21 DAYS STUNNING VIETNAM PACKAGE TOUR
- Tour code: VP01
- Duration: 21 DAYS
- Discover Ha Noi the capital in Viet Nam, enjoy famous for its street food cuisine. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, visit One Pillar Pagoda, explore Tran Quoc Pagoda, visit Temple of literature, Hoan Kiem lake,
- Discover Mai Chau pass by rural villages along with the breathtaking mountainous views., visit Cuc Phuong National Park, Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, take the boat trip around Trang An to visit the natural cave complex.
- Welcome to Ha Long World Heritage, cruising and passing by fascinating sights such as the Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet., explore famous caves, swimming, kayaking...
- Traveling to Hue, take boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda, visit Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb.
- Discover Hoi An ancient town experience a fruitful day of living and working with the local farmers,
- Traveling Ho Chi Minh, visit Reunification Hall, a notable landmark which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, visit the General Post Office... board the Le Cochinchine/Mekong Emotion. visit the daily lifestyle of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river
- Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river, explore Cai Rang Market
- Discover Phu Quoc the most beautiful tourism island of Vietnam.
Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – FOOD ON FOOT TOUR(L, D)
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide will greet you at airport with a welcome sign board and then you will be transferred to hotel in Hanoi - The capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with the tranquil ‘Sword Lake’ at its heart.
With food stalls on every corner, Hanoi is famous for its street food cuisine. This local street eats & walking tour has been designed for you to enjoy some of the very best of Vietnam’s street food. You’ll be guided through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter, stopping along the way to sample some of the many local delicacies available.
Day 2: HANOI CITY TOUR – WATER PUPPET SHOW(B,L)
After breakfast, we will meet you at the hotel to begin the city tour. First, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. There is also Ho Chi Minh Museum, where you can learn more about this important historical figure in Vietnam.
Next, visit One Pillar Pagoda, a beautiful group of structures that collectively form a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a peaceful lake.After that, explore Tran Quoc Pagoda at the shore of the West Lake. From there, continue to the Temple of literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and dedicated to Confucius, who was a well-known philosopher in the Chinese history.
After lunch, visit Hoan Kiem Lake,which serves as the main focal point of the lifestyle of Hanoians. We will stop over at the nearby theatre to catch the traditional water puppet show.
Day 3: HANOI – MAI CHAU(B,L)
After breakfast, you will depart Hanoi at 8.00am to Mai Chau.
On the way, pass by rural villages along with the breathtaking mountainous views. The distance from Hanoi to Mai Chau is about 160 kilometers, which will take approximately 3.5 hours of driving.Upon arrival at Lac village in Mai Chau, have lunch followed by a short break.
In the afternoon, you will go for trekking to discover the area surrounding Lac village.
Day 4: MAI CHAU – NINH BINH –CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK(B,L)
Wake up to a refreshing morning in Lac village. After breakfast, head to Cuc Phuong National Park which is 80 kilometers away. Arrive at Khanh Village of the Muong People in An Nghia, Lac Son, Hoa Binh. Relax and enjoy lunch as you prepare for trekking via Cuc Phuong national park.
Trek from Khanh Village to Cuc Phuong National Park Center, passing a tropical jungle to explore the world of fauna and flora. We will take about 5 to 6 hours trekking for 15 kilometers through the jungle.
Upon arrival at Cuc Phuong National Center, check in the bungalow accommodation and relax for the rest of the day.
Day 5: NINH BINH – BAI DINH –TRANG AN(B,L)
Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, a huge pagoda with more than 500 La Han statues, where you can also find the biggest Buddha bronze statue in Vietnam that is 10 meters tall and 100 tons in weight.
After lunch in a restaurant with special local dishes, we will transfer from Bai Dinh to Trang An. Upon on arrival, take the boat trip around Trang An to visit the natural cave complex consisting of Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou Cave.
Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 6: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY(B,L)
After breakfast, we head towards Halong Bay city. At about noon, we arrive in the city where you will be transferred to the cruise ship at the harbour. Upon boarding, you will be provided with a welcome drink, followed by a cruise and safety briefing session before cabin check-in. The cruise begins.
Have lunch on board the ship while cruising and passing by fascinating sights such as the Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet. The ship continues exploring the wonders of Halong bay, passing by countless islands including Soi Sim beach, Coconut Tree Island. Anchor at Frog Pond area where you have the chance to explore this hidden gem, either kayaking through the majestic scenery or swimming in emerald coloured water.
Before dinner, either relax on the sundeck with cocktails or attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn how to prepare popular Vietnamese food - spring rolls. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board. After that, you can either relax at your own time. You can also go squid fishing, spa services or dip in the hot Jacuzzi.
Day 7: HALONG BAY(B,L,D)
Wake up to an energetic morning with the Tai Chi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong. Have breakfast and after a short rest, put on your swimwear before taking a small boat to visit Ho Dong Tien.
After lunch, we cruise to a pearl farm, where you observe and learn firsthand experience on how precious pearls are harvested. Return back to the ship and prepare yourself for dinner.
Day 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE(B,L)
Wake up to the third morning in Halong Bay. Again, you can go for the Tai Chi class, if not, have a light breakfast. After a short rest, visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
Have an early check-out with brunch served right after as we head back to the Halong harbour. Our bus will pick you up and return back to Hanoi.
Upon arrival at the drop-off point in Hanoi, we will bring you to the domestic airport for the flight to Hue. Our local representative will receive you in Hue and transfer you to the hotel in the city.
Day 9: HUE CITY TOUR(B,L)
In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to start the city tour, visiting one of the best local markets, Dong Ba Market, to observe the daily lifestyle of local people. Later, you take the boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is known as the iconic and oldest seven-storey pagoda in Hue city. The pagoda is a significant landmark for the local people as it is often mentioned as the subject of folk rhymes and ca dao about Hue. You make the way to the Imperial Citadel before lunch. It is the home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945).
