Overview

Catch the vibe of magical Vietnam on this complete tour that starts from Ho Chi Minh City. Drink coffee with locals in Hanoi and shop in the Old Quarter, cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through old-world Hoi An and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. There are plenty of attractions in Vietnam, ranging from stunning natural landscapes, untouched islets, and quaint villages to war museums, colonial structures, and ancient citadels. Feel your spiritual side with the visit to the marvelous Hue Monuments and the My Son Sanctuary. Tour the Cu Chi tunnels that lie outside the Ho Chi Minh City, representing the sheer grit and 'can-do' attitude of the Vietnamese and pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum and learn the horrible reality of war.

This adventure is full of beauty and contrasts that paint Vietnam as a country of mouthwatering food, energetic locals, stunning scenery, and multiethnic cities.

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • All domestic transportation
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Meals

What's excluded?

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary Show all

Day One:

Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Upon arrival, our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, he will give you a brief explanation on your further trip. After reaching the hotel, check-in, and then you can simply rest at the hotel or explore around the town if you feel like it.

Day Two:

Mekong Delta Boat Tour

Get a chance to feel the real Vietnam and let the superb views feel your senses. This trip enables you to tour the local factories and see the techniques to make local products. Similarly, you will meet the lovely locals who will gladly welcome you and also have a lot of delightful time at land and explore the floating market and fish farm on the river. Discover the traditional land with hard-working people who will show a sense of appreciation on life. In the morning, our tour guide will take you to the city of My Thon on the bus. The bus takes around one and a half hours to reach My Thon. During the trip to My Thon, join activities of local people, and enjoy splendid views of green rice paddy fields. In Mekong Delta, we visit the biggest pagoda of the region, Vinh Trang. We then continue the trip to My Tho from where we take a boat and cruise along Mekong River. On the boat cruise along Mekong River, you will see fish cages, floating houses on the river.

The boat then takes you to a small canal; the canal is serene and feels very far from the bustling town f Ho Chi Minh. The boat cruise then continues through the coconut trees canal, taking you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. We then leave the boat and walk around the village. Then, stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine while listening to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers. Continuing the exploration of the village, we head towards a coconut candy shop where you can learn the way of making candy and also see a wide variety of handcrafted items made from coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and discover various fruits, flowers, trees, and local houses. Then, we head to the local restaurant to enjoy authentic Vietnamese food by the tree shade. After lunch, continue exploring the village for about a half an hour, either on foot or bike. In the afternoon, we travel back to the bus via ferry and then return to Saigon.

Day Three:

Cu Chi Tunnels tour/ train to Hoi An

This morning, we leave Ho Chi Minh City to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which takes around 60km on a vehicle. Cu Chi was the military base of Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with the US forces. Due to its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam, CU Chi is now considered a heroic district. The tunnel system of Cu Chi stretches more than 220km and is very famous among both Vietnamese and foreigners. You will see lots of ducks and water buffaloes swimming in the rivers besides the road and the serene rural rice paddy fields on the way. It is very hard to imagine that this peaceful area had such damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone ". However, you will see the remnants of the way in Cu Chi that displays the evidence of the brutal war that took place here. Visit the Cu Chi tunnels to see how fierce the wars can be. After visiting the Cu Chi tunnel, we head back to Ho Chi Minh City. The rest of the time is free for your leisure. Then, our driver will transfer you to the train station from where you will take an overnight train to Hoi An.

Day Four:

Danang – Hoi An

You will reach Danang in the afternoon, and then we transfer you to Hoi An. The day is free for you at Hoi An. You can explore the ancient town on your own. You can visit the lantern road, a traditional tailoring shop, Japanese Bridge, and enjoy some local specialties. Don't forget to watch the sunset at Cua Dai beach.

Day Five:

Hoi An Lantern Making and Farming Experience/ Hue

This morning, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Then, you will take a bicycle and ride to the home of a craftsman in the city. Here, you will get a brief knowledge on the history, shape, and color of the lanterns, as well as the many stages required to make them. Particularly, you can see how to decorate and make your lanterns. You can also keep the lanterns you make as a souvenir. After completing the process to make a lantern, you bid goodbye to your host and continue the trip towards the vegetable village called Tra Que Village. See how the farmers prepare the land, fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. You can also watch and participate in raking, watering the greens, sowing, picking vegetables, and more. We will have lunch here. After lunch, we head back to Hoi An on a bicycle. In the evening, we transfer to Hue by private car and stay overnight at the hotel in Hue.

