15 Days Highlight Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh city up to Hoi An and Hanoi

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15 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

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


Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on an incredible journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with the 12 Days Ultimate Vietnam From Hanoi To Central and South tour. This comprehensive 12-day package explores the cultural richness of Vietnam, covering Hanoi and five other captivating destinations. Your accommodations include a mix of hotels and hostels, ensuring a comfortable stay throughout. The package encompasses flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more for an immersive travel experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

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

Greetings in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! Your designated driver will meet you and provide transportation to your hotel located in the charming Hanoi Old Quarter.Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel, and take some personal time to explore and discover the unique atmosphere of the Old Quarter.Please note that hotel check-in is scheduled for 13:00.Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour (Meal: B,D)

From 6:00 to 6:15 pm: Your knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the designated meeting point. Embark on a culinary adventure in Hanoi, exploring the local street food scene. Stroll through historic streets, uncovering cultural and historical landmarks, including a visit to the Heritage House to gain insights into the traditional architecture of ancient Hanoi.Indulge your taste buds with a delightful serving of "Bánh Cuốn" (steamed rice rolls) from a renowned local eatery. This delectable dish features steamed rice rolls filled with a savory mixture of ground pork and ear mushrooms. Continue the gastronomic journey by sampling "Che" (sweet gruel) at a traditional venue, a famous sweet soup unique to Hanoi's old quarter.Navigate through the bustling local market to witness a vibrant display of products, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of the residents. Relish the flavors of Hanoi with a bowl of "Pho," an iconic and heavenly dish that epitomizes the essence of the city.Immerse yourself in the culinary culture as you savor "Bun Cha" (Vermicelli with grilled pork), a must-try authentic local delicacy. The journey continues with a stop at a small corner of Hanoi to experience the local ambiance while enjoying a cup of "Bia Hoi" (Fresh beer). Conclude this delightful evening with the unique flavor of Vietnamese "Cafe Trung" (egg coffee).At 8:00 pm, return to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise (Meal: B,L,D)

From 8:00 to 8:30: Your dedicated tour guide and comfortable bus will pick you up directly from your hotel. Embark on a scenic journey to Halong Bay, taking approximately 4 hours with a brief rest stop midway to ensure your comfort.12:45: Upon arrival at Halong Harbor, the welcoming crew invites you aboard with a refreshing Welcome drink. Check into your cozy cabin and indulge in a sumptuous traditional Vietnamese lunch served on board.Following lunch, take advantage of free time to bask in the sun on the sundeck, capturing picturesque moments as the cruise meanders through the myriad of majestic mountains.15:00: The cruise drops anchor at the heart of Halong Bay, allowing you to explore the renowned Amazing Cave, a cavern of remarkable size and beauty.16:00: Sail towards Ti Tov Island, where you can embark on a hike to its summit, offering panoramic views of the entire bay. Revel in sunbathing on the sandy beach and take a refreshing swim in the pristine waters.17:15: Return to the boat and relish the enchanting sunset while enjoying a selection of fruits and wine.As the evening unfolds, our talented chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, sharing the secrets of crafting Vietnamese spring rolls. You'll have the opportunity to try your hand at creating this delectable dish.19:00: Dinner is served, featuring an array of mouthwatering Vietnamese delicacies.After dinner, immerse yourself in leisure activities such as watching a movie, engaging in card games, or participating in the exhilarating Squid fishing game.Overnight accommodation on board, surrounded by the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meal: B, L)

Ensure you rise a bit early to relish the captivating sunrise over Halong Bay – a truly enchanting moment of your journey.7:00: Delight in a delectable breakfast served on board.8:15: Embark on an exhilarating Kayaking adventure amidst the majestic mountains, allowing you to personally explore the splendors of Halong Bay.9:30: Return to the cruise and complete the check-out process for your cabin. Subsequently, take advantage of the leisurely time to unwind on the sundeck, absorbing the scenic beauty of the bay.11:00: Indulge in a delightful brunch as the cruise gently navigates back to Halong Harbor.12:30: Disembark and board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a brief stop midway to ensure your comfort.16:30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, marking the conclusion of your memorable adventure.Overnight accommodation at your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi Free & Easy – Overnight Train to Hue (Meal: B)

Discovering the charm of Hanoi's Old Quarter—an intriguing destination for tourists. Stroll through the labyrinthine streets to witness the daily life of Hanoians. Explore the narrow houses that are often shared by multiple families. Notice the small and slender entrances along the street, serving as access points to various residences within.Indulge in the flavors of various street foods, marvel at the architecture of old houses, and encounter numerous fascinating elements.In the late afternoon, your driver will collect you from your hotel, transporting you to Hanoi Train Station for the night train journey to Hue City.Overnight aboard the train.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue arrival – Train station pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Upon your arrival, our driver will greet you at Hue Train Station and provide transportation to your hotel in Hue.Complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy your leisure time exploring the city of Hue.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hue.
Day 7

Day 7: Hue city - Imperial Palace Day Tour (Meal: B,L)

Between 7:45 and 8:30, our dedicated tour guide and driver will collect you from your hotel for an exciting exploration of Hue city.Embark on a memorable journey, including:A delightful Dragon boat excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hue city. A visit to the Imperial Citadel by car, the residence of Vietnam's final royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty. An exploration of the Hue Royal Antiques Museum, showcasing a collection of artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty. An engaging trip to Dong Ba Market, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of local residents. A serene boat trip on Perfume River, providing an opportunity to observe local life along the riverbanks. Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing the adventure with visits to:Khai Dinh King’s Tomb, a fascinating fusion of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, renowned for its majestic and symmetrical architectural structures. Villages specializing in conical hat and incense stick making. Return to your hotel between 16:00 and 16:30.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hue.
Day 8

Day 8: Hue – Hai Van giant Pass – Hoi An ( Meal: B )

Following breakfast, your driver will be ready to pick you up from your hotel, commencing an exploration of the magnificent and expansive Hai Van Pass. This journey not only treats you to picturesque landscapes en route to Hoi An but also provides an opportunity to marvel at the panoramic views from the pass. Taking a moment to pause during the drive and capture the breathtaking expanse of the pass valley in photographs is an unmissable experience. Witnessing the vastness of nature from the heights of the pass, you'll perceive the smallness of humanity against this grand backdrop.Upon reaching your hotel in Hoi An, check in and enjoy leisure time to discover the charms of Hoi An's ancient town, adorned with numerous lanterns, the iconic Pagoda bridge, and well-preserved old houses.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9

Day 9: Farming & Fishing Trip (Meal: B,L)

Between 09:00 and 09:30 AM, your tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel to embark on a delightful cycling excursion to a nearby farming village. Meandering along charming country roads, you'll have the opportunity to capture picturesque scenes with farmers working in the fields, alongside fishponds, and accompanied by water buffaloes. For those with an adventurous spirit, there's even a chance to experience riding a water buffalo.Continuing the journey, you'll cycle to a local home where you'll be warmly greeted with local "En water." Subsequently, the farmer will guide you to the boat station, allowing you to navigate through the coconut-palm-lined waterways, far removed from the noise and traffic of city motor scooters. Here, you'll learn and practice traditional fishing techniques, utilizing both round and cast nets, and experience paddling Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.Following the boating adventure, engage in the daily tasks of rural life with local farmers. Participate in activities such as collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering, and harvesting. Concluding the farming experience, return to the farmer's home to indulge in a relaxing foot massage using local herbal treatments.After a satisfying lunch, hop back on your bicycle for a return journey to your hotel, reaching it between 13:30 and 14:00. With some free time on your hands, take a leisurely stroll to explore the enchanting beauty of Hoi An's old town.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Strolling along the narrow, time-worn streets of Hoi An's old town, you'll be enveloped in a serene ambiance. The remarkable ancient architecture, influenced by Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese styles, will leave a lasting impression. The local residents, with their modest and down-to-earth lifestyles, contribute to an unforgettable experience.As the appointed time approaches, your driver will be ready to pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City, a driver will be waiting to accompany you to your hotel.Overnight stay at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Cu Chi war tunnel trip (Meal: B,L)

The Cu Chi tunnel system was ingeniously constructed by the Viet Cong, a Communist guerrilla troop, during the Vietnam War to resist the American colonial and South Vietnamese forces. Spanning over 220 km, this labyrinthine network of tunnels, deeply embedded underground, has become a symbol of resilience and a unique architectural feat. It features trap doors, storage facilities, purpose-built living quarters, hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. Today, Cu Chi tunnels attract both Vietnamese and international travelers alike.Commencing at 08:00 - 08:30, our knowledgeable tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to embark on a 60 km journey to Cu Chi, a district celebrated for its heroic role in the anti-American war. The serene rural landscape, with rice paddies and water buffalos, contrasts sharply with the historical significance of the region. It's hard to fathom the devastation caused by bombings and mines during the war, transforming Cu Chi into a "Free Target Zone." Remnants of that turbulent era are still visible, serving as a testament to the intense battles that unfolded.Visitors can even experience crawling through the tunnels (excluding those with certain physical limitations). A local restaurant provides lunch at noon, offering a chance to savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine.By 13:00, the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City commences, and by 14:00, you'll be back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Overnight stay at your hotel in HCM City.
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure (Meal: B)

Today marks the conclusion of your journey, and you have the freedom to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure. Take the opportunity for some souvenir shopping before being transferred to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your return flight. The trip concludes.Hotel check-out time: 12:00Who is suitable for this tour? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children.Pricing details: - The quoted price is on a per-person basis.For solo travelers, accommodation will be provided in a shared dorm room at the hostel throughout your vacation.This is a 3-star package. If you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package, please let us know!If you're interested in traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in the South to the North, kindly inform us!


OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1069 USD669 USD3star
Deluxe1269 USD869 USD4star

* 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

  • 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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