12 Days / 11 Nights
Duration
3-star, 4-star, 5-star
Hotel
Ha Noi
Departure Place

Discover the spirit of Vietnam on a trip to complete Vietnam, taking in all the attractions in between. Explore Vietnam’s fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City, wander in the undeniable charm of Hanoi. Experience Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won’t ever want to leave.

Summary of Itinerary
DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival
DAY 2: Hanoi – HaLong Bay (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
DAY 4: Full day Trang An – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave (B,L)
DAY 5: Limousine from Hanoi – Sapa then Short Trek to Cat Cat Village (B,L,D)
DAY 6: Sapa Trekking – Limousine back to Hanoi (B,L)
DAY 7: Hanoi – Saigon by Flight (B)
DAY 8: Cu chi tunnel – Night life Ho chi minh city (B,D)
DAY 9: Mekong Delta (B,L)
DAY 10: Mekong Delta – Floating Market (B,L)
DAY 11: Half day China Town Cyclo tour (B,L)
DAY 12: Saigon Departure (B)

TOUR INCLUDES
– All airport transfer: pick up and drop off
– Accommodation: 10 nights hotel, 1 night on cruise
– Flight ticket Hanoi- Saigon (1 way ) with 7kg handbag and 20kg check in luggage
– Limousine Hanoi- Sapa – Hanoi
– Meals as in the itinerary
– Daily group tour as in the itinerary (transport, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch)
Halong Bay 2D1N
Hanoi city tour full day
Sapa trekking 2D1N
Mekong Delta 2D1N
Half day Cu chi tunnel
Cyclo tour to China town
Night life tour in Hochiminh city

TOUR EXCLUDES
-Flight ticket to Vietnam
-Vietnam visa
-Personal entertainment expenses.
-Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry,…
-Meals out of tour program.
-What to bring: Passport, comfortable footwear trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, sun cream, warm clothing.

 

Additional information

Type of roomsSingle Supplement, Shared room, Single traveler
Day 1

HA NOI ARRIVAL (NO MEALS)

The car/van pick you up from Noi Bai airport (in Ha Noi) take you get in the heart of the city. Arrive to the hotel after 40 minutes drive, check in and have a free day to walk around an Old Quarter, night market in Ha Noi down town.

Overnight in Ha Noi hotel, locate in old quarter.

Day 2

HANOI - HA LONG BAY (MEAL: B, L, D)

(your hotel – Tuan Chau Marina – Halong bay – Lunch – Amazing Van Gia floating village – Sunset party – Soi Sim island – Dinner – Fishing)

7.45 – 08.20 approx – Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. – Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. – You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30 noon approx – Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard. – Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind – Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef. – Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters. Afternoon – While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village. – Drop anchor. – Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. – Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, see at first-hand what life is like living on the water, we are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community. – Our cruise will take you to the Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkeling, you can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary – Back on board the cruise, we head towards the sleeping area.

Early evening – Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. – Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night.

Accommodation and overnight on boat

Day 3

HA LONG BAY - HA NOI (MEAL: B, L)

(Tai Chi – Breakfast – Surprising Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Your hotel and Farewell)

06:30 am – For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands. – Breakfast, coffee, tea served. After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. – Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites 09:30 am We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served. 12 noon

Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.

Overnight in HaNoi.

Day 4

HOA LU - TRANG AN - MUA CAVE (MEAL: B, L)

  • 07:45-08:15: Our tour guide and driver will pick up at your hotel in Hanoi city to depart for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms). Start Hoa Lu/ Trang An full day tour.
    Hoa Lu: Visit Hoa Lu – the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties.
    13:00 Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take a boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see the scenery of mountain and rivers Halong Bay on the land of Ninh Binh.
    15:30 Visit Mua Cave – the highlight attraction in Ninh binh, challenge yourself for 500 step up Cave mountain where you will have great panorama view of Tam Coc and rice field.
    18:00 Leave Ninh binh for Hanoi – 20:30: Tour Trang An full day Tour ends. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5

LIMOUSINE FROM HANOI - SAPA THEN TAKE A SHORT TREK TO CAT CAT VILLAGE (Meal: B, L, D)

06:30: Pick up from the hotel, get on Limousine and depart for Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The Limousine will be drop you off at the hotel
· Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
· Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town.
Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Overnight in a hotel in Sapa Town centre.

Overnight in Sapa

Day 6

SAPA TREKKING – THEN LIMOUSINE BACK TO HANOI (MEAL: B, L)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking
7:45 : Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
11.00: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village
12:00:Heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.
13.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours
14.00: Have a shower at shower room of our hotel.
15:00: Limousine will be pick you up at the hotel to back to Hanoi.
Ovenight in Hanoi
Day 7

HANOI – FLIGHT TO SAIGON (MEAL: B)


Take the flight from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh city. Our car will pick you up at airport and takes you to hotel. After check in hotel, you have free time for relax or you can go sightseeing the life in Ho Chi Minh City such as: Ben Thanh Market, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedra. Overnight in Sài Gòn
Day 8

CU CHI TUNNEL – THEN NIGHT LIFE TOUR (MEAL: B, D)

