Duration : 14 Days/ 13 nights
Start/ End: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Tour Categories: Vientiane Beach Holidays
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Guide: Local Guide ( Engish Speaking Guide, other languages upon request )
Transportation: private transportation by air-conditioned car, cruise, boating
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Back to Hanoi – Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An City Tour
Day 6: Hoi An – Nha Trang
Day 7: Nha Trang Tour
Day 8: Nha Trang Beach Tour
Day 9: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Day 11: Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc
Day 12 & Day 13: Phu Quoc Beach Tours
Day 14: Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh Departure
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is crystallized between traditional and modern beauties. At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel to do check-in. Take a short rest before our guide will head you to walk the theatre where you will enjoy the Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, let’s start today by Hanoi city tour. The first site we stop at is the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho is kept there, and you should remember to dress suitably to show respect to him. Don’t show your chest. Your shoulders and your legs. Next, you will visit the Presidential Palace – a nice architecture was built by the French in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilts. Visiting the house, you will see the simple life of President Ho Chi Minh who lives forever in the Vietnamese spirit. Finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most attractions in Hanoi which are designed in the special in architecture that you an miss in Hanoi.
Have lunch and continue to the Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be the Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Continue the trip, we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quater with ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow speed t will give you a great chance to enjoy the landscapes of the capital. We end the tour at about 4: pm and then it is your free time to go shopping in Dong Xuan Market or relax in the Walking Street (if today is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Overnight at Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Transfer to Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Get up early to say goodbye to Hanoi, after having breakfast, our driver will pick you up at your hotel to transfer to Halong Bay – the World Nature Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark on the cruise and enjoy a welcome drink while having four briefings. What’s more interesting when enjoying a special lunch served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.
Take a rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Don’t worry, Kayaking is easy for all ages, under the guidance of our expert and experienced guide surely instructs you in basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 1 hour of exploring the bay, We will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending the Cooking class in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the dinner under the stary night and stay overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Back to Hanoi – Hoi An (B, L)
Continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on the cruise. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax, sightseeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky island rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot Cave – one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next, keep cruising and passing the finish village with its unique way of life. Then, back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
Leave the boat at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi and take a flight to Danang. When Arriving in Danang, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our local tour guide and driver.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An City Tour (B)
How the morning in Hoi An is peaceful, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and we start the walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town. Previously, Hoi An was a busy commercial port, where traders from all over the world came and traded goods ranging from silk to ceramics. Some houses in narrow streets remain unchanged from the day they were built.
Strolling on the narrow streets with centuries-old houses which are influenced by many architectures from China, Japan, French, and Europe and visit many interesting places: 400-year-old covered bridge in Japan, Fujian Assembly Hall, local fish market around town, we can visit many art galleries and tailor shops, get some products to order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An – Nha Trang (B)
Leaving the ancient town and transferring to Danang for a flight to Nha Trang which is regarded as the most beautiful coastal city in the country.
As soon as arriving in Nha Trang, check-in at the hotel. And start exploring the beach city. Nha Trang has gained a good reputation such as top beach resorts and warm spring water, blue sea, and favorable waves, Nha Trang is the best destination for snorkeling and diving.
Overnight at the hotel
Day 7: Nha Trang Beach Tour (B)
Today, continue to explore the Nha Trang beach tour. You can choose to snorkel or dive between coral reefs in clear blue waters, and natural trails, relax in your plunge pool, enjoy spa treatments, or relax on the sandy beach with white and admire the wild mountain scenery before free for the evening.
Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 8: Nha Trang Beach Tour (B)
Today is free for your activities in Nha Trang, there are various activities that you can choose to join in your free time: Swimming, snorkeling, Joining a cooking class, going to the local market, etc.
Stay overnight in Nha Trang
Day 9: Nha Trang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
After breakfast, free time until the flight to Ho Chi Minh in the morning. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city. Be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch which will give you the chance to taste the traditional food of southern Vietnam. After that, transfer for the visit to the War Remnant Museum, the former Presidential Place, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French-style Post Office (Outside)
After the tour, transfer to your hotel to check-in
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B, L)
Heading out of the town, let’s go to the Mekong Delta which is known as Vietnam’s largest granary. Start today by visiting Cai Be floating market. Then, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy a peaceful time. Back to our boat to go across one of the longest rivers in the world, the Mekong River, to come to An Bình Island. Travel on a handmade canal to Ut Trinh home & have an optional lunch. After lunch, we can walk around this orchard & enjoy some cups of tea while listening to traditional music in the ancient house.
Walk to the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make the local products such as rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice… Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Then, cycling to visit the orchard, school, church, pagoda, and traditional houses. Visit the brick kilns where you can see the locals are making beautiful potteries from clay. The cruise will end at Vinh Long City, then transfer to Can Tho by your private car.
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 11: Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc (B, L)
In the very early morning, your guide will take you to Cai Rang floating market where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits and vegetables from boats of all sizes and which are the most original ones and bustling places in the region. The boat trip will give you a valuable opportunity to observe the unique “advertisement” of local business – “Cây Bẹo”: Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that the clients can see what they are selling. Sitting on the local trading boat, witness boasting activities in the market, and getting more understanding about the local life in stilt houses along the river.
Come back to your hotel, and our driver will transfer you from your hotel to Can Tho airport and then, you take a short flight to Phu Quoc Island – which is listed in the top 5 hidden Islands of the world. As soon as setting your foot in Phu Quoc, you are welcomed by your driver and tour guide, check into your hotel. Let’s relax on the beach.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.
Day 12 & 13: Phu Quoc Beach Tour (B)
Free at leisure to relax for today at your resort or on the charming beach. Enjoy delicious seafood and other cuisines are made by master chefs of Vietnam.
Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 14: Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Have breakfast and be free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh City to connect to your departure flight. End of 14 days in Vietnam beach holiday. Back to your hometown, let’s tell us your story these days in Vietnam. Hope to see you again.