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Vietnam Heritage and culture from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

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Your trip begins in the charming Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital and finish the trip in Ho Chi Minh. It covers big cities, cruising, cultural visits, World's Heritage Sites and local life experience.  The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travelers who wish to combine the highlights as well as some off the beaten track exp...

Your trip begins in the charming Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital and finish the trip in Ho Chi Minh. It covers big cities, cruising, cultural visits, World's Heritage Sites and local life experience.  The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travelers 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: Arrival in Hanoi – Hanoi street food tour

• Transfer from airport to hotel.

• In the evening  you will have the chance to taste typical street food in the old town of Hanoi as well as the local Hanoi beer and wine. Delicious!

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. Such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace. 

• You will also visit the temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son temple, and Ethnology Museum.

Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast and lunch included.

Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha long bay

• Today we're going to Halong!
• Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay. 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 fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
• Back on board, you can enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. Overnight on board.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Pelican Cruise (Ha Long)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay and Hue

• A memorable morning waking up on the bay to the sunrise and  the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. 

• After breakfast, we will visit a beautiful limestone grotto. 

• Later we drive back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. 

Overnight in Hue.
Brunch included.

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 5: Group visit to Thanh Thuy

• At 8 kilometers from the ancient imperial city Hue, there is a small 200 old village which still preserves all the charms of the countryside : Thanh Thuy.

• From Hanoi we will bike eight kilometers to the small village Thanh Thuy. On the way you will see the rice fields and visit some great temples such as Ngo Tran. 

• 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. 

• 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!

Overnight at your hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 6: Let's explore Hue, Danang and Hoian

• This morning you will discover the ancient imperial "Purple Forbidden City"  in Hue.

• Later we will drive to Hoian, passing the charming pass of the Cloud Pass, which offers a magnificent panorama of the coastline.

•We will also stop at Langco Beach, one of the most beautiful peninsulas in Vietnam where you can take great pictures of the fishing village.

• Arrival in Hoian. Check-in at the hotel.

Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast lunch and dinner included.

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

Day 7: Farmer to fishing tour in Hoian 

• 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 and Danang 

• 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, you will be picked up and then transferred to your 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. 

• 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: Day trip to Ben Tre 

• Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon.  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.

• 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.

• Transfer back to Saigon.

​Breakfast and lunch included.

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

Day 11: Departure Ho Chi Minh

• Day at leisure!

We hope you have enjoyed your stay in Vietnam!

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.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $1,290

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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