Overview

  • Learn about the history and landmarks of the capital city - Hanoi 
  • Explore the stunning caves in Halong Bay - the world famous UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Discover the breath of life in Mekong Delta and savour every moment
  • Visit an ancient town with unique and great architectural ensemble of Hoian
  • Experience the making of coconut candies
A Moment in Vietnam 8 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

HANOI ARRIVAL

Transfer:

Meals: N/A

Start the Classic Journeys in Vietnam with Asia Private Travels.

When you arrive, our driver will come and pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport. After meeting with our guide, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. 

The rest of the day is your leisure. Meals on your expense.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Hoan Kiem Lake
The beauty of the street vendor
The Huc Bridge
Day 2

HANOI SIGHTSEEING

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Meals: Breakfast

Today is going to be a day full of activities in Hanoi with the Classic Journeys. Our first stop is Ho Chi Minh Complex. We’ll discover all the attractions here including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda.

In the afternoon, we will visit the biggest and most fascinating museum in Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology, where you can observe a great collection of artifacts of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. While the indoor part includes the exhibition building, office, research center, library, storage, technical lab, and auditorium, the outdoor area attracts tourists to a host of houses modelling after the traditional architecture of ethnic minorities, especially those who live in the Northern and Central Highlands. . 

Afterwards, proceed to the colorful Old Quarter where a wide range of products can be found from street foods, clothing, furniture to jewelries, souvenirs and more. 

The Old Quarter is well-known for the history, the architecture, the diversity of products and even the everyday life of its residents. In this area, the bustling life of Hanoians is reflected in the most vivid way with crowded streets of people trading with each other. 

The quarter consists of 36 Old Streets, each of which was named for what it sold. Several years ago, skilled artisans migrated to the city and formed guilds. In the same guilds, the craftsmen perform similar services.

As time passes, many streets now no longer sell the products after which they were named, some still do. 

You can also find many street food vendors in the Old Quarter. Types of food may alter in accordance with the rhythm of the seasons. 

Following the tour guide, you will find a lot of mouth-watering dishes that you want to grab a bite.

Moreover, you will be able to explore Asian architectures which have remained for thousands of years. 

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. 

Overnight stay at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
One Pillar Pagoda
Cyclo experience on the Hanoi Old Quarter
Day 3

HANOI – CRUISE ON HALONG BAY

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After your breakfast, we’ll pick you up at the hotel and start our 3.5 hours driving to Halong City.

The drive will take us through the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of the Red river delta to reach the gem on the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay.

After arriving to Halong Bay, we’ll board on a cruise. Check in, meet with the crew and they will tell you briefly of life on board. A tasty lunch will be served while we’re cruising among limestone islands.

In the afternoon, visit some of the most interesting caves of Halong with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Hidden in thousands of jungle-covered peaks of Halong Bay are picturesque grottos and caves of all shapes and sizes. Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) and Dau Go Cave are the most beautiful caves that should not be missed out.

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm water of the bay as the ship stops en route. You may prefer to test your sport skills with kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim.

Dinner on board.

At night, there's a lot of activities for you to join: take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

To be noted that, shared shuttle bus will be used to transfer you to Halong with a English speaking guide. For more information about private transfer, please contact Asia Private Travels!

The UNESCO Heritage site - Halong Bay
Experience kayak in the greenery water in Halong
Explore the magical caves with stalactites and stalagmites
Day 4

HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOIAN

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Engaging in Tai Chi session in the early morning is the perfect way to start your new day in Halong Bay. Tai Chi is a gentle physical exercise combining deep breathing and relaxation with slow and easy movements.

Breakfast on board.

Around midday, have lunch and then we’ll arrive at the harbor. Back to Hanoi on shuttle bus. Transfer to the airport for flight to Danang.

Pick up at the airport in Danang and drive to hotel in Hoian Ancient town.

Dinner on your own account.

Overnight in Hoian.

Breakfast onboard
Engaging in Tai Chi session
Hoian ancient town
Day 5

ECO EXPERIENCE THROUGH NIPA PALM FOREST – CITY TOUR

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel, ready for an exhilarating market exploration this morning, dive into the culture, and get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town is the highlight part the Classic Journeys tour.

Bay Mau nipa palm forest is our next stop. A coracle is your means of transport today.  You will be immersed in the natural beauty of the nipa forest. Lovely handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves such as hats, watches,ring, etc. are not bad options if you are looking for some gifts for your friends and family back home.

Next, take part in a very fascinating folk game called “bit mat dap nieu”, in which you have to break the clay pot with your eyes covered.

