About the Tour
Along big rivers in Vietnam, through villages and lands in the South, Central and North, cultural and historical values will gradually appear with the most unique characters. Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you will visit the green pastures of the Mekong Delta, then head to the North, passing ancient Hoi An city, tranquil Hue city, splendor Tam Coc, charming Halong Bay and finally stop in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. From South to North, this amazing Vietnam tour package is sure to reward you with unmatched perspectives into Vietnam’s true essence.
- Discovering the culture and history of Vietnam as well as Vietnamese people by going along the major rivers
- Exploring the Vietnamese’s unique daily life form South to North
- Taking a visit to traditional handicraft villages, lush paddy fields, sacred lands and enjoy fresh fruits in the orchards
- Relaxing in the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam and Asia
In the evening, you will be picked up again at your hotel. After that, we will take part in a mini-trip to Saigon downtown. A welcome dinner will be served in the floating restaurant on Saigon River. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon, you will be guided to visit the luxuriant orchards and the rice fields as well as to observe the local people’s life. You will have chances to visit local’s houses and talk to local people and then come back to the boat for relaxation, witnessing the charming sunset, enjoying soft drinks on the deck, and take some nice photos. The boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.
Your first day tour will stop with traditional delicious dinner.
Overnight on board.
After breakfast, we will take a sampan to Cai Rang Floating Market. The colorful floating market, vast emerald rice fields and lush back waterways make Cai Rang become such a desired destination. A lot of exotic fruits, vegetables and skillfully handcrafted regional products will make you marveled. Next, we will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
The boat trip ends at around 11:00 - 11:30 on the pier. After brunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After check in and lunch, you will start the afternoon tour by walking around this coastal ancient town, the town with mixed architectures of Vietnam/Chinese/Japanese with Chinese tiled houses, Chinese temples, the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Halls, the local fish market…
Overnight in Hoi An.
During your boat trip, you will have chance to enjoy the fresh air and pass the peaceful villages on the two banks as well as experience daily life of hard-working locals. Stopping at Tra Nhieu Fishing Village, you will take a soft walk to visit traditional handicraft such as farming, fishing, poultry and livestock breeding, mattress making,…
After lunch, you’ll continue the boat trip along Thu Bon River to visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village where you will learn more about one of the Vietnam traditional products. Moreover, you will meet local people who are keeping traditional craftsmanship alive and can buy some handmade products as beautiful gifts.
Goodbye these peaceful villages, we return to Hoian downtown by boat and end this day trip at your hotel at around 16:30.
Sleep in Hoian.
Upon arrival in Hue, you will visit Dong Ba market for lunch (not included) with variety of local foods.
In the afternoon, you'll visit the uniqueImperial Citadel, Royal Arena where Tiger and Elephant fights were held by the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. Then, you will take glimpses along the green banks of Huong River (Perfume River), on a floating boat head to visit Thien Mu Pagoda where you will listen to its interesting historical stories and enjoy the photo time.
On the way back to Hue city, don’t forget your camera to catch the sunset moment on Huong River and enjoy the fresh air on this romantic river.
Overnight in Hue.
Back to hotel for checking out then we will take you to the Hue airport to fly to Hanoi.
In Noi Bai international airport, our guide and driver will wait you at the airport for taking you to the hotel in Old Quater for relaxing.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After the former capital Hoa Lu, you will go to Tam Coc tourist center for lunch then have a short break.
In the afternoon, you will get on a small rowing boat to travel along the Ngo Dong River throughgreen fields and natural beauty with limestone peaks. to visit Tam Coc (Three Caves). You will then disembark and take a short bike to Bich Dong Cave – the Vietnam second most beautiful cave. Don’t miss climbing up the Ngu Hanh Son Mountain (Buddha palm), enjoy the free feeling when behold the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and pagodas.
In the late afternoon, you will return to Ha Noi at around 17:30pm.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals. Overnight on board.
On the way returning to Hanoi, we will stop in Bac Ninh for visiting Phu Lang Pottery Village located by the bank of Cau River. The visit will bring you chance to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of ancient village and learn more about local activities at a handmade pottery. Buy something there for gifts if you want.
Drive back to Hanoi and overnight in Hotel.
- English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request
- A/C Cabin in 3 star Cruise at Ha Long bay
- 3 star Hotels (Accomodation)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles
- You will go to Mekong Delta (sleep on boat) and Halong bay tour (sleep on boat) by shuttle bus
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- All entrance fees
- Daily mineral waters
- Domestic and International flight
- Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
- Visa arrangement
- Meals, drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program.
- Children under 4 years old: Free of charge
- Children from 5 to 10: 75% of adult’s rate
- Children over 10: Full rate
- This is a private trip
- B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner. Meals that not mentioned will be served upon request.
- Please DO NOT wear shorts or mini-skirts when visiting temples, pagodas and historical sites.
- Tour program is subject to be changed due to weather and operating conditions