Overview

  • Indulge in the vibrant life in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Explore Mekong Delta’s life and traditional handicrafts.
  • Learn more about Vietnam history at Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Have an interesting eco tour in Hoian’s countryside
  • Visit the stunning Imperial relics in Hue.
  • Enjoy the exotic cruise among thousands of limestone karsts in Halong Bay
  • Discover Ninh Binh with a visit to Dinh Le Temple and Van Long Nature Reserve
     
From the South to the North
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh arrival

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Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your 2:00pm check-in. You are at your leisure for the rest of the day, which means meals are on your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta full day

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The whole day is for the visiting to the boisterous Mekong Delta. A trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre will take us about 2.5 - 3 hours. For a cruise on a tributary of Mekong river, Chet Say river, we embark the boat at Phong Nam wharf. During the trip, feast your eyes with the vibrant local life and the people’s traditional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut processing for production, as well as mat weaving.

A nearby peaceful village can be explored as you choose to get in on “xe loi" (a special motorized tricycle) or hiring a bike to move around the village through the luxuriant trees and magnificent paddy fields. We will have lunch at a local house where tasty Vietnamese cuisine is served.

Before heading back to the wharf for your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal. Dinner will be served at a cozy restaurant, and your staying will be at the hotel.
 

Day 3

Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, transfer by car to Chu Chi Tunnels - the magnificent network of 250 km in length tunnels. This is the most important shelter for the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with living areas, communication routes and even hospitals and bunkers that have weapons and food inside. Visitors can also try to get into the tunnels to experience the harsh life that the people of the past have to face during the hard time.

Then, you will be driven to Ho Chi Minh city center. You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Meals on your own. Staying overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 4

Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Danang - Hoi An

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang (without guide). When you arrive, our guide and driver will pick you up and drive you to the hotel for your check-in.

You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Meals are on your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 5

Eco experience through Nipa Palm forest

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Get ready for an exciting market exploration this morning. Our guide will lead you to a local market in Hoian where many people and local stuffs gathers. This is a great opportunity for you to meet up with the natives and learn some useful tips to bargain.

Our next stop will be Bay Mau Nipa Palm Forest. Coracle will be our wonderful vehicle for this trip. As we glide through the luxuriant mangrove forest to contemplate its beauty, you can also see some worthy souvenirs made from palm leaves such as hats, rings and watches offered by the locals.

Next, we invite you to join in an interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu". Then, while waiting for the preparation of a cooking class, enjoy the relaxation with a nice cup of local tea. Moreover, the Chefs will present to you the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his demonstration of cooking. You should make meals yourself and savor it as your own lunch.

Up next, a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river watching the routine of life and fishing movements of the locals in the countryside is waiting for you.

Come back to the hotel and the rest of the day is on your own. Dinner is at your expense. Overnight staying at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 6

Hoian - Bus to Hue

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Meals: Breakfast

A 3-hour bus drive through Hai Van pass will lead us to Hue. This is a chance for you to contemplate the breath-taking coastline of Vietnam.  As soon as you arrive in the destination, check in to your hotel.

Day 7

Hue full day sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Today’s morning will be utilized for a trip to a wonderful garden house which follow exactly the geomancy's rules. Now it’s time to relax and savor the tranquility here. Up next, explore Hue Imperial Citadel, which is located beautifully on the bank of Perfume river.

After that, let a sampan boat take you for a cruise along Perfume river to Thien Mu pagoda.

In the afternoon, we will stop at the two most splendid Emperor's tombs of Tu Duc and Minh Mang.

Head back to Hue and have meals at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 8

Hue - Flight to Hanoi - Free Day

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

There will be no guide when you move to Hue to catch a flight to Hanoi. When you arrive, our local guide will transfer you to the hotel.

Lunch and dinner are on your own account. One night staying at the hotel.
 

Day 9

Hanoi - Overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel before traveling to another wonderful location today. The UNESCO-nominated Ha Long Bay is famous for its magnificent beauty with breathtaking natural scenes. 

En - route, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of Red River Delta. Then, you will get on board the Junk boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board.

Afternoon is the time to visit some of the most interesting caves in Halong as they feature stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The ship will stop along the way for you to take a swim. Also you can choose kayaking to enjoy the view of this tropical paradise.

Our ship will dock on the Bay. Dinner will be served on board followed by many interesting activities.
 

Day 10

Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early risers can enjoy the tranquility of the morning and gentle sun beam lighting up the Bay. Savor your breakfast on board as the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. After having your lunch served, you will be transferred to a shuttle bus on your way back to Hanoi.

Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 11

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will get to Ninh Binh after 110 km of driving in today's morning (approximately 2 hours). Then, we visit Van Long Nature Reserve by a rowboat (about 1,5 hours) to enjoy the wonderful limestone peaks and endless paddy fields which is once an epic setting of the Kong: Skull Island movie.

Gia Hung village is our next stop, where a bike tour along the banks of Boi River is ideal for those who want to discover the local community and its nearby areas.

