Trip idea by Tonkin Travel

Passion Vietnam

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,360 per person
15 days
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A comprehensive exploration of Vietnam from north to south. Take in bustling Hanoi, the mountainous north with its colourful minorities and walking opportunities, Hue, Hoi An as well as Saigon and the Mekong delta in the south. For those looking to finish with time on the beach, consider adding a few nights on the island of Phu Quoc, easily accessible from Saigon.

A trip idea created by Tonkin Travel

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.
Day 1
  • Transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Hanoi
Day 2
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Discover the Museum of Ethnology
  • Street Food Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Watch a show at the Water Puppet Theatre
Day 3
Hanoi, Ninh Binh
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
  • Explore Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
  • Visit Hoa Lu - the former Vietnamese capital
  • Transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
  • At leisure for dinner in Hanoi
  • Transfer from Hanoi to the train station
Day 4
Lao Cai, Sapa
  • Transfer from Lao Cai Station to Bac Ha
  • Experience Bac Ha market
  • Transfer from Bac Ha to Sapa (via Lao Cai)
Day 5
  • Transfer from Sapa centre to Muong Hoa valley
  • Trekking in Muong Hoa valley
  • Transfer from Hau Thao commune to Sapa
Day 6
Sapa, Lao Cai
  • At leisure for a morning in Sapa
  • Transfer from Sapa town centre to Suoi Ho village
  • Trekking in Suoi Ho and Ma Tra village
  • Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai train station
Day 7
Hanoi, Halong Bay
  • Transfer from Hanoi train station into the city centre
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - First day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Choose your first activity
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Happy Hour, cooking class and evening activities
Day 8
Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Second Day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Visit Thien Canh Son cave
  • Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi Airport
  • Flight from Hanoi to Hue
  • Transfer from Hue Airport to your hotel
Day 9
  • Cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda
  • Explore the Citadel (Imperial City)
  • Explore Tu Duc’s Tomb
  • Visit Minh Mang’s Tomb
Day 10
Hue, Hoi An
  • Transfer from Hue to Hoi An (via Hai Van pass)
  • Take a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Cross Hoi An's Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Visit Quan Cong Temple (Ong Pagoda)
  • Visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Fujian temple
  • Take a boat trip on Thu Bon river
Day 11
Hoi An, Danang, Saigon
  • Transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport
  • Flight from Danang to Saigon
  • Transfer from Saigon airport to the city centre
  • Visit Saigon Central Post Office
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Explore Saigon's Chinatown
  • Visit Thien Hau Temple
Day 12
Saigon, Cu Chi
  • Transfer from Saigon to Cu Chi
  • Explore Cu Chi tunnels
  • Transfer from Cu Chi tunnels to Saigon
  • Experience the War Remnants Museum
  • Visit the Reunification Palace
  • Foodie Night Tour in Saigon - by Vespa
Day 13
Saigon, Ben Tre, Can Tho
  • Transfer from Saigon to Ben Tre
  • Take a boat trip on the Mekong river
  • Stop at a local house in Ben Tre
  • Take a row-boat trip along Cai Coi creek
  • Transfer from Ben Tre to Can Tho
Day 14
Can Tho, Sa Dec, Saigon
  • Experience Cai Rang floating market
  • Visit Binh Thuy ancient house
  • Transfer from Sa Dec to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Day 15
  • Transfer from hotel to the Saigon's airport

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The best time to visit Vietnam depends on where you plan to go. In the south, the dry season lasts from December to late April, while monsoons can occur from May to November, which can disrupt travel to more remote regions. The temperature rarely falls below 20 degrees and can reach a fierce 40 degrees in April or May. The central coast can experience rain from September to February, but temperatures are glorious in spring (February to May) and warmest from June to August. Northern Vietnam enjoys sunny weather from October to December, cooler misty weather until March, and then scorching weather, particularly from May to August, which often features heavy rain.


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