Northern off the beaten track

15 days Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

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Hanoi

Hanoi
2days
City tour

Sapa
2days
Hill tribe & Trekking & Terraced rice paddies

Halong Bay
2days
Kayaking & Tai chi

Hue
1day
Thien Mu Pagoda

Hoi An
3days
Bicycle ride

Mekong Delta
2days
Close to Village life

Ho Chi Minh City
2days
Cu Chi Tunnels

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Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 14+
  • Destinations: 7
  • Age: All age
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Style: Nature & Culture

Experience Local Overnight Train

Trekking in Tribal Villages

Kayaking on Halong Bay and Overnight on Board

Get Close to Village Life in Mekong Delta

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!

    • Accommodation:

      Silk Queen Grand hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, our tour guide greets you at the airport and transfer to hotel in the center of Hanoi. Hotel checks in upon arrival, the rest of the day is yours to relax, or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own.

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  • Day 2 - Hanoi City Tour & Overnight Train to Lao Cai

  • Day 3 - Sapa Local Villages and Markets

    • Accommodation:

      Amazing Hotel Sapa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Arrive in Lao Cai this early morning. You guide will meet you and take you to have breakast. Then drive to Cao Son commune, through the Muong Khuong district. Along the way, you will pass terraced rice paddies, pine plantations and the tea farms. Visit busy Cao Son Market, where Red Dao, Tay, Black H'Mong and other ethnic people gather from the surrounding area to sell their handicrafts and silverware and to buy provisions. Later, have a short walk to Flower Hmong Village before have lunch. Drive along the Chay River through the panoramic views of mountains, valleys and villages. On the way, you will enjoy a few photo stops of enjoy the spectacular scenery befor arriving at Coc Ly Bridge. Then you will board a local boat adn cruise along the river to Trung Do village before continuing onto Sapa.   

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  • Day 4 - Trekking in Sapa Tribal Villages

    • Accommodation:

      Amazing Hotel Sapa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, soak up the rural cultural atmosphere at a vibrant local market. After that, start a soft trekking tour (about 3 hours) to Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, which is home to the Black H’mong and the Day people, where you can take in some fresh air and immerse yourself in the beauty of the marvelous mountains, terraces, as well as the friendly atmosphere of the locals and their special ethnic culture. After that, drive back to Sapa and take a good rest.

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  • Day 5 - Sapa Tribal Villages and Back to Hanoi

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Silk Queen Grand hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today, your trek starts with the Ma Tra Village, and then you will walk through the breathtaking view of the rice terraces and reach the Ta Phin Village (approx. 3 hours), where the Red Dao minority lives. Enjoy a lunch in the village that full of local flavor, and then head back to Hanoi by road (about 5 hours).    

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  • Day 6 - Head to Halong Bay and Overnight on Board

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Lavela Premium Cruise  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, you will take a private transfer for about 3 hrs to Halong City, where you will begin your one and a half days' Halong Bay cruise. You will board the tradtional Vietnamese junk in the afternoon and cruise around the Halong Bay's limestone islets and caves doted the sea and see the sun set over the clam waters at the deck. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at evening. All meals are included during your stay on board. There are also a variety of optional activities waiting for you. Such as swimming, kayaking, diving...etc. 

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  • Day 7 - Morning Activities & Fly to Hue

    • Accommodation:

      Moonlight Hotel Hue  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Brunch

    • Activity:

      Wake up early this morning to catch the sunrise over the bay with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Continue cruising and you can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to around discovering local life on the waters. Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port at around 11:00, where your guide and driver will wait you and drive you back to Hanoi (about 4hrs) to take the afternoon flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you're greeted by your local guide and drvier and escort you to the hotel.

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  • Day 8 - Imperial Hue

    • Accommodation:

      Moonlight Hotel Hue  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today, you will tour the Minh Mang Tomb renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. Admire the Vietnam’s tallest and iconic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda by a royal dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. After that, take a walk on the cobbled paths in the Imperial Citadel, and discover some former glory of the country’s royalty in the Forbidden Purple City. Finally, stroll in the Dong Ba Market to get a taste of the local civil life.

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  • Day 9 - Head to Hoi An

    • Accommodation:

      Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today, your journey begins with a scenic drive to Hoi An (about 3 hrs), during which you can have a full view of the coast and Da Nang when driving on the top of Hai Van Pass. And you can also have a leisure walk on the soft white sand at Da Nang’s Non Nuoc Beach, appreciate great sculptures in Cham Museum and climb the beautiful Marble Mountains. You can explore the town on your own or just relax after reaching Hoi An in the afternoon.

