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Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights
Trip Code: ORG_UK15

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Tour start from HanoiHalong Bay HoianDanangCan ThoHo Chi Minh CityPhan Thiet → End trip at Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

This tour will take an exotic journey through Vietnam. Spend 15 days immersing the country with the culinary experience, sample attractive visiting sites along the country.

Discover the authentic natural wonder of Halong Bay and fill in the majestic beauties of limestone islands. Furthermore, you can freely visit Hoi An ancient town and the charm of old houses and roads. Delve into the Mekong Delta with charming floating markets, rowing boats through canals, and villages for getting a memorable river life.

Let’s take the trip and discover from ancient values to modern big cities life, especially relaxing on the nice sandy beach of Mui Ne!

Highlights:

  • Take an overnight cruise and enjoy the tranquility life at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay
  • Harmony the daily life at Ha Noi Capital City with the rich long history of more than 1000 years.
  • See old trading port of Hoi An and explore its charming with ancient houses, museums, the local market as well as enjoy culinary at Tra Que Organic vegetable village.
  • Get back the past by visiting Cu Chi Tunnel and see the historic sites as well as French Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Get in the depth of Mekong Delta beauties and get the wonderful life at the river life in southwest Vietnam, seeing its floating markets, coconut groves, cottage industries and more.

Notes:

  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as accommodation, its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - Welcome To Vietnam. O/n In Hanoi

Hanoi Arrival - Welcome To Vietnam. O/n In Hanoi
  • Our guide and driver welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport flight from United Kingdom to Hanoi
  • Our guide waits you at exit gate of the airport and transfers you to down town of Ha Noi city, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam.
  • After you have a long flight to Ha Noi, you spend your free time in hotel to relax and get new energy.
  • The rest of the time is your free time to walk around Hanoi city to get more experience. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 2: Ha Noi Full Day City Tour. O/n In Hanoi (B)

Ha Noi Full Day City Tour

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, this morning our guide and driver welcomed you at the hotel and transferred you to visit Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place, One Pillar pagoda.

Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam’s first University, built in the twelfth century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

Proceed the trip to Museum of Ethnology. The Ethnology Museum is the most interesting and meaningful to visit with the collection of 55 ethnic nations of Vietnamese. Once more thing you can do in Ha Noi rich culture city is to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping, and can try street side traditional food.

Have one-hour cyclo riding around Hanoi Old Quarter for more experience of its charms and culture. Enjoying the water puppet show at the theater is an unforgettable experience of Ha Noi culture and special things. Dinner on your own account.

Note: All museums in Hanoi are closed on Monday & Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Monday, Friday, the whole month of October and November.

Evening activities:

Evening is the time for free to wander around Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Noi Old Quarter to get more experience of Hanoi city. Hanoi is famous for street foods, fresh beer, Pho “noodle”, etc. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay. O/n On Alisa Cruise (B/L/D)

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning activities:

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver welcomes you at your hotel and transfer to Halong Bay. The journey 3,5 hours on transport will take you to pass through countryside beauties of Red River Delta. You reach Tuan Chau Wharf at noon time, take a break and welcome drinks at Alisa Cruise Lounge before transferring to Alisa Cruise.

Afternoon activities:

  • Welcome to Alisa Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink while our cruise manager gives a brief introduction, safety guidelines about Alisa Cruise. Check-in your cabin and Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
  • Visit Titop Beach- one of the very famous islands in Halong Bay, you can swim, climb up to Titop mountain and take photos.
  • More exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, do Kayaking at Pearl Farm.
  • Back Alisa Cruise late afternoon, and now is the leisure time, enjoying a SunSet party with Juices, Cocktails, Red wine and fruits on Panorama Roof Bar.
  • Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef Alisa Cruise. You have a chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam. Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.

Evening activities:

Time for evening activities and leisure. Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movies or play games on the cruise such as card games, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Alisa Cruise at Titop Island or 368 area.

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Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi. Flight To Da Nang - Hoian. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning activities:

  • Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lessons on the sundeck. Tai Chi is the combination of deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
  • Then enjoy coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
  • Then transfer on tender to visit Sung Sot Cave. It takes approximately 50 minutes for a cave visit, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The tender will transfer you back Alsia Cruise
  • Make check out room at10:00 am and settle bills at reception.
  • Having brunch at Alisa Restaurant on boat.

Afternoon activities:

  • You embark the dock at noon time, the driver picks you up and transfers you back to Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi around 16.30 pm.
  • The driver drops you off directly at Noi Bai airport to take a flight to Da Nang. VN185 Depart Hanoi 18:30

Evening activities:

  • Our guide and driver pick you up at Da Nang airport and transfer you to Hoian – 35km from Da Nang city. Check in hotel.
  • Evening is your free time wander around streets to discover Hoi An nightlife. You can walk through narrow streets to get hidden charms, enjoy street foods with special of Hoian dishes for your dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hoian

Special note: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre notice depending on the weather and operating conditions.

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Day 5: Cycling Around Countryside & Walking Tour In Hoi An. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Cycling Around Countryside & Walking Tour In Hoi An

Morning activities:

Start this morning by cycling to the countryside of Hoian with much enjoyment of local life along the way.

Ride your bicycle through the charming and peaceful villages around Hoi An, ride through winding narrow country lanes and rice paddies where we see the local daily lives.

A bamboo boat tour in Cam Thanh village takes you through the Bay Mau water coconut palm forest to see ecology sites with much enjoyment within 30 minutes to 1 hour.

