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Complete Vietnam Adventure

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PRIVATE TOUR - 24 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 9669

Private Tour Highlights

  • Get all of Vietnam’s cultural and historical highlights
  • See how French colonialism has influenced the country
  • Become immersed in rich Vietnamese culture
  • Enjoy fresh seafood while taking a journey through Halong Bay
  • Check out Hue’s citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Witness how Hoi An thrived despite the Vietnam War’s carnage
  • Visit Vietnam’s premier beach destination: Nha Trang
  • Journey through Halong Bay’s azure waters in a sailing junk
  • Explore the life and times of the first president, Ho Chi Minh
  • Gaze at the beautiful marigold tree blossoms
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Tour Overview

Start your trip in Hanoi, spending a few days immersed in rich Vietnamese culture before exploring the rugged and stunning terrain of Sapa. Next, set sail through Halong Bay, sleeping overnight aboard a traditional wooden sailing junk. Enjoy the delights of cruising through the limestone cliffs, enjoying fresh seafood on board and rising in the morning to the sounds of the sea.

Hue and its ancient Citadel, mausoleums and tombs that make this town a must on most itineraries, and a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. A quick walking tour of Hoi An will show you around this charming port, which amazingly survived the ravages of war and remains one of the area’s more charming towns.

Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province, located 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level in the southern parts of the Central Highlands. The area around the city is reached by twisting roads and surrounded by tree marigold blossoms. Nearby Nha Trang is located on Vietnam’s central coast and is considered to be Vietnam’s premier beach resort destination.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is surely one of the most evocative place names in Asia and definitely one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. It is a city of amazing contrasts: elegant new international hotels, exclusive restaurants and trendy bars side-by-side with roadside noodle stalls, street vendors and vociferous cyclo drivers. Finish your trip by exploring the amazing sights and sounds of the Mekong Delta.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
Domestic airfare from Hanoi to Hue, Danag to Dalat and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City, Round trip train fare from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa), Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, Private transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Private guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified (food only), Bottled water and cool towels provided for transfers and sightseeing, Vietnam government tax and service charge, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Notes:
* Additional supplements may apply between 19 December – 8 January.

* Additional supplements may apply during the weeks immediately preceding and following the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The dates vary each year, but fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th:
2016 – Monday, February 8th
2017 – Saturday, January 28th
2018 – Friday, February 16th

* Halong Bay cruise ship operation may be subject to current weather conditions. If your cruise does not operate due to undesirable conditions, an alternate itinerary will be provided; please enquire with your Yampu Tours Travel Consultant for additional details.
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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$9669 £$11479 £$14679
Single N/A £$17699 £$21205 £$27469

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
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International Flight to Hanoi

Overnight international flight to Hanoi.

Overnight international flight to Hanoi.

Day
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Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, airport reception and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. Depending on the arrival time, spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, airport reception and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. Depending on the arrival time, spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Hanoi City Highlights

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Morning tour of the Ho Chi Minh Complex with a private guide. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. See the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked and visit the nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum - an extraordinary tribute to the life of the "father of the country." Carry on to the Governor's Residence, a fine example of Hanoi's French architecture, followed by a stop at the One Pillar Pagoda to hear the legend of its construction.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by a private afternoon tour of the Hanoi City highlights. Marvel at the tree lined streets on the way to the Opera House and pass by Hoan Kiem Lake en route to one of the city's fascinating museums of choice: the Museum of History of Vietnamese Military, Vietnam History Museum, or Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Continue to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, for a quick escape from the busy streets. Afterwards, enjoy a private guided walking tour of the Ancient Quarter, also known as the 36 Streets District, where travelers will find a nice mix of ancient homes, temples and small shops.

Note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed for maintenance on Mondays and Fridays from September to November annually.
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Pagodas of Hanoi

Take a morning excursion outside of Hanoi to the surrounding countryside with your private guide. Rich in Buddhism, the north of Vietnam is home to the country's most colorful and revered pagodas and temples. The Thay Pagoda (Master's Pagoda) is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Hanoi. While a temple is a place to worship the dead, a pagoda is a place to worship the Lord Buddha. Thay Pagoda is widely known for its finely carved lacquer and gold statues of Buddha in his past and present form, as well as the colorful Buddhist ceremonies performed here during auspicious dates of the Lunar calendar.

