Tour South to North Vietnam 12 Days
Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh
Routes: Ho Chi Minh - Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Ha Noi - Ha Long
Your 12 days tour will be complete to visit all the best highlights in the trip exploring Vietnam. It is a long journey from the South to the North of Vietnam, but is an interesting journey you will not regret.
The S-shaped country is suitable as a destination for whatever you’re on the honeymoon, or family vacation, or even go alone. The beautiful landscape, amazing food and friendly local people will satisfy your expectations.
- Enjoy your time staying in Saigon, a city with many historical sites and special street food, as well as many shopping centers for you to shop
- Experience the Western provinces in the South of Vietnam including My Tho, Can Tho, Phong Dien, Cai Rang, where you will see the friendly local people, floating gardens and villages, fresh fruit, etc.
- Relax yourself in Nha Trang and Da Nang, which have beautiful beaches and good food
- Learn more about the culture and history of development by visiting the old capital Hue and Hoi An accient town
- Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a cruise trip, you will be amazed before the beauty of nature
- Explore Hanoi city – the capital of Vietnam with many values about the long history of development and the lifestyle of people there
Day 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, you will be picked up from airport to check in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour (B, L)
We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale. Overnight in HCMC
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Can Tho (B, L)
At 8: 00 pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stealhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in on arrival. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Phong Dien – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
At 8: 00, after breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Hochiminh city. Stop for visit and rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to HCMC for overnight.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang (B, L)
In the morning, after breakfast, you are transferred to airport for flight to Nhatrang depart at 10: 15, upon arrival you are picked up to hotel for check in. Afternoon city tour Nha Trang including Po Nagar Cham Tower, and Long Son Pagoda. Take boat trip to visit Tam and Mun islands. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
AM: Transferred to the airport for flight to Da Nang at 7:40. Upon arrival in Da Nang at 8:40, you will be picked up and transferred to Hoi An. On the way, we visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Check in hotel and have lunch PM: Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue City tour (B, L)
AM: Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hue. Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Hanoi (B)AM: Free & easy.PM: Transferred to the airport for flight to Hanoi at 12:40 PM. Upon arrival in Hanoi at 14:00 PM, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. PM: Visit Ethnological Museum then visit Ngoc Son Temple, Dong Xuan market, enjoy Water Puppet Show in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong on Glory Cruiser (B, L, D)
08: 15 Shuttle bus pick you up at your hotel for the 3.5 hr drive (165km) to Halong City. 12: 00 Board Halong Glory Cruiser. Lunch and a welcome drink are served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. You will see Dog Rock and Incense Burner Rocks, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Later, we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. After returning to the boat, we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and seasonal fruit in the “ Floating Garden ”. Dinner is served on board and then you will have free time to listen to music, relax under the stars. Overnight on boat.
Day 11: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Day 12: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.
Price per person in $US Class 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 3 Star – – – – 4 Star – – – – 5 Star – – – –
Double or twin rooms at hotels & Junk in places as indicated in program
Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
Private transportation at places as indicated in program
Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines
HCMC – Nha Trang
Nha Trang – Da Nang
Hue – Hanoi
All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
English speaking tour guide at places
Boat trip at places (Mekong Delta, Hue, Halong)
Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
International air fares/ airport taxes
Visa stamping fee at arrival airport
What to bring:
- Bring Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses and hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit and medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks