Grand Sensational Vietnam 20 Days
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Itinerary

The trip is to bring you to every corner of Vietnam, from the northern delta to the white sandy beaches of the central, up to the stunning mountains and lovely highlands, then get to the Southern part of the country. Among the fine Vietnam family tour packages, this trip will give you the best taste of Vietnam in 20 days it has to offer with various travel experiences and inspirational activities, making it a truly Vietnam holiday you deserve.

  • Immerse yourself with the charm but hustle atmosphere of Hanoi
  • Explore the picturesque waterways of Tam Coc or Trang An ecological area in Ninh Binh
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Halong Bay with an overnight experience on board a cruise boat
  • View the stunning landscapes Sapa and its vicinity areas with locally interacted treks.
  • Admire the history and ancient construction of Hue aged old capital, dating back by 18th century.
  • Get lost in the amazing but reminiscent Hoi An town has to offer.
  • Walk the historic ruins of My Son and to recall the once glorious days of Champa Kingdom.
  • Relax and easy at the white sandy beaches Nha Trang has to offer
  • Experience the easy feel of Dalat, a French built town in the mountain area
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh city – a pearl of the Far East and surprised with the complicated tunnel networks at Cu Chi during the Vietnam War
  • Explore the local life and people of Mekong in style with many hands-on experiences

 

Day 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai airport, you will be greeted by our guide and driver and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Check in and have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal: None
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Hanoi Arrival

Day 02: HANOI CITY TOUR

The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets are named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

One-pillar-pagoda-hanoi-vietnam

Day 03: HANOI – NINH BINH

After breakfast, depart from your hotel at 8:00 to Ninh Binh Province. Today we will have chance to learn about the national heroes Dinh and Le who founded the ancient capital of Hoalu, dated the 10th century; we glide down a narrow stream in a small rowboat and enjoy a ride through Tam Coc area, which is shaded by steep limestone cliffs that jut out of the blazing green rice paddies. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Tam-coc-ninh-binh

Day 04: NINH BINH – HALONG

After breakfast, at around 8.00 am, we are ready to be picked up to Halong Bay. On arrival, you are welcomed on boat and have set lunch while cruising in the bay. Depends on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will basically include a visit to Sung Sot grotto, kayaking (extra option at most of the boat, some boat has kayaking included), swimming in crystal water and enjoy the landscape or relaxing at the sundeck. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Ha-long-bay-tour-from-ninh-binh

Day 05: HALONG – HANOI – SAPA

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air and breeze welcoming the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi for dinner before heading to Lao Cai – Sapa by night train. Overnight is on train.

Meal: Brunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

halong-bay-tour

Day 06: LAO CAI – SAPA

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa ( 1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast and check-in to your hotel (the early check-in is upon availability and hotel’s policy). Some free time is offered to explore the town by yourself. Afternoon is started by an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong minority peoples. You will have the opportunity to get cultural interaction with the families that live in the area before heading back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

visit-cat-cat-village

Day 07: SAPA – LAO CHAI/TA VAN/LAO CAI – HANOI

Breakfast in hotel, you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Free until transfer back to the train station around 5pm for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend to visit some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Dzay-people-sapa-vietnam

Day 08: HANOI – HUE

This morning, arrive at Hanoi Train station and see our driver who transfers you to the airport to catch the morning flight to Hue Airport. You are picked up by our guide and driver then transfer to your hotel in Hue. Check in and relax until our guide and driver come back to pick you up to a royal style dinner to show off the nice and sophisticated cuisine of Hue. Overnight at your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Discovery-Hue

Day 09: HUE CITY TOUR

Breakfast in hotel and meet up with our local guide again to start a day exploring the charms of the Citadel in this former Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments in Hue. Board a dragon boat to cruise along the Huong River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda to pay your tribute to the most ancient Buddhist symbol of Hue. After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue to visit the famous Tu Duc’s tomb and the bustling but charming Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Hue City Tour

Day 10: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN

Follow by the ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoi An. After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Da Nang, you will arrive at the well-known Hoi An ancient town. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant then check in hotel and leisure time. The afternoon we take a walking tour into the Old Quarter to visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Early evening will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

over-night-in-Hoi-An

Day 11: HOI AN – MY SON

After breakfast, you take the half day private tour to My Son – the sanctuary of Cham culture. You will walk into the ruins of ancient My Son holy land to recall the Champa people’s glory days dating from the 4th to the 13th century. Afternoon, balance your leisure time between lounging at the beach or happily emptying your wallet while browsing the world of handicrafts and souvenirs that Hoian has to offer or simply stroll along the riverside to get a feel for the olden days of the busy Faifo merchant port. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

