Vietnam Adventure and Eco Tour Combined in 15 days

Enjoy the highlights of the country with this Vietnam travel packages from the North to the South on this 16 days tour including trekking in Sapa, cruising on stunning bays and waterways, cycling in Hue and walking tours of Hanoi, eco tour Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city.
Start
Ho Chi Minh
Finish
Hanoi
Code
VLC07
Ages
Not specified
Group size
Min 2 pax
Price from
From USD 1120

Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Biggest city of Vietnam which is famous with Ben Thanh market and war relics.
  • Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam with French style old buildings, lakes, Old Quarter Area.
  • Mekong Delta: Vietnam’s biggest agricultural region, the country’s rice basket with colorful floating markets, fruit orchards, rice paddies, bird sanctuaries and quaint villages.
  • Hoi An: Only 30km from Danang, Hoian is a beautiful, old town with historic architecture, traditional culture and textiles.
  • Hue is the only place in the country where many historic, cultural, architectural as well as artistic values have been recognized internationally and listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritages.
  • Ha Long Bay: UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its fresh and calm water filled with thousands of islands and islets.
  • Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam with French style old buildings, lakes, Old Quarter Area.
  • Sa Pa is a town in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains of North-western Vietnam. A popular trekking base, it overlooks the terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley, and is near the 3,143m-tall Phang Xi Pang peak, which is climbable via a steep, multiday guided walk. Hill tribes, such as the Hmong, Tay and Dao, make up much of the town's local population.

Itinerary

Xin Chao!

Vietland Holidays tour guide will welcome you at Tan Son Nhat International airport and pick you up to the Central of Ho Chi Minh City for the hotel check-in.

We will have a short meeting, we'll also be collecting insurance details and related documents at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader.

Ho Chi Minh is also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market to check in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

In the early morning around 7:30 am, Vietland Holidays Tour guide will take you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields which produce grain for almost the entire country. Taking a visit to one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River.

Check in hotel & stay overnight in Can Tho.

Around 7.30 am, after having breakfast we will departure for Cai Be (2.5 hrs). On arrival, we board on boat for visiting the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong river (around 1.5km wide) to Dong Phu island. We start cycling one hour under the green canopy; explore the orchards and daily life of farmers. Lunch break on island & more cruise to Vinh Long. In the afternoon we have 2 hours riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages before reaching to our homestay. The host family welcomes us, take rest or just relax under the shade of tree garden, experience the life of local farmer here. Dinner will be served with local special dishes.

Stay overnight here.

After breakfast, we take the private bus to Ho Chi Minh and transfer to Danang airport to Hoi An Ancient town.

Check in in Hoi An hotel and overnight here.

The center of Vietnam is home to many of World Heritage Sites and Hoian is one of them. Here in this ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Danang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Free time in the morning to relax then in the afternoon, we pick you up at your hotel for walking tour around the town to visit the old charming Hoi An. We will visit the old Tan Ky House, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, and the stylish Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. After that you will make a bicycle trip to the countryside of Hoi An for more enjoyment at Tra Que vegetables village – a famous one in Hoi An. Walk around for visiting and knowing more of the way local people plant variety of vegetables. Back to hotel before dark. Free time to relax, take shower after full day tour.

Overnight at your hotel.

Wake up early morning to enjoy the fresh air in the mountainous. Breakfast will be served at our homestay, check out then we take an easy walk inside Aroang jungle (approximately 3 hrs) and learn more about the rich fauna & flora system here. After that we transfer to Hue for lunch at a local restaurant.


Perfume Rive, Hue. Breakfast at your hotel then we pick you up for cycling to visit Vong Canh hill. Stop to visit Giao Heaven to learn more of Hue culture in worship. Arrive Vong Canh hill - here is the best view for you to have pictures of Perfume River and Pine Trees. Cycling back and continue visiting incense–making village and hat–making village. Going on to visit Electricity With Roots (Dien Voi Re) where was to make the elephant more victories in battle during the undaunted build industrial base of Nguyen Dynasty as well as nice lake before the temple and more visiting Tiger Right (Ho Quyen). Under the Nguyen Dynasty, this is the arena of e-war between elephants and tigers to the festival sacrifices and service of recreational needs for the Kings, officials and residents. Here is the chance for you both explore hidden charm of Hue countryside as well as learn more of Nguyen Dynasty history sites.On the road back hotel you can see more the hidden sites of Hue city. Lunch on your own account.

Overnight in Hue.

After breakfast at your hotel, we will depart to Aluoi.On arrival A luoi Town, you will visit Ashau village – one of the villages in A Luoi where took place the violent battlefield during Vietnam – America war in 19th century. It is also the place received the dioxin poison which is the biggest one of Vietnam in the war from America Army which its result affect local people until now. Next driver transfers you to A Roang village along Ho Chi Minh trail for more enjoyment of beauties of forest. On arrival A Roang you will spend time for relaxing and enjoying at A Roang Hot Spring. Check in at Aka Chi village to homestay. You can meet minority people to know more of weaving textile… of Ta oi people. Have dinner at stilt-house and enjoy traditional music show is performed by Ta Oi minority people to learn of cultural and daily activities of this ethnic people.

Overnight in stilt-house.

 

Free and enjoy until the time to take a train to Hanoi Capital.

Check in and overnight in Hanoi.

Early morning, Going cyclo around the Old Quarter in Hanoi.

