Best of Vietnam tour in 13 Day from North to the South

This is the trip to the North of Vietnam. Discover the North of Vietnam 13 Days tour stays away from urban areas to remote and far away land which still keeps the backward cultivation and customs. You will dive deeply in the daily life of many different ethnic groups and have real chance to explore the wild Northeast and Northwest of Vietnam.
Tour code: AD009
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Day 1 Hanoi - airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)

Day 2 Ha Noi - Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise (B, L, D)

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Day 4 Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (B, L, D)

Day 5 Sapa - Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L)

Day 6 Hanoi Free day – Train station transfer- Night train to Da Nang (Meal: B)

Day 7 Da Nang pick up - Check in hotel in Hoi An town (meal: No)

Day 8 Marble Mountains and Monkey Island tour (B, L)

Day 9 Free day in Hoi An (B)

Day 10 Hoi An - Airport transfer - Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meal: B)

Day 11 Saigon -My Tho - Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L, D)

Day 12 Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B, L)

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself. Note: Check in time is 14:00 P.M.

Meals included: No

Picture of Hanoi - airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi

7:45 - 8:30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up.

Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

Afternoon Activities:

Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

Back to the APRICOT Cruise, we will take you to visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay in the Summer time or visit a floating Pearl Farm Village and learn the technique for making high quality pearls in the Winter time.

Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine & fresh fruits).

Evening Relaxing:

Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Picture of Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay. Overnight on Cruise

Morning in the bay:

6:30 – 6:45 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of

the local fishermen who live there.

We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left

in luggage store.

Afternoon Activities:

Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and    more…

Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an

early lunch is served.

11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30-17:00

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Halong Bay - Hanoi

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic


Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’Mong ethnic

people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local

guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the

waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and

waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.

Meals included:  Lunch, Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnner

Picture of Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village

7.00 – 8.00: Have breakfast at hotel, check out the room and prepare light pack for trekking. (Big luggage keep in hotel store)

8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.

Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch in the hotel.

13.30 - 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own, have shower in the public bathroom in the hotel if you want.

14.45 - 15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.30: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Sapa - Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, see the water puppet show until transfer to Hanoi Train Station for solf – Sleeping train to Da nang. Time you need to spend on the train is around 15 hours. On the train you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at around 12.20 am.

Meals included: Breakfast

Train arrive on the next day. We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.

Meals included: No

Picture of Da Nang pick up - Check in hotel in Hoi An town

After breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and driver will come to pick up you for the tour. The pickup time is around 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Departure for Marble Mountains

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Here you will discover many caves and marvel at their varied beauty and uses. The Buddhist  pagodas add more interest and the visit to the traditional marble carving village gives the opportunity to buy some souvenirs if you like.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Leaving Marble Mountains for Monkey Mountain.

During your time at Monkey Mountain you will learn about its history .There will also be plenty of time for photos.

12:30 pm – 13:30 pm

Leaving Monkey Mountain for lunch. You will enjoy lunch in the home of local family.

14:00 pm Coming back hotel. End tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Marble Mountains and Monkey Island tour

You have a whole free day in peaceful Hoi An Town. You can walk around the old town, go shopping, visit vegetable village, My Son holy land or just relaxing at beaches (Cua Dai or An Bang). You also contact us for filling your day by an interesting tour. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Picture of Free day in Hoi An

After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals included: Breakfast

You are picked up from your hotel between 7:30AM – 7:45AM; we will depart for Mekong delta by the A/C bus. On the way, stop for a boat trip to visit My Tho with a cruise around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. Time for enjoy a short walk around the orchard and village; enjoy tropical fruit, honey and tea. Stop for lunch. Then the rowing boat roam along small canals heading to Ben Tre for a visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Finally, depart for Can Tho for check in at hotel. Free at leisure down town the City

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnner

Picture of 11 Saigon -My Tho - Ben Tre – Can Tho

Today, You will be start early in the morning (7:15AM)  we will take the boat cruising among the Mekong River to explore  the busiest floating market of the Mekong  Delta -  Cai Rang floating market (The nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and daily activities of locals who live along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Stops at Can Tho market Time for lunch and enjoy a roaming through the village before. After that the bus will take us to Saigon. Arrival at 7:00PM

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon

After breakfast, you are free till transferring to airport. Trip ends. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Child rates apply as follows:

Children 2 years old: FOC when sharing bedding with parents, charge domestic flight ticket cost as 75% (to be advised later)

Children aged 3 to 7 may stay at a surcharge of 75% of the adult price when sharing bedding with parents

Children aged 8 to 9 may stay at a surcharge of 90% of the adult price, using a private bed in the same room as parents

Children 10 and older are charged as adults

Suitable for children and infants aged 2 and over. No unaccompanied minors allowed