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Overland Journey Holiday in Viet Nam

For those who have much time when spending holidays in Viet Nam, the Overland Quintessential Journey of Viet Nam in 25 days is the best trip to explore the attractions of Viet Nam. The amazing beautiful sceneries all over the country are truly unspoiled. Let join the trip and discover hidden charm of Viet Nam stretches from North, Central, and South. This is not only the opportunity to admire this beautiful and peaceful country and friendly people but also the suitable journey for all people love traveling overland in this impressively tropical country. Come to Vietnam so that you will not feel regret once step your foot in this wonderful country!

Duration: 25 days / 24 nights.

Destination: Ha Noi – Sa Pa – Ha Long – Chay Lap – DMZ – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang –  Buon Me Thuot – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta.

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – Viet Nam’s Capital.

Day 2: Ha Noi City tour, the 1000 years old Capital – Night train to Sa Pa. (B L)

Day 3: Arrive Sapa – Trek to Ta Phin Village & Homestay. (B L D)

Day 4: Visit Ta Phin & Cat Cat Village. Back to Sa Pa. (B)

Day 5: Sapa – Sunday Market – Lao Cai – Night train back Ha Noi. (B L)

Day 6: Arrive Ha Noi – Visit Ha Long Bay (B L D)

Day 7: Explore scenery in Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Back to Hanoi – Night train to Dong Hoi. (B L)

Day 8: Arrive Dong Hoi – Chay Lap Rustic Homestay – Cycling to Paradise Cave  & Kayaking. (B L D)

Day 9: Phong Nha Cave – DMZ – Hue. (B L)

Day 10: Boat trip on Perfume River and Hue City Tour. (B L)

Day 11: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L)

Day 12: Visit My Son Holly Land – Thanh Ha Ceramic Village – Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L)

Day 13: Cooking Class & Free day in Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L)

Day 14: Hoi An – Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon. (B L)

Day 15: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang. (B L)

Day 16: Nha Trang City Tour. (B)

Day 17: Nha Trang –  Buon Me Thuot. ( B L)

Day 18: Buon Me Thuot – Don Village – Da Lat. (B L)

Day 19: Da Lat City Tour. (B L)

Day 20: Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh. (B L)

Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B L)

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh – Visit Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnel. (B L)

Day 23: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Can Tho. (B L)

Day 24: Floating Markets – Ho Chi Minh. (B L)

Day 25: Relax and Departure (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – Vietnam’s Capital.

Welcome you visit Vietnam’s Capital with Eco Nature Travel! Depending on your arrival flight time, our guide and driver pick you up at the Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to downtown. Check into hotel. Today, you will set foot on Ha Noi, the centre of Vietnam’s polity and culture. Free to have dinner by your own account. Then you can free to explore Ha Noi by walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, The Old Quarter (another name “The 36 Streets”), night market and lifestyle of Hanoians to get more knowledge of Ha Noi culture, cuisines, etiquettes, tradition. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English SpeakingGuide, Hotel

Day 2: Ha Noi City tour – the 1000 years old Capital – Night Train to Lao Cai. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel to visit Ha Noi Capital city. Today, you will spend your time to explore the charms and elegances of this old capital city by visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation that many Vietnamese people are proud and love him.  Reaching here, you will enter the historical place – Ba Dinh Square with its complex –the Mausoleum where puts the memorial and body of this Vietnamese Leader, the place where he worked as a president, the museum and the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. You will have a chance to see One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most special architectures in Vietnam. Then you continue visiting the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Vietnam education as well as the thick history of our country. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, the Ethnology Museum is the worthy destination you cannot miss. This museum presents the culture and characteristics of 54 ethnics of Vietnam Nation that you learn more about the multiculturalism of Vietnam. Then go on visiting Quan Thanh Temple with its spacious and charming landscape helps highlight the ancient and romantic beauty of this area or Tran Quoc Pagoda – the most ancient pagoda in Ha Noi with its history line of more than 1500 years. Check in hotel for relax and shower. You are free to have dinner in the restaurant nearby train station to enjoy special foods made by Ha Noi people. At 7.30 p.m our guide pick you up at your hotel and take you to Ha Noi train station for getting night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train - AC soft sleeper.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel for shower, Mineral Water, Train Ticket.

