Home Vietnam Hoi An & Southern 15 Days

 

Explore  Hoi An & Southern on an in-depth journey . You will Discovery the land, the people, the culture, and the history

You will visit : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong - Hoi An - Nha Trang .

Start City : Ho Chi Minh
End City: Ho Chi Minh or Vice versa
Duration: 15 days/ 14 nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.

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Overview

Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh Arrival - Ho Chi Minh  
Day 2 Cu CHi HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour B/L
Day 3 Can Tho HCMC – Ben Tre – Can Tho  B/L/D
Day 4 Chau Doc Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc B/L
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh Chau Doc - HCMC B
Day 6 Hoi An HCMC – Da Nang – Hoi An – Walking Tour  B
Day 7 Hoi An Hoi An B
Day 8 My Son Hoi An – My Son B/L
Day 9 Hoi An  Hoi An  B
Day 10 Nha Trang Hoi An - Nha Trang B
Day 11 Nha Trang Nha Trang Countryside Tour B/L
Day 12 Nha Trang  Nha Trang B
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh Nha Trang – HCMC B
Day 14 Ho Chi Minh HCMC B
Day 15 Ho Chi Minh Departure B
     

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Ho Chi Minh City

Our driver will meet you on arrival at Tan San Nhat airport and transfer you to your hotel in the exciting district one area. After check in you can relax or explore the area around your hotel or take a walk to the famous Ben Thanh markets & night market.

Overnight in HCMC

Day 2 - HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour (B/L) 

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes. Housed in the tunnels were hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerilla fighters.

0800h – You will be picked from your hotel and travel out of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the famous Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi. The incredible system of tunnels, covering nearly 250km, was shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the American war. You will gain an insight into the tenacity of the soldiers and have the opportunity to go inside the tunnels. 

Lunch will be in HCMC and after you have enjoyed your meal you begin your guided HCM City tour 

You will visit many interesting and famous places including, Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace,Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France. The Central Post Office, finished in 1891 is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office.

1630h - Return to your hotel and overnight at the Hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3 – HCMC – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L/D)

0730h - Check out and transport will pick you up from your hotel and you will leave Ho Chi Minh city and start your scenic journey along the National Highway toward My Tho.

On arrival at My Tho you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. Built in 1849, the Vinh Trang Pagoda is located in a large garden in My Tho City. The pagoda is a blend of Asian and European styles of architecture which together create the beautiful but simple features of the pagoda. 

Next you will take a leisurely boat ride on the river and view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages situated on the river bank. Continue on to Tortoise islet where lunch will be served in an orchard garden.

After your delicious lunch, you will take a boat ride to An Khanh and enjoy relaxing on a hand-rowed sampan on the shaded waters while you travel along the natural canals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea while listening to "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by locals.

Visit a small family business and taste their delicious coconut candy which is a speciality of the region & observe the local life style as you roam through fruit plantations and the surrounding area.

Continue on to Can Tho and check into the hotel and enjoy some free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4 - Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc (B/L)

0530h-0600h - Our driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you by bus to the wharf where you will board a motor boat for a leisurely trip through the tributaries of the lower Mekong to visit Cai Rang floating market. 

Cai Rang is one of the 3 biggest floating markets in the delta region and you will see hundreds of boats, packed with local mangoes, bananas, papaya and pineapple as well as many other items for sale.

Then take a ride in the motorboat along small leafy creeks to a village where you can walk around and meet with the friendly locals. For the brave visitors, you can learn how to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by using bamboo and ropes.

1200h - Visit an orchard garden where you will stop for lunch.

After a delicious lunch you will proceed along the scenic canals and calm waters to visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary before arriving in Chau Doc.

If time permitting on the way to Chau Doc, you may also visit Sam Mountain which is the highest mountain in the Mekong.

1700h - Arrival to Chau Doc .

Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 5 - Chau Doc - HCMC (B)

0700h – Driver will meet you at the hotel and you will start your journey back to HCMC.

Lunch will be in Can Tho before you continue on to HCMC

1400h – Arrive to HCMC.

