Vietnam Highlights 14days
The 14days Vietnam Highlight is your greatest choice to experience Vietnam about the amazing beautiful landscapes, the people with the colorful culture of different minorities group, and long emotional history, also relaxing to indulge yourself from North to south Vietnam for 2 weeks .
You will explore the colonial elegance of Hanoi – our romantic capitol, Halong bay – our World’s Natural Heritage site, Sapa – with magnificent mountainous views and opportunities to meet with H’mong and Dzao hill tribes…., Hue – the ancient citadel of the last King in Vietnam until 1945, Hoian – a magical lantern-lit town for all tourist alike, our beloved Mekong Delta – the lush forests and major cultivation area and rice basket for Vietnam, Can Tho – a discovery of daily life in the delta,Ending with the bustle of Dynamic Ho Chi Minh city, Saigon – all a major city has to offer.
Let AVT create for you best Holiday of a Lifetime !.
– Accommodations 3stars & 4 stars
– Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
– Transportations by private car with A/C
– English-speaking guides
– Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai (shared 4 berths cabin)
– 2 domestic flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon)
– All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
– International flights
– Travel insurance( compulsory)
– Vietnam Visa
– Tips/Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
– Beverages & other personal expenses.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Airport pickup & tour briefing
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Take a night train to Laocai
Day 3: Laocai – Visit Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Trekking -Homestay
Day 5: Sapa visit – Laocai – Drive back to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 7: Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian
Day 8: Hoian – Easy riding cycling –relaxing
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Drive to Hue
Day 10: Visit Hue – Fly to Saigon
Day 11: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12: Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho
Day 13: Can Tho – Drive back to Saigon
Day 14: Saigon Departure.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Laocai.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture – before heading to the train station to catch your night train to Laocai.
Accommodation: on train ,shared 4 soft berths cabin with A/C,Great local experiences!
Day 3: Laocai – Sapa.
The train arrives at the Laocai railways station in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you there and take you on the 40km drive to Sapa – Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then catch a few hours of rest before beginning your adventure in this beautiful mountain landscape and home to many minority hill tribe peoples. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a two hour trek through the terraced rice fields to visit the villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai, where you will learn about local traditions and daily life. Rest of the day, you are free at leisure or explore the town on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Visit hill tribe villages-Homestay
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. We start walking from Hotel to Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with Stunning terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region. Have picnic lunch then keep hiking more to Homestay where we have great experiences with local family, if possible we can visit some local school on the way , play with children .Checking in homestay , meeting the Host , relaxing , walking around or joining family for cooking our dinner ! At Dinner , you will be served local food , local rice wine…lots of fun !
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Homestay-sharing big room as Family -great way to see how local live and sleep!
Day 5: Homestay- Sapa – Drive back to Hanoi.
After local breakfast, we bit farewell to local family, Bus pick you up on main road back to Sapa Town. Spend some short time exploring the charming town of Sapa. Visit the market and get acquainted with the local hill tribe peoples – mostly Black H’mong. Enjoy 6 hours Bus drive with great scenery along the way back to Hanoi.
Accommodations: Hanoi Hotel
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
After your breakfast . Your guide and driver will meet you and drive a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
Boarding on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters, while cruising we Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood on board as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Định Hưong and Gà Chọi. Along the way visit one biggest amazing Sửng Sốt Cave. Enjoy great adventures of Kayaking around Limestnoe Islands ,Lagoons …. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.Praying for good weather , you will enjoy amazing Halong Sunset .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodations: on cruise.
Day 7: Halong – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian.
Awake early 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 the island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and climb up to the top island for stuning Paanorama view of the bay. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bay as we navigate back to Halong City, where driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport to take a short flight to Danang. Get transferred to your hotel in Hoian Ancient Town
Meals: Breakfast, lunch or Brunch
Accommodations: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian Walking Tour and cycling tour to countryside
Enjoy time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French…., Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Phung Hung ancient house and the famous Japanese Bridge. In the afternoon, Easy Rider Biking Tour to Countryside in Hoian with local man, Visiting Vegetables Villages, Farming as Locals ,talking with people, seeing Water Buffalo, taking Round Bamboo Basket boat in Coconut Farm, lots of funnnn then keep cycling to take River Cruise with fresh fruits back to Ancient town
Accommodations: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Hue.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel ,enjoy your free morning then check-out and drive to Hue over the 500m high Hai Van pass. Enjoy a stop at the scenic Lang Co Beach for a drink if time permits before continuing on to Hue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival , take a visit to oldest Thien Mu Pagoda , viewing down to romantic Perfume River , hope for good weather for great Sunset ,checking in your room at hotel and free leisurely walking around to see local life at night.
Accommodations: Hotel in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – Fly to Saigon.
Have breakfast at the hotel, visit the Imperial Royal Citadel and the Mausoleum of King Tu Duc – a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king.
then late afternoon drive to the airport to catch your flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon- Morden dynamic city. Arrival, if time possible, enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh city’s bustling streets en route to the hotel.
Accommodations: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 11: Saigon city tour and Cu Chi tunnels.
Enjoy a full day to tour Ho Chi Minh Citys diverse attractions. Start with a visit to Saigon through the amazing array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office and Ben Thanh Market.
We will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum-Great to understand another side of War! Stop for lunch.
After lunch on your own in a local restaurant explore the famous historic Cu Chi Tunnels . The tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong as head quarter -250 km long with three levels deep during the Vietnam War (or American War its referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 12 Saigon – My Tho –Ben Tre –Can Tho
Today you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before driving to the riverside town of My Tho , boarding on Boat , visiting tropical fruit garden, trying local Fruits with Traditional Music,folk songs….visiting coconut candy factory, Bee farm, taking rowing boat along peaceful Water coconut farm, Take Motor Cart – Great Fun Fun around fruit Gardens, having lunch on your own one of the beautiful island. then we keep driving down to Can Tho City
Day 13: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon.
Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motorized boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous fruit orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country-side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Return to Can Tho for lunch then drive back to Saigon, arriving in the late afternoon. We are going out for our last dinner to share all how we enjoy our great trip!
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 14: Saigon Departure.
Have breakfast at hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home. Tour concludes.