Vietnam North and South 21 Days

Embark on an exhilarating odyssey through the kaleidoscopic wonders of Vietnam, a country where every moment is a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Begin your adventure in the bustling metropolis of Hanoi, the capital city that marries the charm of the old with the dynamism of the new. Wander through the maze-like alleys of the Old Quarter, where ancient temples stand beside contemporary cafes and boutique shops, offering a mesmerizing fusion of past and present. Feel the electric energy of a city that pulsates with life, its streets echoing with the hum of motorbikes and the calls of street vendors.

From there, set sail into the mystical realm of Ha Long Bay aboard the Orchid Trendy Cruise. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of towering limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters, creating a surreal landscape. Explore hidden caves by kayak, swim in secluded coves, and enjoy sumptuous dinners under the stars. Let the serene beauty of the bay envelop you, leaving an indelible impression on your soul.

Journey next to the mist-enshrouded mountains of Sapa, a stunning canvas of terraced rice fields cascading down steep slopes. Visit remote villages and connect with vibrant hill tribes whose traditions and joyful dispositions enrich your understanding of diversity and resilience. Each step through these highlands unveils breathtaking vistas and stories of a life harmoniously intertwined with nature.

Continue your cultural immersion in Hue, Vietnam’s ancient imperial capital. Drift down the Perfume River to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, where history whispers through the halls of this sacred site. Explore the grandeur of emperors past by visiting majestic tombs and the sprawling Citadel, each site a chapter in the rich tapestry of Vietnamese royalty and legacy.

Step into the enchanting world of Hoi An, an ancient trading port where history is preserved in the architecture and spirit of the town. By night, the streets transform with the soft glow of silk lanterns, guiding you through bustling markets filled with spices and bespoke tailors. Hoi An’s timeless charm is a bridge between the rich heritage of trade from distant shores and the serene life by the riverside.

Venture south to the energetic pulse of Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant cityscape where modern skyscrapers tower over colonial buildings and winding alleys. Visit the poignant War Remnants Museum, explore teeming markets, and indulge in the culinary delights at both street stalls and gourmet restaurants. The city’s vibrant spirit is a testament to the resilience and forward-looking nature of its people.

Conclude your journey in the verdant expanses of the Mekong Delta, where life flows to the rhythm of the river. Cruise past floating markets, lush orchards, and quaint villages. Participate in the daily lives of local farmers and enjoy the tranquility of the Mekong Ecolodge, a peaceful retreat that embodies the simple beauty of rural Vietnam.

As your adventure draws to a close, reflect on the mosaic of experiences that have shown you the heart of Vietnam—a land of immense beauty, enduring traditions, and an ever-welcoming spirit. Though your journey ends, the memories of Vietnam linger in your heart, calling you back to explore its wonders anew.


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (GP)

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, a representative will meet you and facilitate your transfer to your hotel. After some time to settle in and relax from your flight, you will be provided tickets for an evening performance of traditional Water Puppetry. This unique art form is a quintessential introduction to the rural culture of northern Vietnam. Overnight stay will be in Hanoi.

Day 2: Exploring Hanoi (B, L, G)

Today, you will delve into the rich history and culture of Vietnam’s capital. The day begins with a visit to the historic Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, established in the 11th century. Next, you will explore Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, an important site of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. A visit to the Ethnology Museum will provide a comprehensive overview of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, setting the stage for your upcoming travels to more remote regions.

Post-lunch, enjoy the tranquility of Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, located beside the scenic West Lake. The remainder of the day will be spent wandering through the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter—a bustling area known for its unique blend of French colonial architecture mixed with ancient Vietnamese influences. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Village Exploration Around Hanoi (B, L, G)

The day starts with a short drive to Bat Trang, a traditional pottery village. Here, you will walk through narrow lanes lined with workshops and showrooms to observe artisans at work. Next, you will hop on bicycles for a leisurely 7km ride along the riverside, passing through several picturesque villages.

The journey continues to Dong Ho village, known for its unique folk paintings. After a picnic lunch, visit Dong Ky village, famous for its exquisite mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture. The day concludes with a cultural treat—a performance of traditional Quan Ho music in Tam Tao village, recognized as part of Vietnam’s intangible cultural heritage. Return to Hanoi for the night.