After lunch, we continue the tour to Incense Stick Village, followed by Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb. Finally, we end the day at MrsThuy’s specialty shop, who is a local artisan that skillfully makes conical hats with one hand.
Day 10: HUE- HOI AN(B,L)
On day 10, upon check-out of the hotel, you will take the private car to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, we will stop at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach for photo-taking with the breathtaking backdrops of the nature. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 11: HOI AN - TRA QUE VILLAGE
In the morning, our tour guide will meet you at the hotel as we begin the tour to Tra Que Vegetable Village. Wander around and experience a fruitful day of living and working with the local farmers.
An eye-opening tour of the organic vegetable and herb gardens include some time working out in the fields if you wish, or simply observe and learn about the farming knowledge. Upon your return to the house, you will be treated to a herbal foot massage, followed by a cooking session of various local dishes such as Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo and the local pancake of the people from the middle region. After that, drive back to Hoi An and enjoy a walking tour around the ancient town that is made up of at least 400-year-old of architectural buildings and landmarks.
Day 12: HOI AN – DA NANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY(B)
Transfer to Da Nang domestic airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Have the remaining day free for yourself to explore the city.
Day 13: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – A O SHOW(B,L)
At 8am, our local tour guide will meet and pick you up at the hotel. Your first destination will be the War Crime Museum, followed by Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown. Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets. Next, you move on to Binh Tay market, which is practically the main marketplace in Chinatown, where wholesale trading takes place between the locals or even with foreign businesses.
After lunch, you visit Reunification Hall, a notable landmark which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). Your guide will explain some important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures, including the Notre Dame Cathedral. Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking by either side.
Next, visit the General Post Office. Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The appearance of this grand unique building is like an elegant railway station. Continue on to the City Hall. In fact, this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture.
In the evening, we end the day with a special musical play called the AO Show at Saigon Opera House. It takes you to a stunning visual performance about Vietnam that will leave you gaping in surprises
Day 14: HO CHI MINH – CAI BE – MY THUAN – SA DEC(B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, a shuttle bus will come and pick you up at the hotel as you depart to Cai Be, about 120 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival at Cai Be, you will board the Le Cochinchine/Mekong Emotion boat. Enjoy a welcome drink served on board. We begin the cruise toward Sa Dec via My Thuan, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river.
On the way, visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school, Huynh Thuy Le Old House, KienAnCung and Cao Dai Temple. Walk along the village path and get yourself acquainted with rural activities as farmers, working out on fields and orchards. We return back to the ship for a cruise downstream.
Enjoy dinner and overnight on ship in Sa Dec.
Day 15: SA DEC – VINH LONG – TRA ON(B,L,D)
Wake up to a specially prepared breakfast served on board.Cruise back to Cai Be. In the morning, the sounds of the floating market wake you up, as you visit the daily lifestyle of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river. Embark on a small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning. Walk around to visit a handicraft village of the local people and sample various tropical fruits. Return to Le Cochinchine boat for lunch.
Continue the cruise up to Tra On via Cho Lach, Mang Thit. Up to the river tide, disembark and take a leisure walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards with the local people doing away with their daily activities, especially at the orchards in Quoi An, Mang Thit and Vinh Long.
Back to the cruise, rest on the deck and enjoy the picturesque sunset. Dinner will be served while we cruise towards Tra On.
Day 16: TRA ON – CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY(B)
The rousing sounds of the Cai Rang floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the ship continues its course towards Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enjoying every second of the beautiful scenery.
Arrive in Can Tho, where a small boat will take you to explore the Cai Rang market, undoubtedly one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta that has hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners try their best sales pitch to sell their goods.
Free and easy until the coach arrives at noon to transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 17: HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO PHU QUOC(B)
We will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the domestic airport for your flight to Phu Quoc, the most beautiful tourism island of Vietnam. Upon arrival in Phu Quoc, our local host will meet and pick you up for the hotel check-in.
Day 18: PHU QUOC – RELAXING OR SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES(B)
More than half of the island is part of Phú Quốc National Park, which features mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife. Duong Dong is the largest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish.You will have 3 full days at the end of the tour in Phu Quoc to spent your time relax or do any last things in Vietnam that are still on your list. Below are a few suggestions to keep you busy if laying on a nice quiet beach isn’t your thing. Mount Heaven in Phu Quoc National Park, at Khu Rung Nguyen Sinh Forest Reserve, nature lovers can also spot rare wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, silver langurs, Slow Loris, otters, and hornbills. Dinh Cau Rock houses a lighthouse and Buddhist shrine with a rooftop terrace. Suoi Tranh Waterfall has numerous walking paths, natural caves, and rock pools. Vinpearl Land amusement park has a wide range of options. Phu Quoc Prison where over 40,000 North Vietnamese soldiers were imprisoned during the Vietnam War, built in 1949 by French colonists. There are also many temples and pagodas to visit around the island. You can also see how Phu Quoc’s two main exports, fish sauce is made, or pepper corns are grown.
Day 19: PHU QUOC – RELAXING OR SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES(B)
Day 20: PHU QUOC – RELAXING OR SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES (B)
Day 21: PHU QUOC – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH – INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE(B)
On the last day, you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you do the flight transfer to international departure terminal for your flight back home.
- Pick-up and transfer by bus with A/C.
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals as indicated (B,L,D)
- Beverages, tax receipts, and any personal expenses
- Others not mentioned above
- Tip for tour guide and driver (optional)
You should take long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and flashlight.