12 Day Classic Vietnam Holiday

From 1,990 USD/Person 12 days / 11 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Visit Hanoi, one of the most beautiful cities in Asia
  • 1 night cruise on the magnificient Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a cooking class on the cruise
  • Explore the evocative capital city of Hue
  • Visit graceful, historic and atmospheric Hoi An ancient town
  • Visit exciting metropolis of Saigon city
  • Visit famous Cu Chi Tunnel network
  • Enjoy very interesting foodie tour by scooter
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    Tour itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival Hanoi City

    Meet and greet by a local representative on arrival. Private transfer to hotel in the city. Check-in the hotel and remainder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi city. 

    Day 2: Hanoi City Orientation

    Breakfast at the hotel and then today you will enjoy a comprehensive orientation city tour of Hanoi. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice. Break time for lunch at a local restaurant and then later, travel by cyclo as a local would through the Old Quarters. You will enjoy an interesting traditional water puppetry performance by local artisans before transferring you back to the hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at in Hanoi city.

    Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel's lobby to drive to enchanting Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight aboard the junk boat.

    Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi, Fly To Hue City

    For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by-if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck (07:00 am). A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder. During our trundle breakfast is served before we arrive at the shore at around 11:00 am. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the jetty. Driving back to Hanoi and then straightly transfer to the airport to catch 1-hour flight to Hue city. Private transfer to hotel. Check-in and rest of time will be at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hue city.

    Day 5: Hue City Orientation

    Hue was Vietnam's capital from 1802 to 1945 and this full day tour will give you a great insight of this very peaceful and charming city. The tour guide will reveals the fascinating history and spectacular beauty of this  town. Visit the age-old Citadel, which reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers, take a cyclo ride through Hue's backstreets as well as discovering the eclectic and mesmerizing tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. Back to the hotel and remainder of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight in Hue city.

    Day 6: Hue - Hoi An Via Danang

    Breakfast at hotel and this morning we will depart for Hoi An. You will find 3-hour road trip to Hoi An via Danang very interesting. Drive through Lang Co, a photogenic coastal fishing village. Continue driving south through the Pass of Ocean Clouds, a thousand-meter-high mountain pass by the ocean. Stop to drink in and photograph the beautiful view of the coastline. Continue through Danang to a beautiful hotel in Hoi An where you’ll spend the next three nights. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

    Day 7: Ancient Town Of Hoi An

    Breakfast at the hotel. Be charmed by Hoi An, an ancient town, now a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Vietnam’s most picturesque and atmospheric towns that you have ever seen. This morning is spent with a half-day walking city tour with a first stop to bustling and colorful market - a visually stunning place where you can see locals selling and buying staples for their daily meals. Get immersed in the area if you are interested in photo shooting, you will surely capture the ones that you love. Then we will come back to the town, walking along Thu Bon river to visit Japanese Covered Bridge - This symbolic icon of Hoi An was built by the Japanese almost 500 years ago. It is notable for its statues of monkeys and dogs, reflective of sacred Japanese emblems. Continue to a Chinese communal hall, a colourful mélange of bright gates, dragon statues and elaborate rooftops. Get an introduction to ancestor worship while visiting the family altar and watching local devotees making offerings. Next stop to visit Thanh Ha pottery village, a traditional village famed for pottery products. Watch how unique pieces are created. Spend your free time to go shopping at Hoi An’s famous handicraft shops, art galleries. Hoi An is a shopping paradise and the town is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Transfer back to the hotel. Tonight you will stay at hotel in Hoi An.

