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20-Day Vietnam Itinerary | Discovery and Beach Relaxation
20-Day Vietnam Itinerary | Embark on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam, where adventure meets tranquility in just 20 days.

Begin in Hanoi, where ancient pagodas blend with modern hustle. Cruise through the mystical beauty of Halong Bay's limestone karsts. Traverse the misty mountains of Sapa, encountering ethnic hill tribes along the way. Wander through the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An's ancient town. Immerse yourself in the imperial grandeur of Hue. Relax on the sun-kissed beaches of Nha Trang. Explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, delve into the history of Cu Chi Tunnels, and cruise the Mekong Delta's labyrinthine waterways. This journey promises an unforgettable blend of discovery and relaxation.

  • Travel style          Daily Departure, Small Group ,  private tour 

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

  • Destinations        Hanoi,  Ha Long, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ba Na Hill, Ngu Hanh Son , Cu Lao Cham Island ,  My Tho , Ben Tre, Cu Chi, Me Kong delta , Ho Chi Minh, Cai Rang, Phu Quoc

20-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. 

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.

We provide all essential services including land transfers, tickets, meals, and tour guides. Only personal expenses and tips are excluded. 
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

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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. 20-Day Vietnam Itinerary

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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In the afternoon, ( Free time ) 

Begin your Vietnamese free your own adventure with a leisurely stroll through the captivating Old Quarter of Hanoi. Allow the narrow streets to guide you through a maze of ancient charm, where each corner unveils a piece of the city's rich history and vibrant culture.


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Make your way to the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, a picturesque oasis in the heart of Hanoi. Marvel at the beauty of the Ngoc Son Temple situated on a small island within the lake, connected by a charming red bridge.

As the evening unfolds, delve into the culinary delights of Hanoi by immersing yourself in the enticing world of local street food. Taste a variety of savory and sweet dishes, each a testament to the diverse and flavorful Vietnamese cuisine.

After a day filled with exploration and gastronomic delights, return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay, ready to embrace the many adventures that lie ahead.

Overnight in Hanoi.



07:45 – 08:15 AM: Picked up from your hotel and we will depart to Ninh Binh city.

10:00 AM: Arrive Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – the ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga, who was married first to Dinh Tien Hoang and then to Le Dai Hanh


11:00 AM: We will move into Trang An Grottoes (the Wolrd Natural Heritage site). Enjoy 2 hour on rowing boat to trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Halong Bay on land of Ninh Binh. Next visit, our tour guide will show you the Kong: Skull Island filming location the aboriginal village (Skull Island Village)

Get back to the Wharf and enjoy the lunch at local restaurant.

Pu Luong Nature reserve and Ninh Binh


02:00 PM: Cycling to Bich Dong Pagoda – a series of atmospheric caves filled with ancient shrines. The pagoda surrounded by many limestone mountains was very ancient and famous.


03:45 PM: Get back to shuttle bus and return to Hanoi

06:00 PM: Drop off at your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3 : HA HOI - SA PA (B,L)


Pass By: Ta Van Village, Sapa, Lao Cai Province

6.00-6:30: Pick up at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, get on a big bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city and have the first rest stop.

11.00: Second rest stop at Lao Cai city before heading to Sapa



13.30: Arrive at Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic people. The guide will pick you up to have lunch at local restaurant.

14.30: Start hiking through Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Giay Ethnic People inhabit in late afternoon.

The trekking distance is about 9km and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time enjoying the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at the Bungalow.

DAY 4 : SA PA - HA NOI (B,L)


Pass By: Giang Ta Chai Village, Sapa, Lao Cai Province

7.00: You can join our cooking class and learn how to make some Vietnamese foods like Pho (Phở), Nem Cuốn, etc,...

(Note: The cooking class is opened upon request – the cost is 7$/1pax)

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with a more interesting trek.

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies, where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and a stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.



