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This 10-day journey offers a comprehensive insight into Vietnam and is filled with many highlights that makes this tour special. Travel from north to south and be dazzled by the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, rolling rice terraces and picturesque historic riverside towns. Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and feel the heritage that is still alive and well. The imperial cities of Hanoi and Hue offer you a glimpse into the old royal lifestyle, while the temples and markets are a window into today’s local life. We end our journey in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) where there’s a charming mix of old and new. Expect your visit to this city like an encounter with exotic delicious food, French colonial architecture and let’s not forget it’s famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War.

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10 Days, 9 Nights: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
🚩  Luxury Small Group Tours & Premium Private Tours Available

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TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Hanoi City Tour
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • French Quarter
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Temple of Literature
  • Old Quarter
  • Hang Be Market
  • Ha Long Bay* Overnight Cruise
  • Thanh Toan Village
  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue Imperial Citadel*
  • Dinner at the Home of Royal Descendant
  • Thanh Tien Flower Paper Village
  • Hoi An City Tour
  • Hoi An Ancient Town*
  • Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Hoi An Central Market
  • House of Tan Ky
  • Fukien Chinese Temple
  • Cam Thanh Village & Farm Visit
  • Museum of Cham Sculpture
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Tour
  • Reunification Palace
  • Central Post Office
  • Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
  • Fine Art Museum
  • Ben Thanh Market

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

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BAY OF THE DESCENDING DRAGON

Cruise in style through Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the comfort of a cruise ship featuring many adventurous activities. More than 3000 towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped with forests rise from the emerald waters.

HISTORIC TOWNS & IMPERIAL CITIES

The hidden gems that showcase the rich culture that draws from Cambodian and Vietnamese emperors, the influence of the French, Chinese and Japanese, all well preserved here.

THE IMPERIAL FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY
Ornate details on the impressive gate in the old citadel of Hue.
HERBS AND SPICES
Vietnamese food is served with plenty of mint, basil and coriander; and a variety of sweet, sour and pungent dipping sauces.

AUTHENTIC EXOTIC FOODS

Get to know the locals and cuisine from visiting farms and cooking demonstrations. The long coastline provides plentiful fish and seafood, while the tropical climate offers an abundance of rice, vegetables, and exotic fruits, from rambutans to mangosteens. Taste the ever-popular Pho, Banh Mi (sandwich), Bah Xeo (crepes), and more!


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1

Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam! Your driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
Hanoi is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. Travelers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center. This French colonial city is known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community with Chinese, French and Russian influences.

MOBILE STREET VENDORS 
Here the locals shop for fresh grocery every day and enjoy the door-to-door service without delivery fees.

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Hanoi | City Tour

Today begins with a blast from the past. See Vietnam's traditional ways of life and replicas of old homes. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city. Then the French Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s first university namely the Temple of Literature. Followed by the Old Quarter and the Hang Be market.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

TEMPLE OF LITERATURE
Built in 1070, it hosts the Imperial Academy which is dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars.

TRAN QUOC PAGODA
One of the oldest Pagodas dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty.

TURTLE TOWER
Built to commemorate one of the greatest heroes of Vietnam, Le Loi, who founded the Le dynasty.

3

Hanoi - Ha Long Bay | Cruise

Depart for your overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, often called Vietnam's eighth wonder of the world.  Ha Long means Descending Dragon. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the bay with adventure excursions such as kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Settle onto your deck chair and witness a spectacular sunset. Join in a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by a gourmet dinner on board. Retire to your cabin to enjoy a restful night’s sleep as the waves lap gently against the hull.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch  Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

GORGEOUS CRUISE BOAT
Overnight cruise, with inclusive activities, is the best way to experience Ha Long Bay.

BAY OF DESCENDING DRAGON
Passing islands named for their shapes including Stone Dog and Teapot islets.

EMERALD  HA LONG BAY
Towering limestone pillars & tiny islets, topped with forests, rise from the waters.

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Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Greet the day with a sunrise Tai Chi lesson with a beautiful view of the bay. Breakfast on the boat followed by a choice of activities - an excursion to the most beautiful and biggest sea cave on the bay or to a floating village that was voted as one of the 11 insanely beautiful small towns around the world by Huffingtonpost.com. After Ha Long Bay, return to Hanoi’s airport for your flight to Hue.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

INCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS
Kayak to hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages.

CRUISE BY THE BAY
Relax and witness a spectacular sunset and delightful dawn over the bay.

TERRACED RICE FIELDS 
Explore and take in the endless paddy fields that are hewn into the hillsides.

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Hue | City Tour

The former Imperial City of Hue is celebrated for its great cultural and historical sites, and for its sophisticated cuisine. Passing verdant rice paddies, explore Thanh Toan village, home to a legendary market, and a beautiful covered bridge. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the iconic symbol of Hue. Step back in time in the Forbidden Purple City and royal palaces in the Imperial Citadel, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Visit the family home of the descent of Princess Ngoc Son, partake in an exclusive authentic Vietnamese dinner, and an insight to their heritage.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch  Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

BE INSPIRED AT THIEN MU PAGODA
Allow your mind drift with the flow of the serene Perfume River to feel the ambiance of Hue.

