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Summer Super Deal: Vietnam Impression - 10 days

This 10-day Vietnam trip takes you to all the iconic destinations in Vietnam from North to South, including the Unesco Heritage Halong Bay & Hoi An Ancient town, sensational city tours of the elegant Hanoi & the bustling Saigon, plus a trip to the famous Mekong Delta to experience the floating life of locals in utmost authenticity.

Taking the hassle out of trip planning with a million details, this Vietnam tour package offers the highest value for first-time travelers visiting Vietnam since all exotic sights are well-included, together with in-destination transfers and domestic flights (Hanoi – Da Nang & Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City).

You only need to grab your passport, get your camera ready, and enjoy this beautiful journey – handcrafted by our local experts and brought to you at our Super Deal rate exclusively for this Summer only!

Highlights

  • All-in-all travel bucket list with most iconic destinations in Vietnam checked: Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city and Mekong Delta
  • All-inclusive for pivate tour package: 02 domestic flights, tour guides, all transfers and main meals
  • Comfy, well-established, service-oriented and of excellent location hotels and cruise 
  • More the friends, less the price – groups of 4 travelers save US$140/ person

Itinerary

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day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL

Xin chào! Welcome to Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Hanoi airport and after immigration clearance, you will be greeted by local guide who will take you to downtown.

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and one of the hidden gems of Southeast Asia, retains an elegance and charm which makes it stand out from other cities. The winding narrow streets of the bustling Old Quarter contrast with wafting incense in the Temple of Literature and the serenity of the many small lakes. The city’s French influence is well present in fine old colonial buildings and tree-lined boulevards.

Meals: None

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort: La Dolce Vita Hotel – Standard Room

  • Option Deluxe: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury Room

day 2
HANOI, EXPLORE THE CITY AND OFFBEAT SPOTS

You will meet up with the guide in hotel’s lobby at 9.00 AM.

First, head to the Southern edge of the ancient citadel (the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense nowadays) and start your walk. You will cross a lively street, where merchants display an impressive array of veggies and fruits being sold every morning. Keep walking and enter Hanoi’s unique “food street”, the only place in town where food shops are allowed to stay opened 24/7.

Then, revel in the impressive scenes of life by the rails at Hanoi Train Street, before visiting the Temple of Literature, a masterpiece of Hanoi’s architecture.

For lunch you will taste bun cha at a street shop on the sidewalk. Bun Cha is an exclusive dish of Hanoi, with flavored minced pork, flame grilled and served with sticky rice noodles and spring rolls.

In the afternoon, you will explore the garden of the Presidential Palace featuring giant mango trees, the one-pillar pagoda and the teak house on stilts where President Ho Chi Minh spent his last years.

Then, transfer to the tree and plant street market, located in the Northwest of the city. Here, start a gentle walk along a busy street on sidewalks which are covered in lush green vegetation.

The urban trail takes you off the main avenue along smaller pathways to a very special district, where you can stepping back in time, into the 1980’s when Hanoi was a quaint capital populated mostly by modest workers. Take some time to enjoy wandering around this fascinating district.

The last stop for the day allows you to relax on the terrace of a local coffee as you can observe the daily life of locals passing by.

You will return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort: La Dolce Vita Hotel – Standard Room

  • Option Deluxe: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury Room

day 3
HANOI – HALONG - TIEN ONG CAVE

After breakfast, you will depart to Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most stunning natural wonders – by the cruise company shuttle bus.

Upon your arrival around noon, enjoy a welcome drink at Bhaya Cafe in Tuan Chau Island. The staff will guide you through a safety briefing before setting out on the cruise. Enjoy your lunch while cruising towards the Southwest of Halong Bay.

Along the journey, you can discover the mysterious Tien Ong Cave, which is not only beautiful but also an archaeological site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is one of the finest in Halong Bay.

In the afternoon, sit back on the sundeck and relax with a cool drink, taking in the incredible scenery.

Later on, let’s participate in an exciting ‘Master-Chef Competition’ and fruit carving demonstration and give a try at cooking and preparing authentic Vietnamese food. The winner of the competition will be rewarded with a surprising gift.

Afternoon is also a great time to admire the sunset over the enchanting bay while the boat anchors for the overnight stay.

