Quintessence Vietnam Holiday

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Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Trip Code: QUI015

Best places to visit:

Tour start from HanoiHalong Bay SapaHueHoianHo Chi Minh CityCan Tho → End trip at Ho Chi Minh City


So what is this tour all about? This 15 days/ 14 nights Vietnam holiday is designed for first time visitors who wish to indulge deep into this diverse and fascinating country. You will visit Hanoi, the capital and a city rich in culture and history, and travel north to Sapa, a quaint mountain town set amidst Vietnam’s highest peaks.

Not only this, you will be able to get the best cruise Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. You are free to experience culture and art unique to Vietnam at the world heritage sites of central Vietnam: Hue the Imperial City and Hoian ancient town. Take slow life by experience of cycling around the countryside and being the local farmer at Tra Que vegetable village. It doesn’t stop here.

On the Mekong Delta the land flattens out with rice paddies reaching for seemingly endless horizons. You will love to enjoy another range of lifestyles in a land of tropical fruits, fish farms and narrow canals, especially Tra Su Forest. With a unique and wide range of cultures and landscapes, Vietnam will surely prove to be a rewarding choice for your upcoming holiday.

Ready to explore? Pack your bags today!


  • This makes you the great time to discover different beauties of mountain in Sapa and seascapes of Halong Bay
  • Have a trekking time through village and enjoy the diversity of minority people groups in Sapa
  • Chill out the ancient values in Hue Imperial City and Hoian ancient town as well as relax on nice sandy beach of Hoi An city for fresh yourself
  • Harmony yourself on the natural beauties of Mekong Delta and Tra Su forest to enjoy its special for nature and birds


Quintessence Vietnam Holiday Travel Map

Quintessence Vietnam Holiday Travel Map

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hello Vietnam (Xin Chao Ban). O/n In Hanoi

Congrats and a warm welcome! On the first day, you are welcomed at Noi Bai international airport by the Origin Travel team and we will be there to receive you, and we are so excited to have you there for the starting Vietnam travel package! We will handle everything for you right from transferring you to downtown, check-in hotels and more. You are free to enjoy and have your own exploration on the first day around Hanoi city and visit one-of-a-kind things of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, night life, etc.

This is your first day, and the 15 days of travel to Vietnam begins!

O/N in Hanoi

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Day 2: Discover Ha Noi City Half Day Trip. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Discover Ha Noi City Half Day Trip. O/n In Hano

Morning activities:

The fun Hanoi city tour starts today! After having breakfast at the hotel, you’re going to enjoy and spend your half day exploring Hanoi history city – the city with more than 1000 years of rich history and culture. You would love to taste authentic “Pho Hanoi” – a great meal in Hanoi.

Free in the early morning to refresh yourself at hotel or wander around as your own way to get first impression at Hanoi capital city

Afternoon activities:

The Temple of Literature – an amazing place where the first university of the country since the 12th Century is situated. This is a unique chance to experience the history of education of Vietnam and enjoy the world’s best moments.

Exploring Ethnology Museum which is very popular where you can see and get knowledge of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and its cultures. Interesting, right?

Love the water puppet show at the theater and get an unforgettable experience of Hanoi special culture.

Evening activities:

Enjoying the best moments while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter –getting to know the local life at night, shopping and much more! O/N in Hanoi

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Day 3: Cruise Trip At World Heritage Site Of Ha Long Bay (O/n Athena Cruise) (B/L/D)

Cruise Trip At World Heritage Site Of Ha Long Bay (O/n Athena Cruise)

Morning activities:

WOW-Wonder! Now you will be spending a two-day tour to discover Halong Bay – World Heritage Site and New Seven World Wonder. This is going to be exciting!

You will travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay while experiencing beautiful landscapes along the road with peaceful villages. This is an exciting time!

Afternoon activities:

You arrive in Halong at noon and check in on board. The Cruise Manager will give a warming welcome with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.

Next you will enjoy the Buffet Lunch with the best products of the Bay.

