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Vietnam from North to South in 10 Days

Vietnam from North to South in 10 Days

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Cu Chi
From USD
$657 /pp
This 10-day package tour in Vietnam is perfect choice for those who want to discover and learn a little about Vietnamese culture. From South to North, let's see how different the locals live!
Highlights
 
  • Experience the former life of Vietnamese guerillas by trying creeping into the tunnel in Cu Chi.
  • Cruise in Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage and discover a unique natural beauty.
  • Discover the thick walls and opulent tombs of the historic emperors in Hue.
  • Visit My son Holy land and explore the Hindu temples.
  • Visit Cham Museum to understand more about the former inhabitants tradition.
  • Taste Vietnamese cuisines as well as enjoy an excursion in Ho Chi Minh City.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Hanoi Arrival

Day 2
Full day exploring culture of Hanoi (B)

Day 3
Day trip to enjoy cruising on Halong Bay (B,L)

Day 4
Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Explore The Forbidden City (B)

Day 5
The emperor’s tomb in Hue – Hoian town (B)

Day 6
The ancient town of Hoian (B)

Day 7
Excursion to My Son - A display of heritage (B)

Day 8
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – An insight city tour (B)

Day 9
Cu Chi Tunnel – underground secret (B)

Day 10
Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome on arrival by our guide and then we will drive to Hanoi. Your room is at disposal from 14.00 onwards.

When arrive Hanoi hotel, our guide will have a small discussion with you if you are not tired. It will be time to brief your holiday in Vietnam and you can ask our local guide any question. Our local guide then will give you our comprehensive guide information for what to do, where to eat in highlighted sites in Vietnam. You will be very confident with our updated and accurate guideline. Enjoy your free time afterwards. 

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: N/A

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Full day exploring culture of Hanoi (B)
Day 2: Full day exploring culture of Hanoi (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then we will start the exploration around Hanoi city - the heart of Vietnam. First stop will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday) where the great President Ho Chi Minh rest in peace. We will visit he traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with particular structure.

Afterwards, we will transfer to thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam to understand more about culture of Vietnam in feudalism. It was constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty, first to honor Confucius and now to celebrate the doctorates and high ranking scholars of Vietnam.

After a short rest , visit around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple as well as the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday) where you can explore the diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups before enjoying a traditional water puppet show performed after the sunset.

Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own and take a sound sleep for the following day!

(Remark: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance. Outside visiting can be arranged).

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3: Day trip to enjoy cruising on Halong Bay (B,L)
Day 3: Day trip to enjoy cruising on Halong Bay (B,L)

After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi for a 180-km journey to Halong Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 2000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery.

 You will enjoy the cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had. Cruise in Halong Bay, you will be impressed with the natural beauty of many limestone karsts slopped down into the water and are dotted with lush greenery as well as the aquamarine water of the Bay. 

Transfer back to Hanoi by private vehicle and we will arrive at your hotel by early evening.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car,  Private day boat

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

 

Day 4: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Explore The Forbidden City (B)
Day 4: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Explore The Forbidden City (B)

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Hue.

Welcome on arrival and then we will catch a cyclo to the Royal Citadel – the World Heritage Site known as a not-to-be-missed destination for anyone in Hue.

Then we will visit the Phu Mong village and stop at a garden house containing in each a particular decorating and garden plumage style.  The local houses usually reflect the traditions combine both garden and restaurant that permits local to grow some plants used in Hue’s imperial cuisine.

 The route will lead us to the Purple City known as Forbidden City in the heart of the Imperial Citadel. Having built in 1804 under the reign of King Gia Long III, the citadel continued to be built more until it was renamed in 1822 under the reign of King Minh Mang III. Inside the citadel, there are over 50 architectural monuments with different functions.

Being the accommodation of the King with family, Forbidden Citadel was strictly protected from not only the civilians but also unauthorized officials. Thus, the life inside the citadel has been a secret. The wall architecture is decorated with nature patterns that make it once the grand center of the ancient capital.

 Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Flight, Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

 

Day 5: The emperor’s tomb in Hue – Hoian town (B)
Day 5: The emperor’s tomb in Hue – Hoian town (B)

Following the breakfast is a leisure tour to the  impressive Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb completed in the 1931 after 11 years of construction. The tomb’s architecture is vivid with its colorful ceramic and pottery elements. In the yard in front of the Mausoleum, there are many statues of troops and horses in queue.

Leaving Khai Dinh Mausoleum, we will transfer to Hoian for hotel check in. The balance of day is free at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian 

 

Day 6: The ancient town of Hoian (B)
Day 6: The ancient town of Hoian (B)

The day will be devoted to explore the attractive Hoian port town on a leisure walking tour with our tour-guide.

In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore.

Visit the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoian. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favorite clothes, suits or dresses.

Transfer back to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian 

 

Day 7: Excursion to My Son - A display of heritage (B)
Day 7: Excursion to My Son - A display of heritage  (B)

Today, we will head to My Son, a concentration of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. In this period, the valley at My Son was a site of religious ceremony for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, as well as a burial place for Cham royalty and national heroes.

Transfer back to hotel with remainder of day freely at your leisure.

You can walk down to the street and explore Hoian on your own with thousands of lovely corners with small boutique restaurants, coffee house or souvenir shops.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian 

 

Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – An insight city tour (B)
Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – An insight city tour (B)

Say goodbye to Hoian in the morning, we will transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome on arrival by your guide and then we will enjoy an exploration around the city which was named  “Pearl of the Orient”.

Welcome on arrival and drive you to visit this dynamic metropolis. Let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame cathedral , Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon, Thien Hau pagoda as well as astonishing Ben Thanh Market.

 Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Flight, Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnel – underground secret (B)
Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnel – underground secret (B)

Today we will spend time visiting the famous Cu Chi Tunnel, the historic shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war.

We will pay a visit to the traps, the mysterious way-in, the network of bunkers and the underground hermitage. Furthermore, there gives you a unique and wonderful chance to use real guns and bullets at rifle range as well as even creep into the Cu Chi Tunnels to understand the historic harsh life of Vietcong guerrillas. Covering almost 250km, the tunnels system helped over 16.000 communist guerillas alive during the war.

 Relaxing with green tea and tapioca as Vietcong in wartime, you will understand more about their former life.

 Transfer back to hotel. Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Enjoy your free time for shopping, or exploring Saigon’s coffee house and its busy street before you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at disposal until noontime only. Meals on your own.

 End of the tour!

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

 
Hotel Class
Prices are quoted in US dollars per person for double occupancy
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2 persons
4 persons
6 persons
8 persons
Superior
$981
$764
$692
$657
First Class
$1,075
$859
$786
$751

 

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Internal flight in economy class (Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Saigon)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusion:

  • International flight ticket
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

 

Important notes:
 
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
 
Visa:
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
 
Passport:
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
 
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
 
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
 
Tipping:
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.

 

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1. ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
DAILY PROGRAM
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Full day exploring culture of Hanoi (B)
Day 3: Day trip to enjoy cruising on Halong Bay (B,L)
Day 4: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Explore The Forbidden City (B)
Day 5: The emperor’s tomb in Hue – Hoian town (B)
Day 6: The ancient town of Hoian (B)
Day 7: Excursion to My Son - A display of heritage (B)
Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – An insight city tour (B)
Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnel – underground secret (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

2. PARTICIPANTS AND DATE OF TRAVEL

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
Adult(s)
Child(ren) (2 - 11 years)

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