Vietnam Travel 20 Days

Tour description: Vietnam Travel 20 Days will take you a chance to meet Vietnamese friendly locals, enjoying their special foods, take beautiful sightseeing throughout Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Danang - Hoian - My Son - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta/Can Tho

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

Tour Code: KDH - 14

Tour Duration: 20 Days

Dates: Upon your request

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Tours Category : Vietnam World Heritages Tours

Hightlight: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Danang - Hoian - My Son - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

  • Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
  • Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)Travel_Map_Vietnam
  • Day 3: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Hanoi free for leisure – Depart to Hue (B)
  • Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 10: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)
  • Day 11: Leave Hoi An to Nha Trang Beach City (B)
  • Day 12: Nha Trang Sightseeing (B, L)
  • Day 13: Nha Trang (B)
  • Day 14: Nha Trang – Da lat – City of Love (B, L)
  • Day 15: Dalat sightseeing full day (B, L)
  • Day 16: Free for leisure in Dalat – Depart for Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  • Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing full day. (B, L)
  • Day 18: Discover Mekong Delta/River. (B, L)
  • Day 19: Visit floating Markets & Village (B, L)
  • Day 20: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
Summary highlights:
  • Hanoi: Exploring Hanoi – capital of Vietnam.
  • Halong Bay: Cruising aboard a traditional junk amidst the majestic limestone cliffs and emerald green waters of magnificent Halong Bay.
  • Hue: Touring the former imperial capital Hue, home to successions of imperial dynasties.
  • Danang: The city is famous by Marble Mountain, China Beach, Cham Museum and My Son Holy Land.
  • Hoi An: Wandering the charming streets of Hoi An town –lined with centuries old houses and quiet boutiques as well as relax on the beach and shop in Hoi An Old Quarter.
  • My Son : Holy Land – also called Angkor Wat in Vietnam.
  • Nhatrang : The city is bordered by beautiful mountains and an amazing, long beach along a bay impressively
  • Dalat : The city of flower and lakes as Ho Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Danhim, and Tuyen Lam bordered by lines of pine trees, which are a well-known feature of Vietnam.
  • Ho Chi Minh City:  Still called Saigon, the dynamic heart of Vietnam, the city of crowding, business and also history.
  • Mekong Delta/ My Tho & Tien Giang: 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.

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam

Cyclo Tour in HanoiToday you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)

Water Puppet Show in HanoiHanoi, 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 3: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)

Halong BayEarly 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 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)

Halong BayRising 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. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back Hanoi. Arrive hotel at 3:00pm. Check in & free for leisure (sightseeing & shopping in Old Quarter). Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 5: Hanoi free for leisure – Depart to Hue (B)

HanoiHaving breakfast at hotel. Enjoy your time in Hanoi Old Quarter. Taking flight to Hue in noon time. When arrive Hue City. Picked up & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue City.


Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)

Thai Hoa Palace HueSpend full day to visit Hue City, 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 7: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)

khai dinh tomb HueJust 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 8: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)

Truong Son Mountain Range DanangToday, 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. Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.


Day 9: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Thu Bon River Hoi AnEnjoy 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 10: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)

My SonLeave 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 11: Leave Hoi An to Nha Trang Beach City (B)

Nha Trang CityFree for leisure in the morning until transfer to Danang Airport to take flight to Nha Trang Beach City – one of the most beautiful Beaches in over the World. Pick up & transfer to hotel. Check in & overnight in Nha Trang City.


