Vietnam Complete Tour 21 Days

Saigon War Museum
Duration 21 Days / 20 Nights
Starts in: Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in: Hanoi
Departure date:
All year round
Activity: Classic Vietnam Tours
Destination:

Saigon - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong Delta - Mui Ne - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Quang Binh - Phong Nha cave - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Halong - Sapa

Day 1: Arrival - Ho Chi Minh City

You will be met at the Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) airport by Viet Bamboo Travel's guide, who will take you to your hotel to check in. You'll have free time to relax.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city Tour (B, L)

You will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If you so desire, you can also visit the moving War Remnants Museum.
Next up, you will explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. You will surely be ready for another relaxing overnight stay in Saigon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 

Day 3: Cao Dai Temples and Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

In the morning you will drive to the Cao Dai temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Holy See Temple is the cathedral of the Cao Dai religion, whose followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. You will observe the midday service and then have lunch.
Following lunch, you will drive to visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Then you will return to Saigon for an overnight stay.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city - My Tho - Can Tho (B, L)

You will head to lush My Tho, where you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. You will also visit the Dong Tam snake farm, which breeds snakes for (among other things) snake wine. You will also visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, which exhibits a combination of Asian and European styles.
Overnight in Can Tho.
 

Day 5: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)

You will wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day and take a boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market. This is one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta, with hundreds of small boats jostling for space to sell their goods. After sampling local fruits, your guide will escort you back to the hotel through the myriad canals. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city - Da Lat (B, L) - by flight

This morning you will leave Ho Chi Minh City and head for Da Lat by flight, known as the "City of Eternal Spring." Upon arrival in Da Lat, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Late in the afternoon you will be able to take a short walk to get a feel for this delightful city.
Overnight in Da Lat.
 

Day 7: Da Lat (B, L)

Today you will take a tour of Da Lat and the surrounding areas. You will visit Bao Dai Palace and then explore the rather bizarre and very aptly named "Crazy House". You will next visit Truc Lam Thien Vien and its Pagoda. This afternoon, those interested can take the short train ride on the Cremaillere Railway to the village of Tri Mat.
Overnight in Da Lat.
 

Day 8: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B, L)

Your will drive, via Prenn Pass, to the "Chicken Village" (so called because of its statue of a chicken), which is inhabited by the Koho minority people. From here you will head east and down the Ngoan Muc Pass to the coastal lowlands and Nha Trang, the country's premier resort city. This part of the country was once inhabited by an ancient civilization known as the Cham, and our next stop will be at the Po Klong Garai Cham Tower. This amazing structure, which has endured the test of time, the elements and indeed war, was built in the 13th century. You will stop for a late lunch at Cam Ranh Bay before arrival in Nha Trang for check in. You will enjoy free time and discover the night life.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
 

Day 9 & 10: Nha Trang free & easy (B)

In these two days you are free to relax and enjoy the resort overlooking the beautiful Bay. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
 

Day 11: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An (B) - by flight

You will be free until transfer to the airport for a short flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival at Da Nang International airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel in Hoi An. You will have free time to walk through the narrow winding streets of Ancient Town.
Overnight in Hoi An.
 

Day 12: Hoi An free at leisure (B)

Today, you will have free time to further explore Hoi An Ancient Town.
You may want to visit Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge, followed by relaxing at a local pub, shopping or visiting the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash. Or, you can take a boat trip to Cu Lao Cham, visit its fishing villages and do some snorkeling before enjoying a Vietnamese seafood lunch at a Cham jungle restaurant.
Overnight in Hoi An.
 

Day 13: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B, L)

You will leave Hoi An for another World Heritage site, Hue, via the Hai Van pass. You will stop to visit the Marble Mountains and a handicraft village before arriving in Hue, where you will tour sites including the Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue.
 

Day 14: Hue (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board a private boat and go cruising on the romantic Perfume River. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with many tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day, and from here you will cruise further to ornate Minh Mang's Tomb. You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Tu Duc's Tomb and Khai Dinh's Tomb.
Overnight in Hue.
 

Day 15: Hue - Hanoi (B, L) - by flight

You will transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi, the colonial capital city, famous for tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and classic pagodas and temples.
In the afternoon you will explore Hanoi, from the fascinating Old Quarter to hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer-ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. You can also shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries after visiting Hanoi's main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.
Overnight in Hanoi.
 

Day 16: Hanoi - Lao Cai (B) - by night train

You will have a full day of leisure to explore this charming city.
In the evening your guide will take you to the Hanoi Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai, where you will begin your Sapa adventure.
Overnight on train.
 

Day 17: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat (B, L)

Once at the Lao Cai station (around 6 a.m.), there will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km, but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, you will check in to the hotel (early check in subject to availability). You can freshen up and have breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel and then enjoy a free morning to explore town.
In the afternoon you will take a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribe minority people. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area.
Overnight in Sapa.
 

Day 18: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L) - by night train

Following breakfast, you will explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on a 3-4 hour trek that will take you along buffalo paths and trails and through the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to the H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery, and is an area inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village and then transfer back to Lao Cai for the Express train and an overnight journey back to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.
 

Day 19: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

05:00 Arrive in Hanoi.Walk to Mango hotel (next to the rail station) for breakfast and relax.
07:30 - 07:45 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10:30 Stopover on the way for short break.
12:30 Arrive at Hon Gai wharf - Meet the captain, crews and join us for a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
13:00 Lunch with fresh seafood is served while cruising towards Vong Vieng floating village, passing through extraordinary shaped-islands.
15:30 Drop anchor at Vong Vieng: visit local houses, fish farm, schools and have a chat with the friendly fish men. (You also swim here if you like) The other option is to travel by kayak (passenger row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
17:00 Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo for anchoring.
19:00 Dinner is served.
21:00 Enjoy the comfort in your cabin or night fishing… and overnight on junk.
Overnight on boat.
 

Day 20: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)

06:30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 07:30 Lightly breakfast is served. 08:30 Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. 09:30 Back on board, continue cruising, enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax. 10:30 Lunch is served on board while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. 11:30 Check-out. 12:00 Arrive Hon Gai wharf. Farewell. 12:30 Return from Halong to Hanoi. 14:30 Stop-over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop. 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
 

Day 21: Departure - Hanoi (B)

There is no activity planned for today, so you are free to enjoy yourself souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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Class
Number of Person in Group/Pax
Tour cost per Person (in $US)
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
3 star
2182
1982 1796 1675
4 star
2520
2270 2132 1980
5 star
3264
3040 2869 2732
Tour Package Includes
  • Private tour
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as indicated in program
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class, Vietnam Airlines
    • Saigon - Da Lat
    • Nha Trang - Da Nang
    • Hue - Hanoi
  • Train ticket: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)
Tour Package Excludes
  • Visas & visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Late check out and early check in
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Tip for tour guide and driver
  • Departure tax and other airport tax
  • All other services not included on the written form

 

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