Vietnam: See & Experience Almost it ALL in 11 Days, First Class Traveling
Can This Be Customized?Yes
Fully Guided?All tours are almost fully guided.
Are Solo Travelers Welcomed?Yes & There are No Single Supplements for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsAny Date w/ 7-Day Notice (as long as the domestic flights needed for this tour are operating daily)
► Cooking Class
► Interacting with Mountain Tribes & Immersing in Their Cultures
► Watching One of the Best Sunsets on Earth at Ha Long Bay (April through September only)
► The Inviting Little Streets, Alleyways & Food Stalls Found in the Capital, Hanoi
► Cruises on Tranquil Lakes & Postcard-Perfect Bays
► Majestic Rice Fields
► Bamboo Rafting
► Biking in the Countryside
► A Hill Station Resembling a ‘Mini Paris’
► Traditional Markets
► Guided Tours to Caves & Temples
► And Much, Much More...
International Airfare *For VIP members only (ask us for details)
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
Male or Female Tour Guides
Tours in English
All Ground & Water Transportation
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Lunches x 3
Dinners x 3
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Day 1: Where Your Fantasy Trip Begins
Our tour begins in the city of Da Nang. Worth checking out are the Dragon Bridge, which features a rather unique architectural design, the night market and a nearby lounge and club complex. Dress nicely.
Day 2: Walking on Marble Mountains & the Country’s Prettiest Town
We make an excursion from Da Nang. Firstly, we are taken to a cluster of five marble and limestone hills. Collectively they are called the Marble Mountains, a.k.a. Ngu Hanh Son. In the early-evening, we are taken to the town of Hoi An. There we are provided with a guided tour. Highlights include a local outdoor market called Nguyen Hoang, traditional homes, pagodas, an assembly hall called Phuc Kien, the Japanese bridge, Hoai River, Lantern Street and the silk shops. Dinner is included on today’s tour and is served in Hoi An.
Day 3: A Resort Built by French Architects & a Bridge Designed Like No Other
Before relocating by flight from Da Nang to the capital that is Hanoi, we visit a hill station and resort called Ba Na Hill Station (a.k.a. Ba Na Hills). It was founded in 1919 by French colonists. It was built as a leisure destination for French tourists. Being located 1500 meters above sea level, it has a view of the East Sea and the surrounding mountains. We reach this hill station and resort by cable car. In operation since March 29, 2013, it holds the world record for the longest nonstop single track cable car, at 5,801 meters (19,032 feet) in length. Highlights of our tour include the internationally acclaimed Golden Bridge, the garden, and the wine cellar. Another detail worth mentioning is that a buffet-style lunch is included on today’s tour and is served in the charming ‘French Village’, which is reached by cable car.
Day 4: Sightseeing in the Capital
Before relocating by land to the town of Ha Giang, we explore Hanoi. Highlights include the Opera House, Ho Tay Lake, Chua Tran Quoc Temple, Temple of Literature, Saint Joseph’s Cathedral and Hoan Kiem Lake (a.k.a. Restored Sword Lake). Hanoi is home to little streets and alleyways with food stalls, as well as restaurants squeezed up next to each other. The city vibe is one that visitors can easily feel and appreciate.
Day 5: Scenic Valleys, Winding Roads & Selfies
There is much to see as we relocate today by land from Ha Giang to the village of Dong Van. Firstly, we are taken to Thach Son Than Buckwheat Flowers Fields. It is a perfect spot for taking selfies. Next, we are taken to Quan Ba Heaven Gate. There we can purchase a coffee while overlooking the fine valley. Next, we are taken to Fairy Bosom (a.k.a. Núi đôi Quản Bạ). There we walk to a beautiful lookout point. Next, we are taken to the settlement of Lung Tam. Upon arrival in Lung Tam, we see how locals do centuries-old weaving and embroidery techniques. Next, we are taken to an observation deck called Đài Quan Sát Yên Minh. Next, we are taken to a viewpoint called Dốc Thẩm Mã. Meeting a local tribe while taking photos of the winding road between the mountains makes for a great 10-minute stop. Before reaching Dong Van, finally we are taken to the Lung Cam Cultural Tourist Village, which is located in the Sung La Valley. There we meet another local tribe.
