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Best North to South Vietnam Tour 8 Days

Halong Bay - Vietnam

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

Tour code: VBT-VCT30
Tour Highlights With only 8 days, you can explore the major points of Vietnam, from Hanoi’s colonial elegance, the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, Hue’s Ancient Citadel, Hoian’s tranquility and the modern bustle of Saigon.
Hanoi Hue Da Nang Hoi An Ancient Town - Vietnam Saigon Cu Chi Tunnels - Vietnam

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi (L)

Arrive in Hanoi, welcome at the Airport and transfer for a short city tour – visit Sword Lake with Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge. Check-into hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

AM: We come to pick you up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Water buffalos, paddy fields (rice transplanting time: February and June) and daily Vietnamese farmer life are on both sides of the way.

PM: Arrive in Halong City around noon, we board a traditional wooden junk and start the cruising trip to the centre of the bay. Fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) is served while the boat is gliding out. Get ready for exotic photos and absorbing the most magnificent natural splendors, limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck (quick swim is an optional choice), Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.

Stopping for a rowing boat trip around Ba Hang Floating village then keep cruising to the most beautiful cave named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise on the way back to Ha Long harbor, our waiting vehicle transfer you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 19:30. 
Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 3: Hanoi - Hue (B, L) - by flight

Breakfast at hotel. Take to the Airport for domestic flight to Hue in the early morning. Arrival in Hue, pick up and transfer to hotel. City tour: take a boat to cruise on Huong River, visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Imperial Citadel. Lunch. Afternoon visit to Former King Tu Duc & King Khai Dinh’s Mausoleums.
Overnight in Hue.


Day 4: Hue - Hoi An City Tour (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Da Nang, pass by Lang Co Beach and stop on top of Hai Van Pass for beautiful view. Arrival in Hoi An. Lunch. City sightseeing of “Phung Hung” old house, local market, Chinese community’s assembly halls and Japanese Bridge Pagoda.
Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 5: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city tour (B, L) - by flight

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Cham Museum then transfer to airport for flight to Saigon. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Free at leisure until lunch at restaurant. Afternoon visit Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, former Presidential Palace, and end the day with visits to China town, Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Temple.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)

08:00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be Floating Market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation...

Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand - made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village - the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature. Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Finish the trip around 18:00 at your hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Cao Dai Temple (B, L)

08:00 Our guide will pick you up at the hotel. This morning you take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to Ho Chi Minh city at approximately 18:00.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Free until time transfer to airport for flight back home.
End of services.
Tour cost in US$ per person
Hotel Class Number of persons in group
2 3 4 5
3 Star 1035 897 830 768
4 Star 1158 998 950 875
5 Star 1465 1292 1250 1175
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Trip Included

  • Private tour
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as indicated in program
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class - Vietnam Airlines
  • Hanoi - Hue
  • Da Nang - Saigon

Trip Excluded

  • Surcharge on Chirstmas Eve and New Year Eve
  • VISA to Vietnam (Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity. We can help for visa on arrival ifrequest)
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Late check out or early check in at all places (Normally check in at 14:00 and check out at 12:00/ surcharge if request)
  • Insurance travel
  • Tips & gratuities
  • All other services are not made on the written form
Destination Hotel/Resort/Cruise Class
3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
HanoiMK Premier Boutique or Maison D’Boutique Hotel or similar
Boss Legend or Pearl Hotel or similar
D’Opera or Sheraton Hotel or similar
HueAlba Hue or Serene Hotel or similar
Eldora or Moonlight Hotel or similar
Imperial Hotel or Indochina Palace or similar
Hoi An Lotus or Nhi Nhi Hotel similar
La Residencia or Essance Hotel or similar
Sunrise or Victoria Hoi An Hotel or similar
Saigon Elios or GK Central Hotel or similar
Liberty Central or Silverland Sakyo Hotel or similar
Sofitel Saigon or Nikko Hotel or similar

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