Then, head to Nho Quan village for lunch with the welcoming locals. After that, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital to discover the relics of Dinh and Le dynasty from the 10th century, along with the country's glorious history.

Come back to Hanoi. Enjoy dinner at your own expense. Stay overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 12

Hanoi - Departure - No guide

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking for some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before transferred without guided to Noi Bai Airport for your upcoming flight.

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

worth it
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Maximus

Benin

"Great experience. Great food. Great company with other travellers. Our tour guide was a huge treat to have, well knowledge and very polite. This is a great experience in my life!"

Couldn’t have asked for more
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Rating: 5 / 5

Raymond

United States

"More than 5 stars needed! Everything was great, I love the peaceful landscapes of Vietnam, love the delicious foods and friendly people. The tour was good, I really enjoyed it. Thanks"

fabulous trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Robert

Canada

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an unforgettable experience
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Rating: 5 / 5

Roy

Hungary

"Thanks for a good itinerary and the best service. We received the best support, my tour guides were nice and they were so informative. I love exploring caves in Halong Bay, it is magical. Love it."

must do tour
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Stephen

Greenland

"A great tour with the best support. My family had a great time together exploring the beauty of Vietnam. My mom totally fell in love with Vietnamese foods. Thanks for giving us this best opportunity to relax. "

Had a great time
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Titus

United States

"it was really a great tour and we had a lot of fun during the trip. we love the different attractions and the cuisine was really good too. Besides, the service was good and I had a great support. Thanks."

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Edith

United States

"Our guides were so informative, I had a chance to explore many beautiful sites in Vietnam, got to learn many cultures and traditions of Vietnamese people. Good organized and great tour!"

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Hilda

Iceland

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incredible sight
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Rating: 5 / 5

Louisa

Hungary

"We really enjoyed the tour and all the sites we visited were incredible and breathtaking. We could visit many famous destinations in Vietnam and ate many delicious foods. Vietnamese people are also friendly. Nice experiences!"

recommend this tour
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Matilda

India

"My family and I joined this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! We thought this tour was a great way to see and explore Vietnam.  We were able to see great mountainous views from the hike, view of the river through the boat ride, and got the chance to see rural village views from the bike ride. Thanks"

adventurous, great tour
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Valerie

Hungary

"Great tour with various activities to explore Vietnam, thank you to our great tour guides who are very informative and gave us a lot of interesting information about Vietnam. Never forget delicious meals we had."

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Keelin

Belgium

"Very organised trip, always on schedule and activities were all great! Lots of information from our guide, Vietnamese foods are delicious. The trip was good, highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore Vietnam. "

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Laelia

United States

"a great time in Vietnam, I learned more about Vietnamese people and Vietnam's beauty. I really immersed myself in the ancient beauty of Hoian. Ou tour guide was so supportive. Many thanks."

Satisfied trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

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United States

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

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United Kingdom

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

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United Kingdom

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Rating: 5 / 5

Venn

Iceland

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great taste of Vietnam
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rowan

Singapore

"My mom and I had a good time here. The tour with its detailed itinerary helped us to have many great memories together. Besides, Vietnamese foods are delicious too, I love banh mi and coffee, they are really great!"

Discover more Vietnam's beauty
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Lloyd

Iceland

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Rating: 5 / 5

Kieran

Hungary

"It was a long day tour with many interesting activities and many interesting places for me to discover. Vietnamese people is really friendly, they are willing to share with me their daily lives. Vietnam is a beautiful country."

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Flynn

Iceland

"This is a great trip for anyone who wants to explore more about Vietnam, I visited many gorgeous places and know more about the history of Vietnam. Cu Chi Tunnels is very interesting to explore. Love this trip!"

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Rating: 5 / 5

Bellamy

United Kingdom

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well organised and informative
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Joel

Canada

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Must do
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

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United Kingdom

"A great tour to explore Vietnam, we engaged in many interesting activities and observe many beautiful places. I took many beautiful pictures and I won't forget this memorable trip!"

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Manuel

Hungary

"Our team had a good trip with good service. We went to many beautiful destinations and we could try many delicious Vietnamese foods. Our tour guides are so informative, thanks for helping us know more about your country."

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Emmanuel

Iceland

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

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United States

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absolutely love this tour
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Rating: 5 / 5

Anatole

United States

"This was a great experience, this tour help me learn more about Vietnam, it is a beautiful and nice country and its local people are really friendly. I really appreciate this trip!"

Fun, memorable, exciting
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Aidan

Canada

"This trip was totally fun, I really appreciate the beauty of Vietnam, besides, I had a chance to experience the life of Vietnamese people to learn more about their lives. Ninh Binh is so impressive, I like it most"

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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Dominic

United States

"Vietnam is so beautiful and attractive, I had a great chance to explore the beauty of many places. So stunning! I love Hoian the most, so peaceful and beautiful. I had a relaxing time here."

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