Vietnam Essential 10 days


Trip Highlights

  • Visit the historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City and go deeply into the Vietnam War at War Remnant Museum and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Discover the breath of life in Mekong Delta and savor every moment.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Hue and Hoi An where you can walk inside the Champa civilization, admire the famous Marble Mountains and see the tombs of kings by your own eyes
  • Discover Halong Bay, one among 7 World Heritage
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City ! Just enjoy your free time.
Meals: -
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta


Visit Ben Tre - experience the water world of Mekong Delta, embark on a small sampan boat riding through the small canals to observe the daily life along the river banks. After that take a visit to a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house as well as taste some fresh seasonal fruits
Meals: B, L
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Flight to Da Nang


In the morning, drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District and discover the amazing complex of underground tunnels. In the afternoon, gain an insight into the city’s development through a walking tour to the most significant landmarks. End tour and transfer to airport in Ho Chi Minh for flight to Da nang
Meals: B, L
Hotel in Hoi An

Day 4: Hoi An Walking half day in the morning


Take part in Hoi An walking tour half day to explore the ancient beauty of houses, streets, temples and wooden bridge that are the special features of Hoi An.
Meals: B
Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An - Hue by bus


Transfer from Hoi An to Hue by shuttle bus, passing by the “best coastal way” Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain and Lang Co beach
Meals: B
Hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue Half day city tour - Flight to Ha Noi


Hue is best known for its imposing citadel and the ornate tombs of dynastic kings as one of Vietnam's former imperial capital. Hue City tour with a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the Citadel, and the daily life and purchasing at Dong Ba Market

Afternoon: Take fly to Hanoi.
Meals: B
Hotel in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi City tour by motorbike (or by bus)


Hanoi City tour by motorbike in the morning. Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter. Take a number of short stops, and a walking tour to learn about the history of the sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. Then ride around West Lake. End with lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant.
Meals: B, L
Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay


Drive to Halong Bay where you board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of this magical World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch and a swim. Drop anchor in the evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.
Meals: B, L, D
On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Day 9: Halong Bay - Ha Noi


Continue cruising to explore the most stunning caves in Halong and have the brunch on board. Disembark then back to Hanoi. Spend the rest of the day on your own
Meals: B, L
Hotel in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi Departure


Free at your leisure till driver pick up you at hotel for transferring to the airport in Hanoi for your onward flight. Hope to serve you again!
Meals: B
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrival Upon your arrival in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called “Saigon” by many locals, your guide will welcomed you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel for check –in. Your room is at disposal from 14:00. Free at leisure to relax in the rest of the day.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City ! Just enjoy your free time.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta


The mighty Mekong empties to the Eastern Sea through nine estuaries with two biggest ones called as Tien River and Hau River that form the fertile land known as the Mekong River Delta. Visiting the region you will be amazed by the view of endless paddy fields, the waterway system and the lush green fruit orchards.
Your journey will take you to Ben Tre for a day exploring the Mekong Delta. Activities of the day include the visit to a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house, take Xe Loi ride (a kind of modern motorized rickshaw) or cycling tour to explore around village under coconut row and tasting some fresh seasonal fruits. One of the highlights of the tour is a ride by small sampan boat through the small canals and side-arms of the “Mighty Mekong” to observe the daily life along the river banks.

Back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Activities: Visit Ben Tre - experience the water world of Mekong Delta, embark on a small sampan boat riding through the small canals to observe the daily life along the river banks. After that take a visit to a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house as well as taste some fresh seasonal fruits

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Flight to Da Nang


Today morning you will drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District famous for the amazing complex of underground tunnels. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. Experience traditional noodle for your lunch.
In the afternoon, gain an insight into the city’s development through a walking tour to the most significant landmarks including the Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period). Your next stop will be the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.

Back to your hotel and enjoy your free time before transferring to airport in Ho Chi Minh for flight to Da nang. Pick up at airport in Da Nang then transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check - in

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Activities: In the morning, drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District and discover the amazing complex of underground tunnels. In the afternoon, gain an insight into the city’s development through a walking tour to the most significant landmarks. End tour and transfer to airport in Ho Chi Minh for flight to Da nang

Day 4: Hoi An


Walking half day in the morning After having breakfast at hotel, your guide will take you on a stroll through the ancient town. Its friendly inhabitants, narrow streets, old houses, temples and wooden bridge still remain its ancient character.
The best way to discover Hoi An, however, is to simply wander. Little more than a maze of a few streets, there are temples, museums and preserved houses to visit; yet with some 850 buildings heritage-protected, the best feel for the town comes from the places which are free to all. As with everywhere in this country, the ‘real’ Vietnam is to be found in unexpected places, such as a back street or turning down an unexpected alley, or talking in broken English to the old lady who sells Chinese scrolls. In hidden nooks and crannies are art galleries, cafes, gastronomic gems, ceramics for sale, shops filled with lanterns and, of course, the silk for which the town is famed. There are woodworkers and carvers, artists at work, craft shops. Plus there are always cold drinks for sale, important no matter the time of year. In this part of Vietnam, it is either hot and dry, or hot and wet.

Back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Activities: Take part in Hoi An walking tour half day to explore the ancient beauty of houses, streets, temples and wooden bridge that are the special features of Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An - Hue by bus


In the morning you will get transfer by bus from Hoi An to Hue. Along the way, stop for photo of the “best coastal way” Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain, Lang Co beach and Thanh Toan bridge . We arrive Hue around 14:00. Check in hotel for relax for the rest of the day.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Activities: Transfer from Hoi An to Hue by shuttle bus, passing by the “best coastal way” Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain and Lang Co beach

Day 6: Hue


Half day city tour - Flight to Ha Noi Hue was Vietnam's capital from 1802 to 1945 and this half day tour will give you Highlights of Hue in a short amount of time. The different tombs, citadel.. that reflect the city's rich history. Hue is best known for its imposing citadel and the ornate tombs of dynastic kings as one of Vietnam's former imperial capital. Spend your time with half day Glimpse of Hue with us.
08:00 – 08:15 Pick up at your hotel

Enjoy your wonderful day by taking a boat trip to visit the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Thien Mu pagoda is one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worshiping in Vietnam now. Thien Mu Pagoda has become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hue City now.

