Exotic Vietnam 16 Days

With these offer, we have build our reputation!

The Best Exotic Vietnam 16 Days Services

Duration: 16 Days
Trip Code: EVN-16

Best places to visit:

Ho Chi Minh City → Can Tho → Hoian → Danang → Hue → Quang Binh → Hanoi → Thanh Hoa → Ninh Binh → Cat Ba Island → Lan Ha Bay → Hanoi

Overview

Gain a deeply understanding of exotic Vietnam from the lively energy Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil and non –touristic Lan Ha Bay in the complex of Halong Bay. Exotic Vietnam package tour will give visitor to discover the diversity at contrasting regions of the country. It is wonderful to admire the charming on cruise on Mekong Delta River to touch daily life through tranquil villages. Be enchanted by friendly local people along the journey.

If you are interested in discover Vietnam at different beauties and diversity, Exotic Vietnam is for you.

Highlights:

  • Explore the stunning landscapes along the country. Admire the impressive limestone karsts in Van Long and Lan Ha Bay
  • Get a local venture through cities to maze laneways, experience at streets with insight beauties
  • Indulge the best atmosphere at different villages in each region of country to discover the diversity of cultures and incredible traditional handicraft
  • Discover the wonderful and less tourist Lan Ha Bay on Luxury 5* Era Cruise to see spectacular off-the-beaten-track Ha Long Bay

Notes:

Exotic Vietnam 16 Days Map

Itinerary Details

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival. O/N In Sai Gon

Land in Ho Chi Minh city and ready for your Exotic Vietnam tour 16 days package! Our guide and driver will warming welcome you at Tan Son Nhat international airport and drive you on car to your hotel. Evening is free your time to spend your own leisure or discover the busiest city of Vietnam known as unsleep city. Overnight in HCM.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta/ Mekong Eyes Classic Cruise. O/n On Board (BLD)

Morning activities:

Travel out Ho Chi Minh city to Mekong Delta in Cai Be by transport. You board your comfortable river cruiser in Cai Be and have overnight on cruise in Mekong Delta. Have a welcome drinks when you get on board and check in cosy cabin. Have lunch on board while the boat starts its cruising. Here is the chance to watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong Delta people along the rivers.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time for strolling through a village and visit fruit orchards or rice fields for more experience. Meet local friendly people, taste their local products such as fruits, etc.

Get back the cruise and have a drink on bar, relax on deck and enjoy the sun sets over the magnificent water landscapes of Mekong River.

Evening activities:

You have dinner on board. The rest of time you chill out the tranquil atmosphere while staying on cruise and anchor on Mekong River. It will be a great experience in your Vietnam journey. Overnight on cruise

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 3: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM City (BL)

Morning activities:

Wake up early and listen to the sound of the river. Today is your another exciting time of sightseeing in Mekong Delta. Enjoy the sunrise over Mekong River on cruise. Watch local people go for their daily work such as drying exotic fruits, building ships on the wooden yards, etc while you enjoy the early breakfast.

Next you will be on a sampan boat to visit Cai Rang floating market – the busiest region and lively market in Mekong Delta now. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. You travel back Ho Chi Minh by car from Can Tho at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver will welcomes you and transfers you back Ho Chi Minh city and pass through beautiful scenery of tropical orchard gardens.

Note: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

Evening activities:

Have a leisure time in the evening to get more enjoyment around Ho Chi Minh City at pub, bars, wander around streets, Nguyen Hue walking roads, ect. Overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 4: Discover Charming Ho Chi Minh City - Flight To Danang - Hoian. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Morning activities:

Today our tour guide will take you full day discover Ho Chi Minh city. The city bustle many sites for visiting and discovering. First visiting is Fito Museum where is the house for traditional medical health care and treatment. Here is the opportunity to discover one of the hidden cultural gems in Ho Chi Minh. It is a special place for “two in one” where offers the best things to discover in Ho Chi Minh for culture and traditional Vietnamese Medicine and Pharmacy.

Next you will visit Saigon Opera House – one of the two top venues in Vietnam (another is Hanoi Opera House) to listen to opera and classical music. It was built in 1897 by the French architect Eugene Ferret. It is the chance for travelers to seek out great photo opportunities as a fine example of French colonial architecture.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time for more exploration at The Ao Dai Museum in District 9. It was interesting to see the influences of fashion, Eastern and Western, on this traditional form of dress. Then you return your hotel and visit Bitexco Finance Tower where you can view the panorama of Ho Chi Minh City from the high place.

Optional: You can choose to visit Cu Chi tunnel for more discover the history of Vietnam War. You can make visit many French Style such as Notre Dame Catholic, The Old Post Office, Ben Thanh market.

