Unforgettable Trekking Vietnam

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Duration: 18 Days
Trip Code: UTV018

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Jam packed with one of a kind and super exciting places. This adventure tour takes highlights including a cruise and also spending a dreamy night on Athena Cruise – the magical rock formations. At Ba Be National Park & Pu Luong homestay besides discovering natural diversity. Right from Hanoi and then leaving to the scenic waterways of Mekong Delta. Where you will visit so many breathtaking spots Halong has to offer. A visiting to Hue Imperial with ancient architectures and ride bicycle along the coast to Hoian, feel free to visit the quaint streets of charming Hoian ancient town and Cu Chi Tunnel network.

This is amazing opportunity to have some good time while enjoying holiday Vietnam with loved ones.


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Itinerary Details

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

YAY! You made it. Congrats and a warm welcome! On Day 1, you are welcomed at Noi Bai international airport by Origin Travel team. We will be there to receive you, and we are so excited to have you there! We will handle everything for you right from transferring you to downtown, check-in hotel 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. Or you may join to Hanoi street food tour to explore Hanoi cuisines.

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Day 2: Free Discover Ha Noi City. O/N In Hanoi (B)

Optional Hanoi city tour: Visit city tour with many interesting and must-see visiting sites as below if you wish to add it in your package Vietnam travel with us

  • Exploring Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The President Palace and his Residential place on stilt house
  • The Temple of Literature – an amazing place where the first university of the country since 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 museums: Museum of Ethnology, Women Museum, History Museum and Quan Thanh Temple. Ethnology Museum is very popular where you can see and get knowledge of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and its cultures.
  • Love the water puppet show at theater and get an unforgettable experience of Hanoi special culture.
  • Enjoying best moments while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter – getting to know the local life at night, shopping and much more!
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Day 3: Ha Noi - Ba Be National Park. O/n At Homestay In Ba Be National Park (BLD)

Morning activities:

Stroll out Ha Noi Capital City since morning with our guide and driver for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park. The distance for a drive is approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers).

En route you will stop to visit a Tay ethnic minority people – the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets in Thai Nguyen Province. Visit Ethnology Museum here to learn more Vietnam people and cultures. Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

Then you continue your trip to Bac Kan and visit Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River. This is the opportunity to discover the stunning Ba Be Lake with Puong Grotto. And then you visit the Tay community village, where you will spend your homestay overnight. Have dinner at the family with local food.

Evening activities:

You relax and have chance to interact with local people to learn more of their culture and life. Homestay at stilt-house.

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Day 4: Boat Trip On Ba Be Lake. O/N At Homestay In Ba Be National Park (BLD)

Let’s go to national park! Yay, today you will explore the beauties of Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, and you will be immersing yourself into the stunning Ba Be Lake. You will continue down the Nang river to see the Dau Dang Waterfall before having lunch at a nearby village restaurant on the banks of the river. This is really a special day and you will love it!

Morning activities

  • Enjoy the lively sounds in early morning at the highland villages and enjoy the fresh air
  • Walk to small path to get a motorboat and cruise on Ba Be Lake and enjoy the lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains while exploring the lake.

Afternoon activities

  • Have lunch at a local food stall near Dau Dang waterfall.
  • Enjoy the surrounding scenery plus observe the local communities when you interact with local tribe people and their daily life on the field.
  • Have more night to stay at stilt house and get enjoyment of highland atmosphere night
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Day 5: Ba Be National Park - Ha Noi. O/N In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

After breakfast that the time to say goodbye local host for Hua Ma Cave. Inside the cave, you’ll be capable to see tens of thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. This is among the best caves in the north of Vietnam and remains comparatively unknown which makes it feel as a true adventure.

After visit Hua Ma cave we will drive back to Ha Noi.

Afternoon activities:

We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Our trip will be finish in Hanoi around 18:00. Check in hotel and Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 6: Cruise Trip At World Heritage Site Of Bai Tu Long Bay: O/n Athena Cruise (BLD)

Morning activities:

Travel out Hanoi City with shuttle bus driver and guide will pick up from hotel for Bai Tu Long Bay.

Have a 20-minutes stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products to get more experience in Vietnam. You arrive in Hon Gai wharf at noon time

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time you get on board, have a welcome drink as you board of the Athena Cruise. Our Cruise Manager will give you a briefing and safety instructions as well as review the itinerary for the day before you check in.

Then you have the buffet lunch while the boat is cruising towards North East of Ha Long Bay.

The rest of time this afternoon you relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel can Next you do kayak to visit Vung Vieng fishing village. Enjoy happy hour – buy one get one free in our bar will be started from 17:30 to 18:45

From the sundeck you can participate and compete in our Master Chef Cooking Demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food: Deep Fried Spring Roll and the decorative technique of creating flower carvings from fresh fruit or vegetables.

