Ultimate Vietnam

From trekking through lush green paddy fields to sailing past the iconic limestone islands of South-East Asia, Ultimate Vietnam gives a taste of the true natural beauty, immense history, and charming culture on offer in Vietnam. Explore the local villages of Sapa for epic trekking adventures. Uncover the monuments of the buzzing capital Hanoi as you discover the new cultures and cuisines. Cruise the serene waters of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on a traditional Junk Boat soaking in the post-card perfect views. Take a flight to Danang, the gateway to exploring the Imperial City of Hue and the colorfully charming town of Hoi An. Plus, fly to the vibrant metropolitan of Ho Chin Minh City, formerly Saigon, and discover one of Asia’s most exhilarating cities with your local guide!

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

12 Days

Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Hotels

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4 Star

13-35 People

18+

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 12-day trek through Vietnam covers the best of Vietnam from the lush mountainside and other-worldly islands in the North to charming towns in Vietnam’s heartland and the bustling cities in the South.
  • Enjoy two included domestic flights to save on travel time. Plus, all breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner are included in the tour package.
  • Stay in carefully-selected 4-star hotels and travel with a local expert guide in the comfort of private, air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Sail amongst the UNESCO World Heritage-listed limestone islands of North-West Vietnam and spend an evening on board a traditional Junk boat, sleeping in Halong Bay – one of South-East Asia’s most scenic backdrops!
  • Spend two days hiking through the majestic mountainsides near Sapa, trekking amongst lush paddy fields, and meeting the local village people as you stop by markets and local homestays along the way.
  • Learn of the incredible war history, historic dynasties, and captivating cultures on included city tours with local guides in Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh.
  • Shape your Ultimate Vietnam adventure with unforgettable optional extras including Kayaking in Halong Bay, guided Hoi An tours on vintage Vespas, Vietnamese cooking classes, Cu Chi Tunnel tour, or visit the Gold Hand Bridge for epic panoramic views and photo opportunities!

Sights Visited on This Tour

Can Cau Saturday Market

The ethnic groups of Sapa come together in Can Cau, a vivid open-air market close to Bac Ha, where they introduce their fresh produce to locals and travelers.

Cham Museum

Bringing together epitomic examples of Cham sculpture, the Cham Museum in Da Nang is home to the world's largest collection of this native artistry.

The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh. They offer a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948.

Dong Ba is the largest marketplace in Hue. It attracts visitors with hearty scenes of daily life, colorful souvenirs, and a variety of fresh produce.

Flag Tower

Flag tower is one of Hue monument complex. After being constructed under Emperor Gia Long's reign.The flag tower consists of two parts including tower and the flag pole.

Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock Island), which is no doubt one of the most unique and popular features that has appeared as symbol of Halong Bay.

Set in the mountains of Vietnam, Golden Hand Bridge is an ultimate allure with the two giant hands lifting it up. It is in a mountain resort famous for its cinematic theme.

Golden Stream Valley

The Golden Stream valley is the biggest valley in Sapa. This offers the most stunning view of mountains, rice terraces, river and villages of H'mong, Dzao and Dzay people.

Known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade.

Discover the life and legacy of Ho Chi Minh in a vast complex that constitutes the famous One Pillar Pagoda, the Vietnam leader's gardens and residence.

The port town of Hoi An is most famous for its Venice-like atmosphere with its canals and boasts a well-preserved Ancient Town.

The ancient Hue was recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. This city is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and used to be the national capital.

Lao Chai

Hidden in Muong Hoa Valley. Here is the home of both the Giay and the Black H’Mong individuals. Visitors often recognize the distinction from their traditional costumes.

Ma Tra Village

Ma Tra is home to H’mong ethnic people and boasts only around 50 homes. The locals here enjoy a modest life, farming only as much crop as required to meet their needs.

The limestone and marble hills of the Marble Mountain soar to the sky in Da Nang, sheltering impressive pagodas, intricate tunnels, and holy caves. Today, it remains a popular pilgrimage site.

