Providing a variety of colour and beauty of Vietnam diversity. Vietnam Insight will tantalize all of your senses. From the chaotic Ho Chi Minh city to charming Hoi An, vibrant Hanoi and spend a night on board our private boat on beautiful Halong Bay… all included in the the 12 day of the trip.
Welcome up on arrival by local tour guide and driver, then we transfer to hotel.
Relax after the long flight and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
8:30am Pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ben Tre.
After arriving at Ham Luong dock, board the boat & 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. Drive around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. Do a kayaking through the lush tropical canal.
Perfect your day with a delicious and filling lunch at a local host house.
Visit the local fruit plantation, enjoy seasonal fresh fruits, and spend time relaxing while being rowed in a small boat slowly through the natural canals to get a sense of how truly beautiful this area is.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive Cu Chi tunnels after a drive of 1,5 hours. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi and its legendary history. A documentary film about the tunnels will explain you about the tunnels histories and how fierce the war was in the area. You will be guided to the tunnels system including the weapon factory, hospitals, kitchens and crawl under the tunnels…..
After that travelers can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Leave Cu Chi tunnels and back Sai Gon
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast at hotel our driver will pick you up for Dang Nang flight. And in Da Nang other driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An
You will be picked up at hotel by Jack Tran’s guide and Jack Tran’s driver on a mini-van and then you will be transferred to Jack Tran’s bike station in the countryside to start your biking route
Cycle to a local farming village traveling along picturesque country roads (If you don’t know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter “XE OM” services and you pay the extra 140,000 VND)
Share in the daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty.
Board the Jack Tran’s boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea
Learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets
Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.
Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides.
Jungle walk and join for a mock battle with mud attack for fun.
Back on-board our Jack Tran’s boat, enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink
Return to hotel by Jack Tran’s mini-van
This morning, we join the special cooking class with local market shopping all ingredients for our lesson. We then boat to Vy’s Market restaurant where we can see, smell, hear, taste, touch and interact with many different food making processes. We can try samples from over 10 different food counters including banh my, dumplings, pickles, weird….Then we start our 2,5 hour cooking lesson with the chef and enjoy all the food that we cooked before. The gift after the lesson is a copy of the recipes and a Vietnamese cooking utensil to take home.
After lunch and short rest, we have a walking tour in Hoi An town – one of the World Culture Heritages of Vietnam. This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Morning with breakfast in hotel and then we will transfer by private car to airport.
Our driver in Hanoi will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter
6:00 We start our street food tour with hanoi local guide as your dinner.
Walking down to the Hang Be street for visiting the local market, we are guided all the ingredients as well as inhabit of local people here. After the street market, we continue our trip along different streets, try to taste many kinds of local food such as oil-fried pastry, tofu, egg coffee, Rice pancake, pillow cake, sweet soup, stuff pancake with pork, draught beer… and one of our best surprised is a stop at Dong Xuan whole sales market where we know many kinds of ingredients being sold. From here, we enjoy our meal with Spring rolls, grilled pork with noodle, fried rice cake, banana flower salad.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Today we start early in the morning to take bus to Sapa at 6:30am. it will take us almost 6 hours from Hanoi to Sapa.
Our local guide in Sapa will pick you and going to restaurant for lunch after lunch we start our first activity to visit Cat Cat village
Afternoon we are going to homestay and enjoy our dinner and stay overnight.
Overnight in Sapa
Today is our main trekking time so we trekking from morning until afternoon before going back to sapa town for Dinner
After dinner our driver will transfer you to train station and going back to Hanoi
Overnight on Train
Early in the morning we will pick you up at train station and back to hotel for breakfast and free time for coffee
09:00 Await the collection of the guide and driver in your hotel lobby. Once they have arrived, we will begin our transfer to Hai Phong city.
12:00 Rest at the harbour as the V’Spirit Premier Cruise completes its final preparations. We can board shortly after this and enjoy our welcome drink.
13:00 Sit down in the dining room for a delicious lunch and a scrolling view of the wonderfully unique limestone towers outside the windows.
13:00 – 15:15 On sampan boats, some residents of the bay will show us their home by taking us to the Dark & Bright caves, two gorgeous caverns with a vast and enclosed lake on the other side. Swimming is also available here.
17:00 We return to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise to catch the daily spectacle of a gorgeous sunset, as well as happy hour at the bar.
19:00 Along with a fantastic dinner, we have a very special performance of traditional Vietnamese music in the dining room or on the top deck. Before you retire to your cabin tonight, perhaps you would like to head to the bar, the spa (book in advance) or join the crew for some squid fishing.
Overnight on board
06:00 Begin your new day with the Tai Chi session on the top deck, run by our onboard Tai Chi teacher as the sunrise greets us from behind the mountains.
07:00 Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
8:15 Experience some fantastic kayaking to discover the lovely Tra Bau area. Visit a fishing farm and socialize with the resident fishermen in order to know more about their life and how they work every day.
10:00 Return to the ship and enjoy the cooking demonstration put on by our talented chef as they give you an insight into Vietnamese cuisine, then sit down for a lovely lunch buffet, on our approach to the harbour.
11:45 Stepping off the V’Spirit Premier Cruise at the harbour, we board the bus and head back to Hanoi.
Back on bus and going back to Hanoi.
14:30 You will be back to Hanoi and check in hotel
*Spa and massage service is available with additional charges
Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.
Overnight in Ha Noi
After your breakfast, we will start to move to airport. The guide say good bye to you.
Yes you can we will operate same itinerary and start from North to The South