Soak up some culture while exploring one of Asia’s prettiest coastlines. This fourteen-day adventure includes visits to Vietnam’s premier coastal destinations of Saigon, Da Lat, Nha Trang,Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi,Halong Bay. But it’s not all flop and drop, you will also see the highlights of each city. Seize the chance to discover an exciting country while perfecting your tan!
Tour code: XS/07 WB
Starts/Ends: Saigon -End Hanoi
Destination: Saigon- Da Lat- Nha Trang- Hoi An- Hue-Hanoi- Ha Long
- Day 1: Saigon Arrival
- Day 2: Saigon- Cai Be- Can Tho(B,L)
- Day 3: Can Tho- Cai Rang- Saigon(B,L)
- Day 4: Saigon- Flight to Da Lat(B,L)
- Day 5: Da Lat sight seeing (B,L)
- Day 6: Da Lat- Nha Trang(B)
- Day 7: Nha Trang land tours (B,L)
- Day 8: Nha Trang- Da Nang- Hoi An(B)
- Day 9: Hoi An – Tra Que(B,L)
- Day 10: Hoi An- My Son- Fishing village(B,L)
- Day11: Hoi An- Hue(B)
- Day 12: Hue imperial city (B,L)
- Day 13: Hue- Hanoi(B)
- Day 14: Hanoi – Halong Junk Cruise (B,L,D)
- Day 15: Halong Junk Cruise (B,L)
- Day 16: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN SAIGON
Arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to a hotel in the heart of the city. Your time to relax after a long flight. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 : SAIGON-CAI BE- CAN THO
Morning, leave Ho Chi Minh City, departure for Cai Be. After reaching, embark boat cruise through the natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river side. Going on to the island to enjoy a delicious lunch in the heart of the orchard, visit the whole sale fruit market. After lunch, we continue cruising through the natural canal under the shadow of the water coconut trees of this island. We also visit the local family where we can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Walking through the fruit plantation in An Binh Island then get on the row boat, ride along the creeks before reaching Vinh Long town by boat. Then continue riding to Can Tho city. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3 : CAN THO- CAI RANG- SAIGON
Check out the hotel in Can Tho, we set off on a short drive and enjoy a boat trip to explore the impressive floating market of Cai Rang whose trading way is unique. In each boat, the vendors usually sell one particular item such as pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes which are hang on the highest part of the boat in order that the customer easily knows where to find their needed items. We then disembark the cruise at Ninh Kieu quay, and transfer to visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy, 10 km from Can Tho and Can Tho museum.Transfer back to Saigon free to walk to visit Ben Thanh Market, you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. Afternoon, transfer back to Saigon. Time at your leisure. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 4 : SAIGON SIGHT SEEING– FLIGHT TO DALAT
In the early morning, we depart for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam, followed by the War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. We stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam and then transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Da Lat. Upon arrival at Da Lat airport, you are picked up and transferred to hotel for check in and rest. Afternoon time for you to explore by yourself. Overnight at the hotel in Da Lat
Day 5 : DALAT SIGHT SEEING
Morning, after breakfast, go sightseeing at Ankoet Water-fall, Golden Spring, Silver Spring, Dankia, and the community of mountains, springs and lakes, the wonderful landscape of Lam Vien Plateau. Transfer to Lat Village of Loc Lat people at the bottom of Langbiang Mountain. On the way, overlook Dalat suburb with farm produces and fruits of the earth plantation. Go climbing and conquer the top of Langbiang. You can gaze at the whole poetic and visionary Dalat city in the fog. Afternoon, visit Dalat Railway Station: This is the cog railway linking Dalat and Thap Cham from 1928 to 1964, until it was closed due to war. Remarkable with its architecture and its old steam locomotive, we will take 7km train riding to Trai Mat through vegetable farms. Return to hotel. Time at your leisure free relax in Da Lat. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 6 : DA LAT- NHA TRANG
Morning, after breakfast take to visit Bao Dai Palace, Vietnam’s last emperor palace with a place for him to rest with his family and the rather bizarre and very aptly named Crazy House, a brightly painted concrete house which winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes. It is used as a guesthouse now. And then transfer to Nha Trang , Check in the hotel. Free to explore& relax at Nha Trang beach. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 7: NHA TRANG TOURS
After breakfast, from your hotel depart for Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of colorful corals and fish. Take a visit to a fishing village and have a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest. Then we head to the Po Nagar sanctuary, a beautiful site of the Cham and the Xom Bong fishermen’s village, followed by the Oceanographic Institute which includes an aquarium and an exhibition Hall displaying more than 20,000 samples of sea animals. The 23 pools of the aquarium hold a great variety of richly colorful marine species, specially the sea-horses. Make a stop to visit the Long Son pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 8 : NHA TRANG RELAX & DA NANG- HOI AN
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You have half day to free and easy in Nha Trang beach. Afternoon, transfer to Cam Ranh airport for flight to Da Nang . Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will welcome and transfer to Hotel for check in. Free to walk to visit Hoi An ancient town and shopping. Stay overnight in Hoi An
Day 9 : HOI AN TRA QUE VILLAGE
Morning, you will cycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village. Your cycling trip takes you on narrow roads to visit a place of display farming and fishing tools of the local farmers and fishermen. In this place, you will participate in daily activities of the local residents in the old time such as bailing out water with long handles buckets, pounding rice, lifting fishing nets, etc. Especially, you will savor boiled sweet potatoes dipping them into ground salty roasted peanut, drink lotus tea gathered from Tra Que lotus lagoon and listen to folk songs about Quang Nam native country, Hoi An Old Town as well as Tra Que Vegetable Village. After that you will keep going the tour to a house of a local resident to hear about history of the village foundation and the development of this village. Then local farmers will take you to see vegetable gardens and instruct you the techniques of planting and cultivating many kinds of vegetables planted in the gardens. You have a chance to join hand in cutting, tying in bundles, and reaping the vegetables to bring home for processing food. Back to Tra Que’s family house, you will enjoy yourself with “foot massage” before working together with our family chef to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. Then, sit down and savor the dishes you have just prepared. In the afternoon, say goodbye to your host family and ride back to Hoian, on the way, visit Nhat tomb and Ba Le well. Overnight in Hoian.
