- Duration: 16 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15 Seats
- Prix: FROM 2199 USD PER PERSON
From North to South, this 16-day trip takes you to experience the most authentic culture of Vietnamese people and be enamored by the stunning landscapes of the country. Starting off in Hanoi where you can find the undeniable charm among the architecture of Hanoi; places of breathtaking beauty in Hoi An with extraordinaty basket boat that couldn't be found elsewhere in the world; View the country's colorful history on the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City and finally explore the lifeblood of Southeast Asia and life along the mighty Mekong River. A mix of friendly locals; age-old traditions and mouth-watering cuisine to ensure ultimate Vietnam experience.
»Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.
»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites.
»Hoi An: Wander in the most atmospheric and delightful ancient town
»Mui Ne: Relax at the endless beaches of Mui Ne and enjoy the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.
»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife
»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.
DAY 01: DEPARTURE FROM USA
Fly from North America to Vietnam.
DAY 02: IN FLIGHT
Due to the time zones difference, you will lose one day in traveling, you will catch it up on the way back.
DAY 03: HANOI ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with the arrival in Vietnam. Your private guide and driver will meet and greet you on the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.
You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
After enjoying the first day by yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 04: BAVI ECO TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide and private vehicle to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.
Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.
After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.
Later, enjoy a private transfer between Ba Vi to your accommodation in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 05: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/ L/ D) - SHARED CRUISE
09.00: Await the collection of the guide and driver in your hotel lobby. Once they have arrived, we will begin our transfer to Hai Phong city.
12:00: Rest at the harbour as the V’Spirit Premier Cruise completes its final preparations. We can board shortly after this and enjoy our welcome drink.
13:00: Sit down in the dining room for a delicious lunch and a scrolling view of the wonderfully unique limestone towers outside the windows.
15:15 - 17:00: On sampan boats, some residents of the bay will show us their home by taking us to the Dark & Bright caves, two gorgeous caverns with a vast and enclosed lake on the other side. Swimming is also available here.
We return to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise to catch the daily spectacle of a gorgeous sunset, as well as happy hour at the bar.
19:00: Along with a fantastic dinner, we have a very special performance of traditional Vietnamese music in the dining room or on the top deck. Before you retire to your cabin tonight, perhaps you would like to head to the bar, the spa or join the crew for some squid fishing.
Overnight on cruise
DAY 06: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HOI AN (B/L)
06:00: Begin your new day with the Tai Chi session on the top deck, run by our onboard Tai Chi teacher as the sunrise greets us from behind the mountains.
07:00: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
08:15: Experience some fantastic kayaking to discover the lovely Tra Bau area. Visit a fishing farm and socialize with the resident fishermen in order to know more about their life and how they work every day.
10:00: Return to the ship and enjoy the cooking demonstration put on by our talented chef as they give you an insight into Vietnamese cuisine, then sit down for a lovely lunch buffet, on our approach to the harbor.
11:45: Stepping off the V’Spirit Premier Cruise at the harbor, we board the bus and head back to Hanoi.
Later you will be transferred to the Noi Bai International airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang, our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to your accommodation in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 07: HOI AN ECO TOUR (B/L)
Would you like to go fishing with the local fisherman? Why don't you have a fun experience with the funny basket boat. You shouldn't have any hesitance because the day will put a broaden smile in your face. It is very interesting to fish here on the river with the local fisherman as you catch your fish and we cook for you.
On the Fishermen & the Waterways of a Past War Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences - from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 08: HOI AN AT LEISURE (B)
Have a leisure day in Hoi An to explore it at your own pace.
Custom tailoring is a huge industry in Hoi An. Hoi An is home to more than 400 tailoring shops and thousands of tailors who are not only talented at making clothes but are skilled in making shoes and handbags as well! Average turn around time for full suits is a day and about 4 hours for handbags or shoes! If you are interested in getting custom made items, try to find a shop of your liking as early as possible during your visit.