Day 12. Nha Trang Sightseeing (B, L)

Tri Nguyen Aquarium Nha TrangIn the morning you will transfer to Cau Da port for a cruise on the Nha Trang Bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island to enjoy hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures then continue the trip to Mun Island -the best island for snorkeling with lots of lives colorful corals and fish. Taking a fresh lunch at the Con Se Tre island and relax. Back to hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 13. Nha Trang (B)

Nha TrangToday is a free day at leisure in Nha Trang for relaxing and unwinding at the resort overlooking beautiful Bay. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views. Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 14: Nha Trang – Da lat – City of Love (B, L)

Da LatBreakfast then leave Nha Trang beach City to Da Lat romantic City by car. Spend 4,5 hours on the car for sightseeing along the way. Arrive Da Lat in the noon time. After lunch, start visiting Da Lat as half day City Tour with palaces & Waterfalls. Late in the afternoon you will be able to take a short walk to get a feel for this delightful city. In the evening you will head out to one of the fine restaurants in town. Overnight in Dalat.


Day 15: Dalat sightseeing full day (B, L)

DalatToday you will take a tour of Da Lat and the surrounding areas. We will visit Bao Dai Palace . From here you visit the rather bizarre and very aptly named Crazy House, a brightly painted concrete house which winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes. It now functions as a guesthouse. Next visit is Truc Lam Thien Vien and Pagoda. This afternoon, for those interested can take the short train ride on the Cremaillere railway to the village of Tri Mat. In the evening, you will enjoy fine cuisine at a local restaurant. Overnight in Dalat.


Day 16: Free for leisure in Dalat – Depart for Ho Chi Minh City (B)

SaigonBreakfast will be severed at hotel in the morning. Free to discover Dalat City in the morning. Leave Dalat for Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon by Vietnam Airlines. Arrive Ho Chi City, warmly welcome by Tour Guide. Pick up & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing full day. (B, L)

China Town SaigonHaving breakfast at hotel & start visiting Saigon, the largest Vietnamese city. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. This teeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Colon, which means “Big Market.” Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon’s government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as “Hotel de Ville,” is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 18: Discover Mekong Delta/River. (B, L)

MekongToday 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. Check in hotel & overnight in Can Tho City.


Day 19: Visit floating Markets & Village (B, L)

Cai Rang Floating MarketWake up in early morning to take the boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market – one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel through myriad canals. Lunch at local restaurant before return to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City at 4:00pm. Free for leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 20: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

SaigonYou 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), Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) or Phu Quoc Island. Good bye & see you in the next time!

Trip included:

  • 17 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • 2 nights stay overnight on Sapa Train (Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi)
  • Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nha Trang, Dat Lat – Ho Chi Minh City (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, Hue and Hoi An
  • 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, medical 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

Meals :

  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, VietnamTripAdvisor can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
  • Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.
  • Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners' tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.
  • Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, VietnamTripAdvisor suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Hanoi accommodation: Melia Hanoi Hotel – 5 star

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Room in Melia Hanoi Hotel

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying at Melia hotel that is beautifully located in the heart of Vietnam’s capital, Meliá Hanoi welcomes all who are looking for splendid accommodation, first-class facilities, and warm service.

Halong Bay cruise and overnight: Paloma Cruise

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Cabin on Paloma Cruise

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying on The Paloma Cruise that is a Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team.

Hue accommodation: Saigon Morin Hotel – 3 star

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Saigon Morin Hotel in Hue

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying at saigon Morin hotel that is built in 1901 by French, the Morin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Hue City, Vietnam.

Hoi An accommodation: Essence Hoian Hotel – 4 star

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Room in Essence Hoi An Hotel

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Nha Trang accommodation: Palm Beach Hotel – 3 star

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Room in Palm Beach Hotel

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying at Palm Beach hotel in Nha Trang is one of your chance to explore really Vietnam and relax on one of the most beautiful beach.

Dalat accommodation: Ngoc Lan Hotel – 4 star

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Room in Ngoc Lan Hotel

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying at Ngoc Lan hotel that was originally a cinema constructed during the early 1970’s.

Saigon accommodation: Grand Hotel – 4 star

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Grand Hotel in Saigon

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 20 Days by staying at Grand hotel that is one Of The Oldest Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City Since 1930 and completely restored in 1997, nestled in Saigon’s scenic riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment addresses, and still retaines its French colonial style, provides a perfect base for conducting business or for having a completely relaxed vacation.