Skip to content

14 years of experience, 9 years online, Asiana Travel (Member of Asiana Corp. Vietnam) is a full service Vietnam travel agency providing Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Myanmar tours. We specialize in customizing tours for individuals, families and groups to anywhere in Indochina and Myanmar destinations. Contact us now or browse our Top 10 Indochina Tours

ABSOLUTE VIETNAM TOUR

Send Your Enquire
dalat_big_28Tour duration: 21 days / 20 nights
Tour code: VNCL-24
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh
Stop off: Hanoi
Tour Code: VNCL-24
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh arrival - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong delta - Ho Chi Minh - Dalat - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Halong bay - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 21 days / 20 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh city / Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Ho Chi Minh city arrival
Day 02: Ho Chi Minh city tour
Day 03: Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 04: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta
Day 05: Ho Chi Minh - Dalat
Day 06: Dalat city tours
Day 07: Dalat - Nha Trang
Day 08: Nha Trang
Day 09: Nha Trang - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son santuary
Day 11: Hoi An - Danang - Hue
Day 12: Hue
Day 13: Hue - Hanoi
Day 14: Hanoi - Tam Coc (Three Caves) - Hoa Lu - Hanoi
Day 15: Hanoi city tours
Day 16: Hanoi - Handycraft villages - Lao Cai
Day 17: Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 18: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Day 19: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 20: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 21: Hanoi departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL
Arrive in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh city, where your tour guide will accompany you from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HO CHI MINH CITY TOURS
A full day tour of the city begins with a visit to the Thien Hau Temple before continuing to the lively Binh Tay Market. See the incredible display of fresh produce on offer and enjoy the eclectic array of goods that are on sale. Tour the FITO museum to learn more about traditional Vietnamese medicine and fascinating treatments used by generations of locals. After lunch, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all a short walk away. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 03: HO CHI MINH - TAY NINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
Heading out of town we drive north to visit the head quarter of Cao Dai sect in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. On arrival we see the ornate temple and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city for overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 04: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA
08.00: Our driver and car will pick you up at the hotel for transfer to Can Tho. Boarding at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route. Tour near Tra On floating market. Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby. Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night. The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit. Overnight on board.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 05: HO CHI MINH - DALAT
06:30: Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks. The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft. Disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city's domestic airport for your flight VN1384 (16h55 - 17h45) to Dalat. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 06: DALAT CITY TOURS
Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Dalat's French chalets and pine forests are more reminiscent of an alpine village than a town in Southeast Asia. Morning of sightseeing in Dalat takes in the art deco former summer residence of Emperor Bao Dai, the old Dalat Railway Station, Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda where a Buddhist monk, Vien Thuc, produces abstract paintings and writes poetry. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 07: DALAT - NHA TRANG
After breakfast at hotel, morning drive to Nha Trang. Check in on arrival and free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 08: NHA TRANG
A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay visits some of the nearby islands where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. After a fresh seafood lunch, return to shore. In the afternoon, explore Nha Trang at your own pace. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 09: NHA TRANG - DANANG - HOI AN
Transfer to Nha Trang's domestic airport for your flight VN1940 (08h10 - 09h25) to Danang. From here transfer to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries with a relaxed lifestyle that has changed little over the years. In the afternoon, take a tour of the ancient town centre to visit the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the exotic local market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 10: HOI AN - MY SON SANCTUARY
Transfer from Hoi An to My Son holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Drive back to Hoi An, visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 11: HOI AN - DANANG - HUE
Leave Hoi An for Hue by road, passing through Danang where you will visit the Cham museum, which holds the finest collection of Cham artwork in the country. After your visit, drive over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. Then, you will reach Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, to visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12: HUE
After breakfast, take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, as well as the mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang. In the afternoon, visit the elaborate mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Enjoy some free time in Hue to explore its small streets and the Dong Da market. Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13: HUE - HANOI
Transfer to Hue's airport for the short flight VN1542 (13h20 - 14h30) to Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 14: HANOI - TAM COC (THREE CAVES) - HOA LU - HANOI
A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name "Halong-bay-on-land". Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings' palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Transfer back to Hanoi and overnight at hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 15: HANOI CITY TOURS
AM: After breakfast at hotel, get on bus and drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi - It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus. Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, visit a complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade mountain Temple), But Tower (Pen - shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), the Red - painted wooden The Huc bridge…. Have a cyclo (pedicab) trip around with 36 streets of Hanoi old quarter. Have dinner at local restaurant then enjoying the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 16: HANOI - HANDY CRAFT VILLAGES - LAO CAI
Today, leave Hanoi travelling south to Duyen Thai lacquer village where the whole process of lacquer production can be seen from start to finish. Continue to Van Phuc silk village to see silk cloth being produced on the loom using centuries-old techniques. In the afternoon visit Dong Ky wood village, where furniture inlaid with mother of pearl is made. At the end of the day, stop in Dong Ho traditional paper village, where 'giay do' paper is produced and painted. All the paper is made by hand and some still in the traditional method using only natural products. Return to Hanoi for boarding the night train to Lao Cai (Sapa, North-western Vietnam). Overnight on the train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: LAO CAI - SAPA
You will arrive at Lao Cai train station in the early morning. From Lao Cai the road winds up the terraced hillsides to Sapa, a former French hill resort and home to some of Vietnam's most diverse ethnic groups. On arrival in Sapa, you will be transferred to your hotel for breakfast and the chance to freshen up. A morning walking tour of Sapa visits the busy market, whilst the afternoon visit features some nearby hill tribe villages. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 18: SAPA - LAO CAI - HANOI
In the morning enjoy a light trek to discover Sapa's lesser-known areas. Have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of mountain rice terraces, waterfalls and buffalo at work. Crossing rivers by suspended bridges you will witness people toiling the fields in Vietnam's traditional way before a free afternoon discover Sapa by yourself. Return to Lao Cai for the onward journey back to Hanoi by overnight train. Overnight on the train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 19: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Early morning arrival at Hanoi Railway station, transfer to have breakfast at local restaurant then depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 20: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 21: HANOI DEPARTURE
Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before the transfer to Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport and your onward flight. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi with 4 persons per A/C cabin
  • Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Air ticket Ho Chi Minh - Dalat // Nha Trang - Danang // Hue - Hanoi with economy class and airport taxes
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to Ho Chi Minh and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
PHOTOS GALLERY
hanoi_big_06 halong_bay_05 hue_big_09
hoi_an_big_07 cai-be-floating-market-02 ho_chi_minh_city_20
hue_big_27 hanoi_big_10 ho_chi_minh_city_07
halong_bay_11 hoi_an_big_16 hoi_an_big_19
nhatrang_big_27 dalat_big_27 dalat_big_28
sapa_01 sapa_08 sapa_13
RELATED TOURS
Return PDF Print E-mail
 

Featured Destinations This Month

SEARCH OUR TOURS

left-book-steps
Google+