Unique Vietnam tour
Experience a unique Vietnam in 13 days. Expect sun-kissed beaches, palm groves in beautiful Nha Trang, Hoi An old town, pristine Sapa, traditional Hanoi – and much more ahead.
- 1 Trip highlights
- 2 Trip summary
- 2.0.1 Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh
- 2.0.2 Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Delta > Ho Chi Minh City
- 2.0.3 Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City > Nha Trang
- 2.0.4 Day 4: Day off in Nha Trang
- 2.0.5 Day 5: Da Nang> Hoi An
- 2.0.6 Day 6: Hoi An> Hanoi
- 2.0.7 Day 7: Hanoi city tour> Night train to Lao Cai
- 2.0.8 Day 8: Day off in Sapa
- 2.0.9 Day 9: Walk more – Sapa> Night train back to Hanoi
- 2.0.10 Day 10: Hanoi> Ha Long Bay
- 2.0.11 Day 11: Ha Long Bay
- 2.0.12 Day 12: Ha Long Bay > Hanoi
- 2.0.13 Day 13: Hanoi> Ho Chi Minh City
- Take a leisurely boat ride along the Mekong Delta
- Luxury beach resorts in Nha Trang
- Visiting Vietnam World Cultural Heritage
Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh
Be greeted warmly by our tour guide as you step off the plane. Transfer to the hotel to check in, rest quickly. Visit the city’s popular tourist attractions including the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Nortre Dame, Central Post Office and Cho Lon. Meals are your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Reunification Palace City. Ho Chi Minh
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Delta > Ho Chi Minh City
In the morning, the car will pick you up at the hotel, then leave Saigon, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho, leisurely boat ride along the river, see stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Continue to Cu Lao Rua, have lunch in the orchard. Take a boat to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction than in Ben Tre, enjoy a cruise on a rowing sampan boat. Enjoy seasonal fruits & honey tea in the local sound of “Southern Don ca tai tu”. Visiting a family business epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Get in the car back to Saigon with many beautiful memories that captivate people’s hearts. Drop off at the hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Saigon
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City > Nha Trang
Morning pick up at your hotel. Breakfast is served warmly. Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Nha Trang. Arrive in Nha Trang, return to the hotel, check in, have lunch and dinner at your own expense. Free for the rest of the day to explore your own coastal city. Overnight in Nha Trang
Nha Trang beautiful beach
Day 4: Day off in Nha Trang
Breakfast is warmly served to you. Morning docking at Cau Da port. Continue to Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu island, where many marine species are happily living together making the aquarium a miniature ocean world. Experience scuba diving to observe with the naked eye the colorful coral reef and fish system of Hon Mun. Admire the magnificent caves where sea swallows nest. Free time to relax, swim and do some water activities near the islands. A delicious lunch is served on the island. Visit the fishing village on the way back to the hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Nha Trang
Mun Island in Nha Trang
Day 5: Da Nang> Hoi An
Breakfast is served warmly. Take the morning flight to Da Nang. Visit My Son Sanctuary – a world heritage site as soon as you step off the plane. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Free time to enjoy your free day in this charming little town. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An> Hanoi
Breakfast is served warmly. Free time for the rest of the day to explore the quaint city on your own. Take the afternoon flight back to Hanoi. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
night in Ha Noi
Day 7: Hanoi city tour> Night train to Lao Cai
Morning pick up and enjoy a day sightseeing Hanoi city including Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda). Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at local restaurant. Then, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Return to Hanoi Old Quarter to join a walking tour to discover daily life. Free until you change to overnight train in Lao Cai. Overnight on board.
Ancient city of Hanoi
Day 8: Day off in Sapa
Have a local breakfast in Sapa (where many ethnic minorities live in Vietnam) before walking to the villages. Sneak through the market and leave the bustling town behind before descending downhill to the idyllic Cat Cat village. Stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while. Hike a trail through rice fields and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along a narrow river. Head to Y Linh Ho village of the Black Hmong, where you can rest while lunch near the river is served. Going to Muong Hoa valley, passing Lao Chai village of the Black Hmong and Ta Van village of the Giay. Overnight at Giay ethnic house. Walk along the valley to enjoy the view as well as swim in the nearby river. Dinner and homestay with local people
Cat Cat village in Sapa
Day 9: Walk more – Sapa> Night train back to Hanoi
Depart for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao people after breakfast. Hiking through the bamboo forest of Hoang Lien National Park. Pass by a romantic waterfall, rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch. Continue going towards Su Pan, a small village located by the road after luch. Return to Sapa by car. Free until the time to move to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi. Dinner is your own. Overnight on the train
Ancient bridge in Giang Ta Chai village – Photo: @sapa_khai_hmong_treks
Day 10: Hanoi> Ha Long Bay
Morning pick up and transfer to Ha Long Bay. Arrive in Ha Long at noon and board our traditional wooden boat/excursion. Enjoy your time for relaxing, sightseeing and swimming. Visit the Floating Fishing Village and swim if the weather permits. Meals are included. Overnight on the train
Floating fishing village on Ha Long Bay
Day 11: Ha Long Bay
The cruise show continues. Wake up early in the morning for a Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and a bakery are also available in the restaurant. Visiting is said to be the largest cave in Ha Long Bay, Sung Sot Cave. Luxurious meals are included. Overnight on board.
Practicing Tai Chi on a Cruise – Photo: bhayacruises.com
Day 12: Ha Long Bay > Hanoi
Last day on board in the midst of splendid Ha Long Bay. Wake up on the bay to the sound of waves and birds to welcome the new day. Watch the sunrise over the bay and, after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone cave. Walk back to the boat for a final view of Halong Bay while heading back to the pier. The car takes the group back to Hanoi and overnight. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hanoi
Beautiful sunset on Ha Long Bay
Day 13: Hanoi> Ho Chi Minh City
In the morning, take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Free the rest of the day for your last minute shopping. Take home your own collection of memorable travels. Travel to the airport for your flight back home. The trip is over.
Ben Thanh Market City.