15-Day In-Depth Vietnam Tour with Sapa

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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  • Tour Code: ODY-VN-065
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide will wait for you with your name sign at the airport, and then escort you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

This morning, set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. Continue with a city tour of Ho Chi Minh City including the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace). There, Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Today, head for My Tho in Mekong Delta to take a boat trip on Tien River and visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Later, ride a cart through a beautiful village to the Mr. Muoi Hai's House to enjoy honey tea. After a sampan cruise along the canals of Mekong River, return to My Tho pier and drive to Can Tho. Check-in and enjoy some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Today, start with a boat trip along the endless waterways of mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market where hundreds of boats are loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade, and a visit to the Bun Tau Noodle Factory.

After lunch, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and enjoy some leisure time.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Hue City Tour

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Minh Mang Tomb erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest one in Vietnam. Continue to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds, and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After breakfast, head for Hoi An while enjoying the views of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and the famous Marble Mountain. You will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon. Check in to the hotel and have some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An Sightseeing

After breakfast, go around the tiny town of Hoi An to visit the Japanese Bridge, the famous Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchants house. Continue to visit the home of a craftsman in the old street in Hoi An Town, where you can discover the daily life of Hoi An people and see how they make a lantern. Here, you will have a chance to try Paper Lantern Making and keep it as a souvenir.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

This morning, you will have a half-day tour to My Son Sanctuary of the former Cham Kingdom. After lunch, be escorted back to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour

This morning, explore Hanoi by touring some major historic sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple.

In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology and cycle through the Old Quarter of Hanoi by rickshaw (about 1 hour). Next stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, followed by Ngoc Son Temple, and a Water Puppet Show.

Note: Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Hanoi - Sapa

After breakfast, drive to Sapa from Hanoi (about 5 hours), and you can stop for a break or take photos en route. After checking in the hotel and taking a rest at Sapa, you will visit the Silver Waterfall - the most beautiful waterfall in Sapa, and then enjoy the great view and feeling at the "Heaven Gate" of Sapa - the highest point of Hoang Lien Son mountain range where you can see majestic Lai Chau Valley and imposing Fanxipan mount.

Overnight: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Sapa Trekking Tour

Today, you will take a morning walking tour to a busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts to buy provisions.

Afterward, you will do a trekking tour (about 3 hours) to Lao Chai and Ta Van Village of the Black H'mong and the Day people. Enjoy the amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down the world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local families on the way and learn the unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Drive back to Sapa for overnight.

Overnight: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Sapa - Hanoi

This morning, you will visit Ma Tra Village first and then trek through the rice terraces to Ta Phin Village of the Red Dao minority (about 3 hours). After lunch in the village, drive back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay

After breakfast, set out for a rich Halong Bay cruise.

After a 3-hour scenic drive to the pier, check into your private cabin and start cruising towards Bai Tu Long Bay. Besides admiring the stunning scenery and visiting Vong Vieng Fishing Village to discover the life of local people, you will also enjoy optional activities such as kayaking, kite flying, cave adventure, etc. Spend a romantic night on board at Halong Bay.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today, continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise and enjoy a brunch before disembarking. Drive back to Hanoi and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: Brunch

Day 15: Hanoi, Departure

After breakfast, you will have some free time on your own before going to the airport for your international flight home.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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