At night, enjoy a set-menu dinner on board while your Cruise Manager introduces you to the following day’s program.

After dinner, return to your cabin or join our staff for a spot of squid fishing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Boat: Bhaya Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 4
HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLY TO DANANG - HOI AN FREE

Start your day off with a Tai Chi lesson on sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy the dawn on the Bay.

A light breakfast will be served onboard. The boat will then lift its anchor and sail on to Cua Van floating village.

Take your time to visit the village which has been selected as one of ‘11 insanely beautiful small towns from around the world’ by the Huffington Post.

Get out on the water in your choice of a kayak or traditional rowing boat and discover the local life of the village.

Return to your boat and relax.

Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat cruises through Lom Bo Islet, Soi Sim Island, Hoa Cuong Islet, Trong Mai Islet, and Ba Hang Village.

Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina and head back to Hanoi via cruise shuttle bus.

Later on, the driver will pick up you and transfer to Noi Bai airport to take the flight to Danang. Landing at Da Nang International Airport, you are greeted by local guide and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Brunch

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort: Hoi An Rose Garden Hotel – Deluxe Double/Twin Room with Balcony 

  • Option Deluxe: Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel – Superior Room

Note:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subjected to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.

day 5
HOI AN CYCLING AND KAYAKING - ORIENTATION WALK OF HOI AN TOWN

8.00 AM – Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals (using our guide as a translator). There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.

After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh  palm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular. To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel.

In the afternoon, walk along the ancient streets of Hoi An, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, and outlets for local artists, craftsmen and tailors. Hoi An’s unique architecture is well displayed in what is arguably Vietnam’s most tourist-friendly town.

Explore the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge. A symbol of Hoi An and a testament to its fascinating history, the Japanese Bridge was probably constructed in the early 17th century, though the exact date is unknown. The bridge, also known as the Pagoda Bridge (Chua Cau), was built by Japanese craftsmen who were part of a larger community of foreign merchants active in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort: Hoi An Rose Garden Hotel – Deluxe Double/Twin Room with Balcony 

  • Option Deluxe: Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel – Superior Room

day 6
HOI AN AT LEISURE

Today will be a free day for you to discover the town at leisure.

You can cycle to the beach and relax or wander around the town with many choices of shopping and spa to relax, cafes and local delicacies to taste.

Hoi An is a paradise for custom-made silk, fashionable clothing and accessories which would be great souvenirs to bring home for your friends and loved ones.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort: Hoi An Rose Garden Hotel – Deluxe Double/Twin Room with Balcony 

  • Option Deluxe: Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel – Superior Room

Some tips for the day: Hoi An has so many nice spots for you to enjoy the day leisurely strolling around

  • Have a Tea break at Reaching out tea house at the ancient town, 131 Trần Phú
  • Ancient Faifo is the Coffee and restaurant with best town view. Recommended for dinner as well
  • Spend time at Precious Heritage Art Gallery – Museum, 26 Phan Boi Chau
  • Enjoy a cocktail or lunch by the beach at Soul kitchen, An Bang Beach
  • The Original Taste Of Hoi An Food Tour with Neville Dean
day 7
HOI AN - DANANG - FLY TO SAIGON

Rest at leisure before checking out and transferring to the airport with our driver for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city of Vietnam. It is the bustling economic capital and cultural trendsetter of the country, yet holds the timeless traditions of an ancient culture. 

You are warmly welcome by our guide with welcome board then transfer to hotel for luggage leaving and continue the tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Option Comfort & Great value: Liberty Saigon Greenview Hotel – Deluxe Room
  • Option Deluxe: Hotel De Charme Saigon – Deluxe City View Room
day 8
SAIGON LOCAL LIFE AND CYCLO IN THE CHINA TOWN

You will meet up with the guide at 8.0 AM at hotel lobby and head straight to District 10 to discover its genuine age-old Saigonese atmosphere.

First, visit a nice little flower market, take the time to walk past the colorful as well as and wander around the maze of narrow streets and back alleys that shape the characteristics of this area.

Next, spend some time on the nearby museum of traditional medicine FITO. You might walk up the 5 floors of the building, exploring this impressive collection of information and objects that explains the history and philosophy of traditional medicine.

