This 29-day trip has been designed for travellers looking for an adventurous and unique experience in Vietnam. Prepare for the trip of a lifetime as you travel on the road from North to South along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. Led by a local guide, you'll cover culture, history, cuisine, archaeology and tradition, as you travel to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Phong Nha Ke Bang, Ho Citadel, Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon, the Hai Van Pass, and Thahn Hoa, before unwinding at the Sun Spas Resort in Quang Binh. Next stop: Hue, the former Imperial capital, the exquisite beaches and crystal-clear waters of Nha Trang, and finally, Saigon. A world of discoveries and endless memories awaits!
The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
Pick-up from Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an authentic water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Full-day city tour to visit:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Vietnam History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, and the Temple of Literature.
Food & Wine Pairing Dinner at the award-winning Press Club restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Free time to explore the markets, shops, and art galleries of the Old Quarter.
In the afternoon, visit to Bat Trang ceramics village, for a lesson in pottery-making.
Buffalo cart trip around the village, then back to Hanoi for dinner before transferring to the train station ready for an overnight trip to Lao Cai.
Arrival into Lao Cai Train Station at 6am.
From here, you'll have a 1.5 hour transfer to Sapa.
Breakfast at hotel, then you're free to explore the town.
Afternoon walking tour to Cat Cat Villages, home to the Black H'mong people.
Overnight in hotel.
Embark on a 3 to 4 hour morning trek along buffalo paths which wind through the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van.
Lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer back to Sapa by car for an overnight stay.
Early departure for the vibrant Bac Ha Sunday Hill tribe market, a 2-hour drive from Sapa.
Walking tour to the village of Ban Pho, where you'll taste and learn how to make 'Bac Ha homemade maize wine.'
Back to lao Cai for dinner, then board your overnight train to Hanoi.
Arrival into Hanoi at 05:00, then your city tour begins at Hanoi Flower Market.
Breakfast and 3-hour transfer to Halong Bay.
Welcome lunch on board, then cruise through the limestone islands of the bay.
Visit to a local fishing village before heading back on board for cocktails at sunset and a cooking class.
Dinner and evening activities (film, or beauty treatments etc).
Overnight on board.
Early rise for a tai chi lesson on board, or choose from other activities like kayaking.
Buffet breakfast, then head off to Sung Sot Cave before Tuần Châu Island, then private transfer to Hoa Lu.
Evening is free to spend at your own leisure.
Cycle trip through the countryside, heading to the ancient Hoa Lu Citadel.
Explore the temples of King Dinh and King Le, before continuing by bike to Tam Coc.
Lunch near the pier, then a 3-hour sampan trip along the Boi River to discover Tam Coc Caves.
Continue biking to Bich Dong Pagoda, return to your car and head back to Ninh Binh for your overnight stay.
On to Quang Binh, a province on the North Central Coast.
En route, stop off to visit the impressive UNESCO-listed Citadel of the Ho Dynasty.
Continue driving to Nhat Le beach in Quang Binh for an overnight stay.
Morning boat trip on the Son River to visit the 400m-high Tien Son Cave.
Back on board to explore the underground river.
Return to Nha Le Beach for an overnight stay.
Morning departure from Quand Binh to Hue. Stop off to visit part of the DMZ, including the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Cua Tung Beach, the Ben Hai River, and the Quand Tri Citadel.
Overnight stay in Hue.
Morning cruise along the Perfume River. First stop: Thien Mu Padoga.
From here, return to your car and head to King Minh Mang and King Tu Duc's tombs.
Afternoon visit to Hue Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum, and Dong Ba Market.
Luxurious dinner at a local restaurant in Hue, and overnight stay.
Half-day walking tour in the Ancient Quarter. Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, Tam Ky Ancestral House, and the Japanese Bridge.
Afternoon bike ride along rural country roads.
Sampan trip on the Thu Bon River before a lesson in net fishing and paddling in bamboo basket boats.
Cycle back to town.
Free time and overnight stay.
Full day dedicated to visiting the fascinating Cham Towers.
Free time at the resort or at the Ghenh Rang Beauty Spot, before a relaxing overnight stay.
Morning departure for Nha Trang - voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Check-in at your hotel, then take a dip in the warm water or sit back and relax on the white sand.
Free day for you to lie back and bask in the resort facilities.
There'll also have a variety of watersports available for you, such as snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, waterskiing, or boating to a nearby bay.
Another full day to put your feet up on the sand or try out a watersport.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
Morning visit to the Cham Po Sha Nu complex.
Continue on to the Khe Ga Lighthouse before heading back to the resort for free time and an overnight stay.
Free time in the morning, then set off for Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
Evening stroll to the colourful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street.
Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay.
Full day of sightseeing, including Chinatown, Thien Hau Pagoda, and Giac Lam Pagoda.
Lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to the Reunification Palace, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, the War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart Ho Chi Minh for My Tho. Upon arrival, set off on a boat trip to four islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise.
Visit traditional houses constructed from coconut in Quoi An Village, and savour seasonal fruit.
Horse cart ride in the village to Ben Truc Orchard, where you can taste honey tea or Mekong whisky.
Lunch in a local restaurant, then on to Can Tho and Dong Tam Snake Farm.
Early start for the Cai Rang Floating Market on a 'The Lady Hau' cruise.
Breakfast on board, then continue sailing on to a noodle factory and orchard.
Sample local fruits, then head back to the hotel for your transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for the night.
Free day to spend at your own leisure. Why not hop on a bike, head off to Tao Dan Park, or take a tour of Notre Dame Cathedral?
Lunch and dinner at one of the city's many restaurants or cafés.
Morning free to spend at your own leisure before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Cam on va Chao tam biet!
The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|For 2||For 4||Single Supplement|
|Price per person high season||£4,930||£4,510||£2,370|
|Price per person low season||£4,710||£4,310||£2,270|