Best of The north and South Vietnam Tour - 14 Days

Best of The north and South Vietnam Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular, Mountain & Minority, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Experience the best of Vietnam with our seamlessly crafted journey, combining the enchanting landscapes of North and South Vietnam. From the breathtaking vistas of Sapa to the mystical allure of Halong Bay and the vibrant vitality of the Mekong Delta, embark on a perfect fusion of exploration and discovery.

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,HanoiMon, May 27, 2024
    Pick up to Hotel

    Landing at the Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby. Enjoy 45-minute driving to the city center (Hanoi Old Quarter) with city's briefing information about the most visited spots, culture, traffic and cuisine....Arrive in your hotel, check in and have a rest.

    Note: Hotel check in time at 14.00

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Private transportation
    Hanoi Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    7 Ngo Gach street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,HanoiTue, May 28, 2024
    Explore Hanoi city tour

    In the morning, explore the Tran Quoc Buddhism pagoda. It dates back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty. Take a leisurely walk on a romantic road, crossing West Lake before heading to the Temple of Literature which is best known as the first National University and a World Heritage site.

    Continue to the Hoa Lo Prison museum (Hanoi Hilton) which presents Vietnam’s history while the French ruled and the war between Vietnam and the USA.

    After lunch, transfer to the French Quarter – a “little Paris” in Hanoi with tree-lined boulevards, government head offices and a big square. Visit (outside) the mausoleum, worshipping Ho Chi Minh who got Vietnam Independence back from the French. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the botanical garden to visit the Presidential Palace - Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live and work.

    Continue the trip to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit the Pen Tower then cross the Sunlight Bridge to Ngoc Son temple which is located on the Jade islet since the 19th century and is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero Tran Hung Dao.

    After that, we will go to the Old Quarter which is always considered a live city museum. The unique tube houses, small alleys, temples, open door markets and street vendor foods come together in a beautiful harmony. At last we come to the very historical Long Bien Bridge, enjoy different city views and enjoy the sunset on the Red River. Get back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Hanoi Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    7 Ngo Gach street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - SapaWed, May 29, 2024
    Hanoi - night train to Sapa

    Free day to relax or discover your own till afternoon. Pick up from hotel for 15 minutes transfer to train station. You will take an overnight sleeping train to Sapa. The French colonist train style will give you special experience. Arrival in Lao Cai city in early morning.

    Sharing 4 bed Cabin on train

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Train:SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai) / 22:00 - 06:20 - Deluxe( 4 berths / cabin) / 06 tickets
  • Day 4,SapaThu, May 30, 2024
    Sapa arrival - villages exploration

    Arrive in Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Private guide and car will escort you an hour trip up-hill to Sapa. Enjoy the beauty of nature and rice terraces after every turns and meet H’mong, Red Dao people along the way. Have a breakfast at local restaurant before exploring the town.

    Leave the luggage at hotel and trek to Lao Chai village. Turn on a small path crossing the rice field to a small hamlet. Have a special visit to grandma who is the only craftsman left in the community, traditionally using beeswax for decoration to make the unique Hmong’s indigo clothing. It is also great chance to learn about their daily life and culture.

    The next will be Ta Van village, the charming land of the Dzay people, well located on the hill with amazing views of river, rice terraces and Hoang Lien Son Mountain range. As you leisurely walk, meet villagers who will kindly invite you to visit their homes.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    KK Sapa Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    Muong Hoa street, Sapa, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 5,SapaFri, May 31, 2024
    Sapa - village trekking

    In the morning, we will start our full day of authentic trekking on a route from the Ta Phin village. This peaceful land was chosen by the Red Dao people when they immigrated to Vietnam from China since the 17th century. Follow a small hill path you can see many orchid gardens that supply even the biggest demands of cities for New Year's decorations. Towards the Ban Khoang village, trek through the corn–farm to the rainforest with amazing views of rice terraces. On season, you may see local people and buffalos working on the field.

