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  •  Available in private tour
  •  Guided by local experts
  •  Fluent in English
  •  Direct chat with local guide before the trip
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Things to do in Vietnam

Explore Vietnam in 15 days with a local expert


  • 15 days in total

  • Lunches, drinks, hotels, transport included

  • Pick up at your hotel

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city by night

Upon arrival, your local guide will help you get ready to explore this bustling city at night with some highlight activities designated especially for you. Cyclo tour, Water Puppet show, and having dinner at a local restaurant will stir up your mood for the next 15-day adventure throughout the country.

Day 2: City highlights and the hidden gems

On the second day of your trip, you will get to visit some of the top attractions that made Ho Chi Minh City famous for both historical remarks and modern vibes. Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, and other historical relics would be the best place for you to learn more about the Vietnam war and the cultural differences between the North and South Vietnam. Also, pay a visit at eminent French-architectural buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, or Jade Emperor Temple - one of the oldest temples in Ho Chi Minh City - will surely not only give you a deeper understanding of the Southern aboriginal cultures but also great photo opportunities.

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels & Night food tour

Located 70 km from central Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi tunnels - the underground fort - is certainly a must-visit place for you to learn more about the history of Vietnam war. The tunnels used to be hiding spots as well as living quarters for more than 20,000 people in 50 years ago during the war. In this visit, you will learn about its important role in the Vietnam War, the daily struggles of its inhabitants as well as the displays of historical artifacts such as the exhibition of booby traps, weapons, and fighting strategies that were used during the war. Moreover, you will also attend the military workshop in which soldiers, sometimes civilians, created new weapons from the scraps that the Americans left behind or even from broken artillery.

You will get to see the secret kitchens where the incredible women fed more than 200,000 people at the time, and find out how they can make fire with a shortage of oxygen and how did they release the smoke without exposing the location of the tunnels.

Your local guide will also get you to The shooting range, where the Vietnamese soldiers trained their marksmanship. Here, you can try firing genuine AK-47s and machine guns. A great experience, isn't it?

A wide range of activities are offered in Cu Chi Tunnels when you travel with us, including experiencing the narrow tunnelway yourself, marveling at the hardship the Vietnamese in the war, and trying out your shooting ability at the range.

In the afternoon, take a rest and reboot yourselves for an exciting tour at night. Let your local guide take you on a night food tour by car or motorbike.

Day 4 & 5: Mekong Delta, Cai be, Tan Binh island & bicycling in Can Tho

Start your adventure with a visit to the Cai Be floating market. Here, you will get to Tan Phong island for a biking experience or walk along the village paths to see the farms, houses, daily life of the locals and witness the harvesting season in religious rituals of the Mekong Delta. You can also observe the process of making rice-net for spring-rolls, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof and waving the dried water-hyacinth to make handmade crafts such as baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes, etc.

Your local guide will take you on a cruise further into the countryside on smaller canals where you can find many traditional houses made of wood or palm leaves and be engaged in the energetic tradings of the floating markets.

After spending a morning exploring the life of southern Vietnamese people, make your stop at Ut Trinh's home and enjoy delicious Southern dishes. After the lunch, let's go out for a walk, feel the fragrance of fruitful orchard and have a cup of tea while listening to the traditional music.

In the afternoon, make a stop at local workshops where you can see the locals making rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice, and popcorn on Cai Rang floating market.

At 06:30 am of the 5th day, your local guide will pick you up at your hotel, head to Cai Rang floating market and delve into the early morning trading of the locals. Here, you will also stop by local workshops where you can see the inhabitants making rice paper, coconut candy, and Hu Tieu, a very famous classic noodle of the Mekong Delta. The noodle has become one of the most favorite dishes suggested by Gordon Ramsay in his cooking show.

In the afternoon, get on land and wander around to explore the local food market where you can find tropical fruits, delicious food, and delicate handicrafts for friends and family. On your way back to your hotel, cycle around the village and enjoy the stunning view at sunset in a tranquil countryside.

Day 6: Ha Noi

On your trip to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, your local guide will help you gain more knowledge of the land of a thousand-year civilization and explore the tranquil and nostalgic ambiance here.

Make your first stop at the Temple of Literature which was originally built as a university in honor of the Confucius, a Chinese scholar. The structures are well preserved and serve as an exquisite example of traditional Vietnamese architecture.

The Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and One Pillar Pagoda are all landmarks that should be on your must-visit list.

Visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) where you can get insights into the aboriginal cultures, traditional costumes, and lifestyle of 54 old Vietnamese groups. Enjoy lunch with a local family savoring the genuine home cooked food.

Spend your brunch with a local family and try the genuine home cooked Cha Ca, grilled fish with rice noodle, a must-eat in Hanoi.

At night, explore the Old Quarter and the walking streets where you're welcomed to join Vietnamese classic games or take a sit on the sidewalk, having craft beers and chit-chat with the locals.

Day 7 & 8: Halong Bay cruise

Day 9: Farming tour – one day as a farmer

Day 10,11 & 12: Sapa

Day 13: Your free day

Day 14: Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An Eco-Tourism site

On this day, get on a spectacular adventure to explore the stunning natural landscape of Trang An grottoes and the spiritual cultures of Vietnamese by visiting the center of Buddhist Bai Dinh pagoda.

Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel to depart for Ninh Binh province (100km) for our day tour to Bai Dinh pagoda & Trang An ecosystem. Spend the time to visit the Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, and the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters height, 100 tons weight.

Have lunch at local restaurant with Ninh Binh traditional dishes cooked from goat meat.

In the afternoon, take a boat trip along Trang An River to enjoy its cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water, rising limestone mountains, water caves, and a clear blue sky which you will not find anywhere else. The sampan boat will be rowed by local people, lasting around 2 to 3 hours.

End this tour of Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda around 18.00.

Day 15: Rest day and depart home

What's included

  • Domestic flights from Can Tho to Ha Noi
  • 13 nights at 3-star hotels and 1 night on the train (double room)
  • Private English-speaking local guide(s)
  • Transportations
  • All admission fees
  • All lunches + 01 soft drink per lunch
  • 01 dinner on the night tour in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 01 dinner in the Mekong Delta
  • Ha Long Bay cruise 02 days 01 night

What's not included

  • Visa
  • Dinners which are not mentioned
  • Single accommodation is surcharged $730
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  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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