14 Days Vietnam with Beach Relaxing Tour

INT-V-VBT14 14 Days Vietnam with Beach Relaxing Tour

With this 14 days tour, tourists will get a chance to discover more of Vietnam’s splendid culture, beautiful scenery, charming local people and delicious Vietnamese food.

You will first arrive in Hanoi and then head to Ninh Binh province; ; and then take a luxury Halong Bay cruise to explore the many lime karsts jutting out of the green waters; then transfer to Hoian to discover the quaint streets, ancient shrines and hospitable ambiance of this old town, as well as the gorgeous beaches just out of the town, after that, take a tour to Hue to learn something about the Vietnam royal family; at last, move to Saigon, to witness the busy city life in Saigon and enjoy a full day unique Mekong River Cruise.

TOUR CODEINT-V-VBT14

PLACES VISITEDHanoi - Halong Bay Cruise - Hue – Hoian – Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Two days and one night cruise among thousands of the limestone islands in Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy fun time in the historical Hoian ancient town and sunshine on the beautiful sandy beach.
  • Boat ride to discover the Mekong Delta, “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Cruise on Halong Bay(1 night)

Hue(2 nights)

Hoian(4 nights)

Nha Trang(1 night)

Can Tho(1 night)

Ho Chi Minh City(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

Vietnam Tour, 14 Days Vietnam with Beach Relaxing Tour

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hotel for check in. then rest are at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi – the 100 Year Old City

Meals: B / L

This morning see the Tran Quoc Pagoda. This 1,400 year old temple features ten tiers enclosed by gardens, including a bodhi tree grown from a cutting of the original Buddhist tree under which Buddha sat. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll see the Tortoise Tower perched on the water. Enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s the Old Quarter. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist leads you while you sit in a canopied seat affixed to the front. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, situated on a pillar made of a single stone, in the midst of a lotus pond. This pagoda was built by a 9th century emperor who saw it in a dream and regarded this as divine inspiration to recreate the structure in his vision.

Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. We start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islets…) of Bai Tu Long Bay.Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave and Kayaking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.  

Overnight in Halong Bay.

Day 4 Halong Bay/Return to Hanoi – Fly to Hue

Flight: Internal flight included and will be on INT (TBA)

Meals: B / L

Starting your day with Tai Chi while complimentary tea & coffee are served. Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural are grown.. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for fly to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 5 Hue Imperial Citadel and Purple Forbidden City

Meals: B / L

This morning start with a visit to the Perfume River, renowned for its natural scenery and numerous flowers which envelop it's shores. Along the river, you'll view Vietnamese daily life up close. Take a boat ride along the river to the Tomb of Minh Mang, featuring gardens, many steps, and beautiful decorations. Continue on visit Tu Doc, a complex with the private royal residence and a tomb which also houses the body of one of the wealthiest emperors in Vietnam. Legend has it that his body is buried with vast treasures in an inconspicuous place, which archaeologists have tried but failed to find. 

Enjoy lunch at a family-owned garden restaurant at the royal residence. The imperial styled houses near the Royal Citadel feature beautiful gardens, intricate furnishings, and detailed ornaments at every turn. Each dish highlights different aspects of Hue’s traditional food which was enjoyed by the royalty. The brilliant food presentation will be sure to leave you with a lasting memory.

In the afternoon, press on to see the Imperial Hue Citadel – the old capital of Vietnam. This Citadel has a moat and wall perimeter 10 km long. View its vast gardens and structural relics. Walk through the outer perimeter of the city to see many of the national treasures and buildings inside. Venture further in to enter the Purple Forbidden City, which was off limits to the general public. Only royalty and the highest officials in the Vietnamese government were allowed to enter. Last stop of the day is the Dong Ba Market where you can purchase local fruits and foods.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6 Mountain Coastal Road Trip to Hoi An

Meals: B / L

Your tour guide will assist with checking you out of your hotel and then you'll be escorted by vehicle for a scenic ride along the mountain coasts of Vietnam. Start by riding through the mountains, valleys, countryside, and shorelines where you'll find numerous breath-taking scenes. Feel free to request your driver to stop for photos along the way. Then you'll continue to a summit where the clouds will meet you. In Chinese, the summit is referred to as “Where the Clouds Meet the Ocean”. After you cross the summit, you'll approach a steep and narrow descent where you'll find the scenery surreal. Along the way, there is a stretch of road which overlooks a beautiful bay with a small fishing village, perfect for a Facebook portrait.

