duration: 11 Days

From North to South Vietnam Family Holidays 11 days

From North to South Vietnam Family Holidays 11 days

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Accommodation
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All Meals
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Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Da Nang Airport – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta

This captivating itinerary offers an array of delightful venues for a family vacation in Vietnam. Spanning from the north in Hanoi to the south in Ho Chi Minh City, the 11-day journey is crafted to bring smiles to every family member. Children will have the opportunity to explore must-see historical landmarks in the capital, engage in kayaking amidst the breathtaking limestone formations of Halong Bay, participate in a martial arts session or observe the skillful artistry of a kitemaker in action, followed by the chance to craft and fly their own kites within the historic walls of Hue Citadel. Other highlights include navigating through the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, and experiencing the joy of bike trips in the enchanting Mekong Delta. In the end, your Vietnam family vacation promises to be a treasure trove of lifelong memories, countless tales to share, and children eagerly anticipating a return visit.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Touch down in Hanoi, Vietnam. *Characterized by tree-lined boulevards and charming low-rise structures, Vietnam's bustling capital exudes the ambiance of a French provincial town. It is a splendid city to explore on foot. Gather at the hotel lobby at 6 p.m. for a warm welcome, and those interested can venture out for an evening meal. Today's schedule includes no further planned activities, allowing you the flexibility to arrive in Hanoi at your preferred time. For those opting for complimentary airport transport today, it is advisable to fly into Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), situated 30 kilometers away, with an estimated travel time of around 1 hour. In the event you are unable to attend the welcome meeting, your guide will promptly convey any essential information. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, consider exploring the Hanoi Old Quarter, a labyrinth of narrow streets named after the city's diverse trades and crafts. Sidewalks adorned with food vendors beckon you with enticing offerings such as warm noodles, snacks, and delectable stir-fried treats. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

Morning Embark on a journey to Hanoi, with the option to partake in a cooking class and a city tour. Join your tour guide this morning for a captivating sightseeing expedition in Hanoi. Visit notable landmarks such as the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Afternoon Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon, with the opportunity to engage in an optional cooking lesson. Stroll through Hanoi's charming French Quarter. Night Experience a mesmerizing traditional water puppetry performance. *The narratives unfold on a water-filled stage, recounting tales of mythical heroes and everyday life, featuring dragons and unicorns, complemented by pyrotechnics and naval battles.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Depart from Hanoi after a satisfying breakfast, en route to Ha Long Bay. Commence an enchanting overnight cruise on Halong Bay. *Halong Bay, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and featuring one of Southeast Asia's most captivating landscapes, serves as the backdrop for this memorable cruise. Set sail to explore the wonders of Halong Bay. Engage in sea kayaking and visit a local fishing village. Enjoy a delightful lunch immediately upon boarding. Afternoon Relax and marvel at the majestic limestone islands adorned with rainforest in Halong Bay. Explore a fishing village by either rowing boat or kayak, depending on your preference. Spend the remainder of the afternoon discovering the bay, adorned with caves and islets. Night Drop anchor for an overnight stay in Ha Long Bay, with dinner served on board. Indulge in fresh seafood delicacies and traditional specialties. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Train to Hue

Morning Proceed with the second-day exploration following a light breakfast featuring pastries, tea, and coffee. Venture into a captivating cave showcasing a variety of stalactite and stalagmite limestone formations in a remarkable cavern. Return to our boat and continue cruising through the bay. Enjoy a delightful brunch served onboard. Afternoon Reconvene with our transportation and journey back to Hanoi from the port. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with access to two-day use rooms for refreshing. Night Head to the central railway station in Hanoi to board the Reunification Express overnight sleeper train bound for Hue. Travel in comfortable four-passenger soft sleeper cabins with all bedding provided. *Please note that breakfast will not be provided on the train, so it is advisable to purchase snacks for the morning before boarding. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Overnight train to Hue
Day 5

Day 5: Hue Ancient Beauty

Morning Reach Hue and explore the captivating attractions of this historically rich city. Wander through the Royal Palace, guarded by Terracotta Warriors. Continue to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the city's oldest monastery. Afternoon Visit the residence of a Vietnamese national champion kite flier. Learn the art of crafting traditional Vietnamese kites. Engage in decorating kites with iconic motifs such as dragons, birds, and peacocks before launching them on the Citadel grounds. Stroll through the Imperial City, marveling at its ancient architecture. *The Imperial City is situated at the heart of the Citadel, spanning over 600 meters on each side. The Citadel itself is an impressive structure with a diameter of around 10 kilometers, featuring four entry gates, with the Noon Gate exclusively used by the King. Night Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening in your private room. Optionally, consider participating in the Hue Night Culinary Tour Half-day to delve deeper into Hue's traditional cuisine. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 6

Day 6: Hue Biking Day

Morning Embark on a cycling adventure through the picturesque countryside, featuring traditional wood painting and a martial arts class. Begin your guided walk and boat trip to Trieu Son hamlet along the Perfume River. First stop at Sinh village, where you'll meet a local family specializing in wood painting. Gain insights into the creation of these traditional artifacts. Cycle through the hamlet and country lanes to Thanh Tien village, renowned for its paper flowers. Continue the journey through paddy fields and the Vietnamese countryside to Tien Non hamlet. Board the cruise boat to Hue, covering a cycling distance of approximately 6km. Afternoon Explore a dedicated martial arts school, delving into the Vietnamese art of Kinh Van, similar to Kung Fu, focusing on tiger, cobra, and bird defense tactics. Proceed to Hoi An, an ancient coastal town situated across the Truong Son Mountains and the Hai Van Pass. Night Explore Hoi An at your leisure or savor the local cuisine with the option of the Hoi An Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day, commencing at 6 pm. Overnight in Hoi An Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Ancient City

Morning Indulge in a day of self-discovery in Hoi An. For inspiration, consider the 10 Best Tours in Hoi An. *Recommendation for you: Commence your day with a visit to Hoi An's fish market, capturing fantastic photos and fostering unforgettable interactions with the locals. Explore the city's historical collection of traditional wooden houses and Chinese temples, with a visit to the iconic Japanese Bridge. Afternoon Opt for a bicycle rental to explore the scenic countryside. Enjoy a leisurely river cruise or unwind on the beach. Visit renowned tailor shops for a taste of Hoi An's famed craftsmanship. Night Unwind after an active day. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage service available around your accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Drive to Danang and then catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the 'Secret Weapons Bunker' in Old Saigon. The morning journey to Danang takes us past the five peaks of the Marble Mountains. *The Marble Mountains, once believed to be islands, symbolize the five elements of water, wood, fire, gold, and earth. Afternoon Experience a different facet of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to District 3 and navigate the maze of alleyways that compose this lively district. Traverse through local markets and run-down storefronts. Pause at a local stand for a traditional Vietnamese coffee and 'Banh Mi,' a Vietnamese take on the French baguette. The adventure concludes at the 'secret weapons' bunker, marked by a trap door in the floor of an inconspicuous 'tube home' nestled in a serene neighborhood. The bunker, filled with guns, grenades, and ammunition, served as the base from which the Viet Cong's "Team 5" launched their Tet Offensive attack in 1968. Its existence remained concealed until after the war. Explore the home and bunker, adorned with deactivated weaponry, photographs, news clippings, and military mementos. Night Delight in a romantic evening with a Luxury Dinner Cruise on the Saigon River. Overnight in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 9

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day

Morning Explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, initially constructed by the Vietnamese during their struggle against the French colonial forces. These tunnels gained prominence during the Vietnam War, serving as an underground command post for 10,000 Viet Cong forces. Gain insights into the challenging conditions faced by both the Vietnamese and their American adversaries (the tunnels are narrow and can be quite claustrophobic). Afternoon Enjoy additional time in the city during the afternoon, with the option to visit the waterpark—a fantastic way to escape the midday heat. Consider joining the Ho Chi Minh City Half-day - Small Group tour for a deeper exploration of Saigon. Night Experience the evening on Bui Vien Street, renowned as Southern Vietnam's Lan Kwai Fong. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10

Day 10: Mekong Delta Discovery

Morning Depart the city and head to the Mekong Delta Board a boat to commence our cycling adventure Cycle approximately 10 - 12 kilometers along the flat Cai Thai village route The route is often shaded, providing relief from the humidity (the boat can pick up cyclists at various points if needed) Visit Mrs. Nani's house for a demonstration of the traditional method of making rice paper Stop at Mr. and Mrs. Chin's house for refreshments, including her renowned 'Banh Tieu' (traditional doughnut) Return to the boat and enjoy lunch on board Afternoon Sail to our overnight destination Conclude the day by transferring from our cruise boat to a sampan craft for the journey to our homestay nearby The accommodation is en-suite (with shower and toilet) and features traditional décor Nestled in a charming garden setting with a central sitting area and dining room Night Participate in a Vietnamese cooking class in the early evening Sample your culinary creations and savor your dinner Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Mekong Delta
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh Departure

After departing from the homestay, cruise back through the Mekong Delta Traverse small floating markets along the way Absorb the atmosphere of this distinctive trading center, an intricate network of waterways and islands weaving through agricultural communities, rice fields, and mangrove swamps Head back to Ho Chi Minh City Anticipate reaching Ho Chi Minh City around 3 p.m. Ensure that your flight departs no earlier than 5 p.m. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1817 USD 1417 USD 3star
Deluxe 2017 USD 1617 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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Vietnam Flavors Experience & Beach Relax 11 days

Vietnam Flavors Experience & Beach Relax 11 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc

Embarking on our 11-day Vietnam Flavors Experience & Beach Relax tour presents an incredible chance for a private group eager to explore diverse cuisines. Beyond participating in Vietnamese cooking classes, you’ll also discover iconic tourist spots and historical landmarks, each offering distinct and captivating experiences that unveil Vietnam’s rich history. Following days filled with exploration, the tour concludes with leisure time, allowing you to unwind and soak up the beauty of a stunning beach. Let’s commence this journey through Vietnam, crafting unforgettable memories that will endure a lifetime!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon Arrival: Upon arrival in Hanoi, proceed directly to the hotel for check-in and relaxation. Afternoon: Check-in time is at 14:00. Early check-in may incur an additional fee. Enjoy leisure time to unwind or explore the city at your own pace. Alternatively, we offer optional activities: Water Puppet Show: Immerse yourself in Vietnam's cultural legacy with captivating water puppet performances, narrating tales of history and legends on the water's surface. Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours: Delve into the culinary delights of Hanoi's Old Quarter with either a food tour or an engaging cooking class. If any of these services pique your interest, please contact our travel agent for further details. Note: Please gather at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) to connect with our representatives. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour by Mortobike

Morning: Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. Embark on the Hanoi City Tour, immersing yourself in the city's rich cultural tapestry: Experience the iconic Egg Coffee, a must-try for coffee enthusiasts and non-coffee drinkers alike. Explore the landmarks like Long Bien Bridge/Chuong Duong Bridge, each offering picturesque views and excellent photo opportunities. Visit Nha Hat Lon (Hanoi Opera House), an architectural marvel constructed during the early 20th century under French governance. Discover Ho Guom (Hoan Kiem Lake), a serene and picturesque lake nestled in the heart of the old quarter. Witness Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph's Cathedral), a stunning Roman Catholic cathedral that echoes the design of Notre Dame de Paris. Explore Hoa Lo Prison, once used for holding political prisoners during French colonial rule. Encounter the expansive Ho Tay (West Lake), boasting historical sites, trendy restaurants, cafes, and vibrant nightlife venues along its shoreline. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, dating back to the sixth century, claimed as Vietnam's oldest religious structure, situated on an island in West Lake. Explore Huu Tiep Lake and The B52, a significant historical site showcasing Vietnam's victory during the Vietnam War, providing insights into local daily life at a nearby market. Pay respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a revered site preserving Ho Chi Minh's remains. Conclude your sightseeing with an authentic Vietnamese lunch in the Old Quarter. Return to your hotel after the tour. Note: The above itinerary may be altered based on daily weather and traffic conditions. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning: Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a 2-day, 1-night cruise tour to Ha Long Bay, an exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its breathtaking natural allure. Noon: Receive a warm welcome aboard the boat by the crew, accompanied by a refreshing welcome drink. Marvel at the mesmerizing sight of thousands of limestone islands and caves emerging from the crystalline waters. Indulge in a delectable seafood feast served onboard during the sightseeing. Afternoon: Engage in various activities such as cave exploration, kayaking, or sea swimming (depending on the cruise itinerary). Return to the junk for relaxation and leisure. Evening: Delight in a flavorsome dinner onboard. Spend the night on the luxurious cruise. Take part in diverse nighttime activities like squid fishing or card games. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning: Engage in Tai-chi sessions during the early hours. Savor your breakfast while the cruise guides you through several breathtaking bay caves for a final sightseeing tour. Noon: Return to the main dock for the transfer back to Hanoi. Enjoy a brunch meal served on the journey. Proceed to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Da Nang. Afternoon: Arrive at Da Nang airport. Our tour guide will accompany you to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in and an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class and Walking City Tour full day

Morning: Commence your day at 8:15 at Hai Scout Cafe, the designated meeting spot. While enjoying coffee, take in the vibrant colors of Hoi An's bustling primary market. Embark on a 25-minute cruise along Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Explore the herb and vegetable garden, gaining insights into Hoi An and Vietnam's renowned cuisine. Indulge in a selection of highlighted dishes including: Fresh Rice Paper: Rice paper filled with vegetables, meat, or seafood. Fresh Rice Paper Rolls with Shrimp: Rice paper rolls stuffed with shrimp. Crispy Hoi An Pancakes with Shrimp, Herbs & Peanut Sauce: Pancakes filled with pork, bean sprouts, and more. Seafood Salad with Assorted Vietnamese Herbs served in a Half Pineapple: A signature Hoi An salad. Mi Quang Chicken Noodles: Turmeric-tinted noodles with chicken and fresh herbs. Noon: Relish a lunch feast featuring the dishes you've prepared, concluding around 12:30. Return to central Hoi An, reaching approximately by 13:00. Afternoon: Stroll through historic neighborhoods and past significant sites. Explore the local routines, witnessing the blend of history and modernity. Visit ancient monuments such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall. Quench your thirst and savor authentic Hoi An flavors with a street-side herbal drink. Drop by a handicraft store, observing the creation of unique souvenirs and having the chance to purchase some. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An, Da Nang - fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Da Nang Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our designated driver will be ready to escort you to the centrally located hotel. Check-in and relish the freedom to explore the city at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 7

Day 7: Full day Cooking Class with Ho Chi Minh City tour

Morning: Commence your tour at 7:30 and reach HCM Agricultural Villages by 8:30. *) Explore HCM Agricultural Villages from 8:30 to 10:00: Tour various sections featuring cow, buffalo, fish, prawn, chicken, and duck habitats. Engage in activities at the Big Herbs, Spices, Vegetables, and Mushrooms areas, donning a traditional Vietnamese farmer's hat to immerse yourself in the garden. *) Culinary Challenges from 10:00 to 13:30: Participate in a hands-on cooking class crafting three dishes and one dessert, followed by relishing these delicacies. Receive certificates, recipes, and souvenirs. Share emails for monthly recipe updates. *) Discover Cho Lon Market, Chinatown from 13:30 to 15:00: Experience authentic Chinese restaurants and captivating examples of classical Chinese architecture at Cholon Market. Explore the Great Temple. *) Explore the War Remnants Museum from 15:00 to 16:30: The War Remnants Museum stands as a memorial gallery, "Requiem," honoring the journalists and photographers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. *) Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office from 16:30 to 17:15: Notre Dame Cathedral was built using materials imported from France. The Central Post Office, a remarkable example of French architecture, stands as Vietnam's largest post office. Return to the hotel by 17:30. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc

Morning: Enjoy leisure time until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc. Upon arrival at Phu Quoc Airport, our team will assist you in reaching the resort for check-in and relaxation. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 9+10

Day 9 + 10: Phu Quoc Free day

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Utilize your leisure time for various activities at your discretion, including swimming, strolling, or snorkeling. Evening: Spend the night in Phu Quoc. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Quoc
Day 11

Day 11: Phu Quoc fly back to Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Indulge in breakfast served at the hotel's restaurant. Get ready to depart for the airport to return to Ho Chi Minh City. The tour concludes at this point. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1626 USD 1226 USD 3star
Deluxe 1826 USD 1426 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go

Private Luxurious Vietnam Exploration Package 11 days

Private Luxurious Vietnam Exploration Package 11 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Cam Thanh Village – Hanoi – Halong Bay

Arriving in a new place can often be overwhelming, unsure of where to begin or when to conclude your journey. Put aside any uncertainties and consider joining our meticulously crafted luxury tour. The 11-day Luxurious Vietnam Exploration offers a comprehensive overview, guiding you through the must-visit destinations in Vietnam. Whether commencing from the vibrant South in Ho Chi Minh City or the captivating North in Hanoi, this itinerary ensures a holistic glimpse of Vietnam’s diverse locales. Each region boasts its distinctiveness and unique specialties, promising awe-inspiring experiences. Embrace regal accommodations and immerse yourself in authentic local activities for an unforgettable adventure!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival

Upon your arrival in the lively Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will warmly greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel for check-in. Your room will be ready for your comfort and convenience. Please note that hotel check-in time is scheduled for 2:00 pm. Should you wish to secure an early check-in, an additional fee can be arranged. As an optional experience, we present a unique traditional performance exclusive to Vietnam: the Water Puppet Show. This captivating show features puppets artfully maneuvered on a water stage accompanied by traditional music, depicting ancient tales, folklore, and the everyday life of rural Vietnam. If this piques your interest, feel free to contact our travel consultants for reservations. Kindly be aware that both international and domestic flights may experience high occupancy during certain times of the day. In the event that you have trouble locating our representatives upon arrival, please proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and contact us promptly so that we can assist in locating you. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2

Day 2: Visit Mekong Delta on Cai Be Princess cruise - full day trip

Your day begins with a pickup from your hotel and a transfer to Cai Be jetty at 10:00 am. Upon arrival, you'll receive a warm welcome with cold towels and a refreshing drink as the Cai Be Princess sampan embarks on its leisurely cruise along the bustling waterways. From the comfort of your sampan, witness the vibrant life along the riverbanks—the people, the breathtaking landscapes—while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruits. At Tan Phong Islet, hop aboard a small rowing boat to explore the hidden mangroves of the canal. Return to your sampan to visit a 19th-century ancient house. Throughout the journey, we'll pause to introduce you to local cottage industries, such as coconut candy and puffed rice (similar to the local popcorn), which sustain the livelihoods of the river-dwelling communities. Your cruise concludes at Le Longanier Restaurant, an exquisite colonial-style villa nestled in a lush tropical garden by the river. Lunch will be served here, surrounded by fruit trees, offering a glimpse into life during Indochinese times. Following lunch, at around 2:30 pm, enjoy a brief stroll along a small canal towards the Ba Bon Bridge, where your transport awaits to return you to Ho Chi Minh City. Expect to arrive at your hotel around 4:30 pm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city - fly to Da Nang - transfer to Hoi An

Make the most of your leisure time until your driver arrives at the hotel lobby to transport you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon landing at Da Nang Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An, allowing time for relaxation and rejuvenation. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you please. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 4

