Vietnam Off-road Itinerary

13 days / 12 nights



Explore Vietnam's natural and cultural treasures on a 13-day vacation. Explore Hanoi's history, Lao Cai's scenic landscapes, Fansipan's summit, Ha Long Bay, Hue's history, and Hoi An's old-world charm. Expect unforgettable moments!

Trip code: ADV0005VN13D

Destination: Vietnam


Arrive Hanoi by morning flight.
You will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to Ninh Binh. From airport to Ninh Binh to stopover for a break and snack by themself.
After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of these two Kings in Chinese Wars. Though the temples are not entirely maintained, some precious antiques are still to be found here such as the whole-stone dragon thrones and lacquered statues of the kings and other members of their royal families.

After lunch you will be transferred to Thung Nham and get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals and admire the natural beauty of limestone peaks. Get on land and walk about 300m to visit Thien Ha Cave. The cave is 700m in length. Stalactites inside show up a fanciful space. This cave used to be buried in deep mud and has recently been discovered. You can row the boat by hand to explore Thien Ha Cave and enjoy the natural scenery, mysterious caves, and mountain.

17:00PM: Getting back to the pier in Thung Nham where the driver is waiting and transfers you back to your hotel 
Overnight in Ninh Binh 

Early this morning you depart for the province of Thai Binh, a huge source of rice in Northern Vietnam, and also home to many traditional craft villages, of which Dong Xam Silver Village is among the most well-known.

Dong Xam Silver Village is famous for its silver processing which has been practiced since the 17th century. The fame of Dong Xam Silver has spread not only in Vietnam but overseas. Silver handicrafts produced are exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Laos, Thailand, the Netherlands, and Spain. These silver products have an unusual style and appearance. The intricate decorations require delicate skills.

From here you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. On arrival, you’ll board a wooden junk to take you through the Bai Tu Long Bay area. You continue your cruise through the bay’s most deserted areas with opportunities to swim at quiet sandy beaches, weather permitting, or visit one of the least visited caves. For dinner, enjoy a cooking class on board and closely watch the talented chef craft fruit and vegetable to decorate the meal. You stay overnight on board.

Morning alarm to practice Tai Chi and admire the sunrise. Coffee and biscuits on the junk. Continuation of the cruise to visit the caves and brunch on board before landing. Return by car to Ha Noi with a stop on the way to visit the pagoda of But Thap, one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in the hotel.

6:30am: Driver and Guide will pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai (highway Noi Bai - Lao Cai 245Km with less than 5 hours)
You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road. 

12:00: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant 

13:00pm: the bus will take visitors to start a walking journey of about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai.

Visitors will explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. 
Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big-small rocks, and unique patterns of the ancients. Admire the Bridge which is made of clouds, and cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Then transfer back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

8:00: After breakfast in the hotel, the driver and tour guide take you to Cable Car Station in Muong Hoa Valley and spend 20 minutes with a cable car to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
9:00: Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations, and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. You will spend half of a day enjoying all the beauty of Fansipan Legend with Bamboo Garden, Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien……From the cable car, you can see it is the primitive forest Hoang Lien Son, poetic Muong Hoa, the magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range, etc. The higher you go, the more clouds you see, the temperature will also decrease and the wind can make your cable swing a little. Do not fear. It is just a little challenge for your courage!
12:30: Lunch in the restaurant in Fansipan
13:30: Come back to Cable Car Station and return to Sapa town,
14:30 - 15.45: Relax and discover Sapa town by yourself with some souvenirs. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.

