Overview

  • Experience the farm life of people in Hoian’s countryside
  • Cruise on the sublime Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda and Emperor's tombs in Hue.
  • Discover the ancient town of Hoi An and its gorgeous architecture.
  • Explore Ninh Binh and it highlights of natural beauty and history
VINTAGE LIFE IN VIETNAM 9 DAYS
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi arrival

Transfer:

Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your 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

Free day

Transfer: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

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

Day 3

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 4

Hanoi - Overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay

Transfer:

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 5

Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue

Transfer:

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. Prepare your flight to Hue (without guide). When you arrive, your local guide will be waiting and ready to get you to the hotel.

 Dinner are on your own expense. One night is spent at the hotel.

Day 6

Hue Fullday Sightseeing

Transfer:

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 7

Hue - Bus to Hoi An - Free day

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

A 3-hour bus drive through Hai Van pass will lead us to Hoi An. 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 8

Free day in Hoi An

Transfer: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Feel free to explore the ancient town.

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

Day 9

Hoi An - Da Nang - Departure

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

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

Meals at your expense.

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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

a memorable getaway
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

taraSofiaaaa

South Africa

"Who would have imagined that visiting ancinet cities in Vietnam would be so fascinating! Our tour guide was hilarious, kind, and incredibly nice, especially in Hanoi. The car was on time, roomy, and comfortable. In Hue, we traveled to many ancient buildings and pausing for a few pictures. 9 days we go with APT seemed to go by quickly. very fun overall"

Amazing time from the capital to the ancient citadel in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

kalayaan36

United States

"My dad and I enjoyed the journey and every moment. Thank you asiaprivatetravles."

splendid journey through time keepers
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Dorian G

Australia

"Let me just start by saying I am terrible at writing reviews. Yet I'm aware of how I feel about this operator, and without it, my trip in Vietnam wouldn't have been the same. My only regret is that I didn't have enough time to see this beautiful nation while I was with them. 9 days was quite rush. I regret not choosing a longer tour. Back in jan when I booked this stour, the weather was ideal. asia private travels exceeded expectations in every way. We enjoyed excellent days in Hanoi and Halong Bay, where I was taken to beautiful locations and exposed to varied cuisine. I found it to be utterly magical, and I will always be grateful that I got the chance to travel with them."

An eye for best views and deep knowledge of Vietnam history n culture
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

BK memphis

United States

"Throurough the tour, the tour guides and drivers would take us to unique cities and the surrounding areas' most breathtaking locations. They also continually sought out ways to enhance our stay and assisted us with unique requests like purchasing fruit, sending gifts, and visiting cash points. They drove us there, giving us the chance to stop at gorgeous pagodas along the route and eat at restaurants that were genuinely local and beautifully decorated for lunch.  My favourite stop was when we visit Hue. The Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda were really impressive. I highly recommend this tour for anyone love ancient value or gret stories of history."

esceeded our expectation
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kaison

Canada

"From the beginning of our vintage tour in Vietnam to the end. They were extremely well organized and comunicated. We chose a private tour, which gave us more freedom over how much time we spent at each location. The tour's lodging and guides were of the highest standard. Vietnam is an intriguing, hospitable, and vibrant nation."

unique culture, pastoral beauty, funny guides, we enjoyed this tour a lot
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

jen 992000

United States

"We really rcm this tour operator for a Vietnam Tour. We had a wonderful time traveling to Hanoi with them and fell in love with the locals and the amazing food. The scenery in Ninh Binh were stunning. The air is so fresh, mountain gorgeous and if the weather is good, the view is breathtaking. When it came to the central, Hue and Hoian is peaceful and contain a lot of cultural and historical value. "

fantastic experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Mr. Bacon

United States

"The guide was awesome. During the journey from north to central Vietnam, we had a great time and made some intriguing friends. The cuisine was excellent, and the scenery and nature were wonderful. We both had a great time on the excursion. Tks for all!"

Highly suggest this tour if you love ancient value
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

ceilinerivera75

Canada

"One of the most reasonable and entertaining tours I have ever taken in my life. All of the accommodations we stayed at were first-rate and had devoted staff, especially the charming cruise we stayed on in Halong Bay. Although there were only two of us on our trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Hoi An, our tour guides and drivers were excellent, and we always felt like there was a team around us, engaging with one another to make sure we were properly taken care of. Before, during, and after the trip, Nguyen, my consultant, was excellent. She also surprised us by checking in with us frequently to support us."

great experience and tour overall
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Peter

Australia

"A very well-planned tour indeed. All the attractions from North to Central Vietnam were beautiful and unique in their own ways. The tour guide and drivers were friendly, professional and knowledgable. We loved the journey!"

9 amazing days in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

amy

United States

"my friend from Vietanm suggested me this company. They gave us attentive support to make this trip happen. We got visa, flight tickets, hotels and everything. The trip wnet grear for my family and I, we enjoy a lot especially the scenry of ancient constructions in Hue. Strongly recommend this trip. "

Amazing
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Wahyu

Indonesia

"Love the charm of ancient architecture. I will comeback to explore more cities ^^"

thanks for the service
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

harper

Ireland

"google suggested me APT when I was browsing for an Asia tour. APT consultant give me some great assistance and finally I went with this tour. Totally satified."

glad I booked this tour, tks Jennie a lot
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

david

Argentina

"Awesome experience, especially when we visit Hue and taste the cuisine there. I read somewhere that Hue cuisine is so good it appears in every region with slight adaptation, and it is actually really tasty. The other stops are also fulfilled and worth visitng. Tks our tour guide Jennie, you are an intelligent and attentive guide. "

thank you for the excellent services
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Jake and Kathy

Singapore

"We enjoyed every single day of the tour. Shout out to our consultant and tour guide for such a good work assisting us on the journey. We cannot recommend this tour enough. "

I got to see a really diferent Vietnam compared to the chaotic images on internet
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

gray M

United States

"This is my second time in Vietnam, because we travel to southern part last time, we decided to book this "Vintage Life in Vietnam 9 Days" tour. Tbh we prefer this side of the country more. When we traveled to Ninh Binh, Hue, the ancient architecture made us feel like we were back in time. Combining with the interesting stories of the tour guides, we learned a lot and feel connected with the places even more. Highly rcm this tour for those who like history or simply wnat to explore another aspect of this beautiful contry."

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