VN16: 12 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival, Airport pick up
Welcome to Hanoi! Upon arrival, our guide and the driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to our well-selected hotel. The rest of the day, we will leave free for you to have a good rest for your coming Vietnam vacation.
Day 2: Hanoi classical day tour with Water Puppet Show
Today, you will have a full day to explore the capital of Vietnam - Hanoi. Firstly, our guide will take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, consisting of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, stilt houses, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Chairman Ho Chi Minh led Vietnam to its independence from French colonial rule and devoted all his life to the liberation. You will know more about this Vietnam hero after visiting. Later, our guide will show you the Temple of Literature which is Vietnam's first national university.
The Ethnology Museum is the right place for you to know more about the history, culture and people of Vietnam. Then round off the day with a local special of Water Puppet Show. After that, you could go to the Old Quarter to experience the local nightlife to fully relax yourself.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Drive 3h to Halong Bay, Halong Bay cruise tour
After breakfast, you will start a scenic drive of 150km through northern Vietnam to Halong Bay, which was designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1994. Halong Bay is a gift for human from nature and it is also a highlight of your Vietnam vacation packages. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the cruise staff and led to check in. It will be a pleasant experience to enjoy the lunch while sailing on the sea. In the afternoon, you will visit some heavenly caves and join in the funny activities, such as kayaking, diving and swimming. Then stay overnight on the cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Halong Bay cruise tour, Fly 1h10mins to Hue
Wake up in the early morning and take part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck if you like. After short practice, you could enjoy the morning tea or coffee. Then please get ready to disembark for a few hours' land tour. The hospitable local people will welcome you with their home-made fruit or animal wine. While finishing the local family visiting, return to the cruise to enjoy the well-arranged brunch. Your cruise trip will be ended after lunch and our guide will meet you again onshore to transfer you to Hanoi Airport to take your flight to Hue, which is the third destination of your private Vietnam vacation.
Day 5: Hue classical day tour with Tomb of Tu Duc
Hue is a former capital of Vietnam and full of historic sites. In the morning, you will take a private dragon boat along the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda to know more about Thien Mu, who is a holly mother of local people. Then, you will come to the central located Imperial City, the Hue Royal Palace, which is also called the Forbidden City of Hue, the capital city of last dynasty.
In the afternoon, our guide will show you the Tomb of Tu Duc where you will enjoy the harmonious relationship between humans and nature from the buildings inside. Our last stop for today will be Dong Ba Market which is the largest traditional trading market in Hue. Here, you will have a chance to know more about local trading, and the way the local people doing business.
Day 6: Drive 3h to Hoi An via Da Nang, Hoi An free afternoon
After breakfast, our guide and the driver will drive south to take you to Hoi An Ancient Town. On the way, you will pass by the most beautiful coastline in the world, and have a stop for drink to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Upon arrival, our guide will help you check in your hotel, and then take you to a famous local restaurant to enjoy lunch. The rest of the day is for you to explore the old town by yourself.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Hoi An half day tour to My Son Sanctuary
Today, your Vietnam vacation packages will come to a holy land - My Son Sanctuary. Here, you will learn about the famous ancient kingdom of Champa. The Champa Dancing Show will bring you back to the ancient period and know more about the local people's culture, belief and living. Driving back to Hoi An city after around 2 hours' visiting. Then, our guide will suggest some nice restaurants for you to have lunch. The rest of the day is free for you to stroll around the old town to feel the real life of the local people.
Day 8: Drive 1h to Da Nang, Fly 1.5h to Ho Chi Minh City
Wake up naturally and have your breakfast. You may have some free time in the morning to walk on the beach by yourself. Then, check out the hotel and we'll head to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. From Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City, it is around 966km, and takes around 1 hour and 30mins by flight. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
For today's tour to Ho Chi Mihh City, we will start from the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which is 32km far away from HCMC. Our guide will take you to experience the special life during the Vietnam War. They lived in the underground tunnels for daytime, and could only come out to relax for a while at night. You may see kitchens, living quarters, and meeting rooms in the tunnels. Through visiting these sites, you could image how they suffered during that period.
Later, you will be transferred back to the city and pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum. Here, you could see many objects left by the wars, from which you can fully feel the cruelty of the wars. Our last stop for today is the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace, and its nearby attractions.
Day 10: Drive 2h to My Tho, Enjoy Mekong Delta cruise
After breakfast, leave bustling Ho Chi Minh city for My Tho, which is a gateway to Mekong Delta. During 2 hours' driving, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rice fields and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda along the way. After arriving in My Tho, you will change to a boat to experience the local life on Mekong River, and visit some traditional stilt houses as well as the boat building workshops. Lunch will be served on an island.Then we’ll continue driving to Can Tho city to check in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11: Can Tho cruise tour to Cai Rang floating market
Today, in order to experience the busiest time of Cai Rang floating market, you need to get up a little bit earlier. Firstly, you will take a boat along Mekong River to Cai Rang floating market. The hard-working people, flourishing trading, the coming and going boats will well show you how local people doing business and live on the water. You will also have a chance to taste the fresh local fruit and snacks. Then, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City departure, Airport see off
Your 12 days of classical Vietnam private tour package ends today. After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the airport according to your flight schedule.
|Destinations||Luxury Hotels||Standard Hotels|
|Hanoi||Pan Pacific Hanoi||Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa|
|Halong Bay||Indochina Cruise||Signature Cruise|
|Hue||Indochina Palace||Moonlight Hotel Hue|
|Hoi An||La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa||Little Beach A Boutique Hotel & Spa|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Hotel Nikko Saigon||Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel|
|Can Tho||Victoria Can Tho Resort||Victoria Can Tho Resort|
Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
|Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec|
|May - Sep|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec||$2379 |
|May - Sep||$2269 |
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec||$2119 |
|May - Sep||$2019 |
- Domestic airfare of Hanoi - Hue; Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- International flight into and out Vietnam.
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses ( insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Vietnam Visa fees.