17 DAYS VIETNAM FAMILY BEACH RELAXATION
- Tour code: VN – F05
- Duration: 17 DAYS 16 NIGHTS
- Explore Ha Noi style fast foods & Ha Noi city: visit Ho Chi Minh complex, Tran Quoc pagoda, Bat Trang ceramics village
- Discover Sapa the famous with beautiful of rice terrific fields, trekking to visit some ethnic village, enjoy fresh air
- Traveling to Ha Long world heritage, explore the emerald water of Ha Long bay by Kayak, take relax on sundeck & join some activities in the cruise, attend a cooking demonstration.
- Explore Hue - The Imperial city, ride bicycle about 2km to explore beautiful sights.
- Discover Hoi An town, join in special farming work with local farmer & local fishermen by catching fish, take a bicycle to explore the countryside
- Traveling to Mekong delta, explore daily local, explore how can make brick, wave bamboo...
- Relax in Phu Quoc beach - one of the most beautiful beach in Viet Nam with activities.
Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – WATER PUPPET SHOW
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, your guide will greet you at airport with a ‘Welcome’ sign board, and then you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam. Tonight you will enjoy Water puppet show which means “Making puppets dance on water" - a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.
In the late afternoon, our tour guide will pick you from your hotel and start the ‘walking tour’, you will have chance to taste some of the most famous dishes of Hanoi people, described as “Hanoi style fast foods”. Your local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Many delicious dishes are waiting for your tasting in the Old quarters. Then we walk back to hotel and overnight.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI HALFDAY CITY TOUR & BAT TRANG CERAMIC
In the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel. We start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house - where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn about his devotion for Viet Nam. We continue our trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, Budhist relics and national heritage, lying on one side of West Lake. We drive to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, which is considered to be the first university in Viet Nam.
Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Then we continue our trip to the highlight of the day- Bat Trang ceramics village with a half-millenary historic development and about 13 kilometers south east of Ha Noi centre. As time went by, the village’s products have developed and become well known for the best quality, style and glaze, both inside and outside of the nation. Many of these are now customized for aristocratic families and religious needs. Its popular foreign markets are Japan (under the brand "Kochi (Giao Chi) ware"), theNetherlands, Britain, Portugal, Southeast Asia, etc.
We drive back to Hoan Kiem legend lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which respects Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also know about the Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
Return hotel and overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI FREE AT LEISURE – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
You have a free day in Hanoi to explore, and get all your shopping done. There are all sorts of shops for clothing, souvenirs, and artwork, you won’t have trouble finding what you want. There’s even a local market in walking distance if you want to see how the locals buy their goods. Add in a plethora of Cafes and restaurants to try and you will fall in love with this eclectic city of the orient.
At around 17:00, our driver will pick up and transfer you to railway for night train to Lao Cai (Overnight on 4 berth shared cabin)
Day 4: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – HOMESTAY
At 6.00 A.M, driver pick you up at Lao Cai station, then transfer an hour to Sapa town where you have breakfast then take a short drive out of Sapa town to the walking path.
Follow a small trail, that will take you up the hill for 2 hours to the Den Thang range. Reach the top to enjoy the great view of the Fansipan Peak and the stunning Muong Hoa Valley as the trek approaches Hang Da Village - the home of Hmong which is at 1,800m above sea level and overlooks the Muong Hoa Valley. Discover the village and then have a picnic lunch.
After a short rest we will continue walking to Hau Thao village. You will see the stunning view of Muong Hoa valley. Arrive at Hau Thao Commune, you will have a chance to discover the daily life of the Black Hmong minority and their traditional customs and costume.
Continue trekking to Pho village then down the hill to Giang Ta Chai village where you will sleep in a homestay of Giay people. Your homestay is near the hanging bridge. Have dinner and relax.
Overnight at homestay
Day 5: GIANG TA CHAI – TA VAN – LAO CHAI – SAPA TOWN
Enjoy the dawn and fresh air in the village, have a nice breakfast served by the house owner.
Start the trek by climbing the mountain on a small trail near the waterfall. Stop for a while to take photos on top of the waterfall. The trek will lead you through the bamboo forest to Ta Van village of Giay people. Have lunch in a local house near the Muong Hoa river bank.
In the afternoon, you will keep going to Lao Chai village - the home of Black Hmong people. Enjoy the view of the largest rice terrace fields in Sapa.
In the afternoon, continue walking to Y Linh Ho village then up the main road and you will return Sapa town by car.
Overnight in Sapa town
Day 6: FREE AT LEISURE – RETURN HANOI
At around 15:00 P.M, our car will pick you up then transfer to Hanoi by Limousine sharing car.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 7: HANOI – HALONG BAY ON OASIS CLASSIC CRUISE * GROUP TOUR*
At around 12:00 noon, we arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding. Transfer by small boat to our cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, before we check you into your cabins. Cruise boat will pull-up anchor and our program will commence.
Then we will enjoy special lunch will be served on board while cruising past all the islets. After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Oasis Bay has a special and very private route through the bay, away from the clutter of all the other honking boats fighting for position.
At 15:30 p.m, Explore the emerald waters of Halong Bay by Kayak. Our guides will you through a grotto cavern into a hidden lagoon where they tell you all about the area, and the folklore of how ‘Ha Long Bay’ got its name (translates to ‘Descending Dragon Bay’). This is a great moment to get some action photos in the bay, if you have a waterproof pouch for your phone or camera.
Then return to our boat and take relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor big Jacuzzi.
Tonight we will enjoy a 5 course tasting menu, prepared by our team of chefs. You are free to try evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing.
