ESSENCE OF VIETNAM 16 DAYS

ESSENCE OF VIETNAM 16  DAYS
9.7 out of 10
Destinations:Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hue- Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 16 Days
Price From: 2149 USD

When it comes to Vietnam, you will see a complex of different areas like mountains in the north, the deltas or beautiful beaches in the south. With 16 days on our tour, there is time for you to do the "MUST" activities and see the "MUST" attractions like beautiful Halong bay. You will not miss a thing.

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi  (Meals: No)
Arrive Hanoi and check in hotel in Hanoi centre. Get welcome drink and check-in. Free and easy at your leisure time.

Night1: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 2:  Hanoi – Halong – V’Spirit Cruise (Meals: B/L/D)
07h45 – 08h15 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Night 2: Overnight on V’Spirit Cruises in Halong

Day 3:  V’Spirit Cruises Halong – Hanoi (Meals: B/L)
06h30 – 07h30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
16h00 - 17h00 Recheck in hotel

Night 3: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 4:  Hanoi- Sapa- Laochai- Tavan - Giang Ta chai (Meals: B/L/D)
6:30 am : Our car and guides pick you up at your hotel and depart to LaoCai, on the  highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai 245Km with less than 5 hours.              
You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road.              
12:00 : Arrival Sapa, Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then proceed to visit.
13:00pm: Car will take visitors started walking journey about 4hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van  and Giang Ta Chai, explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery  with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big– small rocks,    admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa  stream poetic. Then get back to Sapa.    

Night 4: Overnight in Hotel in Sapa town

Day 5: Cat Cat Village – Sapa(Meal: B/L)        
9:00am Driver and guide take you back Sapa to rejoin group together visit Cat Cat village.             
10:00am Exploring Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial French discovered area and a renowned  resort to officials from the early twentieth century.             
Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the  Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.             
12:00 : Pick up from Cat Cat village and back to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.  Free time to visit or shopping souvenir    

Night 5: Overnight in Hotel in Sapa

Day 6: Sapa- free and easy- Hanoi (Meal B)
Sapa is a mountainous town in Northen Vietnam where you write poem, have your cameras on for most of your time, cheer over a community wine pot, learn to appreciate indigenous culture or just to escape Hanoi heat and city noise.
Today you free and easy to discovery Sapa at your leisure time, can visit Ham Rong Moutain- right near your Hotel stay, or you can go shopping in Sapa centre....
16:00: Driver take you back to Hanoi. recheck in Hotel in Hanoi

Night 6: Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi

Day 7:  Hanoi- overnight train to Danang (Meal: B)
Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, until transfer to Hanoi Train Station for solf – Sleeping train to Da nang.
Check-out time of any hotel is 12:00p.m
Time you need to spend on the train is around 16 hours so it is better to have dinner before going and also buy some snacks to bring with you onto the train.
On the train you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at around 10.30 am-11:00am the following day.

Night 7: Overnight on the night train(Soft sleeper aircondition 4 beds cabin sharing)

Day 8 Da Nang pick up - Check in hotel in Hoi An town (Meal: No)
Train arrive at around 11.30 am. We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.

Night 8: Overnight in hotel in Hoian - Hotel with swimming pool

Day 9 Hoi An - My Son (Meal: B, Light Lunch)
8:00am: The  bus  and  tour  guide  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel.
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa  Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river.
You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch, then  get boat trip visit Thu Bon river, stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Boat station

Night 9: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An 

Day 10: Hoi An - Free and easy (Meal: B)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel, the rest of the day is spent at your leisure. You can enjoy peacefulness of Hoi An ancient port town – great combination of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese Culture or you can visit An Bang or Cua Dai (which is 10 km away from Hoi An town)

Night 10: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An- Bus to Hue (Meal B, )
Today you have free and easy time to discovery Hoi An at your leisure time,go shopping. then 3:00Pm our driver comes and pick you to Hoi An- arrival Hue check in Hotel in Hue

Night 11: Overnight in hotel in Hue

Day 12: Hue City tour (Meal B, L)

Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River
Tour will end 16:00. You will be tranfered to your hotel

Night 12: Overnight in Hotel in Hue

Day 13: Hue– fligh to Ho Chi Minh - Check in hotel (Meal: B)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. You will have some free time until our driver transport to  airport to take flight to HCM. Arrive in HCM and check in hotel.

Night 13: Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 14: HCMC -Mekong Delta - My Tho- Ben Tre (Meal: B, L)
7.30-7.50: meet our tour guide at your hotel
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Night 14:  Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh.


Day 15: HCMC- Cu Chi tunnel  (Meals: B/L)
07:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:15: Have lunch in a local restaurant
15.30 After lunch, the guide will take a taxi for you to get back to hotel.

Night 15: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 16:  Ho Chi Minh - Back Home (Meals: B)
Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy.
Wait until our driver come and pick you to the airport.

