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  • 15 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • Wifi Available
  • 2022- 30th April 2023
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airport

This special package is designed for those who love leisure and soft adventures with an in-depth discovery of the country for 15 days to enjoy more included services to indulge yourself for a holiday of a lifetime. The tour follows a less-travelled route from northern Vietnam to southern Vietnam with a thorough look into the country’s natural beauty, culture and it’s most interesting cities and countryside.

Tour Highlights
  • Visit Hanoi's charming colonial capital.
  • Trek along the spectacular landscapes & immerse yourself in real local life as we visit colourful hill tribe villages of Sapa.Embrace the Bizarre with Homestay at Gzay's Village
  • Discover mythical Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, Luxury you deseved on an overnight cruise of 5 star
  • Embrace the thrill of adventure as we discover the ancient capital Hue in the Top Gear motorbike tour
  • Explore the peace, romance and beauty of Hoi An’s magical lantern-lit ancient town.
  • Enjoy the amazing view from Hai Van Pass.
  • Experience the landscape and daily life in the rice basket of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta, with its lush forests.
  • Engross yourself in the bustle of Saigon’s most dynamic city, once called ‘The Pearl of Far East’.
  • AVT's Special offer : One free local sim card and Vietnam Special Gilf

Start

Ha Noi Capital, Viet Nam

Finish

Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

Tour Style

History & Culture, Leisure, Soft adventure,Real life local experiences

Physical Rating

3 – medium

Price Includes

  • International Standard Accommodations 4 Star twin or double share
  • Ha Long Bay cruise overnight package
  • Breakfast & meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Top Gear Tour in Hue
  • Easy Rider Biking Tour in Hoi An
  • Transportation by private car with air conditioning
  • English speaking guides
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (shared 4 berth cabin)
  • 2 domestic Vietnam Airlines flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon)
  • All entrance fees as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance(compulsory)
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Gratuities and Tips for tour guides/drivers
  • Beverages & other personal expenses.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Hanoi: Xin Chao Vietnam!

Hanoi – Vietnam’s bustling 1000-year-old colonial capital.

Your Tour guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim area of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.

In the afternoon, you meet the group and 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, we savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food.

Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: La Nueva Boutique Hotel , Hanoi or similar

Day 2Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai.

Today we will 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. Our city tour will take us 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).

Later, we will enjoy a Water Puppet Theatre where we’ll observe the show about the daily lives of Vietnamese people in the countryside (a show traditionally performed in lakes or ponds throughout traditional villages). Afterward, it’s onto the Hanoi Street Food Tour before heading to the train station to catch your overnight train to Lao Cai.
Hanoi Street Food Tour: Authentic Experiences!
Hanoi Street Food Tour will bring you insight into Hanoi culture with authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. We will walk through the small alleys of hustle and bustle in the Old Quarter and local markets. Here you will have the opportunity to taste the most famous and yummy food: Nem Ran – Hanoi Spring rolls, Rice Steam Cakes – Banh Cuon, Bun Cha – Pork Barbecue with fresh noodles, Banh My – Yummy Vietnamese Baguette, Salads. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the local Egg Coffee a try or drink Bia Hoi – A local draught beer. Travel like locals, eat like locals!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: on the train (First Class ưith 4 soft berths A/C Cabin).

Day 3Lao Cai – Sapa.

The train arrives at the Lao Cai railway station in the early morning.
We’ll continue on a 40km drive to Sapa – Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination with fantastic scenery of mountains and terraces. Upon arrival, we can enjoy breakfast at the local restaurant and then catch a few hours of rest before beginning our adventure in this beautiful mountain landscape, home to many minority hill tribespeople.

In the late morning, your guide will take you on a two-hour trek through the terraced rice fields to visit the villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Here we will learn about local traditions and daily life. The rest of the day is yours to wander around the town. You may want to check out the night market and the Stone Church.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pistachio Hotel Sapa or similar

Day 4Sapa trekking – Visit hill tribe villages - Sapa

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before we set out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty.
Please pack what you need for trekking (light). We’ll take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with incredibly beautiful terraced rice fields then pass through remote hill tribe villages where we’ll stop to interact with them.

You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (~ 3 km), Medium trek (~ 6km), and Long trek (~ 12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore daily life and familiarise yourself with the cultures of the Hmong, Dzao, and Dzay people who populate the region.

Have a picnic lunch at a hill tribe village then keep hiking to our homestay family, Local home meal dinners with the family hosts are great unique 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, Sun scream Mosquito Spray…
Take it easy, we embrace the Bizarre!

