Tours : Explorer Vietnam

EXPLORE VIETNAM (15 Days / 14 Nights). Tour Code: VE-DE.02

EXPLORE VIETNAM (15 Days / 14 Nights). Tour Code: VE-DE.02

With the beautiful of Vietnam from the North to the South, this is the chance to immerse yourself in the world of delicous Vietnamese cuisine, long historical and variety of amazing destination.

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH
Arrive in Hochiminh city. Airport transfer service is available through advanced booking. Check in at hotel and at leisure for the rest of the day.
Note: Airport transfer to and from the hotel with supplement. Hotel check-in time is 14:00, early check-in is subject to availability.
 
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH
Meet up with your tour guide at hotel and start to explore Hochiminh city with the first stop at “Cho Lon” (Chinatown)
which is the soul of the city, the second stop is “Thien Hau” Temple, a historical temple with sophisticated decoration of carved wood work. Continue to visit a lacquer factory before lunch. Then, discover the conial district in the center of the city with the Central Post Office, “Dong Khoi” Street (formerly known as Catinat Street), the Opera House, City Hall and Ben Thanh Market. Free time to discover the city. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH - VINH LONG - HOMESTAY
Depart from Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be, boat trip to visit Cai Be floating market, stops at the local coconut candy factory and rice cake factory. Lunch will be served at the local house. The trip will continue with cruising toward the cannals network around An Binh islet. Leisure time to relax or explore around the country village. Afterward, participate in dinner preparation with members of your local host. Overnight at the homestay.
 
DAY 4: VINH LONG- CAN THO
Bike tour in the village to discover the daily life of the local people, immersing yourself into the peaceful life at the
countryside. Stop at a brick factory to observe how bricks and potteries are made. Visit an discover the local market of Vinh Long then depart to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
 
DAY 5: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH
Travel early in the morning to the pier to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest floating market in the Mekong
Delta. Immerse yourself into the bustling and dynamic atmosphere in the market. Then visit a factory at the edge of a
small canal in the region that makes “Hu Tieu” (Rice Vermicelli), a special type of noodles from Vietnam. Have a try of “Hu Tieu” pizza while in here. Travel back to Ho Chi Minh city and have lunch along the way. Night at the hotel.
 
DAY 6: HO CHI MINH - DALAT
Leave Ho Chi Minh for Dalat, a beautiful city in the Central Highlands of Vietnam that is located 300kms from Ho Chi
Minh. Have lunch along the way. Visit the well-known Datanla Falls, explore the Central Market then overnight in Dalat.
 
DAY 7: DALAT - NHA TRANG
Morning trip to visit Le Domaine de Marie Church and Truc Lam Zen Monastery - which located on the pine hill, and
clung to the Tuyen Lam lake on the side. After lunch leave for Nha Trang over Ngoan Muc pass. In Nha Trang, visit Hon Chong Promontory. Night at the hotel.
 
DAY 8: NHA TRANG
The city of Nha Trang is famous for its beautiful beach, covering an area of 15 km long situated in the Southern Central of Vietnam. Take a boat trip to visit the Yen Island, Tri Nguyen Aquarium and enjoy a walk on the fishermen’s island. Back to the pier and have lunch in town. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers that are built on a hill, then visit the Nha Trang Cathedral, the special cathedral with Neo-Gothic style of architecture between 1928 and 1930. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 9: NHA TRANG/ DANANG (FLIGHT) - HOI AN
Morning flight to Danang. Arrival in Danang transfer to Hoi An. On the way visit the Cham museum, the Non Nuoc stone sculptures village. After lunch visit the Old Town with Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Tan Ky Old House. Dinner and overnight in Hoi An.
 
DAY 10: HOI AN - TRA QUE VILLAGE
Ride a bicycle to local farm in Tra Que village - a charming little vegetable village to discover the lives of the villagers by joining in agricultural activities, gardening activities and a short cooking class. Enjoy your own dish cooked from the class at lunch time with other Hoi An dishes such as spring rolls, “Banh Xeo” – the traditional crepe and “Tam Huu” – a local specialty of shrimp, pork and herbs. Riding back to Hoi An, at leisure in the afternoon to stroll along the ancient town or relax by the pool. Overnight at Hoi An.
 
DAY 11: HOI AN - HUE
Morning depart for Hue, on the way visit Hai Van pass. Arrive in Hue, lunch at local restaurant before depart on boat trip along Huong River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Continue to visit Imperial Citadel. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
 
DAY 12: HUE/ HANOI (FLIGHT)
Morning flight to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi, take a city tour includes Tran Quoc Pagoda - whose name means the pagoda of national defense, the Temple of Literature - which is considered as the first university of Vietnam that trained thousands of elites for the country. One hour cyclo tour in the old town of Hanoi through 36 trades quarters. Overnight at Hanoi.
 
DAY 13: HANOI - HA LONG
Depart Hanoi for Ha Long through the beautiful scene of the Red River Delta. Arrival at the pier. Check in on board and have lunch on board. Then visit the magnificent caves of Ha Long such as Sung Sot cave and swim at Titop beach. Dinner and overnight on board. Note: Itinerary is subject to change depending on each cruise operation.
 
DAY 14: HALONG - HANOI
Continue the excursion to Ha Long Bay. Brunch on board and disembark to land around noon. Visit a pearl farm and
observe the demonstrations of “insemination” pearls. Head the road to Hanoi. Along the way, stop at a ceramic factory in Dong Trieu to learn more about the steps of ceramic manufacturing.
Arrive in Hanoi and spend the night at the hotel.
 
DAY 15: HANOI/ DEPARTURE or extension
Free day at your leisure until check-out time.
Option: Transfer to the airport from the hotel with supplement