Day 4: Life as a farmer in Cam Thanh village

At either 8:30 AM or 2:30 PM, your biking adventure begins as our team picks you up from your hotel lobby. Cycling through the village for approximately 6 kilometers, marvel at the serene countryside vistas—lush green coconut forests, prawn and red snapper farms, and the tranquil charm of rice fields. Upon reaching Trà Quế organic farm, take a leisurely stroll through the vegetable gardens while absorbing the inspiring tales of farmers who have adopted organic cultivation methods. Join the farmers in various gardening activities—preparing organic manure, raking the soil, sowing herb seeds, watering, and harvesting vegetables. Continuing the cycling journey, head towards the rice farming village, immersing yourself in the picturesque countryside scenery. Arriving at a local house, receive a warm welcome with refreshing wet tissues and a glass of passion juice. Here, discover the traditional method of producing white rice, utilizing old-fashioned hand machines: Starting with husking the rice to obtain brown rice, separating it from the husk, sifting and pounding it into white rice, grinding the white rice into rice flour, and crafting rice pancakes from the rice flour. Engage in a short rice pancake cooking class with a local host. Conclude the experience by relishing a lunch feast featuring village specialties: Tam Huu (three friends), vegetarian-style Deep Fried Spring Rolls, local rice pancakes served with fresh organic vegetables and fish sauce, accompanied by steamed rice, fish (or chicken), shrimp, pork, and seasonal fruits. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 5

Day 5: Free day in Hoi An

Throughout the day, you have the freedom to explore the town at your own pace or partake in our suggested activities. As an optional choice, we present diverse ways to discover the beauty of Hoi An. Here are the options available: Option 1: My Son Holy Land Half-Day Excursion: Explore the My Son Sanctuary, an ensemble of Champa ruins nestled amidst the mountains within the Quang Nam province. Pricing starts at $50 USD per person. Option 2: Embrace Farm Life in Cam Thanh Village: Engage in farming activities alongside locals, from land preparation and fertilization to experiencing the villagers' daily routines, including raking, sowing, watering, and harvesting greens. Pricing starts at $70 USD per person. Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour: Embark on a thrilling Vespa tour exploring the city and its surroundings. Pricing starts at $85 USD per person. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - fly to Hanoi - local food tour in the evening

Enjoy your leisure time until our driver arrives at the hotel lobby to transport you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our driver will be readily available to escort you to your hotel in Hanoi. Around 6:00 PM, your tour guide will meet you to commence a local excursion. Delve into the lesser-known corners of the city and savor the essence of its street food. After the tour, return to your hotel and unwind. Should you wish, you can opt to conclude the excursion at a nearby coffee shop, granting you the opportunity to leisurely observe and relish the city atmosphere. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi city tour full day

Today's itinerary includes a visit to significant landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays, Fridays, and during September and October), his former residence (closed on Mondays and Fridays), the One-Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature—an ancient educational institution dating back over 1,000 years. Our city tour further extends to the Museum of Ethnology. Following lunch at a local eatery, indulge in a leisurely one-hour cyclo tour around Hanoi. Discover the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, followed by a stroll through the concealed alleyways of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Around 4:30 PM, we'll return to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Following breakfast at your hotel, our designated driver will collect and transport you to Halong Bay, renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage site and often referred to as "Dragon Descending to the Sea" in Vietnamese folklore. Upon arrival, the hospitable boat crew will extend a warm welcome as the cruise embarks on a captivating journey through Halong Bay. Indulge in a delectable local seafood lunch served on board while marveling at the breathtaking sight of thousands of limestone islands and caves emerging from the crystal-clear, emerald waters. After a brief respite, engage in various activities like exploring caves, kayaking, or enjoying a refreshing swim in the sea. Later, return to the junk to unwind, relish dinner, and spend the night aboard. Please note that although our tour guide won't accompany you on the cruise, the crew members are proficient in English and will ensure an enriching experience. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cruise on Halong Bay
Day 9

Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi

You have the chance to relish a remarkable sunrise over the striking karst formations of Halong Bay. Breakfast will be promptly served following this delightful spectacle as the cruise leisurely navigates back to the port, showcasing the magnificent rock formations along the way. Upon disembarking, our designated driver will be ready to transport you to your hotel in Hanoi for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 10

Day 10: Free day in Hanoi

Savor breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi departure

You have the morning free for your leisurely activities. Your room will remain available until noon. Our driver will then escort you to the airport for your departure flight. This concludes our services. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N/A

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1198 USD 798 USD 3star
Deluxe 1398 USD 998 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on Halong Bay and Mekong Delta.
* Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go

11 Day Best Vietnam From Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hoi An and Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh city

11 Day Best Vietnam From Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An and Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh city

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a journey commencing in Hanoi and concluding in Ho Chi Minh City! The 11 Day Best Vietnam From Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An and Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh City Explorer tour presents an 11-day itinerary guiding you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive package encompasses accommodations in both hotels and hostels, along with flights, the expertise of a seasoned guide, meals, transportation, and additional amenities.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Greetings in Vietnam! Our chauffeur will warmly receive you at Noi Bai Airport and transport you to a hotel located in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Indulge in a welcome drink and proceed with the hotel check-in process. Take advantage of your free time to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, immersing yourself in local life and savoring the delightful street foods. Spend the night at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals:B,L,D)

Kindly complete the check-out process for your room, and feel free to leave your luggage securely at the hotel. For your upcoming journey, please bring only a handbag containing essentials such as your passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any necessary items. Embark on a 12km trek through the picturesque terrace fields from Sapa town to a local homestay. Between 06:30 and 07:00 am, a shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to a sleeper bus. The bus is equipped with berths, allowing you to lie down comfortably while enjoying the scenic views. By 12:30, your local tour guide will warmly welcome you to Sapa, marking the beginning of your Real Sapa Experience trip. Explore the town on foot, gaining insight into daily life and architectural nuances. As you wander through the town, you'll traverse the terrace fields of rice, corn, and potatoes. The trek is not only an opportunity to appreciate the natural landscape and fresh air but also a chance to engage with the local culture, customs, and habits. Experience a non-touristy atmosphere and feel like a member of the family. Trek through the villages to gain a deeper understanding of the lives of minorities in Sapa. With simple houses and warm people, you'll develop a light-hearted feeling, making you wish to prolong your stay. The trekking route will lead you through terrace after terrace of fields, with a delightful waterfall providing a perfect spot for relaxation and photography. Upon reaching the guide's house, you'll be welcomed as a long-lost family member. If you wish, you can participate in preparing dinner with the family, picking vegetables from the garden and cooking local dishes in the kitchen while sharing stories. The evening offers a charming atmosphere to experience the local family's way of life and to learn about their culture through the stories they are eager to share. Overnight stay at the guide's house. Please note: Local houses in Sapa are simple but exude warmth through local emotions. The host provides comfortable beds, a welcoming family atmosphere, delicious meals, albeit in a simple and basic setting.
Day 3

Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Feel free to rise a bit earlier to observe how the host begins a new day, engaging in breakfast preparation, which you are welcome to join. You have several options: Embark on a trek to explore more distant villages and landscapes, traversing through bamboo forests and terrace fields. This provides a heightened opportunity to witness and engage in the local rural life of Sapa. Return to Sapa town via shuttle bus. Utilize your remaining free time to explore the local market in Sapa town and discover the charms of Sapa independently before returning to Hanoi. At 15:30, board the sleeper bus for the journey back to Hanoi city. By 21:30, you'll arrive in Hanoi, and a shuttle bus will transport you back to your hotel or accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter. Spend the night at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4 : Hanoi free & easy (Meal : B)

Hanoi's Old Quarter proves to be a captivating and delightful experience. Delve into the narrow entrances of ancient streets, savoring a variety of local Hanoian dishes, and pay a visit to Train Street, all while observing the rhythm of local daily life. Spend the night at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)

Kindly complete the room check-out process and feel free to store your luggage at the hotel. For the upcoming trip, bring only a handbag containing essentials such as your passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items. Between 8:00 and 8:30, the tour guide and bus will pick you up at the hotel, embarking on a journey to Halong Bay. After a 4-hour bus ride with a short break midway, you'll arrive at Halong Harbor by 12:45. The welcoming crew will greet you with a Welcome drink, and you'll proceed to check into your cabin, followed by enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Following lunch, indulge in free time for sunbathing on the sundeck and capturing photos while cruising amidst the countless mountains. At 15:00, the cruise will anchor in the center of Halong Bay, allowing you to explore Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave), one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the area. By 16:00, head to Ti Tov Island, where you can hike to the top for panoramic views of the entire bay, sunbathe on the sandy beach, and swim in the crystal-clear water. Return to the boat by 17:15, and relish the sunset with fruit and wine. During the Cooking Demonstration, the onboard chef will share the secrets of making Vietnamese spring rolls, providing you with an opportunity to practice on your own. At 19:00, a dinner featuring a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes will be served. Following dinner, enjoy free time to watch a movie, play cards, or participate in the squid fishing game. Overnight stay on the cruise.
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi - Night train to Da Nang ( Meals: B, L )

Consider waking up a bit early to relish the sunrise in Halong Bay—a picturesque moment during your journey. At 7:00, partake in a delightful breakfast. By 8:15, engage in kayaking amidst the mountains, allowing you to explore the beauty of Halong Bay at your own pace. Return to the cruise at 9:30, and proceed to check out of the cabin. Following this, take a leisurely moment to rest on the sundeck and soak in the scenic views of the bay. At 11:00, brunch will be served as the cruise sails back to Halong Harbor. By 12:30, board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a short break midway. Between 16:30 and 17:00, arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. In the evening, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the night train to Da Nang. The train journey spans approximately 16 hours, allowing you to experience the night onboard, observing the countryside along the way to Da Nang. Overnight on the train.
Day 7

Day 7: Da Nang arrival - Transfer to Hoi An (Meals: No)

After arriving at Da Nang train station, our driver will be ready to pick you up and transport you to Hoi An. Check into the hotel and enjoy some personal time exploring the Old Town, known for its unique blend of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese architecture and culture. Alternatively, you may choose to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8

