Exquisite Vietnam Itinerary In 13 Days

Exquisite Vietnam Itinerary In 13 Days

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Fed up with multiple ordinary itineraries covering familiar destinations? Or wonder to choose a preference for a beach or mountainous area? Subsequently, you crave a cool way to adventure the beauty of nature. If those statements hit the nail on the head, here is your true soulmate. This 13-day trip of Vietnam itinerary shares the same start as most Vietnamese tours, Hanoi, for your leisure time. This tour is to adapt to the atmosphere and get over jet lag. 

Even though you can pick countless admirable sightseeing embraced by this capital city, your true starting point is taking the Ba Vi Eco tour. To experience a real-life route of friendly local people, various interesting activities have been designed. All travelers cannot resist the unusual attraction of their engagement in tea harvesting, cycling, boating, or cooking. 

What is more, a highlight of this trip is the next two days in Mai Chau with boating and biking activities. Following Hoa Binh Lake and Fairy Pond, immerse in the immense space of limestone mountains or waterfalls. Additionally, discover the traditional cultures and lifestyles of Thai and Muong minority people in mountainous villages. After that, back to a popular but must-experience destination named Halong Bay. No word can draw the fabulous picture of this wonder of the World except “yourself”. 

However, the balance point is only reached after a stunning time in Phu Quoc islands, the Queen of islands, and beaches over Vietnam. Free all of your worries in the chill atmosphere around this emerald gemstone. Feel free to choose fishing, yoga, swimming, or relaxation. Do not miss out on its specialty, snorkeling at a vivid coral reef.

This tour is one of the most fascinating in the series of Vietnam itinerary.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City
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Tour Plan

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DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Your trip begins with your arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel. Check in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight. The remaining part of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.
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DAY 2: HANOI – BAVI ECO TOUR – MAI CHAU - IMMERSE IN VIETNAMESE COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, to the countryside located on the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through the stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden. After lunch has some rest and your host will take you around her village and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice, and will see the workshop of a local hammerer who is working there for 70 years. Cycling through the rice fields then you will arrive at the house of your next host Mr. Chau, and have your feet soaking in warm water with herb leaves following the recipes of Muong ethnic minorities. Continue the boat trip along the Da river and view the stunning scenery and discover the life of local people alongside the river.

Relaxing time under the big tree before heading to Mai Chau.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

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DAY 3: MAI CHAU – BOATING TOUR (B) GUIDE

For those who wish to explore the beauty of Northwest Vietnam, the ‘Hoa Binh Lake and Fairy Pond ’ is a perfect blend of cultural discovery and outdoor activity.

Duration: 2 – 2,5hrs

Transfer: up to 2h round trip

Level: Easy to moderate

Route: 10 km

Highlight

Beautiful and various landscapes with limestone mountains, waterfalls, floating villages, Fairy Pond, Hoa Binh Lake Discovering the nature and daily life of Thai and Muong ethnic people. Itinerary:

8h30 AM: After breakfast, take a boat trip on Da River the biggest lake in Vietnam.

9h00 AM: take a short break to visit the floating house and experience the fisher man daily life there.

10h00 AM: we head to Ngoi Hoa Bay then takes around 15 minutes to climb up to Fairy Pond, it’s beautiful and pristine, you will love it at first sight. . The water here is blue like jade.

11h30 PM: Back to Mai Chau hideaway resort, end of service.

Overnight in Mai Chau Hideaway.

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DAY 4: MAI CHAU CYCLING TOUR (B/L) GUIDE

Tour overview: Mai Chau hideaway - Na Phon - Tong Dau village (1/2 day)

The captivating journey will depart from Mai Chau, cycle around the valley; explore the beautiful.

landscape and unique Thai culture in the villages: Lac, nhot, Chieng Sai, Cha , Cha Long, and Tong Dau Village.

Soak up the tranquil daily life by seeing the farmers working on their lush green paddy fields: growing rice, vegetable, and grazing livestock depending on the seasons.

Duration: 2 – 2,5hrs

Route: 15km

Transfer: up to 1,5h round trip

Level: Easy to moderate

Highlights:

Enjoy the best of Mai Chau on 2 wheels. Experience daily life and culture of the Thai minority people. Medium level for biking. Itinerary:

2:00 PM: departing from Mai Chau Hideaway

2:45 PM : reach to Mai Chau valley and start biking from lac village

3:00 PM: stopping to explore Cha Village

3:30 PM: exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Cha Long, Tong Dau villages.

Stopping over Village, dropping in on a Thai family, be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture.

5:00 PM: afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets, before returning back to Mai Chau hideaway.

Overnight in Mai Chau hideaway.

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DAY 5: MAI CHAU TREKKING TOUR (B/L) GUIDE

Tour overview: Tour to Mai Ha, Kha, Te Village, Buoc, Mai Hich Full Day

Take a 30- minute drive to Mai Ha village. We start walking to Kha village and sightseeing around Kha lake – the heart of Mai Chau. This lake is the irrigation system that reserves the water source for Van Mai valley, providing life to the people living around it. On our way, we will see many White Thai villages. Local people leave their houses to do daily work in the forest or the rice field. During our walk, we will take some short breaks to drink tea and chat with them.

