Classic Vietnam Package

From: 780 USD | 10 Days

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Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Highlights

Your journey at a glance

Brimming with flavorful food, captivating culture, pristine nature, and hospitable people, Vietnam rightly holds its place among the world’s top travel spots. This 10-day classic packages covers all the highlights from north to south – from cruising Ha Long Bay to exploring the Imperial Citadel and gliding through waterways in Mekong Delta. With plenty of time to unwind, it’s the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation!

Brief

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi - City tour

Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Luxury cruise trip

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Surprise Cave

Day 5: Hue - City tour

Day 6: Da Nang - City tour

Day 7: Hoi An – Tra Que village

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - City tour

Day 9: Mekong Delta - Village boat trip

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Important Information

  • Uncover Hanoi’s street culture on a cylco
  • Cruise overnight in Ha Long Bay
  • Visit UNESCO heritage sites in Hue
  • Explore the coastal city of Da Nang
  • Learn war history in Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Experience Mekong Delta’s riverside life
  • Unlimited customization upon request
  • Instant support
  • Accommodation with breakfast in the central location and highly recommended on travel forum
  • Experienced local guide (language is upon request)
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Local dishes with hygiene (others are upon request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary water each day
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Any extra services are upon request

This customized itinerary allows us to tailor the accommodation to your specific preferences and budgetary considerations. Our local travel experts will recommend accommodations that align with the unique requirements of your journey, ensuring comfort, convenience, and a memorable stay.

From local homestay, boutique hotels to renowned hotel chains, we prioritize collaboration with accredited and reputable accommodation providers, guaranteeing the highest possible standards of service and hospitality throughout your entire travel experience.

Detailed information about accommodation for this itinerary will be provided in the final tour proposal.

Here are some essential tips to keep in mind before your trip. Our team is here to help, so don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions.
- Visa & Passport: Check the visa requirements for your nationality well in advance. Also, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your trip.
- Health & Safety: Make sure you have suitable travel insurance and consult your healthcare provider about any vaccinations or medications you might need before you travel.
- Dress Code: Pack modest clothing, especially when you plan to visit religious sites or rural areas. Lightweight, breathable clothing is ideal due to the tropical climate.
- Travel Documents: Keep copies of important travel documents (passport, visa, and travel insurance) and store them in a separate place from the originals. It's also a good idea to have digital copies stored on your phone or in cloud storage for easy access.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Vibrant, inviting, and delightful – the city reveals itself with your first glimpse of scooters whizzing through the streets. Yet in contrast to the city’s modern tempo, the echoes of history still resonate in many architectural sites, reflecting the eras of dynasties and French influence.

No matter your flight schedule, our friendly guide and driver will warmly welcome you upon arrival and take you to your hotel in the city center. Once settling in, you will have a chance to explore Hanoi at your leisure. While no meals have been planned for today, why not fill your stomach with some local dishes? Did you know that Hanoi is the birthplace of Pho, the world’s favorite noodle soup? If your taste buds need direction, our guide can introduce to you the best Pho eateries in town.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - City tour

Day 2: Hanoi - City tour

Morning:
Today, let’s embark on a journey through Hanoi’s fascinating history and rich culture. We’ll start at Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to delve into the inspiring legacy of ‘Uncle Ho’, Vietnam’s beloved former leader. Next, a visit to his traditional stilt house nearby will provide insights into his presidential years during wartime. Following our exploration is the unique architecture of One Pillar Pagoda, shaped like a lotus blossom. Our guide then takes you to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, unveiling the cultural diversity of 54 ethnic groups across Vietnam.

Afternoon:
We’ll hop aboard a cyclo and meander through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, passing by vibrant shops and street food stalls. Our journey concludes at Hoan Kiem Lake, home to Ngoc Son Temple on Jade Island, accessed via the iconic The Huc Bridge. Afterwards, the day is yours to explore!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Luxury cruise trip

Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Luxury cruise trip

Morning:
Let’s swap city bustle for serene seas today! This morning, we’re off on an exciting journey to Ha Long Bay. After a cozy ride in a private car to the port, you’ll check in and board a luxurious cruise, ready to reveal the untouched beauty of this UNESCO-listed natural wonder. Once the captain sets sail, it’s time to fill your tummy with a delicious lunch and feast your eyes with odd-shaped limestone pillars and hidden coves along the way.

Afternoon:
As the cruise approaches the heart of Ha Long, a variety of thrilling activities are waiting for your family. You can go kayaking for a closer look at the majestic limestone formations, or simply jump into the emerald waters for a refreshing swim. When the sun sets, you’ll head back to the cruise for a breathtaking view from the top deck, followed by a traditional Vietnamese cooking class.

Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay amidst the exotic landscape. And for those craving even more fun, how about joining the cruise staff for midnight squid fishing? Who knows, we might just reel in some squid for a late-night party!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Ha Long Bay

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Surprise Cave

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Surprise Cave

Morning:
Waking up to the melody of waves lapping against the cruise, your day begins with a Tai-Chi session on deck and a warm breakfast after. Then, you’ll be gently transferred to Sung Sot Cave, or Surprise Cave, one of Ha Long Bay’s largest caverns adorned with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. After the cave exploration, save this time to soak in the panoramic bay views as we cruise back to the shore.

Afternoon:
Now, it’s time for some free-spirited exploration! You can spend your afternoon visiting any sights you didn’t get a chance to previously, like the Temple of Literature or Hoa Lo Prison. We recommend checking out the water puppet shows – a delight for both young and old, promising an authentic cultural experience!

Meals included: Brunch
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 5: Hue - City tour

Day 5: Hue - City tour

Morning:
After breakfast, we’ll head to the airport for a short flight to Hue, the formal imperial capital of Vietnam. Your journey begins with a romantic boat journey along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the seven-storey historic symbol of Hue. We’ll stop at a local restaurant where you can treat yourself to a delicious traditional Hoi An lunch.

Afternoon:
It’s time to teleport back in time at the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel. Built back in the 19th century, this complex was once the royal palace of Vietnam’s last dynasty, the Nguyen. Despite the ravages of war, the Citadel still holds within its ancient walls a wealth of historical treasures, including grand public buildings, opulent residences, and sacred sites of worship. Conclude our day with a leisurely stroll through Dong Ba Market. This hundred-year-old market is full of Hue’s finest crafts and culinary delights, promising to satisfy both your shopping desires and your appetite.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Da Nang - City tour

Day 6: Da Nang - City tour

Morning:
Lace up your shoes because today we’re going to Da Nang. We’ll hit the road along the scenic Hai Van Pass, with jaw-dropping vistas of the boundless ocean, to reach Da Nang. Our first stop will be the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Don’t let its size fool you; this small museum contains the world’s largest collection of Cham ethnic artifacts dating back from the 5th to 15th centuries. Continue to Linh Ung Pagoda, where Vietnam’s tallest Goddess of Mercy Statue is located. From there, you’ll be treated to an incredible panoramic view of the entire Son Tra Peninsula, complete with charming fishing villages and stunning beaches stretching into the distance. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Afternoon:
We will head to the magnificent Marble Mountains. The mountains have a harmonious blend of structures and nature, with caves, tunnels, towers, and pagodas. Sure, you’ll have to tackle a few flights of stairs to reach the summit, but the breathtaking panoramas make every step worth it. Afterwards, we’ll travel to the ancient town of Hoi An. Once settling in your hotel, you can freely explore the town.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Tra Que village

Day 7: Hoi An – Tra Que village

Morning:
Today’s your chance to experience life as a local farmer. You can choose between a leisurely bike ride or a comfy ride in a private car to visit Tra Que Vegetable Village. Did you know this 400-year-old farm village actually supplies organic veggies for all Hoi An and its neighboring areas? When you arrive, get your hands dirty and learn the age-old art of cultivating and harvesting veggies alongside skilled farmers. Then, head to a local family’s home for a cooking class, where you’ll whip up your own traditional Hoi An lunch using freshly picked veggies from the village.

Afternoon:
After lunch, your tour guide will take you on an orientation walk around the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Did you know Hoi An was once a bustling trading port in the 15th century, connecting Vietnam with the world? That’s why we’ll see a beautiful blend of local and international cultures in 1,107 well-preserved wooden buildings. Our tour highlights include iconic landmarks such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Ancient House, and the bustling ChinaTown. The rest of the day will be on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - City tour

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - City tour

Morning:
It’s time to say goodbye to Hoi An for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Upon arrival, our friendly guide and driver will warmly welcome you and take you to your hotel in the city center. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Afternoon:
It’s time to discover some of the most iconic spots in HCMC! We’ll visit the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market,. Each stop will give you a taste of the diverse culture, the rich history and the true essence of HCMC. Afterwards, the day is all yours to explore the hustle and bustle of HCMC!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in HCMC

Day 9: Mekong Delta - Village boat trip

Day 9: Mekong Delta - Village boat trip

Morning:
Journeying out of the city, today we head to the Mekong Delta. Did you know that Mekong Delta is often called as ‘Vietnam’s rice bowl’ because its fertile lands yield much of the country’s rice? When we arrive at Vinh Long, we’ll hop onto a boat and cruise along Mekong River to An Binh Island. Our first stop is the local cottage industries where we can taste some freshly made rice paper, coconut candy, and pop-rice right from the source. Later, you’ll be welcome to visit a local homestay with a huge orchand, allowing you to pluck fruits straight from the trees. The host’ll treat you to a delicious traditional lunch, with mouthwatering Mekong specialties.

Afternoon:
Once our bellies are full, it’s time to return to the shore and explore the village of hundred-year-old brick kilns. You’ll see the whole process of traditional brickmaking and pottery crafting up close. Then, get back to our boat and glide through the maze of small canals, fully immersing yourself into the simple yet heartwarming lifestyle of the Mekong people. As the day winds down, we’ll return to HCMC.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in HCMC

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Your journey across iconic destinations in Vietnam comes to its end. After breakfast today, you’ll get the morning to yourself – no scheduled activities. Whenever you’re ready to go, our attentive driver will be ready to take you to the airport, ensuring a seamless transition for your departing flight. Until our paths cross again on your next adventure, safe travels!

Meals included: Breakfast

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