15-Day Vietnam At A Glance

Experience the whole of Vietnam in just 15 days.

Route

A Ho Chi Minh CityB tt. Cái BèC Hội AnD HuếE HanoiF Sa PaG Hạ Long Bay

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

On arrival you will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel. After check-in you will have some free time to rest and then our Tour Guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner or Lunch, depending on your flight arrival time.   

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meal: Lunch or Dinner

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel & City Tour

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and we will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence.

Cu Chi tunnel is a home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages.  

On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world.  We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids.

After that we will stop for lunch on the way back to Ho Chi Minh city for the city tour.

Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named Saigon is a largest city of Vietnam. In this tour you will learn about Vietnamese history in the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, admire French-colonial architecture at the General Post Office, Opera House and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel around 5.30pm.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Day Trip

Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City around 8am, and transfer you to Mekong Delta. On arrival at Cai Be River Wharf transfer to Mekong Lodge via a charming shuttle boat.

On arrival to Mekong Lodge you will be welcomed by the staff and you will check into your private bungalows and enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant.

After a short rest we begin a walking tour to visit the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta and chat with the locals.

In the evening, get some hands on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes before dinner is served.  Overnight at Mekong Lodge.

  • Overnight at Mekong Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Mekong Delta - Hoi An

After a buffet breakfast at Mekong Lodge we take a rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Next we return to Mekong Lodge for lunch.

After lunch we will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City for a short flight to Danang. Our local tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hoi An Ancient Town - My Son Sanctuary 

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and transfer you to My Son .  My Son was a capital and religious centre of the Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries which were built between the 3rd and 13th centuries.

Next we will transfer to Hoi An for lunch then explore the town of Hoi An, visiting the 400-year old Japanese Bridge, 300 year old Chinese temples and 200 year old Vietnamese former merchant’s houses.  Our driver will then transfer you back to your hotel around 5pm.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hoi An - Free Day

Day at Leisure.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

After lunch you will travel to Hue by private vehicle through the high pass of Hai Van. After check-in at your hotel in Hue, have a short rest before our tour guide take you out for dinner.

  • Overnight in Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Hue City Tour - Hanoi

After breakfast we will visit the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), before continuing on to visit King Khai Dinh's Tomb and King Tu Duc's Tomb.

After lunch at a local restaurant we will visit Hue Imperial City, the home of Vietnam's last royal Dynasty before travelling on to visit Dong Ba Market to experince the daily life of local people.

In the late afternoon you will fly to Hanoi. Check in your hotel, then our tour guide will take you out for dinner. 

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and then we will visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Museum of Ethnology.

The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.

After lunch you have the option to visit museums such as the Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the Vietnam Military History museum, and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts.  Our driver will drop you off at your Hanoi Hotel around 5pm.

In the afternoon we will take a cyclo tour in Hanoi’s old quarter and experience traditional street life before watching Water Puppet show.

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Hanoi - Sapa

After breakfast we will transfer you to Sapa by private vehicle, having a short break along the way and arriving in Sapa around 3PM. Check in to your hotel before our tour guide takes you out for dinner.

  • Overnight in Sapa
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Sapa Tour

Sightseeing: Ta Giang Phing, home of Black H'Mong (non-touristic village) and Sin Chai B Village, home of Red Dao people. 

Activities: Trekking

  • Overnight in Sapa
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 12: Sapa - Hanoi

Today we will come back to Hanoi by our private vehicle. On the way we will stop at Sapa local market. Arrive Hanoi at around 4.30PM

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Our cruise bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8am and transfer you to Holong Tuan Chau Marina pier. Enjoy a complimentary drink at Gray Line private lounge before boarding the Cruise.  Next we will check into our cabins and cruise the bay while we have lunch.

After lunch we will visit the Me Cung Cave (Maze cave).

In the Afternoon we visit the Bright Cave and some tunnel caves by Kayak or bamboo boat.  Enjoy swimming around the cruise or relax on the sundeck and watch the scenery go by.

Before dinner we will join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck.  After that, enjoy a BBQ dinner.

Evening activities on board: watch a film at the outdoor bar, playing board and Card games; squid fishing on boat.  

  • Overnight on Grayline Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Halong - Hanoi

Before breakfast enjoy a Tai Chi class on the Sundeck or watch the sun-rise. After breakfast we will take a rowboat to visit the floating markets and chat with the locals. We will then re-board our cruise and check out of our cabin. Relax before Lunch served on board.

After lunch you will disembark the cruise and be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 5pm. 

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15: Departure Home

Our private car will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

  • Meal: Breakfast