Vietnam is amazing everywhere by both natural and cultural beauty. The 17-day tour in Vietnam will bring you to a unique experience in marvelous landscapes, long-standing history and culture or memorable Vietnamese cuisines. The tour is outstanding and should be called “The trip of a Lifetime”

Tour Code: VTL 04
Duration: 17 Days/ 16 Days
Date: No fixed dates
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Nha Trang – Hue – Danang – Hanoi – Trang An – Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Halong Bay – Cat ba Island
Tour Category: Vietnam Luxury Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)

17 Days Wow Vietnam!BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Tra On with Bassac Cruise
Day 4: Tra On – Can Tho – Thot Not – Can Tho
Day 5: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Nha Trang
Day 7: Nha Trang – Free at Beach
Day 8: Nha Trang – Island & Snorkeling Tour
Day 9: Nha Trang – Fly to Hue – Royal Dinner
Day 10: Hue – boat trip & Garden House
Day 11: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour
Day 12: Hoi An Cooking Class – Free in the afternoon
Day 13: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Hanoi
Day 14: Hanoi City Tour
Day 15: Hanoi – Halong Bay with Dragon Legend Cruise
Day 16: Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Co beach – Hon Gai Harbor – Hanoi
Day 17: Hanoi Departure

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8-Day South Vietnam Tour

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, we will be welcome at the airport by Viet Vision Travel’s tour guide and then transfer to hotel. Check-in and relax. In the evening, we enjoy our welcome dinner at Lady Hau Cruise in Saigon River. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L)

Ho Chi Minh City is the heart of southern Vietnam, having a lot of historic sites. So today we will spend a full day visiting the modern city. After breakfast at hotel, we first start our day with a visit to 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. We also stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam.

War Remnant Museum in saigon

In the afternoon, we will visit Ben Thanh market and Cho Lon market at the China Town. Here we can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Tra On with Bassac Cruise (B, L, D)

Today, we check out and leave our big luggage at hotel and bring necessary things for a 3-day boat trip. Transfer to Cai Be where we will board the Bassac Cruise for 3-day cruising in the Mekong River – one of the best places to explore in South Vietnam. Check in cabin while our cruise set toward Cho Lach on Tien Giang River. Lunch will be served on board while the Bassac slips into Cho Lach canals passing through busy markets and the hustle river traffic.

Bassac Cruise mekong delta

We then visit a village on the river banks of Mang Thit and stop by an orchard or rice fields to interact with the friendly local people. Boarding back, we will have a complimentary drink and relax on the sundeck enjoying the sunset in the river. Dinner on board and set anchor for the night in Tra On.

Day 4: Tra On – Can Tho – Thot Not – Can Tho (B, L, D)

Get up early in the morning to enjoy fresh air in the river while the cruise resumes its sail to Tra On floating market. The market of Tra On is not as famous as the market in Cai Be or Can Tho but also one of the most authentic markets in the Mekong River. Continue cruising toward Can Tho, we then transfer to a local boat to visit Cai Rang Floating Market that is among the best floating markets to see in the South of Vietnam, stop at a noodle factory and return to Ninh Kieu Pier by mid-morning.

cai rang floating market 17 day vietnam tour package

Free time in the city and boarding back at Ninh Kieu pier and continue upstream of Hau River while having lunch. Arrive in Thot Not in the early afternoon, we transfer to the longboat to take some walks at a village in Thot Not. Going back at dusk and relax at the sundeck to enjoy the sunset. Dinner will be served onboard while Bassac takes the way back to Can Tho where its anchor for the second night.

Day 5: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast is served from 6.30 AM while the ship cruising toward Can Tho City. Arriving in Cai Rang market, we check out and transfer onto a local boat for a visit to an ancient house and return Ninh Kieu Pier where our car is waiting to take us back to Ho Chi Minh City. The rest of the day will be free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

mekong delta ancient house

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Nha Trang (B)

Today we transfer to the airport for our short domestic flight to Nha Trang – the city of most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. After 1 hour flight, we arrive at Nha Trang Beach city. Welcome upon arrival by a local tour guide who will take us to resort. Check in and relax at the white sand beach.

nha trang beach 17 day vietnam tour

Day 7: Nha Trang – Free at Beach (B)

Time will be free for beach relax or shopping. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang – Island & Snorkeling Tour (B, L)

After breakfast at resort, our guide will arrive at the hotel to take you on an exciting full day tour of islands and snorkeling. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit; many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where we can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. We will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.

Mieu Island nha trang island tour

Then relax, swim and play water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch on the island. On the way back we will visit a fishing village before going to the shore. Overnight in Nha Trang.

