Vietnam Grand highlights

Trip code: VLV-01

Trip duration: 16Days / 15 Nights

Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand

Trip price: Available upon Request 

Trip route: Hanoi-Sapa-Halong-Hue-Hoian-Nhatrang-Dalat-Saigon-Bentre-Saigon

Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi /HCMC (Saigon)

Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural .

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2:Hanoi city tour/Hanoi –- Lao Cai-overnight in train
Day 3:Laocai –-Sapa /Sightseeing
Day 4: Sightseeing /Sapa-Laocai-Hanoi –overnight in train
Day 5: Hanoi –Halong bay –-Overnight in Junk
Day 6: Halong bay –Hanoi-–Hue former Capital (flight)
Day 7: Hue city tour
Day 8: Hue-Hoian ancient town
Day 9: Hoian sightseeing
Day 10: Hoian-Nhatrang beach ( flight)
Day 11: Nhatrang city tour
Day 12: Nhatrang –-Dalat, flower city
Day 13: Dalat-Saigon ( HCMC)
Day 14: City tour & Cuchi tunnels
Day 15: Mekong day trip to Ben Tre
Day 16: Departure


(The itinerary is flexible due to the actual domestic flight schedule)



Arrival in Ha Noi, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel where your guide will offer advice and assistance as required.

Enjoy dinner in town.

Overnight in Hanoi



After breakfast, a full day tour included the Mausoleum of the nations founder Ho Chi Minh (It close in Friday & September), a walking tour around Hanoi's vibrant, take a Pedi cap (cyclo)  tour to see Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature - the first Vietnamese university and the impressive Museum of Ethnology. Enjoy the water puppet show during the visit.

In the evening , we will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 21.15 from Hanoi railway station



Up on arrive in Lao Cai Railway station at around 05:00, a local guide will meet us and we transfer up to Sapa town where we will have our breakfast at a local restaurant. We may be tired after one night on the train but the fresh atmosphere and splendid view of the Northwest Mountain will make us relax completely and interest in our coming trip. 

Arrive at hotel after one hour driving we check in hotel (if the room available) before going out for our visit the town.  Firstly in the morning we climb up the Ham Rong mountain for the overview of Sapa town and villages where will visit after that.

After lunch, we will have time to walk through the local market to Cat Cat village, home of H’mong, ethnic minority people. Once we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet the local minority people on the way and we will have chance to visit the home to share culture with families who live here.In the late afternoon we walk back to the town to join the local market.

Overnight in Sapa.


After breakfast at  hotel , trekking today by embarking along the buffalo paths and trails through several hill tribe villages, Lao Chai and Ta Van – home of Black H’mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet.Once on the valley floor we can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds us.The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. After that we return to Sapa by our waiting vehicle and transfer to Lao Cai railway station.

Overnight on the train.


Day 5 :HA NOI - HA LONG .(B/L/D)  (This program  just process if the weather permitting)

On arrival in Ha Noi, transfer from the station to Mini hotel for hotel day use and breakfast, After having breakfast, leave Ha Noi by road for Ha Long Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Ha Long and board traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Ha long Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 6: HALONG –HANOIHUE .(Brunch/D)

For early riser complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.

Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to transfer to Noi Bai Airport for the short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Viet Nam from where the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors ruled from 1802 until 1945. Arrival in Hue, welcome by our local guide the transfer to hotel.

 Over night in Hue



After breakfast, a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of garden & lakes. In the after noon visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperors Tu Duc & Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel. Last visit is Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue. 



After breakfast, leave Hue for Hoi an, The scenic route passes through Da Nang before climbing over spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co.

 In Da Nang and transferred directly to the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Transfer to the charming historic town and former trading port of Hoi An. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years.

Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 9 :HOI AN (B/L/D)                                                                                                                               

After breakfast, take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Leisure for shopping around by your own or taking a bike to Cua Dai beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 10:HOI AN -DA NANG - NHA TRANG (B/L/D)                                                                                  
After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang Airport for flight in the  morning to  Nha Trang City.

