Tour code:
VN21D-2
Duration
21 days 20 nights
Start in
Hanoi
Finish in
Ho Chi Minh City
Places to visit
Hanoi - Mai Chau (Hiking in the villages) - Pu Luong (Kho Muong Cave, terraced rice fields) - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (boat cruise in Thung Nham) - Halong Bay (Titov Island, Surprise Cave) - Hue (by plane) - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ecotour (Cam Thanh Village) - Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Mekong (Homestay) - Can Tho (Cai Rang Floating Market) - Extension to the beautiful beach - Ho Chi Minh City
Best Vietnam travel tour packages & beach 21 days 20 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Highlights

Embark on a seaside stay in Vietnam, a fascinating country brimming with history, vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and culinary delights. With 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Vietnam offers architectural treasures, ancient ruins, and sacred sanctuaries to explore. Meet welcoming locals who will immerse you in their age-old traditions and customs. Savor the bold flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, celebrated throughout Asia. Dive right into this captivating three-week itinerary for an affordable Vietnam travel tour packages.

  • Explore Hanoi, a bustling metropolis teeming with historical and cultural treasures.
  • Delve into the life of ethnic minorities with a peaceful hike in Mai Chau.
  • Discover the pristine splendor of Pu Luong, a mountainous region perfect for hiking through rice fields and traditional villages.
  • Soak in the serenity of rural life in Ninh Binh - Tam Coc and embark on a peaceful rowboat cruise at the Thung Nham Bird Park.
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey through the majestic Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Immerse yourself in history in Hue, marvel at the timeless beauty of Hoi An's old town, and navigate a basket boat "Thúng chài" through the heart of the coconut forests.
  • Explore the bustling life of Ho Chi Minh City, discover its historical landmarks, and relish its diverse cuisine.
  • Enjoy the rustic charm of the Mekong Delta with a homestay experience.

To extend your stay, choose from these magnificent beach options:

  • Option 1: Phu Quoc Island - White sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning natural landscapes.
  • Option 2: Ho Tram Beach - Vung Tau - Beautiful beaches with fine sand and clear waters, perfect for a relaxing getaway.
  • Option 3: Mui Ne - Phan Thiet - Fine sandy beaches, spectacular dunes, and turquoise waters, a popular destination for travelers.
  • Option 4: Con Dao Island - Pristine natural beauty, immaculate beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a peaceful atmosphere, with renowned protected marine parks.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - Welcome - Massage (Dinner)
Car

Upon your arrival at Hanoi airport, our driver will welcome you and take you to your hotel, about 35 km away, approximately a 45-minute drive. After a long flight, it's essential to rest and adjust to the time difference.

At 5 PM, enjoy a combo: a 60-minute full-body Vietnamese massage followed by an included dinner. This revitalizing massage uses ancient techniques to target pressure points and invigorating movements, along with aromatherapy oils to relax the body, enhancing overall well-being and flexibility. Afterward, return to your hotel after a light dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - City Tour (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car Walking

After breakfast at the hotel, your day will begin with a visit to the square in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a tribute to the Father of the Nation and founder of the Vietnamese Communist Party. Listen attentively to your guide’s explanations about the history of the country’s independence before capturing some memories in photos.

Next, head to the Defense Pagoda (Trấn Quốc), bordering West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi. Your morning will conclude with an enriching visit to the Ethnology Museum, offering a comprehensive insight into the cultures, customs, and traditions of Vietnam's 54 minority ethnic groups. Lunch awaits you at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, explore the fascinating Old Quarter, starting at Long Bien Bridge and continuing to Cao Thang Street, known for its traditional spices. Visit Dong Xuan Market, the largest market in Hanoi, and discover the lively atmosphere of Hang Ma Street, famous for its decorative items and colorful lanterns.

Continue your exploration through Luong Van Can, Lan Ong, and Hang Buom streets, pausing to visit Bach Ma Temple, the oldest temple in Hanoi. End the day capturing memorable moments by Hoan Kiem Lake, the vibrant heart of Hanoi.

Finally, the evening offers an unforgettable water puppet show, a must-see theatrical experience. Return to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau (160km - 3.5 Hours By Car) (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner)
Car

After a delicious breakfast, depart for Mai Chau, a charming village in northern Vietnam, inhabited by the White Thai ethnic group. Travel through stunning landscapes of terraced rice fields and hills to reach the village. Have lunch at a local home and discover the local specialties.

In the afternoon, embark on a hike through the villages of Pom Coong, Lac, and Chieng Chau to experience the life of the White Thai people, one of Vietnam's 54 minority ethnic groups. End the day with dinner at a local home, savoring the local cuisine and learning about their traditions.

Overnight in a stilt house of the White Thai ethnic group.

