Go along the S-shaped country in 24 amazing days in the most wonderful destinations. This Vietnam tour will bring you from the ancient Hanoi to natural Sapa, from the magnificent Halong Bay to an energetic Danang, from peaceful Hoi An town to romantic Dalat, from Nha Trang of dreaming beach to mysterious Vung Tau. See a charming Vietnam through this undimmed journey.
 

Tour Code:
Duration: 24 Days/ 23 Nights
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Nha Trang – Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne – Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Categories: Vietnam Tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages Upon Request)
Transportation: Air-conditioned vehicles, plane
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, service charges
Active Level: Walking, Boating, Sightseeing, Trekking

Tour Highlights:

  • Get overwhelmed by the gorgeous beauty of Halong Bay with a ton of interesting activities
  • Move to Sapa to take a closer look at the life of ethnic peoples as well as magnificent nature
  • Explore Hanoi of a thousand years old including mouth-watering cuisine and unique architecture
  • Learn how traditional silk and pottery are made in Hoi An ancient town
  • Behold Golden Bridge, one of the amazing bridges in the world
  • Experience Danang – a young, energetic and worth-living city in Vietnam
  • Immersed yourself in dreaming beaches in Nha Trang and Mui Ne
  • Enjoy peaceful and romantic moments in Dalat – the city of flowers
  • Be surprised by long-established and fantastic cultures of Central Highland Vietnam
  • Unlock the mysteries of Vung Tau and then head to Saigon with impressive sightseeing

Brief Itinerary.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Transfer to Halong Bay– Signature Halong Cruise
Day 2: Halong Bay: Signature Halong Cruise
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Arrival – Silver Waterfall & Heaven’s Gate
Day 5: Sapa – Ham Rong – Leisure Time
Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour – Half Day
Day 8: Hanoi Leisure Time
Day 9: Ha Noi – Danang – Hoi An – Free time
Day 10: Hoi An – Silk Village & Thanh Ha Pottery
Day 11: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Marble Mountain – Danang
Day 12: Danang Free Time
Day 13: Danang – Nha Trang
Day 14: Nha Trang City Tour
Day 15: Nha Trang – Transfer to Dalat – Flower Garden & Domaine Cathedral
Day 16: Lang Biang – Truc Lam – Tuyen Lam Lake
Day 17: Cu Lan Village – Elephant Fall – Linh An Temple – Crazy House
Day 18: Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Ako Dhong Village – Thuy Tien Waterfall – Ea Kao Lake
Day 19: Dray Nur Waterfall – Dray Sap – Elephant Riding on Don Village
Day 20: Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne
Day 21: Mui Ne Freetime
Day 22: Mui Ne Freetime
Day 23: Mui Ne – Vung Tau
Day 24: Vung Tau – Kito Status & Lying Buddha Pagoda, Army Museum – Saigon

 
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 Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Transfer to Halong – Signature Halong Cruise

Welcome to our beautiful Hanoi!

Your guide will wait for you at the airport, then the driver will transfer you directly to Halong Bay. After arriving in Halong at noon, check-in Signature Cruise. Upon boarding, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly Crews and enjoy a welcome drink. After being checked in your cabin, you will have time to relax and explore the craft. Enjoy your tasty lunch served in the dining room while slowly cruising through magnificent limestone formations.

halong bay cruise

After lunch, have a great experience of heading to Vung Vieng Fishing Village by local rowing boats or kayaks to explore the local daily life with a lot of interesting stories told by locals. Back onboard the main craft, we will drop the anchor so that we can stay overnight, surrounded by extraordinary landscape. Before enjoying some interesting activities at night, you can participate in the preparation for the dinner with various Vietnamese mouth-watering cuisines and then spend Happy Hour having dinner with our drink menu (buy one get another one for free).

halong bay fishing village

Finally, take advantages of our onboard facilities and relax on the rooftop deck, or watch a documentary film. If you wish, you can try your luck with squid fishing at night, which is also a great experience you hardly try anywhere else.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Signature Halong Cruise.

