VIETNAM 15-DAY CULTURE & NATURE COMBINATION
VIETNAM 15-DAY CULTURE & NATURE COMBINATION
Capture the true essence of Vietnam with the sweeping trip from the charming capital – Hanoi’s Old Quarter, to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City in the south. With carefully designed schedule, you wouldn’t miss any highlight of the trip as well as relax your mind and soul. Through numerous traditional activities, you will engage deeper into the heritage and culture of the country.
Exploring Phong Nha Cave and trekking underground of Paradise Cave
Strolling around the lantern-filled streets and riverside promenade of Hoi An Ancient Town
Escaping the city heat and venturing out into the historic and tranquil city of Hue
Soaking the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Taking the overnight cruise trip and admiring Halong Bay’s magnificent beauty
Exploring the legend of Ninh Binh and its famous historic sites
Trekking through the oldest tropical forest in Cuc Phuong National Park
Engaging deeper to the unique waterway lifestyle of Mekong Delta
Private transportation with air-conditioned
Carefully selected cozy and comfortable accommodation
Meals listed in the itinerary
Expert English-speaking tour guide
Entrance fees at sightseeing points
Depart from Danang, we will transfer you to Phong Nha – Quang Binh over the majestic Hai Van pass, which is undoubtedly one of the most amazingly scenic hillside roads in Vietnam.
span style="font-size: 1em;">We will reach Quang Binh in time for lunch with authentic Vietnamese dishes at Everland Quang Binh.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Check in and have dinner at Phong Nha Lake House. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure. Recharge your batteries for our trekking trip tomorrow.
Wake up and set off for our exploration today.
span style="font-size: 1em;">The first kilometer exploring the cave looks like going in the exhibition. Wait till you get the last laugh, more exciting things right ahead are waiting for you.
span style="font-size: 1em;">At the end of the walkway, get into the darkest and deepest area of the cave. At the end of the trek, there is an open area with a giant opening at the peak of the cave with sunlight streaming in is absolutely dreamlike.
Stop here for a lunch and take a rest. There is an option to swim in the underground lake inside the cavern.
After lunch, trek back to the starting point. We will transfer you to Sun Spa Resort for relaxing and having dinner.
Enjoy holistic massage, sauna and jacuzzi (for free) at Sun Spa after your challenging trekking today.
Free morning recharging before driving to the poetic city of Hue. Kick off our Hue journey with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most famous pagodas in Hue of not only the mysterious legendary stories but also its charming ancient architectural structures.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Enjoy Hue royal dishes for lunch then trace back to Vietnam history at Hue Imperial Citadel – the former capital of Vietnam. Learn more about the heyday of Nguyen’s Dynasty as well as admire the ancient architecture of the Citadel.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Afterwards, join in the traditional handmade workshop, where you will be taught how to do the paper crafts like kite or paper flower, and get closer to Hue culture and traditional workshop.
span style="font-size: 1em;">After dinner with vegetarian cuisine, enjoy traditional performance on boat by local artists who sing folk songs to the tune of traditional instruments and teacups. At the end, you can release colored lanterns onto the river.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Overnight and relax at Hue Ecolodge Hotel.
Enjoy morning time by yourself. Before venturing to Hai Vong Dai peak, we will have lunch with royal cuisines – one of the most unique characteristics of Hue ancient imperial city.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Go for Hai Vong Dai Summit exploration – the highest peak of Bach Ma mountain ranges with the height of 1450m above the sea level.
After a short trekking, you will reach the top point to have a spectacular view of imposing mountains, Cau Hai lagoon, charming Lang Co Beach and surrounding scenery.
Overnight at Phong Lan Villa. In the chilly weather of Bach Ma, enjoying mouthwatering BBQ grill for your dinner is nothing more perfect.
Stretch and warm up your body for our exciting 17-km trekking route.
Carry on our journey by trekking through the tropical forest on path to reach Five Lake Trail, where you could enjoy swimming in the refreshing and pure water.
Trekking ahead to visit Do Quyen Waterfall, which is the most beautiful trekking route in the Park. We will have a forest guard to accompany and ensure your safety.
Have lunch with fresh seafood at Be Than floating restaurant.
As arriving in Hoi An, we will check in and relax at Hoi An Silk Village Resort. Feel free to stroll around the lantern-street or board on Hoai river and observe the picturesque scenery at your leisure.
Wake up and discover another peaceful side of Hoi An in the early morning. You can cycle around and witness morning routine activities of the local. Having a Banh Mi and a cup of Vietnamese coffee will make your Hoi An morning complete.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Climbing up the Marble Mountains and enjoying spectacular panoramic Non Nuoc views as well as paying homage to Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship dotted across the mountains.
span style="font-size: 1em;">After lunch with Danang local dishes, we will transfer to Danang airport for your Hanoi boarding flight.
span style="font-size: 1em;">The rest of the day is free to enjoy the fantastic Hanoi nightlife at your own pace. Overnight at O’Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa.
