Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi  (Dinner)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Majestic Salute Hotel Hanoi
After the flight you will be transferred to accommodation in our hotel. Tonight we will have a meal in one of the fine restaurants in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Train
Sites visited: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh square, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Cyclo in Hanoi old quarter In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University. In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed byn hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken round the old quarter of Hanoi. Tonight we will take comfortable our overnight train to Lao Cai

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time:
Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sa Pa (Breakfast)
Sites visited: China Border gate, Cat Cat village, Sa Pa town
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel Sa Pa

Upon arrival we will be welcome and we will make our way to the nearby China / Vietnam border gate where we can observe the start of early day trade taking place between the two countries. About one hour’s drive on a scenic route brings us to Sapa, an old French trading town set high on the mountainside with spectacular views all around.
Check in to the hotel, there will be free time to explore the market. After lunch we will take a 3 hour walk to Cat Cat village of the H’Mong people, and we will also see the waterfall. Then we will return to Sapa town to visit the local Market with its fresh vegetables and typical local food.

Day 4: Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Overnight train to Hanoi (Breakfast)
Site visited: Lao Chai Village, TaVan Village
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Train – 4 berth Cabin with A/C

Today after a short jeep journey overlooking beautiful, terraced rice paddies, we will arrive at the two villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the H’Mong and Giay hill people. We will take a 3 hour trek to visit them, returning to Sapa by jeep afterwards. The afternoon is free for exploration of this interesting town. In the late afternoon we leave by bus for Lao Cai Station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Paradise Luxury Cruise
Site visited: Halong Bay, Caves
Upon arrival, you will transfer to hotel for breakfast and freshen up. Then we depart for Halong Bay. When we are there we cruise in this secluded bay, marveling at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have opportunity to visit spectacular limestone cave, swim from our boat, and especially we can do kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay. Overnight on boat.

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Accommodation: La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi
Site visited: Halong Bay, Hallow cave
In the morning we do some more kayaking to explore Luon cave and from here we are kayaking toward Turtle islet, Human Head islet, and the Saddle islet. After having lunch on boat we are leaving Halong Bay for Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi – Fly to Hue (Breakfast)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
Accommodation: Green Hue Hotel
Sites visited: Hue Citadel, Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City

This morning we catch a one-hour flight to Hue. Arriving Hue we can look forward to exploring the superb sights of the city. In the afternoon we explore the Citadel, the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City.

Day 8: Hue (Breakfast, Lunch)
Accommodation: Green Hue Hotel
Sites Visited: Thien Mu pagoda , Tu Duc tombs, Dong Ba market.

This morning we make our way down to the Perfume River to embark on a riverboat journey. We visit the Thien Mu pagoda (the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady). After that we continue to the elaborate Tu Duc tombs of the Nguyen emperors. On our return we visit Dong Ba market.
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Lotus Hotel Hoian
Sites Visited: Hai Van Pass, Cham museum, My Khe Beach, marble village, old town of Hoi An
We travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way we also visit Cham museum, My Khe Beach and the marble village. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum and the handicraft workshops. After that we are free to go shopping, go to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.

Day 10 Hoi An – Free day (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Lotus Hotel Hoian
Today we are free at our leisure.

Day 11: Hoi An – My Son (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Lotus Hotel Hoian
Sites Visited: My Son World Heritage site
Today we visit My Son, a relic of the Cham civilization which dates back from the 4th to the 12th century. We will return at noon giving us more time to explore quaint Hoi An. We also can take part in a cooking class showing us how to prepare the best Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties.

Day 12: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnel (Breakfast)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
Accommodation: Kingston Hotel

We will take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City early this morning, and after breakfast we will head for the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels. In the early afternoon we will return to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a fascinating mix of old and new for us to explore at your leisure.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Basic home stay
Sites visited: Vinh long town, cottage industries, and local houses

We head for the mighty Mekong Delta today. At Vinh Long town we will board a local boat so we can zigzag through the intricate waterways of the Mekong. We will lunch at a local house, stop to visit cottage industries and spend the night at the simple lodging of a local family in the Mekong Delta.

Day 14: Mekong – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch)
Sites visited: Cai Be Floating market, workshops
Accommodation: Kingston Hotel
Our day will begin with a boat trip along the endless waterway of the mighty Mekong Rever to Cai Be floating market, one of the most beautiful floating markets in the region. After that we have chance to see how the local people making: pop corn, and rice paper. In the afternoon we go back to Ho Chi Minh City, and the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, Lunch)
Accommodation: Sapphire Hotel Saigon
Sites visited: Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants, Ben Thanh market Today we tour around the city to visit the highlights of Saigon including: Notre Dame cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants, and Ben Thanh market.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Riep  (Breakfast)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
Accommodation: Day Inn Angkor Resort Siem Reap
Sites visited: Rolous group of temple, Phnom Bakheng hill top temple

Today we bid farewell to Vietnam and after a short flight we arrive Siem Riep. In the afternoon we begin to explore Angkor with the Rolous group of temple before climbing to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng for a spectacular sunset.

Day 17: Angkor Temple complex ( Breakfast)
Accommodation: Day Inn Angkor Resort Siem Reap
Sites visited: Temple: Pre Rup, East Mebon, Banteay Srey (the Woman temple), Angkor Wat

After breakfast we drive out to the Pre Rup and East Mebon visit Banteay Srey (the Woman temple). In the afternoon we explore the majestic Angkor Wat – The Wonder of the World – a truly memorable experience.

Day 18: Siem Reap (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Day Inn Angkor Resort Siem Reap
Sites visited: Ta Prohm (the Jungle Temple), Banteay Kdei, Sra Srang, Angkor Thom

This morning we visit the ruins of Taprohm (the Jungle Temple) before heading to Banteay Kdei and the nearby lake of Sra Srang. In the afternoon we explore the Angkor Thom.

Day 19: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh  (Breakfast )
Accommodation: Castle hotel Phnom Penh
Site visited: Wat Phnom

In the morning we travel by hydrofoil to Phnom Penh. In the afternoon we will visit  Wat Phnom, the pagoda is dedicated to the founder of the city, Madam Penh.

Day 20: Phnom Penh (Breakfast)
Accommodation: Castle Hotel Phnom Penh

Site visited: National museum, Royal Palace, Silver pagoda, Tuol Sleng museum, killing field, Russian market. Today there is a full-day sightseeing in the national capital including the National museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver pagoda, the Tuol Sleng, the horrific killing field, and the Russian market.
Day 21: Departure  (Breakfast)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement Will be transfer for our flight out of Cambodia. The trip concludes.

About Price: Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!. What’s included ? English speaking guide (other languages upon requests) All accommodation based on twin share basis: 16 nights at three star hotels, 1 night at 4 star hotel, 2 nights on Soft sleeper Train with A/C, 1 night at local home stay Meals indicated in the itinerary (18 breakfast, 7 lunches, 3 dinners) En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay All transfer & transports by private A/C coaches or cars Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City International airfares: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap Domestic airport tax in Vietnam

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Breakfast – Breakfast is usually at the hotel and it would be a western style buffet or continental breakfast. We try to ensure that a choice of western and Vietnamese breakfasts are supplied, however there may be only Vietnamese breakfast is prepared in some remote places. Lunches – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. Drinks are normally not included in the meal. Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese, Charms of Indochina Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.