Explore Vietnam In Two Weeks

Overview

With a two-week vacation in Vietnam, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful landscapes of the S-shaped country and stay at unique hotels. From the elegant capital of Hanoi and its delicious dishes, you will go to Sapa where the romantic mountains and forests are located. peaceful, cruise on calm Ha Long Bay and enjoy seafood. Next, get lost in the poetic ancient town of Hoi An, rich in historical and cultural values, then continue the journey to the Mekong River region, which is a paradise of delicious tropical fruits. Vietnam can’t wait to see you!

 

Duration: 14 days 13 nights

Tour route:  Hanoi – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay- Hoi An – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city (pickup & drop off at the hotel)

Group Size: Private Tour Only

When? : Anytime of the year

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit Hanoi capital, a history city with many French architecture building and enjoy one of the best kitchen in the wold
  • Trekking in the Sapa to see how local minority working for living, super fresh air and authentic life.
  • Boating on Trang and Cruise on Ha Long are unique experience you can’t miss
  • Walking on peaceful Hoi An ancient town and visit the rural villages by Vespa 
  • Enjoy fresh tropical fruit of tropical land Mekong Delta
  • Many more beauty for you to explore.

 

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meal: No)

Day 2: Hanoi (Meal: B)

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa (Meal: B)

Day 4: Sapa (Meal: B)

Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi (Meal: B)

Day 6: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (Meal: B)

Day 7: Ninh Binh (Meal: B)

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Ha Long (Meal: B, L, D)

Day 9: Ha Long – Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang/ Hoi An (Meal: B, L)

Day 10: Hoi An (Meal: B, L)

Day 11: Hoi An (Meal: B)

Day 12: Hoi AN – Fly to Sai Gon – Cu Chi tunnels (Meal: B, L)

Day 13: Mekong delta (Meal: B)

Day 14: Sai Gon departure (Meal: B)

 Duration: 13 nights, 14 day
 Category:
 Theme: Nature, Soft Adventure, Culture, History
 Suitable: All customers

Highlights

Suggestions for tipping and gratuities:  

  • Hotel bellboy: 5 USD per group for one time check in-out.
  • For round trip overnight Cruise: 5 USD per cabin.
  • Cyclo, Sampan Boat rider: 01 USD per pax
  • Local Tour guide:
  • Group under 6 pax: 20 USD per Group per day.
  • Group from 6 pax up: 3 - 5 USD per pax per day
  • Driver: o Group under 6 pax: 10 USD per Group per day.
  • Group from 6 pax up: 2 USD per pax per day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meal: No)

You are welcomed at Noi Bai airport by our guide and driver upon arrival and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the time is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 2: Hanoi motorbike tour & Hanoi city (Meal: B)

08:00: Meet expert motorbike drivers, providing essential safety instructions and an overview of your upcoming journey. Our modern Eco Honda Lead Scooters, featuring comfortable passenger backrests, ensure a relaxing ride.

Stage One: Uncovering Hanoi's Hidden Gems

Explore Hanoi's labyrinthine backstreets and discover its urban beauty, including iconic landmarks like the opera house and Old Quarter. Experience local life and pass the historic Long Bien Bridge.

Stage Two: Nature's Tranquility

Leave the city's hustle behind and embrace the peaceful side of Hanoi amid lush gardens, farmland, and Banana Island's picturesque pathways.

Stage Three: Lakeside Retreat and B52 lake

Enjoy a refreshing lakeside ride along West Lake's shores, followed by an exploration of Reunification Train Street's narrow alleys. Visit The wreckage of a B52 bomber has remained in the middle of Hanoi’s Huu Tiep Lake for almost a half century in Ngoc Ha flower village.

Stage Four: cafe Delights

Conclude your adventure with a Vietnamese egg coffee at a local cafe or indulge in Mango and Caramel Pudding at a beloved local spot.

In the afternoon, we visit city by car: Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex (Outside of the Mausoleum, Mausoleum is only open from 8AM to 10:30AM), the peaceful Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam and proceed to Hoa Lo prison.

Back to the city center, visit Long Bien Bridge, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and the old quarter. In the evening, visit Quang Ba flower market, one of the biggest flower markets in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge resort (Meal: B)

07:30: Our guide and driver will take you to Sapa via express way.

Upon arrival, check-in Topas Ecolodge and free time to visit Lech Dao village in the hilly mountains of Thanh Kim Commune (2-3 hours walking).

Overnight at Topas Ecolodge (1 night)

Duration: 380km/ 6 hours driving.

Day 4: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa town (Meal: B)

At 10 am, we transfer to Muong Hoa valley. The first part is on the road, but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van Village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue, or green color. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.

