Vietnam Holiday of Surprises - 25 days from Ho Chi Minh City - Best Price Guarantee!(25 days/ 24 nights)
Region: Trans-Vietnam
Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Can Tho – Mui Ne – Dalat – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Sapa – Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
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TOUR PRICE IN USD PER PERSON 

Hotel

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

Sgl charge

3 star

$2,445

$2,039

$1,878

$1,764

$1,861

$745

4 star

$2,985

$2,579

$2,418

$2,304

$2,221

$1,250

5 star

$3,813

$3,408

$3,247

$3,133

$3,049

$1,938

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival  – Vespa tour (Optional)
Meals included: None
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It is worth to travel to Vietnam once in your lifetime as it will be really more different and interesting than just reading in the books, learning in the movies and hearing from the others. Vietnam is now far beyond your imagination with modern and dynamic cities, exotic and marvelous landscapes, famous natural and cultural World Heritage Sites. With efforts from our experienced travel consultants, it will be so quick and easy to plan your Vietnam tour packages.
Welcomed at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) by our experienced English speaking guide and driver and listen to a brief introduction about your beautiful Vietnam tour when we are on the way to hotel for check-in. (check-in time: 14:00)

 

Optional tour – Book Ho Chi Minh Vespa Tour: Experience as local people with a Vespa and escorted by a driver, visiting the city landmarks that give you a view of the city unlike anything on your Vietnam tour. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see. You will pass through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market and visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda, Saigon Opera House & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / Room type: West Wing – Premium

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Dai temple & Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals included: Breakfas
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After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / Room type: West Wing – Premium

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating market – Can Tho
Meals included: Breakfast
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Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival,we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and take a rowing boat trip to the small channel in the afternoon before getting to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in a Can Tho hotel.

3 star hotel: Muong Thanh Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Golf Can Tho Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Victoria Can Tho Hotel / Room type: Superior

Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh
Meals included: Breakfast
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In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.

3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / Room type: West Wing – Premium

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Drive to Phan Thiet
Meals included: Breakfast
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This morning, we take a private transfer to Phan Thiet (5 hours). Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam Beach holidays and send to end your Vietnam Holiday, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sandy beach and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight  Mui Ne.

3 star hotel: Terracotta Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Pandanus Resort / Room type: Bungalow
5 star hotel: Aroma Beach Resort / Room type: Bungalow Sea View

Day 6 & 7: Phan Thiet free days
Meals included: Breakfast

Days free to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing.  The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals. Overnight in Mui Ne

3 star hotel: Terracotta Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Pandanus Resort / Room type: Bungalow
5 star hotel: Aroma Beach Resort / Room type: Bungalow Sea View

Day 8: Phan Thiet – Drive to Da Lat
Meals included: Breakfast
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Breakfast at hotel, We will leave Mui Ne to Dalat, follow a new way of Luong Son - Di Linh, past the Dai Ninh hydropower plant. Arrival Dalat. Check in the hotel Dalat. In the afternoon, you have free time to relax or take a walk to visit around Dalat city.
At night, enjoy the delicious dishes at the infernal night market, taste the coffee shop in Mountain City and gracefully, scenic Xuan Huong Lake and overnight in Dalat.

3 star hotel: Dalat Plaza / Room type: Superior
4 star hotel: Du Parc hotel / Room type: Superior
5 star hotel: Dalat Palace / Room type: Superior

Day 9: Da Lat tour
Meals included: Breakfast
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After breakfast at hotel, we start our trip with visiting the French Quarter with many old-style dimly appears in the pine trees. Continue to Valley of Love is the most romantic place for lovers with many beautiful love-signs, flowers, and pine hills scenery beside the Da Thien lake, well known for its Cowboys, a good place for horse riding. If you love art work, XQ Embroidery village (XQ Historical Village) is a worthy place to see many miraculous hand made embroidery works and find out how they make those fantastic artwork, this is the head and original hand embroidered works of XQ in Vietnam, you will be surprised and admired the charming ladies working here. The tour is finished after we visit the special architecture of Van Hanh Pagoda, with a giant statue of plated Golden Buddist. Domain de Marie convent, a French build convent with remarkable architectural style and garden. Back to hotel for overnight.

3 star hotel: Dalat Plaza / Room type: Superior
4 star hotel: Du Parc hotel / Room type: Superior
5 star hotel: Dalat Palace / Room type: Superior

Day 10: Da Lat – Drive to Nha Trang
Meals included: Breakfast
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This morning we will say goodbye Dalat romantic city to Nha Trang beach. On the way we will stop to relax on the way with some small waterfalls. Arrival Nha trang check in if the room is available then overnight in Nha Trang.

