Multi-Day Tour

Best of Vietnam (15 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Hanoi, Vietnam To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Valid for Departures: 29 Apr 2018 - 29 Dec 2019

Best of Vietnam (15 days)

Day 3

Lo Cai/Sa Pá

Day 4

Sa Pá

Day 5

Sa Pá/Hanoi

Day 7

Ha Long/Hue

Day 14

Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hanoi, Vietnam
None None
Day 1 Hanoi: Arrive in bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. As passengers will be arriving at various times today, there are no planned activities. Take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) or Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and Museum. Please note that most nationalities requires a visa to enter Vietnam, please double check this with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Hanoi, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 2 Hanoi/Lo Cai: Explore the city during the day and in the evening attend a performance at the famous Water Puppet Theatre before boarding our overnight train to Lao Cai, en route to Sapa. Included Activities: Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 3
Lo Cai/Sa Pá
None None
Day 3 Lo Cai/Sa Pá: After arriving in Lao Cai in the morning, we transfer to Sapa. An afternoon excursion takes us to the village of Ta Phin, before returning to Sapa in the early evening. Included Activities: Ta Phin Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Sa Pá
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Sa Pá: Take a moderate trek through the Muong Hoa River valley. Stop at Lao Chai village for lunch and on to the Ta Vinh village for a homestay. Included Activities: Muong Hoa River Valley Trek Ta Vinh Homestay
Day 5
Sa Pá/Hanoi
None Breakfast
Day 5 Sa Pá/Hanoi: After breakfast, say goodbye to the host family and walk to a nearby village where we board a bus to take us back to Sapa and then onward to Hanoi for the night. Included Activities: Muong Hoa River Valley Trek Transport: Local bus Private Vehicle
Day 6
Hanoi, Vietnam
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Hanoi/Ha Long: Our private bus takes us to Bai Chay harbour, our entry point to Halong Bay. Our sailing junk takes you to some islands and caves. You could enjoy an evening drink on the deck beneath the stars. Included Activities: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Ha Long/Hue
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Ha Long/Hue: After an early lunch on board the boat we head back to Hanoi. You have enough time for shopping or further sightseeing until our overnight train to Hue. Transport: Private Vehicle Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 8
Hue, Vietnam
None None
Day 8 Hue: We arrive early into Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. After checking in to our hotel, we have a tour of Hue, visiting the wonderful seven storey high Tien Mu Pagoda and also an imperial tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors. In the evening, you have the chance to try some local Hue specialties such as banh khoai (Hue savoury pancakes), and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp). You might want to wash it all down with a Hue beer. Yum! Included Activities: Hue City Tour Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
Day 9
Hue, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 9 Hue/Hoi An: This morning we’ll start our day touring the wonderful ruins of the Imperial Citadel, from where Vietnam was once ruled. In the late morning we begin our drive to Hoi An. After crossing over the Hai Van Pass, with fantastic views in all directions, we will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon for our three-night stay. Included Activities: Imperial Citadel Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Hoi An, Vietnam
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Hoi An: Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Afterwards enjoy free time, options include a cooking class, shopping at the tailors, riverboat cruise, bike riding, beach time or My Son ruins. Included Activities: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
Day 11
Hoi An, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 11 Hoi An: Use a full free day to explore more of this charming town.
Day 12
Hoi An, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 12 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City: Drive to Danang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the sprawling metropolis that was once the capital of South Vietnam and remains the country’s commercial center. The afternoon is free to explore the city. Transport: Private Vehicle Plane Private Vehicle
Day 13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta: Mekong Delta visit, boat ride and visit to traditional candy factories. Enjoy a local homestay and dinner with a Vietnamese family. Included Activities: Mekong Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City
None Breakfast
Day 14 Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City: This morning we enjoy an included breakfast before taking a boat and bus to return to Ho Chi Minh City. We will arrive in this sprawling city by midday for your chance to explore the many sites you did not get to see earlier. Spend our final night as a group reminiscing over our journey through Vietnam over an optional dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner you may want to enjoy a cocktail while viewing the city traffic from above at the iconic Rex Hotel. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 15
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City: After breakfast on Day 15, the tour ends and you are free to depart at any time. Some may continue traveling west through Cambodia with G Adventures. If you are interested in ongoing travel in Cambodia and Thailand have a look at the following trip on our website: Cambodia Experience http://www.gadventures.com/trips/cambodia-experience/AVCW/2012/ Included Activities: Departure Day

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From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural, and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility s...

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