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Adventure Guide for Travelers

Discover Vietnam's Natural Beauty 18 Days

From 1986 USD/pax. Private group of 2 pax

Explore the essence of Vietnam’s breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture with our meticulously crafted 18-day adventure guide. From the emerald rice terraces of Pu Luong to the bustling streets of Hanoi, this immersive journey is designed for travelers seeking an authentic experience in one of Southeast Asia’s most captivating destinations. Get ready to delve into Vietnam’s natural wonders, uncover hidden gems, and embark on thrilling adventures that promise an unforgettable exploration of this diverse and enchanting country.

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Get in touch with nature
Uncover the countryside of Vietnam in the valleys of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. And get ready to drop your jaw when watching the seascape of Lan Ha Bay an area of the UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay.

 Soak in the local life
Live local in Ninh Binh with a Vietnamese family. Slow down in the Mai Chau area and visit the ethnic Thai- and Mương people. Experience traditional dancing and learn about Vietnamese culture.

Explore all the must-see destinations
Admire the ancient city in Hoi An and watch the Hai Van Pass from the local train. Browse on the Mekong Delta to experience the life on the river and stroll by night in Saigon.

Discover Vietnam's Natural Beauty 18 Days

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi - Arrival

Your adventure in Vietnam has started.

  • You will be welcomed at the airport then transferred to your arranged hotel for relaxation.
  • Get ready to learn about Vietnamese culture while enjoying good quality Vietnamese coursing and let the excitement begin!

Highlight experience: Traditional Vietnamese food

Day 2Hanoi - Highlights - Water Puppet Show

Begin your journey by unravelling Vietnamese culture and history in Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital.

  • Discover Vietnam’s history by visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex – the resting place for the Great father of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • Visit the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university (1076) – to understand how the Vietnamese elite has been educated.
  • Visit the Ethnology Museum, a fabulous collection relating to the Vietnamese ethnic minorities and understand the original culture of Vietnam.
  • Grab a Vietnamese coffee while waiting for the train to pass by at the Train Street – where the train hurls through the narrow streets just a few steps away from local houses.
  • See the famous Water Puppet Show. Get ready to be amazed by the traditional music and authentic Vietnamese operatic songs telling folktales and legends.

Highlight experience: Grabbing a coffee at the Train Street

Day 3Hanoi - Duong Lam Village - Mai Chau

After having breakfast, depart in the morning to Mai Chau:

  • Along the way, stop at Duong Lam ancient village, where retains most of the characteristics of a typical Vietnamese village: a village gate, banyan trees, a wharf, a communal yard, pagodas, temples, a well, and rice fields. Take a visit to Mong Phu Village built with laterite stone and rammed earth dwellings.
  • Have a typical Vietnamese lunch in an ancient house with a local family.
  • Continue your journey to Mai Chau and drive through beautiful valleys carved by rice terraced fields. Mai Chau is home to the ethnic White Thai group, distant relatives of tribes located in Thailand, China and Laos.
  • Have a cozy dinner with a local family. Then enjoy Thai traditional dance performance and drink “Ruou Can” – a traditional alcohol made from rice.
  • Authentic Experience: Have a typical Vietnamese meal in an ancient house and get in touch with locals.

    Day 4Mai Chau - Easy Cycling/ Trekking - Pu Luong

    Large mountains will rise around you while going to the Mai Hich village. Soak in pictures for the memory while enjoying the fresh air.

    • Walk around the small villages or take a cycle trip of 15 km to the Mai Hich Village, while passing rice fields and enjoy the fresh air in the mountain area.
    • Meet your host for the lunch oft our recommended homestay. Try fried pineapple or long time cooked meat that melts in your mouth.
    • Drive to our retreat hotel in the Don Village, which is located on the top of the nature reserve in Pu Luong. Relax and enjoy the sunset from the infinity pool.

    Highlight experience: Lunch created at a homestay that will explode with taste in your mouth.

    Day 5Don Village - Trekking - Hieu Village - Pu Luong

    Go for a trekking tour surrounded by mountains and paddies while passing through small villages.

    • Walk through villages, rice terraces and forest to get to the Hieu Village. Take in the sounds from children playing and birds flying by.
    • Jump into the waterfall located in the Hieu Village and refresh from the hike. Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the cold water.
    • Enjoy your lunch surrounded by locals before heading back to our retreatment place where you can relax and enjoy the view.

    Highlight experience: Bathing in the Hieu waterfall after a long hike.

    Day 6Pu Luong - "Halong Bay on land" - Tam Coc - Hiep Homestay

    Travel to the amazing “Halong Bay on land”.

    • Tam Coc is home to the country’s first capital called Hoa Lu, making it an important stop on your trip in understanding the Vietnamese culture.
    • Board a sampan and navigate Ngo Dong River where limestone towers rise above rice fields.
    • Bike to the Bich Dong Pagoda and climb the stairs carved into the rock walls. The view from the top is breathtaking and with the climb.
    • End the day at the cosy homestay with the Hiep family, where your host allows you to settle into their daily routine and living like a Vietnamese family.

    Highlight experience: Stay with the Hiep family

    Day 7Tam Coc - Cat Ba Island - CRUISE and NIGHT on board

    Transfer to the Cat Ba Island and embark an overnight cruise to explore Lan Ha Bay. A less touristic area in the outstanding southern portion of the UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay.

    • Get ready to experience the bay’s treasures and enjoy your time away from the crowd on a fine mid-size cruise ship with 16 cabins.
    • Adventure within the fantastically formed Vung Tra Bau and be fascinated by the formations of the bay.
    • Participate in kayaking, swimming or relax on the white sand beach of Hon Co Island.
    • Join the chef of the boat for a cooking performance where you could learn how to make Vietnamese traditional dishes and taste it.

    Highlight experience: Escape the crowd and relax in Rang Dua Sea, nearby Halong Bay and Cat Ba.

    Day 8Lan Ha Bay - Viet Hai cycling - CRUISE and NIGHT on board

    Relax in the water and experience Cat Ba National Reserve by bike.

    • Start the day by a boat trip to Lan Ha Bay where you can bicycle or use an electric wagon to the Viet Hai village. A village located in the Cat Ba National Reserve.
    • Have a nice local lunch where fresh seafood is served before heading back to the cruise.
    • Go for a swim or jump into a kayak at Van Boi – a small beach nearby.
    • End the day with a dinner and drinks while viewing the bay at night on the top of the deck.

    Highlight experience: Biking to the Viet Hai village for fresh seafood lunch.

    Day 9CRUISE - Hanoi - FLY - Hoi An

    Wake up, inhale the fresh air and watch the sunrise horizon while admiring the breathtaking seascape.

    • Sail to the nearby fishing area by Chã – in a traditional small fishing boat. Watch how the fishermen catch the fish by classic costume netting. The ideal location for the perfect picture.
    • Continue the morning by transferring to the Dark & Bright cave and explore the lovely cave by bamboo boats.
    • Have a farewell brunch back at the cruise before heading back to the pier.
      Transfer back to Hanoi and prepare for the flight to Da Nang in the evening.

    Highlight experience: Watching the sunrise while admiring the breathtaking seascape.

    Day 10Hoi An - Ancient town highlights

    Stroll through the delightful trading port and see the remaining century-old buildings in Hoi An.

    • Appreciate the narrow alleys, charming homes with wooden balconies, fascinating architectural features, beautiful temples, and the famous Japanese Bridge.
    • Try making your own lantern when visiting a lantern factory, which the city got famous for around the world.
    • Discovering the historic port, that is lit up at dusk by hundreds of beautifully coloured lanterns creating spectacular photo opportunities.

    Highlight experience: Experience how the Hoi An lanterns are created.

    Day 11Hoi An - Free time

    Enjoy free time to wander the Hoi An ancient town or leisurely lounge on the An Bang beach.

    Day 12Hoi An - Free time

    Enjoy free time to wander the Hoi An ancient town or leisurely lounge on the An Bang beach.

    Day 13Hoi An - TRAIN - Hue - Highlights

    Transfer to Hue by train and experience stunning views and arrive to Hue, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • The most stunning view of the famous Hai Van Pass, known as “the pass in the clouds”. should be seen from the train to get the most spectacular view. On the one side you have the jungle and on the other the ocean.
    • Arrive in Hue which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the ancient relics, historical monuments, and fine continuation of imperial traditions such as the imperial city and Khai Dinh’s tomb, the last emperor.
    • Experience a village which specialises in incense-making, and a true icon of Vietnam – conical hats!

    Highlight experience: The village of conical hats.

    Day 14Hue - Thuy Bieu cooking class - FLY - Ho Chi Minh

    Board a boat after breakfast on a cruise on the legendary Perfume River.

    • Buy fresh ingredients for the cooking class at Dong Ba in the packed open-air market.
    • Continue cruising the picturesque Perfume River, surrounded by rural scenery, before reaching Thuy Bieu Village:
    • Go for an adventurous amble or bicycle ride to visit the garden-house styled homes, ancestral temple, and the village.
    • Prepare traditional Hue cuisine carefully with the chef and tuck into your “achievement” afterwards.
    • Relax by dipping your feet in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice – and unwind with an excellent massage by a visually-impaired masseuse.
    • Settle into an evening flight from Hue to Saigon.

    Highlight experience: Preparing traditional Hue cuisine in a cooking class.

    Day 15Ho Chi Minh - City Tour

    Wake up in Saigon (currently Ho Chi Minh City), the city that varies from the rest of Vietnam due to its modern flair.

    • Start the day by visiting Thien Hau Temple and the Binh Tay Market, built by the Cantonese congregation.
    • Visit the War Remnants Museum that is home to the history of locals’ perspectives of the American/Vietnam War.
    • The old Presidential Palace is where victory was declared after years of fighting and is preserved as found with vehicles still in the garages.
    • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office which are both magnificent displays of French architecture.

    Highlight experience: The trip to the War Remnants Museum, to understand the American/Vietnam War and how people lived in Vietnam during the time.

    Day 16Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Vinh Long - Can Tho

    Move from Saigon and head for the rich, fertile lands of the Mekong Delta region and its extraordinarily busy inhabitants.

    • Wind along narrow waterways on a local sampan and observe productive rice fields, fruit orchards, and historic buildings
    • Visit a rice popcorn factory and an ancient colonial house in Vinh Long
    • Travel by road to Can Tho, the largest town and trading center in the Mekong Delta

    Highlight experience: Experience the local life on the Mekong Delta.

    Day 17Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

    Start the eventful final day in the Mekong Delta full of vibrant opportunities.
    Journey to the colourful Cai Rang floating market and fruit orchard to taste their fresh products

    • Visit the 100-year-old Binh Thuy Ancient House to appreciate the historic workmanship and architecture
    • Admire the lush vegetation and active life of the local people along the riverbanks
    • Close the Mekong Delta trip by wandering Can Tho’s bright market.
    • On the return journey to Saigon visit either the Vinh Trang Pagoda or Cao Dai Temple and arrive in Saigon in the late afternoon.

    Highlight experience: Watch and taste the delicious fruits at the Cai Rang floating market.

    Day 18Ho Chi Minh - Departure

    Free time to explore the last parts of Saigon until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


    What make our tailor-made holidays different?

    • Non-catalogue itinerary
    • Crafted by you and us, local experts
    • Hand-picked authentic experiences
    • Well-selected fine accommodation
    • Designed to your budget and your time
    • Adjusted to your satisfaction

    A tailor-made family holiday

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    • All accommodation in double room at suggested hotels or similar
    • All meals as mentioned in the program
    • All transfers by private, spacious, air-conditioned car, with provision of water and refreshing towels, and a professional driver
    • All other transportation used for travel: sampan, small boat, etc…
    • A competent professional guide at each stage the entire time, (except during free time)
    • All tours as per the designed program
    • All entry fees for places you visit
    • All the entertainment and shows mentioned in the program
    • All program activities (cycling, bike, kayak, or others…)
    • Flight tickets : Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh
    • The CRUISE & NIGHT on board in Halong Bay
    • Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc….)


