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Vietnam In Depth - 22 Days

Vietnam In Depth

Vietnam · Private Tour · 22 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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This is a comprehensive tour of the country’s best highlights. From the fast-paced yet graceful city of Hanoi to the historical landmarks of Saigon and Cu Chi. Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay and enjoy the old world ambiance of delightful Hoi An and Hue. In this journey you will also meet the enigmatic locals and hill tribe with their warm smiles and welcoming nature. In 22 days you will definitely appreciate the country’s unique culture and stunning scenery as it unfolds before your eyes.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi → Lao Cai
Day 4 - Lao Cai → Sa Pa
Day 5 - Sa Pa
Day 6 - Sa Pa → Lao Cai → Hanoi
Day 7 - Hanoi → Ha Long Bay
Day 8 - Ha Long Bay → Hanoi → Dong Hoi
Day 9 - Dong Hoi
Day 10 - Dong Hoi → Hue
Day 11 - Hue
Day 12 - Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An
Day 13 - Hoi An
Day 14 - Hoi An → Da Nang → Nha Trang
Day 15 - Nha Trang
Day 16 - Nha Trang → Da Lat
Day 17 - Da Lat
Day 18 - Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 19 - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 20 - Ho Chi Minh City → Vinh Long → Can Tho
Day 21 - Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 22 - Ho Chi Minh City

What is included

  • Return airport transfers in Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Local flight in Da Nang - Nha Trang
  • Transports by private air-conditioned vehicle and boats
  • Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi and Hanoi - Dong Hoi in air-conditioned 4 berth compartment
  • 17 nights accommodation at comfort 4* hotels
  • 3 nights accommodation in 1st class sleeper train
  • 1 night on board the Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Daily breakfast and 5 lunches
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • 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 Noi Bai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

After a welcome drink and tour briefing enjoy a performance of Vietnam’s unique traditional Water Puppetry.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

Superior Room Hanoi

day
2
Hanoi

After breakfast, tour President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s first University).

In the afternoon, you are free to visit the Old Quarter with its 36 guild streets, stroll Hanoi’s boulevards or relax in a café by Hoan Kiem Lake.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

Superior Room Hanoi

day
3
Hanoi → Lao Cai

After breakfast, visit Duong Lam, an ancient village of the Red River Delta, 50kms outside the city and its famous Mia Pagoda.

In the afternoon, you are free to discover the city at your own pace before transferring to the railway station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Overnight at the train.

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

2 Berth Cabin Lao Cai

day
4
Lao Cai → Sa Pa

Arrive in Lao Cai at about 6:30am and transfer up to former French hill station of Sa Pa. Check in and have breakfast then wander around 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 at the hotel.

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

Superior Room Sa Pa

day
5
Sa Pa

After breakfast, a relaxed 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 colourful hill tribe people are the highlights of the day.

In the afternoon, a short climb up of Ham Rong Mountain presents a great view over Sa Pa below.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Chau Long Sapa Hotel

Superior Room Sa Pa

day
6
Sa Pa → Lao Cai → Hanoi

After breakfast, you are free to wander the vivid marketplace again before driving down to Lao Cai in the Chinese border.

Then visit the Ta Phin village and some of the local houses and with a chance to mingle with the local Red Dao villagers.

You then board your overnight train for your return trip to Hanoi.

Overnight at the hotel.

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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 Express Train

2 Berth Cabin Hanoi

day
7
Hanoi → Ha Long Bay

Upon arrival in Hanoi in the early morning, you will be transferred to a restaurant for breakfast before driving on to Ha Long Bay.

Board your junk and enjoy a welcome drink then cruise Ha Long Bay and enjoy a seafood lunch. There is also time to explore one of the many beautiful grottoes, swim and even try some night fishing.

Overnight at the boat.

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

Superior Room Ha Long Bay

day
8
Ha Long Bay → Hanoi → Dong Hoi

After breakfast, last swim and brunch while cruising to the harbour before returning to Hanoi.

Along the way, stop at Dong Trieu ceramic village and see artisans create superb vases and other masterpieces using centuries old skills.

Last chance to explore Hanoi before boarding your express train to Dong Hoi.

Overnight at the train.

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Ha Long Bay → Hanoi146 km 3h
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Hanoi → Dong Hoi522 km 10h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Reunification Express Train

2 Berth Cabin Dong Hoi

day
9
Dong Hoi

Arrive at Dong Hoi and transfer to your hotel for breakfast.

Then followed by a boat cruise on Sen River to visit the beautiful Phong Nha Caves, now a world heritage site and the largest and most beautiful caves in Vietnam.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sun Spa Resort

Superior Room Dong Hoi

day
10
Dong Hoi → Hue

After breakfast, drive south along Highway One to Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Hue.

