Vietnam Panorama Tour

Hanoi to Chau Doc
Vietnam Panorama tour is created to take you back to the past from Vietnam's very first reign in Ninh Binh to the modern life and to capture the best beautiful destination in Vietnam in both terms of culture and nature. This ideal Vietnam tour helps you to get a panoramic picture of both Vietnam history and natural beauty
Depart at: Ha Noi
Finish at: Chau Doc border gate
Tour destinations: Ha Noi - Handicraft villages - Ninh Binh - Ha Long - Sapa hike & markets - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Sai Gon - Cai Be - Chau Doc


Day 01: Welcome to Hanoi (D)
Day 02: Hanoi city - handicraft tour (B)
Day 03: Ninh binh full day tour (B) 
Day 04: Hanoi - Halong O/N cruise (B/L/D)
Day 05: Halong - train to Sapa (Brunch)
Day 06: Sapa Easy hiking tour (B)
Day 07: Hill tribe markets - Hanoi (B)
Day 08: Hanoi - fly to Hoian tour (B)
Day 09: Hoian sunset cruise (B)
Day 10: Hoian - fly to Nha trang (B)
Day 11: Nha trang city tour (B)
Day 12: Nha trang free day (B)
Day 13: Nha trang - fly to Saigon (B)  
Day 14: Saigon - Cai be farm stay (B/L/D)
Day 15: Cai be - drive to Chau Doc (B/L)
Day 16: Chau doc departure (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

Xin Chao! Welcome to the elegant city of Hanoi !
HIT Vietnam tours' local guide sends our warmest welcome at the airport and helps you transfer to downtown. While briefing some essential information of our incoming tour, you may have some very first impression of our capital city.
Depending on your arrival time, we manage some hours for your first Vietnam experience with a visit to the famed Ancient Streets where you will find unique street vendors, busy traditional workshops, and holy temples. Continue your discovery with water puppet show, inspired by Red River Delta peasants. A welcome dinner is invited by us to give you some ideas of Vietnamese food and cuisine.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi city view and handicraft villages

This day is for sounds and sights of Hanoi and surroundings. We start with some visits inside the city before getting outside. Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is a must to help you understand about our greatest leader then we will take a short drive to Temple of Literature which is known as the first university of Vietnam. Pop up to Ngoc Son temple before lunch time for the iconic symbol of Hanoi.
In the afternoon, we drive outskirt for pottery village - Bat Trang and Silk village Van Phuc. Here you are not only buying but watching even joining in to make some hand-made products. Free to buy some souvenir before you move back to the downtown.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 03: Ninh Binh full day tour

Enjoy your hot breakfast and we are going to spend a day to visit the place known as “Halong Bay on Land” and also be the first capital of Vietnam, even before 1000-year-old Hanoi city, Ninh Binh province. After a 2.5 hour driving, we arrive Thung Nham area where we board on a small sampan to explore the primitive nature here. Thung Nham has both stream and cave that is up to 500m long, 70m at the widest place. The sampan takes us thrusting under small mountains to discover several caves before back to the banks.
Lunch on your own budget at local restaurant then we keep out tour to Thung Chim - the bird sanctuary with over 40 species making their livings here. Take your time to immerse in natural beautiful creatures. 
Back to your car and drive to Hanoi in the late afternoon. 
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Suggested Note: the original version of this day is visiting Tam Coc that is more popular and somehow more touristy. If you are very much interested in Tam Coc, we can switch back to this option

Day 04: Hanoi – Halong overnight cruise

After breakfast, we travel out of Hanoi city to the famed Halong Bay. The drive takes you 3.5 hours sharply to get arrival to the port. We board on the traditional junk with a warm welcome of the crew. Check in your cabin then back to the cruise's fine restaurant for delicious lunch. After lunch, you will find the junk to set sail to the most beautiful parts of the bay. Spend your time to behold the stunning oceanic landscapes. 
This afternoon, we will visit one of the biggest caves in the bay which is linked with the legend of Dragon and the bay. Unwind on your deck to behold the sunset.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Private cabin on Halong Bay

Day 05: Halong - Hanoi train to Sapa

An active morning with Tai chi class on the sundeck or just leisurely laying on the chairs to enjoy the sunrise over islets. Followed by the breakfast, you will paddle to hidden, awesome caves and visiting a floating village. Sailing back to dock while brunch is serving.
Check out the junk while our driver awaits you for transfer back to Hanoi. We will have some free hours before catching our train to Sapa. We suggest you should try to taste Hanoi street food before we leaving. Be ready at around 08.00PM for a night train to Sapa through this night. Your accommodation tonight is a soft berth A/C sharing cabin. (learn more: Vietnam train travel and road transfer)
Meal: Brunch
Accommodation: Shared soft berth A/C lockable cabin

Day 06: Sapa easy hiking to villages 

Arrive in Sapa early morning, the stunning scenery of mountain and the beauty of charming town will get you out of half-awakening shortly. We drive uphill to the French style town in approx 1 hour then get a hot breakfast in a fine restaurant. 
Leaving your luggage at the hotel desk, we start our tour from here. Depending on your energy, we will combine with hiking and driving. But the most recommended is hiking which allows you the best access to small villages and houses of ethnic people here. Take time to learn about their unique tradition and custom before going back to the hotel in late afternoon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 07: Sapa Hill tribe markets - train to Hanoi

