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Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour
Duration: 21 days 20 nights
Location: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong bay - Ninh Binh - Mai Chau - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta

This exciting Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour will take you to discover the authentic places of Vietnam from North to South. This exotic Vietnam adventure tour is for people who seek personal challenges and new experiences, and who want to meet real people in a beautiful and unique environment.

Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour highlight

  • Soaking up the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Trekking in beautiful mountain town Sapa
  • Cruising on a traditional junk boat through scenic Halong Bay
  • Learn more about mountainous ethnic people lifestyle in Mai Chau valley
  • Visiting the imperial city of Hue.
  • Strolling through the lantern-filled streets and riverside Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Feeling the metropolitan pulse of Ho Chi Minh City and experiencing its highlights
  • Visit Mekong Delta and its highlight: floating market.

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Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour by day

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Watch Water Puppet Show

    Welcome to Hanoi. A21 tours’ guides pick you up at the airport, then take you to the hotel for some rest. After relaxation, let’s have an overall view of the Hanoi by a “cyclo” visiting, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi then stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and at Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

    Please note: Hotels’ check-in and check-out time is around 12.00 noon. Depending on your arrival time, the program can be adjusted accordingly.

  • Day 2: Hanoi countryside

    After breakfast, our guide will pick you up to start a trip to Duong Lan ancient village – a purely agricultural village of the Northern Vietnam and also the hometown of 2 kings in Vietnam history. (about 60 km from Hanoi).

    Arrival at Duong Lam village, we will visit Mong Phu Temple (which is dedicated to national heroes), King Phung Hung Temple and King Ngo Quyen Temple.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour duong lam ancient village

    Duong Lam ancient village

    Having a traditional lunch in an old house then continue the trip by joining with local people in producing regional specialties such as rice cake filled and soft green-lentil cake with brown onion (depending on the season of the year). On the way back to Hanoi, we can take a visit to Mia Pagoda (built in the 15th century and home to 287 statues of all sizes), Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century famous by 80 Arhan sculptures, and Van Phuc silk village.

  • Day 3: Hanoi city tour

    Spend first-half of day to visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum.

    artifact display hanoi museum of ethnology

    artifact display Hanoi museum of ethnology

    Afternoon, this is time for discovering the cuisine of Hanoi by Hanoi food tour. Over 3 hours, you’ll explore not just foods but the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops, sell silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils. Then, enjoy people watching in one of the city’s many stylish cafes.

    Your adventure trip to Sapa will then begin with an overnight train.

  • Day 4: Sapa – Catcat, Lao Chai, Ta Van villages - Sapa (B/L/D)

    Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Picked-up and transferred to Sapa by car (40km mountain road from Lao Cai).

    After arriving in Sapa, having breakfast then spend the morning to Take 2-km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of Hmong Ethic. Meeting and talking with locals to learn more about their daily life.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour view of cat cat village

    view of Cat Cat village

    In the afternoon, we go on to Lao Chai (10km from Sapa) and Tavan – the villages of the tribal people Hmong, Tay and Dzay en route. Back to Sapa town for overnight.

  • Day 5: Taphin village trekking (B/L/D)

    After breakfast, you begin with a 3km trek through the breathtaking landscape to the Suoi Ho, home to Hmong minority. From here you can enjoy views of endless rice terraces.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour ta phin village

    Ta Phin village

    Continuing to Matra village, you will come across a ruined church built by French in the 1900s. Spending time to explore this intriguing sight, taking some photos and have some rest then trek to the village of Ta Phin, where you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities.

    Transport will be provided from Ta Phin back to Sapa. Having dinner and overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 6: Free day at Sapa - Hanoi

    It is your free time in Sapa. Relax and enjoy the cool mountain air and have activities on your own. There are abundant of delicious restaurants here to taste. Shop for handicrafts in the market, climb to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for an overview of Sapa or get a well-earned foot massage will be your good choice.

    In the evening,  we return to Lao Cai and get the overnight train to Hanoi.

