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VIETNAM CLASSIC PACKAGE TOUR 14D13N

This is one of Get Up And Go Vietnam's specially designed and inspected tours that will give you the best tour selections that Vietnam has to offer. Discover Vietnams richest cultural capital, Hanoi, with over 1,000 years of history to uncover, you’ll find the... View more
Travel Styles: Classic Tours , Family Tours
Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Halong Bay, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels
Duration: 14 days & 13 nights
$829.00
$789.00

Day 1 : HANOI (Not applicable)

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Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi

On arrival on your first day your private airport pick-up service will be ready with a sign with your name on it to take you to your hotel right in the middle of the old quarter in Hanoi.After check-in you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the old quarter by yourself.

Transportation: Private car/ driver for airport pick up and drop-off at hotel.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: 2*+ hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi
Guide: 
N/A

Day 2 : HANOI - CITY TOUR (private) (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 2: Hanoi – City Tour

8.00 Today we start early because the first stop is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and this place can get very busy later in the morning. Your tour guide for today will pick you up from your hotel and after a short drive we’ll arrive at the Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam’s greatest father. Walk beside Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. The vast gardens boast over 250 different species of plants & flowers from all over Vietnam. Next stop is the One Pillar Pagoda, modeled on the lotus flower - a striking symbol of Hanoi city.

10.00 We continue our tour with a short drive towards the campus of the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, the most famous temple in Hanoi that also served as Vietnam’s first university. It was constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. This vastly significant structure incorporates an interior realm of 5 courtyards, ancient trees and manicured lawns.

11.00      We continue our tour with a short drive to visit the exquisite Tran Quoc pagoda, an ancient Buddhist temple and national heritage site, located at the West Lake.

12.00 We then drive you to the area around the West Lake to have lunch at a local Bia Hoi (local, daily fresh brewed beer with no artificial additives and or preservatives) restaurant for lunch and taste some of the traditional local dishes.

13.30 Next and last stop for today is the Viet Nam Military History Museum, which was set up on July 17th 1956 It is one of seven national museums in Vietnam. It covers 12,800 m2. It is situated in central Hanoi, opposite the Lenin Park and near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

15.00 Your tour guide for today will take you back to your hotel where the tour ends. The further afternoon and evening are at your own interpretation to explore Hanoi’s old quarter by yourself. 

Transportation: Private

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 3 : SAPA - TREKKING (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Ta Van

Today we checkout early in the morning and you can enjoy breakfast before we start your Sapa adventure! Please let us remind you that you can leave your unnecessary luggage (for your Sapa tour) safely at the hotel at all times.

6.30 – 7.00 Pick-up from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi, transfer to the luxury bus and departure for Sapa Town.

9.30 We follow the highway to Lao Cai with the first comfort break.

11.00 Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa.

13.00 We arrive in Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of Hmong, Dzao and Tay ethnic people.

- Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

- Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes 

14.15 We take a short drive to Y Linh Ho and then trek through the rice terraces and along the Muong Hoa stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and approach Ta Van village, which is inhabited by Zay ethnic people late in the afternoon. Trekking distance is about 9km and it takes around 3.5 hours.

17.45 Check in at the homestay and introduction to the Dzay family. We spend time to enjoy the mountain life at sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists. We overnight at the homestay. 

Transportation: Luxury A/C bus

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 4 : SAPA - TREKKING (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Hanoi

8.00 We have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trekking.

8.45 Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo opportunity of the amazing surrounding landscapes. We trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home to red Dzao People. Trekking distance is about 4km and it takes around 2 hours.

11.00 We trek over the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road where the bus picks you up to go back Sapa Town.

12.00 Have a shower at hotel, enjoy lunch and take some free time to leisure.

15.00 Meet all group members at the hotel to get ready the trip back to Hanoi.

15.15 Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15 We drop you of at your hotel for check-in. The further evening is at your own interpretation.

