Travel the length of Vietnam, stopping in Ho Chi Minh City (in the south), Hanoi (in the north), and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in between. Begin in dynamic HCMC, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown , the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace , the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. If desired, also visit the moving War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an eccentric religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism, an ecelectic fusion of world religions, in Tay Ninh. Alternatively, spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta and stay in the boutique hotel in Can tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta...
Day 1. Arrival HCMC
Day 2. Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 3 .HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temples
Day 4. HCM City - Mekong Delta
Day 5. Mekong Delta - HCM City
Day 6. HCMC - Nha Trang
Day 7. Nha Trang
Day 8. Nha Trang
Day 9. Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An
Day 10. Hoi An
Day 11. Hoi An - Danang - Hue
Day 12. Hue
Day 13. Hue - Hanoi
Day 14. Hanoi - Lao Cai
Day 15. Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 16. Sapa - Lao Cai - Train back to Hanoi
Day 17. Lao Cai - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 18 . Halong Bay - Hanoi - Depart
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Day 1: Arrival HCMC
Welcome on arrival at HCMC 's Tan Son Nhat International airport by our guide of Agenda Tour Vietnam and transferred to your hotel. At leisure. Transfer out for welcome dinner at a chic restaurant. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Begin your urban experience in bustling HCMC (formerly Saigon ), the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace , the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. If desired, also visit the moving War Remnants Museum.
Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street , the city's main shopping boulevard with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. The urban modern Ho Chi Minh City with its numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: .HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temples
This morning we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to HCMC at around 6 pm. Tay Ninh , near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few.
The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple's exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of religious symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 4: HCM City - Mekong Delta
Leave HCMC to lush My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong , complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine , visit VinhTrang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 5: Mekong Delta - HCM City
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. Take boat trip to join in the 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 . Overnight in HCMC.
Alternative for people can wake up early: Join in Floating market by “The Lady Hau” cruise. Enjoy breakfast on the "Lady Hau" while cruising to the floating market. When the "Lady Hau" arrives at Cai Rang floating market, guests are transferred to a local traditional boat to enter the market. Then, continue cruising with the hotel's guide along narrow creeks to visit a noodle factory and an orchard. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel by local boat throughmyriad canals. ( Starting at 6:30 AM, the Lady Hau cruise and tour extension takes around 4 hours; minimum 4 persons).
Day 6: HCMC - Nha Trang
Free until transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Free. At leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Nha Trang
Full Day Cruise in Nha Trang Bay with some stop for snorkeling and swimming. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang
Free time at the resort. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An
Free until transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An. At leisure. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An
Free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An - Danang - Hue
Leave Hoi An for Hue . This afternoon we embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City , the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Tonight you enjoy the fine cuisine of Hue in the local restaurant. Overnight in Hue .
Day 12: Hue
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River . This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here we will cruise further to the ornate Minh Mang's tomb. We will enjoy lunch on boat before getting out the Dragon boat for driving to Khai dinh's stomb. Overnight in Hue.
Day 13: Hue - Hanoi
Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi . The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples.
In the afternoon visit Hanoi : Vietnam 's artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. Also visit Hanoi 's main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. Overnight in Hanoi .
Day 14: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Full day of leisure and evening train to Lao Cai. Your adventure trip to Laocai / Sapa begins with an overnight train from Vietnam 's capital city to the border town of Lao Cai . Overnight on train.
Day 15: Lao Cai - Sapa
The train arrives at Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00 a.m. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, we will early check-in ( room subject to availability). Freshen up, and have breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel and then enjoy a free morning to explore around town.
In the afternoon there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribes minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 16: Sapa - Lao Cai
Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. After visiting the village you take a drive back to Lao Cai station for the night train journey back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 17: Lao Cai - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Early arrive in Hanoi around 5 a.m. Pick up from here, transfer to local restaurant for breakfas. Leave Hanoi by private vehicle at 8:30 a.m. Upon arrive at the jetty around 12:30 pm, you are welcomes on board. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At that time, you will begin a 3.5 hours cruise through mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming if weather permit, sun bathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong Bay. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on cruise.
Day 18: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Depart
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you 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 emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. The cruise will back to the jetty while brunch is served. Your arrive at the harbor by noon and rejoin your car drive back to aiport and Depart
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+ Start the tour on any date at your convenience.
+ Choose the tour length as long as your schedule and budget allow.
+ Plan the tour with hotels and sightseeing spots that you are specifically interested in.
+ You may order the dishes you want .
+ Experienced guides and skillful drivers in each city offer services are provided for your exclusive use.
+ Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style.
+ Ideal for those who need special assistance, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or families with small children.
We offer a complete package tour that covers all expenses excluding the cost of international flight ticket. Our tour prices vary depending on:
+ Travel period: prices tend to be higher in peak season (March, April, November, and December) than in low season (May, June, September).
+ Number of travelers: The more people in your group travel, the less you pay.
+ Hotel quality: If you choose a 5-star hotel, you will surely have to pay more than a stay in a 3-star hotel.
+ Booking date: Early bird booking can help you save a great deal than last minute booking.
To have more information about your trip’s quote, simply click the link “personalize your trip” at the bottom of the page and our sales team member will contact you shortly. This service is completely free of charge and requires no commitment to buy.
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You may choose a pre-made tour on our website. However, if you prefer to customize the tour in your own way, simply click “personalize this tour” at the bottom of the page. A form will appear and requires you to fill in all fields. After the form is successfully sent, one of our sales team members will contact you within 2 working days.
Step 2: Book a tour
If you agree on the proposed quote, you are kindly requested to send us the confirmation mail and we will proceed accordingly. It is our duty to reserve all the services related to your trip such as hotels, restaurants, domestic flights, toURIt guides and so on. We will contact you once again to make sure that the program fits your travel needs. Should you agree on it, a temporary contract will be issued as a written commitment between you and Amica. Consequently, you are kindly requested to deposit 25 % of the trip’s total cost that can be paid by credit card, check or money order.
Although tips are not compulsory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, it is an etiquette to offer something for those such as your drivers or waiters for their services during the trip.
There are a variety of accommodation options in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. You can choose from an economic, unrated hotel to an exceptionally luxurious resort and those in between. For your convenience, it is recommended that you stay in a small, authentic, family-run hotel rather than big and crowded one.
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Number of travellers
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