Vietnam Tour with cultural highlights, exploring
land of a thousand bends, land of super friendly people, delicious food
land, land of rice paddies in dozens of colors, land of rich culture,
beautiful beaches... have all combined to this Vietnam Tour. Your tour
is an individual tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other
traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour
guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination.
Hanoi – Sapa – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong
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Brief Vietnam Tour with cultural highlights
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Train to Sapa
Day 3: Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 5: Sapa Ethnic Market - Train to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Cruise
Day 7: Halong Cruise - Hanoi & Flight to Hue
Day 8: Hue City Tour
Day 9: Hue - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An Free Day
Day 12: Hoi An - Danang & Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho (Mekong)
Day 15: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh Departure
Detailed Vietnam Tour with cultural highlights
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (G
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 reality. Free at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi & Train to Lao Cai (B/L) (G)
Hanoi is choice for any 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. In the evening, we take
the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L) (G)
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
buy provisions. Afterwards, take a light trek (escorted with private
bus) to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe villages (from Ma Tra to Ta
Phin village) which is unique experience to learn about the H'mong and
Red Dao ethnic minority's customs and habits... Picnic lunch on the way.
Transfer back to Sapa by private bus, free at leisure and overnight in
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Sapa (B/L) (G)
Sapa is 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... After breakfast, 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. Back to Sapa by private car, free at
leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Market Tour & Train to Hanoi (B/L) (G)
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
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 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already
arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast
before driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on
board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while
cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes
and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant
swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun
deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh
seafood. Overnight on board.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B) (G)
People said that your Vietnam Tours would not have been done without a trip to Halong Bay and a romantic night on Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay.
Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters
of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay
is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from
the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch
the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of
hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay.
All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong
city, end of your beautiful Halong Bay Cruise at around
noon where our private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer
back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue (). Upon arrival,
pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure.
Overnight in Hue
Day 8: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)
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 an enjoyable stop for your 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 Hue
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)
After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in
the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has
changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is the most favorite destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours.
This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before
climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to
visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham
sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking
tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B/L) (G)
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
culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries
dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. My Son is interesting Vietnam Tours for the ones who want to learn about Vietnam History, Vietnam Culture, Vietnam Architecture.
Drive back to Hoi An, we end today's beautiful Hoi An Tour
with the visit to the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old
Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside
market. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An (B)
Hoi An Ancient Town – The most interesting break for any Vietnam Tours and no Vietnam Tours maker
would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East
Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its
buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous
and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An
ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art
galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of
this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang
Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B) (G)
breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer
you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. 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.
In the afternoon, we will do the city
tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, visiting to Reunification
Palace, Vietnam War Museum and the environment of Ben Thanh market.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho chi Minh (B/L) (G)
After 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 14: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating Market – Can Tho Homestay (B/L/D) (G)
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 doubt one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours and a smart Vietnam Tour maker would
never skip. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating
Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta.
Continue to Can Tho and transfer from Ninh Kieu wharf to local people’s
house for homestay by shuttle boat. Visit local homes & orchards
and participate in local activities such as gardening, fishing,
ploughing. Have dinner at the home. Tonight, we spend the unique night
in a homestay with local family. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 15: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly spotlight of
your Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful
scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the
Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a
rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to
discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Drive back
to Ho Chi Minh.
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) (G)
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday
until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the
sincere thanks for traveling with us. We hope that you have enjoyed your
Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!
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