14 DAYS VIETNAM IN DEPTH PACKAGE TOUR
- Duration: 14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS
- Explore Cai Be floating marketing in Mekong delta by boat
- Discovering the gorges in Dalat by rapelling and canyonering through the waterfalls amongst the valleys
- Relaxing in a hammock or exploring some waterfalls in the mountain or snorkeling off Jungle beach - the quietest & the most relaxed beach in Vietnam.
- Discovering charming villages and islands surrounding Hoi An by boat
- Trekking adventure through the lush depths of Bach Ma National Park
- Soaking up the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
- Spending a night on a private island in Halong Bay and a night on Oasis Bay 5-star Party Cruiser in Halong Bay
Day 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL
Arriving at the airport, our tour guide will greet you at airport with a welcome sign board and then you will be transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City - formerly known as Saigon. The largest city in Vietnam, despite not being the capital city has soo much going on.
This is a great chance to wander the streets and find all the interesting little shops on the street and down the alleys. But don’t forget and map or hotel business card, even Ferdinand Magellan could have gotten caught up by the excitement around him, and lost his way!
Day 2: MEKONG HOMESTAY – CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – HOMESTAY (B/L/D)
You will be transfer from Ho Chi Minh City downtown to Cai Be district on morning. Arriving in Cai Be, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of the host and invited some fresh fruits before embarking on boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market and traditional handicraft villages.
You’ll have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. The boat will then lead you to the home-stay on Tan Phong Island for checking-in and having lunch. In the afternoon, our local host will lead you to his orchards where you can learn how to take care for the garden and how to pluck the ripen fruits as the host does every day.
In the late afternoon, you will visit the vegetable garden and gather the vegetables for your dinner. You yourself will prepare your own dinner with the help of local hosts. Stay overnight at the home-stay.
Day 3: MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH – NIGHT BUS TO DALAT (B)
Waking up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of Mekong region and then taking a stroll around the home-stay, your 2nd day tour in Mekong will start. Coming back to the home-stay where the delicious breakfast is waiting for you.
After breakfast time, You will visit the kindergarden if it is school day. Stopping at a local farmer’s house to learn how to make Jackfruit leaf cakes and then cycling to Bonsai garden and talking to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens, then try plucking the fruits and tasting them.
Afterwards, we will return to the home-stay for check-out. At 11:00, the small boat will transfer you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf and you will drive to Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll be transfered to the bus station for your night bus to Dalat. Overnight on sleeping bus.
Day 4: DALAT – CAYNOING (L) * GROUP TOUR*
Depart at your hotel in Dalat, we take you along picturesque road to the south of the city, head the Datanla waterfall. Stop at gathering point,You will learn the basics of knot tying, harness wearing and abseiling techniques to begin conquering the 10km adventure activities hidden deep in the jungle.
Station 1 - Dry cliff at 18m
This is the first activity after we mastered the skills to rappel down the steep cliffs. Test your skills and lower yourself down the sheer cliff using only ropes and harness.
Station 2 – Water sliding
Over time, the stones have been eroded by the water, creating a beautifully smooth path for us to water slide down into the thrashing water below. Lay back arms crossed, lifejacket and helmut still in place, we’ll let you go and you go slip-slidding down into the pool below.
Station 3 - “Sky” Falls
A slick rock wall is all you have push off against as you lower yourself all the way down into the water this time.
Station 4 – Superman Jump
Heres your chance to take jumps from 7m and 11m cliffs into a deep lake. Do not hesitate, be strong, nothing can stop you, but the water below.
Station 5 – “Washing Machine”
You will rappel down, rock walls on both sides, then all of a sudden there are no more walls and you asitting in your harness, dangling in mid air. Regroup and start to slowly lowe yourself down again. The water is flying through the air, flung from a cliff next you you. Lower yourself down into the chute of water as it starts blasting your body back and forth, all of a sudden you know why they named this one the “washing machine”, it turns out ‘you’ are the dirty laundry. Time for a brave plunge, as you make the final effort to let go of all the ropes, releasing your harness from the safety of the ropes, the water grabs hold of you and pulls you down into the falls, as you pop up on the other side, that was an extreme adventure you weren’t quite expecting!
Day 5: DALAT – BUS TO NHA TRANG - JUNGLE BEACH (B/L/D)
Today we will take a day bus to Nha Trang. Arrrival in Nha Trang then our car will pick up and transfer to Jungle beach hotel by 1.5 hour drive.
You can take free bicycles, or there are motorcycles for rent that you can take along the 12km coastline road that runs behind Jungle Beach. It offers spectacular views and a picturesque little fishing village at the end of it, where you can buy great coffee and cold beer! There are also the famous Salt Fields 25 kms away on small country roads.
Alternatively, you can Relax in a hammock or explore some waterfalls in the mountain or snorkeling.
Overnight at Jungle beach.
Day 6: NHA TRANG - JUNGLE BEACH (B/L/D)
You have another do explore the area or relax on the beautiful beaches. Overnight at Jungle beach
Day 7: NHA TRANG - NIGHT BUS TO HOI AN (B)
Enjoy your morning and take your time checking out of the resort by noon. You will have the afternoon to enjoy your last moments on Jungle beach. We will transfer you to bus station for night bus to Hoi An. Overnight on sleeping bus.
