Discover Vietnam in Style 10 days
Travel the length of Vietnam on this 10day tour, stopping in Ho Chi Minh City (in the south), Hanoi (in the north), and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in between.
Begin in dynamic HCMC (formerly Saigon) , the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If desired, you can also visit the powerful War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city’s upscale shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and accessories designed by contemporary Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Try HCMC’s strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich). Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an interesting religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism (a unique fusion of world religions) in Tay Ninh . Alternatively, spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta .
Next, fly to the resort town of Nha Trang to spend several days in a seaside hotel/resort overlooking beautiful Nha Trang Bay at the Evason Hideaway Resort at Ana Mandara. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
Fly to the charming town of Hoi An , a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and river town, crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. Nearby, see ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. Opt to stay at a luxury beach resort in nearby Danang, or a boutique riverside hotel in the heart of Hoi An.
Wrap up in Hanoi , Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a performance at the Thang Long Puppet Theater. Dine in a French colonial villa converted into a gourmet restaurant. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes and shop for impressive modern art in the city’s numerous galleries. Also, visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
- All domestic flights
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Tissues and water on coach
- Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter
- Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
- Other services not mentioned above
Day 1: Arrive HCMC (D)
After arrival and check in at your hotel, you will have an afternoon private city tour of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam, with a population of 7 million people. Much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don't miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market, a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled 'Requiem', which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts.
The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. Close to the Palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883 and the stone used to create it was exported in its entirety from France. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office. For all its French colonial history, Ho Chi Minh City is far and away Vietnam's most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. You will stay overnight after a busy and exciting day!
Day 2: Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.
The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500 km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat, along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
You will leave HCMC for lush My Tho where you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. You will also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine, before heading back to HCMC for an overnight stay.
Tentative: You can also visit Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temples.
Day 3, 4 and 5: HCMC - Nha Trang Beach Holiday (B)
This morning you will take a flight to the resort town of Nha Trang to spend several days at a seaside resort overlooking beautiful Nha Trang Bay. You can snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)
You will transfer to the airport and fly on Vietnam Airlines to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization.
After leaving Danang, you will make your way the short distance to the Marble Mountains , where there will be the opportunity to climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. You will continue to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30km away. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some time to explore Hoi An on foot. Hoi An is now one of five UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites in Vietnam. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi (B/L/-)
Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century.
You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.You will transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi and have free time. You can ride a cyclo around the Old Quarter then go to dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show before an overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi (B/L)
The colonial capital city of Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Old Quarter, which is a maze of 36 streets and craft guilds. Also on the tour are the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with "lovers street", Thanh Nien), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's best museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. You will stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Halong Bay Excursion (B/L)
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong Bay City, you will be welcomed on board for a four hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After a four hour navigation, you will sail back to the harbor, rejoin car and head back to your hotel in Hanoi for anovernight stay.
Day 10: Departure (B)
|Cities||Hotels List||Room Type|
|Superior Category / 3-star hotel|
|Hanoi||Hanoi Imperial Hotel||Superior|
|Medalion Hanoi hotel||Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||Huong Hai Deluxe Junk||Deluxe Cabin|
|Dragon Pearl Junk||Deluxe Cabin|
|Hue Heritage hotel||Deluxe Garden view|
|Hoi An||Ancient House River Resort||Deluxe Garden view|
|Nha Trang||Asia Paradise hotel||Superior Seaview|
|Ho Chi Minh||Signature Saigon hotel||Deluxe|
|Palace Saigon hotel||Signature Superior|
|First Class Category / 4-star hotel|
|Hanoi||Sunway Hotel Hanoi||Superior|
|Silk Path hotel||Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||Halong Pelican Cruise||Deluxe Cabin|
|Hoi An||Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa||Deluxe riverview|
|Hoi An Boutique Resort||Superior|
|Nha Trang||Nha Trang Lodge hotel||Superior Seaview|
|Novotel Nha Trang||Superior|
|Ho Chi Minh||Liberty Central Hotel||Deluxe|
|Deluxe Category / 5-star hotel|
|Hanoi||Intercontinental Westlake Hanoi||Superior|
|Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi||Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||Emperor Cruises||Royal Suite|
|Hoi An||Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa||Deluxe Oceanview|
|Golden Sand Resort & Spa||Deluxe|
|Nha Trang||Evason Ana Mandara Resort Nha Trang||Deluxe Seaview|
|Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa||Deluxe|
|Ho Chi Minh||Caravelle Hotel Saigon||Deluxe|
|Sofitel Plaza Hotel Saigon||Superior|
|Luxury Category / Luxury 5-star hotel|
|Hanoi||Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi||Grand Luxury|
|Halong Bay||Emperor Cruises||Signature Suite|
|Hoi An||The Nam Hai resort||One bedroom villa|
|Nha Trang||Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay||Beach Pool villa|
|Ho Chi Minh||Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel||Park room|