15 Day Tour Of Vietnam

Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
Starting: Hanoi.
Ending: Ho Chi Minh City.
Price of the trip: Start from $1, 178 per person.
Destinations: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Hochiminh - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh - Mekong delta.
If Vietnam is your next destination, this tour is designed absolutely for you. You can manage your time enough to explore many new places and experience new culture of each region in the country. Leaving the bustle and hustle of your big city, you can enjoy the peaceful as well as beautiful Vietnam within 15 day tour in Vietnam.
Your journey begins at the center Hanoi – the country’s capital with a lot of historic monuments. This is surely a different Hanoi which you can not see on TV or any magazine. Or do you like to enjoy natural beauty of Northern provinces? The landscape, food, and people in Lao Cai, or the cave in Halong Bay, etc. will be good choices for you. Then while heading to the South to experience the rural life on floating markets, all the best of Vietnam will be shown in front of your eyes.
The designed Vietnam tour 15 days will bring you memorable experiences in the S-shaped country.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR

  • Enjoy a Hanoi city with different status, crowded at day and peacefully beautiful at night, as well as its historical places like the Old Quarter, Tran Quoc Pagoda, etc. Attend to watch Water Puppet Show to know more about this special art
  • Experience the fresh air, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of ethnic groups. Know how local woman here make handicraft clothes.
  • An overnight cruise in Halong Bay with delicious seafood, and visits to the most amazing caves.
  • Visit the must-visit places in Hue including Royal Citadel, Imperial Museum, King’s Tombs, having a boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba Market
  • Discover Hoi An ancient town with local food and peaceful there by bike is suggestion.
  • Explore the most beautiful beach in Vietnam - Nha Trang with many interesting activities such as scuba diving or snorkeling, etc.
  • Visit the historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City such as Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant, the Old Saigon Post Office and Ben Thanh Market to learn more about the Vietnam War and the city’s history before heading to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Explore the breath of life in Mekong Delta by boat trip on floating markets, shopping fruit, especially water coconut trees, and experience the agricultural lifestyle there.

Day 01: Arrival – Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

 
Optional: We introduce two one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam. You can choose one of below options:
  • Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklores and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.
  • Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show - a very unique show about ritual of spirit practiced in the Vietnamese indigenous religion with music, colors and lively dance performance. The Four Palaces Shows take place on Thursday and Saturday every week.
If you're interested in the shows, please contact our travel consultants to book.
 
Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Welcome to Hanoi - capital city of Vietnam! Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in the city center. Rest of the day is at leisure.
 
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 02: Hanoi city tour - Lao Cai (B, L)

AM: After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi.
 
PM: Visit Ethnological museum then have Cyclo in the Old Quarter and visit Dong Xuan market. Relax until 20:00, our driver and tour guide will bring you to the railway station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on the train
Activities: Full day Hanoi City tour in the morning. Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter. Take a number of short stops to learn about the history of the sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.
 
hanoi water puppet show
Hanoi Water Puppet Show

Day 03: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai

Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at 05:30), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat & Sin Chai villages, the villages of H'mongtribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines, it is ideal for paiting pictures. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather. Go back to Sapa for check in hotel and relax.
 
Overnight in Sapa.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Town
Activities: Full day soft trekking, pass along dirt tracks as well as through several villages of ethnic minority groups. Experience the culture of the local daily life styles and exclusion custom in Sapa.
 
Terraced rice fields in Sapa Vietnam
Terraced rice fields in Sapa Vietnam

Day 04: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Hanoi

Breakfast before private car transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car will transfer you to the railway station to catch the night train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on the train
Activities: Full day soft trekking, pass along dirt tracks as well as through several villages of ethnic minority groups. Experience the culture of the local daily life styles and exclusion custom in Sapa.
 
Ta Van Sapa
Ta Van Village Sapa

Day 05: Hanoi – Halong on Phoenix Cruiser

The train arrives in Hanoi at around 5:00 AM. You will be picked up and transferred to a hotel in the Old Quarter for early check in, relax & breakfast.