Depending on your time of travel, the market in this occasion can be different. The market there mostly gather weekly such as Coc Ly ( Tuesday), Cao Son ( Wednesday), Lung Khau Nhin ( Thursday), Can Cau ( Saturday), Bac Ha market ( Sunday). The hill tribe market here is not only the place for trading but showing the most typical feature of ethnic culture.
After your market time, we will visit the villages of earth-walled houses where Flower Hmong people shows you their lifestyles from vegetation to corn wine distillation. You may want to enjoy dinner before we boarding on a night train for a ride back to Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Shared soft berth A/C lockable cabin 

Day 08: Hanoi - fly to Hoian - walking tour

Arrive in Hanoi Station early morning, our tour guide awaits you here for a drive to a local market to witness the wholesalers ones in the early morning. Enjoy your breakfast then we will get ready for an airport transfer which leads you to the most charming town of Vietnam, Hoian.
After one hour flight, you foot on Hoian, one of Vietnam World Heritages and remain its heritages in the best conditions. Get acquaintance to the town by a walking to the best sites including Phuc Kien pagoda, an ancient house and the iconic symbol of the town - Japanese bridge. The day is closed in a tranquility style with coffee or tea time in an outstanding cafe of the town.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 09: Hoian sunset cruise

We leave this whole morning free under you own management. Hoian is a small town but has many things to offer. You can swim in Cua Dai beach or rent a bike at very cheap prices to self-explore around.
This afternoon is leisure time with a sunset cruise. Transfer to the dock at around 15.00 PM then board on a traditional cruise. The cruise traverse along Thu Bon river while cool cocktail is serving. You may encounter some fishermen catching fishes on the river before the sunset. Enjoy the beautiful moments of the splendid river under the last lights of the day.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 10: Hoian - fly to Nha Trang 

Free time until we pack your things for your flight to the most beautiful beach of Vietnam or possibly over the world, Nha Trang beach. On the way transferring from airport to your hotel, you will admire the crystal beach with endless white sand in front of your eyes. And are in a tropical paradise.
This afternoon is all yours with sunbathing, swimming, lying on sand or whatever you may like.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 11: Nha Trang city tour

Nha Trang is a city favored by nature. But its history and culture can amaze any traveler because this area once was the center of Khmer people who built a huge kingdom with the unique architecture masterpieces that have been standing till today.
You will be taken by our guide to the most typical works of Khmer Kingdom including Ponagar Temple built in the 8th century and Chong Promontory (two big rocks called husband & wife rock). We end up the day at Dam Market for seafood shopping.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 12: Nha Trang free day at beach 

Nha Trang is interesting city enough for you to self-enjoy. Swimming, sunbathing or sightseeing services are all easy to access. Free time today in your very own way in order to get panoramic views of the city. 
Meal: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 13: Nha Trang - fly to Saigon - city tour 

Fly to Saigon in the morning. Saigon is the most important center of commercials in South Vietnam.
Follow with the transfer to downtown is a short city tour featuring the best highlights including Reunification Palace, a symbol of Vietnam independence, then Thien Hau pagoda and finish at Cho Lon market, one of the biggest market in southern Vietnam. 
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 14: Saigon - drive to Cai be farm stay

Pick you up from the hotel, we take a pleasant transfer in about 2 hours to Cai be farm stay. This is a remote house located at an isolated islet in the middle of a canal. You are warmly welcome by the host with welcome drinks followed by a delicious lunch. Leaving your packs in the room, we start an afternoon becoming a fisherman. Get down to the farm stay's pond and you will try to catch fish which is really fun and interesting. Your caught fishes will be the main ingredients for dinner tonight. 
After catching fishes, we take a bike to a local market where you will be a real local and buy all needed herbs, vegetables, and other foods for tonight. Back to your farm stay, you will prepare your dinner by yourself with fantastic cooking class. Enjoy dinner made by yourself from a-z.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: private room at Cai be farm stay

Day 15: Cai be - drive to Chau Doc

Wake up in the morning and we enjoy delicious breakfast with the host's family. Get on a small sampan to visit your neighbor with huge orchards. You will be invited to free taste very fresh fruits right in the gardens. 
We will have lunch at farm stay before checking out and drive further to Cambodia border gate, Chau Doc province. We will arrive just in time for the sunset time. Hiking a bit to Sam Mountain where you will enjoy the most beautiful scenery of sunset in Vietnam. From the top of the mountain, you will see how the giant Mekong river twisting through mountains in Cambodia part as well as evergreen rice fields in Vietnam part.
Climb downhill and back to the hotel for relaxing and overnight.
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

Day 16: Chau doc depart to Phnom Penh

This morning is a speed boat ride for anyone want to connect a tour in Cambodia. The boat departs at around 7.00AM and arrives in Phnom Penh around lunch time. End of our Vietnam Panorama Tour.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not Available

For those ones booked flight Saigon - Phnom Penh or Siem Reap already, we will take a tour to Tra Su forest in morning and drive back to Saigon in the afternoon. You will need an extra night in Saigon before taking the flights. Contact to our Support team to compare the options and manage your stay.

HIT Vietnam wishes you very enjoyable memories with our Vietnam Classic Tours!

Why this Tour?

  • Hanoi handicraft villages
  • Halong bay with overnight cruise
  • Visit Vietnam's first capital - Ninh Binh
  • Trek on majestic Sapa town
  • Hoi An sunset river cruise
  • Island discovery in Nha trang
  • Stunning sunset from the top of Mt. Sam in Chau Doc
  • Enjoy the bustling Sai Gon

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 2695 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 1560 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 1350 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 1165 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 335
​​Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)


What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Private cabin in Halong cruise.
  • 4 soft-berth sharing cabin on night train
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • International flights in/ out Vietnam
  • Visa service to Cambodia
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others not mentioned

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