Day 4: Hanoi to Lan Ha Bay via Hai Phong (B in Hanoi, L, D, G on Board Cruise)

Depart early from your hotel in private car to Ha Long Bay, a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning natural beauty and ethereal seascape of limestone islands. Upon arrival at Tuan Chau Marina, you’ll proceed with check-in formalities in a private lounge before boarding the Orchid Trendy Cruise.

Settle into your luxurious cabin before enjoying a welcome drink and attending a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines. As the boat sets sail, enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board while cruising past the iconic karst formations of Ha Long Bay and into the less crowded but equally impressive Lan Ha Bay.

In the afternoon, visit Trung Trang Cave, known for its extensive size and fascinating stalactite formations. Later, relax with a swim in the tranquil waters of Tra Bau area. Participate in a cooking demonstration to learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes or simply unwind during the happy hour.

End the day with a gourmet dinner aboard the cruise. Afterward, enjoy the serene evening atmosphere on the bay, try your hand at squid fishing, play some board games, or stargaze from the sundeck before retiring to your cabin for the night.

For your Ha Long excursion, you’ll board the Orchid Trendy cruise. The boat has totally 20 stunning cabins organised and crafted according to contemporary design trends. Almost cabins have personal balconies offering your own private outside space in Halong Bay.

All cabins are air-conditioned and have windows overlooking the bay. The cabins are furnished with two twin beds or a double queen/king size bed. All meals, usually based on fresh seafood, will be provided on board

Day 5: Lan Ha Bay to Hanoi and Night Train to Lao Cai (B, Brunch, G on Board)

Wake early for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck, followed by breakfast as you continue to explore Lan Ha Bay. Engage in kayaking around the Ao Ech area to explore its hidden beauty. After brunch, check out from the cruise and drive back to Hanoi. Spend your afternoon and most of the evening in Hanoi before boarding the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 6: Lao Cai to Sapa via Ethnic Market (B, L, G)

Arrive early in Lao Cai and drive to a vibrant ethnic market, a social and commercial hub for local ethnic communities such as the Hmong, Red Dao, and others. After exploring the market and enjoying a picnic lunch, continue to Sapa. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and cooler air of this mountain town. Overnight in Sapa.

Days 7-9: Trekking and Exploring Ethnic Villages in Sapa (B, L, D, G)

For the next three days, prepare to embark on a writer’s odyssey through the picturesque villages of the H’mong, Giay, Dzao, and Tay ethnic communities. Your days will be filled with invigorating treks amidst stunning landscapes, offering ample inspiration for your next literary masterpiece.

Picture yourself indulging in ‘al fresco’ lunches by tranquil streams, the perfect setting to let your creative juices flow. As evening descends, immerse yourself in the warmth of ethnic hospitality as you dine and spend the night in traditional houses, each brimming with stories and culture.

On the third day, after a soul-refreshing trek to Thanh Phu village and a delightful picnic lunch beside a babbling stream, a car will whisk you away back to Sapa, then onwards to Lao Cai. There, you’ll board the overnight sleeper train, cradling memories of your immersive journey through the heart of Vietnam’s ethnic tapestry.

There are several trekking routes available, each tailored to your preferred level of challenge. Should the need arise, transport can be arranged to cover all or part of the distance, ensuring your focus remains on the landscapes unfolding before you.

Day 10: Free Day in Hanoi (GP, B)

Arrive back in Hanoi early morning. The day is at your leisure to relax or explore more of Hanoi on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi to Hue (B in Hanoi, L, D, G in Hue)

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast in Hanoi and some free time to explore the Old Quarter, perhaps picking up last-minute souvenirs or simply enjoying the vibrant street scenes. Midday, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken on a tour of the majestic Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you’ll learn about the history and architectural grandeur of Vietnam’s dynasties. Following the citadel visit, explore the bustling Dong Ba market to see the local lifestyle and shop for regional specialties.

In the evening, dine in one of Hue’s renowned garden houses, which are traditional, privately owned homes set in beautiful gardens. These homes often have connections to the former royal family and provide a unique glimpse into the past. Overnight in Hue.