Day 8: My Son sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)

Between 08:00 and 08:30, our tour guide and bus will collect you from your hotel or residence in Hoi An. As we depart from Hoi An and cross the Cua Dai Bridge, revel in the breathtaking views of the Hoi An river system, mountains, and Cham islands. Upon reaching the vibrant fishing village, where market traders display their evening catches, seize the opportunity for some captivating photographs. At 09:45, we arrive at My Son, also known as the "Valley of Kings" per French historians, once serving as the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to the 15th century. Following a mesmerizing traditional dance performance, embark on a guided walking tour through the Cham ruins. As you explore the area, your guide will narrate the history of this religious site, which functioned as a burial ground for Cham monarchs centuries ago. By 12:00, commence the return journey to Hoi An, where we will kick off a boat trip along the Thu Bon River. Departing from Nguyen Hoang Dock, the approximately two-hour boat journey will lead you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village, and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village. At 15:30, the boat trip concludes at Nguyen Hoang Dock in the Old Town. You are then free to explore the Old Town or return to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang airport - Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Today, you have the freedom to explore the ancient town at your leisure and indulge in tasting a variety of delicious local foods. The driver will be ready to pick you up from the hotel and transport you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, our driver will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:30 and 08:15, your driver and tour guide will collect you from your hotel, marking the beginning of your departure from the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City. The journey commences towards My Tho, a town nestled on the left side of the Mekong River. As you board the sampan, glide along the river, exploring the enchanting Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Pause at Unicorn Island, where you can leisurely stroll along country lanes, meander through orchards, savor tropical fruits, and delight in the folk songs performed by local artists. Visit a fruit plantation and embark on a hand-rowed sampan ride through Thoi Son canal, immersing yourself in the countryside's beauty. Explore a family business, visit a honey-bee farm, indulge in honey tea, and witness the coconut candy-making process. Lunch awaits at a local restaurant, providing a well-deserved break. In the afternoon, engage in cycling around Tan Thach village, where you'll have the opportunity to meet local villagers and experience the daily life of the Mekong Delta. For those not participating in the cycling trip, unwind in a hammock and relish the refreshing breeze. The day concludes with a return journey to Ho Chi Minh City. By 17:00, your driver will drop you off at your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city – Flight out (Meal:B)

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace, discovering iconic destinations such as Ben Thanh Market and Chinatown. Immerse yourself in the flavors and atmosphere of local foods and daily life until it's time for us to transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your outbound flight. This marks the conclusion of your journey.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1052 USD 652 USD 3star
Deluxe 1252 USD 852 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

11 Days North to South of Vietnam for Solo

11 Days North to South of Vietnam

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Ho Chi Minh City, Cai Be, Cu Chi

Begin your journey in Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! Embark on an 11-day solo adventure with our immersive cultural tour, exploring the North to South of Vietnam. This comprehensive package encompasses visits to Hanoi and 7 other captivating destinations within the country. The 11 Days North to South of Vietnam for Solo ensures a comfortable stay in well-selected hotels, inclusive of flights, a knowledgeable guide, delicious meals, transportation, and additional perks.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ha Noi - Arrival (-/-/-)

Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, followed by a seamless transfer to your accommodation. Spend the night in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

The mesmerizing Ha Long Bay stands as one of Vietnam's most captivating landscapes. Departing from the city, we will board a boat to embark on a journey through the legendary Ha Long Bay. This stunning bay is adorned with around 3,000 limestone islands emerging from the pristine emerald waters. The formations of limestone karsts are adorned with sandy beaches, mysterious grottoes, and exquisite caves. During our voyage, we'll pause for a refreshing swim in a secluded inlet and explore one of the numerous concealed grottoes nestled beneath towering cliffs. Spend the night on the cruise, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Ha Long Bay.
Day 3

Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (B/L/-)

Following breakfast, indulge in a relaxing session of swimming and sunbathing. Post-lunch, make your way back to Hanoi. Spend the night in the capital city.
Day 4

Day 4: Ha Noi City Tour in the afternoon - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/-/-) - by flight - 1 hour

Indulge in a leisurely morning at your own pace. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating Ha Noi City tour. Adorned with ochre-hued colonial structures, tree-lined avenues, and picturesque lakes, Ha Noi exudes undeniable charm. Explore the city's heritage sites, including Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), the inaugural Imperial school in Vietnam established in 1070 during the reign of King Ly. Our itinerary also includes visits to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple), But Tower (Pen Shaped Tower), Dai Nghien (Inkstone Stand), and The Huc Bridge (Wooden Bridge painted in red). Following this, delight in a cyclo (pedicab) ride through the historic Old Quarter, known for its "36 meandering streets," immersing yourself in the vibrant local life. With a history spanning over a millennium, Ha Noi possesses unique cultural traits distinct from other regions in Vietnam. The lifestyle, cuisine, and fashion of Ha Noi residents showcase distinctive features, providing a fascinating glimpse into the city's essence. Exploring Ha Noi in the morning, as life begins anew, offers an opportunity to relish the bustling atmosphere. The locals, renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, contribute to creating enduring memories of your Vietnam journey. Following the tour, transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to Hoi An. Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you will be greeted, transferred to the hotel, and checked in to relax. Spend the night in Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An City Tour in the morning (B/-/-)

Immerse yourself in the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town by exploring its cobblestone streets on foot—a truly delightful experience. As visitors traverse this quaint and beautiful town, they'll discover a haven of tranquility and peace. The distinctive ambiance seamlessly weaves together elements of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese cultures. The Ancient Houses stand as vantage points offering captivating views, providing glimpses into a bygone era marked by a more subdued and simpler way of life. This tour encompasses visits to Hoi An Market, Hoi An Museum, and several renowned Ancient Houses, each showcasing remarkable architectural styles. Explore Assembly Halls with Chinese influence, witness the art and craft manufacturing, and, of course, marvel at the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. These landmarks epitomize the diverse architectural influences in Hoi An, reflecting the cultural intersections of France, Japan, China, and Vietnam. Standing resilient against the passage of centuries and weathering the elements, Hoi An retains its ancient and serene beauty. As you wander through the ancient city, you'll witness the simplicity of daily life and the charming trellises of windflowers adorning the houses. This tour promises to create unforgettable moments, allowing you to absorb the unique atmosphere of Hoi An. Spend the night in this enchanting town.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An Foodie tour - My Son Sanctuary (B/L/-)

Embark on a bicycle journey to explore the countryside of Hoi An and savor its local delicacies. The gastronomic delights of Hoi An are renowned and eagerly embraced by visitors upon their arrival. These local cuisines hold immense popularity throughout the streets of Hoi An, serving as distinctive symbols of the culture and shared with every tourist. Our cycling adventure leads us to a local eatery specializing in Hoi An's signature dish - Cao Lau. Pedaling through the scenic countryside, we'll reach Tra Que Village, where you'll have the opportunity to join a local family in crafting the exquisite "white rose" dumpling cakes and savor the fruits of your labor. Continuing our ride to Cam Nam, indulge in the harmonious blend of Yin and Yang flavors, featuring delights such as Banh Dap ("cracked or smashed rice pancake") and Che Bap ("corn and coconut sweet soup"). In the afternoon, a visit to the My Son Sanctuary awaits—an essential experience not to be overlooked. Nestled in the heart of a picturesque valley, surrounded by towering mountain ranges, My Son earned its UNESCO Cultural Heritage designation in 1999. Roam through the remnants of the Champa Kingdom, dating back to the 3rd century, explore the temples, and unravel the captivating history behind this Hindu sanctuary. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in the charming town of Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Free day (B/-/-)

Enjoy a full day of leisure to independently explore the enchanting town of Hoi An or opt for an additional excursion with Hoi An Express. Spend the night in Hoi An.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-) - by flight - 1 hour

Following a morning meal at the hotel, proceed to Da Nang International Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be greeted, transferred to your designated hotel, checked in, and provided an opportunity to unwind. Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9

Day 9: Mekong Delta - Cai Be floating market (B/L/-)

Commence the day with a scenic two-hour journey from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, embark on a boat cruise to explore the vibrant Cai Be Floating Market—a bustling hub where locals gather to trade agricultural products. While this market operates throughout the day, its peak activity is during the early morning hours. What sets it apart is the unique method of conducting transactions directly from boats, offering a glimpse into the dynamic river-based business activities and the daily life of the South West region. Drifting on the water, visitors can relish moments of relaxation. Observe the lively scene as locals on small boats engage in trading fresh produce and various local goods. Pause at a local residence to witness the craft of making coconut candy, rice paper, rice-popcorn, and rice wine. Depart from Cai Be for Tan Phong Islet, where a labyrinth of shady creeks promises to captivate you. Glide through the narrow channels on a rowing boat and indulge in traditional music and tropical fruits. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a local residence, featuring the renowned dish 'Elephant-Ear Fish.' Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L/-)

Commence the day with an exploration of the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. Extending over 250 kilometers, Cu Chi stands as a historically significant site in Vietnam's wartime history. Originating in 1948 to aid the Viet Minh in their struggle for independence against the French, the tunnel network gained legendary status during the 1960s for its pivotal role in the Vietnam War. Situated just 65 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, it facilitated the Viet Cong (communist guerrillas) in controlling extensive rural areas. The intricate system includes underground hospitals, rooms, kitchens, storage spaces, and work areas. Constructed with a mixture of clay and laterite, the tunnels exhibit remarkable durability and stability. Ventilation holes ensure proper air circulation within the tunnels. In the afternoon, explore other significant landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City, including the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. These structures stand as iconic symbols of the city, both for their architectural significance and historical importance. Journey to Cho Lon, the Chinese district, to visit Thien Hau Pagoda on Nguyen Trai Street—an exquisite Chinese-style temple. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B/-/-)

Indulge in a morning meal at the hotel and take some leisure time until the scheduled transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departing flight.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1100 USD 700 USD 3star
Deluxe 1300 USD 900 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go

Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be National Park – 11 Days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ba Be National Park

Embark and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Experience the Vietnam Timeless Charm – an 11-day, 10-night Explorer tour that will lead you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and six other captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive package encompasses hotel accommodation, a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and additional amenities to ensure an enriching travel experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Walking Old Quarter Street Food tour (Dinner)

Our dedicated vehicle will fetch you from Hanoi International Airport and transport you to your centrally located hotel. Complete the check-in process at your chosen hotel. Engage in the Hanoi Walking Street Food tour during the evening, immersing yourself in the flavors of Vietnamese local cuisine, featuring dishes like Bun Cha, Pho, Banh Cuon, Egg Coffee, various desserts, and more. Your tour guide will accompany you back to the hotel, allowing you to relax and unwind. Spend the night at your accommodation in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Legendary Hanoi City full-day (Breakfast, Lunch)

Commence your day with a hotel breakfast and be prepared for the day's excursion in the lobby. 7:45 – 8:30: The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel. 08:30: Commence the exploration of the Ho Chi Minh complex, offering you the opportunity to witness the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh. Stroll through the Ho Chi Minh garden to discover the two residences where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. 09:30 - 09:45: Visit the unique One Pillar Pagoda, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. 10:15: Explore the Lacquer Paintings workshop, the largest center in Hanoi. 10:45: Choose between two options: • Option 1: Bat Trang ceramics & pottery village (available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) • Option 2: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) 12:30: Indulge in a delectable lunch at our restaurant, featuring an array of eight delicious Vietnamese dishes. 13:30 – 13:45: Proceed to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam during the feudal system. 15:00: Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, built in the 6th century, showcasing the oldest Bodhi Tree in Vietnam planted by Ho Chi Minh. 15:45: Depart for Hoan Kiem Lake to explore Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao, the victor over Mongolian invaders in the 13th century. 16:15: Conclude the tour. Enjoy an evening dinner at your leisure before returning to the hotel. Overnight at your Hanoi hotel.
Day 3

Day 3: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Sampon Boat trip - Cycling (Breakfast/Lunch)

Between 7:30 and 8:00, our designated tourist bus will collect you from the lobby of your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to commence the journey to Hoa Lu. From 10:30 to 10:40, you will reach the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu. Explore the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple, both dating back to the 10th century, unraveling the heroic tales of these two kings during the Chinese Wars. Between 11:50 and 12:00, indulge in a buffet lunch featuring authentic Vietnamese cuisine. From 13:10 to 13:15, reboard the tourist bus to proceed to Tam Coc wharf. Embark on a sampan ride along the Ngo Dong River to discover the beauty of Tam Coc, with its three distinct caves. Between 15:25 and 15:30, grab a bicycle and pedal around the Tam Coc area, savoring a traditional Vietnamese tea break. At 16:30, rejoin our tourist bus for the return journey to Hanoi. Between 19:00 and 19:30, you will arrive back in Hanoi, with drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Surprising Cave - Sunset Party - Cooking Class (Lunch, Dinner)

At 8:00 AM, your tour guide will rendezvous with you at the hotel, marking the commencement of your journey to Halong. By 10:15, you will arrive in Hai Duong province, where a brief 20-30 minute break will be provided for your comfort. Noon marks the arrival at Tuan Chau Harbor. 12:20: Extend a warm welcome aboard the cruise, where you'll be treated to a refreshing drink and a concise introduction to the cruise and safety protocols. Proceed to check into your cabin equipped with air conditioning. At 12:30, relish a delightful lunch featuring Vietnamese traditional dishes while navigating the enchanting waters of Halong Bay, marveling at the captivating rock formations. Afternoon Activities: By 15:00, explore the Sung Sot Cave, also known as the Surprising Cave. At 16:00, the cruise will transport you to Titop Island, renowned for its panoramic viewpoint offering splendid vistas across Halong Bay. Alternatively, you can indulge in a swim at the romantically sandy beach. 17:15: Return to the cruise for a shower, followed by relaxation on the sundeck. Witness the breathtaking sunset from comfortable lounge chairs while sipping a cocktail or engrossed in a good book during this magical moment. 18:00: Participate in a welcome sunset party and a cooking class featuring the art of making fresh noodle rolls. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy the products of your own creation. Evening Relaxation: At 19:00, savor your dinner while seated by the sea-view window, embracing the romantic night ambiance of the bay. By 20:30, engage in some leisure activities such as squid fishing, singing karaoke, or solving puzzle games. Overnight on the boat in a clean, air-conditioned room.
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay - Pearl Farm Visiting - Kayaking – Hanoi - Night train to Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch)

At 6:00 AM, awaken early to witness the sunrise from the sundeck. By 7:00, relish the morning serenity of the bay's landscape with a comforting cup of tea or coffee, followed by a delightful breakfast. At 7:40, embark on a visit to the Pearl Farm, renowned for producing the finest pearls in Vietnam. The intricate process of cultivating and harvesting pearls spans several years. By 8:30, engage in a kayaking adventure to explore the captivating beauty of Halong Bay. At 10:00, conclude your cruise experience and savor the final moments on the bay. By 10:45, enjoy lunch while cruising back to Tuan Chau Harbour. At 12:00, the cruise docks at Halong Bay harbor, bidding farewell to the crew and concluding the cruise. By 12:30, board the shuttle bus for the return journey to Hanoi. At 14:30, make a brief stopover in Hai Duong province for a short break. By 16:30, arrive back in Hanoi, where you will spend the night at the hotel and relish a delightful dinner. Come 8:00 PM, you will be escorted to Hanoi Railway Station to check-in to your train cabin.
Day 6

Day 6: SaPa arrival – Trekking to Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

At 5:30 AM, we reach Lao Cai, and from there, a one-hour van ride uphill awaits, transporting us to the enchanting town of Sapa. This journey offers captivating glimpses of stunning landscapes and remarkable rice terraces. Upon reaching Sapa town, By 7:00 AM, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Following that, take approximately 2 hours to relax, and if desired, refresh with a rejuvenating shower. Between 9:00 and 9:30, embark on a brief 5km mountain trail walk to explore Y Linh Ho village, home to the black Hmong tribe. This secluded village provides an authentic encounter with Sapa culture and community. Immerse yourself in the raw cultural experience by entering native houses, learning about their customs, and observing the creation of handicrafts from natural materials like hemp and indigo. Continue the journey down the Muong Hoa River, where you can rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village, where a picnic lunch will be served. At 13:00, post-lunch, explore Tavan village, home to the Day and Red Dzao tribes, situated amidst the picturesque Muong Hoa valley. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramas of rice terraced fields. Between 15:00 and 15:30, enjoy dinner and spend the night at a local house. Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa with the local community.
Day 7

Day 7: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Lao Cai ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

At 8:00 AM, indulge in a nourishing breakfast at the homestay before embarking on an approximately 8km trek toward the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. Throughout the journey, navigate diverse terrains, including ascents and descents, bamboo forests, and notable landmarks like the waterfall, Rattan bridge, and Stream. Take a brief pause at this scenic spot for a rest, swim, and partake in a picnic lunch. By 14:30, continue the uphill trek for about 2km to reach Hau Thao village. From here, catch a convenient car ride back to Sapa. Enjoy the freedom to explore Sapa town and its market at your leisure before relishing dinner. Later in the evening, you will be transported to Lao Cai train station to board the night train destined for Hanoi. Overnight on the train, concluding the journey back to Hanoi.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi arrival - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

At 5:00 AM, your arrival at Hanoi Railway Station signals the beginning of your journey. Take a taxi to the small hotel in the Old Quarter, which we have arranged for your relaxation and rest. By 8:00 AM, our dedicated tour guide will pick you up in a car from your hotel, leading you on a transfer to Lang Son. The journey commences with a 3-hour drive toward the Chinese border, eventually arriving at Chi Lang Pass—an impressive 20-kilometer gorge carved between two mountains. Chi Lang Pass holds significant historical importance in Vietnamese history, marked by numerous victories against Chinese invasions spanning centuries, reaching as far back as 981 AD. Recognized as Vietnam’s formidable citadel and bastion, this site provides an hour for exploration around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, also known as "The Gate of Monsters," a name derived from the numerous invading forces that historically traversed the pass, only to be repelled by resilient Vietnamese defenders. After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, continue the expedition through the pass, with stops to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe, a crucial historical site associated with The Battle of Dong Khe during the First Indochina War. This battle, which unfolded in September and October 1950, marked the inaugural conflict of the Indochina Wars and concluded with a decisive victory for the Viet Minh. In the evening, relish dinner and prepare for an overnight stay in a local homestay managed by a Nung family. Highlights and activities include exploring Chi Lang, Quy Mon Quan Gate, the Dong Khe Battle Site, Ethnic Villages, and a 3-5km walk. Overnight at the homestay, immersing yourself in the local community.
Day 9

Day 9: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Following a delightful breakfast at the homestay, your journey continues towards Trung Khanh, situated right on the border with China. This leg of the adventure offers another opportunity to engage with the local Nung people residing in the village of Phuoc Sen. This mountainous village is renowned for its traditional blacksmithing, producing essential farming tools that play a vital role in the lifestyle evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled within these remarkable landscapes is the awe-inspiring Ban Gioc Waterfall, stretching over 300 meters, divided evenly between Vietnam and China. Take some time to absorb the incredible atmosphere surrounding the falls, providing an excellent backdrop for captivating photography. After the waterfall experience, proceed to Nguom Ngao Cave for a distinct yet equally impressive natural wonder. This cave extends 2,144 meters underground, adorned with remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. Following these explorations, return to Cao Bang town and navigate the "snake pass" to reach Ba Be Lake. Here, you'll spend the night in a homestay crafted in traditional Tay fashion, owned and operated by a local Tay family. Relish the opportunity to unwind, savor a delicious, authentic home-cooked meal, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings. Highlights and activities encompass Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, and interactions with ethnic villages. Overnight at the homestay, offering an authentic experience within the local community.
Day 10

Day 10: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)

Following breakfast, we commence the concluding day of the tour by boarding a boat for a serene journey on the lake. How you choose to spend your time on the boat is entirely up to you — whether it's unwinding and relishing the scenic views or taking a refreshing swim in the cool waters. The surroundings boast stunning karst formations enveloped in patches of untamed vegetation, complemented by a diverse wildlife. The boat voyage then progresses along the Nang River, offering an opportunity to explore the Puong Grotto caves. Here, marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites formed through river erosion and witness a thriving bat colony numbering in the thousands. As the tour concludes, a drive of approximately 230 kilometers will take you back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled amidst rolling hills. Upon reaching Hanoi, it's time to bid farewell, having forged lasting memories and connections. Highlights and activities include Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, and visits to Tay ethnic villages. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi departure

Savor leisurely moments exploring Hanoi at your own pace until your scheduled flight. A private car will be arranged to transport you to the International Airport. As the time to bid farewell arrives, we extend our sincere gratitude for choosing our services!

