Essence 10 Days in Vietnam from North, Central down South
From North down to Central and South, you’ll get several lovely memories. Not only easy exploring Vietnam through stunning and famous destination, but also you can see how the local people, culture, architecture and costume are in North, Central and South. Plenty delicious local foods each city you are travelling. Let’s contact us for best!
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi – Airport pick-up (Meal:No)
You will be welcomed at Noi Bai airport by our driver and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi city.
Enjoy Welcome Drink at hotel and check in the hotel.
Free time to visit the most interesting place in Hanoi city – Hanoi old quarter. With the ancient architecture, house and local lives, you can see and find out much strange things while slowly walking around. Tasting the local delicious street foods, traditional Vietnamese rice noodle, old house and ancient temples, friendly people…all will bring you the best.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2: 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.
07:50-08:10: After Breakfast at hotel, tour guide meets you and depart for Halong Bay trip. Arrive Halong harbor and get on the cruise. Check in the cabin before enjoy the delicious Vietnamese Lunch on cruise while cruising among the mountains in Halong Bay with stunning landscape. Visiting Sung Sot cave or Surprising cave-the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Stop at Titop island to hiking up to the top for awesome Halong Bay view point. Swimming on pure water on Titop beach. Feeling the peaceful Sunset in the by with fruit and local wine before Dinner be served.
Overnight on cruise.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (Meal:B,L)
You should wake up early to enjoy the Sunrise and pure air in the morning. Exploring how beautiful Halong Bay is by Kayaking time by your own. Learning how to make Vietnamese spring roll with Chef on cruise in Cooking Demonstration. Lunch will be served while cruising back to the harbor.
12:30: Get on the bus to come back Hanoi city.
17:00: Get off the bus at the hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi free day – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal:B)
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 Da Nang.
Overnight on the train.
Day 5: Da Nang arrival – Transfer to Hoi An (Meal:No)
Welcome to Da Nang city! On the way to Da Nang city, you will see and take photo of giant Hai Van pass from the train. All the stunning and breathtaking landscape will appear. The beautiful sea view on one side and gorgeous hill on the other side. This sightseeing might not come to you second time in the life.
Driver is waiting for and transfer your from Da Nang train station to Hoi An. Check in the hotel in Hoi An and spend each nice minute to explore the beauty of Hoi An old town where was a famous and rich town in the pass. Walking around the town and tailor a costume at any shop in the town.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6: My Son sanctuary – Champa Kingdom (Meal: B,L)
07:50-08:30, Driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Da Nang 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 7: Hoi An Free & Easy (Meal: B)
Hoi An old town is a peaceful atmosphere will appear while walking on the small and old street in the town. The ancient Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture impressive you. Local and simple people, daily life will offer you an unforgettable memory.
You can make the costume made-tailor where is most famous to make the clothes in Vietnam. Tasting the local foods on river side and viewing the local daily life.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An free – Da Nang airport – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal:B)
Today, you can spend the leisurely walking time in the old town to take photo, buying some good clothes before going to Da Nang airport. Driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city. Our driver will pick you up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 9: 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 hotel 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 Ho Chi Minh city
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure (Meal:B)
To day 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.
Ho Chi Minh city is the biggest city in Vietnam where you can see the mixed culture, taste and life style among the people in North, Central and South. Several local tasty food from Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An and from local Ho Chi Minh, you’ll feeling the different food’s taste from Three Lands in Vietnam.
Driver transfers you to the airport and end the trip.
Have a good flight!
Hotel check-out time: 12:00
9 Nights’s accommodation included: 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Hanoi old quarter, 1 night on 3 star cruise in Halong Bay, 1 night on train Ninh Binh – Da Nang, 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Hoi An, 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Transportation with Air-conditioner: Private car/van, Bus, Cruise, Boat, Cycling, Local vehicle, Train, Plane,
English speaking tour guide in Halong Bay trip, Hoi An – My Son tour, Mekong Delta tour.
Private airport pick-up and transfer in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh
Train ticket Hanoi – Da Nang: soft sleeping bed with 4 people share a cabin
Flight ticket Da Nang – HCm city with 20kg check luggage and 7kg hand check
Private train station transfer in Hanoi
Private train station pick-up in Da Nang
All entrance fees in tour
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Swimming time in Halong Bay
Sung Sot cave in Halong Bay
Boat trip in Mekong Delta
Floating market visiting in Mekong River
Welcome Drink at hotel and on Halong Cruise
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.
* If you want to upgrade from the train to flight, please let us know. As the train takes about 14 -16 hours, and the cabin has 4 beds for 4 people sharing. You might share this cabin with other people.
* We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance ( covering emergency medical evaluation ) for trips to Vietnam
* All accommodation is based on 3* option. Please advise if you wish to upgrade to 4* or 5*
* Hotel room might have no window which is very popular in the big city inVietnam. Please advise if you wish to stay at hotel room with window and extra cost is 10 usd/ 1 room/ 1 night.
* Please check out for Halong Bay cruise, Sapa 2 days trip or any 2 days trip in the package. I suggest you to leave your luggage at the hotel. You only need to bring a small bag with your passport, a few clothes and any thing you need for trip
* All the tour is group tour joining tour with different group in each city. If you would like to upgrade to Private tour, please inform us!
* Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
The internal flight included 20kg checked luggage and 7kg hand luggage
* If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
* Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted
* The cost of air tickets is subject to chance without prior notice by the airline company.
* Reservation during peak season ( Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays ) may be subject to supplementary charges
* Rooms at hotel are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
* Your passport must be valid at least 6 months to the arrival date.
Child under 5 year old: free charge
Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult
Child above 9 year old: full charge