Vietnam Adventure Journey

Vietnam Adventure Journey

If you want to see all the beautiful places that Vietnam has to offer, this Vietnam Adventure Journey is ideal for you. It takes in all the highlights of the country in the itinerary with overland travel and short flights between big cities. Starting from the capital Hanoi in the northern Vietnam, where you will explore this beautiful city then hike the stunning mountains of Sapa before cruising Halong Bay on a traditional junk. Take a short flight to the center of Vietnam to visit Hue and the ancient town of Hoi An. In the south, visit the bustling Saigon city and explore the serene Mekong River Delta on a wooden boat.


    Places visited:

  • Hanoi
  • Lao Cai
  • Sapa
  • Halong Bay
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Mekong Delta
Itinerary Idea in Detail:
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  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Hanoi   Pick up and drive to your hotel

    Upon on your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, your tour guide will meet and take you to your hotel on a private car.


    Accommodation: Executive room at La Siesta Central Hotel

  • Day 2: Morning Free, Hanoi City Tour in the afternoon (B)

    In the morning you will be free to relax, or explore the surround areas at your own. A short walk from your hotel is the Hoan Kiem Lake, where local people enjoy different kinds of exercise in the early morning. Visit the Temple of Literature, known as Vietnam’s first university, and Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) which showcase the use of the prison by both the French and North Vietnam during the Indochina wars. Experience the hustle and bustle of the Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a rickshaw before coming back to your hotel in the late afternoon.


    Accommodation: Executive room at La Siesta Central Hotel

  • Day 3: Hanoi City Tour – Night Train to Lao Cai (B)
    Hanoi   City tour by car   Night train to Lao Cai

    Explore the rest of the city with your personal guide and driver. Visit Ho Chi Minh complex where the first president of Vietnam lived and passed away in the simple house. Learn about the ethnic groups living in Vietnam at the Ethnology Museum, which would be an great preparation for your visit to the mountains of north Vietnam on the next days. This evening you will take a night train to Lao Cai City.


    Accommodation: Private cabin on Fanxipan train coach.


  • Day 4: Lao Cai – Muong Hum Market - Sapa – Topas (B, L)
    Sapa     Drive to Sapa

    Arrival in Lao Cai City early in the morning, fresh up and have breakfast at a hotel before driving Muong Hum Market. Located away from the town so the town is still remaining its charms of local weekly market, where different ethnic groups, such as the Red Dzao people, showing up at their markets with beautiful traditional dresses.


    Accommodation: Executive Bungalow at Topas Ecolodge

  • Day 5: Trekking Ban Ho Village (B)

    Today you will have a full day trek to Thanh Kim valley, enjoy the most stunning mountain scenery of Sapa. Trek Ban Ho village of Tay people, here you will come across a multitude of ethnic minorities. Chief among them are the Black H’mong, whose dress is black and indigo ornamented with silver jewelry and colorful brocade.


    Accommodation: Executive Bungalow at Topas Ecolodge

  • Day 6: Topas - Hanoi (B)
    Sapa   Night train back to Hanoi

    Today you will drive back to Hanoi, the five hour drive on the new highway will bring a different perspective from the train ride.


    Accommodation: Executive room at La Siesta Central Hotel

  • Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
    Halong Bay   Drive to Halong Bay (3.5 hours)  

    Upon arrival in Hanoi freshen up and have breakfast at a hotel before driving out to Halong Bay. Aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk to cruise the bay. Spend the afternoon cruising through the magnificent limestone islands of Halong Bay, enjoy the sunset from the upper deck of your boat before having a wonderful dinner in the middle of the bay. Overnight on the boat. All meals are included during your stay on the boat.


    Accommodation: Deluxe Balcony on Paradise Prestige Cruise

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  • Day 8: Halong Bay Exploration (B, L, D)

    Wake up to practice some tai chi with the crews and see the beautiful sunrise over the bay this morning. On this second day exploring Halong Bay, you will have chance to see the further areas of the bay and kayak to deserted lagoons and beaches.


    Accommodation: Deluxe Balcony on Paradise Prestige Cruise

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  • Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
    Hue   Drive back to Hanoi (3.5 hours)   Fly to Hue (1 hour)

    Cruise back to the harbor, where your guide and driver take you back to Hanoi airport in time for your afternoon flight to Hue. On the drive to the airport by private car, stop and visit Yen Duc village which is famous for authentic Vietnamese life in rural area. Upon arrival in Hue, our guide and driver will pick up and drive you to the hotel.


