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Realistic Vietnam In 11 Days

Realistic Vietnam In 11 Days

$2140 $1071 per person
11 Days 10 Nights

Vietnam will surprise you with its rich traditional culture, a host of world heritage sites, stunning inland scenery, and world-renowned cuisine. Start your Realistic Vietnam in 11 Days tour in Hanoi – Vietnam’s colonially influenced atmospheric capital. Besides, escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities in Ba Vi countryside.  Then be ready to be amazed by the most famous bay in Vietnam with the “dragon” in its name.

Next, head to the South and discover the amazing network of Cu Chi tunnels that was used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Then explore the life of locals alongside the mighty Mekong River. Feel the essence of the calming ocean in Phu Quoc which is raw beauty. Let’s immerse ourselves in white sand and emerald water sea, stay close to nature, and sunbathe on the beach. 

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

1
WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Your Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Hanoi. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city, with the fascinating Old Quarter at your fingertips. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight. Overnight in Hanoi.
2
EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE LIFESTYLE IN COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel then our experienced English-speaking guide escorts you on the trip to Ba Vi, a countryside located on the outskirt of Hanoi.

Arrive at Ri village, enjoy the welcome drink and snacks and meet your first host - Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and tea-farm owner. Listen to the stories of Mr. Duoc's life during the war while enjoying the drink and then visit his tea plantation. You will learn how to pick the best tea leaves to make the most wonderful beverage in Vietnam. Carry on with the tea production at his small workshop, where most of the work is manual.

Then have a short drive to Moc village, where you will meet your next host Mrs. Chin, who will teach you how to cook local Vietnamese dishes. Later have the meals you made for lunch in a beautiful tropical garden.

Have a short break after lunch, and join Mrs. Chin for a walk around the village. You will visit some local families to understand the rural lifestyle and learn how tofu, conical hats, and other local products are made. Then have a cycling trip through beautiful paddy fields.

Wrap up your countryside tour with traditional feet soak in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority. It will relax you (and your feet) after cycling around the village.

Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Hanoi.

3
CRUISING TO EMERALD WATERS OF HALONG BAY - SHARED CRUISE, BUS
Check out of the hotel in the morning, and get picked up by the Cruise team. 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 the pier, you will board the cruise and enjoy the fantastic views of limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Have an utterly delicious seafood lunch and enjoy the time at the sundeck exploring the Bay. The cruise will stop in a secret place where you will spend time kayaking or swimming, so you can explore the karst grottoes closer. 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 just relax. Overnight on cruise. Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be canceled without notice. We will consider other replacement tours or a refund based on the specific circumstances.
4
MORNING IN VIETNAM'S MOST STUNNING BAY (B/L) SHARED CRUISE
Rise early today to view the sunrise at the wonder of nature with breakfast served in the dining room. A Tai Chi class on the sun deck will awaken your mind and muscles. Then head off to visit the limestone cave full of stalagmites and stalactites. After your exploration return to the boat to check out and enjoy the brunch while the cruise is sailing back to the harbor. Later you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
5
TRAVEL FROM TRANQUIL HANOI TO VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Relish the remaining moment in Hanoi before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh. When you arrive at Tan Son Nhat  Airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation in the city center. The rest of the time is free at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

6
EXPLORE THE FASCINATING UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Cu Chi tunnels. The trip will take approximately one and a half hours drive. Upon arrival, you will have a short introduction followed by an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed, and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of wartime.

Then, spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems, which included the living areas, kitchens, and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. All this was to help people living inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerilla food during the war) will be served. Then you will return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

7
DISCOVER THE "RICE BASKET OF VIETNAM" - MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast, and a trip to Mekong Delta follows. The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby around 7:15-7:30 am, and you will head to My Tho, which lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands, known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Stop at Unicorn Island, walk around the country lanes and see the orchards. Visit fruit plantations and enjoy tropical fruits and folk song music performed by the local people. Then take a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside. Visit family workshops and honey-bee farms, and taste some honey tea and coconut candies. Refuel yourself with a traditional Vietnamese lunch, and later cycle around the Tan Thach village, and meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. If you are not keen on a cycling trip, enjoy a cool breeze and a relaxing time in a hammock. Afterward, you will get back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

8
FLY FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHU QUOC (B)

Relish the remaining moment in Ho Chi Minh before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Phu Quoc. When you arrive at a Phu Quoc Airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation nearby the beach. The rest of the time is free at leisure.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

9
CHERISH YOUR LEISURE TIME ON THE BEACH (B)
Phu Quoc is a little piece of paradise and a great place for water activities. Spend your free day relaxing at the beach under the reclining palms and have fun swimming. For some more fun activities, we recommend you to visit Vinpearl Land Amusement park. Don't forget to take your swimwear there, as they have a waterpark as well. For nature lovers, we suggest having a picnic at the beautiful Suoi Trang Waterfall, admiring the beauty of the forest and mountains around and relaxing after the hike through the jungles.
Overnight in Phu Quoc.
10
GO SNORKELING & FISHING (B)
Phu Quoc Snorkeling and Fishing tour to the South provides a memorable experience when you have a chance to discover an entirely new underwater world, and have fun fishing. You will take a boat and head to Mong Tay Island or Gam Ghi Island for snorkeling and swimming before stopping near the island for fishing for about 30 minutes when you can try your luck with it.Then in the afternoon, you can continue to experience snorkeling, exploring, and swimming around the lagoons. There you can enjoy the surrounding activities offered on the island and stroll along the beach and relax under the shaded coconut trees.Overnight in Phu Quoc.
11
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE PHU QUOC – HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Vietnam. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home. Trip Ends. HOTEL LIST: 3-star hotels:
Destination Hotel
Hanoi Dal Vostro Hotel and Spa Hanoi or similar
Halong Bay Le Journey Cruise or similar
Ho Chi Minh Lotus Central Hotel or similar
Phu Quoc Sea Stars Resort or similar
  4-star hotels: PAY EXTRA MONEY FOR UPGRADED
Destination Hotel
Hanoi Tirant Hotel or similar
Halong Bay Renea Cruise Halong or similar
Ho Chi Minh Cochin Zen Hotel or similar
Phu Quoc Famiana Resort and Spa or similar
  5-star hotels: PAY EXTRA MONEY FOR UPGRADED
Destination Hotel
Hanoi The Oriental Jade Hotel and Spa or similar
Halong Bay Era Cruise or similar
Ho Chi Minh The Myst Dong Khoi or similar
Phu Quoc La Veranda Resort or similar
  Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program).    
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