This tour takes us from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) within 9 days. The trip covers most of the main attractions in Vietnam including three world heritages site in Vietnam. It covers from the stately Hanoi, the magnificent Halong Bay, the former capital city of Hue, the charming Hoi An ancient town, the bustle & hustle Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the water way of Mekong Delta and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnel.

Tour Code: VTP 11
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Type:
Starts / Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An Town – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon

Vietnam At A Glance Tour MapBRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Day 3: Hanoi Halong Bay
Day 4: Hanoi – Hue
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Tour
Day 9: Departure / Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Special Experiences :

  • Experience the interesting of colonial city of Hanoi with water puppet show and cyclo tour
  • One day trip to explore Halong Bay for spectacular landscapes and caves and others activities
  • Boat trip on Perfume river in Hue visit Royal tomb & Thien Mu pagoda
  • Visiting Hue’s Purple Forbidden City
  • Walking tour in charming town of Hoi An
  • Mekong Delta experiences
  • War historical places in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi tunnel experiences
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
  • Photos
  • Comments

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel
Upon your arrival at the Noi Bai (Hanoi) airport, our local guide will meet us and escort us to our hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from jetlag. Tonight we have dinner at one of the finest restaurant in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi (B, L)
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel
Sites visited: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh square, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Cyclo in Hanoi old quarter, Water puppet show
On this day we will first visit Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh complex followed by the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon we will visit Museum of Ethnology and explore Hanoi old quarter by cyclo (paddle rickshaw). In the evening we will enjoy the water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Day Trip (B, L)
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel
Transfer: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi (175 km)
Sites visited: Halong Bay, Caves
Special Meals: Sea Food on Junk Boat
In the morning, we depart for Ha Long Bay where we will take a private junk for a 4 hour boat journey around the majestic, secluded bay, now designated a World Heritage site. We will pass Dog islet, Cock fighting islet, Turtle islet and many more, stopping en route to visit the Dau Go and Thien Cung caves. A delicious, fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Upon disembarking, we will return to our Hanoi hotel for overnight stay.

Panorama of Halong Bay

Panorama of Halong Bay

Day 4: Hanoi fly to Danang transfer to Hue via Hai Van tunnel (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam airlines
Accommodation: Green Hue hotel
Site visited: Imperial city, Forbidden Purple City, Dong Ba market
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport to take flight to Danang. Upon arrival in the airport, we will be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to Hue via Hai Van tunnel, along the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach.
In the afternoon, we will visit Imperial city and Forbidden Purple City. Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
Accommodation: Pho Hoi Riverside resort
Sites visited: Perfume river, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh tomb, Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, Marble Mountain, My Khe Beach
We will take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu pagoda, after that, we will take our van to visit to the majestic and scenic Emperor Tu Duc tomb. In the afternoon we depart Hue for Hoi An travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Da Nang. We will visit: Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and then going to Hoi An for our night stay. Overnight in Hoi An.

Options: you can choose one of 3 tombs
– Tu Duc King’s tomb
– Minh Mang King’s tomb
– Khai Dinh King’s tomb

Tombs of King Khai Dinh in Hue

Tombs of King Khai Dinh in Hue

Day 6: Hoi An (B)
Accommodation: Pho Hoi Riverside resort
Sites visited: Hoi An town
In the morning, we will do the walking tour in Hoi An town, This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam

Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam airlines @ 16:30 – 17:40
Accommodation: Sapphire hotel
Morning we will transfer to Da Nang airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon, we will visit Cu Chi Tunnels otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Visitors at Cu Chi Tunnel

Visitors at Cu Chi Tunnel

Day 8: (Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City tour & Mekong Delta (B, L)
Accommodation: Sapphire hotel
At 08.00 we leave Ho Chi Minh city behind and head to Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta. 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. 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 Ho Chi Minh city.

Vinh Trang Pagoda

Vinh Trang Pagoda

Day 9 Departure Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) (B)
Transfer via: International flight at our own arrangement
Today we have free time at our leisure be for transfer to airport for our departure flight home.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price is per person and based on two people shared one room. For single traveler please kindly add the single supplement price.
If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included ?

  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Vietnam by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available. (Other languages up on request)
  • Hotels: Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
  • All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Vietnamese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of Western and Vietnamese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Vietnamese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private junk boat in Halong Bay; private boat in Perfume River
  • Transportation:
  • Hanoi To Hue; Danang To Ho Chi Minh city: Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What’s excluded?

