Best of Vietnam -15 Day Tour

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US$966.00/Person
US$1137.00

Tour code:Vn15D

Duration:15 days / 14 nights

Tour class:Standard

Cruise class:Standard

Start/End:Hanoi / Around Vietnam

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See the very best of Vietnam on a highlights tour designed to give you just enough time to savour your travel experience at a leisurely pace. Starting with the majestic beauty in the North such as spectacular scenery in Mai Chau, the cave in Halong Bay, discover the country’s bustling capital and its historic monuments before heading South for a experience rural life by boat trip in Mekong Delta. This tour will definitely offer you a fascinating experience about Vietnamese Culture as well as Vietnamese gastronomy

 
 Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
 Departure: On request
 Category: Best Tours,  Family Holidays
 Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
 Suitable: Family with children, Travel with friends, Solo traveler
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Itinerary

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide and transfer directly to hotel in Hanoi.

Check in time will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

Optional: The rest of this day is free at leisure. You might have a sleep to recover, or wander around for some own exploration, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below:

      • Water Puppet Show: A traditional Vietnamese water performing art, at which Vietnamese folk tales, history and local lives are introduced via colorful puppets.
      • Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours: Food in Vietnam, especially Hanoi, is totally tasty and able to mesmerize any visitor. A short walk around Old Quarter for some of Hanoi’s best food, or participation in a fun Vietnam’s cooking class could be a good start to your journey in this lovely country.

Please contact our travel consultant if you are interested in these services, and we are available 24/7 for assisting you.

Note: Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and contact us, so we could easily search for you.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Half day Hanoi city tour (by car or by motorbike – upon client’s interest) - Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

Begin the first day of the trip with a tour of Hanoi. Depart from the hotel for a visit to Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature. Founded in 1076, Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite.

Continue with a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Nearby is the Mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest house on stilts. (Sites are viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Jun - Aug)

Visit the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years.

After visiting, you will have a meal at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant. Free time at leisure for rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

In the morning, pickup at your hotel and head to Mai Chau by van with a short break along the way. Mid day, arrive in Mai Chau, enjoy welcome drink. Then enjoy traditional lunch in village (vegetarian available).

In the afternoon, bicycle ride with your tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages. Then you will have free time for bicycling, walking, shopping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau

After breakfast, go with local tour guide to visit more remote rural villages Na Meo and Na Mo villages to understand more about their culture and customs.

Mid day, back to the home stay for lunch and check-out.

Free time for shopping and relaxing.

15:00 – 15:30 Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi (3.5 ~ 4 hours drive).

Arrive in Hanoi, drop you off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”.

Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.

Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise
Our tour guide will not escort you on the cruises, and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.

You might start your 2nd day in Halong with an early tai-chi class, or simply wake up and witness the amazing sunrise on the bay. After breakfast, cruise take you to explore the most stunning caves in Halong.

The early lunch will be served on the way getting back to the main dock for transferring to Hanoi.

You will have free time for visiting Hanoi Old Quarter and try Vietnamese street food by yourselves.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Free at leisure until our transfer is presented at your hotel and take you to Noi Bai International Airport for flight to Da Nang.

Upon arrival, our driver is currently waiting and will transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An. Check-in to the hotel and free at leisure to relax.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Hoi An is an old port town, which was founded with mixture of different cultures from Vietnam to Japan, China and Europe.

Fortunately, most of ancient constructions in this town have been conserved at unspoiled condition (although some of buildings are now using for commercial purposes), so travelers will have a complete understanding of history and diversity in culture of this historic place.

Our half-day excursion is simply walking. We will wander along old streets, cross several old houses; see how daily lives of local people are, and witness how historical elements of the town merging with modernity. We will also visit some of the ancient monuments from other nations, like the Japanese Covered Bridge or Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. And after some walking, a cold glass of traditional herbal drink from a street-side shop is the best way to refresh, and enjoy the true taste of Hoi An on your tongue.

If we have enough time, we will also pass by a handicraft store, at which you could directly see the creation of most notable souvenirs in town, and take some of them back to your hometown.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Optional: We introduce some ways to explore the beauty of Hoi An, you can choose one of below options:

Option 1: Discover My Son Holly Land Half day: My Son Sanctuary - a collection of Champa ruins nestled amongst the mountains in a geological basin of the Quang Nam province. 

Price from $ US50/ person

Option 2: Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh village: Join the farmers in preparing and fertilizing the land. Get to know the villagers’ daily working routines, like raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and many more gardening activities. 

