vietnam

Classic Vietnam Tour - 21 Days

Vietnam, formally the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.


Trip Profile

• Hanoi –Sapa - Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Phan Thiet.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : HANOI - ARRIVAL
  • Day 02 : HANOI – CITY TOUR
  • Day 03 : HANOI - HOA LU – TAM COC – HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI SAPA
  • Day 04 : LAO CAI – SAPA
  • Day 05 : SAPA – VISIT A TRIBE MARKET - LAO CAI - NIGHT TRAIN TO HA NOI
  • Day 06 : HANOI –HALONG BAY: ENJOY THE 3DAYS 2 NIGHTS PACKAGE (B/ L/ D)
  • Day 07 : HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY
  • Day 08 : HALONG BAY - HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (Brunch)
  • Day 09 : HUE – CITY TOUR
  • Day 10 : HUE –DA NANG - HOI AN
  • Day 11 : HOI AN – MY SON
  • Day 12 : HOI AN – DA NANG- FLIGHT TO SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY)
  • Day 13 : HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
  • Day 14 : HO CHI MINH – TAY NINH – CU CHI TUNNELS
  • Day 15 : HO CHI MINH - MY THO - CAN THO
  • Day 16 : CAN THO – HO CHI MINH
  • Day 17 : HO CHI MINH – BEACH EXTENSION IN PHAN THIET
  • Day 18 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE
  • Day 19 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE
  • Day 20 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE
  • Day 21 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE – TRANSFER TO HO CHI MINH

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  • Day 01 : HANOI - ARRIVAL

    • Received at Noi Bai Airport.
    • Check in at the hotel.

  • Day 02 : HANOI – CITY TOUR

    • Tour Hanoi city.
    • Start with a morning walk around misty Hoan Kiem Lake.
    • Head to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum with a possibility of seeing the body of Ho Chi Minh.
    • Visit the One-pillar Pagoda.
    • Visit the Temple of Literature.
    LUNCH
    Drive to the Museum of Ethnology.
    • Enjoy the rickshaw ride around the small narrow streets of the Old Quarter with its quaint buildings, shops and bars.
    • Enjoy a water puppet show in the evening.

  • Day 03 : HANOI - HOA LU – TAM COC – HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI SAPA

    • Depart to Ninh Binh Province.
    • Visit Hoa Lu, former capital of Vietnam around 10th century.
    • Depart for Tam Coc for lunch at a local restaurant.
    • LUNCH
    • Take a traditional sampan through beautiful rice paddy scenery and the three famous grottoes: Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi.
    • Drive back to Hanoi,to board a night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.
    • Overnight on the train.

  • Day 04 : LAO CAI – SAPA

    • Arrive in Lao Cai, in the early morning hours.
    • Visit Sapa for breakfast at the hotel.
    • Initiate a soft trek to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van where you will see the daily life of Black H’Mong and a Day in Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages Back to SaPa Town.
    • Overnight in Sapa.

  • Day 05 : SAPA – VISIT A TRIBE MARKET - LAO CAI - NIGHT TRAIN TO HA NOI

    • Move to Lao Cai.
    • Continue to drive through the mountainous border area between China and Vietnam.
    • Move back to Lao Cai.
    • Board the night train from Lao Cai to Hanoi.

  • Day 06 : HANOI –HALONG BAY: ENJOY THE 3DAYS 2 NIGHTS PACKAGE (B/ L/ D)

    HANOI –HALONG BAY: ENJOY THE 3DAYS 2 NIGHTS PACKAGE
    • Leave for the train station.
    • The train arrives around 4.30 AM – 5.00 AM
    • Upon arrival, visit a local flower market.
    • Drive to Halong Bay, for a cruise.
    08:00 am
    • Scenic (3) three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
    12:00 pm
    • Check-in at Bhaya Café, Halong City.
    • Embark on Bhaya Classic, for a welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing.
    13:00 Hours
    • Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch at Bhaya Classic.
    • Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
    15:30 Hours
    • Visit the fishing village via local rowing boat (1 hour).
    • Return to the vessel.
    OR
    Opt for one of the following optional activities
    1. Kayak into the floating village or swim near Bhaya.
    2. Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.
    17:00 Hours
    • Bhaya Classic cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien.
    • Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck.
    19:30 Hours
    • Sumptuous set-menu seafood dinner onboard (or gala dinner for Christmas Eve)
    21:00Hours
    • Watch a movie on the lounge deck or retire to your cabin.
    • Overnight onboard Bhaya Classic (seat-in-coach junk).

  • Day 07 : HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY

    06:15am
    • Start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck.
    07:00am
    • Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise the Bay.
    08:30am
    • Transfer to Bhaya Spirit for the Lan Ha Bay excursion.
    10:00am
    • Cycling on Cat Ba Island, if the weather permits or guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise waters.
    12:00am
    • Fresh seafood lunch is served onboard.
    13:30 Hours
    • Continue to discover Ho Ba Ham Islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin.
    • Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon.
    • Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (if time and tides permits)
    16:00Hours
    • Return to Bhaya Classic.
    17:00 Hours
    • The vessel cruises back through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien.
    • Happy Hour and Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the sundeck.
    19:30 Hours
    • Sumptuous set-menu dinner onboard.
    21:00Hours
    • Watch a movie on the lounge deck or retire to your cabin.
    • Overnight onboard Bhaya Classic.