    • International flights to and from your home country,
    • Beverages, personal expenses and other services not clearly mentioned
    • Tipping guides and drivers, which are of course not mandatory, but always appreciated, are subject to your
    • discretion.
    • Travel insurance of any kind that you subscribe to personally
    • Any free time services: including car and driver, tour guide, lunch and dinner.


    Au Coeur d'Hanoi Boutique Hotel 3 *

    Au Coeur d'Hanoi Boutique Hotel

    With accents of French and Oriental decor, Au Coeur d’Hanoi Boutique Hotel is a charming 3-star property in the centre of Hanoi’s famous Old Quarter. Offering free Wi-Fi, it is a mere 3-minute walk from the Returned Sword Lake, Jade Hill Temple, Dong Xuan Market and the Hanoi Opera House.

    Hiep Tam Coc Homestay

    Hiep Tam Coc Homestay is located in the famous “Halong Bay on Land”, Ninh Binh. Built in a wide field, the for a house from the countryside, this property is quite modern. That is the reason why it is so special Surrounded by beautiful gardens, fish ponds and rice fields, Hiep Homestay has its own charm making it a unique place to stay. Additionally, it is a quiet and peaceful location where you can relax. Hiep and his family not only share their home with their guests but also their hospitality and their lifestyle. People fall in love with this place by the generosity and kindness of the family, but also by the beauty of the wonderful “Halong Bay on Land”.


    Cozy Bay cruise

    Cozy Boutique Cruise provides an enchanting and intimate getaway for travelers with their beloved ones. Focusing on creating peaceful and serene vacations, this cruise takes passengers on an off-the-beaten-track journey in Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long, allowing them to freely explore impressive landscapes as well as enjoy the idyllic charm of the countryside.

    Êmm Hotel Hoi An

    Emm Hotel Hoian

    Nestled in a private garden, ÊMM Hotel Hoi An has Vietnamese and French colonial architecture. The hotel offers 4-star standard rooms in Hoi An city. Pops of color remain a signature feature of the hotel’s EMM brand, and the hotel also has a year-round outdoor swimming pool. Guests can dine at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar.

    Orchid Hue

    orchid hue hotel

    Orchid Hotel is located in the center of the tourist town of Hue City. Hue is a city rich in culture, history, and recognized by UNESCO as a World Culture Heritage site.

    The Hotel is the ideal venue in Hue and easy access to many famous historical landmarks, such as the Perfume River with its poetic scenery and many lovely restaurants where visitors can enjoy an array of the culinary specialties of Hue.

    Chez Mimosa Hotel

    Chez Mimosa - Local

    Found in December 2015, “Chez” means “Home” and Mimosa is the yellow tender flower, “the more sunshine, the more brilliant flower gets” is what people often say about this flower, it has a strong vitality, it carries the meaning of sincere feelings, secret and deep sympathy, and this is the name of the founder – Ms Mimosa Tran who has nearly 20 years’ experience in hotel and tourism industry.

    Chez Mimosa” is a perfect combination of Homestay and Hotel to give guests an unforgettable experience of hospitality, warmth as the name itself. For the design, it follows the elegance neoclassic – Indochine style, which will bring to guest the comfort and convenience.

    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel

    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel

    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel is located in Can Tho city – the largest urban area in the Mekong Delta, an important economic, transportation and tourism center surrounded by western provinces and cities far from the city. Ho Chi Minh 165KM to the southwest. Our hotel is an ideal choice for travelers wishing to visit and experience river life. Opportunity to see the countryside, bustling floating markets, bicycle paths, green countryside interwoven with canals,… especially close to many attractions such as Ho Chi Minh Museum, Night Market Ninh Kieu, Ong Pagoda, Can Tho Palace

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