Vietnam - South to North 10 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

10 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

Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Ben Tre, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Embark on an exciting journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi! Explore the wonders of Vietnam with our 10-day Active tour, spanning from the southern to the northern regions. This comprehensive package will lead you through Ho Chi Minh City and 8 other captivating destinations in Vietnam. Your experience will be enhanced with comfortable accommodation in well-selected hotels, the guidance of knowledgeable experts, delicious meals, seamless transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL

Meals are not provided. Upon reaching Ho Chi Minh City, our team will meet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the city center for hotel check-in. Feel free to enjoy your leisure time. Your overnight stay will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2

Day 2 MEKONG DELTA – MY THO & BEN TRE

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Vietnam while immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery that envelops your senses. This excursion offers you the opportunity to explore local factories and witness the craftsmanship behind native products. Interact with the warm-hearted local community and create unforgettable memories on both land and water, as you navigate through the floating fish market and fish farm. Uncover the charm of a hardworking land inhabited by traditional people, providing you with a profound appreciation for life! At 7:30 a.m., our tour guide warmly welcomes you at the Vietnam Adventure Tours office, followed by a comfortable bus transfer to the city of My Tho. Enjoy a 1.5-hour bus journey, engaging in the local activities and marveling at the picturesque green rice paddy fields. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta, before proceeding to My Tho for a boat trip along the Mekong River. Cruise along the river to witness fish cages and floating houses. Navigate through a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town, and arrive at a coconut island in Ben Tre. Disembark and stroll through the village, pausing at a local family's home to savor tropical fruits, taste honey tea and honey wine, and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music performed by villagers. Embark on a village walk to explore a coconut candy shop, learning the art of candy-making and admiring handicrafts crafted from coconut trees. Wander through the village, capturing the beauty of various fruits, flowers, trees, local houses, and Mekong Delta children, immersing yourself in nature's scenery. Conclude the day with a visit to a local restaurant, where a delightful lunch featuring special Vietnamese dishes awaits under the shade of trees. After lunch, take a half-hour break to explore the village or opt for a bike ride. Travel back on the river to the ferry, then transit to the bus for the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 4:30 p.m. Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3

Day 3 CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY

Meal inclusive: Breakfast At 08:30, we commence our journey from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cu Chi Tunnels, located 60km away. Recognized as a heroic district for its significant role in the anti-American war in Vietnam, Cu Chi has gained legendary status for its extensive tunnel system spanning over 220 km, attracting both local and international visitors. As we traverse through the peacefully rural landscape adorned with rice paddies, observe ducks and water buffalos leisurely swimming in the rivers alongside the road. It's challenging to envision the widespread destruction, damage, and defoliation caused by bombing and mines during the time when Cu Chi served as "A Free Target Zone." The remnants you'll encounter bear witness to the intense battleground that once unfolded in this area. Curious about the sensation of firing an AK-47? A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels provides you with the opportunity to satisfy that curiosity! By 14:30, the bus will transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4

Day 4 DA NANG – HOI AN BY PLANE

Meal inclusive: Breakfast Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Our skilled driver will then escort you to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, our dedicated car service will transfer you to Hoi An, approximately a 40-minute drive. Check in at your chosen hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy the freedom to explore the ancient town at your own pace. Take in the sights of the Japanese Bridge, stroll along the Lantern Road, visit traditional tailor shops, and savor local specialties. Additionally, you have the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sunset at Cua Dai beach. Conclude your day by spending the night in Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5 BIKING HOI AN VILLAGE WITH ACTIVITIES – HUE

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch At 8:00, our local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. From there, embark on a bicycle ride to the residence of a skilled craftsman within the city. Receive a brief introduction to the history, shapes, and colors of the traditional lanterns, along with insights into the various stages of their meticulous crafting. Notably, you'll have the opportunity to participate in decorating and creating your own lantern, which you can take home as a cherished souvenir. Bid farewell to your host as you proceed to the picturesque Tra Que Village, renowned for its vegetable cultivation. Engage with local farmers in the various stages of land preparation, including fertilization with seaweed from the nearby lake. Immerse yourself in activities such as raking, sowing, watering the greens, and harvesting vegetables. A delectable lunch will be served at this charming village. Conclude your visit by cycling back to Hoi An. By 4:00 pm, a private car will transport you on a scenic 3-hour journey to Hue. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and spend the night in this historic city.
Day 6

