Authentic Vietnam 13 Days – Hanoi / Halong Bay/ Mekong Delta

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  • Group Size Small Group
    15
Information about the Authentic Vietnam 13 Days – Hanoi / Halong Bay/ Mekong Delta
  • Upon arrival, your driver will meet and greet you at the airport. Enjoy a transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Check-in at the hotel and have a rest after the flight. Overnight in Hanoi
  • 9.00am leave from your hotel. Drive about 50km from Hanoi to visit Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay province. Duong Lam, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. On arrival we take a walk on the village path to visit Mong Phu temple where is dedicated to national heroes, King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung temples. Enjoy special Vietnamese lunch prepared by the host. While you are in the house you can also join the local people in producing local specialties such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion and enjoy these dishes (depend on the season of the year). Continue to visit Mia Pagoda – built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes before transferring back to your hotel in Hanoi. On the way, if you’re interested, stop to visit Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century, the best example of old typical pagodas in the North of Vietnam, being special with 18 ancient Arhan statues. And Van Phuc silk village, the cradle of best silk in Vietnam once, learn about silk making process and shopping finest silk products in Van Phuc village. Overnight in Hanoi
  • Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30 PM. PM: After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30 PM. Overnight in Hanoi
  • Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel and check out from hotel. Our English-speaking guide and driver will pick-up and transfer to Halong Bay. On the way, take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can. On arrival, we embark a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. Experience to kayak on the gently water and admire crystal clear water with a thousand islands rising on the water with diversity of flora and fauna. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon and the sun gradually goes down, we enjoy a mouthwatering seafood meal and participate in some shore excursion on boat. Spend the night on the luxury boat. Overnight on cruise
  • Wake-up at early and breathe the laidback - atmosphere on cruise, you’ll have a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck and enjoy the breakfast, you’ll have an amazing time exploring the stunning cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the harbor and back to Hanoi around 4:30 pm. We’ll drop you off at your hotel and enjoy the free time in Hanoi
  • Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel and you can explore the Hanoi at your own pace. Afterwards, our driver will come to your hotel and transfer to the airport. Take a flight to Hue, upon arrival in Hue, our driver escorts you to your hotel Overnight in Hue
  • Explore the different side of Hue by visiting its rustic and old villages. It is a good chance to learn about the culture and people of Vietnam and experience the local lifestyle. This morning your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and drive you to Thuy Bieu Village. Upon arrival have a welcome drink at the local house before taking a cycling ride around the village to see the daily life of the local people. During your cycling trip, you will visit family workshops of incense-making, joss-paper making and paper-painting to see countryside painting of young local artists and learn about local crafts. This makes this destination one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. After the village biking, you will be back to your host’s house to have a relaxing foot massage. Then have a cooking lesson from our chef. Our chef will teach you to cook some famous local meals as Fig salad mixed shrimp and pork, Banh Ram It (a patty of super-crunchy deep-fried stick rice topped with stir-fried shrimp and pork), Banh Khoái (a pan-fried crepe that is typically stuffed with shrimp and pork). Enjoy the meals you cooked for lunch and have some rest before getting back to your hotel.
  • Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel in Hue, then our private driver and car will escorts you to Hoi An. After 3 hour drive, you arrive in Hoi An, check-in Hoi An and enjoy a charming ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An
  • Have breakfast at your hotel and our experienced English speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycling trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Afterward, you will take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise. Then have lunch, after which you will be transferred back to your hotel. End of the tour.
  • Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel and you can explore the Hoi An at your own pace. Afterwards, our driver will come to your hotel and transfer to the airport. Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our driver escorts you to your hotel Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, you will be greeted by an experienced English-speaking guide and professional driver to My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people and visits the fruit plantation. Then you will take a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family workshops and honey-bee farm, try some honey tea and coconut candies specialties. Refuel yourself with a Vietnamese traditional meal and later pedal around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Afterward, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.
  • You will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide to Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below. Living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, resident’s battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters. Gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. After that, travelers can try the delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Then enjoy a transferred back to your accommodation.
  • Free at leisure then transfer to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure. Say goodbye and end of services!
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

What is included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • In-tour flight (Hanoi to Hue and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City )
  • Transportation
  • All entrance to any applicable sites as mentioned
  • Meals (B=breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Cold water / snack and towel during trip
  • Boat cruise as mentioned
  • Other services as mentioned in the program

All hotels (twin sharing room)

What is not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa stamps upon arrival
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Other not stated above
  • Travel insurance