Experience Paradise on Earth
Experience Paradise on Earth - 17 Days
You will discover
- Day 01Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)
- Day 02Hanoi – Mai Hich (B/L/D)
- Day 03Mai Hich – Eo Ken – Chieng Lau – Don Village (B/L/D)
- Day 04Don – Uoi – Chom Lan Village – Sacred fish – Hanoi. (B/L/-)
- Day 05Hanoi – Cat Ba (B/L/-)
- Day 06Cat Ba – Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai village (B/L/-)
- Day 07Cat Ba – Transfer back to Hanoi (B/-/-)
- Day 08Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/-/-)
- Day 09Authentic activities to Kim Bong – Tra Nhieu – Cam Thanh villages (B/L/-)
- Day 10Hoian – Danang – fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) (B/-/-)
- Day 11Saigon – Ben Tre (B/L/D)
- Day 12Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B/L/-)
- Day 13Can Tho – Soc Trang – Vi Thanh (B/L/D)
- Day 14Vi Thanh – Can Tho – Long Xuyen (B/-/-)
- Day 15Long Xuyen – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B/-/-)
- Day 16Chau Doc – Sa Dec – Saigon (B/-/-)
- Day 17Saigon – Departure (B/-/-)
You will be interested in:
- Discover the ethic and the nature beauties
- Enjoy rafting along the river
- Boat trip among the rice field and limestone mountain
- Experience homestay in the local village
- Walking in the valley of rice terraces
- Kayaking and swimming in Lan Ha bay
- Biking in the idyllic landscapes
- Visit Mekong delta river with endless rice fields and variety of rivers.
- Discover the diversity of culture, people and beauties along Vietnam
Day 01 : Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)
Our Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you at airport and transfer to Hotel in the city center.
Check in hotel (after 12.00 noon) or leaving your luggage at hotel and enjoy a walking in the old quarter called 36 streets. The city was built from the 10th century by the villagers by the Red River Delta. You could see the special architectural houses. They are narrow in width and deep in length. You cross to discover some typical streets such as: Ma May, Hang Ma, Hang Dong, Hang Bac and Hang Gai… and tourist sites stop: Dong Xuan market – the biggest market in the northern Vietnam, Bach Ma temple ( white horse temple) and the traditional ancient house at 87 Ma May street.
Enjoy our welcome dinner at a finest local restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02 : Hanoi – Mai Hich (B/L/D)
At 8.00am, meet our tour guide and driver for a depart to Mai Chau where Muong people live. On the way, we will visit a Muong village at Cau Trong. Continue to Thung Khe pass where offer a splendid panorama views of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau town.
Mai Chau is a beautiful valley, located 150km away from Hanoi. It is great place with harmony landscapes, green mountain ranges, rice terraces, villages, White Thai ethnic people and their house on stilts.
Arrive in Mai Hich at 12.00. Enjoy a lunch at a local family.
In the afternoon, enjoy a bike ride (optional) or walk in the trails or sometimes concrete roads. You will be seduced by the gorgeous landscapes. Villages, rice fields, mountains, streams are in perfect harmony. Do not forget the great moments to communicate with the local people. They are so friendly and willing to welcome you to their house to enjoy a cup of tea.
Back to your home stay for a rest and a dinner.
(Stay at the house on stilts, basic equipment but quite comfortable for an authentic experience, included: clean mattress, pillow, mosquito net, blankets, outside WC).
Option: you could attend a traditional dancing show while tasting of local alcohol (On request).
Overnight homestay in Mai Hich.
Day 03 : Mai Hich – Eo Ken – Chieng Lau – Don Village (B/L/D)
Enjoy your breakfast at the village and transfer to visit Eo Ken, 30km away from Mai Hich. On the way, you could take a stop for some visits.
Arrive in Eo Ken where the Muong Ethnic lives, you will walk down the slope and enjoy the spectacular view of Pu Luong Nature reserve, rice field terrace and mountain.Visit a family of Muong ethnic in the village Eo Ken an extraordinary discovery of their authentic life.
Continue walking through this beautiful landscapes and crossing a stream and reach another village – Hang Village. Lunch will be at local family or picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, transfer to Chieng Lau Village a beautiful rice field, bamboo water wheels; walk through the field to the village to encounter the locals. Discover their life, culture and customs.
Another highlight of the day, enjoy a bamboo rafting along the river will give you an exceptional moment of relaxation after walking.
Take our transfer to Don Village for accommodation and dinner.
Overnight homestay in Don Village.
Day 04 : Don – Uoi – Chom Lan Village – Sacred fish – Hanoi. (B/L/-)
Enjoy breakfast then start a new day by a trekking down to the splendid valley of the rice terrace. On the way, encounter with the ethnic people who colorize the rice field by their traditional clothing.