Then, continue to Tao Dan Park for a traditional coffee break. Your morning ends at the Tan Dinh Market, the most ancient trading areas in town, re-built by the French in the early 1920.

For lunch, try some street-food dishes in Tran Khac Chan Street (your food choice is available in the menu here).

Later this afternoon, walk around District 1 to discover some of the major colonial landmarks that add up fascinating historical characters to the modern metropolis. You will see Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and grab a drink at the Continental Hotel terrace.

Afterwards, head to the Chinese District and wander around the streets on cyclo. Relax yourself and let the lively streets make the scene.

Before returning to the hotel, visit a local temple inside these areas.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort & Great value: Liberty Saigon Greenview Hotel – Deluxe Room
  • Option Deluxe: Hotel De Charme Saigon – Deluxe City View Room
day 9
SAIGON - FREE AT LEISURE

Today, you will be free at leisure to discover Saigon or take in the optional tour to Mekong for full-day floating along the small cannals.

Optional: Mekong delta by speedboat

07:30 Pick you up at the hotel lobby and then transfer you to Bach Dang pier by car or minivan.

07:50 Embark on a speedboat heading towards Mekong Delta. When sitting on board, a light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water are served. On the way, you will enjoy the fresh air and observe the pure beautiful landscape. In the meantime, our guide will explain about the daily rural life of local people living along the riverbanks.

08:45 Disembark from speedboat to visit a shrimp farm to learn how the locals raise shrimps. Afterwards, take a bike to visit the Cao Dai Temple and a traditional Vietnamese family making tofu.

09:30 Keep heading to Mekong Delta.

10:45 Cruise through a small and beautiful canal where there are many water coconut trees on the bank together with freshwater mangroves.

11:10 Get on a bike cycling through a small path to enjoy a pure countryside featuring a wide range of trees (longan, green orange, pomelo, coconut…). For those who cannot ride a bike, the motorbike driver will take you to visit areas (one passenger stays behind a driver).

11:40 On the way, pause for taking photos of beautiful sceneries and visit an old pagoda built in the 18th century.

12:20 Head to a traditional rural Vietnamese house covered by the orchards laden with fruits to have home hosted lunch, enjoy coconut juice and fresh seasonal fruits.

13:30 Take a ride on “Xe Loi” (tuk-tuk) through a local village. Then, approach to a small pier to embark on a traditional wooden sampan (a skinny rolling boat with 4 people per boat) to experience the peaceful atmosphere of water region.

14:20 Say goodbye to Mekong Delta and return to Saigon.

16:20 Arrive back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

  • Option Comfort & Great value: Liberty Saigon Greenview Hotel – Deluxe Room
  • Option Deluxe: Hotel De Charme Saigon – Deluxe City View Room
day 10
SAIGON DEPARTURE

In the morning, you are free at leisure.

DiscoverHo Chi Minh City for some last minute shopping before our driver comes. You will transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

We wish you safe and pleasant trip!

Meals: None

Tour Price Includes:

  • 08 nights’ accommodation in twin or double hotel room with daily breakfast (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 01 night in twin or double cabin on shared Halong Bay cruise (2 days 1 night), meals and on-board activities inclusive as indicated in the program (exclusive of spa services & beverages)
  • Airfares for 02 domestic flights / Economy Class (Hanoi to Da Nang; Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city)
  • All transfers with air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the program
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in the program
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus (applicable for days of transfer and sightseeing only)
  • Complimentary processing of visa approval letter for visa on arrival to Vietnam – applicable for specific nationalities of United States, Australian, New Zealand, Hong Kong. (For others, please send direct enquiry to our Journey Planner.)

Tour Price Excludes:

  • International airfares
  • Surcharge for single use of accommodation (hotel rooms and cruise cabins)
  • Visa stamping fee (for visa on arrival)
  • Any pre or post-tour arrangement (transfer, tour, accommodation and all other services)
  • Meals other than those clearly indicated in the program as ‘Included’
  • All drinks, including mineral water bottles beyond that supplied
  • Tipping etiquette for tour guides and drivers, which is an entirely personal gesture, however we recommend you allow US$3 – US$6 per day per traveller)
  • Surcharge incurred from early check-in or late check-out (if any)
  • Travel insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • All other services and expenses not clearly indicated in the program as included