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Tour Overview

Vietnam has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia, where you will forget some of the stress of work and life. This tour will take you to two of the best beach cities in Vietnam - Nha Trang and Menai. In addition, you will enjoy a ship cruise in Halong Bay with beautiful karst scenery, take a countryside tour in Dalat, visit flower villages and coffee plantations, see spectacular waterfalls, and taste fried crickets. You will get a brief moment of tranquility on this Vietnam beach trip and learn another fascinating side of Vietnam.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Watch the wonderful Water Puppet Show and soak in the charming atmosphere of Hanoi.
  • Join an interesting cooking class on the Halong Bay cruise and make authentic Vietnamese cuisine under the guidance of a professional chef.
  • Take part in a variety of enjoyable water activities, including swimming, diving in the comfortable waters of Nha Trang Bay, and enjoying the luxurious service of Emperor Cruise.
  • Immerse yourself in a sea of flowers - the city of Dalat, sip mellow coffee, admire stunning waterfalls, visit local ethnic villages and feel the cool weather in the rolling hills.
  • Relax on the soft sand beaches and go swimming and scuba diving in Mui Ne.
  • Take a culinary tour of Hanoi to explore the most authentic snacks and food culture.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, an ancient city rich in historical relics! Your private driver and guide will meet you at Hanoi airport and then transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, take a short rest.

    Then your guide will walk you to the theatre to watch the Water Puppet Show, the most distinctive traditional folk stage show in Vietnam with a history of over 1,000 years.

    In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with authentic Vietnamese cuisine at a popular restaurant.

    Water Puppet Show
    Water Puppet Show

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  2. Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum will be your first stop, then head to Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House and the Presidential Palace - a beautiful French building surrounded by gardens. After that, your guide will lead you to the One Pillar Pagoda, to tell you the legendary stories behind it.

    In the afternoon, you'll continue to the Temple of Literature, a quintessentially Chinese building dedicated to Confucius, and the Museum of Ethnology, a place to learn about the culture and history of Vietnam's ethnic minorities. Then, hop on a local rickshaw through the Old Quarter of Hanoi at a very leisurely pace to enjoy French architecture and strong folk customs.

    Your food tour starts around 6 pm. Your guide will lead you to discover more of the charm of the Old Quarter by sampling authentic local street food, Pho (Rice Noodles), Nom (Vietnamese Salad with Beef), Cha Ca La Vong (Fried Fish), Bun Cha (Vietnamese Grilled Pork). You won't miss the Ca Phe Trung (a mixture of coffee and egg white). For those who don't want to try Ca Phe Trung, the Seasonal Mixed Fruit is a great alternative. The whole food tour will last for 1 hour. The rest of the time you can stroll around the old streets of Hanoi and feel the gentle breeze.

    Vietnam food Pho
    Vietnam Food - Pho

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  3. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 am and drive about 3.5 hours to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site with an incredible natural landscape.

    Board the cruise and you will be given a general tour itinerary and safety instructions. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the cruise's luxurious restaurant with the natural beauty of the canals. You can do whatever you want - lounge in the cabin with a view of the endless emerald sea through the large windows, or sunbathe on the top deck.

    In the afternoon, drop anchor in a harbor where you can kayak to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. Or swim and dive in the warm water. About an hour later, after reboarding the cruise and taking a short break, you'll take part in a unique cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a peaceful evening.

    Halong Bay Kayaking
    Kayaking in Halong Bay

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: On board

  4. Get up early to take pictures of the amazing sunrise over the sea from the top deck and learn how to practice Tai Chi. After a cup of coffee or tea, explore the Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave in a rowboat. It is the largest and finest cave in Halong Bay. Continue cruising to a fishing village where you will see the unique lifestyle of the local fishermen.

    Halong Bay Sung Sot Cave
    Sung Sot Cave

    Enjoy a bumper brunch around 10:30 am, then your Halong Bay cruise comes to a perfect end at 11:30 am. Your driver has already waiting for you at the dock and then escorts you back to your hotel in Hanoi. The remaining day is free on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast & Brunch

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  5. After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon landing, a local driver will transfer you to your selected hotel.

