Essential Vietnam 14 days

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Mai Chau - Halong Bay

Discover the real exoticism; try new foods and dishes that you cannot imagine; feel new experiences and sensations. Traveling from north to south of the country, this itinerary is a harmonious blend of unique historical legacies in Hue, old and modern comparison in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, picturesque landscape in Mekong Delta, as well as the beautiful nature in Mai Chau.

Highlights

  • Experience Ho Chi Minh City - a dynamic blend of old and new, east and west. Ride by small sampan boat through the small canals and side-arms of the “Mighty Mekong”
  • Offering both cultural activities and great beaches, Hoi An is a deservedly popular choice for family vacations. There’s plenty to keep everyone busy, fed and entertained.
  • Explore the captital Hanoi - a progressive city that's packed full of timely reminders of a bygone era and the Old Quarter, pass by many small alleys and small houses to see the original architectural complex with the thousand years old streets.
  • Across lush rice paddies and get into the countryside of untouched villages in Mai Chau to get to know the local hill tribe people and their culture.
  • Unforgettable cruise in Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas. Visiting Luon Cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people

Overview

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just refresh your energy.

Meals: -
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Half day city tour in the morning, afternoon free.

Meals: B
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning: visit and explore Cu Chi Tunnels. Free time in the afternoon.

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An

Take a plane to Da Nang for transferring to Hoi An.

Meals: B
Day 5: Hoi An

Morning: Walking tour exploring Hoi An Ancient Town.

Meals: B
Day 6: Hoi An

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town.

Meals: B
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

Depart to Hue along Hai Van pass. On the way, stop to visit Cham Museum in Da Nang.

Meals: B, L
Day 8: Hue

Full day sightseeing, join a boat trip on Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the ancient citadel, royal tombs of Nguyen Emperors and lively Dong Ba market.

Meals: B, L
Day 9: Hue - Hanoi

Fly to Hanoi. Visit main attractions of Hanoi: Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake...

Meals: B, L
Day 10: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley - Valley soft trek

Trek to remote and untouched villages in Mai Chau, enjoy breathtaking scenery and learn more about local culture

Meals: B, L, D
Day 11: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Biking tour around the picturesque valleys of Mai Chau. Get back to Hanoi in late afternoon.

Meals: B, L
Day 12: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

Depart for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 13: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer back to Hanoi.

Meals: B, L
Day 14: Hanoi Departure

Transfer to the airport in Hanoi for your onward flight.

Meals: B

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Domestic Flights Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang and Hue - Hanoi (Economic Class of Vietnam Airline)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (12 Breakfasts; 1 Brunch; 8 Lunches and 1 Dinner)
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Transport to or from Vietnam
  • International or departure taxes
  • Vietnam Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance while in Vietnam
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Upon your arrival, warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to the city and to your hotel. The room is at disposal at 14.00pm. The rest of day is free at your leisure.
Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just refresh your energy.
Day 2 Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3 Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An
Day 5 Day 5: Hoi An
Day 6 Day 6: Hoi An
Day 7 Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue
Day 8 Day 8: Hue
Day 9 Day 9: Hue - Hanoi
Day 10 Day 10: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley - Valley soft trek
Day 11 Day 11: Mai Chau - Hanoi
Day 12 Day 12: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay
Day 13 Day 13: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 14 Day 14: Hanoi Departure

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
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*All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Domestic Flights Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang and Hue - Hanoi (Economic Class of Vietnam Airline)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (12 Breakfasts; 1 Brunch; 8 Lunches and 1 Dinner)
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Transport to or from Vietnam
  • International or departure taxes
  • Vietnam Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance while in Vietnam
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit made
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

4 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Essential Vietnam 14 days

Excellent

9.7

Based on 4 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Itinerary
    9.8
  • Food/Drink
    9.8
  • Tour guide
    9.5
  • Activity
    9.3
  • Accomodations
    10
Score breakdown
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Traveler type
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  • Solo travellers 0
  • Family with children 0
  • Groups of friends 0
  • Young couples 0
9.6

Ms.Megan Baldridge

United States

7 February, 2017

We had a fantastic trip, and want to thank you so much for organizing such a great itinerary! Everything went very smoothly, and we appreciate your help when we hit any issues, like a cellphone being left in the van! tour guides were all fantastic and we really enjoyed them. Everything else was excellent,… More

The only thing we were disappointed in was our first tour guide in Saigon, Nguyen, who was confused about our pick-up at the airport and then showed up late the next morning. While we understand he was sick, his English was also not very good and he didn't give us much information at all during our tour so we were somewhat confused.

10.0

Mr.Carlos

Pamplona, Spain

12 December, 2016

Sin duda de lo mejor de nuestro viaje. Profesionalidad, buen servicio, amabilidad, puntualidad.... todo lo que pueda decir es positivo. Lo recomendaría sin duda. Hicieron el viaje a nuestra medida, y cumplieron en todo momento. Nuestra agente Nora, que habla español, estuvo en todo momento disponible… More

10.0

Ms.Susie Bryson

United States

10 December, 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful vacation in Vietnam. The guides were fabulous, the hotels were beautiful, the restaurants awesome, and everything more perfect than we could imagine.
We loved the Mekong Delta tour, the Halong Bay Cruise, and especially Hoi Ann. They upgraded our room on the Aphrodite to… More

9.0

Mr.DUDLEY

HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom

17 December, 2015

We had a wonderful holiday, and would return. The guides were very good

our only comment would be that although they could provide information they seemed to find it difficult to engage in conversation. We understand this is probably due to the complexity of the English language and translation.

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