Handcrafted Travel

Daily Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Vilage

Day 3: Sapa – Fansipan – Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh Day Tour

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

Day 7: Ba Na Hills – Golden Bridge

Day 8: Charm Island Tour

Day 9:  Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 11: Saigon – Me Kong – Saigon

Day 12: Departure



Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in. Free time at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Vilage

After breakfast, you will be collected at the hotel and transferred on the road for 5,5 hours to Sapa. Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is a must-visit destination in the Northwest. This is northern Vietnam’s premier trekking base, from where hikers launch themselves into a surrounding countryside of cascading rice terraces and tiny hill-tribe villages that seem a world apart.

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. – Welcome drink and itinerary briefing. – Enjoy lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures.

14.30: A short walk to the Gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trekking down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station, short time for photo with bridge and the waterfall then you will be trekking uphill to get back to Sapa with very beautiful scenery in the late afternoon.

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Overnight stay at the hotel with night activities.

Day 3: Sapa – Fansipan – Hanoi

After breakfast, we will take cable cab to Fansipan Mountain (including electric train and Cable Cab ticket)

You will reach the top of Fansipan peak, taking photographs and celebrating your victory. From there, you can enjoy the best view of beautiful scenery.

Return to the hotel. Then transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh Day Tour

AM: 7:00 – 7:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs).

Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties.

Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM. PM.

After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.

Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 5 km).

Drive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30PM

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise

Program customize up to cruise

08:15 – 08:45: Hotel or private address pick up at your hotel in Hanoi.

11:45 – 12:00: Arriving Tuan Chau marina

12:45 – 13:00: Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing, safety instruction.

13:00 – 13:15: A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine

14:45 -15:00: Visit Titop island where you take your time on swim, sunbath, trekking….
16:30: Arrive in Pearl Farm Village. Visit around and swim, kayaking in the bay.
17:30: Back to the cruise and join cooking class to have experience in some traditional dishes. Tea time on sundeck.

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

6:00 : Practice Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
7:00-7h30: Start your day with a light breakfast. During breakfast, cruising to explore other part of Halong Bay, admire the beauty of one in seven new wonder in the world.
8:30 – 9h30: Arrive in Surprise cave, explore the Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay.
9:45: Check out and take all luggage outside of your cabin, cruise back to the Tourist Wharf through Ha Long bay.

10:00: Have brunch and clear bills.
11:30: Back to the Tourist Wharf.
12:00: Departure to Ha Noi then take a flight to Da Nang.

Day 7: Ba Na Hills – Golden Bridge

07:40-08:30 Our guide and driver will pick you up fromyour hotel, depart for Ba Na Hill through one of the most beautiful seaside streets of Central Vietnam.

09:00Arrive in Ba Na, you will have a chance to experience the two – UNESCO – record cable system  up to the top of the hill and enjoy the beautiful sight of Mo stream, Toc Tien waterfall with the impressive dazzling white spume.

Sightseeing on Ba Na Hill to:

Hand of the gods hold Vietnam’s Golden Bridge.

L’Jardin Zone with French Architecture Building: Tinh Tâm Garden, French Stable, one hundred year-old pomelo tree, Old Villas.

Linh Ung Pagoda, 27 meters Buddha Statue, Loc Uyen Garden.

11:30 From Debay station, you will get on the second cable system to move to Nui Chua Peak – the rooftop of Da nang City. Enjoy lunch.

Continue the tour with Fantasy Park – one of the most modern indoor game centers of the Asia.

Visit Linh Chua Linh Tu temple, enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Da Nang city and Da Nang bay through the mist in a romantic afternoon on Ba Na peak.

Go down by the cable system. Get on coach and return the city centre.

16:30 -17:00 Drop off at your hotel. End of services. Goodbye & See you again!


Day 8: Charm Island Tour

7:40-8:30 Driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and depart for Cham Island via the “five- star” street connecting Da Nang and Hoi An, through the most beautiful resorts to go to Cua Dai Beach which is about 30km from Da Nang center.

9:15 Embark on a motorboat and start a fanstastic trip to discover the beautiful sight of Cua Dai beach.

Cham island is about 8 nautical miles from Cua Dai Beach to the east. You will have time to enjoy the strong feeling when the motorboat surfs like flying on the waves.

9:40 Arrive in Cham Island at Bai Lang Pier. From here you will start the journey to discover Cham Island, beginning with Sa Huynh Museum, Cham island Sea Conservation Area, Hai Tang pagoda and finally Tan Hiep Sea food market for shopping.

10:30 Time for relaxing, taking photos and swimming.

12:00 Having lunch at Bai Ong.

14:00 Get back to the boat, leave Bai Lang for Hon Dai. Return to Hoai river pier.


Day 9:  Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Breakfast the the hotel, then take a flight to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels

Depart for Cu Chi tunnels. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi Tunnels and its legendary history. Enjoy the scenic drive northwest towards the Cambodian border. Today you will get to explore a section of the network of some 125 miles (200 kilometers) of subterranean passages and rooms.

Upon arrival, we will watch a short documentary film about these tunnels to tell you about the histories and how fierce the war happened. Then the tour will help you to learn the pivotal part they played in the war such as trap doors, and climb inside to see where the Viet Cong built storage facilities, weapons factories, kitchens…

Afterward travelers can try local special foods such as rice tapioca & hot tea which was the main food during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or M16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range (Payment by yourself).

Day 11: Saigon – MeKong – Saigon

Enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields.

On arriving at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.


Day 12: Departure

Goodbye & See you again!


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