Day 5: Sapa – Fanxipan Roof - Hanoi (Meal: B)

We check out the hotel then you will take a cable car to Fanxipan Mountain. Currently the highest point of Fanxipan is at 3,143m high. As you know the cable in Sapa is the world’s longest and highest cable car, running up from sleepy Sapa town to the Peak of Fanxipan Mountain, known as Indochina’s rooftop. Enjoy the view from the highest point of this incredible mountain. The lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. Take some pictures for unforgettable experience from the top. After taking scenery then get cable car back to Sapa.

After lunch (your own account), we return to Hanoi (5 hours driving).

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (Meal: B)

09:00: We transfer to Ninh Binh province (100km/ 2,5 hours driving). Visit Hoa Lu - Nearly one thousand years ago, this place used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudal and historical conflicts, Hoa Lu still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas. Your one-day tour will be filled with many legends and myth. Additionally, one thing that makes this tour the most exciting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Tam Coc (three grottoes)- regarded as “inland Halong bay”.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 7: Ninh Binh (Meal: B)

This morning, we visit Mua cave (Dancing cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach to the top of Lying Dragon Moutain, have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here.

Check in hotel then free time to explore the village nearby.

Additionally, one thing that makes this tour the most exciting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Trang An. Forested limestone mounts contrasting in emerald water, caves, lowland, and rivers create a mysterious fairytale-like scene. We then visit a network of 11 caves with beautiful stalactites of all shapes and colors. Trang An was recognized by UNESCO as The world Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island “.  

Cycling to Bich Dong pagoda - a series of atmospheric caves filled with ancient shrines. The pagoda surrounded by many limestone mountains was very ancient and famous.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Ha Long (Meal: B, L, D)

07:30: Drive to Ha Long Bay (3,5 hours driving), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea," as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long Bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.

Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay we embark on a boat cruise to discover this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea.

The boat cruise will also include the experience of an overnight stay and fresh seafood meals.

Visit one of the most stunning caves at Ha Long Bay and stop at a beautiful beach to take a refreshing swim or sunbathe on the sundeck; take a short trek to the nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay.

Back onboard the junk, you will watch the sunset and be served a sumptuous dinner, with cocktails available for purchase from the bar. You will spend the night onboard the junk, in a cabin with an ensuite bathroom.

This is a truly memorable experience!  Without a doubt, Ha Long Bay is a destination in Vietnam which should not be missed.

Notes: The program may differ slightly based on the junk cruise’s itinerary

Day 9: Ha Long – Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang/ Hoi An (Meal: B, L)

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. After breakfast we take a Sampan boat or kayak to explore Luon Cave. We may have a chance to see the wild monkeys that gather around waiting for food from the tourists. After that we continue to cruise around the bay. Lunch is served on the boat on our way back to the docks then we transfer to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Da Nang.

Estimated flight time: VN 189 HANDAD 1730 1900

Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you are welcomed by our guide and driver then transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Da Nang or Hoi An

Note: Da Nang city is about 30km from Hoi An town, you can either stay at a hotel in Hoi An town or in Da Nang beach. Luxury resorts are mostly located at Da Nang beach. We will give you options of hotels in Hoi An and also in Da Nang.

Day 10: Da Nang city - Hoi An (Meal: B, L)

In the morning, we will visit Linh Ung Pagoda, where exists the highest Goddess of Mercy Statue of Viet Nam. The pagoda offers stunning views of Danang beach and Cham Islands in the distance. Pay a visit to the French & Spanish Cemetery, to the memory of soldiers of a joint expedition led by French admiral Rigault de Genouillly in 1858 then drive to Hoi An then the fishing village and visit the Marble Mountain. Climb Thuy Son (‘Water’ Mountain) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside and visit Huyen Khong cave.

Lunch will be served at Reu restaurant 

This afternoon, we continue take a walking tour of the old town Hoi An. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum, and Hoi An market.

The rest of the time is free to walk in the old town, feel the atmosphere of its original culture, enjoy shopping for tailored clothing, lanterns, shoes, and food, or simply relaxing on the beach.

Note: The program will shift depending on the hotel location.

Overnight in Da Nang or Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An - Rural Villages Experience by Vespa tour (Meal: B)

Explore a unique way to see Hoi An and countryside where there are less travelers. Meet our Vespa drivers then we will explore the countryside around Hoi An on the back of a vintage Vespa and experience something a little different during your stay. We will get to see the countryside and visit some local businesses where you will learn more about the way of life in this part of Vietnam. We will show you a side of Hoi An that most visitors miss out on. We will start the day by driving out of Hoi An city and seeing beautiful scenery including rice paddies and vegetable plantations. The trip includes a stop where you will enjoy Banh Dap (a local rice flour dish) being made and you can give it a go yourself! You will also see local weavers making straw mats, riding on the back of Vespa along the bank of the river, seeing fish farms and amazing to see fish traps and stop to see the people build fishing boats as well as crossing a traditional bridge built completely from bamboo. the bamboo boat you get a chance to see a vast fish farm. Your guides will give you information about some of the history and local traditions. The tour lasts around 5 hours and will have a coffee break along the way and finish off with a delicious seafood feast by the water. We look forward to showing you another side of Hoi An! 

