Travel from the impressive north to the vibrant south in this 13-day complete tour of Vietnam, starting in the capital of Hanoi and winding through UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hue before ending in buzzing Ho Chi Minh City and the vibrant the Mekong River Delta.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Hanoi Ha Long Bay Hue Da Nang Hoi An Ho Chi Minh
Days

13

Type of tour

Private

Flight

Included

Hotel

From

US$1123

Tour highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival

Xin Chao and welcome to the traditional and cultural heart of Vietnam, Hanoi. Upon arrival to Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for check-in and refreshment.

Meals: No meals

Visited: Hanoi

Accomodation: Flower Garden hotel

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour

Dive into the history of Hanoi by visiting the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a blooming lotus flower, commissioned by the legendary King Ly Thai Tho in 1049. Just a stone’s throw away lies the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a monument and tribute to Ho Chi Minh, the “uncle” of modern Vietnam, as well as his preserved stilt house and a small museum dedicated to his life. The mausoleum is closed every October and November, as well as every Monday and Friday throughout the year.

Pass by Vietnam’s first university, Quoc Tu Giam, otherwise known as the Temple of Literature. The grounds offer a quiet oasis in the center of Hanoi and will show you an interesting glimpse into the cultural elite’s past, dating back from 1076.

Brave the labyrinth of streets dubbed the “Old Quarter”, famous to international guests and locals alike due to its chaotic but photogenic and charming nature. Visit the 36 streets by cyclo as you meander past bamboo, silver, silk, gold, and fruit sellers. Pause at the heart of it all, the magical Hoan Kiem Lake, to visit Ngọc Sơn Temple and admire views of the “Turtle Tower”.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to discover Hanoi on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hanoi

Accomodation: Flower Garden hotel

Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong

Following breakfast, head 2.5 hours east to Halong Bay. Established as  in 1994 and newly nominated as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world, Halong Bay’s otherworldly atmosphere and landscape of emerald green waters, sandy beaches, and thousands of towering limestone karst islands are sure to leave you speechless.

Check into your cabin as we embark on an overnight cruise to experience the bay in all her glory. Activities include cooking demonstrations, a visit to a floating fishing village, kayaking and swimming, depending on the boat’s itinerary and weather.

At the end of the day, the boat will anchor while guests enjoy the cocktail happy hour and fresh seafood dinner. Try your hand at squid fishing in the evening or perhaps watch a film or stargaze before retiring to your cabin for a restful sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visited: Ha Long Bay

Accomodation: Swan Cruise

Day 4 : Halong - Hanoi - Fly to Hue

Good Morning Vietnam from the middle of Halong Bay! Start the morning with some tai chi on the sundeck as the sun rises, and munch on a light breakfast before participating in a cave visit.

Brunch will be served after the cave tour, which gives you time to savor the views as the boat gently glides through the incredible rock formations towards the dock.

Transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a short 80-minute flight to Hue. Our driver will pick you up & transfer to your hotel in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Ha Long Bay, Hue

Accomodation: Romance Hotel

Day 5 : Hue city tour

Dive further into the history of Vietnam by visiting the ancient citadel plus two addition tombs of emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last family to rule Vietnam before the French colonial takeover. Although the ancient citadel was badly damaged by the Vietnamese-American War, it is still possible to catch a glimpse of what used to exist here hundreds of years ago in the Forbidden Purple City.

Compare and contrast the tombs of Emperor Tu Duc and Emperor Khai Dinh, one constructed from 1864-1867 with a landscape dominated by a large lake and rustic architecture while the other designed as a hybrid of European and Vietnamese beauty standards.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hue

Accomodation: Romance Hotel

Day 6 : Hue - Danang - Hoian

Travel 2.5 hours south from Hue along the incredible Hai Van Pass Ocean Road to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An. The very well-preserved town is filled with quirky shops, antique teahouses, and amazing restaurants.

The rest of your day is free at leisure to discover the city on your own by foot or on bicycle. Hoi An is not only famous for its ambiance as it is for its tailors. Here tourists can get any manner of clothing made in 24 hours for a fraction of a price that it would cost back home. For those interested in tailoring, we can arrange a visit to one of the best tailors in the city to design your own outfits, bags, and shoes.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hue, Hoi An

Accomodation: ÊMM Hotel Hoi An

Day 7 : Tra Que village - Walking tour

Hop on a bicycle and peddle out of town to Tra Que Vegetable Farm. 20 different types of vegetables and herbs are cultivated here by the 150 farmers and 400 land owners on site without the use of GMOS or pesticides.

Wander through the garden and meet the locals working in the garden. Learn how the farmers cultivate their crops and even lend a hand raking the ground, sowing the seeds, watering greens, and transplanting and tending the plants.

Soak your feet in a traditional herbal bath and prepare tam huu spring rolls and banh xeo pancakes for lunch with a local family before returning to your hotel in Hoi An.

In the afternoon, it’s your time for walking tour of Hoi An Ancient Town. The very well-preserved town is filled with quirky shops, antique teahouses, and amazing restaurants. Enjoy views of the Thu Bon River and the many canals found in the city as you learn about the history of the town and admire the interesting mix of Vietnamese, French, Chinese, and Japanese architecture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Hoi An

Accomodation: ÊMM Hotel Hoi An

Day 8 : Hoian – My Son – Hoian

A half-day trip to the remnants of the Ancient Cham Kingdom, the My Son Ruins, a collection of ruined Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hoi An

Accomodation: ÊMM Hotel Hoi An

Day 9 : Hoian free time

You are free time today

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hoi An

Accomodation: ÊMM Hotel Hoi An

Day 10 : Hoian - Danang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Transfer to the airport for a flight to the modern, cosmopolitan city of Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Ho Chi Minh City

Accomodation: Asian Ruby Select Hotel

Day 11 : Cu Chi - City tour

Drive 1.5 hours north of Ho Chi Minh City to experience one of the most powerful symbols of the city and its recent history, the Cu Chi Tunnels. Squeeze through this extensive network of underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong to combat the better-supplied American and South Vietnamese forces, remembering the recent tragedy of war in Vietnam and the hardships many locals faced in this time period.

Browse the exhibits of the War Remnants Museum and view the former Presidential Palace, which can be viewed from the outside only on certain days.

End the day by visiting colonial Saigon with stops at the photogenic Old Saigon Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, Dong Khoi Street (formerly known as Rue Catinat), the Continental House, City Hall, and of course, the Opera House.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Ho Chi Minh City

Accomodation: Asian Ruby Select Hotel

Day 12 : Mekong Delta

Settle in for a 2-hour car ride this morning to the small town of Ben Tre where we will board our day- cruise to explore the Mekong River Delta, the rice bowl of Asia. Enjoy the landscapes of fertile fields showcasing Vietnam’s natural riches and resources of lush, bright green rice paddies on board the boat while snapping photos of the maze of rivers, mangroves, islands, and swamps.

The final activity of the day will involve a mini-trip on a sampan, a smaller traditional rowing boat, to better explore the narrow waterways of the Mekong tributaries.

The excursion will conclude in the late afternoon, where upon completion, the driver will transfer you back to Saigon where the evening is free to snatch up those last-minute souvenirs, perhaps from the famous Ben Thanh Market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Ho Chi Minh City

Accomodation: Asian Ruby Select Hotel

Day 13 : Ho Chi Minh departure

Breakfast and discover the city at leisure until your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your onward booked

Meals: Breakfast

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Total
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Why book this tour

  • Stay at boutique properties with charm and favorable customer reviews
  • Hit all major highlights and main experiences in Viet Nam
  • Relaxed and slow-paced with more in-depth experiences
  • Flights and private transport used to save time
  • Premium value at affordable prices
  • All domestic flights and land transfers are included

Tour information

General informationHotel

Services included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles air
  • All boat trips as program-conditioned vehicles air
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

 

Services excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
General information

Services included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles air
  • All boat trips as program-conditioned vehicles air
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

 

Services excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
Hotel

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