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Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam
Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam

Immerse in the Nature - Vietnam

8 days
4.9 (5)
180+ booked
Start Hanoi
Destination +9 Destinations
End Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Immerse in Vietnam's natural wonders on this impressive 8-day Vietnam Tour! This adventure ticks all the boxes for nature lovers, with highlights including a cruise through the awe-inspiring Halong Bay, surrounded by limestone pillars.

Explore Ninh Binh's stunning rice paddies and historical sites, and journey to the Mekong Delta, where you'll cruise past floating villages and explore traditional workshops. In Hoi An, you'll take an eco-tour and cooking class, learning about the local environment and delicious cuisine.

Ready to dive in with Asia Links Travel? See the full itinerary for more details of this Family Tour to Vietnam!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the beauty of Ninh Binh with vast rice paddies, magnificent mountain ranges, and historical relics
  • Take a wonderful cruise on Halong Bay
  • Join an interesting eco-tour and cooking class in Hoian
  • Discover the Mekong Delta with floating villages, traditional workshops, and rural villages

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

By the time you arrive at the airport, our driver will take you to your hotel. Checking in at 14:00, you are free to rest.

Meals on your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel a Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B, L)

Departure from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, you have to start the trip very soon in the morning and then reach to the Nature Reserve of Van Long after 2 hours of driving (110 km away). When you get to the destination, embark on a bamboo rowboat and spend 1.5 hours there flowing slowly through the breathtaking landscape of limestone mountains, rivers, and paddy fields.

Visiting the Gia Hung village, you can relax on the bike and run 8km on the track by the river Boi. During your trip, you will catch lovely sites of delta villages and the indigenous live there.

Maybe at noon, you will reach the Nho Quan village and try the local cuisines. Then, find yourself at the former capital of Vietnam - Hoa Lu, which had its glory time from 938 to 1010, and learn the dramatic history of how the country was established.

After that, you will take on the exciting trip to Dinh and Le Dynasty vestiges and enjoy the picturesque view of which is so - called the “Ha Long Bay of rice paddies”

Go back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Stay one night at the hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight Cruise on Halong Bay (B, L, D)

The UNESCO natural heritage recognition - Halong Bay is no longer strange to visitors all around the world.

When done with breakfast, you will start the trip to Halong Bay, this is where the fairy-tale picture landed. With the clean, calm water, floating local boat, and thousands of limestone islands pierce from the water, you will completely be out of your mind. 

First, you will pass through the magnificent mountains and graceful Red River Delta landscape. Then, arrive in Halong where to board a Junk Boat.

Enjoy your lunch with the specialties of fresh seafood on the boat. Afterward, the tender will carry you to another fascinating site of stalactites and stalagmites cave. You are free to relax with water activities of swimming and kayaking as the ship makes a stop on the bay. When it gets late in the afternoon, moor overnight on the bay for a wonderful night on board.

Enjoy your dinner and some interesting activities managed by the friendly staff. Enjoy a night on the cruise.

To be noted that, the shared shuttle bus will be used to transfer you to Halong with an English-speaking guide.

For more information about private transfer, please contact our travel consultants.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Flight to Danang - Hoian (B,L)

Let’s wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over this relaxing atmosphere of nature. Having breakfast on board while the boat running through the bay to further area of the region. In the middle of the day, return to the main port and move to Hanoi on the shuttle bus.

When you arrive in the city, take a private car (without a tour guide) to drive to the airport and catch a flight to Da Nang.

When you arrive at Da Nang International Airport, a guide and private car will pick you up at Hoi An ancient town.

Check-in at your hotel. Have dinner by yourself. Stay one night at the hotel.

Day 5: Hoian Farming Life – Free and Easy (B,L)

Start your day with a cycling trip from Hoi An ancient town to a farming village on the bank of Tra Que Lagoon (15 mins cycling). Or else you can choose cyclo or private car for transporting. This is a chance for you to refresh your mind and breathe in the tranquil atmosphere.