After that, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Thu Bon River and see what the local people do every day. When the sun goes down, you will see thousands of candle-lit lanterns float down the Thu Bon River.

Return to the town center in the afternoon for a stroll through its unique architecture.

Through the ups and downs in history, Hoian ancient town still retains its taciturn and ancient features. The ensemble of the old town is a harmonious blend of different architectural styles: Vietnamese – Chinese – Japanese – Western. It is a unique relic representing wisdom, talent and creativity of our forefathers in history. Some remarkable exemplars are Hoian Museum, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Old house and the stunning Japanese Covered Bridge.

Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

Thu Bon river
Basket boat experience
Capture the ancient beauty in Hoian
Day 6

HOIAN – MORNING FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred without the tour guide to Da Nang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon your arrival, our guide and driver are ready to pick up and transfer you to the hotel for check in. 

In the afternoon, get ready to discover Ho Chi Minh City. It is a vibrant city with a unique mix of French colonial architecture, Chinese influences, a modern entrepreneurial spirit, and numerous temples. 

Start your tour with the Reunification Palace, which is used to be the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam until April 1975.

The next stop is Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, 2 most famous and oldest of classical French colonial architecture construction was built more than 100 years ago. 

Proceed to the Opera House afterward to marvel at the elegant and French-decorative structure since the colonial period. 

We continue the city tour by discovering the eastern side of the city. Ride to Cho Lon (Big Market), which is located inside the China Town. 

Before the tour ends, make a stopover for shopping at Ben Thanh Market in the city center

Meals on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Reunification Palace
Notre Dame Cathedral
Big Market in Saigon
Day 7

MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

From Ho Chi Minh city, we will start off the trip to Ben Tre, a lovely countryside province of Mekong Delta which is 130 km away and takes 2.5 – 3 hours driving.  At Phong Nam Pier, you will take a boat ride on the river of Chet Say (Mekong’s part). 

Before reaching the destination, you will have a chance to experience the making of the traditional products, this is the special part of Asia Private Travels. One of the most interesting workplaces you are about to visit is the coconut factory, where every single part of a coconut is used and processed into different products like coconut charcoal, candies, handicraft or hat. 

In order to give tourists a deeper insight into the life of the locals , the boat will stop at a local village located on a small canal. When you set foot on the weaving house, you can observe how straw mats are made and you can even roll up your sleeves and pitch in weaving one. 

Leaving the weaving workshop, you will find yourself on xe loi (a motorized rickshaw vehicle) or you can ride a bike if you like to explore every corner of the village. On the beautiful rice paddy fields and green growing lands, farmers are harvesting, plowing the soil by simple tools. enjoy the site yourself. 

Then, let’s take a short rest and have lunch at a local house, tasty local dishes that are cooked from elephant–ear fish, river shrimp and some glasses of cold drinks would make you pleased.

In the afternoon, enjoy a delightful boat trip along a narrow canal before returning to the quay. 

Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Dinner on your own expense. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

The Enchanting beauty of the Mekong Delta
Making the traditional products at the coconut factory
Take a bike in local village
Day 8

HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE – NO GUIDE

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Take this last day of your trip to buy some great souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Our driver will transfer you to the airport to take your departure flight. 

Meals on your own account.

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Ho Chi Minh city by night
The beauty of street vendor in Vietnam
Capture the last memories in the tour

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

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rose .J

Canada

"I already know i won't regret choosing this tour because i spent time searching for information and APT got my trust. Visiting Vietnam is one of my wishlists but i had to delay it due to covid 19. Finally, i did it this January! We travel to Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, HCM city, and the Mekong delta with a lot of fun; Especially, i could find some differences between Hanoi and HCM - 2 major cities in Vietnam, so interesting! Highly recommend! "

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ellen Hicks

Bhutan

"Honestly, Vietnam in real life is more beautiful than in the picture, my wonder is always on repeat " how VNese people can make it incredible?". Anyway, i must mention my consultant and my guides for helping me so much, they were lovely and patient! I dont need to worry 'bout anything because this tour got it all, the only problem is what food should i try, then i realized VNese people have a high standard of cuisine even street food. Nothing to complain about!"

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Marczynski

Philippines

"The weather was bad in half the trip that's why i could not enjoy anything well. We departed in Hanoi with sunshine but it rained cats and dogs when moved to Danang and so on :) i almost stayed at hotel :) vietnam is beautiful as always but i think i should have a careful search before booking :) "

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Denise D.

Vietnam

"It's good to be back in my beloved hometown!! Luckily i chose " A moment in Vietnam 8 days" tour bc all the services are good as well and my guides taught me speak Vietnamese, you know, 22 years live in Canada and all i can say is "xin chao" and "cam on" so im very grateful for that! I love everything and miss you guys in this trip!"

