Authentice Vietnam from Mountain to the Sea

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Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hoian - Saigon
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15 days 14 nights

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Daily Tour

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About this tour

Vietnam is an exciting travel destination. Here you meet a smiling people with infectious energy and a desire for life. The Vietnamese knuckle out there, but can easily stop for a good laugh or a little exchange of words. You will have the opportunity to get close to the everyday life of the Vietnamese in the streets, in the rice fields, on the slopes, on the rivers and local markets.

The trip extends geographically from Sapa in the northernmost to the Mekong Delta in the southernmost part of the country. And not only is there miles and miles, there is also great variation in experiences on the itinerary from North to South. From the ethnic tribes of the mountainous regions, to the classic sights of the big cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and stay in beautiful scenic surroundings on a boat in Halong Bay and at a lodge tucked away by the road in the riverine delta area of ​​Mekong.


  • Overnight at mentioned hotels at mentioned roomstandards with breakfast
  • Meal according program: B = breakfast, L = lunches and D = dinners
  • All transport inclusive domestic flights and airporttax
  • Transport in private airconditioned car with driver
  • All sights, fees, activities and entrences mentioned in the program including entrance to Titov Island and ticket to waterpuppet-show in Yen Duc.
  • Englishspeaking guides on days with sightseeing.
  • Coffee or local drink at Nola Café.
  • Breakfast at 3 star hotel in Sapa on day 6
  • Access to room in Sapa day 8 for changing clothes and take shower.
  • Breakfast at former hotel day 9 in Hanoi.
  • No guide on transfers hotel/airport/boatpier.
  • No private guide, but shared englishspeaking guide from the boat on Halong Bay.
  • Drinks, tips, and other personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel


Arrival in Hanoi. In the Arrivals Hall, your driver stands with a sign with your name applied, helps you out to the car and drives to the centrally located hotel. The hotel is located in the old quarter of the city with its nice narrow commercial streets and within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake and Dong Xuan Market, both of which are some of Hanoi's landmarks.

With the guide and by car with driver you drive to the city's famous attractions: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Presidential Palace. President Ho Chi Minh's pile house. The one-pillar pagoda. Vietnam's first university Van Mieu. The Ethnology Museum. Later in the afternoon, stroll around Hanoi's evocative old neighborhood with a stop at the cozy coffee shop.

Car to Halong Bay. In a smaller cruises aboard, you will be traveling around Halong Bay with its marvelous limestone landscape on a 2 day 1 night cruise. The boat trip comes well around Halong Bay and away from the areas where most tour boats are located. A visit to a cave is planned, a landing on a large limestone island and the opportunity to kayak. Meals and overnight on board in 2-person cabin with private bath and toilet.

Further sailing in the bay, where you come i.a. past a floating fishing village. On the way back to the mainland, lunch is served. On land again you drive to a smaller village where you see traditional water puppet theater. Then by car to Hanoi and later transfer to the train station to take the night train to Sapa. Overnight in a 4-seater sleeper with air conditioning.

Arrival at the train station and transfer to breakfast at hotel in Sapa city. Walk around the city center before being taken by car to the starting point of the hike. 4-5 hour trekking tour with guide in the beautiful mountainous regions with rice terraces and villages with different ethnic minority groups. Overnight stay in homestay with family from the Tay tribe. Alternatively, on the 2 nights in Sapa, you can be taken by car to the city and spend the night at the hotel, and then the next day drive to the hiking route again.

After breakfast with the family, you continue in the green nature area for more than 7 hours at your own pace up hillsides and pass villages with colorful minority people. Overnight in homestay with the Red Dao tribe (or by car to Sapa town and overnight in hotel bed).

Trip-trap trekking for around 4½ hours in this scenic mountain area. After lunch you are brought to Sapa town with access to bathing facilities and changing clothes. You have some time in the city center before picking up and transporting to the train station, from where you are going by night train to Hanoi.

Pickup at the railway station. Before breakfast at the hotel, stop at Hoan Kiem Lake where the locals do morning gymnastics. Transfer to Hanoi airport and flight to Hoi An. From the airport with guide to the marble mountains. After lunch, take a stroll in the quaint streets of the old trading town of Hoi An, where you stop and visit the Japanese Bridge, an old grocery store, the Fujian Chinese Assembly House and the market.

Day off to stroll around the cozy streets with the old grocery stores built at that time French, Chinese and Japanese traders settled in Hoi An. In the historic setting today there are restaurants, galleries, artifacts shops and tailors. Time to get selected fabric and sew something to the wardrobe. Or time to go to the beach or ride a bike.

Car to the starting point for the bike ride, which goes through private housing districts and rural surroundings. Several stops are made along the way by small contractors who do wood carving, incense sticks, fishing boats, and when you encounter local attractions. You have lunch in a private setting in the countryside to Hoi An. After the bike ride transfer by car to the hotel.

By car to the airport and by plane to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick-up and transfer to a charming lodge located far off the beaten track in the original "backyard" of the Mekong Delta. In the bungalow with a terrace overlooking the river, you can enjoy the place, but of course, small excursions are planned around the local area.

The days at the lodge include visits to various private homes, a temple, and small contractors making rice popcorn, flares of nature's materials, sailing in a sampan boat, stopping at a school for the lowest grades and a few bike rides around the countryside with rice fields and small villages.

This morning you will transfer from country back to city. From the rustic Mekong to 10 million people, the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch at a good restaurant before you in the afternoon passes the old palace of the South Vietnamese presidents, the War Museum and the old French post office.

Car to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 3-level underground tunnel system and just over 250km long. From here, the resistance group Viet Cong fought against the South Vietnamese army and US troops. The evening offers metropolitan and gastronomic experiences as you ride a small 100cc motorcycle with driver through the city's neighborhoods and eat specialties at various restaurants.

Time to experience Vietnam's largest city on its own, as most flights are in the evening. Take a walk in the city center for example. past the US Embassy, Notre Dame Cathedral and the central Ben Thanh Market, all within a 1km radius. Drop into a juice or coffee shop and enjoy a drink overlooking the hectic street life. Transfer from hotel to airport and departure.


15 days 14 nights



Frequently asked questions

Deposit of 20% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.


The bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank

The bank branch: Hanoi Branch

The International Banking Account Number: 8888116868

Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX

The bank address: 442 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam

Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999

After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.

+ Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.

+ Children from 2-6 years old: 50% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 7-11 years old: 75% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 12 years old up: 100% adult price

You can amend your booking when the confirmation is made. Just contact us at [email protected] with your booking number. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly. The extra expense may occurred will be informed to you before you decide to amend the services or travel date.

NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied. Cancellations will be charged as follow:

o    45 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   44 - 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o    30 days - 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   14 - 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.

o   Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100% charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.

No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced or during the tour.

Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.

Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We can suggest you the insurance carrier case by case.

Metta Voyage Co., ltd strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

If you wish to speak to us, please call our Reservation Center at +84.989383572 and live chat during our business office hours.

Tour's Location

Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hoian - Saigon


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