Mixing Vietnam Nature & Culture

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Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Da Lat - Hoi An - Hue - Quang Binh - Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Lao Cai - Ninh Binh
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18 days 17 nights

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About this tour

Discover the best of Vietnam’s nature and culture on this 18-day adventure. From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the serene Mekong Delta, the charming hill station of Dalat, the cultural richness of Hoi An, the historical sites of Hue, the natural wonders of Quang Binh, the vibrant capital of Hanoi, and the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay and Sapa, this journey offers a perfect blend of immersive experiences and stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s vibrant culture, explore ancient sites, indulge in delicious cuisine, and marvel at the country’s natural beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure mixing nature and culture in Vietnam!



  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War.You can visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the largest floating markets in the region.
  • Visit some of the highlights of Da Lat, including the Cam Tu Cau Flower Hill, Van Thanh Flower Village, and the Cau Dat Tea Hill, take a boat ride on Tuyen Lam Lake.
  • Take a cooking class to learn how to make some of the local dishes like pho and banh mi.
  • Visit the Paradise Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Vietnam.
  • You can visit the Bat Trang Village, known for its traditional pottery.
  • Take a cruise to Halong Bay and you'll be staying overnight on the boat
  • Take a private car to Bac Ha Market, a colorful market where locals from different ethnic groups come to sell their products.
  • Take a cable car tour to Fansipan Peak, the highest peak in Indochina.Go trekking in the nearby villages, visit the local markets, or relax at a spa.
  • Visit the Trang An Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its limestone karst formations and river caves.


  • Private pick up and drop off guests at the airport
  • Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Flight ticket Hochiminh City - Dalat // Dalat - Danang// Dong Hoi - Hanoi, Economy Class
  • Private transportations as program (expected for shuttle bus Hanoi - Lan Ha - Hanoi// Sapa - Hanoi)
  • Daily meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • One bottle of water (per day/person)
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (if needed)
  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above


Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

You will be warmly welcomed on arrival and transferred to the hotel. You walk around and city tour of Ho Chi Minh City by your own (formerly known as Saigon), the largest and busiest city in Vietnam, with a population of 7 million people. Much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don't miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market, the moving War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

Acommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 

Day 2:  Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning you will have a private tour of HCMC, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If desired, you can also visit the moving War Remnants Museum. 

In the afternoon, you will be driven (4.5 hours drive) to Mr Human Farmstay in Can Tho. Overnight there.

Noted: this homestay near "Plum Garden Ruins" - Khu di tich vuon man. You can borrow a bicycle and bike there (ask Mr.Human or his family to get direction, it's very near just about 650m) - You can visit this "Plum Garden" next morning after finish floating market tour.

Acommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 3: Cai Rang Floating Market - Tan Son Nhat Airport - Flight to Da Lat

Get up early and aboard a local boat to explore the famous Cai Rang floating market, where dozens of boats laden with fruit, vegetables and fish from around the Delta engage in trade. Note the long poles with the sample products for sale tied to the top so they can be seen from afar as well as the many small boats that offer boat-to-boat catering. Keep your camera ready, as this bustling wholesale market on the water offers excellent photo opportunities, especially from your boat's perspective. Relax and enjoy the cruise to the Mr.Human farmstay where we will freshen up before departure to Tan Son Nhat airport for a hour flight to Da Lat. Overnight in Da Lat.

Noted: Da lat and Mekong Delta Area has a very different weather. It'll a little bit cold at night in Da Lat so make sure that you keep your body warm

Acommodation: Hotel in Dalat 

Day 4:  Visit Cam Tu Cau Flower Hill - Van Thanh Flower Village - Cau Dat Tea Hill - Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Tuyen Lam Lake

07h00: Breakfast at hotel. December is flower season in Da Lat. There're many flowers bloom in this month so you'll be easy to see flowers bloomed around this city

In the morning of this day, you will visit the following places:

Hydrangea Field: Where thousands of hydrangeas bloom and you can take amazing photos. 

Van Thanh Flower Village: This is considered the most beautiful and famous flower village in Dalat. Here, there are not only flowers, but also strawberries and exotic imported vegetables.

Cau Dat tea hill: The farm is covered with a green color of the tea hill running from one hillside to another. The tea hill gives visitors a feeling of comfort and peace when standing in the middle of a large blue sky.

14h00: In the afternoon of the first day in the tour program Dalat . In the afternoon you will visit the following places:

Truc Lam Zen Monastery: This is one of the three largest monasteries in our country, you can find moments of serenity in your soul like in a pure, empty place. The special thing is that you can go to the Zen Monastery by cable car system.

Tuyen Lam Lake: Dubbed "Nam Thien De Nhat Lake" because of its wild beauty and heart-stopping charm. 