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1170 USD 770 USD 3star
Deluxe 1370 USD 970 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

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Vietnam 11 Days 10 Nights North to South or Vice Versa

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark from Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! Immerse yourself in the Vietnam 11 Days 10 Nights North to South or Vice Versa tour, a comprehensive 11-day package guiding you through Hanoi and five other captivating destinations in Vietnam. This inclusive journey provides accommodation in hotels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, insurance, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)

Receive a transfer from the airport or train station to your hotel. Subsequently, you'll have ample time to explore the captivating attractions of Hanoi City on your own. Consider arriving early to witness the city's landmarks. Take in the scenic beauty mirrored in the Hoan Kiem Lake, stroll through shaded areas, and explore notable museums. Delve into history with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, find tranquility at the Temple of Literature, or appreciate art at the Fine Arts Museum. Night 1: Enjoy an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong cruise (B,L,D)

Commence your day with breakfast at your hotel. 7:45-8:30: Hotel pick-up, setting the course for the breathtaking Halong Bay, a designated World Heritage site nestled in the Gulf of Tonkin. The journey, spanning approximately four hours with a brief pause en route, unfolds along the bay's stunning panorama adorned with sandy coves, grottoes, and 1,600 limestone islands shaped over millennia by the forces of wind and water. 12:00 – 12:30: Begin your voyage aboard Lavender Cruise with a concise briefing and a welcoming drink. Proceed to check into your cabin. 13:15: Relish a delectable lunch featuring regional fresh seafood as you cruise through the enchanting waters, passing by iconic landmarks such as Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, and Stone Dog. Lavender Cruise is set to guide you through an exclusive route, rarely traversed by other vessels. 15:00-16:30: Engage in kayaking amidst the majestic scenery of Limestone Mountains, visit Titov Island for swimming or relaxation on the sun-deck, absorbing panoramic views of the bay. After kayaking, return to Lavender Cruises and partake in a delightful sunset party. The cruise navigates past Soi Sim Beach, "Rang Dua" Island, reaching the sleeping area near The Surprising Cave. Participate in our Cooking Class held in the restaurant, where you'll discover the art of crafting fresh/fried spring rolls and mixing fish sauce. 19:30: Beneath the splendid night sky, savor our set-menu dinner featuring an array of Vietnamese and Asian cuisines. Evening activities: Join our crew for squid fishing, indulge in card games, karaoke, or unwind with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. As the day concludes, spend a tranquil night aboard the Halong Bay Cruises beneath the celestial canopy. Night 2: Overnight on Halong Bay Cruises.
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

06:15: Engage in morning exercises on the Sun-deck. 07:15: Partake in a breakfast featuring coffee, tea, and assorted pastries served onboard. 08:00: Explore the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), a discovery made by the French in 1901. Open to tourists since 1936, it stands as a must-visit attraction and a geological symbol of Halong's value. 09:30: It's check-out time. Relax either on the sun-deck or within the restaurant, soaking in the mesmerizing scenery of the bay. 10h15: Relish a traditional Vietnamese lunch as the cruise heads back to the pier. 12:00: Complete the check-out process from the cruise. Our car awaits to transport you back to Hanoi. 16:30: Return to Hanoi, marking the end of the journey! Night 3: Enjoy an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi – Night train to Danang (B)

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by leisure time to discover the city of Hanoi at your own pace. Later, our driver will collect you, and you'll embark on a journey to Hanoi railway station. Subsequently, you'll board a night train bound for Danang city. Note: Each tourist cabin on the train accommodates four passengers with air conditioning. You may share the cabin with fellow travelers. The train journey from Hanoi to Danang spans approximately 16 hours. Should you wish to upgrade to a private train cabin or explore the option of an internal flight from Hanoi to Danang city, please feel free to contact us. Night 4: Settle in for an overnight experience on the train.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An arrival – Free and easy (Meals: No)

Upon arrival in Danang, our team will be there to greet you at the train station and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Subsequently, you'll have the freedom to explore the charming Hoian ancient town at your own pace. This town served as a significant trading port with the West during the 16th and 17th centuries, showcasing diverse architectural influences from Europe, China, and Japan. As you stroll through the town, you'll encounter Chinese temples, Japanese pagodas, French-colonial houses, wooden shop-houses, and a serene river. Night 5: Settle in for an overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - My Son Holy Land – Boat trip on Thu Bon River or Tra Que Cooking class(B,Light Lunch)

Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. You have the option to choose from the following: Option 1: My Son Holy Land and Thu Bon Boat Trip (Light Lunch) 8:00 – 8:30: Our team will pick you up from your hotel. 8:30: Departing from Hoi An, we cross the Cua Dai bridge, offering splendid views of the Hoi An river system, mountains, and Cham islands. Our journey takes us to a lively fishing village, where market traders showcase their evening catch, creating excellent photo opportunities. 9:45: Arriving at My Son, often referred to as the "Valley of Kings" by French historians, was the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to the 15th century. Following a traditional dance performance, your guided walking tour of the Cham ruins begins, providing insights into the history of this religious site, which once served as the burial place for Cham monarchs. Around 12:00: Return to Hoi An to embark on a boat trip along the Thu Bon river. Starting from Nguyen Hoang dock, the two-hour boat journey will pass through Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu weaving village, and Kim Bong carpentry village. Enjoy a light lunch (Quang-style noodle with pork and shrimp) served on the boat. 14:00 - 14:30: The boat trip concludes at the dock in the old town, and you'll be transferred back to your hotel. Option 2: Tra Que Cooking Class and Foot Massage (Lunch) 8:00: Your local guide will pick you up at the hotel, and together you'll cycle to Hoi An's vibrant central market. Here, interact with local sellers, gaining insights into the ingredients that will be used in the upcoming cooking lesson. 9:00: Cycle through small roads, rice paddies, and capture images of water buffalos, cows, and farmers engaged in their daily work. Explore the scenic views of the Vietnamese countryside and meet warm-hearted locals. Navigate through the narrow village roads to reach one of the typical local houses. 10:00: Take a break with a special welcome drink, followed by a tour of the herb garden where local farmers employ organic methods dating back 300 years. Enjoy a foot massage using local herbs (lemongrass, Thai basil, etc.). 10:30: Learn the traditional methods of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food, creating vegetable flowers and animals for decoration. After the lesson, savor the dishes you have prepared. 12:30 - 13:00: Return to the hotel. Night 6: Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An – Free and easy day (B)

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Today is a leisure day for you to unwind, indulge in some shopping, or take a complimentary bicycle to explore both the historic Hoian ancient town and the picturesque surrounding countryside. Many opt to leisurely wander through the town, immersing themselves in its unique ambiance, and perhaps visiting a couple of the well-preserved traditional Chinese mansions. For those inclined, there's ample shopping to be done, with opportunities to engage tailors or venture to the beach located just outside town, boasting pristine white sand. Night 7: Retire for an overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Airport transfer – Fly to Ho Chi Minh(B)

Indulge in breakfast at your hotel, and afterward, you are at liberty to arrange transportation to the airport. Today marks your departure for Ho Chi Minh City via a flight, where you will spend the night in the bustling and popular tourist area. Night 8: Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Deluxe Full Day Tour(B,L)

Embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta, where you can immerse yourself in the natural splendor and vibrant culture of the dynamic southern Delta region. Cruise along the river to witness local life, explore fishing ports, visit floating houses, and relish the sounds of traditional folk songs while indulging in seasonal fresh fruits. 7:30 - 8:30: Escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City as you commence your excursion to My Tho, a town nestled on the left bank of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, explore the historic Vinh Trang Pagoda, dating back to the late 19th century. Subsequently, board a sampan and cruise along the river, passing the picturesque Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Pause at Unicorn Island to stroll along country lanes, witness orchards, savor tropical fruits, and enjoy local folk songs performed by the talented residents. Take a glimpse into a fruit plantation before boarding a hand-rowed sampan to traverse Thoi Son canal. Delight in the scenic beauty of the countryside, visit a family business, explore a honey-bee farm, and indulge in honey tea and a coconut candy workshop. Lunch is served at a local restaurant, followed by a leisure break. In the afternoon, embark on a cycling adventure around Tan Thach village, engaging with local villagers to gain insight into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those not participating in the cycling trip, unwind in a hammock and relish the refreshing breeze. 17:30: Return to your hotel. The trip concludes. Night 9: Retire for an overnight stay at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel half day tour (B,Light Lunch)

