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Grand Vietnam Tour 20 Days fom Hanoi to HCMc

Depart from Hanoi capital
Tour code: VP11 - HN18D
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 20 Days 19 Nights
Route: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ha Long - Dong Hoi - Phong Nha - Ke Bang - Dong Hoi - Hue -Hoi An - My Son - Da Nang - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho CHi Minh - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh City
Overview:  It can be said that there were three layers of culture overlapping each other during the history of Vietnam. The most prominent feature of the Vietnamese culture is that it was not assimilated by foreign cultures thanks to the strong local cultural foundations.

Tour programs


( 20 Days 19 Nights )

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Itinerarytour maps

  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi full day visits - Night train to Lao Cai
  • Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa- Hill Tribe villages
  • Day 4: Sapa - Hill Tribe villages - night train to Hanoi Cai
  • Day 5: Hanoi - Ha Long bay - the World heritage
  • Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • Day 7: Hanoi - Dong Hoi - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park
  • Day 8: Dong Hoi - DMZ - Hue
  • Day 9: Hue City - Cooking class Vuon Y Thao garden house
  • Day 10: Hue - Hoi An
  • Day 11: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary by car and back by boat
  • Day 12: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang
  • Day 13: Nha Trang -  Full day excursion
  • Day 14: Nha Trang - Dalat
  • Day 15: Dalat - Conquering Liang Biang Mount
  • Day 16: Dalat - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 18: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta
  • Day 19: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City

Tour program

Day 01 : Hanoi - Arrival

You are arrival at our thousand years Capital Hanoi city. Our guide will welcome you at the Noi bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city.

After freshen up, we would like to show you of Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo (trishaw) ride around the old streets, Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple and then enjoy one hour performance of Water Puppets show. Back to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Hanoi full day visits - Night train to Lao Cai (B)

Today we would like to show you the major cultural sites around Hanoi city. The first visit to Ba Dinh Square for visiting Uncle Ho's (Ho Chi Minh President) Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), His Residence area, and one Pillar pagoda nearby, then we go to Van Mieu  Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature & the first university in Vietnam).

In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology, then go back to the Old quarter for shopping, free time until local train to Lao cai - Sapa. Overnight on train.

Day 03 : Lao Cai - Sapa- Hill Tribe villages (B)

Upon arrival to Lao Cai train station, picked up by our guide, enjoy breakfast at local restaurant then drive to visit one of the colorful tribal market near Sapa area (incase no Market available at your date, you will visit Cat Cat & Ta Fin villages).
Tuesday: Coc Ly Market
Wednesday: Cao Son Market

Saturday: Can Cau Market
Sunday: Bac Ha Market or Muong Khuong Market
Then transfer to Sapa for overnight.

Day 04 : Sapa - Hill Tribe villages - night train to Hanoi Cai (B)

Drive to visit Lao Chai village  home of Black HMong  here you trek through terraced rice fields to villages, meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and habits. You then trek through Ta Van village. Car pick up at Ta Van and transfer to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Day 05 : Hanoi - Ha Long bay - the World heritage (B/L/D)

Early arrive in Hanoi and check in sub-hotel for fresh up and breakfast. 08:30am picked up and transfer directly to Ha Long bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Arrival in Halong Bay after 3.5 hour, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junks itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.

Day 06 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)

In the morning, your breakfast or brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Return to Hanoi by private car. Free time for optional visit and dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 07 : Hanoi - Dong Hoi - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (B)

Take early morning (wake up around 04:30am) flight to Dong Hoi town. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for breakfast (early check out not guaranteed).

After breakfast, we start the excursion to Phong Nha Grotto Ke Bang National Park. Getting on boat and cruise on the world's longest underground river to Phong Nha Cave. The deeper one penetrates, the more magical are the natural aspects of the caves. After on boat for 700m, a large dry passage is appear, then you can walk to discover the cave for 500m more. You will have a chance to explore the remains of Cham Altars and Inscriptions inside. Overnight in Dong Hoi Town.

Day 08 : Dong Hoi - DMZ - Hue (B)

Leave Dong Hoi early for Hue. Drive along back to Hue with a stopover at historic Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River and the famous Vinh Moc Tunnel. Arrive at your hotel in Hue city at noon. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Hue.

