Best of Vietnam: 11 days

Minimum age
6

Duration
10 days

Tour price
$860USD

Physicality
Low

Discover more of Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals and scrumptious food with a thorough exploration of this enticing country. Be engaged by living history and ancient relics in Hoi An and Hue, and the thriving culture of Saigon and Hanoi, then savor the luxury of time to unwind at Vietnam’s stunning beaches and the picturesque Mekong delta.

The perfect ten day trip to see best of Vietnam. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Hoi An, chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vietnam’s coolest spots.


Included activities:
Hanoi – airport pick up by private car (no guide)
Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise with SecrectHalong (shuttle bus and join group)
Hue - pick up by private car with guide
Hue – perfum river cruise with guide
Guide tour Hue to Hoi An by private car with guide
Hoi An - Ancient town walking tour with guide
Hoi An - cycling tour with guide
Ho Chi Minh City – walking tour with guide
Mekong delta – Mekong boat trip in Ben Tre with guide
Mekong delta – Homestay on island with guide
Mekong delta – Boat trip visit villages and floating market in Cai Be with guide
Saigon – airport transfer by private car (no guide)


THE TOUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
Accommodation: 8 nights at comfortable 3*** hotel, 1 nights at homestay, 1 night cruise, air tickets


TOUR COST:
Group of 7-8 persons: US$ from $860usd
Group of 4-6 persons: US$ from $970usd
Group of 3 persons: US$ from $1065usd
Group of 2 persons: US$ from  $1190usd
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI

Upon arrival, you are picked up by our driver with private car and transferred to the hotel in Hanoi. Remainder of the day is free to relax and explore the capital city of Hanoi.

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Hanoi

 

 

DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Have breakfast in hotel and join a tour group for Halong bay trip. 4 hour drive to Halong Bay, board your desired junk boat, enjoy a welcome drink before relaxing with a fresh seafood lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay. After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.

We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic; Opportunity to paddle a kayak and explore the bay in depth.

After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. The boat cruises to its secluded anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Accommodation: Halong Secrect boat in Ha Long bay

Meal included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

 

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI

Start your day early for a wonderful chance to admire the bay waking up around you. Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay.

About 7.45am, we hop on tender boat to go visiting a famous cave in Halong bay. Walking up the moutain to the cave, opportunity to enjoy beautiful view of the bay, stalactite and stalagmites in the cave.

 

Back on boat by mid-morning, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Disembark around midday back at the pier. The shuttle bus will meet you and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive back Hanoi around 4pm.

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Hanoi

Meal included: breakfast

 

 

DAY 4HA NOI flight to HUE

After breakfast at the hotel. Our driver will meet you in time at your hotel and transfer by private car to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Hue city. Upon arrival Hue, your guide will meet you at the airport and transferred 25 minutes to your hotel in Hue. In the afternoon, you will see the Perfume River and the famous Thien Mu pagoda and of course you will take an hour cruise along the river on dragon boat to give you the view of this much loved city. Overnight in Hue.

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel with swimming pool in Hue

Meal included: breakfast, dinner

 

 

DAY 5: HUE to HOI AN

Have brakfast at hotel, 8:00am visit the Imperial Citadel (area of 52 km2), a must-see attraction for Vietnam. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital of the Nguyen Dynasty for 143 years (from 1802 until 1945).

 

You will walk and discover old Imperial City gates, royal palaces, Purple Forbidden City, Outer Court, Temples and places of worship. You will then visit the insence village, Vong Canh Hill that is the best view for you to have pictures of Perfume River. Also visit the historical royal tomb of King Tu Duc.

 

In the afternoon, we drive to Hoi An with a stop at Hai Van pass and China beach in Danang. Arrive in Hoi An just around sunset time.

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel with swimming pool in Hoi An

Meal included: breakfast

 

 

DAY 6: HOI AN

Enjoy your time at leisure for Hoi An beach and relax at swimming pool. Or you can take a guided trip to My Son temples, or a market tour with cooking class. You could also take a tour by boat and bicycle to Hoi An countryside and island surrounding Hoi An. The choice is yours; your guide will discuss your timing for the day depending on your preferences and extra cost you would like to pay. Decide together what you would like to do for your time in Hoi An.

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel with swimming pool in Hoi An

Meal included: breakfast

 

 

DAY 7: Free day in Hoi An

Enjoy your free timein Hoi An

Accommodation: At 3*** hotel with swimming pool in Hoi An

Meal included: breakfast

 

 

DAY 8: HOI AN/DANANG – SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS

Leave Hoi An/Danang behind and transfer by private car to the the airport in Da Nang. After one hour flight from Da Nang to Saigon, you will be picked up and transported directly to Cu Chi tunnels (45km from the airport). 

Afternoon is better time to visit Cuchi tunnels as you will escape the tourist crowded. Your guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the tunnels, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. We walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on. After visiting Cu Chi, you will be transported to the hotel in Saigon.
Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Saigon
Meal included: breakfast


DAY 9: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
Drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, located in the Delta of the Mekong River. Arrive at the waterfront pier and embark on an enjoyable motor boat excursion. At the Island, visit a local house and be introduced to the owner, have some tea and chat with your host and stroll through the garden to get an insight into daily farming life. Continue your journey by Xe Loi (Mekong Tuk Tuk) to go deeper into coconut jungle, taste some local delicacies during lunch in Ben Tre. Take a traditional sampan boat along the small shady cannels before returning to your car waiting in My Tho city and drive to Vinh Long where our boat is waiting to take us to the local house on An Binh island for overnight.
Accommodation: homestay on An Binh island (Mekong)
Meal included: breakfast, dinner


DAY 10: MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON
We will wake up early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta. Have breakfast with local family and take a boat ride 1,5 hours along the mighty Mekong to Cai Be floating market. We will continue on the boat ride into the narrow waterways to see local families making popped rice, rice paper, coconut candies and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the area. You'll get to sample as we travel! After we disembark, we'll get on our car for 2,5hour drive to Saigon.
Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Saigon
Meal included: breakfast


DAY 11: SAIGON DEPARTURE
Enjoy free time to explore the city of Saigon till transfer time to airport for the departure flight.
Meal included: breakfast

 

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