Vietnam Royal 17 Days
Discover the landscapes of Vietnam with this tour. Start with a visit around vibrant Sai Gon and then take a boat trip along famous Me Kong river. A round trip will lead you to beach paradise in Mui Ne with golden sand dunes. Continue your tour by a transfer to Nha Trang to visit coral islands, swim and dive at one of the best beaches in Vietnam.
A short flight brings you to Da Nang. Transfer to Hoi An ancient town – an ideal place for visiting and shopping. Next day is the time for enjoying Ba Na Mountain known as the second Da Lat of Vietnam and discovering the cable cab system which wins two world’s records. You will continue to visit Imperial City of Hue and some royal tombs here.
Leaving Hue for a flight to Ha Noi where you learn about the 1,000-years history and culture of the capital City. Depart to Ha Long bay for a cruising trip to admire a natural wonder with thousands of island rising from the water. You will have chance to discover Cat Ba national park and many beautiful beaches.
All prices quoted in USD per person is valid to 30 Dec 2023
(Except Christmas 24 Dec 2022-2023 & New year 31 Dec 2022 & Tet holiday 21 Jan to 26 Jan 2023 )
Price per person in half-twin by privatecar/coach with guide in the party of
Superior – 3 stars
First Class - 4 tars
Deluxe - 5 stars
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ( D) Welcomed at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfered to Hotel. Short city tour to the Reunification Hall, Notre dame Catheral,and the Central Post Office. Welcome dinner on boat to cruise along Sai Gon river to see Saigon by night. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 : Mekong Delta – Ben tre (B, L) 8h00 am, Pick up at your hotel, transfer to ben tre, On arrival in Hùngvương Pier (Bến Tre town).Take a boat on Bến Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing,watertransfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing worshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits and tea. Take a motor cart (xelôi) or cycle riding under tree shades, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at restaurant riverside. Afternoon - Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. and boat back to HùngVương Pier. Pick up and transfer back Saigon.
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh City –Muine (B, L)
Drive to Phan Thiet, a famous beach 200km to the North of Ho Chi Minh City. Check in at a lovely beach resort. Free bathing with sun and white sand at the resort. Night at the resort.
Day 4: Muine(B, L) You can choose Sunrise or Sunset tour. 5:30AM Departing from Hotel 6:00AM Visiting Red sand dunes, great opportunity for taking photo as red colour of the sand is great contrast to background scenery 6:45AM Visiting the fishing village, observing the daily lives of fishermen, morning catch is hauled to shore and women are busy sorting out the catch and fishing boats are lining up and waiting to depart. 7:15AM Visiting Suoi Tien (fairy stream) where the small stream running through the middle of the red sand dunes. It is like a mini version of Red Canyon 8:00AM Returning back to Hotel for breakfast. Free and easy .Night at the resort.
Day 5: Muine- Nha Trang (B, L) A.M. Free and easy for swimming . Then transfer to Nha Trang city, 250 km North of PhanThiet which is considered as the best beach of Vietnam.Check in hotel. Relax at the beach in front of the hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Island (B, L) 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/KhanhHoa 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. P.M. Visit Ponagar Cham tower, Long Son Pagoda, Dam Market. Overnight in Nha Trang. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Nha Trang - Hoi An (B, L) (Flight )
Transfer to Nha Trang Airport for flight to Da Nang , Meet and transfer to Hoi An ancient town, 30 km South of Da Nang, one of the World's Cutural Heritage.On the way, Visiting Cham Museum- It is a collection of various sandstone sculptures of the Gods in Hinduism of the Champa Kingdom.Continue to visit Marble mountain – A masterpiece of nature presents to Da Nang. Challenge yourself to climb up to over 120 steps to get to the Mable of Water (Thuy Son). From here, amazing and fabulous fairylands appear in front of your eyes.
There are a lot of ancient and sacred pagodas with great architecture. A lot of amazing Buhhda statues in wonderful caves from the 4th century. Check in arriving.
Day 8: Hoian- Ecotour and cooking class (B, L) Local tour guide pick up at the hotel by car Go to market with our chef, we will have chance to see and experience the noise as well as contact directly to seller here, you have some tips about “ bargain “ custom in Vietnam.Beside that, our chef will show the ingredients and its use which has in our lesson. Tranfer to CamThanh village. Stop at nice & ancient cemetary, house built with water palm leaves by boat. Explore many beautiful view of Vietnam countryside, meet many warm hearted local people. ntruction about the use of basket boat, seeing the basket boat race compitition, morever,tourguide will show how to catch fish by rods and special net, catch ” purple crabs “. Rowing basket boat through these small and beautiful channel, guest come to inside of the water coco palm forest,see these coconut tree growing together and get some water coconut fruit as well as some products from this tree by our staff for souvenir. After eco trip, guest will stop at our restaurant and join in cooking class with our chef. The cooking class will take you 2 hours to finish, at that time, you will be shared how to cook food and valued information about Vietnam cooking style. Specially,guest will enjoy what you cook, it is so interesting.take a rest and come back with our souvenir. Back to Hoi An and overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Hoi An - Ba Na - Hue (B, L) After breakfast, Transfer to Ba Na (30km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hill station. Stop at By Night station to visit VongNguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting NginhPhong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Lunch at Ba Na Morin restaurant. Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). Then transfer to Hue, the old capital city of Vietnam, 120 km from Danang. You will have a chance to view the Hai Van Pass, the most beautiful mountain-pass of Vietnam. Check in hotel. Night in Hue.