Between 7:45 and 8:30, our knowledgeable tour guide and skilled driver will collect you from your hotel, setting out on a journey to Cu Chi, situated 70 km northwest of the Ho Chi Minh City Center. Known as the "area of steel" during the wartime, Cu Chi boasts an extensive tunnel network spanning over 200km, recognized as the impregnable underground village in the Vietnam-American War. This site holds legendary status for its intricate tunnel systems, attracting both Vietnamese and international visitors. The bus journey to Cu Chi takes approximately one and a half hours. Upon arrival, a brief introduction and an informative video about the tunnel construction process and the resilience of the people in wartime conditions will precede your exploration. Take the time to navigate the preserved area and tunnel systems, discovering specially constructed living quarters with kitchens and bedrooms positioned alongside martial facilities such as storage areas, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. These facilities catered to the basic needs of those living within the tunnels. Additionally, encounter hidden trap doors and intricate devices designed for security purposes during the war. Subsequently, indulge in special tea and cassava, the guerrillas' food during the conflict. A break allows for relaxation or for those interested, an opportunity to experience firing real shooting guns. At 13:00, return to Ho Chi Minh City, where lunch will be served at a local restaurant. By 14:30, you will be transferred back to your hotel, marking the conclusion of the trip. Night 10: Retire for an overnight stay at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh departure (B)

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel, followed by leisure time to discover the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Later, our dedicated driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport, marking the conclusion of your journey. Should you wish to extend your stay or explore additional destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, or Thailand, please feel free to contact us. We are more than willing to tailor the tour according to your preferences and requests.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1070 USD 670 USD 3star
Deluxe 1270 USD 870 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go

Magical Vietnam - Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta

Magical Vietnam – Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta – 11 Days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark on your journey from Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! The Magical Vietnam – Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta is an 11-day tour package that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and seven additional destinations within the country. The package encompasses accommodations in hotels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Commence your journey upon reaching Vietnam. A dedicated chauffeur will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Complete the check-in process and take some time to rest after your flight. If your arrival is in the early afternoon, consider strolling through the city streets. The area is adorned with historical charm, architectural wonders, and a diverse array of products. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2

EXPLORE THE CHARMS OF VIETNAM'S CAPITAL - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

Hanoi, the colonial capital, stands out as a distinctive Asian city adorned with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, serene lakes, and ancient pagodas and temples dating back thousands of years. Morning: Between 7:45 and 8:15, benefit from complimentary pick-up service at your hotel. Begin your exploration with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, delving into the architectural and historical facets of Uncle Ho's final resting place. Adjacent to the Mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, and nearby stands the One Pillar Pagoda, established by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – a structure holding significant symbolism for the people of Hanoi. Continue to the Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake, where the pagoda's garden boasts a Bodhi tree with an intriguing history. In 1959, during a visit to Vietnam, Indian Prime Minister Razendia Prasat gifted the Pagoda a Bodhi tree, grafted from the holy tree under which Sakyamuni attained enlightenment in India 25 centuries ago. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Following lunch, explore the Ethnology Museum (available on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), offering insights into Vietnam's diverse ethnic groups. Visit the Literature Temple, home to Vietnam's first university built in 1070. Its well-preserved architecture and tranquil gardens provide a glimpse into Vietnam's rich history. Proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake to admire its peaceful waters and the Ngoc Son Temple's beauty. Conclude the day by navigating through Hanoi's Old Quarter, where you'll have an opportunity for shopping and exploration. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 3

ESCAPE TO THE SPECTACULAR NATURAL BEAUTY - NINH BINH - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

Morning: Between 7:45 and 8:15, our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Depart via coach to Hoa Lu, a journey of approximately 2.5 hours. Explore the historical capital of Vietnam, including the renowned ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. Subsequently, our bus will transport you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc, where lunch is scheduled around 12:30 pm. Afternoon: Following lunch, embark on a boat trip to Tam Coc, offering an opportunity to marvel at the karst formations while gliding along their base and entering one of the many caves sculpted through the limestone. Following the boat excursion, enjoy a one-hour bicycle ride along peaceful roads, passing through villages, rice fields, rivers, and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (covering approximately 5 km). Return to Hanoi and be dropped off at your hotel around 18:00 pm. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 4

DISCOVER THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD - HALONG BAY (B/L/D) SHARING CRUISE

In the morning, complete the check-out process at the hotel and await pick-up by the cruise. The pick-up window spans from 7:30 am to 8 am. Embark on the most picturesque route to Halong Bay, traversing the Red River Delta adorned with expansive emerald green rice paddies. Upon reaching Halong, indulge in a cruise across the bay, offering an extensive exploration of limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Following your bay exploration, savor a delectable seafood lunch. Subsequently, visit the renowned limestone cave in Ha Long Bay. Here, you have the opportunity to engage in activities such as kayaking or swimming, allowing you to approach the floating villages and shops. As evening approaches, return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by leisure time. You can choose to participate in onboard activities or simply unwind for the day. Stay overnight on the cruise. Note: In the event of inclement weather (preventing the boat from departing or staying overnight at sea), the Ha Long Bay tour may be canceled without prior notice. We will explore alternative tour options or provide a refund based on the specific circumstances. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5

SUNRISE FROM THE CRUISE'S DECK (B/L) - FLY TO HOI AN VIA DA NANG

Begin your day early, either for a Tai Chi lesson or to relish a substantial breakfast. The boat will navigate back to the port, pausing at the Cave of Surprises, adorned with stalagmites and stalactites. From this point, sail smoothly back to the main harbor and proceed to Noi Bai Airport for your evening flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to the charming town of Hoi An. Once you've checked in at the hotel, take some time to unwind. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6

RIDING BASKET BOAT AND FISHING TOUR THROUGH PALM FOREST ( B/L)

Are you interested in joining the local fishermen for a fishing adventure? How about indulging in a delightful experience aboard the amusing basket boat? There's no need for any hesitation, as this day promises to bring a wide smile to your face. Engaging in fishing activities along the river with the local fishermen is a fascinating experience, where you catch your own fish, and we prepare it for you. Embark on the Fishermen & Waterways of a Past War Tour, where a myriad of experiences awaits you. From acquiring traditional fishing skills to navigating the quirky and distinctive Vietnamese bamboo basket boats, you'll explore the now serene waterways flanked by coconut palms, remnants of a bygone era. This tour offers an authentic glimpse into the local Vietnamese way of life, providing social and cultural insights. Additionally, you'll partake in hands-on activities that are enjoyable, secure, and captivating for individuals of all ages.
Day 7

VISITING THE IMPERIAL PURPLE CITY - HUE (B) - BY SHARING BUS

Today, you'll journey to Hue, Vietnam's erstwhile capital, situated along the scenic Perfume River. Upon reaching Hue, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy an overnight stay in Hue. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 8

TRAVEL FROM HUE TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel and savor some leisure time until your transfer to the airport for your upcoming flight to Ho Chi Minh City – the jewel of Indochina. Enjoy your own free time in the city. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 9

CRUISING THE MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA - HOME STAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, you will be transported from the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City to the Cai Be district. Upon arrival in Cai Be, a warm welcome and fresh fruits await you from the gracious host before embarking on a boat excursion to explore the Cai Be Floating Market and traditional handicraft villages. Engage in conversations with sellers on their boats, and the boat will guide you to the homestay on Tan Phong Island for check-in and lunch. During the afternoon, the local host will lead you to their orchards, providing insights into garden care and demonstrating how to harvest ripe fruits, a daily routine for the host. Later in the afternoon, you'll visit the vegetable garden and gather vegetables for your dinner. With the guidance of the local host, you will prepare your own dinner. Enjoy an overnight stay at the homestay. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 10

EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE LOCAL LIFESTYLE - MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

Awaken to the early morning freshness of the Mekong region and embark on a leisurely stroll around the homestay, commencing your second day of exploration in the Mekong. Return to the homestay, where a delightful breakfast awaits you. Following breakfast, visit the kindergarten (if it is a school day). Make a stop at a local farmer's house to learn the art of crafting Jackfruit leaves cake. Subsequently, cycle to a Bonsai garden, engaging in conversations with local farmers to grasp their gardening techniques and try your hand at plucking and tasting the fruits. Later, complete the check-out process at the homestay. At 11:00, a small boat will ferry you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf, and from there, you will be driven to Ho Chi Minh City. The End. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 11

BIGGEST FAREWELL AND WARMEST THANK YOU - HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)

Tailored to your flight schedule, you have personal time to engage in activities of your choice during your final moments. Options include a leisurely stroll, cycling around, souvenir or handicraft shopping, or savoring a local coffee for one last time before we transport you to the airport for your departure. This marks the conclusion of our service at the airport. Wishing you a fond farewell and safe travels. (Meals: breakfast)

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1077 USD 677 USD 3star
Deluxe 1277 USD 877 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go

The Best of Vietnam 11 Days

Posted By : admin/ 605 0

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Embark on a journey commencing in Ho Chi Minh City and concluding in Hanoi! The Best of Vietnam offers an 11-day tour package that guides you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and six other captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive tour encompasses accommodation, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Saigon

Greetings in Saigon, Vietnam! Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the heart of Saigon, where you can check in at the hotel. Take some time to unwind and shake off any jet lag. Overnight stay in Saigon. Meal: Not included Please be advised that hotel check-in typically occurs around 14:00.
Day 2

Day 2: Saigon City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L)

Commencing our city exploration, we begin at the Reunification Palace, bearing witness to the conclusion of the intense Vietnam War in 1975. Today, this majestic structure serves as both a museum and an official reception hall. Adjacent to the palace, you'll find the colonial-style Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, a significant landmark built between 1877 and 1883. Our morning concludes with a visit to the War Remnants Museum. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we embark on an overland journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels—an extraordinary underground network crafted by Vietnamese guerrillas to defend the region against American attacks during the Vietnam War. There's even an opportunity to crawl through a portion of the tunnel, explore the infirmary, kitchen, and more, gaining insights into the survival strategies employed by the people. Return to your hotel later in the day. Overnight stay in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 3

Day 3: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon (B/L)

