This following great trip has been designed and planned altogether for you and your family for 14 days, you start your journey in the North of Vietnam, or vice versa in Ho Chi Minh City going through the tour program to experience the culture, beauty and extreme uniqueness that Vietnam has to offer.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi, the oriental gem of Indochina. Meet in the airport, transfer to hotel, rest of the day will be your own plan and exploration with your family. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Visit the following for this day tour in Hanoi:
We visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, former residence quarter, the stilts house and the impressive One Pillar Pagoda. Get familiar with the fabulous Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam. Visit Ethnology Museum to get an insight of the different ethnic and groups living in Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi Sightseeing, Night train to Sapa (B – L)
Today, you will experience an hour cyclo ride through the maze lines and streets of Hanoi Old quarter, after we will have our lunch in the same area and then we visit the Tay Ho Pagoda, in the West Lake. Then we go back to the Old Quarter to get familiar with the ancient culture of Vietnam through the popular water puppet show. Transfer to train station for an overnight train to Sapa. Overnight on board the train.
Day 4: Sapa (B – L – D)
Arrive in Lao Cai, you’ll be picked up by your guide and driver to transfer you to Sapa Town. Arrive and check in at your hotel. Sapa is a region that has been home to many ethnic tribes each wearing colorful and of course different costumes. We spend our day on a light trek that has been planned for your day, we will follow our guide to the Lao Chai and Ta Van Village through the impressive Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, you will be served a local cuisine with the ethnic family. Afternoon is at your own, overnight in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa to Hanoi (B – L – D)
Breakfast in your hotel, we will go for a pleasant trekking route through the narrow trails to meet the Black Hmong ethnic minorities in the Ma Tra village. Our trail is surrounded by the rice-fields and the beautiful lush pines. Lunch with the local families in the village, in the afternoon, we will visit the Red Dao, or Zao minority village at the village that called Ta Phin. Time to visit the village and communicate with the villagers and minority people having been always one of the best moments of any trip to Sapa. Afterwards, transfer back to Sapa, drive to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 6: Drive to Halong Bay (B – L – D)
Breakfast in your hotel, after, we will drive for 4 hour to Halong Bay, an incredible bay that is registered as a new wonder of the world in 1994. We drive through the Red River Delta, arrive in Halong Pier, check in with a welcome drink, lunch on board while cruising through the Emerald Bay toward the Bai Tu Long Bay. In the afternoon, there are some activities to enjoy with your family such as kayaking around Cap La and Tra San by kayak, visit the floating villages or swim in the warms waters of the ever green waters of the bay. Dinner on board, overnight on board the cruise.
Day 7: Halong Bay (B – L – D)
Spending your day cruising through the bay, activities are depending on the cruise program and it can be added or revised by the cruise decision. Overnight in Halong bay.
Day 8: Halong to Hanoi – flight to Nha Trang (B)
Breakfast on board the cruise, tai chi instruction will be held on the deck, you may join if you are interested. We take time to enjoy the beautiful bay while cruising back to the Halong Pier. Then departure, meet with driver to transfer to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Nha Trang, arrive and check in to your resort. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9 + 10: Nha Trang (B)
Free Days with your own family in Nha Trang, there will be optional tours such as fishing and diving with snorkeling, you may enquire at the time of booking. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B – D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Later, our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Saigon, arrive and check in, then short rest. After, we visit the famous bustling Ben Thanh Market, dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 12: Cu Chi + Tay Ninh + Sightseeing Saigon (B – D)
Early in the morning we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels along with Tay Ninh to visit the centre of Cao Daism in Vietnam. In Cu Chi, we will visit the underground tunnels dating back to the bloody war times with America. Drive back to Saigon to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office from the early 20th century, if time permits we visit the War Remnants Museum on a guided tour. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.
Day 13: Explore Mekong (B – L)
Explore the Mekong on a day trip from Saigon, we drive through the rice paddies and the green countryside, arrive and experience the Mekong on a cruise through the lush waterways of the delta to Can Tho, visiting Cai Be and Cai Rang Floating Markets, lunch and afterwards drive back to Saigon for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Saigon Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, free day on your own until our guide transfers you to the airport for the departure flight, end of the services.