Upon arrival in Nha Trang, welcomed by our English –speaking guide. City tour includes the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue. Transfer to hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 11 :NHA TRANG  (B/L/D)                                                                                             

After breakfast, a morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit Tri  Nguyen Aquarium , there are opportunities to swim at  Mieu  island  and snorkel in the clear warm waters at Mun island.

An afternoon At leisure for your own time on the beach.

Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 12: NHA TRANG - DA LAT (B/L/D)                                                                                             

After breakfast, leave for Nha Trang the road descends to the arid coastal city of Phan Rang.  After Phan Rang Highway One turns Southern and follows the coast past salt ponds and vivid green rice fields to Da Lat. Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Da Lat is reminiscent of an alpine town with its French chalets and pine forests.

An afternoon of sightseeing in Da Lat takes in the art deco former summer residence of Emperor Bao Dai, the old Da Lat Railway Station, Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda.

Overnight in Da Lat.


Day 13 :DA LAT - SAI GON (B/L/D)                                                                                                        

After breakfast, Visit  Tuyen Lam pagoda , Datanla waterfall then leave the  Da Lat for HCM city, we spend  a 7hour scenic drive through rubber and tea plantations en route .

On arrival in Ho Chi Minh, check in hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 14 :CU CHI & CITY TOUR .(B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Cuchi district for visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.

Back to Saigon for lunch &  half day  city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, the locals still call it Saigon; takes in the War museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Phuong Nam lacquer ware factory and Thien Hau Pagoda in the city's bustling China town.

Overnight in Sai Gon.



After breakfast, leaving the bustle city of Saigon, we head to Mekong Delta.

Enjoy a boat trip around Ben Tre river and learn about the local river life. Seeing how people make bricks, salts and mats.

Take rowing boat along water palm creek & boating a long Cai Coi creek and visit family –run factories, workshops.

In the late afternoon, we are back to the land   where our vehicle is waiting to return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City


After breakfast, at leisure until time transfer Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward flight. End services.



Price Include:

Services of local drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers

Services of local English speaking guides during all tours and transfers (other language guides available on request with additional fee)

Hotel accommodation just for twin share with daily breakfast, for single traveler must add the single supplement price.

01 night in Junk with 01 lunch , 01 dinner & 01 brunch at selected junks

02 nights in train Hanoi –Lao Cai-Hanoi with tourist class

Mini hotel for day use before & after train in Hanoi

Admission fees for all sights visited

Pedi cab & water puppet show in Hanoi

Meals as indicated in itinerary with B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (all meal are set menu with Vietnamese food & service at local restaurants) If you have any specific food requirements: vegetarian, vegan, food allergies…please inform us in advance so that we can provide & notice to our restaurant.

Royal Dinner in Hue will be organized only for parties of 10 guests and up

Boat trip in Hue Nhatrang & Mekong

All domestic airfares and airport taxes: Hanoi- –Hue & Da Nang –-Nha Trang

Visa approval letter

Services charge & government taxes


01 Country or city map /per room 

Drink during the visit : 01 bottle 500mml/pax/day

Farwell present 

Service 24/24 –English speaking of our consultant/tour operator

Price Excludes:

All airfares and airport taxes to & from Vietnam

Visa on arrival stamping fee for Vietnam (25USD/PP & 2 recently pictures /pay directly at Visa Department upon arrival )

Optional visits to sights not mentioned in the program

Kayak in Ha Long bay

Early check in ( before 2PM) & late check out ( after 12:00)

Surcharge fees in peak season ,national holidays & weekend

Compulsory meal at hotels

Admission fees during free time

Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, etc

All alcoholic and drinks at mealtimes

Camera and video cameras fees if applicable

Compulsory Personal Travel Insurance (It should cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness, client must buy before departure day)

Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters

Meals other than those mentioned above

Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above

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