The Best Vietnam Tour for an In-depth Adventure

Starting from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, this two-week journey will take you to explore the essentials of Vietnam in one go, such as cruising on the Halong Bay, enjoying the ancient culture of Hoi An ancient city, and experiencing the local village life in the Mekong Delta.

The unique culture and food of Vietnam will leave you with deep impressions. In this itinerary, you will also experience what it is like to spend the night on local trains and cruise ships.
Travel Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Day: 14
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
Worry-Free Planning:
We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Explore Vietnam from the North to the South

Start from Hanoi and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City via Hoi An ancient town on the east coast of Vietnam to get a full view of this charming land.

Enjoy the Unique Karst Landscape of Halong Bay

Cruise on the turquoise sea to closely enjoy the stunning landscapes of the limestone peaks. You can also go swimming, diving, or exploring the caves during your day tour on the Halong Bay cruise.

Step back in Time in Hoi An Old Town

Spend days in Hoi An Ancient Town to visit the exquisite architecture and experience the unique culture of the former international trading port of Vietnam, which is influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and European culture for centuries.

Discover the Mekong Delta

Take a slow boat trip along through the world of water, witness the floating market, and then visit the local villages that live on the water.

Trinh Nu Cave
 Hoi An
 Cai Bei floating market

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi Tour
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Then, you will visit the tranquil Temple of Literature.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Ethnology Museum.
At the end of today’s tour, you will explore the Old Quarter, the bustling area of narrow open streets and alleys.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Temple of Literature is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi to Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will transfer to Halong Bay, the spectacular World Heritage-listed site. You will board a traditional wooden junk boat and explore the jade waters studded with karst islands.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Trinh Nu Cave to see the stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Then, you can go swimming or kayaking as you like in your free time.
Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
The stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 4: Halong Bay to Hue
In the morning, you can join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck of the Junk boat. The time before we leave for the train station is your free time. You can enjoy a refreshing morning swim or take one last look at Halong Bay.
In the afternoon, you will transfer to Hanoi train station and board the Reunification Express for the overnight train to Hue.
Stay overnight on the Train.
Join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck.
Day 5: Hue
Upon you arrive in Hue in the mid-morning, your local guide will pick you up at the train station and send you to your hotel to check in and leave your luggage.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a former home to Nguyen emperors that lists as a UNESCO heritage site in 2010. And then, you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the best-preserved religious monument in Hue.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel, an UNESCO heritage site.
Day 6: Hue
After breakfast, you will visit Tu Duc Tomb, a royal resting place for an emperor. Strolling in the garden, you will enjoy the perfect combination of characteristic architecture with local flavor and beautiful natural scenery.
The afternoon is free for you to explore the ancient town on your own.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Tu Duc Tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc.
Day 7: Hue to Hoi An via Da Nang
Today you will continue the journey to Hoi An via Da Nang. Driving through the beautiful peninsula of Lang Co, you can enjoy fantastic views over the South China Sea/Eastern Sea outside of Hue by passing through the Hai Van Pass.
Arriving in Da Nang at noon, you will have lunch here and visit Marble Mountain to explore the large caves which were used as hospitals by the Viet Cong during the war. Also, you will get stunning views over My Khe beach and the surrounding countryside.
Then, you will head to Hoi An, the most atmospheric town in Vietnam.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Hai Van Pass, the most wonderful pass in Vietnam.
Day 8: Hoi An
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour in Hoi An, the most atmospheric town in Vietnam. Strolling through the old town, you can get a close look at traditional Chinese, Japanese, and local Vietnamese architectures, experience the colorful local markets, and visit ancient temples.
You will visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky House, former merchants’ homes, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Also, you can visit the colorful local markets to experience the local’s life.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Hoi An is the most atmospheric town in Vietnam.
Day 9: Hoi An
Today you will enjoy some free time in this delightful old town. You can take a bike tour to the gorgeous surrounding countryside, or take up a cooking class in the town.
Insider Tips:
For more full-day or half-day tours in Hoi An, you can ask your travel consultant in advance.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, you will get to take a morning flight from Da Nang airport to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.
Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and send you to your hotel to check in and leave your luggage.
Then, you will head to Dong Khoi Area to explore the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. You will walk to the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, and wander up to the War Remnants Museum to gain a glimpse of the war.
Your last sight for today is the Ben Thanh Market, where you can deeply feel the lifestyle of the old Saigon.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Notre Dame Cathedral is the top famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City
In the morning, you will going to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, from which you can delve in to Vietnam’s turbulent history from the previous century. You will see how the tunnel network works and get to walk into the underground tunnels yourself and fell the wartime atmosphere.
After the tour, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the popular attractions in Vietnam.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta (Vinh Long)
Today, you will head to Vinh Long, a major transfer hub in the Mekong Delta, where you can experience island life.
Upon arrival, you will take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Cai Bei to see the interesting floating market. While passing many orchards, you could take a stop to see some small cottage industries such as rice paper and coconut candy, and get a chance to taste some local produce.
Tonight, you will sleep at a simple homestay guesthouse built in the style of a local house.
Stay overnight in Vinh Long.
The floating market of Cai Bei
Day 13: Vinh Long back to Ho Chi Minh City
Before getting back to Ho Chi Minh City, you will take a walk through the fruit orchards and cruise through the small canals by a traditional wooden sampan.
Then, you will take a drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Departure
Say goodbye to Vietnam!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Local transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to and out of Vietnam
Vietnam visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Vietnam Travel Restriction

Since March 15, Vietnam has been fully open for inbound tourism. Self-isolation is no longer required for traveling to Vietnam. All you need is a valid Vietnam tourist visa and travel/medical insurance that includes COVID-19 cover.

Passport holders from the following 25 countries do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa-free Countries in Asia
Brunei & Myanmar - 14 days.
Japan & South Korea (ROK) - 15 days.
The Philippines - 21 days.
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand - 30 days.

Vietnam Visa-free Countries in Europe
Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, & The United Kingdom - 15 days.

Please contact our local travel consultant for the latest information on visa and vaccination policies before travel.

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