Day 4: Mai Chau - Pu Luong (50km - 1.5 Hours By Car) (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car Hiking Trekking

In the morning, continue exploring the villages with a bike ride through the rice fields and Thai villages, visiting Van, Na Phon, and Nhot. If the weather permits, a hike can also be considered.

In the afternoon, start your trek in Pu Luong with a 2-3 hour walk through picturesque villages, discovering bamboo water wheels and the Kho Muong Cave. Pu Luong offers a natural reserve perfect for mountain, terraced rice field, and cultural experiences.

You can choose between two accommodation options: staying overnight in a stilt house or in a bungalow offering more comfort and a private room.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Pu Luong.

Day 5: Pu Luong - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (130km - 3 Hours By Car) (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car Sampan Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to Tam Coc, known as the "inland Halong Bay," to discover its karst landscapes and winding rivers. Discover hydraulic wheels along the way, then have lunch at a local restaurant before checking into your hotel.

In the afternoon, enjoy a two-hour rowboat ride through picturesque rural landscapes to the Thung Nham canal. Explore the stalactite formations and the lush valley, then discover the village at your leisure.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Tam Coc

Day 6: Tam Coc - Halong Bay (210km - 4.5 Hours By Car) (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner)
Car Cruise

At 8:00 AM, our driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel for a 160 km drive, about 4 hours, to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its spectacular beauty. You will board the boat at Tuan Chau port at 12:30 PM and receive a welcome drink and a brief overview of the cruise itinerary.

Enjoy a tasty Vietnamese lunch from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM, followed by an optional massage session. From 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, sail through the most beautiful areas of Halong Bay, including the Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot), one of the largest and most spectacular caves in the bay.

At 6:30 PM, participate in fruit and vegetable carving with the boat's chef, followed by a fresh seafood dinner at 7:00 PM. At 8:45 PM, enjoy entertainment such as card games, squid fishing with the crew, or board games.

Overnight in a deluxe cabin on the boat.

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi Airport - Hue By Plane (Breakfast; Brunch)
Car Cruise Kayak

Starting at 6:30 AM, a light breakfast is served in the dining room, with tea, coffee, and pastries. For those interested, a Tai Chi session is offered on the sundeck at 6:45 AM, lasting 30 minutes, but it's optional.

If planning a kayaking excursion in the Luon Cave, meet on the first floor at 7:15 AM for a 7:45 AM departure. You will reach Titov Island around 9:00 AM, where you can enjoy a panoramic view from the summit before relaxing on the beach.

At 9:00 AM, return to the boat to pack your luggage. Gather your personal items in your cabin and leave heavy luggage outside for the crew to handle. At 10:00 AM, enjoy a brunch-lunch in the dining room while settling your bills.

Admire the bay's beauty during the return to the dock from the upper deck or the dining room. The boat will arrive at Tuan Chau port at 11:15 AM, where your car will be waiting to transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, a driver will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - City Tour (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car

After breakfast, explore the Hue Citadel, the former imperial palace of the Nguyen Dynasty, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Flag Tower and the Forbidden Purple City.

Next, discover the famous Pagoda of the Celestial Lady with its magnificent architecture.

After a local lunch, visit the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, renowned for its harmonious architecture and gardens, delving into Vietnam's history and culture.

In the evening, return to your hotel in Hue for rest and enjoy dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (Breakfast; Lunch) (100 Km – 2 Hours By Car)
Car

After breakfast, depart for Hoi An and enjoy views of the central Vietnam coastline.

Stop at the Champa Archaeological Museum and Non Nuoc Marble Village along the way.

Upon arrival in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have lunch at a local restaurant before exploring the old town on foot.

Visit the Quan Cong Temple, Fujian Chinese Assembly Hall, Japanese Covered Bridge, and Tan Ky Ancient House.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at your hotel in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An Tours - Ecotour (Cam Thanh Village) (Breakfast; Lunch)
Sampan Cruise Bicycle

At 8:30 AM, depart from your hotel for a half-day bike tour in the Vietnamese countryside. Ride through rice fields to Van Lang fishing village and Bay Mau water coconut forest, with stops at Ba Le local market and other points of interest.

At 10:00 AM, visit Mr. Han's home to enjoy green tea and explore the village.

Then, take a basket boat with fishermen to learn their fishing techniques and explore the coconut forest.

At 11:00 AM, enjoy an herbal foot massage and help prepare lunch with Mr. Han's family, tasting local dishes.

Return by bike around 1:30 PM, arriving in Hoi An at 2:00 PM after experiencing local life and Vietnamese traditions.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An - Free Day (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day for relaxation.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City / 900km - 1h20' By Plane (Breakfast)
Car Air plane

You have free time before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Your local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy free time to explore the area around your hotel and discover local attractions. You are free to choose where and what to eat for lunch and dinner, whether local specialties or familiar cuisine.

Return to your hotel in the evening to rest before starting your exploration of Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car

After breakfast, explore Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. Visit colonial residential areas such as the City Hall, an example of French colonial architecture.

Admire the Opera House and the stunning Notre-Dame Cathedral built by the French. Don't miss the Central Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel.

Next, visit the Reunification Palace, surrounded by a large shaded park. In the afternoon, explore Chinatown and its bustling Binh Tay Market.

Finish with a visit to a lacquerware factory to learn about this traditional Vietnamese craft and shop for souvenirs.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Mekong - Homestay (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner)
Car Sampan Cruise

Depart for Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. At 10:30 AM, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Ben Tre River, observing local activities.

Visit brick-making and coconut processing workshops. Enjoy tea and fruits while learning about local culture.

Have lunch with the Hai Hồ family, then take a rowboat to the dock and transfer by car to your homestay.

Dinner and overnight at the homestay with traditional Vietnamese cuisine. End the day with a relaxing foot bath with medicinal herbs and Sa Huynh salt.

Overnight at the homestay.

Day 15: Ben Tre - Mekong - Can Tho (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car Sampan Cruise Bicycle

After breakfast, bike to the coconut garden, where you can enjoy fresh coconuts and hear the fascinating history of the three-compartment house with two wings.

Continue your bike ride through typical southern landscapes, including rice fields, orchards, and canals.

After a busy morning, stop for lunch and discover the local cuisine. Then, collect your luggage and head to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

Dinner on your own, allowing you to explore local restaurants and culinary specialties.

Overnight at a hotel in Can Tho.

Day 16: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast; Lunch)
Car Sampan Cruise

After breakfast, embark on a cruise to Cai Rang Floating Market, where you can admire numerous boats filled with local fruits and vegetables. This is a unique experience to discover the daily life of the Mekong Delta inhabitants.

You will also visit Ba Hien Garden and a handmade noodle factory at Can Tho market to discover local culinary specialties.

Then, return to Ho Chi Minh City around 5:00 PM after an exciting day exploring rural Vietnamese life.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17-20: OPTION_1: Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc Island (Breakfast)
Car Air plane

Day 17: Fly to Phu Quoc Island after breakfast. Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the nightlife and activities like diving or snorkeling.

Days 18-19: Free days to explore the island and its attractions.

Day 20: Return to Ho Chi Minh City by flight. Transfer to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17-20: OPTION_2: Ho Chi Minh City - Hồ Tràm Beach (2h30 By Car) (Breakfast)
Car

Day 17: After breakfast, drive to Hồ Tràm, the most beautiful beach in Vung Tau (115 km, about 2.5 hours). Enjoy the fine sand and clear waters for a relaxing getaway.

Days 18-19: Free days to enjoy Ho Tram Beach.

Day 20: Return to Ho Chi Minh City by car. Meals on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17-20: OPTION_3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mũi Né Beach - Phan Thiet (by Car) (Breakfast)
Car

Day 17: After breakfast, drive to Mui Ne Beach - Phan Thiet (200 km, about 4 hours). Known for its fine sand beaches, spectacular sand dunes, and turquoise waters.

Days 18-19: Free days to enjoy the beach and explore, including the famous white sand dunes, especially at sunrise and sunset. Activities like sandboarding are also popular.

Day 20: Return to Ho Chi Minh City by car. Meals on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17-20: OPTION_4: Ho Chi Minh City - Côn Đảo Island (by Express Boat) (Breakfast)
Car Sampan Cruise

Day 17: After breakfast, take the Express Boat to Con Dao Island (4.5 hours). Known for its preserved natural beauty, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters. Protected marine parks offer excellent diving and snorkeling to explore colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life. Visit historical sites, including the former island prison.

Days 18-19: Free days to enjoy the island's natural charms and historical sites.

Day 20: Return to Ho Chi Minh City by Express Boat. Check-in at the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast)
Car

Enjoy your free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Meals are on your own, offering a chance to explore local culinary delights or enjoy a memorable final dinner at one of the city's renowned restaurants.

End of your Vietnam travel tour packages!

  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation with daily breakfast in hotel, resort, bungalow, homestay.
    • Overnight cruise on board a shared good-quality boat in Halong Bay (private boat upon request).
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • Boat Express.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Massage in Hanoi.
    • Water puppet show in Hanoi.
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Local private sampan cruise in Thung Nham (Ninh Binh), Hoi An, Mekong Delta.
    • Bicycle for all tours.
    • Ecotour in Hoi An.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Vietnam Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa)
  • Notes

    • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
    • Surcharged for Gala-dinner on 24th and 31st December if any
    • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year)
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/
    • late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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