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At a Glance

  • 14 days
    • Hanoi street food tour
    • Hill tribes in Sapa
    • Beautiful Halong Bay
    • Historic Hue
    • Hoi An ancient town & Tra Que vegetable village
    • Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels
    • Local life & floating market in Mekong Delta

Visting Countries
Vietnam,

 The Vietnam In Luxury comes up with a memorable and fulfilling experience in the world’s magical countries. After exploring the Ha Noi capital, we will be moving to the other parts of Northern which compose the truly charming village and the limestone scenery Ha Long bay. The luxury experience continues in the Central region. Visiting the Citadel and past emperor’s mausoleums. Continue your history lesson as 400 year old shop houses in Hoi An and an extremely memorable experience working on rice field. Waiting in the south is the Mekong Delta, the mouth of the dragon. You will discover Saigon, a city of contrasts where modern and ancient Asia competes openly with colonial France for your attention.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 ARRIVE HANOI
  • Day 2 HANOI CITY TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
  • Day 3 LAO CAI – SAPA
  • Day 4 SAPA – LAO CAI – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
  • Day 5 HANOI – HALONG BAY
  • Day 6 HALONG BAY – HANOI – HUE
  • Day 7 HUE
  • Day 8 HUE – DANANG – HOI AN
  • Day 9 HOI AN
  • Day 10 HOI AN – DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Day 11 HO CHI MINH CITY & CU CHI TUNNELS
  • Day 12 HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO
  • Day 13 CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Day 14 HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    HANOI – ARRIVAL

     You are arriving in our one-thousand-year-old capital of Hanoi. Your guide will welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport and escort to your hotel in the heart of the city. Time to relax after a long flight.

     
    Overnight in Hanoi. 
  • Day 2

    HANOI CITY – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (B/L/-)

     You will have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. Your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday afternoon), his modest stilt house and the museum dedicated to his memory.

     
    Enjoy the street food walking tour. Get more information about Vietnamese traditional cuisines, its culture and the eating habits of locals. Walk through the small streets of the Old Quarter, passing by road-side markets. After walking, we have lunch with Cha ca La Vong, a special deep fried fish serves with special local herbs, onion, dill, crushed peanut, shrimp/fish sauce and noodle.
     
    In the afternoon, explore Water puppetry which has long been a part of Vietnamese culture. This is a unique experience to touch this art but not at Water Puppet Theater as other tourists do. Visit the home of Artist Pham Thanh Liem, the 7th generation in his family making water puppetry and have chat with him to learn about the Water Puppetry history. Hidden in the matrix alley of Ha Noi, the house is where Mr. Liem creates and blows the spirit of each puppetry. A mini performance on the rooftop stage – learn how to control the puppetry behind the stage - paint your own favorite puppetry are appealing activities not only children but also their parents.
     
    Evening, take the local train to Lao Cai – Sapa. Overnight on train (compartment of 4-berths sharing, soft bed, a/c)
     
    Note: Shorts and tank tops are not allowed in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & pagodas.
  • Day 3

    LAO CAI – SAPA – TREK O QUY HO – BLACK H’MONG VILLAGE (B/L/-)

     Train arrives early in Lao Cai border town, warm welcomed by the local guide and drive 1 hour further up the mountain to Sapa town.

     
    After breakfast and a short rest, transfer a short way north of Sapa town to the quiet valleys and gorges surrounding the village of O Quy Ho. The shallow winding valley sits in the shadow of Indochina’s highest peak - Fangxipan Mountain, and on clear days you can enjoy superb views of the range. Away from the major tourist routes, this trek is the perfect escape. Pass by oolong tea farms before joining a local footpath that clings to the contours of the rice terraces and takes you gently down the valley past grazing buffalo and working farmers. Walk along ancient stone paths and hear the story of the Black H’Mong migration to these mountains centuries before. Learn about the distinct cultures, languages and lifestyles that make northwestern Vietnam so fascinating, and visit an authentic Black H’Mong house, home to a local family. Finish your walk with a well-earned cup of green tea before transferring back to Sapa town in the early afternoon. Have rest of day at leisure
     
    Overnight in Sapa.
  • Day 4

    SAPA – SUOI HO – MA TRA – TA PHIN – LAO CAI – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B/L/-)

     Breakfast, then begin the day with a 3km trek through breathtaking landscape to the village of Suoi Ho, home to Hmong minority. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village, you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. Take a minute to explore this intriguing sight and take some photos. Trekking to the village of Ta Phin, you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. A Red Dao herbal medicine bath can be arranged for you to experience, so please ask. Driver pick-up and transfers you back to Lao Cai town to catch the overnight train to Hanoi. Overnight on train (compartment of 4-berths sharing, soft bed, a/c).

  • Day 5

    HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

     Early arrive in Hanoi and check in sub-hotel for fresh up and breakfast.

     
    After breakfast, you are picked-up and transferred 3.5hours through the Red River Delta on the way to Halong city.
     
    Upon arrival, thecrew will greet us abroad the traditional style junk with a refreshing welcome drink and then our cruise begins! As navigating your way through the emerald waters and limestone islands you are served a delicious lunch of fresh seafood (vegetarians are also catered for). While cruising through the bay, you can marvel at the amazing karst scenery with different formations. Halong Bay is littered with hidden caves and grottoes and we’ll take some time to explore one of these. For those felling active you then can explore the bay by sea kayak. After your first evening’s dinner, night fishing is available from the boat. Overnight on board on the bay.
     
    Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change according to weather condition.
  • Day 6

    HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (B)

    For early risers there is Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck of the boat. For those not wanting to be part of this is just to sleep on. A light breakfast is served after the session and the boat starts up again and heading to Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto) and you take a trip into this huge cave consisting of 3 parts.

