Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hai Phong – Cat Ba – Halong Bay – Hue (by train)– Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – My Tho

17 days - 16 nights


Tour code
17 days - 16 nights
Start City
End City
Ho Chi Minh City
Hanoi, Maichau, Hai Phong, Cat Ba, Halong, Hue, Hoian, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi, Tay Ning, My Tho
3*, 4*
Upon your request
From 969 USD/person/tour


Day 1 : Hanoi arrival

Arrive in Hanoi, meet at the airport then transfer to hotel (Airport-Hotel : 35 km).

Check-in time : 14h00.

The rest of the day is at your leisure, either relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding shops and restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2 : Hanoi

Full day sight-seeing tour around Hanoi – the charming capital surrounded with lakes and tree shaded boulevards: visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace as well as Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Follow this with a visit to the interesting Vietnam Ethnology museum.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, site of Vietnam’s first university, dating back to the 11th century, walk around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, visit Dong Xuan market, Restored Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

Evening: enjoy Enjoy Water Puppet show – an unique traditional art of Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3 : Hanoi – Mai Chau : XA LINH – HANG KIA

Depart for Mai Chau in the early morning. Upon arrival at Lac village, which is home to the Thai people, have lunch in a traditional house on stilts with a Thai family. Then drive to Xa Linh village, from here start 3 days/2nights trekking tour: walk along the gravel tracks and small paths to Hang Kia village, home of the H’mong Minority people. Dinner and overnight stay at a traditional house of H’mong family.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Home stay at H’mong house.

Day 4: Mai Chau : HANG KIA – CAY NAM – BAN BUOC

Today you will truly get off the beaten track when trekking through tropical rain forest and passing through several White Thai villages. Picnic lunch will be provided at Cay Nam village by afternoon. Continue trekking tour to Ban Buoc village of the Thai. Have dinner and stay overnight as guests of the Thai family in a traditional house on stilts.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Home stay at Thai house on stilts.

Day 5: Mai Chau : BAN BUOC – MAI HICH – BAN LAC – Hai Phong

Morning trek to Mai Hich village. Bus pick-up and transfer back to Lac village. After lunch depart Mai Chau for Hai Phong – the biggest port city in Northern Vietnam. On arrival, check-in hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hai Phong.

Day 6: Hai Phong – Cat Ba

Start the morning with a city tour of Hai Phong. Visit Du Hang Pagoda and Hang Kenh Communal House before transfer to Cat Ba Island by hydrofoil. Bus pick-up at Gia Luan pier and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Rest of day at your leisure for exploring the town or relaxing at Cat Co beach.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba

Day 7 : Cat Ba

Full day visit Cat Ba National park: take a bus ride along the coast to reach Cat Ba National Park. Visit Kim giao forest, Knight peak, then have long trek across the dense jungle and Frog lake to reach the peaceful fisherman village of Viet Hai. Picnic lunch. Bus pick-up from Viet Hai village and transfer back to your hotel in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba

Day 8: Cat Ba – Halong – Hanoi – train to Hue

Leave Cat Ba island by cruising boat, head to Halong. The cruising gives you the chance to discover the most beautiful scenery of Halong Bay, one of the World Natural Heritage. Fresh seafood lunch will be served after visiting some of the limestone caves in the area. Drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon, visit Dong Trieu ceramic village en route.

Free until transfer to Hanoi railway station for the night train to Hue.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight on train – A/C compartment 4 pax/cupe x 4 soft sleepers

Day 9 : Hue

Arrive in Hue in the morning, transfer to the restaurant for breakfast. Afternoon visit Hue – the World Cultural Heritage, the former capital of Vietnam from 1802 – 1945 : visit Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, built in the 19th century by the Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty – last feudal dynasty in Vietnam, also make a stop at Dong Ba central market for shopping.

In the evening enjoy Hue folk song while cruising on the peaceful Perfume river.(Join-in).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 10 : Hue – Hoi An

Continue exploring the romantic city of Hue: take a boat trip on the Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda, tomb of King Tu Duc. Then drive down the coast road passing over the spectacular Sea cloud pass, head for Danang – the biggest port in central Vietnam. Upon arrival visit Cham Museum and stone carving village at the foothill of Marble mountains. Proceed to Hoian – the charming ancient town quietly nestled by Thu Bon river, one of Vietnam’s most prosperous port town in 15th century. Check-in hotel and relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 11 : Hoi An

In the morning take a walking tour to explore this peaceful town of Hoian: visit the Fujian congregation hall, Japanese covered bridge, ancient house, lantern factory and local markets. Enjoy 01 hr cyclo tour around the town and back to your hotel.