  • Day 08 : HALONG BAY - HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (Brunch)

    06:15 - 07:00 am
    • Start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck while complimentary tea and coffee is served.
    07:00am
    • Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung (Caves), Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
    8:30am
    • Explore Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
    09:30am
    • Return to Bhaya Classic.
    • Buffet brunch is served onboard.
    • The vessel cruises back to the harbor.
    11:00am
    • Disembark at Bhaya Café, Halong City.
    • Return to Hanoi.
    15:00Hours
    • Evening flight to Hue.
    • Upon arriving in Hue, transfer to downtown for hotel check in.
    • Overnight at a hotel in Hue.

  • Day 09 : HUE – CITY TOUR

    • Board a boat on the romantically named Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest pagoda in Hue city.
    • Car pick up and move back to visit the Hue Citadel.
    • Have lunch at a typical garden restaurant.
    • AFTERNOON
    • Drive to visit Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb.

  • Day 10 : HUE –DA NANG - HOI AN

    • BREAKFAST
    • Proceed to Da Nang.
    • En route, stop for sightseeing at Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass.
    • Drive to visit Cham Museum and Ngu Hanh Son (the Marble Mountains).
    • Proceed to Hoi An for hotel check-in.
    LEISURE IN THE AFTERNOON
    • EVENING
    • Discover Hoi An illuminated by various lanterns.

  • Day 11 : HOI AN – MY SON

    • Discover My Son Holy Land, recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
    • AFTERNOON
    • Walk around to visit Hoi An ancient town.
    • Visit Quan Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge.

  • Day 12 : HOI AN – DA NANG- FLIGHT TO SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Leisure until check out time.
    • Transfer to Da Nang airport to board a flight to Saigon.

  • Day 13 : HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR

    • City tour including a visit to the Reunification Palace.
    • Continue to the War Remains Museum.
    • Visit China Town, Thien Hau Pagoda.
    LEISURE IN THE AFTERNOON
    • Visit the show room and factory of lacquer-ware.

  • Day 14 : HO CHI MINH – TAY NINH – CU CHI TUNNELS

    • Transfer to Tay Ninh.
    • Arrive in Tay Ninh at lunch time.
    • Participate in the Noon-Ceremony at Tay Ninh Holly Church of Cao Dai.
    • Ride for 70kilometers to the outskirt to visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels.
    • Return to Ho Chi Minh.
    • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

  • Day 15 : HO CHI MINH - MY THO - CAN THO

    • Departure for My Tho.
    • Take a boat for cruise along Islets and tropical orchards.
    • Cruise through the canals and reach the land in Tien Giang to visit a coconut candy factory.
    • Take a horse cart, to take a tour through the village.
    • Stopover to taste tropical fruits and visit a bee farm.
    • Continue on a row boat through the narrow, trees – line canals of the river.
    • Transfer to Can Tho.
    • Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.
    • Check into a hotel.
    • Overnight in Can Tho.

  • Day 16 : CAN THO – HO CHI MINH

    • Take a boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market, at the crossing point of different rivers and small canals. (if the tide is high enough)
    • Return to Ho Chi Minh.
    • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

  • Day 17 : HO CHI MINH – BEACH EXTENSION IN PHAN THIET

    • Transfer to Phan Thiet Beach for (5) five days on the beach.

  • Day 18 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE

    • Leisure at the beach.

  • Day 19 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE

    • Leisure at the beach.

  • Day 20 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE

    • Leisure at the beach

  • Day 21 : PHAN THIET – AT BEACH LEISURE – TRANSFER TO HO CHI MINH

    • Leisure at the beach.
    • Transfer to Ho Chi Minh.
    • Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at the airport, for your flight back home.

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What is included

  • Accommodation, with breakfast at the hotels mentioned in the hotel list or similar.
  • Private transfers as per program.
  • Local English-speaking guide.
  • Meals as mentioned.
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay. (Sharing Junk)
  • Train ticket HANOI –LAO CAI – HA NOI. (in a sleeper cabin, shared with other group)
  • All boat trips as per program.
  • All entrance fees.
  • (2) Two mineral water bottles/pax/visiting day

What is not included

  • All international air tickets and international airport taxes.
  • Visa upon arrival to Vietnam. (25$/pax)
  • Domestic air tickets (SAIGON-DANANG & HUE-HANOI– Economy class.
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs at the hotels.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Tourist insurance.
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned above. 
  • Optional visits.
  • Gala Dinners.
  • New Year Eve.
  • Lunar New Year Eve.
  • Christmas Eve etc.

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