After that you will visit the Vung Vieng Floating fishing village by kayak or bamboo boat

Or when you would like to relax on the boat and other activities, you can feel free to use our sauna for no extra cost.

And then you spend the relaxing time for a massage or to take some pictures of the spectacular sunset in the bay.

Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 drink

Free time on the boat. The bar is open late to serve you.

Evening activities:

Join the Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine

Have dinner at the restaurant with a selection of Western fusion food and Vietnamese traditional dishes.

Enjoy the Squid Fishing activity. O/N on-board.

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Day 4: Night Train To Sa Pa After Wonderful Days In Bai Tu Long Bay. O/n On Train (B/L)

Night Train To Sa Pa After Wonderful Days In Bai Tu Long Bay

Morning activities:

Have a Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck. Tea and coffee are served.

Have a light breakfast at a restaurant.

And then you visit Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave.

Check out time around 9.00 am and you put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk.

Cruise’s staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you. Bill settlement at the reception desk.

Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.

Farewell at noon time

Afternoon activities:

The driver welcomes you at the harbor and transfers you back to Hanoi. You arrive back in Hanoi city at 16.30 pm. Free to have your own dinner and more experience around Ha Noi City.

Evening activities:

The driver drops you off Hanoi Railway for the night train to Lao Cai – Sapa. Spending night on the train – AC soft sleeper – coach 4 leaves Hanoi at 21.50 pm. O/N on train.

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Day 5: Sa Pa - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong Mountain. O/n In Sapa (B/L)

Sa Pa - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong Mountain

Morning activities:

Ready for a more fun trekking tour in Sapa? Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station and be transferred to Sapa town 50 km from away with a spectacular view of the mountain.

It’s time to trek and experience Hmong village at Cat Cat village and have the whole Sapa town from Ham Rong Moutain’s summit. This is really amazing!

Now trek to Cat Cat village 3km from Sapa town, up and down hill to have some fun in the beautiful rice fields, Hidro – electric power station, traditional handicraft village of Hmong minority people and much more!

Afternoon activities:

Enjoy and trek up Ham Rong Mountain to have the panorama of Sapa town with clouds surrounding the summit. In the morning and late afternoon the image of Sapa in fog you can see clearly from Ham Rong mountain right in town centre. Feel free to enjoy traditional music shows of tribe people either in Cat Cat village or Ham Rong Mountain.

Evening activities:

Get a free evening and enjoy the fresh air as well as nightlife in Sapa town. The night market of minority people right in Sa Pa town will give you the impression of hill tribe culture here. O/N in Sapa

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Day 6: Trek Off Beaten Path Of Sa Pa - Night Train Back For Ha Noi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Trek Off Beaten Path Of Sa Pa - Night Train Back For Ha Noi

Morning activities:

Get more trekking fun! You will have a full day trek through the village of Giay, Zao, H’mong, Tay minority group at Lao Chai and Ta Van village. And it’s going to be incredible!

Leave Sapa town to reach Lao Chai village of Muong Hoa valley and start your trekking day to discover the beauties of local hill tribe villages

Afternoon activities:

Feel free to trek through awesome roads along rice terraces and bamboo ranges to reach Ta Van village. Have some fun while meeting and talking to local minority people en route. Admire amazing terrace fields along hill tribe villages and shoot wonderful photos as your view.

Then the driver transfers from Ta Van village back to Sapa and is free for experience around the town. And then you travel back Lao Cai train station

Evening activities:

Take the night train back to Hanoi city and spend a full night on the train with AC soft sleeper – coach 4. O/N on train

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Day 7: Take Flight To Hue For Forbidden Purple City. O/n In Hue (B/L)

Take Flight To Hue For Forbidden Purple City

Morning activities:

Well today is new journey to Hue Old Imperial City and make a visiting this city with famous for the last Royal Palace in Vietnam and Kings Mausoleum

Morning flight from Hanoi to Hue city and driver transfers you to downtown Hue city centre.

