12 Days Vietnam Intro

Viet Nam
Type of tour : Private Classic Tour, Leisure Private Tour Duration: 11 DAYS
Departure 2023: Daily
Price from: 1320 USD

Welcome to Viet Nam - a stunning country with marvellous landscape that each one has to visit once in life.  Starting in the North, tourists would  discover the country’s bustling capital and its historic monuments before heading South for a visit to Central and Southern Vietnam and all its tropical delights. Deciding to spend 2 weeks in Vietnam will give you an insight overview of all highlights and traditions that nature gives Viet Nam, and to answer the question that Why Viet Nam is such a popular travel destination. And if you want to discover all Viet Nam insight, welcome to this tour, where you can not only distil the country’s finest moments but also have plenty of time for hidden treats and quiet surprises.

Day 1: Arrival, Hanoi

Upon arrival, you will be met by a driver and taken to hotel in the city. Checking in to your accomodation and rest of the day will be at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi city.

5* Preferred: Apricot Hanoi, Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole


Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: non-included


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B,L)

Ha Noi – the capital of Viet Nam is also one of the most attractive destinations for domestic and foreign tourists in Vietnam because of its ancient appearance, quiet, elegant and hidden beauty in this thousand-year-old city of civilization! In this 2nd day, you will find out the hustle and bustle of Ha Noi by: 


  • Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum relic site, the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh who leds Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. His preserved body has been an important landmark in the capital city since 1975, and a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s history.


  • Exploring Hoa Lo Prison – built by the French in 1886, the prison is famous because it was the place where many great Vietnamese revolutionaries during the Indochina War and American pilots during the War were detained. 


  • Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam, which is considered the first university in Vietnam. It is an ancient architecture, built on a fairly large scale, built in October 1073 and exists to this day. The Temple of Literature was built to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, and Chu Van An – principal of Quoc Tu Giam – represents the high moral philosophy of Vietnamese education.




Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Day 3: Ha Long bay Overnight Boat (B,L,D)

From Hanoi, you will continue your trip to Ha Long – a must-visit destination to discover the stunning beauty of the World Natural Heritage Site. You will explore:


  • After a welcome on board, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon, let’s enjoy Ha Long’s stunning sightseeing, on-board activities or just spend some time relaxing.

  • Or else, you can spend time going on Tuan Chau Harbor, get on the boat to start the excursion discovering the beauty of the world heritage site.




Overnight: on board
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ninh Binh homestay (B, L)


The stunning rice paddies and vast limestone mountains of Ninh Binh await us today, where we’ll be staying at a local homestay in traditional bungalows right by the river.


Overnight: Ninh Binh
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Day 5: Ninh Binh – Overnight Train (B,L)


You will have chance finding out Ninh Binh – a stunning province boasts similar limestone karst topography that rises from emerald rice paddy fields and winding rivers. Coming to this destinations, you will explore:


  • Hoa Lu, the ancient capital city of the Dinh Dynasty and Bai Dinh pagoda, the largest pagoda complex in Vietnam. Tourists will find out the cultural identity of this area and understand more about the cultural, architectural and sculptural values associated with the legend about the foundation of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Viet Nam country).


  • Hike to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain and get amazing views of Tam Coc and the Ninh Binh area. 


  • Trang An grottoes, was officially recognized as World Heritage Site since 2014The area is unique in having been invaded by the sea several times in the recent geological past but is now emergent on land. The blend of towering mountains draped in natural rain forest, with large internal basins and narrow cave passages containing quietly flowing waters, creates an extraordinarily beautiful and tranquil landscape.




Overnight: train
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Day 6: Explore Hoi An


After arriving to Hoi An, you will check in your hotel and enjoy the accomodation of this ancient city. Then in the afternoon, it’s your free time to explore, go shopping,… 




Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: non-included


Day 7: Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing & Cooking Class (B,L)

In this 7th day, you will be guided with a local fishermen, who will teach you the art of crab fishing as we weave through coconut grove. We’ll then participate in a cooking class to explore the taste of all things Vietnamese cuisine.




Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Day 8: Lantern Making Class & Beach Day (B,L)

In this 8th day, tourists will experience how to make lanterns – the traditional items of Viet Nam. We’ll then hop on bicycles for a short ride to the beach for a chilled and retreated day at a beach club before exploring the next destination.




Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch


Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Saying goodbye to beautiful Hoi An, you will have free time till your guide meets you and escorts you to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel, the rest of the day is on your own.


Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast


Day 10: Mekong Delta (B,L)


Depart from your hotel in the morning and drive approximately two hours to Ben Tre, here you will start experience more about life and cultures in the South area of Viet Nam. You will:


  • Explore Mekong Delta – where you will board a small boat to start your sightseeing around the waterways of this delta. Well – known also as the rice bowl of Vietnam because of its large rice production, the area has also diversified into activities related to aquaculture, rearing of animals, cash crops and fruit trees.


  • Stop at a small homemade coconut processing plant to see how coconuts have been turned into oil, candy and woven mats that are later sold in the market.


  • Have a short walk to a local village to see mat weavers at work, before jumping on the Delta’s version of a tuk tuk (xe-lôi) and travelling down country roads to reach a nice local riverside restaurant for lunch.


  • Take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals.


  • Visit Ben Tre local market to see how locals live and work on the river – a signatures lifestyles of local people here. 




Overnight: Local homestay
Meal: breakfast, lunch


Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)


The last day is for Cu Chi Tunnels – the underground tunnels which played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, providing supply routes, hideouts and living quarters for soldiers. You will explore more about Vietnamese histories and historical sites remained. 




Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meal: breakfast, lunch


Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City, Departure (B)

You will have free time till your guide escorts you to airport for your flight to next destination, ending your unforgettable  12 days Viet Nam Tour. 


Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meal: breakfast

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How to make the payment 


  • Deposit of 50% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.

Full Payment:

  • Make full payment before 60 days departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.

Cancellation Policy

  • There may be cancellation fees charged by suppliers (hotels, airlines…) once these bookings are made and paid. These fees shall by paid by travelers.

These are maximum cancellation fees to be flexible applied:

  • Cancellation received from 30 days prior arrival date: 30% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)
  • Cancellation received less than 30 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged + Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)
  • Cancellation received less than 20 days prior arrival date or during tour or No-Show: 100% of total tour package.

Trip Inclusions

  • 11-night hand-picked accommodation
  • Daily breakfast served at hotels
  • Private transportation with drivers throughout
  • Scheduled on-tour airfares if any
  • Sightseeing, cultural tours if any
  • Bottled water while traveling on tour
  • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
  • All government taxes and service charges

Trip Exclusions

  • Visa arrangements if any
  • International airfares
  • Other meals which are not mentioned
  • Weekend/Public Holiday surcharges
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All medical and travel insurance coverages
  • Tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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