This tour will give you a great appreciation of the country. Ideal for those with less time who want to see the highlights of Vietnam including Halong Bay.

Destination Vietnam
Cities & Locations Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay
Departure Location Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates Departs Daily


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (D)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

A full day of sightseeing is installed for today. Spend the morning at the Cu Chi Tunnels. In the afternoon, commence a city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office, the War Remnants Museum and the Fito Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Hoi An (B)

Today transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, transfer to your Hoi An hotel. Freshen up then begin a walking tour to discover the historic buildings and gain an insight about this ancient town.

Day 4: Hoi An (B)

Spend the day at leisure. You may want to further explore or simply relax.

Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B)

This morning, depart Hoi An and visit Marble Mountain, China Beach and the Cham Museum before travelling via the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hue.

Day 6: Hue (B, L)

After breakfast, begin your tour of Hue, jump aboard a boat for a trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Then continue by road to the Ancient Citadel and Khai Dinh Tomb.

Day 7: Hue – Hanoi (B)

Today transfer to Hue Airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel followed by a city tour of Hanoi. The late afternoon and evening is spent at leisure.

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Depart Hanoi for an overnight cruise around the majestic islands in Halong Bay. Board your junk boat for a relaxing yet captivating cruise.

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

This morning, cruise back into port where you will then transfer back to Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi (B)

Today, transfer to Hanoi Airport where tour arrangements end.

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