Vietnam Enchantment: From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City – A 20-Day Adventure

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, the vibrant capital of Vietnam! Upon your arrival, our friendly guide will greet you at the airport and assist with your transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the city's energy, preparing for an exciting adventure ahead.

 

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour

Embark on a captivating city tour of Hanoi, where traditional charm meets bustling modernity. Explore the city's highlights, including the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the serene Temple of Literature, and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Quarter, with its narrow streets and bustling markets.

Indulge in a delectable Vietnamese lunch, savoring the unique flavors of Hanoi's street food scene. Visit the fascinating Museum of Ethnology to gain insights into Vietnam's diverse ethnic groups and their rich cultural heritage. Conclude the day with a serene stroll around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, surrounded by legends and charming architecture.

 

Day 03: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

Journey to the breathtaking province of Ninh Binh, often referred to as "Halong Bay on Land." Explore the stunning Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterized by limestone karsts, mysterious caves, and serene waterways. Take a leisurely boat ride through this natural wonder, immersing yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings.

Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and delve into Vietnam's rich history as you explore the ancient temples of Dinh and Le Dynasties. Bask in the scenic beauty of the countryside, with its lush rice fields and towering mountains. Return to Hanoi in the evening and unwind at your hotel.

 

Day 04: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the renowned Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise through the emerald waters, surrounded by towering limestone islands and islets. Marvel at the stunning landscapes as you navigate through hidden caves and visit floating fishing villages.

Indulge in a sumptuous seafood lunch on board, savoring the flavors of the region. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, or simply relaxing on the sundeck, taking in the breathtaking vistas that unfold before you. As the sun sets, witness the magical beauty of Halong Bay and spend a memorable night on the cruise.

 

Day 05: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai

Wake up to the serene beauty of Halong Bay and continue your cruise, exploring more of its captivating wonders. After a final brunch on board, bid farewell to Halong Bay and return to Hanoi.

In the evening, board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, the gateway to Sapa. Relax in comfortable sleeping compartments, ready to wake up to the splendor of Sapa's mountainous landscapes.

 

Day 06: Lao Cai - Sapa

Arrive in Lao Cai in the early morning and transfer to Sapa, a charming town nestled amidst rolling hills and terraced rice fields. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the local ethnic minority groups as you visit the colorful Sapa Market.

Embark on a trekking adventure through picturesque valleys, encountering the ethnic villages of Cat Cat and Lao Chai. Marvel at the traditional stilt houses, witness the daily life of the locals, and be captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery.

In the afternoon, bid farewell to Sapa as our guide assists you with your return journey to Hanoi.

 

Day 07: Sapa - Lao Chai/Ta Van/Lao Cai - Hanoi

Embark on a memorable journey through the picturesque landscapes of Sapa. After breakfast, venture into the lush valleys and terraced rice fields as you trek to the ethnic villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. Immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the friendly villagers, and admire their traditional way of life.

Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring regional specialties before bidding farewell to Sapa. Transfer to Lao Cai for your return journey to Hanoi, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and stunning scenery of Sapa.

 

Day 08: Hanoi - Hue

Leave Hanoi behind as you board a short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Take some time to relax and absorb the charm of this historic city, known for its rich cultural heritage and majestic architecture.

 

Day 09: Hue City Tour

Embark on a fascinating city tour of Hue, exploring its imperial past and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the iconic Hue Citadel, home to the Nguyen Emperors, and marvel at the grandeur of the Imperial City. Discover the enchanting Thien Mu Pagoda, an iconic symbol of Hue, and explore the serene Tu Duc Tomb, a beautifully landscaped royal mausoleum.

Indulge in a delicious Hue-style lunch, savoring the unique flavors of the region's cuisine. In the afternoon, embark on a tranquil boat ride along the Perfume River, enjoying the scenic views and visiting the serene Minh Mang Tomb. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Hue before returning to your hotel.

 

Day 10: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Depart Hue and journey south towards Hoi An, with a stop in Da Nang along the way. Explore the magnificent Marble Mountains, a cluster of five limestone hills offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Visit the Cham Museum, home to an impressive collection of ancient Cham artifacts, showcasing the region's rich cultural heritage.

Continue your journey to Hoi An, a charming UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved ancient town. Check-in to your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure, exploring the lantern-lit streets, boutique shops, and riverside cafes.

 

Day 11: Hoi An - My Son

Embark on a captivating excursion to the ancient ruins of My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the remarkable Cham architecture as you explore the temples and learn about the historical significance of this ancient religious site.

Return to Hoi An and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the town's unique atmosphere, visit local artisans, or relax on the beautiful beaches nearby.

 

Day 12: Hoi An - Nha Trang

Bid farewell to Hoi An and fly to the coastal city of Nha Trang, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant underwater world. Upon arrival, our guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel.

Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, basking in the sun on the pristine beaches, exploring the local markets, or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Nha Trang, a perfect blend of natural wonders and urban delights.

