The Vietnam Experience

The Vietnam Experience

16 Days

Flexible Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh Arrival

When you arrive at the Tan Son Nhat International airport you'll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.

Ho Chi Minh is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

We'll pick you up in the morning and take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major part of the Vietnam-American War and a fascinating day trip-- explore the mysterious tunnels, find hidden doors and once-deadly traps. After lunch we'll go back to HCMC and spend the afternoon either visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, whichever you prefer. Then stroll around the city's colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – Ben Tre

08:30 am: The guide pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Ben Tre.  On the way stop over at Mekong Restop for relaxing around 15 minutes.

10:30 am: Arrive at Ham Luong dock, you will take a boat and then cruise along Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately get you excited to explore all the great things ahead.

Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Cruise around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. Kayak through the natural canals to get a unique experience of the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as well as the rural life there. Having lunch at a local host house.

After lunch, you will have some time for relaxing before take a car back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City around 4:30 pm. Drop you off at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang

You'll have the morning for a leisurely breakfast before we come to collect you and take you to Tan Son Nhat airport to catch a flight to Nha Trang. When you arrive in Nha Trang we'll be there to pick you up and get you settled in your hotel. You'll have free time in the afternoon to relax or begin to see the sites of Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is relatively small and easy to find your way around and your guide can point you in the right direction regarding restaurants, bars and beach activities. If in doubt and you’re looking for a western style experience, head down to the classy Sailing Club restaurant, bar and nightclub on the beach. Run by an Australian, it’s a favourite among visitors.

Nha Trang Cruise Tour

We'll pick you up at your hotel and take you to Cua Da Port for a cruise around Nha Trang. The first stop will be to the beautiful Mieu Island where you can visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and see hundreds of colorul, strange, and other-worldy sea creatures that call the shores of Mieu home. The next stop will be Mun Island for snorkeling through a jungle of undersea coral with tropical fish that flash like silver. Our third stop will be either Mot, Tranh Beach, or “Mini Beach” island where you can lounge on the beach, rent a kayak, or go for a swim and we'll have a picnic lunch. Afterwards we'll make one last stop to a local fishing village. In the evening you can soak and relax at the Thap Ba Mud spa.

Nha Trang Free time

You have the day in Nha Trang to spend as you choose-you can head to the beach for a day by the sea or to take part in water sports, go to the spa and mud baths, or explore the markets.

Nha Trang - Hoian

We'll pick you up after breakast and take you to the airport for a flight to Danang. After you arrive we'll get you to your hotel in Hoian and then you will check into your hotel then have the afternoon to soak up the sun at Cua Dai beach.

Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to 19th centuries trading with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Europe who came to buy silk, spices and porcelain. Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter is beautifully preserved with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses and old tile-roofed shops. It is a rich architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. Many of the historic buildings lining the canals and pedestrian streets have been converted into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes. Hoi An is surrounded by attractive countryside with traditional farming and fishing, and by sandy beaches with modern seaside resorts.

Hoian Tour

Breakfast will be served at the hotel, the guide pick you up and afterwards you'll explore the enchanting time-capsule town of Old Hoi An on a walking tour with your guide. Hoi An was a major sea port in Asia and it resulted in a fusion of style and culture that has been perfectly preserved. Wander traditional Chinese shops, luxurious French homes, and an ancient Japanese bridge. The town is home to silk markets, Vietnamese food stalls, and talented street performers-- all of which are sure to charm you. Then spend the afternoon further exploring the town on your own or head down to Cua Dai Beach to relax.

Hoian – Danang - Hue

Breakfast at your hotel, free time for relaxing on beach or shopping. In the afternoon, the guide pick you up and transfer you to Hue. On the way to Hue, stop over for visiting Cham Museum, ascending the Pass of Ocean Clouds for panoramic views of the surroundings and visit the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co Beach. Arrive in Hue, visit Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River End the day at Khai Dinh's Tomb which boasts a traditional Vietnamese design with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Then free time.

