The Best Exotic Vietnam - 16 Days / 15 Nights

The Best Exotic Vietnam - 16 Days / 15 Nights
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Experience the richness and beauty of Vietnam with our Best Exotic Vietnam tour package. This tour guarantees a memorable 16-day journey across the most mesmerizing cities in the country. the dynamic metropolis of Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil Mekong Delta in Can Tho, the enchanting ancient town of Hoi An in Danang to the regal city of Hue, ending in the grandeur of the country's capital, Hanoi, this tour package will take you on an unforgettable adventure. Explore the historic landmarks, marvel at the stunning natural views, and savor the delectable Vietnamese cuisine as you discover all that this incredible country has to offer. Book now and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover the magic of Ho Chi Minh City - a vibrant metropolis pulsing with energy and excitement
  2. Mekong Delta! Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors, breathtaking landscapes, and a rich tapestry of culture.
  3. Discover the magic of Danang and let your wanderlust soar! This vibrant coastal city is waiting to enchant you with its breathtaking beauty, fascinating culture, and mouthwatering cuisine. 
  4. Embark on a magical journey through the vibrant and historic Citadel Hue! Let your senses come alive as you delve a world of wonder, where ancient stories blend with modern marvels. 
  5. Unleash your adventurous spirit and explore the wonders of Phong Nha and Paradise Cave!
  6. Welcome to the vibrant and captivating city of Hanoi! Prepare to be mesmerized by its rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine. 
  7. Step the breathtaking beauty of Cuc Phuong National Park and unlock a world of wonders!
  8. Cat Ba Island! Experience a paradise where turquoise waters meet lush green landscapes, creating a stunning oasis of natural beauty. 
  9. Cruise Lan Ha Bay - Experience an unforgettable adventure amidst stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters. Cruise through this hidden gem and be awed by the beauty that surrounds you.
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Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our friendly guide and driver will warmly welcome you. They will provide comfortable transportation by car to your hotel. Take advantage of the evening to relax at your leisure or explore the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, known as the vibrant "unsleep city" of Vietnam. Enjoy an overnight stay in HCM.

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

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Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta

Morning Activities:

Begin your day by leaving Ho Chi Minh City and embarking on a scenic journey to the captivating Mekong Delta in Cai Be. Upon arrival, step aboard a comfortable river cruiser and experience a warm welcome with a refreshing drink. Check your cozy cabin, then relish a delicious lunch on board as the boat gracefully sets sail. Take this opportunity to soak in the mesmerizing landscapes and observe the daily lives of the Mekong Delta locals along the picturesque rivers.

Afternoon Activities:

The afternoon invites you to embark on a leisurely stroll through a charming village, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and explore fruit orchards and rice fields. Engage with the friendly locals and savor their delightful regional delicacies, including an array of tantalizing fruits.

As the day progresses, return to the cruise and unwind at the bar, basking in the panoramic views the deck while witnessing the majestic sunset over the enchanting waters of the Mekong River.

Evening Activities:

Indulge in a delectable dinner served on board, and then surrender yourself to the serene ambiance as the cruise gently glides along the Mekong River. Anchoring for the night, this will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience during your Vietnam journey. Prepare for an overnight stay on the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: On Cruise.

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Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Activities:
Start your day by waking up early and immersing yourself in the soothing sound of the river. Brace yourself for an exciting day of sightseeing in the captivating Mekong Delta. As the sun rises over the picturesque Mekong River, indulge in a delightful breakfast while observing the local people engaging in their daily tasks, such as drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards.

Next, hop on a sampan boat and venture the renowned Cai Rang floating market, the bustling heart of the Mekong Delta. Marvel at the incredible variety of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillfully handcrafted regional products. Engage with the merchants as you negotiate and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. At noon, we will embark on a scenic car journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Afternoon Activities:
Our friendly driver will warmly greet you and accompany you on your return to Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare to be enchanted by the stunning tropical orchard gardens that you will pass along the way.

Note: Please be aware that the floating markets in the Mekong Delta are not tourist markets, but authentic wholesale markets where local produce is traded. The number of boats on the market may vary depending on the harvesting seasons and market demand. Additionally, the popularity of modern wholesale markets in Vietnam may result in fewer boats being present at the markets.

Evening Activities:
In the evening, take some leisure time to explore the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the lively ambiance of pubs, bars, and the bustling streets. Take a stroll along Nguyen Hue walking road for a delightful experience. Rest and relax at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoian
Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoian

Morning Activities:

Join our full-day tour of enchanting Ho Chi Minh city, where a myriad of captivating sights awaits discovery. Begin your journey at the Fito Museum, an extraordinary location that unveils the hidden cultural wonders of traditional Vietnamese medicine and healthcare.

