Tour infomation
  • Price From: $1242
  • Tour Length: Tour 17 days / 16 nights
  • Tour Type: Tour Packages
  • Start From: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tour route: Hochiminh – Cu Chi tunnels – Cai Be floating market – Tra On – Can Tho – Hanoi – Halong – Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa – Hue – Hoi An – My Son – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Mekong Delta Tours sincerely introduce you the Vietnam tour package 17 days as follows:

Itinerary details:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city & arrival

  • Arrive to Tan Son Nhat airport. Meeting your tour guide and driver. Pick up and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city ( B / L / _)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.30am, from your hotel, riding on a rickshaw for an adventure winding through the sights, sounds & smells of this historic metropolis – the ideal way to experience the city. Stopping at the 30 – 40 park, taking a walking tour to visit the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau pagodas. After seeing the War Remnants Museum, we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale.
  • Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels ( B/L/_ )

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong during the American war.
  • Having lunch at Ho Chi Minh village where you can do something as a famer.
  • Return to Ho Chi Minh and free for shopping.
  • Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 4: Cai Be – Tra On (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. At 9.00am, depart for Cai Be by private car
  • 12h00pm boarding Le Cochinchine or Mekong Emotion boat (according to our boat schedule each day), up for  cruise to continue to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On.
  • Up to river tide, disembark and make a  pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer.
  • Cruise to continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise .
  • A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches.
  • Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.

Day 5: Tra On – Can Tho – Ha Noi (B/L/_)

  • The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enyoying the beautiful scenery.
  • Arrive Can Tho, a small boat will take you explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets inMekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
  • 10h00 disembark. Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. Then transfer to the airport for boarding the flight VN1202 to Ha Noi (16.30 – 18.40). Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Ha Noi.
  • Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ha Noi.

Day 6: Ha Noi city (B/L/_)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.30am, pick up at your hotel for visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, continue to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. You will also visit the famous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. Take a relaxing walk along Thanh Nien street next to the famous West Lake. Visit Dong Xuan market and enjoy traditional food Cha Ca La Vong a Ha Noi specialty. Wandering around 36 streets in the Old Quarter. You will have many chance to see local product handmade as well as doing shopping.
  • Enjoy water puppet show in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ha Noi

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.30 am, depart for Ha Long by bus. Arrive at Paloma office,Halong City. Tranfer by tender to the Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
  • Lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available beginning after lunch  and thoughout the cruise. Heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village. Visit the fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities:
    Kayak into the village or swim near the boat;
    Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.;
    Trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming, etc.
  • Paloma cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Hang Trong.
    Happy Hour (sunset party)& Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the boat
  • Sumptuous Seafood Set-dinner onboard.
  • Retire to your cabin or join the squid fishing, watching movie, game.
  • Accommodation and overnight on junk (Deluxe cabin)

Day 8:  Halong (B/L/D)

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
    Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay or have an early morning swim.
  • Breakfast, coffee or tea is served.
  • After breakfast transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands.
  • Our guide will take you on a kayaking tour of the waters. There is no better way to discover the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks.
    Or sunbathe on one of the secluded beaches, go swimming.
  • During the morning our chef and crew prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (depends on the weather).
  • After lunch we discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which borders the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Our local guide will take you on a tour of the local community, Van Gia fishing village and lagoons.
  • 16:00 Back on board The Paloma, take time to refresh and relax.
  • Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 9: Ha Long – Ha Noi – Lao Cai (B/L/_)

  • Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
  • Paloma weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc
  • Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot)
  • Return to Paloma cruise. Check out the cabin.Western menu is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
  • Disembark at Paloma office, Halong City. Tea & coffee will be served.
  • Return to Ha Noi by shuttle bus.
  • Transfer to the train station for the night train to Lao Cai (21.50pm – 06.15am).
  • Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.

Day 10: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa ( B/ L/_) 

  • Meeting your local tour guide and driver upon arrival. Drive to BacHa market. The beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy BacHa people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide’s interpretation. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting BanPho village. Say good bye to BacHa and get back to Sapa. On the way back, drop in to see the Vietnamese and Chinese Harbour Mouth in LaoCai.
  • Reach Sapa late in the afternoon.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Sapa.

Day 11: Sapa – Laochai Village – TaVan Village – Lao Cai (B/L/_)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.00am, leave Sapa by jeep to visit an H’mong village nestling in a beautiful valley and a hydroelectric power station built by the French. Follow a small path to visit 2 other villages of the H’mong and the Dzay people (LaoChai and TaVan).
  • Return to Sapa. Leisure until 18.00, transfer to Lao Cai train station for boarding the Express train to Hanoi (21.00pm – 05.30am).
  • Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.

Day 12: Return Ha Noi – Hue  – Hoi An (L)

  • Arrival to the train station around 05.30 am, pick up and transfer to the airport for boarding the flight VN1541 to Hue (08.20am – 09.30am). Meeting your tour guide and driver on arrival. Start a your sightseeing by take a morning cruise on the Perfume River to visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City.
  • At 17.00, Transfer to Hoi An town.
  • Breakfast & Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoi An (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure.
  • Lunch & dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

 Day 14: Hoi An city – My Son (B/L/_)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Make a walking trip to visit Hoi An ancient town. Wander around Hoi An you have an enjoyment of old streets, houses…visit Tan Ky house, Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Hall, Sa Huynh Museum, local market. You can also have time to enjoy traditional music performance in old house. Once more special of Hoi An ancient town is spending time to go shopping at silk shops, lattern shops for experience of handicarft villages and make tailor with reasonable price.
  • In the afternoon, leave for visiting My Son Hollyland – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you have more chance to learn about of architecture of Cham people. You can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Having chance to enjoy the traditional music performance of Cham girls.
  • Back your hotel. Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

Day 15: Hoi An ( B )

  • Breakfast at the resort. Full day at leisure for beach activities.
  • Lunch & dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.

Day 16: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh ( B/_/_ )

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure in the morning until noon, pick up and transfer to the airport for boarding the flight VN117 to Ho Chi Minh city (14.20– 15.35).
  • Pick up and transfer to your hotel.
  • Lunch & Dinner on guest’s account.
  • Overnight at your proposed hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh & departure ( B/_/_ )

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the international airport.
  • End service.
Hotel grade

Cost in US$ per person

2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 8 pax 9 – 11 pax 12 – 15 pax Single supplement
Two stars 1652 1508 1377 1294 1242 352
Three stars 1758 1615 1483 1400 1349 459
Four stars 2049 1906 1774 1691 1640 731


Tour price includes:

  • A/c private transport for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
  • Domestic flight ticket: Can Tho –  Ha Noi – Hue;  Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Economy class)
  • Train ticket: Ha Noi – Lao Cai – Ha Noi (4 pax/ cabin)
  • Shuttle bus transfer Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay, Mekong Delta
  • Kayaking paddles in Ha Long Bay
  • Private boat trip in Hue
  • Cold mineral water on car (2 bottles/ pax/ day)
  • All entrance fees, rickshaws, water puppet show tickets
  • Hotel accommodation based on two persons share a double/ twin room
  • Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Vietnamese visa landing arrangement

Tour price excludes:

  • International flight ticket to/ from Vietnam
  • Vietnamese entry visa (US$45/person)
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

 Thank you for visiting our Vietnam tour package 17 days. We are looking forward to serving you.

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