Day 12: Exploring Hue’s Heritage (B, L, G)

Your day begins with a peaceful boat ride on the Perfume River heading towards the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic temple that is the symbol of Hue city. After visiting the pagoda, continue your journey to the royal tombs of Emperor Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. These tombs illustrate the contrast between the traditional and modernist approaches to imperial architecture and offer insight into the personalities and reigns of these rulers.

After lunch, you will visit a local garden house. Hue’s garden houses are not only architectural wonders but also represent the philosophical and aesthetic values of their owners, who often descend from royal or noble lineages. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore Hue further. Overnight in Hue.

Day 13: Hue to Hoi An via Danang (B, L, G)

Depart from Hue in the morning for a scenic drive to Hoi An, passing over the Hai Van Pass with a stop at the summit to take in the stunning views of the coastline and the lush countryside. Continue to Danang to visit the Cham Museum, which houses the largest collection of Cham sculpture and artwork in the world, and offers a deep dive into the history of this ancient civilisation.

Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon. After checking into your hotel, take a guided walking tour of Hoi An Ancient Town. Explore its well-preserved buildings, vibrant marketplaces, and bustling riverfront. Learn about the town’s fascinating history as a major trading port in Southeast Asia. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 14: Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary (B, G)

Following a hearty breakfast, your guide meet you at your hotel, ready to travel to the awe-inspiring World Heritage Site, My Son Sanctuary. Here, amidst the serene backdrop of a remote valley, you’ll witness the enduring legacy of the Cham Kingdom through the remarkable remains of its brick towers. Your guide will unravel the mysteries of their origins and significance, enriching your understanding of this ancient marvel.

With the afternoon at your leisure, indulge in the simple pleasures of strolling through the charming town, basking in the sun-kissed shores, or pursuing whatever whimsy captures your heart. As evening descends, you’ll retreat to the enchanting ambiance of Hoi An, where you’ll spend the night.

Once revered as the spiritual nucleus of the Cham Kingdom, the My Son Sanctuary bears witness to nearly a millennium of history. Despite enduring the ravages of bombings, its allure remains undiminished, nestled amidst lush forests and traversed by a crystalline stream. Yet, be mindful, for while the canopy offers respite, the valley’s embrace can turn sun-drenched; hence, donning proper sun protection becomes paramount for your comfort.

Day 15: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (B, GP)

Transfer to Danang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the evening will be free to explore the city as you wish or simply enjoy the vibrant energy of the city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 16: Discovering Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)

After a fulfilling breakfast, your guide will eagerly await to unveil the vibrant tapestry of Ho Chi Minh City. Your adventure begins with a choice between two captivating destinations: delve into the depths of history at the History Museum, featuring a captivating exhibition spotlighting the ancient ‘Oc Eo’ civilization from the 5th century, or opt for a journey through centuries of healing wisdom at the Fito Museum, a treasure trove chronicling traditional Vietnamese medicine.

Next, brace yourself for an immersive encounter with history at the Museum of War Remnants, offering a poignant, albeit partial, perspective on the tumultuous era of the ‘American War’. Prepare for an unflinching portrayal not suited for the faint-hearted. Then, dive headfirst into the bustling energy of China Town as you explore the labyrinthine alleys of Binh Tay market, the largest in Ho Chi Minh City, teeming with an array of goods to tantalize your senses.

Your cultural immersion continues with a visit to the Jade Emperor Temple, a Taoist gem renowned for its exquisite effigies and intricately carved panels inside. Amidst the temple’s serene ambiance, you’ll encounter unexpected sanctuaries for terrapins and tortoises, adding a whimsical touch to your journey.

As the day draws to a close, return to your hotel for a moment of refreshment or venture into the bustling chaos of Ben Thanh market, a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and smells showcasing the heartbeat of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant spirit. Rest assured, the night holds countless opportunities for exploration and discovery in this dynamic city that never sleeps.

Day 17: Mekong Delta Exploration (B, L, D, G)

Escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and embark on an exhilarating journey to Cai Be, where a Mekong River cruise awaits to unveil the wonders of the region. Glide through picturesque landscapes adorned with lush fruit orchards, passing by traditional family-operated brick kilns and time-honored cottage industries along the riverbanks.

