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Vietnam Explorer Overview

Trip Location: Ho Chi Minh

The Complete Vietnam Tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi is an Explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you from South to North and through other destinations in Vietnam. Travel around Vietnam on this flexible package allowing you to explore the best parts of the country.

Brief itinerary as below:
DAY 1: SAI GON ARRIVAL
DAY 2: CU CHI – MEKONG DELTA 1 DAY
DAY 3: SAIGON- MUINE BY BUS THEN HALF DAY SUNSET TOUR BY JEEP CAR
DAY 4: MUINE – NHATRANG BY BUS
DAY 5: 1 DAY 4 ISLANDS THEN TAKE BUS TO HOI AN AT NIGHT TIME
DAY 6: HOI AN ARRIVAL THEN HALF DAY MY SON HOLYLAND
DAY 7: FRETIME IN HOI AN THEN BUS TO HUE CITY
DAY 8: 1 DAY PARADISE CAVE
DAY 9: FREETIME THEN TAKE BUS TO HANOI IN THE AFTERNOON
DAY 10: HANOI ARRIVAL – THEN HALONG BAY TOUR
DAY 11: HALONG BAY – HANOI
DAY 12: HANOI DEPARTURE

Vietnam Explorer Itinerary

  • Day 1 - SAIGON ARRIVAL (NO MEALS)

    On arrival Ho Chi Minh City, we will see you at the airport and transfer to center for check in hotel. You have free time for leisure

    Overnight in Saigon

  • Day 2 - CU CHI TUNNELS AND MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY (L)

    This tour is perfect for those who are interested in the history of the Vietnam War or are looking for a day trip not too far away from Ho Chi Minh city. The tour takes you to two important tourist sites: Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta.

    Cu Chi Tunnels, known as the “iron triangle” during the Vietnam war, are a network of underground tunnels that were used as a military base for resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War. Cu Chi itself was once known as the “dead land” that was destroyed by millions of bombs. But today, the land is still alive and combines legendary historical structures with the unique culture of the Vietnamese.

    Mekong delta is known as “the rice bowl” of Vietnam, due to the seemingly endless fields of rice. In this water world, you will see houses and markets floating along the river. This is a fabulous destination for those who want to experience the humble beauty of the Mekong Delta, get closer to nature and meet the hospitable people of this region.

    7:30am: Our guide pick you up at your hotel to go to Cu Chi Tunnel for one and half hours by mini van.

    The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47? Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!

    Afternoon: We will depart from Cu Chi to My Tho city for two hours by car. On the way to My Tho, we stop at restaurant to have a lunch.

    Upon arrival to My Tho City, The boat take you to small canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.

    Continue walking on the village’s road to coconut candy shop, learn how to make candy, show some handicraft made by coconut tree. Take a walk through village with two sides there are so many kind of fruits, flowers, trees, local houses, children in Mekong delta, take your time to have nice photos and enjoy nature scenery.

    17:00 – 17:30 going back Ho Chi Minh City..

    19:00 Tour ends

    Overnight in Saigon

  • Day 3 - SAIGON – MUINE BY BUS, THEN SUNSET TOUR (NO MEALS)

    At 6:30am please be at our bus office to take bus to Mui ne.

    When arrive Mui ne, our bus will drop you off at hostel then our driver will meet at hostel to do half day Sunset tour.

    Our driver will pick you up at your hotel then make a trip to Fishing village by Jeep. Mui Ne fishing village was located in the North end of Mui Ne Bay, you have chance to see a hundred of colorful fishing boats mooring on the water at the entrance of town. Further along into town is a small colorful market. You can buy some fresh seafood at there. Our next destination is red sand dune which is located closer to the sea. You will be explored the smooth red sand dune. It’s so fun to slide down by skateboard on immense sand dune. After that, we will continue to go the white sand dune. From the white dunes you’ll have a view of the large dune lake ringed by pine trees. It’s larger than red sand dune. You will be experienced the vast of sand dune by motorbike or jeep. When coming to white sand dune, you will meet Lotus Lake. Lotus Lake consists of 2 beautiful lakes located next to each other. Looking down from above, tourists will amaze the spectacular immense blue lagoon along with beautiful white sand shores endlessly stretching. The next location is fairy stream, this place become a dreamlike area in Mui Ne. One side of fairy stream is white and red sand mountain intermixing together, another side are rows of shading coconut palms, lines of trees with luxuriant leaves. In addition, the green lines of coconut palms will bring you to the world of pureness. Along the stream, you can view mountain and hill. The most beautiful scene of this place makes many visitor feel unforgettable and attraction

    Overnight in Mui ne

  • Day 4 - MUINE – NHATRANG BY BUS AT 12:30PM (NO MEALS)

    Freetime to visit Muine by your leisure time then please be at our bus office at 12:00pm to go to Nha Trang.

    Arrive Nha Trang around 6pm, please go to hostel by yourself.

    Free time in the evening.

    Overnight in Nhatrang

  • Day 5 - 4 ISLAND TOUR IN NHATRANG (L)

    9h00 : Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Cau Da pier.

    10h00 – 11h30: At Mun Island

    – Observe the structure of Salanganeisland.

    – Snorkelling to view coral reefs covered with multicolour fish.

