Grand Vietnam 18 days

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Price from: $757 USD

This trip, you have chance to discover along Vietnam. Feeling landscapes of Hanoi’s capital peaceful and charming; the neverland of Vietnam is Halong Bay or the Sapa magical land is engulfed in fog cover. Moreover, when moving to Center of Vietnam, you can feel the different of culture with the North. That’s really wonderful when you visiting Hue citadel to know more about Nguyen Dynasty – the last feudal in Vietnam. You are immersed in a quiet romantic atmosphere and feeling a bit nostalgic. Say goodbye to Hue, moving to Hoi an ancient town and enjoy the colorful street when darkness was encroached by lantern’s light. The wonderful time in Nha Trang beach would make you happier. Futhermore, this trip, you will visit to Cao dai holy that is the third largest religion in Vietnam and visiting Cu Chi tunnels which is the longest Tunnels was recognized by Asian record and was a Viet Cong base, you will see the Vietnam’s brave during the war. And the other emotions for your vacation is taking a boat in the Mekong river, come to Cai Be floating colorful market,cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and the sweet singing of the girls on the Southwest waterfront will be attract and gives you great feeling about the land and the people here. in addition, enjoy all the special local foods during your trip is really wonderful.



Highlights of North Vietnam tour trip:

  • Learn more about the history of Vietnam and the culture of the local people
  • Experience the local life in Sapa, Hoi An
  • Enjoy the charming beauty of Hue.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Nha Trang beach.
  • Get sightseeing of Ho Chi Minh – the dynamic city in the South of Vietnam, and learn more about Vietnam history through the trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Boat on Mekong river to see the local life there.



Save Time – Save Money. How?
travelsense-asia-infographic


Full Northern Vietnam Itinerary

ItineraryRoute map

Route Map

Grand Vietnam 18 days (2)

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Hanoi welcome: after long time on airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited. You will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi.

Free on your own afterward.

travel sense asia (2)

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 30 km/45 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR/ THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

In the morning

At 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start your day to discover Hanoi city.

  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • After 2 hours, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

tour-hanoi-halong-bay

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

After saving your energy with lunch, let’s get ready for upcoming sightseeing this afternoon

  • You will firstly leave for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum
  • Then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit the Temple of Jade Mountain sitting on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake and dedicated to the King Tran Hung Dao.
  • You will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the old quarter and experience the local life in 30 minutes.
  • At 05:00 p.m, you will spend around 45 minutes in the theater enjoying the Water Puppet show – a traditional show of Vietnamese people.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI – NINH BINH – SAPA

Ninh Binh welcome: Ninh Binh is a good base for exploring quintessentially Vietnamese limestone scenery. Few Western tourists head here, but many Vietnamese flock to nearby sights, including the nation’s biggest pagoda and the Unesco World Heritage–listed Trang An grottoes.

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m after enjoying delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh – our destination today.
  • You will visit Hoa Lu, the capital of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Vietnam). Being the capital of the first fundamental Government of Vietnam, Hoa Lu witnessed many important historical events: the union of Vietnam after “12 Lords Rebellion”, the war with the Song dynasty, the defense against the ancient Cambodian, and the formation of Hanoi nowadays.

Vietnam Holiday Packages 2017 (4)

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • After having a delicious meal, you will take a sampan on river through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Trang An Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place’s other name, “Halong Bay on land”.
  • In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. It is the transit hotel which is close to the train station and you will have time for break and shower there before taking the night train

In the evening

  • At 09:00 p.m, our guide will come back to the transit hotel and take you to the station and help you to check in your cabin on train

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameters: Hanoi – Ninh Binh: 100 km/Driving: 1.5 hours/way
Boat: 2 hours
Train: 8 hours

Overnight on train / 4 berths sharing per cabin

DAY 4: LAO CAI – MONG SEN – TA PHIN

Sapa welcome: is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay live

In the morning

  • At 06:00 a.m, you will arrive in Lao Cai station and be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver. Then you will have breakfast in a local restaurant and short time for relaxing.
  • At 08:00 a.m, you will reach your hotel in Sapa town. If the room is already available, you can check in and take a short rest or else you will go downhill to Mong Sen where you start a dirt trail through rice fields and villages. Along the way, it is a wonderful scenery with a full of green.

