The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days / 17 Nights

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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Minh Mang’s tomb
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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Mekong Delta
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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Hoi An Ancient Town
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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Forbidden Purple City Hue
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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Dat lat
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    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days 17 Nights – Can Tho

The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days / 17 Nights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city: Explore the vibrant and fascinating country of Vietnam, with stop overs in 5 top tourism centers: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Hanoi City Tour – Mai Chau – Halong Bay cruise – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh city – Cao Dai Temples – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Sai Gon.

    The Best Vietnam Classic Tour 18 Days / 17 Nights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city: 18 days traveling from North to South Vietnam, experience local life up close as we explore the friendly hill-tribe villages in Mai Chau, stay overnight on Halong Bay cruise, discover Hoi An and surroundings and explore the waterways and lust fruit orchards of the Mekong Delta. The trip covers all highlights of Vietnam – from Hanoi’s colorful Hanoi Old Quarter to the beaches of Hoi An, Nha Trang, well-known for beautiful beaches, highland center of Vietnam, Da Lat, floating markets in the Mekong Delta and the fantastic markets of China Town in Saigon. It absolutely offers great experience for those who want to discover Vietnam in depth.

  • Tour Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights.
  • Tour Route: Hanoi – Hanoi City Tour – Mai Chau – Halong Bay cruise – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh city – Cao Dai Temples – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Sai Gon.
  • Start from: Hanoi.
  • End at: Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Tour Level: Classic and Moderate.
  • Group size: Private tour only.
  • Tour Customizing: Enable.
  • Itinerary in Brief.

  • Day 01: Ha Noi arrival.
  • Day 02: Hanoi city.
  • Day 03: Hanoi - Mai Chau.
  • Day 04: Mai Chau - Hanoi.
  • Day 05: Hanoi – Halong Bay.
  • Day 06: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue.
  • Day 07: Hue City Tour.
  • Day 08: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Ancient Town.
  • Day 09: Hoi An ancient town.
  • Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Nha Trang – Beach Relax.
  • Day 11: Nha Trang - Boat Cruise.
  • Day 12: Nha Trang – Dalat.
  • Day 13: Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City (Former Saigon).
  • Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Tour.
  • Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon.
  • Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho.
  • Day 17: Can Tho – Cai Rang & Phong Dien Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 18: Ho Chi Minh departure.

THE BEST VIETNAM CLASSIC TOUR 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS.

DAY 01: Hanoi arrival. Meals = Dinner.

The guide and driver would welcome you at the airport, then, take you to Hanoi for check-in (the rooms are at your disposal from 14:00).

You will spend your free leisure in the city. In the afternoon we will have a briefing tour in Hanoi around Hoan Kiem Lake. Our guide will show you around Hanoi Old Quarter with different shops, streets where you can buy various things. The tour will end with the Traditional Water Puppet Show - The Intangible World Heritage. Enjoy the dinner at the local restaurant of Vietnamese taste.

Overnight in your hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 02: Hanoi City tour. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

Having breakfast at your hotel, start your city tour with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch at local restaurant and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. Trip will be to Hoa Lo Prison built in the French time to keep Vietnamese Political prisoner and later I was place for the American Pilot and named by them as the Hanoi Hilton. You will see the various objects used by Vietnamese prisoners and the American pilot. Here John McCain the Senator of United States stayed here in Vietnam War.

Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital.

Overnight in your hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 03: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Homestay. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

This trip to the northwest highlands of Mai Chau offers a balance of cultural interest and physical activity, set amongst some of northern Vietnam's most stunning scenery.

Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and take you along highway 6 to Mai Chau: a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley and surrounded by emerald-green rice fields. Enjoy picturesque views of the scenic landscape, sown with pagodas and rural villages. Stop along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley.

Have lunch in Mai Chau then spend the afternoon trekking off the typical tourist track, along the Song Ma River. Trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai people, living in the region. Stop at a Thai village for the night, having dinner with a local family and enjoying a homestay in their long house.

Overnight in homestay in Lac village.

DAY 04: Mai Chau Trekking – Hanoi. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

Start the day with a simple breakfast with your host family then take a short drive through the surrounding countryside, before setting off on a trek through rice paddies and down winding lanes to visit the “Cum” and “Xam Khoe” villages. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and enjoy an authentic lunch at one of the villages. In the afternoon, drive back to the bustle Hanoi.

Overnight in your hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 05: Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

8:00: Am pick up at hotel, depart for Halong bay. It takes around 3,5 hours traveling by road.

Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee (by your own ) before arriving to Halong City.

11:30 - 12.15: Arrive in Ha long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay.