Day 09 : Hue City - Cooking class Vuon Y Thao garden house (B/L)

This morning, we join a half day cooking class at Vuon Y Thao Garden Hourse. First we follow the restaurant owner to Dong Ba central market, where she gives an instruction on how to choose ingredients for our cooking lesson. Then we have her demonstration for 3 Vietnamese dishes. Lunch is the food we have prepared.

In the afternoon, we start the tour with the visit to Imperial Citadel and King Tu Duc Tomb, King Minh Mang tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.

Day 10 : Hue - Hoi An (B)

Today we will heading to Hoi An through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach � one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Visit Cham museum on the way, Cham museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture. Many of the sandstone carvings are breathtaking. After check-in at hotel, you will be free for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11 : Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary by car and back by boat (B/L)

We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area.

Leaving this site we go back by car about 30 km then will go on a Boat trip along the Thu Bon river. Have a lunch box; disembark sometimes to visit the handicraft pottery village located a long the riverside. Get back to the Hoian old town by boat. We continue to walk to visit ancient town of Hoian. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. Free time for shopping later on. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 12 : Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang (B)

Transfer to Da Nang Airport to fly to Nha Trang. Relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Nha Trang.
Round trip airport transfers without guide included.

Day 13: Nha Trang -  Full day excursion (B/L)

In the morning, we take a boat trip to Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, and continue cruising to Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. This site has been officially protected under the support of Danish Government. Have lunch at Se Tre Island before returning to the city.

In the afternoon we visit to Long Son Pagoda, and Cham Po Nagar temples. Just next to Cham Po Nagar temples is the Thap Ba Hot Spring center. Enjoy fun with Mud bathing and Mineral springs swimming. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 14 : Nha Trang - Dalat (B)

In the morning, we drive from coastal city to highland by road. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for fresh up.
Half day city tour commence with a short drive to Robin hill  former artillery base (1650m) (5300 f), full view to the city of Dalat. Then take a cable car (2,3 km ) to Tuyen Lam lake the nicest lake of Dalat and Truc Lam Zen Monastery - the biggest Zen Monastery of Viet Nam. Next up enjoy short elephant riding near the Tuyen Lam Lake area, back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 15 : Dalat - Conquering Liang Biang Mount (B, L)

Pick up from hotel. Transfer to Lang Biang Mountain, the highest peak from Dalat to the South of Vietnam. Trek from the base 1.450m (4.850f) to the summit 2.169m (7.000f). Pass vegetable farm, woods and rain forest. Enjoy the commanding view of the highlands. Visit Lat village  the indigenous people of Dalat with their rich culture, long houses, weavings... Back to Dalat city for overnight.

Day 16 : Dalat - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast at hotel and relax until your flight to Hochiminh city. (Transfer included without guide)
Welcomed at International Tan Son Nhat airport by our tour guide then transferred to your hotel in the city center. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17 : Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

After breakfast, we leave the hotel around 08:00am for Cuchi district to visit the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tour guided by a soldier named Chu Nam (Uncle Nam) who is the witness of history (subject to availability) Drive back to the city for lunch after 4-hour excursion.

Afternoon visit will offer a quick view of the busiest city including War Museum, Reunification Palace then discover China Town lively life. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 18 : Hochiminh city - Mekong Delta (B/L)

After arrival in Cai Be, a boat will take you to the floating market. Have lunch at an Ancient garden house, then we proceed to Vinh Long through small and beautiful canals, tranquil villages, the marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Stop at An Binh islet, famous for fruit orchards. Enjoy the local tropical fruits and see the orchards, ceramics, popcorn and rice paper shops... A nice chance for bicycle riding through the village and the local handicraft shops. Another stop at Vinh Long market, and then we continue driving to Can Tho. Over night in Can Tho.

Day 19 : Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Cruising along the small picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities along the Mekong canals, visit a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay and visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy (10 km from Cantho city) and Cantho museum. Drive back to HCMC via My Tho. Overnight in Hochiminh city.

Day 20 : Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Free time for last minute shopping before transferring to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. Airport transfer without guide.

Air Fare cost per person:  297 US$ for domestic flight (Hanoi - Dong Hoi, Da Nang - Nha Trang & Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City

Note: The itinerary can get started in Ho Chi Minh City that depend on tour request

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  • Private car/mini van, train tickets (AC comfortable soft sleeper, sharing basic)
  • Private boat in Hue, Nha Trang and Mekong Delta, join boat in Halong
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  • Local English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
  • Meals as per program (L = lunch, D = dinner)

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  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road condition and room availabilityAs indicated: A/C=
  • Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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