Continuing to Te Village, a small authentic village located in the jungle. Top off the journey by dropping by a Thai family to understand more about the culture of Thai minority people. Picnic lunch will be served on the way or in a local house.

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Transfer: up to 2h round trip

Level: Easy to moderate

Route: 20km

Altitude: 500m -> 300m

Highlights:

Explore the world of the Thai minority people in Mai Chau valley Enjoy the scenery and learn about the people’s life and culture Feast on Mai Chau cuisine Itinerary:

07:00 – 08:00 AM: having breakfast at Mai Chau

hideaway then get in the car to get to Mai Ha Village

8:30 AM: Starting hiking to Kha and Te Village

11:00 – 11:30 AM: reaching Te Village

Noon: having lunch in Buoc Village

1:00 PM: after lunch, we continue to head to Mai Hich Village to indulge in the daily life of people there that remains unchanged through many generations.

4:30 PM: end of services

Overnight in Mai Chau Hideaway.

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DAY 6: MAI CHAU – BACK TO HA NOI (B) GUIDE

Have breakfast at Mai Chau Hideaway. Enjoy the rest of the day in Mai Chau Village before heading to Hanoi.

After that, our driver will pick you up at your accommodation and transfer you to Hanoi.

Have leisure time and overnight in Hanoi.

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DAY 7: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D) GUIDE

In the morning, check out from the hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take a route most scenic 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 better 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 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 opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.

Overnight on cruise.

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DAY 8: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B/L) GUIDE

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 to Hanoi around 17:00. Drop at the hotel in Hanoi. Free in your leisure time.

Overnight in Hanoi.
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DAY 9: HA NOI – FLY TO PHU QUOC (B) FLIGHT INCLUDED - GUIDE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Have free time before the car and tour guide transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Phu Quoc, one of the top beaches in Vietnam: Fringed with white-sand beaches and with large tracts still cloaked in a dense tropical jungle, it rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western ex-pats and sun-seeking tourists. Beyond the resorts lining Long Beach, rapid development beginning on the east coast, and mega resorts in sight of Sao Beach, there's still ample room for exploration and escaping the sometimes littered waters. Dive the reefs, kayak in the bays, eat up the back-road kilometers on a motorbike, or just lounge on the beach, followed by a massage and a fresh seafood dinner.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.
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DAY 10: PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)

OPTIONAL TOUR: PHU QUOC Leisure day

OPTION 1: 3 ISLANDS TRIP

MONG TAY ISLAND - GAM GHI ISLAND - MAY RUT ISLAND

TIME:09:00 AM - 17:30 PM

Highlight:

Meet at the pickup point and go to An Thoi harbor where you will board our boat and head to MONG TAY ISLAND to swim and sunbathe. Then on to GAM GHI ISLAND to swim by the coral reef and snorkel alongside tropical fish. Indulge in a delicious lunch on board and check out the lovely beach at MAY RUT ISLAND for more snorkeling.

Itinerary:

09:00: Pick up from your hotel in the lobby. Arrived harbor - board our boat.

Mong Tay island: Snorkeling & swim

Gam Ghi Island: Snorkeling at the coral reef

Enjoy lunch on board.

May Rut island: White Sand Lagoon – Unique Chillout - Relax and activities on the Island.

17:30 Return to your hotel

Tour Includes:

- Round Trip Car & Tourism Boat

- English Speaking Tour Guide

- Mineral Water

- Lunch

- Snorkeling Equipment: Mask - Snorkel – Fins (FIN not available for children's sizes).

- Local Fishing equipment, Life Jackets

Excluded:

- Service Charge

- Other Personal expenses

- Clients to bring their towels & sunscreen

OPTION 2: CABLE CAR & 4 ISLANDS TRIP BY BOAT 

TIME: 09:00AM - 17:30PM

CABLE CAR THOM ISLAND - MONG TAY ISLAND - GAM GHI ISLAND - MAY RUT

Itinerary

9:00 am pick you up from the hotel at the lobby

9:45 check-in cable car station

10:15 Departure on cable car: Amazing sea view from the sky & An Thoi Archipelago

10:45 Arrived THOM island is PINEAPPLE island: Sun World Nature Theme Park.

Then our boat pick-up cruise to:

MONG TAY island: Enjoy the beach - Relax & swim

GAM GHI island: Snorkel at the coral reef. Enjoy lunch on board.

MAY RUT island: Relax- swim & sunbathe activities on the island

17:30 Return to your hotel.

Tour includes:

- Round Trip Car & Tourism Boat

- English Speaking Tour Guide

- Mineral Water

- Lunch

- Snorkeling Equipment: Mask - Snorkel – Fins (FIN not available for children's sizes)

- Local Fishing equipment, Life Jackets

Excluded:

- Service Charge

- Other Personal expenses

- Clients to bring their towels & sunscreen

Note: In case of weather conditions, some islands will change to another island.

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DAY 11: PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)

Cherish your leisure time on Phu Quoc beach.

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DAY 12: PHU QUOC DEPARTURE (B) GUIDE
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.

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