At 8.00 – 8.30: Halong Phoenix Cruiser’s bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Halong city, enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

12.15: Embark on Halong Phoenix Cruiser for welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our cruiser heads to the bay passing the beautiful limestone seascape.

15.15: Visiting Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.

16.25 Enjoy kayaking with guideline around the fishing village then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. Fresh fruit platter will be served on the sundeck.

17.45: Halong Phoenix cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Luon Cave

19.00: Seafood set-dinner on board

21.00: Enjoy evening activities – Movie Night, Board Games, Fishing or karaoke program

Overnight on Halong Phoenix Cruiser.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on the train
Activities: Leave the city behind, drive through fascinating countryside to the dock where this Halong Bay adventure truly starts. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat – with its beautiful woodwork and beaming crew – and venture out into emerald waters of the bay.
 
Halong bay Vietnam
Halong bay Vietnam

Day 06: Halong – Hanoi – Hue

7.30: Have breakfast while complimentary tea & coffee are served

8.00: Trip by tender to Ti Top island for swimming or climb up to the top to see the outstanding scenery of the bay

9.00: Return to Phoenix Cruiser. Check out and settle the bill

9.30: Cooking demonstration and discover the mystic recipes of the Vietnamese cuisine. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor

11.00: Set menu lunch is served on board

12.00: Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi

16.30: Arrive in Hanoi. You will have sometime to relax at your hotel (not check in) then at 17:15, our driver will pick you up and transfer to the airport for flight to Hue at 19:15. Upon arrival at 20:35, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax.

Overnight in Hue.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Activities: Spend the morning on cruise in Halong Bay and drive back to Hanoi and flight to Hue.
 
Hue Vietnam
Hue Vietnam

Day 07: Hue City Tour

AM: Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit ImperialMuseum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch.
 

PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.

 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Activities: City tour with a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, then explore the Imperial Citadel, and Dong Ba Market, Hue Royal Antiques Museum.
 
Hue Vietnam
Perfume River - Hue

Day 08: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An

Drive to Hoian on the way visit Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, via Danang and visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain en route. Afternoon visit Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants 'homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.

Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Activities: Relax and Explore Hoian
 
Hoian old town
Hoian old town

Day 09: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang

AM: Free & easy

PM: Transferred to the airport for flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax.

Overnight in Nha Trang.
 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Activities: Free at leisure.
 
Nha Trang Vietnam
Nha Trang Vietnam

Day 10: Nha Trang Island tour

Boat trip to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Mun Island (including National Maritime Reserve). Having lunch then enjoy some activities in the sea such as: scuba diving, snorkeling (upon request) …

Overnight in Nha Trang.
 
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Activities: Free at leisure.
 
Mun Island Nha Trang
Scuba-diving to discover colourful corals and other species at Hon Mun Island

Day 11: Nha Trang

Free & easy. Discover the beauty of Nha Trang Beach by your own way. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Activities: Free at leisure.

Day 12: Nha Trang – Saigon

AM: Free at your relax

PM: transferred to airport for flight to Saigon, upon arrival in Saigon, you will be picked up to hotel for relax and overnight.
Overnight in Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Free at leisure.
 
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13: Saigon City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels

We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office.
 
Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Turn back to Saigon for overnight.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Morning: walking tour to the most significant landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon: drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District and discover the amazing complex of underground tunnels.
 
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 14: Saigon – Mekong Delta

8:00 Pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Saigon and relax.

Overnight in Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Experience relaxing pace of life in Mekong Delta.
 
Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam

Day 15: Saigon – Departure

Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.
 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Class

2 Pax

4 - 6 Pax

8 - 10 Pax

12 - 16 Pax

3 star hotel

1,395

1,290

1,256

1,178

4 star hotel

1,620

1,538

1,440

1,375

5 star hotel

1,875

1,768

1,672

1,565

Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Package includes:

  • Private tour
  • Double/twin room at hotels, resort & Junk in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Private transportation at places as indicated in program
  • Train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper, A/C, 4 berth cabin)
  • Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi – Hue // Danang – Nha Trang // Nha Trang – Saigon)
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places
  • Letter of visa upon arrival to Vietnam (if any)

Package excludes:

  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visa stamping fee at arrival airport  (25 USD per person)

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