Vietnam In Depth

Vietnam In Depth

Duration 19 days
Price From $1,500
Physical level Easy
For those who are eager to see Vietnam at its purest and experience the real local life, this Vietnam in Depth Tour is simply a perfect choice. You will have chances to meet the friendly Hmong people in the remote Ha Giang highland, visit the temples in Hoi An, have fun in Hanoi or Saigon and enjoy some unique excursion that are not offered commonly.
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL (D)
DAY 02 HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 03 HO CHI MINH - NHA TRANG (B)
DAY 04 NHA TRANG  (B)
DAY 05 NHA TRANG TO HOI AN (B,L,D)
DAY 06 HOI AN (B,L)
DAY 07 HOI AN TO HUE (B)
DAY 08 HUE TO HANOI (B)
DAY 09 HANOI - SAPA (B)
DAY 10 SAPA  (B)
DAY 11 SAPA - BAC HA  (B)
DAY 12 BAC HA - HOANG SU PHI (B)
DAY 13 HOANG SU PHI  (B)
DAY 14 HOANG SU PHI - VU LINH (B)
DAY 15 VU LINH - HANOI (B)
DAY 16 HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 17 HANOI - HALONG BAY (B,L)
DAY 18 HALONG BAY - HANOI (B,L)
DAY 19 HANOI DEPARTURE ( B)


Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi Vietnam !
Upon your arrival, Authentic Asia tour guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Hanoi is a vibrant city which boasts a rich history from Ly Dynasty in A.D 1010. From the narrow, bustling streets of the Old Quarter to the charming colonial buildings, shady avenue, blissful lakes, the city of Hanoi demonstrates its own uniqueness combining the west and the east.
The first experience in Hanoi commences with a nice walk in the Old Quarter and welcome dinner.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi city Tour

The city of Hanoi has something special to offer to all its visitors. From beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards to thriving Old Quarter, ochre building remained from French colonial era, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of West and East.
Your visit today will take you to Dong Xuan market, the biggest wholesale market in northern Vietnam, stroll through the ancient '36 streets' where you can discover an amazing selection of shops selling everything from souvenirs to exquisite silk clothing, beautifully embroidered tablecloths. 
For culture immersion, you will see Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam then Museum of Art, concluding in West Lake experience Tran Quoc pagoda and enjoy the sunset with Hanoian.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley

Leave Hanoi for a scenic drive to Mai Chau valley this morning. 
Mai Chau is home to White Thai and Muong minorities who settled their traditions in this beautiful mountainous area since the XI century. 
Upon arrival, sample the traditional, tasteful Thai food and relax by the rice field.
For afternoon tour, take a walk to the scenic Buoc village, where you have opportunity to meet friendly local farmers working on their rice paddies. Your guide will be very pleased to let you participating in their daily works and visit some random houses where you experience their genuine hospitality. 
This evening`s highlight is the traditional Thai dance. 
Accommodation: lodge/ guest house in Mai Chau
Meal: breakfast

Day 04: Mai Chau valley - Ninh Binh

After breakfast, we will spend more time to learn about Thai`s culture, seeing some of the traditional work of making silk, bricks and wander along the lush valley from Pom Coong to Van village. 
In the afternoon, we depart for Ninh Binh on a less-travelled road, filled with fascinating limestone mountains and rice. Upon arrival in Ninh Binh, enjoy a pleasant cycle from your resort to explore the surroundings.
Accommodation: hotel in Ninh Binh
Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu

The highlight of this morning is the visit to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. 
While Tam Coc is accessible by boat where you can behold the spectacular cliffs, verdant rice fields on Ngo Dong river; Hoa Lu provides you an insight of Le and Dinh dynasty.  
After the visit to these famous attractions, taking a bike to cycle through rural villages to experience the typical farm of Ninh Binh and the friendliness of people.
Accommodation: hotel in Ninh Binh
Meal: breakfast