As reach the base, you'll travel alongside the beaches of Danang where you'll see hundreds of traditional fishing boats scattered out along the water with beautiful mountains lining the horizon.

Then you'll approach Hoi An with beautiful countryside, hills, river views and seaside coasts. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Century Cham Ruins and Hoi An Ancient Port Town

Meals: B / L

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site.  

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th century port town in its preserved state. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics which houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500’s to the 1,700’s. Continue on a brief visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century featuring China's influence in the region. Enter  the Ancient Town as the streets take on a magic of their own with old lanterns, French-style houses, intricately carved wooden doors and more Take a walk through the Old Tam Ky House to see it's imperial styles meshed with French overtures. Continue on to stroll along the river and see traditional boats and locals on bicycles passing by. You'll then approach the Japanese Covered Bridge which for centuries connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway. The old wooden structure has shown amazing resilience for more than 400 years.

At dusk, enjoy walking along the riverside as colorful lanterns light up the town. Then return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation. 

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 Hoi An - Relax on the Beach

Meals: B

Full Day Relaxing on the beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9 Danang flight to Nha Trang

Flight: Internal flight include and will be on INT

Meals: B

Enjoy your free morning today until transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang .

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10 Full Day Nha Trang City Tour

Meals: B / L

Enjoy a full day city tour to visit Nha Trang's major sights including Por Naga Tower, the Oceanographic Institute, Bao Dai villa (built on the hill and surrounded by the poetic scenery). Lunch is not included.

Afternoon, continue to visit Hon Chong Rock formation, Mountain church, Exhibition hall and Dam market.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11 Fly to Saigon – Chu Chi Tunnels

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / L

Fly to Ho Chi Minh. Start the day with a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels. The Vietnamese are proud of their resolve in their prolonged history of struggle against invading armies, and the story of the people of Cu Chi is indicative of that spirit. The residents of Cu Chi then took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas.

After lunch, take a visit to Reunification Palace (the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975), Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, Cho lon - the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12 Saigon - Can Tho Mekong Delta Discovery

Meals: B / L

Today you will discover the Mekong River and villages at the Mekong Delta region, essential to Vietnamese life

Your private guide and car will take you to the remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First you'll Vinh Trang Pagoda which is decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens packed with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Next, you'll take a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. You'll stop at the Tortoise Island where you'll enjoy lunch in the orchard.

After lunch you'll visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island. Then enjoy seasonal fruit, honey tea, and delicious coconut candies all to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. When the tour is finished, you'll transfer to Can Tho.

Upon arrive in Can Tho, you will check in hotel and have a rest.

In the evening, you may wander around the night market in the centre of the small town, or enjoy some drinks at the riverside bars.   

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 13 Can Tho - Saigon| Morning Floating Market

Meals: B / L

Rise early in the morning for breakfast at your hotel where your private guide and driver will meet you to escort you to the pier of Can Tho for an adventure on the river. Your motor boat and captain will greet you and help you on board. You'll be taken to the largest floating market in Can Tho where local farmers bring their bulk produce for sale. The trip there will see the banks with various flowers scattered throughout.

When you arrive at the market, you'll see boats with colorful fruits and vegetables local to the region being traded in bulk. After this, you'll venture up narrow canals to find a local fruit farm hidden in the natural landscape of the creek. You'll have the chance to see local fruits such as mango, limes, jack fruit, durian and more being grown. Then you'll have the chance to sit and enjoy fresh cut fruit before returning to town by boat.

After the tour, relax at hotel for short time and check out, then you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh .

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 14 Farewell from Saigon

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Enjoy free morning until transfer to airport for your flight back home.

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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