Early birds are welcomed to attend sunrise Taichi on the upper deck. Or if you wake up early and don’t really want to join, you can get a cup of warm coffee and contemplate the perfect scenery of dawn. Enjoy a buffet breakfast before boarding Signature Day Boat to head to crystal beaches with white, bright sand in Cong Dam Area. Here, let yourself deep into a stunning, secluded beach or enjoy kayaking and swimming before having lunch on our day boat.

halong bay taichi

Go back on Signature Cruise. Freshen up and take a nap, or just relax at your leisure. While cruising to the overnight area, get ready to witness the most vivid sunset scenery you will ever see. You can go to the bar, opened for Happy Hour or join our cooking demonstration to know more about a traditional Vietnamese cuisine, spring rolls. After dinner with tasty dishes, we will hold a movie night on boat with films following your selection. Or if you aren’t really into watching films, you can enjoy board games.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa.

If the previous day, you didn’t wake up early enough to witness the sunrise, this is your last opportunity, and you can’t miss it, because it’s best to observe Halong Bay in the early morning. Enjoy your light breakfast before going to Thien Canh Son cave and islets, with mysterious, stunning and wild beauty, the last stage of your cruise trip in Halong Bay. Check out of the cabin and enjoy a tasty brunch while cruising back. You will be transported to Halong City Wharf to go back to Hanoi.

halong bay cave

Arrive in Hanoi, you will be checked in a hotel near the train station. Free time until transfer to Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa Arrival – Silver Waterfall, Heaven’s Gate.

Arrive in Lao Cai, you will be transferred directly to Sapa by our driver. After being checked in the hotel, relax on your room or walk around to feel the peaceful, fresh atmosphere of the “City of Fog”.

silver waterfall sapa

Visit Silver Waterfall, a famous address for tourists when coming to Sapa, and get ready to be strongly impressed by the majestic un-touched beauty the Creator gave Silver Waterfall. Once setting foot here, you will probably never forget. Then we will head to Heaven’s Gate. No wonder why people call it “Heaven’s Gate”, with the panoramic view of the wonderful valley, terrace fields, wild jungles, and mighty mountains.

Day 5: Sapa – Ham Rong – Leisure Time.

After breakfast, the driver will take us to Ta Van Village, where various of Vietnam ethnic’s groups living harmoniously with each other. Explore natural landscapes, try some traditional food with fresh homemade ingredients and get impressed by the best homestay’s service. Here you can also have the opportunity to know more about the rich history of different ethnic’s groups in Vietnam and listen to some of their traditional songs, which will definitely become a lifetime expression hardly to be forgotten.

ta van village

Say goodbye to the hospitality of locals in Ta Van Village, we will head to Ham Rong Mountain (Dragon Jaw Mountain). On the top of Ham Rong Mountain, you can not only be overwhelmed by the breath-taking panorama of Sapa Townlet but also be strongly impressed by stunning orchid gardens with a lot of colorful flowers blossoming. Exploring different caves and stones in special shapes will also be an interesting experience.

Day 6: Sapa – Hanoi

You will have free time before boarding on the Sapa Express – Shuttle Bus to travel to Hanoi to continue Vietnam Tour. The trip takes about 5 hours, so you can enjoy wonderful views on the bus.
Arriving in Hano, you can relax in your room or go out and enjoy Hanoi sparkling night.

Day 7: Hanoi City Tour – Half Day.

After the breakfast at the hotel, you will get on the minibus, and the driver will take you to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Uncle Ho, his former house, The Presidental Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum or One Pillar Pagoda – a symbol of Hanoi. You will have free time in the afternoon, after lunch.

one pillar pagoda hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi Leisure Time.

Enjoy a wonderful time in our Hanoi on your own. You can make a Hanoi Tour by wandering around beautiful streets, try some more mouth-watering cuisines, visit some art galleries or go shopping for some clothes with traditional patterns. Or, you can just simply go to Sword Lake and watch the daily of Hanoi people and walk for 700m more to enjoy a cup of egg coffee and chat with others.

hanoi cuisine

Day 9: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An – Free time.

Transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your short flight to Danang to continue your Vietnam Tour. On arrival in Danang, transfer to Hoi An for overnight. The night time is all yours. You can have a good rest in your room, or go out and enjoy the atmosphere of Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An – Silk Village & Thanh Ha Pottery.

Morning sightseeing to Silk Village Tour. Arriving in Silk Village, enjoy mulberry juice as a welcome drink before starting the tour. See the unique customs of 54 Ethnic People in Vietnam by visiting the Traditional House. Explore Cham Culture a little bit; see the Cham mulberry trees and the Cham People’s Weaving Process for almost 10 centuries, from the 5th century to the mid 15th century.

hoi an silk village

Pay a visit to the mulberry garden and learn how to get the best mulberry leaves, see them being cut into a smaller piece, which will be used to hand-feed the silkworms. Understand how people get the silk thread from the cocoon and use it to weave the silk fabric while visiting the Reeling house. If you wish, you can experience the job with local Cham artisans and craftsmen.