The trekking distance is about 4km and it lasts for 2 hours 11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road. 12:00: Back to the bungalow to shower and prepare for lunch

12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch and relax

Tour End, customer prepare to go back Hanoi



08h30 – 09h15: Pick up from Hanoi (if guests use our company limousine bus)

12h-12h30: Check in Reception dock 36 Tuan Chau

12h30: Leaving dock to cruise in the bay

13:30: Take a break and have lunch, enjoying a Vietnamese set menu.

14:30: After lunch, check-in and relax.



15:00-16:30: Kayak and/or swim at the Tra Bau area (featured in the movie "Kong Skull Island"), or unwind in the Jacuzzi located on the prow of the 3rd deck.


17:15-18:30: Partake in the Sunset Party, where you can enjoy complimentary tea, cakes, peanuts, and fruit while watching the sunset. You can also participate in a cooking demonstration, happy hour, and enjoy some relaxation.

19:00: Savor a delectable barbecue buffet for dinner.

20:00: Engage in some evening entertainment, such as squid fishing or soaking in the Jacuzzi, before spending the night aboard the Cruise



06:30 AM: Practice Taichi on the Sundeck

07:15 AM – 08:15 AM: Breakfast with options such as eggs, coffee and “pho” noodles.

08:20 AM: Board the transfer boat to Viet Hai Village.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:

You have two options:

1. Take a cycling tour around Viet Hai Village

2. Use an electric car to explore Viet Hai Village


12:00 PM - 12:20 PM: Lunch on the daily boat.

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM: Kayaking around hidden islands to explore the beauty and charm of Lan Ha bay.

03:00 PM – 03:30 PM: Visit some hidden beaches around Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) area and swim there.

4:30 - 5:00 PM: Return to the Erina Cruise. Please refer to the first day's activities for the rest of the itinerary



06:30 AM: Commence Taichi practice on the Sundeck.

07:15 AM to 08:15 AM: Enjoy breakfast (buffet-style), which includes eggs, cakes, coffee, etc.

08:00 AM: Depart by tender boat to visit the Dark & Bright cave or opt to stay on the cruise for relaxation.

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10:30 AM: Check out of your cabin and settle any outstanding bar bills at the restaurant.

11:30 AM: Depart from Erina Cruise to board the transfer boat and head back to the Tuan Chau Marina.

12:15 PM: Arrive at the Tuan Chau Marina. Come back to Hanoi.

DAY 8 : HA NOI - HUE (B)


Embark on a captivating journey through Vietnam's cultural treasures! Begin by immersing yourself in the ancient allure of the Temple of Literature, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the cradle of Vietnam's inaugural university. Traverse its hallowed grounds and unearth the profound history that echoes through its corridors.

Next, meander along the scenic shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, where tranquility embraces tradition. Venture to the heart of the lake, where the Ngoc Son Temple beckons from its island perch, weaving tales of mystique and spirituality.


Continue your odyssey at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, a captivating tapestry of Vietnam's diverse ethnic mosaic. Engage with riveting exhibits and trace the cultural threads that unite this nation.

After that, we transfer you to airport for flight to Da Nang. Once arrived in Da Nang airport, you’ll be taken to Hue hotel for your stay. 



Embarking on a captivating journey through the enchanting city of Hue! Begin your exploration with a serene boat trip to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, a spiritual sanctuary nestled along the picturesque Perfume River. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city as we venture into the awe-inspiring Citadel and the Hue Royal Antiques Museum.


Wander through the vibrant stalls of Dong Ba Market, where the essence of local life unfolds before your eyes. Indulge in a delectable lunch at a nearby restaurant, savoring the flavors of Hue's culinary delights.