Day 3: Arrive Sa Pa – Trek to Ta Phin Village & Homestay ~ 14 kms. (B L D)

Am: The train arrives Lao Cai Train Station at 5:00 a.m. You’ll be greeted by our guide and driver with welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel”. Check in mini-hotel nearby train station for shower and have breakfast at restaurant.Then the driver and guide take you to Sa Pa town via the clouds. Sapa, a highlandtown around with the covering clouds like a picture make you to have an interesting feeling when you step your foot to get it wonderfully by your eyes.  On arrival Sa Pa town you will then take a car from Sa Pa to our trekking base where we start our trek up and down hills through excellent panoramas of the larger valley, terraced rice fields, bamboo ranges and many minority villages .We take a small local path leading into the bottom of the valley where some stalls are available that serve tea and fruits. Lunch break before we keep hitting the road to Ta Phin Village.

Pm: Arrive Ta Phin village, our Dao host family will welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night. Overnight in homestay.

Remark: Normally, we often trek 3 hours to Ta Phin Village. If you have good health and want to get more exploration, 4 hours or 5 hours trekking is the best choice.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Homestay, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel For Shower & Mineral Water.

Day 4: Visit Ta Phin – Back to Sa Pa. Trek to Cat Cat village ~ 8 kms. (B)

Am: In the morning, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we could take a short morning wander around the village or resulting in more time spent with the host family. Back Sapa town by car. Check in your hotel. Free to have your own lunch.

Pm: This afternoon, you continue visiting Cat Cat Village with beautiful landscapes and more experiences of tribe people here with black H’mong people family and discover their real life. You will walk down to the waterfall and Hydrogen power station built by French. At Cat Cat village, there is also traditional music show of minority people. You can has a chance to enjoy for more understanding of their cultures. Back your hotel and free to have your own dinner at restaurant. Then you can visit Sapa night market to see the specific activity feature of this highland. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 5: Sa Pa – Sunday Market – Lao Cai – Night train back Ha Noi. (B L)

Am: After your breakfast at your hotel, you will travel to Bac Ha which is 100 kms Northeast of Sa Pa. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities, etc who gather to buy and sell useful goods for daily life and handicraft products. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have your lunch in a restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you will enjoy a walking tour to surrounding villages of H’mong and Tay minorities (Ban Pho village) for more discoveries of ethnic people here and their cultures as well. The life on mountainous area will give you more experiences of the living way on highland area in the North of Vietnam. Then you drivedownhill to start a short walk to Trung Do Village, which is home to the Tay minority where you will enjoy a magical water buffalo cart ride while traveling through amazing countryside inhabited by the happy and hospitable Tay minority people. You will then travel by boat through amazing countryside to Bao Nhai Village. Then our driver transfer you back Lao Cai train station for getting night – train return Ha Noi city. Free to have your own dinner in restaurant. Get on train back Ha Noi. Overnight on train with AC soft sleeper.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Boat, Buffalo Cart, Breakfast, Lunch, Train Ticket, Hotel For Shower & Mineral Water.

Day 6: Arrive Hanoi – Ha Long Bay share group by visiting Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave. (B L D)

Am: On At 4.30 am, the train will arrive Ha Noi, you  will walk to the mini hotel near train station for short break and breakfast. At 7.45 am, our bus driver and guide pick you up at hotel and transfer you to Ha Long City. On the routine, you will enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and daily village activities of Vietnamese people. You arrive in Hon Gai International harbor after 3.5 hours driving. At 12.00 am, the junk crews welcome guests on board. Check- in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.

Pm: Have lunch with fresh local seafood while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay through Indochina film studio, Teapot islet, Blockhouse islet, Goat Head islet. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water and explore the secluded Thien Canh Son Cave. Then you take short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swim or kayak. Back to junk to enjoy relaxing or the sunset. Dinner and overnight on board nearby Vong Vieng village or Trinh Nu cave.

Inclusion: Shuttle Bus, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Admission Fee, Permission, Cruise, Accommodation (Deluxe Cabin), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Kayak, Mini-Hotel For Early Check In.

