Vietnam Adventure 23 days- 1,680$

Vietnam is known as the safest destination where also offer travelers outstanding cultural features and natural beauty. With so much to see and do in this gem of a country, Vietnam Awesome Travel could customized your holiday with different activities and experiences all over Vietnam. And one of the most important preparations for your great adventure is good health, free rolls of film and good camera.

                          *Vietnam Adventure -23 days*                       

  

Day 1: Hanoi- arrival- sightseeing (D)

Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You are free to stroll around the city and catch a first glimpse of this peaceful city.                                    
 

Day 2: Hanoi city tour - Sapa (B,L)   

At 8am, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and begin the full day city tour with Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and “House on stilt” at the same area with the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda.

We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war.

Enjoy lunch with authentic delicious Vietnamese cuisines, then we continue our day to the Ethnology Museum. After that, the trip will be followed by one –hour cyclo tour through the busy Old Quarter where you can see peddlers are selling wares as if they have done that for centuries! 
In the evening, a transfer to Hanoi ‘s Railways Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai. Late check out is arranged  
 

Day 3: Lao Cai –Sapa –Ta Van Village (B,L,D) 

Arrive in the early morning (around 6am), you will take a 45 –minute drive by Russian jeep to Sapa. After refreshing and breakfast, you will start the trekking day (6km) on the hillside trails up and down to Ta Van area. Picnic lunch and you will visit two different hill tribes (Black H’mong & Zay) on the way. You will have dinner and interact with local people and have great experiences staying in the Zay people's home

Optional: overnight at hotel in Sapa Town   
 
Day 4: Tavan –Ban Ho village- back Sapa (B,L,D)
 
The roosters will wake you up early in the morning, you will have breakfast and say goodbye to the host. Today we will do about 7 hours trekking through forests, villages, suspension bridge and so to meet the locals working on the mountainsides or the rice terraces. We will break for a picnic lunch en route, keep trekking to Ban Ho village inhabited by Tay tribe with their houses on stilts.
                    
Further 4 km trekking out through breathtaking scenery and perhaps the most picturesque of Sapa Valley- homes to the Tay and Red Dao minorities.   
 
Day 5: Sapa –Cat Cat village-  train back to Hanoi (B,L)  

After breakfast, you will venture back into Sapa, then visit Cat Cat village. It is also a chance for you to take nice photos of spectacular scenery on the way. In the late afternoon, we will visit some other hill tribe villages nearby before returning to Lao Cai railway station for overnight train back to Hanoi.   
 
Day 6: Hanoi arrival- Free Day (B) 

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, our guide will transfer you back to your hotel for check- in and breakfast.  You will have  whole day for your relaxation as well as  exploring around the city on your own. Overnight in Hanoi. 

*early check –in is arranged this day   

Day 7: Hanoi- Halong bay (B,L,D)
 
At 8h30, we start 3 – hour journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Stop over in Hai Duong for a break. Arrive in Halong around noon, we join our group and board a deluxe junk for a wonderful cruise on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands with a fabulous seafood lunch served on board.      

After lunch, we enjoy a fantastic cruise to visit Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. We also visit Sung Sot Cave, the most beautiful cave which is famous for its stunning stalactites and stalagmites. After that, we paddle from Titop Beach to Luon Cave and enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Tonight, there also a chance for those who wish fishing from the boat.                         
 
Day 8: Halong Bay –Cat Ba Island (B,L)

After breakfast, you will be pick up by a small boat for visiting Viet Hai village, you can bike around 5km/ half hour, then lunch will 

In the afternoon, we will continue cruise toward Cat Ba Island. Arrive in the late afternoon, we check in hotel then it is your free time to explore Catba coastal town on your own.
 
Day 9: Cat Ba –Halong- back Hanoi- night train to Hue (B)
 
In the morning, transfer you back Halong city by cruise, then have lunch.

Around 17.00, finish your Halong 3 days in your hotel.

At 22.00, transfer to Hanoi station to catch night train to Hue.
 
Day 10: Hue- Free in the afternoon (B) 
 

Day 11: Hue city tour (B,L) 

Hue with splendid tombs of the Nguyen emperors, notable pagodas and the remains of the Citadel becomes one of Vietnam’s attractions to tourists from all over the world, who like to explore the traditional cultural values of Vietnam.      
 
We start our day with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, visiting the Noon Gate and Forbidden City; then followed with the Antiquity Museum for some view. After that, we will drive out Hue outskirt to visit Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. 
In the afternoon, after delicious lunch, we will be transferred to the boat quay for a boat trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Mausoleum. If time allowed, we can pay a visit at Dong Ba Market.   

 
Day 12: Hue –Hoi An (B,L)  

After breakfast, we will be on 4 –hour journey to Hoi An. The winding road begins as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. Our next stop is Da Nang City, famous for the Cham Museum and the China Beach, a place called R and R (Rest and Rehabilitation) where thousands of American GIs came for a break during the war in Vietnam. Also, we have a short sightseeing at the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe.

