Vietnam Royal 17 days


Vietnam Royal Trip

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – Phan Thiet – Nha Trang – Hoi An –

Hue – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Hanoi

This trip can be started from Hanoi   

Location - Duration

Duration: 17 day(s)

Location: Around Vietnam

Day 01: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city

- 14h50 Welcomed at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfered to Hotel

- Short city tour to China Town and Thien Hau Pagoda.

- 20h00 welcome on boat for dinner meanwhile cruising along Sai Gon river to see Saigon by night.

- Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusive services: A private car, English speaking tour guide and hotel + meals (D)

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho.;

- 08h00 Pick up at Elios hotelfor a drive down to My Tho town

- Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides.

- Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island.

- Lunch served in the heart of the orchard.

- Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees.

- Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle.

-  Biking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Proceed to Can Tho.

- Dinner and stay in Can Tho

Inclusive services: A private car, boat, tour guide and Hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 03: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – HCM

 - 7:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sence right at the time.

-  Keep cruising through the small chanels system, visit the rice noodles making viallge. Experience the " monkey Bridge " in the Delta.

- Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang.

- Break time for lunch.

- Return to Hochiminh city via Vinh Long to visit the local snake market.

- Arrive in HCM at 16h00

- Check in hotel again

- Free and easy – Overnight the hotel in the old quarters

Inclusive services: A private car, boat, tour guide and hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 04: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang

-  Visit Notre Dame cathedral, the oldest of all Vietnam was built between 1877 and 1833 when the French colonized from 1858 to 1954 and visit the Catholicism widely spread overall Vietnam.

 - Visit The Presidential Palace where was historical marked the moment of changing regime Vietnamese communist party standing for the Sai Gon puppet Government in April. 30.1975

 - Visit the War Remnant Museum preserving the remains of the American war from 1945 to 1975, learn about Vietnam guerillas

In the afternoon

- Take the flight to Nha Trang

- Overnight in Nha Trang

 Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide and hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 05: Nha Trang - relaxation

- Full day boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium

- Visit Hon Tam Island. Sea-bathing in the blue water beach.

- Enjoy seafood lunch on the Island

- Boat back to the hote in the afternoon

- Overnight in Nha Trang

Inclusive services: A private car, English speaking tour guide and hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 06: Nha Trang relax on beach

Inclusive services: Hotel + meals (B)

Day 07: Nha Trang – Hoi An

- Transfer to Cam Ranh Airport for flight to Da Nang at 07h45

- 08h45 Met and transfer to Hoi An ancient town, 30 km South of Da Nang, one of the World's Cutural Heritage.

- Take a walking tour around the old quarter Hoi An, the unique ancient town is being preserved considerably intact.

- You will learn about Hoi An prosperity in 15th century and its redevelopment in 18 th century as the biggest water trading port of the Indochina did business with Japan, China, Indo and Spain that reflected on the special fusion combination of architecture of the town as Chua Cau Bridge pagoda a Japanese ruin and Phuc Kien Hoi Quan, a Chinese…

Inclusive services: A private car, English speaking tour guide, hotel + meals B + L)

Day 08: Hoi An – Joining Cooking class

- 08h00 at Red Bridge restaurant, our staff will take you to the local market to buy food material ( walking 15 minutes)

- Take a bout trip along Thu Bon river to reach the school where we will togethther start cooking class, we will learn to cook 5 courses of real Vietnam food

- After cooking, finish the cooking class, we will together enjoy what we have just cooked for lunch

- Boat back to the hotel

In the afternoon

- Free and easy to shop or make tailor made traditional clothes in Hoi An or relax on Cua Dai Beach

- Dinner and enjoy Hoi An by night

 Inclusive services: Tour guide, entrance fees, hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 09: Hoi An – Hue Royal Citadel

- On the way to Hue, we visit the Marble mountain.

- Visit the Cham museum with many cultural objects displaying as antique statues carved in 13th century, here you will also look back the spirit cultural life of the Cham…

In the afternoon

- A special driving over the Hai Van Pass, the highest mountain range lying horizontally partition the north and the south.

- Enjoy the real spectacular scenery at the top of 1260m

- Overnight in Hue

Inclusive services: Private car, tour guide, entrance fees and hotel + meals (B + L)

Day 10: Hue Royal Citadel

In the morning

- After breakfast, take a boat ride alongside the Perfume river, enjoy countryside villages and spectacular landscape on both sides of the river.

- Call on to visit Thien Mu, the Heaven female pagoda, one of the oldest of Vietnam.

- Keep boating to Khai Dinh tomb - A worth seeing by its huge architecture.

In the afternoon

- Visit the Ngo Mon main gate, the Purple Forbidden City. Visiting and learning about the last dynasty Nguyen in Viet Nam from 1802 – 1945. In here you can look back the moment of regime changing, the communist party standing for the endless of Emperors 'rule.

- Visit the lasting remaining ruins combined between the old Vietnamese Sino – Chinese architecture.

- Free and easy in Hue

Inclusive services: Private car, boat, tour guide, entrance fees, hotel 3* and meals (B + L)

Day 11: Hue - Hanoi

- 10h00 check out the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi at 12h10

- 13h30 arrive in Hanoi, met and transfer to Hanoi old quarters to check in hotel

In the afternoon

- By cyclo (a bike of 3 wheels) to visit the old quarters with special commercial streets.

- Visit Hanoi great Opera house, Church.

- Visit Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple.

- Enjoy special water puppet show.

- Free and easy ito enjoy Hanoi by night after dinner in a restaurant
Inclusive services: Transfer, flight ticket, English speaking tour guide and hotel + meals (B + D)

Day 12: Hanoi city tour – Sapa by night train

- 08hh00. Visit to the complex of Ho Chi Minh comprising Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, museum and stilt house and one Plillar pagoda

- Visit Vietnam Ethnology museum where you can see 54 different minorities of Vietnam with their typical custom and clothes, working materials

- Visit the Temple of Literature – the place of the first University and temple for Confucius in Vietnam

In the afternoon

- Free and easy in Hanoi

- 20h30 transfer to Hanoi station for the night train to Sapa – an old hill station with amazing landscapes of terraced paddies and minoritu hill tribes with Fansipan peak, the peak of Indochina

- 08hrs sleep on the train

Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, entrance fees and train ticket (Cabin of 2 private bed with air condition)

Day 13: Sapa - Sightseeing

Lao Cai - Sa Pa – Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai village

- 06h00 you will arrive at the last arrival station – Lao Cai station.

- Our tour guide will pick you up and drive to Sapa for a shower, and breakfast

- Trek down to YlinhHo then Lao Chai village of the black H’mong people.

- After a picnic lunch, continue trekking to Ta Van village, visit the Dzay’s families and Giang Ta Chai village of the red Dzao minority

- Finally a Russian jeep to return you to Sa Pa, check in for overnight at hotel.

Inclusive services: Transfer, Russian jeep, tour guide, hotel and meals (B + L)

Day 14: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi by night train

- About 3hrs trekking down to visit Cat Cat village, Cat Cat waterfall and water power station, the French ruins remaining in Sapa

- In the afternoon strolling throughout the old hill station of Sapa, attend Sapa minority market, Sapa church and some French colonial ruins

- Free time until 18h00 we drive down to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi

Inclusive services: Tour guide, transfer, entrance fee, train ticket (same class) and meal (B + L)

Day 15: Hanoi - Halong Bay  - Overnight on Boat

- You will arrive in Hanoi around 04h50, transfer to Office

- Approximate 08h- 08h20 pick up at your hotel for a 3-hrs drive to Ha Long boat station.

- 12h00 Welcome on Board then enjoy a seafood lunch (possible for vegetarian food)

In the afternoon

- Cruise through the bay to visit fighting cock stone, couple tone and floating fishing village

- Visit the nicest largest cave of the bay called Hang Sung Sot (Surprising cave).

- Start kayaking to get in untouched lanes, close views to shaped limestone mountains especially to encounter Floating fishing villages and Tunnel grottoes. Relax on Ti Top beach or climb up its top for a universal view of the jewel bay. Anchor among Bai Tu Long bay, Ha Long bay and Lan Ha bay for dinner and a lovely peaceful night on the boat in a tranquil area surrounded by mountain - safety

Inclusive services: Private and boat, tour guide, kayak, entrance fee, meals (B + L + D)

Boat acc: Air-condition rooms, own bathroom inside and ocean viewing window

Day 16: Halong Bay - Hanoi

In the morning

- Enjoying the dawn covering the jewel bay meanwhile having breakfast.

- Continue boating to Lan Ha bay for different views of limestone forest and lagoons

- Cruise back to Ha Long bay on another route that will lead you through its fabulous different sea scenery, stop for swimming and relax before head up to HaLong wharf

In the afternoon

- 11h30 check out the boat, transfer to the restaurant for lunch

- 13h30 drive back to Hanoi and arrival at 16h30 – 17h00 – ends the trip

Inclusive services : A private car, English speaking tour guide and hotel and meals (B + L)

Day 17: Hanoi - Flight home.

- Free until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for the flight home

Inclusive services:Transfer

Our Suggestion is

Price:  for Private tour for 2 people but Joing group tour for

-         Joing group for Nha Trang one day boat trip

-         Share cabin 4 beds on the train  from Hanoi to Lao Cai – Hanoi

-         Join Vega Travel Halong Bay 2 days group max 13 people

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