     

    Come back to the boat and enjoy a lovely brunch served by the crew. During brunch boat has started its journey towards the port and you make up and check out of the cabins.

     

    Back in the harbor at 11:00 and drive back to Hanoi’s airport. Take a late afternoon flight to Hue city. Upon arrival in Hue Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Hue City (about 15km from the airport). 

     

    Overnight in Hue.

  • Day 7

    HUE EXPLORATION (B/L)

     Start your exploration of Hue at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.  After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. 

     
     Continue by car to Minh Mang King’s Tomb (typical formal oriental style), and Thien Mu Pagoda. Passing by vibrant Dong Ba market.
     
    Overnight in Hue.
  • Day 8

    HUE – DANANG – HOI AN (B)

     After breakfast, transfer to Hoi An Town which is about 120km from Hue. On your way to Hoi An, you will travel through Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Passing Da Nang, your vehicle will stop at Cham Museum where you will see an open-air collection of Cham sculpture. Many of the sandstone carvings are breathtaking. 

     
    Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in your selected hotel. Spend the other half of the day touring & visit the major sight of Hoi An Town: preserved pagoda, assembly hall and beautiful covered bridge
     
    Overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 9

    HOI AN – TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE (B/L)

     Today tour, you will have an experiential day of living and working with local people in the Tra Que village. Depart from your hotel by riding 30 minutes to the village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen the history of village. Then it is a chance to join in gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground and watering and picking vegetables… Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with local family. One of the famous specialty is “Tam Huu’ spring roll and “Banh Xeo” a local pancake. Following lunch you will learn how to harvest and wrap vegetables. Farewell to the host family before riding back to hotel. Rest of day is your free time to relax.

     
    Overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 10

    HOI AN – DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

     Transfer to Da Nang Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.  Welcomed by your tour guide, transfer to hotel to check-in and we begin exploring the sights of the city. Learn about the legacy of war at the dramatic War Remnants Museum. Also take a visit to the Reunification Hall, formerly the Presidential Palace of South Vietnam. It was here that a North Vietnamese tank famously crashed through the gates bringing an end to the long Vietnam War and the building has been preserved exactly as it was in 1975. Then stroll around the impressive old French-built post office and Notre Dame Cathedral before continuing to the City Hall area, another grand old colonial-era relic. We then leave guests free to explore the famous Dong Khoi area, home to the legendary Continental Hotel, made famous by Graham Greene in the Quiet American, and lots of popular restaurants, bars and boutiques.

  • Day 11

    CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

     After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Located about 70 kilometers to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels were created to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French in 1948. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storages, weapon shops, field hospitals, and command centers. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors (To have an in-depth look about the Vietnam war we recommend the guidance of a war veteran who witnessed and have more than 20 year living in Cu Chi tunnel. Surcharge will be applied). Return to your hotel at noon time. Afternoon is your free time.

     
    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 12

    HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO (B/L)

     Depart from Ho Chi Minh city around 8am and head south to Ben Tre province, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways.

     
    On arrival, take a “xe loi” ride through the local village of Huu Dinh to enjoy the green fields and gardens. Continue with a short walk to a bridge where you will start your boat trip through small canals with beautiful tropical scenery. On board the boat, enjoy a welcome drink and tropical fruits while cruising.
     
    The cruise will stop first at a brick factory, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand. Continue the journey by a sampan trip through narrow canals and enjoy the peacefulness of the region and pay a visit to a local house where they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea before heading to visit a rice noodles factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region.
     
    Switch to a bicycle and ride on village roads past green gardens and local houses including a visit Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.
     
    Return to the village by bicycle for a Vietnamese lunch of local specialties. Relax and walk around the garden after lunch, and then visit the nearby house of Mr Hung, who is a famous sticky rice maker in the village. You can also feed his stock of catfish and walk through his fruit garden.
     
     
    After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car is ready to take you deeper into the Mekong delta to Can Tho City. The evening is your free time to explore the night market.
     
    Overnight in Can Tho city.
  • Day 13

    CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

     Early morning cruising along the picturesque tributaries by motorboat, you will visit the Cai Rang Floating Market- the busiest but nicest one with heaps of boats. See the beautiful scenery and daily activities of the locals. Walk around a village and visit a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay, continue visit to Binh Thuy Ancient House. Have lunch in restaurant before driving back to HCMC.

     
    Overnight at hotel in HCMC.
  • Day 14

    HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)

     Leave some time free to soak up the atmosphere of the city before being transferred to airport for our onward flight.

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.

Group policy: 

  • For group from 10 paying guests, one FOC can be granted for TL but the tour price per head will be quite high (as above quotation)
  • For Group from 15 paying guests up we recommend a TL escort, and FOC based on single room included (as above quotation). 

Should you need prices for smaller group size of FIT please contact us. Prices can be negotiated upon specific booking with dates. 
 
OUR HOTELS
Accommodation bases on lowest room category of each hotel. Higher room grade can be arranged subject to availability and additional charge
 

Destination Deluxe Premium
Ha Noi Intercontinental Westlake Sofitel Metropole
Ky Son Moon Garden Moon Garden
Ha Long Bay Au Co Cruise Au Co Cruise
Hue Pilgrimage Anna Mandara
Hoi An Life Hoi An Victoria Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh city Majestic Park Hyatt


Specific Services inclusive:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees, other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
  • Local English speaking guide in each city.

 

Services Exclusive

  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • International airfare from/to Vietnam
  • Domestic airfare
  • International airport departure tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • All other service not stated in the program

A. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:

  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost 
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost


B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)

  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
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