The adventure continues as we pay homage to the royal legacy with visits to the majestic tombs of King Minh Mang and King Khai Dinh. Delve into the intricate craftsmanship and architectural marvels that echo the grandeur of Vietnam's imperial past.

lang khai dinh

Our expedition takes a cultural turn as we journey to a quaint village, where skilled hands meticulously craft incense sticks and traditional conical hats. Engage with the local artisans, gaining insight into their time-honored techniques.
With hearts full of memories, we seamlessly transition to the charming town of Hoi An, leaving behind the echoes of Hue's imperial splendor. This travel experience promises not just a tour but a symphony of cultural encounters, where each moment is a vibrant brushstroke painting the canvas of your Hue adventure.

Night : Overnight in Hoi An



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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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


Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel to kickstart your day. Following this, allocate some leisurely moments to explore the charming Old Town of Hoi An. Immerse yourself in a leisurely stroll through its quaint streets, where every step unveils a tapestry of history and culture.


Take this opportunity to engage in a spot of shopping, perusing the array of unique boutiques and local markets that line the ancient streets. From traditional crafts to contemporary fashion, the Old Town presents a myriad of choices for the discerning shopper.

Allow yourself to be captivated by the timeless beauty of Hoi An, and as you navigate through its atmospheric lanes, take breaks at cozy cafes to savor the local flavors or simply to unwind. This leisurely exploration promises not just a shopping experience but a journey through the heart of a town that echoes with tales of yesteryears.

As the day unfolds, relish the moments of relaxation amidst the cultural richness of Hoi An, creating memories that resonate with the gracious charm of this historic town.

Overnight in Hoi An


Morning, breakfast at hotel in Hoi An. Your leisure time to explore the ancient town on your own.

Afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang.



8:30. Visit Hon Chong Promontory

Bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel for the journey to discover Nha Trang with the first place – Hon Chong resort. You will be amazed with the beauty of massive rocks with many shapes and stacked each other. Hon Chong is a big rock that has the traces of the giant hand in a legend and Hon Vo is another rock looks like a woman cradling her child.


9:30. Po Nagar Towers

The special structure was built between the 7th and the 12th century by Cham (the prosperous time of Cham). The particular structures and bricks helped towers exist over 1000 years. Many scientists today have yet deciphered its mystery.

10:30. Nha Trang Mountain Church (Nha Trang Cathedral or Stone Church)

This is a unique architecture that tourists shouldn’t miss. Looked from the outside, The church has gray color with the architecture same to palaces and castles in ancient Roman times. Beside Gothic architecture with French style, the mountain church also owns a precious brass bell manufactured and supplied by a famous bell brand, French Carillon Bourdon.

11:10. Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda, also known under other names “ Chua Phat Trang” or “ Long Son Co Tu”, the biggest church in Nha Trang city. It was built in 1886 and repaired many times. Long Son owns unique statues located in Trai Thuy hill such as bronze Buddha statue in the main hall with 1.6 metres high and 700kg weight; nirvana Buddha statues with 17 metres long and the statue of Buddha Shrine seating sermon with 31 metres high.

12:00. Lunch and rest at local restaurants


13:30. Visit Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography

Considered as the biggest storage and marine research in Southeast Asia, Institute of Oceanography Nha Trang currently stores over 20,000 specimens of more than 4,000 marine species in the South China Sea. Here, visitors can see many species of marine animals raised in aquarium such as sharks, lionfish, seals, sea turtles, demon fishes, corals and sea anemones.

14:30. Truong Son Craft Village

Tourists may see the magnificent driftwood works, watch the local people knitting fishing nets weaving, weaving mats, creating conical hats, etc. within houses with vivid red tile roofs, In addition to traditional items, the locals here have also developed stunning ornamental products from sedge mats and fishing nets. Here, tourists also may see enormous creatures knitted by plastic. The newest is the work Dong Son bronze drum, 4m in diameter, constructed of synthetic plastic. Truong Son craft village also shows numerous pieces of art by prominent artists in Nha Trang. Visitors come here to have an opportunity to witness the sculptures displaying the Cham culture of the sculptor Doan Xuan Hung, the sculptures influenced by history. Tourists to Truong Son craft village will not only explore the handicrafts but also see the garden full of flowers and fruits. In May, Truong Son craft village had 2,000 sunflowers in bloom; hundreds of Vietnamese rose pots are also blossoming.

