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Vietnam North to South - 16 Days

Vietnam North to South

Vietnam · Private Tour · 16 Days
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Vietnam is well known to have many highlights and hidden gems as well as its culture and welcoming people. This 16 days North to South Vietnam tour will bring you to the most well known tourist sites in Vietnam. Stroll in the cultural heart of Hanoi, cruise the tranquil water of Ha Long Bay, soak under the sun at the beach of Nha Trang, Go back in time by visiting the ancient town in Hoi An and Hue, explore in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh and boat ride to the floating markets in Mekong Delta.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi → Lao Cai
Day 4 - Lao Cai → Sa Pa
Day 5 - Sa Pa → Lao Cai → Hanoi
Day 6 - Hanoi → Ha Long Bay
Day 7 - Ha Long Bay → Hanoi → Hue
Day 8 - Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An
Day 9 - Hoi An
Day 10 - Hoi An → Da Nang → Nha Trang
Day 11 - Nha Trang
Day 12 - Nha Trang → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14 - Ho Chi Minh City → Vinh Long → Can Tho
Day 15 - Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City

What is included

  • Transports by private air-conditioned vehicle and boats
  • Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi in air-conditioned 2 berth compartment
  • 12 nights accommodation at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • 2 nights in 1st class sleeper train
  • 1 night accommodation on junk boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight in Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Hanoi airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

After a welcome drink and tour briefing, enjoy a performance of traditional Vietnamese Water Puppetry show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Movenpick Hotel

Hanoi

day
2
Hanoi

After breakfast, tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Old Quarter with its 36 guild streets and stroll Hanoi’s boulevards or relax by the lake.

Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Movenpick Hotel

Hanoi

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3
Hanoi → Lao Cai

After breakfast, attend an interesting cooking class in Sofitel Metropole Hotel and lunch at the Spice Garden Restaurant.

In the afternoon, you are free to discover more of the city before transferring to the railway station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

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Hanoi → Lao Cai280 km 8h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Livitrans

King Express - 2 berth cabin Hanoi - Sapa

day
4
Lao Cai → Sa Pa

You will arrive in Lao Cai at about 6:30 am then transfer up to a former French hill station of Sa Pa. Check in at the hotel, then have breakfast and discover this bustling market town at your own pace.

In the afternoon walk to Cat Cat village and enjoy the hospitality of its friendly locals.

Overnight in Sa Pa.

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Lao Cai → Sa Pa44 km 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chau Long Sapa Hotel

Sa Pa

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5
Sa Pa → Lao Cai → Hanoi

After breakfast, an easy walk through the pristine mountain scenery of Lao Chai and Ta Van Valley offers great photo opportunities of Mount Fansipan as well as the daily activities of the hill tribe people.

Then drive back to Lao Cai for your overnight train journey to Hanoi.

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Sa Pa → Lao Cai44 km 1h 15min
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Lao Cai → Hanoi280 km 8h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Livitrans

King Express - 2 berth cabin Sa Pa - Hanoi

day
6
Hanoi → Ha Long Bay

Arriving in Hanoi in early morning and transfer to a restaurant for breakfast before driving on to Ha Long Bay.

Board your junk and enjoy a welcome drink followed by a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the bay. You will also explore one of the beautiful grottoes and go swimming. There is also the chance to try some night fishing.

Overnight in Ha Long Bay.

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Hanoi → Ha Long Bay146 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Indochina Sails

Ha Long Bay

day
7
Ha Long Bay → Hanoi → Hue

Enjoy more swimming in Ha Long Bay and brunch while cruising to the harbour before your return journey to Hanoi.

Stop at Dong Trieu ceramic village and see artisans using centuries old skills to create superb vases and other ceramic items.

Take a flight to Hue and after arrival, free to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Hue.

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Ha Long Bay → Hanoi 3h
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Hanoi → Hue 1h 10min
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Gerbera Hotel

Hue

day
8
Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An

After breakfast, a boat cruise on the Perfume River will take you to the most revered Thien Mu Pagoda and the King Ming Mang Tomb, followed by a tour of the Imperial Citadel.

Later, travel to Da Nang and visit the Cham Sculpture Museum before driving on to merchant town of Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Hue → Da Nang102 km 2h 10 min
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Da Nang → Hoi An28 km 40 min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An

day
9
Hoi An

After breakfast, a walk through the historic Hoi An allows you to admire the centuries old buildings. You will visit the town market and the impressive Japanese covered bridge.

In the afternoon, you are free to explore this charming town or head to the beautiful Cua Dai Beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An

day
10
Hoi An → Da Nang → Nha Trang

After breakfast, a last chance to wander through this once flourishing port during Nguyen dynasty before transferring to the airport in Da Nang for your flight to Nha Trang.

You will be meet by your guide in Nha Trang and transfer to your hotel. This evening is free.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

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Hoi An → Da Nang 40min
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Da Nang → Nha Trang 1h 5min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Michelia Hotel

Nha Trang

day
11
Nha Trang

After breakfast, you will visit the 9th Century Po Nagar Tower and tour at Oceanographic Institute to explore the impressive collection of aquatic flora and fauna.

Then cruise the island dotted turquoise waters of Nha Trang Bay and enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch at Mieu Island before heading back to the mainland.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Michelia Hotel

Nha Trang

day
12
Nha Trang → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will be leaving Nha Trang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, the remainder of the day can be spend walking and exploring the exciting Ho Chi Minh City.

Maybe you can try out your bargaining skills at Ben Thanh Market, one of the cities busiest markets.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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Nha Trang → Ho Chi Minh City 55 min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City

day
13
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, explore the city’s historic landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the former US embassy and experience the excitement of Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown.

In the afternoon head out to explore the phenomenal underground Cu Chi tunnel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City

day
14
Ho Chi Minh City → Vinh Long → Can Tho

After breakfast, head south to Vinh Long and board a motor boat and travel up the Mekong River to discover Cai Be Floating Market.

A visit to the industries and orchards of Vinh Long is followed by a lunch of local specialties, before journeying on to Can Tho.

Overnight in Can Tho.

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Ho Chi Minh City → Vinh Long130 km 2h 17min
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Vinh Long → Can Tho40 km 50min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Golf Can Tho Hotel

Can Tho

day
15
Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, a morning boat ride will take you to the remarkable Cai Rang floating market, then continue crossing the leafy waterways.

You will arrive at a fruit orchard where you can sample delicious tropical fruits and learn about the Delta‘s way of life from your friendly local hosts before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City170 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City

day
16
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will have a good opportunity to do some last minute shopping before transferring the airport for departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Movenpick Hotel

Hanoi - Sapa
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Livitrans

King Express - 2 berth cabin
Sa Pa
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Chau Long Sapa Hotel

Sa Pa - Hanoi
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Livitrans

King Express - 2 berth cabin
Ha Long Bay
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Indochina Sails

Hue
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Gerbera Hotel

Hoi An
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Hoi An Beach Resort

Nha Trang
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Michelia Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Can Tho
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Golf Can Tho Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2838$2507$2059

Photos

Ha Long Bay
Ricefield, Sa Pa
Citadel, Hue
Cu Chi Tunnel
One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
Water Puppetry, Hanoi
Temple of Literature, Hanoi
Sapa Market
Hoi An
Nha Trang Beach
Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh
Floating Market
Ceramic Products
Po Ngar Cham Temple
Making Cake
Vietnamese Spring Roll

Map

What travelers say

  • Gary D. and Kitty W. from Holland
    Feb 2015

    We want to thank you personally for all of your services which made this holiday a very memorable experience for us.

    We enjoyed ourselves very much !

    All of the transfers to/from hotels, airports and to the local sights were very good and always on time. The quality and size of your cars were also very good and comfortable. We also found our Guides and Drivers in North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and in the South all very good and polite. They were all careful drivers.

    Also a big thank you for the birthday cake, flowers and wine that your Guide & Driver gave to my wife on her birthday whilst we were in Ninh Binh.

    Congratulations on the complete service you provided us and we would recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Vietnam. We will also pass these compliments on to Travel Agent as well.

    Thank you again!

  • Aloijsius B. from Holland
    May 2015

    We have our last day in vietnam today. After our first days, we feel that it is important to inform you, that we enjoyed the next days. We already told you by phone about hue and hoian. The days in saigon and mekong delta were also special and very good arranged. Our compliments to the guide and the driver.

    So we leave vietnam with a good feeling. Thanks for your support and thanks for the upgrades we received.

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