Transportation: Luxury A/C bus

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 5 : HANOI - STREET FOOD TOUR (Breakfast and dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 5: Hanoi – Street Food (tasting) Tour

Today is a day to relax and to let all your experiences settle in.

At 6pm your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel to start your Street Food (tasting) Tour through the most interesting streets of the 36 streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. He will give you a brief introduction about the route of the tour and about the places you will be visiting before we set off to explore Hanoi’s buzz ling Old Quarter at night.

Some of the typical local foods that you can be offered (the route and type of street food might differ based on your personal preferences or eating restrictions) are; pillow cakes, famous Vietnamese spring rolls, chicken noodle, bun cha, banh cuon, fruit salad, rice cake and local beer (bia hoi).

Highlights:

  • Spend most time on tasting Vietnamese cuisine around Hanoi
  • A nice relaxed experience walking around the Old Quarter while enjoying the
    company of your tour guide who will inform you about the history and local
    customs while soaking up the nightlife of Hanoi

Schedule details:

  • Duration: around 3-3.5 hours. Starting point: Your hotel in the center of the
    old quarter in Hanoi (pick up at your hotel by our tour guide)
  • Departure time: 6pm (drop off location: at your hotel)

What’s included per person?

Food, snacks and drinks during tour.

Tour guide – Entrance fees (if applicable)

 

What’s not included per person?

Tip to Tour Guide - Any items not mentioned above and other personal expenses

 

Transportation: N/A

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 6 : HOA LU - TAM COC DAY TOUR (join-in) (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 6: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi

8.00 Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi.

8.30 Depart from Hanoi on the way to Ninh Binh Province (on the way there will be a stop of about 20 minutes).

10.00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

10.15 Visit the temples of the two kings of the Dinh and Le dynasties.

11.40 Arriving at Tam Coc Wharf at around lunchtime.

12.00 Great lunch at a local restaurant over looking the Ngo Dong river. You’ll have the chance to enjoy Ninh Binh’s specialty of goat meat and elderberry.

13.00 Board the sampan boats, rowed by locals as you gently make your way along the Ngo Dong river. Take in the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, villages and seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves, Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba.

15.00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to take a leisurely cycling trip around the village.

16.00 We take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi and drop you off at your hotel around 18.30 where the further evening is at your own    interpretation.

Transportation: A/C transportation

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ star hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 7 : HALONG BAY CRUISE (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 7 Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today we checkout early in the morning and you can enjoy breakfast before we start your Halong Bay (mid-range) Cruise! Please let us remind you that you can leave your unnecessary luggage (for your Halong Bay tour) safely at the hotel at all times.

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the old quarter in Hanoi for the 3,5 hours drive to Halong Bay and you will board your cruise in Halong Bay, Bai Chay Harbor for 2 days & 1 night. Explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on this unique location as well as start cruising and enjoying our special feast of Vietnamese Cuisine while the boat slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong Bay.

Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Ha Long Bay while being served by our friendly and professional staff on board of your cruise.

You will immediately feel like home when you board this upper mid-range cruise thanks to the smile and well caring gestures of the tour guide and the cruise crew.

8 – 8.30 Pick-up.

12 – 12.30 Arrive in Halong Bay and board your cruise while enjoying a welcome drink. Check in to your cabin and set sail through the Bay while lunch is served

14.30 – 16.00 Visiting Halong floating village by kayak or local rowing boat.

We drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for a short trek to the top of island which provides a fantastic overview of Halong bay, relax on the beach or have a refreshing swim.

17.00 Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits and join the Cooking demonstrations right after that.

19.00 Enjoy a specially prepared evening dinner in a romantic atmosphere.

21.30 Retire to your cabin or join squid fishing or socialize with other guest at the bar or enjoy the further evening on the upper sundeck with a nice cocktail. Overnight on board

Transportation: AC (mini) van

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Mid-range cruise, private cabin (based on double occupancy - twin or double)

Day 8 : HALONG BAY CRUISE (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Danang

Wake up at the sound of waves and seabirds and see the beautiful sunrise with your new friends and begin the day with a light but healthy Tai Chi exercise.

