Vietnam Tours

Vietnam Overview

access_time 7 Days / 6 Nights
bookmarks Private Tailor Made
location_on Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Mekong – Hanoi – Halong

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, the vibrant heartbeat of southern Vietnam. This dynamic metropolis seamlessly fuses a rich history with the pulsating energy of contemporary Asia. As you step off the plane, you’ll be greeted at Tan Son Nhat International Airport by our team, holding a personalized sign with your name. A private transfer will swiftly take you to your chosen hotel, providing you with the opportunity to acclimate and embark on your journey through this bustling city.

Ho Chi Minh City’s streets are a captivating blend of traditional Vietnamese architecture and the bustling rhythm of countless motorbikes, set against a backdrop of modernity with chic restaurants and boutiques waiting to be explored. Whether you choose to unwind at your hotel or dive headfirst into the city’s vibrant atmosphere, your adventure in Ho Chi Minh City begins here.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Arrival-1

After breakfast, your guide and driver will take you to the outskirts of Saigon to visit the iconic Cu Chi Tunnels.

Originally constructed in 1948 as a refuge from French forces, these tunnels evolved into a complex network of underground hideouts used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Explore these tunnels, which served as living quarters, communication routes, hospitals, and storage for food and weapons.

During the tour you will have a chance to meet a Viet Cong veteran who once lived in these tunnels, gaining valuable insights into their history and the incredible resilience of the Vietnamese during wartime. With your translator-guide’s assistance, listen to the veteran’s firsthand experiences, painting a vivid picture of life in these subterranean hamlets during challenging times. Finish the tunnel tour and return to the city enjoying lunch at a local restaurant en route.

In the afternoon, explore the Notre Dame Cathedral and the adjacent Central Post Office, both rich in architectural beauty and history. Admire the red brick cathedral with twin spires and the 1891 Post Office.

Continue visit the former Presidential Palace, once the Saigon Government headquarters during the American War. Nearby, explore the War Remnants Museum, offering a poignant perspective on the war. (Note: Some exhibits are graphic.)

Experience Saigon’s famous street coffee culture with your guide, who will provide language insights and share the daily life of Saigonese residents.

Return to the hotel where the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in HCM City.

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After breakfast, embark on a two-hour drive to Ben Tre Town, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta, famous for its rice fields, orchards, coconut trees, and waterways. Arriving in Ben Tre, take a motorized boat ride along the scenic Ben Tre River, visiting local factories making bricks and sleeping mats.

Explore the village, sampling dried fruits, honey tea, and enjoying local Tai Tu music. Visit a coconut mill where coconut candy is made. Hop on a small sampan boat to cruise palm-fringed canals, a peaceful escape from the city.

Experience local life on a Motor Cart (xe lôi) and enjoy a simple lunch at a local restaurant. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. You may also consider joining our recommended optional activities for further exploration and enjoyment.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in HCM City.

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Today, your journey takes you from the bustling southern hub to the historic heart of Vietnam, where the city’s unique blend of old-world charm and modern vitality. After breakfast, prepare for a private transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Here, you’ll bid farewell to the vibrant energy of the southern metropolis and board a domestic flight to Hanoi.

Upon landing at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, you’ll immediately sense the city’s distinct charm. The capital is a harmonious blend of history and modernity, where traditional Vietnamese architecture stands alongside contemporary developments. Your arrival in Hanoi will be met with a warm welcome and transferred to your chosen accommodation.

As you settle into your Hanoi hotel, take a moment to relax and recharge before embarking on a half-day tour, offering a glimpse into its rich history and vibrant culture.

Our journey begins at the serene Temple of Literature, a picturesque complex dedicated to Confucius. As Vietnam’s inaugural national university, it stands as a symbol of the nation’s commitment to education and knowledge.

Delve into Hanoi’s past with a visit to the Hanoi Hilton, also known as Hoa Lo Prison. Here, you’ll gain profound insights into the experiences of Vietnamese revolutionaries and American prisoners of war.

Embark on a charming journey through the iconic Old Quarter aboard traditional pedicabs. Navigate narrow alleys and vibrant markets, immersing yourself in the daily life and local crafts.

Conclude your day with a captivating Water Puppet Show, blending puppetry, live music, and storytelling to depict scenes from rural Vietnamese life and folklore.

Your guide and driver will ensure a comfortable return to your accommodation, leaving you with cherished memories of an enriching afternoon exploring Hanoi’s highlights.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Overnight in Hanoi.

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After breakfast at your hotel, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. The journey is through the rich farmlands where you can observe everyday life of Vietnamese villagers. Arriving in Halong Bay in the late morning and you will board a traditional “junk” boat. You will begin a relaxing and unforgettable cruise around the breathtaking and unique limestone karsts and islets. A delicious fresh seafood lunch will be served as you cruise this spectacular bay, a UNESCO listed site.

Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night. As the sun sets over the bay, dinner is served with fresh seafood, salad, and fruit. You will spend the night in your private cabin aboard the junk in Halong Bay.

Notes: The program may differ slightly based on the junk cruise’s itinerary.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Overnight on cruise.

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Begin your day with the serene practice of Tai Chi, a local custom that eases you into the morning. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on the deck of the Junk boat amidst the exquisite natural surroundings. There’s time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay’s peaceful beaches, and for the more adventurous, take a kayak and paddle through the Dark and Bright Caves, admiring the glistening stone walls.

Return to the junk boat, check out of your cabin, and savor a sumptuous brunch buffet as you cruise back to port. Disembark around midday for your return journey to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, relax at the hotel or start exploring the nightlife city at your own pace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch.
Overnight in Hanoi.

 

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Your remaining time is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Depending on the departure time of your flight, our private driver will be ready to pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the airport for your outbound journey.

As we bid you farewell, we extend our best wishes for a safe and pleasant flight departure. This marks the end of your tour, and we hope you carry the memories of your journey with you for years to come.

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