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Vietnam, Mekong Delta
 

Northern & Southern Vietnam, extended to Phu Quoc

From the north, center or south, visit the essentials of Vietnam. You will start in the North where you will visit the traditional capital, Hanoi, the terrestrial Halong Bay, the large rice fields on the terrace of Sapa, ending with a cruise on Halong Bay. The Center will take you to the heart of the historic cities of Hue and Hoi An. And the South will take you from Ho Chi Minh City, the ancient Saigon to the amphibious life of the Mekong Delta. You will end with a seaside holiday on the island of Phu Phoc off the coast of Cambodia, renowned for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and tranquility.

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Itinerary Plan

Vietnam, Hanoi, streets, scooters
Day
1
Welcome to Vietnam! Hoan nghênh!
Nội Bài International Airport To Hanoi

You will be greeted by your driver upon arrival at the airport of Hanoi. You will be driven to your hotel where you will meet one of our member. It would be the perfect occasion to exchange and eventually ask questions. After settling in at your accommodation, time depending, you can walk around in the streets of Hanoi, in order to realize the mix of traditions and modernity, well-preserved and emphasized in this city. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Hanoi, Temple of litterature
Day
2
Visit of the capital of Vietnam
Hanoi

You are ready to commence your journey. Your chauffeur will pick you up from the hotel to explore the capital of Vietnam. Your first stop will be Ba Dinh Square, where the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh is situated. Ho Chi Minh was a communist revolutionary leader who later became the Prime Minister and President to the nation. Your next stop will be Pagoda of Tran Quoc and the Temple of Literature. This is the very first university in the country.

Refresh yourself with lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit the magnificent ancient Citadel and Hoan Kiem Lake which is known to be the lake of the Replaced Sword. Next you will visit the temple of Ngoc Son followed by a ride in a Xiclo through the alleys of the Old Quarter which is the heart of the city. Crowds, motorcycles, food stalls and is unique to the Old Quarter and not seen anywhere else in the country. Welcome to Hanoi!

Vietnam, Ninh Binh, terrestrial Halong Bay
Day
3
Visit of the terrestrial Halong Bay
Hanoi To Ninh Binh

Your driver will pick you up at the hotel in the early morning to head towards Ninh Binh. On the way, Hoa Lu will be your first stop. It used to be first royal capital of Vietnam under 3 dynasties between 968 - 1010.

Then after visiting the ancient citadel with its 2 sanctuaries, you will go to Tam Coc. Climb up Cueva Mua to admire a breathtaking panorama.

After a lunch break in a local restaurant, you will take the boat "sampán" to cross the rivers and rice fields to the sacred caves of Tam Coc. You will return to Hanoi before to be driven to the station, to take your night train to Lao Cai-Sapa.

Travel duration - 2 hours
Vietnam, Sapa, Etnic family
Day
4
Meeting the northern etnic groups
Sapa

You will reach Lao Cai's train station by dawn, where you will be taken to a hotel room to rest and refresh yourself with breakfast and a shower before going for your first trek.

You will start a small trek first towards the south through the valley of Muong Hoa, crossing later on the village called Y Linh Ho, where the minority H'mong Negro live, then the village of Lao Chai, surrounded by beautiful paddy fields, and keep going until Ta Van, where the other minority Dzay live. This is where you share a lunch with the locals, in order to share and talk to get to know more about the country and their culture.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon to understand them and learn from them before going back to Sapa for the night.

Vietnam, Sapa, Rice, Terrasses
Day
5
Trek in the villages
Sapa To Hanoi

After breakfast, your chauffeur will pick you up at the hotel to drive you to Suoi Thau, the starting point of your hike. This beautiful 9 km hike will take you through the village of Ma Tra and a forest, where you will stop to picnic.

After lunch, you will continue to the village of Ta Phin where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the local lifestyle of the ethnic minority Dzao. On the way back, enjoy the beautiful landscapes that surround you. You will return to Sapa and will have some free time before going to the station to take the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at your leisure.

Travel duration - 5 hours
Vietnam, Halong Bay, Sunset, Boat
Day
6
The famous Halong Bay
Hanoi To Halong Bay

You will reach Hanoi in the early morning, then be driven to your hotel in order to rest and have breakfast before leaving for Halong Bay. Upon arrival, you will board for your 2-day and 1-night cruise. The boat heads to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have lunch on board, while admiring the impressive landscape of hundreds of limestone islets. In the Luom Bo area, the boat will make a stop so you can explore the islets by kayak. You will have the opportunity to climb up an islet to admire the view and the setting sun.

Back on board, enjoy a moment of free time and admire the sunset from the upper deck. You can attend a session of Vietnamese cuisine. Your ship will continue its journey to Ho Dong Tien, where it will anchor for the night. Dinner and night on board.

Travel duration - 4 hours
Boat, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Day
7
Waking up in Halong Bay
Halong Bay

We recommend waking up early to admire the sunrise from the upper deck. After having breakfast on board, you will visit Sung Sot's cave, the biggest of the bay, known as "the cave of surprises". Before heading back to the port, you will be able to admire more the surrounding landscapes.