Day 7: Explore scenery in Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Fishing Village – back to Ha Noi – Night train to Dong Hoi. (B L)

Am: Early morning, this is a chance for you to enjoy the sunrise and the quite breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air then start visiting Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. Take more leisure time for swimming, sunbathing or relaxing. Back to junk about 10:00 a.m and have an Ala Carte for lunch, arrange luggage and check out cabin while cruising back to the harbor.

Pm: Our bus driver transfers you back Ha Noi. On the road, you will stop at Yen Duc Village to explore the life of local people in village and enjoy Water Puppet Show – special art culture in Vietnam. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 5:00 pm. Check in hotel nearby trainstation for relax and shower. Free to have your own dinner. Then our guide will take you to train station for night train to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh Province. Get on the train. Overnight on train with AC soft sleeper.

Inclusion: Shuttle bus, Cruise, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel for shower, Train ticket.

Day 8: Arrive Dong Hoi – Chay Lap Rustic Homestay – Cycling to Paradise Cave & Kayaking. (B L D)

Am: In early morning, our guide and driver greet you at Dong Hoi Train Station and transfer you to hotel for shower and take a short break after long journey on the train. Have breakfast at restaurant then you go to Chay Lap - 18 kilometers in Ho Chi Minh West Branch Trail to check in. After checking in, you will explore “Paradise Cave “by mountain bike. It takes you about 1 hour to reach paradise on Ho Chi Minh West Branch Trail and to enjoy the imposing rock mountains around of white clouds and breathe fresh air in the morning. The Paradise Cave is a dry cave and is appreciated the most stunning cave in Phong Nha Caves System because of its size and unique making a deep impression for the visitors. After that, you will be transferred by golf car through diversified but value plants of the old forest. Then you’ll take 2 hours to discover the Cave with its great structure and the stalactites and stalagmites inside. All these are the creations of nature, only the 1100 meters wooden pathway through the cave was man - made. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you come back Chay Lap. This afternoon, you will have chance to discover Chay Lap by kayaking on Tro Oc River, go on 1300 meters then steer right into the Chay River and pass Chay Lap Village.  If you continue on this way, you will reach Dark Cave which belongs to Phong Nha Cave System. In here, you will see the special green color of the water and admire at close Range Station and look up from its mouth in kayak. Come back homestay to have dinner. Overnight in homestay.

Inclusion: Transport, English SpeakingGuide, Permission, Entrance Fee, Homestay, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Kayak, Boat, Mountain Bike & Mineral Water.

Day 9: Phong  Nha Cave –DMZ – Hue. (B L)

Am: Am: Have breakfast at homestay and check out, Then you will leave for Hue. On the route, you will visit Phong Nha Cave, which UNESCO recognized as a World Natural Heritage. Take a boat along Son River to Phong Nha Caves and enjoy the wonderful sights of this cave. You will stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations. Have lunch at a restaurant.Then you will check out and leave for Hue. On the route, you will visit Phong Nha cave, which UNESCO recognized as a World Natural Heritage. Take a boat along Son River pass through river and forest to Phong Nha Caves and enjoy the wonderful sights of this cave. You will stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations. Have lunch at a restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you continue going to Hue city. You will stopover to visit Vinh Moc Tunnels – a network of tunnels built by villagers seeking shelter from bombings during the Vietnam War, and here is the place where an entire village lived for two and a half years. Visiting these tunnels, you can see and admire the specialty of Vietnamese people in the war, in this complex grew to including wells, kitchens, and rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare, DMZ with the war sites including Hien Luong bridge, crosses the Ben Hai River at the middle of the DMZ and marks the former border between North and South Vietnam from 1954 to 1972 where exist Museum, Ben Hai river, the 17th Parallel. Arrive Hue City, you check in hotel and free to have your dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Boat, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 10: Boat trip on Perfume River and explore King’s Mausoleums in Hue city. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver take you to the boat pier for making a boat trip on Perfume River (known as the second Thames in London)  to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and a green on two river’s banks and beautiful scenes and stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Then you go on visiting the Forbidden City where was the palace of Nguyen Dynasty including Forbidden City with many palaces and architectures and surrounding: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynastys, Mieu Temple… Have lunch at garden restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you go on visiting Tu Duc Mausoleum, Minh Mang Mausoleum for get some experiences of two famous Kings in Nguyen Reign. Both Kings chose natural harmony and architecture of Orient for their mausoleums. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you are free to make a cyclo tour around the streets for more enjoyment and experiences of local life. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Optional: Travelling in Hue, you can taste a Royal dinner at a restaurant. You will wear King/Queen customs, Royal mantles, Imperial Robes, taste Royal dishes and enjoy Hue folk song performed by musician and singers as a Royal family in Hue in the past. This is the wonderful time to try to be a King/ Queen and to get more knowledge of royal and traditional Hue culture.  

