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Our most popular tour travels overland from the north to the south of Vietnam and allows you to appreciate Vietnam’s stunning scenery as it unfolds before your eyes. Star from Hanoi, where the streets of the Old Quarter are alive and bustling, then travel to Halong Bay for a relaxing cruise around the limestone islets. You explore the history of past emperors in Hue city and soak up the atmosphere in the picturesque town of Hoi An. Relax as you cruise around the islands off the coast of Nha Trang.  Saigon is a city that did not escape the wrath of war give you a chance to explore this history at the War experience life as a local. Spend the night with a Vietnamese family in the Mekong Delta… This tour offers a panoramic insight into a magnificent country.

 

Experiences of the real life

Tour code: ADV 02

Our most popular tour travels overland from the north to the south of Vietnam and allows you to appreciate Vietnam’s stunning scenery as it unfolds before your eyes. Star from Hanoi, where the streets of the Old Quarter are alive and bustling, then travel to Halong Bay for a relaxing cruise around the limestone islets. You explore the history of past emperors in Hue city and soak up the atmosphere in the picturesque town of Hoi An. Relax as you cruise around the islands off the coast of Nha Trang.  Saigon is a city that did not escape the wrath of war give you a chance to explore this history at the War experience life as a local. Spend the night with a Vietnamese family in the Mekong Delta… This tour offers a panoramic insight into a magnificent country.

 

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Ninh Binh – Dong Hoi – Hue – Hoi An – Qui Nhon – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

17 days / 16 nights

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL  (D)

Upon arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be met by our English-speaking tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Depend on your time, you will have a short sightseeing tour to have an overview of Hanoi includes Temple of Literature, Lake of Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. Enjoy half an hour around the Old quarter by cyclo.  Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 02: HANOI city tour and outside (B/L)

After breakfast visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex containing the Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s former house and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by the Museum of Ethnology - the best collection of 54 Vietnam ethnic minorities.

Afternoon drive to BAT TRANG village - famous for traditional ceramics production. Just few mimutes away from town, you will have chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside & the busy atmosphere with hundreds of ceramics wholesale shops. Contact with local people and learn how to make a product. Transfer to BUT THAP, the early architecture of great value in the Red River Delta. Transfer back to Hanoi.

DAY 03: HANOI – HALONG BAY  (170km) (B/L/D)

In the morning you will leave Hanoi to depart for Ha Long Bay and drive pass some of the beautiful rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the afternoon. After arriving Halong Bay, board the Halong Junk Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and lunch of freshly caught seafood served on board. Cruising pass the amazing shaped mountains, visit Sung Sot cave. Then sailing to Titop Beach and Mountain where we can land on the beach for swimming or stepping up (400 steps) to the top of the mountain for taking beautiful panorama pictures of Halong Bay and viewing the sunset. Overnight stays on Halong Junk Cruise.

DAY 04: HALONG – NINH BINH (200km) (B/L/D)

Enjoy early morning view of the bay’s landscape. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon.  We have some time to swim before leaving back to the harbour.

In the afternoon proceed to a small village known as the birthplace of water puppetry in the Red River Delta. Enjoy tranquil scenes of rice fields and rural life before meeting the puppeteers who specialize in this ancient art form. Enjoy a water puppet performance (for the group more than 5 persons), eat local delicacies and fly lanterns to bring good luck. Proceed to Ninh Binh in late afternoon.

DAY 05: NINH BINH Sightseeing (B/L)

You will begin cycling from Dong Chuong lake pass Dong Giao farm and continue to Tam Coc. You have 2hours and half boating in a small boat along the stream.

Cycle back to Ninh Binh, stopping en route at Hoa Lu to visit temples dedicated to two ancient Vietnamese kings Dinh and Le. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

DAY 06: NINH BINH – DONG HOI (400 km)  (B/L)

You will have full days on the way and enjoy the beautiful rural landscape of Red river delta. Drive to Dong Hoi with stop in Vinh for lunch. Arrive Dong Hoi in the late afternoon and free to relax on the beach. Overnight in Dong Hoi.

