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15 Days Exploring Vietnam: A Journey Through Culture, Nature, and History

Discover Vietnam in 15 Days: From Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, a Journey Through Iconic Destinations

Embark on an unforgettable 15-day journey through Vietnam, discovering the vibrant streets of Hanoi, the serene landscapes of Ninh Binh, and the stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay. Explore the coastal charm of Danang, relax on Phu Quoc's pristine beaches, and dive into the dynamic energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Conclude your adventure with a serene cruise in the Mekong Delta and the coastal allure of Vung Tau, experiencing Vietnam's rich culture and natural wonders.


  • 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 - Ninh Binh - Ha Long - Danang - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Vung Tau

15-Day Vietnam Itinerary tour package through all highlight of Vietnam to discover well-chosen, beautiful places. Full range of activities included: kayaking, trekking, cycling, exploring the bay, experiencing nature, and admiring rice fields and so on. 


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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: HANOI ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY (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 2: BAI DINH PAGODA - TRANG AN (B, L)



Morning

You'll start your journey between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning as your guide picks you up from your hotel. 


Upon arrival at Bai Dinh pagoda, you'll hop on a tram to the entrance and get ready to be awed by its vastness. With an area of 107 hectares, Bai Dinh is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia and home to the largest bronze statue of Buddha Tathagata, weighing 100 tons. Explore the temple of Tam The and Phap Chu, each covering thousands of square meters, and admire the three statues of Tam The, each weighing 50 tons. It's no wonder Bai Dinh has become a pilgrimage and tourism destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.


After your visit to Bai Dinh, you'll head to the restaurant for a well-deserved lunch break. Savor the local specialties such as Rice Rice and mountain goat before heading to your next stop.


Afternoon

 

In the afternoon, you'll visit the enchanting Trang An Wharf tourist area, a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. Board a boat and drift along the stream through rice fields, limestone strips, valleys, and interwoven river systems. Prepare to be mesmerized by the magical and mysterious space created by nature. You'll visit four natural caves, including Hang Lam, Hang Vang, Hang Thanh Slide, and Hang Dai. Additionally, you'll stop by three spiritual points, including Cao Son temple, Suoi Tien temple, and Vu Lam Hanh Cung.


As your tour comes to an end, you'll board the bus back to Hanoi, arriving at the meeting point around 19:30 - 20:00. With memories of a day filled with natural beauty, religious history, and cultural experiences, you'll feel rejuvenated and grateful for the opportunity to explore such a magnificent place.

DAY 3: HA LONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - TRA DAU (B,L,D)



Morning

Arrive to the train station in Ha Noi, pick up and transfer to a mini hotel for take a short rest and having breakfast.


7.45am – 8.15am: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by bus. After that we leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach  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 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - CRUISE TOUR - FLY TO DANANG (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. 

11:45: Travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi.


Transfer to Noi Bai airport for boarding the flight to Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.


Note: Timeline is just approximate


DAY 5 : MARBLE MOUTAIN - HOI AN BY NIGHT (B,D)


Afternoon

14h00-14h15: The car and tour guide will pick up you at the hotel and start to visit Linh Ứng pagoda. Linh Ứng pagoda is the most impress tourist with 70m high and 40m wide of Lady Buddha special Artwork which one now become famous Buddhist area in Việt Nam.


15h30-16h00: Leaving Linh Ứng pagoda for Marble Mountains where we spend time exploring Tàng Chơn Cave,. Move to the Stone Carving Village of Non Nuoc so that you can admire stone fine art and buy some nice souvenirs. 


17h00-17h30: Then head to Hoian to visit Hội An ancient town: Japanese bridge, old house, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, pagoda...


Walking and shopping at Nguyễn Hoàng night market and visit lantern street, Hoài river


18h30-19h00:Have dinner with speciality in Hội An ( Cao Lầu, chicken rice, wonton)


20h00-20h30:The car and tour guide’ll transfer you to your hotel. 


Meal on your own. Overnight in the hotel 

DAY 6 : BANA HILL & GOLDEN BRIDGE (B,L)


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Ba Na hills (35km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French, the Golden bridge…


Continue 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.


Buffet lunch will be severed at the restaurant.


In the afternoon, you will be free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). Or discover Ba Na hills on your own.


Around 3pm, we will transfer back the cable car and head to Hoi An. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.


DAY 7 : DANANG - FLY TO PHU QUOC (B)


You have some leisure time until our car arrives at your hotel to transport you to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc.


Once you arrive at the airport, our trusted driver will be waiting for you to assist with your luggage and drive you to your hotel in Phu Quoc for check-in. Your room will be ready for you upon your arrival at 14:00 pm, giving you plenty of time to settle in and relax.


Please note that meals are not included, but there are plenty of fantastic dining options nearby.


Spend the night in the comfort of your hotel room, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for the adventures that await you in Phu Quoc.

DAY 8: PHU QUOC - CABLE CAR TRIP (B,L)


Morning

Optional tour: Cable car trip with lunch (L) - (99$/pax) 


HIGHLIGHTS :


Cable Car Thom Island + Water Park – Mong Tay Island – Gam Ghi Island – May Rut Island


Buom Island or Mong Tay Island: Best place for swimming and relaxing. Next Gam Ghi Island for snorkeling at the coral reef site.


Lunch will be served on May Rut Island. After indulging in delicious meals, stroll along the sandy beaches, swim at lagoons, water sports activities. Chill out at the Beach Bar or Relax and refresh under shaded coconut trees.