Continue your exploration at the majestic Saigon Opera House, a magnificent symbol of French colonial architecture and a haven for opera and classical music enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this iconic landmark while capturing memorable photos.

Afternoon Activities:

Embark on an enriching experience at the Ao Dai Museum, nestled in District 9. Marvel at the fusion of Eastern and Western influences on this timeless Vietnamese dress, a fascinating testament to the world of fashion.

Conclude your afternoon by indulging in breathtaking panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City the renowned Bitexco Finance Tower. Take in the splendor of the city skyline this elevated vantage point.

Optional:

For those seeking a deeper understanding of Vietnam's history, opt for a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, an intriguing exploration of the Vietnam War's historical significance. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Ho Chi Minh City by visiting iconic landmarks such as Notre Dame Catholic, The Old Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market.

Evening Activities:

Conclude your day with a flight to Danang, followed by a mesmerizing journey to the charming town of Hoi An. Enjoy a leisurely evening in Hoi An, absorbing the alluring ambiance and immersing yourself in the captivating scenes of this picturesque destination.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Visit Cam Thanh Village With Bay Mau Coconut Forest - Bamboo Workshop
Visit Cam Thanh Village With Bay Mau Coconut Forest - Bamboo Workshop

Morning Activities:
Embark on a fascinating journey accompanied by our guide and driver to Cam Thanh village. Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the countryside and witness various enchanting careers and local lifestyles. Begin your tour by strolling through the mesmerizing rice paddy fields, taking in the serene surroundings. Next, you will have the incredible opportunity to visit a local family who specializes in the art of making fish sauce. Discover the remarkable Taboo Bamboo Workshop, where talented local artisans craft an array of products bamboo trees, including bicycles. And don't miss out on the chance to marvel at the unique coconut characteristic house in the village.

Afternoon Activities:
Indulge in your own leisurely pursuits during the afternoon. Explore the charming Hoian ancient town or unwind on the sandy shores of An Bang beach, a mere 5km away Hoi An town.

Evening Activities:
Experience the enchantment of Hoian ancient town as the evening unfolds. Engage in shopping adventures, get custom-tailored garments, and relish in the delightful street foods that line the vibrant streets. Rest and relax at the hotel, savoring the memories of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Walking Tour Hoian Ancient Town & Free On Beach
Walking Tour Hoian Ancient Town & Free On Beach

Morning Activities:

Start your day with a leisurely stroll through the well-preserved ancient town of Hoian. Discover its charming ancient houses and narrow streets, a rarity in Vietnam. Don't miss the iconic Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple, and other famous sites. Indulge in local street food for a truly authentic experience. Take your time to explore, shop, or relax on a beautiful sandy beach.

Note: Explore Hoian ancient town on foot, bicycle, or motorbike. Walking allows you to meander through the narrow paths, adding to the adventure.

Afternoon & Evening Activities:

The afternoon is yours to relish in the delights of the ancient town. Unwind at your own pace and savor the local cuisine. Rest and recharge at the hotel.

Optional activities (extra charge):

Experience the life of a local farmer with a half-day visit to Tra Que vegetable village or An My village. Grow vegetables and onions alongside the farmers.

Join a cooking class in Hoi An. Choose between a morning class that includes a visit to a local market and half-day cooking, or a two-hour cooking class.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hoian - Danang - Hue
Hoian - Danang - Hue

Morning Activities:
Enjoy some free time in the morning to explore Hoian's tranquil countryside. Cycle around charming villages and relax on the sandy beach, perfect for shopping and unwinding.

Afternoon Activities:
In the afternoon, depart Hoian to the vibrant city of Hue. Traverse the stunning coastal route of Danang city, with its picturesque beaches. Take a break at the Hai Van pass and visit the coastal fishing village of Lang Co. Capture beautiful photos amidst the backdrop of its breathtaking lagoon.

Evening Activities:
Immerse yourself in the local nightlife of Hue. Stroll through Trang Tien street and soak up the romantic ambiance along the Perfume River. Experience the enchantment of the city's streets.

Optional With Extra Charge:
Take advantage of your free time in the afternoon to further uncover the wonders of Hue's Imperial City. Explore the Citadel or choose to visit one of the three famous mausoleums: Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, or Tu Duc.

Indulge in a Royal Dinner at a restaurant, savoring the exquisite flavors of the local cuisine while enjoying traditional Hue folk songs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Visit Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village - Tam Giang Lagoon
Visit Phuoc Tich Ceramic Village - Tam Giang Lagoon

Morning Activities:
Begin your day trip by traveling outside the city center to the captivating Phuoc Tich ceramic village. It's just a short 30-minute car ride away. Along the way, immerse yourself in the charm of untouched countryside villages and visit local markets, passing through vibrant bamboo landscapes. Upon arrival in Phuoc Tich village, explore the traditional old houses, some of which are over 200 years old. Discover the numerous ancient temples and pagodas, and observe the craftsmanship at the ceramic workshop. Although not as famous as Bat Trang in the north, the village's ceramic products are renowned for their unique style. Experience the warm hospitality of the local people as they share the beauty of their village, showcasing the distinctive Vietnamese family style in Hue. Enjoy a delightful lunch with a local family, relishing the flavors of typical local cuisine.

