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

Arrival Hanoi, the capital and the economic-political center in Vietnam, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Meals -
  • No meals

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

Trang An cave is recognized by UNESCO in 2012. A spiritual beauty of the sacred Bai Dinh Temple combined with the cave world to communicate with each other.

Spending on a drive 100km to Ninh Binh for a full day tour Bai Dinh and Trang An. Visit the Buddha prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues. Lunch at a restaurant with local special dishes. Continue to visit Trang An Scenic Landscape complex. Get on a rowing boat (small sampan) traveling along the small river with scenic mountain and green fields landscape. Boat takes you about 2 hours to visit cave complex of Trang An: Lam cave, Vang cave, Thanh Truot cave and Dai cave, the scenery of mountain and rivers – Halong on land of Ninh Binh.

Meals -
  • B
  • L

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 -
  • Brunch

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 Complex and Ethnology Museum before flying to Danang. 

On arrival in Danang, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Balance of the day is free at leisure.

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.

Drive to 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 return to your hotel.

Meals -
  • B

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang

Take a flight 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 half day boat 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

Enjoy a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, board your car for the city tour to the Reunification Palace, outside Notre Dame Cathedral (close for the big renovation until late 2019) and Central Post Office. Heading to Chinatown, the biggest Chinese community in the South of Vietnam for a visit. It is full of authentic restaurants as well as cheap street hawkers. .

Meals -
  • B

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Today after your arrival to Ben Tre, explore the waters of the Mekong Delta. You will take a boat trip along one of the small branches of the river. Visit local factories, fish farm and rice paddies. Take a sampan ride (rowed boat) to see the local's lifes around and enjoy home lunch with traditional dishes of Mekong Delta. Say farewell with the locals and spend on a drive 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. Drive to Chau Doc near Vietnam-Cambodia border. Continue your exploration at 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

Return 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 $1,486

3-6 persons $1,227

7-10 persons $955

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
Bai Tho Junk

Bai Tho Junk

Bai Tho started in 1991 with a few wooden-limited capacity boats for very simple daily tours to visit Ha Long Bay. After 25 years, Bai Tho has become one of the first companies to provide the luxury cruise in Halong Bay, added the option of any special events for visitors to Ha Long. All cruises are designed not only in classic and traditional boat type in Ha Long but also in safe, modern and comfortable specificity.
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.
Balcony Nha Trang

Balcony Nha Trang

Perfectly situated at Tran Phu Street, Balcony Nha Trang Hotel is located close to the beautiful beach and is very convenient for tourists to visit many tourist destinations, entertainment centers or shopping such as Night Market, Tran Phu Park, Sailing Club ... Hotel comprises of 116 rooms which are well-designed luxuriously, elegantly and are well-equipped with modern facilities to satisfy the diverse needs of customers. The highlight point of hotel architecture is that all rooms have their private balcony taking advantages of the magnificent sea view and also bustling cities view.
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.
Anh Dao Mekong Hotel

Anh Dao Mekong Hotel

Located in the city center, Anh Dao Mekong Hotel has a business center, restaurant and free on-site parking. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel is 500 meters from Ninh Kieu Pier and An Lac Market. Can Tho Museum, Military Museum and Ong Pagoda are about 1.5 km away. It is 7 km from the famous Cai Rang Floating Market.
Halong Hotel (Chau Doc)

Halong Hotel (Chau Doc)

One of the very beautiful place of the Mekong delta - Chau Doc, as close as you can get to Cambodia without being in it. The Bassac River flows through the town and is a border crossing for river borne traffic, and the small Sam Mountain has an excellent view of the flat plain on the other side. It’s an attractive, busy place with a good hotel and several interesting attractions.

Superior

2 persons $1,655

3-6 persons $1,396

7-10 persons $1,124

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.
Lavender Cruise

Lavender Cruise

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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.
TTC Hotel Premium - Michelia (Nha Trang)

TTC Hotel Premium - Michelia (Nha Trang)

TTC Hotel Premium - Michelia is an ideal hotel with panoramic seaview overlooking the beautiful coastline at Nha Trang Bay. The 4-star hotel comprises 201 rooms and suites feature modern design. This is the smart choice for travelers to Nha Trang, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time. The professional and friendly team is dedicated to guarantee an enjoyable-comfortable stay. Just across the road from the beach, great views.
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.
Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel

Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel

Ninh Kieu Hotel was established in 1994, is one of the most comfortable and favorite hotels in Can Tho city, located in a prime location of the city center with two fronts adjoining two lines. Can Tho river and Hau river are peaceful, right next to the poetic Ninh Kieu Ben campus and a splendid pedestrian bridge at night, close to supermarkets, modern shopping centers, city museums and green tree parks only with 15 minutes walk. It is designed by modern furniture with 162 rooms faced to Hau river, Can Tho bridge.
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 cultural sites such as Sam Mountain, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tay An Pagoda, Champa village, ...

Deluxe

2 persons $1,857

3-6 persons $1,598

7-10 persons $1,326

Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi

Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi

Located by Hoan Kiem lake, diamond position of Hanoi city center and Old Quarter, Silk Path Boutique Hotel Hanoi is just few minutes walk to famous destinations and local shops of handcrafted products, silks or local street food of all kinds surrounded. The rooms boast a quintessentially quirky fusion of traditional French design and contemporary facilities. The well-trained team is available at any time to deliver elegant, anticipatory and discreet services based on your personal preferences.
A-class cruise

A-class cruise

A-class cruise company is widely known as the leading leisure, entertainment for cruising in Halong Bay. Have the 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.
Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa

Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa

Located just 700m from Hoi An Ancient Town, Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa, managed by H&K Hospitality, encapsulates the uniqueness of Hoi An’s heritage and culture to create an enchanting and serene charm, being the home of elegant lifestyle. This boasts 95 rooms are tastefully furnished, and unique textures. Each of our rooms features a private balcony where you can immerse yourself in the amazing view of the city, our pool garden or the unspoiled paddy field.
Majestic Premium Hotel Nha Trang

Majestic Premium Hotel Nha Trang

Majestic Premium Hotel is ideally located on Tran Phu Street, the most beautiful beach road in Nha Trang. From hotel you can admire the majestic beauty of Nha Trang Bay. It is the ideal venue for rejuvenation, a well-deserved family rejuvenation, a corporate meeting or conference in our separate meeting rooms. The hotel is just one-minute walk from the stunning scenery of the beach. Moreover, it is very convenient for you to choose services from shopping, tours, coffee, supermarkets, banks…
Grand Hotel Saigon

Grand Hotel Saigon

Grand Hotel Saigon is a colonial-style hotel built in 1930 and was completely restored in 1997. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Saigon, overlooking historical streets and Saigon River. With a total of 226 rooms and suites, are divided into 02 wings. Ancient Wing offers a unique atmosphere inspiring from European colonial architecture; it brings coziness and elegance to every corner of the wing and Luxury Wing is a new remarkable design was officially grandly opened in 2011; all rooms are charming with luxurious furniture and excellent lighting.
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. All the rooms are spacious, comfortable, and beautifully furnished and the facilities ensure a pleasant stay for guests. With an ideal location and facilities to match, TTC Can Tho Premium Hotel 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.

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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