Day 10 : Hue (B, L) After breakfast, We will pick you up at your hotel and take you visit Hue City. Trip starts at 8.00 am from hotel, the driver and guide will take you to the boat landing on the river to make a trip on Perfume river for visiting Thien Mu pagoda. Along the river on dragon boat you will enjoy the tranquil feeling with two sides of green banks’ river and see the daily life of local people. Next you will be transferred back Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace. Have break for having lunch at restaurant. This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb, next is handicraft villages such as hat-making, bronze-casting, insence - making and last Minh Mang tomb. You are back hotel around 5.00 pm. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 11: HUE - HANOI – A TASTE OF LOCCAL FOOD (B, D ) ( Flight ) Free until Transfer to Phu Bai Airport for flight to Hanoi .Meet at Noi Bai airport and transfer to hotel.
Enjoy a walking tour through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.
Our next stop is where we sample some Bun Cha consisting of vermicelli, herbs and grilled pork. At this Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café we will watch the demonstration and then try some egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy.
Continue to other food stalls in Hang Bo and Ho Hoan Kiem Street where we try some dishes such Che “Vietnamese style pudding” - this specialty is one not to be missed!
List of street bites and food that you will have;
1, Banh Cuon Thanh Van (Vietnamese Steam Rice Rolls)
2, Bia Hoi Hà Nội (Hanoi drought beer with peanuts)
3, Xôi Chè Bà Thin (Vietnamese style pudding)
4, Bun Cha & Egg Coffee (grilled pork with vermicelli/ Vietnamese egg coffee with
Back to hotel. Night in Hanoi
DAY 13 : HANOI – HALONG ( B, L,D) OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE In the morning, journey through verdant farmlands on your way to boarding a traditional wooden junk boat and an overnight journey on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Visit the Surprise Cave, and maybe take a invigorating swim or hike on Titov Island. there are many optional activities that can be booked locally including a cookery class, massage, and kayaking. Overnight on cruise
DAY 14: HANOI- HALONG – NINH BINH (B,BRUNCH)
You may start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, followed by breakfast, before exploring the Dark and Bright Caves. A tasty brunch will be served as the boat winds through the limestone landscapes. Disembark and reach to Ninh Binh with endless rice fields, tall limestone mountains and amazing caves, Ninh Binh Province is a must see. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh
DAY 15: BAI DINH PAGODA – TRANG AN CAVE (B,L)
Today, you will visit the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away. This pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national: 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones and Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each) then have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in our restaurant.
In the afternoon, you arrive at Trang An Wharf – the most exciting boating trip with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora. Night in Ninh Binh
DAY 16: HOA LU TEMPLE- MUA CAVE – TAM COC BOATING (B,L)
After breakfast, you will have quick visit two temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Le, their sons, and the Queen... to know why Hoa Lu was built as the capital of Vietnam in ending of nine century. Second stop at Mua Cave - the highlight attraction in Ninh Binh, challenge yourself for 500 steps up Cave mountain where you will have a great panorama view of Tam Coc and rice field.
After that, we will head to Tam Coc at noontime. Enjoy delicious set menu lunch cooked by the local chef at quite a bungalow. At 2:00 pm you will have around 1.5 hours of a boat trip on Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc famous for karst water caves and beautiful water rice field. Then cycle for half an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops inside the village (around 4 km).
Back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel
DAY 17: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B) Free at leisure in morning time. At the appropriate time, you'll transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. Have a nice flight and see you next time !
Accommodation offering in this trip ( or mimilar ) :
The Light hotel
Peridot Grand hotel
Hoàng Sơn Peace
Hidden charm Ninh Binh
Le Theatre cruise
Hoi An Rose Garden
Bliss Hoi An resort
Starcity Nha Trang
Havana Nha Trang
Blue Diamond hotel
Lotus central hotel
Tien Dat resort
Sealink beach hotels
Tour Cost includes: - Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated. - Full meals as indicated in the itinerary. - 2 Domestic flights :Nhatrang - Danang., Hue – Hanoi -Hanoi - English /French - speaking guide - Entrance fees. - Boat trip in Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river In Ben tre, Halong ,Ninh Binh. - Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room) Tour Cost excludes: - International airfare to/from Vietnam - Personal insurance - Expenditure of a personal nature, tips,such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry,emergency transfers & etc. - Visa to Vietnam.