Venture further to the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Cai Be floating market. Here, the adventure continues as tourist boats ferry visitors to Tan Phong islet, home to the enchanting Hai Yen bee Farm. Wander through sprawling flower gardens buzzing with life as bees diligently produce honey. Indulge in the freshness of honey tea while gaining insight into the intricate world of beekeeping. Delve into the Linhzhi mushroom area, test your skills at pulling fish hooves, and brave the monkey bridges for an adrenaline rush.

Continue your exploration with a visit to Ms. Hang’s orchard, where you can handpick ripe fruits straight from the trees amidst the melodies of Vietnamese folk music. Glide along tranquil canals in a rowing boat, soaking in the serenity of the surroundings. Your journey reaches a culinary climax at Mekong Ecolodge Resort, where a sumptuous lunch awaits. After savoring the flavors of the region, retreat to your room for a well-deserved rest.

As the afternoon wanes, partake in the age-old tradition of scooping ditch fishing and harvest fresh vegetables from the restaurant’s garden in preparation for a communal dinner. Join forces with fellow travellers and Ecolodge members as you cook and share a delicious meal, forging unforgettable memories under the starlit sky. You will spend the night at the Mekong Ecolodge.

Day 18: Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)

Following a hearty breakfast and a tranquil boat cruise, brace yourself for the bustling charm of Cai Rang floating market in the Mekong Delta. As you navigate the lively waterways, soak up the authentic sights and sounds of rural life, immersing yourself in the essence of the region. Afterward, the day unfolds with endless possibilities for your own adventures in Can Tho, where the warm embrace of Southern hospitality awaits, ensuring a cosy night’s rest.

Day 19: Journey Back to Ho Chi Minh City Via Vinh Trang Pagoda (B, L, G)

Following a satisfying breakfast, you’ll embark on the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City, with a delightful stop en route to visit the ancient beauty of Vinh Trang Pagoda, situated just 3 km from My Tho center. As you wander through its serene surroundings, marvel at the intricate blend of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Angkor architectural styles that adorn this sacred site.

Prepare to be captivated by Vinh Trang Pagoda’s architectural splendor, set amidst a sprawling 2-hectare expanse adorned with five majestic buildings, two ornamental yards, and a wealth of invaluable statues. Don’t miss the chance to admire the revered statues of the 18 arahants, crafted from wood over a century ago, offering a profound insight into the enduring relationship between Vietnamese artistry and Buddhist beliefs.

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon, you’ll have ample time to refresh and rejuvenate at the hotel before embracing the vibrant energy of the city. Spend the night immersed in the lively atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City, where every corner holds the promise of new discoveries.

Day 20: Can Dai Holy See & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, G)

Embark on a morning drive to Tay Ninh, where a captivating journey awaits at the Cao Dai Holy See. Arriving just in time for the mid-day ceremony, prepare to be mesmerized by the vibrant rituals and colorful spectacle of this unique religious movement, which blends elements of Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism into a harmonious tapestry. While discreet photography is permitted, remember to leave your shoes outside as a sign of respect for the sacred space.

After a fulfilling lunch, venture deeper into history as you explore the renowned Cu Chi tunnels, an intricate network of underground passages and chambers used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Marvel at the ingenuity of these tunnels, which served as a strategic stronghold, allowing guerrilla fighters to launch lightning ambushes and disappear without a trace.

As the day draws to a close, return to Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll spend the night, filled with memories of your immersive journey through Vietnam’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Day 21: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City (B, GP)

On your final day, you will have some free time to enjoy last-minute shopping, visit more attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, or simply relax at your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, you might explore some lesser-known yet charming parts of the city, like the quaint cafes and boutiques of District 2 or the vibrant art scene in District 3.

In due time, a private car will arrive to transfer you to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. As you prepare to leave, you’ll have a chance to reflect on the rich tapestry of landscapes, history, and cultures you’ve experienced during your time in Vietnam. The journey home is an opportunity to start planning your next adventure or simply to reminisce about the unforgettable moments of your trip. Your journey through Vietnam concludes with the hope that you carry home not just souvenirs, but also cherished memories of a land rich in history and tradition.


B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

G = Guide

GP = Guide pick-up

DP = Driver pick-up

Guide Price

The Guide Price prices for this Private tour are per person in US dollars

For a minimum group size of two people travelling together

These prices are valid until November 30, 2024.

Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

Hotel Standards Price per person Supplement for single hotel room occupancy*

(three stars)

2,930 816

(four stars)

3,045 977

(five star)

4,771 2,606
First Class

(five star Plus)

6,846 4,826

Price is not valid for the Peak season, please contact us again for price checking and availability

Peak season: Dec 20th, 2023- Jan 07, 2024, and TET (Feb 05 – 18, 2024)

* ‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.


  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City, including domestic airport taxes.
  • Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai (air-conditioned soft four-berth cabin, good local standard in ‘Fanxipan/or Sapaly’ carriage).
  • Boat cruise as programme. For Ha Long Bay, you’ll join other passengers on a high-quality wooden boat with comfortable accommodation, good facilities and an experienced crew. The boat will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available, and full board on the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • VAT and other taxes


  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities, and personal expenses.
  • Insurance
  • Alternatives in blue
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Compulsory Christmas Eve’s dinner and Gala dinner (if any)

Hotel List

Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

  • Hanoi: Bendecir Hotel & Spa (a boutique style hotel, located in the Center of Hanoi Old quarter – Premier Double room)
  • Ha Long Bay: Poeny Cruises (is a well-mixed between a charming of Vietnamese traditional culture and a charming of European break – through stylish – Premium Deluxe Balcony)
  • Sapa: Relax Sapa Hotel(***with high-end facilities of 4 stars Boutique standard including balconies for all rooms – Superior Double room)
  • Hue: Mondial Hotel (**** medium-rise buildings in the city centre – Deluxe room
  • Hoi An: Phu Thinh Boutique Resort [ is centrally located with a ten-minute walk to the center of Hoi An Ancient Town, fifteen-minute bicycle to beautiful Cua Dai beach)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Sanouva Saigon Hotel (***, very good location, next to Ben Thanh Market – Deluxe room)
  • Tan Phong Island: Mekong Ecologde (***Mekong EcoLodge is the good place for you to relax – Double Room)
  • Can Tho: Ninh Kieu Hotel (**** beside the Mekong river, good garden setting – Superior City view)

Hotel list for Superior standard:

  • Hanoi: MK Premier Boutique Hotel (a Vietnamese style hotel, located in the Hanoi Old quarter – Luxury City View room)
  • Lan Ha Bay: Orchid Trendy Cruise (**** Deluxe quality boat with elegant design – Deluxe Balcony cabin)
  • Sapa: Relax Sapa Hotel(***with high-end facilities of 4 stars Boutique standard including balconies for all rooms – Deluxe Double room)
  • Hue: Eldora hotel (****Located  in the heart of the city within walking distance to many tourist attractions, exquisite style, spacious room – Deluxe Premium View)
  • Hoi An: La Pavillion Hoi An Paradise hotel (traditional Vietnamese style with Hoi An architecture design – Deluxe Balcony)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Eden Star Saigon hotel (city centre location, nice rooftop swimming pool – Premium Deluxe room)
  • Tan Phong Island: Mekong Ecologde (***Mekong EcoLodge is the good place for you to relax – Double Room)
  • Can Tho: Ninh Kieu Hotel (**** beside the Mekong river, good garden setting – Deluxe)

Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

  • Hanoi: Pan Pacific Hotel (***** modern tower block overlooking the West Lake, outdoor swimming pool with a retractable roof – Premium Lake view)
  • Ha Long Bay: Indochine Sails Premium (a luxury cruise sails through turquoise waters past hundreds of towering limestone islands – Suite Balcony cabin)
  • Sapa: Silk Path Grand Hotel Sapa (*****situated in the Sa Pa City Center part of Sapa, nice swimming pool/fitness centre – Classic Garden room)
  • Hue: Silk Path Grand Hue (**** offers an exceptional location: Wrapped by tree-lined streets and rivers with easy access to temples, tombs – Classic room)
  • Hoi An: Anantara Hoi An resort [Featured Hotel] (**** low-rise colonial-style architecture on the riverbank, shuttle boat to beach, good spa and ‘wellness’ facilities, etc. – Deluxe Garden View Suite)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Caravelle Hotel (*****large high-rise building famous as the chosen hotel of international correspondents during the war, good city and river views, well-located in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House – Signature room)
  • Tan Phong Island: Mekong Ecologde (***Mekong EcoLodge is the good place for you to relax – Double Room)
  • Can Tho: Victoria Can Tho Resort (**** beside the Mekong river, good garden setting – Deluxe room)

Hotel list for First Class standard

  • Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location – Luxury Room Historic Wing)
  • Ha Long Bay: Indochina Sails Premium (Traditional Junk, Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels – Suite Balcony cabin)
  • Sapa: Silk Path Grand Hotel Sapa (*****situated in the Sa Pa City Center part of Sapa, nice swimming pool/fitness centre – Premier Classic room)
  • Hue: La Residence Hotel & Spa (****deluxe boutique hotel, on the bank of the Perfume River – Colonial Junior Suite)
  • Hoi An: Anantara Hoi An Resort [Featured Hotel] (**** low-rise colonial-style architecture on the riverbank, shuttle boat to beach, good spa and ‘wellness’ facilities, etc. – Deluxe River view Suite)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Caravelle Hotel (*****large high-rise building famous as the chosen hotel of international correspondents during the war, good city and river views, well-located in the heart of the city overlooking the Opera House – Signature Premium room)
  • Can Tho: Victoria Can Tho Resort (**** best hotel in Can Tho, colonial-style architecture on the bank of Hau river – Suite)
Please note that Vietnam hotels do not recognise provisional reservations, so specific hotels cannot be guaranteed until you have booked your chosen tour. As many of the better hotels are often full during the October to April peak season, early booking is advisable.

Tour FAQ's

Here are the FAQs for the “Vietnam North and South 21 Days” tour, designed to help you prepare for a comprehensive journey from the bustling cities to the tranquil landscapes of Vietnam:

1. What is included in the “Vietnam North and South 21 Days” tour package?

  • Accommodation: Hotels and overnight cruises as specified in the itinerary.
  • Transportation: All in-country flights, private ground transfers, and cruises.
  • Meals: As indicated in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner).
  • Guided Tours: Professional English-speaking guides for all sightseeing tours.
  • Entrance Fees: All entrance fees for attractions and activities as per itinerary.
  • Support: 24/7 customer support and local assistance.

2. What is not included in the tour package?

  • International airfares to and from Vietnam.
  • Visa fees (if applicable).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers.

3. What type of accommodation is provided?

Accommodations range from comfortable three-star hotels to luxury hotels depending on your package choice. Specific hotel names will be confirmed upon booking.

4. How should I prepare for the weather?

Vietnam has a diverse climate. Pack light, breathable clothing for the humid and hot days, and warmer layers for cooler evenings, especially in northern regions like Sapa. Rain gear is recommended, particularly if traveling during monsoon months.

5. What are the visa requirements for Vietnam?

Most travelers need a visa to enter Vietnam. Visa-on-arrival is available for those who apply online for an approval letter in advance. Please check the latest regulations based on your nationality.

6. What health precautions should I consider?

Consult your doctor for recommended vaccinations before traveling. It’s advisable to have vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid, and tetanus. Malaria prophylaxis may be recommended for rural areas.

7. What is the typical group size?

Group sizes vary but typically range from 10 to 20 people. Private tours are available if you prefer to travel only with your companions.

8. What kind of support can I expect if there is an issue during the trip?

You will have access to a 24/7 local contact number for any emergencies or issues that arise during your trip. Our local offices and partners are equipped to handle all travel needs and contingencies.

9. Can I customize my itinerary?

Yes, the tour is customizable. You can discuss your preferences with the travel planner to adjust your itinerary before booking.

10. What is the cancellation policy?

The cancellation policy varies based on the proximity to the departure date and specific terms set out at the time of booking. Typically, a percentage of the total cost will be retained by the agency as a cancellation fee as the date approaches.

For any specific questions not covered here or to clarify any points, feel free to contact the tour provider directly. They can provide detailed responses tailored to your particular travel plans and needs.

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