7.30 Breakfast, coffee and tea served, while sailing to Sung Sot cave.

8.30 We drop anchor to explore Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave).

9.30 Back to our boat, relax before checking out while we cruise to explore the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more.

11.00 Traditional Vietnamese Lunch is served on board.

- Disembark at the harbor of Halong city.
- Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.

16.30 – 17.00 Your tour guide will drop you off at the hotel where you stayed before in the old quarter.

You’ll have some free time to enjoy dinner in the old quarter before we accompany you to the train station for your overnight train journey to Danang.

Pick-up will be at around 6.30pm, depending on your train.

Transportation: AC (mini) van & soft sleeper berth on the overnight train

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide & train service

Accommodation: Soft sleeper berth on overnight train Hanoi to Danang

Day 9 : HOI AN (Not applicable)

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Itinerary Details Day 9: Danang – Hoi An

Around noon you will arrive in Danang where your pick-up service is waiting for you with a sign with your name on and will take you for a 30-minute drive to your hotel in Hoi An. The further day is at your own interpretation.

Transportation: Private transportation from the train station to your hotel

Meals: N/A

Guide: N/A

Accommodation: 3* hotel in the ancient town of Hoi An

Day 10 : HOI AN (Breakfast)

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Itinerary Details Day 10: Hoi An

Your tour guide for this wonderful cycling and walking tour through the ancient town of Hoi An will pick you up from your hotel at around 8am.

We start of with a bike ride to Hoi An ancient town where we spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town.

Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest like the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls and the local fish market.

Around town you can see numerous art galleries and tailor shops, it’s a great opportunity to get some tailor-made-clothes if you like.

Around noon we cycle back to your hotel where the tour for today ends. The further day is at your own interpretation.

Transportation: Cycling & walking

Meals: Breakfast

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 3* hotel in the ancient town of Hoi An

Day 11 : HO CHI MINH CITY (Breakfast)

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Itinerary Details Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

Today we checkout in the morning after breakfast before your driver will pick you up for the 30-minute drive to the airport of Danang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Around noon you will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City where your pick-up service is waiting for you with a sign with your name on and will take you for a 30-minute drive to your hotel, right in the tourist area. The further day is at your own interpretation to explore some of the cities highlights. 

Transportation: Private transportation for airport drop-of and pick-up

Meals: Breakfast

Guide: N/A

Accommodation: 3* hotel in district 1 (tourist area)

Day 12 : MEKONG DELTA (join-in) (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Your tour guide for today will warmly welcome you and pick you up from your hotel at around 8am before we begin our fantastic Mekong Delta adventure!

This is the ideal tour for those wanting to escape the city, breath in the fresh air and be inspired by one of the most picturesque local places. Nature’s bounty is evident all around on this exciting day trip into the tropical Mekong Delta.

Take a leisurely sampan ride along the river; capture the stilt houses on camera, tour around the islets, have lunch in an orchard and gain a fascinating insight into the lives of those who live and work in this lushly rich landscape.

We’ll start the day with the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by seasonally green rice paddies, arriving at My Tho to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, a tranquil haven for Buddhist prayer and reflection.

We’ll then take a leisurely boat ride along the river, keeping the slower pace to give ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the river. We’ll pass authentic stilt houses, numerous fruit plantations and fishing villages dotted along the riverbank.

Our boats will sail to Tortoise islet, where we’ll have a delicious lunch in the orchard garden, before taking another boat ride to An Khanh, a lesser-known tourist spot and hidden gem in Ben Tre. Relish every moment of cruising along in hand-rowed sampans, while under the shade of the water coconut trees edging the natural canals.