13.00: Start sail from Bai Tu Long Bay area, Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful of islets (Tea pot islet, Mat Quy –Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua islet, Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet etc.) to discover un-spoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot - Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov Mountain (426 Steps) for a magnificent panorama scenery.

17.30: Fresh fruits serve at lounge or sundeck. Enjoy vegetable/fruit carving & Folding Napkin.

19.30 Enjoy your dinner on board.

21.00: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family.

Overnight on the boat cruise.

DAY 06: Halong Bay Cruise -Hue. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

06.20 Tai Chi Exercise with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery of sunrise over the Bay.

07.00 For early riser complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast are served.

08.00 Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as and passing Finger islet, Hoa Cuong fishing village area, Ga Choi – Fghting Cock islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Little Dog islet. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc.

09.00 Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard.

10.15 Enjoy a lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.

11:30 – 12:00: We will return to the main harbor. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty and take you back to Hanoi to catch your in-country flight to Hue. Upon arrival to Hue airport, driver will be await for you and transfer you to hotel in Hue City.

Overnight in your hotel in Hue.

DAY 07: Hue sightseeing tour. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

Enjoy an entire day touring the Vietnam’s former ancient capital. Start the day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City – once the Emperor's private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls. In the afternoon, continue on your tour stopping at the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda and vibrant Dong Ba riverside market. Free time at leisure.

Overnight in your hotel in Hue.

DAY 08: Hue - Danang - Hoi An. Meals = Breakfast.

Spend the morning on a private boat cruise down the romantic Perfume River to visit the iconic Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower that has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monument, and the ornate Minh Mang's tomb. Have lunch at a riverside restaurant before starting on your drive to Hoi An. Pass over the 500m-high Hai Van pass and stop en route in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Arrive in the sleepy riverside town, Hoi An, in the late afternoon, check in at the hotel and then enjoy the rest of the evening free at your leisure.

Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 09: Hoi An Sightseeing Tour. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

Today there are a lot of time to explore Hoi An ancient town, once a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Hoi An’s architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Take a leisurely walking tour of the ancient town center and visit the sites of former merchants’ homes, a 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and a Chinese Communal Hall. Believed to have been settled no less than 2,200 years ago, Hoi An was known as Faifo to early Western traders. Hoi An was one of the major ports of Southeast Asia from the 17th to 19th centuries. Chinese, Japanese, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and other traders had small communities here, and the old wooden houses, bridges and temples that remain are reminiscent of a Vietnam of centuries past.

This unique old trading town slowly became isolated due to its river silting up and by destroyed rail lines, leaving it untouched by war and frozen in time. Nowadays, this absolutely charming and relaxed town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free at leisure

Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 10: Hoi An . Meals = Breakfast.

Today there is plenty of time to discover Hoi An by yourself. You can spend your time walking around exploring the many Chinese Assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes, some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen genera ions. The town is also famous for it's shops in particular it's large number of tailors. If you wanted, you could have a whole new wardrobe made for you here.

You might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River. Perhaps you would like to hire a bicycle and head off on a scenic ride to ancient town, about 4 km away. There's even the chance to improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson. One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town.

Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang.. Meals = Breakfast.

After breakfast at hotel, say good bye Hoi An, your driver will pick up and transfer you to Danang Airport for a short flight to Nha Trang where 10km of white sandy beach awaits. Rest of the day, you are free at leisure (please contact us for optional excursions that can be arranged such as boat trips, village excursions or cyclo rides etc.).

Overnight in your hotel in Nha Trang.

DAY 12: Nha Trang – Dalat. Meals = Breakfast.

Breakfast at hotel, This morning, drive up hills to Da Lat with a stopover of rural Nha Trang on your way out for a peek of what countryside living in Vietnam is all about. You will reach the mountain town of Da Lat, known as the “City of Eternal Spring”, after four hours on the road. An afternoon of sightseeing takes in the art decor former summer residence of Bao Dai – the last Emperor of Vietnam, the old Da Lat Railway Station, the Central Market and famous XQ embroidery workshop. There will be the chance for a short walk around Xuan Huong Lake to get a feel for this delightful city in the evening.

Overnight in your hotel in Da Lat.

DAY 13: Da Lat – Fly to Saigon. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch.

After breakfast, visit Thien Vien Truc Lam – the largest Zen Monastery of Vietnam. Then take the steps down toward the Tuyen Lam Lake, enjoy sightseeing of the nicest vast lake of Da Lat on boat. On the way back to the city for lunch, visit Lat village, home to a number of distinct ethnic minority groups with varying traditions and beliefs. Here you have the chance to purchase traditional handicrafts and gain a unique insight.

Transfer to Lien Khuong Airport for onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure or explore the city on your own.

