Overview

Tourists from all over the globe has been very fond of exploring the hidden gems of Vietnam. The country is a great place to make some unforgettable memories. With just 11days, we take you through some of the most memorable and popular sights and highlights of the country, ensuring that you see everything of importance and fame here. This journey includes the visit to the bustling city of Hanoi, the gorgeous Halong Bay, mysterious Hue, the legends of Ho Chi Minh City, and the charming Mekong Delta. This stimulating adventure begins with the capital city of Hanoi. Hanoi is a city that needs to be visited once in a lifetime. You should not miss visiting this city on your trip to Vietnam. The sites and attractions of the city are sure to leave you spellbound.

Then, we move towards the natural marvels of the Halong Bay before diving into the history, cuisines, and culture of Hui, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. Obviously, you will be visiting the renowned Cu Chi tunnels on this trip. This will be one of the most memorable tours that you will ever have and is certainly suitable for all sorts of travelers.

Weather in Vietnam

People depict Vietnam as a place with steamy jungles and hot beaches. However, the country has a diverse climate with freezing temperatures and even snow in its northern highlands. The country has two major monsoon seasons. The southwest monsoon wet and humid weather while the northeast monsoon brings drizzly, colder temperatures to the north and dry weather to the south. Northern Vietnam has four seasons. The winter falls between December and February, summer in June and July, autumn in August to November, and the spring in March and April. Central Vietnam's weather is warm all around the year, with the hottest being in the middle of the year.

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Accommodation in a twin-sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Three meals per day
  • Overnight train Hanoi - Hue
  • Flight Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • All Airport transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong - Hanoi, Hue - Hoian
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees

What's excluded?

  • International flights
  • Entry Visa fee
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (like laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Compulsory personal travel insurance

Itinerary Show all

Day One:

Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival, our representative will greet and transfer you to the hotel. On the way, he/she will give you a brief explanation on your further trip. After reaching the hotel, check-in, and then you can simply relax or enjoy the rest of the day sightseeing this gorgeous city. Overnight in Hanoi

Day Two:

Overnight cruise Halong Bay

In the morning, the cruise company's shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel for your transfer to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its 2000 spectacular islands that present a background of limestone in the Gulf of Tonkin. You will be driving for about 180km from Hanoi to Halong Bay. After arriving at the Bay, board your cruise boat and go for an exploration of the marvelous Ha Long Bay. The name "Ha Long Bay" translates to "where the dragon descends into the sea." Enjoy some of the most astonishing sights of Vietnam. Enjoy the scenic landscape of more than 2000 limestone islands rising from the emerald water as you sail through the Bay. Amongst the limestone karst is beaches, grottoes, and caves. Along the way, we stop for a swim in an isolated cove and visit one of the caves. In the evening, drop anchor in the Bay and enjoy dinner on board. Overnight in Ha Long Bay

Note: Please bring an overnight bag with you for your stay on the cruise at Ha Long Bay as the boat cannot accommodate everyone's luggage gracefully. When you check out of your hotel room in Hanoi, take the rest of your luggage to the reception, where you will be able to store it safely until your return from Ha Long Bay.

Day Three:

Cruise Halong Bay and travel back to Hanoi

Wake up and see the stunning sights in the Bay. This morning, relax onboard as you cruise back through the Bay to the pier. After having lunch, travel back to Hanoi via a shuttle bus. The rest of the day at Hanoi is free for your leisure. Overnight in Hano

Day Four:

Fly to Hue/ explore the ancient city

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport from where you will board the flight to Hue. On arrival at Hue, your guide will greet and take you on a tour of the renowned Hue Citadel. Emperor Gia Long built this Citadel for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household on the northern bank of the Perfume River. The complex contains Citadel, the Yellow Imperial City, and in the center the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. UNESCO has recognized the Hue royal complex as a World Heritage Site. After touring the Citadel, we head towards the hotel where you can rest for the day or go for more sightseeing of the city on your own. Overnight in Hue

Day Five:

