Essence of Vietnam from South to North
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace
    • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, a marvel of underground engineering
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Exploring Ba Be Lake is one of the 20 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world.

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Enjoy scenic, local market, marble mountains and Halong scenary
    • Taking a boat ride and float down the Mekong River

  • Immersion in the daily life of mountain ethnic groups and Hiking/Trekking:

    • Hiking through picturesque places, terraced fields, streams, waterfalls and local villages
    • Experience the daily activities of mountain ethnic people
    • Harvesting tropical fruits in Mekong Delta River

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”
    • See local life in Mekong Delta – the “rice bowl” of Vietnam
    • Touring Hue – a city of historical significance, cultural richness, and natural beauty

Itinerary

DAY 01: SAIGON ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: City Hotel

Meals included: No

Welcome to Saigon and start your tour with us! Meet your driver then transfer to Hanoi center, check in to your hotel at 2:00 pm before exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight in Saigon

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Notre Dame Cathedral

Bui Vien Walking Street

Saigon city hall

DAY 02: SAIGON – CU CHI – SAIGON HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue to Cu Chi to visit Cu Chi tunnels, where you have to become a true explorer when you crawl underground for an insight into life as the guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Be ready for a dark and sweaty experience you might never go through before!

Then start Saigon city tour, the first place is The Independence Palace symbolizes Vietnam's victory, peace, and territorial integrity. This place has a glamorous design, hundreds of rooms equipped with luxurious furnishings and decorations, and an enormous and gorgeous exterior space; continue to Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. End of the tour is Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.

Return to Saigon for dinner and cozy overnight.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

DAY 03: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to the Mekong Delta to take a boat ride and float down the Mekong River when you arrive in My Tho. En route visit Coconut Candy Village or Cai Be Village to get a closer look of how their specialties are made. Row a sampan through the channels, you can learn more about the local life and sample freshly harvested tropical fruits.

Back to Saigon, over night in Saigon.

Cai Be Village

Ben Tre Coconut village

Ben Tre Coconut village

DAY 04: SAIGON - FLIGHT TO DANANG - COCONUT FOREST - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to take a flight o Danang. After arrive head to visit Bay Mau 7 hectares water coconut forest at Cam Thanh Village. Hearing about the past war story before exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm-flanked waterways of a past war and hearing of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides. Enjoy Thung Chai basket boat demonstration by our crews.

Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in basket boat racing for fun and learn how to make origami creations from reeds of palm leaves such as grasshoppers, birds, rings, sunglass, bracelets, etc.

In the afternoon, visit Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO in 1999 as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes: Japanese Bridge, a Sino-Vietnamese - Japanese merchant house, the Chinese Fujian Temple, Hoi An central market, Museum of History and Culture, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Bay Mau Coconut forest

Bay Mau Coconut forest

Bay Mau Coconut forest

DAY 05: HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE (B/L/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a morning bike ride through the rural scenery of Hoi An to a small vegetable planting village located on the banks of Tra Que Village. Tra Que Village has been infamous for its special aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Join local people in their daily works of planting and watering produce. Here, you can take a cooking class to learn how to cook some local specialties in a tranquil setting. There is nothing better than enjoying your creations for lunch. Look forward to a peaceful and memorable night in Hoi An.

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

DAY 06: HOI AN - BA NA HILLS - HUE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Hoi An to visit Bana Hill. We take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station, visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda.

In the late afternoon, transfer to Hue

Overnight in Hue.

Ba Na Hill Old Wine Cellar

Ba Na Hill Linh Ung Pagoda

Ba Na Hill Marble Moutain

DAY 07: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Take a morning cruise on the tranquil Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda after breakfast and explore this sacred pagoda. Continue to the former Imperial Citadel and enjoy this World Heritage Site to the fullest. Afternoon, visit a typical Hue garden house, the impressive tomb of former Emperor Tu Duc, and a village that crafts traditional conical hats. Experience Hue’s special cuisine and folk music to round up a joyful day.

