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Undisturbed North Vietnam

15 Days From US$2,290 p/p

Undisturbed North Vietnam

Tour highlights

  • Discover the undisturbed and hidden gem of Sapa in North Vietnam
  • Experience Vietnam's modern and ancient history in ancient capital Hue
  • Explore the UNESCO town of Hoi An
  • Enjoy Halong Bay Cruise to get closer to natural scenery and Vietnamese Traditional Culture
  • Taste an authentic local homemade Lunch

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Itinerary Details

A good journey will help you regain the peace and power of inner side. So we recommend the following Vietnam itinerary for you. During the 15 days trip, you will feel the vibrant cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, explore the charming Halong Bay and discover the undisturbed and hidden gem of Sapa in the country's northern part. Sapa is the well-known paradise for trekking lovers. You will also have chance to enjoy the local lifestyles and traditional cultures.

You will meet our tour guide upon your arrival at Hanoi airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in the center of Hanoi.

Our guide will assist you with your hotel check-in. The rest of the day will be at your own disposal. Having a rest or starting a little adventure on your own, either can be a good choice.

Accommodation option:

  • Silk Queen Grand hotel
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, you will visit the fascinating Museum of Ethnology, where you can get the vivid knowledge of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Then you will visit some important spots related to Ho Chi Minh (regarded as Father of Vietnam), including the mausoleum, the former residence, Ho Lo Prison, one-pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature, which is the first university in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, enjoying an hour’s tricycle ride on busy streets of the old city is something you just can’t miss! You can also make yourself fresh up with a strong local coffee while strolling along the old city. Last but not least, a wonderful performance of the Vietnamese water puppet show will help you better understand the traditional culture.

Then your driver and guide will transfer you to the train station and see you off there. You will take an overnight train to Lao Cai.

Accommodation option:

  • On Board Train
  • (4 Ratings)
Old Quarter

Old Quarter

breakfast and lunch

You will be picked up by your guide upon your arrival in Lao Cai this morning. After breakfast you will start your exploration. Your will be stunned by the wonderful natural scenery of rice paddies in terrace, pine plantations and tea farms.

Lao Cai preserves lots of special cultural and historical sites. Outstanding vestiges include the ancient stone engrave area with picture of map, handwriting, people thousand years ago in Muong Hoa Valley (Sapa), Pho Rang vestige. There are many beautiful caves like Thuy Tien (Bat Xat), Ta Phoi (Cam Duong), Tien-Trung Do (Bac Ha). You will also have chance to take a boat tour to discover local village. Overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation option:

  • Amazing Hotel Sapa
  • (4 Ratings)
Rice Terraces Fields in Lao Cai

Rice Terraces Fields in Lao Cai

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, you will walk for a brief understand of this charming town. At the market, you will meet many ethnic minority peoples from different groups, wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves, selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs.

Then your guide and driver will pick you up for a drive up hill to the famous Silver Waterfall and then onto Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range as well as over viewing spectacular landscapes of terraced paddy fields. You will be transferred back to Sapa by private car and you will own your time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation option:

  • Amazing Hotel Sapa
  • (4 Ratings)
Silver Waterfall

Silver Waterfall

breakfast and lunch

The scenery of the Sapa region represents a harmonious relationship between the minority people and nature, which can be seen perceptibly in the paddy fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoang Lien Mountains. It was the elements wearing away the underlying rock over thousands of years that created this impressive physical landscape. Explore typical local village and then you will return to Hanoi by car (about 5 hours).

Accommodation option:

  • Silk Queen Grand hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Hoang Lien Son Mountain

Hoang Lien Son Mountain

breakfast and lunch and dinner

In the morning, we will pick you up at hotel and transfer you to Halong Bay. Halong Bay is famous for the largest marine limestone 'karst' landscape in the world and the whole area is awarded as UNESCO World Heritage. Your won’t be bored during the three-hour ride as your eyes enjoy a feast of wonderful landscape of the countryside.

The crew will assist you board the traditional Vietnamese sailboat. The amazing water adventure starts. On board all meals are included. You will drop by a fishing village where you can still see a rowing-boat. You can communicate with local residents and visit the school on water. Don’t forget to enjoy the nice sunset with a refreshing drink on hand. Later, taste fresh seafood for dinner.

A series of optional arrangements such as diving are also available. Overnight on board.

Accommodation option:

  • Lavela Premium Cruise
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast

You’d better be an early bird if you don’t want to miss the sunrise over the Halong bay. You will also be awarded with a Tai Chi lesson for your early getting up on the deck if weather condition allows.

Next, a pleasant discovery tour of stalagmites and stalactites is waiting for you in a well-know ancient limestone cave. Don’t worry as you will be well guided. The sail will head back at about 10:30 am and it’s time for a good brunch.

Once on shore, your guide and driver will transfer you back to Hanoi (about 3 hrs). You will take the flight to ancient capital-Hue with the assistance of your private guide. In Hue, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can have a good rest in the hotel or start a little adventure on your own.

Accommodation option:

  • Moonlight Hotel Hue
  • (4 Ratings)
Halong Bay

Halong Bay

breakfast and lunch

Today you will explore the ancient Citadel in Hue. The Citadel was constructed for the Imperial family more than 200 year ago. You will be greatly impressed by the architectural design and charming surroundings. All kinds of buildings needed for imperial life such as palaces, temples and monuments can be found in the Citadel. With a walk on the cobbled paths, you can easily discover the traces of time in those building and recall the past splendor of the imperial family.

Then you will pay a visit to the Royal Tombs in the nearby countryside, where the past emperors were buried. You can find that the Tombs have an extremely quiet and elegant scenery as background. And the Perfume River is the shining belt in the scenery. You will also discover the tallest and iconic Pagoda in Vietnam by an imperial dragon boat cruise on the River. Last but not least, you can feel the authentic life of local people in a market visit.

Accommodation option:

  • Moonlight Hotel Hue
  • (4 Ratings)
Imperial Citadel

Imperial Citadel

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, we will pick you up at hotel and transfer you to Hoi An. The ride takes about 3 hours. But don’t worry. We drive along the beautiful shoreline and your eyes will enjoy a feast of wonderful landscape of sea view. You will have a stopover in Da Nang, a nice seaside city. It’s time for you to walk out of the vehicle and have a good time on the fine sand at Da Nang’s Beaches. Next, you will visit the Cham Museum. Founded in 1915, the museum hosts a valuable collection of stone sculptures and Hindu-practicing civilization.

You are free in the afternoon when arriving in Hoi An. And you may relax or explore at your own will.

Accommodation option:

  • Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences
  • (4 Ratings)
Da Nang's Beaches

Da Nang's Beaches

breakfast and lunch

Today immerse yourself in the flavors of Vietnam with a cooking class. A rich melange of local, neighbouring, Chinese and French influences, Vietnamese cuisine is known for its freshness and variety from north to south.Pay a visit to local market to get familiar with the fresh ingredients. Then learn to make some of your favourite dishes in a step-by-step class following a real chef. Enjoy the fruits of your labour and return home with inspirations to try out.

Accommodation option:

  • Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences
  • (4 Ratings)
Have a cooking class

Have a cooking class

breakfast

You can arrange the time by yourself today. Having a good rest in the hotel or exploring nearby areas, either can be a good decision. 

Accommodation option:

  • Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences
  • (4 Ratings)
The Old Town of Hoi An

The Old Town of Hoi An

breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Da Nang and you will take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City with the assistance of your private guide. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own time.

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast and lunch

Today you will be the early bird in order to admire Mekong Delta Area. We first leave the chaotic city. Stop by My tho city to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most historical one in the region. Then you will be stunned by the tool in front of you. It’s called sampan: a kind of boat that has been used in Vietnamese for generations. Now start the cruise with the sampan on the Mekong river. What to explore? The fish floating market and islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix are waiting for you.

