A 15-day delightful trip will awaken all our senses by exploring the real Vietnam. This trip will help you to discover Vietnam with true experiences of Vietnamese cultures and traditions. We not only a spectator but also participate in the daily life of the Vietnamese people by doing easy cycling in the villages’ lanes, having two nights at home-stay and learning to cook the wonderful Vietnamese cuisines. The 15-day tour in Vietnam covers most of the Warm up in vibrant Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta. This thrill-a-minute journey will surely stir our imagination.
 

Tour Code: VTP 10
Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Date: No Fixed Dates
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Hanoi – Duong Lam village – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Tour Categories: Vietnam Classic Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Duong Lam Ancient Village & Homestay
Day 4: Hanoi Village Tour
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on deluxe junk cruise)
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Day 8: Hue Boat Trip & transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 9: Hoi An Tour & Cooking Class
Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta with Homestay
Day 13: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh city
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel – Free & Easy in the afternoon
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

 
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6-Day North Vietnam Tour

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Welcome upon arrival by Viet Vision Travel’s tour guide, we will transfer to hotel for relaxing after a long flight. In the evening, we will meet for our Welcome Dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

We start our day tour today at 8 AM and visit all the typical sites of Hanoi. Lunch will be at K.O.T.O restaurant where streets children are trained and worked by a Vietnamese Oversea Man, Mr Jimme Pham. The tour will end in the late afternoon at hotel. Free time for your dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

hanoi old quarter vietnam classic tours

Site visited: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, The Ethnic Minority Museum, Dong Xuan Market
Other activities: Water Puppet show (1 hour), Cycle around Hanoi Old Quarter (1 hour)

Day 3: Hanoi – Duong Lam Ancient Village & Homestay (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, in this morning, we will depart to Duong Lam Ancient village where we can experience a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. Here we will visit old houses with hundred years old (some over 400 years old)… and talk to the local people.

duong lam ancient village 15-day vietnam tour

We walk along tiny ancient alleys and visit Mong Phu Temple. After that, we enjoy our special lunch in one of the Vietnamese ancient houses. In the afternoon, we visit Mia pagoda which was built in the 15th century and admires 287 statues of all sizes with famous sculptures such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Then we visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.

We continue to Ky Son village (4 km) at the end of the day. Welcome to the old mandarin house.

  • Take shower with fresh herbs perfumed leaves (lemongrass, pomelo, huong nhu, etc.. that you can choose and pick yourself in the garden)
  • Dinner and talk with the owner of the house about Vietnamese culture
  • Traditional “Foot spa” before sleeping (put your foot in the warm water with traditional medicinal leaves)

moon garden homestay ky son village

Accommodation: Moon Garden home-stay in Ky Son village

Day 4: Hanoi Village Tour (B, L)

Waking up this morning to enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the village and have breakfast; we then relax and learn Vietnamese with local people, get to know the Vietnamese traditional clothes (we can wear it if we want). Then we will walk around the Ky Son village, chat with the locals and bike around or we can relax in the garden….

interact with local people at ky son village

Before lunchtime, we join our cooking class to prepare for our lunch, learn to decorate the food with vegetable and fruits. After lunch, we check out and take our vehicle back to the city. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on deluxe junk cruise) (B, L, D)

This morning, after we meet at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi, we will transfer to Halong Bay, as the best highlight in North Vietnam. It takes us about 3-hour driving. We may stop on the halfway in Hai Duong province for short relax. We will arrive in Halong Bay at around midday when we will transfer to our junk cruise by tender. A welcome cocktail will be served on boat upon arrival. After that, we check in the room while the cruise will be started leaving towards Bai Tu Long Bay.

halong bay kayaking vietnam tour 15-day itinerary

Our Vietnamese lunch will be served on board, against the stunning backdrop of limestone formations and islands such as Coc Island, Cap De Island, Bo Cau Island, Vung Vieng fishing village. At 4 PM, the cruise will stop at Vung Vieng floating village where we can enjoy some of the optional activities as visiting the village, discovering the life of local people by sampan or swimming at Cong Troi beach. Tonight we will stay at the cruise in Trong Cave area/ Ho Dong Tien cave area. Dinner and overnight on junk cruise.

halong bay cave vietnam tour in 15 days

Activities: Visiting caves, kayaking

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night Train to Hue (B, L)

Waking up early this morning to practice Tai Chi on the sundeck, then start our day with International Buffet breakfast. After breakfast, we take the tender to the Surprising cave, one of the most wonderful caves in Halong Bay. After one hour on the cave, we get back the junk cruise, check out and relax. Our lunch today will be at a local restaurant in Halong city.

tai chi lesson at halong bay

We transfer back to Hanoi in the early afternoon. Arriving in Hanoi at around 05:00, we transfer to hotel for picking up luggage then transfer to a local restaurant nearby the station for your own dinner. After that, we transfer to the station for our night train to Hue.