    Have a picnic lunch on the way (or at a local restaurant in village). Being on an isolated up-hill, the primitive culture of the Red Dao people in Ban Khoang has been preserved. They are not only well-known for the most beautiful attire in Sapa, but also the “No eyebrow” tradition of married woman. Visit some houses and stroll around the village. 

    Included:
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    KK Sapa Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    Muong Hoa street, Sapa, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 6,Sapa - HanoiSat, Jun 1, 2024
    Fansipan cable car - bus to Hanoi

    Take a mountain train for 2km with scenic views up to the cable car station. Conquering the peak of Indochina by taking the World’s longestnon-stop three-rope cable car of 6292.5m, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gaze down upon the Hoang Lien Son MountainRange, Muong Hoa Valley and enjoy the magnificent natural landscapes. These breathtaking views and picturesque sceneries appear dramatically and leave unique memorable experiences to all who witness it.

    You will then have a break to visit the Buddhist complex. An opportunity to take a 2nd mountain train or hike 500 steps uphill to leave your footprint on the Peak of Indochina, at 3143m high. On the way back, you can enjoy a hot drink at 3000m high café and enjoy the beauty of nature.

    In the afternoon, Get pick up by shuttle bus at hotel lobby for a transfer to Hanoi. Arrive to your hotel in Hanoi around 8:00 PM

    Included:
    Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Sapa
    Meal: B
    Entrance fees
    Cable car: Fansipan
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Hanoi Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    7 Ngo Gach street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 7,Hanoi - Halong BaySun, Jun 2, 2024
    Hanoi - pick up and transfer to Halong Bay

    12:30: Checks in boat with cruise briefing and safety instructions. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

    Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Islands In the afternoon, visit Tung Sau area, covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting. Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl. Visiting the beautiful Titov beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Titov Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Titov island to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor for overnight.

    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

    18:30: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

    Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner

    Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

    Included:
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Squid fishing
    Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
    Pelican Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe Cabin)
    5/33B Pham Ngu Lao street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 8,Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh cityMon, Jun 3, 2024
    Halong bay - transfer to Hanoi - Fly to HCMC

    06:30: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

    Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the cruise by tenderCheck out and settle your bill at reception.

    Have a buffet brunch and enjoy the bay scenery while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf.

    11h30-12h00: Disembark

    Transfer to airport for flight to HCMC. On arrival, get a pick up to hotel

    Included:
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Morning Tai Chi
    Flight :VN249 (HAN - SGN) - (Direct) / 15:30 - 17:45 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 9,Ho Chi Minh cityTue, Jun 4, 2024
    Explore Cu Chi tunnel and the highlight of Saigon

    In the morning, visit the most striking place in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

    Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km long where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. The tour includes special entering some part of tunnels. You will also have a chance to visit Ben Duoc memorial temple nearby but far less touristic built in 1993 in memory of the Vietnamese killed at Cu Chi.

    Return to HCMC in the afternoon to explore the city:

    the Independence Palace, once used as the home - office of the Presidents of South Vietnam. Our visit includes the North Vietnamese tank which effectively attacked the palace in 1975 to bring the controversial Vietnam War to an end and the five-story palace with its rooms have been preserved in their late 1960s, 1970s style and a bunker basement.

    the top visited in Ho Chi Minh – the War Remnant museum. The exhibits offer you all-sided views of the Vietnam War that might bring a big surprise than you are probably used to hearing and seeing.

    the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, originally built between 1863 and 1880, evidently reflects the French colonist influences. It’s a picturesque spot in the city.

    the most famous market in the city, Ben Thanh Market, which has been opened since 1870. The market not only supplies the daily needs of local people but also excellent place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs and enjoy Vietnam’s local street foods.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 10,Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can ThoWed, Jun 5, 2024
    Ho Chi Minh city - Transfer to Cai Be - Can Tho

    Meet our tour guide and driver for your transfer to Cai Be. Visit Cao Dai temple on route. On arrival, embark a small private boat for a cruise in a branch of the Mekong River. Experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River by visiting the canals lined with orchards.

