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16-Day Private Vietnam and Bali Journey of Relaxation

Feel the Heartbeats of Vietnam and Bali

Yep! Vietnam and Bali are the top two destinations to go to at the moment for travelers looking for a fantastic Southeast Asia vacation. From time to time, visitors feel destined to follow the heartbeat of these two countries: cruising in the breeze of Halong Bay, trying local cooking, participating in the floating markets in Can Tho, posing at Bali attractions, and enjoying tropical beaches.

Come and connect yourself with their diversity and make this vacation the recollection of a lifetime.

  • Days:16±
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Price:from US$3,109 p/p

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Tour Highlights

Enjoy a full-board junk sailing from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long.

junk cruise at sunset

Witness the towering karsts islands on the jade sea waters.

view at Halong Bay

Take a breezy cyclo ride around the Hue Old Quarter with its fine bridges.

enjoy the cyclo in the old street

Experience unique local street eats.

Vietnamese spring rolls

Step back into history in the former Imperial Palace of Vietnam.

Hue Imperial City

Hug the North Pacific coastline on a very scenic road trip.

coastline highway in Vietnam

Visit the local market and learn Vietnamese cookery.

Vietnamese cooking

Have a leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta.

cruise on the Mekong River

Join in the daily trade at the floating market of Can Tho.

busy floating market on Mekong River

Discover the Vietnam War stories behind the Cu Chi Tunnels.

model of the Cu Chi tunnels

Sip on a coconut at the Beach of Nusa Penida and take in its natural beauty.

relax on the beach of Nusa Penida with a coconut

Pose with a traditional Balinese fishing boat at Tirta Gangga Water Palace.

the grand view of water palace

Ride an ATV on the beach, and cross a freshwater river in a Balinese village.

ATV at sunset

Suggested Route

Vietnam and bali map

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Vietnam and Bali tour for you.

Day 1
Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Tonight, enjoy your dinner at a well-selected local restaurant.

Day 2
Cruise to Bai Tu Long

Depart from Hanoi and travel about four hours to Halong Bay. Take a small boat to your junk, which will be anchored just offshore.

After a short safety briefing, set sail to the outer reaches of Bai Tu Long Bay, passing stunning limestone islands jutting out of the jade waters. Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave before relaxing on a white sandy beach or taking to the water for a spot of kayaking.

In the evening join in a cooking demonstration before a pleasant evening meal on board.

om the junk cruise
Step on a traditional Junk Cruise!
Day 3
Back to Hanoi

Start a new day with tai chi on the sundeck with a beautiful morning view of Bai Tu Long, followed by a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast in the fresh air while cruising to the Cong Do area.

Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave, one of hundreds in the Halong Bay area, before enjoying a final example of Halong hospitality with an early buffet lunch on the way back to the harbor.

We would then drive to Hanoi in the afternoon.

cave in Halong Bay
Enter a cave and enter its legend
Day 4
City tour in Hanoi

Begin the morning with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, showcasing the man who led Vietnam's campaign for independence from French colonial rule. See the one pillar pagoda, the presidential palace, and the 11th century Temple of Literature, honoring Confucius. 

Take a breezy cyclo ride through the Old Quarter's 36 streets. In the evening, your guide will take you on a culinary adventure of Old-Quarter street food. Taste noodles, breads, and snacks, and dessert from Hanoi's best-known ice-cream parlor.

inside the 11th century Temple of Literature
Meet Confucius in the 11th century Temple of Literature
Day 5
Hanoi to Hue by Air

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, your Hue guide will transfer you to your hotel.

After a short rest, start our half day city tour that covers the Imperial City of Hue and a Vietnamese emperor's mausoleum — Tu Duc Royal Tomb.

In the evening, starting from your hotel a cyclo driver will give you a relaxing ride through the bustling rush-hour streets of Hue. Stop to taste some of Hue's famous street eats and a glass of che (sweet soup) in a hidden eatery.

Tu Duc Royal Tomb
A palace? Sort of, it is the Tu Duc Royal Tomb
Day 6
Hue to Hoi An

Depart from your hotel in Hue, and continue south to the riverside town of Hoi An. The five-hour trip hugs the coastline of the Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views particularly as the road winds its way up Hai Van Pass ('Ocean Cloud Pass').

As you pass through the city of Danang, stop at Cham Sculpture Museum. The Cham civilization ruled central Vietnam from the 2nd to 13th centuries and is considered an extremely important contributor to the nation's religion and culture.

fine art in the Cham Sculpture Museum
Astonished by the fine arts inside the Cham Sculpture Museum
Day 7
Half Day Vietnamese Cooking Class

In the morning, we would visit a local produce market before cruising along the Thu Bon River to Red Bridge Cooking School. There you would tour the school's herb gardens and enjoy an informal cooking lesson. Your chef would explain the secrets of popular Hoi An specialties.

Hoi An is famous for dishes like cao lau, a medley of yellow noodles, pork slices, and pickled hot peppers, and mi quang, a noodle dish featuring boiled quail eggs and chunks of baked rice cake.

local market in Hoi An
Witness the busy local produce market before the coolong class!
Day 8
Free & Easy in Hoi An

The 8th Day in Vietnam would provide you with some time on your own after a week's touring. Have a good rest and make your own discoveries. Your guide and hotel would be glad to facilitate your plans.

a corner in Hoi An
Enjoy the wonderful view of Hoi An on your own
Day 9
Hoi An to Can Tho by Air

Your guide in Hoi An will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Can Tho.

Upon arrival, your local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

the external of the Victoria Can Tho Resort & Spa
Have a good rest at your hotel
Day 10
Full Day Cruise on Cai Be Princess

Depart from Can Tho to Cai Be township to board the Cai Be Princess for a leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Board a sampan to explore the canal's hidden mangroves, a house built in the 19th century, and local cottage industries producing coconut candy and puffed rice (local "popcorn").

Take lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant, an exquisite colonial-style villa in a lush tropical garden by the river, and a short canal-side walk to Ba Bon Bridge before returning to Can Tho.

boat and bridge on the Mekong River
The busy Mekong Delta
Day 11
Visiting to the Can Tho Floating Market

It's an early start to the day as you go by boat the daily floating market of Can Tho. Experience the flurry of vendors trading their wares, as boats teeming with fruit, vegetables, and household goods ply the waters. Then travel on to Ho Chi Minh City, about 4 hours' drive.

floating market in Can Tho
Want to practice your bargaining skill on a sampan? Come and go with us!
Day 12
Cu Chi Tunnel Half Day Tour

Journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels through countryside that was once a stronghold of the Viet Cong.

First watch a short video about what life was like for soldiers in the cramped tunnels, central to the famous 1968 Tet Offensive. The tunnels served as living quarters, supply routes, and hospitals for thousands of guerilla fighters. American bombers' hundreds of bombs have left huge tell-tale craters behind. Today, the tunnels are a testimony to the Vietnamese people's resiliency.

an exit of Cu Chi Tunnels
The nightmare to many people
Day 13
Ho Chi Minh City to Bali

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Bali.

Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport, meet your local Bali guide for a 4-day holiday and journey through photogenic spots in Bali. You will be transferred directly to your hotel in Seminyak for check in and overnight adjustment to the pace of Bali.

view of Bali from the air
Meet Bali Island on your flight
Day 14
Explore Nusa Penida Island

A fun 45-minute speedboat ride will bring you to Nusa Penida, where your driver will be waiting. Drive for an hour to the east side of the island to visit Diamond Beach, with a panoramic view of a diamond-shaped cliff, fine-sand beaches, and perfectly turquoise ocean. Try a thrilling swing experience there.

The second stop is Kelingking Beach, one of the most striking natural landmarks in Indonesia. The breathtaking viewpoint is most famous for its striking resemblance to a Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Kelingking Beach
The Kelingking Beach, Kelingking also means pinky finger in Indonesian
Day 15
Instagram Tour (Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Bukit Asah, and ATV)

Travel to Tirta Gangga Water Palace, a veritable treasure trove of photogenic backdrops. Breakfast there.

At Bukit Asah (Asah Hill), capture panoramic views of rugged shore connecting with azure-blue water.

Snap Virgin Beach, with few crowds, clean white sand, and crystal-clear water. Sunbathe or swim before travelling back to your hotel.

Later, ride an ATV across black sand beaches, a freshwater river, a Balinese village, and expansive paddies, where farmers are at work.

Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Have great shots in the Water Palace and be the Star on social media!
Day 16
Bali Departure

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely morning before your transfer to the airport to catch a flight back home. The day is yours for a last dose of leisurely relaxation before our guide meets you for your airport transfer to catch your flight home

Hopefully, our 16-day journey can make yet another inspiring and revitalizing vacation. Contact us to make it your own.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

Boating in Halong Bay
Water Sports in Halong Bay

For adventures

farmwork in Hoi An
Countryside Adventures in Hoi An

For adventures

dinner on the beach
A Romantic Dinner with ocean view

For couples

Yoga in Bali
Yoga Class in Bali

For Yoga lovers

local foods in Bali
Street Food Hunting in Bali

For foodies

white rafting
White Water Rafting

For adventurers

Mount Batur hiking
Volcano Sunrise Trekking

For adventurers

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Silk Path Luxury Hotel Hanoi
Hotel with superb location in central Hanoi
The Dragon's Pearl Junk
Overnight on a Junk Cruise that provides unique experience
Saigon Morin Hotel located in the heart of Hue
Hotel owns the great view of the Perfume River
Palm Garden Resort Hoi An
Resort that got its own private beach in Hoi An
Victoria Can Tho Resort & Spa
Resort on the banks of the Hau River, quiet but convenient
Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel
Hotel located in center of the active Ho Chi Minh city
Ramada Encore Seminyak
Hotel on the magical western coast of tropical Bali

Our Service Includes:

16 days from
US$ 3,109
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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