  • Day 7: Halong Bay cruise overnight trip(B/L/D)

    You will arrive in Hanoi at around 05:00, having breakfast and morning coffee before leaving to the Ha Long for the Ha Long Bay cruise 2 days 1 night cruise trip. Having lunch on the cruise.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour halong bay overnight cruise trip

    Halong bay overnight cruise trip

    In the afternoon, the cruise will get you around Ha Long Bay, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, then go kayaking. At night, you can leisurely rest on the deck.

  • Day 8: Halong Bay-Cat Ba National Park trekking

    Early morning, you are guided to practice Tai Chi (a very gentle kind of Chinese martial art) on deck, then have breakfast. Then the cruise will get you to visit the biggest cave in Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks cat ba national park trekking

    Cat Ba national park trekking

    After that, you will board a different boat, and head to Cat Ba Island then take a light trekking trip to explore Cat Ba National Park. You will have lunch and check in before having leisure time to explore the beaches or local markets. Overnight on the island.

  • Day 9: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong - Ninh Binh

    Having breakfast before check out and departure to Hai Phong City by high-speed boat. We will visit some of most beautiful historic sites in Hai Phong, such as Du Hang Pagoda and Hang Kenh Pagoda.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks keo pagoda in thai binh

    Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh province

    After lunch, we will drive to Ninh Binh Province. Stopping to visit Keo Pagoda – the most beautiful pagoda in Red river delta – on the way when passing by Thai Binh Province. After that, you will head to Ninh Binh Town for check-in, dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Day 10: Ninh Binh - Mai Chau valley

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the Tam Coc Caves. We will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains.

    Then we visit Hoa Lu – The Ancient Capital and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King. On a beautiful day, we can trek up to the top of Ma Yen mountain for taking panorama view of Truong An village and Sao Khe river. After that, we leave for Mai Chau with lunch served en route.

    At Mai Chau valley, you will enjoy your homestay with a local family, dinner, traditional wine and performance of the traditional dancing of the White Thai people.

  • Day 11: Mai Chau - Hanoi - Hue

    After breakfast, you leisurely trek through the beautiful valley, going from one village to another and having a chance to get in touch with local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding buffalo.

    Then, you will drive back to Hanoi airport for your short flight to Hue, finish the north part of Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel and have free time before an overnight stay in Hue.

  • Day 12: Hue Imperial City tour (B/D)

    After breakfast, our driver and guide will pick you up to board the Dragon Boat for a cruise along the Perfume River. You will enjoy a great view of the Perfume River and peaceful surrounding area before heading to Thien Mu Pagoda considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here, you will continue to visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb and King Tu Duc’s Tomb.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour hue citadel

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour – Hue Citadel

    You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Hue Citadel to learn more about Vietnam history and Dong Ba Market to know more about local life there. Tonight, you will enjoy a Hue royal style music in Perfume river after having dinner. Overnight in Hue.

  • Day 13: Ancient Phuoc Tich village & Thanh To

    This day we will introduce you to the countryside, rice fields, and farmers’ life, which was preserved after hundreds of years.  You will visit the ancient village of Phuoc Tich, a national cultural heritage site on the banks of the O Lau River, 40 kilometers to the north of Hue.

    vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour phuoc tich ancient village

    Phuoc Tich ancient village

    The ancient village is well-known for its traditional pottery crafts and ancient houses and temples that have been preserved for 500 years in the traditional style that makes them invaluable.  From Phuoc Tich Village, you will drive to the arched Thanh Toan Bridge, built 200 years ago over the Nhu Y River, which flows around Thanh Toan Village, about ten kilometers from Hue. You can visit a local market and a small village museum before visiting Phu Cam Conical Hat Village, where you can buy typical souvenirs before an overnight stay in Hue.

  • Day 14: Hue – Danang - Hoian (B/L)

    You will go to Hoi An over the Hai Van Pass. You will stop in Danang for a visit to Cham Museum to learn more about history, art, cultural of ancient Champa village and handicraft villages at the foot of the Marble Mountain before arriving at Hoi An – the charming river town.

    You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow lanes of the Ancient Quarter, visiting attractions like Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.

    You will have dinner and explores Hoi An by night, with ancient houses and bright, colorful lanterns. Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Day 15: Farming & Fishing life in Hoi An

    Joining Farming & Fishing Life Tour give you a chance to exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities.

    Under the instruction of tour guide, you will start the day with a leisurely cycling tour along country roads, witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, and discovering all manner of photo opportunities. Later, you will board our Hoi An Eco Tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishers and enjoy the hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while exploring coconut palm flanked waterways.

  • Day 16: Hoian free day

    After 2 week in Vietnam with the Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour, you will have one day to rest and freely explore Hoi An ancient town, swimming at Cua Dai beach or joining a lantern-making class. Dinner and lunch will be ordered in according to your demand.

  • Day 17: Hochiminh city - Cu Chi tunnels (B/L)

    About 02 hours before your flight, our driver will come to the hotel and drive you to the airport for your 90-minute flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, the most bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists.At Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do a check-in.

    Cu chi tunnel Ho Chi Minh tour

    Cu Chi tunnel Ho Chi Minh

    Having lunch then a one and half hour drive take you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. Come back Ho Chi Minh city in late afternoon.

  • Day 18: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B/L)

    After breakfast, tourists will flight to Hochiminh city. After checking into hotels in Hochiminh city, you will start the Hochiminh city tour: visit War Remnants Museum – which preserves the memories about the Vietnam War in 20th century, Reunification Palace – the symbol of the Vietnam Republic government before 1975, the City Post, the City Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon – which has very classical French architecture, Ben Thanh market, and enjoy Hochiminh city street foods.

    Reunification Palace Vietnam 3 week tours

    Reunification Palace – the symbol of the Vietnam Republic government before 1975

    After dinner, you will experience the city by night with typical activities like walking on the walking street Nguyen Hue, drinking beer/enjoying local cuisines at the western street Nguyen Khac Vien or enjoy a cup of coffee at the coffee lounge.

  • Day 19: Mekong delta

    08.00 AM: After breakfast, our guide will take you to the trip to Ben Tre (86km), from there you will join a boat trip on the river to brickwork to see workers make bricks in a handy traditional method. Then you will visit coconut workshops located along the canal to sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products, go on natural scissors canals spreading out to a rural village. The boat will then stop at a quiet rural village where you can have a short walk to experience real delta village lifestyle, visit a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself, enjoying fruits and tea, and chatting with local people by the way.

    After the stop at a local restaurant for delicious lunch, we will go back to the pier by sampan and boat, meet the car for the trip to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

  • Day 20: Mekong delta

    After breakfast, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to Cai Rang floating market. This is the largest float market in Mekong Delta where hundreds of boats gather to exchange fruits and local specialties.

    Cai rang floating market 3 weeks vietnam tour

    Cai Rang floating market 3 weeks Vietnam tour

    After that, we go on to visit noodle and a rice paper factories.

    After lunch, we will go back to Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B,-)

    This is your free time to go souvenir shopping and relax until transfer to the airport for your next flight end the Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour.

Price of Vietnam itinerary 3 weeks tour

Tour Price:

Standard of


1 pax02 – 03 pax04 – 05 paxGroup tours
1st class85553825
  • Accommodation

    DestinationSuperior1st classDeluxe


    Halong bayMajestic cruiseBhaya CruiseParadise cruise
    Cát Bà8555Hotel


    Ninh Bình8555Hotel


    Mai Châu8555Hotel




    Hội An8555Hotel


    Ho Chi Minh city8555Hotel


    Mekong Delta8555

    Hotels and cruises listed above as reference, in case of out of room, other hotel/ cruise with the same standard will be selected

  • Children Price

    • Free of charge for babies (0 – 3 years old)
    • Children from 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult rate
    • Child from 9 years must pay the full adult rate
  • Tour inclusive

    • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
    • Other meals listed in the itinerary
    • Expert English-speaking local guide
    • Air-conditioned transfers
    • Entrance fees during guided times
    • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
    • Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
    • Service charges and government VAT tax
  • Tour exclusive

    • International flights to/from Vietnam
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa stamp fees
    • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified above
    • Gratuities (recommended)
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