Only 6 kilometers (4 miles) away lies Tay Phuong Pagoda, situated at the top of a small hillock. Built in 1794, the pagoda is famous for its vast display of finely carved wooden statues of former monks from the 18th Century. Afterwards, transfer to the Hanoi railway station for your overnight train to Lao Cai, which usually departs at 9:15 pm.
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Hanoi – Lao Cai

Upon arrival at the Lao Cai Station in the early morning, be met and transferred to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, enjoy a privately guided walk through Sapa's colorful market and stroll down into the valley to visit the small community of Cat Cat. The H'mong that have settled here are a shy and private people, but are welcoming to visitors. A short trail leads off to a waterfall nestled in the ravine below.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel with the private guide and transport. En route stop at Ham Rong Mountain. One will have a chance to climb up the San May (Cloud Yard) to enjoy the panorama of the town of Sapa and to visit the beautiful orchid gardens. Additionally, Ham Rong Mountain has numerous caves and stones in extraordinary shapes to explore.
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Exploring the dao, giay and H’mong settlements

Enjoy a full day privately guided walk with packed lunch to Dao, Giay and H'mong settlements in the Lao Chai and Ta Van Ray districts. The walk is moderate to intermediate and descends into a scenic valley of cascading water crossed by suspension bridges. Lao Chai is a village of the Black H'mong ethnic group. Located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sapa, it is quite approachable for travelers coming from Sapa who do not have much time. Once in the village, travelers will be welcome at any of the houses of the hospitable residents. One can interact with them and learn about their culture and customs. Next, visit the Giay people of the Ta Van Village to further the experience with the local people.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take the van about 10 kilometers (6 miles) to Ban Ho. Take time to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnic minorities. Trek down the hill to enjoy the fantastic open views in Ban Ho, the beautiful valley where the Tay people reside. Return to Sapa in late afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.
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Visit to the Ta Phin Village

Today visit the Ta Phin Village with a private guide and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. While hiking 15 kilometers (9 miles) to Tha Phin, one will see local people working in the terraced paddy fields or traveling back and forth between the market and their homes. After a long day of walking on the windy roads and hills around Sapa, one can soak their bones and muscles in a traditional Red Dao herbal bath at Ta Phin. In the evening, transfer back to the Lao Cai railway station for your overnight train back to Hanoi.

Note: If one does not wish to trek this far, Yampu can adjust the route and length of the trekking to suit travelers wishes and level of fitness. An alternative 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) trek is available. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Lao Cai – Hanoi – Halong Bay

Early morning arrival in Hanoi between 4:20 am and 6:55 am. After a relaxing breakfast, depart Hanoi for an approximately 3.5 hour drive directly to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, board the boat and begin the cruise. While the junk is passing many islets, rocks, caves, floating villages and beaches on Halong Bay, your lunch will be served onboard with fresh seafood.

After lunch, cruise to the inside of the magical landscape of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong Mountain, and Sung Sot Cave. Enjoy a swim, weather permitting, and cruise to a secluded lagoon to anchor for the night. Dinner is served on board. After dinner, relax on the deck. Drink service is available on board (at one’s own expense).
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Exploring Halong Bay

Before breakfast, take the opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Afterwards, cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay before returning to the wharf. Disembark from the boat for the return drive to Hanoi with lunch at a local restaurant en route. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Before breakfast, take the opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Afterwards, cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay before returning to the wharf. Disembark from the boat for the return drive to Hanoi with lunch at a local restaurant en route. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel for check in.

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Tour of the Imperial Citadel

Take a private guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, which was built in accordance with strict principles of geomancy in the early 19th century, when the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam from Hue. The Emperor constructed this mighty citadel as a place where he could both live and rule. The resulting Imperial Citadel was modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing, but suffered much damage during years of war. Many of the pavilions, bridges, libraries and great halls are now being carefully restored with help from UNESCO. Marvel at the legends of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors who built the fortress and lived within its moated walls for nearly 150 years. Afterwards, visit the Dong Ba Market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. ...read less

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Day
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Historical architecture of Hue

This morning, visit the Thein Mu Pagoda with a private boat and guide. Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, the "Heavenly Lady Pagoda" is one of the oldest and most attractive religious buildings in the country. Among the many interesting artifacts housed at the complex is the car that transported the monk Thich Quag Duc to the site of his self-immolation in 1963 Saigon.