HUE IMPERIAL CITY
An ornate palace complex surrounded by towering fortress walls.

THE IMPERIAL FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY
Ornate details on the impressive gate in the old citadel of Hue.

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Hue– Hoi An | Tour of the Charming Colonial Town

Visit the Thanh Tien Flower Paper Village before driving to Hoi An over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Hoi An had been acquiring a rich cultural heritage from Chinese, Japanese and European traders since 16th century, no wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walk along the charming waterfront to the Japanese Covered Bridge. Visit Central Market, House of Tan Ky (a unique 18th century shophouse), the ornate Fukien Chinese temple and the local shops that offer inexpensive silks, express custom-made outfits as well as handicrafts. Hội An is also a magnet for foodies with lush neighboring farms and fishing villages.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

THE BANK OF THU BON RIVER
Relax and unwind at this picturesque historic town of Hoi An.

JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE
Built in 1593 by the Japanese trading community to link them with the Chinese quarter.

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Hoi An | Cam Thanh village

Get an authentic insight into the local way of life. Bike to Cam Thanh village (alternative transport is available), passing rice paddy fields and unique coconut houses. Learn about rice farming. Meet local fishermen and try your hand at casting a fishing net. Paddle a unique bamboo basket boat and explore the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways. Enjoy a traditional lunch.
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

WOVEN BAMBOO BASKET BOAT
Return to nature and discover the countryside of Vietnam.

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Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City | Museum of Cham Sculpture

En route to Danang airport, visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture including altars, sandstone pieces, and busts of Hindus gods dated between 7th to 13th century. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Your driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.  
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

MUSEUM OF CHAM SCULPTURE
Showcasing the world's best collection of Cham sculptures dating from the 7th to 13th century.

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City has risen since the Vietnam War to become a modern city with sleek skyscrapers while still retaining its elegant French architecture and broad boulevards.  It is dotted with ornate temples and pagodas.
Sense the iconic moment in history at the Reunification Palace when the Northern army tanks crashed into this historic presidential palace. Admire the amazing chandeliers at the elegant Central Post Office. Visit Hotel de Ville (City Hall), the Fine Art Museum and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Art Cafe before visiting Ben Thanh market.
One of Saigon’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh market offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentic Vietnam. A great place to shop for local handicrafts, Vietnamese art and souvenirs. And to taste of delicious Vietnamese hawker food!  
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

SAIGON RIVER
Saigon riverfront with the city skyline in the background.

CENTRAL POST OFFICE
The most handsome French-Colonial building in the city with cavernous interior.

SAIGON DISTRICT 1
This area boasts French-Colonial buildings and fashionable shops.

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Depart Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

After breakfast, the tour comes to an end. Hotel check-out and transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).
  • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.    

Destination Comfort Class Premium Class   Luxury Class  
Hanoi Please Call  
Ha Long Bay Please Call
Hue Please Call  
Hoi An Please Call    
Ho Chi Minh City Please Call
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider a pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.   The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Luxury Small Group (Land Only. Min. 2 & Max 12)

Year
  • Tour Dates
  • Start Friday-Depart Sunday
Luxury
2021 Oct 15 – Oct 24 $2,750
Small Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Included: domestic airfare Hanoi-Danang & Danang-Ho Chi Minh City.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include internation airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 guests
  • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

Private Tours (Land Only)

Year Tour Dates Comfort Premium Luxury
2021 July 15 – Sept 30 Please Call $2,475 Please Call
2021 Oct 1 – Nov 30 Please Call $2,540 Please Call
2021 Dec1 – Dec 15 Please Call $2,920 Please Call
2021 Dec 16 – Dec 31 Please Call Please Call Please Call
2022 Jan 1 – Jan 14 Please Call Please Call Please Call
2022 Jan 15 – May 4 Please Call $2,540 Please Call
2022 May 5 – Sept 30 Please Call $2,475 Please Call
2022 Oct 1 – Dec 15 Please Call $2,540 Please Call
2022 Dec 16 – Dec 31 Please Call Please Call Please Call
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Hanoi-Danang & Danang-Ho Chi Minh City. Indicative fare from $260, actual price available at tour booking.

Price Details

  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2021 blackout dates: Dec 16-31 and major holidays. 2022 blackout dates: Jan 1-10, April 16-24, Dec 16-31 and major holidays.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is HAN (Noi Bai International).
  • ‣ The nearest departure airport is SGN (Tan Son Nhat International).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Gratuity
  • ‣ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of $300 and the airfare price is required upon booking. Full payment to be made 60 days prior to the departure date.
  • ‣ A monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

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