Best of Vietnam tour

The 16 days tour will take you to the most well-known tourist sites in Vietnam, highlighting the historical sites in different cities, this well-paced tour encompasses all the must see sights of Vietnam: Hanoi Old Quarter, the beauty of Halong Bay's nature, the Old Royal City in 19th century in Hue, … through this tour you will have chance to discover the history, customs, cultures, religions, beliefs about ethnic minorities in Vietnam, you will have opportunity to know-well about Vietnamese lifestyle.

BEST OF VIETNAM TOUR

DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL (D)

Arrival in Hanoi, the car and tour guide of Vietnam Charm Travel will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and then transfer you to hotel for checking in. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the Water Puppet performance and then having welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)

After breakfast, we will start your day with a morning city tour of Hanoi, we will visit Hanoi Old Quarter (called: 36 streets and guilds) - an important part of history and development of the city located between the Royal Citadel and the bank of the Red River. You can enjoy free time at leisure to explore, take photos, buy souvenirs such as: silk clothing, lacquer wares, embroidered lines, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and so on and taking in the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's former stilt house residence, then visit Temple of Literature (the first University of Vietnam), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake.

Enjoy Vietnamese food lunch in a nice local restaurant then continue to visit the most famous and interesting Museum of Hanoi - the Museum of Ethnology. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI - DRIVE TO SAPA - EXPLORE THE LOCAL ETHNIC LIFE (B, L)

About 07:00AM, the car of our company will pick you up and then we drive to Sapa via the express way. Arriving in Sapa, enjoy your free time at your leisure to relax, explore, sightseeing around town. In the afternoon, we will trek through the scenic valley of Cat Cat village. This is a village of H'mong ethnic minority to find out about their traditional customs, lifestyle and fairly developed agriculture with cultivation of all kinds of plants including rice, maize and sweet potato as well as seasonable fruit and vegetables. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the local families. Overnight  at a hotel in Sapa.

DAY 4: EXPLORE SAPA (B, L)

After breakfast, we will enjoy the weekly cultural market that only held on Sunday with very colorful of many minority groups such as: H'mong, Dzay... And then we take about 3 - 4 hours to trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people where you meet ethnic minority to share experience, find out about culture, religion, belief, lifestyle and so on. Stay overnight in Sapa.

DAY 5: SAPA - FREE TO EXPLORE - DRIVE BACK TO HANOI (B)

Today is your free time in Sapa till our driver comes to your hotel and pick you up to transfer back to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 6: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)

Around 8:00AM we will start 3.5 hour driving to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay - the World's Natural Wonder. Our crew welcomes you on board the deluxe cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served while cruising among majestic amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on cruise.

DAY 7: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HUE (B, L)

We will continue our journey to Halong Bay on early morning, sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sightseeing while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, we will explore to Sung Sot cave, situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay, swim and relax at Soi Sim Beach. Then our boat cruises back to the mainland while lunch is served. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Check out cabin and drive directly from Halong to Hanoi airport for your short flight to Hue, the car of company will pick up at Phu Bai airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Hue.

DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR (B, L)

After breakfast, we will take a city tour of Hue and the surrounding areas. We first visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architecture Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor's private residence. There are many palaces and temples inside. We also visit the Imperial Museum, Minh Mang Tomb and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside Market. Overnight in Hue.

DAY 9: HUE - DANANG - HOI AN (B)

Today we will leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Hoi An, taking photos from magnificent Hai Van Pass. Once in Hoi An, you will check into hotel and have free time to explore the town. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 10: HOI AN HALF DAY WALKING TOUR (B)

We spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market... Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. After lunch in local restaurant, enjoy a short boat ride to a nearby village specializing in ceramics and crafts-including boat building. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tan Ky Ancestral House. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 11: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)

Today is another day for you to get insight into peaceful beach in Hoi An enjoy whatever facilities or activities that you've missed at the previous day. If you would like to explore the Vietnam's history and local life you should spend time to go to the ancient town, by shuttle bus or bike, to explore the unique old architecture as well as go shopping. Overnight stay in Hoi An

DAY 12: HOI AN - FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Today is our free day till our driver comes to your hotel and drive you to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, our driver will transfer you directly to centrally located hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 13: CU CHI TUNNELS - HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B, L)

Today we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. You will have chance to witness the amazing, incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.

After lunch, we embark on a city tour of Saigon including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAN THO (B, L)

Leaving Ho Chi Minh City and take about 70km to My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam, Vinh Trang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta.

Overnight at a hotel in Can Tho.

DAY 15: CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day we take a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang and Phong Dien, which the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it will be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort you back to the hotel through myriad canals. Lunch at local restaurant before return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Thank you and see you again!

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request 
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

TRIP INCLUSIONS: 
- Meals: 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 2 dinners
- Transport: Car, Walking, Cruise, Plane
- Included services:
    + Vietnam Visa Approval Letter 
    + Accommodations with daily breakfast 
    + Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
    + Transport by private car with 
    + AC Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper cabin) 
    + English speaking guides 
    + All indicated internal flights 
    + Water & tissues 
    + Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

TRIP EXCLUSIONS: 
- International flights to/from Vietnam 
- Travel insurance 
- Visa stamp fees 
- Early check-in, late check-out surcharge 
- Personal expenses 
- Meals not mentioned  
- Drinks not mentioned 
- Tips & gratuities
 


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