More cycling countryside to discover the famous Tra Que Herb and Vegetable Village comprise more than 200 households and covering around 40 ha. The local farmers enrich the soil by seaweed from the river and strict policies ensure there is no contamination of soil or water.

It is the unique flavor that has made their herbs and vegetables famous, not only locally but also all around the world. You will have a chance if you wish to be a local farmer to learn traditional and local farming techniques of growing vegetables.

You attend a brief cooking lesson and to enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties

Afternoon activities:

Continue the trip by walking time to discover the beauty of Hoi An ancient town.

The tour includes stops at several famous landmarks. The first is Chua Ong Pagoda, dating back to 1653 and built in honor of the Chinese general Quan Cong, who is worshiped by many as a symbol of loyalty and justice.

Next is Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to see the Jinshang Temple which is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors.

Then visit Tan Ky ancient house, a 200-year-old ancestral house. Finally, stroll across the often photographed 17th century covered bridge built by Japanese craftsmen called Japanese Bridge. The beautifully built bridge doubles as a temple and is a major landmark of Hoi An. Free to have your own account for dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is the free time to experience Hoian ancient town with sparkling lantern light and enjoy street food for your own enjoyment. Hoian is more charming at night with different lanterns. Especially, if you are in full moon time, the whole town has no electric lights, just only lantern lights which give you more charm and are ancient.

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Day 6: Hoi An Free Day. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Hoi An Free Day

Have a full day free to chill out on the nice sandy beach of An Bang or more walking in Hoian ancient town as well as make a tailor (if you order before now is the time for your return to try clothes and fix if you still not pleased. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 7: Hoi An Free - Flight To Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (B)

Hoi An Free - Flight To Ho Chi Minh

Morning activities:

Have half day free to chill out on nice sandy beach of An Bang or more walking in Hoian ancient town as well as make tailor (if you order before now is the time for your return to try clothes and fix if you still not pleasure)

Afternoon activities:

Drop off at Danang airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver welcomed us and transferred us downtown. Check in at the hotel & free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time to enjoy the busiest and crowded places to get a different experience. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour. O/n In HCM (B)

Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour

Morning activities:

What impressive for Vietnamese in war to fight against the enemy! Visit Cu Chi tunnels it will give you the chance to learn lively about Vietnam history and people. Try yourself through narrow tunnels which are the home, work, school… in the past underground.

Afternoon activities:

Have a half day in the afternoon for your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City to get more discover with French constructions: The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic, Independent Palace, Ben Thanh market.

Evening activities:

Have free time in the evening to get your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City with busy streets in District 1, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 9: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta/ My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho. O/n In Can Tho (B)

Sai Gon - Mekong Delta/ My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho

How exciting today is? Let’s take 2days 1night to discover the Mekong Delta – the land which is very famous for fruit tropical gardens and river life which give you the most impressive views in southwest Vietnam.

Morning activities:

Leave your hotel in HCMC at 8.00 am and depart for My Tho. Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank.

Continue the boat ride to Tortoise Island for lunch by your own account and enjoy more beauties on this island.

Afternoon activities:

Have a boat ride to Tan An and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. You will enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the local people. Here is the chance to visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. You taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages.

The boat takes you back to the pier and you continue your journey to Can Tho and check in on arrival.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to walk around Can Tho city to experience the local life. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10: Can Tho/ Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (B)

Can Tho/ Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning activities:

Wake up early and start to discover Cai Rang floating market which is at its busiest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village to get more enjoyment of countryside life.

Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta which gives you great moments which is before a famous bridge through the canals in Mekong Delta Area, however, it gradually changes into a stable bridge for safe and easy to travel.

Afternoon activities:

Returning to Ho Chi Minh City and passing through amazing tropical fruit orchards along provinces with different fruits.

Evening activities:

Free evening as your own way to discover Ho Chi Minh city. It is a famous unsleeping city in Vietnam. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet - Mui Ne. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Morning activities:

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver welcomes you at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh and transfers you to Phan Thiet – Mui Ne. Along the way is the chance to see more beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. Arrive in Mui Ne at noon time. Check in at the hotel & free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon is your free time to experience the nice sandy beach of Mui Ne and leisure. You can join many sport activities on the sea like surfing, etc and pay the fee by yourself. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 12: Mui Ne Free Time. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Mui Ne Free Time

You have a full day to relax and enjoy yourself on a nice sandy beach. We suggest you free to visit Red & White Sand Dunes to experience more of the beauties in Mui Ne. Free to have your meals. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 13: Mui Ne Free Time. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Mui Ne Free Time

You have a full day to relax and enjoy yourself on a nice sandy beach. We suggest you free to visit Red & White Sand Dunes to experience more of the beauties in Mui Ne. Free to have your meals. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 14: Mui Ne Free Time - Ho Chi Minh City. O/n In HCM (B)

You have a full day to relax and enjoy yourself on a nice sandy beach. We suggest you free to visit Red & White Sand Dunes to experience more of the beauties in Mui Ne.

Afternoon activities

Our driver transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City

Free to have your meals. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 15: Ho Chi Minh Depart

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!

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Inclusions

  • Free visa letter to Vietnam if yes
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights tickets (Hanoi – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh)
  • Great 3* Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees at sites mentioned in the program (once entry)
  • Meals in Halong Bay cruise as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Halong Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on Alisa Cruise or similar
  • Mineral water daily
  • Bicycle
  • Local boat in Mekong Delta
  • Basket boat in Bay Mau coconut forest

Exclusions

  • International Air Fare (It’s easily to hunt the cheap ticket via online booking)
  • 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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