Whether you're an intrepid traveler craving adventure or if you prefer lazing around on white sandy beaches, the magic of Vietnam awaits you! Vietnam’s unique natural beauty and diversity has made this incredible country one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. The tour includes Puppet show, Hill Tribe ...Read Full Description
- Can Tho, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Vietnam
- Trip Length:
- 20 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Whether you're an intrepid traveler craving adventure or if you prefer lazing around on white sandy beaches, the magic of Vietnam awaits you! Vietnam’s unique natural beauty and diversity has made this incredible country one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. The tour includes Puppet show, Hill Tribe trek, Cruise, Sleep on boat, Kayaking, National park hiking, Royal citadel, Ancient town, Islands trip, Highlands Elephant ride and Home stay.
Day 1 - Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi.
You’ll be meet at the airport, and transferred to the hotel.
We have some free time to relax and freshen up, before we tour the streets of Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter, by cyclo!
In the evening will have an opportunity to view a performance of Vietnam’s famous Water Puppets. (D)
Day 2 - Hanoi
Today begins with a must do! A visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (except Monday & Friday). We’ll continue on to see the stunning One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple Of Literature (Vietnam’s first University - 1070), Fine Arts Museum (a collection of Vietnams finest painters), Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House and St Joseph Cathedral.
Tonight is spent in the Capital. (B – L)
Day 3 - Hanoi
Hanoi - Mai Chau.
It’s time to start thinking Ethnic Minority Groups as we head out west to Mai Chau. After visiting the White Thai ethnic people of Xa Linh Village, we begin a stunning trek (3hrs) through the hills of Mai Chau. Expect to meet many wonderful locals and be amazed by the spectacular views of the terraced rice paddies!
Tonight we stay in a traditional stilt house, allowing us to learn first hand about the daily life, customs and cultures of these unique people. (L – D)
Day 4 - Hanoi
Hill tribe trek.
After breakfast, we continue trekking (4hrs) as we make our way to the small village of Van. Here we get to meet the ever-friendly people of the White Thai Minority. Through the afternoon and evening we will have the chance to meet and talk to some of the locals, you can also try some of their homemade Rice Wine!
Tonight we stay with our hosts in a traditional stilt house. (B-L-D)
Day 5 - Hanoi
Mai Chau - Hanoi.
Leaving Van Village, we visit the nearby Poom Coong/Lac Village. Here we learn about the traditional art of weaving. There
is also the opportunity to buy some of the local handicrafts! After lunch, we return to Hanoi. (B-L-D)
Day 6 - At Sea
Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba island.
This morning we drive to Halong City where we board our boat and begin cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. The afternoon is full of spectacular views of the mystical limestone karsts, a visit to Dau Go and Thien Cung Caves, before cruising to Cat Ba Island where we spend the night on the boat. (B-L-D)
Day 7 - Vietnam
Kayaking on Lan Ha bay.
Wake up to a Halong Bay sunrise and a swin in the South China Sea! Our crew serve up a fantasic breakfast, then its time to hit the water as explore the bay on kayaks. You’ll see pearl farms, monkey Island, visit floating fishing villages and explore hundreds of limestone inlets.
Over night on Cat Ba Island. (B-L-D)
Day 8 - Vietnam
Cat Ba hiking.
Cat Ba National Park is renowned through out the world for its rare species of primates. Today we hike 18km form the Park Headquarters through to the stunning Viet Hai Fishing Village. A picnic lunch will be served through the trek.
Tonight we stay on Cat Ba Island. (B-L-D)
Day 9 - Hanoi
Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Hanoi.
The morning is free to relax.
Express ferry to Haiphong City.
Before leaving for Hanoi, we’ll stop at Du Hang Pagoda and Hang Kenh Carpet Workshop in Haiphong.
Some free time in the afternoon to relax or explore Vietnams Capital. (B-L)
Day 10 - Hue
Hanoi - Hue (airplane).
A morning flight will take you to the Imperial City of Hue.
After checking into our hotel, we spend the afternoon visiting Hue’s Royal Citadel, Fine Arts Museum and Dong Ba Market. (B-D)
Day 11 - Hue
This morning our Dragon Boat will take us along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, the home of Buddhism in Vietnam, Hon Chen Temple and Minh Mang Tomb. Lunch today will be served on the boat, before we visit Tu Duc Temple and Khai Dinh Tomb.
Over night in Hue. (B-L)
Day 12 - Hue
Hue - Hoi An.
Today we head to the Ancient town of Hoi An. Along the way we stop to visit Marble Mountain and the infamous China Beach.
This afternoon we have some free time for you to explore this fascinating town. (B-L)
Day 13 - Hue
This morning we take a guided tour of the Old Town, taking in many of the historic sites that surround this beautiful town. Ancient Homes, Family Chapels, Chinese Assembly Halls and vibrant markets will amaze you.
Free time in the afternoon. (B-L)
Day 14 - Nha Trang
Hoi An - Nha Trang.
Transfer to Danang airport for 1-hour flight to Nha Trang.
We have some free time today to explore some of many attractions or relax on the beach!
Check out Long Son Pagoda (Big Buddha), Hon Chong Promontory, Nha Trang Cathedral, Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, Thap Ba Hot Springs or relax on Nha Trangs famous beach! (B-L)
Day 15 - Nha Trang
Nha Trang - Islands tour.
Departing from Nha Trang Harbor, we spend today cruising around Nha Trangs spectacular islands.
You can try snorkeling, swim, visit to a local fishing village, try rowing a basket boat, hang out along side our “Floating Bar” or just relax and soak up the sun and dazzling views.
Food and Dining
Our boat crew serve up a fabulous seafood buffet, before we return to Nha Trang in the late afternoon. (B-L)
Day 16 - Nha Trang
Nha Trang - Buon Ma Thuot.
Jumping onto the bus, we head west in the Central Highlands.
Today we travel to scenic town of Buon Ma Thuot. After checking in to our hotel, we visit Draysap Waterfall and the Ede Ethic Village.
Tonight we stay at our hotel in Buon Ma Thuot. (B-L)
Day 17 - Vietnam
Buon Ma Thuot.
Beginning at the Ethnology Museum, we continue on to Yun and the stunning Lak Lake to visit the M’Nong Ethnic Village and the village of M’lieng. Then it’s time for elephant rides back around the lake to Yun.
Over night in Buon Ma Thuot. (B-L)
Day 18 - Vietnam
Buon Ma Thuot - Saigon.
After a short flight in the morning, we’ll arrive in Vietnams largest city, Ho Chi Minh!
This cosmopolitan city is modern and vibrant. We have some free time for you to explore this fabulous city. (B-L)
Day 19 - Can Tho
Sai Gon - Mi Tho-Ben Tre-Can Tho.
After a short drive through HCM City, we’ll arrive in Mytho ready to board our boat that will take you on a spellbinding tour of the Mekong Delta. Traditional music, local fruits, floating markets, coconut candy, tropical orchards, bee farms and local handicrafts made form coconut wood will fascinate!
In the afternoon we travel by bus to the town of Can Tho. (B-L)
Day 20 - Can Tho
Can Tho - Sai Gon.
Beginning early, we witness the hustle and bustle of Can Tho largest floating markets from our private boat. Before returning to Can Tho we see how vermicelli is made and a rice mill. We return to HCM City in the afternoon. (B-L)
Day 21 - Vietnam
Sai Gon - Leave.
After breakfast, time to relax or finish of the souvenir shopping!
Transfer to airport. (B-L)
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