Afternoon Activities:
Following lunch, bid farewell to the village and embark on a scenic route through the countryside and coastline. Capture beautiful photos of the picturesque Tam Giang lagoon, known for supplying a variety of brackish water seafood to the entire city. Witness local fishermen catching fish and other seafood as you venture further along the route. Reach Thuan An beach and continue to explore Tam Giang Lagoon, capturing stunning sunset photos before returning to the bustling city center of Hue.

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For the active and adventurous, you can choose to cycle today instead of taking a car, covering a distance of approximately 40 km. Alternatively, you can opt for a combination of car transfer and cycling along Tam Giang Lagoon (additional charges apply).

If you prefer not to visit the village, an alternative option is to explore Hue Imperial City, including Thien Mu Pagoda, the Citadel, and Mausoleums complex.

Evening Activities:
Experience the local nightlife in Hue by freely wandering the streets. Take a leisurely stroll down Trang Tien street and soak in the romantic atmosphere along the Perfume River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

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Hue - Quang Binh - Visit Phong Nha & Paradise Cave
Hue - Quang Binh - Visit Phong Nha & Paradise Cave

Morning Activities:
Embark on a scenic journey Hue, traveling along the National Highway towards Quang Binh, renowned as Vietnam's kingdom of caves. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to pass through Quang Tri Province, known as DMZ, and marvel at landmarks such as Hien Luong Bridge and the Museum. After approximately 4.5 hours, arrive at Quang Binh by noon.

Afternoon Activities:
Indulge in the mesmerizing beauty of Phong Nha Ke Bang's diverse eco-system of caves. Start with a boat ride through Phong Nha Cave, reveling in its breathtaking charms. Then, prepare to be enchanted by the unique allure of Paradise Cave, featuring awe-inspiring limestone stalagmites that will leave you in awe.

Evening Activities:
Enjoy a leisurely evening, exploring Dong Hoi city center and experiencing the vibrant local life. Don't miss the chance to take in the enchanting Nhat Le beach at night. Rest and relax at a comfortable hotel in Quang Binh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Quang Binh.

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Dong Hoi - Take Flight To Hanoi & Free Day (Optional City)
Dong Hoi - Take Flight To Hanoi & Free Day (Optional City)

Morning Activities:
Take a morning flight Dong Hoi to Hanoi, the capital city.

Afternoon Activities:
Enjoy your free time in Hanoi and discover its hidden charms at your own pace.
Take a leisurely stroll around Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to immerse yourself in the city's unique atmosphere.

Evening Activities:
Experience the vibrant local life and nightlife in the streets of Hanoi.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Hanoi.

Optional Tour With Extra Charge:
Enhance your experience with a half-day Hanoi city tour, including a visit to the Temple of Literature and museums.
Learn more about Vietnam's history and culture.

Note:
Please note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, as well as during October and November for maintenance. However, you can still visit its surroundings.
Museums in Hanoi are also closed on Mondays.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Hanoi - Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Morning Activities:

Start your day with a tour to the Pu Luong nature reserve center in the stunning Northern region of Vietnam. Enjoy a scenic 4-hour drive, passing through majestic mountains, valleys, and picturesque rice fields. Upon arrival in Pu Luong at noon, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of rice terraces and experience the vibrant local villagers' way of life. Indulge in a delicious lunch amidst the park's natural splendor.

Afternoon Activities:

Get ready for an exciting adventure in the afternoon as you discover a unique suspension bridge that spans across the Cham River. Marvel at the fascinating bamboo water wheels of various sizes and witness their role in transferring water through the handmade bamboo aqueducts. Take a leisurely stroll along the footpath, exploring the captivating village and gaining insights the local way of life.

Evening Activities:

Spend the evening at your leisure, creating meaningful connections with the warm and welcoming minority people. Immerse yourself in their rich culture and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life. Experience a memorable homestay in a charming village in Pu Luong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Homestay in Pu Luong.

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Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong National Park
Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong National Park

Morning Activities:

Start your day in Pu Luong with the soothing sounds of chirping birds and rustling winds, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with a warm and welcoming local family.

Afterwards, embark on a delightful stroll along a picturesque pathway that leads to a hidden village nestled at the foot of the mountains. Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere of the local community and discover their vibrant culture, lifestyle, as well as their traditional rice wine making and textile weaving techniques.

Afternoon Activities:

Bid farewell to Pu Luong after a satisfying lunch and continue your journey to the enchanting Ninh Binh province, where the mesmerizing Cuc Phuong National Park awaits. Delve the world of conservation at the renowned Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, where you'll have the opportunity to observe some of the rarest apes and monkeys on the planet. Gain insights the remarkable efforts being made to preserve and protect these incredible creatures.

Evening Activities:

As the day winds down, indulge in the magic of the Cuc Phuong National Park's nightlife, surrounded by the symphony of untamed wildlife. Spend the night in a cozy bungalow, nestled within the embrace of nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: bungalow in Cuc Phuong.

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Visit Cuc Phuong NP - Van Long Nature Reserve - Kim Son Village - Cat Ba Island
Visit Cuc Phuong NP - Van Long Nature Reserve - Kim Son Village - Cat Ba Island

Morning Activities:
Start your day by embracing the mountain atmosphere and waking up early.
Travel to the national park center where you can embark on a 7km loop trail, leading you to a remarkable 1000-year-old tree. This trail provides a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tropical fauna and flora of the national park.

Afternoon & Evening Activities:
Leave the national park and make your way back to Ninh Binh city.
Visit the Van Long Nature Reserve, where you can explore the breathtaking natural beauty while rowing on boats.
Continue your journey to Kim Son village, a traditional handicraft village in Ninh Binh, and discover its artistic wonders.

In the afternoon, travel to Hai Phong and head towards Cat Ba island. Enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive that will lead you to the ferry point.
Take the ferry to Cat Ba Island, where you will spend an unforgettable night. Experience the enchanting nightlife at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba island.

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Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Cruise Lan Ha Bay On Era Cruise
Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Cruise Lan Ha Bay On Era Cruise

Morning Activities:

Start your day by exploring the beautiful Cat Ba Island. Take advantage of the free time in the morning to discover the island at your own pace. Around 11:00 am, check out the hotel and head to Got Ferry to embark on a memorable cruise through Lan Ha Bay.

Afternoon & Evening Adventures:

Prepare to be amazed as you continue your journey to the breathtaking Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-visit destination in Vietnam. The Era Cruise offers an incredible itinerary that takes you to the hidden gems of Lan Ha Bay. Marvel at the majestic limestone karst formations towering above the emerald waters. Unlike the crowded Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay is characterized by lush forests and charming smaller islands.

Continue your exploration as you make your way to the Ba Trai Dao beach area, a secluded paradise within Lan Ha Bay. Unwind on pristine beaches and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings, adorned with around 400 captivating islands. Whether you're up for an exciting kayaking adventure or a leisurely swim, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the bay in the Ba Trai Dao area.

Indulge in delicious meals throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, curated to enhance your cruising experience.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the magnificent Lan Ha Bay, where beauty and serenity await at every turn.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: On Cruise.

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Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi
Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi

Engaging Activities Itinerary:

Morning:
Start your day early by immersing yourself in the stunning beauty of the bay. Join us on the sundeck for an invigorating Tai Chi session, while basking in the bay's finest moments. Afterward, treat yourself to a light breakfast that we will kindly serve. Fuel up, as our adventure continues with a canoe exploration, taking you to the remarkable Sang Toi cave area. Our tour concludes at noon, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Afternoon:
Upon arrival at the ferry, our friendly driver will be there to welcome you and accompany you on the return journey to Hanoi city. After a comfortable 2.5-hour ride, we'll check you the hotel, giving you ample time to relax and enjoy the rest of your day at your own pace.

Evening:
Embrace the enchanting ambiance of Hanoi's Old Quarter as you venture out in the evening. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, savoring the authentic flavors of Hanoi's culinary delights. Don't miss the chance to experience the lively Hanoi nightlife at its best. Rest easy knowing you have a comfortable overnight stay in Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi Depart
Hanoi Depart

Enjoy the rest of your day exploring the vibrant city of Hanoi at your leisure. Later, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your journey back home or to your next exciting destination. We are certain that you will have an unforgettable holiday experience in Vietnam, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Thank you for choosing us as your travel companion. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we are thrilled to be a part of your vacation in Vietnam!

Meals included: Breakfast.

Our prices include

PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned

Domestic Air Fare Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang & Dong Hoi – Hanoi (Priority Vietnam airline first)

Experience English speaking guide

Meals as mentioned above.

Great 3 star hotel with good location selected. Buffet Breakfast included at hotel

Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on Era 5* Cruise (or similar) – Deluxe cabin

Mekong Eye Classic cruise trip 2days/1night

Homestay in Pu Luong and Cuc Phuong with breakfast

Bicycle

Private local boat in Mekong Delta, Phong Nha & Van Long

Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day

Entrance fees

Our prices do not include

International flight tickets and airport tax

Vietnamese Visa handling and stamp fee

Other than mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Camera fees (if any)

Insurance

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