Afternoon is at your leisure for shopping around or relaxing at Cua Dai beach .

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang

Transfer to Da Nang airport for flight to Camranh airport. Meet at the airport by local tour guide then transfer to Nha Trang bay – one of the most beautiful bay of the World.

After short rest, start half day tour to explore the charm of Nhatrang: visit Po Nagar Cham temple-tower, Long Son pagoda, Chong promontory and Dam market. Check-in hotel and relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 13 : Nha Trang

Enjoy a whole day boat trip visiting many beautiful islands of Nha Trang bay. This excursion gives you an unforgettable time with all the interesting activities: sun bathing and swimming at Tam Island, snorkeling or scuba diving (upon request – extra payment) at Mun Island, watching diverse coral reefs and colorful fishes, sightseeing at Tri Nguyen Aquarium, relaxing at Con Se Tre beach and taste fresh seafood at a fishing village.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 14: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city

Transfer to airport for flight to Hochiminh city. Meet and transfer to the city centre. After a short rest, start sight-seeing tour around Hochiminh city – the biggest and mostl lively city of Vietnam: visit the Reunification Hall (the former President Palace), War remnant museum, Thien Hau pagoda, China town, Binh tay market, and make some photo stops along the way at Notre Dame cathedral and Central Post Office.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh

Today you are heading the outskirt of Hochiminh city to explore the famous Cuchi underground tunnel – the historical site that once stretched over 210km during the American-Vietnam war. Proceed to Tayninh and join the unique Caodaism mass at Cao Dai Holy Land.

Back to Hochiminh city by late afternoon, visit brick kilns on the way.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 16 : Ho Chi Minh city– My Tho – Ho Chi Minh city

Head to My Tho and explore the mythical Mekong river delta – upon arrival visit Vinh Trang pagoda, then take a boat trip to islets full of bonsai & orchard garden, handicraft work shops and local house made of coconut trees, where you are hosted with honey bee tea, seasonal fruits and folk music.

Back to Hochiminh City in the afternoon. Check in hotel and relax.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure

Free until transfer to airport for departure flight.

Hotel check-out time : 12h00.

Meals: Breakfast


Destination 3* Hotels 4* Hotels
  • First Eden (Deluxe room)
  • Super Old Quarter (Superior room)
  • May de ville (Deluxe room)
  • Muong Thanh Centre (Deluxe room)
Mai Chau
  • Home stay
  • Home stay
Hai Phong
  • Hotel du Commerce (Superior room)
  • Naximex (Superior room)
Cat Ba
  • Holiday View (Superior room)
  • Sunrise Resort (Superior room)
  • Festival (Superior room)
  • Camellia (Deluxe room)
  • Mondial (Superior room)
  • Green Hue (Deluxe room)
  • Lotus Boutique (Superior room)
  • Thuy Duong 3 (Deluxe room)
  • Green Heaven (Superior room)
  • River Beach Hoian (Deluxe room)
Nha Trang
  • Asia Paradise (Superior room)
  • Diamond Bay Resort (Superior room)
Ho Chi Minh City
  • Le Duy (Deluxe room)
  • Asian Ruby (Deluxe room)
  • Au Lac 2 (Superior room)
  • Golden Central (Deluxe room)
  • Eden Saigon (Deluxe room)
  • Winsor (Deluxe room)



From 969 USD/person/tour
  • Included Services
  • Accommodation at hotel on twin share basis with breakfast (For group of 01 pax : on SGL basic with breakfast)
  • Transfer as per itinerary with private A/C vehicle
  • Sighgt-seeing with local English or French speaking guide (other language guides available on request at additional cost)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees + water puppet show ticket as per itinerary
  • Trekking fee 03 days / 02 nights at Maichau
  • Hydrofoil ticket Haiphong/Catba
  • Private boat trip at Halong bay, Hue, Mekong river
  • Train ticket Hanoi/Hue (4 pax/AC cupe x 4 soft sleepers)
  • Excluded Services
  • All drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in programme
  • Optional visits
  • All international & domestic airtickets + airport tax
  • Surcharge for Peak season in December
  • Tipping, Personal expenses
  • Visa

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