Vietnam Travel 19 Days

Vietnam Travel 19 Days £ 927 / pax 3 star Hotel

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With our travel proposal for 19 days in Vietnam, you will get to explore and enjoy your destinations in a calm and relaxing manner. No rushing around, no overly organised packaged tours, no stress. A trip where you will really get to know Vietnam, its people and its landscapes, yet have the time to sit down and read your book or enjoy a few drinks - an aspect often overlooked in this kind of trip.
Days free from an itinerary will provide you with the perfect opportunity to discover the city at your own comfort. Our guides will be on hand to show you the more interesting areas and supply you with any information you may require, but you will have as much time as you want to wander off in whichever direction you may choose for your own adventure.
Our travel packages do not include international flights but if you would like us to find the best flights to, or from Vietnam for you, we will be more than happy to do so. Simply let us know the date and destinations of your preferred travels. We will then send you the flight information and if you require help booking, we can be of assistance then too.
What we present below is merely a proposal with a price to give you an idea of what a 19-day trip to Vietnam involves. We'd love to hear any of your suggestions about other places/sites/routes that you would like to incorporate into your trip and we will do our best to make your dream holiday a reality. We are at your disposal.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI
(Meal Inc.: Dinner)
At your arrival to Hanoi, you will be greeted at the airport by our driver and transferred to your hotel. The first day is free time which you’ve been given to rest and later enjoy your welcoming dinner, a Vietnamese treat, to enable you to try your first taste of Vietnam; dinner will be waiting for you in a restaurant in Hanoi.
Overnight stay in Hanoi

DAY 2: GETTING TO KNOW HANOI
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
After your breakfast, at 08.00 am our tour guide and driver pick you up from your hotel, we take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho (Close from 7 Sept till 6 Nov 2012. And close on all Monday and Friday afternoons. We visit outside only during closed time), President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature  the first college  of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we get to visit the Ethnology museum, the Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple and a xiclo ride around the heart of Hanoi: the old quarter, filled with street shops, narrow streets and motorcycles, a tour that will show you the more picturesque Hanoi.
Note: For Hanoi City tour, we will visit The Museum of Ethnology on Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun. We will visit Bat Trang Ceramics Village instead of The Museum of Ethnology on Mons, Weds and Fri.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI - FREE DAY - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
Today will be a free day for you so you can head out around the city and make your own exciting discoveries. We will give you all the necessary information about Hanoi, so that you can plan out your day. At 21:00pm our guide will accompany you to the station to start your journey to Sapa.
Stay overnight on the night train, in a four-bed compartment.

DAY 4: SAPA TREKKING [AND OPTIONAL, NIGHT IN A VIETNAMESE HOME STAY]
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
<Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van>
Upon your arrival to Lao Cai our personnel will be there waiting to take you to the town of Sapa which is where the tour begins.
Today awaits you a 4 miles trek southwest of Sapa. From Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H'mong. We continue walking these trails and you head down to Lao Chai. We will walk through rice fields; visiting places where time seems to be stopped. You will arrive at the Ta Van village, home to the minority Dzay and have lunch in a local family’s home. After having another walk around Ta Van, you will be called to start preparing dinner with the local family, where you will spend the night.

DAY 5: SAPA TOUR: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SU PAN – SAPA
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast we continue with the trekking down to the village of the Red Dzao. You get to see the Rattan Bridge, waterfalls, rice fields, beautiful views and landscapes.
In the afternoon we head back to Sapa.
Spend the night in Sapa
 
DAY 6: CAT CAT AND SIN CHAI
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
To end this Sapa tour, today we will visit Cat Cat village, here you will also get to see the Black H'mong. We will then visit the hydroelectric plant that was built in the colonial times by the French; it is a great place to have lunch, next to the river falls. After we will head down to the Sin Chai village which lies at the foot of Fansipan. Enjoy a short tour before the jeep will come to take you back to Sapa.
Once in Sapa we will come and take you to the train station where you will catch the train back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight on the night train, in a four-bed compartment.

DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG BAY
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
You will arrive in Hanoi at 5:30 in the morning. We will pick you up at the station and take you to a hotel so you can rest, have breakfast, and shower, if you want to.
After breakfast, at approximately 8:00am, the bus will be waiting for you to take you from Hanoi to Halong Bay (4hrs trip). You will get to visit Halong Bay and spend the night in a traditional Junk boat surrounded by the sheer beauty of this magical place.
At around 13.00 h we will embark on a cruise with a warm welcoming. After lunch you will visit a fishing village called Cua Van and you can see how real fishermen and families really live there.  Towards evening time you will have the chance to go and explore Halong Bay by Kayak, enjoy a nice swim and have a 15-minutes foot massage or a cooking demonstration of the Vietnamese cuisine. Today you will also get to visit the Hang Trong cave. Dinner will be served at around 19.00h.
Overnight on the Deluxe Dragon Cruise or similar

DAY 8: LAN HA BAY – MONKEY ISLAND - CAT BA TOWN
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast, you spend 30 minutes to visit Tip Top Island. Then, go to Van Gia fishing village and change to a smaller boat cruising south to Lan Ha bay. You have freedom to swim or take photographs in an emerald water of Lan Ha bay area.  The boat stops at Viet Hai wharf.  You will be provided with a bicycle for a 5 km ride through the jungle to Whisper of Nature Bungalow in Viet Hai village. Have short trekking inside Cat Ba National Park and then do cycling back to the boat. Enjoy a wonderful lunch on the boat in Lan Ha bay. Continue boating to visit isolated Monkey Island, which is the home to wild monkeys and endangered white-headed langur.  Late afternoon, boat arrive Beo harbor then our bus takes you to Cat Ba town.
You will spend the night in Cat Ba.
You will have the option to choose between the bungalow, the Holiday Hotel and the Sunrise Resort. In this price, the Sunrise resort which is of 4 stars is included.

DAY 9: CAT BA – HA LONG – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at your hotel, our bus will transfer you to Beo harbor for a boat cruise back to Ha Long bay.  Get changed to our Deluxe Dragon Cruise in Van Gia fishing village. Relax on the top deck for sun-bathing, photo hunting or socializing with other people while going through other parts of Ha Long. Finishing cruise approximate 11:45am, you take a short rest and have a bus drive to a local restaurant for lunch. Say goodbye to Ha Long bay then return to Hanoi . Have a short break 20 minutes half way back in Hai Duong city for refreshments. Arriving in Hanoi approximate 5:30pm.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hue. Once in Hue, our partners will take you to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Hue

DAY 10: VISITING HUE
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
The picturesque and hilly Hue has a special place in the history of Vietnam. Selected capital of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Hue takes us back to the old, the origin Vietnam. A place that has been keeping hundred years of architectural works including palaces and royal tombs of the Nguyen dynasty.
We will pick you up at your hotel around 7:30 am. We will begin with a visit to the tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. On this tour we've also included a visit to see and appreciate the Van An, a Vietnamese martial art. We pass through a small village where they specialized in the development of classic items like conical hats and incense made.
After our visit to the tomb of Tu Duc, a buffet lunch will be ready at your disposal. And after you have rested, the bus will take you to the Citadel. You will visit the Citadel of Hue, a World Cultural Heritage. It was built on the banks of the Perfume River, Western style combining so great with the citadel oriental architecture. It consists of three campuses: the defensive citadel, the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. You will visit Thien Mu pagoda, and to complete the tour of Hue awaits a boat ride on the Perfume River. At 5:00pm we begin to transfer you back to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Hue

DAY 11: HUE - HOI AN
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
We will continue touring the country and be on our way to the South Vietnam, heading down to Hoi an. On the way we stop at the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and the Marble Mountains.
In the afternoon we will have time to stroll through the charming Hoi An. The architecture of Hoi An has no equal, with its low houses and wooden painted facades. Visit the Japanese Bridge, which according to local legend is indestructible. We enter the Pottery Museum, the amazing Tan Ky house (which was the first monument of historic interest) and the cantons temple.
Hoi An is a city where you can travel on your own, at ease. Thus, we haven’t included a guided tour, but if you’re interested, you can contact us and we will include one for you.
We will recommend you places for your dinner. Today you will be responsible for your own dinner.
Overnight stay in Hoi An
 
DAY 12: HOI AN FREE DAY
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
You have this day free in Hoi An to explore the city at your own pace, there are many things that you can find in the shops in the city. Hoi An is famous for its tailors and its shoemakers.
Overnight stay in Hoi An.