Upon arrival, your non-private car will bring you back to Hanoi. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnamese soup, Specialty
Day
8
Last day in Hanoi
Hanoi To Hue

Today you will fly to Hue, which is located in the central region of Vietnam. Time depending, we recommend that you have a last taste of pho soup, a specialty of Hanoi. Dinner at your leisure

Vietnam, Imperial city, Hue
Day
9
The former imperial city, Hué
Hue

The city of Hue, the former imperial Capital of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) is a time machine which takes you back to ancient times in Vietnam.

Our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel around 08:00 hrs to visit Tu Duc, Khai Dinh & Ming Mang Emperors' tombs. On the way, we will stop by villages well-known for making the best conical hats and incense in the entire country. Stop for lunch then visit the imperial Citadel of Hue and its purple forbidden city.

To conclude the day, we will visit the pagoda of Thien Mu located on river banks where we will take a boat ride to enjoy the sunset. Evening and dinner at your leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Lanterns, Hoi An, Vietnam
Day
10
The Marbles Mountains
Hue To Hoi An

After breakfast, you will be driven towards Hoi An, but first you will stop in Hai Van to see the Marble Mountains.

Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant in Hoi An. After reaching the hotel, you will be able to explore the charming city of Hoi An at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An. Dinner at your leisure.

Travel duration - 3 hours
Vietnam, Hoi An, Architecture
Day
11
Hoi An at your leisure
Hoi An

Enjoy your day in Hoi An at your leisure. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken to the airport for your domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Hoi An, central market
Day
12
Arrival at Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh city

Today you will fly to Ho Chi Minh, in the south of Vietnam. Early in the morning, time depending, we recommend visiting the central market of Hoi An, very typical. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city
Day
13
Discovering Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh city

In the morning you will head to China Town and visit the Binh Tay Market, one of the iconic markets of Ho Chi Minh before continuing to the temple of Ba Thien Hau, a Taoist temple, built by the city’s Chinese traders over 150 years ago. You will continue the visit to the Museum of Remnants of War, which will help you better understand the history of the country, the Indochina War and the Vietnam War.

After lunch, you will visit the Reunification Palace, then "Notre-Dame de Saïgon Cathedral", the historic Central Post and a traditional embroidery workshop. You will finish the trip by visiting the Ben Thanh Market, the other iconic market. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Mekong Delta, Tan Phong
Day
14
Delta of the Mekong
Ho Chi Minh city To Can Tho

After breakfast, you will take the road to the Mekong delta. Upon arrival, you will board a boat to explore the waters of Southeast Asia’s largest river and discover the daily lives of the fishermen who live there. You will return to the dock and leave for a short bike ride, before stopping for lunch in an old house in Ba Kiet.

After lunch, you will continue your excursion to the island of Tan Phong, where you will attend a show of traditional Vietnamese music and visit the island’s gardens and cultures. You will take a small boat across the Tien River to Vinh Long. You will find your driver to continue to Can Tho. Dinner at your leisure.

Travel duration - 5 hours
Vietnam, Floating market, Cai Rang
Day
15
The floating market of Cai Rang
Can Tho To Ho Chi Minh city

You will start this day at dawn with a boat trip to the Mekong’s largest tributary, the Bassac River, where you will visit the Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most active in the entire Mekong Delta. You will return to dock to visit a factory of Vietnamese noodles and vermicelli. You will have the opportunity to meet a Vietnamese family who will invite us to share local experiences.

Your stay in the Mekong Delta will end here, you will return to Ho Chi Minh. Along the way, you will visit the old house of Binh Thuy, which appears in the list of architectural sites of national importance. Dinner at your leisure.

Travel duration - 5 hours
Vietnam, Phu Quoc, Seaside trip
Day
16
Arrival at the island Phu Quoc
Ho Chi Minh city To Phu Quoc

Today you will fly to Phu Quoc, Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia, in the Gulf of Thailand. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Phu Quoc, Seaside, Beach
Day
17
Day at your leisure in Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc

Here you can enjoy your seaside stay and rest after this intense traveling trip. However, know that a multitude of activities are possible on the island of Phu Quoc, walk in the Phu Quoc National Park, white water swimming, visit of temple and pagoda, visit of pearl or pepper farm, visit the remains of the Phu Quoc prison...

We recommend the Phu Quoc night market where you can enjoy fresh seafood and some local specialties, buying souvenirs. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Phu Quoc, island, Gam Ghi
Day
18
Day at your leisure in Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc

The island of Phu Quoc offers nice snorkeling and scuba diving spots, ideal for beginners and amateurs because most of the sites are not deep. The best period is usually from November to April when the sea is calm.

We recommend watching the sunset at Dinh Cau Temple on Long Beach or Ong Lang Beach. And don’t forget to enjoy fresh seafood! Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Phu Quoc, seaside trip
Day
19
Back to Ho Chi Minh
Phu Quoc To Ho Chi Minh city

Today you will fly to Ho Chi Minh. Depending on the departure time, you can enjoy a last swim. Dinner at your leisure.

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city
Day
20
Goodbye Vietnam! Hen gap lai!
Ho Chi Minh city

As today marks the last day of your vacation in Vietnam. It's also an opportunity to stock up on souvenirs before heading back home, as we bid you goodbye and drop you off at the airport we wish you have a safe flight back.

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