Trip Types
  • Travel Style
  • Interests and Activities
  • Tour Ideas by Month
  • Continents and Regions

VietnamIcons of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh

  • Highlights
Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh - same same, but different! Begin in Hanoi - Vietnam's artistic & intellectual capital. Venture further afield to the majestic Halong Bay, before heading South to Hue, Hoi An and eventually Saigon and the Mekong Delta! The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travelers who wish to combine the highlights with off the beaten path experiences, get to know Vietnamese people, th...

Hanoi & HoChiMinh - same same, but different! Begin in Hanoi - Vietnam's artistic & intellectual capital. Venture further afield to the majestic HalongBay, before heading South to Hue, HoiAn and eventually Saigon and theMekong Delta! The trip is an idealculturalexperience for travelers who wish to combine the highlights with offthebeatenpathexperiences, get to know Vietnamesepeople, their cuisine and their way of life in the most authentic way! The contrasts between the North and the South will blow you away, and you will soon agree - visiting Vietnam was one of the greatest journeys of your life! 

See more
Trip highlights
  • City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Sightseeing
  • Seaside

Personalize this trip with the local agent

How does it work?

● Select a trip that inspires you
● Get matched with an expert local agent
Customize your travels and book with confidence

Day 1: Hanoi arrival & street food tour

• Transfer from the airport to your hotel

• Take some time to relax after your journey

• In the evening, taste typical street food in the old town of Hanoi, as well as, localbeer & wine

Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2: Highlights of Hanoi

• Spend the day exploring Hanoi's most interesting sights by cyclo

• Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Mausoleum, the PresidentialPalace, the TempleofLiterature, the Lake of the Restored SwordNgoc and Son Temple

• Sit down for lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant (included)

• Continue to the MuseumofEthnology and its display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples

Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Halong Bay

• You will be picked up in the morning for a scenic drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site (3h30)

• Meet the crew upon boarding the traditional wooden junk followed by lunch on board

• Take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view. Then take a dip on a quiet beach

• This afternoon, visit a fishing village and meet the locals who have been living there over three generations!

• Back on board, enjoy sunset cocktails and a delicious dinner

• Overnight on the boat

Pelican Cruise (Ha Long)

Day 4: Halong Bay to Hue

Wake 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, drive back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue

•  Overnight in Hue

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 5: Thanh Thuy by bicycle

• Set off on a group bicycle ride to Thanh Thuy, a small 200 old village which still preserves all the charms of the countryside (8km)

• On the way, see stunning ricefields and visit the NgoTrantemple

• Walk around the village, visit the local market and observe daily life

• Join a cookingclass with our chef to learn the traditional methods of behind Vietnamese specialty foods. After the lesson, enjoy what you cooked!

Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 6: Hue, Danang & Hoi An

• Discover the ancient imperial "Purple Forbidden City" in Hue

• Later, drive to Hoi An, crossing the charming CloudPass, which offers a magnificent panorama of the coastline

• Stop at LangcoBeach, one of the most beautiful peninsulas in Vietnam

Arrive in Hoi An and check into your hotel

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

Day 7: Farmers & fishermen of Hoi An 

• Spend the day discovering the countryside while on the “Farming & Fishing” tour by bicycle

• Observe waterbuffalo, rice fieldsvegetablegardens and meet local farmers

• Board our Hoi An Eco-Tour boat for a river cruise and learn local fishing techniques by using the traditional fishing nets

• Experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while exploring coconut-palm flanked waterways

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

Day 8: Hoi An to Saigon

• Start with a half day tour of Hoi An

• Visit the ChineseAssemblyHalls, the JapaneseCovered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House

• Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City

• Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel

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

Day 9: Cu Chi tunnels & Saigon tour

• In the morning, head to the Cu Chi tunnels for a guided visit of this remarkable tunnel system

• After lunch, set off on a city tour of Saigon

• Visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum and bustling BenThanhMarket

Silverland Central Hotel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 10: Mekong Delta

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

• Take a walk along the waterfront lined with French shops, and witness the controlled chaos of the Mekong Delta in action

• Then, jump aboard for a cruise on the Mekong River

• Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board

• Return to Saigon

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

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh departure

• Spend the morning at leisure!

• At the appropriate time, transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for departure

Safe travels!

HanoiHạ Long BayHuếDanang HoianHoi AnHo Chi Minh CityCủ ChiBến TreSaigon

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.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departures flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Vietnam
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Your local agent Duong, in Vietnam, will inform you of any changes to your flights
For more information or to book your flights directly, head to our partner site.

Itinerary not quite right for you?

Other tour ideas

Tour ideas by activity, interest, or seasonality