Vietnam, the Mountain and Beach

14 days / 13 nights



Vietnam, the Mountain and Beach

Trip code: ADV0010VN14D

Destination: Vietnam


Arrive in Ha Noi – Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Ha Noi
In the afternoon we will see the West Lake (Hồ Tây). Large lake (500 hectares in area) in the northwest of Hanoi, also called Hồ Đâm Đàm (Lake of Frogs) or Hồ Lãng Bạc (Lake of Foamy Waves). According to legend, the lake was created by a golden buffalo stamping the ground; the river that flows from the lake is. called Kim Ngưu (Gold Buffalo). Another legend holds that the lake once contained a fox demon that caused great loss to the people living nearby. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda
Overnight in Hanoi
In the morning we depart Hanoi for Hoa Binh, then Mai Chau valley. After about 3,5 hours we will be in Mai Chau. After having lunch in a white Thai family in Pom Coong village, we depart for Sam Khoe village, where we start trekking for 8 km to Xo village. We will stay in one of their traditional stilt houses. There, we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine! In sampling these people’s hospitality, we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.
Transfer to Mai Hich
Overnight in Mai Hich
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Ha Noi. Explore the beauty of ancient village Duong Lam - Son Tay, Hanoi. The village attracts visitors because of its ancient houses and the architectural features of a typical old Vietnamese village with banyan trees and a wharf on the river.
Transfer to hotel in downtown Ha Noi
08:00A.m: 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 see the Museum of Ethnology and then attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival. Then 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.
Note: Please kindly note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the inside) will be opened only in the morning. It will be closed every Monday and Friday. Besides the outside of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you can still visit Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilt, and One pillar pagoda as usual. The Museum of Ethnography also closed every Monday."
In the evening, Catch the train to Sapa.
Overnight on train
Have breakfast in the hotel in the early morning. Transfer to Sapa and the walk starts from Sapa and goes through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests uphill. You will then pass through the Black Hmong tribal village of Matra, a little village hiding away from the town. The walk continues passing rice-terraced fields and magnificent landscapes of the Sapa before lunch is served on the route to Ta Phin Village. In this village, you might be mesmerized by the unmixed cultural life of the Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities, the 2 largest ethnic groups in the area, which are expressed via great stories told by the local elderly. Ta Phin - country of the Red Dzao to meet the locals and understand their traditional medicines. You are also given chances to visit some of the traditional houses here before returning to Sapa. Dinner and overnight Sapa
Overnight in Sapa
Morning alarm and transfer by private car from Sa Pa to Bac Ha. Arrival after three hours, visit of a local ethnic market in Bac Ha on every Sunday where you can meet the Flower H'mong ethnic people, enjoy the local life. Then visit the Hoang A Tuong Palace. Walk to the local villages of the H'mong flower or Tay ethnic groups.
Overnight in Bac Ha
The Sunday market in Bac Ha is where you'll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses. Once you're all set, you can browse for bottles of local firewater (made from rice, cassava or corn) or handicrafts made by some of the 10 Montagnard groups living near here - Flower Hmong, Dzao, Giay (Nhang), Han (Hoa), Xa Fang, Lachi, Nung, Phula, Thai and Thulao.Bac Ha is a less crowded alternative to Sapa, and arriving midweek makes for a relaxing visit. Around 700m above sea level, the highlands around Bac Ma are somewhat warmer than Sapa. Bring ear plugs so you needn't endure the 'Voice of Vietnam' echoing from the loudspeakers at market-rousing time.
In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai, take the train to Ha Noi
Overnight on train
After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay (3 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.
The program will be changed depending on which cruise choosing.
Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor, we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat while experiencing the majestic beauty of Halong Bay. The Junk is a wooden sailboat designed in a traditional Vietnamese style while offering a full range of modern amenities.
Visit the fascinating Dau Go Cave called “The Cave of Marvels” and Thien Cung Cave, the “Heavenly Palace Cave” surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
After dinner, enjoy fishing with local fishermen. The reflection of the limestone outcrops, the sight of fishing boats lit up in the darkness; enjoy these precious moments in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.
Overnight on board the junk.
06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of the seascape while enjoying breakfast with cookies and tea, at the café in the restaurant.
07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover the life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).
08.30-09.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to the tourist harbor.
11.00: Disembark from boat.
12.00: Your driver takes you back to Hanoi.
Guide and car pick up to NoiBai Airport for the departure flight to Nha about 2hours
Upon arrival, reception by the driver and transfer to the Dam Mon pier 100km from the center of Nha Trang. About 30 minutes by boat to get to Whale island to do as Robinson Crusoe. Check-in and free time.
- Breakfast included.
Overnight at a hotel on Whale Island in Nha Trang.
8:00: Pick you up at destination (within city), depart to Cau Da port
9:00-11:30. Visit Mun island. The sea surround Mun island is the first marine conservational area in Vietnam that protects 350 species of coral and marine creatures. It takes approximately four to five metres from the coast; you will be amazed while diving to watch colorful coral reefs as well as beautiful fishes and many other sea creatures. You may also see the coral in glass bottom boat
11:30 – 12:30. Time for lunch. Tourists will enjoy lunch on island with delicious and fascinating food such as fried shrimp, fried fish used with tomato sauce have lunch with Vietnamese food.
12:30 – 14:00. Visit Mot island
After lunch, you will enjoy excellent music program “Dance Of Sea” by our band’s performances that promises to bring you moments of relaxation and leisure.
Soon, you will join with us in the “Floating Bar Party” on Mot island; enjoy cocktails and fruits along with music being harmony with small waves’ sound on the romantic blue sea.
14:00 to 15:45. Visiting Tranh beach
You can rest, relax on the beautiful beach. You can also participate in water sports such as banana float, water motorbike, parachute pulled by boat (costs excluded).
After visiting Tranh beach, visitor can enjoy the taste of the seasonal fruit on the vessel.
15:45 – 16:45. Visit Mieu island, Tri Nguyen Aquarium.
The vessel will go ashore at Mieu island to explore the mystery of Tri Nguyen Aquarium designed to look like a stranded mysterious pirate ship on the reef.  Aquarium is located on the ship – which displays many strange species of coral and marine life. Outside the ship, it is Lo Thien aquarium where tourists can buy food to lure turtles and fish going out of the water.
16:45. The vessel will take tourists back to Cau Da port and the bus will drive you back to the hotel.
End of tour
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Overnight Nha Trang
Free time at leisure for last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for department to Saigon
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) - Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Saigon
Overnight in Saigon
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

Saigon departure. Free time at leisure for last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for departure home



  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  •  All local boat rentals and Mai Chau cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise OR Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Local French speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: 13 Breakfast, L: 07 Lunch, D: 13 Dinner.Br:1 Brunch
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • Superior train Hanoi – Lao Cai and Lao Cai – Hanoi. Air-conditioned cabin with soft sleeper berths (04pax/ cabin).


  • Late check out or Early check in
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. 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 16-20 persons