explore mekong delta by sampan Vietnam is amazing everywhere with its marvelous beauty. The 9 Day Vietnam tour will bring you to the best parts as well as famous highlights of the country. This tour takes us from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), covering most of the main attractions in Vietnam including three world heritage sites 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 waterway of Mekong Delta and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnel.

Tour Code: VTP 11
Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Departure Date: Any Time You Wish
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An Town – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon
Tour Category: Vietnam Classic Tours
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Hanoi – Hue
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An Walking Tour
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Tour
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Special Experiences of 9-day Vietnam Tour

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

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

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 the finest restaurant in Hanoi.

hanoi flagpole

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

On this day, we will first visit Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh complex followed by the Temple of Literature which is one of the symbols of Vietnam. In the afternoon we will visit the 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.

hanoi ethnology museum

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Day Trip (B, L)

Today, we will visit one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam by its marvelous natural beauty – Halong Bay. In the morning, we depart for Halong 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. A delicious, fresh seafood lunch is served on board.

In the afternoon, we will pass Dog islet, Cockfighting islet, Turtle islet and many more, stopping en route to visit the Dau Go and Thien Cung caves. Upon disembarking, we will return to our Hanoi hotel for an overnight stay.

halong bay cave exploration

3-Day Central Vietnam Tour

Day 4: Hanoi Fly to Danang & Transfer to Hue via Hai Van Tunnel (B)

After breakfast, we will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Danang, the most worth-living city of Vietnam and among the must-see destinations in the World. Upon arrival in the airport, we will be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam via Hai Van tunnel, along the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach for a short beach break. In the afternoon, we will visit Hue Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

hai van tunnels danang vietnam tour in 9 days

Day 5: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)

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 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 Danang. We will visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and then going to Hoi An for our night stay. Overnight in Hoi An.

khai dinh tomb hue vietnam tour

Destination Options:

  • Tu Duc King’s tomb
  • Minh Mang King’s tomb
  • Khai Dinh King’s tomb

Day 6: Hoi An Walking Tour (B)

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 old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits. It is a great chance to enjoy all of Hoi An specialties of unique foods and drinks. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Vietnam walking tour

3-Day North Vietnam Tour

Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

In the morning we will transfer to Danang airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the best places to discover artifacts of the US-Vietnam war, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through the 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 tan, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

cu chi tunnel ho chi minh city tour

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)

At 08.00, 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.

vinh trang pagoda mekong delta 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 Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Today we have free time at our leisure be for transfer to the airport for our departure flight home.

What’s Included?

  • Private transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!
  • English speaking guide who has the best local knowledge available. (Other languages upon request)
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
  • Accommodation upon your request (Recommendations available)
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private junk boat in Halong Bay; private boat in Perfume River
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What’s excluded?

  • 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.


LocationHotels (3* Standard) Hotels (4* Standard) Hotels (5* Standard)
HanoiAuthentic Hanoi hotelHanoi Pearl HotelApricot Hotel
Hoi AnVinh Hung 2 HotelLa Siesta ResortAnantara Hoian Resort
HueEMM Hotel HueHue Riverside Boutique Resort & SpaAnamaranda Hue
HCMSilverland Central Hotel & SpaEden Star SaigonGrand Hotel Saigon


  • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.