Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries located in the South East Asia. In the North, Vietnam shares the long borderline with China. In the East, Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin, inn the East and South by the South China Sea, in the South West by the Gulf of Thailand, and in the West by Cambodia and Laos. Owning to stretching the length of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam boasts a unique shape of an elongated S and a long coastline of 3,260km with a lot of wonderful sites.
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi city tours
Day 03: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Day 04: Hanoi - Hai Phong
Day 05: Hai Phong - Cat Ba island
Day 06: Cat Ba island - Lan Ha bay
Day 07: Cat Ba island - Halong bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai
Day 08: Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 09: Sapa
Dau 10: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Day 11: Hanoi - Hue
Day 12: Hue city tours
Day 13: Hue - My Son - Hoi An
Day 14: Hoi An
Day 15: Hoi An - Nha Trang
Day 16: Nha Trang
Day 17: Nha Trang - Buon Me Thuot
Day 18: Buon Me Thuot - Dalat
Day 19: Dalat city tour
Day 20: Dalat - Ho Chi Minh
Day 21: Ho Chi Minh city tours
Day 22: Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 23: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be floating market - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Day 24: Can Tho - Chau Doc
Day 25: Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh
Day 26: Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc island
Day 27: Phu Quoc island
Day 28: Phu Quoc island - Ho Chi Minh
Day 29: Ho Chi Minh departure
HAVE A GREAT TRIP IN VIETNAM WITH US
VIETNAM VACATION FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are met and welcomed by guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of this day will take time to explore Hanoi charm city by you. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.Meals included: None
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
AM: After breakfast at hotel, get on bus and drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi - It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus. Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, visit a complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade mountain Temple), But Tower (Pen - shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), the Red - painted wooden The Huc bridge…. Have a cyclo (pedicab) trip around with 36 streets of Hanoi old quarter. Enjoying the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 03: HANOI - HOA LU - TRANG AN
At 07h30, Asiana Travel guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and take a morning drive to visit Hoa Lu which was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 980 AD and ancient sanctuaries and tombs can still be seen today. Apart from the historical importance, the area is naturally beautiful, referred to many as the “dry Halong Bay,” with limestone peaks and fertile green valleys. Visit Bich Dong pagoda. After lunch, take the amzing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. The end of the day, drive back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 04: HANOI - HAI PHONG
AM: After breakfast at hotel, we are driving to Hai Phong city to visit Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh province on the way which is one of the oldest and biggest pagodas in Vietnam and the keep on going to Hai Phong city. We check in hotel and having lunch in Hai Phong city.
PM: After lunch, we travel around Hai Phong city to visit the City Museum, Du Hang Pagoda, the Hang Kenh Tapestry Factory and local markets. Overnight at hotel in Hai Phong city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 05: HAI PHONG - CAT BA ISLAND
AM: After hotel breakfast, We transfer to Hai Phong harbour to take hydrofoil (speed boat) from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island (45 minutes).
PM: Welcome to Cat Ba island, check in hotel, have a lunch and then at leisure on beach for swimming …. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba island.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 06: BOAT TRIP IN LAN HA BAY
AM: Breakfast in Cat Ba island resort and then take car / van to Beo pier to take the boat trip around Lan Ha bay. Cat Ba island boat cruise around and stop some small desert islands for swimming with far from touristy area and we have picnic lunch on the board.
PM: Our boat cruise back to Cat Ba Island and then your free time to explore Cat Ba island town. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba island.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 07: CAT BA ISLAND - HALONG BAY - HANOI FOR NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
AM: Following breakfast this morning, then leaving Cat Ba island take boat trip to Halong bay. On the cruising route, we stop to visit Sung Sot cave that is one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong bay and Lan Ha bay. The lunch will be served on the boat with seafood while the boat is cruising up to the land of Halong city.
PM: After Halong bay and Lan Ha boat trip, we meet with our vehicle for the 3hour drive back to Hanoi for taking over stop in Hanoi mini hotel with shower and preparing for night train to Sapa at 9.15 PM. Overnight on train.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 08: SAPA - TREKKING TO TA VAN VILLAGE
AM: The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m, Asiana Travel guide will welcome you by your name sign. We drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes on Car / Van, you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here. After breakfast & short morning break, we start trekking from Sapa town. Our trekking route is from here to through the villages of Hmong and Zay people, chances to meet the locals working on the mountainsides or the rice terraces, kids ride on back of buffalo, to take photograph of picturesque valleys & awesome scenery. We have picnic lunch on trekking route.
PM: After lunch keep on trekking to Ta Van village of Zay people, where you will be warmly welcomed by the host, share the dinner with them, and stay at their traditional wooden house. Homestay in Ta Van village, Sapa.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 09: TA VAN VILLAGE - TREK TO GIANG TA CHAI AND SAPA TOWN
AM: After breakfast, we are on the beaten track to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces and through bamboo forests. Visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then cross Muong Hoa River up to the mountain to visit the last village of the trek - Supan village of the H'mong then having picnic lunch.
PM: Get back to Sapa by Car / Van. On the way back, enjoy visiting the ancient stone circle where stones are decorated with ancient carvings. Check in hotel and your free time to explore Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
AM: Breakfast, visit village of the black H'mong (Cat Cat village), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Back town have lunch.
PM: Check out hotel, free to explore the town. At about 5 PM, drive to Lao Cai station for a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11: HANOI FREE AND FLY TO HUE
Pick up on arrival at about 05h00 at Hanoi Railway station, you are transfer to have breakfast at the local restaurant then free at your leisure until transfer to the airport to take onwards flight VN1543 (11h50 - 13h00) to Hue. Check-in hotel on arrival and free to explore the city by yourself. Overnight at hotel in Hue.Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12: HUE CITY TOURS
Pick you up at 8.00am from the hotel in Hue central, then transfer to the pier for a motor dragon boat ride along Perfume river, the first impression is a green and peaceful on both side of the river. First stop at Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture was found in 17th century. Transfer back to Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace. Enjoy lunch at Vietnamese restaurant for special dishes in Hue Vietnam. After lunch, visit King’s Tombs of Tu Duc, and handicraft villages such as conical hat making, bronze-casting, incense-making village and last visit at Ming Mang Tomb. Return to hotel for overnight in Hue.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 13: HUE - LANG CO BEACH - MY SON - HOI AN
AM: Depart to Hoian. Relax at Lang Co Beach. Stop on Hai Van Mountain Pass of 30 km length, and then having a lunch in Danang.
PM: Drive to visit My Son, a ancient religion center of the Cham people in the past, 40 km to the South West of Hoi An town, another World's Cultural Heritage. Transfer to Hoi An and overnight at hotel.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 14: HOI AN CITY TOURS AND COOKING CLASS
AM: Breakfast at hotel then we leave your hotel at 8.30, you will walk with your tour guide to visit around Hoi An: the old Tan Ky House, Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall… you will also get a chance to enjoy the musical show at 10.00 a.m, and a visit to some of the handicrafts workshop. Shop for tailored made silk products or spend your time at the wonderful beach (4km away).
PM: At 5.00 p.m. we will join in the cooking class, where our Vietnamese chef, will teach you some of our great Vietnamese cuisines. After your lesion, you will have dinner right there of what you have done at your class. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15: HOI AN - NHA TRANG
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport in Da Nang for your noon flight VN1943 (10h10 - 11h35) to Nha Trang. A Van / Car takes you to your hotel, it is free to chill out on the beautiful white sand beach. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 16: NHA TRANG BOAT TRIP
AM: Getting started from hotel, transfer to the boat station (45 minutes). Hop on the boat and begin a day on the water. The first stop will be at Mum island. This is one of the best places for snorkeling in Nha Trang. Hold your breath for as long as you can and dive deep into this colorful world of fish and coral. Next stop, Tam Island, for sun bathing and relaxing on the off shore beach.
PM: Lunch will be served at a nearby fishing village with a selection of fresh seafood. After the lunch we will visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium then take the boat back to hotel in Nha Trang city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 17: NHA TRANG - BUON ME THUOT (190KM)
Breakfast at hotel in Nha Trang, then leaving to Buon Me Thuot in the central highland of Vietnam. Upon arrival, meet the local guide at Buon Ma Thuot for city tour briefing, and then have lunch before touring. You are picked up and transfer to Don village which is very famous for elephants. Explore the legend of traditional wild elephant catching and taming of the M’nong ethnic group. Visit the Ancient wooden house- on- stilts with it’s Laotian architecture. Visit the tomb of the King of elephant catchers before taking a walk on the suspension bamboo bridge. Ride an elephant for 1 hour. Overnight at hotel in Buon Me Thuot.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 18: BUON ME THUOT - DALAT (230KM)
Morning breakfast at the hotel then get on bus and transfer to Dalat. On arrival check-in hotel and free at your leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 19: DALAT CITY TOURS
Asiana Travel guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 Am. And then visiting Bao Dai palace where the last Emperor of Vietnam - Bao Dai (1913-1997) stayed and ruled his Vietnam from 1949 to 1954 and then transfer to Mong Mo hill, Love Valley is beautiful and romantic landscape of Dalat Vietnam. Visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery - The largest Zen Monastery of Vietnam in Dalat city. Tuyen Lam Lake - The nicest Lake of Dalat. And then and enjoy Lat Ethnic band before we return Dalat city. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 20: DALAT - HO CHI MINH CITY
After breakfast at the hotel, you are free until transfer from Dalat to Sai Gon by Van / Car (308 km/6 hours/depart at 7:30 AM). Stop at Tam Chau restaurant (Bao Loc) for lunch. Hotel check-in upon arrival. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 21: HO CHI MINH CITY TOURS
AM: Asiana Travel guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 AM. We will visit to the Re Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. You can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. Nearby is the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. Lunch with Vietnamese delicacies.
PM: We will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Sai Gon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of goods are offered. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 22: HO CHI MINH - TAY NINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
Getting started from your hotel, transferring to Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is an odd mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels. At its height the tunnel system stretched from Sai Gon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attr giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 23: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - CAN THO
AM: Leave the frenzied pace of the city behind for the sedate pace of the Mekong Delta at 0800 and along the way soak up the wonderful scenery. After arriving in the town of Cai Be, board your boat for a cruise on the mighty Mekong River, cruise down small tributaries and waterways and explore the delta's second most famous produce after rice, tropical fruits. On Binh Hoa Phuoc Island, visit a famous Bonsai Garden which is owned by local celebrity 'Mr Giao'. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the gardens which are filled with ancient plants sculpted into strange forms and shapes.
PM: In Vinh Long your car and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Can Tho city for overnight.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 24: CAN THO - CHAU DOC
AM: After enjoying breakfast at the hotel you will make an early departure to see the delightful Cai Rang floating market, perhaps the most colourful and unique of all the markets in Vietnam. Depart the floating market by boat, then onto Cai Rang Be canal and then have a lunch.
PM: After a delicious Vietnamese lunch, visit some of small fruit garden & enjoy tropical fruit there. ( you can take biking 30 mintute in the countryside road - require surcharge for biking fee ). Continuing North-West to Chau Doc which is situated on the Cambodian border, a visit by boat to Thot Not Stork Sanctuary where you can watch from a viewing tower thousands of egrets, herons and cormorants. On arrival in Chau Doc, check into the charming hotel. In the late afternoon drive up the Sam Mountain to visit the Chau Su Temple and watch the sunset over the Cambodian border. Overnight in Chau Doc.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 25: CHAU DOC - HO CHI MINH
AM: After enjoying breakfast at the hotel embarks by boat to visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. Continuing on by boat to visit a traditional stilt house village belonging to the ethnic Cham people. Here colourful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden looms.
PM: Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city stopping for lunch en-route. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 26: HO CHI MINH - PHU QUOC ISLAND
AM: Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure till transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight VN1813 (09h20 - 10h20) to Phu Quoc. Arrive in Phu Quoc, check in hotel. Take a rest. Have lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Take around Phu Quoc town for visiting: Hung Long Pagoda, Thatch Spring, Ham Ninh fishing village (enjoy fresh seafood by yourself). Free time for sea bathing at hotel’s beach. Have dinner and overnight in Phu Quoc island.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 27: PHU QUOC ISLAND SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to An Thoi village for visiting the best famous fish sauce factory. Then visit Phu Quoc vestige prison; War Memorial and a famous underground work grow Australian pearl. Have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, being free for shopping snail shell & coral. Relax yourself at the beach.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 28: PHU QUOC ISLAND - HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast. Free at leisure. Pick up & transfer to Phu Quoc airport for take a short flight VN1812 (11h00 - 12h05) to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive in Sai Gon city check-in hotel and free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 29: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the hotel, car / van pick you up from hotel and transfer to Tan San Nhat airport for Ho Chi Minh city departure to the next destination or coming back home. Goodbye Vietnam and Hen gap lai (See you again). End of services.Meals included: Breakfast
Price per person in US$
3 - 6 pax
7 - 9 pax
10 - 15 pax
Hotel accommodation on twin/double sharing with daily breakfast
Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
Domestic air tickets Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh with economy class and airport taxes
Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi with 4 soft berths per A/C cabin
Sightseeing and entrance fees on tour
Boat trip as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guides
Meals as listed in the itinerary at local restaurant
Mineral water per pax per day
Other meals and drinks not mentioned
All international flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh and airport taxes
Other personal expenses
Tipping/gratuities for local guides
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary