This tour takes you a chance to travel among Vietnam's most charming destinations from the 500 year- old ceramic village of Bat Trang to the fading colonial chic of Hanoi, from the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay to the peaceful riverside merchant town of Hoi An, from the vibrant of Ho Chi Minh City to the incredible underground network of Cu Chi, all in just 11 days.

Highlights
Visit the 500-year-old ceramic village of Bat Trang and the folklore painting of Dong Ho
Take an overnight cruise trip package on Halong Bay
Experience the rustic and tranquil beauty of Chuoon Lagoon
Relax at the riverside merchant town of Hoi An
Discover the special architecture of Cao Dai temple and immense hand-constructed underground network of Cu Chi
Day 1
Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Hanoi! Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport to transfer to hotel for check in. You are free at your leisure. The afternoon can be spent exploring the wide, tree-lined streets of Hanoi, resplendent with the French colonial architecture and the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show before you have a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Overnight: Hanoi
Day 2
Hanoi – Bat Trang – Dong Ho – But Thap – Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel Today we will take a tour to Bat Trang ceramic village, located 20km from Hanoi centre. The village was founded in 15th in the outskirt of Hanoi and now still keeps the traditional handicraft. Their products included refined porcelain, terra-coota, crackle glazed pottery for Vietnamese use and shipping abroad. Have lunch at local restaurant. Continue to visit Dong Ho folklore painting village in Bac Ninh. All materials to create a painting are made from nature such as: bamboo coal, seashell, Do paper, etc…with a harmony combination among colors. And then we will visit But Thap Pagoda, a typical example of Vietnam’s classical Buddhist art. Back to Hanoi and free at your leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Overnight: Hanoi
Day 3
Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart from your hotel to Halong Bay (about 4 hours), a must- visit destination for Vietnam holiday tour. You will stop over for refreshment en route
12:00pm, you will arrive in Halong harbor. Get on board and check in. You will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch before the junk boat cruises through islets and islands of Halong Bay. Stop to visit the Surprising Cave, one of the most beautiful and largest caves in Halong Bay. You will cruise to Titop Island for swimming or taking panorama view of they bay from the top of mountain. Back the junk boat for dinner. In the evening, you are free to participate in activities such as: squid fishing, playing cards or chatting with friends or relax at your room. Overnight on board.
Overnight: Halong Junk boat
Day 4
Halong – Hanoi (B,D)
You can get up early morning to see beautiful sunrise from the deck and do a Tai Chi morning class. After breakfast, you can visit by boat or kayak to Luon Cave,a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Rerturn to the harbor and transfer to Hanoi. On the way you will drop by Con Son, a famous Buddhist pagoda in Hai Duong, It was home to National Hero, World Cultural Celebrity Nguyen Trai. Arrive in hotel, you are free to relax in hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Overnight: Hanoi
Day 5
Hanoi – Hue (B)
Breakfast at hotel. You will depart to the airport for flight to Hue. Our guide will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for check in. Free to relax. In the afternoon, you will visit the Imperial Enclosure including the Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts, Thien Mu Pagoda and top off you adventure at Dong Ba market to experience the daily life of Hue people. Overnight in Hue.
Overnight: Hue
Day 6
Hue- village Thuy Bieu - Dam Chuon (B, L)
In the morning, we will head out to Thuy Bieu, a beautiful laid back village merely 7km from Hue City. You can enjoy a cooking class and then discover the daily life of the locals by a bike ride around the village. Later, you will have rest with nice foot massage using medical plants and hot water. After lunch, our guide will take you to the Chuon Lagoon, a part of Tam Giang Lagoon with total area of approximately 3,000 hectares. You will have a chance to experience daily activities as a real fisherman on a small wooden sampan, fish for shrimp, crab or fish. End the day by a good meal at outdoor restaurant built on bamboo stilts before you return to hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Hue
Day 7
Hue – Hoi An (B)
After breakfast, we will drive south to Hoian Ancient Town with stopovers to enjoy the beautifu landscape of Lang Co Beach, Hai Van (the “Ocean Cloudy” Mountain Pass). Arrive in Hoi An, you will take a short walk to visit Hoi An ancient town including Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Hoi An Museum, pagodas, the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge and local market near Thu Bon River. At the end of your, you will visit a lantern workshop to discover the traditional processing of making a lantern. Back to hotel and free at your leisure.
Overnight: Hoi An
Day 8
Hoian free day (B)
Breakfast at your hotel This day you are free to explore more the ancient town on your way or relax on the beautiful beach. Overnight at hotel.
Overnight: Hoi An
Day 9
Hoian – Saigon (B)
Breakfast at your hotel You will depart to Da Nang airport for flight to Saigon. Our guide and driver will welcome you at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to hotel for check in. Free to relax at hotel. In the afternoon, you will take a guided walking tour to visit highlights of Saigon including: The Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum. Top off your adventure at Ben Thanh Market for shopping.
Overnight: Saigon
Day 10
Saigon - Cao Dai Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B)
Breakfast at your hotel Today we will pay a visit to Cao Dai Holy See, home to the Cao Dai Great Temple (Thanh That Cao Dai) and Caodaism, a local branch of Buddhism developed by a Vietnamese in early 20th century. Cao Daism is a religion combining different religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Geniism, and Taoism. On the way back to Saigon, we can stop at Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnels with approximately 200km was hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the fierce Vietnam – America War. Back to Saigon and free at your leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Overnight: Saigon
Day 11
Saigon Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel It’s your own time today for more relax and shopping in Saigon, the biggest commercial centre of Vietnam. You can wrap up your memories of Vietnam holiday before transferring to the airport for departure flight. End the tour.
Hotels
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Hanoi Quoc Hoa Hotel
Hanoi Quoc Hoa Hotel
Located in the heart of the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi, close to such famous spots as the historic Hoan Kiem Lake and the Opera House, Quoc Hoa hotel is a three- star boutique hotel with 46 luxurious rooms which were paid much attention to every details in design and interior decoration..
Romance Hue Hotel
Romance Hue Hotel
The Romance Hotel provides 4-star accommodations and a beautiful rooftop pool in downtown Hue City, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage area. Featuring 2 restaurants and 3 bars, it is within comfortable walking distance of the scenic Perfume River. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Phu Bai Airport and 2.4 km from Hue Train Station..
Thuy Duong 3 hotel
Thuy Duong 3 hotel
Located 30 kilometres from Da Nang Airport and the heart of Hoi An Old Quarter, Thuy Duong 3 hotel is the best choice for those who wish to go sightseeing, shopping or enjoying the beautiful sites of Hoi An. The hotel is designed with 45 fully equipped rooms in combination of oriental and western architecture. It will be sure to make a memorable and deep impression on tourist from everywhere..
Halong Glory Cruise
Halong Glory Cruise
Halong Glory Legend Cruise offers an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless style in Halong bay. The cruise is a perfect combination between international standards and traditional style. The cruise has been operating since December 2014. It features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars.
Cap Town hotel
Cap Town hotel
Featuring a marble-detailed facade, Cap Town hotel is a minute's walk from the nearest bus stop, a 4-minute walk from Bến Thành Market and an 8-minute walk from the historic Independence Palace. Subdued rooms with wood floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes and mini bar. Upgraded rooms add city views, and some have soaking tubs. Family rooms offer elegant, Louis XVI-style furnishings, and tea and coffee making facilities; some feature whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7.
INCLUDED
All private transportations
Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room
All meals as mentioned in itinerary
Cruise in Halong Bay and boat trip in Mekong Delta
Entrance fee and sightseeing ticket
Two bottles of fresh water and towel per pax/day
Local English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
International and domestic flights
Drinks in each meals
Individual travel expenses: laundry, tip, telephone, etc
Others not mentioned in the program
Vietnam visa stamping fee
Single supplement in hotel
Travel insurance
Review
TOUR DEtails
Starts
Hanoi
Ends
Saigon
Hotel rating
3 star
Tour guide
Yes
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 2