This morning, we depart from Saigon to My Tho, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, with a visit to the exquisite Vinh Trang Pagoda en route. Upon arrival, a leisurely boat excursion awaits us along the river, offering views of stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages lining the riverbanks. Continuing to Tortoise Islet, we indulge in lunch amidst the orchard garden. Following that, a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy gem in Ben Tre, allows us to relish a cruise on a hand-rowed sampan beneath the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. We conclude our journey with the enjoyment of seasonal fruits and honey tea, accompanied by the melodic tunes of "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by locals. Explore a family-run enterprise that embodies the tranquil rural lifestyle, savor the delectable coconut candy, and immerse yourself in the pastoral ambiance as you wander through the fruit plantation and village. Overnight stay in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 4

Day 4: Saigon - Danang - Hoi An Ancient Town (B)

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel in Hoi An to drop off your luggage. Guided by our knowledgeable guide in Hoi An, we will stroll over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, explore the quiet Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas, and take a leisurely walk into the market located by the Thu Bon River. Here, you may experience the same emotions as the artists who perceive the rooftops of Hoi An as a magical, ancient world with an Oriental ambiance, serving as a wellspring of inspiration. Hoi An is also an excellent destination for shopping, whether it be for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or having your clothes tailor-made within a day. Overnight stay in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An - Tra Que vegetable village - Hoi An (B/L)

Start your day by departing from your hotel and embarking on a 30-minute bicycle ride to Tra Que Herb Village. Take a leisurely stroll through the vegetable gardens and immerse yourself in the village's history. Engage in gardening activities, including preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, and picking vegetables. Indulge in a relaxing foot soak before joining a local family to prepare lunch. Participate in the cooking process, trying your hand at making Tam Huu spring rolls and Banh Xeo, a local pancake from the central region of Vietnam. After your morning excursions and a delightful lunch, you will learn the art of harvesting and wrapping vegetables. Bid farewell to your gracious host family before riding back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Tra Que Vegetable Village.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An - Hue (B)

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before departing from Hoi An to explore My Son, a site that unveils the hidden treasures of the Cham culture that flourished in Central Vietnam. Discover the mysteries and construction secrets behind the Cham towers, leading My Son to be recognized as one of Vietnam's UNESCO World Heritages. After the exploration, return to Hoi An and board your bus for the onward journey to Hue. Overnight stay in Hue. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel.
Day 7

Day 7: Hue City Tour - Street Food - Flight to Hanoi (B/L)

Acknowledged as Vietnam's inaugural Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Hue boasts a rich tapestry of ancient royal architecture and embodies the quintessence of traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. Begin your day by exploring the allure of the Royal Citadel and Forbidden City. Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Dong Ba Market, a bustling hub where local ingredients for Hue's distinctive cuisine are on display. To delve deeper into local culture, embark on a unique street food tour around noon. Indulge in delectable treats ranging from Sticky Rice Dumplings (Ram It) or Filtered Tapioca Dumplings (Banh Loc) to the renowned Hue Beef Vermicelli Soup (Bun Bo Hue). The culinary journey includes a visit to a cozy restaurant offering Sweet Soup (Che), a delightful local delicacy made from tapioca and various indigenous ingredients. Alternatively, savor a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk if you prefer. In the evening, head directly to Hue airport for your onward flight to Hanoi. Overnight stay in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. Today is dedicated to exploring the capital of Vietnam. Begin with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his modest stilt house, and the One-Pillar Pagoda situated near Ba Dinh Square, a venue for Hanoi's most solemn ceremonies. Continue your journey to Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the country's inaugural high school for scholars. After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake, the vibrant heart of Hanoi. Depending on the day of the week: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday: Explore the Museum of Ethnology. This remarkable museum offers a profound insight into the diverse cultural heritage of Vietnam, showcasing an impressive collection of 15,000 artifacts. Exhibits include depictions of a typical village market, the craft of making traditional hats, and a Tay shamanic ceremony. Videos provide an authentic glimpse into these cultural practices. The museum also features a reconstructed traditional Black Thai house and serves as a center for global research and conservation of traditional Vietnamese cultures. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday: Embark on a journey to Bat Trang ceramic village, located approximately 20 km from Hanoi. This historic pottery village has flourished for over five centuries. Return to your hotel in Hanoi later in the day for relaxation. Overnight stay in Hanoi. Meal: Lunch at a local restaurant. Please note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday.
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight Cruise (B/L/D)

Should you desire to witness the vibrant morning routines of Hanoi locals, an early awakening followed by a visit to a nearby lake awaits. Join the captivating spectacle of hundreds of residents engrossed in their morning Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance, and more. Following a delightful breakfast at the hotel, our journey takes us to Halong Bay, a UNESCO-designated Natural World Heritage site since 1994 and 2006. Check in to our overnight boat and embark on an exploration of Halong Bay, making stops to visit caves, indulge in swimming, and relish the sea's sunset. Dinner features a delectable spread of fresh seafood! Overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and dinner on board. Please note: The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions without prior notice.
Day 10

Day 10: Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi (B/Br)

Begin your morning with invigorating Tai Chi quan or yoga exercises led by the experienced crew. Enjoy a delightful breakfast as your boat gracefully navigates the enchanting islets of Halong. Return to the wharf and board a shuttle bus back to Hanoi around midday, with an anticipated arrival in the city by 3-4 pm. Overnight stay in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast and brunch on board.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi Departure (B)

Following breakfast, enjoy leisure time to relax or engage in personal shopping (arranged at your discretion) before proceeding to the airport for your return flight home. End of service. Meal: Breakfast at hotel Please note: Hotel check-out time is typically around 12:00.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1175 USD 775 USD 3star
Deluxe 1375 USD 975 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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Highlights of Vietnam – 11 Days

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Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City! Explore the Highlights of Vietnam in an 11-day tour package, featuring accommodation in hotels, flights, the expertise of a guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Complete your hotel check-in and venture into the vibrant heart of Hanoi. Discover a myriad of shops and market stalls, and savor the city's lively nightlife and delectable street food. Join your tour leader and fellow travelers later in the afternoon at the hotel.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Hanoi with a full-day sightseeing tour. Commence your journey at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, revered as the father of modern Vietnam. Uncover the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the distinctive One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the unique Stilt House. Your next destination is the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 to pay homage to Confucius and serving as Vietnam's inaugural university. Continue your cultural journey at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, offering insights into the lifestyles and traditions of the nation's 54 recognized ethnic groups. Conclude the day with a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and the island-bound Ngoc Son Temple.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Embark on a journey to the renowned Ha Long Bay via a cruise. Indulge in a traditional lunch onboard as you navigate through the picturesque canals. The initial destination in Halong Bay is the Sung Sot Cave. Return to the vessel to partake in the sunset happy hour and delve into the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a live cooking demonstration. Dinner will be served onboard, providing an opportunity to unwind on the upper deck, try your luck at squid fishing, or enjoy an Indochina movie before retiring for the night. Please be aware that cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without prior notice based on weather conditions and operational considerations.
Day 4

Day 4: Cat Ba island - Hanoi - flight to Hue

Begin your day in Ha Long Bay with an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Following breakfast, embark on a bamboo boat with a local guide to explore Luon Cave. Relish a delightful lunch and explore the lush Cat Ba Island before heading back to Hanoi for a flight to Hue.
Day 5

Day 5: Hue city tour

Hue, once the hub of politics, culture, and religion in unified Vietnam until 1945, is characterized by the iconic 80 km-long Perfume River meandering through the city center. Embarking on a cruise along this picturesque river provides a splendid view of the city's key landmarks, including the renowned Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel, and Emperor Tu Duc's Royal Mausoleum. The remainder of the day is yours to freely explore Dong Ba Market.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Embark on a coach journey, tracing the picturesque coastal route from Hue to Hoi An. Pause along the way to admire the breathtaking Marble Mountains adorned with distinctive pagodas crowning each peak. Upon reaching Hoi An, indulge in an afternoon of exploration in this charming coastal city at your own pace.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An ancient town - Free afternoon

Explore the historic town of Hoi An, adorned with numerous ancient sites. Discover the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda and wander through the charming city lanes. Dive into the history of the innovative Sa Huynh civilization at the Sa Huynh Culture Museum. Pay a visit to the Tran Family ancestral worship chapel and witness the art of lantern-making. Explore the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. Utilize the afternoon for a leisurely exploration of the town.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - flight to Can Tho

Utilize your free time to explore the beach or take a final stroll through Hoi An before heading to Da Nang Airport. Catch a flight to Can Tho, situated in the Mekong Delta with its extensive canal systems and floating markets. In the afternoon, take advantage of your free time to tour the renowned Binh Thuy Ancient House, a century-old residence with captivating architectural features.
Day 9

Day 9: Cai Rang floating market - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Embark on a boat journey from the Ninh Kieu boat station, navigating through the bustling waterways of Can Tho to reach the vibrant Cai Rang floating market. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, perfect for souvenir shopping and capturing memorable photographs. Continue your exploration with a visit to the bustling An Binh indoor market, followed by a stroll along the Rau Ram canal and a tour of a rice noodle workshop. Experience the agricultural techniques at a Ba Cong tropical fruit garden, guided by a local family. Finally, proceed to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, where you'll spend the night.
Day 10

Day 10: Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon city tour

Explore the impactful history of the Vietnam/American War with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a significant site that served as a refuge for guerrilla fighters during the conflict. Delve into the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, taking in iconic landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Post Office, and the Presidential Palace. Roam through the lively atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market, seizing the opportunity to find unique souvenirs as the sun sets.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: End of tour

As your Vietnamese journey concludes, take this opportunity to connect with your fellow travelers, exchanging contact details and cherishing the camaraderie forged during the trip. Make the most of your final day in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon before your departure back home.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1615 USD 1215 USD 3star
Deluxe 1815 USD 1415 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go