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Explore Vietnam’s key sites and get a taste for the rich culture and history. Discover Hanoi’s colonial elegance, the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay,  Hoian Ancient and the modern bustle of Saigon on this 10 days journey that takes you from North to South or vice versa.

You will visit: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hoi An – HCMC – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta.

Start City : Hanoi
End City:
  Ho Chi Minh or vice versa.
Duration: 10 days/ 9 nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.

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 Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Ha noi Arrive Ha Noi  
Day 2 Ha noi Hanoi City Tour - Water Puppet Show B/L
Day 3 Ha Long Bay Hanoi – Ha Long Bay B/L/D
Day 4 Ha Noi Ha Long Bay – Hanoi B/L
Day 5 Hoi An Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An  B/L
Day 6 My Son My Son - Hoi An Old Town B/L
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh Hoi An – Da Nang -Ho Chi Minh City B
Day 8 Cu Chi Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City B/L
Day 9 Mekong Mekong Delta Day Tour B/L
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh  Ho Chi Minh City -Departure B



Day 1 - Arrival – Hanoi

Our driver will meet you in Hanoi and transfer you to your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. After check in you will have free time to take a rest or start exploring the area around the hotel and take a walk around the famous Hoan Kiem Lake.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 - Hanoi City Tour - Water Puppet Show (B/L)

0800h - Our guide will meet you at your hotel & you will depart to visit: Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next stop is a visit to the Temple of Literature

1200h - A delicious set menu lunch will be provided for you in a local restaurant.

1300h - Your tour recommences with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which is widely acknowledged as the best in Vietnam and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Then it is on to the Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake

The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses and street vendors, selling a wide variety of goods. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ were related to the products being sold there. Hence you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street and you will enjoy exploring the area while riding in a traditional cyclo.

1700h - Back to your hotel in Hanoi.

After you have had a rest, you can choose a time to go to a performance at the Water Puppet Theatre.

Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3 - Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

0800h to 0830h – You will be picked from your hotel and start your scenic 3.5 hr drive through the Red River Delta and passing by many small villages on the way to Ha Long Bay.

You will stop for a short comfort break at the Humanity center situated approximately half way on to the bay. There you can purchase souvenirs from a vast selection items, enjoy a drink or simply stretch your legs.

1230h – On arrival to Ha Long, your guide will complete all the required paperwork for you and show you to the shuttle boat for your short trip to the cruise boat.

1300h – After checking in and short cruise briefing, you will be served a delicious lunch in the dining room while you enjoy the passing scenery of the bay.

1530h – You will have the opportunity to Kayak around the Bo Nau Cave area which has a 5 – 7m wide arch shaped entry. The cave covers an area of approximately 200 sq metres and standing at the entry gives visitors a unique view of the bay as if from the mouth of a monstrous beast.

1630h – Time to return to your cruise boat and take a short trip to Soi Sim Island where you can go swimming in the calm waters, lay on the beach or climb to the top of the hills on the island to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay.

1730h – Return to the main boat where you can refresh or watch the sunset before dinner.

1900h – A delicious dinner will be served in the dining room and after you have finished your meal, you can relaxing and share stories with other guests while you enjoy a drink from the bar. For the adventurous, you can try your hand at squid fishing from the rear of the boat.

Overnight on cruise boat.

Note: Please let your guide know if you would like to attend a Tai Chi session in the morning.

Day 4 - Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

0630h – If you put your name down the night before, you can join the early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck or simply take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities presented by watching the sun rise.

0730h – Enjoy a nice breakfast in the dining room while you watch the scenery of the bay slide past the windows as you cruise toward towards Bo Hon Island

0830h – You will visit the truly amazing Sung Sot Cave which is also known as Surprise Cave. The cave is reached by climbing approximately 100 stone steps and the journey up allows some excellent views of the bay below.

0930h – Return to your cruise boat and time to freshen up before checking out of your cabin.

While slowly cruising back toward the port, you will pass by Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and many more of the wonderful formations found only on Ha Long Bay. You will also be given a short Vietnamese cooking demonstration before being served lunch on board.

1200 – 1230h – Arrive to the harbour and begin your journey back to Hanoi.

1700h – Arrive to your hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight at the Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5 - Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L)

In the morning our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport in Hanoi to board a flight to Da Nang

On arrival to Da Nang airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 6 - My Son - Hoi An Old Town (B/L) 

0800h - Start from your hotel and travel 50km from Hoi An to My Son holy land.

My Son was a major religious site for the people of the ancient Champa Kingdom which flourished between the 4th and 13th centuries The Champa people ruled Central Vietnam until it was finally annexed by the Vietnamese in the 19th Century. The Champa King lived in the political capital of Tra Kieu (whose commercial capital was the port of Hoi An) and so the My Son complex became the most important temples of the Champa Kingdom. Bricks were used to build the temples without the aid of mortar and sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of mythical battles adorned the walls. The temples were places of worship to the Hindu God Vishnu.

Lunch in Hoi An.

After lunch you will join to a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Famous for its quant mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. You will visit, the Japanese bridge built in the 16th century and famous for being the only covered bridge known to incorporate a Buddhist pagoda, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, museum of trade ceramics and several other historical sites.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 - Hoi An – Da Nang -Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free time until our drive meets you to transfer you to Da Nang airport to board your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Arrive to HCMC where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the exciting district one.

Overnight in HCMC.

Day 8 - Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

0800h – After breakfast your English guide will meet you at the hotel and drive with you explore the Cu Chi Tunnels which is an incredible underground network of tunnels approximately 200 km in length. The tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence and contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war.

1300h - After lunches your guide will arrive at your hotel and you will begin your tour of Ho Chi Minh City visiting the attractions in District 1 such as:

The Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and the War Remnant Museum before continuing to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where everything and anything is for sale

1630h - Return to your hotel to your hotel or continue exploring the area around district 1.

Overnight in HCMC.

Day 9 - Mekong Delta Day Tour (B/L)

0600h – The day begins with pick-up at your hotel for your Mekong delta tour.

During the ride, you will see many interesting sights that your personal tour guide will be able to explain. Once you arrive in the Mekong Delta you will begin your excursion, visiting a local riverside market, an authentic village with colonial architecture, a local pagoda, various workshops, and narrow lush jungle canals.

1800h - Returning to your hotel in HCMC for overnight

Overnight in HCMC 

Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B) 

Free time until your private car and driver arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight. (Return flight to Hanoi available at extra cost)

Tour the ends in HCMC

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Please Note: When traveling to Ha Long Bay please leave your main luggage in storage at the hotel in Hanoi and take overnight bag only. (All guests must have a valid passport and Vietnamese visa with them to board a Ha Long cruise)


Tour cost: by USD per person

Hotel grade

3 star

 4 star

5 star hotel

Group tour




Private tour





2 star hotel
Group tour





Two way airport transfers

Twin share accommodation

Kayaking on Ha Long Bay

Land transfers as per itinerary

Domestic flights - Hanoi to Da Nang & Da Nang to HCMC

Entry tickets & permits

English speaking guide on day tours

Meals as per itinerary – B = Breakfast – L = Lunch – D = Dinner


Flights not listed above, Drinks, Hotel mini bar items, Tips, Phone calls, travel visa’s, personal travel insurance, all other private expenses & any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods).

Additional Information:

1)    All persons traveling alone will be required to pay the single supplement.

2)     Please check with your family doctor for medical advice before commencing the journey.

3)      Meals for customers with special dietary needs can be arranged but notice is required at time of booking.

4)      Please bring along a strong and comfortable pair of walking shoes, raincoat or small umbrella, jackets, small backpack, insect repellent and Sunscreen.





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