Vietnam over the water
Vietnam over the water
According to the rice fields
Vietnam over the water
You will find water everywhere in Vietnam. However, won't you surprise your friends by telling them that you have visited Vietnam by boat? By boat, just for you! A cruise, with a night aboard a junk in the mythical Halong Bay; the boat ride in the middle of the rice fields of the river Tail of the Swallow to make a pilgrimage to the Cave of the scented footprint, and to Hoa Lu to visit Halong earth, A cruise on the Perfume River to win the Imperial Tombs in Hue. It is from the famous Japanese Bridge that you will have seen the Thu Bon River in Hoi An. A boat trip and even a basket boat to reach the islands of Nha Trang Bay. Maybe you will be bathed in the China Sea in Phan Thiet? In any case it is on the banks of the Saigon River that you will have observed the incessant coming and going of the navigation of this great port, before going to discover the Mekong Delta, through its multiple arms and its canals.
Hanoi - Ha Long - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Saigon - Cai Be - Tra On
Next program
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Hanoi
    Arrival at Noi Bai airport. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Hanoi "The city located on the Red River". Walk in the residential area where are the former Palace of the Governor General of Indochina, the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda. Then the temple of Mount Jade, ride rickshaw in the old district guilds.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 2
    Hanoi – Ha Long
    Halong Bay is known as the 8th wonder in the world thanks to its beautiful landscapes, superb caves, clean air and rich biodiversity. With an area of 1500km2, and more than 3000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is truly a surprising destination. Explore Halong Bay on the Oriental Sails Cruise - one of the best 3-star cruises in Halong Bay.

    Night aboard Cong Do Area.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 3
    Ha Long – Tam Coc
    If Hanoi was Thang Long, "Flight of the Dragon", Halong Bay, "Descent of the Dragon", and its unreal chaos of rocky peaks, the fruit of the frolics of this beast, mistress of the waters. The ghostly pitons cutting the horizon into bluish teeth or sunken mountains, of which only the summits emerge, caverns and caves where the waves disappear, set of mists and clouds, inland seas. The most singular is that these strange-shaped hills seem to float on the surface of the water, as their base is gnawed and that everywhere the silence of this sea spreads, sometimes broken by the cry of a sea bird.

    06h30 - 07h00 Start your day with a Tai Chi exercise on the terrace.

    07h00 - 09h00 Catch the morning view on the seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast cruise to Thien Canh Son Cave.

    09:00 - 09:30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave - the medium-sized and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

    09h30 - 10h00 Restitution of the cabins. Luggage can be delivered to reception.

    10:00 - 11:00 Return to the port. Have lunch on board.

    12:00 pm: Landing of the eastern sails

    Road to Tam Coc. Dinner in town and night at Tam Coc.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 4
    Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hao Lu – Hanoi
    Tam Coc is beautiful in an amazing setting of hills and karst peaks where appear and disappear a small river. After a 3-hour round-trip boat trip on the Ngo Dong River that winds between karst hills and rice paddies in a wonderful landscape "Ha Long Bay on Land", walk east to Bich Dong, the Jade cave which is a beautiful half-built temple, half-dug on the side of the hills (It was where the filming of the film Indochina took place). Departure for Hoa Lu, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam in the 10th century. Visit of the commemorative temples dedicated to Kings Dinh and Le. Then climb the steps that climb to the top of Mount Ma Yen where we kiss the site. Up there rests King Dinh which is oldest royal burial preserved in Vietnam.

    Direct route to Hanoi. Dinner in town. In the evening: puppet shows on the water. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 5
    Hanoi – Perfume pagoda – Hanoi
    Departure for the perfume pagoda, one of the most beautiful sites of Vietnam. On the side of a limestone mountain are perched pagodas and temples whose architecture blends perfectly with a very lush nature. Depending on the itinerary, from the pier, a paddling sampan takes you to the Yen River in 1 hour at the bottom of the Perfume Mountain, but according to the rules of the pilgrimage, you have to make a stop at temple of the Presentations to ask the genius-guardian of the places permission to continue the journey. Then it will take you 3 hours to climb up the stairs and reach the pagoda of the Scented Footprint, a huge cave where stalactites and stalagmites form candelabra and altars.

    Lunch on the spot. Return to Hanoi. Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 6
    Hanoi – Hue
    Transfer to Noi Bai airport and flight to Hue.

    Arrival and visit of Hue, ancient capital of the feudal emperors of the Nguyen of the 19th century. It has the most luxurious palaces and royal tombs of Southeast Asia, the most delightful gardens. With the Perfume River, the harmonious hills, Hue is still the city of poetry. Visit of the imperial city, Dong Ba market.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 7
    Boat cruise on the perfume river to visit the pagoda of the Celestial Lady with its famous octagonal tower overlooking the river, the tombs Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc in an enchanting site planted with pines and dotted with ponds ...; the eunuchs pagoda.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 8
    Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An
    Drive to Da Nang and Hoi An. Pass on Cloud Pass, a spectacular mountain road. In Da Nang (Ex-Tourane), visit Cham Museum which contains the largest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Continue to Hoi An, a village of unique charm that was, under the name of FaiFo, one of the most prosperous ports of Asia of the 17th century. The architecture of Chinese temples, pagodas and homes of wealthy merchants is remarkable.

    City Tour: Central Market, Tan Ky House, Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Temple.

    In the late afternoon: Boat trip on the Thu Bon River  

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 9
    Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang
    Back to Danang, stop at the Marble Mountains. Have lunch in town. Then flight to Nha Trang.