Then visit Dong Ba market, the biggest and most significant market in Hue in particular and Central Viet Nam in general.

Continue your journey to discover the Imperial Citadel then make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments.

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum where preserves royal treasures has a history with many changes. The main exhibition house of the present museum used to be a palace under Nguyen Dynasty, called Long An Palace. It was built in 1845 by Thieu Tri King, located on the north of Ngu Ha River. It was a type of “isolated palace” for the king.

12:00 - 12:30: Tour ends.

At leisure till time transfer to the airport to take a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our driver will wait and transfer you to the hotel in the center of city.

Check-in hotel and free at leisure to relax.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Hue is best known for its imposing citadel and the ornate tombs of dynastic kings as one of Vietnam's former imperial capital. Hue City tour with a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, explore the Citadel, and the daily life and purchasing at Dong Ba Market
Afternoon: Take fly to Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi


City tour by motorbike (or by bus) 8:00 Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, start your city tour by taking photos and learn about the history of the Hanoi Old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake as well as the Hanoi Opera House . Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit. Take a number of short stops to take photos and the tour guide leader will take you on a foot tour to learn about the history of the sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam and is constructed to dedicate to Confucius. Enjoying a range of small Vietnamese snacks. Then ride around West Lake, pass some of the most exclusive real estate in Vietnam to find out lifestyle differences between center district and others.
West Lake is Hanoi's largest freshwater lake and it has a circumference of 17km and houses many of the city’s historic places of interest around its perimeter – including Vietnam’s oldest pagoda and one of Vietnam’s four sacred temples. You will experience lunch at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste. Around noon you will have the option for your Tour Guide to take you to any location in the Old Quarter or to your hotel.

Back to your hotel and tour end.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi
Activities: Hanoi City tour by motorbike in the morning. Ride around the city, outside of the Old Quarter. Take a number of short stops, and a walking tour to learn about the history of the sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. Then ride around West Lake. End with lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant.
Visit by car is available at customer's request

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay


Halong Bay is listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage and voted as a Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders Foundation. You will have a night staying in this world famous bay.
Be ready for pick-up at your hotel lobby at 08:00. Halfway to Halong City we will have a stop at Hong Ngoc Humanitarian Centre. Apart from having clean western style toilet facilities we will be able to see local craftsmen at work and have time for relaxation.

Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes.

In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titov or Soi Sim beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Activities: Drive to Halong Bay where you board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of this magical World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch and a swim. Drop anchor in the evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.
Our tour guide will not accompany aboard the cruise in Halong Bay. Resident English speaking guide on board is available

Day 9: Halong Bay - Ha Noi


Wake up by the sounds of the sea. After breakfast, cruise will take tourists to explore the most stunning caves in Halong.
At around boat starts cruising back to the harbor while brunch is served. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations.

Back on shore we will then transfer back to hotel in Ha Noi
Spend leisure time to relax or discover Ha Noi on your own

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Continue cruising to explore the most stunning caves in Halong and have the brunch on board. Disembark then back to Hanoi. Spend the rest of the day on your own

Day 10: Hanoi Departure


Free at your leisure in the morning. You room is available until 12:00.
Our driver will transfer you to the airport to take your departure flight. End services.

Hope to serve you again!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Free at your leisure till driver pick up you at hotel for transferring to the airport in Hanoi for your onward flight. Hope to serve you again!

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
 01 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017  Group Tour
Small Group
 Private Tour
 Economy (2*)
Hanoi: Classic Street Hotel
Halong Bay: Majestic Cruise
Hoi An: Vaia Boutique Hotel
Hue: Than Thien Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Bloom Saigon Hotel
 US $699  US $746  US $901
 Superior (3*)
Ha Noi: Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa
Halong Bay: Glory Legend Cruise
Hoi An: Sun Boat Hoi An Hotel
Hue: Serene Hotel Hue
Ho Chi Minh City: Ruby River
 US $809  US $823  US $974
 First Class (4*)
Ha Noi: Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Halong Bay: Pelican Cruise
Hoi An: Hoi An Historic
Hue: Eldora Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Eden Star Hotel
 US $978  US $986  US $1131
 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018  Group Tour
 Small Group
 Private Tour
 Economy (2*)
Hanoi: Classic Street Hotel
Halong Bay: Majestic Cruise
Hoi An: Vaia Boutique Hotel
Hue: Than Thien Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Bloom Saigon Hotel
 US $719  US $758  US $921
 Superior (3*)
Ha Noi: Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa
Halong Bay: Glory Legend Cruise
Hoi An: Sun Boat Hoi An Hotel
Hue: Serene Hotel Hue
Ho Chi Minh City: Ruby River
 US $837  US $851  US $1004
 First Class (4*)
Ha Noi: Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Halong Bay: Pelican Cruise
Hoi An: Hoi An Historic
Hue: Eldora Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City: Eden Star Hotel
 US $997  US $1005  US $1151

*All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Price Includes

  • - Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • - All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • - 2 domestic flights Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang and Hue - Ha Noi
  • - Meals as indicated in the program
  • - All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • - Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • - Vietnam Visa Approval Letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • - Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • - Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • - International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • - Visa or Passport Fees
  • - Travel Insurance
  • - Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • - Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Cancellation by Customer

  • - 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • - Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • - Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • - Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

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