Vietnam Adventures 10days-AVT 17

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This amazing trip is for the soft active adventurers who love biking and paddling in the most attractive places in  Vietnam. Kayaking through Halong Bay’s towering limestone karsts, walking the Mai Chau area, and cycling through small towns for an authentic taste, of the peaceful countryside of Vietnam. When you’re not pedaling or paddling, you’ll visit the country’s cultural highlights like the Cu Chi Tunnels and Emperor’s Tomb, Hanoi, or overnight at a local family’s homestay. With real-life local experiences of overnight train -Solf sleeper cabin.Whether by bike or on foot, this tour will keep you grounded in Vietnam’s intriguing culture.

  • Start : Ho Chi Minh City
  • Finish: , VietnamHanoi, Vietnam
  • Tour Code: AVT 17
  • Style & Theme: History&Culture, Soft adventure, local experiences…
  • Physical rating: 3 – medium 
  • Ages: Min 12
  • Group size: Max 16
  • Highlights:
    • Hanoi Old Quarter Hustle and bustle-Real local life -Street food Tasting
    • Amazing homestay -real-life experiences in Mai Chau
    • Halong Bay –Natural World Heritage with overnight package cruise
    • Hoi An World culture Heritage site cycling and eco cooking class
    • Great easy rider Biking in Hoian peaceful Countryside
    • Hue-World culture Heritage site -Ancient Capital with country experience on Motorbike
    • Dynamic bustling Saigon
    • Charms of Mekong and colorful floating market-Rice Basket of Vietnam

Tour Briefs :

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City arrival

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An

Day 3 Hoi An

Day 4 Hoi An/Huế

Day 5 Hue/Hanoi

Day 6 Hanoi/Mai Chau

Day 7 Mai Chau /Hanoi

Day 8 Hanoi /Ha Long

Day 9 Halong /Hanoi

Day 10 Departure

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Sai Gon Welcomes you all!

Arrive at any time. Today is your first day to refresh and relax, exploring around by yourself. Then meet your group for Tour Briefing with highlights of your holiday that you are going to enjoy! Optional group dinner with your fellow travel friends

 

 

 

Optional Activities

  • Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace – VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City – A O show  an Amazing show to understand authentic Vietnamese Culture- VND1050000
  • Cyclo tour or Ristraw wandering to local market and highlights of Saigon as this city is so bustling: 25-30usd

Meals: Optional  Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotels in Saigon.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An Ancient Town

Start your day after your breakfast: exploring  Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing with highlights of the War Remnants Museum and former Presidential Palace -Reunification Palace, understanding more once Saigon was the Capital of the South Republic of Vietnam. You conclude the day by taking pictures of the city’s French colonial architecture, stopping at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office. Then we drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a guided tour. Enjoy an included village tour with rice paper-making and paper lamp demonstrations. In the late afternoon, fly to Hoi An via Danang.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels in Hoi An

Day 3 Hoi An

 

Morning: Enjoy wandering to discover the peaceful beautiful Ancient Town of Hoian, check out all the historical sites of the World Heritage Site, Hoian is a paradise for shopping, or visit the tailors in town, massage, and spa …

Afternoon: Great local experiences of cycling through beautiful countryside with a lot of fun, farming as farmer ….taking more pictures of  Water buffalo, duck farm…, taking Round Bamboo Baskets in Water Coconut farm lots of fun, Boat cruise back to Hoian. Relax at the Hotel or on the beach

  • Hoi An – My Son Cham tour (entrance fee tickets, guide, and transport included) – USD35
  • Hoi An Easy Rider Biking to visit the peaceful countryside of market gardens, Coconut farm with Round Bamboo baskets, Villages visit-try local rice wine?  take lots of pictures …Take a river cruise along the river back to Hotel   30 USD
  • Hoi An – Hoi An Walking, Market visit  & Cooking Class  – USD 30
  • Cao Lau, My Quang Noodle, Chicken Rice… are must-try local foods
  • Hoi An River Cruise, Lantern free dropping on River at night ( Your secret Wishes ?)

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels in Hoi An

Day 4 Hoi An/Huế

Enjoy a free morning, chilling or walking around the peaceful romantic town.

