Let’s make your next vacation special and unforgettable with Vietnam Itinerary 3 weeks. Going to places that are far away is one of the best channels to renew oneself, and people agree that Vietnam is an ideal tourist destination to feel the peace, friendliness, and beauty. The 22-day trip will guarantee dozens of attractions to see and activities to do in the charming S-shaped country that you can travel from the North through the Central to the South.
Before you go, read for some ideas about the best things to do in Vietnam Tour 22 days. The list of destination will cover Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay – Phong Nha Ke Bang – Chay Lap – Tu Lan Caves – Vinh Moc – Cua Tung – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Dong Thap.
Culture Trip to Duong Lam Ancient Village
With the 3-week itinerary in Vietnam, you’ll first enjoy 2 days in the famous Hanoi City and discover its essentials of Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ngoc Ha Village, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, and Ethnology Museum. The balance of history and modernity in Hanoi can bewitch guests who desire to visit the city over and over again. The trip will go on, especially to the ancient Duong Lam Village.
The village preserves many hundred-year-old houses, antique hamlets, local family’s traditional workshops, and tranquil atmosphere. The time in Duong Lam will be full of cultural opportunities that you meet the villagers, watch how they make tofu, soybean sauce, and eat local food. A bike trip is an exciting extra.
Discovery Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Located between Mai Chau and Cuc Phuong National Park, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is a significant place sheltering fauna and flora, plus the marvelous natural scenery of the lush forest, limestone cliffs, and endless rice fields. The Day 4 in Pu Luong will be packed with nature-friendly activities that you walk on a suspension bridge, toward the rustic waterwheels, amid the green vista. Then, it’s nice to mingle with the local fishermen. You’ll be geared up to try rafting and floating on the calm river. The view is wonderful. The target of this boat trip will be the spectacular Tan Lap Bridge from which you should disembark to drive back to Pu Luong Retreat.
Famous Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay
After Day 5 in the enthralling Ninh Binh filled with beautiful rivers, impressive limestone sites, mythical caves, and extensive rice fields, you are expected to arrive at the celebrated Halong on Day 6. It’ll be wonderful to spend 2 days in Halong, and one night in the luxurious cruise will become a long-lasting delight. Upon your arrival at Hon Gai International Harbor, be ready to embark the elegant Junk and be greeted by the professional crew.
The Junk will take you to the best attractions in Halong. The voyage will first approach the fabulous Bai Tu Long Bay during lunchtime. The eye-catching rock formations, limestone islets, and emerald sea make the cruise trip highly appreciated. Thereafter, you will explore the isolated Thien Canh Son cave and the white-sand Ho Co Island. All to do is to discover what is inside the grotto, to swim, to kayak, etc.
The next Day 7 in Halong will welcome you with the glorious sunrise and fresh air. Enjoy your relaxing time on the sundeck, and then get ready for today exploration. Pay a visit to the poetic and charming Vung Vieng fishing village and contemplate its highlights of bamboo boats, floating attractions, fish farms, and lovely scenery. Just value your leisure time in Halong, and do what you like to unwind amid the fascinating spectacle. The tour will be back to Hanoi to catch the on-time QUINTESSENCE OF TOKIN SHOW at night.
Caves Tour at Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
On Day 8, from Hanoi, take a flight to Dong Hoi Airport. Upon your arrival, the drive will be ready to Chay Lap, and the target today is Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Before you see the Park, just relax with a bicycle trip around Chay Lap Farmstay and watch the locals’ ways of living. There will be plenty of free time for sightseeing, swimming, kayaking, watching the sunset, etc. On the next day, you should be energetic for the outdoor expedition of Tu Lan Caves system. Hike across the jungle, villages, Hung Ton Cave, and To Mo Valley and Waterfall. There will be campsite available to you all, in front of Hang Ken Cave, the background for prize-winning photos for National Geographic in 2011.
After an unforgettable night by the cave and under the stars, on Day 10, you will hike to Phong Nha Town, and the stopovers along the route include Hang Kim Cave and Tu Lan Cave.
Hoi An Countryside Tour by Scooter
The Vietnam Tour 3 weeks will continue to the central regions of Vinh Moc tunnel, Cua Tung beach, and then the UNESCO-listed Hue city. On Day 12, you’ll have a full Hue City Tour by visiting the cultural and historical landmarks: Trang Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, Perfume River, Hue Ancient Citadel, Imperial City, Dong Thien Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda, and Kim Long Village. Each of these attractions will tell you much about the unique Hue identity.
After that, enjoy the happy transfer from Hue to Da Nang, and then Hoi An. Then, on Day 14, it’s time for the Hoi An Countryside Tour by a scooter. Sounds exciting? The places of interest should include Cam Thanh village, Thanh Ha pottery village, Cam Kim Island, Tra Nhieu fishing village, Kim Bong Carpentry, and then Hoi An Ancient Town. Each attraction will offer various beautiful essentials for sightseeing, learning, and taking pictures. Go for a tour around the old town that preserves ancient old houses and shops.
Hoi An Cooking Class
Get hands-on cooking experiences in The Market Restaurant. Day 15 will focus on Hoi An Cooking Class that you will first visit the local markets to buy ingredients. The outdoor visit will also be full of opportunities to try the local dishes such as Cao Lau, Hoi An cupcakes, rice flour crepes, etc. When you are back to the restaurant, enjoy the 2.5-hour cooking practices. Listen to the chefs and watch how they process the noodle, mango salad, Hoi An pancakes, etc. Later, enjoy the informative trip to My Son Sanctuary where preserves the ancient 4th-13th-century architecture. You will have another free Day 16 in Hoi An to further discover the UNESCO town on your own.
Mekong Delta Cruise Trip
Next, while Day 17 will be spent in the bustling colorful Saigon with various landmarks to see, Day 18 will be a fantastic journey to Tay Ninh and Cu Chi Tunnels. When it comes to Day 19, get excited to experience Mekong Delta Cruise Trips to Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Chau Doc, and Dong Thap provinces. The cruise voyages will go on until Day 21 when you have 3 days to travel around the Mekong Delta regions. Some outstanding attractions like Cai Rang floating market, Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Tam Nong Sanctuary, and a variety of scenes to see, will make your voyage truly special.
On the last day of Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks, you’ll be in Saigon for the departure flight back home.
The Grand Vietnam Tour 22 days operated by Indochia Charm Travel is what you need to fulfill the 3-week vacation with joy and special experiences.
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