Essential Vietnam (17 Days / 16 Nights)

  • Hanoi
  • Halong
  • Hue
  • Hoian
  • Saigon
  • Cu Chi
  • Mekong Delta
  • Dalat
  • Mui Ne
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Tour type

Private

Duration

17 Days 16 Nights

Departure

Daily

Trip Highlights:

You are uniquely given a chance to witness the fertile and lush flood plains of Mekong Delta and the splendor of Vietnam’s most renowned cities including Hanoi, Hue, Hoian and Saigon. The tour is also an exotic experience with generous views of the world’s famous natural wonder – Halong Bay.

  • See the richness of Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy the splendor of Halong Bay and wonderful beach vacation in Mui Ne
  • Understand more about Vietnamese history with trip to Cu Chi Tunnels

Trip Itineraries:

  • Day 1

    Hanoi Arrival

    Arrive in Hanoi in the morning. You will be greeted by our driver and guide and then transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city. Meals are on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: N/A
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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  • Day 2

    Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

    Start off your day with excursions around Hanoi charming capital. Your first stop is the Ho Chi Minh complex including Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda. enjoy the ancient architecture of the Temple of Literature and after lunch, continue to visit the Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter with the highlight of Dong Xuan Market. Finally, watch a Water Puppet Show before back to your hotel and enjoy dinner on your own. Overnight in Hanoi

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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  • Day 3

    Hanoi – Halong – Overnight On Cruise (B, L, D)

    Morning pick up and transfer to Halong Bay. Get on the cruise and enjoy great lunch as the cruise sails through thousands of beautiful island and islet with breathtaking views. Take time to visit Amazing Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong for around 40mins. Back to the boat. Dinner and overnight onboard.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide on board
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation: Overnight on board/private cabin on share-boat
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  • Day 4

    Halong – Hanoi (B, L)

    After attending a Tai Chi session and enjoying great breakfast, we will take you to TiTop Island for a wonderful swim and stunning view of the bay. Back to the boat and check out the cabin. Relax and enjoy lunch while the cruise sails back to the pier. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide on board
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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  • Day 5

    Hanoi Flight to Hue – Hue City Tour (B)

    This morning, take your flight to Hue and then join a half-day city tour to visit the Ancient Citadel and Khai Dinh Tomb. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hue.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle/ air-plane
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
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  • Day 6

    Hue – Drive to Hoian (B, L)

    After breakfast, our driver will take you to Hoian. Free at the rest of the day to explore Hoian. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hoian.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
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  • Day 7

    Hoian – Tra Que Cooking Class (B, L)

    Today, you will explore Hoian’s central market by bicycle and learn some ingredients for your next cooking class. Continue to cycle to Tra Que village where has many herb gardens from 300 years ago. Prepare to join a fun-filling cooking class with traditional dishes and enjoy it by yourself. Return to your hotel. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hoian.

    • Transfer: Bicycle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
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  • Day 8

    Hoian – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Half Day City Tour (B)

    After breakfast, you will take a flight to Saigon and then spend time explore Saigon via our exciting half-day city tour. Sites included the Reunification Palace, Central Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and War Museum. Return to your hotel. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Saigon.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle/air- plane
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
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  • Day 9

    Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel Half Day – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

    Today, you will spend half of the day to visit Cu Chi Tunnel which is 60km from Saigon. Upon arrival, a short documentary film will be displayed before exploring the Ben Dinh section of tunnel for the next couple of hours. Return to Saigon and free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own and overnight in Saigon.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
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  • Day 10

    Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Full Day – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

    Morning transfer to Ben Tre. You will then join a boat trip to visit small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. Try “xe loi” (motorized trishaw) for the first time. After lunch, we provide you a biking trip and then a sampan to travel along the picturesque canals. Back to visit Ben Tre local market and then return to Saigon. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Saigon.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
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  • Day 11

    Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Dalat (B)

    In the morning, transfer to Dalat, the city of love. The whole afternoon is to admire the beauty of the city with visits to Truc Lam Zen Monastery - the largest Zen Monastery of Vietnam, Bao Dai Summer Palace and free night to explore Dalat’s night market. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Dalat.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle/air- plane
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat
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  • Day 12

    Dalat Sightseeing (B)

    Today, you will go sightseeing over Dalat’s major spots including Cam Ly waterfall, Nguyen Huu Hao temple, Van Thanh village and jungle forests. On the way, you will also visit Elephant Waterfall – the most natural and majestic waterfall in Lam Dong, Vegetable and Flower farms, Silk factory, Linh An pagoda with the big Happy Buddha and Tea and Coffee Plantations. The journey continues with a visit to Lam Dong Museum (Ethnic Minority Museum) and the Palace of Nam Phuong Queen. Meals are on your own and overnight in Dalat.

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: Local English speaking guide
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat
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  • Day 13

    Dalat – Transfer to Mui Ne (B)

    Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to Mui Ne by our driver. Arrive to Mui Ne, enjoy your free time in the busy city!

    • Transfer: Private modern AC vehicle
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Mui Ne
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  • Day 14

    Mui Ne Free (B)

    Today, you are free for beach vacation!

    • Transfer: N/A
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Mui Ne
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  • Day 15

    Mui Ne Free (B)

    Today, you are free for beach vacation!

    • Transfer: N/A
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Mui Ne
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  • Day 16

    Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

    After breakfast, transfer back to your hotel in Saigon city by our driver. You are free to have some last minutes shopping or explore more the city’s charm.

    • Transfer: Private AC vehicle
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
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  • Day 17

    Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

    After breakfast, catch your flight back to Saigon for your departure flight home.

    Bon Voyage!

    • Transfer: Private AC vehicle
    • Guide: N/A
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: N/A
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Inclusions:

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle round trip transfer
  • Private Local English speaking guide
  • Local English speaking guide on board for Halong Bay tour
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • 01 bottled mineral water per person per day
  • Meals as mentioned in the detail program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Boat trip in Halong
  • Boat trip in Mekong river
  • Hotel accommodation as in the detail or similar
  • Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast

Exclusions:

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks & beverages
  • International flight to/from Vietnam & Domestic flight tickets in Vietnam
  • Tips & travel insurance
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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