Overnight in Hue.

Hue Tomb of emperor Tu Duc

Hue Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue Citadel

DAY 08: HUE - FLIGHT TO HANOI - HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to airport to take a flight to Hanoi.

Enjoy Half day experience to some must-see signature culture sights of Hanoi including: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and former president’s house. Or you have an option to visit one of handicraft villages around Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Temple of literture

Bat Trang Village

DAY 09: HANOI - HA GIANG (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 300km, ~ 5-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Trekking: 2-3 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Ha Giang - a truly breathtaking province covering the most remote area of Vietnam. Visit Ha Thanh Village when you arrive in Ha Giang. Take a soft trek to explore and learn about the local life of the Tay people.

Overnight in Ha Giang.

Ha Giang Ha Thanh Village

Ha Giang Ha Thanh Village

Ha Giang Ha Thanh Village

DAY 10: HA GIANG – QUAN BA – LUNG CU – DONG VAN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 130km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Today, enjoy breakfast then transfer to Dong Van. Drive through Quan Ba skygate, take a picture, and have a panorama view of the town. Head to Lung Tam Valley, discover the beautiful architecture of the old houses of the Hmong (Pao’s house) and Lolo people before leaving for the Vuong’s Palace in Sa Phin Valley. Continue to Lung Cu Flag Point – a monument in Northern Vietnam. Transfer to Dong Van, you have time to relax and discover the ancient town and local market.

Overnight in Dong Van.

Dong Van Geopark

Quan Ba Heaven Gate

Quan Ba Sky gate

DAY 11: DONG VAN – BA BE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 220km, ~ 7-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Leave Dong Van behind, you will head to Ba Be. Don’t fall asleep because you never want to miss the Ma Phi Leng pass, one of the most beautiful passes in the North of Vietnam. Arrive in Ba Be National Park, to explore the Ba Be Lake, the largest natural lake in Vietnam, which is considered Halong Bay in the mountains, on a boat trip. Enjoy the serene view of the Tay community’s stilted homes and corn farm. Visit the Nung settlement and the Dau Dang waterfall on foot.

Overnight in Ba Be.

Ba Be

Ba Be

Ba Be

DAY 12: BA BE – HANOI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 230km, ~ 4-hour drive (depending on traffic)

In the afternoon, depart from Ba Be for the five-hour drive back to Hanoi’s capital.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Hanoi Old Quarter Night

Hanoi Sword Lake Night

Hanoi Ta Hien Walking street

DAY 13: HANOI– HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: ~ 180km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Today, head East to Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a junk, which is an iconic traditional type of boat in Asia to cruise through the bay with 3000 stunning limestone resembling magnificent creatures. Free to immerse in the outstanding scenic beauty or engage in various activities. The trip can’t be completed without an overnight onboard.

Halong BayHalong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 14: HALONG – HANOI (B/BR/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch

Enjoy miraculous sunrise over the islets of the Bay. The boat will take us to go about marvelous areas. Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon. Back to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in at the hotel and relax. Free in the evening

Overnight in Hanoi

Ha Noi Hoan Kiem Lake

Ha Noi Opera House

Ha Noi Ta Hien Street

DAY 15: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for onward flight. Make sure to keep in touch with new friends you found during the trip and don’t forget to share your wonderful journey and reviews with us on our social media.

Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Price

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Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes

Accommodation nights

(Hotels/Lodge/Local House/Homestay)

Transportation with air-condition

Breakfast, meals as mentioned

English-speaking guide

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle

Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day)

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

2D1N Halong Bay night cruise

Bach Long Glass Bridge

Cycling/Hiking, bamboo rafting, local activities, etc

Drinks or meals not at above mentioned

Personal expenses and other services than mentioned

Visa. Stamping fee at the airport

Flight ticket

Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

Tips, Travel insurance

Supplement of room rate

Bana Hill, Tra Que Cooking Class, Saigon Vespa Tour

Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal.

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).

The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

 

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

 

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

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