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Vietnam Grand Tour 18 Days/17 Nights

Day 1: Saigon arrival

Cao Dai Temple - Tay Ninh - VietnamArrive to Tan San Nhat airport. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon (if time permits). Welcome dinner. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon city tour (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Driving west to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. on the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Driving back to Saigon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Saigon.

Day 4: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long (B)

Mekong Delta - VietnamBreakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. Arrive to Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature . Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Saigon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Saigon.

Day 5: Saigon - Da Lat (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Da Lat via the National highway 20. Enjoy the smooth drive with the beautiful landscape. Stop for photos at the La Nga lake and the floating village. Visit the Dambri waterfall. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Dalat, visit the tea and coffee plantations in Lien Khuong. Free at leisure in the late afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Da Lat.

Day 6: Da Lat city tour (B)

Da Lat - VietnamBreakfast at the hotel. Star the sightseeing tour in Dalat with the Bao Dais summer palace, the Tuyen Lam lake, try the elephant ride around the lake, visit the Hang Nga crazy house and the valley of love. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Langbian mountain, visit the Lat village. Return to Da Lat. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Da Lat.

Day 7: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B)

Breakfast at resort. Depart for Nha Trang. Lunch en route. Stop for photos at the Polongiarai Cham tower, the goan Muc passrt, Canh Ranh bay on the way to Nha Trang. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang and its off shore island (B, L)

Breakfast at your hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the off shore islands with the Mun Mot island, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Lunch on the Tam island. Free for swimming. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Free until transfer to Cam Ranh airport for boarding to Da Nang on flight No VN 336 (12:05 - 13:20 ). Pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An (B, L)

My Son - VietnamBreakfast at the hotel. Depart for My Son to visit the Cham Holy Land - the World Heritage. Afterward stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hue via Da Nang, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum. Stop for photos at the Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit Visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy the dinner cruise and night boat trip with the Hue folks songs performance. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue.

Day 12: Hue - Hanoi (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Cruise on the Perfume River to visit royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Phu Bai airport for boarding to Hanoi on flight No VN 244 (14:55 - 16:10 ). Pick up at Noi Bai airport to hotel. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.

Day 13: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

Sapa - Lao Cai - VietnamBreakfast at the hotel. Visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidence Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar pagoda. Continue with the Temple of Literature Vietnam's first university. Lunch at local reaturant. Afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Dinners on guests account. Transfer to train station for departure to Sapa with the night train (schedule: 21:00 - 05:00). Overnigh at the A/C soft sleeper cabin.

Day 14: Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L)

Arrival to Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. Vietnam TripAdvisor's tour guide pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast and shower in hotel before the trip starts. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful o¬ne in the area. Return to Sapa. Dinner o¬n guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Sapa.

Day 15: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We start the trip after breakfast, heading up to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zdao tribe where you will have lunch. After lunch you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel then get yourself ready before heading down to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Dinner on guests account. Transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the A/C soft sleeper cabin.

Day 16: Hanoi - Halong (B, D)

Halong Bay - VietnamArrive back to Hanoi around 5:30 AM. Our guide pick up at the train station & leave for Halong through the Red River Delta. Arrive Halong Bay and board the Huong Hai junk. Check in. Have lunch then visit Halong Bay, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Sail island, Ti Top Beach, have dinner on junk, enjoy sunset, drink and over night on the junk.

Day 17: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

Have breakfast. Visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Return and have lunch on junk. Back to Ha Long wharf. Coach trip back to Ha Noi . Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.

Day 18: Hanoi - Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure. We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
Price per person in US$
Number in Group
2 Pax
3 - 5 Pax
6 - 8 Pax
9 - 12 Pax
Single Supplement
3 Star
1,574 1,329 1,212 355
4 Star
1,905 1,660 1,543 695
5 Star
2,509 2,244 2,120 1,270

Trip Included

  • A/C private van for pick up, transfer & sightseing as per porgam.
  • Domestic flights: Nha Trang - Da Nang; Hue - Hanoi (Economic class).
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Private boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue.
  • Share cruise in halong bay.
  • Kayaking paddles.
  • A/C private soft sleeper cabin: Hanoi - Lai Cai - Hanoi.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Hotel accommodation based on Twin or Double share.
  • Meals as indicated in the tour program: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; Dinner.
  • Approved invitation letter for Vietnamese visa.
  • Purified water and wet towel.

Trip Excluded

  • International flight to/from Vietnam.
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Laundry & telephone fee at hotels.
  • Vietnamese Entry visa.

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