Essential Viet Nam


Traverse Hanoi’s timeless streets, cruise mystical waters in Ha Long Bay, and delve into Hue’s imperial history. Stroll enchanting lanes in Hoi An, absorb vibrant Saigon, and uncover secrets in the Cu Chi Tunnels. Navigate Mekong Delta’s waterways, relax on pristine shores, and let each day weave a captivating chapter. This curated journey ensures cultural richness, historical depths, and breathtaking landscapes, making your exploration of Vietnam an unforgettable experience.”

Tour Plan

Day 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Arrive in Vietnam’s Ha Noi City, where your LV travel tour guide will accompany you from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Hanoi

Today we enjoy a full day Ha Noi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, and the beautiful West Lake with Tran Quoc Pagoda then peaceful lake of the Restored Sword. Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets. We end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.

  • Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: HA NOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (B/L/-)
After breakfast, we continue our tour heading south for visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. We then move on to Tam Coc – Poetically penned ‘Ha Long Bay on land’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery for lunch
After that, start two hour boat trip along the Boi River and short bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave.

  • Overnight in Ninh Binh

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning depart for Ha Long Bay – The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay. Cruise amongst the bay’s rock formations and floating villages. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.

  • Overnight on cruise

Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice

Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue.

  • Overnight in Hue

Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice

Suggestion Flight: QH1201 HAN HUI 18:35 19:50 (Airfare excluded on our price)

Day 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc. Emperor Tu Duc built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867. Visit visiting Imperial Citadel of Royal Dynasty of Nguyen Family (1802 – 1945) & Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. Finish tour by short walking to visit Dong Ba market.

  • Overnight in Hue

Day 7: HUE – HOI AN (B/L/-)
Morning we drive to Hoi An. The scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before crossing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Stop at Da Nang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in Viet Nam.
After lunch , continue to visit Marble Mountain, you’ll discover the stunning natural caves, enjoy the beautiful view from the from the top of the mountain. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free at leisure

  • Overnight in Hoian

Hoi An Ancient Town, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Morning tour of the ancient town central to visit the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Family Chapter, Phuoc Kien Assambly Hall. Free in afternoon for your own leisure.

  • Overnight in Hoian


Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Saigon-The most exciting city of Vietnam also a city with a rich history and culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam.
In afternoon, enjoy half day city tour in Saigon, seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

  • Overnight in Saigon

Suggestion Flight: VN113 DAD SGN 09:10 10:50 (Airfare excluded on our price)

Morning, visit Cu Chi Tunnels which were never discovered by American Force. These tunnels are stretching over 200 km and were important Viet Cong base during the American War. This underground network, dug by hand connected command posts hospital shelter and weapon factories. Finish tour, driver back to Saigon for your free time at leisure in afternoon.

  • Overnight in Saigon

Morning, transfer from Saigon to Can tho for 2 day 1 night Mekong cruise tour.
11.30: Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in.
12.00: Panorama cruise and lunch on board around 13.00
16.00: Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages.
17.30: Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck.
19.00 Dinner on board, night on board.

  • Overnight on cruise

Note: The itinerary can change without notice, based on the weather

06.30: Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board.
08.00: Check-out of cabin. Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family.
10.00: Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals.
11.00 End the tour and transfer back to Saigon

  • Overnight in Saigon

Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before the transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport and your onward flight (check out time: 12:00 noon)



Hotel List

Location 4* 5*
Ha Noi The Ann/ The Q (Deluxe)/ROH) Pan Pacific (Deluxe)
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm (Superior) Grand Ninh Binh Legend (Grand Deluxe-Block B)
Ha Long Amanda Cruise/ Syrena Cruise 


Victory Star Cruise/ La Casta Cruise

(Deluxe)/(Junior Suite)

Hue Romance (ROH) Imperial Hue/Indochine Palace (ROH)
Hoian Silkotel/Le Pavillion Luxury (Deluxe) Palm Garden/ Allegro (Superior Garden View)
Sai Gon Paragon/Northen Charm (ROH) New Word (Deluxe)
Mekong Cruise Mekong Eyes Cruise (Superior) Mekong Eyes Cruise (Superior)

Tour Included & Excluded


• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
• Meals as mentioned in the program. B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
• All local boat rental as mentioned in the program.
• Cruise 01 nigh on non-private junk in Ha Long Bay/Mekong
• Traditional water puppet show
• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
• Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned
(In house sharing English speaking guide on cruise in Halong Bay/Mekong. If you need our private guide, please let us know, we will advise you any surcharge on cruise)
• Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax.



• International flight tickets and airport taxes.
• Flight ticket Hanoi-Hue//Danang-Saigon
• Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program
• Drink & Beverage in meals
• Optional tours
• Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)
• Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate
• TIPPING for local guide and van driver
*Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
• Any services not clearly mentioned in the program