Vietnam Beach Holiday with Ms. Giusy Didonna

  • Travel Date: 25/12/2015
  • Travel Style: Beach Holiday

We came back from a 18-day trip from North to South of Vietnam, AMO TRAVEL helped us organize this trip perfectly

MS Chi who has followed us during our trip has been fantasctic. There was great communication by mail, she writes and speaks Italian correctly. She helped me get the letter of invitation for visa free and followed me in the preparation of the itinerary and land transfers including train and bus!

On our arrival in Hanoi, Ms Chi came to our hotel so we also had the pleasure of meeting her and we had breakfast together and tasted “ pho” (noodles soup) !!

Thuy – our guide in Hanoi was kind and thoughtful and she accompanied us to the city. She was with us all evening as we also did the street food … absolutely not to be missed!

With Chi, we also planned the tour to Sapa and Halong Bay, however, we planned to visit Ho chi Minh and tour the Mekong Delta in South.

It was fantastic! Thanks to the services offered by AMO TRAVEL our vacation for 2 weeks was a dream!

Thanks to everyone, guides, drivers and thanks to Ms Chi!!! We recommend highly AMO TRAVEL.

Here’s the review of our client on Tripadvisor 


Day 1 (25/12): Hanoi arrival – Hanoi city tour – Train to Lao Cai (-/-/-)

Upon your arrival, your driver would be ready to welcome you right at the arrival lounge of Noi Bai international airport and pick you up to Chezlinhlinh House. You would have the full day to explore the charm of Vietnam’s capital.  


9 am: Your guide and driver would wait for you at the lounge of the hotel.

You would be taken to highlight sites of Hanoi: the Presidential Palace (formerly Palace of the Governor-General of French Indochina), Ho Chi Minh house-on-stiltOne-Pillar Pagoda. You may also have chance to visit Vietnam’s very first university dated back in the 11th century. It is well-known in Vietnam for a combination of Confucian sanctuary and academy clearly proved by stone tablets which you may see.


After having lunch at a nice restaurant, upon your request, we would plan to visit Hanoi History Museum or the Museum of Ethnology – the space just for you to spot past events and turning points of Vietnam people along with the identity of 54 recognized ethnic groups of this S-shaped country.

Following by the Old Quarter Walking tour, you would have time at Café Giang  for some bitter sweet coffee, enjoying the local life at the oldest home-made coffee brand in Hanoi.

In the evening, you will catch your train  to Lao Cai.

Day 2 (26/12): Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B/L/D)

8:00-8:30 – shuttle bus will pick you up from Lao Cai Station and you will trek about 12 km. You will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai of H’mong people. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai, you continue going to Ta Van village of Dzay people. For each, you would have chance to imbue the well-preserved unique culture and traditions of the north ethnic minorities.

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Day 2 (26/12): Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B/L/D)

8:00-8:30 – shuttle bus will pick you up from Lao Cai Station and you will trek about 12 km. You will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai of H’mong people. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai, you continue going to Ta Van village of Dzay people. For each, you would have chance to imbue the well-preserved unique culture and traditions of the north ethnic minorities.

La bellezza della donna etnica

I sorrisi innocenti delle bambine nel mercato nell'altopiano

Day 4 (28/12): Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/-/-)


Your train will arrive in Hanoi at the early morning. Your driver and guide would see you at the station then take you to an restaurant for breakfast, before setting out on a 3.5 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Then you would have 24 hours on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk Cruise which would set sail at noon and board your junk. Lunch with diversified fresh seafood would be served on board.


Aboard the cruise, you would take time to visit several highlight locations:

  • 3 largest caves: Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot
  • Titop beach for swimming (weather permit) or being on the deck for sunbathing
  • Nearby summits where you can take short trekking to watch over the bay from the high.

Back on the junk, the stunning sunset time is on your view and a dinner awaits with cocktails available for purchase from the bar. Passing the night on your junk, the gentle rocking of calm waters will lull you to sleep.

