Vietnam - North to South 10 days (incl. 1 free Data Simcard)

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

10 days

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Maximum Seats

7

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, My Tho, Ben Tre

Embark on an exciting journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City! The 10-day Active tour of Vietnam – North to South (including a complimentary Data Simcard) will lead you through Hanoi and six other captivating destinations in Vietnam. This comprehensive package features accommodations in both hotels and hostels, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, inclusive meals, transportation, and additional amenities.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 HA NOI ARRIVAL

No meals provided.Upon arriving in the capital city of Hanoi, a private transfer will be arranged from the airport to the city center for hotel check-in. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy free leisure time.Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2 HA NOI – HA LONG

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(Your accommodation – Tuan Chau marina – Halong Bay – Lunch– Surprising Cave – Titop Island – Sunset party – Dinner – Onboard night activities)Approximately 07:45 – 08:15– Our guide will meet you at your place of accommodation. The shuttle bus or private car will be provided for your transfer.– Delight in the serene landscapes as we journey through the countryside, farmlands, and the Red River Delta.– Have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty. We'll take a break for your comfort. The travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.Approximately 12:00 – 12:30– Arrive at Tuan Chau marina. Receive a warm welcome aboard the cruise. Freshen up with our welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew during the cruise briefing.– Check into your cabin. Take some time to relax and unwind.– Begin the cruise journey while lunch is served.– Join us for a traditional local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.Afternoon– Explore Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt) and discover the story behind its name.– Head towards the Titop Island area. Drop anchor in calm waters surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for swimming and snorkeling or take a short trek to the island's summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.– Return to the sleeping area.Early evening– Gather on the sundeck to witness the sunset and enjoy a Sunset party. It's an ideal time to make new acquaintances, share your travel experiences, or simply enjoy the sunset.– Indulge in an authentic Vietnamese menu.– After dinner, treat yourself to a wide selection of cocktails at our bar or participate in one of our onboard activities such as book reading, games, movies, or squid fishing.Overnight on the cruise.
Day 3

Day 3: HO CHI MINH CITY FLY TO DA NANG (B)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch(Tai Chi – Breakfast – Luon Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your accommodation)06:30For those who rise early, you are invited to join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi helps to center the mind and invigorate the body, participating in the session will fully recharge your energy for the day.07:00 – 08:00Enjoy a local breakfast.08:00– Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we cruise through the tranquil emerald waters towards Luon Cave (Hang Luồn).– Choose to explore the cave independently by kayak or comfortably on a bamboo boat rowed by local residents.09:00Check out of the cabins at your leisure while our cruise takes you past other beautiful highlights in the bay.10:00Participate in a brief Cooking demonstration on how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.12:00Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew bids you farewell.Transfer to a minibus or private vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi.Anticipated arrival at your accommodation approximately 16:30 – 17:00.Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4 HA NOI CITY TOUR - DA NANG ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.In the morning:07:30 - 08:30: Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter will be the pick-up point for our bus and tour guide, marking the beginning of a full-day Hanoi city tour.09:00: Begin your exploration with Tran Quoc Pagoda, situated on the West Lake, recognized as the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.09:30: Continue to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to delve into the architectural and historical significance of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Adjacent is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, and adjacent to the Mausoleum lies the One-Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049—a structure of great importance to the people of Hanoi.11:00: Explore the Bat Trang Pottery Village.In the afternoon:13:00: Our bus will take you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, where you can relax and enjoy lunch.14:00: Visit the Temple of Literature, renowned as Hanoi's most famous temple and Vietnam's inaugural university. Constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong, it is dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars, standing as a vast structure that has endured through the ages.15:30: Head to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake and explore the Ngoc Son Temple, devoted to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao, celebrated for his resistance against the Mongolians. Admire the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture surrounding the lake.16:00: Return to your hotel, concluding the tour!Notes:• Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ethnology Museum, and One-Pillar Pagoda are closed on Monday and Friday mornings.• The itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather, tide levels, and operational conditions.Enjoy free time in the afternoon until 06:30 PM.06:30 PM: A private car will pick you up to transfer to the train station for your journey to Da Nang.Overnight on the train - soft sleeper, air-conditioned, 4 berths/cabin.
Day 5

Day 5 DA NANG ARRIVAL – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

No meals provided.12:00 PM: Upon arrival at Da Nang train station, proceed to transfer to Hoi An Town.Afternoon: You have the liberty to explore the historic town, including landmarks like the Japanese Bridge, the lantern-lit streets, traditional tailor shops, and indulge in local specialties. Additionally, you can witness the sunset at Cua Dai Beach.Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6

Day 6 MY SON HOLLYLAND – TRADITIONAL VILLAGE

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch8:00 – 8:30: Your guide will pick you up directly from your hotel, and the journey to My Son Holy Land, recognized as a world cultural heritage, will commence.10:00: Upon arrival at My Son, you will have a generous 2-hour duration to explore the site, strolling through the landscape, absorbing historical insights from our local English-speaking guide, and savoring traditional Champa performances.11:30: Return to the mini-van and proceed to a local residence for a hands-on experience in crafting rice paper. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the product you create with your own hands later!12:00: Return to the van and savor lunch at another local house. Relax with refreshing herbal tea, delectable dishes, and the crisp air.13:30: Embark on a boat trip to Hoi An, enjoying the pleasant and cool breeze as you cruise along the Thu Bon River, the largest river in Central Vietnam, showcasing beautiful riverside scenery.14:30: Arrive at Hoi An, where we will drop you off at your hotel. The tour concludes!Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7 HOI AN – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Breakfast is included.Following your morning meal, you have leisure time until the scheduled airport transfer. Board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon reaching Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our team will be there to greet you and provide transportation to the city center for hotel check-in. Enjoy free time at your leisure. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8

Day 8 MEKONG DELTA (MY THO & BEN TRE)

Meals included: Breakfast, LunchAt 8:00 AM, embark on a journey to My Tho city, a picturesque 1.5-hour drive away.• Traverse smoothly through the verdant rice fields to reach the charming rural area. Begin a boat ride on the Tien River to the islet, where you can marvel at the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islets. Take a leisurely walk through the village, explore a fruit garden, and savor tropical fruits while local folk music serenades you.• Continue the cruise to Ben Tre province, renowned as "the country of coconut." Visit a coconut candy workshop, explore a bee house, indulge in honey tea, and capture memorable moments with a snake.• Experience an enchanting rowing boat trip along a narrow canal, sheltered by the shadows of water coconut trees.• Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you have free time for biking and walking.• By 3:00 PM, return to Saigon. Along the way, make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda. Arrive back in Saigon at 5:00 PM.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9

Day 9 CU CHI TUNNEL 1/2 DAY

Breakfast is included.At 08:30, we set out from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels, situated 60 kilometers away. Cu Chi is recognized as a heroic district, celebrated for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. The region is renowned for its extensive tunnel system, stretching over 220 kilometers, and is a popular destination for both local and international visitors.As you traverse the peacefully rural landscape with picturesque rice paddies, observe ducks and water buffaloes leisurely swimming in the rivers alongside the road. It may be challenging to envision the devastation, destruction, and defoliation that once plagued the area due to bombing and mines, turning Cu Chi into a "Free Target Zone." However, the remnants you encounter in Cu Chi bear witness to the intense battles that unfolded there. If you've ever wondered what it's like to fire an AK-47, a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels provides an opportunity to experience it firsthand!By 14:30, the bus will return to Ho Chi Minh City.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10 HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

Breakfast is included.Following your morning meal at the hotel, enjoy some leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City until it's time for your airport transfer for the return flight home. Until we meet again!

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1012 USD612 USD3star
Deluxe1212 USD812USD4star
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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