- Duration: 16 DAYS
- Location: HANOI, HALONG BAY, HUE, HOI AN, HO CHI MINH CITY, MEKONG DELTA
- Places: PRIVATE TOUR
- Prix: Slow Journey
Vietnam has been a great destination in Southeast Asia in terms of what to do and see, this journey offers the main sights but also uncover its hidden charms of the country with unique and immersive experiences. Explore Vietnam’s glistening capital city, Hanoi is known for its colonial-style architecture, ancient temples, and vibrant culture. Enjoy a Vespa ride to see the historic Opera House, avenues lined with French mansions, Sword Lake, and the 18th century Jade Mountain Temple. Leisurely cruising in the Wonder of the Natural World - Halong Bay, through its magnificent limestones as they rise spectacularly from the ocean. With calm, crystal emeralds waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches, you will understand why this is considered a most magnificent natural majesty. Hope on a night train to the Central of Vietnam, enjoy a relaxed cyclo tour to laid-back delights of Hue, a traditional three-wheeled bicycle taxi. Discover the legacy of the ancient Champa civilization, the Royal Court of Nguyễn Dynasty, natural diversity, and human captivity, these have shaped Hue as a land of harmony and spirituality. Then a short trip to charming Hoi An, an ancient port town, booming with grand architecture of old Japanese merchant houses, pale yellow houses draped in bougainvillea, shopfronts lit with glowing silk lanterns and aging tea warehouses. Marvel at vistas of lush countryside and spend your final night stay in Mekong Delta, the region enjoys diversity dotted with green fields and sleepy villages intertwined by canals and rivulets, and self-sustaining river life. Experience the vibrancy of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, as you visit its most iconic attractions and learn about its history time and top it all off with special dinner in with a famous music artist.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL (B)
Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI VESPA TOUR (B/L)
We pick up you and driver through narrow street come to meeting point for join with group at the historic Old quarter our first stop to visit the French quarter and visit Opera house where you will learn about French colonial and architectural and the history
Our Vespa rider you driver you to second destination to see the railway train tracks, we can see how of the locals life & work, just Centimetre from the train tracks in tall narrow houses
After short ride on the Vespa toward Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum our rider will stop at the point you can see overview of the area including president place, parliament house and all government office, our guide will tell you about the history and story about Hanoi ...
Now time continue rider through pass to see botanical garden and ride pass Small Alley see the narrow houses to visit Huu Hiep Lake to see the B52 Crash site at the lake, this US bomber was shot down during the 1972 bombing raids of Hanoi, a poignant reminder of recent history
Our next ride to visit west lake one of the biggest lake in Hanoi city, some point we can see overview of the city with beautiful houses and amazing view and see part of the rich people living
Driver to Thanh Nien street Next to west lake is Truc Bach lake where we stop at the monument of John MC Cain and see the lake and the place he get shot down, you will learn about the story of John MC Cain
It's back on the Vespa for the ride to the An Duong market to see where local people come to buy and sale fresh vegetable and food for the daily life, and stroll around this huge, bustling place take in the vibrant atmosphere that stypifies Hanoi
Our next ride takes us along the riverside get on the red river island to visit a hidden gem village, here also see poor part of people live, and to see people farming on this island and also have chance to meet and chat with people live on this island, and our guide will take you to visit a local family to see how about the daily life
Then now we driver up through the banana farm see the beautiful and green of the vegetable farm along the way and now the time we get to visit Kumquat farm these little trees are traditional gifts at Tet, the Vietnamese lunar new year, and adorn every family home, symbolizing , Luck. Health, Wealth, Fertility and peace
After long Driver and visiting now our time for relax enjoy Vietnamese coffee and you could try the famous coffee of Hanoi is Egg coffee
After all our last destination we then ride out of the city to the Long Bien Bridge, a magnificent structure build over a hundred of years ago with spans the red river and connects the Hoan Kiem and Long Bien districts and provides shelter to locals living on the boats underneath, on motorbikes & bicycle can traverse so off we go!
We then get on the Vespa and head to the local restaurant for you enjoy the Vietnamese cuisine , after lunch our Vespa team will ride you back your hotel stay or you can get off anywhere you want just tell our rider.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: HANOI CITY TOUR WITH HANOI'S CULTURAL DEPTH(B/L)
Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. At 8:00AM, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to the key historic attraction of the city such as Hoan Kiem Lake; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; Vietnam Museum of Ethnology the Hanoi Temple of Literature - a rare example of Vietnamese architecture back to the 11thCentury. In the afternoon, immerse in the unique cultural experiences right in the heart of the Old Quarter.