Evening activities:

Then you take flight to Danang and then travel to Hoian town. Have the first evening free in Hoian and get the attractive scenes. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 5: Visit Cam Thanh Village With Bay Mau Coconut Forest - Bamboo Workshop . O/n In Hoi An (B)

Morning activities:

Leave hotel with our guide and driver to Cam Thanh village. Today is the exciting day for you to discover the countryside beauties with different handicraft careers, local life. Firstly, you will make a touring around Cam Thanh village and have the opportunity to pass through rice paddy field. Continue for visiting a local family with tradition of making fish sauce. Visiting Taboo Bamboo Workshop where local man put in heart and make many products from bamboo tree even bicycle. It will make you amazing for the coconut characteristic house at the village.

After that you travel to fishing village for having a basket boat to discover Bay Mau water coconut Palm to get fanciful experience.

Afternoon activities:

Free in the afternoon to experience around Hoian ancient town or relax on snady beach An Bang – 5km away from Hoian town.

Evening activities:

Get more enjoyment around Hoian ancient town, shopping, make tailor, enjoy street foods, etc. Overnight at hotel.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 6: Walking Tour Hoian Ancient Town & Free On Beach. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Morning activities:

Take a stroll in Hoian ancient town to discover its well-preserved ancient houses, ancient streets which difficult to see in other places in Vietnam especially very narrow path through streets. Walk out to discover and visit famous sites such as Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple, ancient houses, etc. It is ideal to wander through the streets and have street foods for local foods. It ensures a wonderful experience in Hoian. The balance of time is your free experience for shopping or relaxing on nice sandy beach.

Note: Hoian ancient town can visit on foot, bicycle or motorbike. The best way travel is by foot so that you can wander through very narrow path which only 1 person can pass through

Afternoon & evening activities:

Free this afternoon to get more enjoyment and experience around the ancient town. Relax as your own way and taste local foods. Overnight at hotel.

Optional with extra charge:

+ if you would like to be a local farmer you can have ½ day to Tra Que vegetable village or An My village to experience being a local farmer by grow vegetable, onion, etc

+ Cooking class in Hoian with 2 options: morning cooking class with go to a local market for buy some ingredients and then cook in half day or only cooking class within 2 hours

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 7: Hoian - Danang - Hue. O/n In Hue (B)

Morning activities:

Free time in morning for more shopping and relax on nice sandy beach. Hoian is famous for tranquil countryside you can make a cycling around villages to get more enjoyment.

Afternoon activities:

After noon time you leave Hoian for Hue city. Travel along famous coastline of Danang city with many beautiful beaches, stopover at Hai Van pass, coastal fishing village in Lang Co with its stunning lagoon where taking beautiful photos.

Evening activities:

Free to wander around streets in Hue city to harmony local night life, walk through Trang Tien street to feel the romantic scene in Hue and Perfume River, etc

Optional with extra charge:

  • Afternoon is your free time and you can make free your own more discover of Hue Imperial city to Citadel or choose one of three famous mausoleums of Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc
  • Royal Dinner with a restaurant for experience of Royal dishes and enjoy Hue folk songs
Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 8: Visit Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village - Tam Giang Lagoon. O/n In Hue (BL)

Morning activities:

Travel out the city centre and start your day trip to visit Phuoc Tich ceramic village. It takes around 30 minutes on car to reach the village, enroute is the charming of countryside villages which untouched by modern facilities, visit local markets, through bamboo. Arrive in Phuoc Tich village and visit traditional old house, some of house are from 00 to 200 years old, many old temples, pagodas, and discover the ceramic workshop although it is not famous as Bat Trang in the north, its products known as different style, etc. You will be welcomed by a friendly local people and take you to see beautiful scenery, amazing house which a typical Vietnamese family style in Hue. Have lunch with a local family to taste local foods.

Afternoon activities:

After lunch time, you say good bye the village and travel along countryside and coastline with a scenic route to get more experience and take beautiful photo of Tam Giang lagoon where supplies brackish water sea foods for the whole city, see local people catch fish and seafood on the lagoon. Arrive in Thuan An beach and more discover of Tam Giang Lagoon with sunset photos before going ahead back Hue city centre.

Note:

  • You can choose cycling today instead travel by car with the distance around 40 km. Or you have combination of car transfer and then cycling along Tam Giang Lagoon (of course will have extra charge for cycling)
  • If you don’t like visit village you can make alternative visit Hue Imperial city with Thien Mu pagoda, Citadel and Mausoleums complex

Evening activities:

Free to wander around streets in Hue city to harmony local night life, walk through Trang Tien street to feel the romantic scene in Hue and Perfume River, etc

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 9: Hue - Quang Binh - Visit Phong Nha & Paradise Cave. O/n In Quang Binh (B)

Morning activities:

The journey brings you to leave Hue along National Highway to reach Quang Binh where is well known the kingdom of caves’ system in Vietnam. En route is more chance to pass through Quang Tri Province which is known as DMZ with Hien Luong Bridge, Museum. Spending around 4.5 hours to reach Quang Binh at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time for you to discover the different beauties at the complex Eco system of caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang with Phong Nha cave by boat. Next is Paradise cave with its special beauties. Each brings you different feeling and admiring limestone’s stalagmites.

