TOUR DURATION: 15 Days / 14 Nights


For those who have the time to really explore the length and breadth of Vietnam, this tour includes a wonderful visit to the mountain region of Sapa in the North home to many indigenous minority communities, set amidst breathtaking scenery. The tour concludes in the Southern capital of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City – with many rich and rewarding excursions along the way.
City Accommodation Star Category Room category
Hanoi Oriental Suite *** Standard
Ninh Binh Thuy Anh Hotel *** Deluxe
Sapa Holiday Sapa Homestay Superior
Halong Image Junk ***  Deluxe
Hue Romance *** Deluxe
Hoian Like Hotel *** Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Vien Dong *** Superior
Can Tho International Hotel **** Superior
Chau Doc Chau Pho *** Standard
City Accommodation Star Category Room category
Hanoi MK Boutique **** Luxury Room
Ninh Binh Ninh Binh Legend **** Superior
Sapa U Sapa **** Superior
Halong Pelican Junk **** Deluxe
Hue Eldora **** Deluxe City View
Hoian Thanh Binh Riverside **** Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Liberty Central Point **** Superior
Can Tho Iris **** Deluxe Premier
Chau Doc Victoria Nui Sam *** Superior
City Accommodation Star Category Room category
Hanoi Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi ***** Deluxe
Ninh Binh Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort and Spa **** Superior
Sapa Victoria Sapa **** Superior
Halong Paradise Junk ***** Deluxe
Hue La Residence **** Superior
Hoian Royal M Gallery Hoi An ***** Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Renaissance Riverside ***** Deluxe City View
Can Tho Victoria Can Tho **** Superior Garden View
Chau Doc Victoria Chau Doc **** Deluxe River View


Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins. Followed by a walking tour through the old quarter of Hanoi, Ngoc Son Temple nearby Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a one-hour rickshaw sight-seeing tour followed by a water puppet show in the early evening.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: please note Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. The Temple of Literature is closed on Monday.




After breakfast, drive to Hoa Lu (2 hour drive), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Arrive Tam Coc, take a bicycle ride along picturesque roads amidst beautiful green paddy fields and then board a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour trip through caves, waterways and beautiful rural landscape consisting of limestone cliffs and rice paddies. 

Return Hanoi in the afternoon, on the way, visit temples dedicated to the Dinh and Le dynasty kings. Take the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Departure: 21h15 on the local train).

Overnight on board the train.


Note: leave heavy luggage in Hanoi during trip to Sapa for your convenience. Victoria train departs at 21h55.

DAY 3: LAO CAI - SAPA (B-L) < minority market>

Upon arrival in Lao Cai, transfer to the hotel for breakfast. Then depart to the local ethnic markets where you will see members of different hill tribes, colourfully dressed, selling handicrafts and produce. Depending on the day, markets can be held in different regions.

In the afternoon, continue your short walk to a local village nearby and learn more about the daily life of the hill tribe communities as well as their living environment. Drive to Sapa and relax for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Note: Visits to the minority markets may be switched, depending on the opening days of each market (See schedule below). It might be cold and wet in winter (October – Mar), please prepare jacket and good shoes for the walk. 





Coc Ly

H' Mong, Tu Di, Ba Di

Tay, Nung Han


Sin Cheng

Cao Son

H' Mông, Nùng, Tày,

Thu Lao H' Mông

Phù Lá, Dao, Black Hán


Lung Khau Nhin

H' Mong, Phu la, Dao


Can Cau

Pha Long

Flower H' Mong,

Red and Black Hmong

Dzay, Tay


Bac Ha

Muong Khuong

H' Mong, Tay (Bac Ha), Dao

Phu La, Nung (Muong Khuong)

DAY 4 SAPA (B-L) < light trekking>

After breakfast, spend the day discovering the many picturesque minority villages located in the Sapa Valley. Drive to Lao Chai and then walk 2 km through rice fields, passing by traditional Black Hmong houses before continuing to Ta Van Village (2 km) to visit a Giay minority community and go up to Giang Ta Chai village. This part of the trip is fascinating because of its beautiful scenery and vibrant minority cultures such as that of the Red Dao. Your driver will be waiting for you at Giang Ta Chai village.

In the afternoon, visit Cat Cat village and spend the rest of the afternoon wandering through the local market in Sapa town.  

Overnight in Sapa.


After breakfast, visit Thac Tien Waterfall (1.3km walk) and stop at Traurion pass to enjoy the beautiful view.

Relax in the afternoon until the departure to Lao Cai where you will take the night train back to Hanoi (departure at 20h15)

Overnight on board the train.


Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. Check in, refresh and have breakfast at the hotel before departing for the stunning Halong Bay located in the Gulf of Tonkin. On the way, stop for a sight-seeing tour in Hai Phong city including a visit to the Du Hang Buddhist Temple, Hang Kenh Communal House and the French influenced Municipal Theatre.

Arrive at Halong City, check in and board a junk. Lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay.

In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and activities, or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board. 

Overnight on Halong Bay.


Note: Visits or activities will be slightly different depending on each junk’s itinerary. Your tour guide will be replaced by a local guide on board during your cruise. 


Breakfast on board and enjoy the fresh morning in the bay. The cruise ends around 11h00 am. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi airport. On the way, visit But Thap Pagoda.

Arrive at Noi Bai airport in the late afternoon and take the flight to Hue.  Welcome upon arrival at Hue airport and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hue.


Note: Breakfast, lunch or brunch will be served on board depend each junk‘s service.       

DAY 8: HUE (B-L)

After breakfast, take a boat cruise on the Huong river. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda located on the river bank, followed by a visit to the tomb of Tu Duc.

In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, a complex covering an area of 520 hectares comprising three circles; the Hue Capital Citadel, the Royal Citadel and the Forbidden Citadel. Continue on to Emperor Tu Duc's Mausoleum, built according to the mystical laws of geomancy. Before returning to the hotel, take a walk through Dong Ba Market 

Overnight in Hue.


After breakfast, drive to Danang via the spectacular Hai Van Pass, visit the Cham Museum, probably best museum in the world focusing on the ancient kingdom of Champa. Continue on to the charming old town of Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port during the 15th to 19th centuries. Many of the buildings in the town reflect historical architectural styles and the whole town is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Check-in to the hotel, have lunch and then enjoy a walking tour in the old town. Visit Phuc Kien Pagoda and the Japanese wooden bridge. End the day with a visit to a lantern making cottage and learn how to make this handicraft yourself.

Overnight in Hoi An.


After breakfast, take a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son (1 hour drive) located to the southwest of Hoi An. In a lush green valley stand dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. On the way back to Hoi An visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries.

In the afternoon, go on an excursion by boat on the Thu Bon River with a stop along the way at a traditional ceramic and carpentry village. Relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight in Hoi An.


After breakfast, transfer to Danang Airport fora morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). On arrival, proceed to the hotel and check in. Then enjoy a tour of the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace), now preserved as a museum. Continue on to the 19th century ‘Notre-Dame’ Cathedral, the beautiful Central Post Office and then the central historical district with its well-preserved Hotel de Ville and Opera House.

In the afternoon, visit the War Remnants Museum and China town with its bustling Binh Tay Market.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 


After breakfast, drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Visit a Cao Dai Temple on the way. In Cai Be, board a sampan for a cruise on the Mekong River and its numerous canals. Visit an old colonial house and a rice popcorn factory along the way.

In the afternoon continue on to Vinh Long and then drive to Can Tho, the largest town in the Mekong Delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.


After breakfast, board a sampan to visit the Cai Rang floating market and a local fruit farm. Then visit the charming, colonial style Binh Thuy House (over 100 years old). Explore Can Tho’s local market before driving to Chau Doc, near the Cambodian border. On arrival, visit Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site where you will find a large collection of Chinese, Cham and Khmer temples before checking into your hotel.

Overnight in Chau Doc.


After breakfast, take a sampan to visit a floating village. Under the floating houses where people live are fish that are raised in suspended nets. Cross the river to reach a Cham village.  Visit The Mubarak Mosque, where children study the Koran in Arabic script.

Afternoon, return to Ho Chi Minh city (6 hour drive)

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city  


After breakfast, relax until departure to Tan Son Nhat airport

End of our services.

Our prices include:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guides for tours.
  • Entry fees for sightseeing.
  • Private cabin on sharing Junk in Halong bay 
  • Private boat for trips in Hoalu, Hue, Hoian and Mekong Delta
  • Local train Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi in sleeping carriages of 4 berths with air-conditioning.
  • Meals as mentioned: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, (D) for dinner.
  • Taxes: V.A.T. Our prices do not include:


Our prices do not include:

  • Visa for Vietnam.
  • Flights Hanoi – Hue/Danang - Ho Chi Minh City.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not note specifically mentioned in the program. 


  • Hotel room will be available from 13h00 only.
  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to unexpected changes in airline schedule.
  • We reserve the right to adjust prices at any time in the event of an increase in fuel surcharges.
  • Visa to Vietnam is available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter. 
  • In general most venues are closed throughout the period of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam.


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