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel, Boat & Mineral Water.

Day 11: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. After that, our guide and driver transfer you to Hoi An, on the High Way you will discover some simple but unique places such as Cau Hai salt-marsh, a fishing villages, Lang Co beach, the most beautiful beach of Asia, Hai Van Pass for wonderful sight-seeing. Reach to Da Nang, you will have lunch in restaurant.

Pm: After lunchvisiting Cham Museum in Da Nang where displays the whole culture and collections of Cham people in Vietnam to feel about legend stories of glorious stage of ancient Champa Kingdom and to enjoy its simple and elegant patterns. Moreover, you will have chance to appreciate the up and down of Champa Sculpture in previous centuries by seeing temples and towers which were collected from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan, Marble Mountains which was named after the ancient oriental philosophy including 5 elements creating universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Reaching here, you will see the systems of caves and tunnels which were used as a very important base for Vietnam Revolutionary and from the top of the mountain you can can see nice view of Da Nang City. Then arrive Hoi An in the afternoon. Check in hotel. Free to have dinner by yourself and enjoy the balance of the evening to explore Hoi An on your own. This ancient town seems brighter than at night with colorful lanterns along streets and shops create the charming of Hoi An town, especially on 15th of lunar calendar every month you can see its most magnificent screen than ever. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 12: Visit My Son Holly Land & Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L D)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you will make a half day to visit My Son Holly Land – the masterpiece of ancient Cham people. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which is still now a secret to everyone and to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their custom uniform. Then the driver transfers you back to visit the Thanh Ha handicraft ceramic village. This is the place for you to walk around the village and to have the instruction of local people so that you can learn how to make a ceramic and then you try to make a small product by yourself. Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River back to Hoi An, you will admire the daily activities of people on the boat go to markets along the river’s bank to earn their life. Have lunch at restaurant in Hoi An to enjoy the special cuisine of this ancient town.

Pm: This afternoon, you will wander around old streets to explore Hoi An Ancient Town including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Sa Huynh Museum and the local market… Hoi An is also a place for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price. In the rest of this afternoon, you can have many ways to do by yourself such as relaxing at hotel or wander around the ancient town for shopping at silk shops, lantern shops or you can make the tailor of clothes with a reasonable price or spend your time in Cua Dai beach – 4 km far away from the ancient town.Free to have your own dinner. At night, you are free to explore Hoi An ancient town for exploring the beauties of this ancient town with colorful lanterns, silk shops...Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Boat, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 13:  Cooking Class (SHARE GROUP) & Free day in Hoi An Ancient Town. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 8.00 am, our guide will pick up you at your hotel and take you to join in cooking class. Then visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. Then you’ll board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked. After lunch, you’ll be transferred to Ancient Town.

Pm: This afternoon, you will have free time to relax, wander around the ancient town for shopping at silk shops, lantern shops or you can make the tailor of clothes with a reasonable price. Another way to relax is to spend your time in Cua Dai beach – 4 km far away from the ancient town. Free to taste dinner by your own account. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Local Boat, Breakfast, Cooking Class & Lunch, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 14: Hoi An – Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast in hotel. You’ll continue discovering the overland holidays Vietnam by visiting Quang Ngai Province. On the route, you will see the Chu Lai Combat Base. On arrival Quang Ngai, you have a chance to visit My Lai Museum which helps you to get more knowledge of the war in the past. In here, you will also see My Lai Massacre – the complex of Massacre with Monument and the House of Evidence where documents, photos, and objects testify to the massacre (shirts, a pair of sandal of a killed child, cups ,plates, cookers , pans holed by cartridge, and wooden bells used for reciting prayers). You will be emotional when witnessing it. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: In this afternoon, you leave Quang Ngai for Quy Nhon – the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. On the road, you will see the peaceful countryside, rice fields, salt fields at Sa Huynh and beautiful hills and along beautiful coast. You stop over at Song Cau Bay for taking great photos. Arrival Quy Nhon in the late afternoon, check in hotel. Have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 15: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver pick you up at hotel and transfer you to Nha Trang. Drive over Ca pass, you will stop on Dai Lanh Beach for more refreshment. Dai Lanh Beach has been ranked one of the famous landscapes in Vietnam because of natural beauty with calm, clear blue water as well as soft, white sand. A fresh water source runs from the bottom of a mountain through the beach. Refresh yourself after a long journey and have lunch at restaurant to enjoy the special food of this area.