Drive to Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass

Today, the driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Hoi An through the Hai Van Pass. From the summit of the pass, you can enjoy some stunning views of the panorama of the central coastline. After you reach Danang, we head towards the Marble mountain, a group of five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. After visiting the Marble mountains, we continue our trip to Hoi An. It takes around three hours to reach Hoi An. After reaching Hoi An, we will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for your leisure in the pleasant town of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An

Day Six:

Hoi An Eco Tour and cooking class

Today, you can experience the lifestyle of locals and enjoy the special cuisine of Hoi An. We begin the day with a trip to the local markets in the morning. The markets are more lively in the morning time. Before visiting the market, your guide will offer some bargaining tips as well as explain the ingredients you have to buy for your cooking class. Then, head to the water and hop into a coracle - a traditional round boat where you can paddle on the canals of the Bay Mau Nipa Forest. Your guide will show you the folk game "bit mat dap nieu." After that, take a short break while enjoying local tea before your cooking class with the local chefs. You will learn many techniques of preparing authentic Vietnamese dishes on this cooking class with the local chefs. Afterward, you can enjoy your cooking for lunch. Later, relax on a sightseeing tour on the Thu Bon River by boat before heading back to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

Day Seven:

Hoi An

This day is free for your leisure. You can explore Hoi An on your own pace. You can relax at the beach, enjoy great shopping and discover the elegance and history of this well-conserved ancient town. It is a culinary center with a laid back nature. Hoi An is a delight with the ancient character and warm hospitality of the locals. If you like, you can go to a street food hunt. Each food tastings offers fun insights and tales on the food culture and local traditions. On this day, you can enjoy visiting the major attractions of the city while enjoying many local delicacies. If you want any suggestions, just ask for your tour guide; he will help you with it. Overnight in Hoi An

Day Eight :

Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh city

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to Da Nang from where you can take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After you arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, the trip guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the HO Chi Minh City on your own. You can visit district one that is home to many of the city's sights and also is a great place to take a stroll amongst the shops, cafes, and restaurants. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day Nine:

Adventure to the Cu Chi tunnels

Today, you will make a trip to the renowned Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnels stretch for more than 250km and are one of the most famous historical aspects of the Vietnam War. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. For the next twenty-five years, Digging and building of tunnels continued until it was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. The tunnel is a house to thousands of people who lived almost entirely underground for years. People there led relatively normal lives. During the American War, the entire area of Cu Chi was designated as a free-fire zone, which meant it was, therefore, heavily attacked and bombed. In this time, Vietnamese soldiers used the tunnels as their base. However, now, the sections of the tunnels are open for visitors. You can learn how fierce the war can be. You will get insight into the lives of the local Vietnamese during the American/Vietnam War, as well as the creativity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese. If you are interested, you can also try to use M16 or AK47 of the war era at the nearby firing range. It is very hard to imagine that this peaceful area had such damage and defoliation all over the area in the past. You will also get to see the fragments of the war in Cu Chi that displays the indication of the brutal war that took place here. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day Ten:

Visit Cai Be and the Floating Markets in the Mekong Delta

We head out early this morning towards the Cai Be Floating Market. The market is very lively in the morning time. Along the way, we will stop at the town of Tan An overlooking the scenic plain rice fields. Upon reaching the Cai Be, move out via a motorboat to visit the Cai Be Floating Market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Pay a visit to a small family business and see how they make coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn. Then, roam into the tiny villages and visit the orchard and fruit plantation while listening to the traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Keep sailing to a sequence of small canals to enjoy the appeals of the Upper Mekong Delta. Afterward, we arrive in Tan Phong island, where you can join a cooking class and learn different ways to prepare authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Then, enjoy your cooking at lunch, accompanied by the fresh river food served in the garden. After lunch, you can simply relax in the hammocks. This afternoon, you can rent a bike and ride around the village path filled with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta. In the afternoon, we take a boat back to Cai Be from where we transfer back to Hoi Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day Eleven:

Trip concludes

Today, the trip of Vietnam ends. After bidding goodbye, we transfer you to the airport, approx. Three hours before your scheduled flight.

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