Essence 10 Days in Vietnam from North, Central down South

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Departure Date



10 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

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


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

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Essence 10 Days in Vietnam from North, Central down South, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Essence 10 Days in Vietnam from North, Central down South includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

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

You will be welcomed at Noi Bai airport by our driver and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi city. Enjoy Welcome Drink at hotel and check in the hotel. Free time to visit the most interesting place in Hanoi city – Hanoi old quarter. With the ancient architecture, house and local lives, you can see and find out much strange things while slowly walking around. Tasting the local delicious street foods, traditional Vietnamese rice noodle, old house and ancient temples, friendly people…all will bring you the best. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)

Please check out the room and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. You can only bring hand bag with something for the trip: passport, clothes, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any thing you need for trip. 08:00-08:30: After Breakfast at hotel, tour guide meets you and depart for Halong Bay trip. Arrive Halong harbor and get on the cruise. Check in the cabin before enjoy the delicious Vietnamese Lunch on cruise while cruising among the mountains in Halong Bay with stunning landscape. Visiting Sung Sot cave or Surprising cave-the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Stop at Titop island to hiking up to the top for awesome Halong Bay view point. Swimming on pure water on Titop beach. Feeling the peaceful Sunset in the by with fruit and local wine before Dinner be served. Overnight on cruise.
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (Meal:B,L)

You should wake up early to enjoy the Sunrise and pure air in the morning. Exploring how beautiful Halong Bay is by Kayaking time by your own. Learning how to make Vietnamese spring roll with Chef on cruise in Cooking Demonstration. Lunch will be served while cruising back to the harbor. 12:30: Get on the bus to come back Hanoi city. 17:00: Get off the bus at the hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi Free Day – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal:B,L)

Exploring Hanoi old quarter - the most intersting place for tourist. Walking in the old quarter to see Hanoian daily life. You also find out the norrow houses where there are some families sharing the same house. Small and narrow entrance on street what is the entrance of some houses inside. Tasting several street food, viewign the old houses, and a lot of thing what will make you interesting. Late afternoon, driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi Trin station for Night train to Da Nang. Overnight on the train.
Day 5

Day 5: Da Nang arrival – Transfer to Hoi An (Meal:No)

Hoi An old town is built in the past with the combination of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Walking time is the best way to visit Hoi An town with old pagodas, temples, local houses and also you can see the local people’s style life, local food what locals is eating,.. you also can go to the silk shop where you can make a costume tailor – best place to make a costume tailor in Vietnam Driver will pick you up and transfer you to Da Nang train station for train to Hanoi. Train takes about 16 hours, along the train trip, you have the chance to see how beautiful is Vietnam with countryside scenery, local farmer’s life, simple and warmly villages… Overnight at on the train.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary Full Day (Meal:B,L)

7:30 – 8:0: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel for My Son trip. Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand. After one hours driving, arrive in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. As a tower garden, My Son is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Not only visit an interesting place, but also you can understand much more about the culture and civilization of ancient Champa people. Spending about 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide. 12.00: Leaving My Son, get on the boat at boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. All the local life of local people will appear on your eyes. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river 13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip! Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Free & Easy (Meal: B)

Hoi An old town is a peaceful atmosphere appearing while walking on the small and old street in the town. The ancient Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture impressive you. Loca and simple people, daily life will offer you an unforgettable memory. You can make the costum made-tailor where is most famous to make the clothes in Vietnam. Tasting the local foods on river side and viewing the local daily life. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An free – Da Nang airport – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal:B)

Today, you can spend the leisurely walking time in the old town to take photo, buying some good clothes before goinf to Da Nang airport. Driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city. Our driver will pick you up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 9

Day 9: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

07:30 - 08:15: Driver and tour guide will pick you up at your totel and leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time. In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. 17:00: Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure (Meal:B)

To day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvenirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Ho Chi Minh city is the biggest city in Vietnam where you can see the mixed culture, taste and life style among the people in North, Central and South. Several local tasty food from Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An and from local Ho Chi Minh, you’ll feeling the different food’s taste from Three Lands in Vietnam. Driver transfers you to the airport and end the trip. Note: - If you are Solo traveller, you will stay at the Share Dorm Room at the hostel during your vacation. - This is group joining, there is a different group each trip during your vacation. Who should participate? - This tour is suited for all, including children as well. Price structure: - Price quoted is based on per person basis. This is 3 star package, please advise if you want to upgrade to 4 or 5 star package!

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1058 USD 658 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1258 USD 858 SD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* 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
  • Visa 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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