Welcome to beautiful Vietnam! Wander through an ancient land filled with an unforgettable history, kicking off Saigon in Southern Vietnam and ending in Hanoi or vice versa. Within 8 days of travel with Vietcam Holidays, our most compact program that invites you to experience Vietnam's geography, rich culture and history then experience the hospitality of local people then strike a bargain in Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling markets, glance at Mekong Delta, don't miss Hue’s Ancient Citadel with its ancient tombs and temples, Hoian’s tranquility as well as the chaotic Old Quarter of Hanoi and the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay...
Tour route: Saigon | Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta | Ben Tre - Hue ancient capital, Hoian Old town - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Saigon/Hanoi or Vice versa
Tour customizable: You can change anything which match your wish by email to us | Contact Us
Group size: From 1 person up
Group tour: Available – Upon request
Tour Category: Vietnam Classic Tours
- Glance daily life of Mekong River Delta.
- Short discover Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon
- Enjoy romantic & ancient beauty in Hue - Vietnam’s ancient capital city.
- Enjoy the amazing view from Hai Van pass.
- Wander through the peaceful street of Hoian Ancient Town.
- Visit Hanoi's colonial charm.
- Explore mythical Halong Bay on a day cruise.
Private Tour RATE: This rate is quoted in US Dollars (US$) per person based on Double/Twin occupancy.
|Group size||1 person||2 persons||3-4 persons||5-7 persons|
Surcharge 10% for Christmas & New Year (From 20 Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2020)
Surcharge 20% for Vietnamese lunar New Year (From 23 Jan – 29 Jan, 2020)
Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotels are rated according to local standards. All itineraries are flexible and can easily be altered to suit your needs and interests. Contact one of our travel consultants for more information.
|Cities||Hotel used or similar||Room Type||Website|
|Hue||Êmm Hue Hotel||Deluxe||http://emmhotels.com/en|
|Hoian||Hoi An River Green Boutique||Deluxe||https://www.hoianrivergreen.com|
|Hanoi||Hanoi Era Hotel||Deluxe city||http://www.hanoierahotel.com/|
|Halong city||Halong Boutique hotel||Classic Window||http://halongboutiquehotel.com/|
|Halong Bay||Day trip Cruise|
- Accommodations shared in Double/Twin room (3 star in average) with daily breakfasts
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- Transportations by private car with A/C
- Experienced English-speaking guides
- All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
- 2 domestic flights (Saigon – Hue, Danang - Hanoi)
- Mineral water & towel on trip (Not beverages at restaurants)
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
- Vietnam visa approval letter
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Vietnam Visa fees
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
- Beverages & other personal expenses
- Others are not mentioned as the above includes
|DAY 1||Saigon arrival - city tour (D)|
|DAY 2||Saigon - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre - Saigon - fly to Hue (B,L)|
|DAY 3||Hue city tour (B)|
|DAY 4||Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)|
|DAY 5||Hoian walking tour - Basket boat trip (B,L)|
|DAY 6||Hoian - fly to Hanoi - Halong (B)|
|DAY 7||Halong Bay cruise - Hanoi (B,L)|
|DAY 8||Hanoi city tour - Departure (B)|
Day 1 – Saigon arrival - city tour (D)
Welcome to Saigon, our driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and transfer to your hotel in the city center. You have chance to enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Check in and relax.
Afternoon, we enjoy half day city tour by visiting: The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Tan Dinh church. Then back to hotel and relax.
In the evening, Welcome Dinner will be hosted by Vietcam Holidays at nice restaurants.
Day 2 – Saigon - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre - Saigon - fly to Hue (B,L)
Today you leave Saigon after breakfast, driving two-hours to reach Ben Tre. Pick up at Hung Vuong Pier then take a boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong River, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring…..Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking.
Visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where the people to open coconut by hand (husking coconut), coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process located along canal, taste tropical fruit, honey tea. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats. Afterward, You have option: the first one: being on a cart powered by a motorbike, The second one is biking (4km or longer) and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants.
Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, take a rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. You will transferred back to Saigon for your flight to Hue. Upon your arrival in Hue, you will be transferred to hotel in the center, check in and free at leisure.
Day 3 – Hue full day Tour (B)
Pick up from your hotel. A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious sites, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
The afternoon continues with a visit to the elaborate tombs of emperors Tu Duc & Khai Dinh. Your tour guide will give you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. Back to hotel and relax.
Day 4 – Hue – Danang – Hoian (B)
Leave Hue in the morning, drive Southward to Hoi An (140km) with a stop at scenic beach of Lang Co for a drink then drive over the 500m high Hai Van pass. From top of the pass, on nice days, you can enjoy the whole vista of Danang, the Tien Sa seaport, Son Tra Peninsula, Cham island and long sandy beaches. You can also stop to visit Cham museum and Mable Mountain before proceeding to Hoi An. Check in your hotel. Overnight in Hoian
Day 5 – Hoian Ecotour - walking tour (B,L)
After breakfast, at 8.30 am pick you up at your hotel, riding to the beautiful village over small beautiful narrow roads to visit countryside life views such as rice paddle fields, water buffalos, bamboo bridges, local farmers on farming shrimp on the daily works. Learning and sharing local farming life experience with local the farmer at a vegetable village such as hoeing sand, watering vegetable….
Getting on board to arriving the Mouth of the Cua Dai Sea where the end of Hoian river meets the sea, getting to along the coastline visiting the local fishing life. Learning and sharing fishing experience with local fishermen by joining and catching fish with unique fishing nets
* Learning how to ride funny round boat (basket boat) - It is safe even for the kid.
* Getting back boat to discover the water palm coconut canal paradise
Keep discovering the beautiful water coconut palm canal paradise by watching birds, observing the fishing life along the palm canal paradise by basket boats to learn about local fishing people Back Eco-tour boat by basket boats to enjoy great seafood meal from "The End of The world restaurant” served on eco-tour boat.
Back to the town after lunch, we will enjoy few hour walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Hoian is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up; this is the time to do it.
Day 6 – Hoian - fly to Hanoi - Halong (B)
Have breakfast at hotel, you have time to relax at hotel until get afternoon flight to Hanoi.
Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to Halong city. Check in and take time to discovery Halong city by your own.
Day 7 – Halong Bay cruise - Hanoi (B,L)
Today enjoy a day cruise on Halong Bay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters, located in the Gulf of Tonkin. After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Halong harbor to board your private junk cruise for a 4-hour journey. Cruise along the calm waters, between looming, limestone outcrops to visit Dau Go Cave "Grotto of the Wooden Stakes", where, in 1288, one of Vietnam’s most famous generals, Tran Hung Dao, stored hundreds of stakes before battling the invading Mongolian army. A short walk away, visit the newly discovered Thien Cung Cave ("Grotto of the Heavenly Palace"), famous for its stalagmites and stalactites. Savor a fresh seafood lunch, served on board before sailing back to Halong City, where your car will be waiting to take you to Hanoi. Spend your night in Hanoi
Day 8 – Hanoi city tour - Departure (B)
Enjoy a half day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital, before driving through the countryside of the Red River Delta to the magical Halong Bay. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature, the Fine Arts Museum.
In the afternoon, leave Hanoi and drive to Hanoi airport for your home flight.
Thank you, Goodbye and Have a safe travel!