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HOTELS LIST ON ALL PACKAGE

 

3 Star Package

4 Star package

Hotel in Hanoi

Hotel Name

Flower Hotel

Hanoi Sky hotel

Silk Queen hotel

Flower Garden hotel

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55 Nguyen Truong To

27 Tong Duy Tan

100 Hang Gai

46 Nguyen Truong To

Room type

Classic room
Deluxe room

Luxury room
Superior room

Cruise in Halong Bay

Cruise Name

V’Spirit Cruise

Syrena Cruise

Room type

Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Hotel in Sapa

Hotel Name

Sapa Panorama Hotel

Sapa Legend Hotel

Sunny Moutain Hotel

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10 Hoang Dieu

1 Thu Dau Mot

10 Muong Hoa

Room type

Superior room

Superior room

Hotel in Hue

Hotel Name

Thanh Lich 1 hotel

Moon Light hotel

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33 Hai Ba Trung, Hue

20 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue

Room type

Superior room

Superior room

Hotel in Hoi An - Hotel with swimming pool

Hotel name

Kiman Hotel

Hoian Silk Boutique

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461-463 Hai Ba Trung

14 Hung Vuong, Hoi An

Room type

Superior room

Superior balcony

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City - Hotel in Centre

Hotel Name

Signature Saigon hotel

Harmony Sai Gon hotel

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65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh

32 – 34 Bui Thi Xuan

Room type

Superior room

Premier Deluxe room

 

What You Get:

Discover Vietnam with an amazing 16 day/15 night package - travelling from Hanoi in the North right down to Ho Chi Minh City in the South!
Stay in Hotel in Hanoi in shopping area.....
Cruise Halong Bay aboard V'Spirit Crusies, a traditional junk boat, including all onboard meals, kayaking and relaxing!
Sapa trekking tour for 3days
Stay at 3 star hotel in Hoi An with swimming pool
Stay in Signature Saigon/Ruby River Hotel- the 3 star Hotel near Ben Thanh Market
Visit the ancient city of Hoi An, travel down the coast via sleeper train & more!
Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, tranquil city lakes, historic temples, museums and more at your leisure.
Experience Vietnam's rich culture and history with guided tours of the following:
World Heritage Listed My Son Sanctuary
Upper Mekong Delta cruise
The legendary Cu Chi tunnel system
Indulge in delicious local cuisine with a cooking demonstration and  meals as mentioned included in this tour!

Inclusion:

15  nights’ accommodation included 13 nights in hotel, 1 night on the train, 1 night on Halong cruise
Flight ticket Danang to Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam airlines - the first priority) with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand carry
Train ticket Hanoi to Danang (4 berth cabin shaing, soft sleeper, air-con)
Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Danang airport and HCMC airport
Train station transfer in Hanoi and Danang
Guided Tour to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on VSpirit Cruises
Guide Tour to Sapa by Bus
Guided Tour to My Son holly land

Guided tour to Hue
Guided tour to Mekong delta
Guided Tour to Cu Chi tunnel
Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Tax and service charge

Exclusion:

Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages



The guest reviews are submitted after using service:
Total 9.7
Cruise quality
9.7
Food/Drink
9.7
Cabin quality
9.5
Staff quality
10
Entertainment
9.7
  • Grant


    North to South Vietnam

    We had a great holiday. Halong Tours organised everything very well. To every email enquiry we had fast..

    10
  • Maxx
    Family
    Queensland, Australia
    January 2016

    Holiday of very special memories of Vietnam

    WOW!! That's what Halong Tours Booking has given us for our 15 days of fabulous memories from Hanoi to HCMC.

    A great tour company who had gone the extra mile to organise our tour schedule to suit our needs. Dealing with Ms Tracy, was excellent and she was so helpful and we met her at our hotel where she had our itinerary and vouchers and tickets etc.. And answers to any questions we had. A delightful young lady.
    All the accommodation organised was of high standard and very comfortable.The tours were well organised and great value for our money spent.
    I highly recommend using Halong Tours Booking for an amazing time travelling and seeing beautiful Vietnam.
    Thank you so much Halong Tours Booking!

    9.76
  • Vicki55
    Couple
    New Zealand
    March 2016

    Go Asia 10 nights/11 days tour Vietnam

    We have just returned from a trip to Vietnam organised through Halong Tours Booking and we were so impressed by the..

    9.86
  • Greg A
    Couple
    New Zealand
    March 2016

    Best in the business

    I can't recommend highly enough Halong Tours Booking for organising our Vietnam experience. Every aspect..

    9.86
  • MaggNZ
    Couple
    New Zealand
    March 2016

    “Great trip”

    We booked a 15 day tour of Vietnam with Halong Tours Booking from New Zealand. Communication was great & our..

    9.68
  • Linny B
    Couple
    New Zealand
    May 2016

    Holiday booking

    A wonderful tour company. Gave much help through email before our holiday. Came to our hotel to meet us on..

    9.58
  • Alice
    Couple
    Queensland, Australia
    May 2016

    Fantastic service

    From the moment i sent my first email to Halong Tours to my return home this company and staff were..

    9.58
  • Kyan M
    Couple
    New Zealand
    May 2016

    “Great way to see Vietnam!”

    My hubby and I just finished a 16 day Vietnam Tour and I've gotta say it was fantastic! Normally we do our own..

    9.66
  • Robyn B
    Family
    Gladstone, Australia
    July 2015

    How beautiful Halong bay is

    We have a teenage family to cater for and the suggestions and attention to details from Halong Tours was outstanding. Every..

    9.76
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