Discover the excitement and charm of Vietnam as we explore the country by land, sea and air. From trekking in the country’s mountainous north to kayaking amid the stunning backdrop of Ha Long Bay this trip has it all. We visit the country’s cultural heartland in Hue and Hoi An before heading south to the lush flood plains of the Mekong Delta
Highlight: Boating, kayaking and cultural experience
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi city
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi
Relax and stay over night at hotel
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Bat trang village, one of the famous pottery villages which is near by Hanoi, Dong Ky carpenter village and Lemat – snake village. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi before have 01 hour cyclo tour in 1000 Years Old Hanoi Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet Unique show at 4 PM.
Stay overnight at hotel
Day 3: Hanoi- Halong
Pick up at hotel and drive towards Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam‘s most scenic impressive sights. On arrival in Halong we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. Along the trip we learn some kayak orientation and instruction in paddling technique. We begin our first kayaking experience to discover the limestone karst formations which are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves, and visit one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. At the end of afternoon we return to our escorted boat for relaxation and dinner. The night paddle is available for kayaking fervor. Overnight on board
Optional: Swimming at night you can have a chance to see phosphorescence
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Halong- Hanoi
After breakfast, we continue haft day kayak exploration, paddle from Luon Cave toward islets in the shape of Man’s head Island, Tortoise Island. Have lunch on the boat with boat crew before returning to Ha Long Port for vehicle transfer back to Hanoil.
Day 5: Hanoi- Mai Chau
We depart Hanoi and head west towards Hoa Binh City where we stop for refreshments. Leaving Hoa Binh we climb towards the Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Following lunch in Mai Chau town we drive to the White Thai village of Poomcon. Afternoon we walk to the surrounding village. Our hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people. In sampling these peoples hospitality, we find out a little more of their lives and cultures with a cultural exchange following the evening meal. Tonight’s accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.
Over night at local village
(B, L, D)
Day 6: Mai Chau- Hanoi
Following breakfast we embark on a lovely walk to Lac village and Van village. As we walk we will encounter the local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding the buffalo. We enjoy lunch in Maichau before we drive back to Hanoi
Day 7: Ha Noi – Hue
Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight to Hue (VN 245 at 12:40pm). Our tour guide in Hue will greetings you at airport for transfer to hotel and learn historical of Old Royal City in Vietnam in 17th century. Visit Royal Citadel, which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century.
Stay over night in Hue
Day 8: Hue
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Perfume River for boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, majestic Tomb of Tu Duc, romantic Tomb of Khai Dinh. Have lunch on boat before have an hour cyclo ride to visit Dong Ba market and Hue garden.
Stay over night at hotel in Hue
Day 9: Hue- Hoian
After breakfast at hotel, drive a long coat to Hoian town. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang Stop en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the China beach and the Cham Museum in Danang. Arrive Hoian.
Check into hotel
Stay over night at hotel in Hoian
Day 10: Hoian – walking tour
Am: Free own your own to discover ancient town with visiting Phuc Kien pagoda, Japanese bridge, old houses and noisy market near by Thu Bon River.
Pm: Free at leisure for shopping or do other things you are interested in
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 11: Hoian – Danang - Saigon
Transferred to Danang airport for flight to Saigon city. Upon an hour flight, arrive Saigon, transfer to hotel. Free at leisure to explore Saigon, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafe.
Stay over night at hotel in Saigon
Day 12: Saigon City Tour- Cu Chi tunnels
We are engulfed by the dynamic energy of Ho Chi Minh City as we explore historic landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral and the former US Embassy. As we enter the Chinese District of Cho Lon, home to the largest wholesale market in Viet Nam, the energy is palpable and respite from the frenetic activity is found within the ornate walls of Chinatown's oldest Pagoda, Thien Hau. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war.
Stay over night at hotel
Day 13: Saigon- Mekong delta- Can Tho
8:00 Pick up at hotel. Depart for Cao Lanh. On arriving at My Hiep, take the generator boat to get into the Xeo Quit base - a former Viet Cong base. Enjoy the boat cruise around the swamps and the forest. Lunch. Across the Upper Mekong delta by boat to admire the charm of the river, get to Sadec, visit the Tu Ton flowers garden. Drive to Can Tho. Take the boat at Ninh Kieu Wharl to get into Phong Dien village.
Stay over night at hotel.
Day 14: Can Tho – Hochiminh city
After breakfast. Visitors first take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river). The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Visitors will have the most probably tried the Vietnamese vermicelli soup? So, they will now go and see how it is made. Visitors then roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, they have a chance to experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one bamboo. Stop for lunch. Turn back to Hochiminh city in the afternoon
Stay over night at hotel in Hochiminh city
Day 15: Saigon- Exit
Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight back home.
Tour price (in US dollars, per person)
|5 pax - 6 pax
|7 pax- 9 pax
* Note: The tour is sample and private, you may go with all details or we can modify to fix you way travel. Please contact us for further information.