In the afternoon, you envisage the regal splendour of a time past as you walk cobbled paths through the grounds of the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dong Hoi → Hue176 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Gerbera Hotel

Superior Room Hue

day
11
Hue

After breakfast, cruise by Dragon Boat up the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s oldest and most revered Pagodas.

Continue up the river and arrive at the majestic and serene King Ming Mang tomb where you will tour its beautifully laid out grounds.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Gerbera Hotel

Superior Room Hue

day
12
Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An

After breakfast, a journey over the Hai Van Pass brings you to Da Nang, where the Cham Sculpture Museum displays carvings from the once powerful and prosperous Cham civilization.

Upon arrival in the old merchant town of Hoi An, you are free to explore the town at your own pace.

Overnight at the hotel.

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

Superior Room Hoi An

day
13
Hoi An

After breakfast, walk through the historic Hoi An and admire the narrow lanes of centuries old buildings. Then visit the town’s 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 for a relaxing swim and a delicious seafood lunch.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoi An Beach Resort

Superior Room Hoi An

day
14
Hoi An → Da Nang → Nha Trang

After breakfast, you are free to wander through this once flourishing port during Nguyen dynasty until transferring to the airport in Da Nang for your flight to Nha Trang.

Upon arrival in Nha Trang, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hoi An → Da Nang28 km 40min
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Da Nang → Nha Trang540 km 1h 5min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Michelia Hotel

Superior Room Nha Trang

day
15
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. A sumptuous seafood lunch will be served at the Mieu Island before heading back to the mainland.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Michelia Hotel

Superior Room Nha Trang

day
16
Nha Trang → Da Lat

After breakfast, leave Vietnam’s beautiful coast town of Nha Trang then ascend to the temperate Central Highlands to peaceful Da Lat, a former French hill station untouched by war and home to beautiful flower gardens as well as some Vietnam’s minority groups.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nha Trang → Da Lat137 km 2h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Du Parc Hotel Da Lat

Superior Room Da Lat

day
17
Da Lat

After breakfast, explore Vietnam’s most colourful market with its abundant local produce. Then visit the Summer Palace of Bao Dai, last emperor of Vietnam and then walk to a picturesque lake.

Also time to enjoy an optional short train ride through the surrounding villages.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Du Parc Hotel Da Lat

Superior Room Da Lat

day
18
Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, drive to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the small ethnic minority Village of Kriang en route.

The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City305 km 5h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Superior Room Ho Chi Minh City

day
19
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 market activities in Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown.

In the afternoon head out to explore the extensive underground tunnel network at Cu Chi tunnel.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Grand Hotel Saigon

Superior Room Ho Chi Minh City

day
20
Ho Chi Minh City → Vinh Long → Can Tho

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

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

Overnight at the hotel.


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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

Superior Room Can Tho

day
21
Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, a morning boat ride will take you to the remarkable Cai Rang floating market.

Then continues up maze of leafy waterways to a fruit orchard to 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 at the hotel.

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Can Tho → Ho Chi Minh City170 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Grand Hotel Saigon

Superior Room Ho Chi Minh City

day
22
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, a last opportunity to do some shopping before transferring to the airport for your flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

Superior Room
Sa Pa
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Chau Long Sapa Hotel

Superior Room
Hue
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Gerbera Hotel

Superior Room
Ho Chi Minh City
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Grand Hotel Saigon

Superior Room
Nha Trang
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Michelia Hotel

Superior Room
Can Tho
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Golf Can Tho Hotel

Superior Room
Hoi An
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Hoi An Beach Resort

Superior Room
Ha Long Bay
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Indochina Sails

Superior Room
Lao Cai
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Livitrans Express Train

2 Berth Cabin
Dong Hoi
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Reunification Express Train

2 Berth Cabin
Da Lat
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Du Parc Hotel Da Lat

Superior Room
Dong Hoi
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Sun Spa Resort

Superior Room
Hanoi
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Livitrans Express Train

2 Berth Cabin

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
7-9 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$6644$3524$3136$2619$2586

Photos

Bridge Pagoda, Hoi An
Giang Ta Chai Village, Sa Pa
Temple of Literature, Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Pelican Cave, Ha Long Bay
Ban Ho Village, Sa Pa
Ta Van Village, Sa Pa
One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
Ho Shi Min Mausoleum, Hanoi
Vegetable Market, Sa Pa
Thien Duong Cave, Dong Hoi
Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
Minh Mang Tomb, Hue
Hoa Binh Province
Vietnamese Street Vendor, Hoi An
Nha Trang Island
Nha Trang Beach
Da Lat
Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh City
Cai Rang Floating Market

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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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