Continue by boat to the less visited, yet most majestic of all of Hue's tombs - the tomb of Minh Mang. Built around 1840, this tomb is well known for its harmonious blend of architecture and the natural landscape. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Hue – Hoi An – Danang

Take a morning transfer from Hue to Hoi An in aprivate vehicle. The overland journey will take through the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam as explorers traverse the Hai Van or “Cloudy Pass.” There will be plenty of photo opportunities and stops at beaches en route.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included) and continue to Danang. Upon arrival, visit the Cham Museum and the Marble Mountains. A climb inside through the hundreds of natural caves and grottoes is a must! Afterwards, continue to Hoi An and check into the hotel.
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Tour of Hoi An

After breakfast, take a walking tour of Hoi An, visiting ancient merchants' houses, a Hokkien temple, the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the colorful riverside market. The architecture of this quaint town offers a fascinating combination of traditional Vietnamese structures with Chinese and Japanese influences.


Continue on to visit a family-run lantern making business. This work is simple, and travelers will have the opportunity to design one’s own lantern, from making the frame to gluing the cloth. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take a sunset boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha pottery village. Return to the hotel for the evening.
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Danang – Dalat

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, airport reception and private transfer to the hotel for check in. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Dalat.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, airport reception and private transfer to the hotel for check in. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Dalat.

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Tour of Dalat

After breakfast, be picked up for a full day tour of Dalat. Begin with a visit to Datanla Falls and Tuyen Lam Lake by cable car before heading to Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Prenn Falls, Chinese Pagoda, Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Bao Dai Summer Palace. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the Dalat Flower Garden, Minh Tam Flower Garden, Lam Dong Museum, Dalat's famous 'crazy house', the valley of love, and Hill of Dreams Park. Return to the hotel for the evening.

After breakfast, be picked up for a full day tour of Dalat. Begin with a visit to Datanla Falls and Tuyen Lam Lake by cable car before heading to Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Prenn Falls, Chinese Pagoda, Linh Phuoc Pagoda and Bao Dai Summer Palace. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the Dalat Flower Garden, Minh Tam Flower Garden, Lam Dong Museum, Dalat's famous 'crazy house', the valley of love, and Hill of Dreams Park. Return to the hotel for the evening.

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Day
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Exploring the Dalat Highlands

Today, transfer to Lat village by car to explore the scenic highlands around Dalat. Start by trekking up to the highest peak of the Langbian Mountains and a picnic lunch will be served along the way. Trek along the mountain side to the second peak and the former 'Radar Peak', with amazing panoramic views of Lake Dankia to the north and Lat village and Dalat city center to the south. The trek continues down to the Lat Minority Village to explore their unique lifestyle before traveling back to the city by car.

Today, transfer to Lat village by car to explore the scenic highlands around Dalat. Start by trekking up to the highest peak of the Langbian Mountains and a picnic lunch will be served along the way. Trek along the mountain side to the second peak and the former 'Radar Peak', with amazing panoramic views of Lake Dankia to the north and Lat village and Dalat city center to the south. The trek continues down to the Lat Minority Village to explore their unique lifestyle before traveling back to the city by car.

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Dalat – Nha Trang

Early this morning, depart Dalat for an approximately 4 hour drive to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. Then, begin a privately guided morning exploration of the countryside, which is dotted with palm trees and fruit orchards. Board a small motorized boat for a delightful look into the nearby rural areas. Visit the household bakery that supplies the surrounding villages with delicious French style baguettes and then continue along the village path to the home of a family that weaves mats from local growing rushes.

