Nepal lies in the lapses of the Himalayas, and Vietnam is on the shores of the South China Sea. Geographically, the countries are not neighbors. But traveling to both of the nations is not a bad deal. This unique Nepal and Vietnam Tour by Sabbatical Explore Nepal is an itinerary to experience two different but equally beautiful countries and their wonders.
Nepal and Vietnam Tour is a 15 days program that starts from Nepal itself. Firstly, you will land in Kathmandu to unwrap Nepal’s beauty, starting from a day-long Kathmandu Valley Tour to the Jungle Safari in Chitwan. In between, there will be moments when you will witness a panoramic view of the Himalayas, a fantastic time in the woods, a walk around the cultural heritages, and more. In a short period, you’ll travel the fullest of Nepal.
Next, it will be time to explore the country which homes one of the world’s most famous bays, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beginning from Hanoi, the tour will tick the major tourist sites of Vietnam like Hanoi City, Ha Long Bay, Ba Na Hills, Cu Chi Tunnels, and more. Vietnam will entertain you with loads of things like surfing on boats by the famous bay, touring the city’s streets, learning about history, traditional lifestyles, foods of itself and unraveling the historical sites.
In the 15 days of the Nepal and Vietnam Tour, you’ll get ample time to appreciate the beautiful sides of both nations. From the thick woods of Chitwan National Park to the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, the tour has numerous awe-inspiring happenings to offer.
With this tour, you’ll know what it is like to be in Nepal & Vietnam and how these two countries are beautifully different from each other. Consequently, it is a tour of two unique experiences.
Here is the official start of the Nepal Vietnam Tour. The day will be to visit some of the UNESCO-listed cultural heritage sites of the valley. We will start the day from iconic Basantapur Durbar Square, one of the three historical Durbar Squares of Kathmandu.
We’ll visit the remaining heritage sites of the valley to explore the places, culture, and food. Firstly, we will march in the direction of Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest temple of Hindu devotees. Knowing the site, we’ll navigate Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest stupa in Nepal.
We’ll wake up to a majestic sunrise view at Nagarkot’s hotel. Alongside the sunrise, we’ll be able to see a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas, which includes Mt Everest. Next, we’ll eat our breakfast to join a road trip of 6 hours to Chitwan.
Upon our arrival in Chitwan, we’ll go to the hotel for a rest before going out for an evening stroll. We will pass the evening by exploring the ethnic communities and their cultural dances. Overnight back in Chitwan’s hotel.
We’ll start the excursion by quickly exploring the Ho Chi Minh Museum from the outside. It is a museum built on the resting place of Uncle Ho, full of architectural and historical resemblances. We will go to imperative places like One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ethnology Museum, and the Temple of Literature.
Following that, we will move towards Hoan Kiem Lake- a peaceful lake by the Ngoc Son Temple. There will be some time to explore Ma May, an ancient house of the city. To sum up the day, we will attend the Water Puppet Show, a traditional performance by the locals. Overnight in Hanoi’s hotel.
We will wake up to an astonishing sunrise view over the bay on the cruise. Then the cruise will take us to some of the significant islets of Halong Bay, which are marvelous and awe-striking at the same time. Among many islets of Halong Bay, the most notable are the Fisherman’s head, The Incense Burner Rock, The Cute Sea Dog Rock, and more. Each of these islets’ names is after their shapes and structures.
After the lovely time watching those islets, we will come to the shore to transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Hoi An. The flight will take around 1 hour to take us to the ancient town. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, a driver will pick us up to transfer us to the hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
With a quick drive of 1 hour from Hoi An, we will reach the foothills of Bana Hills, where the Bana Hills’ Cable Car resides. Along the way to the top, we will stop at various stations to visit several other sites of the Bana Hills like Nguyet Hills, Linh Ung Pagoda, and The Old Villas of French. We will witness breathtaking views of the surroundings all the time.
Today, we will get busy touring the ancient and picturesque Hoi An city. We will do the walks through the narrow and winding alleys of the town. We will know the old town’s people, culture, food, and art with those walks.
Before we fly to Ho Chi Minh City, we will have some more free time to explore some more bits of Hoi An. Once it is time for the flight, the driver will transfer us to the airport for departure from the city.
After a scenic flight of 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will land at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. We will get transferred to the hotel in the city for rest. We can also opt to explore the city by ourselves till nightfall. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Having our breakfast at the hotel, we will set out for a complete exploration of the city, starting from the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels date back to the time of the historical Vietnam War. We will watch an informational video about the tunnels’ history and structure.