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Take a captivating 12-day tour to Vietnam, where ancient traditions blend with modernity and natural wonders flourish. Start in Hanoi, discovering landmarks such as the Temple of Literature and the lively Old Quarter. Sail among Halong Bay’s limestone karsts, explore Vietnam’s rich history, and soak in the vibrant culture of Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, relish local cuisine and traditional performances, truly experiencing the heart of Vietnam.
Day Summary itinarary Activities Hotel 4* Hotel 5* Meal plan
1 USA – Hanoi Overnight on plane On plane On plane
2 Arriving Hanoi at night Transfer to hotel. Rex Hanoi hotel Classy hotel
3 Hanoi City tour in the afternoon Rex Hanoi hotel Classy hotel Breakfast, Lunch
4 Hanoi Full day city tour Rex Hanoi hotel Classy hotel Breakfast, Lunch
5 Hanoi – Ninh Binh Full day visit Ninh Binh (Trang An complex) Legend hotel Legend hotel Breakfast
6 Ninh Binh – Halong Bay Visit Halong bay by boat Syrena cruise Amanda cruise Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 Halong Bay –  Hanoi Cruise & drive back Hanoi Rex Hanoi hotel Classy hotel Brunch
8 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly Saigon) Flight to Ho Chi Minh City & city tour Odys hotel Grand hotel Breakfast
9 Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi tunnels & city tour Odys hotel Grand hotel Breakfast, Lunch
10 Ho Chi Minh City – Cao Lanh Boat trip to visit Mekong Delta Cao Lanh hotel Cao Lanh hotel Breakfast, Lunch
11 Cao Lanh – Ho Chi Minh City Visit Tram Chim National park Odys hotel Grand hotel Breakfast
12 Ho Chi Minh City – Home Return Home Breakfast


Day 1: USA – Hanoi

Get ready for an exciting journey as you depart from your home airport for Hanoi, Vietnam. Settle in for a comfortable overnight flight.

Day 2: Arriving Hanoi at night

Arrive at Hanoi Airport between 9 PM and 10 PM. Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi

After breakfast, enjoy leisure time until lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, explore Hanoi’s highlights, including the Temple of Literature and a scenic Ecar and walking tour through the Old Quarter. End the day with a mesmerizing water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi

Begin your day with a 1.5-hour drive to Duong Lam, an ancient village nestled in the north of the Red River Delta. Wander through its narrow alleyways and explore the rural life and centuries-old architecture among its approximately 300 houses.

Return to Hanoi for lunch at a local restaurant followed by an afternoon city tour. Start with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology to gain insights into Vietnam’s diverse culture. Then, delve into the hidden gems of Hanoi, experiencing local life. A must-visit is a vintage coffee shop to savor robust home-grown coffees, immersed in the city’s café culture. Enroute, pass by St. Joseph’s Cathedral, a Gothic structure in the French Quarter.

Head back to your hotel for overnight stay in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi – Ninh Binh

A 2.5-hour drive to Ninh Binh province will bring you to Hoa Lu ancient capital. This was the first centralized feudal state in Vietnam at the end of the 10th century. The ravages of time have destroyed the ancient citadel but some vestiges including King Dinh and King Le worship temples still stand to this day among the rice paddies and are a worthwhile visit to get a glimpse of the ancient Vietnamese past.

Then enjoy the boat trip on the emerald water of Trang An Complex to discover the caves. Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. Trang An is recognized as the World Cultural and Natural Heritage site.

Lunch is on your own.

In the afternoon, visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the largest pagoda complex in Vietnam!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 6: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay

Travel to Halong Bay for a scenic cruise among limestone islands. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and a delicious seafood lunch onboard. Witness a stunning sunset before spending the night onboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Day 7: Halong Bay –  Hanoi

Continue exploring Halong Bay before brunch onboard. Arrive boat docking station at around 11:00 AM. Transfer back to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Meals: Brunch on cruise

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly Saigon)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by leisure time until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, explore the charm of Saigon. Begin by visiting Dong Khoi street, formerly Rue Catinat during the French occupation, to admire its beautiful French colonial buildings. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville, which remain among the city’s finest architectural treasures. Stroll to Notre Dame Cathedral, known for its striking red brick façade and twin spires inspired by the original design in Paris (note: currently under renovation, visit from the outside). Continue to the Central Post Office before proceeding to the former Presidential Palace.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Start your day with a hotel pick-up and drive to the Cu Chi tunnels. These tunnels, begun in 1948, were used by Viet Cong guerrillas to evade French air and ground attacks.

After exploring the tunnels, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, venture out of the city center for a short 6km drive to District 5. Here, you’ll visit Thien Hau temple, built in the early 19th century to honor the Goddess of the Sea by the Cantonese community.

Wrap up your city tour with a leisurely stroll around Ben Thanh Market, a bustling hub famous for its shopping opportunities.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cao Lanh

Start your day with a hotel pick-up and transfer to the Mekong Delta for a boat trip to Tan Phong islet. Here, you’ll glide through small canals on a rowing boat, enjoying tropical fruits and folk music in a garden setting.

Then visit Cai Be floating market by boat – culturally specific characteristics in South Western region. Visit Phu Chau pagoda or Cai Be church and traditional handicraft villages.

Cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep village to visit the ancient house of the South: Ba Duc ancient house or Ong Kiet ancient house (one of the ancient houses of the Southwest region, recognized by UNESCO),

Enjoy your lunch with specialties of the South at Xeo May restaurant or at the old house and continue driving to Cao Lanh.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Lanh

Day 11: Cao Lanh – Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing to explore the Dong Thap archaeological and architectural relics, including the renowned Go Thap site.

Visit Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong, recognized as the 2,000th Ramsar site in the world and the 4th in Vietnam. Covering an expansive area of 7612 hectares, this national park boasts a stunning natural landscape teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including over 130 species of plants and various habitats for hundreds of vertebrate and aquatic species.

After your exploration, return to the city and check in to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Home

After having breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to your home.

Meals: Breakfast


Cao Lanh Cao Lanh Hotel

No. 8, Road 30-04, My Tho Town, Cao Lanh, Dong Thap, Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh City The Odys Boutique Hotel

65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh Str., Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84 28 3821 6915

Halong Bay Syrena Cruises

Ki-ot 26-27, Tuan Chau Marina port, Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long Quang Ninh 200000, Vietnam


Ninh Binh Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

177, Lê Thái Tổ, Khu đô thị Xuân Thành, Thành Phố Ninh Bình, Việt Nam

+842293 899 880

Hanoi Rex Hanoi Hotel

42, 44 Gia Ngu - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi

0243 556 5588

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  • Price are per person based on double occupancy.
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  • No child discount.
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Price includes

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tour
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meals as specified: breakfast


Price does not include

  • All visa & fee
  • All flights & airport taxes
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (5$/pax/day)
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column

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Vietnam in 12 Days

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