Taking this 20 – day tour from the North to the South of Vietnam with EV Travel, you will have a complete beautiful of Vietnam discovery. Enjoying the pictureque sceneries of the Northern mountains and relaxing in beautiful beaches in the Center and so many fascinating things are waiting for you to explore.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (B, L)
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L)
Day 5: Sapa trekking (B, L)
Day 6: Bac Ha Sunday market – Night train back to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 7: Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D)
Day 8: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B, L)
Day 9: Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B, L)
Day 10: Hue – Hoi An (B)
Day 11: Hoi An (B, L)
Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Nha Trang (B)
Day 13: Nha Trang (B, L)
Day 14: Nha Trang – Mui Ne (B)
Day 15-16: Mui Ne Free time (B)
Day 17: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 18: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City- My Tho – Can Tho (B, L)
Day 20: Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
DAY 01 : HANOI ARRIVAL (B, L)
You are welcome at Noi Bai airport and then transferred to the hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is free time. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 02 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architectures, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour will take you around the most interesting sights, of Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take a 01 – hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi. End the day with a show of Water Puppet.
DAY 03 : HANOI – NINH BINH – HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (B, L)
In the morning, take a 2 hour departure to Hoa Lu with, which was. The capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. After two and half an hour driving from Hanoi we visit these remaining structures, dedicated to the Dinh and Le Rulers, then we climb 200 steps to the top of Ma Yen mount for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas.
The next stop of our trip is Tam Coc, which is considered as "Inland Halong Bay". We take a boat trip on a river through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the grottoes of Tam Coc.
Drive back to Hanoi for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train with A/C, soft sleeper cabin (4 people/cabin).
DAY 04 : LAO CAI – SAPA (B, L)
The train arrives at Lao Cai train station at about 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting for transferring us to Sapa. Although, the drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. In Sapa, you enjoy a free morning to explore around th mist town.
In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, a home of the Black H'mong minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families living in the area.
DAY 05 : SAPA TREKKING (B, L)
In the morning, we get the show on the road from the hotel by car to head for the valley where we visit 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay. We have picnic lunch on the way or in a local family. After that, we go on the Red Dzao in Giang Ta Chai village, visiting a waterfall and a suspension bridge. Walk up to the road for the car back to Sapa. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 06 : BAC HA SUNDAY MARKET – NIGHT TRAIN BACK TO HA NOI (B, L)
In the early morning, take a 2-hour drive to Bac Ha . Bac Ha which is the largest and also the most colourful market in the area. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products. After lunch, you will walk to the Tay minority village of Trung Do where you will get a traditional boat and cruise along the Chay River.
Transfer back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
DAY 07 : HA NOI – HA LONG (B, L, D)
The train arrives in Hanoi in the early morning (05.00 AM). You are picked up from here and transferred to a 3* hotel for breakfast and short rest before a journey to Ha Long.
Around 08.00 AM, take a 4-hour drive t Halong Bay for the overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Begin with a seafood lunch then exploring some limestone caves. In the afternoon you can enjoy a swim, relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
DAY 08 : HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B, L)
This morning continue moving around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around midday, the boat will return to the main harbour before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi you spend the night there.
DAY 09 : HA NOI – FLY TO HUE (B, L)
In the morning, we take a Flight to Hue. On arrival, take a relaxing cyclo to visit the town, Forbidden Purple City and Dong Ba market.
After that, enjoy a sunset cruise on the romantic Perfume river heading out for the countryside and visit Thien Mu Pagoda.
DAY 10 : HUE – HOI AN (B)
Free time in the morning.
In the afternoon, drive to Hoi An via Danang. Stop over at the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before a scenic route climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds (Hai Van Pass).
On arrival in Hoi An in the late afternoon, transfer to hotel for check-in and spend the night there.
DAY 11 : HOI AN (B,L)
You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow, winding streets of the Ancient Quarter as you visit Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. In the afternoon, you will take a bike along country roads to experience Vietnamese rural life and get in touch with local farmers.
You’ll also take a sampan ride on the Thu Bon River to meet and interact with local fishermen, as well as enjoy the hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. After cycling back to town, you have free time to relax at a local pub, do some shopping or pay a visit to the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash.
DAY 12 : HOI AN – FlY TO NHA TRANG (B, L)
Take a flight Nha Trang in the morning. The Balance of the day is free time to enjoy sun, sea and sand of this famous beach city of Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 13 : NHA TRANG (B, L)
The fabulous sunny weather, the turquoise water surrounding a string of islands and the white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang one of Vietnam's premier beach resorts. After breakfast, we tke a boat for a day trip around the coastal islands. We stop on the way at a local fishing village to observe the island life. Today, we also have lots of time on the blue clear water to enjoy swimming and snorkeling or lazing on a beach.
A seafood lunch is an enjoyment of the trip. We arrive back the town in the late afternoon and visit the Long Son Pagoda and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which are overlooking the colorful fishing port.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 14 : NHA TRANG – MUI NE (B)
In the morning, take a 4 to hour drive to Mui Ne with 4.5 hours driving. Which is a home to giant sand dunes perfect for jeep safaris. The area is also justifiably known for its cheap and fresh seafood. Inspiring photographic opportunities abound with the brightly coloured Vietnamese fishing boats bringing in their catch in the morning.
DAY 15-16 : MUI NE FREE TIME (B)
These two days are at your own leisure.You can sunbathe on the beach, relax at the resort, or enjoy optional sand tobogganing, a jeep safari through the different colored sand dunes, or windsurfingand kite surfing!
DAY 17 : MUI NE – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Today, you will take a private vehicle to travel to Ho Chi Minh with 4.5 hours driving. The Balance of the day is your free time. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 18 : HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)
In the morning, take drive to Cu Chi tunnels, which were a part of an underground network that was built by the Vietcong during the American War. It reached from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh trail near the Cambodian border to the Saigon River. You will have the opportunity to creep into a tunnel to experience how the Vietcong lived and fought during this time.
Wecome back to the city center to visit the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Nearby are the Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 19 : HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh to lush My Tho, where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, in which we are treated to a delicious lunch with tropical fruits in a local restaurant located in the heart of the Mekong. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, snake wine and visit VinhTrang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 20 : CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY ( B, L)
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. Take boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market – one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel through the myriad canals. We have lunch at local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City to spend the night.
DAY 21 : HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE (B, L)
Time at your own leisure until transferring to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.