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Discover the highlights of Vietnam from North to South. Your journey begins from Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital city. Enjoy a cyclo ride of Hanoi's Old Quarter to learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture and experience the uniquely northern performance of Vietnamese Water Puppets. Spend a night cruising Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk. Head South to visit the sights of UNESCO World Heritage...

Discover the highlights of Vietnam from North to South. Your journey begins from Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital city. Enjoy a cyclo ride of Hanoi's Old Quarter to learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture and experience the uniquely northern performance of Vietnamese Water Puppets. Spend a night cruising Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk. Head South to visit the sights of UNESCO World Heritage Hoi An. Tread in the footsteps of emperors from the ForbiddenCity to the imperial tombs of Hue. Explore the stunning underground network of Cu Chi Tunnels and marvel at the Mekong Delta.

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  • City
    City
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Seaside
    Seaside

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Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam!

Arrival in Hanoi...

• Transfer from the airport to your hotel

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

• Overnight in Hanoi

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at Sky Lark (Hanoi)

Day 2: Highlights of Hanoi

• Spend the day discovering essential sites around the city with a local guide

• Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Mausoleum, the Presidential PalaceHo Chi Minh Museum and the Temple of Literature

• Grab lunch at a local restaurant (included)

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

• Finish strong with a 1 hour cyclo ride through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter

• In the evening, witness a traditional performance of the Vietnamese Water Puppets

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at Sky Lark (Hanoi)

Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay

• You will be picked up in the morning for a scenic drive to Bai Tu Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage area (3h30)

• Meet the crew other passengers upon boarding the traditional wooden junk

• Enjoy a delicious lunch while the boat heads towards the secluded islands

• Visit an ancient limestone cave and if the weather permits, go sea kayaking and swimming

• Return to the deck while waiting for a freshly prepared seafood dinner

• Overnight on a cruise boat on Bai Tu Long Bay

Visited:
Bai Tu Long Bay

Day 4: Journey to Hoi An

• Greet the day with an early morning swim (weather permitting), followed by breakfast

• Visit a floating fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the locals and stop at a pearl farm

• Cruise back to the main harbor for the 4 hour drive to Hanoi airport

• Board your flight to Danang

• On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An

Visited:
Bai Tu Long Bay, HanoiDanang Hoian, Hoi An
Accommodation
Night at the Lotus Hoi An Resort (Hoi An)

Day 5: Discover Hoi An

• Start with a half day tour of Hoi An

 Meander down tiny streets studded with houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures

• Visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, the museum and a colorful local market

• Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure

• An optional street food tour is also available

Visited:
Hoi An
Accommodation
Night at the Lotus Hoi An Resort (Hoi An)

Day 6: Imperial Citadel & the Royal Tombs

• In the morning, drive to the Royal City of Hue

• Visit either the Cham Museum or the famous Marble Mountain

• On arrival in Hue, go for a guided city tour, starting with the Citadel and the Imperial Palace

• Visit the Dong Ba market to learn about local produce and specialties of Hue

• Continue to the majestic Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang or King Khai Dinh

Visited:
Hoi AnHuế
Accommodation
Thanhlich (Huế)

Day 7: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

• Spend the morning as you like

• In the afternoon, drive to Phu Bai airport in Hue for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City

• When you arrive, you will be met by a new driver and transfer to your hotel

Accommodation
Prague Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon city tour

• Drive to Cu Chi Tunnels to visit the underground tunnel network used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War

• After lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City for a guided city tour, starting with the War Remnants Museum - a real eye-opener

• Continue to the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office

• Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation
Prague Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 9: Ben Tre & the Mekong Delta

• Head south to Ben Tre province, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways

• On arrival, take a 'xe loi' ride through a local village

Embark on a boat trip through small canals while enjoying a welcome cocktail and tropical fruits

Visit a brick-work where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods

• Continue with a sampan ride through narrow canals with a stop en-route to visit a local family to learn about life in the Delta

Visit arice noodle factory. Then, switch to a bicycle and ride to a sampan boat building yard

Meet a former Vietcong soldier who is now living on making rice paper

• Enjoy a 5-course lunch at a local restaurant by the river side

• After lunch, visit the nearby house of another family, famous for making the best sticky rice

• Take the boat back to Ben Tre and return to Ho Chi Minh City by car

Accommodation
Prague Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City departure

Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight

Thank you for joining us in Vietnam. Have a safe and pleasant journey!


HanoiBai Tu Long BayDanang HoianHoi AnHuếHo Chi Minh CityCủ ChiMekong Delta

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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.

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
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  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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