Accommodation: Livitran or SE1 or SE3 train – 4-berth cabin with A/C

3-Day Central Vietnam Tour

Day 7: Hue – The World Cultural Heritage (B, D)

Arriving at Hue station at 8 AM, we will be welcome by local tour guide then transfer to hotel for our breakfast. Relax until 9 AM, we will visit Hue Citadel. Hue is a famous destination for this discovery of Vietnam’s ancient beauty.

tinh gia vien garden house in hue

In the afternoon, we will visit Tinh Gia Vien Garden House and Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue

Site visited: Hue Citadel, Dong Ba market, Tinh Gia Vien Garden house
Activity: 1-hour cyclo around Hue, Royal Dinner

Day 8: Hue Boat Trip & Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town (B, L)

Our tour starts at 08:00 in the morning at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met and transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings.

tu duc tomb vietnam trip in 15 days

Then we take our vehicle to Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest. Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, we travel by vehicle to Hoi An along scenic highway 1A.

Along the way, we will stop to contemplate the stunning views North to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city. Danang city with Cham Museum is the house of the most complete collection of Cham Artifacts. The Marble Mountain is the famous site in Danang with five elements of the Universe (water, wood, water, fire, and earth). We will arrive in Hoi An in the late afternoon, relax at the swimming pool at hotel.

lang co beach vietnam two-week itinerary

Site visited: Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Lang Co Beach, Danang city, Non Nuoc Beach, Marble Mountain

Day 9: Hoi An City Tour & Cooking Class (B, D)

We enjoy a morning walking tour around the ancient city to visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. These typical highlights will show you the truly peaceful ancient beauty of Vietnam. In the afternoon, we join a cooking class with a local chief and relax in the rest of the day at hotel.

hoi an Japanese Bridge pagoda

Activities: walking, cooking class

6-Day South Vietnam Tour

Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (B)

Relax or shopping in the morning in Hoi An, then we transfer back to Danang for our short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam and the heart of the South. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, we will be met by another tour guide who will take us to our hotel. Check-in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

ben thanh night market vietnam tour in 15 days

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Tour (B, L)

Our tour starts at 08:30 and ends at 18:00. We depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that, we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch, we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest and modern city in Vietnam.

Reunification Palace ho chi minh city tour

Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city. In the afternoon we will visit Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market where we can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Site visited: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral & Post office, Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon and Chinese town market.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta with Homestay (B, L, D)

This morning we will meet in the lobby of the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by our local guide.

Leaving for the Mekong Delta at around 08:00 AM, then driving through the Mekong Delta to Cai Be, we will take our private cruise to visit Cai Be Floating Market – one of the most colorful floating one in Southern Vietnam, joining with local people to buy special fruits or other souvenirs.

cai be floating market mekong delta tour

Afterward, continue our boat trip along the maze of waterways and canals through An Binh Island. We will stop at an old southern house with a bonsai garden and visit some local cottage industries that produce candy as well as rice cakes. Then, we will board a small restaurant serving the local delicacies of the river. Later, we will arrive at the lush orchards of the house in which we will spend the night in a homestay with a local family. Overnight in Vinh Long.

Activities: Boat tour

Day 13: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast with the host family, we then board our riverboat for a cruise along the endless waterways of the mighty Mekong. We will stop to visit brick pottery kilns and a floating fish farm. Following our cruise, we will return to the Pier and transfer to our awaiting vehicle to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch will be at My Tho City and our trip will finish in Ho Chi Minh City at around 04:00 PM.

mekong delta pottery village

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Free & Easy in the Afternoon (B)

In the morning, we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels that is the best highlight to explore ancient artifacts since Vietnam-US war, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

kitchen in cu chi tunnels

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

Free at leisure in the morning then our awaiting vehicle will transfer us to the airport for our departure flight to home. 15-Day Vietnam Tour ends.

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • Private transfer & transportation
  • Accommodations upon your request (Recommendations available for you)
  • Meals indicated in the program
  • High-quality Mountain bikes (Trek bikes 3900)
  • Vehicle support (for group from 3 persons)
  • Mineral water during cycling time
  • Basic home stay (consists of clean squat toilet, soft bed, mosquito nets, and blankets)
  • Entrance fees to places indicated in the itinerary
  • Private boat in Perfume River and Mekong River
  • On Halong Junk:
  • Welcome cocktail, aperitif, tea and coffee in the morning
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide onboard
  • Luxury cabin with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin
  • Available optional services like: Visiting fishing village by sampan, transfer by tender to beach
  • Insurance onboard
  • Tax and service charges

What’s Excluded?

  • International flight ticket
  • Airport tax
  • Visa and visa fee
  • Own expenses

Meals

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Please note that for the homestay, the meal will be cook by the house owner and they are well-trained for hygiene as well as prepare for good recipes

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Recommended Accommodation List:

Location

Accommodation

Hanoi Sapphire Hotel
Halong Bay Halong Emotion Cruise
Hue Green Hotel Hue
Hoi An Thuy Duong 3 Hotel Hoian
Ho Chi Minh City Sapphire Hotel
 
 

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