OVERVIEW

Experience the wonders of Vietnam through this captivating journey, which has been crafted to showcase its multitude of unique sights and flavors. Embark on a 10-day adventure that will lead you from the vibrant South to the enchanting North (or vice versa), allowing you to immerse yourself in must-see attractions and captivating sights that span the entire country. Along the way, indulge in special featured destinations that promise to provide you with an authentic and unforgettable taste of Vietnam.

Highlights
  • Challenge yourdelf with cyclo ride in Hanoi old quarter.
  • Weave between the limestone karsts and islands of Halong Bay
  • Enjoy the ancentry of Hoi An town and Hue citadel.
  • Visit unbelievable underground tunnel systems of Cu Chi.
Trip Length: 10 days | Trip Style: Comfort Travel| Trip Theme: Local life & explore, local food| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city
Places visited: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta
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Itinerary Details

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, our tour guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to the hotel located in the heart of the city. After settling in, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace.

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi serves as the hub of cultural, political, and economic activities in the country. Its captivating Old Quarter, filled with historic temples nestled within a labyrinth of narrow streets, vibrant shops, and bustling stalls, showcases the city's rich heritage. French colonial architecture blends harmoniously with tree-lined boulevards, serene lakes, and graceful pagodas. Hanoi's charm is further enhanced by its elegant cafes and the vibrant energy of its street life.

We encourage you to take a leisurely stroll through the city center, immersing yourself in the captivating sights, sounds, and aromas that Hanoi has to offer. Explore the local cuisine, savoring the authentic flavors that make this city renowned for its culinary delights. After an eventful day, you will spend the night in Hanoi, ready for more adventures ahead.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
hotel
Hotel in hanoi
Halong, Vietnam
Halong bay, Vietnam

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Halong Bay, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site, during an enchanting day boat cruise. As you navigate through the captivating limestone islands, indulge in a delectable seafood lunch that will tantalize your taste buds.

Renowned as one of the seven new wonders of the world, Halong Bay is celebrated as one of the most magnificent destinations on our planet. This vast expanse of emerald water, covering over 1500 square kilometers, is adorned with breathtaking limestone islands of various shapes, sculpted over millions of years by the relentless forces of waves and winds.

During your exploration, you will have the opportunity to visit enchanting floating villages, where you can experience the unique local way of life. Take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, and venture into a colossal limestone cave that unveils nature's artistry at its finest. Capture countless memorable moments, as this picturesque setting offers countless opportunities to hone your photography skills.

As the day draws to a close, we will journey back to Hanoi, reflecting on the remarkable experiences that Halong Bay has bestowed upon us.

Summary of inclusions

cruise
cruise on ha long bay
meal
Breakfast & dinner
hotel
hotel in hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Today you will have a day tour to visit Hanoi’s featured sights. Learn about Vietnam modern history through your visit to the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex where you will see Ho Chi Minh in a glass sarcophagus and his humble house on stilts. Dig up further into the Vietnamese culture and civilization as you marvel through the Temple of Literature, the first University of the country that built from 1076, where huge stone steles on turtle backs bear names of the country’s men who received Doctor Laureate through royal examinations. Enjoy the colorful museum of Ethnology, visit to the Hoa Lo prison that nick named by American pilots as Hanoi Hilton, ride through 36 streets on a rickshaw and enjoy typical water puppet show.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hanoi
Hue, Vietnam
Hue Citadel, Vietnam

Board a flight to Hue, a city renowned for its historical landscapes and status as the former royal capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, embark on an afternoon visit to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden City.

The Imperial Citadel, constructed between 1804 and 1833, served as the administrative hub of the country from 1802 until 1884, and symbolically until 1945. This fortress-like citadel spans an impressive area of 6 kilometers, encompassing three distinct courts. Enclosed by imposing brick walls and protected by a moat system, the citadel boasts a remarkable architectural ensemble. Though many buildings were lost during past conflicts, including the years 1947 and 1968, a portion of the original structures has endured.

Take the opportunity to explore the Dong Ba market, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Sample the local specialty known as "banh khoai," for which Hue is famous. This delicacy offers a delightful taste of the region's culinary heritage.

Enjoy your time wandering through the market, engaging with the local vendors, and indulging in the flavors and aromas of Hue's culinary delights.

Hue's historical significance and distinctive local experiences await your discovery as you explore the Imperial Citadel, savor local cuisine, and soak up the unique ambiance of this captivating city.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
hotel in hue
Hoian, Vietnam
Hoian, Vietnam

Embark on a delightful journey aboard a "dragon boat" as you gently glide along the Perfume River, resembling a delicate silk strap. During the boat ride, you will visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, a symbol of Hue, and explore one of the grand tombs of the former emperors, seamlessly blending with the natural surroundings in perfect harmony.

After a satisfying lunch, embark on a scenic drive to the charming town of Hoi An, with picturesque stops along the way. Marvel at the stunning Lang Co Beach and soak in the beauty of the Hai Van mountain peak, treating yourself to a breathtaking panoramic view.