At Tra Que Villages, an endless of aromatic herbs add in the air a pleasant smell. Also, at the place, you will roll yourself in gardens to give a hand to local farmers. After that, a cooking class is ready for you, local dishes like “Tam Huu”, which has shrimp, pork, and local herbs, will be instructed for you by the locals.

Enjoy your own effort for lunch and other cuisine. Then, let’s return to Hoi An for freely. Dinner on your own.

Stay one night at the hotel.

Day 6: Hoian – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)

What can be more interesting when you can freely do anything you want for a day in this historical town. At the local markets and gift shops, lots of unique and cool stuffs is displayed, buy some of them for gifts and souvenirs would be nice.

In the afternoon, move to Da Nang city on a private transfer (no guide) to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon your arrival, your local guide will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Lunch and dinner on your expense. Stay one night at the hotel.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta Full Day (B,L)

From Ho Chi Minh city, we will start off the trip to Ben Tre, a lovely countryside province of Mekong Delta which is 130 km away and takes 2.5 – 3 hours driving.  At Phong Nam Pier, you will take a boat ride on the river of Chet Say (Mekong’s part). 

Before reaching the destination, the boat will stop at some indigenous workshops for tourists to experience the making of the traditional products. One of the most interesting workplaces you are about to visit is the coconut factory, where every single part of it is used and process into different products like coconut charcoal, sweet, handicraft or hat. 

With a view to bringing the local life closer to the tourists, the boat will stop at a local village located on a small canal. When you set foot on the weaving house, you can observe how the straw mat are made and even experience yourself weaving one.

Leaving the weaving workshop, you will find yourself on xe loi (a motorized rickshaw vehicle) or riding a bike if you like to get into the deeper villages of the region. On beautiful rice paddy fields and green growing lands, farmers are harvesting, plowing the soil by simple tools, enjoy the site yourself.

Then, let’s take a short rest and have lunch at a local house, tasty local dishes that cooked from elephant- ear fish, river shrimp and some glasses of cold drinks would make you pleased.

You have enjoyed your time there, now let’s sail back to the Pier through the channels and travel to Ho Chi Minh city.

Dinner on your own. Staying one night at the hotel.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Take your time at the gift shops for nice souvenirs as it is the last day of your tour. Then, the car will drive you to the airport. Meals on your own.

End of service with Asia Links Travel.

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
Regional flight: Hanoi – Danang / Danang – Ho Chi Minh
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
Local English speaking guide
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Vietnam visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (5)

Unforgettable Memories with Asia Links Travel

(5.0)
“Our trip to Vietnam with Asia Links Travel was filled with unforgettable memories. We laughed, we learned, and we made friends for life. I can't wait to share my photos and stories with everyone back home.”
Review Unforgettable Memories with Asia Links Travel
Henry
Canada

Female Vietnam's nature is majestic

(4.5)
“This tour was a dream come true for nature lovers like me. The landscapes were breathtaking, from the towering limestone cliffs of Ninh Binh to the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. I couldn't believe I was actually seeing these places in person.”
Review Female	Vietnam's nature is majestic
Ethan
United Kingdom

Vietnamese food is diverse and delicious

(5.0)
“One of the things I enjoyed most about this tour was the food. We tried so many different delicious dishes, from fresh seafood in Ha Long Bay to flavorful street food in Ho Chi Minh City. I came home with a newfound appreciation for Vietnamese cuisine.”
Review Vietnamese food is diverse and delicious
Charlotte
United Kingdom

Highly recommended

(5.0)
“If you're looking for a comprehensive tour of Vietnam that includes both natural beauty and cultural immersion, I highly recommend the Immerse in the Vietnam nature tour with Asia Links Travel. You won't be disappointed!”
Review Highly recommended
Matthew
United States

Rich culture and history

(5.0)
“In addition to the stunning natural beauty, Vietnam also has a rich culture and history. We learned so much about the country's past, from the ancient temples of Hoa Lu to the Cu Chi Tunnels of the Vietnam War. I felt like I had a much deeper understanding of Vietnam after this tour.”
Review Rich culture and history
Samantha
United States
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