Afternoon we drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of  Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam from 1802-to 1945. Enjoy your free time to explore the city by yourself, walking along the Perfume Riverside to see the best sunset if good weather

Optional Activities: Local home meal dinner, Bun Bo Hue (  Yummy Hue Beef Noodle Soup )  Nightlife street …

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels in Hue

Day 5 Hue/Hanoi

 Spend the whole morning visiting the Royal Citadel with amazing architecture -the World cultural heritage site since 1993, the Imperial Museum, as well as the Mausoleum of the King’s tomb to understand more life of the Royal Kings, Thien Mu pagoda-oldest, and symbol of the city.

Spend the afternoon on a leisurely walking tour through the ancient city.  Take an overnight train to Hanoi.

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight on Train 

Day 6 Hanoi/Mai Châu

Early arrival then transfers to Mai Chau, stop to have local Breakfast then continue out into the countryside. Reach Mai Chau in the late morning and relax in the fresh air and peaceful countryside, then later in the afternoon take a free and easy trek around the area to visit some Thai minority people who call this valley home. Enjoy a home-cooked meal for lunch and dinner and sleep in a dormitory-style long house on stilts in traditional style -great local experiences!

Special Information for Homestay: We will stay at H’mong Ethnic People Family’s house 

It’s basic and simple with great local real-life experience for tonight’s homestay is shared accommodation, our whole group shares together in a single big room in House on Stilts. With provided separate beds with clean linen, blankets, and mosquito nets, each sleeps in one.

The homestay host also provides towers, hot water for showering, and Sandals.

Please bring your walking or trekking shoes, Mosquito Spray…
Take it easy, we embrace the Bizarre!

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Mai Chau Homestay 

Day 7 Mai Châu/Hanoi

Breakfast at homestay, then return to Hanoi 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.

Checking in some of the most famous highlights: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum).

In the evening, free walking through the Old Quarter and take in the beautiful sites.

Suggested Optional Activities

  • Hanoi – Women’s Museum – VND30000
  • Hanoi – Museum of Ethnology – VND40000
  • Hanoi – Hanoi  City Tour with Highlights  – USD39
  • Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh, Stilt House, and Museum – VND80000vnd
  • Water puppet show –roughly 6 USD
  • You are a local food Lover? 30 USD per personHanoi Street Food Tour will bring you Hanoi insight Culture through Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, walking through small alleys of hustle and bustle of Old Quarter, Markets…tasting Nem Ran- Hanoi Sring rolls, Rice Steam Cakes, Bun Cha – Pork Barbecue with fresh Noodle, Banh My- YummyVietnamese Baguette, Salads…try EGG Coffee and drinking Bia Hoi- Draught Beer!

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8Hanoi/Ha Long

Check out your hotel, getting on 3 hours drive along the beautiful countryside to Halong Bay. Stop to visit local workshops, take pictures…

Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk while sailing out into the mystical bay, relax on a traditional junk boat cruise around amazing Halong Bay, a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. And indulge in an included seafood lunch.   In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi.  Stop at an island covered with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Marvel at the limestone karts of Halong Bay on an included adventure of kayaking, paddling through the beautiful lagoons, crystal water, and limestone islets. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise 

Day 9Ha Long/Hanoi

Waking up early for breathtaking sunrise, fresh air, and a peaceful bay …enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast. Along the way, visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go, or Sung Sot)….back to the boat for last lunch. Return to Hanoi in the mid-afternoon for a final night out.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 10Hanoi

Depart at any time. We trust you have had a great holiday of a lifetime!

Meals included: Breakfast

Please contact us for the best price upon your travel date, the number of travelers, and specific needs:

Info@asiavietnamtravel.com or asiavietnamtravel.com@gmail.com 

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodations 3 & 4Star twin or double share
  • Breakfast & meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Biking, Kayaking
  • Overnight train 4 berth cabin shared with A/C
  • Transportations by private car with A/C
  • English-speaking guides
  • Domestic Vietnam Airlines  flights ( Saigon  -Danang)
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Tour Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance(compulsory)
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Gratuities  and Tips for tour guides/drivers