Hue – Hanoi

We'll pick you up after breakast and take you to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. After you arrive we'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Hanoi city tour full day - Sapa

You'll have your breakfast at the hotel and then the local tour guide will pick you up to take you into the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is over 1,000 years old and during your day tour you'll get to explore many of its fascinating cultural and historical sites. You'll visit the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” has been laid to rest, the delicate One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple and the Quan Thanh Pagoda.
After lunch you can go to the Temple of Literature where you'll get to see ancient Vietnamese relics, then take a cyclo tour in 1 hour through the bustling and exciting Old Quarter to explore marketplace shops and foods. You'll end your day with a show at the water puppet theater - a beautifully unique cultural performance from northern Vietnam.

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00pm and take you to the Hanoi Railway Station. We'll get you situated in an air-conditioned, 4-berth cabin with soft sleepers for an over-night train to Lao Cai. You will arrive at Lao Cai at about 6:00am the next day.

Sapa Tour

When you arrive in Lao Cai at 6:00am we will already be there waiting to pick you up. Just look for the tour guide with a sign that has your name on it. We'll take either a car or van up into the beautiful misty mountains of Northern Vietnam as we drive to Sapa. You'll be taken to a restaurant and hotel where you can get cleaned up, refreshed, and get something to eat. After lunch we'll visit Cat Cat Village, where a Black H'mong tribe lives, then go to see a beautiful, natural waterfall in the mountains. Afterwards, if you're interested you can also visit the impressive hydroelectric power station built by the French. You'll have dinner back in the town of Sapa and have the evening to explore the village on your own.

The former French hill station of Sapa is characterized by rocky mountain ridges, terraced rice paddies and lush green valleys. Sapa is located in the picturesque Hoang Lien Son mountain range on the border with China. Colorful hill tribe minorities inhabit the surrounding mountains, each with their own distinctive style of dress. From early childhood girls learn to grow and weave hemp, dye cloth, and decorate the family's clothing with traditional embroidery motifs.

Sapa Tour - Hanoi

You'll have your breakfast in the hotel and then a guide will be there by 9:00am to take you on your trekking day. We'll walk about 15 kilometers and in the course of the day you'll get to pass cascading waterfalls, terraced rice fields, a sweeping river valley, and truly spectacular mountain vistas. We'll also visit three different villages that belong to the Black H'mong, Dzay, and Red Dzao people. You can choose to either share a meal with a local family in one of the minority villages or have a lunch brought for you from the hotel to have a picnic with a beautiful view. A van or bus will be waiting for you at the last village to take you back to Sapa to collect your luggage. From there we can pick you up either at 4:30pm or 6:00pm, depending on train times and your own preferences, to go to Lao Cai and catch the over-night train back to Hanoi.

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Early in the morning, arrive in Hanoi, the guide pick you up and transfer you to take a daily room for relaxing and shower.

We'll pick you up in Hanoi by 8:00am and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. You'll board a luxury junk ship for an overnight cruise-- while you relax on-board you can marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that jut out of the sea and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves to create an enchanting, timeless world.
We'll serve you a fresh seafood lunch while you sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible view with a drink in your hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where the locals have created an entire town on the decks of their boats, then you can explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a spectacular sunset. End your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Begin the day with a Tai Chi class on deck in the early morning mist or just admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises over the azure waters. Choose between an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely brunch while your junk cruises Halong Bay, passing islets and caves as you make your way back to the dock. Have a leisurely morning before enjoying brunch on-board. Your driver will meet you upon disembarkation for the transfer you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check in and free time.

Departure from Hanoi

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination.

This is the end our Tour with Asia Tour Advisor. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! Asia Tour Advisor can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations. And if you love explore our country more, you can get our Vietnam tours for more choices.

Have you ever made the Vietnam tours from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

If not, then you shouldn’t have any hesitation to make this tours from the vibrant Ho Chi Minh city to the ancient Hanoi of Vietnam with us. Because we have research very carefully on how to offer you the best trip in Vietnam ever.