 

Day 13: Nha Trang

Spend a full day exploring the coastal gem of Nha Trang. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or trying out exciting water sports. Discover the vibrant underwater world with a snorkeling or diving excursion, marveling at the colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch, savoring the fresh flavors of the coastal cuisine. Take a leisurely stroll along the coastline, visit the famous Po Nagar Cham Towers, or simply relax and soak up the tropical ambiance of Nha Trang.

 

Day 14: Nha Trang - Da Lat

Journey from Nha Trang to the charming city of Da Lat. As you ascend into the highlands, be captivated by the scenic landscapes of lush greenery, rolling hills, and picturesque valleys. Arrive in Da Lat and check-in to your hotel, surrounded by the city's cool climate and romantic atmosphere.

In the afternoon, explore the city's highlights, including the iconic Xuan Huong Lake, the colorful Flower Gardens, and the fascinating Crazy House, an architectural masterpiece. Visit a local coffee plantation and savor the region's renowned coffee before retiring for the evening.

 

Day 15: Da Lat

Embark on a full day of exploration in Da Lat, known as the "City of Eternal Spring." Discover the enchanting Datanla Waterfall, where you can take an exciting ride on a roller coaster-like alpine slide. Visit the picturesque Tuyen Lam Lake and admire its tranquil beauty.

Explore the serene Truc Lam Zen Monastery, perched on a hilltop with breathtaking panoramic views. Delve into the local culture as you visit a traditional silk factory and learn about the intricate process of silk production. Conclude the day with a visit to the bustling Da Lat Market, where you can shop for local handicrafts and sample delicious street food.

 

Day 16: Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City

Leave Da Lat and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling metropolis also known as Saigon. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Take some time to relax and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this dynamic city.

 

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel

Embark on a historical journey as you visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a fascinating underground network used during the Vietnam War. Explore the narrow tunnels, marvel at the ingenious traps, and gain insights into the hardships endured by the Vietnamese soldiers.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City and spend the afternoon exploring its iconic landmarks. Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the historic Reunification Palace. Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Ben Thanh Market, where you can shop for souvenirs and try delicious local street food.

 

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Embark on an unforgettable excursion to the Mekong Delta, often referred to as the "rice bowl" of Vietnam. Cruise along the scenic waterways, passing by lush green landscapes and floating markets. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit traditional villages, taste tropical fruits, and interact with the friendly locals.

Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch served in a local home, experiencing the warm hospitality of the Mekong Delta. Marvel at the intricate canal system, sample coconut candies, and witness the vibrant daily life along the riverbanks. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the evening, full of memories from this unique adventure.

 

Day 19: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the morning at your leisure in Ho Chi Minh City. You may choose to explore more of the city's attractions, indulge in some shopping, or simply relax before your departure. In the evening, savor a farewell dinner, enjoying the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine and reminiscing about your incredible journey.

 

Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

As your Vietnam adventure comes to an end, our guide will assist with your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Take with you the memories of the stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and warm hospitality of Vietnam, leaving with a desire to return and explore even more of this captivating country.

Tour Duration: 20 Days
Guide: Knowledgeable Guide
Meals: As specified in the itinerary

 

PRICING

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2023 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $2,714 $2,322 $2,067 $1,916 $733
Deluxe $2,994 $2,602 $2,346 $2,195 $994
Luxury $3,588 $3,195 $2,940 $2,789 $1,548

 

ACCOMMODATION

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe  Luxury
Ho Chi Minh Sanouva
Deluxe room
Liberty Citipoint
Deluxe room
Nikko
Deluxe room
Hue Alba Spa
Deluxe room
Eldora
Deluxe City View room
Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe room
Hoi An Mulberry Collection Silk Village
Deluxe Room
Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa
Deluxe Room
Almanity
My Spirit (Superior) room
Hanoi Hanoi Brilliant Hotel
Deluxe Room
Anatole Hanoi Hotel
Deluxe Room
Hanoi Peridot Hotel
Premier Deluxe
Halong Bay Garden Bay Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Lily Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Mekong Mekong Eyes Cruise
Superior cabin
Bassac Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Song Xanh Sampan
Private Cruise
Nha Trang Michelia Nha Trang
Superior room
Liberty Central
Deluxe room
Mia Resort
Garden View room
Sapa My Boutique Hotel
Deluxe room
Aliana Boutique Sapa
Deluxe room
Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa
Classic room
Ninh Binh Lalita Boutique
Deluxe room
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm
Deluxe Room
Tam Coc Garden Resort
Deluxe Garden Room
Da Lat Du Parc Hotel
Standard room
Ngoc Lan TTC Premium Hotel
Deluxe room
Ana Mandara
Villa room

 

INCLUDE & EXCLUDE

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Domestic air tickets for flight Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nhatrang, Dalat – Saigon
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Dragon Boat in Hue
  • Private double/twin cabin in Halong
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Approval document for visa on arrival (1-month single entry)
  • Train ticket to Lao Cai/ Sapa in return route

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above

 Note:

Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm.

Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.