Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi city in Vietnam 10 Days 9 Nights

Departure Date



10 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

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


Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh

Embark on your journey from Ho Chi Minh City, concluding your adventure in Hanoi! This immersive 10-day tour, titled “Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi City in Vietnam,” leads you through Ho Chi Minh City and five additional destinations within Vietnam. The comprehensive package encompasses accommodation in hotels and hostels, flight arrangements, guidance from a knowledgeable expert, meals, transportation, and additional amenities throughout your 10-day, 9-night exploration.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival - Aiport pick-up - Hotel check in ( No meal)

Greetings in Ho Chi Minh City! A chauffeur will be at your service upon your visa acquisition, transporting you to the designated hotel. Complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy your leisure time. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels half day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:45 and 08:15 am, your tour guide and driver will collect you from your accommodation in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City to commence the journey to Cu Chi tunnels. The bus ride to Cu Chi is expected to last approximately one and a half hours. Upon arrival, prior to delving into the tunnels, a brief introduction and an informative video will provide insights into the construction of the tunnels and the resilience of the people during the challenging wartime conditions. Subsequently, allocate time to explore the preserved areas and tunnel systems, encompassing specially designed living spaces with kitchens, bedrooms alongside other essential facilities such as storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers that catered to the residents' fundamental needs. Additionally, navigate through the maze-like tunnels to discover hidden trap doors and intricate traps strategically placed for security purposes during the war. Following this exploration, indulge in a serving of special tea and cassava, which served as the guerrillas' sustenance during the war. Take a break to relax or engage in a real shooting experience for those interested. At 14:00, return to your hotel in Saigon. Stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:30 and 08:15, your tour guide and bus will collect you from your hotel, marking the departure from the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh. The journey begins as you head towards My Tho, a town situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Upon reaching My Tho, board a sampan and cruise along the river, exploring the picturesque Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Make a stop at Unicorn Island, where you can stroll along country lanes, wander through orchards, and partake in the delights of tropical fruits while enjoying folk songs performed by local artists. Explore a fruit plantation before embarking on a hand-rowed sampan journey through Thoi Son canal, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of the countryside. Visit a family business, explore a honey-bee farm, and relish the experience of a honey tea and coconut candy workshop. After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, take a break before engaging in an afternoon of cycling around Tan Thach village. Interact with local villagers to gain insight into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those not partaking in the cycling excursion, unwind in a hammock and relish the cool breeze. At 17:30, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh airport transfer - Flight to Hanoi city (Meal: B )

Enjoy the day at your leisure to discover Saigon on your own until the designated time when the driver arrives to transport you to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon landing at Hanoi airport, our driver will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to a hotel located in Hanoi's old quarter for check-in. Take advantage of the free time to explore the captivating Hanoi city, particularly the most intriguing areas. Stay overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village ( Meals: B, L, D )

Kindly complete the check-out procedure for your room, and you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel. For your upcoming journey, please only bring a handbag containing essentials such as your passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items. (12km trekking through the terrace fields to homestay) Between 06:30 and 07:00 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter and transfer you to the sleeper bus, commencing the journey to Sapa with a brief break along the way. From 12:30 to 13:00, our local tour guide extends a warm welcome upon your arrival in Sapa, initiating the Real Sapa Experience trip. Embark on a trek from Sapa town, allowing you to witness the daily life and architecture. As you explore the town, traverse the terrace rice, corn, and potato fields. The trek not only offers a glimpse of the natural landscape and fresh air but also provides an opportunity to engage with the local culture, customs, and habits. Experience the feeling of being part of a non-touristy family. Venture through the villages to gain deeper insights into the lives of the minorities in Sapa. The simple houses, lifestyle, and people convey a light-hearted atmosphere, making you wish to prolong your stay. As you trek, encounter terrace after terrace of fields, leading to a charming waterfall where you can relax and capture memorable photos. Upon reaching the guide's house, her family will warmly welcome you as a long-lost member. If you wish, you can join in the dinner preparations, picking vegetables from the garden and cooking local dishes in the kitchen while sharing stories. Evening marks the most delightful time to immerse yourself in the local family's ambiance. Engage in cultural exchange, listening to the host's stories and sharing the joy of cultural learning. Stay overnight at the guide's house.
Day 6

Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Feel free to rise early and witness how the host begins their day, engaging in breakfast preparation that you are welcome to join. You have the following options: Embark on a trek to explore more distant villages and scenic landscapes, passing through the Bamboo forest and terrace fields. Alternatively, inform your guide of your interest to participate in tasks within their family's fields, whether it be harvesting, planting, or tending to their crops. Return to Sapa town via a shuttle bus. You still have ample free time to visit the local market in Sapa town and independently explore the charming corners of Sapa before returning to Hanoi. At 15:30, board the sleeper bus for the journey back to Hanoi city. By 21:30, you will arrive in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Stay overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7

Day 7: Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day Tour (Meal: B,L)

Between 8:00 and 8:30, your driver and tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel to commence the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. After an hour and a half on the bus, there will be a brief stop to allow you to stretch your legs and capture some photos of the picturesque countryside. Continue the journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century, under the reigns of the Dinh and Le Dynasties. Explore the history, culture, architecture, and evolution of Vietnam through visits to King Dinh and King Le’s temples. Following this, the bus will transfer you to a local restaurant where a buffet lunch awaits, featuring a variety of delectable local dishes, with goat meat being a standout specialty in Ninh Binh. After lunch, the tour guide will provide insights into Tam Coc before embarking on a delightful rowing boat excursion on the Ngo Dong River. As the river winds through the mountains, you'll feel immersed in the serene and breathtaking beauty of what seems like the most peaceful place in the world. The boat will navigate through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba), offering a glimpse of the "Halong Bay on land." Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to interact with local farmers working in the rice fields, gaining valuable insights into the countryside life in Vietnam. Following the rowing boat experience in Tam Coc, hop on a bicycle to explore the paddy fields and local villages, immersing yourself in the simple daily life of the local residents. This journey promises an extraordinary experience in the heart of the country. At 16:00, return to the bus for the journey back to Hanoi, bidding farewell to the lovely destination. By 18:30, you will arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Stay overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise ( Meals: B, L, D )

Kindly complete the check-out process for your room, and you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel. Please limit your belongings to a handbag containing essentials for the trip, such as your passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any necessary items. Between 7:45 and 8:30 am, your tour guide and bus will collect you from the hotel, initiating the journey to Halong Bay with a brief break midway. At 12:45, arrive at Halong Harbor, where the crew extends a warm welcome with a refreshing Welcome Drink. Complete your cabin check-in and relish a traditional Vietnamese lunch while the boat cruises among the islands to the heart of Halong Bay. Following lunch, you have leisure time for sunbathing on the sundeck and capturing photos of the serene views and the daily life of local fishermen. At 15:00, the cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay, allowing you to explore the Amazing Cave, one of the largest and most enchanting grottos in the area. By 16:00, head to Ti-Tov Island, offering the opportunity to hike to the summit for a panoramic view of the entire bay. Sunbathe on the sandy beach and take a refreshing swim in the pure water. Return to the boat at 17:15 and enjoy the sunset with fruit and local wine. At 19:00, indulge in a dinner featuring a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes. Following dinner, enjoy free time to watch a movie, play cards, participate in squid fishing, or simply share stories with fellow travelers in your group. Stay overnight on the cruise.
Day 9

Day 9: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Consider waking up a bit earlier to relish the enchanting sunrise in Halong Bay, a delightful moment during your journey. At 7:00, partake in a breakfast featuring tea and coffee. By 8:15, embark on a kayaking adventure amidst the mountains, discovering the beauty of Halong Bay at your own pace. At 9:30, return to the cruise and check out of your cabin. Our onboard chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration on making Vietnamese spring rolls, providing you with the opportunity to craft your own. Following this, take leisurely moments to relax on the sundeck and absorb the scenic beauty of the bay. Lunch will be served at 11:00 while cruising back to Halong Harbor. At 12:30, board the bus for the journey back to Hanoi, with a brief break midway. Between 16:30 and 17:00, you will arrive at your hotel in Hanoi city. Stay overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi Departure (Meal: B)

As per your departure schedule, the driver will be available to pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Hanoi airport for your outbound flight. Have a pleasant journey, and we hope to welcome you again soon! Please note: This tour operates on an individual basis with group participation. Each trip during your holiday will have a distinct group. Who should consider joining? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children. Pricing details: - The quoted price is on a per-person basis. If you are a solo traveler opting for the Shared Room Option, you will be accommodated in a shared dormitory room at each hotel. This package is rated as 3 stars; let us know if you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package! If you have any preferences such as extending the trip, adding extra nights in any city, or commencing the tour from Hanoi city, kindly inform us!

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 959 USD 559 USD 3star
Deluxe 1159 USD 759 USD 4star

*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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