My-Son

Day 12: HOI AN – NHA TRANG

After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang to take your flight to Nha Trang. Arrive at Camranh airport in Nha Trang and drive to downtown of this sun-washed city, check in your hotel and be ready for your beach break.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Nha-trang-Vietnam

Day 13: NHA TRANG

Leisure time on beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Beach-nhan-trang

Day 14: NHA TRANG – DA LAT

This morning, after breakfast, our driver will come and pick you up for a ride to Dalat, the most romantic and European style city in Vietnam. The drive is scenic, with splendid views and natural landscape along. Arrive at Dalat at around noon time, check in and overnight in Dalat.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Day 15: DA LAT

Today, at around 8.30 am, our guide and driver will take you out for a city tour including the famed Truc Lam Thien Vien Temple, Bao Dao’s villa which is a base for the last Emperor on his many hunting expeditions to the surrounding hills, the old train station, the aged old cathedral and Da Lat’s bustling market, packed with produces such as locally grown flowers and fruits. The rest of the day is free at leisures. Overnight in Dalat.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Da Lat - the aged old cathedral and Da Lat’s bustling market

Day 16: DA LAT – HO CHI MINH CITY

After breakfast, check-out and get your transfer to the airport to take a 30 minutes flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, check in your hotel and relax or doing some own exploration walk around the hotel neighborhood area. Overnight in Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Saigon- tour

Day 17: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL

Today’s morning, we start our tour to all the hot spots including Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the provocative War Remnants Museum; browse for some souvenirs at the bustling BenThanh market or stroll along the ancient Rue Cardinal (now Dong Khoi Street) to see how fascinating and extraordinary the city’s life and lights seem not to stop until midnight. After lunch, we drive to the outskirts of the city to Cu Chi and witness the tremendous work done by V.C and guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam war, the complicated network of tunnels that remains to these days. The evening is on own leisures.

Meal: None
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Cu-Chi-tunnel

Day 18: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA

We will be met at lobby of the hotel then transfer to Cai Be town. It take us around 2,5 hour driving then we arrive at Cai Be and board on our boat. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew to serve you is ready to check you into the cabins. Lunch is served while en route. The cruise slips into the canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water. Visit to a village on the banks of river, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants while visit their orchard or rice fields nearby.
Back on board and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. Dinner is served on boat. The ship sets anchor just downstream

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

Mekong-delta-ho-chi-minh-sity

Day 19: MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH CITY

We may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30 am. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, transfer onto a local boat to navigate through and visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier. By mid-morning, the boat trip will end on shore at Can Tho where we will take our private vehicle back to Ho Chi Minh city. Check in our hotel and relax at leisures. Dinner is on own account.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 20: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

After a late breakfast, you are free for last minute shopping or wait until transfer time to airport for your departure flight.
End of services.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

The-Reunification-Palace

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $2,395 $2,145 $1,969 $1,850 $810
Deluxe $2,895 $2,645 $2,469 $2,350 $1,310
Luxury $3,599 $3,349 $3,169 $3,055 $2,015

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Ho Chi Minh Sanouva
Premium Deluxe room
Liberty Riverside
Deluxe room
Rex
Suite room
Hue Alba Spa
Deluxe City View room
Eldora
Deluxe River View Room
Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe room
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald
Deluxe room
Hoi An Boutique
Superior room
Palm Garden
Superior Seaview room
Hanoi Meracus 2
Deluxe room
Le Siesta Trendy
Trendy Deluxe room
Apricot
Canvas Lake View room
Halong Swan Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Dragon Pearl Junk
Deluxe cabin
Paradise Elegance
Deluxe cabin
Mekong Mekong Eyes Cruise Bassac Cruise Song Xanh Sampan
Nha Trang The Summer
Deluxe room
Michelia Hotel
Superior room
Mia Resort
Garden View room
Sapa Vista Sapa
Deluxe Mountain View room
Sapa Legend
Deluxe room
Victoria Sapa
Superior room
Ninh Binh Ninh Binh Legend
Deluxe room
Tam Coc Garden
Deluxe room
Emeralda Resort
Superior room
Da Lat Muong Thanh Dalat
Superior room
La Sapinette
Deluxe room
Ana Mandara
Villa room

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Domestic air tickets for flight Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nhatrang, Dalat – Saigon
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Dragon Boat in Hue
  • Private double/twin cabin in Halong
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Approval document for visa on arrival (1 month single entry)
  • Train ticket to Lao Cai/ Sapa in return route

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above

Note: 

* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
*Mekong itinerary is various depending on which cruise you choose.

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