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Embark on an unforgettable 12-day journey through Vietnam, starting in Hanoi and concluding in Ho Chi Minh City! With our immersive and culturally-rich tour, “Vietnam Enchantment with Sapa,” you will explore Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, and traverse seven other captivating destinations within the country. This in-depth cultural experience includes top-notch accommodations, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, delicious meals, and seamless transportation throughout your adventure. Get ready to be amazed by the Wonders of Vietnam with Sapa!
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Embark on an extraordinary 12-day journey through Vietnam, as we guide you from the enchanting North to the vibrant South. Our Vietnam 12-Day Adventure invites you to discover captivating attractions that span the country, offering a harmonious blend of history, culture, breathtaking nature, and thrilling adventures. Brace yourself for an immersive experience that will leave a lasting impression of Vietnam’s diverse wonders.
In and around Hanoi, Da Nang
Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam!
Upon arrival, picked up by our local tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Free time to rest after your long haul flight. Accommodation in Hanoi.
Note: check-in at the hotel is at 2pm. Early check in is subject to availability with supplement.
at airport, Noi Bai International Terminal 2, Sân Bay Quốc Tế Nội Bài, Huyện Sóc Sơn, Hanoi 140800, Vietnam
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi.
8:30 am: Begin your exploration with a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda and the picturesque West Lake. Discover the rich history of the pagoda, which dates back 1500 years and served as a significant Buddhist center during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
9:30 am: Proceed to the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you will explore the mausoleum, the presidential palace, and the house on stilts. Learn about the life and final resting place of Uncle Ho, who resided here from 1954 to 1969.
11:00 am: Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of Vietnam at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits, including traditional houses representing ethnic minorities, offering valuable insights into Northern and Central highland cultures.
12:30 pm: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
2:00 pm: Visit the Temple of Literature, the country’s first university, and delve into its rich history. Gain a deeper understanding of Hanoi’s cultural and traditional heritage as you explore this ancient educational institution.
3:00 pm: Discover the historic Hoa Lo Prison, known as the “Hanoi Hilton” by American pilots held captive here during the Vietnam War. Learn about its role as a political prison during French rule and its significance in history.
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Return to your hotel by car.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
07:30 – 08:00 – Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 120km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape. Stop over for a rest on the way.
10:30 – Arrive Hoa Lu, once ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Having been eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that will besure to titillate your imagination, visit King Dinh and Le Temple.
12:00 – Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant, a great place to savor the intense flavours of Vietnamese food then go to Tam Coc for a stunning boat trip.
13:00 – Board the sampan boats, owned by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”.
15:00 – Leisurely cycling on country road around village 16:00 – Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.
18:30 – Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
Late afternoon, we return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Early morning, board on our Deluxe Minivan to Sapa which is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as “the Tonkinese Alps”. Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.
Upon arrival, check in your hotel and at leisure in the rest of the day to explore Sapa at your own pace.
Overnight in Sapa.
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Sapa, a centenary hill station boasting breathtaking mountains, enchanting pinewoods, and a mystical mist that bewitches every artist and photographer. This morning, indulge in the freedom to explore the vibrant marketplace of Sapa and the charming Sapa church, where you can soak in the extraordinary atmosphere of the hill tribal minorities.
In the afternoon, our Deluxe Minivan will transport you back to Hanoi, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey. Rest and rejuvenate with an overnight stay in Hanoi, reflecting on the mesmerizing experiences of Sapa.
If you’re eager to witness the vibrant morning routine of Hanoi’s locals, wake up early and venture to a nearby lake close to your hotel. Joining this lively spectacle, you’ll be captivated by the sight of hundreds of enthusiastic residents engaging in their morning exercises, ranging from Tai Chi quan and jogging to martial arts and classical dance.
After savoring a delightful breakfast at your hotel, we will embark on a thrilling journey to Halong Bay aboard a comfortable shuttle bus. Halong Bay, recognized as a Natural World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006, awaits our arrival. Upon reaching our destination, we will board our overnight boat and begin our Halong Bay exploration. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, with opportunities to visit magnificent caves, swim in crystal-clear waters, and witness the captivating sunset over the sea. Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring the freshest seafood, perfectly complementing the enchanting ambiance. Rest and relax as you spend the night on board, embraced by the serenity of Halong Bay.
Please note that the program may vary slightly depending on the final confirmed cruise arrangements.
Discover the captivating regions of Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.
As the Vietnamese refer to the “South China Sea” as the “Eastern Sea,” you can imagine the awe-inspiring spectacle of witnessing the sunrise over the bay’s enchanting islets. A delightful boat ride will transport us through these marvelous areas, each islet boasting its own unique name, derived from its shape or evocative qualities. Prepare to encounter islets such as the Fisherman’s Head, Turtle, Sail, Incense Burner Rock, and charming formations like the Sea Dog Rock or Cock Fighting Rocks, each offering a captivating sight to behold.
Later in the morning, we will disembark and return to Hanoi via a comfortable shuttle bus. Along the way, a car will be waiting to pick us up and transport us to Noi Bai Airport for our onward flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival in Da Nang, a warm welcome awaits from our local driver, who will whisk us away to our hotel in the delightful town of Hoi An. Relax and unwind as you settle into your accommodation, enjoying an overnight stay in the charming ambiance of Hoi An.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before exploring the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Wander through the historic streets, marvel at the Japanese Bridge and Chinese Assembly Halls, and immerse yourself in the vibrant market by the Thu Bon River. In the afternoon, take your time to shop for lanterns, silk fabrics, or even have clothes tailored. Alternatively, join an optional boat tour to a nearby ceramic village. The evening is yours to dine as you please. Rest and rejuvenate overnight in Hoi An, captivated by its Oriental charm.
Discover the captivating city of Hue and its rich cultural heritage. After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey to Hue and explore its highlights. Visit the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, and Hue Royal Museum to experience the grandeur of ancient royal architecture. Then, head to Phu Mong town along the Perfume River to admire the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda. Enjoy an overnight stay in Hue, immersed in the city’s enchanting ambiance.
Breakfast at hotel. Rest until the time of transfer to the airport to take the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Welcome at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to drop off luggage.
13:00 PM: Take the morning trip: visit to Cho Lon (Big Market) and Thien Hau Pagoda which is located in China Town. Continue to Bach Dang harbor. After checking in the waterbus tickets, and stabilizing your seat, the boat will start to depart. During the trip, you will have a unique view of the most typical commercial buildings of the city including the Vinhomes Central Park urban area, the magnificent Landmark 81 tower, the Bitexco Financial Tower, the green peaceful District 2. A lot of stunning moments are waiting for you. Try to discover the soul of this land – Saigon River by water bus, maybe you will realize many miracles, a more accurate view of the land once called Paris of Indochina or the Pearl of the Far East.
18:00 PM: Transfer back your hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
– The Notre Dame Cathedral have been being restored, so the guests just visit outside
– Drop-off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the finished time could be later than expecting.
Pick up: 07:30 – 08:00 (the time of pick up depends on customer’s hotel/ accommodation’s exact position).
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End trip. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
– Drop-off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the finished time could be later than expecting.
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to leisurely explore or unwind at your own pace. Later, we will arrange a transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your departure flight back home.
Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00 PM.
We hope you had a memorable experience throughout your journey. Thank you for choosing our services, and we wish you a pleasant journey back home.
End point: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Trường Sơn, Quận Tân Bình, Hồ Chí Minh 736900, Vietnam.