Vietnam tour - Option 3

12 Days 11 Nights

Vietnam: A Journey Through Timeless Beauty

Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
Destinations:  Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long bay, Hoi An, My Son, Da Nang, Bana Hills, Hue, and Quang Binh with Phong Nha, Paradise Caves
Price: only from 779$
Fun Fact: Phong Nha Cave is recognized as the longest underground river in the world by the Guinness World Records.

Embark on a journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of Vietnam with our tour package.

Discover the cultural richness of Hanoi and the breathtaking beauty of Ninh Binh.

Admire the stunning views of Ha Long Bay and the historic charm of Hoi An.

Explore the My Son Sanctuary and bask in the glory of Da Nang’s Bana Hills.

Visit the ancient city of Hue and experience the stunning Phong Nha and Paradise Caves in Quang Binh.

This comprehensive tour offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural wonder!

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

In 2020, My Son Sanctuary was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognizing its cultural and historical significance. The site offers a unique glimpse into the ancient civilization of the Champa Kingdom, which ruled central and southern Vietnam for over a thousand years. It is set amid lush green hills and is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Vietnamese countryside, making it a popular spot for photography and sightseeing.

Phong Nha - Paradise Caves

Phong Nha Cave is recognized as the longest underground river in the world by the Guinness World Records.

The Paradise Cave features stunning stalactites and stalagmites formations that have been forming for millions of years.

Both caves are part of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

The caves offer a unique ecosystem with a diverse range of flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world.

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

Arrive at 14:05 in Hanoi. Welcome you to a legendary city, founded in 1010, the quintessence of the rice civilization in the Red River Delta.

Relax and the nightlife of this vibrant city awaits your adventure.

Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2 – Hanoi city tour

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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – My Son Holyland

This morning, we will take a walking tour to discover the splendor of Hoi An ancient town, built in a harmony of architectural styles, with narrow streets, low houses with a Chinese appearance, clan temples, hundreds of years old years, and brightly colored pagodas.

Some places of interest you will see on your excursion: Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Temple

Set off on a pilgrimage to the “Holy Land” of My Son, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which French historians called the “Valley of the Kings”, where the ruins of the extinct Kingdom of Champa, whose era of gold was during the century VII – XVI

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

Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An

golden bridge danang vietnam tour

Day 7 – Da Nang – Bana Hills

Depart to Ba Na hill 25 km from Danang city center for 35 minutes driving to Ba Na Hill Mountain’s Base.

Check-in at the Car Cable station to experience the cable car’s longest journey in the world. Visit the Old French Villas, and Nui Chua and conquer the mountain peak at the height of 1487 meters. 

Marvel at the Instagram-trending Golden Bridge (Hands of God). During the visit, you will also reach the Asian area of ​​the resort, where you will visit the Linh Ung Pagoda, whose main reference point is a 27 m high statue representing Sakyamuni Buddha, who “calmly watches” the landscape that unfolds stretches from the base of the mountains to the sea.

After all, we depart for Hue city

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Buffet Lunch on Bana Hills

Overnight at a hotel in Hue

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Day 8 – 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 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 9 – Quang Binh DMZ

Depart for Quang Binh. Along the way, you will stop and visit the La Vang Holy Land – a national Christian shrine located in Hai Lang district, Quang Tri Province.

As you head to Phong Nha, you will see several historical sites in the Demilitarized Zone on the way. For example, the Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River – the physical border between North and South Vietnam at the 17th Parallel determined by the Geneva Accords of 1954.

Visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, a piece of historical evidence and a tourist destination for discovering a heroic period of Vietnam’s history.

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

Overnight at a hotel in Hue

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Day 10 – Quang Binh Wonder Caves

Visit Paradise Cave. Paradise Cave is first discovered in 2005 by the British Cave Research Association, It’s the largest and most beautiful cave in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park area by British spelunkers

Afternoon, get on a dragon boat and cruise on the Son River to visit Phong Nha cave. While on the boat, you will see both river banks with several traditional Vietnamese houses, Catholic churches, and the beautiful hills and mountains surrounding the town

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at famous local restaurant

Overnight at a hotel in Quang Binh

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Day 11 – Dong Hoi City Leisure time

After breakfast, it is your free time for individual sightseeing and activities until transfer time to Dong Hoi Airport for flight to Hanoi

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

Overnight at a hotel in Ha Noi

hue tour vietnam heritage tour

Day 12 – Hanoi Departure

Free time for individual sightseeing and activities until transfer time to Noi Bai 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

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