How to describe enough beauty of Vietnam! If you want to see how lovely and interesting Vietnam is, please join with us. Experiencing the local daily in North, Central and South of Vietnam. Tasting several delicious local foods and drinks. Visiting and exploring the beauty of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city. Discovering the stunning view of Tam Coc by rowing boat. Sitting behind motorbike driver to rural local villages. Surprising in reathtaking landscape of Hai Van Pass. Lesurely time in ancient Hoi An town. Understanding more about local history in Cu Chi war tunnel…Let’s join with us to fall down your love in Vietnam.
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)
Welcome to Hanoi city – capital of Vietnam. Your driver will picks you up and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
Hotel check in and your own time visiting and exploring the old quarter.
Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour (Meal: B,D)
6:00 pm: Your tour guide picks you up from hotel to our meeting point. Start the journey discovering the local foods in Hanoi like street Foodie. Walking through some old streets there, you will discover historical and culture tourist site, visit Heritage House to learn more about Traditional House of Ancient Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy “Bánh Cuốn” from famous local restaurant, “Bánh Cuốn” (steamed rice rolls) which is steamed and made from rice flour and filled with a savory ground pork and ear mushroom mixture. Then stop off at traditional space to try “Che” (sweet gruel)- a very special and famous sweet soup Hanoi old quarter. Then, keep walking to enjoy a bowl of Pho- taste of heaven that you could not be anywhere better than Hanoi. Spring roll is very meaningful dish for tourist; many restaurant and company organize cooking class. You will visit Local market to see people show all products, it is really interesting to learn about lifestyle and culture of local people. You will enjoy Bun Cha (Vermicelli with grill pork), an absolute highlight of authentic local culinary you must try as anyone’s the first visit of Hanoi. Then you will savor the real taste of Hanoian at a small corner of Hanoi by drinking a cup of “Bia Hoi”(Fresh beer). Finally, get the chance to enjoy a very special flavor of the Vietnamese-“Cafe Trung”( egg coffee).
8:00 pm: Turn back to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal: 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 sunbathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains.
15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting the Amazing cave – one of the biggest and most beautiful caves 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 4: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (Meal: 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: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi free & easy – Overnight train to Hue (Meal: B,L)
Exploring Hanoi old quarter – the most interesting place for tourist. Walking in the old quarter to see Hanoian daily life. You also find out the narrow houses where there are some families sharing the same house. Small and narrow entrance on street what is the entrance of some houses inside.
Tasting several street food, viewing the old houses, and a lot of thing what will make you interesting.
Late afternoon, driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi Train station for Night train to Hue city.
Overnight on the train.
Day 6: Hue arrival – Train station pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: B)
Upon arrival, driver picks you up at Hue train station and transfer you to the hotel in Hue.
Check in the hotel and get your own free time to visit Hue city.
Overnight at hotel in Hue
Day 7: Hue city tour (Meal: B,L)
08:00 – 08:30am: Driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue. You will enjoy the view of the Perfume River on a dragon boat and taken to the most sacred spot in Hue – Linh Mu Pagoda.
Getting into Thien Mu Pagoda, the first impression is the Phuoc Duyen tower (7 storeys – 21 meters) – the symbol of Thien Mu Pagoda (also known as Linh Mu). Besides, Thien Mu Pagoda is also a gallery displaying the relics of the Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc with a seemingly intact car and photographs of him.
The next, visitors will explore the Hue Imperial of Nguyen Dynasty (the Citadel) – one of the majestic places with the unique architecture of the ancient kings. Entering the Citadel, visitors are recalled as lost in the old Imperial Palace through rituals.
Noon: After visiting the Citadel, visitors stop at the poetic village – along the Huong Giang stream. Enjoy the rustic cuisine, full of flavors of the ancient capital. Then take a relaxing foot soak.
Afternoon: The journey will continue to bring visitors to explore the mausoleum secrets of King Nguyen Dynasty. The first point to visit is the Tomb of Gia Long King – the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty.
