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CODE ID:IBT-VHP05
PRICE: $794

This trip allows us to show you the hidden charm of Vietnam. Customers have a chance to visit the hill tribes in the Northwest regions, staying on boat, exploring the historical sites as well as Vietnamese culture.

Duration: 17 Days 16 Nights

Destination: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Pu Luong, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Chau Doc

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Highlights:

  • An overnight cruise in Halong Bay in a wooden cruise and visits Sung Sot caves
  • Deeply trek in Pu Luong Nature Reserve and meeting ethnic minority people, visit Hieu Waterfall.
  • Investigate the Imperial citadel and Royal life of Vietnamese Kings in Hue
  • Free and easy time in Hoi An
  • Discover the lushly green vegetation and mighty waterways in Mekong Delta on a charming river cruise

ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (MEAL: NO)

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, Our driver will welcome you at airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel in the center. You will check in at the hotel and you will visit the center of the city by your own.

Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Please note that check in time at hotel is 14:00.

Inclusion: airport pick up service, accommodation

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

At 08:00 Am, Our guide will pick you up at hotel and we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. You will then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda in West Lake. It is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Thereafter, you will visit the Bat Trang pottery village. The tour applies during Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You will have a lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, after lunch, you will proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. The tour applies on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You will visit the Temple of Literature or Quoc Tu Giam and Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 1070.

Then we past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son Temple. Transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 3: HOA LU – TAM COC (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

At 08:00 Am: Meet your tour guide at your hotel. We will drive around 2.5 hours to Hoa Lu - the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of the Le and the Dinh Dynasties. You can see the royal citadel where the emperors lived and know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
Then you will have Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine.
Continue to take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on land”. You will have a chance to see views of majestic limestone cliffs and three mysterious caves, as well as countryside sights, like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields.
You can join to ride bicycle around countryside roads and villages to see the local farmers and buffaloes working on the rice fields. Get on bus to transfer back to Hanoi, drop you off at hotel. Free and easy in evening. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 4: HANOI  PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

At 07:30 Am: Pick you up at hotel then depart to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by Limousine Bus. Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
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).  Arrival in Mai Chau and transfer to a minivan to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
Check in and have a lunch at the lodge.
After lunch, 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 getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream (cruise depending on weather conditions).
Late afternoon, Pick up the van to go to the lodge. Enjoy swimming in the Infinity Pool.
Having BBQ Dinner and enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night at the lodge.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all entrance fees

DAY 5: PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE  HIEU WATERFALL (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

07:30 – 08:30 Have a breakfast and 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 a 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 the lodge.
18:00 – 19:00 Free time to relax by the infinity pool.
19:00 BBQ Dinner and enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night at the lodge.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all entrance fees

DAY 6: EXPLORE KHO MUONG VILLAGE  HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

07:00 – 08:00 Have a breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from 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 lodge, check out.
13:00 Have a lunch and have a free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village before boarding the van to go to Mai Chau to catch the Limousine bus to Hanoi.
19:00: Arrive back in your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all entrance fees

DAY 7: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

08:00 – 08:30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.
10:00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to cruise and enjoy welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15:00: Our cruise will pass Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swiming and then visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village.
17.30: Come back to our cruise and relax.
19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the cruise.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, all entrance fees, kayaking, swimming, breakfast, lunch and dinner, accommodation on cruise

Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

DAY 8: HA LONG BAY  HANOI  FLY TO HUE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
08:00: Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave
10:00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of cruise. You have a chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
11:00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12:00: The cruise is landing Halong Bay harbor, tourists say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:00 – 16:30: Arrive in Hanoi, then transfer to airport and fly to Hue. Another driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in Hue.

Inclusion: transportation, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch, English speaking guide, accommodation

DAY 9: HUE CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

At 08:30 Am, our tour guide will pick you up at hotel. Then you will start the Hue city tour. Visit Thanh Toan Bridge - The only other tiled roof bridge in Vietnam aside from the one in Hoi An. This wooden arch bridge has been built for the local villagers who are into farming and fishing. The old bridge served and still serving the local villagers on their daily life needs. The bridge connects the local market and the village houses. 

Visit Minh Mang tomb - The tomb of the most beloved Emperor of Nguyen dynasty. Minh Mang Tomb is considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. The impressive architecture that complements with the nature gives you a good impression of the Emperor who lives within the walls of the 18 hectares tomb.

Visit Khai Dinh tomb - The smallest but the most expensive tomb of all. Every corner of the tomb is very detailed which reflects how luxurious the emperor was. Lunch in a restaurant that serves Western, Asian and Vietnamese food.

We visit Citadel - Imperial City is the home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty - the Nguyen Dynasty. This is the highlight of the tour. You will learn the rise, struggles and fall of the Nguyen Dynasty and how it affected the whole country. 

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue city. 

Get on a dragon boat cruise to see the sunset on the way back to the city. 