    Accommodation: Superior Room at Villa Hue Hotel

  • Day 10: Hue City Tour (B)

    Start a Hue city tour with the Imperial City, where you will learn about the once royal power of Vietnam. Take a private dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River, visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda and the ancient tomb of Ming Mang King. The Imperial Hue city was heavily destroyed by bombs during the wars, but your tour guide will help make sense of the ruins and show you many interesting building still standing.


    Accommodation: Superior Room at Villa Hue Hotel

  • Day 11: Hue – Bach Ma - Hoi An (B)
    Hoi An   Drive to Hoi An (3 hours)

    This morning you will be taken to the famous Bach Ma National Park, where you will enjoy trekking in the wood and a picnic lunch. After all, drive to Hoi An, the three and a half hours will pass abundant rice paddy fields and travel over the Hai Van Pass. On a clear day the pass offers spectacular views out to the Lang Co beach and the East Sea. Check in your hotel in Hoi An, where you can spend the afternoon to relax or enjoy a walk around the charms of Hoi An ancient town.


    Accommodation: Special Room at Hoi An Ancient House

  • Day 12: Hoi An (B)

    Free at your own leisure.


    Accommodation: Special Room at Hoi An Ancient House

  • Day 13: Hoi An Countryside by Vespa Motorbike (B)

    This morning you will have fun exploring the peaceful countryside of Hoi An by siting behind your own motorbike driver. In the afternoon, you will be free to relax or explore the rest of the town.


    Accommodation: Special Room at Hoi An Ancient House

  • Day 14: Hoi An – Danang - Cai Be (B, L, D)
    Saigon   Fly to Saigon (1 hour)   Drive to Cai Be (3 hours)

    This morning your private guide and driver will drive you to Danang airport to take a short flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), meet your Saigon guide upon your arrival and head straight out to Cai Be in the Mekong River Delta where you aboard a cruise.


    Accommodation: Deluxe Cabin on Mekong Eyes

  • Day 15: Cai Be – Saigon/ Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

    Enjoy the morning cruise and visit a floating market along the way, where you will see hundreds of shops on boat and people hanging fruits they want to sell on the top of a bamboo. Back to the boat dock at noon and get transferred back to Saigon.


    Accommodation: Premier River View at Liberty Riverside

  • Day 16: Saigon City Tour (B)
    Saigon     Pick up and drive to the airport

    Today you will explre the dynamic Saigon with city tour. Visit the Independent Palace which is Saigon’s iconic building, the War Remnants Museum and the government houses with its vibrant yellow French style. You may want to see some of the hidden markets, and experience Saigon’s coffee style on the side walk with the local people.


    Accommodation: Premier River View at Liberty Riverside

  • Day 17: Saigon Departure (B)

    Enjoy your breakfast and the last day in Vietnam, your tour guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to Tan Son Nhat airport in time for your onward flight.


TRIP COST:  2,613 USD per person (double occupancy)

All Incense Travel tours are private and depart daily.


Trip cost includes:

  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring with your personal guides and drivers
  • Double occupancy accommodation at mentioned rooms in the detailed itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals mentioned in the detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Around-the-clock support during your trip
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with permission fees and entrance tickets
  • Private cabin for night train to Lao Cai
  • Private cabin on joined boat in Halong Bay
  • Private cabin on joined boat in Mekong River
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).


Trip cost DOSE NOT include:

  • International airfares
  • Any meals not specified after each itinerary day, beverages at meals
  • Tips or gratuities to tour guide or staffs
  • Hotel accommodation pre and post the trip
  • Pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations (if any)
  • Travel insurance, visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).


The Incense Travel Style of Travel:

  • Tailor-made itineraries according to your interests and schedule.
  • Private touring with your own guides and drivers.
  • Preferred rooms in the nicest hotels.
  • First-hand and insider recommendations from our travel experts.
  • Around-the-clock support during your trip.
  • Insider travel experiences and sophisticated knowledge on our destinations.
  • Upon request, VIP and fast-track airport assistance, meetings with artists and special-interest lecturers, tour with historians, dinner at a local family, private cooking class, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets and exclusive access to local activities.


Trip Details at-a-Glance

  • Length: 17 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis
  • Price: 2.613 USD Per Person (double occupancy)
  • Arrival: Capital Hanoi
  • Departure: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Activity: Adventure Travel


  • See the colorful ethnic minorities and the stunning mountains of Sapa
  • Cruise among thousands of limestone formations in Halong Bay on a traditional junk
  • Explore the imperial Hue city and the charming town of Hoi An
  • Drift and witness Vietnam’s typical scenes during your cruise along the Mekong River
  • Experience the colonial French influences in Hanoi and Saigon