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Tour Overview

This 10-day classic Vietnam itinerary is specially designed for first-timers, involving Vietnam's most wonderful natural scenery, historical customs, and life style. Adapt to the laid-back pace of local life in the vibrant capital city of Hanoi, keep picturesque Halong Bay in your mind, listen to the sounds of history in the ancient town of Hoi An, join in the fun at the bustling fruit market on the Mekong River... This trip will maximize your pleasure and reward you with an unrepeatable travel experience.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Hop on a local rickshaw through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, with a Vietnamese coffee culture experience.
  • Enjoy a leisure cruise to marvel at the stunning view of the world-famous Halong Bay.
  • Have fun being a fisherman to explore the local fishing village in ancient Hoi An.
  • Uncover the turbulent history of Ho Chi Minh City by visiting underground Cu Chi Tunnels and colonial-era buildings.
  • Catch a glimpse of the busiest moments of the floating market on the Mekong Delta.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. So honored to have you on our 10 days Vietnam tour package. When you land in Hanoi, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the well-selected hotel for check-in. The remaining day is free for you to have a good rest or conduct a simple exploration.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  2. Hanoi is an ancient city with a history of more than 1,000 years, and today you’ll visit numerous historical sites to discover the city's past glory. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a solemn marble building, is the first stop, where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then we will visit Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, Hoa Lo Prison, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature.

    Temple of Literature
    Temple of Literature

    In the afternoon, you’re arranged to have a rickshaw tour to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, teeming with French architecture and strong folk customs. Take a relaxing stroll along Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Taste the mellow Vietnamese coffee while synchronizing the leisurely pace of local life. Finally, a wonderful Water Puppet Show ends today's journey.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  3. As a World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is endowed with stunning natural beauty. Cruising through Halong Bay, you will feast your eye on the endless emerald sea with oddly-shaped limestone peaks dotted with lush trees and bushes.

    Enjoy sun-lit voyages on shimmering seas to explore mysterious caves, hidden creeks, and primitive jungles. A variety of optional water activities including swimming, canoeing, and diving are sure to highlight your Halong Bay trip.

    Halong Bay
    Halong Bay Cruise

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: On Board

  4. Around 10:45 in the morning, your Halong Bay cruise comes to an end after a bumper brunch. Your private driver’s already waiting for you at the dock and then escort you to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. After arrival, a local driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An.

    Meal: Brunch

    Accommodation: Hoi An

  5. Spend the whole morning as a fisherman experiencing local life. Stand steadily in a circular basket boat and try casting nets under the guidance of local fishermen. The "booty" is sure to bring you a great sense of accomplishment.

    Stroll through the yellow-dominated ancient town while traveling in the long river of history. Freeze your beautiful memories by taking pictures of the exquisite Japanese Covered Bridge, well-preserved French architecture, Chinese god's temples, and former houses of Vietnamese traders. Colorful lanterns are one of the features of the night scene in Hoi an. The newlyweds taking wedding photos make you experience the ultimate romance of this town.

    Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge
    Japanese Covered Bridge

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hoi An

  6. Take a 1.5-hour ride from Hoi An to Da Nang for a whole pleasant day on Ba Na Hills. With the highest altitude of more than 1,400 meters, Ba Na Hills is a mountaintop summer resort, scattered with European-style buildings, world-class hotels & restaurants, and exciting amusement facilities.

    Golden Bridge Ba Na Hills
    Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hills

    Ride the cable car with the largest drop in the world to enjoy the panoramic view of the green forest; capture the sky garden and the French castle on the top of the mountain surrounded by mist; stroll on the Golden Bridge like a ribbon supported by a pair of giant hands... In addition, Chinese-style pagodas, as well as churches, cafes, and villas located in the French-style town will impress you deeply.

    Today's Ba Na Hills tour will end at 4:00 pm and then drive back to Hoi An.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hoi An

  7. After enjoying breakfast, take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City from Da Nang Airport. Upon arrival, your driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City

  8. Embrace a fresh morning of Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon), and then head out for cobweb-like Cu Chi Tunnels set 3-8 meters underground the jungle, where you will learn about the glorious history of the Vietnamese people's resistance to French colonial rule.

    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Continue your trip to visit some historic landmarks, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and Saigon Post Office. Also, get into the bustling Ho Chi Minh City as Vietnam's largest city by hanging out at the Ben Thanh Market and Dong Khoi Street.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City

  9. Immerse yourself in a full-day Mekong Delta tour at My Tho where you can pay a simple visit to a local fruit market, serving a variety of colorful tropical fruits like mangoes and papayas. Then a canoe will take you to some small islands on the Mekong Delta. En route, make stops at several fishing villages and take pictures of the incredible water landscapes.

    My Tho Floating Market
    My Tho Floating Market

    Feast your eyes on the exquisite Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of Delta’s best-known temples surrounded by ornate gardens on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City

  10. Enjoy some free time at your leisure after breakfast. And then you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight. Wish you a safe and pleasant journey!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private vehicles with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • Halong Bay package;
  • Hotels & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots, and boat trip as mentioned;
  • Rickshaw tour in Hanoi;
  • Water Puppet Show;
  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Hanoi and off Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities & any items not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as telephone, drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others;
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel.

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