This amazing Essential tour package offers its visitors a great diversity of beautiful landscapes in Ha Long, Tam Coc, as well as a vibrant traditional culture and lifestyle in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Mekong and ended with relaxing laid-back beach resort of Mui Ne.

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Duration : 15 Days 14 Nights

Arrive in Vietnam’s Ha Noi City, where our travel tour guide will accompany you from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi

Today we enjoy a full day Ha Noi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, and the beautiful West Lake with Tran Vu Pagoda then peaceful lake of the Restored Sword. Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets. We end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

After breakfast, we continue our tour heading south for visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. We then move on to Tam Coc – Poetically penned ‘Ha Long Bay on land’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. After two hour boat trip along the Boi River, we do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave.

Overnight in Hanoi.

This morning, we drive to Halong Bay, Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Cruising through the wonderful Halong bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset.

Overnight on Halong Bay

Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Back to Halong city, where our guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc. Emperor Tu Duc built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867 and visit Imperial Citadel Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

Morning we drive to Hoi An.The scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before crossing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Stop at Da Nang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in Viet Nam. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Enjoy a leisurely boat ride, down the Perfume River, stopping first at the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, and elegant seven tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monuments. Continue cruising into the countryside to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang & Tu Duc, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples in the beautiful nature setting. Free shopping in Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue.

Hoi An Ancient Town, 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. Morning tour of the ancient town central to visit the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Family Chapter, Phuoc Kien Assambly Hall. Free in afternoon for your own leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh. The most exciting city of Vietnam also a city with a rich history and culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. In afternoon drive to Cu Chi to visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence.

Overnight in Saigon.

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. Pick up by our driver and guide at your hotel and drive to Can Tho. Boarding on Bassac cruise at Can Tho pier. Tour near Tra On floating market. Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit. Visit of the orchard or rice field’s nearby.

Overnight on cruise

The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.

Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.

Leaving the board at Cai Be where your car and guide are waiting you for additional sightseeing and exploration in Saigon

Overnight in Saigon.

After breakfast, we drive to Phan Thiet ,once a part of the Cham Kingdom, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches 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 (expenses excluded).

Overnight in PhanThiet.

Free at leisure ( no guide and car)

Overnight in Phan Thiet

Morning free by your own exploration. Afternoon transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Saigon.

Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before the transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport and your onward flight.

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  • Accommodation as mentioned with double/ twin room with daily breakfast
  • 02 days 01 night on cruise in Halong with twin/ double room (sharing cruise, not private)
  • 02 days 01 night on Cruise in Mekong Delta with twin/ double room (sharing cruise, not private)
  • Quality Meals as mentioned (B – Breakfast, L=Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Private transfer and transportation on tour except free and easy day
  • Single entrance fees as in the itinerary
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Sightseeing with local experience English speaking guide
  • 01 guide in Saigon – Phanthiet
  • 01 guide in Danang – Hoian – Hue
  • 01 guide in Hanoi – Tam Coc – Halong
  • Sharing English speaking guide on Halong Cruise & Mekong Cruise.
  • Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax.
  • All international airport tax.
  • International flights & domestic flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Early check in or late check-out (check in time: after 14PM, check out time: before 12 PM)
  • Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate.
  • Drink & Beverage in meals.
  • TIPPING for local guide and van driver.
  • Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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