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15 Days Vietnam Beach Holiday

Hanoi - Halong - Hoi An - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh

Full itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi arrival

Upon arrival Noi Bai international airport, met and get by local english speaking guide.

Transfer to Hanoi city center for checking in (standard check in time is by/after 2pm).

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi Free & Easy (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong on cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Halong. Welcome on board for a junk cruise and set sail in the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, get on sampan to pass by an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, kayak is good option to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. Enjoy night activities on board: playing card, squid fishing... Overnight on cruise.

(Itinerary details is different on each cruise)

Day 4 Halong - Hanoi (B/Br)

Early morning, take Tai Chi Class, see the sunrise above the sea. Cruising around Halong Bay to view multi-shaped rocks, visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) or any other cave in Halong Bay. Brunch on boat. Settle bill and check out boat, then transfer back to Ha Noi. (Itinerary details is different on each cruise)

Drop you at hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5 Hanoi - Trang An - Hanoi (B/L)

After breakfast, depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh (100km - 2.5 hours). Have a short cycling tour near Trang An. 

Have lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Trang An - the tourism complex in the Northern province of Ninh Binh was officially included in the world heritage list on 23 June by the UNESCO's world heritage commitee. The eco tourist attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha, it includes 47 historical vestiges with many mysterious things, with limestone mountain, valleys and undersground river systems. Take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang cave, Toi cave, Ba Giot cave, Nau Ruou in the mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Halong on land of Ninh Binh.

The end of the day, drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6 Hanoi full day city tour (B/L)

Picked up at your hotel by our tour guide and driver. Start your full Hanoi city tour with following highlights:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho; President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house- where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969.  The next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake
  • The Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest of all pagodas in Hanoi located‐ beside the dazzling West Lake. 
  • The Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well‐ preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
  • Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you.
  • Followed by a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7 Hanoi - Danang/ Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until transfering to the airport for flight to Danang.

Upon arrival Danang airport, met and gret by local guide, transfer to Hoi An ancient town.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 Hoi An Free & Easy (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure.

Day 9 Hoi An Free and Easy / Cooking class in the evening (B/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure.

Meeting Point: Hai Cafe - 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An @ 5.45pm (you take taxi by yourself from hotel to meeting point)

6pm: Join cooking class (seat in coach class), supplement for private cooking class is 40$/per person.

Our evening class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine. Together we prepare 3 dishes before sitting down for dinner to enjoy our efforts.

Your chef will introduce you to the local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking. Then it is your turn to chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook the ingredients into a delicious meal.

Your 5 course dinner also includes 2 additional Hoi An specialties* – White Rose and Fried Wanton. These secret recipes are made by only 1 family in Hoi An, and are included in the meal, but are not part of the cooking class.

Each class has a maximum of 10 persons, runs for 1 hour & 15 minutes and is then followed by dinner.
Recipes are provided at the start of the class.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10 Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Danang airport for flight to Tan Son Nhat domestic airport, connect flight (at same airport) to Phu Quoc island.

Upon arrival Duong Dong airport in Phu Quoc island, pick up by hotel. Transfer to hotel for checking in.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 11 Phu Quoc Free and Easy (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure.

Day 12 Phu Quoc Free and Easy (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure.

Day 13 Phu Quoc Free and Easy (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Stay at own leisure.

Day 14 Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh (B)

Breakfast at hotel.  Free at own leisure.

Transfer to the airport for flight to Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh city).

Met and gret by local guide, transfer city center for short city tour:

  • Reunification palace
  • War Museum
  • Old Post Office
  • Notre Dame Catherdal (under construction, may look from outside)

Check in hotel. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Tour guide pick up you at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

Price and Condition

Service included:

  • English speaking guide during the tour
  • Accommodation – as hotel in the list or similar – based on TWN/DBL/TRP sharing room with breakfast
  • Meals: lunch and dinner that are indicated along the program
  • Shows and sightseeing in schedule
  • Transportation by air-conditioner
  • 02 bottle of drinking water and wet tissue for each pax per day

Service excluded:

  • International / Domestic flight ticket & airport tax (if have)
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses; Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry
  • Meals: lunch & dinner that are not indicated in the program
  • Tip for local guide and driver (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Hotel surcharge in Peak Season or holidays (TBA)

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