Rating in Vietnam
$ 1100

Best of Vietnam 15 Days

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min $ 1100
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Tour details
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong River Delta, tp. Hoi An, Hanoi, Cao Bang, Halong Bay Vietnam, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1100 — max $ 1578
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 15 days
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  • DETAILED ITINERARY
  • INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (N/A)

Activities: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City for hotel check-in.

Your 15 day itinerary in Vietnam starts with your arrival in Hanoi. 

Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your private guide will have your name board and be waiting for you at the terminal exit after you finish visa and luggage procedures. We will head to the center of the city for hotel check-in. The rest of the day is for you to relax or stroll around the city to find the best street food. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: None

Bui Vien Walking Street

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - City Tour (B, L)

Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels and then explore some historical destinations in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 of your Vietnam Tour 15 Days will give you the introduction about Ho Chi Minh City. After breakfast, we will leave the city for a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to visit to Cu Chi Tunnels - a man-made maze with the length of almost 250 kilometers. Also, the tunnels were used to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters in the long period of war. If you are interested in, you can go into the tunnels to discover the harsh living conditions of those whose were used to live there. 

Have lunch on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the most attractive places in Ho Chi Minh City including Reunification Palace - a special national relic for its historical and architectural values of Vietnam, and the War Remnants Museum. Next, we will explore a little bit about Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office – the French building in Ho Chi Minh City. Finishing the day trip from Ho Chi Minh City you will go back to your hotel.

Have dinner on your own.

Stay overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B, L)

Activities: Visit Cai Be Floating Market. Experience the local life in the Mekong Delta, and then transfer to Can Tho.

Your 15 day itinerary in Vietnam will not be perfect without a boat trip to Mekong Delta.

Today, we will have one day to explore the unique life of local people in the Mekong Delta. After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will pick you up to head to the  Cai Be Floating Market - the first stop on our journey exploring the beauty of Mekong Delta. Cai Be Floating Market is one of the best-known and oldest floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam for. From early morning, you can see many vendors on wooden boats with a great variety of vegetables, and food. Locals often tie a sample of each of their products to tall poles so that potential buyers can see easily which products they offer. This system is a unique feature of this distinctive market.  

We will then continue on foot to at a local workshop to learn more about how to make rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice. Also, you will visit a nearby village nearby to see how craftmen make rice-net for spring rolls, fish sauce, and soya sauce, cooking salt, weave coconut-leaves for cottage roofs.

Have lunch here consisting of delicious local dishes.

In the afternoon, we will travel around with a row boat to have a closer look at traditional wooden houses, a variety water coconut trees, as well as observing daily life of the local's population in the Mekong Delta like picking fruit or fishing. If you want, we can stop to visit a nursery garden in which many kinds of young fruit trees are cultivated. You can learn how the Mekong Delta produces world famous fruit and vegetables.

Around 3.30pm, we will finish our first day of the cruise in Mekong Delta and then come back to our car for the transfer to Can Tho. Check in hotel and stay overnight in Can Tho.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cai Be Floating Market

Day 4: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An (B)

Activities: Visit one more famous floating market in Vietnam - Cai Rang market. Take the flight to Da Nang then to Hoi An for beach time.

The Mekong Delta is one of the most highlighted destinations of your Vietnam Tour 15 Days. Today, you may get up very early to pay a visit to the market on the river. Like Cai Be Floating Market, it is also one of the most famous floating markets in Vietnam. The market is the place for neighbors to exchange their products including many kinds of fruit and vegetables from boats in all sizes. You can get some fresh fruits for your breakfast today.

After visiting the Cai Be Floating Market, you will go back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast before transferring to Ho Chi Minh City for the flight to Da Nang. 

Arriving in Da Nang, your private guide will pick you up for the transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Check in and have an overnight in Hoi An before our Hoi An Tour next day.

Meals:  Breakfast

Mekong Boat Trip

Day 5: Hoi An - Tra Que Farming Village Half Day (B, L)

Activities: Experience the local life of the farmers and learn how to cook Banh Xeo (pancake).

Start your tour in Hoi An today to the Tra Que Farming Village.

Your private guide will pick you up with bicycles after having breakfast in the hotel. We will take an easy cycling to a local farm in Tra Que Village. It will take about 30 minutes to get there. We will cycle around the vegetable garden and you can help the farmers prepare the land and fertilize it with seaweed from the local lake. With their help, you can rake the ground, sow, water, pick vegetables and do many other gardening activities.