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 5Sapa - Back to Hanoi

After breakfast, say goodbye to the host family and walk to a nearby village where we board a bus to take us back to Sapa, enjoy the last moments of the fresh Sapa air and sublime scenery this region has to offer before we travel onward to Hanoi by bus, a great way to see the beautiful and peaceful countryside on the way!
We arrive back in Hanoi city in the afternoon and check in to the hotel. Enjoy a free evening in Hanoi’s colonial capital and explore until your heart’s content.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: La Nueva Boutique Hotel, Hanoi

Day6Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight cruise.

After breakfast, we drive 2,5 hours to Halong bay the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes is truly an iconic image for Vietnam. An overnight relaxing boat trip is the best way to enjoy this must-see natural wonder of Vietnam.
On arrival at the jetty in Halong City around noon, proceeding with check-in formalities. After a welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself.
In the afternoon, the program also includes more activities such as swimming or kayaking (excluded from the cruise package) or cave visits on the vast sea, cooking class onboard to challenge your skills in preparing a very famous Vietnamese dish (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or you can just spend some time relaxing on board.
Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on Halong Bay.
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to vary, depending on what cruise will be chosen for the trip. Please review the website of the cruise you are interested in full details or contact your travel consultant for further information!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: on cruise

 

Day 7Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Hue Ancient Capital - World Culture Heritage.

The sun rises on Halong in the morning and a light breakfast is served on board (also brunch on some boats) while cruising slowly back to the shore. This is the time you can take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of the bay as you navigate back to Halong City.
Disembark and meet your driver at the dock and drive to Noi Bai Airport to catch your flight to Hue. Pick up by local guide & driver in Hue airport and transfer to hotel for your free time.

Meals included: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 8Exploring Hue with the Top Gear Tour

Today we’ll spend an entire day touring Vietnam’s former ancient capital with the Top Gear Tour. A motorbike tour is experienced sitting on the backside of a Motorbike where you can enjoy the peaceful Hue countryside with its local markets, conical hats, incense-making villages, an old tiger arena, and a romantic view of the hills down to the Perfume River. We’ll also see the Kings’ tombs, the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City, and Forbidden Purple City. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls. Following that, we will visit the oldest, Thien Mu Pagoda before taking our bus back to the hotel for some much-needed relaxation.

Special Information: The motorbike tour is a great adventure and showcases the countryside and real-life experiences in Vietnam. It’s a lot of fun and highly recommended!

The motorbike tour has been assessed for safety and is closely monitored. Please ensure that your travel insurance covers riding a pillion on a motorbike up to 125cc. If you prefer not to participate in motorbike riding, please let your Tour Leader know and they will arrange car transportation at no extra cost.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Romance Hotel, Hue

Day 9Hue – Hoi An’s Ancient Town (World Culture Heritage Site)

After breakfast we drive (roughly 3 hours) to Hoi An, stopping over at Lang Co beach and then passing over the 500 meter high, Hai Van pass with stunning scenery. If the weather permits, we’ll also stop at Danang to visit the handicraft village at the foot of Marble Mountain.

Upon arrival in Hoi An, we’ll check in at the hotel. After settling in, it’s time to start exploring with a sightseeing walk through the Old Town to visit the city’s major attractions. You’ll also be given a sightseeing pass (note that the pass is valid for 3 days there, please always bring it with you when in town) so you can further explore select attractions at your leisure. The evening is free for you to enjoy, there are many cafes, restaurants, and bars as well as places to shop and even have clothes tailor-made!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An. 

Day 10Hoi An - Free morning to explore – Cooking Class

Today, enjoy the relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors, and numerous cafes.

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 15th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by the Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high-quality silk still produced in the region.

Take the opportunity to order tailor-made clothes, shop for souvenirs and jewelry and explore the beautiful night market stocked with unique colorful lanterns. If shopping isn’t your thing, take the weight off your feet in one of Hoi An’s many cafés and restaurants, enjoy a massage or relax on Cua Dai or An Bang Beach.

At around 4 pm we’ll join a Vietnamese Cooking Class. This includes a trip to the local market to get the ingredients we need, then we’ll return to the restaurant and learn to cook authentic Vietnamese cuisine under the guidance of an expert chef. Afterward, we’ll all sit down to enjoy the delicious meal we’ve prepared.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An. 

Day 11 Hoi An – Easy Rider Biking Tour

After breakfast gets ready for the Easy Rider Tour. We will cycle from the hotel to the countryside in Hoi An with local guides. We’ll see locals farming in nearby villages and stop to talk with people along the way. We continue biking to see the Water Buffalo where you have the opportunity to take a short ride on this magnificent animal. Later, we’ll float through a coconut farm in large round bamboo basket boats, lots of fun. Finally, we cycle a little further to take a river cruise back to the ancient town.
You’ll have a free afternoon and evening to continue exploring on your own. This is the last chance to pick up some last-minute souvenirs or collect those tailor-made clothes!
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An.

