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Mix in wellness, adventure, legendary bays and delicious street food. Vietnam is a warm and welcoming country that offers any traveler a chance to indulge in their interests and passions. Here we seek to accomplish that goal. The solo traveler will have the opportunity to empower their body, mind and passions! 
Tour itinerary includes
  • Lake
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Sightseeing

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: Welcome to Hanoi

Transfer from airport to hotel.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a cyclo ride for 1-hour touring through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi!

The day finishes with a traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets.

The Chi Boutique Hotel (Hanoi)

Day 2: Hanoi – Cultural City Tour & Street Food on Foot

This city tour of Hanoi takes in essential sites which will commence from your hotel lobby at 08.30 a.m. In the morning, you'll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace;visit the Hoa Lo Prison Museum which housed Vietnamese revolutionaries and American POW during the Vietnam War. After lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant, you'll continue visiting the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country, containing an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples.

Late afternoon/evening embark on a Hanoi street food tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter where your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dishes at local eateries. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, you wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. At the end of your tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide before transfer back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Chi Boutique Hotel (Hanoi)

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay 

After breakfast, you'll drive through the fertile lands and rice fields of the Red River Delta, a major agricultural area of Vietnam with refreshment break en route. Once you arrive in Halong Bay you will board your boat for an overnight cruise that will uncover the mysteries of this legendary bay.  As your boat navigates pass the thousand limestone peaks, your informative guide will explain the local legends and the global value of Halong Bay, the World Natural Heritage site of Vietnam. Visit one of the famous caves in the middle of the bay. Return to the junk refreshed and relax on deck with a drink to watch the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars.

​Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Huong Hai Junks (Halong)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang, Transfer to Hoi An

Enjoy an early Taichi exercise or photo hunt, followed by breakfast. Visit a popular beach site and go swimming if the weather permits, relaxing at the beach or hike up to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area. Enjoy a brunch while cruising back to the main harbor where your private car will be waiting for you and drive straight to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for a late afternoon flight to Danang. On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel in the downtown.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Hạ Long BayHanoiDanang Hoian
Night at Almanity Wellness Resort (Hoi An)

Day 5: Hoi An – Morning Guided Walking Tour ½ Day – Free Afternoon

At 9:00 AM sharp, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to give you a proper show-around of the old town. You'll start a walking tour with a lion's share of places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge; the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls; the museum and the colorful local market. Following the narrow lanes, you'll meander through tiny streets studded by houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. After such gallavanting, your time will be your own to wander around or getting amongst some retail therapy. This afternoon is your own.

​Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Hoi An
Night at Almanity Wellness Resort (Hoi An)

Day 6: Hoi An – Free Day of Leisure

In the early morning, enjoy some yoga or meditation and have a tasteful breakfast. 

The rest of the day you will have free time for activities. Perhaps go to the beach, ride a bike and explore the village or why not attend to a cooking class and learn typical Vietnamese cuisine ?  

Meals: Breakfast

Hoi An
Night at Almanity Wellness Resort (Hoi An)

Day 7: Depart Hoi An

After breakfast, enjoy your last hours in Vietnam before you will be transferred to the airport.

We hope you had a wonderful time in Vietnam!

Meals: Breakfast

Hoi An

HanoiHạ Long BayDanang HoianHoi An

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 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 price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
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