Vietnam Grand Tour
Listed by National Geographic Traveler as one of the “Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime,” this Vietnam experience offers a host of activities, sights, sounds, and tastes for just about anyone you can think of. Take in lush mountain views of Sapa’s serene Silver Waterfall before exploring the Paleozoic-era caves of Phong Nha. Marvel at the architecture of the European cathedrals before plunging into the Mekong Delta. Dive deep into the culture of Vietnam as you visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy delicious foods you can barely pronounce, and recuperate in some of the most luxurious hotels on the planet. You will be sure to take in the beauty and uniqueness of this country as you visit the Quang Ba flower market, Bat Trang Pottery Village, and visit the floating markets. This award-winning adventure is everything you could possibly want from your very best vacation… and then some!
4 Days in Hanoi
2 Days in Sapa
1 Day in Halong Bay
2 Days in Hoi An
2 Days in Hue
3 Days in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1 Hanoi (airport meet and greet)
Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted at the airport by a smiling hostess with a sign, before being fast-tracked through the visa process and meeting your personal driver. From the airport you will be transferred to your hotel to relax and take in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi (8 hours tour)
Today you will embark on your tour of Hanoi. You will be picked up by your driver and taken to see Ho Chi Minh’s former residence and his mausoleum, as well as One Pillar Pagoda and the grand temple of Literature. Enjoy an authentic lunch before seeing Ngoc Son Temple and experiencing a cyclo tour! Finish the day at a water puppet show!
Day 3 Hanoi (3.5 hours tour)
Today, you’ll make your way to the Quang Ba flower market and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum via a less conventional means of transportation… your bike! After touring both of these wonderful sites, you’ll head to the Bat Trang Pottery Village to watch skilled artisans at work. All in all, you’ll bike about 10 kilometers!
Day 4 Hanoi- Sapa (5-hour transfer)
Today you’ll make your way to the city of Sapa, via the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway. Upon arrival, you’ll be transported to your Sapa hotel via private vehicle. Later, you’ll be driven to the Silver Waterfall- one of the most picturesque sites in the entire city- before taking a scenic tour of Heaven’s Gate.
Day 5 Sapa (7.5 hour tour)
Leave Sapa in the morning for a scenic ride to the quaint Lao chai village. On the way, you’ll stop at local roadside stalls for tea, fruit, and desserts. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy an in-depth tour of the village, and have the opportunity to interact with locals and their unique culture. After lunch, you’ll explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai!
Day 6 Sapa- Hanoi (Half Day Tour)
Before you leave, you’ll take a long ride down the dirt roads of one of the area’s most beautiful valleys. Journey through rice paddy terraces, rustic villages, and even stop at a local home! Later, enjoy the picturesque views as you make the five-hour drive back to Hanoi today via the expressway.
Day 7 Hanoi- Halong Bay
Head into the rural countryside today for a relaxing drive to Halong Bay- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, you’ll board the Bhaya Legend Cruise and explore all the nooks and crannies of the beautiful area. Enjoy lunch on board before touring the Bay’s famous limestone formations and Thien Canh Son Cave. Later, enjoy some squid fishing with the crew!
Day 8 HaLong Bay – Hanoi (3 hours), Hanoi – Da Nang (1.20 hours), Da Nang – Hoi An (40 mins)
After an early rise to enjoy breakfast and Tai Chi on the boat’s sun deck, you will be privately transported back to Hanoi before flying south to DaNang. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by a personal driver and transported to the ancient town of Hoi An to check into your hotel and relax!
Day 9 Hoi An (8 hour tour)
Begin your day with a bike tour of the city, and a visit to a local craftsman’s home. Immerse yourself in the art of lantern making, and make your own to take home! Later, enjoy a cooking lesson from a local (which culminates with lunch) before learning how to decorate and pack your lantern.
Day 10 Hoi An- Hue (3.5 hour transfer)
You’ll make the 3.5 hour journey from Hoi An to Hue via private vehicle. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a personal biking tour along the beautiful Perfume River, before enjoying some local coffee and exploring the ancient architecture. In the afternoon, you’ll take part in a kite-flying contest!
Day 11 Hue (10.5 hour tour)
Today you’ll make the 200-kilometer trip from Hue to the Son River in Quang Binh Province. Here, you’ll witness one of the world’s largest limestone regions via Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park, and take a boat ride into the area’s famous caves!
Day 12 Hue- Ho Chi Minh City (1.5 hour flight transfer)
Today, you’ll make the 1.5 hour flight directly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, start your exploration of Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to Cholon, the city’s Chinatown (and considered by many to be the largest and most complex in the world). Later, view the Jade Emperor pagoda, before heading to the city’s Dong Khoi Area to marvel at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office.
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City (9 hour tour)
Enjoy a scenic journey via long-tailed boat today. Cruise around the floating markets of Cai Ve, before heading to the opposite side of the Mekong River for a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local eatery. After lunch, mingle with the locals, visit a bonsai garden, and tour the region’s local homes. Later, you’ll enjoy a two-hour escort back to the main city.
Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City (airport transfer home)
On your last day here, you’ll enjoy a smooth and seamless transfer to the international airport for your flight home. Safe travels!
Old Quarter, Chua Huoag Perfume Pagoda, White Thai Hill Tribe, Tam Coc Caves, Pagoda of the West
Ha Long Bay :
Cat Ba National Park, Yen Tu Mountain
Da Nang, Full-Moon Festival, An Bang Beach, Chinese House, Japanese Bridge
Ho Chi Minh City :
The War Remnants Museum, HCMC General Library, Suoi Tien Cultural Park, Can Gio Eco Beach Resort.
Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
Discover the historical sights and delectable bites of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a 2.5-hour food tour of the city. Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavours of Vietnam; sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food and local delicacies like pork crepes as you stroll amid the antique charm of the Old Quarter.
Vietnamese Countryside Tour
Discover the spectacular Vietnamese countryside by bike and boat on a captivating small-group tour from Hanoi. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on a bike ride through beautiful back roads and verdant rice fields.
Night Time Food Tour
Savour the explosive flavours of local delicacies at market stalls or within restaurants and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 fellow food lovers.
Hoi An Bike Tour and River Cruise
Immerse yourself in the cultural splendour of Hoi An on an enriching 4-hour bicycle and boat tour of the picturesque region. Weave your way through the back streets of Hoi An and discover the verdant beauty of the countryside as you pedal past paddies and quaint towns. Climb aboard a boat for a calming cruise down the majestic Thu Bon River, before savoring a sunset barbecue on the water.
4-Day Bike Tour from Hue to Hoi An Ancient Town Including My Son Sanctuary
Cycle the city streets to get a true feel of what it’s like to live as a local on this four day expedition. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore all the nooks and crannies of a region full of exciting sights and sounds waiting to be uncovered.
CHAN MAY PORT TO HUE AND HOI AN TOUR
Explore the Five Phoenix Towers, Thai Hoa Palace, and so much more with this exquisite two-day tour of the region’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy fresh, handcrafted cuisine at virtually every stop, and experience Vietnam the way it was meant to be experienced.
Ho Chi Minh City
Mekong Delta Discovery Tour
Journey from Ho Chi Minh City into the heart of the Mekong Delta on a small-group tour led by an experienced local guide in a private long-tail boat. Explore both jungle-shaded canals and wide waterways to see fishing villages, exotic fruit farms, and so much more!
Weather and climate
The weather in Vietnam fluctuates based on the season and your location. The northern part of the country can get very cold in the winter, but summers tend to be moderate. In Central and South Vietnam, summers are very hot and humid.
Cuisine & Wine