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A Glimpse of Vietnam 12 days

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Overview

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, you are given the opportunity to discover the most fantastic destinations of Vietnam that would make your memories last a lifetime. Experience the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, the rustic Mekong rivers, the tranquil Hue and Hoi An, the scenic Halong Bay and the old capital Hanoi within a 12 day Vietnam package. Get ready and join us for this unforgettable journey waiting for you ahead.

Highlights

  • Enjoy southern Vietnamese cuisine with a unique taste.
  • Part take in exciting activities such as biking, fishing, and boating at the peaceful Mekong Delta.
  • Explore the ancient capital of Vietnam Hue with many highlighted sites of history and culture. 
  • Get immersed in Hoi An and lush green fields in small villages.
  • Experience a chilled time on your beautiful junk in Halong Bay.
  • Explore the hidden alleys and corners for a colorful life in Hanoi.

Itinerary

Day 01: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, our staff will pick you up at airport, and transfer to hotel. Check in and overnight in Saigon.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: N/A

Independence-Hall-Ho-Chi-Minh-arrival

Day 02: CU CHI TUNNEL - HO CHI MINH HALF-DAY TOUR

Breakfast in the hotel. We will start the day by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, a Viet Cong base during the war, and explore the tunnels yourselves to understand more about Vietnamese and their history. Return to Ho Chi Minh city and have lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the War Museum with a lot of exhibitions related to the American war, visit the Reunification Palace which was the workplace of the Southern President of Vietnam during the war. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the nearby area with the old Post office. End of the day in Ben Thanh Market for shopping. Overnight in Saigon.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary-Cu-Chi-tunnel

Day 03: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA

Our driver and private tour guide will pick you up at 7.30 am at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to transfer to CaiBe.

The program will start with a quick visit of Cai Be. We can walk around the orchard and enjoy some fruits when listening to the traditional music at the local garden. Then, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy a peaceful time.

Back to our boat to go across one of the longest rivers in the world, the Mekong River, to come to An Bình Island. Travel on the handmade canal to Ut Trinh’s home and have lunch. After lunch, we can walk in the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice… Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea.

Optional biking can be made for leisure! It will be amazing to bike on the village paths to see the local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses… Visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. The cruise will end at VinhLong City.

Mekong-Delta

Day 04: HO CHI MINH – DA NANG – HOI AN

This morning, we will transfer to the airport and fly to Da Nang. Arrive at Danang Airport, you are picked up by our driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.

Check-in your hotel and get ready for the walking tour to visit Hoi An Old Streets through the picturesque streets of this 16th-century trading port, where the buildings remind us of its Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles; visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Rest of the day, you are free at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Come-to-Hoi-An

Day 05: HOI AN – MY SON

After breakfast, you take the half-day to My Son – the sanctuary of Cham culture. You will walk in the ruins of ancient My Son holy land to recall the Champa people’s glory days dating from the 4th to the 13th century.

For the rest of the day, balance your leisure time between relaxing at the beach or happily emptying your wallet while browsing the world of handicrafts and souvenirs that Hoi An has to offer; or simply stroll along the riverside to get a feel for the olden days of the busy Faifo merchant port.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

Visit-My-Son

Day 06: HOI AN - DA NANG - HUE

Spend the morning for the last shopping before transferring to Hue. On the way, we stop to visit Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Climb Thuy Son (Water) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside and visit Huyen Khong cave before entering Tam Thai and Ling Ung pagodas.

Rest at the foot of the mountain where you can visit Non Nuoc stone village where the local skilled sculptors create many marble products that are exported to countries worldwide. Reach Hue in the afternoon, we check in and relax.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel-to-Hue-from-Hanoi

Day 07: HUE CITY TOUR

Breakfast in the hotel and meet up with our local guide again to start a day exploring the charms of The Citadel in this former Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments in Hue.

Board a dragon boat to cruise the Perfume River and stop at Thien Mu Pagoda to visit one of the most ancient and historic Buddhist places. After lunch served in a local restaurant, continue to visit the most famous Tu Duc’s tomb and Hue’s biggest Dong Ba Market.

Overnight in Hue.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Thien-Mu-pagoda

Day 08: HUE - HANOI

This morning, our driver will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel and then transfer you to Hue for a flight to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check-in, and relax.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

Arrival Hanoi

Day 09: HANOI CITY TOUR

The full-day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlight sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace, and the One Pillar Pagoda.

You also have the chance to visit the historic University – The Temple of Literature which dates back to the 11th century. Continue to the Ethnology Museum where you can learn about all ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Back in the Hanoi Old Quarter, you could choose to walk or have a ride on a cyclo through the narrow streets that were famous for their specialized craft-making guilds, The guild streets were named for their product or locations and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklore and culture.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi-day-tour

Day 10: HANOI – HALONG

After breakfast, we are ready to be picked up for a 3.5h drive to Halong Bay at 7.45 am. About 11.30-12.00, you are welcomed on board and have set lunch while cruising in the bay. Depending on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will include a visit to Surprising Cave, kayaking (an extra option on most of the boats, some boat has kayaking included), or swimming in crystal water and enjoying the beautiful landscapes. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kayaking-in-Halong-Bay

Day 11: HALONG - HANOI

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air and breeze to welcome the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30 am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Halong-transfer-to-Hanoi

Day 12: HANOI DEPARTURE

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast; perhaps take a walk to the central lake area or do some last-minute shopping. Be packed and ready for your flight home or onward for a new destination extension.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

Shopping-in-Hanoi

Pricing

 

Category Price 2024 – 2025 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $1,580 $1,412 $1,210 $1,124 $496
Deluxe $1,783 $1,614 $1,413 $1,326 $698
Luxury $2,215 $2,047 $1,845 $1,759 $1,131

 

ACCOMMODATION

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Ho Chi Minh Northern Saigon Hotel
Deluxe window room
Liberty Central Sai Gon CityPoint
Deluxe room
The Myst Dong Khoi
Verdant Calm Room
Hoi An Lantana Boutique Hoi An
Superior room
Hoi An Central Boutique hotel & spa
Grand Deluxe balcony room
La Siesta Hoi An
Club Wing – Veranda Suite Pool View
Hue Scarlett Hue Boutique Hotel
Passion room
White Lotus Hue Hotel
Deluxe river view room
Pilgrimage Village Boutique & Spa
Deluxe room
Hanoi San Boutique Hotel
Premium room
Anatole Hanoi Hotel
Grand Deluxe room
Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel
Grand Deluxe room
Halong Renea Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Peony Cruise
Deluxe Balcony cabin
Indochine Lan Ha Cruise
Junior Suite

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • Accommodations based on double/ twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioned for the whole trip
  • Bottle of water and wet tissue on the car (1 bottle per guest per day)
  • Regional and experienced English-speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • 2D1N trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Domestic flights from Saigon– Danang & Hue – Hanoi
  • Dragon Boat Trip on Perfume River
  • Services charges and government tax

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:

* Check-in time: 02.00 pm – Check-out time: 12.00 pm
* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. A single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

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