Highlights Of South & North Vietnam - 10 Days / 9 Nights

Highlights Of South & North Vietnam - 10 Days / 9 Nights
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Looking for the best tour in Vietnam? Look no further than the Highlights of South and North Vietnam tour! In just 10 days and 9 nights, you'll experience the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City, explore the quaint villages of Cai Be and Vinh Long, witness the stunning beauty of Hanoi, and trek through the rugged mountains of Sapa. bustling cities to serene natural landscapes, this tour encompasses every aspect of Vietnam's unique culture and history. With knowledgeable guides, comfortable accommodations, and exciting activities, the Highlights of South and North Vietnam tour is a must-do for any traveler looking to fully immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of this incredible country.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City! Discover a city where tradition meets modernity, where captivating history intertwines with a thriving urban landscape. 
  2. Unlock the wonders of the Mekong Delta and discover a world of awe and adventure. 
  3. Welcome to the vibrant heart of Vietnam - Hanoi City! Immerse yourself in the captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern energy as you explore this treasure trove of cultural wonders. 
  4. Discover the enchanting charm of Hanoi's Old Quarter! Immerse yourself in a whimsical world of history, culture, and endless surprises. 
  5. Experience the wonders of Halong Bay: a breathtaking paradise of emerald waters, towering limestone islands, and mystical caves waiting to be explored. 
  6. Explore the extraordinary charm of Sapa! Let your senses journey through breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine.
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Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh , Vietnam's financial hub. Upon your arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, our team will meet you and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel. After checking in, take some time to relax and recover any jet lag. Alternatively, you can explore the city at your own pace.

Meals: Not included.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh .

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Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh Tour
Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh Tour

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a fascinating journey outside of Ho Chi Minh. Prepare to explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate underground network that once served as a stronghold for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. As you crawl through selected sections of the tunnels, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the daily struggles faced by Vietnamese soldiers.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the rich history of the city by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Reunification Palace, the thought-provoking War Remnants Museum, the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the charming Old Post Office, and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. After a day of exploration, enjoy the remainder of your time at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh  – Cai Be – Can Tho

Welcome to Southern Vietnam, where the Mekong River unfolds a network of nine sprawling rivers, creating the fertile Mekong Delta. This is where the river reigns, shaping daily life with its ever-changing waters. During the annual flood, fisheries thrive, and as the waters recede, rice fields are quickly cultivated.

Your journey begins after breakfast, departing Ho Chi Minh City and driving for two hours to reach Cai Be, nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Here, you'll embark on one of the tour highlights—a cruise along the mighty Mekong River, providing a glimpse the vibrant lives of those who dwell on and around the "Nine Dragon River." Hop aboard a traditional wooden sampan boat and navigate through the bustling Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle dating back to the 19th century. Marvel at the boats brimming with exotic produce and engage with locals to gain insights their way of life.

Afterwards, disembark and take a leisurely stroll to a coconut candy factory, where you'll witness the fascinating manufacturing process of these delightful treats, as well as the local specialty of puffed rice—reminiscent of popcorn. For lunch, savor a mouthwatering home-cooked Vietnamese meal prepared by a local family. Then, meander through their fruit orchard, admiring the abundance of fresh seasonal fruits hanging the trees, all while being serenaded by melodious Vietnamese folk music known as "Don Ca Tai Tu."

As you reboard the boat, glide along the narrow canals surrounding the island, immersing yourself in the tranquility and lush landscapes of this enchanting part of the Delta, until you arrive in Vinh Long. there, continue your journey to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. This bustling town boasts a vibrant waterfront and a maze of narrow back streets, inviting you to explore its colorful and charming corners. For a relaxed afternoon, take a stroll along Ninh Kieu Park, and cross the pedestrian bridge of Can Tho City, soaking in the ambiance of this captivating locale.

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

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Can Tho – Hanoi
Can Tho – Hanoi

Start your day bright and early by leaving the hotel and heading to the famous Cai Rang floating market on a motorized boat. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the market as you navigate through the floating stalls. As you continue your boat ride, immerse yourself in the charm of the Mekong Delta's fruit orchards and indulge in the flavors of fresh and exotic fruit.

Delve deeper the countryside, where you will pass by traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves, gaining glimpses the daily lives of the local people. Return to Can Tho for a delicious lunch before making your way to the airport for your flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling colonial capital, your driver and guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of Noi Bai Airport. They will transfer you to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. Take the rest of the day to explore Hanoi at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi City Tour

Join us for an early morning guided tour to experience the captivating charm of Hanoi. We'll start by visiting the Long Bien market, the largest fruit and vegetable wholesale market in North Vietnam. Immerse yourself in the bustling scene of local buyers, open-back trucks, money counters, and motorbikes weaving through the aisles. It's truly a sight to behold, making it one of the most impressive markets in the region.

