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10-Day itinerary to explore North and Central Vietnam

Join us on this incredible expedition and discover the magic of North and Central Vietnam!

Embark on a mesmerizing 10-day journey through the heart of North and Central Vietnam. This carefully curated itinerary will take you from the bustling streets of Hanoi to the tranquil waters of Ha Long Bay, and then southward to the ancient charm of Hoi An and the vibrant city of Da Nang. Experience the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality that Vietnam has to offer. Whether you're wandering through historic sites, cruising through stunning limestone karsts, or relaxing on pristine beaches, this adventure promises unforgettable memories and a deeper connection to the soul of Vietnam.

  • Travel style          Daily Departure, Group Tour,  Private Tour 

  • Travel theme      Cruise, homestay , hotel 3, 4, 5 star, Trekking, , cycling , nature, rice terraces and rice fields, waterfall , History, culture, beach 

  • Destinations        Hanoi - Mai Chau - Halong Bay - Da Nang  - Hoi An

Immerse yourself in a 10-day journey through North and Central Vietnam, from the cultural riches of Hanoi and Mai Chau to the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay, Da Nang's vibrant city life, and the ancient charm of Hoi An.

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Our tour guide is fluent in English and is highly knowledgeable about the destinations we visit. Upon request, we can also provide tour guides who speak other languages.


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We provide all essential services including land transfers, tickets, meals, and tour guides. Only personal expenses and tips are excluded. 
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Authentic Adventures , with years of expertise, is your reliable partner for immersive travel experiences in Vietnam. We prioritize customer benefits, ensuring each moment of your journey is thoughtfully planned to uncover the authentic beauty of this enchanting destination. Join us and discover Vietnam's essence with Authentic Adventure


DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL

Morning 

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our dedicated team will be ready to provide a warm pick-up and ensure a smooth transfer to your selected accommodation in the heart of Hanoi.

Check into your hotel, where you'll find a blend of modern comforts and traditional Vietnamese hospitality awaiting you. Take some time to unwind, refresh, and prepare for an exciting exploration of the capital city.

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DAY 2: HA NOI CITY TOUR (B,L)


Morning 


08:30: Arrive Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.


09:00 – 9:15: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex,  then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Goddess of Mercy – It is the most unique Padova in the world.


11:00: Visit one of these.


Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam (Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays & Sundays)

Bat Trang ceramic village to explore the daily life of the local & learn about the process how to make a perfect product (Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays)

12:30: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes.


Afternoon

13:30 – 13:45: Continue visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11th century.


15:45: Leave for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which honors General Tran Hung Dao who defeated the invader in 13th century.


16:00: Gold Hotel - A new capital hotel has covered its facade, as well as other amenities, in real gold to reel in glitzy lodgers.


17:00: Tour finishes. Back to hotel.

DAY 3: HANOI - MAI CHAU - CYCLING TO VILLAGE (B,L)



Morning

7:00 – 7:30: Pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter for the journey to Mai Chau. Travelers will pass by Thung Khe Pass, offering spectacular views of the Mai Chau Valley.


11:30: Arrival in Mai Chau and check-in to your accommodation.


11:30 – 13:00: Take some time to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore and immerse yourself in nature. 


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Afternoon

 

14:30: Take a bike ride through the remote villages and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the valley. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore the unique culture of the ethnic minority Thai people by visiting villages such as Lac, Pom Coong, and Na Phon. 


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17:00: Return to your accommodation to relax and unwind.

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At night

19:30: Indulge in a delicious dinner featuring new and unique dishes.

After dinner, retire to your private room accommodation and take a well-deserved rest after an active day exploring the valley


DAY 4: MAI CHAU - HANOI (B,L)


Morning

 

08:30: Have breakfast at Mai Chau. Enjoying cool morning atmosphere of Mai Chau

09:00 – 11h:30: Walking to visit the local town market and hiking to visit the Chieu cave. To get to Chieu Cave you must climb a staggering 1,200 stone steps, but once you arrive at its mouth you will be glad you made the effort. Filled with impressive stone structures, “Hang Chiều'' – Thai tribal language, is a name given to the cave by local people, means magnificent when the sun fills the cave with sparkling jewels of reflected light.

12h30: Time for lunch in the homestay and relax then going back to Ha Noi in the afternoon.

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14:30-15:00: Board the bus to go back Ha Noi

18:00-18:30: Arrive in Ha Noi, drop off at your hotel in HaNoi Old Quarter.

DAY 5: HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B,L,D)



Morning

8:00-8:30: To start Vietnam travel package, we will pick you up from Hanoi's Old Quarter to begin the journey to Ha Long
11:30: Upon arriving at Tuan Chau port, you will board a transfer boat that will take you to the cruise. Once onboard, you can enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your accommodation.


12:30: Enjoy a delicious lunch and embark on a special and unique cruise that takes you through two breathtaking areas of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay.

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Afternoon

 

14:30: The boat will take you on a scenic journey through the Gia Luan area, Thoi Quyt island, Ke Ga, and Finger - some of the most beautiful islands located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay..

16:00: You will have the opportunity to kayak and swim in the picturesque and enchanting Tra Bau Fishing Village area. Here, you can paddle your kayak to catch Snail Da and Ha Da while surrounded by the breathtaking limestone mountains of Lan Ha Bay.