As the day continues, pass through a fruit orchard that boasts a plentiful supply of tropical fruits, which one can sample at a nearby riverside cafe. Time permitting, have the chance to visit the local market at the village hub, where the townswomen gather every day to barter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Nha Trang for an afternoon on the beach.
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Exploring the South China Sea by boat

Enjoy a morning cruise on the turquoise waters of the South China Sea with a private guide. This craft is a simple, but safe and comfortable, reconverted fishing boat. Off the shore of Nha Trang lie numerous islands, some inhabited and many dotted with idyllic fishing villages. Take a brief stop at one of these villages, Bai Tru, and wander around at will. The local people are very friendly and hospitable to visitors. Young children will ferry travelers between the boat and shore by coracle, the round bamboo boats so commonly used in coastal Vietnam.

If one so desires, take the opportunity to swim and snorkel in some of the secluded bays around the area. Afterwards, a feast of local specialties will be prepared and provided for lunch on board or at a local beach. Transfer back to the mainland to enjoy the remainder of the day on the beach or explore the town.
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Cultural tour of Saigon

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Morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. After check-in, enjoy an afternoon tour of China Town with a private guide. Cholon, which literally translates to "big market", is the focus of the Chinese community in Saigon. See the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Post Office. Continue on to visit the impressive Thien Hau Temple dedicated to the goddess of the seas, who is said to protect fishermen and sailors. Here, huge coils of incense hang from the ornate ceiling, and can burn for up to three months at a time. Visit Binh Tay Market and the surrounding area, which bustles with trading activity. Return to the hotel. ...read less

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Tour of Presidential Palace & Saigon’s other architecture

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Morning city tour with a private guide. In this essential highlight tour, visit the former Presidential Palace, which is now preserved as a museum, including the underground communications bunkers, headquarters for the Saigon Government during the American War. Continue to the History Museum, which houses an excellent display tracing the origins of the indigenous Vietnamese. Take the opportunity to see a delightful performance of water puppetry in the grounds. Then visit the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, an impressive neo-Romanesque cathedral in the center of city, the "wedding cake" styled Hotel De Ville, and Dong Khoi street, formerly the center of haute couture in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) when it was known as Rue Catinat.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by a privately guided half day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This vast underground network of tunnels was first built as a defense against the French, and later expanded during the American War. It was from here that the North Vietnamese waged their guerrilla warfare. Marvel at their ingenuity and resilience as you see secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms.

The more adventurous travelers may explore the deeper second, and even third level tunnels. For those preferring to remain above ground, there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. The guide will advise of the length and level of difficulty of each tunnel before entering. Some are easily accessed by stairs. Yampu recommends good walking shoes and sun protection for this tour and advise you may get a little dirty! Return to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the late afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.
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Saigon – Can Tho

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Transfer approximately 3 hours in the private vehicle to the Mekong River town of Cai Be. Board a motorized sampan for an introduction to life on the river with a private guide. Cai Be is known for its large floating market, where displays of food produce are hung from the bamboo poles over the host boat in order to attract customers.

From here, the journey continues across the upper reach of the river to a maze of tributaries and fruit plantations. Barges ply the route, overloaded with rice husks used as fuel for the region's numerous brick kilns. Depending on the season, a sample of local tropical fruit will be served with lunch in a local farmer's home before Returning to the craft for the leisurely cruise to Vinh Long. From here, drive and ferry to the Delta's economic hub city of Can Tho. Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
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Can Tho – Cai Rang

Early morning cruise with a private guide to Cai Rang, which is a bustling market town. Enjoy a sampan ride through the colorful congestion of women and children jostling for space and vying to sell their goods. Return to Can Tho town to visit their museum and a Khmer pagoda in Can Tho City. After lunch at a local restaurant, depart the town for a visit to the Bang Lang Stork Garden and the Binh Thuy Ancient House. Return to the hotel.

Early morning cruise with a private guide to Cai Rang, which is a bustling market town. Enjoy a sampan ride through the colorful congestion of women and children jostling for space and vying to sell their goods. Return to Can Tho town to visit their museum and a Khmer pagoda in Can Tho City. After lunch at a local restaurant, depart the town for a visit to the Bang Lang Stork Garden and the Binh Thuy Ancient House. Return to the hotel.

