Vietnam: The Essential Journey From North To South offers an enriching 14-day exploration of must-have experiences when traveling through Vietnam. This extensive itinerary spans from the North to the South, offering diverse encounters with Vietnamese culture, history, iconic landmarks, and delectable cuisine, giving travelers a deeper and more varied perspective of Vietnam.
The journey begins in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, and continues to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its emerald islands and enchanting caves with unique limestone formations.
Hue, Vietnam's former imperial capital, is the next stop. An impressive royal complex was built in the 17th century. Hue is not only has the Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, but this destination also features stunning architecture such as tombs, pagodas, and more, which has meaning about history and culture. In addition, visitors to Thuy Bieu village have the unique opportunity to learn the art of Vietnamese cuisine from local chefs.
Hoi An comes next, with its famous ancient sites and a captivating night scene illuminated by lanterns and flower candles floating down the river. Visitors can also learn about the Cham culture at the My Son Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides insight into a distinct culture that thrived in Central Vietnam from the 4th to the 13th centuries.
Travelers can explore the charm of four islands in My Tho and cruise through lush coconut groves in Ben Tre on the southern leg of the journey. Boat rides and visits to the lively floating markets, such as Cai Be market, where local farmers and families trade goods directly from their boats, are popular activities in the Mekong Delta.
The journey concludes with a visit to Saigon, Vietnam's bustling urban heart.
Reviews from our customers:
"We just finished a long tour with ERA in Vietnam. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. They did a good job of planning the trip and keeping in touch. One of the best parts was the tours and activities. There are food tours, cave tours, snorkeling, riding water buffalo, biking through rice fields, and so much more. We have had the most amazing times! All of the guides were very professional, spoke English well, and knew their stuff. We really had a great 14 days in Vietnam, from the north to the south. But two weeks doesn't seem like enough time to enjoy everything in Vietnam.
We can't thank this company enough for helping us plan our trip to Vietnam. Every single day in Vietnam, my friend and I had a great time. I have no problem telling my friends who are thinking of going to Vietnam that they should take a private tour with ERA."
Trip code: CLA0005VN14D