Start Vietnam Tour Package 15 Days By Train with the colonial charm of Vietnam’s capital, Ha Noi, then travel to the natural wonderland of Ha Long Bay and trek through Sapa’s terraced rice paddies and hill tribe villages. Take Sampan Boat in Perfume pagoda. Visit the ancient capital Hue and bask on the beaches of Hoi An.
The Vietnam Tour Package 15 Days By Train is your best choice if you want to experience the totality of Vietnam: the land, the people, the culture, and the history, as a Vietnamese person would. In this Vietnam holiday, as you travel through the country you will experience all forms of transport: car, train, boat, walking and hiking. You will trace the path of the founding of Vietnam, starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon…
Start Hanoi Tours – Vietnam Tour Package 15 Days By Train with the colonial charm of Vietnam’s capital, Ha Noi, then travel to the natural wonderland of Ha Long Bay and trek through Sapa’s terraced rice paddies and hill tribe villages. Take Sampan Boat in Perfume pagoda. Visit the ancient capital Hue and bask on the beaches of Hoi An. Explore the lush landscape of the Mekong Delta and the bright lights and urban bustle of Ho Chi Minh. This tour takes you deep into our beautiful country, immersing you in our rich culture and elegant landscapes.
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda – Hanoi (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi city tour – Overnight train to Lao Cai (B,)
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sa Pa (B)
Day 5: Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Overnight train to Hanoi (B,L)
Day 6: Hanoi arrival – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue (B, L)
Day 8: Hue city (B,)
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (B,)
Day 10: Hoi An (B, )
Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Train to Nha Trang (B, L)
Day 12: Nha Trang (B)
Day 13: Nha Trang – Overnight train to Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure (B)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle with 16 seats
Accommodation based on shared twin/double room including daily breakfast
Meals as indicated in the program, B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.
Experienced English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
All sightseeing fees for mentioned visits
All train tickets with 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with AC
Hanoi traditional foot massage
Private Boat at Perfume pagoda
Private deluxe cabin on Halong Cruise
Bottled mineral water
Hanoi free food tour
Vietnam SIM Card with wide band 3G, internet access and calls
Upon arrival, welcomed by Hanoi Tours Expert’s Tour Guide and transferred to your hotel.
In the late afternoon, we will take an hour Cyclo – tour viewing the charming French colonial architecture to the bustling Old Quarter and attend the performance of the unique water puppetry.
Depending on your arrival time, Hanoi Tours Expert can manage some visits for you to have first experiences with our capital city.
Tonight our guide will take you for Ha Noi food on foot tour to taste several special and delicious foods in Ha Noi.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi.
The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year. The pagoda itself is situated in a huge cave built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat or by foot, as there are no roads into the area. You will have the chance to glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the centuries.
After breakfast, drive two hours to Perfume pagoda. Upon arrival, take one hour trip on a small boat-rowed by local people on the stream named Yen. You can deeply enjoy the attractive mountain views mirror-image in the crystal water mirror of the stream en route.
Getting out of the boat, trek up to the main Pagoda – Cave on the top of the highest mountain in the range – which is considered as the most beautiful Cave under South Asia sky! Taking photo & learn about Vietnam history, Buddhism religion then trekking down by the same route. After a picnic lunch, visit Thien Tru Pagoda then spending one more hour on the boat back to the harbor, say good bye to local people and drive back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: hotel in Hanoi.
We begin a full-day city tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex, including the One Pillar Pagoda, the former leader’s house on stilts and his Mausoleum. Keep forward to the peaceful Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam.
Lunch will be served at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
In the afternoon, proceed to the Ethnologic museum, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam, it is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.
Back to the city central, visit Ngoc Son temple then free time until transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Overnight: on train
After early arrival at Lao Cai, a Chinese border town, we enjoy breakfast at a local Vietnamese restaurant before drive to overland to a market of the hill tribal people. Depending on the day of the week, Bac Ha, home to the flower H’mong hill tribe minority people is open on Sunday; Can Cau on Saturday or Coc Ly on Tuesday.
In all these markets, we can meet hundreds of beautiful women from Flower Hmong tribe, who are famous for their wonderful craft and hand-made flowering clothes and textile fabrics, or intermingle with people from Black Hmong, Dzay, Dzao and other ethnic groups coming to the market not for purchasing stuffs, but for meeting and chatting – just once a week – like in a real cultural center. After lunchtime, we drive to Sa Pa. Check in to the hotel and free at the leisure.
Overnight: Hotel in Sa Pa.