Continue the Tour by visiting Cham Textile House. Here you have the chance to discover the weaving process of Cham People on the short and long wooden loom to have the unique handicraft products. The Champa artisan will guide customer how to weave the brocade, how to move the silk thread to have different beautiful patterns.

Visit Cuu Dien House: discover the pure handicraft silk at the beginning of the 20th century which is preserved till now in Quang Nam Province. Feeling the original silk threads from the cocoons and it’s different after the process. Experience silk weaving process to understand how difficult to have pure silk products.

Visit Hoi An Silk Village exhibition: understand the difference between pure silk and fake silk fabric. The variety of silk products here will provide for your shopping and tailoring demand. – Enjoy lunch at our Hoi An Silk Village Restaurant after an interesting silk tour.

The afternoon is for Thanh Ha Pottery village. We will take a 3-hour boat trip to Thanh Ha Pottery village, where we can see old men who produce jars, bowls, vases…Back to downtown for a cup of Hoi An coffee and relax after a long day discovering. The night time is all yours. You can go out and see the bustling streets of Hoi An, lightened up with a thousand colorful lanterns hanging; or enjoy some street food of Hoi An.

thanh ha pottery village

Day 11: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Marble Mountain – Danang

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel and move directly to Ba Na Hill – a famous hill station and resort, with classical French architecture, located on Truong Son Mountains west of Danang City. Bana has wonderful weather; especially, here you can experience 4 seasons of a year in just 1 day. After arrival, you will have free time to explore the charming beauty of Bana Hill.

golden bridge ba na hill

In the afternoon, we will visit Marble Mountain, the home of several Buddhist and Hindu grottoes. After that, we will be back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 12: Danang Freetime

Spend a day exploring Danang by yourself. Stroll along Danang Beach and watch the stunning sunrise in the early morning. Wander around bustling street and give Quang noodles and other traditional cuisines a try, visit numerous places like Cham Museum, Danang Rooster Cathedral, Son Tra Peninsula, Linh Ung Pagoda, etc.

linh ung pagoda

Day 13: Danang – Nha Trang

After your breakfast, our driver will take you to Danang Airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Arrive in Nha Trang, you will be transferred to the hotel. The time after is all yours.

Day 14: Nha Trang City Tour (Hat-making Village, Rice-paper Village, Mat-making Village, Ponagar Tower)

At 8.30 am in the morning, our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the hat-making village, where you can understand more about how to make a Vietnamese traditional conical hat. On your way, enjoy wonderful views of golden rice paddy fields and eternal green trees of the countryside. After hat-making village, head to rice paper village and mat making a village, where you can get the best experience through locals’ view. Finally, go to Ponagar tower, the famous architectural complex of Cham people.

hat making village

Day 15: Nha Trang – Transfer to Dalat – Flower Garden & Domaine Cathedral

Checking out the hotel in Nha Trang and move to Dalat, “the city of thousand flowers”. After relaxing and having lunch, in the afternoon, we will visit Dalat Flower Park, the top must-see destination once coming to Dalat. No wonder why tourists consider Dalat as “World of Flowers”. Dalat Flower Park has various kinds of flowers with different colors and different fresh scents.

dalat vietnam

After witnessing the charming beauty of thousands of stunning flowers, we will head to Domaine de Marie, a Dalat Catholic convent, to understand a little more about the Vietnamese and French architecture. After that, we can visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda (also called Dragon Pagoda), a famous pagoda in Dalat, Vietnam for an interesting adventure to explore traditional Asian architecture.

Enjoy free time in the evening.

Day 16: Lang Biang – Truc Lam & Tuyen Lam Lake

Set foot on Lang Biang Mountain’s summit. Listen to the story behind Lang Biang Mountain. A touching love story about two lovers loving each other so much but couldn’t get married due to the long-lasting feud between their tribes.

tuyen lam lake dalat

In the afternoon, head to Tuyen Lam Lake (Paradise Lake). Tuyen Lam Lake is a masterpiece drawn by both humans and Mother Nature, where the water and forest meet each other, creating a picturesque scenery which nowhere else can obtain. If you wish, you can have a new experience of riding an elephant.