And enjoy your lunch at local restaurant before making a stroll around the charming Hanoi Old Quarter to explore the fantastic maze off back street. Then walking to busy streets of Nha Chung where every day is always the busy by several of food and vegetarian gather for sales. And stop at old France House for tea break and talk to him and discover more about the change of the local people, life and listen to the story of family in each period.
Step into the home of Mr. Liem, a passionate seventh-generation puppet maker and performer. He is the creator of the mobile theater and new puppet designs. Visit his humble home and listen to his story and to understand how his love for this traditional art grows. Then have a private show in his small theatre and learn the basic techniques of using bamboo rods to move puppets through the water.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
In the morning, check-out from hotel and get picked-up by the Cruise. 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 see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous Limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise
DAY 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)- NIGHT TRAIN TO HUE – private cabin on train
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00.
After that, our driver will come to your hotel and pick you up to the train station. Take a night train to Hue
Overnight on train
DAY 6: HUE CYCLO TOUR IN THE AFTERNOON (B)
Arrive in Hue train station; our driver will pick you up to hotel. Check in your hotel and enjoy your time in Hue City.
In the afternoon, start your cyclo tour of Hue with a visit to the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo ride through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in Summer, there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Drive into Thien Mu Pagoda, constructed in 1601, the 21-metre tall tower is the centerpiece of the pagoda.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 7: BIKING TOUR TO THUY BIEU VILLAGE (B/L)
If you are too familiar with sight-seeing and historical attractions in Hue, visiting Thuy Bieu Village is definitely a good choice for travelers who seek to explore the city’s culture and people, especially when Hue is also famous for rustic and simple features of old villages.
This morning you will be picked up and transferred to Thuy Bieu Village. After welcome drink at the local house, you will ride the bike around the village to see the daily life of the local people, stop to visit an incense-making family, joss-paper making family, a paper-painting family to see countryside painting of young local artists. After our village biking, you will be back to the local house to have foot massage before cooking your lunch under the instruction of our chief. Our local cook will help you cook some famous local foods such 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). Lunch will be served with all Hue food before taking a rest and drive back to your hotel for free afternoon.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 8: HUE TRANSFER TO HOI AN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hoi An to Hue by private vehicle.
Upon arrival, you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or to explore this romantic and charming town.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 9: HOI AN COOKING CLASS AT RED BRIDGE COOKING CLASS(B/L)
Have a breakfast at your hotel then our driver will pick you up from your hotel. Then we start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
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 learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We 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, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish 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 what we have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our 20 metre swimming pool - towels and showers provided.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 10: ONE DAY BEING A LOCAL FARMER (B/L)
Today your 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. You will also take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise. Have lunch at local Restaurant then you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 12: TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)- Private cabin on train
Have breakfast at the hotel, have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the train station. Take a night train to Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight on train
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY IN THE AFTERNOON AND DINNER WITH MUSIC ARTIST (B/D)
Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeingthe beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
After that, our driver will take you to the restaurant for having dinner with Mustic Artist.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 14: EXCURSION TO MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh city (clients’ own arrangement of land transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be( approx. 120km). Arrive Cai Be, greeting at Cai Be harbor and boat trip transfer to Mekong Lodge. Check-in your accommodation.
Daily lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day-menu. Afterward, from 14h30pm: bike trip to Tan Phong island: visit some local handicraft: handmade banana leaves hammock, thatched from water coconut leaves, daily house products being made from water hyacinth, free fruit tasting & Vietnamese folk music. Then take small rowing boat to small canal (approx. 30’). Cooking demonstration in the evening & dinner in restaurant.
-Riverside Bar are open until mid-night
Overnight at Mekong Ecolodge
DAY 15: DISCOVER THE FLOATING MARKET - BACK TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Have a breakfast in the restaurant Then take a boat trip to Cai Be market, visit handicraft villages, then transferred to Mekong Lodge. Enjoy your rest of time in Mekong Detal untill our boat trip will transfer to Cai Be harbor. Then our driver will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 16: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.
|Hanoi||Hotel D’Opera Hanoi||http://hoteldelopera.com/|
|Halong Bay||Era Cruise||https://eracruises.com/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||The Myst Hotel||https://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com|
|Hoi An||La Siesta Resort and Spa||https://lasiestaresorts.com/|
|Mekong Delta||Mekong Lodge||http://www.mekonglodge.com/|
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