Welcome to the 11-day tour itinerary that promises to take you on a journey of discovery through Vietnam's stunning natural landscapes, rich culture, delicious cuisine, and vibrant local life. Beginning in Hanoi, the country's capital city, you will embark on an adventure that will take you to some of the most spectacular destinations in the country. From the majestic Halong Bay to the lush Mai Chau valley, from the ancient capital of Ninh Binh to the bustling metropolis of Saigon, this tour will offer you a unique insight into Vietnam's diverse culture and traditions. You'll also get to taste the country's delicious food, explore its bustling markets, and interact with the friendly locals who call it home. So pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Vietnam!

  • Hanoi, Saigon city tour & street foods tasting
  • Halong Bay overnight package cruise
  • Light trek around Mai Chau villages for sightseeing
  • Amazing diversity of flora and fauna of Cuc Phuong National Park
  • Rowing boat along a little river at Tam Coc - Ninh Binh
  • Cu Chi Tunnels discovery
  • Charms of Mekong Delta and colorful floating market
Trip Length: 11 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Nature, Culture & Local Life | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Saigon
Places visited: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong National Park - Ninh Binh - HCMC / Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta
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Itinerary Details

relax in Hanoi hotel, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Ha Noi! Upon arrival to Noi Bai International Airport, met and greeted by our guide and take transfer downtown Ha Noi for hotel check in. Free time at your leisure to relax.

Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi centrer area.

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer
Hotel in hanoi
Halong Bay tour Vietnam
Halong Bay tour Vietnam

Depart for the around 4-hour drive to Halong City. The road journey there is through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, observe everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they are working in the rice fields, take pigs and chicken to the markets on motorbikes and plough the fields with their water buffaloes.

Around noon, you arrive in Halong pier and board your boat for the cruise on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands. A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board while cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay and admire the breathtaking scenery of the World Natural Wonder. Visiting the magnificent limestone cave and enjoy swimming.

Overnight on board.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
Sightseeing halong bay
Cruiser on Halong Bay
Halong Bay Vietnam
floating village on halong bay Vietnam

Wake up early for enjoying fresh air and sunrise from the top deck with a cup of hot coffee or tea. After your breakfast, the boat starts cruising to other parts of the bay. This morning, you also have a chance to visit a floating village, which has settled in the area for generations and learn how life on water and their traditional fish farming. More swim if you wish and thence the boat is heading for the pier. Enjoy the brunch on the way. Disembark around 11:15 AM for a returning drive to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfer
Visit a Floanting Village on sea
Breakfast & coffee
Hotel in hanoi
one pillar pagoda hanoi Vietnam
cyclo hanoi city tour, Vietnam

A full day exploring the long standing history Hanoi, beginning with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence, his impressive house-on-stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, drive to visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university established during the construction of the capital.

In the afternoon, you visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is considered as the most interesting one in Vietnam. Continue on to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which is located on a small Island of Hoan Kiem Lake and a walking tour around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi to finish your day.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfers
hanoi sightseeing
pagoda & temple
Mai Chau Hoa Binh tour form Hanoi Vietnam
Mai Chau Hoa Binh Vietnam

Leave Hanoi and drive through spectacular country and mountain sceneries to Mai Chau, a beautiful green valley home to beautiful White Thai minority villages, approx 150km from Hanoi. This is a great place to enjoy natural beauty and observe traditional hill tribe culture and life style that is well preserved.

Take a light trek around villages for sightseeing, visit local homes, enjoy local interaction and perhaps join with locals at their farm work.

Excellent home dinner will be served along with some local rice wine.

Overnight home stay in a local house on stilts.

Summary of inclusions

bus transfer
local village
hill tribe culture
Cuc Phuong national park Ninh Binh Vietnam
Cuc Phuong national park Ninh Binh Vietnam

After breakfast, get on car and drive to Cuc Phuong. It takes about 5 hours and the road is bumpy but the scenery is nice. This was Vietnam's first national park and is the country's largest nature reserve that consists of verdant karst mountains and lush valleys and is home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna of which, some are listed on Vietnam Red Book of endangered species. Upon arrival in Cuc Phuong, have lunch at the restaurant of the park then pay a visit to the Primate Rescue Center to see and learn about many different endangered species. Continue to drive to the park center for a 3 hour hike to admire the rich flora system in this ancient rain forest. There, you could see a giant of the park, a thousand-years-old tree. Visit a limestone cave of the prehistory man on the way back to the park’s head quarter.

Tonight you will enjoy your sleep at the park guest house in the sounds of the jungle.

Summary of inclusions

bus transfers
cuc phuong natural park
forest guest house
mua caves ninh binh Vietnam
tam coc ninh binh tour Vietnam

This morning, you are advised to be early birds for a gentle walk around the peaceful lake, enjoying fresh-air and listening to the nature sound. After breakfast, check out and drive to Tam Coc area. Upon arrival, we will take 2-hour sampan boat row along a little river at Tam Coc (Three Caves). This beauty spot is considered as “Inland Halong Bay” featured with towering karst formations. It is very beautiful scenery along the row with vertical sides of Limestone Mountains and rice paddy-fields. The local rowers will take you gently through three beautiful limestone caves with hundreds of stalactites above your heads. Back to the dock and transfer to a local restaurant for a Vietnamese lunch with the local specialties. After lunch, you will jump on a bike for a stunning ride along the back roads through the beautiful scenery of towering karsts on the ground of ponds, rice paddies and rural villages. Visit Thai Vi temple which is dedicated to the national heroes of the Tran Dynasty and enjoy a piece of traditional music played by an old man who takes care of the temple. Get back to our vehicle for returning to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary of inclusions

on the boat
rural villages
Local restaurant lunch
Hotel in hanoi
Fly from hanoi to saigon Vietnam
Local market, Hoi An, Vietnam

Today is free at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Be picked up and drive to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfers
fly to saigon
Hotel in saigon
Cu Chi tunnel Saigon Vietnam
Notre Dame Cathedral HCMC saigon Vietnam

After breakfast at hotel, our guide and driver will come and pick you up for the Cu Chi tunnel which consists of incredibly underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong). Lunch at local restaurant then go back to Ho Chi Minh city for the sight seeing with the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai Gon Post Office, Nguyen Hue Boulevard, City Municipal Hall. We follow these with a visit the retail Ben Thanh Market where everything is for sales.

Overnight in Saigon.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
cu chi tunnels
Hotel in saigon
rowing boat on small river, mekong delta, Vietnam
floating market mekong delta Vietnam

Depart from your hotel around 8:00 and depart to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in My Tho City, embark a a boat get over Tien River to the other side (Ben Tre land, sight-seeing fish farms, floating fish market on the way. Stop at a fruits garden and visit a family in the area where you can enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music in the garden. Boating to Tan Thach village to visit a local coconut candy workshop; taste candy (local special product). After this, take a boat to An Khanh village to see fish breeding in floating cages and walk under coconut shade stop at some local houses to see how they pack banana and coconut-leaves cakes. Walk on “Monkey Bridge” to Vuon Dau for lunch. After lunch, take a rowing boat on narrow water palm creek and come back to My Tho boat wharf, meet the driver and go back to Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Summary of inclusions

on the boat
floating market
coconut candy workshop
Hotel in Saigon
Ho Chi Minh ctiy, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh ctiy, Vietnam

Enjoy your free time at leisure until getting transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfers
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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs


  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

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Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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