Day 6 PHONG NHA CAVE

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch 6:30 am Commence your day at the hotel and set off for Phong Nha Cave. Along the journey, our guide will provide insights into the Holy Land of La Vang (also known as the Minor Basilica), Hien Luong Bridge, and the Ben Hai River. Upon reaching Quang Binh, you will have the opportunity to explore remarkable sites such as Phong Nha Cave and Ke Bang National Park. A satisfying lunch will be served at Xuan Son Boat Station in Phong Nha. 1:00 pm Embark on a boat journey along the Son River to explore Phong Nha Cave, followed by visits to the enchanting Bi Ky Grotto, Cung Dinh Grotto, and Tien Grotto. 3:00 pm Conclude your boat exploration at the station, where a car will pick you up to continue the journey to Hue city via the Ho Chi Minh Trail, passing by Truong Son Martyrs’ Cemetery. 7:30 pm Return to Hue and spend the night in this historical city.
Day 7

Day 7 HUE CITY – HA NOI

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch Morning: Our bus and guide will rendezvous with you at your Hue hotel, commencing a journey to explore historical and royal sites, including: Minh Mang Tomb Khai Dinh Tomb Witness a Vietnamese Kungfu Performance, showcasing Võ Kinh Vạn An (if feasible) Tu Duc Tomb Conical Hat and Incense-Making Villages. Afternoon: Relish a delightful meal at a local restaurant, featuring a diverse buffet of 50 dishes that encompass Hue's local specialties, Western, and Asian cuisines. Following lunch, our exploration continues to other renowned destinations: Imperial City (Đại Nội) Thien Mu Pagoda (400 years old) Departing from the pagoda, board a dragon boat on the Perfume River. As you cruise, immerse yourself in the refreshing breeze and admire the scenic beauty along the way. The return journey to Hue City will take approximately 30 minutes. 4:30 pm Conclude the tour, return to your hotel for check-out, and then board a flight to the capital, Ha Noi. Evening: Upon arrival in Ha Noi, a car will transfer you to the city center, where you will spend the night.
Day 8

Day 8 HA NOI – HA LONG

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay - Lunch– Surprising Cave – Titop Island – Sunset party – Dinner – Onboard night activities) Approximately 07:45 – 08:15 Our guide will rendezvous with you at your accommodation. Transportation will be arranged via shuttle bus or private car. Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes as we journey through the countryside, farmlands, and the Red River delta. Capture memorable scenes with your camera. A brief break for comfort. The travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay is approximately 3 ½ hours. Approximately 12:00 – 12:30 Arrival at Tuan Chau Marina. Receive a warm welcome aboard the cruise. Rejuvenate with our welcome drink and familiarize yourself with the captain and crew during the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin. Take some time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as lunch is served. Join us for a local-style lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Afternoon Reach Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt). Explore the cave and uncover the story behind its intriguing name. Sail towards the Titop Island area. Drop anchor in calm waters surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for swimming and snorkeling, or embark on a short trek to the island's summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Head back towards the sleeping area. Early evening Ascend to the sundeck to witness the sunset and partake in the Sunset party. It's an ideal moment to make new acquaintances, share your travel experiences, or simply bask in the beauty of the sunset. Indulge in an authentic Vietnamese menu. After dinner, treat yourself to a diverse selection of cocktails at our bar or engage in onboard activities such as book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing.
Day 9

Day 9 HA LONG – HA NOI

Meal inclusive: Breakfast, Lunch (Tai Chi - Breakfast – Luon Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your hotel) 6:30 am For those who appreciate an early start, we invite you to partake in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi promotes mental focus and physical conditioning, offering a revitalizing energy boost for the day. 7:00 am – 8:00 am Indulge in a local breakfast served on board. 8:00 am Immerse yourself in the captivating vistas of the Bay and its breathtaking limestone islets as we navigate the tranquil emerald waters towards Luon Cave (Hang Luồn). Opt to explore the cave independently by kayak or enjoy a leisurely bamboo boat ride rowed by local guides. 9:00 am Check out of your cabins at your own pace while our cruise gracefully passes by other scenic highlights in the bay. 10:00 am Participate in a brief Cooking Demonstration, where you'll learn the art of crafting spring rolls, before savoring an early lunch. 12:00 pm Disembark from the cruise upon return to the shore as our crew bids you farewell. Transfer to a minibus or private vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi. Anticipate arrival at your hotel around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Stay overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 10

Day 10 HA NOI DEPARTURE / SEE YOU AGAIN

Meal inclusive: Breakfast Indulge in a delicious breakfast served at the hotel. Enjoy leisurely moments in Ha Noi until it's time for your transfer to the airport, marking the end of your journey. Until we meet again!

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1195 USD 795 USD 3star
Deluxe 1395 USD 995 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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