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Discover Vietnam at first sight

10/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiHalong BayHoi AnMekongHo Chi Minh
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Long regarded as the destination of outstanding natural beauties from Noth to South with pleasant climate, Vietnam is gaining the fresh life with the addition of a number of unique cultural sightseeing routes, diverse unique cultural and local experience, not to mention a raising number of modern hotes, resorts, restaurants and stores. Spending 10 days in Vietnam from North to South with our Essential Vietnam Holiday and you will to discover the highlights and traditions of charming Vietnam, from the magnificent Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage, to the colorful Hoi An ancient town and especially unique floating Mekong Delta. Don’t miss a chance to enjoy the special holiday with local experiences in our Vietnam.

Highlights

  A lifetime memorable trip through the whole country of Vietnam from the North to the South

  A pleasant journey visiting a lot of notable key attractions of Vietnam with natural spots (Halong Bay) to the manmade sights (Ho Chi Minh Complex, War Remnants Museum); from the traditional place (the Old Town of Hoi An) to the modern idea (Ben Thanh Market)

  Great experience of superb Vietnamese cuisine: Sping rolls, Tam Huu Spring rolls, Xeo Cake, Coconut candy

  Better knowledge about the country, nature, history and Vietnam local residents

  Excitement when enjoy new things such as as biking in Hoi An rural villages, kayaking in Halong Bay, and farming, basket boat in Water Coconut Forest

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at... D
Day 2 Hanoi Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology,... B, L
Day 3 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 4 Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Danang, Free... B, L
Day 5 Hoi An Explore Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy the boat trip in Thu Bon river B, L
Day 6 Hoi An Biking to the rural villages, Join the basket boat trip in Water... B, L
Day 7 Hoi An Free day to relax in Hoi An Ancient Town B
Day 8 Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Free time in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh city B
Day 9 Mekong, Ho Chi Minh Explore Mekong Delta B, L
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh Transfer to the airport for your flight back home B
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    Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at local restaurant

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 

At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 

After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is a traditional folk art which dates back several centuries. Watching the exceptional show with the puppet moving through water by the skillful puppeters will be a special way to discover the ancient art and the countryside stories in your holiday in Hanoi. The authentic Vietnamese Water Puppet Show will take you through Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture, a good insight to farming and historical legends with colorful animated puppet and rhythmic melody from traditional instruments.

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    Dinner

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    Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hanoi city tour 

We will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. We will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

Traditional Cyclo Trip around the Old Quarter

To epxlore the Old Quarter in Hanoi, nothing can compare to a trip by the traditional cyclo. Traditional cyclo driver will transport you around the streets at a very leisurely pace whilst the busy traffic flows around you. Through the fascinating experience of rickshaws driving around the Old Quarter, you will experience the daily life of the local. It will be a very relaxing way to see the inner city and old quarter as well as travelling around the lake and french quarter. This slow - speed tour with extremely comfortable cyclo in good condition will give your great memory for you holiday to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital.

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Great time to exploring the rich history and culture of Capital Hanoi

Hanoi - a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties - a sedate capital with rich history and the unique architecture from East to West welcomes you. Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, etc is one of the most important sites which will help you to learn more about history, arts and architecture. Don't miss the trip to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam and you will have chance to learn more about the education and history of Vietnam. If you are interested in the rich culture of the minorities, how about visiting Museum of Ethnology. The lively exhibition, informative messages and many interesting stories of traditions and costume will give you a fascinating glimpse into  many ethnic groups. Your visit will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle Hanoi.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay overnight on cruise

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking - one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

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Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Danang, Free time in Hoi An

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relaxsight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life. 

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.

About 04.30 PM, you will arrrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

Our private car will wait for you at the hotel, transfer you directly to the airport for your flight to Danang. When arriving in Danang, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave... are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Explore Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy the boat trip in Thu Bon river

08.30AM: our tour guide will accompany with you and we will make time to discover the charm of Hoi An, be appealed by the unique beauty of the Old Town and you surely fall in love with her. From 16th to 18th centuries, it was a busy international port for merchants coming from every parts of the world to trade and buy the high quality silk still produced here. Nowadays, Hoi An has become an attractive destination luring a lot of tourist by its eclectic architecture, skillful dress-makers and street cafes. Go sightseeing through the narrow streets of the Old Town, passing by the Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the Tan Ky ancestral house. Enjoy local food lunch in a famous restaurant before taking a local sampan boat and following the Thu Bon river to visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village. In the late afternoon, back to your hotel and relax at your leisure.

Walking Tour in Hoi An Ancient Town

In the past, Hoi An Ancient Town was famous for the reputation as a busy commercial port where worldwide businessmen arrived and carried out transaction with numororus types of goods. Nowadays, in the holiday, you can walk around the narrow streets, observing the old houses from the ancient time with typical Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures.Besides the sightseeing spots, when wandering around the town, you can easily fall in love with numerous lovely workshops and stores

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Biking to the rural villages, Join the basket boat trip in Water Coconut Forest

08.30 AM: Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, then you will cycle around Hoi An towards through paddy field, Ba Le market, kindergarten ... until reaching Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau coconut water forest - about 7 hectares, surrounded by mangrove forests, canals, houses covered by coconut water leaf . This place had ever been the refuge for people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, it is famous for providing the most seafood products.
You will be warmly welcomed at Mr. Han – a 3 generations family, taste of green tea and stroll through the village. You will row a basket boat within the hands of skillful locals and discover their techniques of traditional fishery in water coconut forest.
Back Mr. Han’ family for enjoy a foot bath with medicinal herbs, traditional therapeutic practice before getting ready to prepare lunch with a local family. Lunch will feature many local delicacies, such as Tam Huu spring rolls, Banh Xeo local pancakes, grilled fish in banana leaf and others.
After lunch, free time and take a short rest before returning to your hotel by car at about 3.30PM. Free on your own. Overnight in Hoian.

Joining cooking class and learn how to make some traditional dishes

If you are a food lover, when in Hoi An, there will be a precious chance to learn how to cook traditional delicious Vietnamese food. Preparing lunch with a local family and you will learn how to make “ Tam Huu” spring roll, “Xeo” pancake and local pancake of people in Centre of Viet Nam. Morover, don't forget to visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking session.

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Entertaining Boat Trip in Water Coconut Forest

When in Hoi An, in addition to a walking tour in ancient town or relaxing moment at beaches, don't miss the trip to Water Coconut Forest and experience the unique boat trip. With 7 hectares of mangrove forest, canals, and houses covered in water coconut leaf the forest played such an important place for people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War as refugees. Coming to the forest, you will row a basket boat with the help of skillful locals, learning their traditional fishing techniques in the water coconut forest. The friendly locals will answer all of your questions so that you may learn of and share thelove for this marvelous country.

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Exciting Biking Trip to Rural villages

Besides the reputation as a busy commercial port in the past with the unique architecture of numerous ancient house, Hoi An brings visitors the images of peaceful countryside with green field and friendly locals. A biking trip to rural villages (Tra Que, Bay Mau...) will give you a precious chance to interact with the farmers, live their lives in one day, experience the fresh air and delicious cuisine.

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    Breakfast, Lunch