    Day 8: Freedom Day

    Breakfast at the hotel and balance of the days at your leisure to relax or indulge in a variety of activities on resort ground or make your own exploration to go shopping in the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An city

    Day 9: Danang, Fly To Ho Chi Minh City

    Breakfast at the hotel and you will relax until our driver will take you to Danang Airport where you will take one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by a local reprentative. Enjoy a private transfer to check-in hotel in the city centre. Remainder of the day will be leisure at your own account. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

    Day 10: Saigon City Orientation

    Good morning Saigon! After your breakfast you will enjoy a comprehensive city of Saigon. Discover a city full of contrasts; French colonial architecture competes with Chinese influences and traditional characters. You will visit Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office which are both wonderful examples of French Colonial architecture nearby and then we will head to visit the Presidential Palace. There is a chance to take a closer look at the City Opera Hall. Back to the hotel for lunch break, At 14:00 pm, visit Thien Hau pagoda - this gorgeous 19th-century temple is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, and always attracts a mix of worshippers and visitors to visit daily. Come back to the city to visit Ben Thanh market to test your shopping skills. There are lots of photo opportunities about the local life during the visit. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

    Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon By Night

    Wake up early to have breakfast. Start the Cu Chi Tunnels tour early at 07.00 am to beat the large tour groups. Travel to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in style on one of Les Rives’ modern speedboats, while learning about life on the river as you glide through the floating hyacinths. Explore the historic war site of Cu Chi Tunnel, from weapons to underground bunkers. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch right by the river. Then relax as the graceful Les Rives speedboat brings you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Free time at your own account.

    At 06:00 pm, join in our interesting Saigon after dark foodie tour on scooter. You will have great chances to sample and savor the most amazing dishes that Vietnam has to offer. Our drivers and guides will take you to different parts of the city that locals offer different Vietnamese foodies from South up to North. Back to the hotel at around 10:00 pm. Overnight at hotel

    Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

    Breakfast at the hotel, check-out at 12:00 at noon and bid farewell to Saigon and Vietnam and our driver will transfer you to the airport back to the airport where you will board your outbound flight to next destination. End of service.

    Trip Inclusions

    • 10-night stay in twin/double rooms at selected hotels
    • 01 Night on the junk boat/cruise in Halong Bay
    • Daily breakfast served at the hotels/cruise
    • Scheduled domestic on-tour airfares
    • All local English-speaking tour guides
    • Private Transportation with drivers throughout the tour including
    • Complimentary bottles of water per person/day during the tour
    • Meals which are mentioned in the tour
    • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
    • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
    • All Hotel VAT and service charge are included

    Trip Exclusions

    • Passport & Visa arrangements
    • International flights to/from our destinations
    • Personal expenditure fees (laundry, shopping..ect)
    • Other meals that not mentioned on the tour
    • Tips and gratuities

    NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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      Ann Lee
      United States

       5.0 - Excellent

      Dear All, Just came back from the fam trip you offered to Vietnam. This was my first trip to Asia and I could not have been more pleased. The planning of the itinerary was excellent. We received a most thorough tour of Vietnam. I would have never learned so much about the country traveling alone. The hotels were very good, especially Furama Resort in Danang. The food was excellent. Good choice of ..More
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      Dr. Moitra
      United States

       5.0 - Excellent

      We are back and rested after a wonderful trip to Vietnam. Congratulations on your flawless arrangements. Everything worked out as you promised from hotel bookings to airline tickets to guides and drivers. A special thanks for your quick and efficient response for help when our flight to Hue was canceled. It is amazing how quickly you coordinated the Danang airport pick up superbly. I would be ..More
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      John and Brenda
      United States

       5.0 - Excellent

      I am the one who has to thank you for everything you did!. You treated us like royalty and I will never forget that. For sure I will recommend your company if I have somebody that want to go to Vietnam. I also was lucky to be part of such a nice group of people. We all get along very well during this trip. The drivers were very good, the Mini-van very comfortable and everybody was very nice ..More
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      Hoc Do
      United States

       5.0 - Excellent

      We got back on the 6th of September. We enjoyed the trip very much. We didn't realize how beautiful our homeland is. All our drivers and tour guides are safe and very polite. They waited patiently even with all the flight delays and made sure that we got our plane tickets to next destination before let us go. We felt no stress at all because everything was well arranged and flexible. All the ..More
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      Bob and Laura Skinner
      United States

       5.0 - Excellent

      We wish to thank you for a wonderful trip. The organization of guides and cars meeting us at airports was 100 % at all times. All hotels were excellent and tours arranged were perfect, especially as we were able to rearrange to suit ourselves. The only disappointment was the Jasmine Cruise, as the boat we were changed to did not live up to our expectations, but we know that this was out of your ..More

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