Here are some interesting activities that you can enjoy while making this tour:

  • Strolling around the city’s colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall,…
  • Having lunch at a local host house in Ben Tre
  • Visiting Mun Island in Nha Trang for snorkeling through a jungle of beautiful undersea coral reefs
  • Taking part in watersports, enjoying the spa services such as massaging and mud bathing,… or exploring the  local fish markets
  • Sunbathing at Cua Dai beach
  • Visiting Thien Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River, and visiting Khai Dinh’s Tomb in Hue
  • Immersing the ancient atmosphere of One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple and the Quan Thanh Pagoda,… of Hanoi
  • Trekking to Cat Cat Village, where a Black H’mong tribe lives, then go to see a beautiful, natural waterfall in the mountain,… of Sapa
  • Immersing in the cool turquoise waters and sailing around hidden grottoes and ancient caves of Halong Bay

Participating in this tour with us and you will have a chance to discover Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals, and delicious foods

Take part in this tour and all you have to do is just relaxing, experiencing and having fun!

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16 days of Paradise in Vietnam
Reviewed On: Sep 28, 2023PamelaAustralia

We came as a family to Vietnam with a plan in mind and when I found two, great representatives from AsiaTourAdvisor, our travel became a lot easier and better. He advised and helped us every step of the way. Hong is a professional, kind person who is available literally daily and weekly. It is a pleasure to use the Asia Tours Advisor and their service is above expectations. The instructions provided are very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant and easy.
Pamela-Australia

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Great choice for Vietnam travel
Reviewed On: Sep 18, 2023FabianMalaysia

We had our Asia Travel Advisor set up a 16-day itinerary to visit Vietnam for two. We worked via email with Xuan who set everything up based on our input and then met us in Hanoi when we arrived. She arranges domestic flights, hotels,Ho Chi Minh, Nnha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong cruises,Sapa, drivers and private tour guides. Everything was great! This is a great option if you want help organizing your trip but don't want to join a tour group.
Fabian-Malaysia 

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Trip vietnam
Reviewed On: Oct 02, 2019BanusriMalaysia

Xoa We wanted to thank you for the investment in organizing the trip for us on the personal escort you gave us along the charming cities hanoi and long by can s sigon and sapa The tours The tours The cruise hotels The meals that you gave us in an atmosphere like home We did not lack anything You invested in us Support all along the way you planned

We would like to thank you and the asia tour advisor who accompanied us with your help. I am sure that we will find the way together with my sister to recommend you and the company to introduce you to Israel that tourism With you I and my extended family have promised ourselves that only with you will we plan the next trips, and again a big thank you from us and with love
Banusri –Malaysian

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Great trip to Vietnam
Reviewed On: Jan 03, 2019Jens HartlevAustralia

We booked our 15 day trip from north to south in Vietnam through Mrs Thu from Asia Tour Advisor, Hanoi. All communication went through WhatsApp either as SMS or by telephone with always quick reps from Mrs Thu. We traveled Hanoi, Ha Long, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon and Can Thu. Asia Tour Advisor had booked hotels, domestic flights, transportation and English-language guides at each destination. Everything went smoothly. The drivers were always ready when we got out of the airport and the guides were always on time. It was super relaxing to travel that way when everything was arranged from home where together with Mrs Thu we had decided what we wanted to see and how we wanted to travel. We highly recommend Mrs Thu and Asia Tour Advisor as a tour operator in Vietnam.

Jens Hartlev

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15 Nights in Vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 01, 2018Sally GNew Zealand

My husband and I have just had an amazing holiday in Vietnam, we went to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An & Saigon. Every detail was taken care of and we had great guides. I can’t thank XOA enough for her outstanding service throughout the whole planning stage and right throughout our trip she made herself available for any queries. This was by far the best organised trip we have done, we felt so looked after and safe, and we did so many cool things, hiking, Vespa tour, cooking class, mountain bike trip, boar cruise etc, I highly recommend Xoa and this company!!
Sally G
Auckland, New Zealand

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The best anniversary trip
Reviewed On: Oct 18, 2017MichaelAustralia

The Vietnam trip was a fun trip and we all had a great time and we are still talking about the boats, the hotels and the food that we enjoyed until now.. Initially, I was so worry about my kid for not being able to adopt the new environment but it worked pretty well because of your wonderful arrangement.