8:30AM We depart from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels for 60km from Ho Chi Minh city. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47? Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out! 03:00PM The tour finish at our company. 6:00PM We depart by cycle, take you go around city, and then going to Water Puppet Theater. Enjoy Water Puppet Show at the theater. Water Puppetry – part of Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage. A living portrait of Vietnam’s history and culture… Watching the Vietnamese Water Puppetry is also the best way to discover the history and traditional cultural life of Vietnamese people. This program has been presented in various international festival and carried our cultural exchanges activities with other countries. After show, you will together take cycle or car to Bach Dang riverside, have a look before going ship. Take some picture with cruise. Then we start boarding one of the ships: Bonsai, Indochina Junk, Ben Nghe Cruise, …. The ship leaves Bach Dang port and leisurely cruises around Saigon River. Dinner will be served on board while tourists are being stunned by the colorful view of Saigon riverside by night. We can also experience Southern Vietnamese fork music or dance with fire by dancer or sing together show or live music…. 09:00PM After dinner, send back to your hotel. End tour. Overnight in Sài Gòn
Day 9

HCM – MY THO – BEN TRE - CAN THO (MEAL:B,L)

8:00 Am Begin the trip. It takes for one and half hours by bus to drive from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho City. • A smooth pass the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start boat on the Tien River to islet. View the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit fruit garden, 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 coconut candy workshop, bee house, enjoy honey tea and take a picture with snake. • The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree. • After lunch, you have freetime for biking, walking. Next journey is Can Tho. Spend overnight in the hotel (or family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request). Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 10

CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (MEAL:B,L)

After having breakfast, you have chance to take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river, visit Cai Răng floating market which are the liveliest in the whole Can Tho City. Your experience will be full fill when you go and see how vermicelli’s soup is made. Wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and see a “Monkey bridge” – A bridge was built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Make a stop for lunch. Final trip is coming back to HCM City. Overnight in Saigon
Day 11

HALF DAY CYCLO TOUR CHINA TOWN (MEAL: B, L)

Morning at 08:00Am or afternoon at 02:00PM (4 hours tour) Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic Chinatown, named Cho Lon, or “Big Market,” by the locals, and experience the city as it was before the war. Chinatown was established as early as Saigon, and is where the Ming Dynasty Chinese first settled in Vietnam. They live their lives much as they did before 1975, doing business and continuing their traditions as the country develops around them. Traveling by cyclo – the typical pedicabs of the city – experience local life up close, stopping to enjoy tasty food. Feel the hustle and bustle of street vendors selling a mixture of herbs for traditional medicine. Snake your way down tiny alleys on the agile vehicles, passing many small, family-run businesses. Along the way, you will come across the 250-year-old Lady Thien Hau Temple (God of the Sea), as well as the historic South Saigon Cha Tam Church. Then you have time for shopping at Binh Tay Market, Before transferring back to your hotel. We let you experient Vietnamese local food at our restaurant.
Day 12

HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (MEAL: B)

Morning: Have a breakfast at your hotel. Freetime for shopping and prepair the baggage or relax. 3 hours before the flight, our driver see you at hotel and transfer to airport. Have a good flight and see you again!

PRICE FOR PERSON IN USD:

CLASS SHARED ROOM SINGLE SUPPLEMENT SINGLE TRAVELER
3 STAR 1027 1386 1604
4 STAR 1322 1938 2172
5 STAR 1848 2931 3065

Child Policy:

  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC
    Please note that some suppliers may impose additional fees for infants and children. These will be advised at time of booking.

What CAN be Refunded:

  • Some tours may require a minimum number of travelers to operate. The affected traveler will be fully refunded or may choose a similar tour product as a substitute. Should this occur, it would be under very rare circumstances.
  • Please note that the product substitute chosen by the traveler may be more expensive than the original product and therefore may be subject to an additional cost.
  • Any additional refunds based on extenuating circumstances will depend on the individual tour operator.

What CANNOT be Refunded:

  • All hotel and tour schedules are arranged ahead of time. Any person failing to appear on the day of departure will not be refunded.
  • No refund will be given for any portions of the tour unused by the traveler after tour departure regardless of circumstances.
  • Airfare is completely non-refundable and non-changeable for tours when airfare is included in the final price.
  • Hotel extensions and Instant Confirmation products (admission tickets, city passes, etc.) cannot be exchanged or refunded once confirmed.

Our cancellation Policy:

30 or More Days – 100% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

16 – 29 Days Prior to Departure Date – 75% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

07 – 15 Days Prior to Departure Date – 50% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

0 – 06 Days Prior to Departure Date – Non-refundable

  • Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your Cancellation Request via email and travel service start date.
  • If a tour is scheduled to depart within the next 6 days, we will not change a traveler’s departure date and will not offer a refund.
  • All cancellations must be made directly with Vietnam Adventure Tours
  • In most cases, reservations paid by wire transfer, cash deposit, or money order/traveler’s check/cashier’s check will be refunded via PayPal. FOR REFUNDS PROCESSED BY PAYPAL WITH ANY ASSOCIATED FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE OVERALL REFUND AMOUNT.
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