Vietnam Highlights Experience 15 Days
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Vietnam Highlights Experience 15 Days

Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Overview

See all the must-not-miss sites of Vietnam from North to South within 15 days at a leisurely pace. You will have a deeper insight into Vietnam beautiful landscape, culture, culinary and daily life of the locals.

Hightlights

  • Soak up the elegant & charming Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Enjoy the spectacular valley & rice terrace in Sapa from the above, trekking is a must-do.
  • Staying overnight on a traditional junk while cruising through the magnificent Halong Bay.
  • Visit the Imperial City Hue to learn about its long history, and the local village to see the local handicraft and rural life.
  • Stroll around the tranquil ancient town of Hoi An by the river.
  • Immerse in the hustle & bustle Southern metropolitan – Ho Chi Minh City and discover the daily life in Mekong Delta.

Itinerary

Please check the full itinerary and photograph of this Classic Vietnam tour for your reference. If you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us.

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. You are welcomed by our driver at the exit gate. Transfer to the hotel (45min). Check in and have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal: None
Tour guide: None

hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI SIGHTSEEING - LAO CAI

The full-day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have a chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. The Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklore and culture. After dinner, your guide will see you off at Hanoi Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

hanoi

DAY 3: LAO CAI - SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6 am. Welcome by our tour guide and transfer to hotel in Sapa (1-hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast and starting an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong minority people. You will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area and have lunch before heading back to Sapa. Check-in your hotel and have a free afternoon to explore around. Overnight in Sapa town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

The people sapa

DAY 4: SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - LAO CAI - HANOI

Breakfast in the hotel, you will explore the Sapa daily market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribespeople on the way make your experiences here. Lunch along the way at a local restaurant on the way. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Free until transfer back to the train station around 5 pm for a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

sapa market

DAY 5: HANOI - HALONG BAY

5.00, Arrives Hanoi. Check-in a hotel near the train station to refresh and breakfast before heading to Halong. At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay and board a boat, enjoying lunch as sail through bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

halong bay

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI

You’ll the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. You’ll then have free time to enjoy the Hanoi nightlife and staying overnight. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

The breathtaking scenery in Halong Bay
The breathtaking scenery in Halong Bay

DAY 7: HANOI - HUE

Enjoy your free time until you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Hue. You are welcomed by our local driver in Hue and transfer to hotel. This afternoon you will tour the Citadel. Tonight you will enjoy a Royal Dinner set menu in a local restaurant. Check in and overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Hue

DAY 8: HUE – COOKING CLASS - CITY TOUR

Embark the cruise on the Huong River, stop at Dong Ba Market and buy necessary food for a cooking class with our chef. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of Hue City and back to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu village. Arrive on Thuy Bieu and visit the garden house, ancient ancestral temples, incense making family to discover the daily life of local people. Come back to Thuy Bieu restaurant for a cooking class where you will prepare lunch by yourself. After lunch, relax with a short herbal foot bath and massage. The rest of the day visit Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Tombs. Back to the hotel and overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

dong ba market

DAY 9: HUE - HOI AN

Followed by the Ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoi An. After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble in Danang, you will arrive in Hoi An. Check into a hotel and leisure time. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

hai van pass

DAY 10: HOI AN

A half-day wandering through the picturesque streets of this 16th-century trading port, where the buildings remind us of its Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles; Visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Afternoon will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Hoi An in December
Visiting around the Hoi An old town by a small sampan rowed by local people in December

DAY 11: HOI AN - DA NANG - HO CHI MINH CITY

Transfer to airport for morning flight to HCMC. On arrival transfer and check in to your hotel. Half-day orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City including The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Hall, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in HCMC.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

ho chi minh - central post office

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAO DAI - CU CHI

This morning, we transfer to Tay Ninh where the Cao Dai Temple located, to observe the midday service. CaoDaism is a combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. After lunch, explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi, which were used by the V.C and guerilla fighters during the Vietnam war. Overnight in HCMC.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

cao dai temple

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA

Discover the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta as you wind your way down narrow canals on a sampan that glides along with fruit orchards, paddy fields, and sleepy villages; visit a floating market, where vendors display the delta’s bounty of fruits and vegetables on their boats. However, busy selling and buying, they will never forget to throw you happy smiles and waves at you. Overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

mekong delta

DAY 14: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY

Breakfast on board, then continue to cruise the Mekong delta before you head back to the wharf where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Mekong 2 days

DAY 15: HO CHI MINH CITY

Free for your own leisure until pick up and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

ho chi minh

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2020 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $2,061 $1,848 $1,674 $1,598 $670
Deluxe $2,316 $2,103 $1,929 $1,853 $926
Luxury $2,660 $2,422 $2,216 $2,140 $1,015

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe  Luxury
Ho Chi Minh Sanouva Hotel
Deluxe Room
Liberty Central Saigon
Citypoint Deluxe
Nikko Hotel
Deluxe
Mekong Mekong Eyes Classic Cruise  Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise Song Xanh Sampan
Hue Alba Spa Hotel
Deluxe Room
Eldora
Deluxe City View
Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald 
Deluxe Pool 
Hoi An Central Boutique 
Deluxe Room
Almanity Resort
My Spirit Superior
Hanoi Essence Palace
Deluxe Window
The Lapis Hotel
Deluxe Room
Oriental Jade Hotel
Oriental Emerald Room
Sapa Sapa Vista Hotel
Superior Room
Aira Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Window 
Silk Path Resort
Classic Room
Halong Garden Bay Cruise
Deluxe
Paloma Cruise
Deluxe
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite

 

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation.
  • Domestic air tickets for flight Hochiminh – Danang & Hue – Hanoi
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Dragon Boat in Hue
  • Private double/twin cabin in Halong
  • Approval document for visa on arrival (1-month single entry)

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:

* Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm.

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. A single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

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