Vietnam 11 Days 10 Nights North to South or Vice Versa

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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Maximum Seats

4

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.

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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

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