4-Day Central Vietnam Tour

Day 9: Nha Trang – Fly to Hue – Royal Dinner (B, D)

This morning, we transfer to the airport for our short flight to Hue. On arrival, we will be welcomed by our guide and driven to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day, we are relaxing at hotel. In the evening, become King and Queen in our Royal Dinner. Overnight in Hue.

hue royal dinner vietnam tour in 17 days

Day 10: Hue – boat trip & Garden House (B, L)

Hue is known as an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges. There are more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflected the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign – the last dynasty of Vietnam. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern Bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.

Our tour starts at 08:00 in the morning at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met and transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings. We then rejoin our car and drive to visit Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest.

tu duc tomb vietnam tour 2 week itineraries

Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City; Tinh Gia Vien Garden house and Dong Ba market. Tour ends at around 06:00 PM at hotel. Overnight in Hue.

hue imperial city 17-day vietnam tour

Day 11: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, we travel by vehicle to Hoi An that brings a peaceful and ancient beauty of Vietnam along with the splendid decoration of colorful lights. Along the way, we will stop to contemplate the stunning views from North to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city. On arrival in Danang, we will have a brief visit to the amazing Cham Museum before leaving for Hoi An.

cham museum in danang

On arrival, we will start our walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An Cooking Class – Free in the afternoon (B, L)

In the morning, we join the fantastic Cooking class at Red Bridge restaurant with first activity to visit Hoi An colorful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market; and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

Cooking class in Thuy Bieu village

Later, we board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School; explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked. The rest of the day will be free at the beach or shopping, tailoring at various Silk shops in Hoi An. Overnight Hoi An.

5-Day North Vietnam Tour

Day 13: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. One hour later, we will be welcomed at the airport by local tour guide; transfer to hotel and relax.

hanoi water puppet show

In the afternoon, we will take one-hour cyclo around the Hanoi Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there. Before we go back to hotel, we will have a chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 14: Hanoi City tour (B, L)

Today we start our one-day city tour from the lobby of the hotel. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hours to visit: 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.

temple of literature in hanoi

Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi. In the afternoon, we will 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 peoples. Following that, we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the different parts of the city.

Day 15: Hanoi – Halong Bay with Dragon Legend Cruise (B, L, D)

Pick up at the hotel at around 8.30, we will drive to Halong. Arrival at Hon Gai International harbor, we will check in your boat and enjoy a welcome drink while listening to the safety briefing. We will have set menu lunch in the outdoor dining room (depending on the weather condition) while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way. Arriving at Vung Vieng fishing village, you will call in at a fish farms and see the daily life of the local fishermen by the bamboo boats and continue cruising to Cap La area.

halong bay vietnam tour in 2 weeks

In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a cooking class, then refresh yourselves in the outdoor or indoor Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or the Spa and Massage Services before having A La Carte dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be free for relaxing, communicating with the staffs, watching movies or listening to music. The junk will anchor at Hai Quan area for the night.

Day 16: Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Co beach – Hon Gai Harbor – Hanoi (B, L)

We will start a new day with Tai Chi demonstration on the sun deck, enjoy the morning view of the Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and have breakfast in the fresh air. This morning cruise will take you to Cong Do to explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Then enjoy kayaking and swimming at Hon Co Island before returning to the Dragon Legend Cruise to check out. We will have buffet lunch while cruising towards the harbor. On arrival, we will get in your car and head back to Hanoi.

amazing cave at halong bay

Day 17: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Free time until our vehicle arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight. The 17-day Vietnam tour package now ends.

About Price

Since this is a private tour, the price is per person and based on two people sharing 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?

  • English speaking guide (other languages upon arrival)
  • Private transfer and transportation by new air-condition car, van or bus
  • Domestic flight tickets: Saigon – Hue, Danang – Hanoi
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Meals indicated in the program (Meals codes are: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Accommodation with 5 stars with daily breakfast (Upon your request or recommendations below)
  • 1 bottle of water/person/day
  • Snorkeling gear (in Nha Trang )
  • Package tour with Bassac Cruise in Mekong River
  • Package tour with Dragon Legend on Halong Bay

What’s Excluded?

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


  • 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 serve 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 Vietnamese, Cambodia and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.
  • Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese or Cambodian restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese or Cambodia 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 or Cambodian 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 Hotel List:


Hotels (5* Standard)

Ho Chi Minh City Caravelle Saigon Hotel
Mekong River Bassac Cruise
Nha Trang Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang
Hue La Residence Hotel & Spa Hue
Hoi An Palm Garden Resort
Hanoi Sofitel Metropole Hotel
Halong Bay Dragon Legend Cruise


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    • Stephen

      No, most domestic flights are included in tour packages. For more information please feel free to contact us.

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    • Stephen

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      Breakfast is included. Buffet Breakfast is served with Eastern food and Western food, so you can easy to pick the dishes you want.


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