Discovery Vietnam 15 Days 14 Nights
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Explore Vietnam on an in-depth journey that takes you from North to South. Start with the colonial charm of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, then travel to the natural wonderland of Halong Bay and trek through Sapa’s terraced rice paddies and hill tribe villages. Visit the ancient capital Hue and bask on the beaches of Hoian. Explore the lush landscape of the Mekong Delta and the bright lights and urban bustle of Saigon. This tour takes you deep into our beautiful country, immersing you in our rich culture and elegant landscapes.
The Vietnam Discovery tour is your best choice if you want to experience the totality of Vietnam: the land, the people, the culture, and the history, as a Vietnamese person would. In this Vietnam holiday, as you travel through the country you will experience all forms of transport: car, train, airplane, boat, walking and hiking. During 2 weeks traveling with Travel Vietnam, you will trace the path of the founding of Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel then welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour ( B, L )
Today we explore city’s outstanding tourist sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Single Pillar Pagoda, the West Lake, the Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, then a tour on ‘cyclo’ in through the Old Quarter. Enjoy Water puppet show (Optional USD 4 – 5 per person), Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hoa Lu – Trang An – Overnight Train to Lao Cai( Sapa ) (B, L )
Taking two hours driving to Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu Temples and continue to Trang An for sampan trip in the area so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”. Late lunch and back to Hanoi to take night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa – Catcat village ( B, L )
Shuttle bus pick up to Sapa. Breakfast then walk to Cat Cat village of Black Hmong people. Return to SaPa, climb up to Ham Rong Mount for great view of the terraced rice fields in deep valleys. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan – Overnight Train to Hanoi ( B, L )
walk to Lao Chai village of Black Hmong people and Ta Van village of Day people. We have a picnic lunch along the way. Back to Sa Pa then take the shuttle bus to Laocai for night train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on train
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay Group tour (L/D)
Take 3,5hours road- trip to Halong Bay, boarding and start cruising into the Bay. Vietnamese seafood lunch and dinner are served on Cruise. Overnight on Cruise.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Da Nang (B/L)
Breakfast and continue cruising, last lunch will be served on the way back to wharf. Disembark and return to Hanoi airport for flight to Da Nang. Pick up on arrival and transfer to overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary ( B, L )
Morning trip to My Son Holy Land, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Back to Hoi An for lunch then short tour of Hoi An town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Cu Lao Cham island group tour ( B, L )
Boat trip to Cu Lao Cham to see fishing village. Snorkeling, swimming then seafood lunch O/n in Hoi An
Day 10 : Hoi An – Hue ( B , L )
Moving Nothward to Hue, stops for pictures at Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass. Arrive Hue then Perfume River boat trip on to Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit to Imperial Citadel, Tu Duc& KhaiDinh Tomb. O/n in Hue
Day 11: Hue Fly to Ho Chi Minh( B )
Free till transfer to airport to Ho Chi Minh. Pick up & transfer to hotel. Free at leisure Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel( B, L )
Morning visit to Cu Chi’s amazing tunnel system built by Communist guerillas during the Vietnam War. Back to Saigon for lunch. Continue to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, O/n in Saigon
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho( L )
Leaving for My Tho, upon arrival taking 4 hours boat trip and rowing sampan to visit An Binh Island, short walk around villages; visit some local workshop, an ancient house. Lunch served at local garden restaurant. Boat trip to Vinh Long. Free and Overnight in Can Tho city.
Day 14: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating market Ho Chi Minh( B , L )
Early check-out, take a motor boat to visit Cai Rang – and to Ba Cong orchard garden to see the colorful local life. Back to overnight in Saigon
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh Departure( B )
Free till transfer to airport for departure. Tour ends
Note B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
- Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
- Accommodation based on twin share
- Sight-seeing & Entrance fees, Boatrip
- Domestic Flights Indicated in Itinerary
- English speaking guide/ Meals as specified
- Any air tickets
- Visa arrangement
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks and Personal expenses