Day 1- Hochiminh City (-/-/D)
Guides and drivers will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for check in. You are free to enjoy your own discovery and have private – table dinner at cruising Bon Sai restaurant. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 2- Hochiminh City (B/-/-)
The day is still left for your free walking discovery Hochiminh City. It is worth to include in our on the beach holidays with a day trip around this largest and busiest city of Vietnam which used to be called the Pearl of the Far East. Many Vietnamese residents and foreign friends may also remember this city in its former name “Saigon”. The city’s architectural style is the harmonious combination of both western and eastern features. Around the city, there are numerous must – go destinations such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre, Ben Thanh Market, Post Office, War Remnants Museum. Simultaneously, the city has an old taste. You can find ancient pagodas, historic temples, traditional local street markets, and vociferous cyclo drivers everywhere in the city. You are also free to go shopping and relax at the hotel. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 3- Hochiminh City – Can Tho (B/-/D)
Today, we will depart to Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta while experiencing the local life on the sides of the National highway. Check in your hotel and be free to walk around the heart of this peaceful delta city. In the evening, you will be served a romantic dinner filled with special local food in the hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4- Can Tho – Hochiminh City (B/L/D)
A morning boat trip takes you to the floating markets of Can Tho namely Cai Rang and Phong Dien. The Cai Rang Floating Market is the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta. You will sail on the boat to see how local merchandisers exchange fruits and goods on the water, and then try to pass the local “monkey bridge” and to visit some workshops. Many visitors who have ever taken part in these on the beach holidays with us find it interesting to have a stop at Can Tho. Next, you will be back to your hotel for hotel checkout and be driven to Hochiminh city to have dinner. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 5- Hochiminh City – Mui Ne Beach (B/L/-)
A four hour – drive by car from Hochiminh City takes you to Mui Ne beach. Mui Ne is obviously the must – go destination in on the beach holidays in Vietnam. Mui Ne is a tropical beach with wonderfully warm weather, which is ideal for swimming. Mui Ne is most famous for kite and wind surfing. You can enjoy go swimming, skating, sunbathing on the very charming Mui Ne beach. After lunch, we take a jeep to the top of yellow sand dunes. At sunset, you come back to the hotel. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Day 6- Mui Ne – Nha Trang – Whale Island Resort (B/-/-)
You are taken to Nha Trang by private car. You have chance to go along the coastline of Vietnam, visit beaches and meet friendly people. Arriving Nha Trang, we transfer you to the dock and we travel by boat to Whale Island where you will spend two nights. Nha Trang is often referred to as the ‘Seaside Resort’ of Vietnam. Having vast tranquil beaches and the finest climatic conditions, Nha Trang beaches are perfect for lovely on the beach holidays. You have time to check in and wander around this little island. Overnight at Whale Island Resort on the island.
Day 7- Whale Island Resort (B/-/-)
Boredom is never found on this lovely island. A real island getaway 60km north of Nha Trang, Whale Island Resort has 28 tastefully furnished, rustic bungalows and a hilltop dormitory facing onto a deserted sandy beach. Facilities include a restaurant, snorkeling, scuba diving and windsurfing. The resort has renewed traditional fishing boats for your transfer from the mainland, or to reach dive sites. Speedboats are available for your transportation, to or from the island at any time of the day. There are plenty of activities included in our on the beach holidays for you, such as scuba diving, surfing, kayaking; as well as unique food and drinks in floating bars for you to enjoy. Overnight in Whale Island.
Day 8- Whale Island Resort – Nha Trang (B/-/-)
After lunch, we check out and take a speedboat back to the Nha Trang. Check in the Sunrise Beach Resort and overnight in Nha Trang. Sunrise Nha Trang has 120 sea facing balcony rooms with a gorgeous view of Nha Trang Bay which belongs to the 29 most beautiful Bays in the world. Both leisure and business travelers have satisfied with necessary services, amenities and facilities provided by the resort and served by its professional staff as their expectations.
Day 9- Nha Trang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
Enjoy a free morning then have another visit to Dam market. After that, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Danang. You are driven from Danang to Hoi An – a, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site formally recognised in 1999. Check in and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10- Hoi An (B/-/-)
In Hoi An, you have a free day shopping and relaxing at your hotel. It is really advantagous and safe to travel around Hoi An by bicycles. You can stop any time to take pictures or go shopping. Hoi An is a shoppers’ true paradise that dictates its western customers on a unique oriental sense of style. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11- Hoi An – Hue (B/-/D)
You will be transferred to Hue and check in at the hotel in Hue City centre. On a clear, sunny day the Perfume River can indeed be magical.. Your dinner is served at a restaurant by the side of the Perfume River. It is recommended that visiting some stunning attractions in Hue lovely city can add more colour to your on the beach holidays trip. Overnight in Hue.
Day 12- Hue – Hanoi (B/-/D)
Morning flight takes you to Hanoi. You are taken to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, you enjoy the special Water Puppet show. Water Puppets originated in the delta of the Red river in Vietnam in the 11th century, and are still popular. While enjoying the performances, you will feel the impact of water on all aspects of daily life of Vietnamese people..Enjoy local Hue-style dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day13- Hanoi – Sapa (B/-/-)
Today is another free day again. You will have exciting time enjoying shopping at Hanoi Old Quarter. The Old Quarter consists of 36 old streets. In fact, there are now more than 70 streets in the area. The entire quarter looks like a snake or an alligator-infested swamp. It is a cluster of villages made up of small houses. The view the Old Quarter is found nowhere else in the world. In the evening, you will be picked up to Hanoi railway station to catch night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.
Day 14- Sapa (B/-/D)
After arriving at Lao Cai provincial centre, private car is there to drive you to Sapa. You have breakfast at your hotel before walking around Sapa town. The town is splendidly beautiful in every season, especially in the harvesting time. The beauty of the ranges of terraced rice paddy fields is still kept in the mind of thousands visitors. Though being on the beach holidays, you would be pleased to have some days on the mountainous area to experience Vietnam differently before you come back to the delta and further head to watery area. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 15- Sapa (B/-/D)
Visit nearby Cat cat, Ta Phin hill tribe villages to learn about life of existing H’mong and Red Dzao minority groups.. Visit Sapa daily markets. Dinner and overnight in Sapa
Day 16- Sapa – Hanoi (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit Ham Rong Mountain to enjoy panorama of Sapa. Enjoy H’mong ethnic tribe music performance (optional). In the afternoon, we take car downhill to Lao Cai where we take the train back to Hanoi. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant before boarding. Overnight on train.
Day 17- Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Excursion to Halong bay, you will have a five-hour cruise on a private boat with a sea-food lunch to visit great limestone mountains in famous Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a spectacular and unique natural landscape which is formed by massive area of limestone karsts and mountains in an emerald sea. This wonderful gift of the Creator was resulted from an extremely long process of erosion by seawater and geological evolution influenced by other factors. On boats, kayaks or cruises, visitors to Halong Bay also come to adventure the caves., When discovering this bay with us within on the beach holidays, you will be satisfied with your love and passion for the natural beauty. After backing to Hanoi in the afternoon, you have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 18- Hanoi
Enjoy free time until transferred to Noi Bai International airport to take your flight home. If your time is limited to spend on this extended tour, our another tour of 9 days Vietnam Stunning On the Beach Holidays will be a great choice for your consideration.