Xin Chao, Vietnam!


Whether you visit it in 3 days or 13 days, unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. Ancient temples, limestone islands, spectacular cave systems, cemetery of thousands of war victims, indigenous crafts, teeming trading quarters, broad tree-line boulevards, a culinary superpower - it's a lot to see and do. Here's our 9 days and 8 nights plan for you!


Day Plan Overnight
Day 1 Land in Hanoi Hanoi
Day 1

Arrive in Hanoi and proceed to your hotel, check in. You have the rest of the day to spend in leisure.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.

Day 2 Hanoi City tour Hanoi
Day 2

Today, the Hanoi city tour is planned for you. Top sights you will visit: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, he One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Hanoi Quarter, Quán Thánh Taoist Temple, Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple.
Finish off the city tour with a visit to the Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Day 3 Head to Sapa Sapa
Day 3

Check out from your accommodation at Hanoi and drive to Sapa. Check in to your hotel, freshen up and proceed for the city tour.
Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.

Top sights to cover in city tour: Cable Car Station, Chợ Tình Sapa, cổng trời, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sa Pa Lake

Day 4 A tour of the rice fields Sapa
Day 4

A chunk of your day today will go in a trekking tour of the rice fields of Sapa. You'll drive from Sapa to the Muong Hoa Valley, then experience daily life among the Black H’mong and Giay communities in local villages.

The short journey will commence with a drive southwards Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your descending walk into the valley, which is the largest paddy terrace in Sapa area. The guide can provide you interesting information about rice and rice growing. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black H’mong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority, including a visit to one of the local schools. After visiting Ta Van the vehicle will take you back to Sapa. Note: This is the only place in Sapa where you can meet Giay minority.

Day 5 Head back to Hanoi for 2 days Halong Bay cruise Halong Bay Cruise
Day 5

Check out from Sapa and head back to Hanoi to check in for your 2 day long Halong Bay Cruise.

Marvel at the famous limestone karst landscape of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay on this overnight cruise, departing by coach from Hanoi. Enjoy accommodations with full meals on a traditional junk, where you can take part in a variety of activities on offer, including tai chi, a cooking class, squid fishing and karaoke. You’ll have time for swimming and kayaking in the emerald waters as you sail past islets and limestone pillars jutting from the sea.

Day 6 Day 2 of the Halong Bay Cruise Halong Bay Cruise
Day 6

Continuing the cruise, you will visit Sung Sot Cave, biggest cave in Halong Bay with stalagmites and stalactites

Day 7 Explore Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
Day 7

Disembark from the cruise, and head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City - A city that breathes life and vitality into all who live and visit there.
Arrive, and proceed to your accommodation before you freshen up and head for the city tour.

Top sights to visit include: War Remnants Museum, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon, Ben Thanh Market, Opera House, Giac Lam Pagoda, Cu Chi Tunnels.

The nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City is vibrant and equally diverse as the city. Top bars in the city include: Saigon Saigon Rooftop bar, Chill Skybar, Rex Rooftop Bar, The Acoustic Bar, Sax n' Art Jazz Club, Lush Nightclub

Day 8 Mekong River Delta tour Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8

Today, you will go on a full day tour of the Mekong River Delta.
The Mekong Delta, located in southern Vietnam, is a stunning maze of rivers, islets, small villages with rice paddies and fruit plantations. After an early morning pick up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh, head over to My Tho and see the peaceful Buddhist Vinh Trang Pagoda. Then, hop on a boat for a calm cruise along the river observing stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Head over to Tortoise Islet for lunch before continuing on a boat to An Khanh in the beautiful green province of Ben Tre. Here, you will get to enjoy a light snack of seasonal fruit and aromatic honey tea to the sound of Vietnamese folk music. Stop by for another delicious surprise with a visit to a coconut candy family business before heading back to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 9 Exit to India NA
Day 9

Today is the last day of your trip to Vietnam, check out from your accommodation in time to arrive at the airport to catch your flight back to India. Tam biet and safe journey back home!

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