It’s time for tea – a refreshing seasonal fruit & honey tea you can enjoy whilst listening to the sound of ‘Southern Vietnamese folk music’ performed by some local musicians. Following which we’ll visit a family business, which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, and get to sample some delicious coconut candy. Observe authentic pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. We head back to Saigon where the tour ends

Transportation: A/C comfortable minivan

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 3* hotel in district 1

Day 13 : CU CHI TUNNELS (join-in) (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

Your tour guide for today will warmly welcome you in between 8-8.30am at your hotel and pick you up to start your fantastic cultural and historical adventure!

Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists alike. The 200km network of tunnels became legendary because of their vital role in the war. In their heyday, the tunnels were fully functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffaloes happily co-exist by the rivers along the side of the road, the peaceful rice paddy scenery masking the areas violent history. Visitors find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation throughout this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960’s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".

We start our tour in the morning and before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video, showing how the tunnels were constructed. You’ll spend the next hour exploring the tunnels before having a refreshing tea and cassava, which was eaten by the guerrillas during the war. We’ll then return to Saigon for lunch at a local restaurant before the tour ends.

The further afternoon and evening are at your own interpretation to explore Ho Chi Minh City by yourself. 

Transportation: A/C comfortable minivan

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 3* hotel in district 1

Day 14 : HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

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Itinerary Details Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – End Of Tour

This morning your tour unfortunately ends according to checkout time of the hotel but we are sure that this tour made an indelible memory that you will cherish for the rest of your life!

Depending on your further travelling today can be as follows;

If you have a connecting flight today either back home or to another destination we will arrange your private transportation that will pick you up at a later given time at your hotel and take you to the airport. If you travel onwards by yourself the tour ends according to the hotel check out time.

Remember, our customer service will be at your disposal for advice and or information at all times. 

Options:

You can easily extend this tour with quality selections of other day and or multi day tours starting from any location in Vietnam or even an extra day off is easily implemented in the program.

For your convenience it is also possible, on free days, to choose several special selected add-ons. Please contact us to make your journey even more special.

Our customer service is at your disposal at any time to provide you the best possible information, assistance, service and or advice. Do not hesitate to contact us.

The given price per person on our website is based on 2 people (sharing room)

What’s included in the tour?

  • Private airport pick-up and drop-offs
  • Comfortable transportation during the whole tour.
  • All tours as mentioned in the overview
  • 2*+ hotel on the 1st, 2nd, 4rd, 5th and 6th night
  • 3* hotel on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th night
  • Deluxe cabin on Halong Bay cruise on the 7th night
  • Soft sleeper berth on overnight train on the 8th night
  • All meals as indicated in the specific day programs
  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charges
  • Complementary mineral water if indicated
  • English speaking tour guide during all tours

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance and all not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

Weather & what to bring 

Vietnam has a diverse climate that varies significantly from region to region:

Northern Vietnam (Hanoi to Sapa) Weather;

  • April to October: temperatures between 30-35°C with occasional bursts of heavy rain.
  • December to March: temperatures between 10-15°C. February and March can be damp with drizzle and overcast skies.

Central Vietnam (Hue to Nha Trang)

  • Nha Trang: sunshine all year round apart from November and December when the area has heavy rain.
  • Dalat: cooler than the coastal area, particularly from November to March.
  • Da Nang and Hue: typhoons from mid October to mid December. 

The South (Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet)

  • May to October: hot and wet
  • November to April: hot and humid

Please note: The weather can be very unpredictable so it may be a good idea to carry an umbrella or raincoat with you. You can purchase these from supermarkets and general stores.

It is always possible to leave some of your luggage at your hotels but if you feel more comfortable to take it all it will not be a problem.

Luggage and bags:

A daypack to bring is a good idea. These you can easily buy in Hanoi.

Clothing/ Shoes/ Weather Gear:

Bring clothes to suit the local weather. 

Always try to keep your spare clothes in a watertight bag to ensure they stay dry if there is a sudden downpour. The northern climate is totally unlike the rest of Vietnam.

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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