Taste of Vietnam in 8 day
Itinerary: Departing from the capital city of Hanoi, you will be mixed with the antique beauty of age-old attractions. Then, a series of World Heritages are awaiting you ahead. Halong Bay with numerous stunning lagoons, bays, and islands; Hoi An, the ancient sea port with blended Asian culture of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese; and the former Imperial Citadel, Hue will complete your outlook on a graceful Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An - Hue
Day 6: Hue - Ho Chi Minh
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Departure
- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
DAY 1: HANOI
Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties.
At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in.
After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI, HALONG BAY
08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.
You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY, HANOI, HOI AN
We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise.
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life.
At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.
About 04.30 PM, you will arrrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.
Our private car will wait for you at the hotel, transfer you directly to the airport for your flight to Danang. When arriving in Danang, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 4: HOI AN
08.30 AM: Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and we will start the walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town.
In the past Hoi An was a busy commercial port where the traders around the world came and traded varying types of goods, from silk to ceramics. Some houses in the narrow streets are unchanged from the day they were built. We will follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market … Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 5: HOI AN, HUE
After breakfast, it is your free time to explore Hoi An ancient town until our driver and guide come to pick you up and drive to Hue - the old capital city of 19th century Vietnam. Let’s grasp this fortune to delight spectacular views of sky and sea when passing through many lovely red-tiled villages with fruit orchards. Check in hotel in Hue, you are free to explore the city. Stay overnight in Hue
DAY 6: HUE, HO CHI MINH
In the morning, fill your empty stomach by a complimentary breakfast at hotel.
08.00 AM: Our guide will pick you up at the hotel to start the city tour.
Hue city is well-known for historic and poetic beauty. These flavours are present in the Imperial Citadel, Minh Mang Tomb and especially we will embark on a dragon boat following the picturesque Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda and enjoy the relaxing moments in the peaceful atmosphere
In the afternoon, leave-taking is said to Hue in Phu Bai Airport to set out on another journey, fly to Ho Chi Minh City. We pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel for check in as schedule. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH, MEKONG
07.30 AM: Heading out of the town, we set forth to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest granary. On the first destination in My Tho, you embark on a boat and go down stream, along Dragon Island to see daily activities on river as catching, raising fish on farm. Next, you get through the Xếp canal (natural) to village to visit some fascinating local industries and stop in farmer house to enjoy some fruits, honey tea and listen to local music. Drive on paths by horse cart and change on small rowing boat to river. Lunch in restaurant by river.
Boat takes tour to coconut candy workshop and taste some candy. Go back to My Tho by get over large river. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 8: HO CHI MINH
Free time at your leisure until we pick you to the airport for your flight back home. With the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to see you again!
Inclusions & Options
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Hotel (6 nights), Cruise (1 night)
Car, Walking, Cruise
1. Fly from Hanoi to Danang (1 hour 20 minutes)
2. Flight from Hue to HCMC (1 hour 20 minutes)
- Vietnam visa approval letter
- Daily western-style breakfast
- Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Domestic airport & government taxes
- Local English-speaking guides
- Water on coach
- Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
- International flights to/from Vietnam
- Travel insurance
- Visa stamp fees
- Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks not mentioned
- Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers
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