  • Excess Baggage Charges. Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg . The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm .
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast -Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Recommended Accommodation List:



Hanoi Hanoi Boutique 1 Hotel
Hue Green Hotel Hue
Hoi An Pho Hoi Riverside Resort Hoian
Ho Chi Minh City Sapphire Hotel


  • Ellen

    Can I take Halong Bay group tour on cruise 3-star to save money instead of the private tour as the original This is Vietnam tour?

    • Tracey

      Hi there, sure. This is Vietnam tour is the entire private tour for you but you are easy to join group tour for Halong Bay to save. I will revise and resend to you soon.

  • I am checking Vespa tour Sai Gon after Dark. Do it include This is Vietnam tour?

    • Tracey

      The original This is Vietnam tour is not included Vespa tour Sai Gon after Dark. But if you prefer it, I am happy to customize it into the package.

  • This is Vietnam tour is cheaper if I travel with my friend, is it right?

    • Nancy

      Hi Andy, Sure, besides This is Vietnam tour you will find the cheaper package price for 02 people in all tours. More many clients, cheaper prices are offered.

  • Patrick

    I am busy some things and not possible to finalize This is Vietnam tour for me, so how many days in advance do I need to tell you the booking?

    • Tracey

      Christmas time is coincided Vietnam’s ‘travel high season’ during which your preferred/the good accommodation & full experienced and professional guide… may be hard to find. So I highly recommend you to finalize this is Vietnam tour package soon to arrange all services smoothly.

  • I am focusing on your This is Vietnam tour 15 days for this Christmas time but not want luxury accommodation. I need only package hotel 3 stars. I am single traveler.

    • Nancy

      Hi there, This is Vietnam tour, we are happy to offer the package with hotel 3 stars for only 1pax. Please drop me your email address to have the first proposal. I am sure that This is Vietnam tour will make your many unique experiences

  • Aubrey

    What will you recommend for 12 days trip in Vietnam? We are interested in some classic tours. Can we cover most highlights in Vietnam with 12 days?

    • Stephen

      Sure, you can. 12 days are quite enough for exploring most highlights in Vietnam from north to south. We strongly recommend you 12 Days Friendly Vietnam Tour for your vacation in Vietnam.

  • Brian

    Can you make longer classic tours? We are looking for 25 day Vietnam tour but could not find.

    • Stephen

      Yes, we have. Actually most of our tours are customized tours which is possible to meet our customer’s needs. Please let us know your travel date and what do you like the most in tour program and we will make detailed itinerary and cost for your tours.

  • Serena

    Can we see water puppet shows in tour program?

    • Nancy

      Yes, most tours in Vietnam especially in Hanoi, your group can enjoy traditional water puppet show in tour program.

  • Frantz

    What happen if we can’t eat Vietnam food or do not like some restaurants?

    • Stephen

      If you do not like some restaurant as well as have requirements please let us know and your tour guide will recommend you some other options for your meals.

  • Will you provide private boat for our trip in Mekong Delta? We don’t want to share with others.

    • Nancy

      Yes, you will have your own time with your group on our private boat in Mekong Delta.

  • William

    What is the weather like in Vietnam in November?

    • Nancy

      Vietnam has two climate regions in the North and the South. Northern Vietnam gets cooler and quite cold sometimes while the South remains warm. The temperature can still rise up to 31 Celsius degree. This is also a good month to visit Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong delta, for the weather is warm and dry.

  • Harry

    Do you have tour Vietnam 9 days cover highlights of Vietnam?

    • Nancy

      Yes, we have. We are available tour Vietnam at a glance 9 days included visiting Hanoi, Ha Long, Hue, Hoian and Ho Chi Minh.

  • Are you available Vietnam Highlight Tour 10 days?

    • Stephen

      Yes, we are available for tour Vietnam 10 days, I am please to send you the itinerary and cost in detail.

  • Helen

    Is it possible if we want to visit all of three tombs in Hue: Tu Duc King’s tomb, Minh Mang King’s tomb, Khai Dinh King’s tomb?

    • Stephen

      Yes but we scare that we will need more time to finish our trip. So if you want to visit 3 tombs. We can stay one more day in Hue for you to visit more attractions in Hue. But our itinerary will be longer, 10 days in Vietnam.

