Highlight of TRULY Vietnam:
Take an overnight boat cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay with plenty of fun activities onboard and onshore, including cooking classes, squid fishing and kayaking.
Discover colorful ethnic people in Sapa trip. If you love trekking, this is your right place.
Travel and explore lovely Hoi An Town in your special way: by bike
Feel history come alive as you explore the My Son Holy Land and the Cu Chi Tunnel.
Discover the beautiful Mekong Delta and experience local daily life by joining a day tour to the Cai Be Floating Market.
Transport , transfers and most of your meals are taken care of for you, and your tour guide is always on hand to help.
Your tour allows you plenty of free time to explore Vietnam at your leisure.
All hotels are highly recommended by tourists on Tripadvisor and guidebook
Day 1 Hanoi - airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)
Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Alova Gold Cruises (Meal: B, L, D )
Ready for this unique experience then board Alova Gold Cruise, for 2 days & 1 night exploring the breathtaking and peaceful view of Halong bay. Start cruising and enjoy our special feast of Vietnamese dishes while the cruise slowly slide on the romantic waves of Halong Bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities as kayaking, swimming, visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top Island, cooking class. With Alova Gold Cruises excellent service in hospitality you will feel home
08:00: Picking up guests from hotel/stay
08:30 Starting to drive to Ha Long Bay
10:30 Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way
12:30 Arriving in Ha Long Bay harbor
12:45 Boarding Alova Gold Cruise & welcome drink
13:00 Safety briefing & check in cabin
13:30 Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine
15:00 Kayaking or relaxing
16:30 Visit Titop Island or swimming
18:00 Cooking class
19:30 Dinner with Vietnamese Cuisine. Enjoying a romantic night at bar or doing squid fishing.
Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )
07:00 Wake up call
07:30 Captain Breakfast
08:15 Visiting Sung Sot cave (Surprising Cave)
09:30 Check out cabin
10:30 Flower Carving Class
11:00 Time to say good bye to our crew
11:30 Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine at the restaurant in the harbor.
12:30 Let’s get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
14:00 Short stop to stretch the legs
16:30 Back to hotel in Hanoi. Recheckin hotel.
Day 4 Hanoi haft day tour – Train station transfer - Night train to Sapa (Meal: B )
After having breakfast, 9.00 am our guide will pick up you for the city tour. Walking from your hotel to Hoan Kiem Lake, free time here and get on electric car with our guide to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, Dong Xuan Market. Tour will be finished at your hotel around 11.00 am. Have shower at your hotel before check out the room. Leave your bags at your hotel and free for lunch and dinner.
19:30 Our tour guide pick up you from hotel to go to rail way station B and get on the night train to Lao Cai (Train time : SP7 / 20:35 - SP1/21:10 – SP3.21:50 – In optional) . Overnight on the train.
Day 5 Lao Cai Station pick up – Lao Chai and Ta Van villages- Check in hotel in Sapa (meal: B, L, D)
06:00 Pick up you at Lao Cai station by bus to go to Sapa (Depend on train arrival time)
07:30 Arrive in Sapa and have breakfast, and leave your big bags here to be stored by the hotel.
09:00 Begin trekking from Sapa towards the South East of Sapa alongside Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai village of the H’Mong minority.
12:00 Have picnic lunch in the Black H’Mong house, discover their daily life style and enjoy landscape.
13:00 Continue your trekking to Ta Van village of Dzay minority people.
Note: total trekking time is 12.00 KM
15:30 Bus pick up back to Sapa. Check in and have dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 6 Sapa – Cat Cat village tour – Night train back to Hanoi (Meal: B,L, D)
08:00 Have breakfast in the hotel
09:00 Visit village of the black H'mong (Catcat), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days.
Note: total trekking time is 4.00 KM
11:30 Go back town, have lunch and check out the hotel. Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town.
17:00 Take a shower and have dinner before bus pick up back to Lao Cai station.
Get on the night train to Hanoi.
Day 7 Hanoi Pick up – check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B )
Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Ha Noi) around 05:00 a.m. be picked up and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi.
Note: Check in time is 12.30 am. If you need to have room check in early ( at 5.00 am), please contact Go Asia Travel to book it in advance. This extra fee is optional and not included in the price.
Day 8 Hanoi Free day – Train station transfer- Night train to Da Nang (Meal: B )
Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, see the water puppet show until transfer to Hanoi Train Station for solf – Sleeping train to Da nang. Time you need to spend on the train is around 13 hours. On the train you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at around 10.30 am.
Day 9 Da Nang pick up - Check in hotel in Hoi An town (meal: No)
Train arrive at around 10.30 am. We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.
Day 10 Hoi An - My Son haft day private tour (Meal: B,L)
08:00 Our guide will come to meet you at your hotel and then drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 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. Have lunch in the local restaurant. Finish tour at your hotel.
Day 11 Tra Que Village biking and cooking (Meal: B,L )
08.00 Pick up from hotel and start biking tour to Tra Que Village
You will cycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. A short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. following steps are raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other gardening activities. after all these activities, you will take a short rest and enjoy foot bath before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Your lunch will consist of many local delicacies including ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, Banh Xeo or local pancake of people in Vietnam middle region. you can join the cooking with the chef on these meals. After your morning excursions and your lunch, you will take a Vietnamese traditional post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.
2.00 pm good bye at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 12 Hoi An - Airport transfer - Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meal: B )
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13 HCMC - Mekong delta - Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long tour (Meal: B, L )
You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).
After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the orchard fruit garden. From here, you will have a pleasant time riding bicycles to the villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock.
After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long - a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.
Day 14 HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnel Tour (Meal: B, L )
08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 15: HCMC Free and Easy (Meal: B)
This day is our free day on the trip. Wish you have a great leisure time. If you want to extend your trip to Phu Quoc Island or Siem Reap Cambodia, please contact Go Asia Travel to book it in advance. This extra fee is optional and not included in the price.
Day 16 HCMC - Airport transfer - end the trip (Meal: B )
This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvernirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.