3 star hotel: Hanoi Golden 1 Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
4 star hotel: Havana Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Deluxe Sea View
5 star hotel: Sunrise Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Standard

Day 11: Nha Trang boat trip
Meals included: Breakfast
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AM: Unforgettable boat tour with glass-bottom boat ! Start at 8.00 am from your hotel to Cau Da port. Before embarking on boat, you are invited to visit Oceanographic Institute, where you can see the whole selection of sea creatures in Nhatrang bay. Then you will take boat cruise on the site of the institute or at Cau Da peer & be transferred to Mun island, where glass bottom boat standby takes you around this island. You can see the beauty of the live coral reefs, sea plants & creatures of Nhatrang bay by looking through the glass bottom of the boat whilst cruising around Mun island. The glass-bottom boat then will transfer you back to the boat after touring around Mun Island.
PM: Lunch time on boat or on a island restaurant. There seafood lunch will be ready for your hungry belly. Relaxing or doing water sports after lunch such as Jet Ski, parasailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming…. on Con se Tre Islands or Tranh Beach is available for your choice. The boat then transfers you back for a short visit to Tri Nguyen Aquarium around 2.00 pm before being back to the shore. Tour ends at 3.00 pm. Please come & enjoy yourselves

3 star hotel: Hanoi Golden 1 Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
4 star hotel: Havana Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Deluxe Sea View
5 star hotel: Sunrise Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Standard

Day 12: Nha Trang free day
Meals included: Breakfast

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s best-known Vietnam beach destination, a perfect break during or your Vietnam Tours with miles of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants. Day free at leisure, water sports abound including parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the outlying islands. If you prefer to keep your feet dry then hop into a taxi or take a cyclo for an exploratory trip around Nha Trang. Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.

3 star hotel: Hanoi Golden 1 Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
4 star hotel: Havana Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Deluxe Sea View
5 star hotel: Sunrise Nha Trang Hotel / Room type: Standard

Day 13: Nha Trang  - Flight to Danang – Hoi An
Meals included: Breakfast
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After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Nha Trang will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight with Vietnam airlines to Da Nang airport then transfer to Hoi An about 35km away. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 14: Hoi An biking tour
Meals included: Breakfast
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Hoi An Vietnam, Vietnam Holiday, Vietnam TourSpend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges...
This tour will take you on a visit to artisans making bricks according to age-old. You will discover how wooden river boats are made and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits. At lunchtime you will be invited into a local home for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour. Overnight in Hoi An.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 15: Hoi An free day
Meals included: Breakfast

Hoi An Ancient Town -the highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Cua Dai Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

1/ Hoi An cooking class: Visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves.

2/ Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An: Visit to My Son Holy land in the morning, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. In the afternoon, drive back to Hoi An with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

3/ Tra Que vegetable village tour: Take a beautiful bicycle ride from your hotel to Tra Que vegetable village. Upon your arrival, enjoy cold towels & welcome drink before starting your farming tour using Vietnamese traditional hat and farmer’s clothes and taking part in farming activities such as: picking up seaweed, digging, land boarding, making beds and watering. After farming tour, soak foot, relax by some herb in Tra Que vegetable garden and enjoy a light food. We will also visit to the rice paper making village where you will be introduced and learnt how to wash the rice, soak the rice and grind the rice by traditional methods. At the end of your trip, join an interesting cooking class.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 16: Hoi An – Drive to Hue – Royal Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
Upon your arrival at Hue city, we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. It is located on the banks of poetic Perfume River with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963.
The next stops will be King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.
Continue our Hue city tour to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963.
In the evening, enjoy a special Royal Dinner which is prepared with live traditional music performances.Be a King & Queen in Royal Dinner with Royal long Dresses! Overnight in Hue.

3 star hotel: Romance Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
4 star hotel: Imperial Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
5 star hotel: La Residence Resort / Room type: Superior

Day 17: Hue city tour – Flight to Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast
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After having breakfast, visit to the Imperial Citadel which will give you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.
Then continue transfer to the airport for flight Hanoi (operated by Vietnam Airlines), the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.
If you have chance to stay in Hanoi at the weekend, it is worth to join the interesting night market near Hoan Kiem Lake, featured with walking streets, beautiful red lanterns, local street foods and Vietnamese style souvenirs. Overnight in Hanoi.

3 star hotel: Medallion Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Melia Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe (ROH)

Day 18: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast
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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.
08:30 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial to the national hero - President Ho Chi Minh who led the country to independence and reunification. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence on 02nd Sep 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace & House on Stilt.  Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, One Pillar Pagoda – symbol of Vietnam with unique architecture of lotus flower is a must-see destination for all Vietnam tours. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam. It was constructed in 1070, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam.
12:00 Take a break at a local restaurant for having lunch. Our tour guide will suggest you a best option based on your favorites.
13:30 Continue our Hanoi city tour to the Museum of Ethnology offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It introduces Vietnamese traditional ways of life from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as displays a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside.End the day with a short cyclo ride around the old streets observing daily life of Hanoian, take exotic photos of Hanoi traffic and enjoy a fantastic water puppet show. In the evening, see off at Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

3 & 4 star train: King Express / Cabin type: Sharing cabin of 4 berths
5 star train: Victoria Express / Cabin type: Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Day 19: Sapa – Trung Chai – Ta Phin homestay
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Arrival at Lao Cai train station, clients will be welcome by our private local experienced English speaking tour guide and private transportation to Sapa.Today we have arranged a mini hotel for you taking shower and having breakfast before start the trekking tour.
9:00 Our local tour guide and driver transfer you 12 km along the road 4D to Trung Chai where you start your trekking tour today with several stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes.
Trekking uphill along large trail for nearly an hour, then following a narrow trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break.
Continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley where you will meet Red Dzao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition.Have dinner and overnight in the village.

Accommodation: Ta Phin home stay