Best of Vietnam

11 Days
Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
From (AUD)
$ 3,505
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Ho Chi Minh City > Hanoi

Tour Map
Tour Code:
11 days
Departure City:
Ho Chi Minh City
Return City:

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Ho Chi Minh City

    Xin Chao and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, included is a two night stay. Formerly known as Saigon, the city has many historical landmarks such as the Reunification Hall. Formerly called the Presidential Palace, images of the building were seen around the world on 30 April 1975 when tanks stormed the gates as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese.
    Discover More: Evening Saigon Street Food Tour (extra expense)

  2. Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Drive away from Ho Chi Minh City, watching the city skyline fade into the distance as the road winds through rice paddies, villages and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam. Spend a couple of hours walking around Cu Chi’s rugged grounds with a local guide. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate, underground network of tunnels during the French and American Wars. Hear incredible tales about the unusual foods the residents ate to survive and much more.  Once above ground, see other ingenious items used by the residents to defend themselves such as bamboo traps and camouflaged pits. Upon your return in Ho Chi Minh City, your afternoon today is free at leisure to relax.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City – Hue

    Today transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch your connecting flight to Hue. Hue was the former capital of Vietnam, and this afternoon as part of You’re Invited: join a boat trip to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. This evening, experience a traditional costume play royal dinner.                                             

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Hue – Hoi An

    You will drive through Danang and other picturesque villages to reach Hoi An. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the historic port town of Hoi An and relax for the rest of the evening. Included is a three-night stay in Hoi An.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Hoi An

    Today start with our You’re Invited visit to the Reaching Out Project. Reaching Out is an NGO established in 2000, which provides opportunities for people with disability to learn skills and gain meaningful employment. Visit their workshop and get a glimpse how this NGO helps the disabilities to integrate fully with their communities and lead independent and fulfilling lives. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day tour of Hoi An and see old merchant’s houses, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Congregation
    You’re Invited: Visit to Reaching Out NGO

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hoi An

    Enjoy a day of leisure to explore Hoi An and its surroundings.
    Discover More: Vietnamese cooking class (extra expense) or Visit to My Son (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Hoi An - Hanoi

    Enjoy a morning a morning drive to Danang Airport for your flight to Hanoi with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. At the airport in Danang board your flight to Hanoi. Vietnam’s Capital has many incredible sights and your tour director is at your disposal to help you with tips to spend the rest of your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Hanoi - Halong Bay

    This morning after breakfast, leave Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay, where you will board your luxurious traditional style junk. Cruise through the bays and islets enjoying the stunning scenery of this magnificent region. Enjoy some tours offered onboard and learn more about the main livelihood of the locals in the area or relax on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
    DiscoverMORE: one-way Scenic Flight Over Halong Bay (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Halong Bay

    Today, you will be transferred to your day trip boat tour with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is served onboard of the boat by your private chef. Return in the evening hours after a full day of exploration to your traditional junk boat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Enjoy the fresh morning in the middle of the bay while having breakfast and cruising through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Bid farewell to the traditional style junk boat on Halong Bay and transfer to Hanoi, with a stop en-route for a light lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue with a visit to Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake, as well as a stop at Ngoc Son temple. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It is a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. This evening, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Hanoi Farewell

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • Deluxe hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
  • 2 nights onboard of the Bhaya Classic Junk or similar in Halong Bay
  • 2 internal flights: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue & Danang - Hanoi
  • Full day city tour of Hanoi
  • Water Puppet Performance
  • Halong Bay Cruise with various tours
  • Private boat tour to local beaches and activities on Halong Bay
  • Guided Tour of Hoi An
  • Hue included visit of the Imperial Citadel
  • Orientation Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi Tunnel tour

  • 20 superb meals including: 10 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 6 Dinners (D)

You’re Invited
  • Lunch at KOTO Restaurant
  • Visit to Reaching Out Project
  • Cyclo ride through the Dai Noi
  • Boat Tour to Thien Mu Pagoda (Hue)
  • Royal Dinner Experience in Hue

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