Board a speed boat and arrive at Hon Thom Island debark for Aquatopia water Theme Park (20 themes water games to choose from). Afterward enjoy an exciting ride on the world’s longest Cable Car rides, high above the sky, with spectacular panoramic views of fishing villages, towns, islands, and amazing picturesque sunset.


DAY 9: PHU QUOC - SIGHTSEEING IN THE SOUTH – SAO BEACH – HO QUOC PAGODA (B,L)


Sightseeing In The South – Sao Beach – Ho Quoc Pagoda (L) - 45 USD/PAX


HIGHLIGHTS:


HIGHLIGHTS:


Visit Pearl Farm - learn about the culture of pearl harvesting produce on the island; Sim Wine Facility to see how local wine is made; Visit a local family Pepper Farm to learn about different types of peppercorn spices; Fish Sauce Factory to learn about how fish sauce - one of the most used ingredients in Vietnamese cooking is made. Then continue on a scenic drive up the hill and visit Ho Quoc Pagoda; Have lunch at Bai Sao Beach, relax, and enjoy sunbathing and swimming; Finally, visit Coconut Tree Prison war museum which was built during the French Colonial era, see the exhibit on the experience of the prisoner.


Check-in Sun Premier Village Primavera: We have a walking tour along the winding streets, and feel the charming Mediterranean atmosphere. You can visit the beautiful Clock Towers, and stop at the “Kiss Bridge” which has the most stunning panoramic sea view.


ITINERARY:


09:00: Pick up from your hotel at the lobby in the center of Duong Dong town (from PhuQuoc night market, along Tran Hung Dao street to Eden resort). If pick up and drop off in other areas, extra fee can be applied. 

Today, you will visit:


Pearl Farm: Learn about the history of pearl farming on Phu Quoc Island

Sim Wine factory: Local Wine production

Pepper Farm: Local family garden, pepper harvesting

Fish Sauce Factory

Ho Quoc Pagoda: Buddhist temple

Sao Beach: Enjoy lunch (relax – swim – sunbath)

Coconut Prison: War Museum

15:30: check-in Sun Premier Village Primavera: Walking tour of Kiss Bridge and Clock Tower…

On the way back, those wishing to stop at Sunset Sanato or Night Market in Duong Dong Town. (Entrance ticket fee & back by yourself at own expense.)

 16:30: Return to your hotel

DAY 10: PHU QUOC - DISCOVER THE NORTH – KAYAKING – STARFISH BEACH – NATIONAL PARK – GRAND WORLD (B,L)



Discover The North – Kayaking – Starfish Beach – National Park – Grand World (L) - 55 USD/PAX


HIGHLIGHTS:


At Cua Can River, we will get on a (kayak) or (basket boat) paddle along with the surrounding natural nature on the longest river, and observe the local river life.


Next, we will go to Bee Farm to taste delicious island-produced honey. Then we drive through the National Park arrive at Rach Vem Village and enjoy lunch after swimming at Starfish Beach. 


On the way back, stop at Ganh Dau Beach to sightsee a viewpoint of Cambodia.


ITINERARY:


08:30: Pick up from your hotel at the lobby in the center of Duong Dong town (from PhuQuoc night market, along Tran Hung Dao street to Eden resort). If pick up and drop off in other areas, extra fee can be applied.

Today you will visit


Cua Can River: Kayaking & observe local river lives

Bee Farm – Local honey production & opportunity for honey tasting

National Park: Light walking into the forest

Rach Vem Village: Enjoy lunch (if you book tour with lunch) and swimming at Starfish Beach 

Ganh Dau Beach: Sightseeing viewpoint Cambodia

On the way back - those who wish to be dropped off or stop at Grand World Entertainment Theme Center. (Please inform our guide) – Entrance ticket pay on your own. Return by Vinpearl operated shuttle bus (check schedule – own arrangement)

16:00: Return to your hotel



TOUR INCLUDES: 


Round Trip By Car 

Park entrance tickets 

English Speaking Tour Guide 

1 bottle of water

If lunch with a set menu (Please let us know if you have a vegetarian request)


 

DAY 11: PHU QUOC FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)



Free time till our car come to your hotel to transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. 


Welcome back Ho Chi Minh city, our car will pick you up at the airport then transfer to the hotel to check in. Your room will be ready on your arrival. Meal on your own 


Overnight in the hotel 


DAY 12: DAY TRIP TO MY THO (MEKONG DELTA) (B,L)


Morning 


After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start the trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.


Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.


Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant.


In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip.


DAY 13: CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B,L)


Morning 

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. 


Have lunch at local restaurant. 


In the afternoon, you will transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels – the historic site where Vietnamese soldiers used as a shelter during wartime. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. The system was served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living areas for Vietnamese fighters throughout the war. Take your time to descend into the tunnels to discover the wonderful tunnels and the harsh conditions of Vietcong guerrillas. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 14: VUNG TAU DAY TRIP (B,L) - PRIVATE CAR


Morning 

Highlight:


Swim and relax at Thuy Van Beach.

Experience the sacred ambiance of Whale Temple and the religious life of local fishermen.

Visit and climb inside the Jesus Christ Statue.

Itinerary:


07:30: pick you up from hotel depart for Vung Tau. 


09:00: on arrival Vung Tau and leisure time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) - one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore runs for almost 10km, full with fine sands and white waves. Authentic Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant. 


In the afternoon, visit the Jesus Christ Statue, Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple), Bach Dinh (a.k.a. Villa Blanche in French or White Palace in English), Cape Nghinh Phong. Taking a short break. Back to Ho Chi Minh City around 18:00pm. 


DAY 15: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)


Morning 

On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred to the airport (without guide) for the departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noon. Meals on your own. End of services.

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