Vietnam is a country any serious traveler should visit at least once in his/her life. The country has a vast offer of places to visit. From picturesque mountainous regions (in the North) to awesome beaches (West and South). From noisy and overcrowded metropolis (Saigon and Hanoi) to relaxed towns (Hoi An). World Heritage sites, historical places, religious monuments, local markets, its people,..
This private tour brings enjoyable experience to you by some nights over on train. Starting with a city tour of main highlights around Ha Noi capital, you will then take the night train to Lao Cai. A transfer brings you to Sa Pa, the valley covered with fog, where you will trek to visit many ethnic villages. Come back to Ha Noi by night train and enjoy next day for admiring the breathtaking beauty of natural wonder of Ha Long bay.
Leaving Ha Noi for a night train to Hue, you will discover the last capital of Vietnam under feudalism with many palaces, temples and royal tombs. Transfer to Hoi An through Mandarin road and you will have time for visiting and shopping here.
A night train takes you to Nha Trang, the best beach in Vietnam. Here you have the chance to swim and dive to see many colorful types of coral. Continue your tour with an open bus to Sai Gon. A full day tour helps you to discover main places of the busiest city of Vietnam. Next day reserved for a boat trip on Mekong Delta River in My Tho.
You will have free time for shopping in Sai Gon before we transfer you to airport.
Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi ( D )
Arrive at NoiBai Airport. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner featured with Vietnamese specialty at ThangLong restaurant. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour - Sapa ( B,L )( Night train)
Your tour starts with a visit to HoChiMinh mausoleum, One pillar pagoda. The next stop is Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first college -QuocTuGiam, then roaming around HoanKiem lake Lunch in nice restaurant.
Afternoon : Visit Ethnology Museum. Free time.
20h00 Transfer to Train Station for night train ( 22h00 - 6h00 ) to Sapa. Overnight on the train by soft sleeper.
Day 3: Sapa - CatCat ( B,L )
AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, take a car/ van to Sapa. Free for visiting ethnic market, Sapa town.
PM : Trekking to visit Cat cat village, H’mong people and Catcat waterfall lying in a small valley. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4 : Lao Chai - TaVan -Hanoi ( B,L ) ( Night train )
All day trekking to visit some minority villages. Lao Chai - TaVan.You will meet some different minority people H’mong, Zay, Red Dzao, you can see the different colorful dresses. 17h00 transfer to Laocai train station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 5:Hanoi -Halong - ( B,L,D )
5h00 Arrive to Hanoi Train Station. Pick up then tranfer to restaurany for breakfast.
07h30 – 08h00: Pick up and . Depart for Halong city through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta (Optional)
10h15: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12h30: Arrive at Halong habour, transfer to the Legacy Legend Cruise by tender, enjoy welcome drinks & check-in your cabin.
- Lunch is served while cruising through Halong bay toward LAN HA bay, passing: Ba hang fishing villages, Dinh Huong islets, Fighting Cock rock.
15h00: Visit Titop island or Soi Sim island - one of the most beautiful island in Halong bay where you can climb up to the top & enjoy amazing Halong panorama view. Or swimming at the nice beach.
16h15: Kayaking & swimming in the Lan Ha bay, you will do kayaking around the bay. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore the tranquil bay yourself
17h15: Back to the Legacy Legend Cruise, cruising to Luom Bo area for docking and sleeping.
Time for relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck. Taking picture on the way... Enjoy the small party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese tea.
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
21h00: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, dancing, karaoke; watch movie or enjoy night fishing… Relax and spend a romantic night on board
Day 6: Halong – Hanoi -Hue ( B,L )( Night train )
Start your day with Taichi exercises or a photo hunt. 07h00: Breakfast, coffee and tea and served while cruising ahead to Halong Bay.
08h00: Visit splendid Splendid grottos. This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that
09h15: Back to Legacy Legend boat. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Keep sailing back to the Habour through the waters and passing many beautiful islets and island on the Halong Bay.
10h30: Vietnamese Cooking Class.
11h00: An early lunch is served.
12h00: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew
12h45: Return from Halong to Hanoi
Around 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Free and easy
18h00 pm, transfer to train station for night train at 19h30 pm to Hue/ Soft sleeper, cabin of 4.
Day 7: Hue City tours( Lunch )
On arrival, Pick up then transfer to centre for city tour . Boat trip to visit ThienMu Pagoda and King's tombs (KhaiDinh). Visit Imperial Citadel in the afternoon. The tour ends by shopping at Dongba Market.. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Hue -Hoian ( B,L )
Transfer to Hoian . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang. Afternoon visit Hoian Town. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 9: Hoian - Danang -Nhatrang ( B, ) Flight
Am : Free time at the beach in Hoian. Pm : Transfer to the airport in Danang for flight to NhaTrang. Arrive NhaTrang. Pick up then transfer to your hotel.
Day 10: Nha trang Boat trip to islands (B,L )
8h00 am: Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.
Day 11: NhaTrang city tour ( B, L ) (Night train to Hochiminh city )
Morning : Free time for swmming at the beach . 12h00 tour guide pick up for lunch and city tour to Ponagar Cham Tower and LongSon pagoda. Shopping at Dam market then
18h00 Pick up and transfer to train station for Hochiminh City. Overnight on train.
Day 12 : Hochiminh city ( B, L )
4h30 arrive at train station. Pick up and transfer to hotel for breakfast.
8h30 Explore the city: Town hall, post office, Cathedral, BenThanh Market, Independent Square. Visit: War museum, ThienHau Pagoda, Binhtay Market, Cholon Chinese district. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Mytho - Mekong River delta ( B,L )
8h00 Am : Continuation of your trip to the Mekong Riverdelta. Stroll on boat through tiny channels and quiet villages in MyTho. Lunch at pleasant restaurant inside the garden. Return to SaiGon in the afternoon, on the way stop to visit VinhTrang Pagoda. release in the evening. Ovetnight in HoChiMinh City.
Day 14: Day departure ( B )
Free until transfer to airport for departure.
Accommodation offering in this trip ( click to see )
Tour Cost includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Half meals as indicated in the itinerary( B = breakfast, L = lunch,) at local restaurant
- Train ticket Soft sleeper ( Cabin of 4 persons ) : Hanoi - Hue
- Train ticket 2 ways Soft sleeper -first class: Hanoi -Laocai -Hanoi.
- English or French - speaking guide
- Blue train ticket Nhatrang – Saigon soft sleeper class
- Boat trip in Halong bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)
Tour Cost excludes:
Airport taxes; Diners, Visas; travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers
Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in HoChiMinh city
All year round;
Moderate to Strenous;
Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),
Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)