Discover the soul of Vietnam in our 10-day journey! From the historic streets of Hanoi to the stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay, the ancient charm of Hoi An, and the vibrant energy of Saigon, each day unfolds with cultural wonders. Indulge in local delicacies on a culinary adventure from north to south and immerse yourself in traditional activities, like a Water Puppet Show and a hands-on cooking class in Tra Que vegetable village. Explore iconic landmarks, including the Cu Chi Tunnels, and unwind in the Mekong Delta. This meticulously crafted tour captures the essence of Vietnam, offering an unforgettable blend of history, flavors, and experiences.
Day 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer to Ha Noi central (check in time:14:00)
Free at your leisure
Day 2: HA NOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR -WATER PUPPET SHOW (B/L/-)
The capital city of Hanoi is often referred to as the ‘Paris of the Orient’. Today you will have a full day tour of this historic city full of charming lakes, parks and shaded boulevards. Your first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on every Monday, Friday morning and every afternoon) where the father of modern day Vietnam. Visit sites including the Stilt House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Then drive to the Temple of Literature,
Have lunch and continue visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Following is Hanoi ‘Hilton’ Prison. The prison’s displays focus on the sufferings of Vietnamese revolutionaries who were confined (and sometimes executed) here when the French were the masters of Vietnam in the early part of the 20th century. End of the day will enjoy Water Puppet Performance.
Day 3: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY CRUISE(B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning depart for Ha Long Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. 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. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.
Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice.
Day 4: HA LONG BAY CRUISE- HA NOI – FLIGHT TO DANANG – TRANSFER TO HOI AN (BRUNCH/-)
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 Noi Bai airport for your late afternoon flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Da Nang, meet up our guide and transfer to Hoi An for check-in.
Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice
Suggestion Flight: VN175 HAN DAD 18:45 20:20 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 5: COOKING CLASS AT TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE & HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L/-)
Morning, we drive to a farmer’s house in Tra Que vegetable village. Enjoy welcome drink before strolling around the vegetable garden with your guide before joining the farmer to learn and to practice the traditional farming ways in preparing the land, and fertilizing the land with seaweed which is exploited from the nearby river. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting, watering, some other gardening activities. After farming activities, taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as “Banh Xeo” Pancake, “Tam Huu” rolls, with the guidance of the farmer’s family or the chef. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties and with dishes that made by yourself. Then we drive back to hotel.
Afternoon you will visit the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community in the city as a link to the Chinese quarters across the stream. Next see the Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, Lantern Workshop, you will also see the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda built around 1690, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.
Day 6: HOIAN FREE AT LEISURE (B/-/-)
Free at leisure (without tour guide and transfer)
OPTION 1: BANA HILL WITH GOLDEN BRIDGE (EXCLUDED ON OUR PRICE)
Price: Please contact us for more detail
Departure to visit the Ba Na hills with 1487m altitude compared to sea level. You journey up a mountain by cable car to reach the second record of the world (the longest cable car a wired world: 5042m and an altitude difference between the two largest Ga 1292m). Stop in Station 2 with altitude 1.138m. Visit: Deer Park, The Quan, wine cellar Debay, nearly 100-year-oldtree… Visit Linh Ung Pagoda where Buddha Shakyamuni is 27m high. Have lunch at restaurant, rest breathtaking scenery. Free to take some pictures at The Golden Bridge. Tour guide take you a walk to explore the natural ecological Bana. Conquering the mountain 1487m high, the highest peak of Ba Na. You participate in the games at Fantasy Park (About 105 games). Back to your cabin down the mountain by cable car up, we drive back to Hoian
OPTION 2: HOIAN MEMORIES SHOW (EXCLUDED ON OUR PRICE)
Price: Please contact us for more detail
Operate every evening except Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 8:45pm
Ticket: Eco Class
Let’s take a ride down the memory lane with Hoi An Memories Show, an outdoor visual arts performance focused on the rich history, culture, and identity of Hoi An. With 5 impressive performances, the show celebrates and elevates Vietnam’s iconic ao dai into an artistic language to tell the story of Hoi An 400 years ago.
It masterfully blends music, lights, visual arts, and performance to create an experience that will take you on an emotional journey and create long-lasting memories. This is a show that you have to experience!
Included: Transfer, English Speaking Guide, Eco Class Ticket
Excluded: Meals, other services not mentioned above
Day 7: HOI AN – DANANG – FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B/-/-)
Free at leisure till time transfer to Danang Airport to take flight to Saigon
Upon arrival, check in hotel, free at leisure
Suggestion Flight: VN125 DAD SGN 13:35 15:15 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 8: SAI GON – CU CHI & CITY TOUR (B/-/D)
This morning you travel to the underground village of Cu Chi and discover the incredible 200km network of tunnels where the Viet Cong lived and fought during the war. Transfer back to Saigon for a half day city tour, 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.
Dinner at local restaurant
Day 9: SAI GON – BEN TRE – SAIGON (B/L/-)
In the morning, travel from Saigon to Mekong delta. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, take a boat on river. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional method – soil brick is molded from clay, arranged inside kiln and became brown after baking. Visit coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Go on natural scissors creeks where they look narrower to the village. Take a short walk to family workshop run by women making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits and tea and chatting with local people to know about their rural life. Take a motor cart (xe lôi) or biking on shady road, pass by rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants.
In the afternoon, take rowing boat along water palm creek. Transfer back to Saigon
Day 10: SAI GON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your departure flight (check out time: 12:00 noon)
|The Ann/ The Q (Deluxe)/ROH)
|Pan Pacific (Deluxe)
|Amanda Cruise/ Syrena Cruise
|Victory Star Cruise/ La Casta Cruise
|Silkotel/Le Pavillion Luxury (Deluxe)
|Palm Garden/ Allegro (Superior Garden View)
|Paragon/Northen Charm (ROH)
|New Word (Deluxe)
• 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.
• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• Traditional water puppet show
• Tra Que Cooking Class
• 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. 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-Danang//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