Overnight on cruise
Day 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLY TO HUE *GROUP TOUR*
At 06:30 A.M, wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong. Then we enjoy coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices….
You can choose either relax or visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay then we return our boat.
At 09:30 A.M, check-out of your cabins and settle your drink tab
A wonderful brunch buffet will a wide assortment of dishes no matter what mood you are in, will be served while the Oasis Bay is cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor.
We pick up then transfer to hotel in Hue for overnight
Overnight in Hue
Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level and operating conditions
without prior notice.
Day 9: EXPLORE HUE TEMPLES & CYCLING TO COUNTRYSIDE
Our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Hue city and transfer you go on visiting the Imperial City was the place where Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperor and royal family worked and lived from year 1802 to 1945 including many palaces and architectures and surrounding: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Purple Forbidden City, Nine Dynastic Urns, The Temple…
Next, you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. After that, making boat trip on Perfume River to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenes along two sides of banks’ river, Con Hen Islet which is famous with its special food including rice and noodles with mussels exploited in its islet with unforgettable flavor. Have lunch on boat while boating down the Perfume River.
Arrive to Sinh village Pier, you will visit Sinh village where has preserved and developed the traditional folk painting served for the spiritual life of local people to know how the villagers use the paper made from scallop powder to make meaningful paintings but simple in lines with traditional colors. Then, you leave Sinh village and ride bicycle about 2 km across the small roads with many bends for more experiences with beautiful sights.
After that you go on your cycling to pass through roads with green bamboo hedges, vegetable gardens and large rice fields for more discover the hidden charms of countryside at Thanh Tien paper flower-making village. Especially, you also have opportunity to make a small product by yourself under the instruction of friendly hostess. After that, you will be transfer to check in hotel in Hue city.
Overnight in Hue
- Day 10: HUE – DRIVE TO HOIAN VIA HAI VAN PASS
Day 11: HOIAN FARMING & FISHING EXPERIENCE
Cycle along a beautiful, narrow road to a local fishing village named Cam Thanh. In this village you will stop at a rice paddy field, as well as a fish and shrimp farm… You will also have the chance to traverse the most dangerous bamboo bridges in Vietnam the “monkey bridges”, and visit an ancient cemetery and holy temples.
Join in special farming work with the local farmers by ploughing the field, and even try your luck at riding water buffalo with the farmers. Watch the locals make palm-thatched houses. They will use completely naturally sourced water palm tree materials and bamboo forest materials. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on our planet, reaching growth of up to 1mm every 90 seconds, it’s a perfect renewable building material! Explore the water palm coconut paradise. Join local fishermen by catching fish and purple crabs, with unique fishing nets, and paddle the traditional Bamboo Basket boat. Learn how to make souvenirs with palm leaves.
Have lunch at the local home, learn how to make fresh rice milk and cook traditional Hoi An stuffed pancakes (Banh Xeo). Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 12: HOIAN – DANANG – FLY TO HO CHI MINH
You are free to explore Hoi An ancient town, get some tailored clothes and accessories handmade, or take a bicycle to explore the countryside and head down to the beautiful white sand of An Bang beach. Don’t forget to eat as much as possible too, Hoi An is arguably the best place for food in the nation.
Our driver will transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: FULLDAY MEKONG DELTA TOUR
We will pick you up from hotel and transfer to Vinh Long. The program will start with a visit of Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...
The boat will take you downstream on Mekong River seeing many floating cages for farming fish. Then, the first stop to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice... Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea.
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. Then, we’ll walk to visit the orchard & traditional house, we will enjoy some kinds of fruits and tea when listening to the traditional music.
Optional lunch should be served on board when our cruise is coming to Mỹ An to see many brick kilns on both sides of Mỹ An & Hòa Tịnh canal. We will walk in the peaceful village to see how they make brick, wave bamboo trays, bamboo baskets… Our boat continue to come to another village in Long Hồ to see how they make conical hats by hand, a process to make rice noodles…
The cruise will go back VinhLong city then our car will pick up and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 14: HO CHI MINH – FLY TO PHU QUOC ISLAND
You are free to explore the area until it is time to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc island. Our driver will be at the airport holding a ‘welcome’ sign board with your name, once they have collected you they will transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Phu Quoc island
Day 15: PHU QUOC ISLAND - BEACH AND EXPLORE
Phu Quoc has some of the nicest beaches in all of Vietnam, to explore on every end of the island. There are lots of waterfalls inland and also war history museums to check out. You’ll have this day and the next to fit as much or as little into your itinerary. Don’t forget to try some of the wonderful seafood options, Phu Quoc is home to some of the freshest seafood restaurants you’ll ever have the chance to try.
Overnight in Phu Quoc island
Day 16: PHU QUOC ISLAND - BEACH AND EXPLORE
Anything you could get to yesterday? If you haven’t gone yet, you should go down to Starfish beach. Crystal clear waters with starfish all over!
Overnight in Phu Quoc island
Day 17: PHU QUOC ISLAND DEPARTURE – HO CHI MINH
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for Ho Chi Minh onward flight home.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast based on twin/double sharing
- Homestay in Sapa
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Overnight cruise in Halong bay
- Group tour in Halong bay with roundtrip transfers by air-con shuttle bus
01way transfer Hanoi – Lao Cai station by 4 berth shared cabin & 01 way transfer Sapa – Hanoi by sharing Limousine car.
- Boat trip in Mekong delta
- Bike trip as mentioned
- A bottle of water for guided day tour
- Vietnam visa
- Domestic & International flight
- Compulsory dinner for New Year
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips, person
- Other not stated above