Vietnam budget tour
All the best places in Vietnam are included in a 13-day trip. Travel to the most famous cities in Vietnam. Visiting ancient Hue and ancient Hoi An. Experience cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City or meet friendly Hanoians. Traveling from the North to the South of Vietnam, you are sure to be swept up in even more wonderful surprises.
- 1 Trip highlights
- 2 Trip summary
- 2.0.1 Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
- 2.0.2 Day 2: Hanoi city tour> Night train to Lao Cai
- 2.0.3 Day 3: Lao Cai > Sapa – Walking to the Village
- 2.0.4 Day 4: Walk more – Sapa> Night Train Back to Hanoi
- 2.0.5 Day 5: Hanoi> Ha Long – Shuttle bus – Group tour
- 2.0.6 Day 6: Ha Long> Hanoi
- 2.0.7 Day 7: Hanoi> Hue
- 2.0.8 Day 8: Hue> Hoi An
- 2.0.9 Day 9: Day off in Hoi An
- 2.0.10 Day 10: Hoi An> Flight to TP.
- 2.0.11 Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City> Cu Chi Tunnels – Group Tour
- 2.0.12 Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City> My Tho> Ben Tre> Ho Chi Minh City – Group tour
- 2.0.13 Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
- Homestay with Giay ethnic people in Sa Pa
- Visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and participate in interesting outdoor activities of the Museum
- Visit Vietnam’s most famous World Heritage Sites
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at Hanoi airport and taken to your hotel by our driver. Free for the rest of the day. Meals are your own. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: 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. Return to the hotel. Dinner is your own. Free shuttle to station for your overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train
One Pillar Pagoda
Day 3: Lao Cai > Sapa – Walking to the Village
Early morning to Lao Cai. Transfer to Sapa with breathtaking scenery (home to many Vietnamese ethnic minorities) with our local guide. Have a local breakfast in Sapa 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. Walk through the rice terraces 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. Walk along the valley for views and swim in the nearby river. Dinner and homestay with local people.
Y Linh Ho village in Sapa
Day 4: 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. Find a nice place to enjoy lunch. Continue going towards Su Pan, a small village located on the side of the road. 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
Giang Ta Chai village
Day 5: Hanoi> Ha Long – Shuttle bus – Group tour
In the morning to Hanoi station, the car will take you to the hotel to check in and have breakfast at your own expense. Waiting for bus to Halong Bay trip. Arrive in Ha Long at noon and board a 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 6: Ha Long> Hanoi
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. Drive back to Hanoi. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Capital City.
Ha Long Bay in the morning
Day 7: Hanoi> Hue
In the morning, transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, you will be taken directly to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will start to visit the city, including the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, the Ancient Capital Museum and Dong Ba market. Have dinner at your own expense and stay overnight in Hue.
Gate of Hue meridian
Day 8: Hue> Hoi An
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring the Ancient Capital. Cruise the Perfume River by boat. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and the ornate Minh Mang Tomb. Lunch at local restaurant. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon after crossing Hai Van pass and visit the Cham Museum with a craft village at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Check in hotel in Hoi An and have free time to explore the city. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hoi An
Thien Mu Pagoda
Day 9: Day off in Hoi An
Free day in Hoian for you to shop or explore the quaint town. Meals are your own. Overnight in Hoian
Day 10: Hoi An> Flight to TP.
In the morning, transfer you to the airport for a flight to Saigon. Return to Saigon, transfer to your hotel to relax. Free for the rest of the day. Meals are your own. Overnight in Saigon
Saigon at night
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City> Cu Chi Tunnels – Group Tour
In the morning, you take a half-day visit to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels 200 km long, which was heavily damaged by landmines but still played an important role in the War. In its heyday, Cu Chi was specifically designed as a multi-purpose tunnel that served as a living area, storage, and command center. However, the violent past has been erased by the peaceful countryside rice fields with ducks and buffaloes happily living together. Morning tour of the tunnel and watch a short introductory video of how the tunnel was built. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. After that, enjoy tea, cassava (guest food during the war). Return to Saigon. Free for the rest of the day. Meals are your own. Overnight in Saigon
Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City> My Tho> Ben Tre> Ho Chi Minh City – Group tour
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. Taste delicious coconut candies and observe the pastoral life of local villagers. Get on the bus to return to Saigon. Bring home your own collection of beautiful memories. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Saigon
My Tho – Vietnam
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Free until you drop off at the airport for your flight home. The trip is over
Floating flower market in the city.