Saturday, April 15, 2023
16 days / 14 nights
Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.
Discover Vietnam's must-sees, such as Hanoi or Ha Long Bay, and the little hidden gems we've found for you. More than a trip, it is a real immersion in Vietnamese culture that awaits you.
3 and 4 star hotels are the following or similar:
Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Flight from Montreal to Hanoi via Tokyo in economy class.
Stopover at Tokyo airport, then fly to Hanoi. Arrival, welcome at Hanoi International Airport, then transfer to your accommodation for installation.
Day free to relax or explore the city at your own pace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You will start the day with a tour of the capital, including Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature and the Museum of Ethnology. Afterwards, you will have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing with a pedicab ride through the 36 streets and corporations district, in the heart of old Hanoi. Then, end of the day at leisure. Night at the hotel.
Day free in Hanoi
You will leave in the direction of Ninh Binh, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam. On the road, you will stop in the beautiful area of Van Long to board a boat. You will travel through the landscapes of hills, rice fields and terrestrial Ha Long Bay. Afterwards, you will have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing with a visit to Bich Dong Pagoda. Then, you will settle into your accommodation. Night at the hotel.
Discover the famous Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a veritable maritime labyrinth made up of nearly 3,000 islands and islets shaped like loaves of sugar. Then, you will board a junk for a two-day cruise. After lunch on board, you will visit exceptional islands and caves in the heart of the bay. Dinner and overnight on board *. *Depending on weather conditions.
The day will begin with a tai chi session on the boat's terrace, followed by a brunch buffet. Afterwards, you will disembark at Ha Long Wharf. Then, you will drive to Hanoi to reach the airport for your flight to Hue. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You can enjoy a free morning to relax or start exploring Hue at your own pace. In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Hue, the soul of Vietnamese culture. You will discover the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady, the Imperial City, the Palace of Supreme Harmony and the Forbidden Purple City. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, you will depart for Hoi An along a picturesque road between the sea and the mountains. This road overlooks magnificent beaches and crosses the famous Col des Nuages. Along the way, you will stop in Da Nang to visit Linh Ung Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will have free time to stroll along the beach. You will resume driving and make another stop in a fishing village before returning to your accommodation in Hoi An. Overnight at hotel.
Visit of Hoi An, a charming town classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include the discovery of classical Vietnamese architecture, still very present in Hoi An, with its covered bridge and ancient houses made of precious wood. Afterwards, you will stroll along the alleys and silk stalls. You will lunch in a local restaurant before joining the workshop of a local craftsman specializing in a traditional skill in Hoi An: lantern making. Afterwards, you will return to your accommodation to enjoy the end of the day. Night at the hotel.
In the morning, you will be transferred to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your accommodation to settle in. Afterwards, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant before starting to explore the city. This tour will include exploring the Central Post Office, the Municipal Theater, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Unification Palace. In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner during your cruise on the Saigon River. Night at the hotel.
Aboard a private boat, you will depart for the Mekong Delta for a visit to the Cai Be floating market. You will then reach Tan Phong Island for a bike ride and walk to meet the surrounding villages, daily life, orchards, churches, pagodas or traditional houses. Along the way, several stops are planned at various artisan workshops: making rice nets, sewing coconut leaves used for roofing, and many more. You will enjoy a boat ride on the canal before continuing with a visit to an old Ba Duc house. For lunch, you will enjoy a meal at the inhabitant's in the heart of an orchard. Then, you will embark again on a boat to reach your accommodation in a beautiful traditional house by the river. Once your installation is complete, the hostess will meet you for an introduction to Vietnamese gastronomy before tasting your preparations with the rest of the group. Night with the locals.
After breakfast in the company of your host, you will get on your bike to discover the surrounding landscapes and local daily life. Afterwards, you will visit a pottery and brick factory in the region. Then, you will take the road back to Ho Chi Minh with, en route, a stop at a local restaurant for your lunch. Upon arrival, you can settle into your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
The morning will be devoted to the discovery of the Cu Chi tunnels, a complex network of underground passages, 250 km long, dug by the inhabitants during the war against the Americans. Farewell lunch with the whole group at a local restaurant before returning to your accommodation. You will have some last free time to shop and relax before your return flights. Night at the host
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your return flights to Montreal.
Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.
|Regular accommodation simple||$3,822.00||$477.00||$4,299.00|
|Regular accommodation double||$3,117.00||$482.00||$3,599.00|