ULTIMATE Vietnam Itinerary

24days -> Hanoi -> Mai Chau -> Pu Luong -> Ninh Binh -> Halong Bay -> Hoi An -> Nha Trang -> Da Lat -> Ho Chi Minh

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Overview

Vietnam is a perfect destination for you to get an unwinding vacation to soak away any worries and strees you may have in daily life. Let's join in this 16 - day tour for a complete relaxation leaving all arrangement for us. 

Our mission is to bring you a great combination of the historical experiences when visiting Hanoi and Cu Chi Tunnels, of interesting indigenous culture enjoying the water puppet show in the capital Hanoi and getting closer to local people in Hoi An and Mekong Delta, of the world famous fantastic cuisine tasting typical dishes, and of peaceful moments of rest when staying overnight on board in majestic Halong Bay - the Worlf Natural Heritage and sunbathing on a sunny and windy beach immersing yourself in the azure water of the lovely island Phu Quoc.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi Jeep Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Pu Luong - Hieu Waterfall Full Day Trek Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Kho Muong Village - Doi Cave - Ninh Binh Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Trang An - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Halong Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Hanoi - Fly to Hue - City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Hue - Transfer to Hoi An Breakfast
Day 11 Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary Breakfast
Day 12 Cooking Class Hoi An Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Free & Easy Hoi An Breakfast
Day 14 Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang Breakfast
Day 15 Nha Trang Island Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16 Nha Trang Breakfast
Day 17 Nha Trang - Transfer to Da Lat Breakfast
Day 18 Dalat City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 19 Pongour Waterfall Tour, The Biggest Waterfall in Dalat Breakfast, Lunch
Day 20 Da Lat Breakfast
Day 21 Da Lat - Fly to Ho Chi Minh Breakfast
Day 22 Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing - Cu Chi Tunnel Breakfast, Lunch
Day 23 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Breakfast, Lunch
Day 24 Ho Chi Minh Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. 

Meals:

Day 2

Hanoi Jeep Tour

Morning, you are free at leisure until 11.30 our guide will pick you up at hotel and walking to restaurant to enjoy a lunch. After lunch, start a Jeep Tour to explore Hanoi. 

Afternoon Tour:    12:30 – 17:00

Duration: 4.5 hours

Part 1: Hanoi Highlights: (2 hours) - You will be greeted by the tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby we then ride to Ho Chi Minh Complex to have a quick visit to Ho chi Minh mausoleum – the Mecca of Vietnamese, Ba Dinh square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Residential area and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, we move to Temple Of Literature, a 1000 year-old iconic architecture of Hanoi to learn about Vietnamese long-standing culture and history.

Part 2: Hanoi Hidden Gems: (2,5 hours)

Explore the parts-unknown of Hanoi by riding through the maze of zigzagging backstreet and narrow alleyways and markets. Diving into the rivers of motorbikes and Hanoi street symphony. Traveling with all your senses heightened: Watching, Hearing, Touching, Tasting and smiling. Experiencing the GOOD, the BAD, and the WEIRD of the city as it is what it is. Experiencing different slides of life behind the scene, the hidden part of the iceberg. Meeting people where they live, work, learn and pray. Building personal connections and culture exchanges.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong

8.00 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve 

09:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

11:00 Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).

12:00 Arrival in Mai Chau and transfer to a van to go to Pu Luong Reserve nature

13:00 Check in and lunch at Pu Luong Eco Garden - The Mountain Retreat.

14:30 - 17:30 Board the van to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before trekking time

17:30 Pick up the van to go to the Eco Garden - Mountain Retreat. Enjoy swimming in the Infinity Pool.

19:00 Have dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Pu Luong - Hieu Waterfall Full Day Trek

07:30 - 08:30 Have breakfast at Pu Luong Eco Garden. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.

09:00 - 12:30 Board the van to Pho Doan to start your trek. (Visit local market of Pho Doan only on Thursday and Sunday morning) From there, follow the small road, trail through the terrace rice fields, jungle to reach Hieu Waterfall. Have lunch by the waterfall.

Afternoon Free time to relax and swim in the waterfall or trekking to explore the surrounding village and jungle.

17:00 Board the van to go back to Pu Luong Eco Garden - The Mountain Retreat

18:00 - 19:00 Free time to relax by the infinity pool.

19:00 Have dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Kho Muong Village - Doi Cave - Ninh Binh

06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast at the homestay, check out and say goodbye to the lovely hosts.

07:30 - 08:30 Board the van and back to the lodge

08:30 - 12:00 Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote hidden village of Kho Muong to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms) Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)

12:00 Back to the Eco Garden - Mountain Retreat, check out.

13:00 Have lunch and have free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village before boarding the c ar to go to Ninh Binh at 14:30.

17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.

19:00 Have dinner at the retreat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Trang An - Hanoi

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast at the Retreat

8:30 to 12:00 Cycling through the limestone karsts to reach 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital hike up the Ma Yen Mountain to visit the King’s tomb in 10 th century and enjoy the panorama view from the mountain. On the way back, stop in a local family to discover daily life and culture and share a tea with them.

12:00 -13:30 Check out and have lunch at the Retreat

13:30 -16:00 Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.

16:00 Drop you off at Ninh Binh Railway station or bus station or board the bus to go to Hanoi.

19:00 Drop off in Hanoi old quarter. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 8.00 – 8.20AM and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. 