Evening activities:

Have a set menu multi-course Dinner on board. Then you have free time on the boat. Also you can enjoy squid fishing from the first deck of the boat, enjoy the topdeck and drink service or you can return to your room.

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Day 7: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi. O/N In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise over the river. You also have a Tai Chi demonstration on the Sundeck; tea and coffee are available at this time.

Have breakfast at restaurant on board. And then you visit and discover Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay. Here is the chance for you to witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

Note: There are about 400 steps to get up to the cave.

You make check out is from 09.00 to 09:30. This is also the time you can put your luggage on the first deck for us to transfer to our tender and settle your bill with reception.

While the cruise sails back the harbor, you have brunch at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.

Disembark to Hon Gai Pier at 10:30 am.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver transfers you return Hanoi and you get back hotel in Hanoi at around 16.00 pm. Check in hotel.

Evening activities:

This evening is the time you are free to get more experience around Ha Noi city by walking, you may interested street foods tour, drink beer, etc. overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve. O/n At Homestay In Pu Luong (BLD)

Take a fun ride today! Yes, you are leaving leave Hanoi for Mai Chau. Trust me, this is the journey to pass through awesome and eye-catching scenes of Limestone Mountains and valley, before you reach Mai Chau, which is the home of Thai people. You will love traditional dances at night to learn about their customs and culture.

Morning activities:

  • Leave Hanoi at 8 am and travel to Mai Chau with enjoying spectacular views en route
  • Visit Poom Coom village in Mai Chau by having a short walking to ethnic Thai people to learn more of this tranquil village, experience local culture. Then we have lunch here

Afternoon activities:

  • Leave Mai Chau and go ahead to Pu Luong Nature Reserve – 10km from Mai Chau where is the home of tribe people groups. You start your trek to reach Kho Muong village and have chance to see the beautiful sights and also the most beautiful places in Pu Luong
  • Stroll around the village and interact villages while they are doing their daily work and lives
  • Have a homestay night at eco-homestay set up by FFI (Flora and Fauna International) and have dinner with hospitable family
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Day 9: Leave Pu Luong Back To Ha Noi For Flight To Hue. O/n In Hue (BL)

Listen to the sound! Wake up! Wake up! Time to enjoy the morning sound in the park. Discover this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers and also feel free to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village. You will be loving it. You are free to take an easy walk in about 1,5 hours to the town- where the driver is waiting for you. Feel free to take your time! This is your chance to explore!

Morning activities:

  • Make an easy trek after breakfast at the family for admiring the beautiful valleys and remote tribe villages
  • Reach next villages and have more chance to interact local people as well as trekking to karst sceneries and nice terraces before arriving Pho Doan market at noon – a small town where you have lunch at local food stall

Afternoon activities:

  • Leave and back Hanoi city in the afternoon, you will arrive in Hanoi around 17.00 pm. Free dinner as your own
  • Drop off the airport for taking flight to Hue City and overnight at hotel in Hue
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Day 10: Full Day Biking In Hue. O/N In Hue (B)

Discover the different beauties of Hue Imperial City apart from Kings’ Mausoleums, Forbidden Purple City. Cycling surrounding villages to discover its hidden beauties as well as a great chance to discover rice field. Tranquil life and simple villages besides exploring unique constructions.

Morning activities:

  • Take bicycle and leave hotel at 8am and start your cycling trip to visit Hue surrounding city, ride through rice field to reach peaceful village of Thuy Thanh – 4 km from city centre and enjoy the beautiful scenery along village road.
  • Have chance to visit unique ancient Thanh Toan Bridge, agriculture museum where you can see agriculture instruments of local farmers, interact with local farmers at local market nearby.
  • Continue your riding through beautiful road, get up and down hill among villages to reach Tu Duc mausoleum for visiting one of the most beautiful one in Hue. Enjoy the unique architectures with the harmony nature and constructions. Then we have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

  • See local traditional handicraft village of hat-making, insence-making for more enjoyment
  • Continue to visit the Citadel and then along river road to visit Thien Mu pagoda and enjoy more the tranquil life at the north bank of Perfume River as well as take you get more knowledge of the last dynasty of Vietnam.
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Day 11: Visit Vinh An Ghost Village Before Hoi An. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Travel far from Hue city to reach a remote village of the city to discover special tomb village of Vinh An – different tombs of local people built for their ancestors luxury and gloriously as tomb of Kings/Queens plus more chance to see Tam Giang Lagoon stretch along the coastline on the way to Hoian.

Morning activities:

  • Leave Hue city at 8.00 am and start you day trip by riding bicycle along the village road to reach Vinh An village where is famous for tombs complex of local people and known as ghost city. The cycling day you will have transport support when you have tired you can be on transport to travel
  • Ride along Tam Giang Lagoon to get more experience of lagoon landscapes while you travel from Hue to Hoian. Have chance to admire the incredible views from Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach.

