Hidden Gems of Vietnam - 16 Days
A Private Tour visiting Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Tam Coc, Sapa & Halong Bay
See the very best of Vietnam in just sixteen days - a greatest-hits tour of a country on the move. The tour is designed for travellers seeking a taste of the country and a high standard of comfort. Highlights include, Ho Chi Minh City ,Nha Trang beach ,Hoi An, Halong Bay the wonder of the world and northen mountain of Vietnam . You’ll also meet ethnic-minority villagers in the northern countryside surrounding Sapa and cruise the Mekong Delta on a converted rice barge. All aboard!
Day 1: Sai Gon Arrival
Our tour guide will meet and greet you upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon, the city located on the right bank of the Saigon River. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the greatest port, and the commercial and industrial center of Vietnam. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon City Tours - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
In the morning tour with a visit Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, Post Office and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, we drive to Cu Chi Tunnels which never been discovered by American forces, the Cu Chi tunnels were an important Viet Cong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta (B, L)
Day trip to the watery world of the Mekong Delta. Cai Be in the rich agricultural region of the Mekong Delta. Board a local boat to explore the Mekong river island, stopping at a fruit orchard to enjoy fruit and tea while listening to local music .The trip also includes a brief sampan ride through the tiny waterways that thread the island. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 4: Sai Gon - Nha Trang (B)
Free at leisure until we transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport to take 1 hour flight to Nha Trang which is a popular seaside resort known for its palm-lined white sand beaches and clear turquoise water. Some islands in Nha Trang are paradise for those who are interested in snorkeling and scuba diving (own fee). Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang Island Trip (B)
Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island and Hon Mot Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic - there is a choice of water sports (own fee). We will visit the Po Nagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture before transfer you back to the hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Hoi An (B, D)
At Leisure and then you will be taken to the airport flight to Da Nang City, famous for China Beach and the former R&R for US servicemen. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Hoi An. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous My khe Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An Walking & River Tours (B, L)
Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuoc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi (B)
Take morning flight to Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and there are wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Ha Noi - Hoa Lu -Tam Coc (B,L)
Touring in morning to Ninh Binh known as the Inland Ha Long and the Ancient Capital. It will be an exciting day highlighted, by a 2 hour boat ride in a hand woven bamboo row boat down the Tam Coc streams enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. A short transfer down a peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Ha Noi City Tour - Sapa (B, D)
Full day city tour to visit landmarks and other the major interesting sites like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on every Monday, Friday morning and every afternoon), One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, visit the Vietnam National History of Museum. Then we will take 1 hour by cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarters to experience daily life of people who are living in the oldest parts of the city, Enjoy the famous traditional Water Puppetry Show in Thang Long Theatre then we will go to Hanoi Railway station to catch night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Day 11: Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L)
The train arrives in Lao Cai in early morning. Drive uphill to Sapa, the remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities are a highlight of Sapa. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village where you will visit the village of Black H'mong hill tribes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 12: Sapa - Ha Noi (B, D)
This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H'mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy amazing and breath-taking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take night train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on train.
Day 13: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Early morning reaches to Hanoi Railway Station, having breakfast at local restaurant depart for Ha Long Bay going through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Overnight on cruise.
Day 14: Ha Long Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to a day trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay's most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the boat for other night on Cruise. Overnight on cruise.
Day 15: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (B, Brunch)
Waking up and enjoy the sun rising over the Bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock to transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 16: Ha Noi Departure (B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Noi Bai airport to take departure flight.