The afternoon is the perfect time of day to see some of the famous sights within Hoi An. But first, before you set out on food to discover the city, we recommend that you grab a Banh Mi sandwich to fuel you for the afternoon. Than Banh Mi Sandwich in Hoi An is both famous and different from a sandwich that you will get in other parts of Vietnam. The bread and fillings are unique to the region and is a great first insight into local cuisine. We highly recommend Madam Khanh’s stand, who has been dubbed the Banh Mi Queen in Hoi An.
After dark, the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns. In fact, Hoi An is a big centre for paper lantern manufacturers and merchants. Every shop or establishment will have a few lanterns outside, but the real sight is the lantern market. Here you’ll be able to see how these lanterns are made and will have a plethora of choices should you wish to take some home with you.
After a stroll through the market, check out the outdoor traditional theatre. You will have a chance to see Vietnamese folk dancers and musicians perform traditional pieces. The theatre runs from 9 pm to 10 pm at the square on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. It is completely free and open to the public so it’s interesting to see, even if it’s just for a few minutes as you pass by. Before you retire to your hotel, be sure to light a candle box and set it in the water. Many kids sit along the banks of the channel and offer candles to you – remember to make a wish.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 09: HOI AN – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
You will be at leisure to enjoy the last morning of the beautiful ancient town Hoi before transferring to the airport to Ho Chi Minh city.
Upon arriving Ho Chi Minh city, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and then transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B)
Begin your sightseeing tour of HCMC at the bustling Chinese district of Cholon, and continue to FITO Museum, Vietnam’s first traditional medicine museum, and Ben Thanh Market to see the wide variety of goods for sale. This afternoon, depending on your preference, visit either the War Remnants Museum or History Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city’s colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. Note: History Museum is closed on Mondays. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG (B/L)
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, 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.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH – MUI NE (B)
Have breakfast at hotel and get ready for your next trip. Our driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and you will depart to Mui Ne by private car, It take about 4 hours to get to Mui Ne. Upon arrival you will have free leisure time to explore the town or enjoy at the beautiful beaches.
Overnight in Mui Ne
DAY 13: MUI NE LEISURE (B)
Have a leisure day to relax at the sandy beaches of Mui Ne.
Overnight in Mui Ne
DAY 14: MUI NE SAND DUNES JEEP TOUR (SUNSET TIME) (B)
Have a leisure time till afternoon when Jeep tour will pick up at your resort. Start the tour with visit the Fairy Stream a natural beauty spot with a nice red canyon - water view, which is a unique and primitive place untouched by human beings, near a small brook with clean water. Jeep tour will stop at the Fishing Village for you overlooking to Mui Ne Bay with the most amazing view of the boats and sunsets. It is best known for crowded boats and fresh seafood.
Not only visiting the White sand dune, you will be fulfilled by viewing the beautiful of Mui Ne beach on road. It is more romantic time for seeing the sunrise or sunset, slip on the sand. Moreover, in the middle of the White Sand Dunes there is Lotus Lake - lotus is one of the famous flowers in Viet Nam.
Then you will have a chance to visit Yellow sand dune. From the top of the Yellow one, you can see all of the scenery of Mui ne when you can discover the daily activities of the Fishing village.
Overnight in Mui Ne
DAY 15: MUI NE - TRANSFER TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
You will have some free time in Mui Ne before departing to Ho Chi Minh city by private vehicle.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 16: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Have a relaxing time before transferring to Tan Son Nhat International Airport by a professional driver. Then fly back to your homeland.
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√International return flights between Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York and Vietnam, operated by China Southern, economy class or similar. If you are travelling from different city or would like to upgrade the flights, please contact us.
√Domestic flight from Hanoi to Da Nang and from Da Nang to Hi Chi Minh with 20kg luggage/person, operated by Vietjet Air or similar
√Transfer between Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne by private car
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√Vietnam Visa letter approval
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Other services not mentioned above
FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
- All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 65 days in advance. After 65 days, a surcharge will be applied.
- Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
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