Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Duration: 21 Days/ 20 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Phnom Penh
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, History, and Culture
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking & Trekking
Vietnam Tour in 15 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Overnight Train to Sapa
Day 3: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 4: Sapa – Overnight train to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi – Fly to Danang transfer to Hue
Day 8: Hue City Tour
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An – My Son
Day 11: Hoi An – Free Day
Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 14: Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 15: Saigon City Tour
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Day 16: Saigon – Siem Reap
Day 17: Angkor Temple Complex
Day 18: Siem Reap
Day 19: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Day 20: Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 21: Phnom Penh Departure
Vietnam Tour in 15 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
After the flight, you will be transferred to accommodation in our hotel. Tonight we will have a meal in one of the fine restaurants in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University.
In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken around the old quarter of Hanoi. Tonight we will take comfortable our overnight train to Lao Cai.
Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8 am to 11 pm and closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian experts. If the mausoleum visit is canceled, Dong Xuan Market with an amazing street food tour will be replaced.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa (B)
Upon arrival, we will be welcome and we will make our way to the nearby China/ Vietnam border gate where we can observe the start of early day trade taking place between the two countries. About one hour’s drive on a scenic route brings us to Sapa, an old French trading town set high on the mountainside with spectacular views all around.
Check in to the hotel, there will be free time to explore the market. After lunch, we will take a 3-hour walk to Cat Cat village of the H’Mong people, and we will also see the waterfall. Then we will return to Sapa town to visit the local market with its fresh vegetables and typical local food.
Day 4: Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Overnight Train to Hanoi (B)
Today, after a short jeep journey overlooking beautiful, terraced rice paddies, we will arrive at the two villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the H’Mong and Giay hill people. We will take a 3-hour trek to visit them, returning to Sapa by jeep afterward. The afternoon is free for exploration of this interesting town.
In the late afternoon, we leave by bus for Lao Cai Station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Upon arrival, you will transfer to hotel for breakfast and freshen up. Then we depart for Halong Bay. When we are there we cruise in this secluded bay, marveling at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have the opportunity to visit spectacular limestone cave, swim from our boat, and especially we can do kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay. Overnight on boat.
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning, we take a Tai Chi lesson on the cruise and do some more kayaking to explore Luon cave and from here we are kayaking toward Turtle islet, Human Head islet, and the Saddle islet. After lunch, we are leaving Halong for Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B)
This morning, move to the airport then catch a flight to Hue. Upon Hue arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and relaxation. In the afternoon, explore the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City – the working and living place of emperors and royal families in the 19th and 20th century. Overnight in Hue
Day 8: Hue City Tour (B, L)
In the morning, we make our way down to the Perfume River to embark on a riverboat journey. We visit the Thien Mu pagoda (the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady). After that, we continue to the elaborate Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb of the Nguyen emperors. On our return, we visit Dong Ba market to have a closer look at the local life.
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (B)
We travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way, we also visit Cham museum, My Khe beach, and the marble village.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum and the handicraft workshops. After that, we are free to go shopping, go to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.
Day 10: Hoi An – Free Day (B)
Today we are free at our leisure.
Day 11: Hoi An – My Son Holy Land (B)
Today we visit My Son sanctuary, a relic of the Cham civilization which dates back from the 4th to the 12th century. We will return at noon giving us more time to explore quaint Hoi An. We also can take part in a cooking class showing us how to prepare the best Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties.
Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
We will take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City early this morning, and after breakfast, we will head for the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels to see how little Vietnamese could defeat powerful American army. In the early afternoon, we will return to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a fascinating mix of old and new for us to explore at your leisure.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
We head for the mighty Mekong Delta today. At Vinh Long, we will board a local boat so we can zigzag through the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta. We will lunch at a local house, stop to visit cottage industries and spend the night at the simple lodging of a local family in the Mekong Delta.
Day 14: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Our day will begin with a boat trip along the endless waterway of the mighty Mekong River to Cai Be floating market, one of the most beautiful floating markets in the region. After that, we have a chance to see how the local people making: popcorn and rice paper. In the afternoon we go back to Ho Chi Minh City, and the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L)
Today we tour around the city to visit the highlights of Saigon including Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants, and Ben Thanh market.
Cambodia Tour in 6 Days
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap (B)
Today we bid farewell to Vietnam and after a short flight, we arrive Siem Reap. In the afternoon, we begin to explore Angkor with the Rolous group of the temple before climbing to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng for a spectacular sunset.
Day 17: Angkor Temple Complex (B)
After breakfast, we drive out to the Pre Rup and East Mebon visit Banteay Srey (the Woman temple). In the afternoon we explore the majestic Angkor Wat – The Wonder of the World – a truly memorable experience.
Day 18: Siem Reap Exploration (B)
This morning we visit the ruins of Ta Prohm (the Jungle Temple) before heading to Banteay Kdei and the nearby lake of Sra Srang. In the afternoon, we explore the gorgeous Angkor Thom.
Day 19: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B)
In the morning, we travel by hydrofoil to Phnom Penh. In the afternoon, we will visit the Wat Phnom dedicated to the founder of the city, Madam Penh. The rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the capital of Cambodia.
Day 20: Phnom Penh City Tour (B)
Today there is full-day sightseeing in the national capital including the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the Tuol Sleng, the horrific killing field, and the Russian market.
Day 21: Phnom Penh Departure (B)
You will be transferred for our flight out of Cambodia. The 21-day Vietnam and Cambodia trip concludes. See you again in the next Vietnam tour packages.