Arriving in Hoi An in the early afternoon, we enjoy lunch, check in hotel and then start a walking tour through the Ancient Town. Here we can see the vestige of the mix combination of Chinese and Japanese architecture as well as traditional cultural values. 
 
Day 13: Hoi An –Nha Trang (B)  

A morning free at your leisure. In the afternoon, a transfer back to Danang, where you take a train to Nha Trang. 
Arriving in Nha Trang in the late evening, we check in hotel and take
 a rest.    

Day 14 Nha Trang free day (B)

You are free to enjoy the hotel facilities or the beach.
Optional: Diving course or city tour   
 

Day 15: Nha Trang-  boat to islands (B,L)

At 8h30, our guide will meet you at your hotel and then take a short drive to Cau Da Port. Here we start our cruise to Nha Trang Bay and see the great landscape of over 19 islands on the Bay. Heading out to Hon Mun Conserve Sea Creatures Zone, we can explore the ocean bed and ideally, have the chance for swimming, diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.
 
 We can see and touch numerous sea creatures, colorful fish while admiring the coral reefs deep in the sea. Approximately at noon, our boat continues to Mot Island. Lunch will be served on board. And we have cheerful time as exchange relations music with many people from different countries. Enjoy the fruits and wine (free of charge)                                          

At 13h30, we reach Tam Island. Here we are free to enjoy different types of water sports such as Jet Ski, parasailing, volley-ball (your own account). 
Our last stop of the day is Chai Village where we can explore the daily life of local people, visit the floating fish farm and rowing in a basket boat before boarding our boat back to Cau Da port.  

 
Day 16 Nha Trang –Dalat (B,L)  

After breakfast, we head the south towards Da Lat, sometimes known as a "City of Eternal Spring". The journey via famous Cam Ranh Bay, visiting Po Klong Jarai Towers Po Klong Garai Cham Tower, an amazing structure where Cham people often pray to King Porome on festival days.

At an elevation of over 1,000 meters, hill station of Da Lat was founded in the early year of the last century for the colonials to escape the heat and chaos of Saigon. Arriving Da Lat with a great atmosphere year around, our tour leading us through plenty of the French colonial architectures    
       
Day 17 Dalat – Biking (B,L)

Tour started at 8am. This ride probably offers the best sampling of single track downhill riding in the Dalat area. The total ride distance is about 15Km and it is the easiest of our rides. Views are outstanding throughout with beautiful pine forested hills, Dankia Lake and picturesque small farms dotting the valleys you ride through. Today we have a picnic lunch.   
 

Day 18 Dalat –Saigon (B)  

The following destination of our trip is Ho Chi Minh City still called Saigon by many locals. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart crowded of bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafes.
 
After breakfast we drive southeast for 7 hours (approx 250kms) to Ho Chi Minh City. On the way we pass small hamlets as well as tea, coffee cashew nut, rubber and tobacco plantations. Along the way we can make stops as requested to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. 
 
Day 19 Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnel (B,L)  

At 8.00 our guide and driver will pick you up and then depart for Tay Ninh to visit the famous Cao Dai Temple. There you witness a colorful service. After the service you have lunch at a local restaurant.                                   

Then you go to Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels are an impressive network of tunnels with a length of over 250 km. This strategic place was used by 15,000 Viet Cong fighters during the war. In the afternoon you return to Saigon approximately at 5pm.   
 

Day 20: Mekong Exploration (B L,D) 

At 8 hours, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to My Tho. Around 9h30, arriving in My Tho, you will enjoy different type of boat trip (motorized boat trip, rowing boat trip) to islands where you can interact with local people, visit local houses with unique structure specific to southern countryside and some hand – made family business products coconut caramels, noodle, rice –paper.

 You will have a chance to be on horse-drawn carriage or local transport “Xe loi” (nowadays, it is often seen on movies) stopping over at honey –bee farm (here you can try honey tea).
Gathered at a house where you will be the host tonight, you will join to prepare dinner by catching shrimps and fish.

In the evening, you walk leisurely to nearby houses and sharing daily life of Mekong Delta. If possible, we will get on small boat, rowing along the canals and looking for glowworm. Don’t forget to taste banana rice wine, another specialty of Mekong Delta.   
 

Day 21: Ben Tre –My Tho –Saigon (B,L)  

Simple breakfast with our family. Say goodbye, then we cruise to the big river for returning to My Tho, where our waiting vehicle will drive us back to Saigon. On the way, we can visit Dong Tam snake farm and Vinh Trang Pagoda. Another night in Saigon.
                             
Day 22: Free day in Saigon (B

Saigon is a fast growing city, which is changing day by day and recognized by high buildings and big roads. The ongoing changes in economy have given the city a really cosmopolitan and dynamic character. Today, you are free to explore the city.   
 

Day 23 Departure (B) 

Trip will conclude after breakfast. If you are departing Vietnam today you will receive a transfer to the airport. 

Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs   

Notes: All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.

 

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