Day 8: HOI AN – VISIT TRADITIONAL VILLAGES (L)
The tour starts when your English speaking guide meets you at your hotel in Hoi An at around 08:00am. After a brief introduction and some biking guidance, you will take a cycling trip to the Hoi An countryside. A local boat will bring you to Kim Bong - a village of wood carving. Visit around the village and partake in a wood carving activities for which the village is famous for, then you’ll continue cycling to Duy Nghia sedge mat making village. Upon the arrival at Duy Nghia village, you’ll visit some local families making mats and enjoy the short break. The route takes you through paddy fields and along lovely rivers to Duy Hai village where local people make fish sauce.
You’ll have a chance to visit a family that makes a lot of bamboo things such as bamboo chairs, bamboo tables, bamboo lamps, bamboo telephones and even bamboo bicycles! You’ll continue the journey toTra Que organic village through the rice paddy fields and hamlets. Here you’ll learn how the local people plant so many different herbs and vegetables. Enjoying a special juice made from the local herbs and you’ll cycle back to Hoi An .
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: HOIAN – HUE BY PUBLIC BUS (B)
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before checking out an being transferred to the former Imperial City of Hue. You have the rest of the day to wander about and explore the sights, sounds, and delicious bites Hue has to offer.
Day 10: HUE – BACH MA NATIONAL PARK TREKKING – NIGHTBUS TO HANOI (B/L)
Arrival in Hue and take a short break before starting Bach Ma National Park day trip. On the way Tour Bach Ma, you stop at Cau Hai lagoon to take some stunning pictures of the lagoon and learn more about the life of a local fishing village.
Continue the trip to the Visitor Center, which is near the gate of the Bach Ma national Park. Here, you will be introduced some information about Bach Ma National Park and its biodiversity potential, learn more about its significance, and conservation of the fauna and flora. Then you will continue the tour by exploring Bach Ma summit, which is 1.450m above the sea level. Here, you visit Hai Vong Dai. After visiting Hai Vong Dai, the car will continue to explore Five Lakes. You will stop at Lake No. 5 to take a rest, have a light lunch and then soak in cool water of the lake.
After that, you continue trekking to Do Quyen waterfall, a beautiful and majestic waterfall of the national park. Return to Hue and drop you off at your hotel in Hue city. We will transfer to bus station for night bus to Hanoi. Overnight on sleeping bus.
Day 11: HANOI ARRIVAL- BIKING TOUR TO CONTRYSIDE
Arrival in Hanoi in the late morning. You will have the morning to explore this charming yet hectic little city on your own. Find a local spot to get some lunch in you. Afternoon your guide will take you on a half day biking tour through the suburbs of Hanoi. Pick up from your hotel, you will start cycling to the expanse of the Red River, you will be shown many kind of pottery products, which are transported by boat from famous traditional handicraft villages such as Bat Trang, Phu Lang, Tho Ha, along the Red River.
Pay a visit to Nhat Tan flower village, where Dao and Quat trees are chosen to decorate at home, it is considered to be of lucky significance during Tet (Vietnamese lunar New Year)
In the end of the village you will see the big Battery emplacement, giving you real eyesight and a feel of what was going on during the US - Vietnam war.
Take a quick look on Nhat Tan local market, local church, temples, local stadium, restaurants which are decorated simply and connect closely to the natural environment. By biking throught as a local would, you will get to know more about the lifestyle here.
Continue biking to the Heaven of Lotus near the West Lake, relax in the wonderful picturesque space. Visit to Phu Tay Ho where worship Lieu Hanh Mother Saint, and see the unique pagoda architectural styles.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 12: HANOI – HALONG BAY BY OASIS PARTY 5* (B/L/D) * GROUP TOUR
On this 3 Days and 2 Nights Oasis Bay Party Cruise & Freedom Island tour you will spend a day exploring and enjoying the magnificent Halong Bay and one night on our Oasis Bay Party Cruiser 5star boat with activities including water trampoline, kayaking, swimming,jumping from the boat, floatables and relax in one of our 3 Jacuzzis. As the sun starts the set on our picturesque landscapes we bring everyone for and invigorating, and hilarious Oasis Bay infamous Beer Yoga class. The Yogis have never had so much fun, and the drinkers have never felt so limber, this 30 minute session is for anyone and everyone. Now, that we are loosened up and the sun has set, its time for happy hour. After dinner the staff put on a great performance and might even get you involved. We ship a DJ in from Hanoi every night, to play some great beats for you.
Day 13: HALONG - HANOI (B/L) * GROUP TOUR*
Once everyone has got some breakfast, your tour guide will do a little cooking demonstration for you, with a little bit of interesting facts and culinary history. You will have a chance to get your hands in there too and have a try yourself. You will have one last lunch on the boat before we disembark and return back to Hanoi.
Sleep overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 14: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy a nice morning breakfast before checking out and transferring to airport for flight back home.
- Private vehicle with AC for guided tour & airport transfers
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated (B:Breakfast, L: Lunch, D:Dinner)
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Tourist bus as mentioned: Ho Chi Minh; Dalat; Nha Trang; Hoian; Hue; Halong
- Group tour in Halong bay & Dalat
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Boat cruises & bike as mentioned
- Vietnam visa
- International flight
- Compulsory dinner for New Year
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips, personal expenses
- Other not stated above
+200 USD charge for single supplement