Evening activities:

Have the free evening to wander and visit around Dong Hoi city centre, Nhat Le beach at night to get local life. Overnight at hotel in Quang Binh

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 10: Dong Hoi - Take Flight To Hanoi & Free Day (Optional City). O/n In Hanoi (B)

Morning activities:

Taking morning flight to leave Dong Hoi for Hanoi Capital city.

Afternoon activities:

Spend the free time in Hanoi city to explore its hidden charms as your own way. Wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake,… to get your own experience in the capital city.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to wander around Hanoi streets to get local daily life, night life at the capital city. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Optional tour with extra charge:

Hanoi city tour half day with Temple of Literature, Museums to get more experience and Vietnam history, etc.

Note: If you plan to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, it is closed on Mondays and Fridays and from October to November yearly for maintenance, but you can visit outside the campaign. And Museums in Hanoi city also closed on Mondays

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 11: Hanoi - Pu Luong Nature Reserve. O/n At Homestay (BLD)

Morning activities:

Tour to Pu Luong natural reserve centre. You will pass a range of mountains in Northern region of Vietnam. With 4 hours drive, you have the chance to view the stunning mountainous area along with the valleys and rice fields. Arrive in Pu Luong at noon time and start your exploration beautiful scene of rice terrace and local villagers’ life. Have lunch at the park.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time for discover the special suspension bridge to cross Cham River. You can see the unique bamboo water wheels in different sizes. Take a closely look at the wheels as it transfers water to handmade bamboo aqueducts and discovers how this system works. Walk down the footpath to walk inside the village and have more discover of local life.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and have chance to interact with minority people and learn more of their culture and life. Homestay at village in Pu Luong.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 12: Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong National Park. O/n At Cuc Phuong National Park (BLD)

Morning activities:

In the morning in Pu Luong can always hear the sound of birds, winds and the sights of mountainous area. Have the breakfast with a local family.

Then, it is time to walk on a small path to find a hidden village in the base of the mountain. The local villagers are very friendly. Here is the chance to discover their rich culture, their lifestyle as well as learning about their rice wine and textile weaving.

Afternoon activities:

Leave Pu Luong after lunch and travel ahead to Ninh Binh province and go ahead to Cuc Phuong National Park. Visit the renowned Endangered Primate Rescue Centre to see some of the rarest apes and monkeys in the world and learn about the conservation efforts to save them.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time to enjoy the nightlife in Cuc Phuong National Park with the sound of wild animal. Overnight at bungalow in Cuc Phuong National Park

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 13: Visit Cuc Phuong NP - Van Long Nature Reserve - Kim Son Village - Cat Ba Island. O/n In Cat Ba Island (BL)

Morning activities:

Get up early and enjoy mountain atmosphere. You travel to national park centre where you walk to visit the 1000 year old tree. This 7km loop trail offers you an opportunity to discover the tropical fauna and flora of the national park.

Leaving the national park and return Ninh Binh city where you visit Van Long Nature Reserve to have more discover of natural beauties on rowing boat. Continue the trip to Kim Son village for more discover traditional handicraft village in Ninh Binh

Afternoon & evening activities:

Travel to Hai Phong and Cat Ba island and spend 3 hours on car. Take a ferry to Cat Ba Island and spend 1 night on Cat Ba Island and enjoy its night life as your own free time.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 14: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Cruise Lan Ha Bay On Era Cruise (BLD)

Morning activities:

Have free time in the morning to get more discover around Cat Ba Island. Then around 11.00 am you check out hotel and move to Got Ferry to make check in at cruise to start the visiting Lan Ha Bay.

Afternoon & evening activities:

Continue the trip to the astounding Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site – a must see destination in your Vietnam journey. Era Cruise offers a wonderful itinerary to Lan Ha Bay. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This journey will take you to untouched area, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van village to Ba Trai Dao area.

Progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.

You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 15: Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated. End your tour at noon time

Afternoon activities:

The driver welcomes at the ferry and transfers you back Hanoi city. Check in hotel after 2.5 hours on car and free as your own way the rest of time.

Evening activities:

Have more free time in the evening to experience around Hanoi Old Quarter and taste local foods as well as Hanoi night life. Overnight in Hanoi

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

Day 16: Hanoi Depart (B)

Have the balance of the day in Hanoi capital city as your own until the driver transfers you to the airport for taking flight back home or next destination. And we are sure that you will have an amazing holiday trip in Vietnam and we do hope to see you again in the future.

You are incredible, and we are so glad to be a part of your Vacation in Vietnam! Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!

Ms Angela

Ms Angela

Ms Lucy

Ms Lucy

Ms. Angela & Ms. Lucy is our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers she has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Origin Vietnam Pin Location

You May interest Other 16 Day tours In Vietnam

Please login to access the full Agent Hub.

What’s in the Agent Hub

  • Webinars
  • Fam Trips
  • Industry News
  • Download Brochures
  • Useful Information
  • Promotions
  • Photo Gallery
  • Construction Reports
  • Operations Reports

login

Enter your email and password and start exploding Origin Travel features

Registry

ENQUIRE NOW
Speak to a specialist on +8482 909 86 86 or fill in the form below. We will reply within 24 hours.
YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS