Vietnam explorer

Vietnam explorer

For a European, traveling to a country in the Far East is a dream, but difficult to realize because of the geographical distance and the financial problem. For you, a stroll of Vietnam through the must-see sites such as Hanoi and Saigon which still preserve the images of the French colonial era, the former imperial capital of Huê, the ancient quiet city of Hoïan, the well-known beach of Nha Trang and an extensive and fertile Mekong delta will be unforgettable experiences in your life. An explorer of Vietnam in 2 weeks from North to South will be worthy of a new page in your book of life.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi you will be transferred to your hotel. Get to know the destination with a welcome dinner.

Meals -
  • D

Day 2: Ninh Binh (“Halong Bay on land”)

A day of discover lies ahead as you explore Ninh Binh, where the karst formations rise out of emerald rice paddy fields and winding rivers. Cycle through paddy fields en-route to the nearby Van Long reserve area. Discover the local technique of rice culture in the village. Take a board ride into the reservoir of Van Long Nature Reserve – the largest wetland in northern Vietnam.

Meals -
  • B

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

This morning enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful rice fields of Red River Delta. On arrival in Ha Long, embark on the junk for your overnight stay on Ha Long Bay. Admire the fascinating rock formations of the bay, visit caves and cruise to island for swimming, kayaking or relaxing on the beach. Stay overnight on the junk with full board seafood meals served.

Meals -
  • B
  • L
  • D

Day 4: Halong - Dong Trieu Village - Hanoi

Experience the exquisite beauty of Ha Long Bay at sunrise. Visit Vung Vieng fishing village, meet the locals and pass through the floating school and fish farms before disembarking.

On the way back to Hanoi, stop at Dong Trieu ceramic village and see artisans using centuries old skills to create superb vases and other ceramic items.

Conclude your day with a walk to the dike for the amazing view of the village over the lake and have a relaxing chat with villagers. Back to Hanoi, enjoy water-puppet show in the late afternoon.

Meals -
  • B

Day 5: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

This morning, we will reveal you the orientation of this historic city with a cyclo ride. The ride will take you along the narrow streets in the Old Quarter and you can see many activities of locals along your ride. Visit some of the city landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature or Ethnology Museum before flying to Hoi An. 

On arrival in Hoi An, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore on your own.

Meals -
  • B

Day 6: Hoi An

A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the ancient town. Visit the local market before stopping by the Japanese covered bridge, overlooking Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and an ancient house.

Explore the sumptuous landscapes and meet wonderful people by bike. Stop at Tra Que Vegetable Village to observe local farmers working the organic fields using traditional methods. The rich soil from this village produces some of the most flavor some vegetables and herbs in all of Hoi An. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, spend time to help water the plants or fertilize the land before cycling back to your hotel.

Meals -
  • B

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang

From Danang airport, fly to Nha Trang. If you are feeling active, you could explore this beach city by walking. Otherwise just laze by one of the pools, on the beach, or replenish your body and soul at a spa with a tropical decorating style. This is actually an ideal time for you to take a deep breath and rest while enjoying the lovely landscapes of Nha Trang.

Meals -
  • B

Day 8: Nha Trang

Embark a boat and cruise out to Nha Trang Bay. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling, diving, water-skiing or kayaking, view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch before you return to your hotel.

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 9: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, board your comfortable car for the city tour to the Reunification Palace, outside Notre Dame Cathedral (close for the big renovation until 2019) and Central Post Office. Heading to FITO Museum where regularly shows "A Century of Health Care Experiences". This museum is equipped with a documentary film about the history of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. Continue visiting Chinatown, the biggest Chinese community in the South of Vietnam. It is full of authentic restaurants as well as cheap street hawkers. Enjoy Saigon by night at one of the local nightclubs.

Meals -
  • B
  • D

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Today after your arrival to Cai Be, explore the waters of the Mekong Delta. You will take a boat trip along one of the small branches of the river. 

After disembarking, visit local factories, fish farm and rice paddies. Then, stop by a lush orchard which has diverse tropical fruits: there, chat with the owner, a former veteran to hear stories of his life and walk with him around his garden to taste his fresh fruits. 

Embark on a sampan ride to visit the residents of a local 100-year house and enjoy hosted lunch with traditional dishes of Mekong. End your exploration off the beaten fields with a  cycle ride around the village before being transferred to Can Tho.

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 11: Can Tho - Chau Doc

Travel by boat to the township of Cai Rang and its floating market and grap a coffee to start your day. Then, drive to Chau Doc near Vietnam-Cambodia border. Continue on your exploration in Tra Su Forest and travel by sampan to visit this eco reserve of 850ha home to more than 100 species of water birds and colonies bats. Say hello to a small village of ethnic Khmer and chat with monks at the local monastery. 

Meals -
  • B

Day 12: Chau Doc

Discover Vinh Te canal, next stop at Ba Chua Xu Temple and Sam Mountain, climbing the mountain to view the Mekong Delta from its peak. On the way back, the boat brings you visit one of the many floating fish farms. After leaving the fish farm, proceed to the Cham Village (Muslim Village), opportunities to contemplate Cham People’s Culture as well as visit  Cham People’s weave fabric. Then, enjoy a view of Chau Doc Floating Market.

Meals -
  • B

Day 13: Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, on your way back to Ho Chi Minh City, feast your eyes on the dizzying variety of greens. You will pass by the water world of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.

Meals -
  • B

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City departure

On your last day, no activities are scheduled until sending off. Your holiday concludes today after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals -
  • B

Standard

2 persons $1,610

3-6 persons $1,260

7-10 persons $873

Flower Hotel Hanoi ***

Flower Hotel Hanoi ***

Located in the most ancient part of Hanoi - the capital of the Vietnam, Flower Hotel offers you an exquisite stay in an elegant and stylish environment. At Flower Hotel, both business and leisure guests are treated to friendly and personalized service and are assured of serene and restful accommodation in a refined atmosphere. Flower Hotel features’ 34 spacious and well-designed rooms and Apartment are equipped with satellite T.V, mini bar, IDD telephone, WIFI Broadband Internet, personal safe, tea and coffee making amenities. The Executive Apartment with modern kitchen and facilities. Evening turn down and bathrooms are among the inherent little touches designed to accommodate the most recent advances in technology, which enjoyed by the Flower Hotel’s guests
Huong Hai Junk Cruise ***

Huong Hai Junk Cruise ***

For more than 15 years in serving and hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of the bay, we do set a well-known, leading and stable standard of the best quality service for Ha Long Bay Junks from mid-range to high-range customer. The first and biggest company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, Huong Hai Junks is now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers, operating a fleet of nine built wooden junks designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and deluxe cabins and facilities. As a result, nearly half of 1 million people have joined Huong Hai Junks on magical, enlightening journeys through Ha Long Bay.
Lantern Hoi An Hotel ***

Lantern Hoi An Hotel ***

The Hoi An Lantern Hotel is located close to the centre of the ancient port city of Hoi An, and is only a 5 minute walk from the central market. The hotel has unique architecture, with 62 well-equipped rooms of international standard, and a spacious open air Asian and European restaurant located on the top floor where guests have a panoramic view across Hoi An. The hotel has a large freshwater swimming pool, a beauty salon, and a tour desk is always available. A pool table is accessible to guests, and there is wifi throughout the hotel. The rooms look over the swimming pool, the main street or the back of the hotel, and are equipped with up-to-date features such as IDD telephone, refrigerator, cable LCD TV with satellite channels, self-controlled air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub/shower, hot and cold water, hair dryer, writing desk, and tea and coffee making facilities.The hotel has a very informal atmosphere which makes guests feel comfortably at home. With its friendly and professional staff, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, the Hoi An Lantern Hotel is a good choice if you are wanting to enjoy the old world charms of Hoi An and the other world heritage sites nearby.
Lavender Nha Trang Hotel ***

Lavender Nha Trang Hotel ***

Guests looking for an enjoyable and convenient vacation with the right accommodation should look no further than Lavender Nha Trang Hotel. Located just a kilometer away from the city center, and just 40 meters from the beach, this is the ideal place for getting the most out of a visit to Nha Trang. With its convenient location, this hotel also provides accessibility to important town attractions. Lavender Nha Trang Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. A selection of facilities such as Wi-Fi in all rooms, tours, bicycle rental, a car parking area, and safety deposit boxes can be enjoyed at the hotel. Lavender Nha Trang Hotel is home to 45 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as shower, hair dryer, telephone, air conditioning, including blackout curtains. This great location, along with all the amenities and facilities offered, make Lavender Nha Trang Hotel the right choice for travelers looking for the best value and comfort for their vacation.
Riverside Saigon Hotel ***

Riverside Saigon Hotel ***

The beautiful architecture dating back to the French Colonial period adds to the unique charm of this budget hotel. Riverside Hotel Saigon is located in Ho Chi Minh City’s commercial district, close to the Saigon River. The hotel offers one of the city’s best views of the Saigon River. Several of the city’s tourist attractions are within a short distance of the hotel. A number of restaurants and bars are also within walking distance. The Pedestrian Shopping Mall is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel, while the Ben Thanh market is slightly further away. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport is situated only a 20-minute drive from the property. Riverside Hotel Saigon features a brilliant location and is definitely worth a visit.
Van Phat Riverside Hotel ***

Van Phat Riverside Hotel ***

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Can Tho, Van Phat Riverside Hotel is the perfect choice. Only 2 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Cantho Quay, Cantho Stadium, Cai Khe Market. At Van Phat Riverside Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. The ambiance of Van Phat Riverside Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including boats, canoe, dart board, hot tub, fitness center, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Van Phat Riverside Hotel.
Chau Pho Hotel ***

Chau Pho Hotel ***

Chau Pho Hotel is located at the center of Chau Doc City which is among the prettiest 3-star hotels in Chau Doc City. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Chau Pho Hotel to tourist sites and historical – cultural sites such as Sam Mountain, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tay An Pagoda, Champa village, ...

Superior

2 persons $1,828

3-6 persons $1,478

7-10 persons $1,091

Flower Garden Hotel ****

Flower Garden Hotel ****

Nicely located in the most ancient part of Hanoi, this property offers a comfortable living space which appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Flower Garden Hotel boasts an impressive entrance and European decor, providing well-appointed guestrooms with city, lake, and river views. Each room also comes with modern conveniences such as individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, and broadband Internet access. Discerning business travelers will be satisfied to find a large conference room, ideal for seminars and training courses, which can hold up to 150 people. Leisure guests can enjoy a pampering session at the Orchid Spa. Additional services at Flower Garden Hotel include babysitting, a travel desk, and laundry services.
A Class Cruise ****

A Class Cruise ****

Aclass cruises company is widely known as the leading leisure, entertainment for cruising in Halong bay. And we have long time working in hospitality industry, over 12 years of experience. Now, we bring it to you with the most extraordinary part of the world heritage site, Halong bay.
Hotel Continental Saigon ****

Hotel Continental Saigon ****

Built in 1880, Hotel Continental Saigon expresses French colonial architecture and offers graceful and stylish accommodation. Offering elegant and spacious rooms and overlooking a variety of spectacular views, it is a perfect reflection of French architecture amidst Vietnam. A popular and ancient hotel with a rich historical background, it is indeed a traveler's favorite accommodation, giving comfort and an educational experience at the same time. Centrally located and close to tourist attractions and events of Ho Chi Minh City, there is also a group of dedicated staff who is committed to giving a relaxing and memorable experience to their in-house guests at Hotel Continental Saigon. A lovely hotel that has an incredible history, perfect location, and warm Vietnamese hospitality, you are promised a unique experience.
Hoi An Coco River Resort ****

Hoi An Coco River Resort ****

Hoi An Coco River Resort & Spa is located alongside the Thu Bon River, just before it meets the ocean. From the resort it is only 3km to the Ancient town of Hoi An and a short ride on the shuttle bus takes you through the villages and golden rice fields. The Cam Thanh water palm forest is very close to the resort and well worth a special visit, giving you the chance to discover the specific cultural characteristics of Hoi An countryside life. We also offer the option of a shuttle boat ride to Hoi An, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful Thu Bon river, giving you the opportunity for some memorable photos.
Cicilia Nha Trang Hotel ****

Cicilia Nha Trang Hotel ****

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Cicilia Hotel & Spa Nha Trang is ideally situated in Xuong Huan; one of the city's most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 0 KM away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Cicilia Hotel & Spa Nha Trang is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping. 114 rooms spread over 14 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink can be found in selected rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including watersports equipment rentals, hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Cicilia Hotel & Spa Nha Trang the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Nha Trang.
TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium ****

TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium ****

Located on the Ninh Kieu banks of the Hau River, TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium is an international 4-star hotel that has the most luxurious accommodation in the city. With its strategic location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Only five kilometers away, guests will reach the Floating Markets, Buddhist Pagodas, and the Cai Khe Commercial Center within a few minutes. At TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium, all rooms are spacious, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. Facilities provided by TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium also ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Here, staff is friendly and ready to offer impeccable services. With an ideal location and facilities to match, TTC Hotel – Can Tho Premium is a perfect address for those who seek for professional service with familiarity and warmth.
Victoria Nui Sam Lodge ****

Victoria Nui Sam Lodge ****

Victoria Nui Sam Lodge is ideally located on the side of Sam Mountain, this property features 26 stone bungalows and villas. The property is only seven kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Chau Doc. Guests staying at the property can explore the view of dozens of pagodas and temples which offer guests a truly unique experience. Victoria Nui Sam Lodge also boasts its facilities which are designed for wellness and to highlight the surrounding environment. Guests of the property can enjoy the natural environment by exploring the extensive grounds which features vegetable and herb gardens. Hiking is also another recommended activity to enjoy the property’s scenic health trail. Due to its fascinating location, guests can enjoy exploring stunning views of the surrounding valley filled with rice paddies. With its location, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge is the perfect choice for guests looking for a fantastic view and a memorable stay.

Deluxe

2 persons $2,304

3-6 persons $1,954

7-10 persons $1,567

Hilton Hanoi Opera *****

Hilton Hanoi Opera *****

This luxury class hotel, situated on Le Thanh Tong Street, is located near the Old Quarter. Guests will enjoy easy access to a myriad of historical, cultural, and tourist attractions which include the tree-lined Hoan Kiem Lake. Embassies and government offices, commercial institutions, tourist attractions, as well as the Giang Vo Exhibition Center are nearby. Hilton Hanoi Opera is also located within walking distance of restaurants, markets, parks, and the dynasty citadel. The hotel offers modern rooms that feature a charming Hilton theme and promote a feeling of genuineness. The Hilton Hanoi Opera is perfect for travelers that want luxurious guestrooms.
Alisa Cruise Halong *****

Alisa Cruise Halong *****

ALISA CRUISE, The Princess of the Ocean – Expect More Than A Cruise! From our beginnings as a single story over one year ago, ALISA CRUISE set out to be a different kind of other cruises. One that not only celebrated cruise with the rich services but that also brought a feeling of connection among people. In every place that we’ve been and every place that we touch, 5-star ALISA CRUISE tried to make a better than ever!
Golden Sand Resort & Spa *****

Golden Sand Resort & Spa *****

Nestled on the beautiful white sands of Cua Dai Beach is this luxurious, 5-star beachfront resort. Nominated by the World Travel Awards Association as one if Vietnam’s Leading Resorts, Golden Sand Resort & Spa provides excellent services along with a wide range of accommodations to choose from. Guestrooms are designed for a comfy relaxing feel and set with modern amenities, perfect for a leisurely stay. The resort features one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Vietnam and offers great water and land sport facilities, while on-site and surrounding restaurants offer inventive beach and Vietnamese cuisine. For any serenity seekers, Golden Sand Resort & Spa is surely the haven you’re looking for.
Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa *****

Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa *****

Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa is the only beachfront Nha Trang Hotel built in a colonial style. This 5-star hotel is idyllically located in the heart of Nha Trang’s tourist district, just steps away from the beach and within walking distance to major sightseeing, shopping, and tourist destinations. The hotel features 125 sea-facing balcony rooms and suites with a gorgeous view of Nha Trang Bay and elegant touches. A Roman-style swimming pool and private beach are ideal places for sun lovers. Relax to the sound of the waves lapping on the beach and flickering lights of passing ships in the Sky Lounge, or simply unwind at the Lobby Lounge. Explore culinary diversity under a single roof at The Imperial and Huong Viet Restaurant. To pamper yourself, wander a short distance to Sunrise Spa, which offers luxurious treatments. Tours and recreational activities are specially tailored to explore and experience the local beauty, rich culture, and attractions. Both leisure and business travelers will find necessary services, amenities, and facilities served by professional staff that will exceed your expectations.
Hotel Majestic Saigon *****

Hotel Majestic Saigon *****

Built in 1925, the 175-guestroom hotel is a historical landmark of stunning French colonialist design. Hotel Majestic Saigon is seven kilometers from the Ho Chi Minh City Airport. The 5-star hotel is also less than two kilometers from the Notre Dame Church and the Ben Thanh Market. One half of the building offers a stunning view of the Saigon River, while the other half overlooks the swimming pool. There are eight food, drink, and entertainment establishments offering everything from European and Asian cuisine to cocktails at a piano bar. Throughout its rich history, the hotel has been host to famous authors, heads of state, the Japanese Imperial Army, and espionage agents. Whatever the reason for your stay, Hotel Majestic Saigon will take you to the next level of comfort.
Victoria Can Tho Resort ****

Victoria Can Tho Resort ****

Nestled on the banks of the Hau River in the heart of the Mekong Delta, this 92 room hotel is a firm favorite among many travelers. The Victoria Can Tho Resort features 84 modern guestrooms and eight spacious suites that come equipped with a range of amenities such as a mini bar, satellite TV, and coffee/tea making facilities. The hotel also features the impressive Annan Spa Pavilion which provides seven different treatment rooms with traditional Vietnamese massages. The two main restaurants situated in the hotel are Spices, which offers riverside dining and authentic local delicacies, and Cuu Long Bar, which serves international favorites throughout the day in a relaxed and calming environment. There are plenty of things to do in the vicinity of the hotel including a visit to the nearby Can Ton town, famous for its excellent shopping potential and traditional floating markets.
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel ****

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel ****

Situated on the banks of the Bassac River, this modern hotel is ideally located in the heart of Vietnam's famous Mekong Delta. The hotel is conveniently close to many famous tourist sites the area has to offer, including the traditional floating markets of Chau Doc and several local shopping areas. The Victoria Chau Doc Hotel features a range of accommodations including superior city-view and deluxe river-view rooms. Each room is spacious and comfortable with modern amenities including satellite TV, a tea/coffee maker, and a daily maid service is sure to keep things nice and clean. The hotel offers several boat excursions thanks to its own attached jetty that can whisk guests off to local fishing villages and floating markets. Victoria Chau Doc Hotel also features wonderful riverside dining at its Bassac Restaurant as well as a relaxing rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a relaxing massage.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast;
  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 (Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge);
  • Meals as mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner );
  • Experienced English speaking guide;
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time;
  • Boat cruises mentioned in Nha Trang and Mekong 
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax.

Exclusions:

  • Entry visas and stamp fees;
  • Domestic flights as program;
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request);
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary;
  • All other drinks not mentioned in the inclusion;
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature;
  • Mineral water, cool tissues on touring days;
  • Travel insurance; 
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion.
  • Flight

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange flights from your location to the destination countries. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

  • Visa

You may require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

  • Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

  • Travel Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Mention it in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

  • Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

  • Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

  • Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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