Trip Description & Detailed Itinerary
The 9 days Vietnam tour is ideal for family holidays and those who look for a multi activity tour in Vietnam. We add in this tour different travel activities making the tour fun and enjoyable for both parents and children. Trip highlights are Hanoi city tour, Halong bay boat cruise, sea kayaking, Ho Chi Minh city tour, visit Cu Chi tunnels, biking the Mekong delta, Cai Be, Vinh Long and the Mui Ne, Phan Thiet beach break that concludes the itinerary. The tour can be extended with Sapa, Mai Chau or the Vietnam central coast.
9 days Vietnam itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong bay. Cruise. Kayaking.
Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or paddling through an amazing area of limestone islets of Halong bay.
Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on board junk.
Day 2: Halong bay – Hanoi. Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City.
At 11:00: Disembark at the dock at Halong City and travel back to Hanoi.
According to your departure time (flight), you can either enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets or go directly to Noibai airport for a 2-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Welcome at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh city by our local team and transfer to your hotel in town. Ho Chi Minh City is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés.
Check-in hotel and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city tour. Excursion to Cu Chi tunnels.
After breakfast, we enjoy a pleasant drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. After visiting the tunnels, go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Free lunch in town.
In the afternoon, start the city tour with Ho Chi Minh City major highlights including the Post Office, cathedral, Reunification palace, centre town, then continuation towards Cholon, visit Thien Hau temple, Binh Tay market.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 4: Biking Ho Chi Minh city – Cai Be – Vinh Long (The Mekong Delta).
At 8:00 you will be met up by our biking team at your hotel. After a short briefing and warming up, start a short drive to Cai Be. Enjoy a boat trip to see floating market, poprice, rice paper, coconut candy making, keep going by boat to An Binh island.
Lunch will be provided in a local house.
After lunch, we will start our ride around An Binh island (Vinh Long) on the cement road through fruit garden, in the shade of trees, along canals, check-in homestay on the island.
In the evening, assist to the cooking lesson with family host.
Day 5: Biking Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh city.
After breakfast, we will take a ferry for Vinh Long City. Then we will cycle along small road in rice field in Long Ho district. Stop en route to see handicraft village, pottery making village. Pedal around and back to Vinh Long city where your lunch will be provided.
Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 6: Travel to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Beach Resort.
Transfer to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet (without guide). The scenic 200km drive north on Highway One passes through the bustling city of Bien Hoa before cutting through dense rubber plantations.
Arrive in Mui Ne around noon. Check-in hotel and stay free for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
Day 7 & 8: Phan Thiet Beach Resort.
Full day free at leisure to enjoy the prime beach of Mui Ne or just relax on the hotel/resort poolside. Optional golf course or beach activities can be arranged on the spot with hotel/resort. Please check with your hotel/resort staff for more details when booking.
Overnight in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
Day 9: Travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out around noon and travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.
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