Day 12Hoi An – Danang – Fly Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

After eating breakfast at the hotel we’ll say goodbye to Hoi An. We’ll drive to the airport to take an early flight to Vietnam’s biggest commercial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
Upon arrival, we’ll first travel outside the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – Iron Land. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s 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.

Enjoy your own lunch at a restaurant near the tunnels or in downtown Ho Chi Minh Next, we check in at the hotel and then set out on a guided walk tour to visit sites such as Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market. Once the tour is over the rest of the day is yours to explore freely.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Northern Saigon Hotel

Day 13Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho

Today we leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta-the biggest delta with Rice baskets in Vietnam.  

• A smooth pass from the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start the boat on the Tien River to the islets. View the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit the fruit garden, and enjoy the tropical fruit while folk music is performed by the local people.
• The cruise will lead to Ben Tre province, “the country of coconut”, visit a coconut candy workshop, and bee house, enjoy honey tea, and take a picture with a snake.

PM: Take a Motor Cart or Electronica Car– It’s great fun.

• The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut tree.

Afterward, your driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take us to the center of the Mekong Delta for the night in Can Tho City – A poetic city by the Hau River. Once there, you’ll have a free evening to do as you please.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel, Can Tho, or similar 

Day 14Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon.

Grab an early breakfast at the hotel before we leave to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motorized boat.

You have a chance to take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river which are the liveliest in the whole of Can Tho City. Your experience will be full fill when you go and see how vermicelli’s soup is made and rice paper is used to make fresh spring rolls! Wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and see a “Monkey bridge” – A bridge built with only one stem of bamboo. 

We’ll continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous fruit orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit then venture deeper into the countryside, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves. Make a stop for lunch.

When we’re done, we’ll be picked up our things at the hotel and then drive back to Saigon where you’ll have the rest of the day to discover the wonders of this metropolitan city.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Northern Saigon Hotel

Day 15Saigon Departure

You’ll have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a free morning before driving to the airport to catch your flight home or on to the next adventure!
For those who are staying longer and want to explore Ho Chi Minh City further, you can ask your guide or the hotel for available day trips.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

We trust you have had a great holiday in Vietnam.

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Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD:  subject available or similar accommodations, great offer -Winter promotion  till 30th April 2023   for a group of 10 people up:

4-Star Hotel : 1239 USD per person

3-Star Hotel: 1,149 USD per person

ACCOMMODATIONS: Double/twin share
3 star:

City

Hotel names

Room type

Check-in

Check-out

Status

Hanoi

La Nueva Boutique Hotel
lanueva.vn

Deluxe

 

 

3 star

Sapa

Tribe homestay

Sharing house

 

 

Local

Sapa Vista Hotel
www.sapavistahotel.com

Deluxe Mountain view

 

 

3 star

Halong bay

Oriental Sails
www.orientalsails.com

Deluxe

 

 

3 star

Hue

Romance Hotel
www.romancehotel.com.vn/

Deluxe mountain

 

 

3 star

Hoian

Belle Maison Hadana
www.bellemaisonhadana.com

Deluxe balcony

 

 

3 star

Saigon

Silverland Central Hotel
www.silverlandhotels.com/

Deluxe

 

 

3 star

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel
www.ninhkieuhotel.vn/

Executive City view

 

 

3 star

 

4 star

City

Hotel names

Room type

Check-in

Check-out

Status

Hanoi

Tirant Hanoi Hotel
www.tiranthotel.com

Deluxe

 

 

4 star

Sapa

Tribe homestay

Sharing house

 

 

Local

Pistachio Hotel
www.pistachiohotel.com/

Superior city

 

 

 

4 star

Halong bay

La Pandora Cruise
www.lapandoracruises.com

Suite Balcony

 

 

4 star

Hue

Eldora Hotel
www.eldorahotel.com

Deluxe city

 

 

4 star

Hoian

Hoian Beach Resort
www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

Superior

 

 

4 star

Saigon

Northern Saigon Hotel
www.northernhotel.com.vn

Deluxe

 

 

4 star

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel
www.ninhkieuhotel.vn/

Executive Deluxe

 

 

4 star

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Cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 60 days before arrival: no cancellation charge
  • 14-60 days before arrival: 10% of the price
  • 15 days before arrival: 50% of the price
  • Less than 7 days before arrival: 100 % of the price

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For additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with tour programs, cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 30 days prior to the service will be refunded in full
  • 15  days in advance: 50% of the price;
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

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Amazing Vietnam, loved this tour so much and highly recommend AVT Travel!
Thank you.

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