Day 17: Cu Lan Village – Elephant Fall – Linh An Temple – Crazy House

Pay a visit to Cu Lan Village, not only to enjoy beautiful sight-see of majestic Golden River and gorgeous Pine Valley but also to enjoy some traditional cuisines such as “Lam” Rice or Wild Pork.
Head to Elephant Waterfall – a 30-meter waterfall, recognized as National-level beauty-spot, lying on Cam Ly stream. Witness the mighty scenery while listening to the old story of Elephant Waterfall.

cu lan village

Next, we set foot on Linh An Pagoda to take a look at its antique sanctum, built in 1999, with red tiles covering the roof and the giant statue of Di Lac Buddhist. Here you can find the inner peace in your soul by hearing the peaceful sound of water falling, the sound of the bell and the sound of nature from Lang Biang.

linh an pagoda dalat

Finally, enjoy the special architecture of Hang Nga Guesthouse, described as a “fairy tale house”, also known as the “Crazy House”. With a building in giant tree-shape and twisting-designed forms, “Crazy House” gained the recognition for its outstanding architecture and became one of the top-worth-visiting spots in Dalat.

Day 18: Dalat – Buon Me Thuot – Ako Dhong Village – Thuy Tien Waterfall – Ea Kao Lake

Check out the hotel in Dalat and move to Buon Me Thuot. Start the day with a visit to Ako Dhong Village, a traditional village of Ede, a minority ethnic group in Vietnam. Then we move to Thuy Tien Waterfall, a poetic and picturesque waterfall with a variety of stones in different shapes. Here the flow of water creates shallow lakes, and if you wish, you can take a bath.

central highland

 

Finally, head to Ea Kao Lake not only to witness the beauty of nature with green plants and splendid flowers but also to participate in some interesting cultural events. Check-in Sai Gon Ban Me Hotel and enjoy your leisure time in the evening.

Day 19: Dray Nur Waterfall – Dray Sap Waterfall – Elephant Riding on Don Village

Both Dray Nur and Dray Sap Waterfall are beautiful; however, Dray Nur is said to be more beautiful and definitely will satisfy traveling lovers. Dray Nur Waterfall offers a picturesque panorama from afar, with majestic scenery and the purity of water. Next, we move to Dray Sap Waterfall (Misty Waterfall), a waterfall with mysterious and poetic beauty because of the droplets falling from above looking like smokes.

don village central highland

Finally, you will have an amazing experience of elephant riding in Don village. Don Village is renowned for elephants, and in Vietnam, there is a Vietnamese song about that, which you can learn a little bit while enjoying the view from the elephant ride.

Day 20: Buon Me Thuot – Mui Ne – Thac Tien, Bau Sen, Bau Trang, Suoi Vang

After checking out Sai Gon Ban Me, you will be transferred to Mui Ne by our driver. Arrive in Mui Ne, check in Tien Dat Resort for overnight.

Day 21: Mui Ne Freetime

Leisure time in Mui Ne. there is no minibus today to save some. You can visit Mui Ne white sand dunes. You can walk or rent a quad bike. One tip for you is that you can rent it with a friend or split the time of renting with a group so you all can get a fraction of the price. There are more activities such as windsurfing, visit fishing villages, watch sunrise and sunset on the main beach or go to the bar and chill.

mui ne phan thiet

Please advise if you need the transportation for some leisure days in Mui Ne.

Day 22: Mui Ne Freetime

Leisure time in Mui Ne. there is no minibus today to save some. Please advise if you need the transportation for some leisure days in Mui Ne.

Day 23: Mui Ne – Vung Tau – White Palace

This day our minibus from Sai Gon will pick up you at Mui Ne and transfer to Vung Tau for visiting White Palace, a historic national culture museum. Here you can get to know more about the Nguyen Dynasty and get a panoramic view of Vung Tau. Check-in Imperial hotel for overnight.

white palace vung tau

Day 24: Vung Tau – Kito Status & Lying Buddha Pagoda, Army Museum – Saigon

Check out the hotel in Vung Tau and transfer back to Saigon. Pay a visit to The Statue of Jesus Christ on Nho Mountain. You can trek up about 129 steps inside the statue to enjoy a stunning view of the city.

lying buddha pagoda ho chi minh city

Next, we will stop by Lying Buddha Pagoda, and then we go to the Army Museum in Bien Hoa. Finally, enjoy your final day in Vietnam before your departure.

What’s Included?

  • Ground transfer and transportation
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Kayaking
  • Bottle during the trip

What’s Excluded?

  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities