local ethnic minority in sapa vietnam Explore the mesmerizing Vietnam from the rugged north down to its vibrant south, with a ton of history, cultures, cuisine and incredible sceneries on the way. From an interesting exploration by a vintage jeep in Hanoi to remote tribal villages with stunning rice terraces and incredible views in Sapa. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site National Park to the grand citadel in Hue. From the ancient town in Hoi An to the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, this luxury tour will leave you incredible memories.
 

Brief Information

Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Phu Quoc Island
Duration: 21 Days/ 20 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: 
Hanoi/ Saigon
Tour Category: 
Vietnam Luxury Tours
Tour Customizable: 
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour by Jeep
Day 3: Duong Lam Ancient Village by Bike (Optional)
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay by Private Seaplane
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Local Blogger (Optional)
Day 7: Journey to the North
Day 8: Sapa Discovery
Day 9: Sapa – Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi – Hue
Day 11: Explore & Experience Emperor Life
Day 12: Hue – Hoi An
Day 13: Hoi An Walking & Countryside Tour
Day 14: Hoi An – Saigon
Day 15: Saigon City Tour by Sidecar
Day 16: Legend Underground System Discovery
Day 17: Saigon – Phu Quoc
Day 18: Phu Quoc Relax & Revelry
Day 19: Phu Quoc Relax & Revelry
Day 20: Phu Quoc – Saigon
Day 21: Saigon Departure

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Each inquiry of Vietnam luxury tours is carefully handled by a dedicated Viet Vision Travel consultant which has been trained specifically for the task of:

  • Exceeding high expectations through the anticipation of your needs
  • Giving unprecedented levels of attention to detail
  • Delivering seamless experiences that leave you ‘wowed’ every step of the way

Expert Local Guide

The companion of your luxury journey is well-selected for his intimate destination knowledge as well as his accordant personalities including energetic, enthusiastic, humorous, loyal, and caring. He is always ready to support anytime and anywhere.

Hand-Picked Hotels & Restaurants

No effort has been spared in sourcing the finest hotels and restaurants in Vietnam to ensure that you will receive the utmost comfort and delicious meals during your journeys.

Premium Transportation

By state-of-the-art limousine cars, high-class flights, private planes, and luxury cruise ships, we will make your transportation relaxing and enjoyable during your luxury vacation in Vietnam.

Special Note: Each of Vietnam luxury tour is carefully crafted to your exacting specifications. Tell us your request or interest, if it’s possible, we can surely arrange it for you. We always ensure you can enjoy whatever way pleasing you most.

 
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

On Hanoi arrival, you will be welcome by Viet Vision Travel guide and driver, then transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is your leisure to explore the Vietnamese capital. Hanoi is a fascinating and bustling city of scared pagodas, ancient temples, cultural institutions and enchanting French colonial quarters. It is also one of the best places to taste the mouthwatering array of street foods.

tran quoc padoga hanoi attraction

Accommodation: Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Dinner: Ly Club Restaurant
Transportation: Private Limousine Car from the airport to the hotel

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour by Vintage Jeep

After breakfast, explore the charming Hanoi of colonial buildings, scenic lake and tree-lined boulevards by a vintage Jeep. First, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is built to house the preserved body of great president Ho Chi Minh. Next, visit One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Buddhist temple built in 1049 owning the shape of a lotus blossom on a single stone pillar. Before lunch, continue to visit the picturesque Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university built in the late 11th century.

hanoi city tour by jeep

In the afternoon, ride along famed Hanoi old quarter and get a wonderfully eclectic glimpse into Hanoi street life. Before traveling to the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword). On riding around the lake, you will hear the legend in the 15th century about the origin of its name. Stop at Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple) accessible by the gorgeous wooden The Huc Bridge.

the the huc bride leading to ngoc son temple

Accommodation: Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Lunch: KOTO Restaurant
Dinner: 
Moc Central Restaurant
Transportation:
Private Vintage Jeep

Day 3: Duong Lam Ancient Village by Bike (Optional)

Today is your leisure day to explore Hanoi or you can join in an interesting countryside journey to experience the peaceful and rustic of Vietnamese rural area.

After breakfast, leave Hanoi and head to Duong Lam ancient village, a typical long-standing agricultural village in the northern Red River Delta. It is also the only place in Vietnam of being the birthplace to two Vietnamese kings and being recognized by UNESCO for the huge efforts in preserving local culture and heritage.

duong lam cycling village

Take a leisurely cycling tour along Duong Lam’s narrow alleyways to see rural local life and ancient Vietnamese architecture dating back over 4 centuries. Visit Mong Phu Temple whose original village entrance gate remains and observe the villagers’ daily life.

duong lam ancient village in hanoi

Enjoy a home-hosted lunch served in a 300-year-old house while chatting with the friendly and hospitable owners. Later, continue biking to Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen temples and the 600-year-old Mia Pagoda which is famous for its 287 ancient statues. End your day by a visit the old Catholic Church before returning to Hanoi.

Accommodation: Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Lunch: Home-hosted lunch (Duong Lam Village)/ Ngon Villa Restaurant (Hanoi)
Dinner: 
Cloud Nine Restaurant & Sky Bar
Transportation:
Private Limousine car

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay by Scenic Flight

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a scenic flight by seaplane to the Halong Bay. You will have a chance to see the World Natural Heritage Site at a unique view from the air. More than 2,000 limestone islets rising out from the emerald waters make up the magic Halong Bay. It takes millions of years for wind and waves to erode the islands and create majestic caves, grottos and the occasional sandy cove.

halong bay view from seaplane

On landing at Halong airport, you will be transferred to the cruise ship for check-in, lunch, and a short rest. Later, you can enjoy swimming, kayaking to explore hidden corners of the bay and excursions to floating villages of making pearls and fishing. Overnight on the cruise ship

visit a fishing village in halong bay

Accommodation – Lunch – Dinner: Emperor Cruise
Transportation:
Private Seaplane from Hanoi to Halong Bay

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Wake up early this morning to behold the gorgeous dawn at Halong Bay then participate in a Taichi lesson with an experienced master which is extremely good for your health. Then travel by boat to explore Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises) filled with mysteries in every stalactite. Later, return to the cruise and join the cooking class instructed by a top chef. You will have a chance to learn to make Vietnamese traditional dishes among the iconic destination in Vietnam. After lunch, farewell the cruise team, disembark the ship, take a flight back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

practice taichi with master at halong bay in the morning

Accommodation: Emperor Cruise (Halong Bay) – Hanoi Sofitel Metropole (Hanoi)
Lunch: Emperor Cruise
Dinner: Duong Restaurant
Transportation: Private Seaplane (Halong Bay – Hanoi)

Day 6: Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Local Blogger (Optional)

Today, feel free at leisure after the trip to Halong Bay or you can participate in a fascinating street food tour in Hanoi which is known as one of the most amazing culinary in the world.

Today, take an amazing street food tour at Hanoi’s best culinary spots with a food blogger – Mr. Van Cong Tu (optional), the man with an enormous passion for food and culture. First of all, reach Thanh Ha market in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter to taste local delicacies listen to his explanation of food practices, and feel the sights and sounds of Hanoi – the essence of Vietnamese culture.

hanoi street food with local blogger

Next, travel to Dong Xuan market – the biggest traditional market in Hanoi. You will completely be impressed by the diversity of foods, dried goods, spices and aromatics known as the essentials of Vietnamese cuisine. Stop at any stalls that make you interested, order the foods from the friendly sellers, and enjoy.

enjoy street food in hanoi

Later, move to Hang Than Street to view ceremonial cake stalls and taste a special French influenced dessert. Then head to Hang Cot Street and tasted especially o mai (treated seasonal fruits) – a common snack in Vietnam. End the tour at Giang coffee for a well-earned sit-down and unique egg coffee before transferring back to your hotel.

taste the unique egg coffee

Accommodation: Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Lunch: Food tour/ Old Hanoi Restaurant
Dinner: Gramma’s Restaurant
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 7: Hanoi – Sapa

Today, journey north to the land of stunning natural sceneries, ethnic hill tribes, and unique cultures. On arrival in Sapa, check-in the resort and take a rest after the long travel. The rest of the day is your free time to explore this “town on the clouds”.

sapa the town on the cloud

Accommodation – Lunch: Topas Ecolodge Sapa
Dinner: Hill Station Signature Restaurant
Transportation: Private Limousine Car (Hanoi – Sapa)

Day 8: Sapa Discovery Tour

After breakfast, travel downhill through pine forests until reaching a small village of Suoi Ho, the home to the Black Hmong ethnic minority. You’ll see their special houses which are built without windows due to the cold winter weather together with the images of local weaving colorful clothes and the children playing in the front yard. Then walk through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery to Ma Tra to see people at work in the tea and cardamom plantations. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties at a local house

visit local village in sapa lao cai

In the afternoon, travel to the stunning Tram Ton Pass on the northern side of Mount Fansipan to gain incredible views of the Hoang Lien Valley of rice terraces and dotted with the village of ethnic minorities including. End the day by an exploration to the Fairy Cave where three fairies hid from their father because they wish to stay on earth, according to the myth. Then get on the vehicle and transfer back to the resort.

Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge Sapa
Lunch: Home-hosted lunch
Dinner: A Phu Restaurant
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 9: Sapa – Hanoi

This morning today is your relaxing time after a long day of traveling. You can visit the Sapa market nearby to buy some local souvenirs or simply see the vibrant atmosphere where surrounding peoples gather to trade their products. In the afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi for overnight

sapa vibrant and colorful market

Lunch: Good Morning Vietnam Restaurant
Dinner: La Badiane Hanoi
Accommodation: 
Hanoi Sofitel Metropole
Transportation: Private Limousine Car (Hanoi – Sapa)

Day 10: Hanoi – Hue

After breakfast, reach the airport for a flight to Hue city. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in, repose, and lunch. Hue used to serve as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th century.

romantic sunset on perfume river

In the afternoon, leave your hotel at about 4.00 pm, the Vespa scooter driver will take you through some less-traveled roads to the most flattering angles for photo shooting before reaching Vong Canh Hill. Its hilltop offers a panoramic viewpoint over the romantic Perfume River and the royal valley where royal family members of the Nguyen Dynasty rest in peace. Enjoy an aperitif while contemplating the river landscape and magnificent sunset.

Accommodation – Lunch: Azerai La Residence Hotel
Dinner: Ancient Hue Restaurant
Transportation: Domestic Flight (Hanoi – Hue); Private Limousine Car – Vespa Scooter

Day 11: Explore & Experience the Emperor Life

With splendid tombs of emperors, old pagodas and the historical relics of the citadel, the city still retains its royal charm. First of all, visit the Hue Imperial Citadel, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its astonishing architecture and gardens while listening to your guide’s explanation of the events and the intrigue of the former royal court.

the world heritage site hue imperial citadel

After lunch, take a dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious construction and the symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism. then travel to An Dinh Palace, the private residence of Emperor Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-last in the 20th century. It was built in 1917 with the inspiration of French architectural styles. After the Vietnam war, the construction was seriously damaged and it was recently restored. Get an overview of the life of a Royal family through the bedroom, entertaining rooms and book room.

Accommodation: Azerai La Residence Hotel
Lunch: Les Jardins De La Carambole
Dinner: Royal Park Restaurant
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 12: Hue – Hoi An

Today, embark on an incredible drive from Hoi An to Hue. Stop en-route at some memorable and interesting locations. It starts with Hai Van Pass for incredible vistas of mountains, clouds, and sea before heading to Marble Mountain where you will witness some sacred statues and stone sculptures. Then stop at Cham Museum which is well-known not just for its great collection of Champa era artwork and artifacts, but also for being the only museum in the world specifically dedicated to Cham history. After lunch, continue your travel to Hoi An ancient town. After check-in and a short rest, feel free at leisure to wander around this town filled with history and culture.

visit the sarced marble mountain in danang

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An
Lunch: Lam Vien Restaurant
Dinner: Ancient Faifo
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 13: Hoi An Walking & Countryside Tour

With its beguiling riverside and pretty architecture, Hoi An is small enough to explore on foot and soak up its rich heritage of tradition and culture. Used to be an important port and trading town, Hoi An is a melting pot of Chinese, Japanese and French influences. You can see the Japanese Merchant Houses, the famed Japanese bridge, the Chinese temples, old tea warehouses, temples, and traditional pagodas. Motorized traffic is prohibited which has cemented Hoi An’s status as one of Vietnam’s most pleasant and prized towns.

an ancient house in hoi an town

After lunch, discover the Hoi An countryside with an interesting buffalo cart ride, passing lush green rice paddies and vegetable farms at Cam Thanh village. You can also see Vietnamese farmers working the fields and countless ducks swimming along the canals.

interesting journey on hoi an basket boat

Then board a Vietnamese basket boat and start cruising down Hoi An River. Reach a good spot, hop off the boat to shore and try your hands at casting the traditional Vietnamese fishing nets with the instruction of fishermen owning years of experience and advice. Later, re-board on a larger boat and enjoy light, grilled seafood dishes, and a refreshing cool drink.

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An
Lunch: Picnic lunch
Dinner: Orivy Hoi An
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 14: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

The morning is your leisure to enjoy the peaceful sceneries of Thu Bon River. Then get on the vehicle for a transfer to Danang airport to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. The evening is your free time to explore the heart of South Vietnam as well as the most vibrant city in the country.

ho chi minh city the heart of south vietnam

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon
Lunch: Anantara Hoi An
Dinner: Dinner at Bonsai River Cruise
Transportation: Private Limousine Car (Hoi An – Danang) – Domestic Flight (Danang – Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 15: Saigon City Tour by Sidecar

In spite of being a modern metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) still retains its fascinating connections with the past. After breakfast, enjoy a city tour to admire Saigon’s historic relics and landmarks from the unique vantage point of a vintage sidecar motorbike with the chauffeur.

saigon city tour by sidecar

It starts with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires constructed by French in the colonial period. Then head across to the Central Post Office, another French constructing completed in 1891. Then travel to the Reunification Palace, the headquarters of the puppet Saigon government during the American War. End the tour with a visit to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese.

the saigon war renmants museum

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon
Lunch: Quan An Ngon Restaurant
Dinner: The Deck Saigon
Transportation: Vintage Sidecar

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

Today, travel to the ingenious Cu Chi tunnels, a great network of connecting underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during the Vietnam War. They also served as living places, supply routes, communication, housed hospitals, weapons caches, and food. A visit to this legendary underground system will give you a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship inside the tunnels and the reason why small Vietnam can defeat powerful America.

explore the underground system of cu chi tunnels

Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon
Lunch: Picnic Lunch
Dinner: Jardin des Sens
Transportation: Private Limousine Car

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc Island

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Phu Quoc Island, the pearl in the Gulf of Thailand. On arrival, you will be greeted at Duong Dong airport, then move to the resort. The rest of the day is your leisure to relax on the beach or at the resort.

private island in phu quoc

Accommodation: Salinda Resort
Lunch: Crab House Restaurant
Dinner: Hum Lounge & Restaurant
Transportation: Domestic Flight (Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc) – Private Limousine Car

Day 18 – 19: Phu Quoc Relax & Revelry

Enjoy your free time at the resort or join in some short trips to explore the island highlights as Ham Ninh fishing village, pepper garden village, Phu Quoc famous fish sauce factory, pearl-cultivating farm. You also can try some diving and snorkeling or visit Phu Quoc former prison, An Thoi port, and Sao beach.

phu quoc fish sauce factory

Accommodation: Salinda Resort
Lunch: Itaca Resto Lounge – Saigonese Eatery
Dinner: On The Rocks Restaurant – The Spice House Cassia Cottage
Transportation:
Private Limousine Car

Day 20: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City

Feel free at leisure until the vehicle transfers you to the airport for the flight back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

phu quoc beach relax

Lunch: Mango Bay Restaurant
Dinner: Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon
Transportation: Domestic Flight (Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

After breakfast, you are free to relax at the hotel or explore the city before transferring to the airport for your flight home. Trip ends.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as listed or upon your request
  • Domestic flights Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc; Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Meals and Restaurant as specified in the itinerary
  • Boat excursions
  • Professional bike
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Jeep and Sidecar
  • Private Round-trip Seaplane from Hanoi – Halong Bay
  • Food Blogger

Picnic Lunch (On Day 13 & 16): On traveling to the outskirt of the city where is difficult to find fine restaurants, picnic lunch prepared by the hotel’s chef is both convenient and delicious.

Home-hosted Lunch (On Day 3 & Day 8): Enjoy local specialties cooked by caring Vietnamese women in a traditional house filled by history and cultures and talk to the friendly and humorous owners who are willing to share with you a lot of interesting stories. These private meals will leave you with impressive experiences and unforgettable memories.

Transportation

Private Limousine Car

The transporter of your luxury travel will make transportation more enjoyable and wonderful thanks to modern facilities and high-quality services. This car ensures every moment of your journey is filled with safety and comfort.

luxury limousine car

Flights

Vietnam Airline Business Class

The biggest and most trusted airline in Vietnam will provide you with premium on-ground and in-flight services from extra space for relaxation, state-of-the-art lounge, Wi-Fi connection, and entertainment.

Private Plane Charter

There is no better way to fly than private charter flight and the best is what Viet Vision Travel aims to provide you. We are able to arrange private flights to almost all destinations in Vietnam, allowing you to experience unprecedented comfort en route to their destinations.

private plane charter

Recommended Restaurants List

DestinationsLunchDinner
HanoiKOTO Restaurant (Day 2)Ly Club Restaurant (Day 1)
Ngon Villa Restaurant (Day 3)Moc Central Restaurant (Day 2)
Old Hanoi Restaurant (Day 6)Cloud Nine Restaurant & Sky Bar (Day 3)
Duong Restaurant (Day 5)
Gramma’s Restaurant (Day 6)
La Badiane Hanoi (Day 9)
SapaGood Morning VN Restaurant (Day 9)Hill Station Signature Restaurant (Day 7)
A Phu Restaurant (Day 8)
HueLes Jardins De La Carambole (Day 11)Ancient Hue Restaurant (Day 10)
Royal Park Restaurant (Day 11)
DanangLam Vien Restaurant (Day 12)
Hoi AnAncient Faifo (Day 12)
Orivy Hoi An (Day 13)
SaigonQuan An Ngon Restaurant (Day 15)Bonsai Saigon River Cruise Dinner (Day 14)
The Deck Saigon (Day 15)
Jardin des Sens (Day 16)
Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant (Day 20)
Phu QuocCrab House Restaurant (Day 17)Hum Lounge & Restaurant (Day 17)
Saigonese Eatery (Day 18)On the Rock Restaurant (Day 18)
Itaca Resto Restaurant (Day 19)The Spice House Cassia Cottage (Day 19)
Mango Bay Restaurant (Day 20)

 

Recommended Hotels & Resort List

DestinationsHotels & Resorts
HanoiHanoi Sofitel Legend Hotel
Halong BayEmperor Cruise
SapaTopas Ecolodge
HueAzelai La Residence Hotel
Hoi AnAnantara Hoi An
SaigonPark Hyatt Saigon
Phu QuocSalinda Resort