Depart at 8:00 am from your hotel by car. We will begin our day by visiting Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place. Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam's first University, built in twelfth century, to teach Confucius’s theory to royals. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi Pho (noodle soup). In the afternoon, choose one from the numerous museums or temples around Hanoi (Museum of Ethnology, Women's Museum, History Museum or Quan Thanh Temple). In the late afternoon we take a cyclo through Hoan Kiem lake and Hanoi's fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping, and street side traditional food. This is your chance to be part of typical Hanoian style and its traditional Vietnamese culture. We finish our relaxing but informative day by attending a Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. We can help you to get back to your hotel if you wish, but often our guests would rather just spend the evening enjoying a drink with a view of the city.

Dinner on your own.

8:30 pm: Transfer from a prearranged meeting spot to the station for your night train to Sapa boarding at around 9:10pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins to travel North to Lao Cai town.

The train arrives at about 6:30 am; you are picked up when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to a local restaurant for a morning shower & breakfast. We will then take short ride from Sapa to our trekking base where we start our trek up and down hills (about 5- 6 hrs) through terraced rice fields, bamboo ranges and many minority villages. Lunch break before we keep hitting the road to Ta Phin village. Our Dao host family will welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.

Enjoy the local market at Ta Phin, Sapa. At the first gleam of daylight, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we could take a short morning wander around the village or resulting in more time spent with the host family. You will be then supported by our car / van back to Sapa (30 minutes). When we arrive back in Sapa, check in to the hotel, shower, and pause for lunch on your own. At 2:30 pm we will take an easy walk (about 5km) to Cat Cat village, homeland of Black H’mong hill tribe and to take part in a traditional ethnic music performance put on by the ethnic minority people. Your own dinner and evening, sleep in the hotel in Sapa.

Note: The music show in Cat Cat is closed on Wed afternoon, an alternative will be arranged.

Bac Ha market Sunday is the common trading day of many tribes in the Northwest of Vietnam, Bac Ha is one of them. The market is filled with colors of different ethnic minorities coming from different villages and their trading activities are so vibrant, lasting from early morning till midday, from the hand-made fabrics to the dogs and buffalos.

We will leave Sapa early by 7:00 am so that we can be there on time, please pay respect to the locals here and ask permission before you taking photo of anyone. Lunch in Bac Ha on your own account then we will do a boat trip along the Chay river, this boat ride is about 1.5 hour. We will then be picked up for our ride to Lao Cai.

Dinner on your own well before the train leaves for Hanoi.

The train will arrival in Hanoi in the early morning at round 5:00 am. Please find your way by foot back to a mini hotel near the Tran Quy Cap station gate to have shower and basic set menu breakfast.

Around 8:00 am on a shared van from your hotel to Halong city.


After approximately 3.5 hours driving and viewing simple, country side, rice paddy life, we arrive at the at port. At 12.00, the junk crews welcome guests on board at Hon Gai wharf. Check- in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing. Lunch with fresh local seafood while cruising to Bai Tu Long bay via Indochina film studio, Teapot islet, Blockhouse islet, Goat Head islet. Stop for swimming, visit mysterious Thien Canh cave. Relax at a wild beach, swim & kayak (~ 45 mins) to explore the bay. Back to junk to enjoy relaxing or the sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations.

Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm.

Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

You will have free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi, shopping at Dong Xuan famous market after breakfast before our driver takes you to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight.

Say goodbye and see you next time. 
Home sweet home.

Inclusions

  • Hotels at destinations as indicated in program.
  • Halong Bay Junk cruise package (stay 1 night on board).
  • Mekong delta cruise.
  • Hoi An bike city tours.
  • All private land transfer.
  • Meals as indicated in program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • Tour guides at places (English or French speaking).
  • Entrance fees.
  • Internal flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang (Vietnam Airlines or others, Economy Class).
  • Train: Aluoi – Ha Noi, night train Hanoi - Lao Cai (Sapa).

Exclusions

  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visa arrangement to Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for local tour guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Important Notes

  • Price and accommodation for tour group. Price is applied for one Pax and this may be lower or higher due to finalization of booking. A single supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 13 (overnight boat) and 9 (overnight train) where you will be in shared accommodation.Rooms are booked on a basis of 3 star hotels, upgrading depends on your requests.
  • Passport. (i) Your passport must have six months validity from the date of the end of your travel; (ii) Your passport must have at least 2 clear pages for each country you visit; (iii) Your passport cannot be water stained or have the stitching coming apart; (iv) Your full name exactly appeared in the passport must be sent us for booking.
  • Visa and insurance. Checking your visas (if required) and travel authorisations. Be sure to have relevant travel insurance by checking your insurance coverage carefully. Taking out extra insurance for expensive equipments if possible.
  • Lugguages. It is advised that your luggages are attached the Vietland Holidays luggage labels and its main details to your cases. Domestic flights in Vietnam allow passengers to carry liquid or gel (over 100ml) in hand lugguage.
  • Cash and credit cards. (i) Consult with your bank to find the best currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work; (ii) Most major types of credit cards are accepted in the region, particularly Vietnam; (iii) ATMs are the easiest way to access your money. You can use a debit card to obtain local cash from ATMs in Vietnam.
  • Mobile telephones. If not roaming, Vietland Holidays will lend you a SIM with a small amount of money topped up.
  • Internet. Free wifi access is everywhere in major cities, hotels, cafe in Vietnam.
  • Travel adaptors and chargers. We will lend you suitable chargers and adapters during your trip if required.

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