Ngoc Son Temple

The Temple of the Jade Mountain is the most visited temple in Hanoi, luring visitors with its lakeside views and exquisite classical Vietnamese architecture.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City is a western addition to the city's skyline, featuring French, European, and Vietnamese architectural styles.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda is one of the most iconic temples in Vietnam, renowned for the Lotus Station standing on one pillar. It is home to the Buddha-bathing ceremony.

The monument is a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Most of the tomb’s grandiose exterior is covered in darkened, weathered concrete.

Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province. It is located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Here's where you'll find the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains.

Ta Phin

Set in the green and luminous Sapa valley, Ta Phin village is home to the Red Dao tribe, offering insight into indigenous Vietnamese culture amidst dazzling rice terraces.

Temple of Literature

The first national university of Vietnam, Temple of Literature honors Confucius and many scholars. It sheds light on imperial history in four courtyards.

Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city.

War Remnants Museum

This interesting and well-curated museum is a must-do for any visitor to Saigon given the impact of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 Star hotels, Traditional Junk

Meals

11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, domestic flights

Airport Transfer(s)

Airport transfers for the included domestic flights on the tour.

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

Flight

Flights between Hanoi to Danang and Hue City to Ho Chi Min.

Cruise

Halong Bay Cruise on traditional junk boat

Crew

Services of experienced junk boat cruise

Sightseeing

Ma Tra Village
Ta Phin Village
Lao Chai village
Saturday market

Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum
Temple of Literature
Ngoc Son Temple
Halong Bay

Hoia An ancient town
Marble Mountain
Cham Museum
Imperial Citadel

Flag Tower
Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh
Reunification palace
War Remnants Museum

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

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All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

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Accommodation

BONNE NUIT HOTEL
Hanoi
4 Star

Bonne Nuit Hotel offers luxurious and modern accommodation in Hanoi's Old Town and a short 15-minute walk from Hanoi Old City Gate and Hoan Kiem Lake.

SAPA AMAZING HOTEL
Sapa
4 Star

A short walk from Sapa Cathedral and Quan Truong Square, Sapa Amazing Hotel is nestled in the heart of the town with views of the surrounding mountains.

TRADITIONAL JUNK
Halong Bay
SUPERIOR JUNK

Sleep onboard a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone islands that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay.

VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE
Hoian
4 Star

Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort is a short walk from Hoi An's ancient town and offers elegant rooms with river view.

MUONG THANH HOTEL
Hue
4 Star

Muong Thanh Hotels features a panoramic picture of Hue City, Perfume River, Trang Tien bridge and Hue citadel.This hotel has a Spa center.

ALAGON HOTEL
Ho Chi Minh
4 Star

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Alagon Hotel & Spa features modern rooms and rooftop pool and leads the way in imaginative and creative interior design.

Accommodation
Hanoi
BONNE NUIT HOTEL
4 Star
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Sapa
SAPA AMAZING HOTEL
4 Star
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Halong Bay
TRADITIONAL JUNK
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Hoian
VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE
4 Star
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Hue
MUONG THANH HOTEL
4 Star
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Ho Chi Minh
ALAGON HOTEL
4 Star

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 12-day trek through Vietnam covers the best of Vietnam from the lush mountainside and other-worldly islands in the North to charming towns in Vietnam’s heartland and the bustling cities in the South.
  • Enjoy two included domestic flights to save on travel time. Plus, all breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner are included in the tour package.
  • Stay in carefully-selected 4-star hotels and travel with a local expert guide in the comfort of private, air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Sail amongst the UNESCO World Heritage-listed limestone islands of North-West Vietnam and spend an evening on board a traditional Junk boat, sleeping in Halong Bay – one of South-East Asia’s most scenic backdrops!
  • Spend two days hiking through the majestic mountainsides near Sapa, trekking amongst lush paddy fields, and meeting the local village people as you stop by markets and local homestays along the way.
  • Learn of the incredible war history, historic dynasties, and captivating cultures on included city tours with local guides in Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh.
  • Shape your Ultimate Vietnam adventure with unforgettable optional extras including Kayaking in Halong Bay, guided Hoi An tours on vintage Vespas, Vietnamese cooking classes, Cu Chi Tunnel tour, or visit the Gold Hand Bridge for epic panoramic views and photo opportunities!
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