Vietnam Chic Adventure Tour in 14 days
Vietnam is a land of adventure, with a rich culture, diverse & friendly people and spectacular landscapes. These have all helped propel Vietnam to its current status as one of the most fashionable destinations in Southeast Asia.
On this tour, you will discover the variety and freshness of Vietnamese cuisine, as well as the fun of kayaking, trekking, or cycling. You will enjoy taking in spectacular sights and learning about new cultures, but you will have plenty of time to luxuriate in diverse lodgings, from the region’s finest luxury and boutique hotels to a stylish junk on Halong Bay.
You will start your Vietnamese trip in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), then take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual, eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism. Alternatively, you can spend the day cruising through the narrow canals or engaging in activities of your choice.
Next, you will fly to the resort town of Nha Trang to spend several days in a secluded private villa overlooking beautiful Ninh Van Bay at the Evason Hideaway Ninh Van Bay. You will be able to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, or indulge in spa treatments.
You’ll next continue to the charming capital of Hanoi and then board the luxury Victoria Express train bound for Sapa, where you can shop in local markets where hill tribe minorities trade their goods. Trekking is the ideal way to experience the culture and village life of this unique area, yet each night you’ll retire to the luxury and comfort of the lodge and enjoy a delicious dinner.
After you return to Hanoi, you’ll travel to Halong Bay for a memorable adventure on of the most beautiful bays in the World. Kayaking and other boating activities will be on offer.
The chic adventure tour allows you to stay in the best hotels, take a first class ride on a deluxe train, trek through the forests and still come back to comfortable surroundings at night. Not only that, but you are free to request helicopter or cycling tours, scuba diving, snorkeling, restaurant reservations, meetings with artists, cooking classes, special-interest lecturers, and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events.
The tour can be booked at the last minute, and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules.
- You choose your date of departure
- Private tour with English, French or German speaking guide
- Starting from HCMC & end in Hanoi or vice versa
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- All private transportation with guide
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- All In-tour flights as per itinerary.
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
- Train ticket Hanoi-Lao Cai-Hanoi, shared in 4-berth cabin
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets.
- Tissues and water on coach.
- Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter.
- Services charges and government tax.
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 45 & 02 passport photos per person)
- Other services not mentioned above.
Day 1. Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (D)
You will be welcomed upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) for a 3 night stay. Next up, an afternoon private urban adventure city tour. Later, visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. You may also visit the powerful War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard, with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Try Saigon 's strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich) and enjoy the upscale nightlife that HCMC has to offer.
Day 2 . Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – C
In the morning, you will be driven to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh. Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill, to name a few. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple has been described as the Disneyland of the East.
Day 3 . Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Can Tho
You’ll drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Here you will board your private sampan boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals. You’ll stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant Ear Fish'. You’ll rejoin the boat and continue your exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Toward the end of the day, you will arrive in Can Tho City, heart of the Mekong Delta, for an overnight stay.
Day 4 . Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast, you will take a boat to join in and explore the floating market, Cai Rang, one of the most exciting floating markets on the Mekong Delta. Following this, you will rendezvous with your vehicle for the drive to the town of My Tho, where you will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Dong Tam snake farm (optional) before your return to Ho Chi Minh City for the evening.
Day 5. Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang - Evason Hidea
After being picked up at your hotel, you’ll go to Tan Son Nhat airport for a short flight Nha Trang, where you will spend 3 nights in a private Beach Pool Villa overlooking beautiful Ninh Van Bay at the Evason Hideaway Six Senses.
Days 6 & 7. Evason Hideaway Ninh Van Bay Nha
You will have plenty of choices to occupy youself during your free time, from snorkeling and diving among the coral reefs to hiking nature trails to spa treatments. Or, just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views, before cooling off in your private pool.
Day 8. Nha Trang – Hanoi (B)
You will be taken to the Nha Trang airport to board a short flight to Hanoi, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel. The evening will feature a welcome dinner at Wild Rice Restaurant and an overnight stay at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi.
Day 9. Hanoi City Tour - Victoria Express Ni
You can spend the day exploring the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. You can also walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a performance at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. You might choose to dine in French colonial villas converted into gourmet restaurants and enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. And you will want to see at least a few of Hanoi 's main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.
The day will end as you board an overnight train to the border town of Lao Cai on your way to Sapa. The luxury Victoria Express departs at 22:00 p.m.
Day 10. Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to drive you to Sapa, which takes about 1.5 hours. Upon your arrival, you will check into the Victoria Hotel in order to freshen up and have breakfast at TaVan restaurant in the hotel, followed by free time to explore the town. After a 10 a.m. pickup from the hotel, there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home to the Black H'mong minority peoples. You can also opt for a biking tour this morning. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. you’ll then return to the Victoria Sapa Hotel and Spa for a well-deserved night’s sleep.
Day 11. Trekking to Hill Tribal Villages in S
Following breakfast, you will explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on a 3-4 hour trek that will take you along buffalo paths through the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery, inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. The afternoon will end as you are taken back to Lao Cai to board the Victoria Express for your journey back to Hanoi . The train departs at 21:15.
Day 12. Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (B/L, D)
After arriving in Hanoi at around 05:00, you will be picked up and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast and morning coffee. Next up will be a visit to Halong Bay, which offers out-of-this-world kayaking experiences, suitable for both first-time paddlers and the serious marine explorer. Unique and remote limestone islands sprout from the sea, making for some fascinating exploring of the inlets. Many of these isolated islands feature dramatic sea caves and sheltered, pristine beaches, which are best enjoyed by travelling aboard a private junk and sea kayak, off the more common tourist beaten path. There will be an overnight stay on the boat.
Day 13. Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Upon rising to the sound of waves lapping against the boat, you’ll start your day with complimentary tea & coffee, followed by more boating or kayaking. After a buffet brunch on board, you’ll cruise back to the harbor, disembarking at Halong City. Your car will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi, where you’ll enjoy a one hour massage, followed by unstructured leisure time. You’ll then spend the night at the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi.
Day 14. Departure (B)
Your Vietnamese chic tour will end after breakfast, and you will then be taken to Noi Bai airport for your onward flight home.
“Cam on va chao tam biet quy khach!” Thank you for travelling with us, we hope to serve you again soon.
|Cities||Hotel list||Room type|
|Hanoi||Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel Hanoi|
|Sapa||Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa||Suite|
|Ho Chi Minh||Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel||Park Deluxe|
|Can Tho||Victoria Hotel and Resort Can Tho||Suite|