DAY10: HOI AN MY SON-FISHING VILLAGE
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.Take a two-hour drive to My Son to explore the ancient Champa Kingdom. The My Son Sanctuary, 30 miles from Hoi An, is located in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province. During the period of the Champa Dynasty (4th-12th centuries), this area was the Champa spiritual center and the focus of religious worship for the people of that time.
Return to Hoi An in the afternoon. Around 4:00 p.m., take a 15 minute drive from the hotel to the fishing village of Cua Dai. Board a boat and cruise to the mouth of the Thu Bon River. Watch as hundreds of boats leave for nighttime fishing trips. Meet with local fishermen to learn about their fishing techniques. Then, learn how to sail a traditional boat in the shape of a basket. Return to the boat to appreciate the sunset on the Thu Bon River. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 11 : HOI AN- DA NANG- HUE
After having breakfast, we continue south by road to Hoi An. The scenery en route is very beautiful. We make a stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Danang City. Continue on our way down to the other side and head to Da Nang where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arrival in Hue, Check in the hotel. Stay overnight in Hue
Day 12 : HUE SIGHT SEEING
Morning we set out for the exploration of Hue’s famous highlights, beginning with the picturesque Thien Mu pagoda, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, this pagoda is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. Among many interesting artifacts displayed here, there is the car which the former monk Thich Quang Duc left in Saigon before burning himself to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market to enjoy the specialties of Hue city. Overnight at the hotel in Hue
Day 13 : HUE- HANOI SIGHT SEEING
After having breakfast,Transfer to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi, being picked up & transferred to the hotel in Hanoi.
Start with the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam’s first university and a shrine for Confucian worship, founded in the year 1066. Next, visit the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, ironically nicknamed “the Hanoi Hilton.” Built by the French colonists and used as house for Vietnamese political prisoners, it was later used to keep captured American POWs during the war. Then continue to the Huu Tiep neighborhood to see an American B-52 that was shot down during the Christmas bombing of Hanoi in 1968. Afternoon, have a little leisure time to back your hotel, then tour around the city’s Old Quarter by a bicycle rickshaw, called a cyclo. In this part of town, each colorful street is devoted to a particular craft or ware. You will be pedaled amongst the quaint French buildings along Shoe Street, Silk Street and Banner Street (to name just a few), ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake – the social center of Hanoi. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy the Water Puppet Performance. Traditional content of these shows relates to daily life of Vietnamese farmers, communal entertainment or historical legends. The artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move around, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The show will be accompanied by beautiful, traditional Vietnamese music. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 14 : HANOI- HA LONG BAY
Breakfast at the hotel and then start a 3-hour driving through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving to Ha Long City. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone this World Heritage Site. While being on board, we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Try the feeling of witnessing the sunset on boat is really great. Dinner on board. The captain then will anchor for the night nearby a remote island. In the evening, there is the option for night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars. Overnight on Junk.
Day 15 : HA LONG BAY- HANOI
Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas, we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey to to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, being picked up & transferred to the hotel in Hue. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
Day 16 : HANOI -DEPARTURE (B)
Today you are free until time to transfer to airport for flight home. End of Travel services
- Private English speaking guide
- Accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Transfers & transport by private vehicle.
- Water puppet show in Hanoi
- Classic Train riding in Dalat
- Halong cruise 2 days/ 1 night
- Domestic flight
- All entrance fees
- Local private boat cruise : Hue,Mekong Delta,
- Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Water & cool towels
- Government taxes & service charge
Trip doesn’t include:
- International flights
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (45 USD per person )
- Early check in/ late check out
- Travel insurance
- Admission fees during free time
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities
Note: We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability. All tour guides of Xuan Son travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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