17:00: After kayaking and swimming in the Tra Bau Fishing Village area, you will return to the Cruise to take part in two activities: the Sunset Party and relaxing in the Jacuzzi pool. During this time, guests can enjoy a relaxing moment while sipping a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee, indulging in fresh fruit on the Sundeck, and watching the gentle and peaceful sunset.


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At night


19:30: Enjoy a delectable dinner and then have free time to unwind. You can relax, go squid fishing, or watch a movie at the restaurant.


DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLY TO DA NANG(B,L)



Morning

 

6:15: Wake up early, join the Tai Chi session on sundeck area, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and watch the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.

 

7:00 – 7:45: Have breakfast. Admit morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

 

08:00: Stroke the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets

Visit the famous Tra Bau, it’s time for freely kayak and explore the landscape, or swim...

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09:00: Back to your cabin, relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. 09:30: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check out procedure and enjoy your brunch at cruise. 10:30: Enjoy the brunch at restaurant. 

11:30 - 12:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau harbor then a private car's driver pick up you there to go to Ha Noi * Because of cruising conditions, the program may be changed slightly due to specific weather or tide conditions without prior notice to visitors. Wi-Fi is available although internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Ha Long. 

17:00 Arrival airport for flight to Da Nang. Once arrived in Da Nang airport, we transfer you to Da Nang hotel for you stay


Note: Timeline is just approximate


DAY 7: DA NANG FREE DAY (B)


Free Day Itinerary in Da Nang


Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, enjoying local delicacies and fresh fruit.

Explore the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills. Discover caves, temples, and enjoy the panoramic views from the top.

Head to My Khe Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Relax on the sandy shores, take a swim, or enjoy water sports.

Walk along the Dragon Bridge and the Love Bridge.

Enjoy your free day in Da Nang, filled with beautiful sights, delicious food, and unforgettable experiences!

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DAY 8: BAY MAU COCONUT FOREST - HOI AN OLD TOWN (B,D)

Afternoon

 

15:00  Pick up at hotel in Da Nang and transfer to Coconut Forest in Cam Thanh, Hoi An.

On the way to Hoi An, you will take a rest & visit Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village (this stop is arranged flexibly as time arrangement). Visiting Coconut Forest first (about 5km from the southeast of the Hoi An Old Town) - the place is poetic with green pure water and eco-system of coconut trees in the forest. You will experience basket boat riding around the coconut forest, learn about the daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, local people’s life.

While enjoying the basket boat ride, you will join some activities with boatman. Watching magical basket boat riding showed by boatman, experiencing an equally fun basket boat race in the cheering and bustling music drum will be unforgettable memory.          

17:00 Move to Hoi An ancient town, a well-known walking town. Hoi an is one of the major trading centers in Southeast Asia during the 16th century due to the early western trader occupation period. Wander around Hoi An to visit Chinese Communal House, Old House of Tan Ky, Japanese Covered Bridge,… Specially, Hoi An town is very attractive with lanterns on streets in the evening, so you seem to put yourself into “Japanese historic town” with ancient architecture and the shimmer of lanterns in the evening. Also you will have free to time to visit Hoi An night market.

 19:00 : Having yummy local dishes for dinner meal at restaurant in Hoi An.

20:00-20:30 Saying goodbye to Hoi An Town and our transport will get back Danang city.

21:00-21:30 Return to your hotel in Hoi An

DAY 9: HOI AN (VISIT MY SON SANCTUARY) (B,L)


Morning 

Vietnam travel package, begin your day with a delightful morning breakfast at the hotel. Our journey commences with a visit to the captivating My Son Sanctuary, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage site that unfolds the rich tapestry of Vietnam's cultural heritage.

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Afternoon


As the day progresses into the afternoon, immerse yourself in the charming ambiance of Hoi An town on a leisurely walking tour. Explore the vibrant Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, where the hues of local life come to life in a bustling display. Venture into the Old House of Tan Ky, a historical gem steeped in stories and traditions.


Continue the cultural odyssey at the Fu Jian Assembly Hall, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the town's heritage. Conclude your journey across time at the iconic 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, an enduring symbol of Hoi An's cultural fusion.


Embark on this travel experience, where each step unveils the tales of the past, and every moment is adorned with the grace of Hoi An's unique charm.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 10: HOI AN - DA NANG - DEPARTURE (B)


After breakfast, check out your hotel, then transfer to the airport in Da Nang for a flight back to your country.


End of service. We hope to see you again!

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Basic package
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  • Shared Group tour 
  • Standard shared transportation
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Delicious local meals mentioned  in the itinerary 
  • English speaking Local tour guides.  
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Deluxe package
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  • Private tour 

  • Private transportation 
  • Domestic flights tickets
  • Charming private room in 4 star hotel/resort 

  • Appetizing meals mentioned in the Itinerary .
  • Private English speaking tour guide . 
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : VIP Tickets of water pumpet show in Hanoi
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Premium package
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  • Private tour
     
  • Private transportation 
  • Domestic flights tickets
  • Luxury private room in a 5 star hotel/resort 

  • Elegant meals  mentioned in the  Itinerary .
  • Private English speaking tour guide . 
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : "VIP Tickets of  "Hoi An Memories Show." - With Food
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense


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