Sapa Original Trek Tour (2)

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 pm

  • After lunch, you continue your trek downhill towards Ta Phin village inhabited by Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities. These are two largest ethnic groups living in Sapa area.
  • Then you make a stop by some houses to meet local people and understand their culture, customs and traditions.
  • In late afternoon, you will trek back to to main road and our private car will take you back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: 2 hours/ Walking: 4 hours/Lunch: 1 hour

Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 5: CAT CAT – HEAVEN GATE –HANOI / STUNNING PANORAMA VIEW

In the morning

  • At 09:00 a.m, you will leave Sapa town for going downhill to Cat Cat village and enjoying the beautiful landscape and scenery along the road.
  • Upon reaching a waterfall and a hydroelectric station, you will take a short rest before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraced fields. The area is still covered by rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park.
  • Then you will arrive at Y Linh Ho village inhabited by Black Hmong people where you have one more rest before climbing toward the main road.
  • At 12:00 p.m, our vehicle will pick you up there and drive back to Sapa

trek sapa (4)

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 p.m

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will depart for the Silver Waterfall. It takes about a half hour from Sapa town to the Silver Waterfall which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park.
  • Then you continue uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
  • At around 03:00 p.m, you will get back to your hotel and have your own free time before being transferred to the station for your night train back to Hanoi.
  • You may have dinner on your own in a local restaurant around the station before leaving.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: 4 hours/ Walking: 4 hours
Train: 8 hours

Overnight on train / 4 berths sharing per cabin

DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG/ A NIGHT ON THE PEACEFUL BAY

Halong welcome: is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Hạ Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long Bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà Island to the southwest

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, the private car will pick you up and transfer you to Halong bay. It takes around 0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable.

Lunch time: 01:00 on cruise

when-best-to-travel-to-vietnam (1)

In the afternoon

  • 01:00 – 03:30 p.m: You have a sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered as the heaven on the Earth.
  • 03:30 – 05:00 p.m: You will explore the Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
  • 05:00 – 07:00 p.m: You return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Take pleasure in a fruit carving demonstration

In the evening

  • 07:00 p.m: You savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. You will be delighted in traditional music performances. Afterwards, you socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Halong: 180km – Driving: 4 hours/way

Today useful note(s):

  • Get ready for swimming and water activities by preparing swimsuits or any suitable clothes and sun scream

Overnight on cruise

DAY 7: HALONG – HANOI – HUE

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00 a.m: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:15 – 07:45 a.m: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • 08:00 – 09:15 a.m: Visit Titov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
  • 09:15 – 09:45 a.m: Relax and enjoy the marvellous sights from the top deck.
  • 09:45 – 10:15 a.m: Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.

Lunch time: 10:15 a.m on cruise

Tomb of Khai Dinh emperor in Hue

In the afternoon

  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m: You disembark the cruise
  • 12:30 p.m: You will be transferred back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue city.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information: VN 1545             Vietnam Airlines          18:30   19:40  

Parameter:  Driving:
Airplane: 1.10 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • Check your personal belongings carefully before leaving your cabin/cruise

Overnight in Hue

DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR/ THE CITY OF HISTORY AND CULTURE

Hue welcome: Hue is a city in central Vietnam that has a long interesting history as an imperial city. For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural center of the Feudal State of Viet Nam.

In the morning

  • 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel to start an exciting day tour by exploring Hue’s beauty.
  • You will take a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
  • You then take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors. You will visit two of the tombs: Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb which help you understand more about Royal’s life and their architecture.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

ho chi minh food tour (5)

In the afternoon

  • You continue your trip by visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • You explore the local life by visiting Dong Ba market.
  • If time permits, you can pass by “the Quốc Học of Huế” – the famous school in Hue, and you can see female students in Ao dai traditional dress and hear the guide talk about this famous school.
  • You will finish your tour at around 05.00 p.m at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hue

DAY 9: HUE – HOI AN

Hoi An welcome: Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda

on the streets of old town Hoi An

In the morning

  • 08.00 a.m, our guide and driver come to pick you up at hotel for starting the exciting day.
  • You will relax and get sunburn in Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with gradually slope and white sand.
  • Next, you will be dropped in Hai Van called the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coastal roads in the world.”

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • Firstly, you visit Cham Museum: This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham element.
  • You climb Marble Mountain: is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five ‘mountains’ are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth.
  • Then you go to visit Linh Ung Pagoda which get over 693 meters above sea level and own a beautiful 67-metre-tall Goddess of Mercy statue standing on a lotus-shaped platform.
  • You will reach Hoi An at afternoon. Check in hotel and have good rest after a day with exciting activities.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km – Driving: 3 hours

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 10: TRA QUE VILLAGE – HOI AN WALKING

In the morning

  • At 09:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village.
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • You continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way.
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:00 p.m in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region.

Tra Que village

In the afternoon

After your lunch, you will take an even more traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.

