Vietnam is a colorful picture with typical agricultural culture life. This tour will give you the lifestyle from the river to the mountainous area with the Cai Be floating market, the green paddy fields, the new life of Saigon, the mountainous charm of Highlands, the romantic city Da Lat, the historical Hoi An, and Hue, and the cultural capital Ha Noi.
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – Hanoi
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Sai Gon. You will be rest for your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
In the morning, pick you up at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh to drive around 2 hours through the countryside to Cai Be. After that, you will take a boat trip to visit Cai Be Floating Market with the local activities on the river, a local garden and house with the orchard and local trade.
After having lunch at an ancient garden house, you will continue traveling to Vinh Long, passing a small and beautiful canal with peaceful villages, the unique natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Stop at An Binh islet to visit the famous fruit orchards. Then, cross the Co Chien river, the excursion ends at Vinh Long pier where the driver will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
You will take a tour to visit Sai Gon – the old name of Ho Chi Minh city – with the Reunification palace, the Duc Ba church, the central post office and the Ben Thanh Market to explore the local trade. Drive back the hotel to enjoy your time at your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the morning, drive from HCM city to Da Lat, the flower city, to enjoy the beautiful drive. Stop visiting the amazing waterfall Pongour which is called the seven-storey waterfall. Then, continue going through the mountainous landscapes to the Da La city. Relax at your hotel.
You will welcome the lovely morning with the cool temperature of Da Lat. Then, take the tour to the flower garden, take pictures of the Da Lat train station – the historical site and also enjoy the picturesque beauty of the Valley of Love.
Overnight stay in Da Lat.
In the morning, drive from Nha Trang through scenic road to Lak Lake. Stop at nice sites for taking pictures and enjoy the views. Before checking in the hotel at Lake Lak, you will visit the Ethnic group museum, Jun village where you can explore the life of the local and Bao Dai Summer Palace (Bao Dai was the last king of Vietnam; the king spent a lot of money for building many palaces at good sites for his relaxation). At the end of the day, relax at the hotel at Lake Lak and enjoy its beauty.
Overnight in Lak Lake.
After breakfast, start exploring Buon Ma Thuot: Dray Sap and Dray Nur- two beautiful waterfalls. Continue driving to Yok Don National Park for exploring the beauty of Nature. You will have a chance to take “an elephant ride”- optional. Then, come back Buon Me Thuot City.
Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot
At 8:00 am (suggested time), drive to Kon Tum, on the way, you will stop taking pictures at coffee, rubber and pepper farms and cassava fields. Then, drive to visit the unique wooden cathedral, the spectacular Kon Klo suspension bridge, Bana colourful ethnic group village and Orphanage centre.
Relax at Kon Tum.
Drive from Kontum to Hoi An on Ho Chi Minh trails through beautiful stretches of mountains. Stop to visit the lovely villages of the ethnic minorities with typical stilts. Get a bath at nice waterfall – optional.
Today, enjoy the day at your leisure to stay at the beach or the swimming pool by yourselves or go shopping in Hoi An town.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Today, you will have half day activities in Tra Que vegetable village. We will pick you up at the hotel by bicycle or the car go to Tra Que village. Take a rest, then you will visit the vegetable farm; learn how to prepare the soil and grow plants with traditional way.
Come back the resting place to learn how to cook pancake and Tam Huu. We enjoy what we cook, and come back the hotel.
Take the coastal drive from Hoi An to Hue city through the unique combination of rural, mountainous and coastal settings; via visiting the Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co bay and countryside views. Check in the hotel and relax. In the afternoon, take the cycle ride to visit the citadel and the royal palace- the home of the Nguyen kings.
Overnight in Hue city.
Morning boat cruise on the Perfume River to enjoy the local life on the river in order to visit the Thien Mu pagoda. Then, drive to explore the splendid royal tomb Khai Dinh – the second last king in Vietnam. Drive back the hotel and rest until transfer to Hue airport to fly to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Hue city.
Today, you will explore the beauty of Ha Noi with the old quarter of Ha Noi, the Literature of Temple and the Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple to learn the history of the Kinh Le.
In the evening, enjoy the Water Puppet – the traditional dance of Vietnam reflecting the agricultural culture of Vietnam.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Transfer to the Noi Bai airport for your departure.
We had a wonderful time with the team of Vietnamdrive. We spent 16 days on our holidays in Vietnam that were customized from this itinerary.
Thank you so much for everything. We love Vietnam and the people who we met along the way. Please send our big thanks to Mr. Hung who is an excellent guide and very friendly in Da Nang and Hue City. We love all the things that you have managed and shared with us!