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Absolute Vietnam

Tour Code: VNL16 - AV

Book $ 1168


Absolute Vietnam

Tour type: Luxury Holidays

Duration: 16 days / 15 nights

Operate: Year round / on demand

  • Overview


    Day 01: Welcome to Vietnam – Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City   (-, -, D)

    Arrival day. Greetings at the airport, we are transferred to hotel for check in and tour briefing. We can acclimatize ourselves with a walking tour in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City - the biggest city in Vietnam. A welcome Vietnamese dinner to be hosted by Little Orient Travel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour   (B, -, -)

    Meet your private guide at hotel at 8:30 AM then drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi Tunnels. That’s an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. There is a chance to visit the underground shelters where the revolutionary cadres were living.

    Leaving Cu Chi we drive back to  Ho Chi Minh City and the tour continues to the War Remnants Museum, Cho Lon (China Town), and the central market of Binh Tay and the Thien Hau Pagoda. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 03: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long Day Trip   (B, L, -)

    Meet your guide at hotel and leave Ho Chi Minh City for Vinh Long early in the morning. On arrival at Cai Be, we’ll board a boat to explore the floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta. Continue by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards of tropical fruits and have lunch in the famous Bonsai garden of Mr Sau Giao. After lunch we proceed by boat to Vinh Long Town for transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 04: Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang   (B, -, -)

    Free until transfer to airport for a short domestic flight to the Beach Town of Nha Trang. Total immersion in Sunlight, Sandy Beaches, and the surrounding emerald waters of the South China Sea. The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    Day 05: Nha Trang Excursion   (B, L, -)

    Full day experiencing Nha Trang by boat. Cruise to Nha Trang’s exotic islands to indulge in swimming, snorkeling, or a myriad of other activities, and most of all, Nha Trang is famous for its locally produced seafood. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    Day 06: Nha Trang – Danang - Hoian   (B, -, -)

    Morning transfer by air to Danang, and eventual destination of Hoian, the ancient trading town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stops at the famous Cham Museum of Danang, China Beach, and Marble Mountain. Plenty of time to explore Hoian Town. Hoi An also has pristine beaches, plenty of shopping, and some very fine local restaurants. Life along the Thu Bon River – the way it was centuries ago. Overnight in Hoian.

    Day 07: Hoian – From Farming to Fishing   (B, L, -)

    We will depart our hotel after breakfast by bicycle and head out of town to the countryside.  We will pass over small narrow roads encountering water buffalo, bamboo bridges, and small ponds full of ducks on our way to the an organic farm. At the farm we will have a chance to learn how the locals work on the farm. Next we will go to the river where we will put our bikes on board and head downstream. Our first stop will be the palm paradise where we will paddle round basket boats through the narrow passageways that were used as a hiding place for the Viet Cong during the American War.  Next we will stop and visit with a fisherman who will teach us about fishing with a cast net. We will get to pull in the fish from the boat and then we will learn how to cast on land.  After that we will learn about the fishing traps on the river and get to use pull them up and see if we have caught any fish. Later on we go to the fishing village for a fresh seafood lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon we take a leisure cycling along the Cua Dai beach return to Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.

    Day 08: Hoian – Danang - Hue   (B, -, -)

    Today, we drive northward to Hue, and over the coastal route, into some of the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam’s center region. Hue is the self-proclaimed intellectual and artistic center of Vietnam, and we’ll explore Hue’s Nguyen Dynasty by visiting the Imperial Citadel, Ming Mang’s Tomb, and other important sites in Hue. Overnight in Hue.

    Day 09: Hue - Hanoi   (B, -, -)

    This morning we visit one of the Royal Tombs, the burial place of King Tu Duc and learn something of the turbulent history of the Nguyens, before departing for our flight to Hanoi. A city walking tour is provided upon arrival in Hanoi. The day tour closes with a return to the hotel. Refresh yourselves. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 10: Hanoi Full Day City Tour – Night Train to Sapa   (B, -, -)

    Meet your guide at hotel and start a full day city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. We’ll see the city’s outstanding historical and cultural sites: President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential homes, the National Assembly area, and an opportunity to learn more about the country’s constitution. We’ll continue to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, and become acquainted with Vietnam’s two major religions, Buddhism and Confucianism. We top off the morning by touring the Fine Arts Museum then enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant.

    We restart in the afternoon with the Museum of Ethnology where cultures of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups are depicted. We get back to the very heart of Hanoi for a walk around the Lake of the Restored Sword then explore the famous Old Quarter of 36 guild streets by rickshaw. Evening highlight is a performance of the internationally renowned water puppetry theater. Return to Hanoi station and finish the memorable trip. Night train to Sapa.

    Day 11: Sapa   (B, -, -)

    Early morning arrival at Lao Cai, then transfer upland to the town of Sapa and hotel check-in. The rest of the day is devoted to exploring this exotic region of the Northern Hill Country, visiting the unusual markets, and getting acquainted with the different ethnic hill tribes such as the H’mong, Red Dao, Tay and others. We then talk a short walk out of town for a great vista of Vietnam’s highest mountain range, Fansipan, filled with terraced rice paddies and deep valleys. Enjoy the incredible mountain vista at sunset. Overnight in Sapa.

    Day 12: Sapa   (B, -, -)

    An entire day to enjoy the natural wonders, or learn more about the varied cultures of the region’s Hill People. We will have ample opportunity to visit different villages of the H’mong, Red Dao, and Tay people in the Muong Hoa Valley. Home visits are included, and be sure to bring our cameras. This is a Photographer’s paradise. Walking by foot, hill climbing, trekking, or taking it easy by jeep. Overnight in Sapa.

    Day 13: Sapa – Night Train to Hanoi   (B, -, -)

    If we are in Sapa from Monday to Saturdays, we will take a jeep tour to Silver Waterfall and Heaven’s Gate Pass (the highest Pass in Viet Nam, over 2,000 meters). Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding valley.

    If this day is a Sunday, we will visit Ba Cha Hill Tribe Market instead. Drive three hours to town of Ba Cha and thrill to the sights at the Ba Cha Market. On this day, the various hill peoples gather in all their finest, most colorful, clothing at one of the biggest market gatherings in Viet Nam’s northern mountain region. This is their special one-day of the week to trade, shop, and socialize. Not to be missed, especially for photographers. In the late afternoon, the night train returns to Hanoi.

    Day 14: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight Cruise   (B, L, D)

    Pick up at Hanoi station, in the morning we start our exploration day by a ride to Halong Bay, northeast of Ha Noi and enter into the Red River Delta, rich with rural beauty and picturesque rice-farming villages. Not just pictures, we can stop for close-up views of  buffalos ploughing, women in conical hats scooping their paddies. Once reaching Halong Bay, we board our cruise and set sail for an extraordinary cruise of Halong Bay. Declared as the World Heritage Site twice for its nature beauty and geological by UNESCO, we’ll cruise through its three-thousand islands and rich rock-formations and stop at Ga Choi Island, Dinh Huong Island, Dog Island, Sail Island… You’ll be able to sample the rich seafood served on-board while viewing the islands. Late afternoon we have chance to explore the bay on our kayaks. We’ll close out the day by a romantic dinner and overnight on board.

    Day 15: Halong Bay - Hanoi   (B, L, -)

    Wake-up for sun shine and morning coffee then we take a bamboo boat to visit Sung Cot Cave – one of the largest in Halong Bay. We then continue our exploration by the cruise pass-by the city’s market – Hon Gai and enjoy our last seafood lunch on-board before get back to Halong City. Our car will take us back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 16: Departure from Hanoi   (B, -, -)

    Rest and relax or explore the city on your own before departure from flight home, or explore the city on your own. Transfer and departure assistance provided.


    • Accommodation ½ twin sharing room
    • Transfer & transportation as program
    • Express train HN – Lao Cai & returned, A/C  cabin with soft sleep berth
    • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • English or French speaking guide
    • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
    • Additional surprises


    •    Visa in Viet Nam ( compulsory and has to be arranged in advance)
    •    International and domestic flights - subject to change without notice (SGN-NHA//NHA-DAD//HUE-HAN)
    •    Travel insurance
    •    Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
    •   Tips and personal expenses
    •   Any other service not mentioned

    Special Notes


    •  The prices are in USD, per person, based on DBL/TWN SUP occupancy and group of min 06 pax
    •  Best Rates and information: please contact us via email or directly phone

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