Day 6: An Authentic Outdoor Market, Tribal People & the North’s Picturesque Landscape
Before leaving Dong Van, we walk to a lookout point and then visit two local markets. After leaving this village, our first destination is a scenic pass called Ma Pí Leng. Next, we are taken to a village called Meo Vac. There we meet a local tribe wearing traditional black attire, see traditional homes and pass by Nho Que River. Lastly, we are taken to our hotel, located in the area of Ba Be National Park. Note that dinner is included on today’s tour, at our hotel specifically.
Day 7: A Lake Cruise, Caves & Canoeing
Before relocating back to Hanoi, there is much to see and do in and around Ba Be National Park. Highlights include a boat cruise around the lake, Puong Cave, Dau Dang Waterfall, kayaking at Widow's Island and meeting tribal Thai people and seeing rice fields in a village called Cam Ha. Dinner to-go is included on today’s tour and is provided right before leaving the park. Before returning to Hanoi, we explore Hua Ma Cave.
Day 8: Floating in the Water & One of Southeast Asia’s Greatest Sunset Locations
We go on a daytrip today to Ha Long Bay. This is Vietnam’s most popular day trip destination…and for good reason. Ha Long Bay is arguably the country’s most naturally gifted area, along with the rice fields of the North. Highlights today include Surprising Cave, swimming and kayaking or bamboo rafting at Titov Island, and watching the sunset (if visiting between April and September). Note that lunch is included on today’s tour, during the boat ride.
Day 9: Rice Fields, Peddling, Paddling & the Ancient City
We go on another daytrip today. Firstly, we are taken to the ancient capital of Vietnam. It is called Hoa Lu. At this village, we check out the temple. Nearby and next, we go on a guided bike ride. After exploring the countryside, we can eat. Lunch is included on today’s tour. After our meal, we are taken to a river called Tam Coc. There we go on a paddle boat ride, led by a local. The highlights are the mountains, the surrounding rice fields and the caves. Upon returning to the dock, we are taken to Mua Cave. The cave itself pales in comparison to the views we get after ascending Lying Dragon Mountain. After hiking to the top, we return to Hanoi.
This evening we recommend you watch the train pass by a popular coffee shop located at 29A P. Nguyễn Thái Học, Cửa Nam, Ba Đình. After seeing it squeeze between residential buildings, consider walking to Ta Hien Street. This is Hanoi’s most popular street for nightlife.
Day 10: Mausoleums, Palaces & Mama's Home Cooking
Below is the list of attractions we will try to see today.
1. Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
2. Presidential Palace
3. Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House: This is the former residence of Communist Ho Chi Minh.
4. One Pillar Pagoda
5. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
6. Vietnam Military History Museum
7. B52 Victory Museum
8. Lotte Observation Deck
In the afternoon, we are taken to a local market to shop for groceries. We are then taken to a local home. There we are provided with a cooking class. Dinner is included on today’s tour.
Day 11: Our Tour Ends This Morning
Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport in Hanoi.
*Phu Quoc is undoubtedly Vietnam’s most beautiful and tropical island. It is quite mountainous, densely forested, and ringed with some fine beaches. Additionally, it offers arguably the best seafood in the country. If you are interested in our tour to Phu Quoc, ask us for details. Excluding the days of arrival and departure, we recommend 2 full days there.
CharlieTheTraveler is a real lifesaver when it comes to trip planning. It removes a lot of stress prior to travelling. I’ll never forget this trip to Vietnam; all the included activities and tours were wonderful and well-picked. An all-around super fun trip. Thanks Charlie!
I’ve used a few tour agencies for my past trips, but CharlieTheTraveler definitely beats all of them. I enjoyed the variety of food, activities, and guided tours the bundle offered. Lots of beautiful scenic views, which I especially enjoyed. The days are packed so you get the most of out of your money, but you also have a bit of downtime to do your own thing. I think it was a good balance. Overall, I highly recommend.
I really enjoyed my trip and experience using CharlieTheTraveler. Very professional, everything is well planned-out. The highlight of my trip would definitely be the cave tours. If you are a fan of nature, I’d definitely recommend booking this Vietnam trip.
I’m someone that enjoys trips where there’s never a dull moment. If you’re like me, I think you’ll enjoy the trips CharlieTheTraveler offers. I enjoyed every single activity, especially the ones where we got to visit temples. The times specified and itinerary are well-followed, while the trip overall gives a good overview of Vietnam and its treasures. I’ll always remember this trip.
I had never used a company like this before, but a friend of mine recommend CharlieTheTraveler to me. I wasn’t disappointed. Using CharlieTheTraveler saved me a lot of time and stress compared to if I planned everything on my own. I always wanted to visit Vietnam, and thankfully, the tours allowed me to see how beautiful the country truly is. I especially appreciated how varied the activities were. Temples, lakes, villages, caves, excellent food, boat cruises, monuments… CharlieTheTraveler includes it all. I’ll definitely go back to Charlie for other future trips.
I am a fan of culturally enriching trips, and this one definitely did not disappoint me. Vietnam is a beautiful country, and I think CharlieTheTraveler does a good job including all relevant activities to give you a well-rounded trip. Ha Long Bay was my personal highlight, such beautiful scenery. The trip was stress-free, everything went exactly as planned.
I think the best part that this Vietnam trip by CharlieTheTraveler has to offer is a balance of nature sightseeing tours and touristic attractions, like museums. Everything is planned to the very last detail and allows you to travel stress-free. I would go back in a heartbeat. Charlie is very professional and will answer any question you might have.
Planning an entire trip with activities and tours can get very complex. I’ve done it on my own a couple times before, so I figured I could try something different this time. CharlieTheTraveler did not let me down. All the tours and activities were great. The tour guides had excellent knowledge of the area and were very respectful. The days were packed and filled with fun.
CharlieTheTraveler is just what you need for a stress-free, well thought-out trip. All the activities included were super fun, the restaurants that we visited offered delicious food. This Vietnam trip is overall great and will allow you to make memories you’ll never forget.
I’m happy with my experience with CharlieTheTraveler. As a solo traveller, it had everything I was looking for. The activities were great, the food was great, the accommodation was great. Going with this company definitely relieved a lot of stress and saved me so much time.
Vietnam wasn’t on my list of places to go at first. But after looking at the different trips CharlieTheTraveler had to offer, I decided to go with this one because of how filled and fun the itinerary looked like. I’m impressed with how well planned-out everything was. I don’t regret a thing and had a bunch of fun.
The Vietnam trip is perfect if you’re looking for a trip where you get to explore many wonders of nature. You’ll most likely enjoy the views of Ba Be National Park, the Marble Mountains, the Surprising Cave, and much more. CharlieTheTraveler includes great and detailed itineraries that won’t leave you bored for one second.
CharlieTheTraveler is a wonderful travelling company that plans everything you need. The Vietnam tour is great if you’re looking for adventures in nature; hikes in the mountains, boat cruises, exploring caves… I was impressed with the variety of activities that were included, because we also got the chance to visit markets and villages. I’d recommend this company to anyone wanting to save a bit of time and stress when planning a trip!
I’ve been on a lot of trips around the globe, but the Vietnam tour with CharlieTheTraveler was definitely one of my favorite trips so far. They do a good job communicating with you and planning memorable itineraries. I highly recommend!!
Excellent company, excellent tour. The landscapes were beautiful, and the tour guides were very respectful. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and I doubt I would have been able to plan such a great trip all on my own.
I had a bad experience with a touring company before, so I was hesitant booking with a new one. But I didn’t want to spend the time and stress planning a trip myself, so I went with CharlieTheTraveler instead, after reading reviews about it. Boy, was I impressed! This company does a wonderful job planning out fun-filled days with great tour guides. I didn’t have any issues with the booking process either.
Vietnam is a beautiful country, and CharlieTheTraveler does a good job highlighting what it has to offer. My expectations were exceeded. Price is great for everything you get.
CharlieTheTraveler offers activities and itineraries that I never would have thought of on my own. I enjoyed it all. Prior to the trip, booking and communicating with Charlie was simple and made everything much less stressful. I had a great time in Vietnam. I highly recommend CharlieTheTraveler for stress-free all-included travelling!
I went on this Vietnam trip with my friend. We had such a good time, we’re already considering booking another trip with CharlieTheTraveler in the near future. Our favorite part of the Vietnam trip is how the activities were well-balanced between high intensity nature day trips and relaxing activities such as cooking classes.
CharlieTheTraveler does a good job coming up with itineraries that are well planned out. They make sure to pick good activities, accommodations, and tour guides that know how to make the visitors feel at ease. Loved every bit of that Vietnam tour, especially the hiking parts of it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Tour Cost?
A 4-installment payment plan is available, often with 0 percent interest to those with at least decent credit. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “Vietnam in 11 Days” tour is available for $2,116 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except flights. It also includes English-speaking tour guides, food, all activities and all entry fees. If you would like lodging included for all nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $2,731 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. Note that whereas there is no fee associated with paying by check, there is a 3.5 percent surcharge for payments made by credit card. We accept both forms of payment. Moving forward, to better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour? Solo travelers are welcomed, in case you were wondering.
2. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
3. Where would you be flying from (and back to)?
4. On what date would you like to leave home?
5. Would you like to extend the duration of this tour so you have some free days just to relax? If you have 1 extra day, then we recommend Da Nang. If you have 2, then we recommend 1 in Da Nang and 1 in Hanoi.
6. Do you have a preference between male and female tour guides?
7. On a side note, if you want to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall, it would need to be after Ba Be National Park and before returning to Hanoi. The drive from Ba Be National Park to Ban Gioc Waterfall takes about 5.5 hours. You go bamboo rafting close to the waterfall. Afterwards, you are taken to the nearby Tiger Cave (a.k.a. Nguom Ngao Cave). It all sounds great, but note there is a lot of driving involved. The drive from Ban Gioc Waterfall to Hanoi takes around 7 hours. We generally discourage adding this waterfall onto our standard itinerary, but we do allow it. Would you like to add Ban Gioc Waterfall and the nearby Tiger Cave? This increases the tour by 2 days.
8. On a final note, Phu Quoc is quite mountainous, densely forested and ringed with some fine beaches. It otherwise offers arguably the best seafood in the country. If you are interested in our tour to Phu Quoc, ask us for details. Excluding the days of arrival and departure, we recommend 2 full days there. Would you like to add a visit to Vietnam’s most beautiful and tropical island?
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Although airfare is not included in the price, we will find you the exact flights you need. Just ask.
Are Domestic Flights Needed for This Tour?
Below is the only domestic flight needed for this tour:
Day 1: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang
Day 3: Da Nang to Hanoi
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
Nights 1-2: Da Nang, Preferred Accommodation: Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel or Grand Tourane Hotel or Risemount Premier Resort or DLG Hotel or Radisson Hotel or Rosamia Hotel or Four Points by Sheraton or Novotel Premier Han River or Hilton Hotel
Night 3: Hanoi, Preferred Accommodation: Apricot Hotel or Oriental Jade Hotel & Spa
Night 4: Ha Giang, Preferred Accommodation: Khach San Phoenix Hotel
Night 5: Dong Van, Preferred Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Hotel
Night 6: Ba Bể National Park, Preferred Accommodation: Mr Linh's Homestay
Nights 7-10: Hanoi, Preferred Accommodation: Apricot Hotel or Oriental Jade Hotel & Spa
For those who wish to add onto this itinerary the island of Phu Quoc, our preferred accommodation there is Thien Thanh Resort.
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
Although most activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request. Typically, the private activities are on days 6 and 7 as well as sightseeing in the city of Hanoi.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is There Anything Out of the Ordinary I Should Bring on This Trip?
Bring a lockable waterproof bag (to bring onto the boat), a waterproof case for your identification card and credit cards (when swimming) and water shoes. On a different note, you may need to bring adapters for your electronic devices.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
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