Vietnam Discovery Tour
Type: Discovery Tour
Duration: 17 Days
Best Time to Travel: October – April
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Vietnam Discovery Tour - Itinerary
Stunning scenery, colourful ethnic peoples, frenetic cities and tranquil coastal resorts – Vietnam has it all. And did we mention the food! This voyage of discovery will take you from Hanoi’s tree-lined boulevards to the breath-taking mountain landscapes of Sapa and Halong Bay’s majestic beauty in the north to the buzzling metropolis of Saigon in the south. En route we will visit the former imperial capital of Hue, whose Citadel walls still bear the scars of the 1968 Tet Offensive. We also relax at the charming town of Hoi An and the seaside resort town of Nha Trang. Did we mention the food!
Arrive and transfer by road to your hotel for checking-in and briefing of the tour. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by the Temple of Literature.
Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple. Cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Drive to rural Ky Son village. Enjoy the area on foot or bike. Cooking demonstration and lunch follow.
After lunch, cycle to Duong Lam Village with stops at pagodas and temples. Return to Hanoi.
Hanoi – Sapa
Visit the Ethnology Museum. Return to the hotel and free afternoon.
Take the overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai near Sapa.
View a vibrant local ethnic minority market.
Drive on to Sapa at an altitude of 1,600 meters.
Trek down a valley with terraced paddy fields. Visit a variety of minority villages and settlements and return to Sapa by road.
Proceed to Black Hmong minority village and hike through spectacular scenery. In the evening return by overnight train to Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong Bay
Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (weather permitting) before visiting a limestone cave. Overnight stay on board.
Halong Bay – Hue
Spend the morning cruising in Halong Bay.
Stop at a village for a traditional water puppet show. Continue on to for flight to Hue.
Upon arrival in Hue you will be transferred to your hotel.
Boat cruise to Thien Mu Pagoda, then drive to Emperor Minh Mang’s mausoleum.
Explore the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Riverside Market.
Hue – Hoi An
Drive along the coast before ascending the Hai Van Pass.
Visit the Cham Museum in Danang en route to Hoi An.
Guided walking tour of Hoi An’s historic old town.
Tra Que herbal village for a delightful lunch made with fresh produce from the village.
Hoi An – Nha Trang
Drive to Danang for flight to NhaTrang.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
A morning boat cruise to offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay.
Visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers and other city sights.
Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel.
Free time at leisure.
Ho Chi Minh City
Depart for the Cu Chi tunnels.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a sightseeing tour of the city.
Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Mekong Delta and take a boat through the waterways and tree-lined canals.
After lunch at a bonsai orchard return to Ho Chi Minh City via a Cao Dai temple.
Ho Chi Minh City
Free time until airport transfer for your onward flight.
- Room accommodation in twin share
- Private transportation by car/ minivan
- Experienced English speaking regional Vietnamese guides
- Drinking water in car / minivan
- Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
What's Not Included?
- International Flights
- Drinks during meals
- Optional tours
- Vietnam visa
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
- Tips and gratuities