Essential Vietnam 10 Days
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Discover both the beautiful nature and cultural richness of our country within 10 days, we promise you will not miss a site! From the charming city of Hanoi, the stunning, island-dotted Halong Bay to Hue and Hoian ancient town, you will enjoy various exciting activities. The last spots will be the vibrant Saigon and the peaceful Mekong Delta with lush fruit orchards, local workshops and floating markets, etc., where you will embark on a floating market tour.

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam with beautiful tree-lined streets and colonial buildings, a heaven of vendor foods and hospitable people. Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport, our guide will be waiting there to take you to your hotel in the city center for a short rest.
In the afternoon, take a rickshaw tour along the streets of Hanoi, taking in the vibrant Old Quarter, then savor a Vietnamese dinner in a local restaurant.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. 


Day 2 Hanoi - Vegetable Village - City Tour

This morning you travel out of Hanoi city center to the suburban areas for a half-day eco tour discovering the local life. You will get picked up from your hotel lobby around 7:30 am then set out on a 45-min drive to Tien Le Vegetable village, about 18km to the west of Hanoi.
Arrive in the peaceful village, our local host and guide will take you on a wonderful visit of a market in the countryside. Wandering around the stalls selling food, meat, veggie, etc…you can try bargaining for some ingredients used in the coming cooking session. All of them are newly harvested and fresh!
When you get back from the market, you will put on farming clothes and bring farming tools to the field, where many local people are working since early morning. Prepare to get dirty as you will be doing some farming activities like plowing, growing vegetables, watering and fertilizing…Come back to your host family for a cooking session and lunch.
In the afternoon, take a guided tour visiting some main sites of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex (you just pass by), the One Pillar Pagoda and the Women’s Museum. In the evening, enjoy the Water Puppet Show - a traditional art form having its roots from wet rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. 



Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before setting out on a 3-4 hour journey to Halong Bay – a natural wonder of the world. Spend 1 night onboard an elegant junk, cruising on the emerald water to the far and less touched areas of Halong; it is a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
Arrive at the dock around noon, and then you will embark on the cruise, followed by a delicious lunch while the cruise sails further to the secluded, island-dotted bay. You will join the cruise's activities such as visiting cave and sandstone islands, kayaking...At night, relax on the sun deck or go squid fishing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: On cruise. 


Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi – Fly to Danang - Hoian

Wake up early and take advantage of the early bird to capture the most beautiful moments of the bay during sun rise then attend a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers. Light breakfast is served with pastries and coffee while your cruise continues sailing through the islands. Depending on each cruise, you may visit nearby islands in a row boat then navigate back to the Halong jetty. Pack your luggage and enjoy the brunch onboard before disembarkation.
Our driver will be waiting at the jetty to take you back to the Hanoi Airport for your onward flight to Danang. Arrival in Danang, our driver and guide will take you to your hotel in Hoian for check-in.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.



Day 5 Hoian Walking Tour - Sunset Boat trip

This morning you will enjoy a leisure walking trip along the narrow streets of Hoian, discovering all the main sites of this charming ancient town. First stop is the Japanese Covered Bridge - the Hoian symbol, which is constructed in early 1600's by the Japanese community. Other possible stops are the old houses and Chinese Assembly Halls. There are also a lot of pagodas for visitors who are Buddhist like the Ong Pagoda, Quan Am Phat Tu Minh Huong Pagoda.
The afternoon is free for your own explorations. In the later afternoon, take a romantic sunset boat trip on the Thu Bon River.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian 



Day 6 Hoian - Danang - Hue

After breakfast, check out the hotel then set out on a 3-hour drive to Hue. Stop en route for a photo-shoot of the stunning view over the Lang Co beach. Arrive in Hue, check-in your hotel for a short rest then spend the afternoon on a guided tour wandering around the city. Start with the Royal Citadel then visit the Imperial Museum and conclude the day with the vibrant Dong Ba market.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.



Day 7 Hue - Fly to Saigon

Start the day with a boat trip along the poetic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Considered the iconic symbol of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda is among the most fascinating and ancient pagodas of the city. Leaving the pagoda, we continue our journey to visit the Minh Mang Tomb before heading to Hue Airport for your domestic flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon; our driver will take you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.


Day 8 Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - City Tour

This morning we will travel for about 70km to the northwest of Saigon for a half-day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels - a vast underground defending system of Viet Cong during Vietnam War, which housed up to 10,000 people. The tunnels were constructed with hospitals, living rooms, kitchens, storage...and working areas also in an approximate length of 250km. The remaining tunnels, nowadays, are a must-see destination for tourists who come to Vietnam to get a view of the underground life during the war time. You can also join a shooting trial using an AK47 or MK16 with separate fees.
In the afternoon, get on a guided tour visiting some city key sites such as the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office and Ben Thanh market. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Optional: Foodie tour on foot/ Foodie tour on Vespa.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.


Day 9 Saigon - Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) Day Trip

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver and guide will meet you at the hotel lobby then take you on a 2-hour drive to Ben Tre Province. Along the route, we stop in Tien Giang for a short visit of the Vinh Trang Pagoda - an ancient southern architectural gem. Arrive in Hung Vuong pier in Ben Tre, we will take a floating market tour on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, observing lively activities along the river such as fishing and water transferring…First stop will be a local brickwork where bricks are made manually in the traditional way, then we visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Then we disembark via boat, enjoy a leisure walk or bike ride to the local family for lunch..
In the afternoon, continue walking in a village which makes sleeping mats and then take a relaxing row boat along the palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. Our driver will be waiting there and transfers you back to your hotel in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 10 Saigon - Departure

Today is your last day of your essential Vietnam tour. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then wander around the city for last minute shopping or sightseeing before getting transferred to Saigon Airport for your onward flight.
Goodbye & Safe travels!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Internal flights
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Cancelation Policies
Before 14 days, deposit is forfeited
50% charge for Cancellation between 7-14 days
100% charge for Cancellation under 7 days or No show

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
HCM City (Saigon)

Lavender Boutique Hotel           

Novotel Saigon Centre           

Hotel Nikko Saigon           

Hotel Majestic Saigon           

Park Hyatt Saigon           

Le Méridien Saigon Hotel           


Vinh Hung Emerald Resort           
Vinh Hung Library Hotel           
Thanh Binh Riverside Resort           

La Residencia Hoian           

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort           

The Nam Hai           

Hotel Royal Hoian MGallery           

Anantara Hoian Resort           


Romance Hotel           
Hue Serene Palace           

Moonlight Hue           

Eldora Hue           

Saigon Morin Hue           

La Residence Hue           

Indochine Palace Hue           

Pilgrimage Village Hue           


Oriental Central Hotel           
Church Boutique Hang Gai Hotel           
Oriental Suites Hotel & Spa           

Thang Long Opera Hotel           

Ha Noi Pearl Hotel           

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