Hoi An, a quaint ancient town nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River, holds the esteemed title of a World Heritage site. In its heyday, Hoi An stood as one of Southeast Asia's most significant trading ports before the river gradually silted up. The town buzzed with activity, welcoming merchant ships from the East and the West, creating a bustling commercial center. Today, Hoi An's architecture, lifestyle, and ambiance are remarkably well-preserved, forming a unique cultural heritage site. Furthermore, Hoi An is a shopper's paradise, offering a myriad of options to explore and purchase.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure in Hoi An. Immerse yourself in the town's captivating atmosphere, stroll through its enchanting streets, and immerse yourself in the preserved beauty that has made Hoi An a beloved destination.

Take this opportunity to explore the town's charming shops, browse local handicrafts, and perhaps find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your visit. With the day at your disposal, you can fully embrace the essence of Hoi An and create unforgettable memories in this captivating town.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast &lunch
hotel
hotel in hoi an
Hoian ancient town, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Cycling in Hoian, Vietnam

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Hoi An's ancient quarter with a delightful walking tour. Discover the rich heritage of this historic town as you visit the Hoi An Centre market, temples, assembly halls, museums, and ancient houses. Explore the vibrant local culture and witness the bustling activities that take place along the waterfront area.

Indulge in a moment of tranquility as you find a seat at one of the elegant cafés. Sip on a refreshing cold drink and take in the passage of time, marveling at the moss-covered roofs and charming shuttered windows that adorn the town's architecture.

For those seeking a beachside retreat, Hoi An Beach is a perfect destination. Located just 4 kilometers away from the town, it is easily accessible by bicycle or taxi. Bask in the sun, sink your toes in the sand, and relish the calming embrace of the sea.

Whether you choose to explore the ancient quarter, unwind at a café, or enjoy the sun and waves at Hoi An Beach, this town offers a blend of cultural heritage, tranquility, and natural beauty that promises an unforgettable experience.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in hoi an
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sai Gon cyclo, Vietnam

Enjoy a leisurely period of free time before being transferred to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling metropolis of the South.

Once known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City stands as the largest city in Vietnam, pulsating with a vibrant tapestry of sights and sounds. From early morning until midnight, the city is alive with a constant stream of people going about their daily lives. It exudes an energetic atmosphere that is both captivating and invigorating.

Ho Chi Minh City showcases a fascinating blend of the old and the new, where modern skyscrapers rise amidst the remnants of colonial architecture. The city's streets are teeming with activity, reflecting a dynamic and fast-paced lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle as you explore the vibrant streets and experience the city's unique energy.

After your arrival, complete the check-in process at your accommodation and settle in for a comfortable overnight stay in the heart of Saigon. Allow yourself to embrace the captivating allure of this vibrant city, where the blend of tradition and modernity creates an extraordinary urban landscape.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in sai gon
Mekong delta, Vietnam
Mekong delta, Vietnam

Begin your journey by departing from the hotel and heading south towards the picturesque Vinh Long Province, nestled between the branches of the meandering Mekong River. As you arrive, prepare to embark on a captivating boat trip along the river's narrow waterways, adorned with lush vegetation.

Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings as you navigate through this enchanting landscape. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the many orchards, where you can indulge in the flavors of exotic fruits and savor their unique tastes. Additionally, you will have the chance to explore a local home and witness the cottage industries that contribute to the region's vibrant economy.

Indulge in a delightful lunch at a riverside restaurant, savoring the local flavors and soaking in the serene ambiance of the Mekong River.

Afterward, continue your exploration with a visit to the bustling Cai Be floating market. Witness the vibrant atmosphere as local traders navigate their boats, selling an array of goods and produce. Immerse yourself in the colorful scene, and embrace the unique charm of this traditional market.

As the day comes to a close, embark on the return journey to Saigon, cherishing the memories of your immersive experience in the Vinh Long Province. Reflect on the tranquility of the river's narrow waterways, the flavors of the exotic fruits, and the vibrant energy of the Cai Be floating market.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in sai gon
Cu chi Tunnels, Vietnam
Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam

Within the city, there are four essential destinations that we must visit: the Reunification Palace, the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the War Museum. These landmarks offer unique insights into the history and culture of Saigon.

After a satisfying lunch, we will embark on a journey to Cu Chi, located approximately 75 kilometers northwest of Saigon. Cu Chi is renowned for its intricate tunnel network, which played a significant role during the American War. These tunnels stretched from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh trail near the Cambodian border all the way to the Saigon River.

Prepare for a remarkable experience as you venture into one of the tunnels, providing a glimpse into the extraordinary lives and strategies employed by the Vietcong during the war. Crawl through the tunnels and gain firsthand insight into the challenges faced by the soldiers and their resourcefulness in adapting to their surroundings.

Immerse yourself in the history and feel a sense of connection with the past as you explore the remarkable tunnel system. It serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of the Vietnamese people during challenging times.

Take this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the local history and the impact of the American War on the region. Witness the ingenuity of the Vietcong fighters and gain a newfound appreciation for their struggles and triumphs.

This excursion to Cu Chi promises to be an enlightening and memorable experience, offering a unique perspective on the war and the resilience of the Vietnamese people.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in ho chi minh
Sai Gon, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City departure, Vietnam

Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before your transfer to Danang airport for onward flight or continuing with more “Travel Authentic Asia” destinations.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast

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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

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

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusion

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

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IMPORTANT NOTES

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.

Tour price:Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

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Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

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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