You camera should be ready for the masterpiece pictures of the century. You will pass through some villages such as: Uoi, Lan Ngoai, Du, Leo. They are Thai ethnic group who lives in the house on stilts and very friendly. A memorable encounter with some cups of tea is available whenever you come to visit their house.
Meet our driver for a transfer to Hanoi. On the way, visit the sacred fish stream in Cam Luong. This place is well known for a special kind of fish with high density in the stream. It is called sacred fish for the many mysterious stories created around this special creature.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 05 : Hanoi – Cat Ba (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Cat Ba by highway 5. On arrival Got port, take a ferry to Cai Vieng port.
Our driver will pick you from Cai Vieng Port to hotel in Cat Ba town.
In the afternoon, visit Quan Y Cave which was a military hospital cave during American War in Vietnam. Continue to the park’ gate, beginning the 1.30 hour walking in the forest, climb to the Ngu Lam Peak which offers you a panorama view to the surrounding mountain.
Back to hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba town.
Day 06 : Cat Ba – Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai village (B/L/-)
Transfer to Ben Beo port. Embark a boat for a trip to Lan Ha Bay which is characterized thousands of limestones islands.
The density and small size of the islets create an exceptional charm of Lan Ha Bay. you will sneak through the islands and floating fishing villages.
After 1.5 hour boat trip, we will arrive in Viet Hai port where you will take a bike for stroll in the wilderness surrounded by limestone mountains. Discover Viet Hai village in the middle of the valley which inhabited by hundreds of fishermen.
Return to the pier, embark the boat and continue cruise to 3 peaches beaches these are awesome beaches with white sand and clear water, an ideal place for Kayaking and swimming. A sumptuous seafood lunch will be served on the boat.
The cruise backs to Ben Beo port in the afternoon. Transfer back to hotel and relax
Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba town.
Day 07 : Cat Ba – Transfer back to Hanoi (B/-/-)
Free in the morning at Cat Co beaches. In the afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi on the same way.
Arrive in Hanoi, check in hotel and free to discover the city at night.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 08 : Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel and free till transfer to airport for short flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, get a pick to hotel in Hoian ancient town.
Check in hotel and discover this charming town: Hoian Museum, Japanese bridge, China Town, Quan Thang ancient house, the local market and the old busy port in the 15 century for the international boat and junks from China, Netherlands, Japan, and Poland...
Finally, visit silk factory (optional) of Thang Loi known as a good address in Hoian to have tailor made silk clothes.
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 09 : Authentic activities to Kim Bong – Tra Nhieu – Cam Thanh villages (B/L/-)
Depart from your hotel in the Hoian town either by bike or by boat to the Kim Bong Village by the Thu Bon River.
Start a discovery to Kim Bong. This village has been long known for its wood carving
Walking to understand their daily life and visit a carpenter workshop to admire their talent. It is possible to buy some wood products for your souvenirs.
After that, you can enjoy bike ride (optional) or motorbike taxi (if you could not ride a bike) 5km from Kim Bong to Tra Nhieu. This is a real immersion in the countryside in the central of Vietnam.
A countryside landscapes with palm, rice field, buffalo, peasants on the field will follow you along the way.
Arrive in Tra Nhieu, put you bike on the boat trip on the Thu Bon River to the Cam Thanh Village.
Enjoy green tea at Mr Day fisherman family then embark the bamboo sampan basket to join in crab catching activity in the water palm trees forest.
After lunch, enjoy a nice walk in the village to discover how they make nipa for roofs and their daily fishermen’s activities.
Back to the ancient town.
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 10 : Hoian – Danang – fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) (B/-/-)
Free in the morning, then meet our driver for a transfer to airport for flight to Saigon.
On arrival, get a pick up to hotel and visit the Reunification palace (or the war memorials Museum), the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office inspired by the Orsay Station in Paris.
Then transfer to Cho Lon District to discover its old quarter, the wholesale Binh Tay Market and Quan Am pagoda a colorful pagoda and one of the oldest pagodas in the city, its architecture and decorations have still remained since its construction.
Return to Saigon city for a walk in the city center, the former Catinat streets, exterior of Opera house, the city hall as well as Ben Thanh market
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11 : Saigon – Ben Tre (B/L/D)
In the morning, our tour guide and driver welcome you at your hotel for transfer to Ben Tre – a beautiful region in the Mekong Delta River, famous for making coconut candy.
Arrive in Hung Vuong pier; get on a boat trip on the Ben Tre River to discover the daily local life.
Stop to visit the brick kiln of Mr Tu Lo and discover the craft methods of making bricks.
Then visit the coconut factory,meeting Mr Vo Van Ba. He is passionate about traditional music; he spent all his life in making and collections of fifty folk instruments, attending a show to appreciate his passion.
Continue our boat trip on a canal to Nhon Thanh Village. This will be an opportunity to taste the fresh fruits.
Take a bike ride (or Tuk tuk) on a small path through the villages; enjoy watching the coconut ranges, rice fields and vegetable gardens. Lunch is served in the village with Elephant fish ear. A short walk will help you to discover the local life in depth, followed by a boat ride on the small canal shaded by the wild palm trees.
For those who wish to ride bike: ride a bike to Mr Sau Khanh’s house to admire his ancient objects collections then continue through the rice fields. Meet the peasants and you could join in their works.
Back to home stay to refresh. Prepare dinner with the hosts.
Overnight in homestay.
Day 12 : Ben Tre – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B/L/-)
Breakfast at homestay, departs to Cai Be. Visit Dong Tam Snake farm and Cao Dai temple on the way.
Arrive in Cai Be, experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River by a visit to Cai Be floating market and the canals with orchards.
Biking or walking on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where the serenity reigns and meet the local people.
Enjoy a lunch in open air restaurant where you could taste a famous local specialty: The Elephant Fish ear, tasting great fruits, rowing a small rowboat in the canals which are shaded by the fruit trees.
Continue to Binh Hoa Phuoc visit a small local market, Bonsai garden and pottery workshop before disembarking on Vinh Long. Take a visit to Vinh Long market that you can see there are a lot of fruits, vegetables and fishes. Meet our driver for a transfer to Can Tho.
Arrive in Can Tho in the later afternoon. Check in hotel and relax.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 13 : Can Tho – Soc Trang – Vi Thanh (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, a largest and lively marking in Mekong Delta.
There are so colorful and many smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products …all is shown to sell from the early morning.
We leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit gardens (or replace the garden by the nursery field by the river)
Back to An Binh Market which is full of fishes, fruits and vegetables.
Take 65km driving to Soc Trang. Visit Soc Trang Museum displaying the Khmer culture, Doi pagoda ( Bats Pagoda), Khmer Khleng pagoda and Dat Set Pagoda.
Back road to Vi Thanh. Dinner and overnight in Kim Lan homestay.
Overnight in Vi Thanh.
Day 14 : Vi Thanh – Can Tho – Long Xuyen (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, enjoy a cycling in a green beautiful landscapes typical of Mekong delta. Pass through small rural paths and fruits garden.
Encounter with local people. It is very nice and always be welcome.
Return homestay for refreshment.
Depart to Long Xuyen, visit the ancient house of Binh Thuy( also called the orchid house), visit Bang Lang Stork garden. En-route, visit the fishing nets factory and the crocodile farm.
Check in hotel in Long Xuyen and relax.
Day 15 : Long Xuyen – Tra Su – Chau Doc (B/-/-)
Breakfast then we will transfer to visit the floating market and floating village in Long Xuyen which are animated and authentic and less touristic on a small Mekong River. It is a good opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life of locals.
After that, back to our car for a transfer to to Tra Su reserve, an exceptional biodiversity with typical indigo forest. This is also a famous bird park, known for variety of species.
Return to Chau Doc to discover Sam Mountain (287m) with colorful temples and Pagodas: Xu Lady Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau temple, Tay An pagoda. It is possible to walk up to the top of mountain or motorbike taxi (40 000 VND/pp at your expense).
In the afternoon, visit Chau Doc Market and enjoy a boat trip to floating fish village and Cham island village.
Overnight at Hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 16 : Chau Doc – Sa Dec – Saigon (B/-/-)
Enjoy breakfast before transfer back to Saigon via Sa Dec where we could visit Kien An Cung pagoda, visit the Huynh Thuy Le house in the novel by Marguerite Duras “ L’Amant – the Lover”, Discover the local market in Sa Dec which is rich in fruits, vegetable, and fishes.
Arrive in Saigon in the late afternoon.
Check in your hotel.
Day 17 : Saigon – Departure (B/-/-)
Enjoy your last minutes in the most vibrant city of Vietnam before transfer to airport for your flight to next destinations or flight home.
Private tour price
The prices are quoted on USD and based on per pax (Twin/double sharing - 3 star accommodation)
Valid to 31 December 2018
|Group size||1 pax||2 pax||3 - 4 pax||5 - 7 pax||>8 pax|
|Grand total price/pax||3050||1755||1410||1165||Contact us|
- Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- Private transfer
- Domestic flights
- All entrance fees
- Bamboo Rafting activity
- Boat trips and Kayaking
- Student bikes
- Water on tour
- Vietnam Visa approval letter
- Service charges and Tax
Service Not Included
- Your international flight from/to your country
- Travel insurrance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping and Gratuities.
- Other not mentioned in the program
What clients say about us?
Very committed and responsive local team, tour was absolutely what we wanted - TripsAdvisorApr 24, 2018
Right from the time of my enquiry, to tour around Vietnam, the team at Authentik was very proactive and professional in their approach.Jan 8, 2018
A tailor-made trip perfectly organized by Authentik Vietnam.Nov 26, 2017