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Sophie

Argentina

"I had a chance to visit VN thanks to my best friend 1 week ago and now I've been thinking about my 8 days trip. Special thanks to @asiaprivatetravels for helping us explore the fabulous sight in VN, im pretty excited to travel after a very long social distance time ^^ remember when we came to halong bay and tried kayaking with a lot of fun and immersed myself in the wonderful view were the highlight in my trip. We went to many destinations so i got a lil tired despite transferring but i can't deny that these places are quite attractive. Thank you so much!"

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kelly Mei

HongKong

"I should have visited Vietnam sooner, this tour was beyond my expectation because I have learned about Vietnamese culture and made friends with local people when visited mekong delta. I joined a weaving workshop and learned how to make traditional products so i understand how handy and meticulous they are. Being experienced from the most vibrant to the freshest places, from city to countryside make me love Vietnam more and more!"

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Shelley Mary

United Kingdom

"I love all those beautiful destinations and enjoy it fulfillment through the perfect itinerary. Moreover, my consultant Ms.Nguyen answered my questions carefully and in detail which make me believe this would be a lucky trip. I have taken many pictures and was really got surprised by the magnificent scenery. But we got troublesome because of traffic jam and the transfer picked up late sometimes. Anyway, it was still a good trip and my family laughed a lot! "

Vietnam literally stole my heart.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Brian K

Czech

"It has been 3 years since I first came to Vietnam. I love Vietnam as my second hometown so when I saw this tour on google suggestion of Asia Private Travels I almost booked immediately. I got excited during the trip and saw the great changes of Halong bay and Hoian after the Covid pandemic. Also, I visited Mekong Delta and Nipa Palm Forest for the first time, it was kinda peaceful and fresh. The guides were kind and enthusiastic as usual, they even told us how their lovely parent learn to use facebook haha so cute! I had a memorable time here and miss it already!"

Vietnam scenery is actually insane!!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Christine

Colombia

"Spending 8 days in Vietnam is the most worthwhile trip ever, the scenery is too stunning to speak and i learned more about culture in the different areas such as Mekong delta, Halong bay, Hoian, Danang. Vietnamese people (both local ppl and staff) were so nice that made us feel like a part of this country, i miss them so much! Thank Asia Private Travels for making everything great i will try another tour the next time, thank you! "

A warm-hearted Vietnam!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Franken02

Australia

"Nice trip ever! Vietnamese people are very friendly and they treated us so well. I want to thank our guides who always take care and response quickly as long as we ask for. Another point, vietnam scenery is extremely incredible so i can't stop saying "wow omggg" during my trip. I took many photos and im gonna post it soon, thank you guys for helping me enjoy this vivid life!   "

Exiting trip and nice people.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Hitomi

Japan

"I have planned this trip for 6 months and it really worth my price :) I quite appreciate the attitude of vietnam people. I first contacted Ms.Gam and she was so nice and enthusiastic, she shared information in a very details way and instructed me to complete the booking process asap. I have enjoyed 8 nice days in vietnam with full exited but the only thing that put my mood down is too much rubbish on the streets :) I hope it can be improved in the near future.    "

Will be back again for sure
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Leon

American Samoa

"Im quite excited about 8 days in VN with this tour. The beautiful view and yummy street food attracted me the most, my family really loves VNese food because its so unique and diverse. Btw i could experience halong bay cruise and i can say the nature wonder of VN deserves its reputation. Besides, Hoian and Mekong delta are highly rcm, this tour knows the way to make visitors always in a surprise mood. I'll be back again "

Very helpful and friendly!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Genica A

Germany

"So much thanks and appreciation for their service. Katherine and Mr Tan is so nice and accomodating. They always reply ahead of time and tour is very timely. Thank you Katherine for extending your understanding on us after 1 yr of delays :) finally this trip has pushed through. Guys, you will never regret booking through them. Till our next tour! :)"

My memorable moments in Vietnam is thanks to APT
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Michael Miller

United Kingdom

"We were treated well! Between us stating some things that we particularly wanted to see and them making some suggestions, we agreed an itinerary. We had confidence in this company because of the way they responded to our e-mails, and they had good reviews, fully justified in our opinion, on TripAdvisor. Our guide was Alice who was fairly new to being a guide, but answered any questions we had, and nothing was too much trouble. She could not get her head around the fact that we did not want to stop for lunch, but keep on seeing things. By the end of each day we were happily shattered and she was starving. This company did everything they could to make us happy and we would certainly recommend them."

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