Price from $ US70/ person

Option 3:Hoi An Vespa Tour

Price from $ US85/ person

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Pick up at hotel in Hoi An, then transfer to hotel in Hue via Cloudy Pass. Land transportation by shuttle bus or private car will be used, with stop at some spots on the way for sightseeing and photoshoot (admission fee is not included).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

The tranquil Hue City was founded in 17th century as a royal city and a capital (before Hanoi replaced it), and now has become one of top destinations in the middle of Vietnam.

Our itineraries today start with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a famous Buddhism attraction which is located at the bank of the enchanting Perfume River. The pagoda is fascinating because of not only ancient design of the buildings, but also good location at which you could enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Perfume River.

Leaving the pagoda, we continue our journey today with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. Being the “house” of Nguyen Royal Family, the last dynasty in Vietnam, the citadel reflects luxurious and prosper lives of the royal family, and allows visitor to explore a part of Vietnam pre-modern history. Even though some buildings were damaged or destructed during some wars, but crucial constructions are still remained and currently being conserved at good condition. We will spend most of the time around the citadel, with visit to front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Museums of Royal Antiquities. Time for the buildings is finished, and now is time for interaction with the local people.

Our next and last stop will be Dong Ba Market, the largest traditional trading place in not only Hue City, but also the adjacent provinces. Walking through kiosks, you will have chance to understand daily business of local sellers, their way of doing business, as well as purchase some interesting souvenirs before we drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Transfer to Phu Bai airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will wait and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

In the afternoon: Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the War Remnants Museum. Our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Free time in the rest of day

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

08.00: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and travel to Ben Tre Province.

The boat will cruise along the Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including a brickwork - where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop - where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; and a mat weaving house - where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself! The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, before boarding your 'xe loi' (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and traveling into the forest where you can visit fruit orchards before stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with some cold drinks or beers. It’s time to board a sampan boat for a relaxing trip along narrow canals.

Around 17:00 Back to your hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Formerly known as Saigon, todays Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River.

Optional: We introduce some ways to explore the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City. You can choose one of below options:

Option 1: Dinner Cruise on Saigon River: Spend romantic evening time to enjoy a special dinner on boat while the cruise setting sail on the Saigon River. Traditional music and dance performance is a worth-to-wait part of the night making everything even more memorable. Relax yourself among the amazingly beautiful views and scenery of Saigon nightlife.

Price from $ US33/ person

Option 2: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class Full day: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels - have a unique experience about underground life during the war time. Visit Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Villages, work in the garden like a real farmer, pick organic ingredients from the garden for your cooking class. Hand on cooking class, enjoy great healthy cooking tips and leave with nice certificate, recipes, souvenirs

Price from $ US74/ person

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Have leisure time before your departure. You are welcome to join our interesting optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City, such as our Good Morning Saigon! tour.

Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00. A late check-out can be arranged subject to room availability and a surcharge will be applied.

Transfer to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight. Tour ends after arriving at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Transfer to the airport for onward flight.

Table Price

01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021 Small Group Private Tour
Economy (2*)
  • Hanoi: La Suite Hotel & Spa
  • Mai Chau: Mai Chau Sunrise Village
  • Halong Bay: Oriental Sails - Deluxe Cabin
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Venus Hotel
  • Hue: Than Thien Hotel Hue
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Thien Hai Hotel
$1137US $966 $1410US $1198
Superior (3*)
  • Ha Noi: Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Mai Chau: Mai Chau Sunrise Village - Superior Bungalow
  • Halong Bay: Glory Legend Cruise
  • Hoi An: Kim An Hotel
  • Hue: Serene Palace Hue – Junior room
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Queen Ann Hotel
$1232US $1047 $1528US $1299
First Class (4*)
  • Ha Noi: Hanoi Pearl hotel
  • Mai Chau: Mai Chau Ecolodge
  • Halong Bay: Peony cruise
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa
  • Hue: Eldora Hotel
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Eden Star Hotel
$1563US $1329 $1864US $1584
Luxury (5*)
  • Ha Noi: Oriental Jade Hotel
  • Mai Chau: Mai Chau Ecolodge
  • Halong Bay: Mon Cheri cruise
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa
  • Hue: Indochine Place Hotel
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Majestic Hotel Saigon
$2185US $1857 $2432US $2067
Notes:
  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Price Include

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except sharing cabin on train and overnight at local homestay
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up and see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • 2 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Hue – Ho Chi Minh city
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Price Exclude

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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