Evening: In the evening of the first day, you will be free to walk around at night, explore Da Lat night market. Coming to the night market, you can enjoy delicious dishes, have fun and buy souvenirs. (It is not require, you can choose to do or not, it's up to you)

Acommodation: Hotel in Dalat

Day 5: Dalat - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An

Breakfast hotel. Transfer to Lien Khuong airport and by plane to Danang. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a free time to relax or do an optional tour. Overnight in Hoi An

Optional tour: Check -in the hotel. Lunch time (by your own). Then, our car will pick you up and take you to My Son UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you admire the temple and tower complex, your guide will offer interesting insights into its history and spiritual context. 

Acommodation: Hotel In Hoi An 

Day 6: Hoi An Cooking Class - Walking Tour

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. 

Today, you will do cooking and walking tour as below:

Cooking Class program:

8:30am: Walking to Hoi An market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients you will use in the cooking lesson . Make sure your camera is handy.

9h45am: take the basket boats and start your journey exploring the small channels , go deep into the forest of water coconut , hear about the history of the water coconut Forest in Vietnam- American wars .

Tourist will be taught to rowing, fishing, catching crabs by the local fisherman, experience a mazing performance with basket boat dancing…

10:30am: Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food.

You can learn how to make the rice paper for the special fried spring- rolls. And learn how to make rice milk from the rice graining tradiotional way. After that you use the rice starch to make Vietnamese pancake( Banh Xeo).

Enjoy what you have cooked after the instructions. 

14h00: Return to the hotel.


+ Making rice milk
+ Making rice paper
+ Sweet and sour sauce
+ Vietnamese salad
+ Pho( Noodle soup Vetegerian,) or Grill fish in banana leaf
+ Stearm rice
+ Desert: grill banana with sticky rice and coconut cream
Welcome drink:passion fruit

After finish cooking tour in Hoi An. In the afternoon, you can do a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Hoi An is now one of five UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites in Vietnam. And then you will have dinner (by your own) and go to watch "Memory Show" from 20:00 p.m to 21:00 p.m. 

Acommodation: Hotel In Hoi An 

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Imperial Museum.  This gallery of antiques houses collections of bronze, pottery, chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head-gear and the personal belongings of former Vietnamese emperors. The tour continues with a visit to the Tu Hieu pagoda and the Dong Ba market. You’ll enjoy lunch with the fine cuisine of Hue at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Acommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue - Quang Binh

At 8:00 a.m., our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in Hue for an excursion to Quang Binh, approximately 200 kilometers away. On the way, you will have a chance to visit the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge, important sights that marked violent battles which took place in Quang Tri Province during the American War. After that, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Hoi.

In the afternoon, you will take a boat on the Son River to visit Phong Nha ("Wet Cave") and Tien Son ("Dry Cave").  After that, you will drive to homestay. Overnight at homestay

Acommodation: Hotel in Quang Binh

Day 9: Dong Hoi - Hanoi

Our car will pick you up at homestay and transfer you to Thien Duong ("Paradise Cave"). Paradise Cave was discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005 and has a length of 31km, making it the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features, Thien Duong Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors. You will then go Dong Hoi airport for flight to Hanoi, picked up from Hanoi airport only driver no guide. Then transfer to Hanoi, free night. Overnight in Hanoi.

Acommodation: Hotel In Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi Visit - Bat Trang Village

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Then you will visit Hanoi half day tour. You will begin tour visiting Hanoi's main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda. 

In the afternoon, you will transfer to visit Bat Trang Village - Bat Trang, traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, is an interesting attraction. In there, you will experience making pottery by yourself. Visiting around and shopping.

Acommodation: Hotel In Hanoi

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay

08:30 – 09:00: Our driver picks you up at your hotel 

12:00: The crew members of Peony Cruise will welcome you at Tuan Chau International Marina Station, lot 16 . 

12:30: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Peony Cruises. Welcome fresh drinks, cold towels and a special lunch of fresh food and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our junk. Life just doesn't get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay - A member of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays.

15:30: We will visit the Dark and Bright Cave - famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoy bamboo boat and swimming - which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the limestone mountains and the blue sky of LanHa Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of LanHa Bay with exciting swimming activities or enjoy mini pool with jacuzzi on Peony Cruise.

17:30: Return to Peony Cruise. Enjoy sunset party on Lan Ha Bay. It is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.

19:30: Enjoy a romantic dinner at the restaurant on Peony Cruise.

21:00-00:00: Enjoy the nightlife of the bay from the top deck. Immerse yourself in music, enjoying a glass of cocktail from the bar, watching famous films and relaxing on the cruise. Otherwise, you can fish squid with the sailors or simply relax in the room and watch the bay from the balcony.

