Impressive Vietnam 15 day tour will tantalize all of your senses. See a variety of destinations and incredible sceneries. From Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to charming Hoi An. The imperial city of Hue and Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River. and one of the most ancient capital in the world. Ha Long will mesmerize you. Sapa will be like a dream - seeing is believing. There will be interaction and opportunities to learn local tradition & lifestyles. All this is part of the impressive tour. Vietnam is a relatively new destination for tourism. It is now being revealed as a place of unspoiled natural beauty and culture.
Start in Saigon. Explore the historical sights and visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, created to assist the Vietnamese against the French in 1948. See its kitchens, field hospitals and command center. Then head to the Cai Be floating markets. In Hoi An take a stroll down its quaint streets and cruise down the Cua estuary.
Drive through the stunning Marble Mountains to Hue and amaze yourself in Sapa when exploring this wonderful destination. Try your hand in activities such as trekking, photography, visiting minority village markets, etc. Continue the trip sailing along the beautiful Halong Bay. Appreciate Imperial Hue declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and visit countryside villages in Hoi An.
End your Vietnam trip in one of the most exciting cities in Asia: Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the last day discovering its rural areas. Learn about farm life and explore delightful fruit gardens.
A highlight of your tour will be an interaction with the local population in the Mekong Delta. Do not miss this opportunity to live an unforgettable experience!.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Saigon. Transfer to your hotel|
|Day 2||Saigon City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels|
|Day 3||Full Day Cai Be Floating Market tour|
|Day 4||Saigon – Danang (Flight) and onwards to Hoi An|
|Day 5||Hoi An City Tour|
|Day 6||Hoi An Stay for a Day with the Locals|
|Day 7||Drive to Hue through the stunning Marble Mountains|
|Day 8||Explore Hue and afternoon flight to Hanoi|
|Day 9||Hanoi City Tour and board overnight train to Lao Cai|
|Day 10||Journey up the impressive mountains to Sapa|
|Day 11||Sapa Village tour|
|Day 12||Return to Lao Cai for overnight train travel to Hanoi|
|Day 13||Transfer to Ha Long|
|Day 14||Visit Luon and return to Hanoi|
|Day 15||Last Day in Vietnam. Transfer to Hanoi Airport|
> Private tour operating daily
> Tours with English speaking guides and entrance fees included
> Enter into the famous Cu Chi tunnels and experience subterranean life
> Explore life on the Mekong Delta
> In Hoi An, make use of the superfast tailors for your new outfit
> Taste a homemade delicious lunch with a local family in a village outside Hoi An
> Take a boat trip on a Dragon boat cruising down the Perfume River in Hue
> Visit the "infamous" Hanoi Hilton Prison
> An unforgettable walk to Cat Cat Village taking you through rice paddies
> End your tour cruising Ha Long Bay
Saigon – Danang (by Flight) – Hoi An (B)
- This morning we take a flight to Danang.
- The drive from Danang to Hoi An would be around 45minutes.
- Check into our hotel and the remainder of the afternoon is free at your leisure.
- Overnight at your hotel in Hoi An.
Hoi An City Tour (B)
- A morning stroll through the quaint streets of Hoi An; visiting the local market; an Ancient Chinese Temple; The Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese covered bridge.
- After our leisurely walk; we board for a magical cruise down the Cua Dai estuary and enjoy the scenic view of life along the river.
- Return by midday for you to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this quaint ancient town at leisure or spend some time with the skillful tailors; treating yourself to tailor-made clothes; which Hoi An is renowned for.
- Overnight at your hotel in Hoi An.
Hoi An - Feel like a Local today (B/L)
- After a relaxing morning, meet our bus for a short drive to a local farming family’s home where we have the privilege of spending time and having lunch at their home.
- On arrival, you are welcomed by the family and enjoy a traditional herbal drink; before setting out on a stroll through the local farmland. Learn about the history of the village; observe the processes of harvesting, and discover the many traditional uses; in both cooking and Vietnamese medicines; with local herbs and vegetables.
- Sit down for a delicious lunch of local delicacies; using the fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden.
- Return to Hoi An town in the late afternoon
- Overnight at your hotel in Hoi An.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in private AC vehicle
- Domestic Airfares (subject to conditions)
- Accommodation at selected hotels in a double/twin room at selected hotels
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Vietnam Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 MAY to 30 SEP 2019
Contact us for any other date of travel required
Best time to travel to Vietnam
A good time to travel to Vietnam is spring (February to April and again in Autumn (August to October)
Overall, Vietnam enjoys a mild tropical or subtropical climate and aside from a few months a year in the high northern region you'll never need to worry about packing cold-weather gear.
But do bring an umbrella, especially if visiting from July to November, Vietnam's stormiest months.
Vietnam Culture and Greetings
When interacting with a Vietnamese, be sensitive to Vietnam’s history. The person you may talk to may have experienced the struggles of the Vietnam War. Thirty years on many Vietnamese still have physical and mental health problems from the war. Approach any topic regarding this with sensitivity and sympathy.
Objects should be passed, given or received with both hands together. Vietnamese people are generally punctual and expect the same standard from others. The Vietnamese are accustomed to shaking hands. Some Vietnamese might use two hands to shake by resting the left hand on top of the grasp with the other person's hand. Bowing the head while shaking hands indicates respect
Drinks & Food
Vietnamese food is always served fresh and flavourful. You will find lost of fish dishes, cooked with fresh herbs and vegetables. Local cuisine is healthy and light
Discover your environment
Driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Taxis are plentiful and can be flagged down on the street. Make sure the taxi has a meter set before starting your journey. Hiring a bike (Wearing a helmet is a must) for the day is popular and is still Vietnam’s most popular transportation mode, together with motorbikes. Express long-distance trains will take you comfortably between cities
Tipping is very customary, especially in the most important tourist areas. It is appreciated y the receiver as salaries are on the low side and tipping makes up a sizeable side to monthly earning
Local interesting meals:
Drinking an egg-coffee is a must
Pho: Noodle soup usually with meat
Nem: Spring rolls with pork, noodles, egg and mushroom wrapped in rice paper
Banh bao: Steamed dumplings stuffed with onions, pork and other ingredients
Banh MI: French baguette with pickled daikon and carrot, cchili coriander, cucumber and various cold meats
Lau: Vietnamese hot pot
Bia hoi: Fresh beer produced daily and served cold in local bars and very refreshing (Low in alcohol)