Explore Hidden Gems with Vietnam Insider Tour 12 Days / 11 Nights

Explore Hidden Gems with Vietnam Insider Tour 12 Days / 11 Nights
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Immerse yourself in a 12-day journey through the vibrant brushstrokes that define Vietnam's rich culture, traditions, and landscapes. Travel Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, passing through iconic destinations like Halong Bay, Phu Yen with its stunning Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, Dalat - known as the City of Love, and Mekong Delta - the fertile rice bowl of Vietnam. Let these intensely colorful landscapes be your canvas to create your own masterpiece, with culture and heritage as your muse. At every turn in Vietnam lies an enchanting painting waiting to be discovered...

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Indulge in a Culinary Expedition Through Hanoi!
  2. Discover the enchanting allure of Hanoi City and embark on a unique journey through its special vicinity.
  3. Embark on a captivating 2-day voyage through the enchanting Halong Bay.
  4. Unearth the enchanting seashore adorned with a mesmerizing display of basalt rock columns harmoniously interlocked along Phu Yen's coastal region.
  5. Explore the highland gem - Dalat, the enchanting "City of Eternal Spring.
  6. Experience the vibrant hustle and bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market's daily life!
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Hanoi Arrival
Hanoi Arrival

Step Hanoi, Vietnam's enchanting colonial capital! Once you breeze through immigration and collect your bags, our beaming representative will greet you just beyond the arrival hall. We'll whisk you away to a cozy hotel in the heart of the city - time for check-in and a quick breather.

Tonight is all about diving Hanoi's vibrant nightlife at the Old Quarter, pulsating with energy. Picture this: locals and expats mingling on pint-sized stools, clinking "bottoms-up!" at Bia Hoi Junction, where Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets meet. Embrace the city like a true local - immerse yourself in its every sight, sound, and flavor. Wander the narrow lanes as your guide unveils an array of delectable noodles, breads, and snacks. And then... indulge in a sizzling Vietnamese barbecue feast under the stars - beef, chicken, tofu, veggies on skewers! Cap off this adventure with a heavenly treat Hanoi's famed ice-cream parlor by Hoan Kiem Lake before drifting dreamland. A night to remember awaits!

Meals: Street foods.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi City Tour – Vicinity Tour
Hanoi City Tour – Vicinity Tour

Embark on your city tour starting at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, home to the mausoleum of the nation’s founder, Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Discover the nearby One Pillar Pagoda with origins steeped in history. Then, delve the Temple of Literature, renowned as Vietnam's first university.

In the afternoon, let's journey to Hanoi's outskirts for a half-day exploration designed to immerse you in Vietnamese culture and daily life. Venture to Dao Thuc village, where water puppetry came to life centuries ago. Experience the scenic rice fields, traditional houses, friendly locals tending their farms, and indulge in a mesmerizing water puppet show – true artistry in its birthplace!

Return back to Hanoi with leisure time ahead to savor your day. Let the enchantment of this experience linger as you soak in memories of a day well-spent amidst captivating landscapes and cultural treasures.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

Halong Bay in Vietnam is a beloved gem for a reason - it's simply stunning. Embark on our Halong Bay tour to escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this exquisite location.

As the sun rises, venture east through the lush landscapes of the Red River Delta to reach Halong Bay, an awe-inspiring marvel of Vietnam. Step aboard a traditional junk boat, settle your cozy cabin, and get ready for a delightful two-day cruise around this enchanting bay. Indulge in a lavish onboard lunch while soaking in the breathtaking views of island-dotted waters.

Explore limestone formations adorned with hidden caves and pristine beaches as you anchor at secluded spots for a leisurely swim and visit Sung Sot cave, nestled beneath towering cliffs. The rest of the day is yours to savor - take in the beauty of the bay, relax on deck, or bask in the warm sunshine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

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Halong – Hanoi
Halong – Hanoi

Rise and shine early to partake in Tai Chi on the upper deck or bask in the tranquility of the sun rising over the majestic islands of the bay. Savor a cup of coffee or tea as you prepare to venture out and discover neighboring isles by rowboat. Upon returning to the traditional junk, indulge in a delicious breakfast before relishing the sights the sundeck, marveling at Bai Tu Long Bay's breathtaking limestone formations while cruising back to Halong City. Your dedicated driver will be awaiting your arrival at the Halong jetty, ready to chauffeur you back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Fly to Phu Yen
Hanoi – Fly to Phu Yen

Immerse in a world where Tuy Hoa city beckons as a paradise for revitalization. Embrace the undulating sea, frothy waves, and captivating sights awaiting eager explorers near and far. Your adventure begins with your driver whisking you to Noi Bai Airport after breakfast for a flight to Phu Yen.

Upon landing at Tuy Hoa Airport, be greeted by your guide and driver outside baggage claim - ready to escort you to your hotel nestled in the heart of the city. Check-in upon arrival and let the day unfold leisurely, setting the stage for unforgettable experiences ahead.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Yen.

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Phu Yen Tour
Phu Yen Tour

Embark on a captivating journey post-breakfast heading north of Phu Yen to explore its hidden gems. Pause en route to admire the breathtaking vista of O Loan Lagoon before stepping the historic embrace of the 120-year-old Mang Lang church, a true gem of Vietnam's architectural heritage. Delve history as you leaf through the pages of the first-ever printed Vietnamese book housed within this sacred place.

The adventure continues with a visit to Ganh Da Dia, a natural marvel resembling an intricate stack of stone plates perched by the sea. Behold nature's artistry in the form of dark lava columns shaped mesmerizing geometric patterns, reminiscent of a colossal beehive or dinner plate assembly.