The driver and guide take you to visit the second one is Khai Dinh Mausoleum – The uniqueness with the art of pottery and colored glass brought Khai Dinh mausoleum of magnificent beauty.
16h00 -16h30: After a day of discovering and experiencing unique works, special dishes, visitors will partly understand more about the customs, as well as the ancient beauty of the dreaming Hue
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Hai Van giant Pass – Hoi An ( Meal: B )
09:00am: After breakfast, driver will pick you up at your hotel to visit the most breathtaking and giant Hai Van Pass. You do not only have the opportunity to see the nice sightseeing along the way to Hoi AN, but also you can see how panorama is this Pass. Stopping time on the Pass road to take photo of stunning and giant valley of Pass will be an incredible choice what everyone never wanna miss. You can see how small people are while standing in Mother huge nature.
Arrive the hotel in Hoi An. Check in the hotel and have free time to visit Hoi An ancient town with a lot of lanterns, Pagoda bridge, Old houses…
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 9: Farming & Fishing Trip (Meal: B,L)
09:00-09:30 AM: Tour guide meet you at your hotel, cycle to a local farming village travelling along picturesque country roads, you have a chance to capture some amazing pictures with the farmers on the field, fishpond and the buffalo, you can also try to riding the water buffalo if you love it.
Keep riding to local home. Here, you will be welcome local water “En water”. Then, the farmer will take you to the boat station, boarding across the coconut-palm flanked waterways far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city to learn and try how to use the local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets and paddle the Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.
After that, you will be shared the daily work in the rural by local farmers, you will join in the activities of the farmers – collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering and picking.
Leaving the garden, you will back to the farmer’s home and enjoy foot massage with the local herbal treatment.
After lunch, take a cycling back to you hotel.
13:30-14:00: Arrive your hotel.You get the free time to walk around exploring the beauty of Hoi An old town.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)
A peaceful atmosphere will appear while walking on the small and old street in Hoi An old town. The ancient Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture impressive you. Local and simple people, daily life will offer you an unforgettable memory.
Until the transferred time, 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 HCM city.
Day 11: Cu Chi war tunnel trip (Meal: B,L)
08:00 – 08:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. The system is of over 220 km of tunnels became a legendary and special architecture lying deeply underground. The tunnels were a function, including a lot of trap doors, storage facilities, specially constructed living areas, hospitals, command centers & kitchens. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
On here you can try to Crawl through tunnels (do not apply for very fat people and very old people)
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight at hotel in HCM city.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh departure (Meal: B)
Today you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvenirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.
Hotel check-out time: 12:00 pm
11 night’s accommodation included:
- 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Hanoi old quarter
- 1 night on Halong Cruise
- 1 night on the train
- 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Hue
- 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Hoi An
- 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, Br = Brunch, D = Dinner
- 11 Breakfasts
- 6 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
Overnight train ticket Ninh Binh – Hue soft sleeper bed wi Air-conditioned with 4 people per coach share
Flight ticket from Da Nang to HCMC with 7kg hand bag and 20kg check baggage
Airport transfer 2 ways in Hanoi, Da Nang – Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh
Train station transfer by private car/bus in Ninh Binh and Hue
Train station pick up in Hue by private car/bus
Private transfer Hue – Hoi An
All the entrance fees in itinerary
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Cooking class in Halong Bay
Cycling time in Halong Bay
Rowing boat trip in Tam Coc
Motorbike trip in Tam Coc
Imperial Citadel in Hue
Boat trip on Perfume River in Hue
Rice planting time with locals in Hoi An
Fishing time with locals in Hoi An
Cu Chi war tunnel trip
English speaking tour guide in Hanoi Street Food Walking tour, Halong Bay tour, Hue city tour, Rice planting and Fishing trip, Cu Chi war tunnel tour
Complimentary water in the bus on tour
International flight into and from Vietnam
All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.
Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above
Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.
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
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!