After breakfast, we will head up to Hon Gai Harbor and board on La Regina Royal Cruise. La Regina now cruises forward to the Bai Tu Long Bay after your welcoming drink with the crew member.
span style="font-size: 1em;">We will visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village and Pearl Village after lunch. You will get closer to the local and understand more about their culture. Some optional challenging sport activities for you like bamboo boat or kayak.
span style="font-size: 1em;">As returning to the boat, enjoy a refreshing drink on board while catching the stunning sunset.
You will be served dinner on the sundeck after your cooking class - where you will be taught how to make the Deep - Fried Spring Rolls.
span style="font-size: 1em;">After dinner, it’s your free time to relax on boat and enjoy the nightfall vibe on La Regina.
Wake up to the shining sun and kick off your second day on the royal cruise with Taichi exercise.
After having breakfast, we will start our exploration today by visiting Thien Canh Son Cave, which is renowned for its spectacular and unspoiled beauty. Don’t forget your camera as you can’t stop capturing its dreamlike beauty and sparkling stalactites.
Brunch will be served as you return to the main boat. As disembarking at the harbor, you will be transferred to Ninh Binh.
Start our Ninh Binh city tour with a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which is considered as the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia along with its unique architecture and significant spiritual values.
Have dinner and overnight at Bai Dinh Hotel, where you can listen to the pagoda bells and the teaching of Buddhist religion about human morality while staying here.
After breakfast, we will drive to Cuc Phuong National Park – the first national park established in the country.
Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center initially, which is a noncommercial organization committed to rescue, rehabilitate, research & conserve endangered primate species.
The Cave of Prehistoric Man is the site of the one earliest discoveries of human habitation in Vietnam, which once revealed human graves, stone axes, tools for grinding and sorts of ancient human evidences dating back 7500 years.
Enjoy lunch with local cuisines at house-on-stilts in the center of the park.
Take a short trek through Cuc Phuong National Park to explore the beauty of nature by visiting the dense jungle and green grass valley. You can also witness the giant ancient trees and of course biodiversity ecosystem in Cuc Phuong National Park.
Wrap up your day trip at Cuc Phuong and transfer you back to your hotel.
Begin discovering the legend of Ninh Binh with the stunning cave system in Trang An Scenic Landscapes, rowing boat trip along charming limestone mountains and observing sightseeing surrounding.
Enjoy lunch with local specialties at Dai Trang An restaurant.
We will then venture to Hoa Lu Ancient Captial, where you will be lost in the wonderful beauty that the nature has bestowed upon this sacred land; simultaneously, admire the ruins of Hoa Lu Ancient.
Arrive at Mua Cave – the cave which brings you one of the best panoramic view of the nicest sceneries in Ninh Binh. Although it may make you tired because of high steps, it becomes more interesting if you climb slowly and capture some wonderful snapshots on the way.
Overnight and relax at Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh. Contemplate the stunning golden sunset on Van Long Lagoon at your leisure.
Sunrise is the most spectacular part of the day on Van Long Lagoon. If you have already seen how charming the sunset on the lagoon, don’t miss the chance to admire the sparkling and magnificent beauty when the sun rises on Van Long.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Have lunch with local specialties at Dai Trang An restaurant.
span style="font-size: 1em;">Back to Hanoi and enjoy night time at your leisure. Overnight at O’Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa.
Transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for your Can Tho boarding flight in the late morning.
Upon arrival here, we will take a visit to Binh Thuy Old House, which served as the background for the famous film “L’Amant”. Look back in time to how the upper-class of the Mekong Delta lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Experience an idyllic life of Mekong Delta at Binh Khanh fruit farm, escape from the bustling of the city, relax under the lush green trees as well as taste fruit specialties of the region.
Enjoy dinner along the calm waterways of Hau River on Ninh Kieu Cruise, contemplate the illuminating looks of Can Tho at night as listening soft melodies and chants of Don Ca Tai Tu.
Overnight at Victoria Can Tho with the charming overview of Hau River surrounding.
After breakfast on Ninh Kieu Cruise, we will arrive to Cai Rang Floating Market in the early morning. Have a glimpse of the bustling trade scene with specialties, floating houses and the slow pace of the daily life of local people on the wooden boat along the waterways.
Have a break and lunch with local cuisine in Can Tho.
Transfer to Chau Doc town and check in Victoria Nui Sam lodge. Enjoy your leisure time and look out to the beautiful landscape.
Have dinner at La Giang Restaurant & Bar, which serves a variety of European and Asian cuisine for your meals. Dinner can be served in a private view, with a 360-degree view of the entire rice field at sunset.
We will transfer to Tra Su mangrove forest, which is home to many rare flora and fauna. Immersing in the calm nature and viewing the bird flock to the melaleuca trees on the small row boat
Pass by Chau Doc local market to get in-depth sight of local culture and try some local specialties.
After lunch, continue driving to Ba Chua Xu temple and exploring the architecture of historical relic. Coming here, you will have chance to pray and wallow into the serenity of this spiritual place.
Return to your hotel and relax at your own pace.
Morning time is spent at your leisure. Have lunch with local dishes before returning to HCMC.
You will reach HCMC quite late at night. Your trip ends in HCMC!