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14-day tour from south to north Vietnam

Take an adventure across the stunning countryside of Vietnam, and discover the magic of its cities on our 14-day tour from Ho Chi  Minh city. Take a cruise around Halong Bay, experience hectic Hanoi, the lush Mekong Delta, romantic Hoi An, Da Lat or beaches of Nha Trang and the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. It’s not only the charm of the places that makes this adventure special but also the people you will meet along the way.
14-day tour from south to north Vietnam

Tour code: AOT01E
Duration: 14 days 13 nights
Route: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
    • Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.
      Meals on your own and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L)
    • A morning city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
      Visit the former Presidential Palace (ouside), other name Reunification palace, Set on well-maintained and spacious grounds, pf this historic building is a prominent symbol of the country's political history. During the 19th century, the Reunification Hall was the site of the Norodom Palace, former residence of the French governor general. The Notre Dame Cathedral,  The famous central Saigon Cathedral, built in 1877, is one of HCMC's architectural marvels, built with materials imported from France. Old Saigon Post Office signed by Gustave Eiffel, a lacquer ware factory and Thien Hau Pagoda in the city’s bustling Chinatown.
      In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Dinner on your own and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day 3: Mekong Delta Tour  (B, L)
    • Morning departure from Ho Chi Minh City and drive to My Tho, is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries, life revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.
      When arriving in My Tho, take a boat for a cruise on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Ben Tre.
      Visit a coco candy factory where you can taste local specialties then take a 15-minute coach ride to visit a garden house to enjoy tea with honey and fresh tropical fruits.
      Take a sampan through a water coconut forest before returning to the boat to come back to the restaurant for lunch with a chance to taste Elephant’s Ear Fish, a special kind of fish having big ears.
      In the afternoon, we will come back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own and vernight in Ho Chi Minh City.
      Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat (B/L)
    • After breakfast, leave Ho Chi Minh City for a sightseeing drive through rubber and tea plantations en route to the cooler climes of Da Lat, 300km from Ho Chi Minh City. Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Da Lat remindsphongnha200 us of an alpine town with its French chalets and pine forests. After lunch is an afternoon sightseeing in Da Lat takes in the art deco of the 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, produced his abstract paintings and wrote poems. Dinner on your own and overnight in Dalat.
  • Day 5: Da Lat - NhaTrang  (B/L)
    • After breakfast, leave for Nha Trang, is one of the most important tourist hubs of Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and the clear ocean water with mild temperatures all year round. There are several resorts, amusement and water parks, both in the city and on islands off the coast. The city also was known as Kauthara under the Champa, is still home to the famous Po Nagar Tower built by the Champa.
      When arriving in Nha Trang, transfer to hotel.  We have lunch in a local restaurant and An afternoon city tour includes the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue. Dinner on your own and overnight in Nha Trang.
      St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi
  • Day 6:  Nha Trang - Quy Nhon  (B/L)
    • A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit some of the nearby islands and opportunities to swim and snorkel in the clear warm water.
      After a fresh seafood lunch, return to the shore to check out of the hotel for the scenic drive to Quy Nhon, 230km up National road No1. Quy Nhon is a coastal city in Bình Định province in central Vietnam, with a varied topography, being extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands. When arriving, transfer to hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight in Quy Nhon.
  • Day 7: Quy Nhon - Hoi An (B)
    • After breakfast, leave Quy Nhon & continue northwards up National road No 1 to Hoi An, breaking the journey to visit My Lai Massacre Memorial near Quang Ngai. Lunch in a local restaurant.
      Arrive in Hoi An early in the afternoon. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries and its architecture & its local people’s lifestyle have changed little over the years.
      Have a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hoi An.
      My Lai Massacre Memorial
      Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Day 8: Hoi An - Hue (B/L)
    • Free morning to look for souvenirs in Hoi An or perhaps to hire a bicycle to ride to the nearby Cua Dai Beach. Lunch in a local restaurant.
      Leave Hoi An early in the afternoon for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The route passes through Da Nang before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and ping down to the wonderful photogenic fishing village of Lang Co.
      Arrive in Hue in late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hue.
      Pass of Ocean Clouds
      fishing village of Lang Co
  • Day 9: Hue (B/L)
    • A boat trip on the romantically named Huong River (Perfume River) to visit Hue's best-known religious site such as Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes, eminiscent of the Ming tombs in Chinese pavilions, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.
      In the afternoon, we visit the elaborate the mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, which is unique among the royal tombs in Hue, Vietnam. Where other royal tombs are expansive and invite respectful reflection, The Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh built his final resting place to be monumental in style and bombastic in execution.
      The Imperial Citadel, city of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hue.
      Huong River
      Mausoleum of King Minh Mang
  • Day 10 Hue - Hanoi (B/L)
    • After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Hanoi, lunch is severed after check in your hotel.
      In the afternoon, Visit the we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.
      his former residence, stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
      One Pillar Pagoda, The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower.
      Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông, tt is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Nowerday, just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Han-Nom.
      We also visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple ,being built on the Jade Islet and dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero, Trần Hưng Đạo and the Ancient Quarter.
      Join a water puppet show, a distinct Vietnamese art in which a split-bamboo screen obscures puppets which stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hanoi.
      One Pillar Pagoda
      Ngoc Son Temple
  • Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B)
    • In the morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay. Arrive around 12h30 and take a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. Be delighted with food on board and spend your day admiring one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. 
    • Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island
      Visiting Tung Sau area, is covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting, Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl.
      Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
      Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.