Next you’ll love the Citadel which was the Royal Place of Nguyen Dynasty since the 19th century with many constructions including Flag Tower, Five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties…

Have lunch at Y Thao Garden restaurant to taste Hue traditional cuisines.

Afternoon activities:

Love the awesome mausoleum of Minh Mang – the second King of Nguyen Dynasty and famous for more than 500 wives and more than one hundred children. Can you believe it?

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and then have a boat trip on Perfume River which is well known as Theme River in London to enjoy the sunset over the river.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to get the tranquil atmosphere of Hue city, have a relax and enjoy the nightlife at a pub & bar. O/N in Hue.

Optional: There are 6 tombs in Hue city with each different style and architecture. If you would like to have more exploration King Mausoleum, you can ask guide and driver to take you for visit (you pay the entrance fee by yourself at Gia Long, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Thieu Tri, Dong Khanh mausoleum)

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Day 8: Continue Our Wonderful Trip To Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Continue Our Wonderful Trip To Hoi An Ancient Town

Morning activities:

Enjoy Ancient Hoi An Tour Love! This morning you will be leaving Hue for Hoi – an ancient town and you will get an amazing chance to discover the coastline and National Highway No1 pass through rice fields, villages, and beautiful beaches. This is going to be awesome!

En route you can see rice fields, water buffalo and keep yourself relaxed at Lang Co beach.

Check out fishing village in Lang Co and learn more of their daily life of fisherman

Conquer Hai Van Pass after traveling on a windy road to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Afternoon activities:

Arriving in Danang city, it is the chance for visiting the Cham Museum which has the whole collection of Champa culture in Asia.

Check out Marble Mountain on the way to Hoian town and get a panorama of Danang city and beach from the top of the mountain. This is just magical!

Evening activities:

Enjoy evening life in Hoi An ancient town which is famous for its shopping place in Vietnam. It is a great chance to taste local street foods. O/N in Hoi An

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Day 9: Cycling Tra Que Vegetable & Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Cycling Tra Que Vegetable & Hoi An Ancient Town

Morning activities:

Love Old Things and cycling tour in Hoi An? This morning is your time. You have half day to make cycling surrounding the countryside Hoian to discover the farming life at Tra Que vegetable village. Have the chance to try to be a local farmer as traditional way and grow as organic

Get a 15 minute foot massage with herbs for yourself after being a local farmer.

Have a cooking lesson with local farmer after the instruction and cook dishes by yourself and have lunch with the family

Afternoon activities:

Walking around Hoian Old Quarter with a lot of ancient architecture which will make your visit much more relaxing. The Old Port gave Hoian the harmony of the complex architectures from different countries like Portugal, China, Japan… as well as a boat trip on the River to traditional handicraft village. This is totally exciting for those who love old cultures, and we’re sure you’re one of those!

Roam around old streets with our guide to experience and learn of unique architectures. Have some fun enjoying traditional music show

Have a boat trip on Thu Bon River to get more peaceful atmosphere surrounding Hoian and visit traditional Thanh Ha Pottery village

Get chance to make a pottery product by yourself to get your enjoyment and receive small gift from the workshop

Have some relaxing on the nice beach of An Bang to enjoy fresh air. Love your life!

Evening activities:

Balance the evening in Hoi An ancient town by wandering around streets, paths to get more enjoyment. It is a great chance to taste local street foods. O/N in Hoi An

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Day 10: Hoi An Free Day. O/N In Hoi An (B)

Hoi An Free Day

Explore vibrant Hoian in-depth with an unforgettable free day to explore as your own way to get more cultures, walking inside narrow roads, taste street foods as well as shopping and make tailor as your aspiration. O/N in Hoian

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Day 11: Hoi An Free Day. O/N In Hoi An (B)

Have one more day free for shopping, making a tailor and relaxing on the nice sandy beach of An Bang.

