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Discover the Essence of Vietnam 10 Days

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Overview

If you have 1-2 weeks to spend in Vietnam, this is a fantastic 10-day tour that lets you see some of the best parts of the country. Your trip starts in the bustling heart of Ho Chi Minh City, also called Saigon. Then, you’ll head to the beautiful Mekong Delta to see how locals live and work on the water. For an authentic local experience, you can even try farming in Tra Que village, Hoi An. Next, you’ll visit Hanoi to see historic sites and try delicious street food. The tour wraps up with a peaceful cruise through the stunning Halong Bay, known for its thousands of limestone islands.

Itinerary

DAY 01: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

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

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: N/A

DAY 02: HO CHI MINH CITY HALF-DAY TOUR

Breakfast in the hotel. You will have a full morning at your own leisure. Meet our tour guide and driver again at 14:00 for your half-day sightseeing tour around the city center.

You will start a short afternoon city tour by visiting the War Museum with a lot of exhibitions related to the American war, and then 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.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market

DAY 03: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY TOUR

Morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and depart to Cai Be. You 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 an optional lunch. After lunch, you 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 so amazing to bike on 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 Vinh Long City! Then, depart to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

biking to mekong village

DAY 04: HO CHI MINH - FLIGHT TO DA NANG - DRIVE TO HOI AN

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy some free time to explore or relax at your own leisure before catching a flight to the vibrant city of Da Nang. From there, our driver will transfer you to the charming town of Hoi An, where you’ll spend the night, surrounded by its historic beauty and unique atmosphere. Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 05: HOI AN - BIKING - TRA QUE VILLAGE - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

Start the day by cycling through the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises of the city. Enjoy the peaceful and serene. Experience being a real farmer at Tra Que village. Then have lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, spend a half-day wandering 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. The afternoon will be free time for shopping or relaxing.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tra Que village
Tra Que village

DAY 06: HOI AN - MY SON SANCTUARY HALF DAY TOUR

Visit the temple complex at My Son, granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 the tower temples were the seat of the Champa Kingdom for the majority of its existence between the 4th and 13th centuries. The sanctuary is situated in an impressive location surrounded by hills, around 35 km inland from the coast at Hoi An.

Whilst not as spectacular as the great Angkor complexes in Cambodia, the remaining structures are atmospheric enough to conjure images of the majesty of the Champa Kingdom. Back to Hoian in the early afternoon.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

my son sancturary
Explore the history of My Son Sancturary

DAY 07: HOI AN - DRIVE TO DA NANG - FLIGHT TO HANOI

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your free time, then depart to the airport and take a flight to Hanoi. Our guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 08: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR

Explore the best of Hanoi in a full-day tour that covers all the highlight attractions. Discover the historical and cultural significance of the Ho Chi Minh Complex, visit the tranquil Temple of Literature, and learn about Vietnamese traditions at the Ethnology Museum.

You can also take a leisurely cyclo ride to experience the lively streets of the Old Quarter and French Quarter. Finally, immerse yourself in Vietnamese folklore and culture with a captivating water puppet show.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

Hanoi old apartment
Discover the Hanoi old apartment

DAY 09: HANOI - HALONG

After breakfast, at around 8.00 am, we will pick you up to embark on a journey to the mesmerizing Halong Bay. On arrival, you are welcomed on board and served a mouth-watering lunch while cruising through the bay. Depending on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will include a visit karst cave, kayaking (an extra option on most of the boats, some boat has kayaking included), swimming in crystal water, and enjoying the landscape or relaxing at the sundeck. The day will end with a sumptuous dinner on board, and you will spend the night under the starry sky.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

Indochine Lan Ha Cruise
Indochine Lan Ha Cruise
kayaking halong bay
Kayaking at Halong Bay

DAY 10: HALONG - HANOI - DEPARTURE

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze. A brand new day comes. Following breakfast, you can discover a breathtaking limestone grotto before returning to the boat for a scenic cruise back to the dock.

Your boat will arrive at the harbor by 11:30 am, and your driver is waiting to take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

Pricing

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2024 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $1,349 $1,189 $1,039 $968 $390
Deluxe $1,522 $1,362 $1,212 $1,141 $550
Luxury $1,813 $1,653 $1,503 $1,432 $856

Accommodation

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Ho Chi Minh City Northern Saigon Hotel
Deluxe
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Deluxe
The Myst Dong Khoi
Dong Khoi
Hoi An Lantana Boutique Hotel
Superior
Central Boutique Hoian
Grand Deluxe
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Veranda Suite Pool View
Hanoi San Boutique Hotel
Premium
Anatole Hanoi Hotel
Grand Deluxe
Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel
Grand Deluxe
Halong Renea Cruise
Deluxe
Peony Cruise
Deluxe Balcony
Indochine Lan Ha Cruise
Junior Suite

Include & Exclude

Trip inclusive

  • Accommodations based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioned car for airport pick up/drop off
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily in the private car
  • Regional and experienced English-speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • 2D1N trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hanoi
  • Boat Trip on the Mekong River

Trip exclusive

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mentioned in the Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa

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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