Vietnam Insight

Vietnam Insight

Culture program - Vietnam


Day 1 Arrive Ha Noi (D)
Arrive in Ha Noi. Meet your Salute Vietnam Travel guide and transfer to hotel. Following by a water puppet show in the evening after very tasteful dinner with special dishes of Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 Ha noi - Ha Long Cruise 1night 2days (BLD)
Enjoy the 170km journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Ha Long. On arrival, transfer to the nearby port, board the boat cruise at about 12:00 and have your seafood lunch on board. Considered Viet Nam’s greatest natural wonder, Ha Long Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that jut out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. We have a chance to stop at the Tuan Chau Island to make a short exploration of this Island and swim at the deserted beach of Titop Islet. It is a time in the evening to enjoy sunset or fishing opportunity while having dinner.
Overnight in boat (deluxe cabin with AC)

Day 3 Ha Long - Cat Ba (B)
After breakfast the cruise ends at Cat Ba island, one of Viet Nam's most famous national park. We stay on the island, explore the nature trails, with the rest of the day enjoy the island’s many unspoiled beaches .
Overnight in CAtba Island

Day 4 Cat Ba - Ha Noi – Sa Pa (B)
Heading back to the mainland by an afternoon hydrofoil to Hai Phong. A cyclo tour along the wide boulevards include a visit to the Du Hang Pagoda, founded over three centuries ago. Returning to Ha Noi by road and transfer to Ha Noi ontime to board the night train to the Hillstation of Sa Pa.
Overnight on train (first class with AC)

Day 5 Sa Pa (B)
Arriving in Lao Cai and transfer further to Sa Pa Hillstation. This area is home to the H'mong and Red Dzao, who are among Vietnam’s most colorful minority groups. From here we walk through the Ham Rong Mountains, visit H'mong people in the Cat Cat village, wander in the market bustling with hill tribe traders and witness the ancient tradition of the Red Dzao people - Their “Love Fair” held in every saturday night (if possible)
Overnight in Sapa

Day 6 Sa Pa – Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B)
To day we trek deeper to meet Red Dzao people in the Ta Van village before getting on the same carriage for our overnight return to Hanoi.
Overnight on train (first class with AC)

Day 7 Ha Noi (B)
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning. Enjoy special “Hanoi Noodle” (PHO) for breakfast!
Time for relaxing before starting your Ha Noi city tour. This is a city of lake, shaded bouleveards, verdant public parks and French colonia architecture. The city tour includes such sight as Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, the one pillar pagoda, historic museum, the temple of literature, the lake of Restored Sword and Old quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8 Hanoi – Hue (B)
Free time until we get the flight to Hue ancient city. From the center of Hue, a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume Pagoda takes us to Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of garden and lakes.
Enjoy a royal dinner before come on board for a night performance of traditional music and songs of Hue
Overnight in Hue

Day 9 Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B)
This morning we attain a sense of the imperial past, as we explore the Citadel and the Forbidden City founded in 1805 by Kinh Gia Long, the first of Nguyen Dynasty Kings. We also call at King Khai Dinh's Tomb before travelling across the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Da Nang. We tour the fascinating Cham Museum before driving further south to the famous China beach and the temples and caves of the Marble Moutains. Arriving in Hoi An, free to explore further afield by bicycle, relax on a nearby beach or retire to a quiet café on your own
Free at leisure and shopping
Overnight in Hoian

Day 10 Hoi An - My Lai - Quy Nhon (B)
Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchant's houses, the 200 year old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market before leaving continue southwards up Highway One to Quy Nhon, breaking the journey to visit My Lai Massacre Memorial.
Overnight in Quy nhon

Day 11 Quy Nhon - Nha Trang (B)
Travelling by lush rice fields and along spectacular coastal roads, we arrive in Nha Trang. Take time to relax or take a peaceful walk along the beautiful golden beach.
Overnight in Nhatrang

Day 12 Nha Trang (B)
Nha Trang welcomes you with its white sandy beaches, clear warm water and impressive Cham ruins. A highlight is a half day cruise around the area's beautiful islands with plenty of time to snorkel and swim in the South China Sea and a special seafood lunch in a fishing village
Overnight in Nhatrang

Day 13 Nha Trang - Sai Gon (B)
After breakfast we take flight to the dynamic Hochiminh City, still called Sai Gon by many locals. A full day city tour takes in the former Presidental Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai Gon post office and historic museum. Time at our own exploration.
Overnight in Saigon

Day 14 Sai Gon - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh (B)
Early morning drive through typical southern Vietnamses countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Viet Nam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great temple, look inside the temple while attending the noon time service. In the afternoon visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, an intricate underground network utilised with great effect by the Viet Cong during the war.
Overnight in Saigon

Day 15 Saigon – Mekong delta (B)
A full day is spent exploring the bustling region of the Mekong Delta. A visit to My Tho is followed by an afternoon boat cruise along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation and try exotic fruits in one of the many tropical orchards, and a chance to enjoy the hospitality of the locals before returning to Sai Gon.
Overnight in Saigon

Day 16 Dep Sai Gon (B)
Your tour finishes after breakfast in Saigon.
Vietnam Insight


16 days, 15 nights


Ha Noi - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Sa Pa - Hoa Lu - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Lai - Quy Nhon - Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - Sai Gon - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh & Mekong Delta


Most popular journey rewards you with experiences of both the spectacular scenic beauty of Viet Nam and her rich history. From the ethnic minorities in the North West to the depths of the Mekong Delta in the South - and everything in between - this trip does it all. A wonderful journey combining remote areas, minority villages as well as the country's popular highlights. Roads are bumpy and some of the remote accommodation is basic - this is Viet Nam in all her diversity.


Rate per person for group of 4 person (rate will be revised upon to group size)


Rate inclusion
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- English speaking guide (or other language upon request)
- All entrance fees
- All domestic flight with taxes included
- Private car transfer with AC
- Meals as specified
- Cruise tour in Halong
- Cyclo tour
- First class train (deluxe cabin with AC and soft sleeper)

Rate exclusion
- Personal expenses
- Vietnam visa if applicable
- International flight to and from Vietnam
- Others not specified