Trip summary

  • Departure Hanoi
  • End Ho Chi Minh City
  • Countries
    • Vietnam
  • City
    • Hanoi
    • Halong
    • Lao Cai
    • Sapa
    • Hue
    • Hoi An
    • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Hanoi on arrival
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Meeting with our guide at Noi Bai airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in hours: 14.00h

    Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Meals(s) included: None

    Visited places:
  • 2
    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    In the morning we depart for Ha Long, World Natural Heritage site. Ha Long bay covers nearly 1500 sqkm and has thousands of limestone Islands and Islets in all sides reflecting on turquoise water.

    On arrival we get on board for boat cruise and visit to some caves in this area. Then we visit to Ti Top beach where we can have a quick swim.

    Dinner and overnight stay are on board.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Visited places:
  • 3
    Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Sapa
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    In the morning we will do more cave excursions by rowing a boat or kayak then we'll take the boat back to the dock for the trip to Sapa town.

    Relax at hotel after a half day drive.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch


    Visited places:
  • 4
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Sapa is a hill station resort built during the French occupation in the 1890s and a lovely town located at 1600 m above  sea level. Sapa is very famous for hill tribe markets, mountainous and fabulous Hoan Lien Son mountain range.

    Begin trekking in the morning from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificient lanscapes and trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H’mong tribe. Delicious lunch at the local house near by Muong Hoa stream where we can have a nice swim.

    After that, a short trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village to experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture then to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities, exhibiting strong Chinese culture where we have dinner on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospility of our Zay family and overnight at homestay.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Sapa - Hanoi
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    A morning trek to Cat cat village then return the bus to visit Fan Sipan Mountain, considered to be the highest mountain in Indochina. A short ride in the cable car will bring you to the top of the mountain and enjoy the magnificent view and wonderful atmosphere that nature have brought to life.

    Return Hanoi in the afternoon.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Notes: a trek from the bottom to the top of Fan Sipan Mountain is available upon request and subject to weather.

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Hanoi - Hue
    Day 6 Transfer by airplane

    In the morning visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its living area, the Presidential Palace, House on stilt, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum.

    Transfer to airport for a short flight to Hue. Check in hotel and enjoy free time.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

    Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, mid September to early December.

    Visited places:
  • 7
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    In the morning we'll take a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda which was built in the 17th century by Nguyen Hoang Lord. This pagoda is the home of Thich Quang Duc Monk, who immolated himself in 1963 to protest against Diem government then we'll visit the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City of Hue.

    We will end the day with a visit to Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Visited places:
  • 8
    Hue - Hoi An
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Today we'll enjoy one of the most beautiful sceneries in the central part of Vietnam from Hue to Hoi An, en route, stop at Lang Co beach for lunch then proceed to Da Nang.

    Visit to Cham Museum and Marble Mountain before we get to Hoi An.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Visited places:
  • 9
    Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
    Day 9 Transfer by airplane

    We will take a walking tour to visit this ancient city. It takes us about 2 hours to visit most of the local tourist attractions such as: Thien Hau Temple, Cantonese Communal House, Sa Huynh Culture Museum, and Tan Ky Ancient Trade House.

    Board afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, take an orientation tour to visit the highlights: Notre Dame Cathedral, Main Post Office, Opera House, City Hall and Ho Chi Miinh Park.

    Leisure time for rest of the day.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

    Visited places:
  • 10
    Cu Chi Tunnel - City Tour
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Today you will have a chance to look back to Vietnam War in 1960s & 1970s in Cu Chi area. Cu Chi is famous for the tunnel system, which is the most complicated tunnel in the world and is over 200 km long. Visiting the tunnel for an hour you will see the private entrance of the tunnel, Commander Bunker, Fighting Bunker, Meeting Bunker and Health Care Bunker.

    We will get back to Ho Chi Minh City by lunch time then visit to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh market.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

    Visited places:
  • 11
    Mekong Delta
    Day 11 Transfer by car

    Today we will enjoy the beautiful scenery in Mekong Delta area with hundreds of canals and rivers system and the most productive farm in Vietnam.

    On arrival in Cai Be town, we will take a boat cruise to visit to floating market, local handicraft, coconut candy workshop, pop-rice and pop-corn workshop then continue boat trip to Bonsai garden. We will enjoy lunch at the garden house then travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Visited places:
  • 12
    Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
    Day 12 Transfer by car

    Time at leisure until transfer to airport. End of services.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

    Visited places:
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Private transport
    • Italian speaking guide
    • Accommodation at the indicated hotels, or similar, based on Twin/Double/Triple sharing room with daily breakfast
    • Meals (Vietnamese menu) as stated
    • Admission fees
    • Boat cruises
    • Drinking bottle/person daily
    Price does not include
    • International and domestic air tickets
    • Visa entry to Vietnam
    • Other language speaking guide
    • Drinks and personal expenses
    • Tips for tour guides and drivers: $US 3/passenger/day