After indulging in a delectable lunch, make your way to Bai Xep, immortalized in cinema as a breathtaking backdrop in "Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass." Here, surrender to the soothing waters and luxuriate in serene relaxation.

As dusk descends, lose yourself in Tuy Hoa City's nocturnal charm, allowing curiosity to guide your steps through its illuminated streets until dreamland beckons once more.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Yen.

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Phu Yen – Nha Trang – Da Lat
Phu Yen – Nha Trang – Da Lat

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before setting off to explore Nha Trang City with your guide and driver. En route, marvel at the pristine waters of Dai Lanh Beach. Take a serene tea break by the beach in Nha Trang before embarking on the journey to Da Lat. Upon arrival, settle your hotel and unwind in comfort.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat.

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Da Lat City Tour
Da Lat City Tour

Embark on a journey filled with tranquility and discovery in Dalat, Vietnam. Begin your day by visiting the serene Thien Vien Truc Lam, the country's largest Zen Monastery. Savor the beauty as you descend to Tuyen Lam Lake, cruising its pristine waters while soaking in nature's splendor.

On your return for lunch, immerse yourself in the culture of the Lat village, where diverse ethnic groups showcase their unique traditions. Delight in traditional handicrafts, offering a glimpse their rich heritage.

The afternoon unfolds with visits to historical gems like Bao Dai's opulent former residence and the captivating Dalat Railway Station. Lose yourself in the vibrant hues of Central Market as you conclude your day of exploration and wonder.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat.

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Da Lat – Fly to HCMC – City Tour
Da Lat – Fly to HCMC – City Tour

Today, Embark on an early morning adventure! Begin by flying to Ho Chi Minh City Lien Khuong Airport. A day filled with exploring Saigon's charm awaits you. Delve the vibrant tapestry of Saigon's China Town and discover the wonders of traditional Vietnamese medicine at the FITO Museum. Recharge with a delightful lunch break before checking in and unwinding at your hotel.

Continue your exploration by visiting the stirring War Remnants Museum and the historic Presidential Palace. Immerse yourself in the city's elegance as you admire its French colonial architecture, including notable landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral and the City's Post Office. Get lost in the enchanting bustle of Ben Thanh Market, where treasures of local handicrafts, textiles, Ao Dai, souvenirs, and delectable cuisine await eager visitors.

Let this journey through Saigon ignite your curiosity, stir your soul, and leave you with memories as rich as the city itself!

Meals: Breakfast box.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels
HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels

Embark on a journey beyond Ho Chi Minh's borders after a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Explore the secret world of the Cu Chi Tunnels, where the Viet Cong sought refuge the thunderous skies of American air raids during the Vietnam War. Bravely venture through sections of these historic passageways, gaining a glimpse the challenging life of Vietnamese soldiers in wartime.

Return to Ho Chi Minh for a delicious lunch and devote your afternoon to an adventurous exploration of the vibrant city streets at your leisure. Let curiosity be your guide as you uncover hidden gems and create unforgettable memories on this extraordinary day out!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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HCMC – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
HCMC – Mekong Delta – Can Tho

In the enchanting land of Southern Vietnam, the Mekong River gracefully splits nine rivers, embracing the vibrant Mekong Delta. Here, life dances to the rhythm of the river's whims, with fisheries flourishing during annual floods and rice fields swiftly emerging as waters ebb away.

Embark Ho Chi Minh City post-breakfast, embarking on a two-hour journey to Cai Be nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta for a tour highlight – a leisurely cruise along the majestic Mekong River. Witness the pulsating life on and around the mystical "Nine Dragon River." Climb aboard a traditional wooden sampan boat meandering through Cai Be's historic riverside town, an enchanting vista rooted in 19th-century charm. Behold boats overflowing with exotic bounty and engage with locals to unearth their tales. Disembark and wander to the coconut candy factory, unraveling the secrets behind crafting these delectable delights and savor puffed rice – a local rendition of popcorn.

Delight in a scrumptious home-cooked Vietnamese feast served amidst a local family's warm embrace. Saunter through their bountiful fruit orchard, witnessing ripe seasonal fruits dangling trees while serenaded by harmonious Vietnamese folk tunes known as "Don Ca Tai Tu."

Cruise back through narrow canals traversing this tranquil island paradise to Vinh Long, immersing yourself in its serene beauty and verdant landscapes. Venture towards Can Tho, Mekong Delta's bustling metropolis, boasting a lively waterfront and colorful maze-like alleys beckoning exploration. Spend your day strolling through Ninh Kieu Park and across Can Tho City's pedestrian bridge, soaking up its vibrant essence and bustling charm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

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Can Tho – HCMC – Departure
Can Tho – HCMC – Departure

Rise and shine! Embark on an early morning adventure as you leave the hotel to cruise through the renowned Cai Rang floating market by motorized boat. Capture stunning photos of vibrant boats brimming with a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables - a feast for the eyes! Witness watermelons stacked precariously, blooms of colorful flowers, and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of local life.

Venture further the countryside, passing by charming traditional houses crafted wood and palm leaves. Observe the locals in action, savoring exotic fruits fresh the source. By 10 A.M., return to Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho before bidding farewell to your hotel and journeying back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Before heading to the airport for your departure flight, indulge in some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Farewell, and may your travels be safe and filled with unforgettable moments!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Accommodations with daily breakfast

Private transfers

Service of English Speaking Guides as mentioned in the itinerary

Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

Halong Bay Cruise package (2 days/ 1 night)

2 domestic flights

Bottled drinking water during the tour.

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

Travel insurance

Flights and out Vietnam

Vietnam Visa fee

Tipping and other personal expenses

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