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Vietnam Heritage and Culture from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

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You will begin in charming Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital & finish the trip in Ho Chi Minh ( Formerly Saigon). It covers big cities, cruising, cultural visits, World's Heritage Sites, local life experience.  The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travellers who wish to combine the highlights as well as some off the beaten track experience...

You will begin in charming Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital & finish the trip in Ho Chi Minh ( Formerly Saigon). It covers big cities, cruising, cultural visits, World's Heritage Sites, local life experience.  The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travellers who wish to combine the highlights as well as some off the beaten track experience, getting closer to local life, truly immense with local cultural and get to know Vietnam people, cuisine in the most authentic way!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Sightseeing
  • Seaside

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – Hanoi Street Food Tour

Upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. At 06 pm: you will Foodies Tour in the evening, you will have a great chance to enjoy special food on street of Hanoi old quarter, you have time to drink local Hanoi beer and wine. Overnight in Hanoi.

Dinner included

Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour with Cyclo

This full day tour will take you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex,Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda nearby and the Old Quarter, known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds. Also on the tour, you'll visit the Temple of Literature, find the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, and Ethnology Museum and enjoy cyclo tour. Overnight in Hanoi.

Breakfast and lunch included

Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

You will be transferred to Halong and arrive the jetty around 12:15 p.m. Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.

​In the late afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, you can kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, you can enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. You will stay overnight onboard.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Pelican Cruise (Ha Long)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue

You’ll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto.  You will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Then you will drive back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Brunch included

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 5: Hue - Village Thanh Thuy - group visit

At 8 kilometers from the ancient imperial city Hue, there is a small village which still preserves all the charms of the countryside. It is Thanh Thuy, also known for its atypical covered bridge called Thanh Toàn ... and more than 200 years old.

8:00: Pick up at your hotel to downtown Hue- Toa Kham.

8:30 am: Start biking with your guide to Thanh Thuy Village where Thanh Toan Bridge, one of the famous ancient bridges in Vietnam. On the way you will see the rice fields and visit some great temples like Ngo Tran and the Temples.

9h15: Relax and enjoy our welcome drink. Walking / mountain biking around the village, visit the local market for the good - understand the daily life of the people here, Thanh Toan Bridge Roof tile and tools Agricultural museum with many types of tools in the old day when farmers Have used on rice fields.

9.45am: row with the villager on the Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular scenery and explore how they catch fish using some old tools like fishing trap, net casting ... After observing, you will be experienced With them to catch the fish.

11:00 am: Discover the procedure of duck duck egg hatching. After that, see the activities of the farm.

11:30: Join cooking class with our chef. Learn the traditional methods of preparation and cooking of Vietnamese specialty foods. After the lesson, enjoy what you cooked.

13h30: Return Toa Kham by bike. Then visit the Thiên M p pagoda (Celestial Lady), Free Dinner. Overnight at your hotel.

Breakfast, lunch included

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoian

This morning you will discover the ancient imperial capital: the Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, and the Royal Museum. The Forbidden Purple City testifies to the opulence and grandeur of Hue in the time of the emperors. Thanks to the participation of UNESCO, this site has been faithfully restored to the delight of all. This site was built on the model of the Forbidden City of Beijing and includes many temples and palaces. You will enter the immense gate of the South, then cross the room of the Throne before you find yourself in the enclosure of the City. One of the most interesting parts of this city is the Ancestral Temple, dedicated to deceased Emperors. As is customary in Vietnam, altars are built where each deceased person will be venerated regularly by his family.

Then drive to Hoian on the charming pass of the Cloud Pass, which offers a magnificent panorama of the coastline of the Center, stopping at Langco Beach, one of the most beautiful peninsulas in Vietnam where you can take great pictures On the fishing village. Arrival in Hoian. Check-in at the hotel. Free dinner. Overnight at your hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included

HuếDanang Hoian
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 7: Farmer to Fishing Tour in Hoian – Join Group Tour

The very special “Farming & Fishing” tour promises to bring visitors the most beautiful scenery of the countryside around Hoi An Town. By exploring the typical narrow roads along the countryside by bicycle, and seeing sights such as water buffalo, rice paddy fields, organic vegetables and local farming people, you will be amazed to realize how peaceful the area is and how friendly its people are. Getting in touch with local fishing life by using the fishing nets, riding funny basket boats, visiting a water palm coconut paradise and learning about the history about the Vietnamese people are great things to experience. The Farmer to Fisherman tour will be the special and unique tour that is committed to providing you a unique cultural window into the Vietnamese way of life.

Accompanied by your tour guide, you will commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities. You will see a water buffalo working in a rice paddy field, ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. Later you will board our Hoi An Eco-Tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy the hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while exploring coconut-palm flanked waterways. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.

Breakfast and lunch included

Hoi An
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 8: Hoian Half Day – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh

You will enjoy a half-day orientation tour of Hoi An, including the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. Then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Breakfast included

Hoi AnDanang Hoian, Ho Chi Minh City
Silverland Central Hotel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 9: Full Day Cu Chi Tunnel – City Tour

In the morning, you visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like.

After lunch. You will embark on a city tour of Saigon, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Breakfast and lunch included

Silverland Central Hotel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 10: Ben Tre Day Trip

Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon, since it is only around 2 hours away, and 15 minutes from My Tho. However, this wonderful destination retains an authenticity which has been somewhat lessened in nearby My Tho. This picturesque and friendly Mekong Delta town has historically seen very few travelers, but the recent opening of a bridge connecting Ben Tre and My Tho has made it far easier for day trippers to visit from Saigon.

Our one day cruise excursion starts at 8:00 am from the lobby of your hotel in Saigon with a drive to Ben Tre. While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you’ll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country. Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.

​Breakfast and lunch included

Bến TreSaigon
Silverland Central Hotel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh Departure

There is no activity planned for today so you are free to enjoy your free time souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Cam on va chao tam biet!

Breakfast included

Hanoi Hạ Long Bay Huế Danang Hoian Hoi An Ho Chi Minh City Củ Chi Bến Tre Saigon

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,340 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax4 PaxSingle Suplement
Price per person in Low Season$1,560$1,340$500
Price per person in High Season$1,510$1,290$460

Included in price:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Accommodation shared in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Agent/Exclusive and personalized single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Not included in price:

  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas and New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa
  • Other services not mentioned above

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