The rest of the time is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Da Nang or Hoi An

Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Sai Gon – Cu Chi tunnels (Meal: B + Lunch)

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for a flight to Sai Gon.

Estimated flight time: VN 165 HANDAD 0915 1035

Upon arrival, meet our guide and driver then drive 70 kilometers Northwest to Cu Chi tunnels.

On the way to Cu Chi, we will join a cooking class at special Spice Gardern Restaurant.

Guide guests to visit the fruit garden, organic garden , chicken garden, fish feeding... (Guests can harvest green vegetables & herbs to use in cooking class).
Depending on the season or time, Spice Garden will invite guests to pick or serve fruit grown in the garden for guests to enjoy. Hand on cooking class with two main course and enjoy your own lunch cooked.

In the afternoon, we continue exploring the underground tunnels which system had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. It was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years… getting married, giving birth. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. Since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. You may even have a chance to crawl through the tunnels yourself. We return to Saigon in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Sai Gon.

Day 13: Mekong delta (Meal: B)

A TASTE OF THE MEKONG

This morning we drive to Vinh Long, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. A three-hour journey through the lush fields and farms will take us to the southernmost region of Vietnam - the Mekong Delta, often referred to as the rice basket of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year.

Upon arrival at Cai Be Jetty. The crew welcomes you aboard with cold towels and a refreshing drink while the Cai Be Princess Sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta.

On the river, all sorts of boats ply the water, from small fishing boats to cargo barges loaded with fruit and vegetables. Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks the people, the stunning landscapes while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. At Tan Phong Islet, board a small rowboat to better explore the canal’s hidden mangroves. Return to your sampan to visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. We’ll make stops along the way to explore local cottage industries including the making of coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn). Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river and surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of privileged life during Indochinese times. After lunch, at around 2:30 pm, take a short walk along a small canal towards the Ba Bon Bridge where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you approximately 2 hours to Sai Gon.

Overnight in Sai Gon.

Day 14: Sai Gon departure (Meal: B)

After breakfast, we will visit The War Remnants Museum, Historically, the war museum as part of the Vietnam and World Peace museums system was born on Sep 4, 1975, at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, district 3, HCMC. Since its 30-year inception, the museum has attracted over 10 million arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists, especially student delegations from provinces and cities nationwide. It helps reappear the then-wars, helping students well realize on the values of patriotism, struggle for peace and national liberation from forefathers. This museum includes 8 specific exhibitions and various collections of the truth of history (conspiracy and process from hostile forces for the war in Vietnam); crime evidences and war consequences; kinds of weapon and tools serving for the wars; prison (prison house system, concentration camp, torture, maltreatment, corporal mutilation, and spiritual oppression against political prisoners).

A second stop is at the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. In the other side of Notre Dame is Sai Gon Central Post Office

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Suggested flight time: After 15:00

End of the trip!

Important Notes:

The passport and picture requirements for a Vietnam E-visa application:

  • Passport: Scan or photograph the information page. The photo must clearly display all personal information and not obscure any part of the passport.
  • Photograph: Take a photograph of yourself. The applicant in this picture must not be wearing glasses.

 

HOTEL CHECK IN & CHECK OUT TIME

 Check in time            : 13:00 or 14:00

 Check out time          : 11:00 or 12:00

Early check-in or late check-out time is subject to availability and with additional charge. Let us know beforehand check in & check out time you expect for proper arrangement.

NOTE ON TRANSPORTATION

Our price based on the group arrives at one time (one flight). In case, clients arrive on different flight times, and need different airport transfer, extra transfer will be charged.  We apply the same for departure date.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our price of the tour is not included travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase health/travel insurance for your trip to Asia.

 

NOTES

TOURIST VISA

Please make sure your passport has at least 6 months validity from the entry date. Also please check whether you need an entry visa to Asian countries (Vietnam/Lao/Cambodia/Myanmar/Thailand) before starting your trip. Please consult with us if you are not sure.

 

VACCINE

There is no compulsory to get any vaccine to visit our countries. But we encourage you to have popular Vaccine such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid, Polio. You may consult your doctor before traveling.

Important Information

Price Includes, Price Excludes

Meals

Transportation

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Price Includes

Services are included:

  • 12-night hotel accommodation in twin shared as noted or similar
  • 01 night on the junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang/ Da Nang – Sai Gon (Economy class on Vietnam airlines including 23kg checked luggage and 12kg carry on luggage)
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip as stated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner) – Food only, without drinks.
  • Visa to Vietnam - if require (included visa stamping fee)
  • Souvenir gift and mineral water

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