Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip | Best Travel Itinerary

18 days
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✅ On a Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip, explore the rich culture, history, and nature of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa, and Halong Bay…
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If you are looking for an adventure that combines culture, nature, and history, then look no further than the Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip with Green Miles Travel. This tour will take you to the most scenic and diverse regions of Vietnam, from the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil countryside of Sapa and Ninh Binh. You will also explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Halong Bay, Hue, and Hoi An, as well as the Cu Chi Tunnels. Along the way, you will meet friendly locals, sample delicious cuisine, and learn about this fascinating country's rich history and traditions.

Detail Itinerary: Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip

Tour code: GM-VN02: Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip
Duration: 18 Days
Transportation: Travel Buses/Airlines
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City on arrival
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide welcomes you at the airport and then transfers you to the hotel, starting the Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip. Welcome dinner on the Saigon River cruise.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City-Cu Chi City Tour
Drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground system covering nearly 250km, was shelter to over 16,000 locals and communist guerillas during the war. Return to the city for lunch. Afternoon: The city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, includes Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, and the War Museum, where we can view the displays and photographs during the Vietnam War in the 1970s. Photo stop at the Reunification Palace, the democratic regime of former South Vietnam. Afternoon: Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City-Phan Thiet
Overland to Phan Thiet via a rubber and dragon-fruit plant en route. On arrival, visit Cham Temple, then proceed to your resort. The rest of the day is free for leisure (optional: beach activities or a bike ride to a fishing village).
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Day 4: Phan Thiet-Nha Trang
Morning is free at leisure. Afternoon overland to Nha Trang via Ca Na Beach and Po Klong Gia Rai Cham Towers in Phan Rang Town. Upon arrival, visit Cham Ponagar Sanctuary, which is decorated with divine animal statues and other Hindu shrines. Discover Hon Chong Promontory, an isolated site where huge rocks pile up strangely, and transfer to a hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 5: Nha Trang
Board a boat at Cau Da Port to some of the nearby islands, and there are opportunities to swim, snorkel in the clear, warm water, or nap under the umbrella on the sand. Afternoon, return to shore and visit Dam Market for shopping.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 6: Nha Trang-Quy Nhon
A free morning to relax in Nha Trang. Afternoon: drive 250 km across picturesque coastal plains to Qui Nhon. Upon arrival, a new destination for relaxation where romantic seaside resorts with impeccable service can be found in the Tay Son Museum, famous for its show of traditional martial arts backed up by battle drums. Overnight in Quy Nhon.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 7: Quy Nhon-Hoi An
Overland to Hoi An via the My Lai massacre site in Quang Ngai, where hundreds of villagers were indiscriminately fired upon in 1968. Continue to Hoi An, the ancient seaport city in the central part of Vietnam in the early 16th century. The rest of the day is free for leisure. Choose to visit many tailor or handicraft shops or relax on the beach just outside town. Alternatively, join a popular cooking class.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 8: Hoi An
Walking tour through the narrow, winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Phuc Kien Temple, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tan Ky ancestral house, the Japanese-covered bridge, and the colorful local markets. Afternoon: Take an hour to drive to visit Marble Mountains and Non-Nuoc Beach.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 9: Free day in Hoi An
A day at leisure for you to wander the many tailor shops or, for early risers, join the optional morning cookery class at Red Bridge Cooking School. Begin with a visit to the colorful market to purchase your ingredients, followed by a short cruise to the cooking school, where a two-hour lesson follows. You can also choose an optional afternoon tour to the UNESCO-listed Cham ruins of My Son.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10: Hoi An-Hue
Depart Hoi An to Hue by road over the mighty Hai Van Pass for a whole view of the Pacific Ocean and visit the famous Lang Co fishing village. Upon arrival, take a dragon boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, which visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, the mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes, and the Imperial Citadel, from which the Nguyen dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Tonight, enjoy a royal-style dinner.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 11: Hue-Ha Noi
Visit the elaborate mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Fly to Hanoi, visit the Ethnology Museum, and then take a tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter by Cyclo.
In the evening, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 12: Ha Noi-Halong
Depart Hanoi for Ha Long Bay and drive past some of the beautiful rural landscape before arriving at the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, board the deluxe Junk Cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch with freshly caught seafood served on board. The junk will sail, passing amazing-shaped mountains. Stop to visit Sung Sot Cave. Then we sail to Ti Top Beach and Mountain, where we can go for a swim or explore approximately 400 steps to the top of the mountain to take beautiful panorama pictures of Ha Long Bay and view the sunset. Overnight on board
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 13: Ha Long, Hanoi, and Lao Cai
early morning view of the bay’s landscape. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. There will be free time for swimming before returning to the harbor. Check out and have an early lunch before driving back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu Pottery Village on the way. Tonight, board the night train to Lao Cai.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 14: Lao Cai-Sapa
Wake up early and marvel at the remarkable scenery as you roll into Lao Cai, which borders China to the north. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for breakfast before exploring this scenic and cultural area. Visit Sapa’s market to see traders selling their wares, journey to the top of Ham Rong Mountain, and marvel at the scenic panorama from this hilltop location. Visit a local village to gain insight into the life and culture of these unique hill people. Return to your hotel in the afternoon for one night.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 15: Sapa to Hanoi
Enjoy a day of trekking through local villages, departing after breakfast for Lao Chai village, home to the Black H’mong Tribe, and then on to Ta Van, the only village of the Giay minority. After lunch, continue your walk through bamboo forests to Giang Ta Chai, visiting a Red Dao minority village. Return to your Sapa hotel to freshen up and transfer to Lao Cai for your overnight train journey back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 16: Hanoi
Morning visit the main sights of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum (opened from December to September on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and at weekends) and his living complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and The Temple of Literature. The afternoon is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 17: Ha Noi, Hoa Lu, and Trang An
Morning departs for Hoa Lu where you will have a chance to visit the temple of Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, then go ahead to Trang An with the huge rock formations jutting out of the rice paddies. Enjoy a peaceful tour of the remarkable caves of Trang An ecological tourist site. The valleys and river together, together constitute a mysterious and amazing scene. You will visit 11 caves with stalactites of all shapes and colors by taking the rowing boat, or you can try rowing by yourself. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Day 18: Hanoi-Departure
Morning is free at leisure until you transfer your transfer to Hanoi airport for your onward flight. Ends of the Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip.
Meals: Breakfast
The Trails of Vietnam 18-Day Trip with Green Miles Travel is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the beauty and diversity of Vietnam. This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages and fitness levels, as it offers a balance of activities, sightseeing, and relaxation. You will also have plenty of free time to explore on your own or join optional excursions. The tour includes accommodation, transportation, meals, entrance fees, guides, and tips. All you need to do is book your flight and pack your bags. Don't miss this chance to experience the best of Vietnam. Contact Green Miles Travel today and reserve your spot on this amazing tour!
If you want to customize your tour, please contact us and let us know your preferences. We can arrange a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interests and budget. You can choose to visit different attractions, spend more time at certain places, or add some extra activities to your tour.

Trails of Vietnam Package Includes

The tour package includes the following services: 
- Transportation from and to the airport or hotel by a comfortable vehicle
- A knowledgeable and friendly guide who speaks English fluently
- A twin/double room sharing in a quality hotel with all the amenities
- Admission tickets to all the attractions on the itinerary
- A scenic boat ride on the river or lake
- Delicious meals as specified in the program
- Two bottles of water (0.5 liters each) per person per day
- A comprehensive travel insurance policy for your peace of mind
The following items are not included in the tour package:

Tour Package Excludes

The following items are not included in the tour package:
- Domestic flights within Vietnam
- Visa fees for entering Vietnam
- Services or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Gratuities for tour guides and drivers
- Personal expenses of any kind

Notes About Trails of Vietnam

Depending on the availability of rooms, we may have to adjust the hotels we stay at, but we will ensure that they are of similar quality.
The order of the sightseeing activities may also vary depending on the weather conditions.
The internal airfares are provided by Vietnam Airlines or other Airlines and they may change due to the fluctuations of fuel price and tax at the time of issuance.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking more than 15 days before the departure date, you will receive a full refund of the tour price.
  • If you cancel your booking between 14 and 07 days before the departure date, you will receive a 50% refund of the tour price.
  • If you cancel your booking less than 07 days before the departure date, you will receive no refund of the tour price.
  • No-shows or late arrivals will be considered cancellations, and no refund will be given.
  • The tour operator may cancel due to force majeure, insufficient bookings, or other reasons beyond its control. In such cases, you will receive a full refund of the tour price or an alternative tour of equivalent value.

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