- Discover the culture and traditions of Hanoi and Hue
- Cruise around beautiful Lan Ha Bay
- Marvel at the rice terraces and ethnic diversity of Sapa
- Spend a night at the worldrenowned Topas Ecolodge
This tour is perfect for:
- First- or second-time visitors to Vietnam
- An active twist without being too strenuous
- Diving into the local culture of the Vietnamese as well as ethnic minorities
- Families with children of all ages, however, some activities listed are recommended for children at least 9 years old. Please speak with your travel designer about potential modifications to this proposed itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to the land of the ascending dragon | Hanoi arr
Day 2: Hanoi by Vintage Motorcycle| Hanoi
Day 3: Sail through Lan Ha Bay | Hanoi – Hai Phong
Day 4: Viet Hai Village: No Cars Allowed | Lan Ha Bay
Day 5: Head back to Hanoi for an overnight train journey
Day 6: Meet vibrant ethnic minorities | Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 7: Deep in the Jungle |Nam Cang Village – Topas Ecolodge
Day 8: Absorb the Stunning Surroundings of Topas Ecolodge
Day 9: A Day in the Capital | Hanoi - Hue
Day 10: Imperial Hue by Bike and Dragon Boat | Hue
Day 11: Trekking in Bach Ma National Park | Hue - Bach Ma Natio
Day 12: Time to Say Good-bye |Hue Departure
- 10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 3 Dinners
- Private A/C airport transfer as indicated in the program
- Join-in Mountain Express Limousine between Topas Ecolodge and Hanoi
- Join-in Limousine Hanoi and Hai Phong (Lan Ha Bay
- All accommodation indicated as twin-shared room
- All meals as indicated in the program
- All entrance tickets to local villages, Hoang Lien National Park, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay and Bach Ma National Park
- Refillable water in vans (Please check with your guide or driver)
- 1 x English speaking local tour guide on days with activities (except for Lan Ha Bay)
- 1-way domestic flight ticket between Hanoi and Hue
- Government VAT
- International flight ticket
- Vietnam visa (On request with additional charge)
- Travel insurance (Compulsory with Topas Travel programs)
- Upgrades to higher standard rooms or single supplements
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationThis program utilizes comfortable accommodation in the form of carefully curated hotels, lodges, and homestays. Hotels and lodges have been selected with the active traveler in mind, offering standard services and located as close to nature and local engagement as possible. Homestays are simple and equipped with western toilets and amenities such as fans and mattresses. If you have a specific property in mind you wish to stay at, please let your travel designer know so they can work it into your program.
What is the best month to visit Vietnam?
The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C. You can find more information here.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?
The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C.
Is a trip to Vietnam expensive? Will I need a visa?
Most travelers will find Vietnam an inexpensive country to visit. As our ultimate travel guide for Vietnam explains, both budget and luxury travelers are well catered for without having to break the bank. Good backpacker hostels will only set you back by around USD 10 per night. However, most consider staying in hotels during a Vietnam tour, since rooms in decent hotels even in big cities can cost as little as USD 40 per person, per night. Transportation is also a great value for money, and food is relatively cheap for the quality and quantity you will receive. Museum entry is usually around USD 2 per ticket.
Most nationals who wish to travel to the country require a visa, obtainable from your nearest Vietnamese embassy for USD 60 to USD 100 per person.
How many days do I need to travel in Vietnam?
Knowing how long to spend in Vietnam is one of the tricks to having a great vacation. It is possible to cover the highlights of the country during a seven-day tour. However, for greater insight into its history and people along with a feel for what makes Vietnam so special, we advise opting for a ten-day trip instead. With this duration, you can experience everything from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta to the rush-hour traffic of Ho Chi Minh City! Spend two weeks in Vietnam and you can travel from the north of the country to its south (or vice versa) without constantly checking your watch.