Cover most of the highlights of Vietnam within 12 days of luxury travel from the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, to the charming town of Hoi An, the culture city of Hue, the Colonial City of Hanoi and the majestic Halong Bay, the National Heritage Site. Get the first-hand experience of Vietnam from South to North with 12-day Vietnam Luxury Tour.
 

Tour Code: VTL 02
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Hoi An town – Hue – Danang – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Halong Bay Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Tour Categories: Vietnam Luxury Tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L)
Day 3: Saigon City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Day 4: Saigon – Danang – Hoi An (B)
Day 5: Hoi An Discovery (B)
Day 6: Hoi An – Hue City Tour (B, L)
Day 7: Boat Trip along Perfume River (B)
Day 8: Hue transfer to Danang – Hanoi (B)
Day 9: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L, D)
Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B)

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be welcomed by a guide from Viet Vision Travel and transferred to our hotel in the center of Saigon. Once there we will be at our leisure and have time to relax. In the evening we will dine on wonderful Vietnamese cuisine at The Home Finest restaurant in Saigon. We will then spend the night at the hotel.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Day Trip (B, L)

In the morning, we leave Saigon behind and head to Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta by the Mango Cruise. We will pass through idyllic, rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda.

Mango Cruise in Mekong Delta Vietnam Dreaming Tour

Next, we will have a boat ride on the Mekong, visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing. We return to Saigon at about 6 pm.

vinh trang pagoda vietnam tour in 12 days

Overnight at the Park Hyatt in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

Today we have a full day to explore the highlights of Saigon including Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, the Formal Presidential Palace and the Museum of War Remnants. After lunch, we will head to the legendary Cu Chi tunnels – the best highlight by the deluxe speedboat to explore the ancient artifacts since the Vietnam-US war. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Saigon.

cu chi tunnel 12-day vietnam tour

Day 4: Saigon – Danang – Hoi An (B)

We take the morning flight to Danang – the most worth-living city in Vietnam. Visit the Cham Museum in Danang, which is a display of fine artifacts of the Cham people. We then sightsee My Khe beach and a marble crafting village. Later we will explore the charming little township of Hoi An with its old houses and temples. We will stay overnight at Anantara Hoi An Hotel

my khe beach danang

Day 5: Hoi An Discovery (B)

In the morning, we can enjoy the walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Old town, visit Fu Kien assembly hall, the 200-year-old Tan Ky house, the Japanese cover bridge, Hoi An Museum, and the handicraft workshops which are the best highlights of this Vietnam ancient city.

tan ky house hoi an vietnam tour 2-week itineraries

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue City Tour (B, L)

We embark on a Northern bound journey to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. On the way, we stop on the spectacular Hai Van Pass – one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. The journey takes about 5 hours. In the afternoon we will have our first glimpse of Hue to visit the Forbidden Purple City and Dong Ba market. Tonight we will join the Traditional Music show in the boat on the Perfume River. Overnight stay at Alba Hot Spring Thanh Tan Hotel in Hue.

hue imperial city 12 day vietnam dreaming tour

Day 7: Hue – Boat Trip along Perfume River – Hotspring Spa (B)

Today we will take a boat cruise on the Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Also, other worth visiting sites are the tombs of the former Emperors Minh Mang, Tu Duc, and Khai Dinh. We will be free to enjoy our leisure in the afternoon.

Thien Mu Pagoda Vietnam Tour

Day 8: Hue transfer to Danang – Hanoi (B)

In the morning we will transfer to Danang airport via Hai Van tunnel to take a flight to the capital city of Vietnam – Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to our hotel. In the afternoon we will take a cyclo tour to visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter and French Quarter and in the evening we can enjoy the unique Water puppet show as a typical feature in Vietnamese culture.

water puppet show in hanoi

Enjoy time in the exceptional destination in relaxing time with the special treatment in Alba Hot Springs for seeking the call of your body.