Drop by Unicorn island, stroll on the village road. A visit to an orchard of tropical fruits is pleasant. Then enjoy honey-tea in a bee-farm and visit a Mekong Delta style house. Taste fresh candies in coconut candy workshop. Southern Vietnam traditional music will also add a special flavor to your tour.

It’s almost lunch time. Let’s try a homemade lunch in a local family. The family members will share their cooking time with you. You will be more than happy to practise a little with your own hands. After lunch, say bye-bye to the hospitable people and you will go back to the boat pier. Home stay for overnight in Tho.

Accommodation option:

  • Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho Hotel
  • (4 Ratings)
Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

breakfast and lunch

In the morning, you will be cruising along the Mekong River. You will experience the well-known Cai Rang Floating Market. Hundreds of boats gathering here from the dawn till before noon makes the area extraordinary animated and the water surface colorful with numerous tropical fruits. And you will have chance to discover production process of Vietnamese rice noodles at the Bun Tau Noodle Factory.

Afternoon you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation option:

  • Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa
  • (4 Ratings)
Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

breakfast

In the morning, you will explore the Cu Chi tunnels and you will be definitely amazed by the underground network spreading over about 150 miles. The tunnels were built by Vietnamese soldiers during war times. Admiring the remaining tunnels, you will be absolutely impressed by the wisdom and courage of the people.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh Airport to depart.

Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels

Our service includes:
  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Knowledgeable and helpful local guides
  • Private and comfortable van
  • All accommodations
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • In-destination transfers
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
Trip Notes

This tour is intended to give you an idea for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because every element of the tour can be customized individually. Please feel free to tell us your ideas and we will create a tour to match your tastes and budget.

Recommended hotels

Go Find Orient choose your accommodation based on easy accessibility to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood with the consideration of typical traditional style and modern comfort.

 Hanoi  Silk Queen Grand Hotel

  • The most convenience hotel in Hanoi - near Restaurants, night market and shopping centre.
  • In the centre of Hanoi old quater, close to Hoan Kiem Lake and Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.
  • Offering an outdoor pool and views of the city, features free WiFi and a spa centre with hot tub.
  • The spacious rooms come with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom and a terrace or balcony.
  • Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

 Sapa  Amazing Hotel Sapa

  • Conveniently located, the hotel is just 650 feet from Sa Pa Stone Church & Sapa Centre Square.
  • Featuring a heated indoor swimming pool on top floor, and modern rooms with amenities.
  • 82 comfortable rooms with spectacular view of surrounding mountains and terraced rice fields.
  • The hotel houses a restaurant provides an appetising selection of local and continental cuisine.

 Hue  Moonlight Hotel Hue

  • It is conveniently located in the heart of Hue City, within walking distance of Huong River.
  • Many beautiful landscapes of Hue City can be accessed from the hotel in 30 minutes or less.
  • A new luxury brand hotel features an indoor swimming pool.
  • Modern rooms are beautifully furnished and equipped with free Wi-Fi access.
  • The hotel offers an in-house restaurant that serves local and international cuisines and 2 bars.

 Hoi An  Hoi An River Beach Resort & Residences

  • Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, in the heart of Cua Dai Beach.
  • The Resort features a pool, and massage services are available.
  • Rooms has cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and have balconies overlooking the pool, garden or De Vong River.
  • Traditional Vietnamese dishes are served at Restaurant, located along De Vong River.

 Ho Chi Minh  Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa

  • A luxurious 4-star hotel conveniently located in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Within a 10-minute walk from Sunwah Tower and just 1-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market.
  • Featuring a rooftop swimming pool with overlooking the nice city landscape.
  • 92 air-conditioned guest rooms with high class branded amenities.
  • Guests can enjoy a special cancel-lit dinner in Roof Garden Restaurant.

 Can Tho  Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho Hotel

  • In centre of the Mekong Delta, the hotel blends moderm architecture with natural beauty of the river.
  • Featuring a shared lounge, an outdoor pool and views of the river or city.
  • 300 well- appointed guest rooms have air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV.
  • Breakfast, drinks, coffee and a wide range of dishes are served in restaurants and bars.