Take a short rest before preparing lunch with a local family.

You will have a chance to enjoy some delicious local dishes including spring roll and Banhxeo (a local pancake from Central- Vietnam middle region). You can learn how to cook the recipes if you wish, as it could be fun to repeat the meal when you are back home.

In the afternoon, around 1.00pm, we will say goodbye to the host to move to the center by car. Here you can observe in this fishing life of local people in a fishing village.

Finishing your day tour in Hoi An in Tra Que farming Village, you will return to the hotel to relax. Hoi An is an attractive place in Vietnam for street food. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tra Que Farming Village

Day 6: Hoi An - Free Day (B)

Activities: Having your free day in Hoi An for shopping or to relax

Today is your free day in Hoi An so you will have the time for relaxing after 1 week of 15 day itinerary in Vietnam. You can walk around to explore the colors of Hoi An Ancient Town - a UNESCO World Heritage site on foot or bicycle. You may take a trip to My Son Temples ruins or go to the beach for relaxing. Hoi An is charming town and the Cua Dai and An Bang beach are some of the best beaches in Vietnam, it is great to include time to swim in Hoi An. Stay overnight in Hoi An. 

Meals:  Breakfast

An Bang Beach

Day 7: Hoi An - Fly to Hanoi (B)

Activities: Take the flight to Hanoi and have a free day in this lovely capital.

After having breakfast in the hotel, you will have free time until your driver picks you up for the transfer to Da Nang. From Da Nang, you will catch your flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your personal guide from Incredible Asia Journeys and driver will pick you up at the airport, then we head to the center of the city for hotel check-in. The rest of the day is your free time to discover the food in Hanoi or you may go shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals:  Breakfast

Hanoi Street Vendor

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

Activities: Visit the most attractive destinations in Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, and one of the museums in Hanoi (E.G the Ethnology Museum). Enjoy the Water Puppet show.

Today, you will have a full day Hanoi City Tour with your personal guide to explore Vietnam’s lovely capital. At 8.30am, our tour guide will pick you up to head to Ho Chi Minh Complex - the most solemn place in Hanoi. The complex consists of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, from October through November annually), the Ba Dinh Square, the Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the 11th century One Pillar Pagoda – A tranquil garden of Hanoi), and the Presidential Palace.

After that, we will have a chance to explore the first university of Vietnam - the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature. Every year thousands of candidates coming here praying for good luck in the university entrance exam.

Have lunch at a local restaurant to get energy for our afternoon trip.

We will visit one of the famous museums in Hanoi. You can choose to visit the Ethnology Museum (closes on Monday) to learn more about the outstanding characteristics of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

To end the tour today, we will do a walking tour around the Old Quarter - the heart of the capital, with 36 always-busy ancient streets. And then we will move to the Water Puppet Theater to enjoy Water Puppet Show which is considered as one of the unique Vietnamese traditional arts. Our Hanoi City Tour ends and you will return back to the hotel for overnight in Hanoi.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Notes: 
The itinerary may changes slightly depending on the clients’ personal interest. Please discuss with our guide 1 day before the trip or before the trip for the better arrangement.

Hanoi Cyclo

Day 9: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D)

Activities: Visit the Museum of Vietnamese ethnic group's culture in Thai Nguyen. And then explore with the boat trip in Ba Be Lake.

Ba Be Lake is a good option for the people who want to discover the local life and that will be the memorable time in your Vietnam Tour 15 Days.

At 8.00 am, our tour guide and driver will pick you up after breakfast. We will leave Hanoi to drive to Thai Nguyen for about 2 hours. You will have a chance to explore the Museum of Vietnamese ethnic group's culture.

After that, we will find the way to Pac Ngoi Village for homestay accommodation. We will enjoy the boat trip in Ba Be Lake. You can enjoy the beautiful scenic landscape as well as fresh atmosphere here, and also see the white house island - Ba Goa Island (its name related to a historical story of Vietnam), which is very different from the bustle of the city.

Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight in a homestay in Pac Ngoi Village.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ba Be Lake

Day 10: Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Nguom Ngao cave (B, L, D )

Activities: Visit Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave

After breakfast, you will stay goodbye to host and leave the Ba Be Lake homestay for our trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave. That will be highlights of your 15 day itinerary in Vietnam.

