15 days,Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Explore vibrant streets of Hanoi, trek through hilltribe villages of Sapa, cruise magical Halong Bay, shop in quaint Hoi An, experience a Mekong Delta homestay

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From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

What's Included

  • Water puppet show (Hanoi). Sapa excursion to hilltribe villages with homestay and traditional meals. Halong Bay entrance. Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner. Imperial Citadel and Tomb guide and entrance. Mekong Delta homestay with traditional meals. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD210-250 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (8 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts), junk boat (1 nt), basic family homestays (2 nts).
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, cyclo, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Hanoi (B)

Enjoy the water puppets show. Options to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, Hoa Lo Prison and the Temple of Literature. Overnight train to Sapa.

Days 3-5 Sapa (2B,1L,1D)

Hilltribe village visit, trek and homestay. Traditional meals with a local family. On Day 5, take an overnight train to Hanoi.

Day 6-7 Halong Bay (1B,2L,1D)

Drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a junk boat with included seafood meals. Visit caves or an island lookout. Overnight train to Hue on Day 7.

Day 8 Hue

Chance to explore Tien Mu Pagoda and the Royal Tombs. Optional tour of the countryside.

Days 9-11 Hoi An (3B)

Travel the scenic Hai Van pass (weather permitting). Free time to try a cooking class, shopping at the tailors, riverboat cruise, bike riding, beach time or My Son ruins. Opt to make your own Vietnamese lantern through a Planeterra-supported project.

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Option to take a cyclo tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace, Opera House and Notre Dame.

Day 13 Mekong Delta (B,D)

Mekong Delta visit, boat ride and visit to traditional candy factories. Enjoy a local homestay and dinner with a Vietnamese family.

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, Ben Thanh Market.

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully experience these vibrant cities.

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