Overnight in HCMC

Day 6 - HCMC – Da Nang – Hoi An – Walking Tour (B) 

Enjoy a sleep in or relax until it is time to transfer to the airport.

1000h – Our driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport where you can prepare to board your 1200h flight to Da Nang.

1320h – Arrive to Da Nang where our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An.

1430h – Your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a two hour walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Famous for its quant mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. You will visit, the Japanese bridge built in the 16th century and famous for being the only covered bridge known to incorporate a Buddhist pagoda, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, museum of trade ceramics and several other historical sites. 

You will then have free time to continue exploring the old town or to go shopping for those special items.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 – Hoi An - Free day (B)

Time for a day off to explore the fascinating streets of the old town area or hire a taxi to take you to An Bang Beach where you can enjoy a swim or relax in one of the many cafes.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 – Hoi An – My Son (B/L)

0800h – Your guide will meet you at your hotel and together you will travel 50km from Hoi An to My Son Holy Land by air conditioned vehicle. Along the way you will pass through several small villages before starting on the scenic drive along the valley to My Son.

On arrival at My Son you will proceed to the main area to view the ruins and learn more about the ancient Cham Civilization.

After exploring the fascinating ruins of My Son, your guide will take you to watch a traditional Cham Peoples music concert. Next you travel a short distance by road to meet your boat for the journey back to Hoi An on the Thu Bon River.

On the way back to Hoi An, you will be served a light snack on the boat and stop for a visit at a pottery village and the woodcraft village.

1430h – Arrive back to the ferry station in Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9 – Hoi An - Free Day (B)

Enjoy a relaxing day in Hoi An or if you would like some other tour recommendations please let us know.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10 – Hoi An – Da Nang - Flight to Nha Trang (B)

1045h – Our driver will arrive to your hotel ready to transfer you to the airport in Da Nang where you can check in for your 1250h flight to Nha Trang.

1355h – Arrive to Nha Trang where you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel.

After check in you can relax or start exploring the area around your hotel.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11 - Nha Trang Countryside Tour (B/L)

0800h – Your transport and English speaking tour guide will meet you at your hotel and you will begin your day of discovering villages and countryside around Nha Trang.

You will see some of the large lush green rice fields and watch the locals and water buffalo going about their daily life.

Next is a visit to an old Vietnamese home built in the 19th century where you will enjoy some of the local fruits and Lotus Tea. Then it will be time to move onto a traditional Village where you will see sedge mat weaving and the making of pottery stoves.

Your guide will also take you to see the Communal house where people go to pay respects to the village founder and you will have time to observe more of the rural life style.

Lunch will be at a clean local riverside restaurant before you start your journey back into Nha Trang. Along the way you will stop for a visit at a local nursery school and village market.

Overnight in Nha Trang

Day 12 – Nha Trang (B)

Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the town area or put your feet up at the hotel pool or on the beach.

Overnight in Nha Trang

Day 13 – Nha Trang – HCMC (B)

Enjoy the morning at the beach or take a walk in town before returning to your hotel.

1430h – Our driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport where you can prepare to board your 1640h flight to HCMC

1735h – Arrive to HCMC where our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in district one.

Overnight in HCMC

Day 14 – HCMC - Free day (B)

Enjoy a day relaxing in the city where you can go shopping for some gifts to take home with you or simply soak in the atmosphere of the city.

Overnight in HCMC

Day 15 – Departure (B)

Our driver will arrive in time to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour ends in HCMC

 

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Prices/Booking

Option
Hotel grade
Deluxe
3 star
Luxury
4 & 5 star

First class
5 star

 

All Private Tour      
Group Day Tour     N/A

 

 

Trip included:

  • All accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • Flight tickets Domestic
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • Meals specified in tour program .B – Breakfast ,L – Lunch ,D – Dinner
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

Trip excluded:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Massage onboard
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods),
  • Any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Additional Information:

  • Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 – Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
  • Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
  • Prices subject to change without notice
  • All prices are per person in US $ based on double occupancy.
  • Surcharges and / or compulsory gala dinners are applicable between December 23rd and January 2nd and also during the Lunar New Year period.

Meals:

  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

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