We will start walking to Cat Cat village in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Go through the village of Black H’mong ethnic minority; see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down enjoy colorful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall.
Continue on, we will walk from Cat Cat towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes and trek on a small trails going to Y Linh Ho village. Enjoy picnic lunch before trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village, experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture and then head to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities.
Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
Overnight: on train
Arrival at Hanoi railway station in the early morning, take a shower and enjoy breakfast at a mini hotel near by before departs for Ha Long bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes
Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay we embark on a boat trip to cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea.
In the late afternoon, we anchor for the night on the bay and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on board.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: on a junk boat in Halong Bay.
Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. After breakfast we take a Sampan boat to explore Luon Cave.
We may have a chance to see the wild monkeys that gather around waiting for food from the tourists.
After that we continue to cruise around the bay. Lunch is served on the boat on our way back to the docks then we return to Hanoi then take overnight train to Hue.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: on train
Arrival Hue in the morning, transfer to the hotel for breakfast and shower before take a full day city tour of Hue.
Hue is one of Viet Nam’s most cultural and historical cities once ruled by the Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. This morning, you take time to visit the impressive tomb of King Minh Mang and Tu Duc.
Cruise on the Perfume River and to see the Old Thien Mu Pagoda. In the afternoon, you will visit the Forbidden Citadel and the crowded market of Dong Ba where you may be interested in bargaining for some priceless souvenirs.
Overnight: hotel in Hue.
This morning, we check out hotel then processing to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds). Stop on the way to visit Cham Museum, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain. Arrival Hoi An, check in to the hotel then free time at the leisure.
Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals.
The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
Overnight: hotel in Hoi An
This morning we take a walking tour of the old town Hoi An. Hoi An nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An.
In the 19th century, as the result of warfare and environmental changes, Hoi An was replaced by Da Nang as a major port. Reflecting the diversity of the traders and missionaries that settled in the port (including Alexander of Rhodes), the ancient architecture is a fascinating mix of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
The rooftops of Hoi An retain a magical old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In the early 1980s Hoi An’s ancient quarters and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple.
The rest of time is fee to walk in the old town, feel the atmosphere of its original culture, enjoy shopping for tailor clothing, lanterns, shoes and food, or simply relaxing on the beach.
Overnight: hotel in Hoi An
Free at the leisure until transfer to Da Nang railway station for a day train to Nha Trang. Arrival Nha Trang in the evening, Welcome by our local Tour Guide and transferred to your hotel.
Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam.
Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years because of its pristine beach, best scuba diving center of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.
Overnight: hotel in Nha Trang.
Full day is leisure on the beautiful beach.
Surrounded on all three sides by mountain ranges, Nha Trang also offers the picturesque vista of primary forest, water fall and high mountain peak floating in soft could. Located 60km far from the city center, with the height of 1578m, Hon Ba Peak is regarded as “the second Da Lat of Vietnam”. Ones will need to drive about 25km of mountain pass and bendy slopes until reaching this area.
Being overheated by the temperature of sunlight and ocean? The pure air and cool temperature here will definitely ease your feelings. Scientists estimate that there are more than 40 rare floras and 60 endangered species living in Hon Ba Mountain. If you are tired of beaches, Hon Ba may be a great place to visit.
Overnight: hotel in Nha Trang.
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit; many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there.
Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.
Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.
In the evening, transfer to the railway station for overnight train to Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight: on train
Arrival Ho Chi Minh city in the early morning, shower and breakfast at a mini hotel before excursion to My Tho, a charming city in the Mekong Delta near Sai Gon. A 2-hour drive brings you through urbanized areas until you reach the river tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Stop over at Vinh Trang pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem.
Built in 1849, the structure is a mixture of Asian and European architecture including elements from the Renaissance period, Romanesque style, French decorative flowers and Japanese enameled tile. On arrival in My Tho, board a private but rustic motorized boat to cruise along upper Mekong and observe the abundant agricultural life. Visit a fish-rearing village before entering Vam Xep canal and its beautiful water palm scenery.
Disembark and stroll around Quoi An fruit orchard, visiting fruit drying kilns and a workshop for coconut craft wares. Take a short horse-drawn cart ride along the village road. Upon arrival at Ben Truc – Phong Phu garden, sample delicious fruits from the Mekong delta and enjoy traditional local music. This is also an opportunity to interact with local people who make their livelihoods on the river. End your journey with a guided row boat trip to explore the water palm canals. Enjoy lunch at Mekong Restop restaurant before transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
On the last day today you are free on your own. Upon your departure flight we can arrange some visits in the city for you before transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for the flight home.
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