Overnight in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 14: Ho Chi Minh. Meals = Breakfast.

Breakfast at hotel, We spend all day to visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office before we shall see the exhibition on Vietnam War to the famous War Museum. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we pass a place with its famous lacquers and the city's finest shopping street, Dong Khoi Street and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale.

Overnight in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 15: Saigon – Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels. Meals = Breakfast.

Today you travel outside of Saigon to visit the beautiful Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh and partake in the noontime prayer service. This large and colorful compound is home to the hybrid religion founded in the 1920s: Caodaism, which combines elements of Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam in order to promote peace. After lunch in a local restaurant explore the famous historic Cu Chi Tunnels on the way back to the city. The tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime.

Overnight in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 16: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho. Meals = Breakfast.

8:00am you will be picked up at hotel, transfer to My Tho, 84km from Ho Chi Minh city. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Mekong Delta region. The huge ships, which come from many different countries moving slowly, quietly along the river is what you will see at the Sai Gon River. Do not miss this sight! On the way you will see daily activities of local people along the river sellers and buyers bargaining, exchanging fish, the products that they got from their working on the sea. From My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy lunch, tropical fruit and free time bike ride in the rural village.

From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals that are so beautiful for photography. We continue drive to Can Tho.

Overnight in your hotel in Can Tho.

DAY 17: Can tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City. Meals = Breakfast.

Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motor boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Return to Can Tho for lunch then drive back to Saigon, arriving in the late afternoon.

Overnight in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 18: Home Flight. Meals = Breakfast.

There is no activity planned for today. Enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect rebellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Trekking Shoes.
  • Rain Coat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time in the North of Vietnam.
  • Sun glasses.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Vietnam Visa Approval Letter.
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services .
  • All private transportation.
  • Halong Bay cruise program.
  • Return train ticket Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi (4 berth cabin).
  • Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on coach.
  • Services charges and government tax.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • No extra charge after services confirmation.
  • 24/7 hot line support guaranteed.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • International flights to/from Vietnam.
  • All domestic flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa fee.
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Drinks not mentioned.
  • Tips & gratuities.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

THE BEST VIETNAM CLASSIC TOUR 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Person per Program. The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of traveler. Please contact us for more information about prices.

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Deluxe Cabin

Huong Hai Junk

Deluxe cabin

Sapa

Bamboo Sapa Hotel

Deluxe

Sapa Train

Livitran Express train

Superior 4 berth sharing cabin

Hue

Festival Hue

Deluxe

Hoi An

Ancient House Resort

Deluxe Garden view

Nha Trang

Asia Paradise hotel

Deluxe

Dalat

Ngoc Lan hotel

Deluxe

Bluemoon Resort & Spa

Deluxe

Ho Chi Minh

Oscar Saigon hotel

Deluxe

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel

Superior

Kim Tho Hotel

Superior

First Class Category / 4-star hotel

Hanoi

Sunway Hotel Hanoi

Superior

Halong Bay

Pelican Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

Sapa

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Superior

Sapa Train

Victoria Express train

Superior 4 berth sharing cabin

Livitran Express train

Private Deluxe cabin

Hue

Saigon Morin hotel

Deluxe River View

Hoi An

Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Deluxe river view

Hoian Boutique Resort

Superior

Nha Trang

Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang

Deluxe

Dalat

Hotel Dalat du Parc

Superior

Ho Chi Minh

Liberty Central Hotel

Deluxe

Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort

Superior

Deluxe Category / 5-star hotel

Hanoi

Hilton Opera Hotel Hanoi

Deluxe

InterContinental Westlake Hotel

Deluxe Hanoi View

Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel

Superior

Halong Bay

Indochina Sails Junk

Deluxe cabin

Sapa

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Deluxe

Sapa Train

Victoria Express Train

Superior 4-berth sharing cabin

Hue

Imperial Hue

Deluxe Riverview

Hoi An

Palm Garden Resort

Deluxe Ocean view

Nha Trang

Evason Ana-Mandara Nha Trang

Deluxe Seaview Villa

Dalat

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Villa Studio

Ho Chi Minh

Caravelle Hotel Saigon

Deluxe

Sofitel Plaza Hotel Saigon

Luxury

Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort

Deluxe

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC, sharing room/cabin with parent.
  • 01 Child under from 04 to 12 years old: is charged of 75% of the adult rates, sharing beds with parents. No extra bed added.
  • Children from 12 and over: are charged at the adult rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by us: No cancellation fee applied
  • 21 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 20 – 14 days prior to check - in date : 50 % total package charge.
  • 14 – 07 days prior to check - in date :70 % of total package charge.
  • Less than 07 days prior to check - in date and No Show : 100% of total package charge.