      19.30 – 23.00: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner
      Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
    • Halong bay
  • Day 12, Halong Bay - Ninh Binh (B/L)
    • 06.00 – 08.00: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
      Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

      08.00 – 11.30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
      Back to Pelican Halong Cruise. Check out and settle your bill at reception.
      Have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.
      Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.
      12:30 – Transfer from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh. The driving takes around 5 hours, you’ll reach Tam Coc in the late afternoon.
      Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Day 13: Tam Coc - Hanoi (B/L)
    • After breakfast,  take a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways, admiring a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields to the stunning Linh Coc Hai Nham (at 05 km from Tam Coc, with  three cave Hang Chua, Hang Nge, Hang But)
      In the afternoon,  visit the Hoa Lu citadel was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Đại Cồ Việt, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. by the local warlord Đinh Bộ Lĩnh. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga, who was married first to Dinh Tien Hoang and then to Le Dai Hanh. The tomb of Dinh Tien Hoang is located on nearby Mã Yên mountain, while the tomb of Le Dai Hanh lies at the foot of the mountain. Come back Hanoi, dinner on your own and overnight in Hanoi.
  • Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B)
    • At leisure until your transfer to Noi Bai Airport.

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Group size
Single Supp’

Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

Destination Accommodation Star Night
TP Ho Chi Minh
Le Duy hotel
Da Lat Rum Vang hotel
Nha Trang B&B hotel
Quy Nhon Hai Au Hotel

Hoi An
Kim An hotel
Hue Midtown Hue Hotel 2
Hanoi Quốc Hoa hotel 2
Ha Long Bay
Calypso Cruise 1
Ninh Binh
Thuy Anh Hotel

•    Complimentary arrangement for Visa Approval Letter – single entry Vietnam.
•    Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
•    English speaking guide as per program.
•    Lunch (L) & Dinners as mentioned (L/D).
•    Visit fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
•    Accommodation in sharing double room including breakfasts at hotels as mentioned.

•    Stamping fee for visa to Vietnam.
•    Meals not mentioned.
•    International flight and taxes.
•    Domestic air tickets and domestic a/p taxes.
•    Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…

•    Standard check-in time is 14h00 and check-out time is 12h00 at most of the hotels.
•    Arrival/Departure: Above prices are valid only for group of clients travelling together – arrival and departure with the same flight. Arrival/departure by other flight subject to supplement charge.
•    In no case, the non-used services or visits will be refunded or provided on individual basis for group member(s) due to the delayed arrival/early departure unless they will go on private tour.
•    Program is subject to change without notice due to Vietnam Airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight unexpected cancellations.
•    There might be supplement for compulsory lunches or dinners during Christmas and New Year 2018.
•    There will be no refund or compensation applied due to force major which effect to visit program.
•    We reserve the right to adjust the prices at any time in the event of an increase of the fuel surcharge applied by airlines companies or any other transport companies.
•    In general most places are closed in Vietnam throughout the period of the Lunar New Year (from the 15th of February until the 20th of February 2018 inclusive).
•    Deadline for flight tickets: We will automatically issue flights 5 days after bookings is confirmed by us, please take note and come back to me within 5 days since booking is confirmed if you find clients don’t want to issue it.
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