Best Vietnam Tour 15 Days


Tour description: Stretching over 3,200 kilometers in length with countless mountains, rivers, forests, and beaches, Vietnam is one of Asia's most diverse and fascinating countries. Best Vietnam Tour 15 Days will introduce you to the country's three main regions is the north, center and south. You are enjoyed special foods and customs of minority in Sapa, take mighty sightseeing of the most famous cities around Vietnam. This 15-day journey starts with the natural splendor and majesty of the north, continues to the historic charm of the central provinces before concluding with the beauty and the vibrancy of the south.

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta/can Tho - Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong

Tour Begin / Tour End: Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi

Tour Code: HDH - 12

Tour Duration: 15 Days

Dates: Upon your request

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Tours Category : Vietnam Family Holidays

Highlight: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta/can Tho - Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong

  • Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamTravel_Map_Vietnam1
  • Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Fly to Hue/Tour the Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 6: To Danang/City Sightseeing – Hoi An. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 8: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)
  • Day 9: Leave Hoi An for Hanoi (B)
  • Day 10: Hanoi Sightseeing full day. (B, L)
  • Day 11: Sapa arrival – trekking to Villages (B, L)
  • Day 12: Lao Cai- Bac Ha Sunday Market – Night train back Hanoi (B, L)
  • Day 13: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)
  • Day 14: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
  • Day 15: Hanoi Conclude/ Departure. (B)
Summary highlights:
  • Ho Chi Minh City:  Still called Saigon, the dynamic heart of Vietnam, the city of crowding, business and also history.  
  • Cu Chi Tunnels: A legendary maze during the war
  • Mekong Delta/ My Tho: The typical area of the lowland, we cruise in the floating markets, villages and the small canals to discover life on the river from small rural villages to booming capitals, visiting temples floating markets and much more along the way during your unforgettable Mekong River odyssey.
  • Hue : The old capital and world cultural heritage site, touring the former imperial capital Hue, home to successions of imperial dynasties, this site is also UNESCO World Heritage
  • Hoi An : UNESCO World Heritage, the charming streets of Hoi An town –lined with centuries old houses and quiet boutiques as well as relax on Cua Dai beach and walking around the old streets of Hoi An Town or still call Hoi An Old Quarter
  • My Son : Holy Land – also called Angkor Wat in Vietnam
  •  Hanoi: The most beautiful city in all of Asia, along the Red River for a thousand years, nestled along wooded boulevards among the city’s two dozen lakes you will find architectural souvenirs left by all who conquered this great valley, from the Chinese who first came in the last millennium to the French, booted out in our own century.
  • Sapa:  Meet the local minorities to know more about their life style, enjoy the beauty of a typical remote area.
  • Halong Bay : UNESCO World Heritage, cruising aboard a traditional junk amidst the majestic limestone cliffs and emerald green waters of magnificent

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon

You arrive Tan Son Nhat (Saigon) International Airport. Transfer from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City at any time then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for check in. Free for leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)

Binh Tay Market in saigon

This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free.

Day 3: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho

Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: Fly to Hue/Tour the Old Imperial City. (B, L)

Nguyen Dynasty in Hue

Today you leave Ho Chi Minh City fly to Hue in the morning, Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam’s cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood. Overnight in Hue City.

Day 5: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)

Emperor Minh Mang in Hue

Just outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue’s most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s. Overnight in Hue City.

Day 6: To Danang/City Sightseeing – Hoi An. (B, L)

Truong Son Mountain Range

Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings. Stop at China Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks – once islands made of marble – and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Arrive Hoi An Town, check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Sa Huynh Museum in Quang Nam

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as “Faifo” to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous “China Beach,” with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)

My Son

Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch. In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Leave Hoi An for Hanoi (B)

Hoi An Shopping

Enjoy the time in Hoi An – heaven of shopping place in Vietnam until noon time. You leave Hoi An transfer to Danang Airport in the afternoon fly to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi airport, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Free for leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi Sightseeing full day. (B, L))

Having breakfast at hotel then start sightseeing Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum of l’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam’s turbulent history. Water Puppet Show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Sapa arrival – trekking to Villages (B, L)

Hanoi Cyclo Tour

Arrive Lao Cai Railway Station at 6:00am. Pick up to Sapa town for check in. Having breakfast and start trekking down to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H’mong. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the valley to get to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay people live, which supposed to be the most friendly one in mountainous area. The next is Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dzao tribe where you will see the amazing scenery and beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, you get back Sapa Town for free to discover Sapa Market & stay overnight in Sapa Town.

Day 12: Lao Cai- Bac Ha Sunday Market – Night train back Hanoi (B, L)

Bac Ha Market

After breakfast in Sapa, you leave Sapa Town for Bac Ha Town to join Sunday Market with local people. Bac Ha is considered one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attire buy and sell the local products. Dogs, cats, pigs, horses… are all on sales. This is a golden opportunity to take your best photos! In the afternoon, we will take a pleasant walk to Ban Pho village, home to the flower H’mong people. This is a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages. Leave Bac Ha Town at 3:00pm for Lao Cai Railway Station. Take night train, which departs about 7.30am. Overnight on the train.

Day 13: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)

Halong Bay

Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.

Day 14: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)

Halong Bay

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 15: Hanoi Conclude/ Departure. (B)

Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish unforgettable Vietnam trip with Vietnam Tour Advisor or you can extend some day to Siem Reap (Cambodia) or Sapa. Good bye & see you in the next time!

Trip included:

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • Internal flight tickets:Ho Chi Minh City – Hue, Danang – Hano (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • Meals specified in tour program .B - Breakfast ,L - Lunch ,D - Dinner
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.
 

Trip excluded:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Kayak, Massage onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods)
  • flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations
  • any accidents,evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
 

Additional Information:

  • Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 - Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
  • Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
  • Prices subject to change without notice
   

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Hoi An: Ha An Hotel 3 star accommodation for Best Vietnam Tour 15 Days

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