Thanks again and I am definitely looking forward to see you guys again whenever we go for the trips in Vietnam or Laos. Yes. we will be recommending you guys for my friends who are planning to visit Vietnam. If you guys are expanding the tour package in other area, please feel free to send us email.

Yah. Thank you so much and I would say it was one of the best trips that we even had in our life. We had the best anniversary trip ever.

Regards,
Michael

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Awesome Experience
Reviewed On: Sep 30, 2017LumiaUnited Kingdom

Read all the good reports about this company. This was our experience too.

We were nervous to use then at first but I emailed some other trip advisor’s and spoke directly which assured us they were a good company.

We must have changed our plans a thousand times, and made one major change a week before we arrived. But Giang handled them all perfectly and was always polite and accommodating. We had one small ‘hicup’ in the tour due to storm damage but without us asking Giang compensated us with a Saigon River/Dinner/Show cruise to compensate.

Everything worked beautifully and when I mentioned about having a massage in Sean Reap I suddenly found it added to the itinery at no extra charge.

I am recomending this company to everyone now. I also like the way they ask for feedback to improve the service and when I made a suggestion I received a letter which shows they are taking serious note and making modifications for future guests.

Just read all the other good reviews because that was our experience too (on a 16 day North to South Vietnam tour plus Cambodia). If you have any strange or weird requests or constraints (we have for religious reasons) this company could handle them superbly.

5 stars from us and happy to answer any emails sent through trip advisor.
Lumia
UK

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What an Experience!
Reviewed On: Aug 15, 2016LindaUnited Kingdom

The tour was described as The Vietnam Experience and it really was fantastic. We loved it. Saigon was special and quite a shock. We had never seen so many motorbikes, the traffic is crazy, I don’t know how anyone is brave enough to drive there. After Saigon we went to The Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Hoian, Danang, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa, and Halong Bay. We have photos to show friends and memories for a lifetime. This was the best holiday either of us has ever taken. Vietnam is beautiful, too beautiful to even describe. We both said afterwards that we couldn’t pick out highlights. Everything was just so good. It was a packed itinerary, yet we still had t9me on our own to relax and enjoy each others’ company. Thanks to the booking agent, the guides, the drivers and the staff everywhere we went.

Linda and Billy Williams
Dorchester, England

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Astounding!
Reviewed On: May 18, 2016Lily TroutUnited States

My husband and I visited Vietnam in a tour “The Vietnam Experience” as a result of my excitement after watching a clip about the country. As first, my husband didn’t want to go because he casted doubt on what he saw on screen, but after the trip, he told me with confidence that he had made a right decision. Also, our tour guide Xuan from Asia Tour Advisor was really nice as she helped us a lot during the trip. Thanks Asia Tour Advisor for organizing this astounding tour.

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One-of-a-kind experience!
Reviewed On: May 10, 2016Mike HollandAustralia

After a business meeting, I contacted with Asia Tour Advisor for a trip “The Vietnam Experience” with my colleagues and frankly, they didn’t let me down. With the kind help of Mr. Lam, we had an amazing vacation where we learnt a lot about the customs and culture of Vietnam. We spent 16 days of awesomeness in luxuxy hotels that are located in the city centre, which provides me easy ways to get to many tourist destinations. Moreover, we were served with delicious food and quick, head-to-toe support from Asia Tour Agency team. The tour totally lived up to its title “Immersed in Vietnam” and I would like to thank Asia Tour Agency for this one-of-a-kind experience.

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What's Included

• Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
• English speaking local guide
• All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
• Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City;
• Cruise in Halong Bay
• Cold water and towel during tours
• Visa Arrival to Vietnam

What's Excluded

• Visa stamp fee
• International air ticket:
• Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
• Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide

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  • For infant (< 04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
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  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
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