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: HA NOI
DAY 2: HA NOI – HA LONG
DAY 3: HA LONG – HA NOI
DAY 4: HA NOI CITY- TRAIN TO SAPA
DAY 5: SAPA TREKKING
DAY 6: SAPA – HANOI
DAY 7: HANOI – SAIGON
DAY 8: CU CHI TUNNEL – NIGHT LIFE HO CHI MINH CITY
DAY 9:MEKONG DELTA
DAY 10: MEKONG DELTA – FLOATING MARKET
DAY 11: HALF DAY CHINA TOWN CYCLO TOUR
DAY 12: SAIGON DEPARTURE

TOUR INCLUDES
-Flight ticket Ha Noi – Ho Chi Minh city (1 way)
-Private Airport transfer
-Train tickets Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi
-8 nights Hotel*** & 1 night on a *** cruise in Ha Long Bay,2 nights on train
-Meals inclusive in program.
-Group tour: City tour in Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay on Cruise 2 days, Sapa tour, Mekong delta tour, Cu Chi tour, Cyclo tour, Night life Ho Chi Minh city tour. (with boat trip, meals, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee)

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 roomsShared room, Single room, Single traveler
Day 1

Ha Noi Arrival

Morning: The car pick you up from Noi Bai airport (in Ha Noi) take you get in the heart of the city, it takes 40 minutes to drive. You will be free to discover many ancient and beautiful places such as: Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market…. Evening: You also have chance to enjoy water puppet show and go wander to see its landscapes. You can try to go out by Cyclo, a traditional transports of Viet Nam. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2

Ha Noi - 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

Ha Noi city - Train to Sapa (Meal: B, L)

In the morning:

07:30 – 08:30: Our bus & tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter depart to Hanoi city tour full day.

09:00: Visiting first place named Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.

09:30: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

11:00: Visit the Bat Trang  Pottery Village

In the afternoon:

13:00: Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.

14:00:  Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30: Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00: Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends !

Notes:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Ethnology Museum and close on Monday and Friday morning.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Until 19:30 pm: Our guide will pick up you at your hotel for boarding the train to travel Lao Cai.
Day 5

ARRIVAL SAPA – CAT CAT (Meal: B, L, D)

Our driver pick you up from Lao Cai station and transfer to our office in Sapa for breakfast. Relax and have a shower before start the tour. Trek to Catcat village, the village of H‘mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H‘mong village.and panorama of the village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, The village is surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather. Walking back Sapa for Lunch and free time in afternoon for discovering beautiful town, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa 
Day 6

SAPA TOUR - TRAIN BACK HA NOI (Meal: B, L, D)

After Breakfast in the hotel, we take a bus to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H‘mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the trail, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs and colorful from black Hmong and red DZAO people. Lunh in local restaurant, after that we continue up and down to rice paddy field , it is one of best view place in sapa and walk through bamboo forest, relaxing in waterfall to have a swimming and a panorama of Giang Ta Chai village. Turn back to Sapa by bus in afternoon for hot shower, relax before take a bus back to Laocai railways station for night train back to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant nearby Train Station. Stay overnight on train.
Day 7

Flight Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh

05:00am The train will arrive at Hanoi in the early morning, the Vietnam Adventure Tours staffs will pick you up at train station, transfer to the airport, you have a breakfast by yourself at the airport. 08:30am Take the flight from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh city. 10:30am 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 Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh 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

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

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.
Day 11

Half day Cyclo Tour in 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!
CLASS SHARED ROOM SINGLE ROOM single traveler
3 STAR 699 USD 921 USD 1073 USD
4 STAR 875 USD 1253 USD 1435 USD

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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  1. 5 out of 5

    VIETNAM - NORTH TO SOUTH 10 DAYS The Tour was fantastic.It was very well organized and informative.The hotels we stayed in were good especially the staff in these hotels who were very polite and helpful. Halong bay Cruise was the highlight of our trip.All the tour guides on our day trips were great too. I would deffinately recommend Vietnam Adventure Tours. Thank you so much for making our Vietnam Holiday Awesome.

  2. 5 out of 5

    VIETNAM - NORTH TO SOUTH 10 DAYS We had an amazing tour experience with Vietnam Adventure Tours! All our guides were fantastic! King Kong in Ha Noi was so fun and informative! Thi in Ha Long Bay was also fun and excited for us, Mango and Vu in HCMC we so vibrant and fun! For our first organised tours this was great, all activities were informative and fun and were always on time! Ms Duyen and Ms Lan were both great with communication and confirming everything to perfection! Hoi An was the highlight for us with the beautiful ancient town full of tailors and lovely people! Will definitely book again with Vietnam Adventure Tours

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