DAY 13: HOI AN FREE DAY
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
A second free day in Hoi An! Spend it your way. So that you don’t miss any detail of Hoi An, we will send you all the information about this destiny.
Overnight stay in Hoi An.

DAY 14: HOI AN - FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
Today you will be taking a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where we will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. You will enjoy a free day in Ho Chi Minh; of course, there will be all the information about Ho Chi Minh that we will have sent to you so you can enjoy your free day as much as possible.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 15: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI AND CAO DAI TEMPLE
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
At around 8am, the bus will be waiting for you at the door of your hotel to take you to Tay Ninh, where you find The Great Cao Dai Temple, the headquarters of the Cao Dai religion (one of the most unique religions that originated in Vietnam), it is one of the most emblematic buildings of Asia it’s a fusion of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.
Back to the temple, we will stop to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, and see how they managed to surprise their opponents during the war. We will also see the network of tunnels made by the Vietnamese, a real marvel, worthy of being studied by any architect.
Afterward, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 16: MEKONG DELTA - MY THO - BEN TRE-CAN THO
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
Today we visit the Mekong Delta. From Ho Chi Minh awaits a journey of around two hours and a half to get to My Tho. There you will take a boat that will take you through the canals of the Mekong Delta. You will visit the fruit market in My Tho and Turtle Island. Lunch will be served in a quiet place in the Mekong Delta, surrounded by greenery and gardens. In Ben Tre you will also have a boat tour, get the chance to visit local families to get an idea of their daily lives, and after seeing Thoi Son we then head back to My Tho by boat to visit Can Tho.
You will spend the night in Can Tho.

DAY 17: MEKONG DELTA: CAN THO, HO CHI MINH
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast, Lunch)
You will need to wake up early to see the Delta markets. There will be two floating markets waiting for you, the Phong Dien and Cai Rang. You will also get to visit coconut candy and rice noodle sellers. You will also get to see how they make these products.
We return to Ho Chi Minh to spend the night in the city.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 18: HO CHI MINH - DAY OFF
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
We will give you all the information so you can make good use of this day off in Ho Chi Minh. For dinner you will attend a farewell dinner on a cruise across the Saigon River.

DAY 19: HO CHI MINH-HANOI-HEAD BACK HOME
(Meal Inc.: Breakfast)
We will be waiting to take you to the airport for your 6:30am flight back to Hanoi; From Hanoi you will then be able to take your international flight after 11.00am.

Price of the 19 day tour of Vietnam

Clients

2 pax

4 pax

6 pax

8 pax

10 pax

3-stars

£ 927/person

£ 899/person

£ 880/person

£ 869/person

£ 871/person

4-stars

£ 1.094/person

£ 1.066/person

£ 1.046/person

£ 1.035/person

£ 1.036/person

 

Places

3-stars 4-stars
HANOI GONDOLA HOTEL GOLDEN SILK HOTEL
Night Train HANOI - SAPA 4 BEDS COMPARTMENT 4 BEDS COMPARTMENT
SAPA BAMBOO HOTEL CHAU LONG HOTEL
HANOI  (HOURS) APPLE HOTEL APPLE HOTEL
HALONG DRAGON CRUISE DRAGON CRUISE
HUE MONDIAL HOTEL BEST WESTERN INDOCHINE PALACE
HOI AN THUY DUONG HOTEL 3 VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE RESORT
HO CHI MINH SIGNATURE HOTEL PALACE HOTEL
CAN THO SAIGON CAN THO HOTEL NINH KIEU HOTEL 2

 

Inclusions:

  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodations of 3 stars or higher.
  • Meals in the itinerary
  • All transfers described in this itinerary: transfers to and from airports, excursion transfers. (Apart from the transfer from Hanoi train station to the hotel, on your arrival in Sapa)
  • Domestic flights: Hoi An (Danang) - Ho Chi Minh; Hanoi - Hue
  • Entrance fees to places of interests mentioned in the itinerary

 


Exclusions:

  • International flights (if you need we'll help you find the best flights for you)
  • International Travel Insurance (we are more than happy to give you information about travel insurance should you need it)
  • International Travel Insurance (we recommend you use Intermundial Travel Insurance)

 

Reserve

This tour of 19 days through Vietnam is available during the whole year. If you’re interested in this trip you can contact us or fill this form. Furthermore if you want, we can send you more information about this tour or adapt this tour to your needs (dates, preferences…) just ask us.

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