DAY 07: DONG HOI – PHONG NHA – HUE (250 km) (B/L)

In the morning boat cruise to visit the Phong Nha cave, the largest and one of the most beautiful in all Vietnam and now the country’s fifth UNESCO World Heritage site. The cave forms part of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and contains excellent limestone formations, grottoes, cave and forest as well as several 1,000m plus unexplored peaks. In the afternoon proceed to Hue. Overnight in Hue hotel.

DAY 08: HUE – HOI AN (160 km)             (B/L)

Morning you will take a dragon boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.

In the afternoon you will visit the Imperal Citadel – the World Heritage for cultural where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and continue by drive to Hoi An town - recorgnised as the World Heritage by UNESCO. Overnight in Hoian hotel.

DAY 09: HOI AN – Sightseeing  (B/L)

Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting ancient merchants’ houses, a Hoi kien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and colorful riverside market.

In the afternoon visit a lantern workshop. Guests learn how the lanterns are made then have a chance to create their own. Finish the day with a sunset boat trip on the Thu Bon River. Overnight in Hoian.

DAY 10: HOI AN – QUI NHON ( 350 km) (B/L)

In the morning drive to Qui Nhon. Stop en route at Sa Huynh Beach and at Tam Quan. Along the rest of the drive, view the daily life of rural villagers processing cassava, farming rice and weaving grass. Arrive in Qui Nhon late in the afternoon, check in the hotel and relax.

DAY 11: QUI NHON – NHA TRANG ( 230km) (B/L)

You will drive from Qui Nhon to Nha Trang passes through perhaps the most beautiful stretch of coastline in all of Vietnam. The range of colors and vistas along this coastal drive are unparalleled in Southeast Asia. Stop en route at a Cham ruin near Tuy Hoa and at Dai Lanh Beach to enjoy the crystal clear, turquoise waters. Overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 12: NHA TRANG – Cruise  (B/L)

Morning you will board a boat at Cau Da Port and start the exciting boat trip. Cruising to Mun Island which is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. See extraordinary coral reefs which are coverd with multicolored fish by snorkeling or by glass bottom boat. Enjoy the exciting snorkeling on the island. Back to Lang Chai (Fishing Village). Visit many cages raising fish, shrimp, grouper insides. Fresh lunch with many dishes of fresh sea food in Lang Chai. Tour end at Tri Nguyen Aquarium where is the collection of thousands of fantastic sea fish and sea natural creature. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 13 NHA TRANG – SAIGON (450km) (B/L)

The coastal road continues as we drive from Nha Trang to Saigon. Stop en route to visit My Nghiep traditional weaving village in Phan Rang. Overnight in Saigon hotel.

DAY 14: SAIGON – CU CHI Tunnels – SAIGON (160 km)

You leave Saigon and drive to the remarkable Cu Chi tunnels. Crawl into the Cu Chi Tunnels for a look at what wartime life was like. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960s when it played a vital part in the war, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area.

Return to Saigon in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. You will visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Chinatown, and Thien Hau temple. Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 15: SAIGON- BEN TRE (90km)         (B/L)

Today yoo will drive through the scenic Mekong Delta to My Tho and have a boat cruise along the Mekong river. Take a horse-drawn cart to Thoi Son to visit a bee farm and float on a sampan through narrow, tree-lined canals. Continue to Tan Thach commune to visit a family-run enterprise making coconut candy. After lunch continue by boat to Phu Tuc village for the overnight stay. Try fishing whilst sightseeing on a late-afternoon rowboat trip. Enjoy the hospitality of a local family and have a traditional dinner. Afterwards take in a performance of traditional rural music.

Spend the night in a local house in Ben Tre.

DAY 16: BEN TRE – CAI BE – SAIGON (200 km) (B/L)

Morning you will drive to Cai Be and take a boat to the floating market to practice the age-old art of bartering. Visitors will be supplied with sweets, sugar, milk, etc. which they can then barter for different kinds of local fruits. The trip includes a visit to an old house, a family-run business producing a local version of popcorn. Return to Saigon in the afternoon, check in hotel. You have free time to explore Saigon by night.

DAY 17: SAIGON DEPERTURE (B)

After breakfast, you have free time for leisure until departure time to transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for flight to your home.

 

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