Vietnam tour - Option 2

10 Days 9 Nights

Discovering Vietnam: A Comprehensive Journey

Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Destinations:  Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long bay, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Sai Gon, and Mekong delta
Price: only from 626$
Fun Fact: Hanoi is home to the world’s largest ceramic mosaic mural, located on the side of a building near the famous Hoan Kiem Lake

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Vietnam.

Begin in the charming city of Hanoi and experience the unique blend of traditional and modern influences.

Journey to the scenic beauty of Ninh Binh and explore the breathtaking landscapes of this rural province.

Sail through the stunning Ha Long Bay and admire the thousands of towering limestone islands and islets.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning architecture of Hoi An, and marvel at the towering mountains of Da Nang.

Discover the regal elegance of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, and experience the vibrant energy of Saigon.

Conclude your journey in the tranquil rural life of the Mekong Delta, where you can observe the peaceful pace of life in this unique and beautiful region.

Join us on a comprehensive tour of Vietnam, where you will experience the very best the country has to offer.

  • Sight Seeing 90% 90%
  • Food 70% 70%
  • Transportation 50% 50%
  • Activities 80% 80%

The ceramic mosaic mural in Hanoi is a unique and impressive artwork that is located on the side of a building near Hoan Kiem Lake. It is considered to be the largest ceramic mosaic mural in the world and is an iconic landmark in the city.

The mural was created by a group of Vietnamese artists and features a colorful and intricate design that covers an entire building facade. It depicts various aspects of Vietnamese culture, including landscapes, historical figures, and traditional scenes.

Hue Imperial Citadel

The Citadel in Hue is a massive and impressive complex that was once the home of the Nguyen dynasty, the rulers of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. The Citadel is located in the city of Hue, which was the imperial capital of Vietnam during this period.

It covers an area of approximately 500 hectares and features a series of defensive walls, gates, and buildings, including palaces, temples, and residences for the royal family and officials.

Best Food & Drink

1. Banh My

Banh Mi – A popular Vietnamese sandwich made with a crispy baguette and filled with various meats, pickled vegetables, herbs, and sauces.

2. Pho

Pho – A noodle soup made with a rich broth, noodles, meat (usually beef or chicken), and topped with fresh herbs and bean sprouts (different flavor than northern Vietnam).

3. Snake Soup

Snake Soup – A spicy and flavorful soup made with snake meat, vegetables, and spices, often served in the Mekong Delta region.

banh my vietnamese signature dish
hanoi, turtle tower

Day 1 – Hanoi arrival

This would be a pretty busy day with plenty of activities to discover.

Visit Ba Dinh Square where Vietnam’s independence was declared in 1945

See the fascinating Museum of Ethnography, a research center, and a public museum where the main ethnic groups in Vietnam create exhibits.

Take a walk through the old quarter of Hanoi & discover the crafts and businesses that were carried on more than a thousand years ago.

A short stop at the famous Thuong Tra Tea House, where you will learn more details about the importance of tea consumption in Vietnamese society while tasting a few varieties of this highly valued drink in Asian culture

Lunch at a famous local restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2 – Ninh Binh

After breakfast, our guide comes to pick you up from your hotel. Your first stop is Hoa Lu, which used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 11th century, visit the temple of the Dinh & Le dynasty.

Option 1:

Afternoon, depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take a boat trip to visit the cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see the scenery of mountains and rivers, a Halong Bay on the land of Ninh Binh.

Option 2:

Afternoon, take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc. Tam Coc is three limestone caves stretching along the Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy, and some temples along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at a local famous restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Ha Noi

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Day 3 – Ha Long bay

Pickup at 08:00 from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay. Enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful countryside scenery during the bus trip we arrive at the Ha Long bay sea port at around noon time.

At 12:00 noon, you board the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be signed.

Relax, sightseeing, and take photographs before lunch is served. It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes the inside the islands, admires sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs, and listen to the legends of the Dragons and the land and seascape in the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner onboard

Overnight onboard in Ha Long bay

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Day 4 – Ha Long bay

Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi martial art less on the sundeck. After breakfast, you continue to enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board.

Lunch will be served on Cruise (or in a restaurant in land in Halong city, depending on different cruise programs). 

After returning to shore you will be transferred to Hanoi airport for your domestic flight to Danang. Meet the local representative and transfer to Hoi An city, an important Asian trading port during the 17th-18th centuries, whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years

Meals: Breakfast, lunch on cruise

Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An

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Day 5 – Hoian city tour

Discover Hoi An: charming and old commercial port with narrow streets, and traditional houses versus the beach with its new resorts and a long stretch of white sand

Stop by a fish sauce production workshop run by a traditional family where you will learn more about this ingredient indispensable in Vietnamese cuisine.

Arrive at Ban Thach Mat village, a traditional village where the locals have been weaving carpets for over 400 years

A tour on a bicycle & explore the beauty of this typical village in central Vietnam and learn more about the complex process of mat manufacturing, a traditional occupation in modern times

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a famous local restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An

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Day 6 – Hue’s arrival

Breakfast. You will depart for the city of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. 

Its fascinating tombs as well as the mausoleums of the last Vietnamese emperors will reveal fascinating insights into the lives of the imperial families and their subjects. 

The ancient citadel reflects the grandeur and grandeur of the ceremonies held here by the rulers of the dynasty, as well as the history of the many years marked by episodes of political uncertainty.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at a hotel in Hue

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Day 7 – Hue city tour

The first stop will be the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen dynasty ruled between 1802-1945.

Take a rickshaw ride through the Old City where you will make a short visit to the private Tran Dinh Son Museum.

Take a boat ride along the Perfume River & visit Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture that was founded in the 17th century.

Continue to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, and Thai Hoa Palace & Khai Dinh tomb- the 12th King of the Nguyen Dynasty. The architectural work owns a harmonious combination between European modernity and Vietnam classical characteristics.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at a famous local restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Hue

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Day 8 – Saigon city tour

Start your tour at the Reunification Hall. Formerly known as the Presidential Palace, the building became world famous on April 30, 1975, when its gates were blown down by tanks as the city of Saigon fell to North Vietnam

The next stops are: the Opera House, The City Hall, and the Old Saigon Post Office, which will remind you of the glory days of French Indochina but also how this era continues to influence modern Vietnamese culture

Visit the War Museum where you will have the opportunity to get an overview of the dark history of Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel

Overnight at a hotel in Saigon

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Day 9 – Mekong delta

The first stop will be at a brick kiln where you will see how bricks are produced in the traditional Vietnamese style

Visit numerous coconut processing workshops. You will have the opportunity to learn all about the manufacturing process of these famous Vietnamese sweets

A bike or lambro ride will take you through traditional villages, during which you will be able to admire splendid vegetable gardens that will give you a picture as real as possible of the everyday life of the locals

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at a famous local restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Saigon

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Day 10 – Saigon Departure

Free time for individual sightseeing and activities until transfer time to Tan Sơn Nhat International Airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast at a hotel


Vietnamese Puppet Show

The Highlight of the Trip!

Vietnamese water puppet theater is a traditional form of Vietnamese theater that has been performed for over 1,000 years. 

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Travel Guide

Are you planning to travel to Vietnam? Saigon, Mekong delta, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Long bay, and Hanoi are your favorite destinations but you don’t know how to plan? No worries, this section is created to ease your stress.