    Arrival and installation at the hotel. Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 10
    Nha Trang
    We start the boat trip on the island of Hon Mieu. It has 2 fishing villages and some 2000 inhabitants. The transfer of the boat to this small port is done aboard a round braided bamboo net, a sort of large floating basket called "Thung Chai" in Vietnamese, it is extraordinary! We cross the village on foot to the small natural harbor in the bay. A real delight to get there. Continuation of the cruise to the island of Hon Tam, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium.

    After lunch at the restaurant on the island, you have an hour for swimming on the beach. In the late afternoon, return by road to Nha Trang, then walk on the bridge of Xom Bong at the mouth of the Cai river, beautiful panorama of the port with its wooden boats, blue and red. Visit of the Po Nagar tower (from the 8th to the 13th century).

    Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 11
    Nha Trang – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne
    Road along the salt flats and beautiful beaches of Cam Ranh Bay. On the road, stop at the Hoa Lai towers (8th, 9th century). Arrival at Phan Rang. Visit PoKlong Garai Towers (13th century) which are still the only seat of Cham religious practices in Vietnam. Lunch at Ninh Chu restaurant located on the beautiful beach. Continue to Phan Thiet, a small town on the Cai River, famous for its Nuoc Mam (fish brine). Discovery of the two Cham Phu Hai Shrines, built in brick dating from the 9th century when the transfer of the center of the kingdom of Champa to the south, the fishing port and the sand dunes of Mui Ne.

    Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 12
    Mui Ne – Phan Thiet – Saigon
    Road to Saigon, through the plantations of Dragon fruit and rubber trees. Arrival and installation at the hotel. After lunch, discover Saigon, "the pearl of the Far East", the largest city and the largest port in the country. Visit: the former Catinat Street, the Cathedral, the Cho Lon Market, the Temple of the Jade Emperor, the Temple of the Protecting Goddess of the Sailors Thien Hau.

    Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 13
    Saigon – Cai Be – Tra On
    After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for the Mekong Delta, the vast and fertile full which constitutes the rice granary of Vietnam.
    Arrival at Cai Be, welcome cocktail, presentation of the boat and its crew, installation in the cabins. Direction Cho Lach, downstream from the Tien Giang River. Lunch on board during the journey. Rest on the upper deck next to the bar. Bifurcation in the Cho Lach canal in 30 minutes through rice and sandbank traffic and in a setting or thousands of dry fruits surrounded by shipyards. Visit a village on the bank of the Mang Thit River, an opportunity to get closer to the local way of life and the hospitality of the people of the region. Visit the orchards and rice fields around. Re-boarding, welcome cocktail upon return on board. Rest on the bridge watching the sunset.

    Dinner on board and romantic night on the water.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 14
    Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon
    Breakfast will be available from 6:30 am as the boat sails the Tra On Floating Market to the Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho. Restitution of the cabins and transfer on a lighter boat to visit the market, streams and orchards. Return to Ninh Kieu wharf. Landing.

    Lunch then drive to Saigon.
    Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 15
    Sai Gon – Return flight
    Free time for your personal discovery until transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Free meal. End of our services.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020

  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1 309 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.

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A supplement will be added to the price of your trip during the period of Christmas and New Year (from 24 of December 2020 to 04 of January 2021), as well as during the period of the festivities for Tet (from 10 of February to 17 of February 2021)
Name of city / List of hotels Standard Superior Deluxe
La Beauté de Hanoi***
(Deluxe room)
MK Premier boutique****
(Deluxe room)
Pan Pacific hotel*****
(Deluxe room)
Oriental Sails
(Superior Room)
Garden Bay ***
(Deluxe Cabin)
Indochina Junk *****
(Superior Room)
Jade Hotel**
(Deluxe Room)
Romance Hue Hotel****
(Deluxe Room)
Imperial Hue Hotel*****
(Deluxe City View)
Aurora Hotel***
(Superior Room)
Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel****
(Deluxe Garden View)
Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa (Deluxe room)
(Superior City View Room)
(Superior Room)
Sunrise Nha Trang Beach *****
(Superior Sea View)
Little Cottage Mui Ne ***
(Superior Garden View Room)
Pandanus ****
(Superior Room)
Victoria Phantiet Resort ****
(Garden View Bungalow)
Mountain Town ***
(Superior Room)
La Sapinette ****
(Superior Room)
Ana Mandara Dalat Villa *****
(Villa Room)
Ruby River Hotel ***
(Deluxe Room)
Eden ****
(Superior Room)
Grand Hotel ****
(Deluxe Room)
Bateau Bassac
Ou Cochinchine
(Superior Cabin)
Bateau Bassac
Ou Cochinchine
(Superior Cabin)
Bateau Bassac
Ou Cochinchine
(Superior Cabin)



These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi / Hue and Danang / Nha Trang
  • Accommodation in a double room, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats)
  • The assistance of a French speaker-guide at each stage of the trip: North, Center & South
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • The tour (1h30) by rickshaw in the old neighborhoods of Hanoi
  • The water puppet show in Hanoi
  • The day aboard a junk in Halong Bay including lunch and dinner with seafood
  • Two days aboard the Bassac boat on the Mekong including 2 lunches and 2 dinners on board
Boat Tours to Hoa Lu, Perfume Pagoda, Hue, Hoian, Nhatrang
These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • International airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
Any other service not mentioned above
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