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Can Tho – Chau Doc

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Private morning transfer to Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route and in the afternoon visit Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage center for many Vietnamese and home to a collection of ornate and colorful temples and pagodas. Climb or drive to the top of the hill for an unparalleled 360-degree vista of nearby Cambodia.

The Mekong River at this point is decorated with hundreds of floating homes, each a self-contained farm where local families raise and sell fish to passing boats. With a private guide, take the opportunity to visit some of them before returning to the hotel in Chau Doc for the evening.
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Chau Doc – Saigon – International flight home

Private transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for a flight home or the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Private transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for a flight home or the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Hanoi, Vietnam

tt. Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

Halong Bay Vietnam, Hàng Bạc, Hanoi, Vietnam

Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

tp. Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Lê Thánh Tôn, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Can Tho, Vietnam

tp. Châu Đốc, An Giang Province, Vietnam

Places You'll See

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    Hanoi

    Meaning “embraced by the river”, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. Visit the many temples and parks of this beautiful city, such as the Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake Park. Visit the Army Museum and hear retellings of many battles fought throughout the country’s history. Take the little ones to the Ha Noi circus for some family fun.

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    Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

    The metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City is always bustling with activity, and full of historical attractions. Visit the beautiful French-built Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral in the city center. For a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of the Vietnamese, take a tour of the War Remnants Museum. And for unbelievable views of the city, visit the Saigon Skydeck in the Bitexco Financial Tower.

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    Sapa

    The charming little town of Sapa is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and rice terraces. It is also known for its rich cultural diversity. The beautiful church in the center of town, and other colonial buildings are examples of the French missionary influences. Visit the Sapa Culture Museum to learn the history of the town, as well as the traditions of the ethnic groups located there.

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    Halong Bay

    Halong Bay is known as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. With roughly 1,600 limestone islands, each covered in thick vegetation, it has extreme aesthetic value. Home to a small fishing community of people living on floating houses. Enjoy “junk boat” tours, or a rent a kayak and explore.

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    Hue

    Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue is a city rich in history and culture. During the Vietnam war, much of the city was destroyed, but the buildings and ruins that are left are worth visiting. Much of the Imperial Citadel still stands and houses interesting shops, museums, and galleries. See the Tombs of the Emperors along the pristine Perfume River.

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    Hoi An

    Once a trading port in the 15th century, this beautifully preserved city is a prime example of Southeast Asian culture. The architecture showcases a fascinating blend of local and foreign influences. Enjoy exploring the old town by motorbike, kayak, motorboat, and more. Visit the Museum of Folk Culture and learn about traditional Vietnamese dress and culture.

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    Danang

    There is much to do in the busy city of Danang. View the artistic quality of the sandstone sculptures in the Cham Museum. Hike the trails of the Marble Mountains and explore the Buddhist temples built into the caves and grottoes. Take a Da Nang Food Tour and experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of the city, then spend time relaxing on one of the beaches.

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    Dalat

    Escape the heat and humidity of Southern Vietnam by visiting the French built city of Dalat. Different from the usual Vietnamese views, Dalat is surrounded by pine-covered hills, lakes, and high peaks. Stroll the shores of Xuan Huong lake, or take a cable car up to the Thien Vien Truc Lam Monastery.

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    Nha Trang

    Visit the seaside town of Nha Trang, the scuba diving center of Vietnam. Enjoy surfing, sailing, and swimming at the beaches. Bring the family to the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam to see some rare species of the sea. See the brick Po Nagar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th century by the Cham Civilization. Listen to live music in the evenings at the local cafes.

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    Can Tho

    When the sun goes down, the riverside city of Can Tho comes alive. Take a boat through the city canals to purchase locally made goods and souvenirs at the floating markets. Play a game of billiards with the locals, or relax at the riverside park on Hai Ba Trung Street. Visit the Quang Duc Pagoda, one of the most active Buddhist temples with monks living onsite.