 Pm: You will arrive at Nha Trang in afternoon. Check in hotel. In the rest of this day, you have free time to relax on nice beach in Nha Trang to enjoy the fresh air and chill out on white sandy beach. Otherwise, walk around city to discover the night scenic of this beautiful city. Free to have dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 16: Nha Trang City Tour. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. You will be greeted at hotel by our guide and driver and be taken to a pier to take a boat to visit islands in Nha Trang Bay include: Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Mun Islands and have a snorkeling to see coral in Mun Island. Have lunch with seafood at local restaurant on beach. Back the pier and transfer to your hotel.

Pm: This afternoon, you continue exploring Nha Trang by visiting Cham Ponagar Tower to get more knowledge of Cham people and great architecture works. Then you will relax and have more enjoyment by joining in mud-bathing in Thap Ba Hot Spring. Back hotel and free to have dinner. At night, you have free time to walk around the beach for more refreshment. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Boat, Mud Bathing, Snorkeling, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 17: Nha Trang –  Buon Me Thuot. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Then you will be transferred to  Buon Me Thuot through pepper farms and rubber plantations . On arrival Buon Me Thuot, you will check in hotel. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will discover Buon Ma Thuot by visiting Dak Lak Ethnology Museum where displays pictures and historical, cultural artifacts of the people’s life in Dak Lak. Then you will have opportunity to relax at The Dray Sap Waterfall - one of a popular group of waterfalls in the Central Highlands including Gia Long, Dray Nur and Trinh Nu (Maiden). It is called the waterfall of smoky mist because Dray Sap in the E De ethnic people’s language means ‘fall of smoke.’ Then come back hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 18: Buon Me Thuot – Don Village – Da Lat. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will go on travelling to Don village and have time to see suspension bridge across Srepok River, ancient house on stilt of Laosian, which is over 100 years old, then go shopping of special local products. You will have chance to have an elephant riding in Don Village to get the feeling to ride and sit on a real elephant. You have more time to explore Don Village and discover more of minority people cultures and customs. After that, you will enjoy traditional music of M’Nong minority. Tay Nguyen Gong music called” Cong Chieng” of minority people in Central Highland was recognized as World Oral and Intangible Heritage by UNESCO. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will go ahead to Da Lat City (150 kilometers). You can admire beautiful landscapes and imposing sights in this highland are of Vietnam and stopover to take nice pictures. On arrival Da Lat, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you are free to walk and visit night Market in Da Lat city. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Traditional Music, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 19: Da Lat City Tour. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Today our guide and driver will take you to make a city tour to visit the charming beauties of Da Lat City where has the cool weather during the year. Da Lat is famous for flower city and cool climate. This central highland Vietnam is very suitable for you to relax and visit. You will start to visit Bao Dai Villa, Truc Lam Pagoda, Tuyen Lam Lake by cable car and Dantala Waterfall. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you visit Silk centre, Nam Ban Village, and Elephant Fall – a popular stop on the Easy Rider trail, these imposing curved falls are the best screen from below; a hazardous path heads down to the base – expect to get wet. Nearby, the Linh An Pagoda has been built to take advantage of the good “Feng Shui” of having water in front and a mountain behind. Insides, the large central Buddha is flanked by two multi-armed Buddha. The one on the right has eyes on his hands, making him all - seeing, while the one of the left has extra arms to help people in need. Around the back is a particularly jolly giant – a Happy Buddha with neon halos and a room built into his ample belly. The falls situate near the town of Nam Ban, 30 kilometers west of Da Lat. You can combine this with a visit to Cuong Hoan Traditional Silk Centre and tea plantation. Then return Da Lat and free to have your own dinner. At night, you are free to enjoy the balance of the evening to explore Da Lat flower city. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Cable car, Roller coaster & elevator, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 20: Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our driver and guide will transfer you to Ho Chi Minh City. On the way, you will stop to visit Dambri Waterfall, a huge and beautiful waterfall in Lam Dong Province. Dambri Waterfall is surrounded by hills of mulberry, tea, and palm trees. Visitors can also enjoy a cruise on the clear lake by your own. The Dambri waterfall is nearly 60 metres high, including different layers overlapping each other in a unique way. The waterfall is located in the middle of the forbidden forest with a great variety of precious animals and plants. The Dambri waterfall looks imposing from a far distance. From the top of the waterfall, a giant volume of water pours down with very white foams. If tourists view the waterfall from a low position, tens of rainbows, created by water and sunlight, will be seen. On the way to Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can stop in the center of Bao Loc, the land of tea and coffee to see the immense fields of tea lasting from the edge of road to the horizon as well as the beautiful picture of the young girls picking tender tea - leaves. Have lunch in this area.

Pm: Continue this journey to Ho Chi Minh City; you will see the imposing trees and forests on two sides of the road with the nice green color of the nature. Arrive at Ho Chi Minh, the most busy city of Viet Nam, check in hotel. Free to have dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Roller coaster & elevator, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City Tour. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver pick up and transfer to downtown for visiting Notre Dame Catholic, the Independent Palace, and The Old Post Office to learn more about a part of Vietnam history in the war between Vietnam and America. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you go on visiting War Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple, and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Here you will see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh – Visit Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnel. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Today you will spend a day for visiting  Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh and Cu Chi tunnels to learn more about the history and culture of Viet Nam. This morning our guide and driver pick you up at hotel and transfer you to Tay Ninh – the great Cao Dai temple, a religious mixture of Buddism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christian, is far from Ho Chi Minh City 100 kms. The central philosophy of Cao Daism pertains to the duty that the faithful perform for themselves, their family, society and the world at large. You will observe the noon mass activity to know more about this religion. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels where you will have an opportunity to experience the underground life of guerilla fighters during the past war. The crawl through 50–100 meters of the tunnel system is unforgettable. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground story including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command centre, etc. Local rice paper workshops and nice paddy fields are pleasant sights on the way. Back to Ho Chi Minh and free to have dinner by yourself. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 23: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta & Can Tho. (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 8.00 am, our guide and driver pick you up at hotel and drive to My Tho Province and have a smooth one-and-half-hour car/van ride through beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway.  Take a boat along the river to visit the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Enjoy a boat ride through natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea and “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the islanders.

Pm: Then, make a bike trip around the fruit plantation and village to visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life.Next, on the route transfer to Can Tho City you have change to visit Vinh Trang pagoda which is the greatest pagoda of My Tho city, Tien Giang Province. About 1km from the city centre, this pagoda hasan ancient southern architectural gem. The beautiful architecture of it is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture.  Free to have your dinner at restaurant. Check in your hotel. At night, you are free to explore Can Tho city by yourself with Ninh Kieu famous boat pier. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Bicycle,Local Boat, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 24: Visit Cai Rang – Phong Dien Floating Markets & back to Ho Chi Minh. (B L)

Am: In this early morning, about 5:00 am you will make a boat trip on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang Floating Market in the morning to enjoy the purchasing activities on boat of local people in Mekong Delta. Then go on cruising via small channels to visit rice noodle making villages. You have a chance to cross through the “Monkey Bridge” – a special cover building through channels in the Delta. Then you visit the second floating market in Phong Dien to enjoy more. Floating market is the specialty of Mekong delta so coming there you can enjoy the daily life of local people and variety of Vietnamese customs. Back your hotel around 09:00 am.Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch you will be transferred back Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at hotel at 6.00 pm. Check in hotel. Free to enjoy your own dinner. At night, you are free to walk around and explore Ho Chi Minh City with the busy streets, centre…Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Local Boat, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 25: Relax & Departure. (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. Let check note everything for the departure flight. If you have more free time, you can walk around to enjoy more of Ho Chi Minh City in 1st District to shopping in Ben Thanh Market, streets, shops…Depend on your flight time, our driver ad guide drop you off the airport for your flight home. Goodbye, thank you and see you again!

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Breakfast.

Price: USD/person

Size of Group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 2 stars

4425

2474

1856

1601

1469

397

Hotel 3 stars

4637

2593

1976

1721

1589

487

Hotel 4 stars

5574

3040

2422

2168

2035

795

Hotel 5 stars

6729

3625

3007

2752

2620

1362

Royal Dinner

-

64

37

32

32

-

Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. (Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Excluded: Travel insurance, Drinks, Airport taxes, Optional tours, Tips, Visa fees, other services not mentioned in itinerary details.

What to bring: Passport, Change of clothes, Sun glasses, Hat, Towels, Sun cream, Insect repellent, Flashlight, Good shoes for trekking, Camera, Raincoat, Cable locks for luggage & other personal needs.

Notes:

  • Hotel:  Twin/Double shared room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon. 
  • Price for 01 pax includes single supplement already.
  • Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.
  • Sites closed: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Monday, Friday and the whole from 2nd September to 2nd November for the maintenance. 
  • All services are for private tour except Ha Long Bay tour.
  • For Ha Long Bay tour: We use Shuttle bus, and Share group on Aclass Opera Cruise for tour price 2 star, Dragon Pearl Cruise for tour price 3 star, Red Dragon Cruise for tour price 4 star and Dragon Legend Cruise for tour price 5 star. The tour itineraries in Ha Long Bay of price 3 star, 4 star and 5 star are same with the tour itinerary as above but the itinerary of price 2 star has a little difference; the sequence of visiting places in itinerary of price 2 star is different; however travel destinations are same as above. Especially, itinerary of price 2 star not stop at Yen Duc Village to enjoy Water Puppet Show like price 3 star, 4 star and 5 star.
    • You should prepare the thick sweater, thick jacket and walking boots from December to February next year because it’s so cold and wet on Sa Pa in the winter.
    • Home stay condition: Very basic but clean

Best time to do: All year round, best from September to April of next year.

Hotel Information:

City

Option

Hotel Name

Room type

 

HA NOI

2*

Posh Hotel

Superior

3*

Medallion Hotel

Superior

4*

Boss Legend Hotel

Royal Deluxe

SA PA

 

2*

Elegance Hotel

Deluxe

3*

Bam Boo Sa Pa Hotel

Superior Mountain View

4*

 Chau Long Sa Pa 2 Hotel

Deluxe

5*

Victoria Hotel

Deluxe

HUE

2*

Vina Hotel

Deluxe Suite

3*

Asia Hotel

Deluxe

4*

Eldora Hotel

Deluxe city view

5*

Imperial Hotel

 Deluxe city view

HOI AN

2*

Hoi An Lantern Hotel

Standard

3*

Green heaven Resort & Spa

Superior

4*

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Sup Garden View

5*

Sunrise Resort

 Ocean Deluxe

QUY NHON

2*

Binh Duong Hotel

Vip Room

3*

Muong Thanh Hotel

Luxury

4*

Muong Thanh Hotel

Suite

5*

Avani Quy Nhon resort Hotel

Deluxe

NHA TRANG

2*

Galaxy Hotel

Superior

3*

Happy Light Hotel

Superior City View

4*

 Michale Hotel

Superior

5*

 Sunrise Hotel

Deluxe  Sea View

BUON ME THUOT

 

2*

 Dam San Hotel

Superior

3*

 Dam San Hotel

Deluxe 

4*

Dakruco Hotel

Deluxe 

5*

 Sai Gon Ban Me Hotel

Predential Suite

DA LAT

2*

River Prince Hotel

Deluxe

3*

River Prince Hotel

Junior Suite

4*

Ngoc Lan Hotel

Deluxe

5*

 Da Lat Edence Hotel

Deluxe Lake View

 

HO CHI MINH

2*

 Lafelix  Hotel

Superior

3*

Blue Diamond Hotel

Deluxe

4*

 Grand Siverland  Hotel

Premier Deluxe

5*

Rex  Hotel

Premium West Wing

CAN THO

2*

 Hau Giang Hotel

Superior

3*

 Hau Giang Hotel

Deluxe

4*

Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

Junior Suite

5*

 Victoria Hotel & Resort

Superior