  • At around 03:00 p.m, you ride back to Hoi An town and start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced about many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 05:00 p.m, you will ride back to your hotel for ending the day tour and have your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing suitable clothes to join some farming activities
  • If you cannot ride a bike, private car will be used

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 11: VESPA TOUR/HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE

In the morning

  • Setting off from Café Zoom in Hoi An, you ride over the bridge to Cam Kim island into the beautiful rural countryside, riding along the river, then stopping off at an Ancestral House and a traditional boat builder yard (seasonal) before you set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Zig-zag through breathtaking scenery of rice paddies and farmland, taking stops along the way to learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap (rice cracker).
  • After snack, you ride out riverside to cross a spectacular & adrenalin pumping 300-metre long bamboo bridge to the opposing landscape of the seaboard side of the island. You make your way to the coast at the Thu Bon river mouth, along roads lined with Casuarina Pine & Cashew Nut Trees
  • Riding into a small village, we stop at a local café to fuel up on local drip-coffee & learn the art of coffee roasting.
  • Then, it’s up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh

Lunch time: 12:00 – 01:00 p.m with local specialty

In the afternoon

  • After having you take a short rest before getting back to your hotel

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

DAY 12: HOI AN – DA NANG – NHA TRANG

Nha Trang welcome: is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants

In the morning

  • At about 11:20 a.m, our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Nha Trang city.

Danang Beach

In the afternoon

  • Upon arrival in Nha Trang, our driver and guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in the city center.
  • Free at your leisure time

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__                                                                   

Flight information:  VN 1943                    Vietnam Airlines                        13:15   14:25

Parameters: Hoi An – Da Nang: 30km – Driving: 45 minutes
                       Airplane: 1.10 hours

Overnight in Nha Trang

DAY 13: NHA TRANG CITY TOUR

In the morning

  • At 08.30 a.m, our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Cau Da for a visit to the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute to see the whole collection of sea creatures in Nha Trang bay.
  • You also go to Long Son pagoda and Cathedral or Stone Church built in French colonial time, the Po Nagar Temples.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will visit Chong Promontory Rocks, which offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands.
  • Next, you visit local Dam market, which is is used mainly by the local people the it gives you a glimpse into the daily lives of the Vietnamese people.
  • At around 04:00 p.m, the city tour will come to the end and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Nha Trang

DAY 14: NHA TRANG FREE DAY

Free at your leisure time

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Nha Trang

DAY 15: NHA TRANG – HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY TOUR

Ho Chi Minh welcome: Ho Chi Minh has been commonly known as Saigon. It is located in southern Vietnam. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks.

In the morning

  • At 07:25 a.m, you are transferred to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
  • At 10:10 a.m, on your arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver will welcome and take you to your hotel in the city center.

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

travel sense asia (3)

In the afternoon

  • You start the trip by visiting the Reunification Palace. It has stayed in the mind of many generations, not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonials.
  • You will also visit the Central Post Office which is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. It fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features from exterior to interior decorations.
  • You continue your trip by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city. And,
  • If time allows, you go to Ben Thanh Local market, which is the largest wholesales market in this city
  • At 05.00 p.m, you will finish the tour

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information: VN 1347                Vietnam Airlines                           09:10   10:10

Parameter:  Airplane: 1hour
Driving: 7 km/20 minutes

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI – BINH TAY

In the morning 

  • At 8.00 a.m:  You will meet up our guide and driver to visit Cu Chi tunnels, famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, schools, kitchens, sleeping quarters, shelters and much more. If you choose, squeeze into and crawl through some of the small tunnels that were once traversed by guerrillas, experiencing the life that once existed here.

Lunch time: 12:30 p.m – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

ho chi minh tunnels tour (5)

In the afternoon

  • You will come back to Saigon and start to visit Binh Tay market which has always been a major business hub despite many wars over the years in the past.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi: 70km/Driving: 1.30 hours/way

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 17: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA

Mekong welcome: Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boats are the main means of transportation, and tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City or Can Tho, a bustling town in the heart of the delta

In the morning

  • At 08.30 a.m, you will be met up by our guide and driver at your hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to Ho Chi Minh city. It will be a 90-minute driving through the small villages in the western region.
  • You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta.
  • After that, you continue to the boat quay, enjoying a scenic cruise, crossing Tien River to Thoi Son 5 Island. Here, you will visit fruit orchards, listen to the traditional music performance, “cai luong” by local people & and enjoy fruits.
  • Then you will get in horse cart on nice road the next Thao Nguyen orchid flower gardens and have a great chance to while tasting tea – honey bees.
  • Leaving Thoi Son, you continue your boat trip to fishing villages around the Phoenix Island. You can visit houseboats and learn how the locals feed Red Tilapias fish.
  • Next, you visit Ankhanh Canal & Mrs. Ut Phím’s house in Ben Tre where you can communicate with the locals-taste the coconut candy- special products of Ben Tre province.
  • After a walk on a village path, you take a wooden rowing boat along narrow channels under the shadow of water coconut trees for deep look into the Mekong river life.

Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days (1)

Lunch time: 01:00 p.m – 02:30 p.m in southern style at Mien Tay riverside restaurant (or Vuondau- depend on time), which is famous for Elephant Fish as well as other delicious local specialties

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your private car is waiting and go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
  • At around 05:00 p.m, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and the tour will come to the end with your own free time afterwards.

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing clothes covering your shoulder and knees to visit the pagoda but comfortable to do the boat trip and walking
  • Sun cream must be prepared to avoid the sun because it is sunny and hot for the whole year

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 18: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days (4)

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 7.5 km/20 minutes

Today useful note(s):

  • Check all your luggage and belongs before checking out and make sure you miss nothing.

 Free Quote

 

What's Included & ExcludedPrice

Included:

  • Twin/double sharing rooms in the best recommended hotel/cruise
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
  • Delicious included meals as being clarified
  • Door-to-door transportation as being clarified above
  • 2 bottles of water each day
  • 4-berth sharing cabin on train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Private cabin is up on request)
  • 03 Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Nha Trang, Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Service charges

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide. The normal minimum tip is US$3/pax/day
  • Bank fee

LIST OF RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS

City Superior class (3 star) Deluxe class (4 star) Luxury class (5 star)
Hanoi Gondola hotel
Deluxe room
O’Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa
Deluxe room
Apricot hotel
Sketch Room
Hotel for transit in Hanoi Cosiana hotel
Superior room
Sapa Sapa Diomond hotel
Deluxe room
Sapa Amazing hotel
Deluxe room
Victoria Sapa hotel & Resort
Superior room
Train Oriental Express Train4-berth sharing/cabin Chapa Express Train4-berth sharingcabin Victoria Express Train4-berth sharing/cabin
Hue Romance Hue
Superior room
Eldora Hue
Deluxe room
Indochine Palace
Deluxe room
Hoi An Phu Thinh Boutique Resort and Spa
Deluxe room
Ancient House Village Resort & Spa
Superior room
Palm Garden Resort
Superior room
Nha Trang Paris hotel
Deluxe sea view
Novotel Nha Trang hotel
Superior room
Intercontinental Nha Trang
Deluxe Ocean room
Ho Chi Minh Silverland Central Hotel & Spa
Deluxe room
Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa
Premium Deluxe Room
The Myst hotel
Dong Khoi room
Flight Vietnam Airline
Economy save

Price quote in USD per person & valid until 31 Dec 2017

Children Policy:

Kid < 5 years old: Free of charge (share services with Adult)
Kid 5-10 years old: 50% Adult
Kid >10 years old: 100% Adult price

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

Free Quote

Why 96% Clients Recommend TSA? Hear What They Say

Jessica (USA) – From TripAdvisor said:

I cannot recommend Travel Sense Asia enough! The team is amazing – from their hospitality, their punctuality, and overall knowledge of Vietnam. I took travel Northern Vietnam with my family, and there were 11 of us total. We did not have to worry about anything. The hotels, transportation, and meals were so well organized, yet there was flexibility when we wanted it. My mother is from Vietnam, and I could not have asked for a better trip going back to her home country with her! Thank you to the entire Travel Sense Asia team!!… Read more

Visited January 2016

 rae550 (Murwillumbah, Australia) –  From Tripadvisor said:

This was a hands on trip covering cooking, on the farms, walking, fishing, meeting the locals and dining with them and several visits to the theater plus. Julie (Hien) organized everything in great detail leaving nothing to chance. Her recommendation to hire an SUV for greater comfort and ease with all the luggage was most appreciated. For most of the North Vietnam tours we had a guide as well as the driver. During the trip Julie was always available if we needed assistance of any kind, and while we were organizing the trip Julie was very prompt with her emails…. Read more

 

Doyzzzz (Singapore) – From TripAdvisor said:

We also love the idea of TSA “Home Hosted Dinner”.
I want to use one of the compliments that a member in our group said right on the first day after we checked in the hotel in Saigon as the CONCLUSION of my review:
“Based on what we paid and what we got I think we were in HEAVEN!”… Read more

Useful information for travel in Vietnam

What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?

A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed, and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for the visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need the visa to Vietnam in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer the free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.

Currency Exchange

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.

Tipping

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.

Food

Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.

Vehicle

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?
A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.

Electric

electric-vietnam1electric-vietnam2 electric-vietnam3

In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.


I’ve been working as a tour-guide in Vietnam for a long time before became a travel advisor and tour designer at TSA. I’m really interested in touching clients’ need to authentic experience in local. Let us take care of your dream in Indochina.

Henry – Travel Sense Asia Expert Tour Designer



We have spent years finding and developing the very best team in Indochina. Our team is knowledgeable, flexible and friendly, but rich in personality. They are the best team on ground to care out your dream of Indochina. Their goal is to be a lovely host, and to entice you back. Let contact our team if you want history, facts, local inside tips or even to ask about their lives they are happy to share.

Julie – Travel Sense Asia Sale Manager



Free Quote