Overview

  • Explore the historical and cultural places of interest in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Experience the fascinating eco tour in Hoian and contemplate the old town’s significant architecture
  • Encounter the regional culture in Mekong Delta.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility and jaw-dropping landscapes of Halong Bay.
  • Discover the ancient capital of Vietnam and the chocolate - box landscape in Ninh Binh
Tropical Adventure 10 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

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Meals: N/A

Welcome to the Vietnam tour Asia Private Travels.

Our tour starts in Ho Chi Minh city. You will be picked up at Tan Son Nhat International airport and transferred to the hotel for check - in at 2:00pm. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Meals on your own account. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Start in Ho Chi Minh city
Vietnamese people
Explore places in your leisure time
Day 2

HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY – CAN THO

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, we will embark on an amazing adventure in Mekong Delta, which is one of the most amazing destinations in the south of Vietnam. A transfer of 2.5 - 3 hours from Ho Chi Minh city will take you to Ben Tre - our first stop in today’s itinerary.

Upon arrival, we will get on the boat at Phong Nam wharf for a cruise on Chet Say river - a branch of Mekong river. The boat ride will take you along the natural canals under the shadows of water coconut trees offering a great chance to witness the tropical vibe and the authentic life of the locals. 

You will also encounter the pastoral life and their conventional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut-based products processing and mat weaving procedure.

Then, we will move to a peaceful village nearby. There are 2 options for you to commute: hop on “xe loi” - a special motorized rickshaw or cycle a bike around the village through the greenery and mesmerizing paddy fields. Enjoy lunch at a local house where you can gain the gastronomic experience by savoring the local delicacies. 

In the afternoon, get on board again for a trip along a narrow canal before returning to the quay, and then moving to Can Tho city. 

Dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight at a hotel in Can Tho.

The nature beauty of local people in Mekong Delta
Witness the authentic local life
Visit the peaceful village
Day 3

CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – FLIGHT TO DANANG

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will visit the biggest floating market of Mekong Delta - Cai Rang floating market. Get onboard at Ninh Kieu Pier and set sail to the attraction. You can witness the vibrant pace of life of hundreds sampan boats carrying all kinds of tropical fruits. The color of fruits, the animated atmosphere and the noise of boat engines create a sense of uniqueness that you couldn’t find in another market. This is an integral part of Asia Private Travels's tour for you to encounter the authentic life of the locals in Mekong Delta.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then, we will move to the airport for a flight to Danang. After you land at the airport, our guide and driver will pick you up and take you to Hoian for hotel check - in.

Dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight the hotel.

Cai Rang floating market
Vibrant pace of life with all kind of tropical fruits
Move to Da Nang
Day 4

ECO TOUR IN HOIAN – FREE EXPLORING

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at the hotel before discovering Hoi An local market this morning. It is a visually stunning place gathering many dwellers and local produces, where you might get some tips of bargaining. If you are really keen on shooting photos, you will have many interesting things capturing your attention.

Up next, pay a visit to Bay Mau nipa palm forest which is an amazing place for nature lovers or family with kids. It is a unique ecological area with submerged forest system and the abundant tapestry of flora and fauna.

Floating on coracle is the best way to get through the lush mangrove forest and enjoy the beautiful landscape. You can also buy some lovely souvenirs made of palm leaves like watches, hats or rings sold here.

Join in a very exciting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu” is a must - do activity in Hoian. Sip a cup of tea while a cooking class is preparing. During this class, you will not only learn how to make traditional Vietnamese grub by yourself but learn more about Vietnamese culture through the chefs’ stories.

Then, enjoy your self - made lunch.

Next, immerse yourself in a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river and observe the daily life with fishing movements of the locals or just feast your eyes on the water surface to look for a little peace and quiet.

You will be free for the rest of the day. 

Dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoi An. 

Hoian
Experience basket boat
Hoian nighlife
Day 5

HOIAN FREE DAY

Transfer: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your free day to explore Hoi An ancient town in your own way. Soak up in the bright sunshine at An Bang Beach, stroll along the streets to immerse in the tranquil atmosphere, take a boat trip, float lanterns on the romantic Hoai River, and capture the best photos in the Classic Holidays.

Lunch and dinner on your account. Stay overnight at the Hotel in Hoi An.

An Bang beach
Immerse the tranquil beach
Hoai river
Day 6

HOIAN – DANANG – FLIGHT TO HANOI – HALFDAY CITY

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Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then we move to Da Nang city by a private transfer (no guide) to catch a flight to Hanoi.  

By the time you land at the airport, our local guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check in.

An exciting city tour is waiting for you, today. Our first visit is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the final resting place of our beloved Great Father, Uncle Ho. We will discover all his relics at the Stilt House and the Presidential Palace. We also pay a visit to the One Pillar Pagoda close by.

Then, we set foot in Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam constructed in the 11th century. 

Our next attraction is the Hanoi Old Quarter - a place to preserve ancient culture and memory of time. It is a special mixture between its nostalgic ambience of old-styled narrow streets and the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city. Moreover, you will be amazed by its vibrancy and a wide range of products displayed through 36 ancient streets ranging from street foods, clothing, jewelleries to souvenirs and more.

Meals on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda
Temple of Literature
Day 7

HANOI – NINH BINH - HANOI

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we spend the whole day discovering the highlights of Ninh Binh. Van Long Nature Reserve is our first stop, which is prominent for the nature ecosystem and the setting of the famous movie Kong: Skull Island.

Get on a rowboat for a fascinating journey around this wetland (about 1,5 hours), through the submerged limestone caves and lush reed plant. 

Then, we move to the next spot - Gia Hung village, which owns the tranquility and mesmerising landscapes. Relax with this atmosphere when cycling along the bank of Boi river (8 km).

Afterwards, we go ahead to Nho Quan village to have a cozy lunch with the locals. Then, pay a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital - an architectural complex of 1000 year history. Here, you can have a chance to know more about the Vietnam glorious history through the vestiges of Dinh and Le dynasty from the 10th century. This is the last attraction for today after we turn back to Hanoi. 

Dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Van Long Nature Reserve
Known as the setting of the famous movie Kong: Skull Island.
Hoa Lu ancient capital
Day 8

HANOI – OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON HALONG BAY

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast will be served at your hotel and then get ready for a scenic drive to Halong Bay - recognized as UNESCO World Heritage with the majestic beauty of stunning natural landscape.

On the way to the gem in the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay, we will pass through the iconic scenery of the lush rice fields and high mountain ranges of the Red River Delta. As soon as you arrive, embark on the Junk boat for a mesmerizing cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board. 

In the afternoon, we pay a visit to some of the most magical caves of Halong. You will be astonished by the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from stalactites and stalagmites. Set your mind free and enjoy the peace of the magnificent bay.  Refresh yourself in the pure emerald water as the ship stops en route. You can also opt to row kayak to enjoy the tropical vibe in this paradise.

Dinner will be served on the board followed by many exciting activities. Stay overnight on the board.

Note: You will be transferred to Halong Bay by shared shuttle bus and our English speaking guide will support you during your trip to the destination. If you want to have a private transfer, please feel free to contact our travel consultants.

Halong Bay
Explore the most magical caves in Halong Bay
Experience kayaking or rowing a local boat
Day 9

HALONG BAY – HANOI

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

There is nothing better than waking up early to immerse in the fresh and peaceful atmosphere in the Classic Hoidays tour. Enjoy your breakfast on board during the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. Around midday, a light lunch will be served on board before returning to the pier for a trip back to Hanoi on a shuttle bus.

Meals at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy sunset in Halong Bay
Sunbathe on the sundeck
Back to Hanoi
Day 10

HANOI – DEPARTURE – NO GUIDE

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Feel free to explore Hanoi in your own way. You can choose some lovely souvenirs for your friends and family or stroll around and capture photos to catch the last moments here before you are transferred (without guide) to the airport for your next flight.

Meals on your account.

End of service with Asia Private Travels.

Enjoy the Hanoi's cuisine
Explore in your own way
Transfer to the airport

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: February to October

► Visa Requirements: 

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 Pax 4 - seater car
3 - 8 Pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 Pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 Pax 35 - seater car
21 - 35 Pax 45 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

Fantastic tour! A must do
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Letitia

Marshall

"This tour exceeded our expectations. The tour had great activities that lasted the perfect time. We were a small group so that made the whole experience better and more personalised!"

Great trip - couldn’t recommend more
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kerenza

Singapore

"The tour was fantastic! It was great to explore the countryside and learn some of the history. The tour had a great balance of physical activity along with breaks for food. Each part of the tour is well worth it, wouldn’t change a thing besides wishing there was more!"

Don’t miss this experience!
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Grainne

Canada

"This was such a great tour! Excellent tour. So much packed into the itinerary and all very enjoyable. Besides, I love the delicious foods of Vietnam, I will never forget it."

wonderful trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Giselle

United Kingdom

"A good trip! The tour guy is very helpful, reliable and shares a lot of stories/ history along the trip. Vietnam's beauty totally blew my mind."

Great experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Fidelia

Iceland

"This was a great experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He speaks great English and shares a lot of information. Everything was planned out very well and the schedule was very good."