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Hanoi - Fly to Hue - City Tour

After breakfast at hotel. Catch a morning flight to Hue. Upon arrival, transferred to center and start a city tour to visit Hue Ancient City. You will board the Dragon Boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. You will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here you will rejoin your car and visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb OR King Tu Duc’s Tomb. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Hue - Transfer to Hoi An

After check out hotel, take the scenic route to Hoi An from Hue via Hai Van pass, on the way, our driver will stop at Lang Co Beach, Marble Mountain. Upon arrival Hoi An, Check in your hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

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. Transfer back to Hoi An and free 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

Day 12

Cooking Class Hoi An

Meeting point at (8.30 -13.30 or 13.30 - 19.30) with a welcome drink at Hai Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town) – our meeting point. Travel by minivan (10 minutes) to Tra Que Organic Village, and walk through the market gardens where local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson later, before trying a special herbal drink at a local home. To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower. Arriving at Red Bridge Cooking School we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Red Bridge Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’.

After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared.

Leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

Free & Easy Hoi An

Today, it is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our tour guide/ driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Free & easy in your own way. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Nha Trang Island Tour

08:15 Pick up at the hotel, depart for Vinh Linh Port. Get on speedboat to start a tour of exploring Nha Trang Bay and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

09:30 Visit Coral Bay or (Hon Mun) - depending on guest's choice and seasonal situation. Swim to explore and admire the coral reefs, experience being an “Astronaut under the ocean” by walking on the seabed with an Diving Helmet or Scuba diving as your selected packages.

11:30 Visit The Fishing Village. Then have lunch and relax at the restaurant.

13:00 Move to Bai Tranh and relax, go swimming or participate in water games such as parachute drag, jet ski, banana float... (at your own expense).

15:00 The bus takes you back to the hotel. Tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16

Nha Trang

Today, you are free at leisure in your own way. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17

Nha Trang - Transfer to Da Lat

After breakfast, we will depart for Da Lat City through the New Road, approximately 140km and durations 3.5hours which beholds the imposing sceneries in Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong. Upon arrival Da Lat – check in hotel and free to enjoy coffee, night market in your own way

Meals: Breakfast

Day 18

Dalat City Tour

Have breakfast at hotel.

At 8.30 am Our guide And Driver will come to pick you up at your hotel then we start to see some destination below.

Crazy House: A Unique architectural building, Just like a Tree, the house now known as one of the craziest building in the world via many Magazines

Lang Biang Mountain: The Highest mountain in Dalat. We need to go up by a jeep, from the top you can have a panorama view of Dalat.

K'ho Coffee: An American Man but he fell in love with the K'ho Girl here, then he decided to stay in Vietnam and started their coffee shop, The produce organic coffee. Call the Best coffee in Dalat.

Valley of Love: Valley Of Love: a Romantic Rhythm of Life in Da Lat

Dream Hills: is known for its very own beauty, which is the murmuring sound of the pine forest, the birds singing , the waterfall murmured rocks, mixed with the lyrics, The music of the K'Ho girls bearing the Central Highlands ... all bring a special feature of Dream Hill - an ideal place for those who love Da Lat.

Domain De Marie Church: A convent only for nuns, the Church is nice in Pink color, beautiful in meaning, that helping disabilities children of teaching them a life job.

Da lat cathedral: Dalat Cathedral is the largest church of the whole Diocese of Dalat is also one of the first ancient architecture built by the French

The tour will be finished about 17.00 then we transfer you to your hotel or the place you want in the center. Dinner is served at local restaurant. 

Overnight in Da Lat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19

Pongour Waterfall Tour, The Biggest Waterfall in Dalat

Have breakfast at hotel.

At 8.30 am Our guide and Driver will come to pick you up at your hotel then we start to visit the places below.

Robin Hill, Green hills and Cable Car: Have a Dalat Sweet taste in the morning with a top view from robin hill. From the hill, continue to visit Green hills Green Hills where you can see different versions of Gates of heaven in Bali, Torii gate in Japan, infinity pool, the wilder nest, etc

Next, we take the cable car going through the pine forest to reach The Truc Lam Monastery

Truc Lam Zen Monastery: The biggest monastery for meditation in Vietnam.

Tuyen Lam Lake: A romantic lake, local call it paradise like as its beauty when the sunset coming down. 

Clay Tunnel: A Dalat history description through a tunnel made from clay

Datanla Waterfall and Alpine Coaster, Have some fun with the roller coaster going through the jungle and visit the most famous waterfall in Dalat

The tour will be finished about 17.00 then we transfer you to your hotel or the place you want in the center. Dinner is served at local restaurant. 

Overnight in Da Lat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20

Da Lat

Free at leisure in Da Lat

Meals: Breakfast

Day 21

Da Lat - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 22

Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing - 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 23

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Pick up you at hotel at 8am. We will then depart for My Tho, where we will take a boat ride along the river. View the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank as we approach the My Tho fishing village – a floating fish farm. Proceed to Tortoise Island and have lunch in the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Next we visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a row boat ride along the creeks. After trekking through the fruit plantation, return to the village. The full day of activity will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Ho Chi Minh and overnight in Ho Chi Minh.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 24

Ho Chi Minh Departure

Have breakfast at hotel. 

Free at leisure until our driver come to pick you up at hotel for transferring to Tan Son Nhat International airport for flight back home. Tour ends! 

 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation at 3-4-5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with Double room 
  • Tours with local English Speaking Guide/ Other language is available on your request
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)
  • Airport transfer at destination
  • Cooking Class
  • Kayaking 
  • Sunset party/ welcome drink 
  • Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated
  • Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

Exclusions

  • Domestic & International airfare 
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa
  • Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single Supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

Bella Rose Suite

Tirant Hotel

Melia Hotel

Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Paradise Elegance Cruise

Hue

Rosaleen Hotel

EMM Hotel Hue

La Residence Hue

Ho Chi Minh

Blue Diamond

Grand Silverland Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Ninh Binh

Ngoc Anh Hotel

Tam Coc Garden Resort

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Da Lat

Len's Hotel

Colline Da Lat

Dalat Palace Heritage

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