This 21 day Vietnam Tour is a great
experience for you to see, learn about Vietnam, a charming destination
and memorial holiday of a life time!. This "Vietnam Tour step back in
time" is just a suggested itinerary and we can always customize it to
suit your travel date, type of travel, length of stay, budget... and
Sai Gon – Mekong – Da Lat – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Sapa Tour – Halong Cruise
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Tran Thien Trang
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome
by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel
for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of
commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its
pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of
the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
Free time at leisure. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Meals: B, L
we will start a Ho Chi Minh City tour visiting the Thien Hau Temple,
followed by the lively Binh Tay Market. As one of the spotlights for any
Vietnam tours, Ho Chi Minh City lures worldwide Vietnam tour makers
with its passion and magic. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, visit the War Remnants or
History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre
Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue
Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within
walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Stay overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: B, L
breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese
countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh
visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could
have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major
faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In
the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel
network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long
struggle for independence where you will understand more about the
Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Overnight in Ho chi Minh
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a
major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating
riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major
arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of
ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very
special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations
for Vietnam Tours.
08.00 Our driver and car will pick you up at the hotel for
transfer to Can Tho. Boarding at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink,
introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure
downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route. Tour near
Tra On floating market.
Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien
rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane,
woods on the near banks.
Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an
opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local
inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board.
Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew will
serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her
anchorage point for the night.
The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit. Overnight on board.
Day 5: Mekong – Ho Chi Minh City – Dalat
06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their
breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.The Bassac crosses
Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes
through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit
drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a
local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.Leaving
the board at Cái Bè. Drive back to Saigon airport for your flight to
Dalat with Vietnam airlines VN 466 SGN 15:25 DLI 16:15. Overnight in a
Day 6: Dalat Tour
Meals: B, L
Lat, a dream Vietnam tour for all Vietnamese. Today you will visit some
of the most interesting sights of Dalat. You will visit the former
"palace" of the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, Bao Dai. You will
also visit the very colorful local market, stacked with fresh fruit,
vegetables and flowers, grown in planations around Dalat. Thanks to its
temperate climate the mountains around Dalat are ideal for growing
vegetables and flowers. One of the main attractions for local tourists
is the "Valley of Love", worth a visit just for the peculiar sight of
Finally, you will make short ride on
the last part of the "cremailliere" railway to the village Trai Mat.
Overnight in a DaLat hotel.
Day 7: Dalat – Nha Trang Beach
drive to Nha Trang, Vietnam’s best-known Vietnam beach destination, a
perfect break during or your Vietnam Tours with miles of white sandy
beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants.
Check in on arrival and free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.
Day 8: Nha Trang Tour
Meals: B, L
morning boat trip on Nha Trang Bay visits some of the nearby islands
where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clear
warm waters. After a fresh seafood lunch, return to shore. In the
afternoon, explore Nha Trang at your own pace. Overnight in a Nha Trang
Day 9: Nha Trang – Hoi An
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide
and driver in Nha Trang will transfer you to the airport for the
morning flight to Danang. From here, transfer to Hoi An, a major Asian
trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries with a relaxed lifestyle
that has changed little over the years. Check in and free at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – Tour to My Son – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, we
invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual
capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a
thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from
2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture.
Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from
between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your
today's beautiful Vietnam Tour with visit the former merchants' homes,
the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the
colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Hue
After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue,
the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific
architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and
surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam
Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham
Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the
world. Upon arrival in Hue, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in a
Day 12: Hue Tour
Meals: B, L
is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there
is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges
as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam
Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial
Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume
River and 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. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue
Day 13: Hue – Hanoi
breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hue will transfer you
to the airport for the morning flight to Hanoi with Vietnam airlines.
Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome
your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in.
Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic
face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a
blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece
evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through
like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes
Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 14: Hanoi – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc – Hanoi
Meals: B, L
breakfast, we continue your absolute Vietnam Tours by heading south for
the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the
Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the
ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang
(also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The
second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh
successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo
Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s
widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically
penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’, the area around Tam Coc boasts
stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has rugged rock formations jutting
out of the sea, here they soar skywards from a sea of green. After a
three hour boat trip along the Boi River, we do beautiful bicycle trip
to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave. Overnight
in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 15: Hanoi Tour
Meals: B, L
without a doubt a beautiful city for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy
a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the
mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday &
Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the
One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic
Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake
of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for
a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after
the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the
evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water
puppet show. At 20:00, we transfer you to the train station for teh
overnight train to Sapa.
Day 16: Sapa Tour – Topas Ecolodge
Meals: B, L
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a
short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this
area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the
colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands
stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green
intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants,
skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After breakfast at a local restaurant, take a morning walking tour of
Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower
H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the
surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to
Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley,
lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is
gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious
landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam
Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... In the
afternoon, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to
visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day
people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing
mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields,
visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of
these ethnic groups. Continue to Topas Ecolodge for a romantic night.
Overnight at Topas Ecolodge.
Day 17: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, our bus takes you to
the trekking point where we will trek down the beautiful valley of Ban
Ho village of the Tay people. Arrive the the village, let have a break
with tea or coffee in one of the families. Enjoying amazing scenery,
chatting and learning the life, habits and customs of the local people.
If you wish, we trek further to visit a small hamlet of the Red Dzao
people called Nam Toong before getting back to Ban Ho for a picnic lunch
then drive to Sapa. Afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight in a Sapa
Day 18: Sapa Colorful Market – Train to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
The markets in the
Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill
tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam
Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell
their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip,
drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to
visit one of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back
to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you
have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks
and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam
Tours and Sapa Tours.
Overnight on the train.
Day 19: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any
visitors. This morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you
up from the train station, transfer to a mini hotel for shower and
breakfast before driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic
sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any
11:30: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15: Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome
Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00: Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30: Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach
and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for
fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We
will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15: Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
Halong Bay16.15: Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs
to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program
to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is
$10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in
Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the
village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30: Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
Day 20: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi
6:45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a
small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi
instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk
up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for
approximately 45 minutes.
9:00: Upon return to the boat take time to freshen
up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of
the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai
9:30: Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00: Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00: Transfer by tender to the pier. Pick up by our driver and transfer to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 21: Hanoi Departure
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday
until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with
the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have
enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you
back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
END OF BEAUTIFUL VIETNAM LUXURY TOUR