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Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is the proud recipient of three World Heritage Site cultural awards: the Imperial City of Hue; Hoi An, an ancient town trade center; and, My Son holy land. Other cultural attractions include the capital city of Hanoi, dubbed the “Pearl of the Far East” Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), the town of Sapa, the village of Mai Chau, and many others.

Vietnam’s attractions also come from its landscape with unspoiled mountains and forests, hundreds of beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and many unforgettable caves. Vietnam’s coastline features endless stretches of empty, white sand beaches. The most famous is World heritage Halong Bay, with thousands of islands and rocks of different sizes and shapes. The best way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay is to enjoy a cruise aboard a junk.

You also may enjoy at one of more than 20 beautiful resorts along the coastline, such as Tra Co, Cat Ba island in the north and Da Nang, Nha Trang, in the Middle, Vung Tau, Con Dao island and Phu Quoc island in the south.

Hanoi Street
Hanoi Street
Hanoi Street
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Red Church
Red Church
Fishing Village
Fishing Village
When to visit

The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (Feb – Apr) and Fall (Aug – Oct) as the temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter.

Tour Itineraries
Tour Info

4 days private tour visiting Hanoi and overnight cruise on Balong Bay.

Tour Code: ST-EVT4
Departure: Private tour with flexible departure.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi, our guide meet you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 02 Hanoi (B, L)
Morning tour visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (close on Monday, Friday mornings and every afternoon), where the father of modern-day Vietnam declared the nation’s independence in 1945. Continue visit to the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Drive to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070. Continue visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple with Sunrise Bridge. After lunch tour visit the Ethnology Museum, drive by the Opera House, visit Museum of Vietnamese history and the St. Joseph Cathedral.

Day 03 Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B, L)
Depart Hanoi to Halong and transfer to cruise ship.
13:00 – Savor a delicious Vietnamese set lunch as Victory Star heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets.
15:00 – Transfer from Cruise to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village – Visit the Floating village (1hour) Rowers are local girls wearing traditional costume. It’s the opportunity to see the fisher’s daily life with the primary features in the charming nature.
16:00 – Return to Cruise for free time at your leisure or take optional activities such as Kayaking, fishing, traditional massage, etc.
18:00 – Anchorage for overnight at Ho Dong Tie.
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner and evening activities onboard.

Day 04 Halong – Hanoi – Departure (B, L)
06:30 – Enjoy sunrise over the Bay or take part in our morning Tai Chi class.
07:00 – Light breakast. Victory Star weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08:00 – Arrive at Sung Sot grotto. Explore the most famous grotto of Halong Bay.
09:30 – Check-out cabins- Luggage collection.
10:00 – Having international buffet brunch served while cruising through the bay to the pier.
10:30 – Arrival at the pier.

Note: The cruise itinerary above is subject to change based on the local condition and actual cruise used.

Upon arrival at pier around noon, transfer airport for flight departing Hanoi.

Tour Price
4-Star Hotel
$580
P/P
5-Star Hotel
$590
P/P
Twin sharing basis
Travel in low-mid season
3-Star hotel option also available upon request.
Price Include:
  • Private vehicle and guide
  • Admissions to sites listed
  • Lunch (L) as indicated
  • Hotels with daily breakfast (B)
  • All domestic flights
Tour Info

11 days private tour visiting Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, and Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Code: ST-EVT
Departure: Private tour with flexible departure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi, tour guide meet at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 02 Hanoi (B, L)
Morning tour visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (close on Monday, Friday mornings and every afternoon), where the father of modern-day Vietnam declared the nation’s independence in 1945. Continue visit to the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Drive to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070. Continue visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple with Sunrise Bridge. After lunch tour visit the Ethnology Museum, drive by the Opera House, visit Museum of Vietnamese history and the St. Joseph Cathedral.

Day 03 Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B, L)
Depart Hanoi to Halong and transfer to cruise ship.
13:00 – Savor a delicious Vietnamese set lunch as Victory Star heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets.
15:00 – Transfer from Cruise to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village – Visit the Floating village (1hour) Rowers are local girls wearing traditional costume. It’s the opportunity to see the fisher’s daily life with the primary features in the charming nature.
16:00 – Return to Cruise for free time at your leisure or take optional activities such as Kayaking, fishing, traditional massage, etc.
18:00 – Anchorage for overnight at Ho Dong Tie.
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner and evening activities onboard.

Day 04 Halong – Hue (B, L)
06:30 – Enjoy sunrise over the Bay or take part in our morning Tai Chi class.
07:00 – Light breakast. Victory Star weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08:00 – Arrive at Sung Sot grotto. Explore the most famous grotto of Halong Bay.
09:30 – Check-out cabins- Luggage collection.
10:00 – Having international buffet brunch served while cruising through the bay to the pier.
10:30 – Arrival at the pier.

Note: The itinerary above is subject to change based on the local condition and actual cruise used.

Transfer back to Halong city and transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure Hue at 8PM. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, guide meet and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 5 Hue (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to visit the former Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Then, take a short drive along the beautiful Perfume River to the Thien Mu pagoda, the oldest and nicely located Buddhist pagoda. After enjoying the great view and take photos from the Thien Mu Pagoda, drive back the colorful market Dong Ba where you can get the lovely photos of the daily local life. Afternoon visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal tombs. On the way back, stop at a Conical and Incense village to learn the local people how to make them. Return to Hue.

Day 6 Hue – Hoian (B, L)
Have early breakfast at hotel then our driver will transfer YOU to Hoi an. It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants who traded mainly in high quality silks. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. In the afternoon, you spend a walking tour around this enchanting port town and visit its numerous places of interest: 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants’ house, the local fish market … Around the town you can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (B)
Free till transfer to Da Nang Airport and take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, tour guide pick up transfer to hotel.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Day tour to the War Remnants Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city’s colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House,City Hall and Ben Thanh Market to see the wide variety of goods for sale.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B, L)
In the morning, leave Ho Chi Minh for CU CHI TUNNELS, which never been discovered by American forces. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Afternoon transfer back to Saigon and visit all major sites and landmarks in Saigon City. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam. Continue your city tour with visits to the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby.

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Vinh Long, 160km south of Saigon, exploring scenic rice fields, waterways and colorful markets of the Mekong Delta. Cruise along the Mekong tributaries to Cai Be floating market. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candies and crispy ‘pop’ rice are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Cruise deeper to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and discover the rural lifestyles and daily activities of the delta inhabitants. Return to Ho Chi Minh City late this afternoon.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Free till transfer to airport for departure.

  • All price are based in US Dollar, per person, based on twin share hotel room.
  • Price is valid year-round except during major holidays and certain blackout dates.
  • Normal airport transfer from 8AM – 10PM. Surcharge for service used outside regular hours.
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change based on local travel condition, flight availability, etc.
  • Tour cost is subject to change based on hotel & flight availability, fuel surcharge and currency exchange rate, etc. at the time of final confirmation.