    Visiting craft workshops of rice popcorn, coconut caramel and rice cake…Go biking or walking on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where the serenity reigns and meet the local people. Enjoy lunch in an open air restaurant where you can taste a famous local specialty, the elephant ear fish. Finally, enjoy tasting delicious fruits while rowing a small rowboat in the canals, shaded by the fruit trees.

    Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long and meet the driver at the pier for a transfer to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.  Check in your hotel and relax. Enjoy free time on your own to discover the city located on the Mekong River side.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Be
    Private transportation
    Bike: Cai Be
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel(Superior City view)
    2 Hai Ba Trung street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam
  • Day 11,Can Tho - Long XuyenThu, Jun 6, 2024
    Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Long Xuyen

    Meet tour guide and driver for a short transfer to the pier to take a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most lively market in the Mekong Delta. There are so many colors and smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products. Everything is shown to sell from the early morning.

    We leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit garden (Option - replace the garden with the nursery field by the river). Head back to An Binh Market which is full of fish, fruits and vegetables.

    Have a break for lunch in Can Tho then depart to Long Xuyen, visit the ancient house of Binh Thuy (also called the orchid house) and Bang Lang Stork garden. En-route, visit the fishing nets factory and the crocodile farm. Check into the hotel in Long Xuyen and relax.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Rang
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Chau Khuong Hotel(Deluxe Double Room)
    2 Ha Hoang Ho, Long Xuyen city, An Giang , Vietnam
  • Day 12,Long Xuyen - Chau DocFri, Jun 7, 2024
    Long Xuyen - Tra Su forest - Chau Doc

    Have early breakfast then transfer to the animated and authentic floating market and village in Long Xuyen on a small tributary of the Mekong River. Discover the daily activities of people living by the river. Then take a short walk (or 1 hour biking) on Cu Lao Ong Ho Island.

    After that, go back to the car for a transfer to Chau Doc. On arrival, visit Chau Doc Market and enjoy a boat trip to the floating fish village and Cham village. Return to the town for a transfer to Tra Su reserve, an exceptional biodiversity ecosystem with typical cajuput forest. This is also a famous bird park, known for a variety of species.

    Return to Chau Doc to discover Sam Mountain (287m) with colorful temples and Pagodas (Xu Lady Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau temple, Tay An pagoda). It's possible to walk up to the top of mountain or take a motorbike taxi to enjoy the awesome sunset over the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Stay overnight at a hotel in Chau Doc.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Long Xuyen,Tram Chim national park,Chau Doc
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Bike: Long Xuyen
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Chau Pho Hotel(Superior Room)
    88 Trung Nu Vuong street, Chau Doc city, An Giang , Vietnam
  • Day 13,Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh citySat, Jun 8, 2024
    Chau Doc - transfer back to Saigon

    Get back to Saigon via Sa Dec where we can visit Kien An Cung pagoda and Huynh Thuy Le's house from the novel by Marguerite Duras  'L’Amant – the Lover'.  Discover the local market in Sa Dec which is rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish. Arrive in Saigon in the late afternoon.

    NOTE: It's possible to take a high-speed boat (at 7.00 AM) to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Pay extra $31/pax or arrange by yourself. 

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 14,Ho Chi Minh citySun, Jun 9, 2024
    HCMC - transfer to airport

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby for about 30 minutes to Tan Son Nhat airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    In the rush hour (07:00 – 08:30 AM and 16:30 – 18:30 PM), it takes around 1 hour from city center to Tan Son Nhat airport.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Pelican Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Cai Be, Cai Rang, Long Xuyen, Tram Chim national park, Chau Doc
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Sapa
  • Train: SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai)
  • Flight Ticket: VN249 HAN - SGN (Vietnam Airlines - Economy)
  • Meal: B: 14, L: 08, D: 01
  • Bike: Cai Be, Long Xuyen
  • Leisure: Squid fishing, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
  • Cable car: Fansipan
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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