After the market visit, we'll head back to your hotel for a delicious breakfast and some relaxation. Once you're ready, our knowledgeable guide will meet you again to embark on a full day exploring the highlights of our vibrant capital. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi's key sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, the serene One Pillar Pagoda, the majestic Presidential Palace, and the historic Temple of Literature.

In the afternoon, we'll visit the captivating Ethnology Museum, a unique research center and public museum showcasing the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam. This is a fascinating opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural tapestry of the country. As the day winds down, we'll explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, a vibrant neighborhood lined with narrow streets and alleys, brimming with thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a perfect place to immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere and capture some amazing photos along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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

Experience the stunning beauty of Halong Bay, a beloved destination in Vietnam. This Halong Bay tour offers respite the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, immersing you in the tranquil and picturesque surroundings of this unique location.

Embark on an enchanting journey after breakfast, traversing the fertile Red River Delta's lush farmlands to reach Halong Bay. As you arrive, a warm welcome awaits you onboard a traditional junk. Settle your private and comfortable cabin, unpacking for a two-day cruise of Halong Bay. Indulge in a delectable lunch served onboard while marveling at the breathtaking scenery of islands, adorned with limestone karst formations, pristine beaches, and hidden caves. Step ashore to swim in a secluded cove and explore the fascinating Sung Sot cave, one of many secret grottoes concealed beneath towering cliffs.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, whether it's observing the bay's splendor, relaxing on the deck, or basking in the warm sunshine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: On Cruise.

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Halong Bay – Hanoi
Halong Bay – Hanoi

Start your day by waking up early and enjoying Tai Chi on the top deck, or simply unwind and witness the breathtaking sunrise over the bay's majestic islands. Savor a delightful cup of coffee or tea before embarking on an exploration of the nearby islands in a rowboat. Upon returning to the junk, indulge in a scrumptious breakfast. Rejuvenate on the sundeck while marveling at the awe-inspiring rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you sail back to Halong City. Before reaching Halong pier, relish a delightful brunch on board the boat. Your driver will be waiting for you at the dock to transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi.

For the rest of the day, you have the freedom to relax or venture out to explore the charming Hanoi Old Quarter on your own.

Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi – Sapa
Hanoi – Sapa

Your driver and guide will greet you in the hotel lobby early in the morning (around 7:00am) to embark on a 6-hour journey to Sapa, following the picturesque Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. As you travel, be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the northwest mountains adorned with terraced fields. Along the way, there will be a brief 30-minute break.

By noon, you will have arrived in Sapa and will enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. The adventure continues with a lovely trek through buffalo paths, trails, and enchanting hills tribe villages like Lao Chai & Ta Van, inhabited by the welcoming Black H'mong and Dzay people. This walk offers an absolutely spectacular experience, showcasing stunning landscapes and providing a chance to interact with some of the friendliest individuals you will ever meet. Once you descend to the valley floor, the remarkable scenery surrounding you becomes truly awe-inspiring. The valley walls are adorned with layers of vibrant rice terraces, complemented by scattered villages.

To conclude this immersive experience, overnight accommodation will be provided at a homestay, offering an authentic encounter with the local culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Homestay.

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Sapa Tour
Sapa Tour

After energizing with a delicious breakfast, you'll set off to explore the captivating Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dao minority. Traverse the enchanting bamboo forest, nestled within the pristine Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, a rest stop near a picturesque waterfall presents the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Following this, a delightful lunch awaits at a scenic spot.

With renewed vigor, continue your journey towards Su Pan, a charming village nestled along the road. here, your return to Sapa by car marks the conclusion of a remarkable adventure.

Indulge in the comfort of an overnight stay at a hotel in Sapa, and savor the included meals: breakfast and lunch. Immerse yourself in the warm ambiance of your accommodation, capturing the essence of this remarkable destination.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

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Sapa – Hanoi – Departure
Sapa – Hanoi – Departure

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, take some time to explore the vibrant local market nearby before embarking on a scenic drive to Noi Bai Airport (~5 hours) for your departure flight. Enjoy your journey!

Our prices include

Accommodations with daily breakfast as mentioned

Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary

Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles

Service of English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

1 domestic flight

Two day/ 1 night cruise package on Halong Bay

Entrance fees, boat trip for all mentioned sights visited

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Our prices do not include

Travel insurance

Flights into and out Vietnam

Vietnam Visa fee

Tipping and other personal expenses.

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