up at your hotel and transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight to Da Nang city.
Your driver in Da Nang welcome you at Da Nang airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An. On the way to Hoi An, it is as a lovely time to see how beautiful Vietnam is. Check in Hoi An old town. You may cannot imagine before that such a lovely Hoi An town! Colorful lanterns along each street, old houses were built in 17th Century, mixed culture of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. You’ll feel the peace of mind.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – My Son sanctuary (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 & End your trip!
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An free time (Meal:B)
Hoi An on foot is one of the best way exploring the history, culture and local things. You also can do biking by your own visiting street by street with several temple and pagodas, tailor made costume, lantern handmade, or tasting a Coffee cup on the Thu Bon riverside.
Optional: Rice Planting and Fishing Trip, Rowing Basket boat and Buffalo Riding, Hue city Tour
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Exploring Hai Van Giant Pass – Hue City (Meal:B)
Take your free morning to visit Hue city by your own before driver pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An. Hai Van Giant Pass where you stop on the way to see the most giant Pass in Vietnam is most famous and very beautiful spot in the Center to see. Driving on the pass which separates the Sea and Mountain with the stunning and breathtaking view which offers you an unforgettable memory.
Arriving Hue city – ancient capital of Vietnam, you are leisurely to explore the history of Vietnam with Royal palace, King tombs…
Overnight at hotel in Hue city.
Day 8: Hue city tour (Meal:B,L)
7:45 – 8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and depart Hue city tour.
Take a visit:
- Dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue city.
- Imperial Citadel by car – The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.
- Hue Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen Dynasty.
- Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.
- Taking the boat trip on Perfume River to see the local life along the river.
Enjoy Lunch at local restaurant.
After Lunch time, continue to visit:
- Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.
- Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.
- Conical hat making village, incense stick making village
16:00 – 16:30: Back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 9: Hue – Train to Hanoi city (Meal:B)
Today, you have the free day to visit Hue city, tasting the famous Bun Bo Hue (Beef Rice noodle), experiencing by foot the local life style, until the time driver pick up and transfer you to Hue train station for train to Hanoi city.
Overnight on train.
Day 10: Hanoi arrival (Meal:No)
Welcome to Hanoi city – capital of Vietnam. Driver picks you up and take you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
Known as the most interesting place in Hanoi city, the old quarter with the ancient house, traditional architecture, colorful lives, several street foods… a lovely place you can see the real Vietnam is.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 11: 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: Tour guide and bus pick you up at the hotel. Heading to Halong bay after 4 hours in bus with short break time on the haft way.
12:45: Arrive Halong harbor. Crews welcome you on board with Welcome drink. Check in the cabin and enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Lunch.
After lunch time, free time to sunbathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains.
15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting the Amazing cave – one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16:00: Heading to Ti Tov Island where you can hike up to the top to view whole bay, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the pure water.
17:15: Back to the boat. Enjoy the Sunset time with fruit and Wine.
Our chef on board will share with you how to make Vietnamese spring roll during the Cooking Demonstration, and you can experience to practice by yourself.
19:00: Dinner will be served with a lot of delicious Vietnamese foods.
After dinner, free time to watch movie, playing the card, or attend the Squid fishing game
Overnight on cruise
Day 12: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )
You should wake up a little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay – the nice moment during the trip.
7:00: Enjoy the breakfast
8:15: Going to do Kayaking among mountains, explore the beauty of Halong Bay by your own.
9:30: Get back to cruise, check out the cabin.
Then, take the leisurely time to rest on sundeck to view the bay.
11:00: Brunch will be served. Enjoy the meal while cruising back to Halong harbor
12:30: Get on the bus back to Hanoi with short break time on half way.
16:30 – 17:00: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi free time (Meal:B)
You could wake up early to see the quiet Hanoian lives around Hoan Kiem Lake – most important and beautiful lake in Hanoi city. A visit of foot in the old 36 streets quarter is one of the best way to explore Hanoi by your own. Meeting the street vendor, view the tiny chair on the street side where local people are drinking the coffee or green tea, the strange electric cable on the street, very excited traffic in the old town…every images will be deeply in your mind about Hanoi city – a peaceful and lovely point.
Optional: Hanoi street food walking tour, Perfume Pagoda tour, Water Puppet Show
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc 1 Day Tour (Meal:B,L)
8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.
Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside.
Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you.
Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat.
After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong River. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.
After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country.
16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point.
18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Trip ends.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 15: Hanoi Departure (Meal:B)
Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter with long history and culture, shopping the souvenir for family until the transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight out.
Accommodation’s 14 nights: 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city, 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Hoi An, 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Hue, 1 night on the train, 4 nights at 3 star hotel in Hanoi, 1 night on 3 star Halong cruise.
Private return airport transfer in Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang, Hanoi
Private Train station transfer in Hue and Hanoi
Flight ticket Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang with 20 kg checked baggage and 7 kg hand check
Train ticket Hue – Hanoi (Soft sleeping bed sharing 4 people per cabin)
Transportation with Air- conditioner in tour
Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, Br = Brunch, D = Dinner
English speaking tour guide in Mekong Delta – Cai Be floating village tour, My Son sanctuary Tour, Hue city tour, Halong Bay Tour, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc day tour.
All entrance fees as mentioned
Boat trip in Mekong River
Cycling time in Mekong Delta
Boat trip in Hoi An
Hue city visit
Swimming time in Halong bay
Kayaking time in Halong bay
Cooking Demonstration in Halong bay
Rowing boat time in Tam Coc
Cycling time in Tam Coc
All applicable VAT and Taxes.
International flight into and from Vietnam
All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.
Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above
Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.
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 upgrade from the train to flight, please let us know. As the train takes about 14 -16 hours, and the cabin has 4 beds for 4 people sharing. You might share this cabin with other people.
* We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance ( covering emergency medical evaluation ) for trips to Vietnam
* All accommodation is based on 3* option. Please advise if you wish to upgrade to 4* or 5*
* Hotel room might have no window which is very popular in the big city inVietnam. Please advise if you wish to stay at hotel room with window and extra cost is 10 usd/ 1 room/ 1 night.
* Please check out for Halong Bay cruise, Sapa 2 days trip or any 2 days trip in the package. I suggest you to leave your luggage at the hotel. You only need to bring a small bag with your passport, a few clothes and any thing you need for trip
* All the tour is group tour joining tour with different group in each city. If you would like to upgrade to Private tour, please inform us!
* Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
The internal flight included 20kg checked luggage and 7kg hand luggage
* If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
* Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted
* The cost of air tickets is subject to chance without prior notice by the airline company.
* Reservation during peak season ( Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays ) may be subject to supplementary charges
* Rooms at hotel are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
* Your passport must be valid at least 6 months to the arrival date.
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