Enticing Vietnam

Saigon, Mekong, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay

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Embark on a deluxe adventure of Enticing Vietnam trip and uncover poignant history, natural beauty and charming chaos as you work your way up from the lush plains of the Mekong Delta to the enchanting limestone pillar seascapes of Halong Bay.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Saigon
Day 2 Discover Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Mekong delta cruise Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An Breakfast
Day 5 Explore Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour Breakfast, Light Lunch
Day 6 Hoi An - My Son Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - Transfer to Hue - City Tour Breakfast
Day 8 Hue - Fly to Hanoi Breakfast
Day 9 Hanoi - Mai Chau Breakfast
Day 10 Mai Chau - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Sunrise over the Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Hanoi City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14 Hanoi departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Saigon

On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel. (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).

Meals:

Day 2

Discover Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel

Breakfast at hotel, meet our guide at 8.00 & start visiting to the most attractive places in Ho Chi Minh City including Reunification Palace - a special national relic for its historical and architectural values of Vietnam, and the War Remnants Museum. Next, we will explore a little bit about Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – the French building in Ho Chi Minh City.

Have a lunch at local restaurant before leaving the city for a tour to Cu Chi Tunnels - a man-made maze with the length of almost 250 kilometers. Also, the tunnels were used to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters in the long period of war. If you are interested in, you can go into the tunnels to discover the harsh living conditions of those whose were used to live there. 

After that, taste the typical boiled tapioca and hot tea before you come back to Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Mekong delta cruise

Today, you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. After breakfast, your guide & driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be. Start your tour with a visit to Cai Be floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served at a local house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends around 15.00 and our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Enjoy your free time at hotel until transferred to airport for flight to Nha Trang.Upon arrival, check in hotel and free at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Explore Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at hotel at 8.00am & cycling to Cam Thanh fishing Village, where you are able to learn something about local fishing industry and its locally cultural life. You will take a rest at a local home with a cup of tea offered by a local host. Our guide will give you a brief about basket boat adventure. You will be told about the safety instruction how to get balanced on the round basket boat, how to paddle in it a proper way. Of course, life jacket will be provided to you and our local people will help you how to navigate it. We will you be confident until you can row it by yourself. Your tour is ended after a light snack at a local family while enjoying a great round basket performance on the river which is awesome that you can see only one time in your lifetime. 

Afternoon, visiting a lovely old house, still occupied by the descendants of the merchants who built it over 200 years ago, before seeing the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple, the bustling market. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch

Day 6

Hoi An - My Son

My Son Sanctuary, situated around 50km away from Hoi An, is another Cultural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999 with 32 epitaphs and 71 monuments. The unique Hindu sanctuary is the perfectly ideal destination for those who want to learn everything about the Champa Ancient Kingdom including the history, culture, and architecture.

This morning (afternoon), you will set out on a drive to the southwest of Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary for a My Son half day tour. This is where the Cham culture in Central Vietnam started in the 4th century, declined in the 13th century, and ceased to exist in the 15th century. The once capital of the Champa Kingdom dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva is now a cluster of partially ruined and heavily damaged Hindu temples, with only 20 left, due to age and bombing during the Vietnam War. This unique and majestic sanctuary stands as a witness to a glorious bygone era of the once-thriving Cham culture.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An - Transfer to Hue - City Tour

Depart Hoian for the scenic mountainous drive to Hue, we visit Marble Mountains  Stop at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views and at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely walking tour through Vietnam’s ancient capital city, visiting the Royal Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of King Tu Duc (a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king), before exploring the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba Market.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Hue - Fly to Hanoi

Free day until we take an afternoon flight to Hanoi. Enjoy the free evening on your own plan. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Hanoi - Mai Chau

8.00 Today you take a drive West toward Mai Chau with one stop in Hoa Binh City for refreshments and coffee. Continue driving toward Mai Chau valley, about another 1.5 hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Our hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people and you will stay in one of their traditional stilt houses. There, you will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine! In sampling these people's hospitality, we will discover a little more about their lives and culture following the evening meal. Tonight's accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than your usual accommodations at home. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Mai Chau - Hanoi

Following breakfast you begin a soft trek in this beautiful valley, going from one village to another and have a chance to get in touch with local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding the buffalo. Driver will meet you at Khoe Village for transfer back to Lac Village for lunch. Afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets before returning Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, free & easy in your own way and Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Halong Bay’s thousands of limestone islands project from the tranquil depths of emerald waters creating a vision of beauty to which very little compares. Board your comfortable cruise ship and enjoy a seafood lunch before setting sail into the bay. Drift amongst the karst pinnacles, stopping to explore mysterious caves as you go. Spend the night anchored amongst glorious scenery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Sunrise over the Bay - Hanoi

Rise early to see the sun rise over the karst-scapes of the bay and savour the serenity of the early morning. Join a Tai Chi lesson this morning on deck. Continue cruising through the bay, heading back to the wharf where there’s time for a hearty late breakfast before disembarking and returning to Hanoi. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

Hanoi City Tour

Our city tour today includes visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, stilt house and museum, Temple of Literature and a walking tour of the Old Quarter and markets. We will also visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ethnology Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. In the evening, we enjoy a famous Water Puppet Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14

Hanoi departure

Transfer to the airport to catch a departure flight back to home.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide [Other languages are available as well]
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers / Transportation
  • Daily bottle water on coach
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking Demonstration

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International or Domestic flights
  • Tips or anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

La Beaute De Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Halong Bay

Swan Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Dragon Legend Cruise

Hoi An

Calla Villa

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Palm Garden Resort

Hue

Serene Palace Hotel

Eldora Hotel

La Residence Hue

Ho Chi Minh

GK Central Hotel

Grand Silverland Hotel

Rex Hotel

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