Day Six:

Phong Nha Cave

We start the day early today. After breakfast, we head out to Phong Nha Cave. On the way, we will visit the Holy Land of La Vang (called the Minor Basilica), Hien Luong Bridge, and Ben Hai River. After arriving in Quang Bing, you can visit some of the gorgeous places like the Phong Nha Cave and Ke Bang National Park. Afterward, enjoy your lunch at Xuan Son Boat Station in Phong Nha. In the afternoon, we will visit the Phong Nha Cave via boat on Son River. Then, we continue the trip to explore the caves named Bi Ky grotto, Cung Dinh grotto, Tien grotto. After finishing the tour of caves and all major attractions of the region, we head towards the boat port and board on a car and depart for Hue city on Ho Chi Minh Trail, via Truong Son Martyrs' Cemetery. We spend the night in Hue.

Day Seven:

Hue to Hanoi

This morning, we head out to explore many historic sites, and major highlights of Hue, such as Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Vietnamese Kungfu Performance Shown of Võ Kinh Vạn An, Tu Duc Tomb, Conical Hat, and Incense Make Villages. Today, we will enjoy local cuisine at a local restaurant. We will Buffet 50 dishes which has diversity in Hue Local Specialties, Western and Asian food. After lunch, we continue our tour at Hue. We will visit places like Imperial City, Dai Noi, and the 400years old pagoda, Thien Mu. From here, we board on a dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River while enjoying the relaxing fresh cool wind and stunning sceneries along the way. Later, we return to Hue City with a drive for half an hour. In the evening, we depart from Hue and head towards the airport from where you will take a flight to Hanoi.

Day Eight :

Hanoi to Halong Bay Cruise

In the morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel. Hop on a shuttle bus or private car and head towards Halong Bay. Along the route, you will enjoy some serene scenery, as you travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. Keep your camera ready as you will be moving past many picturesque sceneries. It takes around three hours to reach Halong Bay from Hanoi. After you reach Tuan Chau marina, enjoy a welcome drink and refresh from a long drive. Meet the captain and cruise crew, who will give you a brief explanation before the cruise. Then, check into the cabin and set sail while unwinding. You will have lunch on board. You can enjoy a typical local lunch in the dining room or the outdoor dining area. In the afternoon, we reach the Surprising Cave, Hang Sửng Sốt. We explore the cave and learn how the name of the cave came to be "Surprising." Then, we head towards the Titop island area where you will stop in the serene waters bounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming, snorkeling or for a short trek to the peak of the island from where you can get a gorgeous view of the Halong bay. In the evening, we go to the summit on the sundeck to watch the mesmerizing sunset and enjoy a sunset party. Tonight, you will enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine. After dinners, reward yourself with a wide variety of cocktails at our bar or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing.

Day Nine:

Halong Bay Cruise to Hanoi

Rise early and join for a Tai Chi session with us on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body; join Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day. After the session, enjoy a local breakfast. Then, mingle yourself in the gorgeous views of the bay and its vivid limestone islands as we cruise through the tranquil emerald waters while heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn). You can choose to either exploring the cave by yourself on a kayak or explore comfortably on the bamboo boat rowed by the locals. You can check out from the cabins at your leisure while we cruise through many beautiful highlights in the bay. You can join us for a short cooking class where you can enhance your cooking skills and learn the ways of making spring rolls. In the afternoon, we return to the shore and depart from the cruise by bidding farewell to the crew. From the shore, we transfer you to the Hanoi via a minibus or private van. It might take around five hours to reach Hanoi. Overnight at Hanoi.

Day Ten:

Trip Concludes

Your exciting adventure ends today. But, if you have time, you can explore the gorgeous city of Hanoi in the morning. You can visit some of the major highlights of the city like Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Or, you can visit the One Pillar Pagoda. A group of structure make up a pagoda and lies over the water in the middle of a lake. Besides, you can visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake, Temple of literature, Vietnam's first university, Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi, and many more.

After saying goodbye, we transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight. However, if you like to make a further trip, contact your tour guide or agency. Then, we will manage a further trip and accommodation for you.

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