    11h45- 13h45: At Mot Island

    – Having lunch with dishes: fried salted shrimp, fried fish in sour and sweet sauce, sauteed cuttlefish, grilled rib, spring rolls, softly sauteed noodles…

    – Entertainment program: singing songs & music.

    – Enjoy cooktails at “ Floating Bar”

    14h – 15h30: At Con Se Tre Village

    – Relax at Con Se Tre village.

    – Seasonal fruit party.

    15h45 – 16h15: At Mieu Island

    Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium

    16h30: Back to harbour and hotel

    At 7:00pm Take night bus to Hoi An by sleeping bus. Please be at our bus office half an hour berofe departure time.

    Overnight on bus

  • Day 6 - HOI AN ARRIVAL THEN HALF DAY MY SON HOLYLAND (L)

    Arrive Hoi An, then take your way to hostel by yourself.

    Our tour guide will meet you at hostel around 8.00 – 8.30 and depart to My Son holy land – the world cultural heritage.

    10.00: Arrive at My Son and we’ll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa’s traditional performances.

    11.30: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!

    12.00: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.

    13.30: take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.

    14.30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel. Tour ends

    Overnight in Hoi An

  • Day 7 - BUS HOI AN – HUE AT 1:45PM (NO MEALS)

    Having freetime to visit Hoian town by your leisure time. Then please be at bus office half an hour in advance to take bus to Hue city.

    Overnight in Hue.

  • Day 8 - 1 DAY PARADISE CAVE (L)

    6h00 Tour guide pick you up from your hotel in Hue and depart for Quang Binh. On the way, stop for sightseeing La Vang Church, where Virgin Maria appeared in 1798, and Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River (latitude 17 division from south to north of the country during 20 years from 1954 to 1973).

    11h30: Lunch at Phong Nha Restaurant

    12h15: continue to Paradise Cave to explore the glamor of Asia’s longest dry and beautiful than the Phong Nha is inherently Natural Wonders of the World with the beautiful of nature given chemical.

    From the historic Ho Chi Minh Road (former Ho Chi Minh Trail), you veer off on a path through dense forest for about four kilometers, then you climb 519 rocky steps, and you’re in… heaven, well, Paradise.

    Tour will back to Hue.

    Overnight in Hue

  • Day 9 - HUE – HANOI BY BUS AT 5:30PM ( NO MEALS)

    Free time in the morning. Then please be at our bus office at 5:00pm to take bus to Hanoi city.

    Overnight on sleeping bus

  • Day 10 - HANOI ARRIVAL THEN HALONG BAY 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT ON CRUISE ( L,D)

    Arrive Hanoi, stop at bus office then our tour guide will pick you up to do Halong bay tour around 7:45 – 8:15 please.

    (Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina – Halong bay – Lunch– Surprising Cave – Titop Island – Sunset party – Dinner – Onboard night activities)

    07.45 – 08.15 approx

    – Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up

    – Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta

    – Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

    12 – 12.30 approx

    – Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.

    – Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind

    – Set sail as lunch is served

    – Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

    Afternoon

    – Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang S?ng S?t), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.

    – Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here

    – Heading back toward the sleeping area

    Early evening

    – Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset

    – An authentic Vietnamese menu is served

    – After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…

  • Day 11 - HALONG BAY – HANOI (B,L)

    (Tai Chi – Breakfast – Luon Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your hotel)

    06:30

    For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

    07:00 – 08:00

    Local breakfast is served

    08:00

    – Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Lu?n)

    – Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

    09:00

    Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

    10:00

    You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

    12:00

    Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.

    Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

    Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30

    Overnight in Hanoi

  • Day 12 - HANOI DEPARTURE (NO MEALS)

    Have freetime to visit Hanoi by yourself until transfer time to Noi Bai airport as your departure time.

Stay

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  • 02 Nights Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in Saigon/HCMC
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  • 01 Night Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in Mue Ne
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  • 01 Night Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in NHA Trang
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  • 01 Night Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in Hoi An
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  • 02 Nights Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in Hue City
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  • 01 Night Accommodation at Cruise in Halong Bay
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  • 01 Night Accommodation at 4 Star Hotel in Hanoi

Meal

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  • Meals as per itinerary

Activity

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  • Daily group tour - itinerary (transportation, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch)
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  • Cu chi tunnel & Mekong 1 day explorer
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  • Sunset Mui Ne ½ day tour explorer
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  • Nha Trang 4 islands by boat trip
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  • My Son Holyland explorer
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  • Paradise cave explorer
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  • Ha Long Bay 2 days 1 night stay and activities

Other Inclusions

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  • Open bus ticket: Hochiminh – Muine – Nhatrang – Hoian – Hue – Hanoi
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  • Accommodation: 8 nights hotel & 1 night on cruise in Ha Long Bay & 2 nights on the bus
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  • Meals inclusive as per itinerary

Things To Carry

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  • Camera
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  • Personal Medications (if any)

Advisory

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  • International/Domestic flights are not included
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  • Travel Insurance is not included
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  • Single travelers are required to pay a single supplement in order to guarantee single room accommodation.
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  • Vietnam Visa and Invitation letter is not included
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  • Entertainment and personal expenses are not included
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  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
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  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
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  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
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  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC
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  • Please confirm child price before booking

Vietnam Explorer: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Vietnam Explorer: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Vietnam Explorer: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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