Vietnam overview 12 Days
Starting from Ha Noi
Discover the landscapes of Vietnam with this tour. Start with a visit around vibrant Hanoi, then Ninh Binh with Halong bay on land. A short flight brings you to Hue. Transfer to Hoi An ancient town – an ideal place for visiting and shopping. You will continue to visit Imperial City of Hue and some royal tombs here.
All prices quoted in USD per person is valid to 30 Dec 2023
(Except Christmas 24 Dec 2022-2023 & New year 31 Dec 2022 & Tet holiday 21 Jan to 27 Jan 2023 )
Price per person in half-twin by privatecar/coach with guide in the party of
Superior – 3 stars
First Class - 4 tars
Deluxe - 5 stars
Tour in brief:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival Day 2: Hanoi – City (B,L) Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B,L) Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L) Day 5: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D) Day 6: Halong - Hanoi (B,L) – Night train to Hue Day 7: Hue – City tour (B,L) Day 8: Hue – My Son – Hoi An (B,L) Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh – By flight (B,D) Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B,L) Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel (B,L) Day 12: Ho Chi Minh depart (B)
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival Meet at Noi Bai international airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – City (B,L) This morning we start our itinerary with a morning city tour of Hanoi, taking in the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Fine Arts Museum as well as Ho Chi Minh's former stilt house residence. Then, visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple. After lunch, visit Bat Trang pottery, Hoan Kiem Lake and the vibrant old quarter . Overnight at the hotel. Notes:
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B,L, D) Morning: 7.30 am departure to Mai Chau. On the way to Mai chau, pay a Visit to Hang Pagoda (Ancient Cave pagoda) to enjoy a peaceful scenarios and to get a more understanding of the most popular religion - Buddismn. Visiting a Muong ethnic minority village to see stilt-house and their lives. 12.30 am lunch at restaurant. Afternoon: 1.30 pm drive to MalChau. Visit Lac village , Go shopping around Lac Village. Walking throughout some White Thai villages to see people making traditional dress and stools. Dinner Overnight at Mai Chau Hideaway Resort. Day 4:– Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L) Am : Breakfast. Short walk to the Muong minority village. Walking through plum & peach gardens to contemplate peaceful scenery. 12.30 am lunch at village then return to Ha Noi Return to Hanoi Noi at 5.30 pm. Day 5: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
Depart in the morning for Halong Bay, perhaps Vietnam’s most famous and most popular UNESCO World Heritage site. The name ‘Ha Long’ means the dragon descending into the sea and owes its origins to a Vietnamese myth.
Arrive at the Halong Bay jetty around noon and proceed with check-in formalities before boarding a boat for your unforgettable overnight cruise on Halong bay. After your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board
Overnight on board the boat in Halong Bay/
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B,L) – Flight to Hue
Experience the sunrise over the emerald waters of Halong Bay
Mid-morning the boat will return to shore
Disembark and transfer to Hanoi . Transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Night in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – City tour (B,L) Visit The Old Capital full day. AM: Boat trip on Perfume River to visit handicraft village: making conical hat and bronze casting. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered as Royal Pagoda of the Nguyen Dynasty and Imperal Citadel. Lunch. PM: Visit Mausoleums of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh King. Visit a typical garden-house in Hue (Hue has another name as "city of garden"). Visit Dong Ba market. Day 8: Hue – My Son – Hoi An (B,L) Pick up at your hotel in Hue at 8.00AM . Driver to My Son (120 km) through Hai Van Mountain Pass of 30 km length. Stop on the top of the mountain for photo. Relax at Lang Co Beach. We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. Arrive in My Son at 9:00AM. Walk around with your guide for 2 hours to see the historic and cultural ruins of the 16th century, you will be brought back to the glorious time of the Champa civilization. Then leave My Son for Cau Lau boat station. Take a motorized boat excursion to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, 3km west of Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoian. Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh – By flight (B,D) Free time in Hoi An until transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh.
Dinner on floating restaurant on Sai Gon River. Diner program: 7:00PM: Welcome guests on Boat Service dinner, Performance music & dances 7:45PM: Depart Dinner– Cruise along Saigon river 9:30PM: Dropping the guests off at Bach Dang harbor Transfer back Hotel. Night in Ho Chi Minh City. Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B,L) 8h00 am . Our tourguide will pick you up at your hotel or the airport. You leave Saigon to My Tho city, about 75km, 1h30 by free way, this is the first free way in the South of Vietnam. An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial Roads down on the Southern Region of Vietnam through the Paddy rice fields, orchards and small hamlets. On arrival in My Tho city, you’ll take a local motor boat, cross Mekong River (the biggest River in Asia, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, its length about 4.800km long). You enjoy fresh coconut juice on the boat. Your first visit at Unicorn island where you taste the natural pure honey bee, bee pollen and Royal jelly bee. Your second visit byboat is in the Dragon Island where you can see how the local people make coconut candy. This is the special product in the Ben Tre province. Walking on the village, then you take the Horse Carriage about 1,5km around the village. Upon arrival at the Garden, you can eat the tropical fruits as pine-apple, water melon, longan, royal bananas. You listen to the traditional folk music, called “Cai Luong”. Next, you take a sampan, rowing boat by hand, about 2km, you can discover the rural daily life of local people inside the water coconut tree jungle. You have lunch in the Turtle Island with the special food as the “Elephant Ear fish:,..ect Back to habor for 2 hours back Ho Chi Minh city. Night at Hotel. Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)Experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half-day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street, home to several colonial-style buildings. Visit the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, and the poignant War Remnants Museum.
In the afternoon experience the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network of tunnels, rooms, and passageways used by Vietnamese soldiers. Night in HoChiMinh Day 12: Ho Chi Minh depart (B) Breakfast. Shopping. Transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.
Accommodation offering in this trip ( or Similar ) :
The Light hotel
Peridot Grand hotel
Le Theatre cruise
Hoi An Rose Garden
Bliss Hoi An resort
Blue Diamond hotel
Lotus Central hotel
Tour Cost includes: - Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated. - Half board meals as indicated in the itinerary. Lunch at local restaurant ( Vietnamese food ) - 2 Domestic flights: Saigon –Danang & Hue- Hanoi by Vietnamairline – Eco class - English- speaking guide - Entrance fees. - Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Tiengiangriver in Mytho. - Double/Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room) Tour Cost excludes: -International airfare to/from Vietnam -Personal insurance -Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc. -Visa to Vietnam
Trip starts in Hochiminh and ends in Hanoi
All year round;
Moderate to Strenous;
Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),
Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,
As indicated;(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)