15:20. Tram Huong Tower (Agarwood Tower) – symbol of Nha Trang City

The name of Tram Huong tower is derived from a rare commodity with high economic value in Nha Trang called agarwood. Located on the beach, Tram Huong tower consists of 3 floors with vivid sculpture icons: the wave of the sea, sails, petals and a stylized core.

16:10. Dam Market

You can shopping and relax after 1 day tour in Dam Market. Dam Market is not only a good place to shop for specialties as gifts and enjoy delicious foods, but it also offers a great background to take a lot of nice photos. Refer to the detailed guide about Dam Market Nha Trang in this article to have the complete trip with your family or friends.

17:00. End of tour and take you back the hotel



Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure for relaxation at beach in Nha Trang.

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Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. Spend your time at leisure in Nha Trang until we trasnfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

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- Enjoy a leisurely and free day in Ho Chi Minh City, allowing you the flexibility to explore further, indulge in last-minute shopping, or simply relax in the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

Perhaps venture into the bustling Ben Thanh Market for unique souvenirs, stroll along Dong Khoi Street, or visit one of the city's historical landmarks.

- Relish a final taste of Vietnamese cuisine at a local eatery or savor a cup of traditional Vietnamese coffee in one of the charming cafes.

- Departure in the morning or afternoon, tailored to your schedule. Bid farewell to the captivating sights, sounds, and flavors of Vietnam as you head to the airport for your onward journey.


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Your 15-day adventure through Vietnam concludes, leaving you with a treasure trove of memories and experiences that will linger long after you've departed this enchanting land.

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08:00 – 08: 30 AM: Pick up at your hotel and start the city tour included:

Independence Palace (the Reunification Palace) was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace.

War Remnants Museum which has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Notre Dame Cathedral & Central Post Office the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times

Jade Emperor Pagoda with the peaceful atmosphere &o many stories behind each detail of the pagoda.

12:30 AM: Lunchtime with a famous Phở restaurant (Vietnamese noodle soup).


02:00 PM: Depart around 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at 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.

There is a shooting range where you can try to fire automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included)
06:00 – 07:00 PM: Be dropped off at your hotel. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

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8:00 Begin your day with an exploration of the Mekong Delta, a region renowned for its lush landscapes and intricate waterways.

- Visit My Tho, where you'll embark on a boat journey along the Mekong River. Immerse yourself in the delta's vibrant culture as you cruise past floating markets, traditional villages, and verdant orchards.

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- Continue your Mekong Delta adventure with a visit to Ben Tre, known for its coconut groves. Take a boat ride along narrow canals, surrounded by swaying coconut palms. Visit local workshops to witness traditional methods of producing coconut candies, rice paper, and other regional specialties.

12:00 Lunch time 

13:30  After an enriching day in My Tho and Ben Tre, make your way to Can Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Check into your accommodation and unwind after a day filled with exploration.
- Evening at leisure in Can Tho, providing an opportunity to stroll along the riverfront or savor local delicacies at one of the charming restaurants.
- Overnight in Can Tho, anticipating the unique experiences the Mekong Delta has in store for you the following day. Vietnam travel package
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Delights - Cai Rang Floating Market and Return to Ho Chi Minh City


Breakfast time 

Around 6.30am, we pick you up to visit the Cai Rang floating market which is wholesale market of fruit and vegetable at its busiest at this time of the day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta.

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Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We then head to Ho Chi Minh

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh



Breakfast at hotel.
Spend your leisure time exploring the city on your own.

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Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
Spend your leisure time in the city until we transfer you to the airport for departure flight. 20-Day Vietnam Itinerary

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Basic package
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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