Vietnam Vacation From Hanoi in 9 Days
The most beautiful and stunning view and landscape from North down to South Vietnam will appear on your eyes. As a Pearl in the North, Halong Bay will be in touch while cruising. Giant Hai Van pass will be viewed from the train. In the busy society, however Hoi An old town is as a quiet and peaceful town where you can take off the modern city. Floating lives in famous Mekong River will be in your photo what is different from other in the World.
- Visiting Hanoi old quarter – cultural and historical center of Vietnam
- Kayaking among thousands of island in Halong Bay
- Visiting Sung Sot cave – most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong Bay
- Making Vietnamese Spring Roll by your own
- Finding out the history of Cham Pa Kingdom in My Son Hollyland
- Experiencing the floating lives in Mekong Delta
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Pick up at the airport – Hotel check-in (Meal:No)
Welcome to Hanoi city. Our driver will pick you up from Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
As the heart of the capital of Vietnam – Hanoi old quarter is the most interesting place where you can taste a lot of local street foods, experiencing the local lives, culture, tradition..ect. Take a visit Temple of Literature – Known as “First University of Vietnam”, Dai Nghien “ Ink Stand”, Ngoc Son temple “ The Jade Mountain temple” on Hoan Kiem Lake…Having a Cyclo visiting around the old quarter.
Optional: Hanoi Street Food Walking tour, Water Puppet Show
Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
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.
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 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 3: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (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 and tasting Tea & Coffee
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.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal:B)
Today, you take your own time to explore Hanoi old quarter until the transferred time to Hanoi train station to Da Nang.
Optional: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day trip
Overnight on the train
Day 5: Da Nang arrival – Hoi An (Meal:No)
On the train, you can see the beautiful Hai Van Pass in the morning. The stunning and breathtaking landscape along the rail way, offer you the opportunity to take a lot of nice photo.
Our driver meets you at Da Nang train station and transfer you to Hoi An.
Leisurely walking under the lanterns on Hoi An old town, seeing the simple and friendly local lives, breathing the pure air, tasting a coffee cup on Thu Bon river…
Overnight night at hotel in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An – My Son Hollyland (Meal:B,L)
7:30 – 8:0: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel for My Son trip. Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand. After one hours driving, arrive in My Son – the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. As a tower garden, My Son is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Not only visit an interesting place, but also you can understand much more about the culture and civilization of ancient Champa people. Spending about 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son, get on the boat at boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. All the local life of local people will appear on your eyes. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river
13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal:B)
After breakfast, you should do walking around to feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere in the old town. Or going to any tailor shop to make a lovely costume.
Meeting to driver and going to Da Nang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Ho Chi Minh arrival, our driver will welcome and transfer you to the hotel in the central of Ho Chi Minh city. Visiting the biggest city in Vietnam and explore the busy lives as the Western one.
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Optional: HCM cooking Class
Day 8: Mekong Delta Full Day Tour (Meal:B,L)
7:30-8:15 am: Tour guide and driver 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
Overnight at hotel in HCM city
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city departure (Meal:B)
After Breakfast, feeling your own time with locals. Visit HCM city until the transferred time to the airport for the flight out.
If you are not ready to leave, please let us know to help you extend your travel in Vietnam.
Have a good flight!
Hotel check-out time: 12:00
8 nights’ accommodation included: 2 night at hotel in Hanoi, 1 night on Halong Cruise, 1 night on the train, 2 nights at hotel in Hoi An, 2 nights at hotel in HCMC
Overnight train ticket to Da Nang: soft sleeper bed with 4 people per coach share
Flight ticket from Da Nang to HCMC with 7kg hand bag and 20kg check luggage
Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Airport private transfer 2 ways in Hanoi, Da Nang – Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh
Train station transfer by private car/bus in Hanoi and Da Nang
Train station pick up in Da Nang by private car/bus
All the entrance fees in itinerary
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Swimming time in Halong Bay
Cooking class in Halong Bay
Boat trip in Hoi An
My Son sanctuary visit
Boat trip in Mekong River
English speaking tour guide in Halong Bay, Hue city tour, Hoi An – My Son tour, Mekong Dealta – Cai Be floating village 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.
* 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