Pick you up at Sapa Hotel to Lao Cai province through the countryside along the Chay River for 17 km to Coc Ly which offers beautiful scenery of high mountains, narrow valleys and terraced rice paddies. Enjoy several photo stops along the way, especially of the beautiful tear farms near Phong Hai. Arrive in the Coc Ly market at about 08.00 am, at the crowded time of the market. Join local ethnic people for about 2 hours in the morning to enjoy the exciting atmosphere as well as the activities of this weekly market. Walk from section to section, corner to corner, seeing and smelling of different local products, spices, vegetables, farming tools, handicrafts, even medicinal herbs…especially meeting smiling people everywhere. Coc Ly is also a famous cattle market where local farmers from villages in the region sell cows, horses, water buffaloes, and pigs…, and there is a large ground just beside the main marketplace for this activity. The market is always crowded for the whole morning and over after lunchtime. Leaving the market at noon, boarding a motor boat, and cruising downstream the Chay River for 1.5 hours to Trung Do village of the Tay which is beautifully set on the bank of the river. Spend about an hour walking to explore this charming village before continuing the boat trip briefly to Bao Nhai. And enjoy a boat ride down the Chay River on this memorable excursion that combines colorful culture and fascinating history.
Return to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi
In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda,The French colonial Styled Presidential Palace and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 in honor of Confucius
In the afternoon we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it. And then we can visit Quan Thanh temple and walk on Dong Xuan market (flexible with guide)
Near sunset we will walk along West Lake and visit Tran Quoc pagoda.
Then transfer to Noi Bai airport take flight to Danang in the evening.
On arrival Da Nang airport, you will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Hoi An.
Overnight in hotel in Hoi An
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky's old house, a handicraft market where you can see the artists at work making beautiful silk lanterns, the Cantonese Assembly Hall, temples and pagodas in the Chinese architectural style, and the Hoi An colorful market.
In the late afternoon: Enjoy the coconut basket boat tour. Upon reaching the village you are welcomed by a family on the edge of the river. You will be taken in basket boats to learn their traditional fishing techniques within the water coconut forest trees.
Taking the path along the river, you will see coconut water, fishing nets, and wild birds, then a small pleasant walk on a quiet bamboo bridge in the water coconut forest.
Overnight in Hoi An.
08:00Am: We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area.

Arrive in My Son at 9:00AM. Walk around with guide for 2 hours to see the historic and cultural ruins of the 16th century, you will be brought back to the glorious time of the Champa civilization

Then, drive to Hue. Have lunch on the way, after lunch, we will visit Cham Museum. The Museum preserves sculpture items featuring the cultural, spiritual and ritual lives of the Cham people. Continue drive to Hue.

Have Dinner at hotel
Overnight in hotel in Hue
08:00Am: we have full day visit Hue: We will visit Khai Dinh Tomb and the minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc Tomb. Then we will visit to the Imperial City, an impressive royal complex built in the 17th century based on the ancient Feng shui practice of geomancy.  The Imperial City is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lunch - paid by yourselves
And we go boat station to embark boat for cruise along the poetic Perfume River, we will stop for visiting the iconic Thien Mu pagoda (Heavenly Lady pagoda – symbol of Hue).
In the evening, transfer to Hue airport for flight to Sai Gon
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh
Overnight in hotel in Sai Gon
08:00am: Morning departure to the small town of Cu Chi, located 35 km from Saigon (1h30), an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels Network which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, there were over 250 km of tunnels. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included innumerable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. The tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years beginning in the late 1940s.

Return to Saigon for Saigon city tour. 
Visit: Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1883) right on the square and the beautiful French-style Post Office (1886-1891), with its glass canopy and iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Then, visit the famous War Remnant Museum, with armored vehicles, artillery pieces, bombs, and infantry weapons displayed both outside and inside. 
Overnight in Saigon.  
Ho Chi Minh Central – Cu Chi: 50 km => 1-hour 20-minute transfer
7:30Am: After breakfast we depart to Cai Be. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark on a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people selling, buying, and exchanging goods from their boats. Visit a local garden and house to see orchards, rice crisped producing process, etc... After lunch cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire the marvelous natural setting of the Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long Market; walk around to explore Vinh Long Market then transfer to Can Tho

Overnight in hotel in Can Tho
Have a breakfast at hotel

After checks out, our car picks up and transfer visit Cai Rang Floating Market where their owners start to sell agri-products. Then proceed by bus to back Sai Gon departure at the night.



  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar: 01 night Ninh Binh, 01 night Ha Long, 02 Nights Ha Noi, 02 nights Sapa, 02nights Hoi An, 01 night Hue, 02 nights Sai Gon, 01 night Can Tho
  • Transfer from and to the airports ánd transfer as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, Dinner.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Insurance during tour in Vietnam


  • Late check out and early check in
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25USD/ pax).
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight tickets and airport taxes.
  • All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.


3* First Class : 3-Star Hotel

4* Superior : 4-Star Hotel

5* Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)


Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.



Applied for group 11-15 persons