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    Chau Doc

    Learn the art of haggling at the colorful markets of Chau Doc. Visit the Hang Pagoda, an official historic monument of Vietnam. Take a stroll along the charming riverside, and engage in conversation with some of the young locals. Relax with a traditional suction cup massage, or enjoy the quiet of a local coffee shop.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Hanoi : Church Boutique Hotel Hang Gai

Hanoi : La Belle Vie Hotel

Hanoi : Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Hanoi : Skylark Hotel

Sapa : U Sapa

Halong City : Bai Tho Victory Boat

Halong : Dragon Pearl Boat

Halong : Image Boat

Hue : Mondial Hotel

Hoi An : Essence Hotel & Spa

Hoi An : Ancient House Village Resort

Hoi An : Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Hoi An : Phu Thinh Boutique Resort & Spa

: Best Western Dalat

Nha Trang : Green Hotel

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Aquari Hotel

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Asian Ruby Luxury Hotel

Can Tho : Nam Bo Boutique Hotel

Chau Doc : Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

4 Star Properties

Hanoi : Silk Path Hotel

Hanoi : Sunway Hotel

Hanoi : Mercure Hanoi La Gare

Sapa : Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (deluxe)

Halong : Indochina Sails Boat

Halong : Bai Tho Victory Star Boat

Hue : Saigon Morin

Hue : Eldora Hotel

Hue : Imperial Hue Hotel

Hoi An : Boutique Hoi An Resort

Hoi An : Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An : Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa

Hoi An : Hoi An Chic Hotel

Dalat : DuParc Hotel Dalat

Nha Trang : Hotel Novotel Nha Trang

Nha Trang : Evason Ana Mandara

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Liberty Central Riverside Hotel

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Hotel Majestic Saigon

Can Tho : Victoria Can Tho Hotel

Chau Doc : Victoria Chau Doc Hotel (Superior)

5 Star Properties

Hanoi : Hotel De L’Opera

Hanoi : Melia Hotel

Sapa : Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (Suite)

Halong : Paradise Luxury/Privilege Boat

Halong : Violet Boat

Halong : Jasmine Boat

Hue : La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue : Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Hoi An : Hotel Royal Hoi An

Hoi An : Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hoi An : Alma Courtyard Hoi An Resort

Dalat : Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

Nha Trang : Nha Trang: Sheraton Hotel & Spa

Nha Trang : Nha Trang Hotel: Intercontinental

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : InterContinental Asiana Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Caravelle Hotel

Can Tho : Victoria Can Tho Hotel (Suite)

Chau Doc : Victoria Chau Doc Hotel (Suite)

Luxury Properties

Hanoi : Sofitel Legend Metropole

Halong : Paradise Peak Cruise Boat

Halong : Au Co Boat

Hue : Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa (Aqua Bungalow)

Hoi An : The Nam Hai

Dalat : Dalat Palace Hotel

Nha Trang : Nha Trang Hotel: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) : Park Hyatt Hotel

Testimonials

Eric and Karen W. Canada

Traveled March, 2013

Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special

I want to send the attached to you with our heartfelt thanks for all you both did to make our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia the incredible adventure that it was. We have dealt with Yampu (Kontiki) since 2005 and in three trips have not had a moment that has not been wonderful. Jose you have built a company that is second to none in travel and that now appears to be just about anywhere in the world. Your coordination and expertise is unrivaled. The letter I have attached is a quick overview of our thoughts on our Vietnam trip. Feel free to use any or all of it on your website. I have also included a few photos. You continue to amaze and please me. If we can swing anyone your way, we certainly will. Dealing with Yampu makes me feel like I’m dealing with friends and that’s special. Vermont is not that far from Ontario. Karen and I may take a road trip there sometime. If we do we’ll let you know. We’d love to visit you. Warmest Wishes

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Jeff N.

Traveled June, 2014

Everything met, or exceeded our expectations!

We did not know what to expect with our trip to Vietnam, but everything met, or exceeded our expectations! The guides were both excellent, and added their own local perspective to the areas we explored. All of the included meals were excellent, and exceeded our expectations!

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Gunnar

Traveled December, 2015

We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam

We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam.The guides both in Hanoi and Saigon were very nice and helpful and made the trip very successful. The wonderful sights in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cu Chi Tunnel and all the museums was very interesting. The relax days at Phu Quoc was beautiful. Once again you and Yampu made our holiday a great experience with a lot of good memories.

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