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Vietnam Budget Tour 13 Days

  • One-Pillar-Pagoda
  • sapa
  • Sapa-5
  • Ha-Long-Bay
  • hue
  • Thien-Mu-Pagoda
  • hoi-an
  • Notre-Dame-Cathedral
  • Vinh-Trang-pagoda
  • One-Pillar-Pagoda
  • sapa
  • Sapa-5
  • Ha-Long-Bay
  • hue
  • Thien-Mu-Pagoda
  • hoi-an
  • Notre-Dame-Cathedral
  • Vinh-Trang-pagoda

Tour Program

Day 1: Hanoi arrival
You will be warmly welcome upon arrival Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel by our driver. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi city tour – night train to Lao Cai (B,L)
Morning pick up and enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour including Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, The Presidential Palace, House on stilt and One Pillar Pagoda). Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the First University of Vietnam. Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi – The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. It is not only a valuable centre for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam but also a centre for ethnographic research employing many experts on the different ethnic groups. People come to the Museum just not to visit or entertain, but also to learn about these ethnic groups, their cultural diversity and the uniqueness of each group and region, as well as traditional values throughout the Vietnamese country.

Return to Hanoi center for an hour walking tour around Hanoi Old Quarter to discover the daily life of Hanoian. Return to your hotel. Dinner is on your own and free until time for transfer to the train station for your night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – trekking to the village (B,L)
Early morning arrive to Lao Cai. Welcome and pick up by local guide then transfer to Sapa. Located at the attitude of about 1,600m and was built by the French into a famous summer Resort, Sapa famous not only for its breathtaking landscapes, but also is an ideal inhabitation for a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples such as H’ mong, Zao, Tay or Giay… people.

Arrive to Sapa, time for your breakfast in the local restaurant before start a day trip trekking to the villages. You first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.

After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Ta Van village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby. Dinner and homestay with local people

Day 4: More trekking – Sapa – night train back to Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.

After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car. Free until time for transfer to Lao Cai train station for your night train back to Hanoi. Dinner is on your own. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong – shuttle bus – group tour (L,D)
Early morning arrive to Hanoi train station, transfer to your hotel for check in and breakfast (arrange on your own) and wait for our bus to come and pick you up for the Halong Bay trip. Arrive to Halong at noon and get on our traditional wooden boat/cruise. Enjoy your time for relaxing, sightseeing and swimming. Visit the Floating Fishing village and swimming if the weather permits. Meals are included. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)
You’ll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. Then you will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Then you will drive back to Hanoi and stay overnight. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue (B)
Morning transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport you will be transferred directly to your hotel. In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of the city, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Dinner is on your own and you will stay overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An (B,L)
Morning enjoy your breakfast in the hotel before starting to discover the ancient capital city. You first board a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River, visit Thien Mu Pagoda & the ornate Minh Mang’s tomb. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for transfer to Hoi An. We will travel over the Hai Van pass, stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages on the foot of Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, we will check into our hotel and have some free time to explore the town. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoian free day (B)
Free day in Hoian for your shopping or discover the ancient town. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hoian

Day 10: Hoian – flight to Saigon (B)
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrive to Saigon, transfer to your hotel for relaxing. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon city – Cu Chi Tunnels – Group tour (B,L)
AM: Saigon city tour
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant.

PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from Saigon, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”.

Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon

Day 12: SG – My Tho – Ben Tre – Saigon – group tour (B)
Morning pick up at your hotel for the transfer to My Tho. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.

On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to Saigon. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon

Day 13: Saigon departure (B)
Free until time for your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.

Inclusive / Exclusive

Meals as dedicated : B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English speaking guide for touring day
Transportation with AC
Hotel accommodation as itinerary
Boat trip in in Halong Bay, Hue, Mekong delta
All entrance fees
Government taxes and service charges

Night train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft-sleeper 4 berth cabin sharing)

Visa fee to Vietnam
Domestic & International flights
Tour guide for transfers
Tips for guide
Surcharge for holidays
Early check-in & late check-out
Other things not mention above


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