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  • Day 10 - Get Close to Village Life

    • Accommodation:

      Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Your local guide will meet you at your hotel and you’ll take a cyclo ride to the center of Hoi An to visit the colorful market. At the market you’ll have the opportunity to interact with local sellers and learn about the fresh ingredients you’ll be using during your cooking lesson later in the day. This is a great chance to take some photos as well, so be sure to have your camera ready!

      After visiting the market, you’ll take a ride to Tra Que vegetable village. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink and then walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work in their fields following the methods that have been in use for hundreds of years.

      Next you’ll having a cooking lesson with a chef to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, you’ll have a chance to enjoy what you’ve cooked!

      At the tour,you’ll bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An and your hotel.

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  • Day 11 - Hoi An at Leisure

    • Accommodation:

      Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      A free day for you relax or further sightsee around Hoi An. You may wish to take a relaxing rowboat journey along the river or spend the day lazing by the beach or hotel pool. It’s also possible to take an optional excursion to the most holiest and evocative of Vietnam’s Cham sites, My Son or to Quang Ngai, the site of the My Lai massacre memorial. The massacre was a significant turning point in the Vietnam War and the story is told through photo presentation on a walk through the village.

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  • Day 12 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Silverland hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Today, transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang, then fly to Ho Chi Minh City.After hotel check in, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.


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  • Day 13 - Mekong Delta Tour

    • Accommodation:

      Nam Bo Boutique Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today, you will drive to Mekong Delta area to enjoy One day Mekong Delta tour (My Tho) with visiting to villages and markets.

      After breakfast at hotel, leave Saigon for Mytho for one day trip. Arrival in Mytho city visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, this is one of the most beautiful & ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta. Continuous to My Tho boat station .cruise on the Mekong river for sightseeing: fish floating market, islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix. Take a walk to visit Thoi Son orchid garden, visit a bee-farm, enjoy honey-tea. Going around Thoi Son island by Xe Tau Mo (Pedicap by bike). Stop over at an orchard of Ms Ba’s. tropical fruits Enjoy seasonal fruits and listen to Southern traditional music. Take a short walk to rowing boat quay, get on the rowing boat to discover natural canal and the daily procession. The last visit is coconut candy workshop, taste fresh candies in coconut island before have lunch at Mien Tay riverside restaurant. Back to pier. Transfer to Can Tho for overnight.

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  • Day 14 - Mekong and Ho Chi Minh City

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Silverland hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today starts with a boat cruise along the endless waterway of mighty Mekong River. Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market where hundreds of boats are loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade, and the Bun Tau Noodle Factory. Afternoon go back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • Day 15 - Cu Chi Tunnels & Departure

    • Sights: 1

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick up you at hotel and transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch at local restaurant,transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your flight to next destination.

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Accommodation

Silk Queen Grand hotel

36 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  1. 25km Airports
  2. 1.5km Public Transport
  3. 0.5km Center
Why This Hotel:

200 m from Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

300 m from Ngoc Son Temple

400 m from Hoan Kiem Lake

35 sqm spacious executive room

Vietnam Overnight Train

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  1. 0km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

Amazing Hotel Sapa

Dong Loi, Sa Pa, Vietnam

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  1. 294km Airports
  2. 0.5km Public Transport
  3. 1.9km Center
Why This Hotel:

Featuring a heated indoor swimming pool on top floor

Conveniently located

200 m from Sa Pa Stone Church

500 m away from Sa Pa Lake

Lavela Premium Cruise

Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long City 3, Ha Long, Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 30km Airports
  2. 63km Public Transport
  3. 7km Center
Why This Hotel:

23 sqm spacious cabins come with connecting capabilities upon request

A selection of activities are offered on board, such as fishing and hiking

Moonlight Hotel Hue

20 Pham Ngu Lao , Hue, Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

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  1. 15km Airports
  2. 2.3km Public Transport
  3. 1km Center
Why This Hotel:

5-minute drive to the popular Dong Ba Market

20-minute drive to Thuan An beach

3-minute walk to Huong River

34 sqm spacious Deluxe Room

Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences

Cua Dai Street, Cua Dai,Hoi An, Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

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  1. 28km Airports
  2. 7km Public Transport
  3. 4.7km Center
Why This Hotel:

3 minutes walk from the beach

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An

4.8 km from Japanese Bridge

36 sqm spacious deluxe room

Grand Silverland hotel

125-133 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 6.8km Airports
  2. 4.1km Public Transport
  3. 1.2km Center
Why This Hotel:

Rooftop swimming pool

1-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market

Within a 10-minute walk from Sunwah Tower, Opera Building

Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

1 Ngo Quyen, Can Tho, Vietnam

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 11.9km Airports
  2. 99km Public Transport
  3. 1.6km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within 60 m of Ninh Kieu Pier

Short distance from attractions

45 sqm spacious Junior Suite

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Additional insurance

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

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