Afternoon activities:

  • Ride along road of My Khe Beach in Danang city and chill out the fresh air from the sea to reach Hoian ancient town. This is also a chance to visit Marble Mountain and panorama view of Danang city and My Khe beach before arriving Hoian and overnight here.
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Day 12: Hoi An Biking: Half Day. O/N In Hoi An (B)

Start the tour with our guide, you will kick off in style with a local coffee shop in Hoian centre to get first enjoyment. Then you will be on your scooter to begin discover Hoi An charming. You will ride through Cam Nam Island in which you visit local houses and sites to learn more of local life as well their traditional works.

At first you will visit a local boat repair yard to get the experience of the hard work to maintain a local fishing boat. After that you continue the short drive passing through a local village and beautiful countryside scenery to get more view and have a stopover to visit an ancestor house to get more knowledge of local people to worship their ancestors.

Continue the visiting at the local shoes-making shop where you can interact with shoemakers and learn the way how they procedure a pair of shoes as well as tailor making.

You will visit next a rice cracker place to observe the traditional cracker making process as well as have a taste of the yummy end-product.

Next you driver through countryside and experience the beauties of rice paddies, grazing buffalo on fields, through monkey bridge, etc.

Travel to Tra Que organic village where local farmers grow vegetables as organic and traditional ways. Most of flavors of herbs and spices in local dishes of Hoi An supplied from Tra Que, and understand the hardships of the farmers as well.

Before ending the trip you will spend your leisure time at a stunning An Bang beach lounge overlooking one of the best beaches in Vietnam by enjoying a refreshing drink.

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Day 13: Hoi An Free Day. O/N In Hoi An (B)

Hoian is a charming town for discover hidden values which attract most traveller once visiting Vietnam and Hoian. It offers you many things for experience and admires from narrow roads with old houses, shops, traditional villages and charming beaches.

Suggestion: Ao Dai Vietnam Traditional Hoi An Tour On Cyclo

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Day 14: Leave Hoi An To Da Nang For Flight To Ho Chi Minh City And Sightseeing. O/n In Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Full day activities:

You are going to spend your full day in 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 glorious one!

  • Enjoy your visit to The Independent Palace or called Reunification Palace
  • Enjoy The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic to learn more of French architectures
  • 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.
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Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel. O/N In Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Full day activities:

Get more discover of Vietnam War by visiting Cu Chi Tunnel today. You will have chance to learn more of underground network. Where was the home of local people during Vietnam – America War

  • Travel from Ho Chi Minh City and on distance of 70km to reach Cu Chi District. Where you have chance to visit Cu Chi Tunnel – the home of 10,000 people in several years
  • It took about 25 years to build this underground city where including living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, etc. and it was great way for Vietcong to move around the countryside without realizing by American
  • Free to wander around Ho Chi Minh city to get more enjoyment, shopping and overnight at hotel
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Day 16: Cycling Discover MeKong Delta River (My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho). O/n In Can Tho (B)

Awesome Day! You will get an amazing chance to visit 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 boat through channels and canals. You’re going to love it.

Morning activities:

  • You will be leaving Ho Chi Minh in the morning and starting your journey to Mekong Delta. You will travel to My Tho. Then take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal.
  • Enjoy My Tho’s colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere.
  • Feel free to boat trip on Tien River to visit Tortoise Island, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands – Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands.

Afternoon activities:

  • Enjoy lunch at restaurant in Island.
  • Enjoy the coconut candy mill; take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal.
  • Cruise to Ben Tre province “the home of coconuts” to see fruit gardens and taste honey tea before back My Tho.
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Day 17: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In Ho Chi Minh (BL)

Awesome Day! You will get an amazing chance to visit 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 boat through channels and canals. You’re going to love it.

Morning activities:

Boating! Now is the time to visit and get more insights of floating markets of Mekong River. No better way to enjoy the river life! This is totally out-of-the-world experience.

  • You will leave your hotel in early morning to visit Cai Rang Floating market
  • You will continue your trip to visit Phong Dien floating Markets and they are lovely!
  • Walk though a “Monkey Bridge” which only has in Vietnam with only tree to make bridge for passing though channels.

Afternoon activities:

  • Enjoy lunch lat local restaurant
  • Enjoy the chance to walk around the peaceful village to get more the atmosphere
  • Leave Can Tho for back Ho Chi Minh city with passing through much fruit tropical gardens.
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Day 18: Departure Ho Chi Minh - Goodbye Vietnam - See You Again (B)

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 hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh.

We are sure that you will have an amazing holiday Vietnam 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 trip! Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Domestic Air Fare Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Priority Vietnam airline first)
  • Night train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 berth soft sleeper share)
  • Great 3 star hotel with good location selected. Buffet Breakfast included at hotel
  • Homestay as stated in program with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • 01 Night on Athena Cruise (Bai Tu Long Bay)
  • Private Local boat trip (Ba Be Lake, Mekong)
  • Free visa letter to Vietnam (If yes)
  • 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 if any
  • 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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