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Day 5 (29/12): Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/-/-)


Waking up early in the calming sounds of waves crashing the nearby islands, you can enjoy a morning coffee and watch the sun rise on the top deck, or you may join Tai Chi Class if you wish to. You will continue sailing around the magnificent bay and even to Bai Tu Long, where the movie “Indochine” was filmed. Sitting on the upper deck and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The brunch would be served while the junk starts cruising back.


Your cruise will end at noon (around 12:00 pm) and go back to Hanoi. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 (30/12): Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Night train to Hue (B/-/-)

8:00 – 8:30. La guida e autista ti prendera’ nella zona di quartiere antiche, poi trasferimento per Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh (2.5 ore). Visitate il ex-capitale del Vietnam and il tempio Dinh Le, molto famoso. Poi trasferimento per Tam Coc e fate il pranzo.

Dopo il pranzo, la barca ti portera’ di ammirare la bellezza di Tam Coc- dove intitolato come Baia di Ha Long sulla terra. Poi andate a bici attraverso i villaggi, campi di riso, fiume…Ritornate ad Hanoi e chiudete l’escursione alle 18:00

Day 7 (31/12): Hue city (B/-/-)

Take your time for visiting the Hue Imperial City, now resettled as the Heritage of UNESCO.



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Day 8 (1/1/2016): Hue – Hoi An (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel. At 14:00 you will go to Hoi An by bus

Hoi An comes to your mind as the charming historic city known to early  Western merchants, one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs.

Sightseeing in Hoi An

Hoi An is picturesque riverside town south of Danang. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. Now this beautifully preserved historic city is best seen on foot. The walking tour includes: Japanese covered bridge, Ceramic museum, Phung Hung ancient house, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall and Lantern Making Working Shop.

Hoi An is very well-known for Tailors so Amo Vietnam Travel would recommend the Le Loi or Yaly Tailor for your suite made (please note that we do not make any commission for the suggestion, the choice is yours).

Day 9 (2/1/2016): My Son – Hoi An (B/-/-)

Day 10 (3/1/2016): Hoi An – Da Nang B– night train to Binh Thuan (B/-/-)

Partenza di direzione di Danang, lungo tragitto si può ammirare la bellezza dei paesaggi e del Passo Nuvole dove il cielo, la montagna e il mare si raggiungono.

Arrivo a Danang e pranzo. Visita il villagio scultura sotto montagna di Marmo ed il Museo Champa. Arrivo ad Hoian. Pernottamento in hotel a Hoi An. Pranzo in un ristorante locale. Visita della città di Hoi An, ricca di edifici dall’influenza architettonica cinese, japponese che testimoniano il suo importante passato di centro mercantile. Conosciuta dagli antichi nevigatori come Faifo, per secoli, Hoi An era un vivace porto commerciale dal II secolo D.C., sotto il regno Champa e i signori Nguyen. Con l’interramento del fiume Thu Bon, la città perse l’importanza a favore di Danang che sorge a 30 km a nord.

Alle 22.47 prendete il treno per Binh Thuan

Day 11 (4/1/2016): Binh Thuan – Mui Ne (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and free time in Mui Ne.

Day 12 (5/1/2016): Mui Ne free time (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and free time in Mui Ne.

Day 13 (6/1/2016): Mui Ne free time (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and free time in Mui Ne.

Day 14 (7/1/2016): Mui Ne – train to Saigon (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to station for your train from Mui Ne to Saigon

Day 15 (8/1/2016): Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon free time (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you will be picked up and start moving to Cu Chi Tunnels (in the northwest of Ho Chi Minh city). In the Vietnam war in the 19th century, these were used as the hiding places for defending against the French. And until now, some have still been reserved, where you could spend time visiting. Right after that, your driver will pick you up back to Ho Chi Minh. Free time in Saigon and overnight at your hotel.

Day 16 (9/1/2016): Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/-/-)

Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden. Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue by boat to visit the brick and pottery factories. Back to Saigon and overnight at your hotel.

Day 17 (10/1/2016): Saigon Departure

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to It

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