Vietnam Encompassed in 16 days

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Tour ID: V16NS
Tour type: Private Tour, Nature, Relaxation, Cultural
Duration: 16 Days/ 15 Nights
Departure: Daily
Start: Hanoi
End: Ho Chi Minh

From: Original price was: $1,800.00.Current price is: $1,650.00.


Embark on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam with our “Vietnam Encompassed in 16 days” tour. Starting in the vibrant capital city of Hanoi, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the enchanting Vietnam.

  • Explore the bustling streets of Hanoi on your first day, where the old meets the new in a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity. Journey to the tranquil countryside of Mai Chau, Pu Luong and Ninh Binh, where you’ll discover the breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in the local way of life.
  • Continue your adventure to the mystical beauty of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, where limestone karsts jut out of emerald waters, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.
  • You’ll fly to the charming city of Hoi An, where ancient architecture and picturesque canals await. Spend a leisurely day in Hoi An, before exploring the ancient ruins of My Son sanctuary.
  • Continue your journey to the imperial city of Hue, where you’ll delve into the rich history of Vietnam’s former capital and explore the serene beauty of Chuon Lagoon.
  • Fly to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll discover a vibrant blend of old and new. Explore the city’s highlights including the historic Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Venture into the lush landscapes of the Mekong Delta, where floating markets and sleepy villages await.


Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. We pick you up from airport and take you to the hotel to check in.

After that, it is your leisure time to explore the Old Quarter.

One of the must-visit destinations in Ha Noi is Hoan Kiem Lake – The heart of the city. Tourists can enjoy the peaceful ether alongside historical monuments such as Ngoc Son Temple and the Flag Tower.

Ha Noi is also famous for traditional market streets like Dong Xuan Market, The Old Quarter with narrow alleys in Ha Noi, beautiful ancient houses, and traditional coffee shops. It is an ideal destination for those who want to explore the traditional customs and culture of a thousand-year-old urban area.

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meal: N/A


Mai Chau is a mountainous paradise in Northern Vietnam, attracting tourists with the harmonious beauty of vast grassy plains. Along with the traditional stilt houses of the Thai ethnic group and the charmingly rugged mountain range. This is where tourists can enjoy the peaceful ether and experience a simple life, close to nature. Come to Mai Chau, tourists will have a meaningful and culturally rich travel experience.

8:00 AM: Meet tour guide and driver then depart to Mai Chau. On the way, visit a Muong village. Continue to Thung Khe pass where you can view magnificent panoramic views of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau town. Mai Chau is a beautiful valley located 145 km away from Hanoi. It is great place with harmonious landscapes, green mountain ranges, rice terraces and White Thai ethnic villages.

Arrive in Mai Hich village, check in your accommodation then enjoy lunch cooked by the host. Later explore Mai Hich by walking along the trails and concrete roads. You will be seduced by the gorgeous landscapes as the villages, rice fields, mountains and streams are in perfect harmony with one another. Do not miss the opportunity to communicate with the friendly local people who are always willing to welcome you into their house to enjoy a cup of tea.

Continue trekking, passing the rice field and small communities to Xam Khoe, a Thai villages that is still not touristic. Enjoy the harmony of nature’s beauty and rich human culture. At the end, get a pick up by driver then transfer back to your accommodation.

Relax and enjoy the fresh, peaceful air in the countryside in Mai Chau

Pu Luong is an ideal destination for those who love pristine nature and want to experience the cultural essence of the Vietnamese people. With the majestic beauty of the mountains, lush green valleys, and vast terraced fields, Pu Luong bring to travelers a unique experience amidst fresh natural surroundings and indigenous cultural heritage.

8:00 AM: Depart from Mai Hich directly to Eo Ken, 30km away, where the Muong ethnics live. Walk down the slope and enjoy the spectacular view of Pu Luong Nature reserve, rice field terraces and mountains. Visit a Muong ethnic family in Eo Kenvillage and discover their authentic life. Continue walking through this beautiful landscape and cross a stream to reach HangVillage.

Pick up by car then transfer to Mai Chau for lunch. After that, depart to Ninh Binh, stop on the way to meet the local people and take pictures as you command. Arrive in Ninh Binh in the late afternoon and check in to your accommodation.

8:00 AM: Embark on a 15km bike ride along the dyke, showcasing stunning landscapes of rice fields, a river, and limestone mountains. Numerous stops allow for picturesque photos and interactions with locals. Continue your exploration by heading to Thung La Temple, dating back to the 11th century. Don’t miss the chance to experience traditional musical instruments integral to the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people.

Continue to Take a sampan boat trip along the stream and among the limestone mountains to discover the beauty of Van Long nature reserve. If lucky, you might get to see white monkeys and egrets on the cliffs. After the boat trip, visit an embroidery village and take part in an embroidery course under the instruction of local craftswoman, Mrs Lam. She will proudly explain the techniques of her traditional craft. This will be a good opportunity for you to practice on fabric like a real craftsman.

Leave your bike at homestay and say good-bye the host. Head from Ninh Binh to Hanoi and soak in the scenic beauty as you traverse the Red River Delta. Take advantage of plenty of photo opportunities amidst the lush rice fields and tranquil countryside along the way.


Ha Long Bay, one of the world’s top natural wonders, is an attractive and captivating tourist destination due to its mysterious and majestic beauty. Prominent among countless islands, Lan Ha Bay is an important part of Ha Long Bay, famous for orchid-shaped architecture, a rare and precious orchid species.

Enjoy a memorable family trip to the green Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay brings to tourists not only the feeling of immersing themselves in the beautiful nature but also a rare opportunity to admire the delicate orchid fields amidst the vast sea scenery. Tourists can take boat trips on Ha Long Bay to admire the unique beauty of Lan Ha Bay and at the same time enjoy the freshness and the peacefulness of the sea.

9:00 AM: Pick up at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter). Enjoy two and a half hour drive from Hanoi to Lan Ha Bay on the national highway No5B. Your journey will pass the series of villages and rice fields in the Red River Delta. Have a stop for drink and restroom. Continue driving to the harbor around noon, get warmly welcome at cruise reception.

8:30 – 8:50: Our driver will pick you up at the Shuttle Bus stop (for shared transfers) or directly from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (for private transfers). From there, we’ll make our way to Halong City.

12:00: The Peony Cruises crew will warmly welcome you at their lounge in Tuan Chau. Get ready to board Peony Cruises via their support vessel, and we’ll fill you in on the exciting itinerary during this time.

13:00Welcome aboard with fresh drinks and wet towels, accompanied by a spread of appetizing delicacies. We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay, a member of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays. Relish a delicious lunch of fresh seafood while cruising along Lan Ha Bay with breathtaking scenery.

15:30: Explore the unspoiled and poetic beauty of Tra Bau area, renowned for its attractive seascape. This is the perfect time for kayaking to discover the true beauty of the limestone islands. Take a dip in the emerald green waters or enjoy the Jacuzzi pool on Peony Cruises.

17:30 – 18:30: Join us for a cooking demonstration and master the art of making one of the most famous Vietnamese cuisines, the spring rolls. Alternatively, head to the top deck to admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. It’s Happy Hour – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE at the bar, an ideal moment for photography enthusiasts to capture the greatest sunset over Lan Ha Bay.

19:30: Savor delicious local food prepared by our skillful chef.

21:00 – 22:00: Relax and enjoy exotic cocktails and drinks at the sky bar (with a surcharge). Indulge yourself with a spa service (with a surcharge) or simply unwind on the top deck under the brightly illuminated sky. Alternatively, try your luck at squid fishing on the main deck.

6:00: Start the day with a Tai Chi session and enjoy the sun rising up beyond the horizon.

6:45 – 7:15: Breakfast is served while cruising back to Gia Luan jetty (Breakfast time may be adjusted to follow the real itinerary).

7:30 – 9:00: It takes 30 minutes to travel from Gia Luan to Trung Trang cave – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba Island, Vietnam. The limestone cave has thousands of stalactites in various shapes, offering geological values with a typical cave ecosystem.

9:30: Return to the main boat, check-out, and place your luggage outside the cabin. Early lunch is served at the restaurant. Settle the bar bill at the desk (if any).

10:30 – 11:00: Disembark Peony Cruises and transfer back to Tuan Chau Port. Our driver will pick you up again for the journey back to Hanoi.

Welcome by driver at the harbor then enjoy 2 and a half hour travel back to Hanoi on the new highway No5B crossing the Red River Delta and villages. Drop off at your hotel

Today we farewell Hanoi and take a flight to central of Vietnam.

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for a 1-hour-flight to Da Nang.

On your arrival Da Nang, be picked up and transfer to Hoi An to check in.

Hoi An Ancient Town is famous for historic houses, colorful lanterns and cobblestone streets. At night, the ancient town turns into a paradise of lights, attracting tourists to enjoy the serene and mystical space.

Leisure Day. Free time for relax, self-explore the ancient town, tailor, coffee

8:00: Our guide picks you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary – The World Cultural Heritage.

9:00: Arrive at My Son and we will have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the traditional performances of Champa Peoples .

11:00: Move to a local house to learn how to make rice-paper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on.

11:30: Back to  the van and have lunch at a restaurant. Relax with cold herbal tea,  nice foods and fresh air.

12:30: take a boat trip back to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of Vietnam named as Thu Bon River.

13:30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

10:00 am, Be picked up at Hoi An and join iconic drive to Hue through Hai Van Pass.

