HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM JOURNEY

15 Days

Itinerary

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to hotel’s availability).
In the afternoon, visit Duong Lam village, about 44 km west of Hanoi city center. This ancient village, with its well-preserved traditional houses and charming narrow alleys, offers a captivating journey back in time. Walk the ancient streets where centuries-old architecture whispers stories of Vietnam's past. Explore the captivating Mia Pagoda and Mong Phu Communal House, where history comes alive through intricate carvings and sacred artifacts. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals and savor traditional delicacies. Duong Lam village is a living testament to Vietnam's rich history and enduring traditions, inviting you to experience the timeless charm of this cultural gem.
Accommodation in Hanoi.

Start your day early and head to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam's beloved leader, Ho Chi Minh. After that, take a short walk to the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist temple built in a unique architectural style. Next, head to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university and a Confucian temple.
Spend your afternoon exploring Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter, also known as "36 Pho Phuong" (36 Streets). Take a stroll through its narrow, winding streets filled with shops, street vendors, and historical architecture. And visit Hoan Kiem Lake, located in the heart of Hanoi. You can take a leisurely walk around the lake or visit Ngoc Son Temple situated on an islet within the lake.
Hanoi is famous for its street food. Try some local snacks like egg coffee, grilled skewers, or fresh spring rolls from street vendors.
Accommodation in Hanoi.

In the morning, we will take two hours driving to Hoa Lu, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam, unveils its rich heritage through the majestic temples of the Dinh and Le dynasties. Wander through these hallowed grounds and feel the echoes of centuries past.
After lunch at the local restaurant, we will continue the route to Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage site where nature and history harmoniously intertwine. Drift along tranquil waterways amid towering limestone karsts and lush greenery, exploring mystical caves adorned with ancient temples. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of Southeast Asia's largest pagodas. This exquisite blend of cultural richness and natural beauty in Hoa Lu and Trang An forms an indelible tapestry, inviting you to connect with Vietnam's profound past and timeless allure.
Accommodation in Ninh Binh.

Starting early in the morning from Ninh Binh to the famous Halong Bay, along the way we can enjoy the landscapes of rice fields, farms and the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, board your cruise ship and check into your cabin. Lunch on board is based on seafood and fresh fish. Take some time to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the limestone karsts and emerald waters. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore magnificent caves. In the evening, a special dinner contemplating the sunset, followed by a session of activities on board.
Overnight on board.

Start your day with a refreshing Tai Chi session on the deck, surrounded by the serene beauty of Halong Bay.
Depending on the cruise itinerary, you may have some visits before disembarking from the cruise and transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue.
Accommodation in Hue.

In the morning, we will take a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered the center of Buddhism in Vietnam since the early 1600s. Then, we will continue with a guided tour of the former Imperial Citadel, where we will see the former Imperial Palace, which has a closely similar model to the city Banned from Beijing. French aerial bombardment and the 1968 Tet Offensive caused significant damage to this area; However, much of the city is being restored thanks to UNESCO funding.
In the afternoon, visit to the tranquil Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs. Wander through the elegant courtyards of Tu Duc, where the poetic beauty of nature harmonizes with intricate architectural details. Feel the regal ambiance at Khai Dinh, a majestic fusion of Western and Eastern design. These royal resting places offer a serene journey through time, inviting you to explore the rich cultural legacy of Vietnam's dynastic past.
Accommodation in Hue.

Leaving the ancient capital of Hue, we will continue our journey to discover Hoi An, the charming ancient town in the Centre of country. Passing through the enchanting city of Danang, the scenic route unfolds as you traverse the picturesque Hai Van Pass, offering breathtaking coastal views. On the way we will explore the Marble Mountains, where ancient pagodas and caves tell tales of Vietnam's spiritual heritage.
Arrival in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we will take a short walking tour of this Ancient Town, where every step unveils a tale of centuries-old charm and cultural richness. Discover architectural treasures that echo the town's international heritage, from ornate Chinese assembly halls to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Hoi An's culture, exploring hidden alleys adorned with lanterns and stumbling upon atmospheric temples.
Accommodation in Hoi An.

Embark on a captivating bicycle journey to the enchanting Fullmoon Town restaurant before setting sail to the estuary. Immerse yourself in the daily fishing rituals alongside local fishermen, casting nets with their expert guidance. Navigate the serene waters of Cam Thanh Village within intricately crafted bamboo basket boats, delving into the area's rich history narrated by Cua Dai. Witness crab-catching techniques and the art of crafting origami from water coconut leaves. Engage in the thrill of basket boat racing in smaller groups and explore a local bamboo craftsman's abode, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and the intricate process of crafting bamboo furniture and houses. End this delightful experience with a delectable lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant before a leisurely transfer back to the hotel.
Accommodation in Hoi An.

Transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon
Embark on a captivating exploration of the city, where history and culture converge. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral and the timeless charm of the Central Post Office. Step into the pages of history at the Reunification Palace, a symbol of Vietnam's reunification, and gain poignant insights at the War Remnants Museum. Each landmark tells a story, creating a tapestry of experiences that reflects the resilience and vibrancy of Saigon.
Accommodation in Saigon.

Embark on a journey of three hours to the Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta, renowned for its tropical fruit orchards and traditional coconut craftsmanship. Explore a pineapple and coconut orchard, witness the making of coconut candies in a local workshop, and indulge in tropical fruits from the orchard. Experience a tuk-tuk ride to a small mat-weaving workshop run by a local family, engaging with them to learn traditional techniques passed down through centuries. Along the way, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Mekong villages, shaded by narrow streets, and appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings.
Transfer back to Saigon.
Accommodation in Saigon.

Transfer to Saigon airport for the flight to Phu Quoc Island
You can embark on an enchanting diving tour to explore the mesmerizing world of corals, available with an individual supplement. Or immerse yourself in the charm of Duong Chau town and the vibrant night market, allowing you to independently observe the authentic local life. This promises to be an unforgettable and enriching experience, adding a touch of magic to your stay here.
Accommodation in Phu Quoc.

Indulge in leisurely moments to discover the pristine beauty of Phu Quoc's beaches and landscapes. Enhance your evening with a delightful cocktail at the Rock Island Club, where you can witness the enchanting descent of dusk, setting the stage for a truly unforgettable night in this idyllic paradise, available with an individual supplement.
Accommodation in Phu Quoc.

Immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty, with options to relax on the sandy beaches, explore vibrant local markets, or embark on water activities like snorkeling or kayaking. Savor delicious seafood at beachfront restaurants and witness a mesmerizing sunset to cap off your idyllic day in this tropical paradise.
Accommodation in Phu Quoc.

Enjoy the pristine beaches with lush landscape, savoring moments that linger long after your visit. Phu Quoc beckons with its unique charm and unforgettable adventures.
Accommodation in Phu Quoc.

Transfer to Phu Quoc airport for the departure flight.

Services

Included

  • - Accommodation in hotels 4* or 5* with breakfast.
  • - Lunch on all tour days.
  • - Private transport as mentioned in the program.
  • - Local guides with a lot of experience.
  • - Tickets and boat excursion as mentioned in the program.
  • - All operating service charges.

Excluded

  • - Online visa.
  • - Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability with a surcharge.
  • - Round-trip international flights to your country of origin.
  • - All domestic flights.
  • - Drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • - Other services not mentioned in the list of included services.

Highlight

  • Visit: Hanoi Old Quarter – Ninh Binh ‘’ Halong Bay on land” – Halong Bay – Hue Citadel – Hoi An Ancient Town – Saigon – Phu Quoc Island
  • Boat trip
  • Basket boat
  • Cycling

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HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM JOURNEY