11 Day Highlight Vietnam Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An and Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh city offering you the exact local images in North, Central and South of Vietnam. Through the trip, Vietnam will be on your eyes. From Halong Bay amazing view, Stunning terrace rice paddy fields in Sapa, Peaceful Hoi An old town, My Son holyland to Local life on water in Mekong river…and still have more and more strange things what offer you an incredible memory about Vietnam.

11 Day Best Vietnam From Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An and Mekong Delta in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)


Welcome you to Vietnam. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Enjoy welcome drink and check in the hotel.

Free time to visit Hanoi old quarter to see the local life, taste the local street foods…

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi


Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals: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.

12km trekking through the terrace fields to homestay.

06:30-07:00 am: Shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the sleeper bus. There are the berth in the bus and you can take lying down during the bus riding and enjoy the sightseeing.

12:30: Your local tour guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive Sapa and start enjoy Real Sapa Experience trip.

From Sapa town, you have the chance trekking through the town to see the background of the daily life and architecture. Chill out the town, you will step on the terrace rice, corn and potato fields. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of her family, non-touristy.

Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more the life of minority in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get the light feeling and want to stay there for longer time.

On trekking route, terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with the lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time for relaxing, taking photo.

Arrive guide’s house, her family will welcome you as a member back home for long time no see. You will prepare the dinner with her family if you like it. Pick the vegetable from the garden, cooking the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other.

Evening time, it is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you.

Overnight at guide’s house.

Please note: Local people’s house in Sapa is very simple, but is warly by local emotion. The host provides the warm beds, emotional family’s atmosphere, very delicious meals, but all are simple and basic.


Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and join altogether.

You have the options:

Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields. You have more chance to see and experience teh local rural life in Sapa.

Get back to Sapa town by shuttle bus.

You still have the free time to visit local market in Sapa town, and discover Sapa town by your own before come back to Hanoi.

15:30: Get on the sleeper bus and come back Hanoi city.

21:30: Arrive Hanoi. Shuttle bus will transfer you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi


Day 4 : Hanoi free & easy (Meal : B)

Hanoi old quarter is very interesting and makes you enjoyable. Exploring the norrow entrance on old streets. Tasting several Hanoian local foods. Visiting the old railway and looking at the local daily life…

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.


Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: 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.

8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide and bus pick you up at the hotel. Heading to Halong bay after 4 hours in bus with short break time on the haft way.

12:45: Arrive Halong harbor. Crews welcome you on board with Welcome drink. Check in the cabin and enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Lunch.

After lunch time, free time to sun-bathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains.

15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave) – one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16:00: Heading to Ti Tov Island where you can hike up to the top to view whole bay, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the pure water.

17:15: Back to the boat. Enjoy the Sunset time with fruit and Wine.

Our chef on board will share with you how to make Vietnamese spring roll during the Cooking Demonstration, and you can experience to practice by yourself.

19:00: Dinner will be served with a lot of delicious Vietnamese foods.

After dinner, free time to watch movie, playing the card, or attend the Squid fishing game

Overnight on cruise


Day 6: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi – Night train to Da Nang ( Meals: B, L )

You should wake up a little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay – the nice moment during the trip.

7:00: Enjoy the breakfast

8:15: Going to do Kayaking among mountains, explore the beauty of Halong Bay by your own.

9:30: Get back to cruise, check out the cabin.

Then, take the leisurely time to rest on sundeck to view the bay.

11:00: Brunch will be served. Enjoy the meal while cruising back to Halong harbor

12:30: Get on the bus back to Hanoi with short break time on half way.

16:30 – 17:00: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city.

Evening time: Driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hanoi train station for Night train to Da Nang. Train journey takes about 16 hours and you will experience the night on train, viewing the countryside along the way to Da Nang.

Overnight on the train


Day 7: Da Nang arrival – Transfer to Hoi An (Meals: No)

Upon arrival Da Nang train station, driver will pick you up and transfer to Hoi An.

Check in the hotel and have your own time visiting old town with Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese architecture, culture. You can also take this afternoon relaxing on the beach.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An


Day 8: My Son sanctuary 1 Day  (Meal: B, L)

07:50-08:30: Driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hoi An and transfer to My Son – World Cultural Heritage.

09:00, Coming to My Son, you can visit the ancient Holy Land of the Champa Kingdom with mysterious mossy towers built thousands of years ago but still retain the unique and mysterious character. You will enjoy the traditional Cham dance program performed by professional dancers.

11:00, Leaving My Son, you will experience making rice paper, one of the traditional occupations of Hoi An – Quang Nam at a local house. Then, enjoy your own hand-making product.

11:30: Back to Hoi An, have lunch and relax at the restaurant.

12:30: Before returning to the hotel, you will take a boat to enjoy the beauty of the Thu Bon river – the biggest river of the Central of Vietnam.

13:30: Tour guide and driver take you back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An


Day 9: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Today, you have a free day to exploring the ancient town. Tasting many delicious local foods.

Driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for flight to HCM city.

Reaching Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, meeting driver at the airport and going to the hotel in HCM city.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 10: 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 HCM city


Day 11: HCM – Flight out (Meal:B)

Taking your leisurely time to visit HCM city by your own with destinations as: Ben Thanh Market, China town…Tasting and feeling the local foods, daily life…until the time to transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight out. Trip ends.


  1. Accommodation’s 10 nights included:
  • 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Hanoi old quarter
  • 1 night on Halong Cruise
  • 1 night at local homestay in Sapa
  • 1 night on the train
  • 2 nights at homestay in Hoi An
  • 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city


  1. Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, Br = Brunch, D = Dinner
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 7 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners


  1. Tickets:

– Overnight train ticket Hanoi – Da Nang with soft sleeper bed in the Air-conditioned cabin of 4 people sharing

– Flight ticket from Da Nang – HCMC with 7kg hand bag and 20kg check luggage


  1. Other included:

Sharing sleeper bus Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi

Private Airport transfer 2 ways in Hanoi, Da Nang – Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh

Train station transfer by private car/bus in Hanoi and Da Nang – Hoi An

Transportation in each tour

English speaking tour guide in day tour

All the entrance fees in itinerary

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Cooking class in Halong Bay

Sapa trekking time

Local rural life experiencing in Sapa

Cooking with local host in Sapa

My Son sanctuary visit

Mekong boat trip

Cycling time in Mekong

Local family with honey bee

Coconut farm & tasting coconut juice

English speaking tour guide in day trip

Complimentary water in the bus on tour

Single Supplement: 295 usd

International flight into and from Vietnam

All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.

Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above

Travel insurance.

Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.

Children policy:
Child under 5 year old: free charge
Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult
Child above 9 year old: full charge

If you want to travel with opposite route, please advise!
If you want to upgrade into 4 or 5 star package, please advise!
If you want to travel as Private tour, please advise!
You want to extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

Cancellation policy:

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 7 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount for Vietnam Real Tour, but the deposit is non-refundable

What to bring:
Please bring the lightweight, quick-dry clothing on summer, sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.
Bring the flashlight, alarm clock, Insect repellent, Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.
Prepare footwear: Sandals, hiking shoes, walking shoes, etc.
Double check your camera and photography equipment.
Warmer comfy clothes from October to March!