Vietnam Discovery: 14 days Vietnam

The large diversity of Vietnam caters to almost every wandering soul. Within its spectacular seascapes and mountainous landscaping, Vietnam hides its mysterious ethnic minority hamlets, extraordinary cascading grain terraces, a hotpot of cultures dating back thousands of many years, one of the most vibrant food scenes in Southeast Asia, and many more.
This exploration will take you across the nation, from Hanoi, Vietnam's millennial capital city to Sapa, the North's main trekking base. Treat yourself to a perfect getaway on the renowned karst dotted seascape of Halong Bay - one of the New seven Wonders of Nature with its serene emerald water.
Down the slender curves of Vietnam may be the idyllic Hue, Vietnam's formal imperial capital, which has all the grandeur and majesty to stir the interest of any history buff. Further south is Hoi An - playing the job of muse to the artist, its architectural consistency of buildings as well as the grid formation of narrow alleys and lanes have magically turned Hoi An right into a de facto theme park.
Out from the serenity, Saigon bloomed as one of the most enjoyable cities in Asia but doesn't settle for just that. The verdant Mekong Delta, the melting pot of cultures that are different has another otherworldly aspect of Vietnam.
Why don't we invest a meaningful holiday in Vietnam becoming part of her fluidity and examining her lots of facets acutely from the inside out in fourteen times with Top Vietnam Travel.


Highlight:
  • Watch Vietnam’s 1,000 year of history comes to life in front of you with a visit to Hanoi
  • Dip your toe in a whole different culture with a trip to Sapa
  • Get in touch with the grandeur of nature in Halong Bay
  • Weave through Hue’s deep-rooted culture and history
  • Get lost in the bucolic charm of Hoian
  • Embrace the addictive madness of Saigon
  • Embark on a trip to Mekong Delta, one of Asia’s most atmospheric land

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Meals: NA/Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Your holiday in Vietnam is going to start with Hanoi - the classic capital of Vietnam. After a warm welcome upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are going to engage in a private walking city tour to discover local markets and also the Old Quarter - known for its 36 narrow, congested roadways and guilds (now Hanoi has over 70 streets) - each was called after a single trade - formed by artisans and traders from villages around Hoan Kiem Lake who came here to market their goods.


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: on train (shared 4 soft sleeper cabin with AC)
The capital of Hanoi is a quintessential visit in any Vietnam holiday packages in case you're anticipating digging much deeper into Vietnamese society. Today you've a whole day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam, with en route visits to its main appeal sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum along with Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Presidential Palace), the Temple of Literature, West Lake with Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda, and also the most incredible attraction museum in Hanoi - The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or History Museum.
Later in the afternoon, you are going to enjoy a conventional Water Puppet performance for an intimate insight into Vietnamese outlying life throughout its history. Originated in the Red River Delta in the 11th century, water puppetry hails from the country 's wet rice culture, sketching a colorful and lively picture of an agricultural modern society normal of the North with a humorous twist to each skit. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Enjoy dinner on the own arrangement of yours before being transferred to Hanoi Railway Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai.


Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodations: Hotel in Sapa
You are going to arrive at Lao Cai Station at the start of the morning. Lao Cai is a city near the Chinese border. You'll be greeted by our local tour guide and then transferred to Sapa city. Have breakfast and relax for some time before beginning to trek to M??ng Hoa Valley - known for its breathtaking scenery and being the biggest farmland for rice cultivation in SaPa. You'll trek across the Muong Hoa River through terraced fields, passing by several hamlets on the H'Mong. The trek will take you from Lao Chai Village - inhabited by Black H'mong People to Ta Van Village - inhabited by the Zay, providing an intimate insight into the various cultural traditions and costumes showcased by the villagers. Go back to your hotel and stay overnight in Sapa.


Day 4: Sapa – Matra – Ta Phin Village – Bus to Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch./Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi.
The walk starts from Sapa through the beautiful gardens and rich pine forests. On the manner, you will pass by Matra - a small, remote tribal village of the Black Hmong. Continue trekking through rice terraces and the scenic mountainous landscape of Sapa, and also enjoy lunch served en-route to Taphin Village. This particular village has its visitors captivated by the unique cultural life of the Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities - he 2 largest ethnic groups inhabiting the area through anecdotes told by the elders. You'll in addition have the opportunity to visit some traditional houses here before returning to Sapa in an automobile. The bus of ours is going to take you to Hanoi for the overnight stay of yours at the hotel.


Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Meal: Breakfast-lunch-dinner/Accommodation: On Cruise
No holiday in Vietnam is complete without having a beach escape. So treat yourself to an overnight stay amidst the magnificent Halong Bay. After getting picked up from your hotel, you will be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, you'll be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through a myriad of destinations and islets towering over and shown from the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a close by summit for a birds' eye view of the bay peppered with golden sails, and then proceed to a quiet beach for a few swimming or kayaking, or simply go back to the ship and also sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles the fancy of yours.
Later in the evening, pay a visit to a tranquil fishing village to have interaction with fishermen who have inhabited the bay for almost three generations. Go back on board and have a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks and lose yourself in the immense visual delight as the reddish-orange hue of the sky deepens and also dusk creeps over the horizon. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight on the junk.


Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue
Meal: Breakfast-Brunch/Accommodation: On Cruise
Kickstart your day with a beginning Tai Chi Session on the sundeck and you will be compensated with an unparalleled visible glory of the sunshine peeking over the watery horizon. After breakfast, you are going to visit an enigmatic limestone grotto and then go back to the ship for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay as you cruise back to the dock. Check out when the ship arrives at the harbor by drive and noon back to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. On the arrival of yours, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Check in as well as immediately in Hue.


Day 7: Hue
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Today, you are going to embark on a full day exploration of Hue - Vietnam's former age-old capital. Get started with a trip to the Imperial Citadel - home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City - once the Emperor's and also the family of his private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century, based off of the design of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Aside from the Forbidden Purple City and the main structures of state, the Imperial Enclosure houses many other palaces and temples within its walls.
In the afternoon, carry on and visit the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda, and the brilliant Dong Ba Riverside Market.


Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
Wake up in the early capital and enjoy your breakfast in the resort. Next, embark on a private boat trip cruising the romantic Perfume River with visits to Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) and also the grandiose Minh Mang's tomb - captivating beholders with its regal characteristics. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then leave Hue for Hoi An - another UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are going to travel via the Hai Van Pass, stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages in the foot of the Marble Mountains before arriving in Hoi An. Upon arrival in Hoi An, you will check in to your hotel and also have some free time to explore the town then stay overnight there.


Day 9: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving overseas commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Arab and Portuguese traders. These people came primarily to trade within the high-grade silk, which is still produced in the region, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the structures in the narrow streets have remained the same for over a century. You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter going to Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky Ancestral House, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour, there is going to be time that is free to shop and relax. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.


Day 10: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
You will then leave Hoi An for Danang Airport for a one hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, you will embark on the city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the existing Post Office along with bustling Ben Thanh Market. You are going to stay overnight in HCMC.


Day 11: Cao Dai Temple & Cu chi Underground
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
This morning you are going to drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Holy See Temple could be the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion as well as home of the Divine Eye, the official sign of this unique religion. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. You'll also be able to observe the midday service.
Following lunch you are going to drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which consist of over 200 km of subterranean tunnels. This principal axis system has many branches linking to subterranean hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The system included innumerable trap doors, uniquely constructed living areas, field hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities, command centers along with kitchens. These days the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the Vietnam War. You will stay overnight in HCMC.


Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
You are going to leave HCMC to rich My Tho in which you'll cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, wherever you're treated to a scrumptious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with exotic fruit. You'll also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among some other things, snake wine, before proceeding to Vinh Trang Pagoda. You'll subsequently head off to Can Tho City - the metropolis of probably the Southwest situated right at the center of the Mekong Delta, for an overnight stay.


Day 13: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day and then take boat trip to join in the sun soaked Cai Rang drifting market, among the most bustling floating marketplaces in the Mekong Delta, with a huge selection of little boats barging and jostling for space to market the goods of theirs that will certainly escape you in awe. After sampling local fruit, our guide will escort you to the resort through myriad canals. You are going to have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay.


Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: NA
There's no activity designed for today so you're free to enjoy your spare time souvenir shopping until getting transferred to the airport for the onward flight. This is the conclusion of the holiday of yours in Vietnam.

  • DepartureHanoi
  • IncludedHotel in twin/double sharing room basis with daily breakfastMeal as mentionedTransfer by air-conditioned private carEntrance fees, boat trips and excursionsExcellent English speaking guideDomestic flight
  • Not IncludedTravel InsuranceInternational air ticketsDrinks, Tipping, VisaPersonal expensesOthers not mentioned above