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

In the morning we will be transferred to our hotel. We take the City tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum including Mausoleum, the Presidential palace, House on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Then we visit the Temple of literature and the first university in Vietnam since the 11th century nearby. After lunch, we visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the finest museum in Vietnam. We follow this with a walking tour of Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. We will stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

hoan kiem lake hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

We will be picked up from our appointed hotel in Hanoi from 7:45 to 8.00 o’clock in the morning. Then depart Hanoi for Halong Bay, along the way we will have a coffee break at a humanity center. After arrival Tuan Chau private wharf at noontime (11:45), we transfer to our Scarlet Pearl Cruise. On the cruise we will have a welcome cocktail and have a briefing, safety instructions then check in our luxury cabins.

Scarlet Pearl Cruises on Halong Bay Vietnam Tour

We then set sail and to explore Halong Bay. Our Asian Buffet lunch will be served from 13.00 – 14.30 as the vessel sails to Halong Bay passing numerous of limestone islands and islets like the Cocks fighting islets, the Elephant leg islet, the Castle islet. At around 14.30, we arrive at Luon Cave (Hallow cave). We will have a chance to explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong Bay by local rowing boat or we can enjoy kayaking activities (If weather permitted) or Discover the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay, the Surprising Cave.

After the excursion at 15.30, we transfer back to the cruise ship and continue cruising through the bay. At 16.30 we arrive at Fairy Male cave and visit the Cua Van Floating Village – experience the daily life of local people – Optional: kayaking At 17.15 we keep on to cruise to explore Halong Bay.

halong bay floating village vietnam tour

Enjoy the open-air cooking demonstration on the sundeck (weather permitting) and discover the secrets of the Vietnamese cuisine. At 18.00 we arrive at Pearl farm area where once again we have a chance to go swimming or kayaking, then anchor for stay overnight. At dawn we can enjoy the open-air cocktail bar located on the sundeck then savor a delicious five-course Set-dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

From 21.00 to 23.00 Happy Hour and Music on the open-air sundeck bar – Enjoy ‘Buy One – Get Two Drinks’. At 21.00 night activities includes: enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Beauty Spa services, relax at leisure.

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L, D)

Sunrise on this seclude Bay will be a wonderful experience, we then have a chance for a Tai Chi Lesson at 06:45 on the sundeck. After that, we can enjoy our Continental Buffet Breakfast from 07.00 – 09.00. During breakfast, the cruise keeps moving to explore other areas in Halong Bay.

tai chi lesson halong bay

At around 07.45, we arrive at Ti Top Island where we can enjoy the Ti Top Beach or get up to the top of the island for a fabulous bird eyes view of Halong Bay. We have the option of swimming or kayaking activities (subject to weather permission).

At 08.30, we depart Ti Top Island to continue cruise through Halong Bay. We check out our cabin at 09.30 & our settle bills – Luggage collection.

At 10.30, we will disembark the Warf at Tuan Chau Island. We will be transferred from the Cruise. We then transfer to our vehicles to go back to Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B)

We will transfer to the airport for our departure flight home. The 12-day trip to Vietnam now ends.

What’s Included?

  • Vietnam domestic flights as specified in the itinerary (business class): Ho Chi Minh – Danang, Danang – Hanoi
  • Accommodations: for 10 nights at five-star hotels & resort, 1 night on Luxury Cruise
  • Meals as dedicated in the itinerary as (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • 1 unique cultural performance – Water Puppet Show
  • 1 wonderful traditional music show in Hue
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  • Fluent & knowledgeable English speaking guide/s in each city (Other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • Government taxes and service charges except for tips for tour guides and drivers

What’s Excluded?

  • Other expenses not included in the itineraries
  • Other meals not included in the itineraries
  • Tips and beverages

Recommended Hotel List:

Location

Hotels (5* Standard)

Ho Chi Minh CityThe Reverie Saigon
Hoi AnSunrise Premium Resort Hoian
HueEldora Hotel
HanoiElegant Suites Westlake
Halong BayLuxury Paradise Cruise
 
 

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