VIETNAM GRAND TOUR 21 DAYS 20 NIGHTS from 820 USD/person only
|Tour start/end||Hanoi / Saigon (Hochiminh city)|
|Transport||Car, flights, boat|
|Tour route||Hanoi - Sapa - Halong - Phongnha - Hue - Hoian - Nhatrang - Dalat - Saigon - Mekong river delta|
|Tour price||From 1120 to 5048 USD/ person|
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL
Welcomed at Noi Bai International airport by our guide and transferred to your hotel in center of Hanoi. Relax after a long journey before we present you Vietnam daily life with a city walking tour that help you have a quick look at real Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY VISITS (B, L)
Today, we would like to show you the major historical and cultural sites around our thousand years old capital of Hanoi. The first visit will be Ba Dinh Square with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), his residential area where he lived from 1954 to 1969 when he passed away and next to One Pillar Pagoda nearby which dated back 11th century and designed like a lotus flower, then we go to visit Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature or the first National University of Vietnam) to learn much about our history of education.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and most interesting museum of Hanoi, that is Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, then go back to the Old Quarter of Hanoi for shopping, free time to discover the local life here until dinner time. Over night in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HA NOI - SA PA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B,L,D)
This morning at 6h30 am our mini van and driver will pick you up at your hotel and tranfsfer to our big bus to drive to Sapa town. Arrive at around 1h00 pm, have lunch at local restaurant then check in your hotel. In the afternoon, our guide will take you to a nearby Black H'Mong village of Catcat. You will walk down to a beautiful valley and enjoy fantastic panorama of the tarrace rice field and houses of Black Mong people, that is great chance to take photos, keep walking down to their village and see their life in the rural area of Vietnam.
Finally, you will come down to a nice waterfall which French people used to build a hydro power plant to
supply electricity for Sapa town. Finish your walking with a bus ride back to your hotel for refreshing before going for dinner. Overnight at hotel in Sapa
DAY 4: SAPA – LAOCHAI - TA VAN - HANOI (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and the car driver will take you to Laochai Village. Here you will have a great panoramic view of the whole Muong Hoa valley with beautiful green landscape, huge tarrace rice-field and inhabited villages of ethnic black H’Mong. Continue to walk to Tavan village of Dzay people. On the road, the landscape opened our eyes more and more fantastic with the tarrace rice fields, the houses of local people. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant by the side of a beautiful stream. After lunch, turn back Sapa, free time to walk around the center market then catch the bus back Hanoi, you will arrive Hanoi in the late afternoon. Check in hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI - HA LONG BAY – THE WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE (B,L,D)
Our driver will pick you up and transfer directly to Ha Long bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Arrival in Halong Bay after 3.5 hours, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The Cruise passes by many rocks and islets in any different shapes. We may stop for a while to visit a beautiful cave, if you do not visit this day, you may do in the next day, depending on each boat/junk’s itinerary. You will enjoy a nice dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.
DAY 6: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (BRUNCH)
In the morning, you will take a light breakfast, while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy a brunch on board before disembarking. Arrive Hanoi at the late afternoon. Free time for optional visit and dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 7: HANOI - DONG HOI – PHONG NHA – KE BANG NATIONAL PARK (B,L)
Take early morning flight (wake up around 04:30am) to Dong Hoi town. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for breakfast (early check in not guaranteed). After breakfast, we start the excursion to Phong Nha Grotto – Ke Bang National Park. Getting on boat and cruise on the world's longest underground river to Phong Nha Cave. The deeper you penetrate, the more magical it is, the natural aspects of the caves will amaze you. After going through 800m, a large dry passage will appear, then you can take a walk to discover the cave for 500m more. You will have a chance to explore the remains of Cham Altars and Inscriptions inside. Overnight in Dong Hoi Town.
DAY 8: DONG HOI - DMZ - HUE (B,L)
Leave Dong Hoi early for Hue city. We will stop on the way at historical Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River which was Demarkation Line between North and South of Vietnam during American War. After that we come to visit the famous Vinh Moc Tunnel where local people had gone deeply underground to avoid US bombing every day, they move whole the village down to the tunnels, they lived and fought bravely in a really uncomfortable living condition, even 17 children were born in the tunnels during the war as well. Lunch at a local restaurant, then drive to Hue. Arrive at your hotel in Hue city in the afternoon, check in hotel and stay overnight in Hue.
DAY 9: HUE CITY TOUR (B,L)
Today, we will spend whole day for visiting this beautiful city with 2 World Heritages of UNESCO. Firstly, take a nice dragon boat trip on calm Perfume River to enjoy peaceful scenery of Hue city, stop at Thien Mu pagoda and go up the hill to visit this pagoda and learn about its history, then come down and catch our car to visit Hue Ancient Citadels which was built at the beginning of 19th century by King Gia Long, this is the last Citadel was built in Vietnam, you will have chance to visit the luxury residential area for the King Nguyen.
After our lunch at a local restaurant, we continue our visit to the tombs of our King and learn about their life to understand more the Royal Family in Hue. In the late afternoon, our driver will take you to the busiest market in Hue to walk around and see so many local foods and vegetables. Finish your tour at the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 10: HUE - HOI AN (B,L)
Today we will head to Hoi An Ancient Town through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Visit Cham museum in Danang on the way, Cham museum includes the open air collection of Cham sculpture and indoor displays. Many of the sandstone carvings are breathtaking. After check-in at hotel, you will be free for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 11: HOI AN – MY SON SANCTUARY BY CAR AND BACK BY BOAT (B,L)
We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of Champa Kings, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam.
Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. Leaving this site we go back by car about 30 km then will go on a Boat trip along the Thu Bon river. Have a picnic lunch; disembark to visit the handicraft pottery village located along the riverside. Get back to the Hoian old town by boat. We continue to walk to visit ancient town of Hoian. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. Free time for shopping later. Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 12: FREE TIME TO RELAX IN HOI AN (B)
Today, you will have a whole day to relax in Hoian, it is very nice to walk along quiet and peaceful streets of Hoian, no motobike, no car was allowed at working time. Hoian is the heaven for shopping, so try to buy something here! You also can rent a bike to cycle to the villages nearby the ancient town or go to a very nice beach about 4 km away.
DAY 13: HOIAN - DA NANG – NHA TRANG (B,L)
Transfer to Da Nang Airport to fly to Nha Trang, a city famous for beautiful beaches. In the afternoon, you have time to relax on the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 14: NHA TRANG – FULL DAY EXCURSION (B,L) (JOIN IN GROUP TOUR)
After breakfast at your hotel,
8:30 – 8:45 am: Pick you up at your hotel to start the exciting boat trip.
9:10 am: Tri Nguyen Aquarium-Biology sea inside Neptune’s place with hundreds of fishes
10:00 am: To Mun island
The most beautiful protected marine area of Nha trang Bay, you enjoy snorkeling to observe sea creatures such as anemones, coral reefs, ornamental fish.
12.00 – 15.30 pm: To Ngang cove
Have lunch with many excellent dishes: fried salt shrimp, fried fish in sour and sweet sauce, saute cuttlefish, grilled rib spring rolls and softly soft noodles.
Entertainment program: Music, singing and dancing
Happy hour: “ Floating Bar” a cup of grape wine with a piece of pineapple
You will be able cheer with your friends even in the water with Funky Monkey guide
15:45 - 16:30 pm: To Tranh Beach shore
Relax and join beach sport or laze on the beach
Fruit party: enjoy eating many kinds of fruits from Nhatrang
16:45 pm: Land at the harbor and take you back the hotel. Overnight in Nhatrang
DAY 15: NHA TRANG – DALAT (B,L)
In the morning, we drive from coastal city of Nhatrang to highland city of Dalat on a stunning road. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for freshing up. Half day city tour commences with a short drive to Robin hill – former artillery base (1650m) (5300 f), full view to the city of Dalat. Then take a cable car (2,3 km ) to Tuyen Lam lake – the nicest lake of Dalat and Truc Lam Zen Monastery - the biggest Zen Monastery of Viet Nam. You will have chance to enjoy peaceful scenery here and breath fresh air of forest, lake and mountains. Then we go back to your hotel for staying overnight.
DAY 16: DALAT CITY TOUR HALF DAY (B,L)
This morning, we will visit some nice places in Dalat such as: King Bao Dai's summer palace, old train station with French architecture and City Flower Garden. Back to Dalat city for a free afternoon to relax or strolling around this romantic city. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
DAY 17: DALAT - HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and relax until your flight to Hochiminh city.
Welcomed at International Tan Son Nhat airport by our tour guide then transferred to your hotel in the city center. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 18: HO CHI MINH CITY– CU CHI TUNNELS (B,L)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Cu Chi tunnels. Visit the underground village, which used to be a bitter battle ground for a long period during the Vietnam war. The amazing network of over 200 km of underground tunnels will offer you impression of the former fierce war in South of Vietnam. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will have some Ho Chi Minh Sight-seeing tours such as: Reunification Palace, War Crime Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, former US Embassy, Ben Thanh Market. Overnight at hotel in HCMC.
DAY 19: HOCHIMINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (B,L)
This morning, we will drive to Mekong river delta. It takes 3,5 hours to reach to the biggest delta of VIetnam. After arrival in Cai Be habour, a boat will take you to the floating market. Have lunch at a local garden house, then we proceed to Vinh Long through small and beautiful canals, tranquil villages, the marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Stop at An Binh islet, famous for fruit orchards. Enjoy the local tropical fruits and see the orchards, ceramics, popcorn and rice paper shops... A nice chance for bicycle riding through the village and the local handicraft shops. Another stop at Vinh Long market, and then we continue driving to Can Tho. Over night in Can Tho.
DAY 20: CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
Wake up early for breakfast, then cruise along the small picturesque river by boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities along the Mekong canals, visit a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay and visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy (10 km from Cantho city) and drive back to HCMC via My Tho. Overnight in Hochiminh city.
DAY 21: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)
Free time for last minute shopping before transferring to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.
PRICE: 820 USD/PERSON
This is our suggested price for your reference only. Prices may vary a little according to your service requests, your group size and your travel period or any personal requirements that you may have. We are happy to advise you on tours that suit your budget or to help you with prices to cover any special requests. Please send us your inquiries and we will arrange the best price for you.
This price is based on sharing bus to Halong Bay & to Sapa. If you would like to get a private car/bus, please contact us!
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