Day 06: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay

After breakfast, we drive through the heart of Red River Delta to Quang Ninh province where you will embark a traditional junk to set sail out to the islands of Halong Bay.
The highlight of this day is the visit to one of the biggest caves in the bay, relaxing on the sundeck to behold the magical beauty of Ha Long bay
Accommodation: cruise in Halong 
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 07: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

As the cruise travels further into Lan Ha Bay, you will have a chance to explore the bay in the less-visited side. Activities of the day varies differently from morning till evening with: Tai Chi lesson, cooking class, floating village visit, beach relaxation and kayaking through hidden lagoon.
In the evening, the crew team will show you how to get catfish with a rod or leave you a nice time on deck.
Accommodation: cruise in Halong Bay
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 08: Lan Ha Bay - Hoi An

Another day in Lan Ha Bay where you travel further into the less-visited limestone islets, beholding some of the most spectacular sites of Halong.
There are hidden beaches and islands for your exploration before you disembark and head back to Noi Bai Airport. Taking the flight to Da Nang. Transfer to your hotel in Hoi An for leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 09: Hoi An Walking Tour

Commence the day on a walking tour of charming Hoi An where you encounter the remarkable architecture of French, Dutch and Asia reflect the city's eclectic heritage. 
The tour takes you through Hoi An lively market, Old House of Tan Ky and cross the Japanese Bridge to Fujian Essembly Hall.
Afternoon excursion is kept for My Son holy land, the former capital of the Champa Kingdom and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast
 

Day 10: Hoi An Eco-tour

The suburb of Hoi An is an ideal place to know about the rural life and our guide will show you how to live like a local : making vegetation in Tra Que village, cycling along the rice terrace and control a basket boat. The tour today brings you lots of fun and unique experience too. Return to your hotel in late afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Taking the flight to Ho Chi Minh city this morning.
In the afternoon, explore the significant Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The tour also takes you to the notable French colonial buildings including the Central Post Office designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel, then to the Notre Dame Cathedral before you encounter the busy street of Ho Chi Minh on cyclo.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho

The journey from Ho Chi Minh to Vinh Long, you will pass many rice fields, fruit orchards. Upon arrival, embark a styled sampans ride to see the vivid local life in Mekong. 
The highlight of your visit is the wholesale Cai Be floating fruit and vegetable market, followed by a visit to some local home factories that produce rice paper, puffed rice and coconut candy. 
Proceed to Can Tho city. The rest of the day is for your leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
Meal: breakfast

Day 13: Can Tho - Phu Quoc Island

This morning, we visit the biggest floating market in the area, the Cai Rang market before taking the flight to Phu Quoc Island.
The remainder of the day is for your leisure
Accommodation: hotel in Phu Quoc
Meal: breakfast

Day 14: Phu Quoc Island

The day is left free for your own leisure
Accommodation: hotel in Phu Quoc
Meal: breakfast

Day 15: Phu QUoc Island

Free at leisure
Accommodation: hotel in Phu Quoc
Meal: breakfast

Day 16: Phu QUoc - Ho Chi Minh City

Free at leisure until your flight back to Ho Chi Minh city. Transfer to your hotel
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the north of Saigon plays a significant role in both French and America war. Initially built in the 1940’s for the fight against French colonization, they were needed again in the 1960’s and 70’s during the American war. 
Leave Ho Chi Minh city on a leisure drive to Tay Ninh. 
Upon arrival, start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an elaborate underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. The journey begins at the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc tunnel sections. 
Return to your hotel in late afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh departure  

Free on your own until our driver picks you up for your departure flight
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast
 
Our service includes
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • Domestic flights in the itinerary:
    Hanoi - Da Nang ( Hoi An)
    Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city
    Can Tho - Phu Quoc
    Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh
  • Hotel rooms in the itinerary
  • Boat trips and cruises
  • Meals as mentioned 
  • Transport by private car with AC
  • English speaking guides
    Other language tour guides are available upon request
  • Water & tissues
  • Entrance fees, art performance
Our service excludes
  • International flights to/from Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks not mentioned
  • Tips & gratuities
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