Check in into the hotel and In the afternoon, we do Chuon Lagoon


Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or central Hue and start the afternoon tour on Tam Giang Lagoon.


Located about 8km from the center of Hue city in the direction of Thuan An beach. The delegation stopped to visit Uncle Ho memorial site at Duong No village, Phu Duong commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province. This is a place to keep many memories of Uncle Ho, the period when he and his family came here to live and study. In which, the cottages, communal houses of Duong No, Ben Da, Am Ba… are imprinted with memories of Uncle Ho.


The car continues to depart for Thuan An about 4km, turn towards Tam Giang bridge with Ru Cha mangrove forest. This is a primeval forest with an area of ​​​​about 4 hectares, existing more than 100 years ago. The group is free to visit, walk and take pictures with the wild beauty of the forest.


Arriving at Chuon Lagoon wharf, a part of Tam Giang lagoon, visitors begin to visit the largest ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Here you have a great experience with some fishing activities with the locals. Try going SUP, kayaking, fishing… Composing photos and relaxing on the stilt house.


Enjoy dinner with a seafood menu at Chuon Lagoon restaurant, a unique oasis in the middle of the lagoon with 2 indispensable specialties “Bread of orcas and wine of Chuon village soaked in fire crabs”


The boat takes you to watch the sunset, return to the marina to return to Hue city.

  • Overnight in Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning:

08:00 am: Our Car and your guide will pick you up at your hotel.

Take a dragon boat to the first place, Thien Mu pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – the oldest pagoda in Hue city. The 30 min boat drive to the pagoda in the morning will be a great start for the journey. Fresh air from Perfume River will make you very comfortable.

9.30 am: Visit the Citadel – Imperial city is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.

After the Citadel, our car will take you to Dong Ba market – the busiest market in Hue with various kinds of foods and goods. Here you can see how the local people buy and sale things. This is also a chance for you to buy souvenirs for your friends and family.

12:00 am: Lunch at a local Restaurant

After lunch, we will Visit Minh Mang Tomb – considered as the most majestic of all the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.

  • Overnight in Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant and modern urban area, has many famous places that bring to visitors unique experiences. Renowned for its bustling nightlife, Bui Vien pedestrian street is filled with numerous bars, restaurants, and shopping stores, making it an ideal place to experience the lively nightlife.

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral – a destination should not be miss when arriving in Ho Chi Minh City

With many attracting destination such as Dong Khoi Square, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, and Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City is not only an economic center but also an attractive destination for tourists who want to explore Vietnamese culture and history. The Classic Package Tour will not disappoint you, consider carefully to make the right decision.

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.

Return to Saigon

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

08:00: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and start the trip to Cai Be. Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to the remaining site of a renowned wholesale floating market on the Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to learn something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high techniques of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River.

Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of an ancient house and learn about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel the slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival on Tan Phong Island, immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility.

At lunch time, you not only enjoy luscious food but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked on your own and served in the heart of the local garden.

Cycle on the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Visit Ba Kiệt’s ancient house.

Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip to Can Tho City. Proceed to Can Tho City and check in.

  • Overnight in Can Tho
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Have breakfast at the hotel. You can take a leisurely boat ride to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the most vibrant floating market in the area.

Walking tour of the local noodle factory. Visit Munir Ansay Pagoda – Khmer temple, famous for its unique structure. Then, move by boat to the Con Son tourist area, visit the fruit plantation, and enjoy seasonal fruits.

Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, our driver will take you to the airport to catch your flight.

Say goodbye Vietnam. Trip ends.


  • 14 nights at hotels in Hanoi, Mai Chau, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city and Can Tho
  • 1 night on Halong Bay cruise
  • All airports pick up – Hotels
  • All airport transfers Hotels – Airports
  • Meals: As mentioned in the plan
  •  02 Flights tickets (incl 20kg checked luggage and 7 kg handbag)

– Hanoi – Da Nang

– Hue – Ho Chi Minh

  • Morden vehicle during tour
  • Boat, kayak in Halong Bay
  • English- speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
  • Water and fresh tissue
  • Tax



  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”


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C Jane C

Reliable Tour Agency! So much fun in Vietnam! Specially thanks to Ms. Jenny who helped my family arranged such memorable trip. All tourists go Vietnam must find them!

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C Jane C

Reliable Tour Agency! So much fun in Vietnam! Specially thanks to Ms. Jenny who helped my family arranged such memorable trip. All tourists go Vietnam must find them!

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  1. NA

    Very good tour. Thanks Jenny and team for making my 1st trip to Asia memorible

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  2. CJ

    Reliable Tour Agency!
    So much fun in Vietnam! Specially thanks to Ms. Jenny who helped my family arranged such memorable trip. All tourists go Vietnam must find them!

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