  • Could you help us arrange the meals during time of our trip in Vietnam? We are Muslim, we can’t eat pork.

    • Nancy

      Absolutely, don’t worry about it. We will arrange the meals in Halal restaurants during time of your trip in Vietnam.

  • Craig McBride

    We are exciting and can wait anymore. We have 15 days trip in Vietnam in September. Could you help us find a tour for our trip in Vietnam? We really like cooking class, any recommendations about tours which can help us learn how to cook some Vietnamese dishes.

    • Stephen

      Yes, of course. There are many tours in Vietnam you may like. But with your time in Vietnam, I strongly recommend you the classic tour 15 Days This Is Vietnam. We have dropped you the detail of the tours and some optional choices, please check your inbox.

  • Amira Elmadany

    How many days enough for us to explore Vietnam? We want to visit all World Heritage sites in Vietnam such as Halong bay, Complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Ha Noi…

    • Stephen

      I think it depends. But in y opinion, you should spend at least 7 days or more to explore Vietnam, because Vietnam has many attractive destinations. I recommend you tour 7 Days Vietnam Super Quick Tour if you don’t have much time in Vietnam. You also have other choices, which base on you and your time in Vietnam. Please let us know if you need more information or help from us.

  • MacKenzie

    My family with 2 children have one week in Vietnam and we want to visit some famous site of Vietnam. Could We book a tour in Vietnam with you?

    • Nancy

      Absolutely, We have dropped you an email. Please check and let us know if you need more help or other information.

  • Piefel

    Could you arrange me a tour including homestay? I prefer to stay with the local than in the hotels, especially my trip in Sapa.

    • Nancy

      Absolutely, you can stay with local people and experience their daily living, cuisine as well as living condition. Local people are very friendly and helpful. We sent you some kinds of tours in Vietnam including local homestay, please check.

  • What kind of accommodations will you recommend us in our Vietnam trip?

    • Nancy

      There are many kinds of accommodation in Vietnam and it depends on the time of your trip in Vietnam. We provide hotels and accommodations in Vietnam with the best deals. We also provide travelers with an authentic experience to remember, you can stay with the local instead of staying the hotels by following some tours of us. We have dropped you more detail information about accommodations and tours in Vietnam, please check.

  • Sohee

    We know classic tour includes water puppet show? Is it worth to see it?

    • Stephen

      Yes, it is worth much. Water puppet show is a traditional type of theater that you should not miss when travelling Hanoi. Music and performance of the wooden puppets convey the meaningful content for audiences.

  • Awrit

    Do we need to pay for domestic flight ticket in classic tour?

    • Tracey

      Our agency will arrange domestic flight ticket for you. Almost the tours include the domestic flights.

  • Foster Honeylet Demillones

    When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

    • Laura

      No month is a “terrible” time for travelling in Vietnam, each season has its own pros and cons. But if you want to travel the entire country, autumn (Sep, Oct) or spring (Mar, April) are preferred seasons.

  • Harshi

    Your Tet Holiday sounds great! Any services you offer that we will be able to have this experience?

    • Laura

      Tet Holiday is the most important holiday in Vietnam, and it’s also a great time to visit Vietnam. You will have a chance to learn more about culture of Vietnam. No traffic jam and the streets are decorated with many types of flowers. We will accommodate all your needs, however, the price in this period is higher than usual and almost services are needed to book in advance.

  • Betty

    How much we should tip at restaurant?

    • Tracey

      It’s not mandatory, but if the restaurant has great service, leaving a tip is a good idea.

  • Eun kyung

    Should I bargain for everything?

    • Laura

      Almost all the small shops and local restaurants offer services or goods at a reasonable price. Bargaining, however, is quite typical in Vietnamese culture. If you have a chance, we suggest you try bargaining with local shop owners.

  • I and my friends will arrive Vietnam on 10th February, next year, We are going to visit Hai Phong City. How can we get there from Hanoi?

    • Tracey

      You can get there by plane or train. It is unnecessary to buy ticket in advance if you visit Hai Phong in Tet holiday or big celebration.

  • Harry

    What is weather in Sapa and Vietnam’s far north-west like?

    • Angela

      The climate in this region is divided into two seasons: the dry season runs from October to late March, and the wet season lasts from April to September. It can get very cold in December and January, especially at night.