This 1-week tour itinerary let us witness Vietnam’s most stunning landscapes, ancient history, colorful minority cultures, friendly people and interesting metropolises. It takes us from stately Hanoi, the world heritage site of Halong Bay to the cosmopolitan metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, the ethnic minority people in Sa Pa, and the cultural city of Hue, the charming Hoi An town and the water way of the Mekong Delta.
Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Days
Date: No fixed datesStarts/ Ends: Ho Chi Minh City City/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Tour Categories: Vietnam Classic Tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Fly to Danang transfer to Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An Tour
Day 5: Hoi An- Danang – Fly to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 7: Hanoi Departure
Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Saigon, we will be met at the airport, transfer to hotel. Check-in and relax. Tonight we have dinner in a fine restaurant in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
After breakfast, we depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that, we will visit the War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. Before our lunch, we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.
In the afternoon we will depart Saigon for visiting the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, which played a very important role in the Vietnam War in the south. Overnight in Saigon
Day 3: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City Fly to Da Nang (B, L)
Today we will visit the Mekong Delta, one of the most outstanding highlights in Vietnam with the beauty of water river, especially the floating markets considered as the soul of southern Vietnam. At 08:00 am, we transfer to Cai Be for our visit to the floating market and island. The program will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where we can see how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice, pop-corn is made. The rowing boat will take us deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and enjoy a peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish…
Lunch will be served at a local house. After lunch, we can walk around and then we will enjoy some kinds of fruits when listening to traditional music. One more thing to do on this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta. The cruise will end at Vinh Long city where we take our own vehicle back to Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City airport) to take our short domestic flight to Danang. After 1 hour flight, we will be welcome by our local tour guide at Danang airport then transfer to Hoi An. Checking in hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An Sightseeing Tour (B)
Today, we have a morning walking tour in Hoi An town – one of the World Culture Heritages of Vietnam. As a unique destination of central Vietnam, Hoi An own the ancient and romantic beauty.
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. Free at leisure in the afternoon.
Day 5: Hoi An transfer to Da Nang – Fly to Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, we depart Hoi An for Danang airport to take our short flight to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam. We will be welcome upon arrival by local tour guide and driver in Hanoi, we then transfer to the city center to visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority people.
After the museum, we transfer to a local restaurant for our lunch before checking in the hotel at midday. In the afternoon, we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hours to visit: outside Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and One-pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.
In the rest of the day, we take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Before we go back to the hotel, we will have a chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear to know Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L)
Today we will visit Halong Bay, recognized as the World Natural wonder is one of the most beautiful sites in Vietnam. We are met at the lobby of hotel by our tour guide & driver at 08:00 AM for a transfer to Halong Bay. After more than 3 hours driving including a stop-over in Hai Duong city, we arrive in Halong Bay at around 11:30. We move from our car to our private boat. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard your traditional junk while cruising leisurely through the natural wonders of Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful spots in the Bay.
Discover the amazing stalactites in Dau Go (Wooden Stakes) Grotto and Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Grotto with their fantastic history. The afternoon cruise is highly recommended for those who want to discover Halong Bay within a limited timeframe. We then go back to the dock by another way at around 16:00 and we are picked up by our vehicle & will return to Hanoi in the evening at around 19:00 – 19:30 with drop back at the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)
Today we are free at our leisure in Hanoi, then transfer to Hanoi airport for your departure flight. The best Vietnam Tour 7 days concludes.