Additional charge suggestion tour: Make half day to visit Silk village to learn more of traditional silk village and how to make a silk

O/N in Hoian

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Day 12: Leave Hoi Hoi An For Ho Chi Minh City. O/n In Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Leave Hoi Hoi An For Ho Chi Minh City. O/n In Ho Chi Minh City

Morning activities:

Take a flight from Danang to get a new experience in famous Ho Chi Minh city – stunningly beautiful. Gain discovered Ho Chi Minh City – the young and dynamic of Vietnam with a lot of French style architectures, big markets having special products. This day is going to be a glorious one!

Drop you off at the airport to take a flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City. And then you visit this city including The Independent Palace or called Reunification Palace which was the workplace of the President of South Vietnam

Afternoon activities:

Enjoy The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic to learn more of French architectures. After that you continue to visit War Museum which displays the collection of Vietnam war

Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh market for more discoveries of local people purchasing activities and buy some souvenir gifts for you as well.

Evening activities:

Have a free evening to get more experience around Ho Chi Minh street and enjoy the nightlife. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

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Day 13: Trip To Mekong Delta: Cai Be - Chau Doc. O/n In Chau Doc (B/L)

Trip To Mekong Delta: Cai Be - Chau Doc

Morning activities:

Awesome Dawn! Awesome Day! You will get an amazing chance to visit the Mekong Delta which offers a unique opportunity to discover the river life of local people. Covering a large region in South and West Vietnam, Mekong Delta is famous for rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, fishing villages, rowing boats through channels and canals. It is really an impressive place for tourists. You’re going to love it.

Continue your trip to Cai Be. Arrive at Cai Be dock. Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural products on. The selling and exchanging activities last until 10.00am every day so you should leave in Ho Chi Minh soon so that you can see the crowded time at the market.

After that, you travel to the villages which are lying along the Tien river bank. You have time to wander on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine,etc. After that the boat takes you to Tan Phong Island for lunch.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you will be getting on hand – rowed sampan through the canals to enjoy the natural beautiful landscapes and the peaceful life of the islanders. Here is also the chance for you to listen and watch a traditional folk music performance in an orchard garden.

After that you are on cruise back to Cai Be dock and continue the trip to Chau Doc. Arrive at Chau Doc city, check in at the hotel.

Evening activities:

Spend your leisure in the evening exploring the night market. You are also free for tasting these delicious local dishes. O/N in Chau Doc.

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Day 14: Chau Doc - Tra Su Forest - Ho Chi Minh. O/N In Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Chau Doc - Tra Su Forest - Ho Chi Minh

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, you leave the hotel in Chau Doc to take a nice boat trip through the floating village to pay a visit to a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses.

Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque.

Afterward, you leave Chau Doc for Tra Su cajuput forest – the untouched natural beauty and special for its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest and enjoy the harmony with nature because of all of the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of the flowers.

Furthermore, you can enjoy the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed and comfortable. You can get the panorama of the forest with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, and some rare ones from the observation post.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you go back to Ho Chi Minh city. You pass through beautiful countryside with fruit gardens. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Have a free evening to get more experience of Ho Chi Minh city and enjoy your night life at a pub & bar or wander around for shopping. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

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Day 15: Departure Ho Chi Minh - Good Bye Vietnam (B)

Departure Ho Chi Minh - Good Bye Vietnam

Your last day! And a great experience! After having a long trip in Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh city to get more experience or just relax at a hotel before the driver drops you off at the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh.

Wow! This was pretty exciting, right? It’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to get back to your busy life! And we are sure that you will have an amazing trip with Origin Travel 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 Vietnam tours! Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin share)
  • Domestic Air Fare Hanoi – Hue & Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Priority Vietnam airline first)
  • Halong Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on Athena Cruise 5 star – Executive Suite Balcony cabin or similar
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Great 3 star hotel with good location selected. Buffet Breakfast included at hotel
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Local boat in Hue, Hoian & Mekong Delta
  • Cooking class tour in Hoi An
  • Bicycle in Hoian
  • Free visa letter to Vietnam (If yes except difficult countries will have charge)
  • Entrance fees, Permission
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam
  • Single room
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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