Well organized tour!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Farah

United States

"It was a great experience. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the culture and traditions ò Vietnam. So many activities were packed into the day but it was enjoyable."

Great time in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Esperanza

Bermuda

"It was very interesting trip, beautiful views and many experiences in Vietnam, we love people and every from here."

amazing
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ermintrude

Great Britain

"The tour guide was really enthusiastic and shared plenty of knowledge about Vietnam's history and traditions. He was incredibly flexible, responding to all of the group's demands."

Beautiful plus a lot of history along the way
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Edna

HongKong

". This specific tour is great for those that want to learn a lot of history and culture along the way. Everything was very well organized. Good food. Nice trip for everyone!"

high quality experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Amity

NewZealand

"This was a fantastic tour! Rush to book! I learned so much! It’s hard to pick a highlight but perhaps Halong Bay? Really appreciate this opportunity to explore this beautiful country."

beautiful place full history
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Henry

Greece

"Excellent tour with excellent guide. Well worth the money and long day. Highly recommend. The scenery is beautiful and I could explore different parts of Vietnam. Love this tour!"

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Darius

Switzerland

"absolutely love this trip. This trip gives me a chance to know more about the land that I have never been to before. Vietnam is beautiful as its reputation. Besides, I love Pho, it's delicious. Highly recommend."

Great variety of activities
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Dai

United Kingdom

"a fantastic trip, I had a great time exploring this country. I visited many places and talked with many local people to know more about them. They were really friendly and they helped me learn more about Vietnam's history and culture. Great tour."

a great tour and a nice taste of everything
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Cuthbert

Russian

"We spent 10 days exploring the beauty of Vietnam and it was worth. My son really like Halong Bay, he could learn more about limestone mountains. Vietnamese is delicious, however, my wife said it was a little bit salty. Thanks for the trip!"

really good with many beautiful places
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Clitus

Hungary

"A very good organized tour and we have many interesting activities to explore Vietnam and to relax. I really love Vietnamese cuisine, so tasty, I will comeback Vietnasomeday for sure with my family. Many thanks."

whole family entertainment
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Carwyn

United States

"Our family had a great time together and we really appreciate this time. Thanks for giving us this great tour to explore Vietnam and have many beautiful memories together!"

wonderful experience in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Benedict

Taiwan

"The floating market was really unique and I love this experience. Besides, I think I love Southern foods more than Northern foods because they are sweeter. Anyway, they are both delicious and worth trying"

the best of the best
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Basil

United Kingdom

"what a great tour, nothing to complain about, I really had a good time here. Vietnam is so beautiful and I had many beautiful memories with the locals. I really appreciate this chance!"

A great tour with great local people
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Azaria

Singapore

"Really fun tour!!! Great way to see and explore the traditions of Vietnam, I really love Vietnam food, I ate a lot and I think I gained weight haha"

Fantastic experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Anselm

Netherlands

"Vietnam is really amazing. The landscapes are so beautiful. I was really impressed by the stun of Halong Bay, so beautiful. I also like Ho Chi Muing, a vibrant city. Totally satisfied with this trip!"

The best experience in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Zane

HongKong

"I really love this tour, I can enjoy many beautiful landscapes and eat many delicious foods. I will come back to this beautiful country soon. Highly recommend this tour!"

what a great experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rory

United States

"I had a good time in Vietnam with many friendly people who are so supportive. Hoian ancient town was amazing and I took many beautiful pictures during the trip. Thank you very much."

Vietnam is worth visiting!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Elias

Indonesia

"My family had a wonderful time on this trip! I love Halong Bay the most, it was stunning and beautiful. I had a relaxing time here. Many thanks!"

A happy trip throughout Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Corbin

United Kingdom

"A very nice experience, I really appreciate this trip. I had a chance to visit many beautiful villages in Vietnam, interact with locals and they are so friendly, they are willing to share with me the traditions of Vietnam. Never forget this experience."

Vietnam has many beautiful places
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Clinton

Canada

"I really enjoy this trip cause I can visit many beautiful places in Vietnam, they are so amazing. I will suggest my friend visit Vietnam! Such a great country with many beautiful scenes and delicious foods. Love it"

Vietnam is a beautiful country and I really like this country.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Beckham

United States

"This is a great chance to explore this beautiful country. I learn a lot about the culture and customs of your country. Besides, the service is good. Highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants to explore Vietnam."

A great trip to explore Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Anselm

United Kingdom

"It was a nice experience, I really appreciate this opportunity to explore Vietnam. I like the floating market most, it was unique and interesting. I also eat many Vietnamese foods. Thanks for your support!"

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