Colors of Vietnam - 8 Days / 7 Nights5 5 (1 reviews)
Hanoi → Ha Long Bay → Danang → Hoian → Ho Chi Minh City → Ben Tre
Embark on a captivating family vacation to Vietnam and delve into the vibrant hues that dot the country. Your adventure will take you through the enchanting cities of Hanoi, Danang, Hoian, and Ho Chi Minh City, allowing you to witness the distinct colors that make Vietnam so unique. Beyond the cities, you'll marvel at the stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay and discover the lush greenery of Ben Tre. From the bright and bustling streets to the peaceful countryside, this colorful journey is sure to leave you and your family spellbound. Don't miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the dazzling colors of Vietnam.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam's charming colonial capital. Upon clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, step outside the arrival hall where your driver and guide eagerly await. A short drive will transport you to the heart of the city, where your half-day city tour begins.
We kick off at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, nestled in Ba Dinh Square. Take a moment to admire Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, his final resting place and a tribute to the Vietnamese National Hero. You can also explore his stilt house and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. Continuing our journey, we visit the Temple of Literature, the country's very first university.
As the day progresses, immerse yourself in the rich history of Hanoi's Old Quarter during an orientation walk. Witness the energetic pulse of the city while enjoying a cup of the famous egg coffee - a delightful Hanoi specialty. Afterward, settle your hotel and enjoy some well-deserved refreshment.
In the evening, indulge in a welcome dinner featuring authentic Vietnamese cuisine at one of Hanoi's finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Prepare for an exciting day on this adventure-packed itinerary! After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll be picked up for a scenic 2.5-hour drive to the mystical Halong Bay. As you journey towards this magnificent destination, marvel at the jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters that have earned Halong Bay its reputation as a top tourist spot in Vietnam. With its inclusion as one of the seven World Natural Wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you can expect nothing shy of extraordinary.
Once you arrive, be warmly welcomed aboard by our experienced boat crew and captain. Check-in to your private cabin and have a moment to freshen up before heading back to the main restaurant. Indulge in a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood while you sail through the captivating bay. In the afternoon, embark on a cruise around the enchanting islands of Halong, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way, explore one of the bay's three largest caves, such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, or Sung Sot. Take a break at an island cove boasting a sheltered white-sand beach, and if weather permits, enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf. Let the calm waters lull you to sleep as you spend the night on your comfortable junk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.
Start your day by waking up early and joining a Tai Chi session on the top deck. Alternatively, you can simply relax and soak in the breathtaking sunrise over the bay's majestic islands. Savor a cup of coffee or tea and a light breakfast before embarking on an island exploration adventure in a rowboat. Once you return to the junk, check-out of your cabin and cruise back to Halong City, taking in the mesmerizing rock formations along the way. Indulge in a delightful brunch onboard before reaching Halong pier. there, your driver will be waiting to transport you to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for your domestic flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide and driver, who will then accompany you to your hotel. Take some time to check-in and unwind at your leisure, as you prepare to enjoy your stay in Danang.
Accommodation: Hotel in Danang.
Embark on a journey today, venturing 40km beyond Hoian to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son. Nestled amidst the majestic Cat’s Tooth Mountains, My Son reveals the ancient Cham ruins, often hailed as Vietnam's very own Angkor Wat.
Later, return to Hoian just in time for a delightful lunch. Allow yourself to meander through the enchanting narrow streets of the ancient town center, immersing yourself in the timeless charm. Along the way, don't miss the chance to visit the remarkable Chua Ong Pagoda, the mesmerizing Chinese Assembly Hall, the age-old Tan Ky ancestral house, and the iconic Japanese Bridge.
During the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoian thrived as a bustling international port, welcoming traders China, the Netherlands, France, Japan, Portugal, and Arabia. They sought the finest silk produced in the region, a testament to its exceptional quality. Today, Hoian beckons as a splendid resort town, captivating tourists with its diverse architecture, skilled tailors, and an abundance of charming cafes.
As the day draws to a close, we'll drive back to your comfortable hotel in Danang, ensuring a tranquil end to an eventful day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Danang
Today, take a break sightseeing excursions and relax on the beach to recharge your "battery" before continuing on the second leg of your journey. Enjoy the crystal clear water of the East Sea or take a refreshing dip in the hotel's pool. If you're interested, you can also explore Danang's highlights, like Ba Na Hills with its recently added Golden Bridge, Mable Mountains, Son Tra Peninsula, or the Cham Museum, at an additional cost. To check availability and surcharges for these excursions, please contact our travel consultants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Danang.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an exciting journey to Vietnam's modern metropolis: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Upon arrival in the late morning, immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City during an orientation tour en route to the hotel. Indulge in a delectable lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing, then set off on a guided city tour to discover the hidden gems. In the afternoon, explore iconic landmarks such as the Reunification Palace, the thought-provoking War Remnants Museum, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic City Post Office, the grand Opera House, the magnificent City Hall, and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Embark on an escape the bustling city of Saigon today as you journey to Ben Tre Province. Along the way, visit the enchanting Vinh Trang Pagoda, an architectural gem nestled in the picturesque Tien Giang region. Upon reaching Hung Vuong Pier, step aboard your private boat and embark on an immersive adventure through the breathtaking Mekong Delta landscape, all while relishing in refreshing coconut juice.
Immerse yourself in the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you explore fruit orchards, coconut groves, brick workshops, and savor delectable home-made treats like coconut candies and rice cakes. Unwind at a local family's home and learn the art of making sedge mats, all while indulging in tea and tropical fruits. For a more adventurous experience, hop onto a "Xe Loi" motorized rickshaw or cycle through idyllic villages, surrounded by mesmerizing scenery.
Indulge in a scrumptious and satisfying lunch at a charming riverside restaurant, before embarking on a serene sampan cruise along the tranquil canals. The boat will be waiting at the nearby pier to transport you back to Ben Tre, where your car awaits to return you to Saigon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, take advantage of a leisurely morning to unwind and relax. Later, embark on a scenic drive to the airport, where you'll catch your departure flight back home.
3 star accommodations
Breakfasts & meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Transfer by private car with A/C
Domestic flights: Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
English speaking guides
Entrance fees, boat trip, performance & excursions
Vietnam Visa fee
Tipping and other personal expenses.