    Nha Trang is a seaside city with a crescent-shaped coastline that stretches for thousands of meters. It has some of the best beaches in Vietnam and excellent diving conditions. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Nha Trang

  6. Today, you will cruise Nha Trang Bay on a luxurious ship. The shuttle bus will pick you up at 8:00 am and take you to Nha Trang port for your cruise. You will arrive at approximately 8:45 am where the manager will serve you a welcome drink and give you some information about your cruise, the local people, culture, food, safety precautions, etc.

    Your cruise begins at 9:00 am! With elegant classical music, pass through Tam, Mot Island of Nha Trang Bay to the Mini Beach of Mieu Island where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, sunbathe and enjoy drinks and fruits. In addition, you can participate in other activities including scuba diving (included in the price), jet skiing & banana boat (at your own expense). After the experience, return to the cruise ship for a sumptuous lunch. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely fishing trip on a small boat.

    Nha Trang Bay, Mini Beach
    Enjoy Yourself on the Mini Beach

    At around 2:00 pm, you will be taken on a basket boat tour of a Fishing Farm and the beautiful scenery surrounding the area. Return to Nha Trang port by cruise ship from 2:30 to 3:00 pm via Vung Ngan Floating Village, a village of only 300 people that still retains a way of life dating back to its founding. After returning to the mainland, visit Bao Dai Villa, a French colonial style building.

    At 3:00 pm, your private van will be waiting for you at the port and will take you back to your hotel in Nha Trang.

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Nha Trang

  7. Enjoy the day at your own pace. Lying on a beautiful beach with a soft breeze, look at the pure sea and blue sky. Get away from the noise and indulge in peace.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Nha Trang

  8. After breakfast, the driver will pick you up at the hotel at the agreed time and then transfer you to Dalat. Upon arrival, check in and relax.

    Da Lat is a romantic resort with a strong European flavor, known as "The City of Eternal Spring" and "Little Paris". Explore the city's innate serenity at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Da Lat

  9. Today, you will have an unparalleled countryside tour. Your first stop is Van Thanh Flower Village, a traditional flower village specializing in flower growing, where you will be impressed with the lovely flowers, then we cross Ta Nung Pass to capture the full view of Nam Ban town and the magnificent jungle landscape.

    Afterwards, visit Highlands Coffee Plantation to learn about the coffee-making process and taste the aromatic coffee. You can buy some local original coffee to bring back home.

    Da Lat Highlands Coffee Plantation
    Highlands Coffee Plantation

    Next, take a stroll through the K'Ho Ethnic Village and walk into a Silk Factory to see the breeding of silkworms and the production of silk. After that, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

    Linh An Pagoda is the next destination. It is one of the famous ancient buildings in Dalat, located on a high mountain facing the Elephant Waterfall. The atmosphere here is very fresh and cool, which makes visitors feel relaxed.

    If you are interested in novelty, you can visit a cricket farm and see how crickets are raised. If you are "daring" enough, you can taste fried crickets (included in the price). Today's countryside tour ends at Elephant Falls. Last, your driver and guide will take you back to your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Da Lat

  10. After breakfast, the driver will pick you up at the appointed time and take you to Mui Ne. In about 4 hours, arrive at Mui Ne to check in. The rest of the time is free for you.

    Mui Ne is a small fishing village with one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Vietnam - 50km of long beach, blue water, and fresh coconut trees.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mui Ne

  11. Today is yours at leisure. Mui Ne's sunny year-round weather is good for any swimmer. Explore this lovely village on your way.

    Mui Ne Beach
    Enjoy Your Free Day at Mui Ne

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Mui Ne

  12. This is the end of your 12-day Vietnam beach vacation. After breakfast, at the agreed time, your driver will transfer you from Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh airport for your return flight. We are honored to have you on our trip and truly hope you enjoy your stay with us.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private vehicles with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • Hotels & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots, performances, boat trips as mentioned;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • Halong Bay package;
  • Flight from Hanoi to Nha Trang.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Hanoi or off Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities or any items not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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