PLEASANT VIETNAM BOUTIQUE TOUR (15 DAYS)
DAY 1: HANOI (D)
Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, check in a boutique hotel in Hanoi, then take an orientation walk
Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI (B-L-D)
Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together.
Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area (HCM Mausoleum, stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda), another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature, and a good visit at the Fine Arts Museum,
After lunch, enjoy a fantastic rickshaw ride through the bustle and hustle of Hanoi Old Quarter. Walk along the 36 Guild Streets, visit a wooden ancient house on Ma May street.
The DAY is ended with an interesting water puppet performance and a fabulous dinner
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B-L-D)
Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong, a World Natural Heritage site since 1994
12h30 : Board a boutique junk, check-in registration.
13h00 : Have lunch with welcome wine.
13h30 : A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night on the junk.
Kayaking option: Beautiful kayaking route from Titov beach to Luon Cave for those who book kayaking option ( kayaking time after visit the Sung Sot cave)
DAY 4: HALONG – HUE (B-L-D)
7h00 : Have breakfast
7h30 : Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, Teapot island, Chopstiks island , Bai Tho mountain
11h00 : Return to Halong city and have lunch on board.
12h00 : Arrive Halong wharf.
Kayaking option: Paddle to Con Vit islet, Ba Hang area ( kayaking time: Morning)
Then drive to Noi Bai airport, take a flight to Hue, the last Royal capital of Vietnam, a World Cultural Heritage Site. Meet our guide and transfer to check in a boutique hotel
Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Hue
DAY 5: HUE (B-L-D)
Morning city tour visit the Royal Citadel of Hue, enjoy a pleasant walk in this interesting area, then visit the amazingly full Dong Ba market.
Afternoon: excellent motorbike trip with drivers to interesting traditional villages, visit an ancient garden house with introduction of traditional feng-shui.
Dinner with Hue specialties at a local restaurant
Overnight in Hue
DAY 6: HUE (B-L-D)
Enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful.
Activities: enjoy a lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb. Enjoy cooking lesson on the boat and have lunch with what you have learned to cook
Free afternoon for relaxation
Enjoy Royal Feast and Overnight in Hue
DAY 7: HUE – HOIAN (B-L-D)
Morning enjoy a scenic drive to Hoi An along rice paddies, beautiful Lang Co beach and Hai Van pass, stop at the fine arts Cham museum and climb on the Marble mountains in Danang. Arrival in Hoian, a very charming ancient town, another World Heritage site in Vietnam.
Check in a boutique hotel and relax till dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight in Hoian
DAY 8: HOIAN (B-L-D)
Morning enjoy a walking tour of Ancient Town visiting Museum of History and Culture, Fujian Community Congregation Hall, Hoian market, Japanese Covered Bridge and Phung Hung House
Afternoon take a fantastic bicycle ride to explore interesting villages and the beautiful countryside, or free time for shopping or swimming in the South Vietnam Sea.
Dinner at a local restaurant and Overnight in Hoian
DAY 9: HOIAN – MY SON (B)
Morning excursion to the Holy Land of My Son with impressive Cham ruins and temples.
Transfer back to Hoian for lunch and free time for shopping
Enjoy dinner with cooking demonstration
Overnight in Hoian
DAY 10: HOIAN – DANANG – NHA TRANG (CAM RANH) (B-L-D)
Morning check-out the hotel, transfer to Danang airport. Have lunch in Danang, then take a flight to Cam Ranh. Upon arrival, take a scenic drive along the coast to the Hide Away Evason resort in Van Phong Bay
Check in the unique resort and relax till dinner at the resort
Overnight at the resort
DAY 11: NHA TRANG (B-L-D)
Morning board on a boat for half DAY cruise on one of the most beautiful bays of the world, enjoys swimming and snorkeling. Scuba Diving is possible but exclusive. Lunch on an island during the cruise.
Enjoy city tour of Nha Trang: visit Ponagar temple, Ngoc Son pagoda, Dam market, enjoy a mud bath at the hot spring
Dinner and overnight at the resort
DAY 12: NHA TRANG (B-L-D)
Full DAY for relaxation and enjoying the wonderful beach and resort facilities
Dining and overnight at the resort
DAY 13: NHA TRANG – HCMC (B-L-D)
Morning transfer back to the airport to take a flight to HCMC, upon arrival meet our guide and transfer to a boutique hotel, have lunch at a local restaurant
Afternoon an orientation tour down town to the Opera House, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the central Post office, and the Ben Thanh Market and then free time on your own
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping
Overnight in HCMC
DAY 14: HCMC – CITY TOUR (B-L-D)
Morning take a one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of Vietnamese guerrillas during the war against American troops. Learn how the Vietnamese people make rice paper cakes and rice whisky at local workshops.
Back to HCMC for lunch and enjoy the city tour with visits to the busy China Town, Binh Tay market, Thien Hau temple, and the War Museum
Dinner with hands-on cooking lessons at a local restaurant
Overnight in HCMC
DAY 15: HCMC – MY THO – HCMC (B-L-D)
After breakfast, a two hour drive to My Tho will expose you to the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Upon arrival, get on a boat trip up Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Then, visit the authentic life of the local. An adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks will be the next experience of the riverside region. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty – Deep Fried Elephant ear fish. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.
A sumptuous dinner awaits you on the Saigon River dinner cruise
Overnight in HCMC
DAY 16: HCMC – DEPARTURE (B)
Free time till departure for Home Sweet Home
End of service
- Hotel accommodation at boutique or luxury hotels with breakfast (based on twin sharing)
- All meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles, boats, bicycle, rickshaw, 2 domestic flights
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and shows
- Local English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Thai speaking guides.
- 2 bottles of water/DAY/person
- International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
- Visa for Vietnam
- Personal Insurance
- Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips
- All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.
Room surcharge and compulsory gala dinners will be applied at some boutique hotels on Christmas, New Year, and Tet holidays