Overnight on the cruise.

Acommodation: Cruise

Day 12: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau Port

6:30-7:30: Breakfast is served at Peony Cruise Cruise restaurant.

8:00: Cruise will arrival Frog Pond area, in here you have kayaking and free to relax in the four-season mini pool on Lan Ha Bay - A silk ribbon made from green mountains, blue seas and diverse fauna and flora.

9:30: Checking out of the room. 

11:15 - 11:30: Disembark and move back the port.

11h30 – 11h45: You are at Tuan Chau International Marina Station

You will be driven back to Hanoi by private car.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change without notice, in accordance with the weather and other operating conditions. 

Acommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 13: Hanoi City Tour Full Day - Night train to Sapa

Optional Tour: You will begin in charming Hanoi, Vietnam's artistic and intellectual capital. You will visit Hanoi's main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. And then you will visit "Maison Centre" - prison when Vietnam was a French colony, where the images of political prisoners at that time were marked. Then you will have dinner by your own and be driven to station for a night in train. 

(49 USD for car, sightseeing, guide)

Acommodation: Livitrains

Day 14: Lao Cai - Sapa

The train will arrive at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Bac Ha Market. 

The Bac Ha market is one of the largest markets in the northwest region of Viet Nam and is only open on Sunday. It is situated about 110km from Sapa or about 2.5 hours away by car, 1.5 hours from Lao Cai Station and is worth every second of the ride.

The market itself is a gathering place for the many ethnic minority tribes such as the Flower H’Mong, Dzao, Tay, Nung and Phu La to trade and sell their wares and it is always full of life. It is most well-known for providing handmade goods, many different types of lacal wines, local food as Thang Co Ngua ( Horse stew), and for trading animals including horses, dogs, brids, snakes, goats, and especially water buffalo. 

After shopping in the market, you will return to the car to visit a Black H’Mong village near the market. You will spend over a half-hour in the village where you can learn more about the culture and ways of life the ethnic minority tribes unique to  this region.

On the return towards Sapa you will see border of China from the city of Lao Cai where large amounts of industry and shipping take place. You will visit a small pagoda in Lao Cai where the lacals go to pray for their ancestors and families. Arrival in Sapa, free to walk around. Over night in Sapa

Acommodation: Hotel In Sapa

Day 15: Cable Car Tour to Fansipan Peak

Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to Hotel De La Coupole for a train trip through Muong Hoa Valley. Finish a short train trip, you will take a long cable car tour to go to Fansipan Peak - it is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula (comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), hence its nickname "the Roof of Indochina". Before reaching the summit of Mt. Fansipan, you’ll arrive at a peaceful garden complex, with stone paths, ancient Azalea trees and 18 skillfully sculpted bronze statues. These sculptures lead the way to a 20-metre celestial Buddha statue perched on the mountainside - the largest in the country. The gardens and pagodas all around provide a tranquil setting to pause and breathe in the fresh air. Long cable car will stop at 3.143m and you will choose to take ~600 steps to the top of Sapa or stay there and enjoy. Overnight in Sapa 

Acommodation: Hotel In Sapa

Day 16:  Sapa Free Day - Back to Hanoi

In the morning, after a pickup from the hotel, there will be a walking tour of the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat (~3km) , home to the Black H'mong minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area and then transfer to the location where car can pick you up and come back to Hanoi (~5.5 hours drive). Back to Hanoi check in the hotel and relax. Overnight in Hanoi

Acommodation: Hotel In Hanoi

Day 17: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

8h15: Arrival in Tam Coc. Biking visit Ancient Viet Village - Co Vien Lau, discover the features of the old houses of the ancient Vietnamese.

9h00: Visit Thai Vi Temple to learn about the architecture and history of the Temple.

9:30: Return to Tam Coc and visit Tam Coc by boat on the Ngo Dong river through three trans-water caves.

11:30: Lunch at a restaurant in Tam Coc

14h00: Move to Bich Dong Pagoda

14h20: Visit Bich Dong Pagoda - Nam Thien De Nhi Dong

16h00: Tourists return to Tam Coc, end the tour

Acommodation: Hotel In Hanoi

Day 18  Hanoi – Departure

As today is the last day of your memorable voyage in Vietnam, at Hoan Kiem Lake you can have walking street tour. You can go there and visit Hoan Kiem Lake, O Quan Chuong, Dong Xuan Market,... all this site can visit by walking. Upon your flights, you will be transfered to the airport and fly back to your home. End of our services!  

Acommodation: N/A


18 days 17 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 under 2 years old are free of charge for land services, only charge fee from airlines if have.

+ 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. 

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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.

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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.


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Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Da Lat - Hoi An - Hue - Quang Binh - Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Lao Cai - Ninh Binh


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