Drop you off at your hotel in Hue. Stay overnight in Hue.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 10: HUE – HOIAN (BREAKFAST/-/-)  TRANSFER BY BUS

Breakfast at hotel. At 08:00 Am, transfer to Hoi An along Highway 1 which links Hanoi to Sai Gon. This drive is reputedly the most beautiful in all Vietnam, taking you past coastal fishing settlements, most notably Lang Co with its stunning lagoon backdrop. The drive also takes you over Hai Van Pass (or ‘pass of the ocean clouds’). Arrival at hotel in Hoi An in the afternoon. Free and easy relax at hotel or visit Old town on your own. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Inclusion: local bus ticket, breakfast, accommodation.

DAY 11: HOI AN FREE AND EASY (BREAKFAST/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy visit Hoi An, you can relax on the beach or visit Hoi An Old Town, some traditional villages... Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusion: breakfast, accommodation.

DAY 12: HOI AN FREE AND EASY (BREAKFAST/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy visit Hoi An, you can relax on the beach or visit Hoi An Old Town, some traditional villages... Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusion: breakfast, accommodation.

DAY 13: MORNING FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY – HALF DAY CITY TOUR IN HO CHI MINH CITY (BREAKFAST/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your hotel.
Saigon is not only the most important economic centre in Vietnam, it also has some very imposing colonial architecture which was the center of attention in our fascinating past. Almost a hundred years of French rulers bestowed upon the city with some pearls of colonial architecture. 
In the afternoon, visit the Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, inspired by its counterpart in Paris. Next, visit the moved War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American war, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue your city tour with a visit to District 5, formerly known as Cho Lon or Chinatown. Cho Lon, or ‘big market’, with its congested streets is where most of the city’s ethnic Chinese population lives. The district lives up to its name in the form of Binh Tay wholesale markets. Founded in 1778 the market sells a stunning array of goods and produce, ranging from fish to incense. We will finish our city tour with a stop at the Thien Hau temple, otherwise known as ‘The Temple of the Heavenly Lady’, to marvel at its intricate friezes and coils of incense. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH – MY THO  BEN TRE – CAN THO (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

Around at 08:00 Am, depart Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic drive along the National Highway, passing vibrant green rice fields and farmers tending their fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and cruise by motorized boat to Turtle island. Pass fish farms, stilt houses, and fruit plantations along the way. At Turtle island, you will enjoy a lunch in an orchard.

Then, cruise to An Khanh by traditional sampan, floating under the shade of coconut trees. Less touristy than Ben Tre, An Khanh will offer peace and tranquility as you cycle to a bee farm to sample authentic honey tea. Taste delicious coconut candy, and experience pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages.

Continue to Can Tho and proceed by bus to Can Tho for overnight. Stay overnight in Can Tho.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 15: CAN THO – CHAU DOC (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

After breakfast, 8am take a boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit the Cai Rang floating market, which is the best in the region. You will probably have tried Vietnamese vermicelli soup, so now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and talk with the local people. Learn how to cross a "monkey bridge" which is built from a single bamboo. Break for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Inclusion: Transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 16: CHAU DOC – HO CHI MINH CITY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)

After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. Trip back to Ho Chi Minh city. Check in hotel. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusion: transportation, English speaking guide, breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.

DAY 17: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own time until the driver meets you then transfer to the airport for your flight home or next destination. Tour ends.

Inclusion: airport transfer service, breakfast. 

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Authentic Vietnam Highlights 17 Days | Vietnam Classic Tour

Price: All prices are in US Dollar per person 

TYPE OF GROUP 1 PAX 2-3 PAX 4-5 PAX 6-7 PAX 8-9 PAX 10 PAX SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
BIG GROUP 1.432 US$ 900 US$ 839 US$  817 US$ 802 US$ 794 US$ 403 US$
SMALL GROUP 1.467 US$ 931 US$ 869 US$ 847 US$ 832 US$ 823 US$ 406 US$
PRIVATE TOUR 2.329 US$ 1.318 US$ 1.017 US$ 923 US$ 864 US$ 850 US$ 410 US$

What’s included?

  • Transportation: shuttle bus with A/C if join in group tour, private car with A/C if join in private tour, local bus from Hue to Hoi An.
  • Accommodation 3 star category: Hanoi, Pu Luong, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Chau Doc.
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees as mentioned on tour program
  • Meals as mentioned on tour program
  • Vietnam Visa Letter
  • Service Charge

What’s excluded?

  • Visa
  • Return Airfares from your country to Vietnam
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Beverages, Tips for driver and tour guide, and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.
  • Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.
  • Warm clothes from November to March!

What do I need to know?

  • Above package and price is for 3 star hotel and cruise level, if you want to upgaded to 4 or 5 star, please email us !
  • You want start the tour from Ho Chi Minh and finish tour in Hanoi, please advise !
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Any time you can travel Vietnam but The best time to travel Vietnam is from Oct to end of May.
  • You want extend your trip, please advise!
  • Do not wear tight and short clothes when visiting the pagoda, temple.
  • After boat trip on the river in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, the boat rower always expect the guest's tip about 1$ or 2$.
  • During the period March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Indochina Beauty Travel is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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