Today we will have a trip to Cao Bang which is closed to Vietnam's Northern border with China. We will visit Phuoc Sen Village - a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Villagers are Nung people and they farm the terraced rice paddies for their living. When you come to Ban Gioc Waterfall, you will see the beauty of those paddies as well as the majestic waterfalls between Vietnam's and China's border. Let's relax and take some beautiful photos when you enjoy the sublime atmosphere of magnificent waterfalls.

Then we will move to Nguom Ngao cave (also called "Tiger Cave") - a masterpiece in stone before going back to Cao Bang for having dinner.

Stay overnight in Cao Bang.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Day 11: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B, L)

Activities: Back to Hanoi. Stop to visit an ethnic village on the way.

After a good night’s sleep at the hotel in Cao Bang to get energy for today, you will take a journey of approximately 310 kilometers to return to Hanoi. On the way, you will pass through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. Stop at an ethnic village to learn about the village which is famous for its rice production. There is not much traffic on this road, so you can have a chance to enjoy some peaceful and quiet atmosphere.

Have lunch on the way to the hotel in the bustling capital of Hanoi.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Cao Bang

Day 12: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)

Activities: Take the transfer to Halong Bay and discover this amazing bay on a cruise.

Your Vietnam 15 day itinerary will end with the most attractive place in Vietnam – Halong Bay. We will join in the Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights to enjoy the best of this magnificent bay. 

From Hanoi, our guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to Halong Bay to start an interesting day trip. It will take about 4.5 hours to get there. You can take some photos on the scenic road to Halong.

At noon, when you arrive at Halong Bay, get on Halong Bay junk boat and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on board as well as this beautiful UNESCO Heritage Sites.

In the afternoon, you will discover the Amazing Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bayafter having lunch on board. Visiting the Amazing Cave will be one of the highlights of the Halong Bay overnight cruise which will bring you the unforgettable memory. Then you will climb Titop Mountain to see panoramic views of the stunning sunset over Halong Bay.

Return back to the junk boat for dinner.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Notes: 
The itinerary may vary depending on the cruise you choose and the weather.

Halong Bay

Day 13: Halong Bay Further Discovering (B, L, D)

Activities: Discover the remote areas. Do kayaking in Halong Bay and enjoy the best time in one of the most beautiful places in the World.

After having breakfast on board, we will use the day tour boat to discover the different aspect of Halong Bay. You will have the opportunity to try kayaking to explore the untouched areas or go swimming in the warm and small beaches. Your junk boat will cruise in the different remote area in Halong Bay and stop somewhere beaches or kayaking.

Lunch will be served on your boat.

Continue discovering the beautiful places in Halong Bay before back to our big boat.

Have dinner and stay overnight on Halong Bay junk boat.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong Cruise Trip

Day 14: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)

Activities: Enjoy the last day on the cruise visiting Halong Bay. Then come back to Hanoi.

In the morning, we will have breakfast on board while remaining surrounded by the beauty of this attractive bay. You will have one more chance to kayak on the smooth and warm waters of Halong Bay to discover more sites which are not able to be accessed by the larger boats, including a cave.

Have lunch on board before going back to the dock. We finish the 3 day 2 night junk boat, say goodbye to our cruise staff and get back to the harbor where your guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to Hanoi. Check-in the hotel and stay overnight in Hanoi for your last night in your Vietnam Tour 15 Days.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Notes: 
The itinerary for Halong Bay trip may change slightly depending on the cruise You choose.

Hanoi Night Market

Day 15: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Activities: Have free time in Hanoi until the transfer to the airport for the flight home.

Have breakfast at the hotel, and then you can spend free time walking around and exploring a bit more in Hanoi, or just relaxing in the hotel. After that, our driver will pick you up for the transfer to the airport for the flight home.

End of Best of  Vietnam 15 Days. Hope to see you again!

Meals:  Breakfast

West Lake

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations ( Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/ drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   02 Domestic flights: HCM – Da Nang, Da Nang– Hanoi ( Vietnam Airlines – Economy Class)
  •   01nights on Halong Bay cruise
  •   Private Boat in Mekong Delta
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water ( 02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned in itinerary 

Exclusions:

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your flights to/from Vietnam
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips for guide and driver
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Incredible Asia Journeys
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