Best Cultural & Heritage Vietnam 12 Days

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Ha Noi Capital

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+5 Destinations

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Ho Chi Minh

Trip Overview

Experience the best culture and heritage of Vietnam on an extraordinary 12-day journey from North to South. This all-inclusive tour package ensures a seamless travel experience with domestic flights, comfortable accommodations, delectable meals, expert guides, and convenient airport transfers. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Hanoi, cruise through the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay, stroll the charming streets of Hoi An, delve into the dynamic atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City, and navigate the enchanting waterways of the Mekong Delta. Discover the essence of Vietnam on this unforgettable adventure. Secure your spot now for an incredible journey of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Explore 1000 years of glorious history in Hanoi city tour
  • Cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Exploring majestic limestone caves and grottos
  • Exploring the ancient Imperial City of Huế
  • Strolling through the charming Ancient Town of Hoi An
  • Visiting the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and learning about Vietnam War history
  • Cruising through the bustling floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be

Itinerary

Hanoi is one of the best candidates for the position of the treasure of culture and history of Vietnam, that’s why the Hanoi tour in Vietnam is one of the most popular journeys that tourists often pick when traveling to this country.

We have designed this in the 12-day cultural journey for people keen to experience the cultural diversity of Vietnam. And this Hanoi tour has never disappointed any of our tourists.

Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival - Airport Transfer - Check In Hotel In Hanoi (N/A)

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide who will escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to downtown with a brief introduction en route. Your guide will be holding a welcome signboard with the Sun Getaways Travel Logo & your name

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver and tour guide will come to pick you up at about 8:00 am for a city tour. You will visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov), – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. 

9.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of Literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius. 

12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterward, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Option 1: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

You’ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.

Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures

Option 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is a pottery village with a half- millenary historic development.

15.30 – 16.00: We will come back to your hotel. Free day for shopping or relaxing at your hotel. 

Night 2: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

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Day 3: Join group - Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

We’ll pick you up at hotel and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. 

12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, 12:15 Welcome to Rosa Boutique Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink while getting a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15:00:  You at  Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swimming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village

17.30: Come back to our Cruise and relax.

19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.

21:00: Evening entertainments: play games on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Cruise.  

Night 3: Overnight on board

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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Flight to Hue (B/L)

06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sunJulyk.

07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

08:00:  Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave

10:00:  Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Boutique Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

11:00:  Enjoy the lunch on cruise.

12:00: Rosa Boutique Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.

12:30:  Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.

Our sriver will pick you up from the van on the way to Hanoi and direct transfer to airport for your flight to Hue. When you arrive in Hue we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.You will have free time and overnight at your hotel in Hue.

Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Hue

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Day 5: Hue City Tour (B/L)

You’ll begin your day in Hue with a visit to the ruins of the Imperial Citadel, the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Then take a bicycle trip through the Old City to Tinh Tam Lake, the ancient gardens of the emperors.

In the afternoon you can head to the Mu Pagoda, overlooking the emerald Perfume River.Your last stop will be to explore Khai Dinh’s Tomb, a traditional Vietnamese temple with a 

European touch, making it a particularly unique tomb among the ancestral ruins of ancient Hue. In the evening you can explore the city and its marketplaces on your own.

Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Hue

 

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Day 6: Travel from Hue to Hoi An (B)

You’ll have breakfast in your hotel, then have some free time to shop, explore, or just relax. In the afternoon our guides will pick you up and take you to Hoi An.

On your way, you can stop to visit Lang Co Beach, a picturesque fishing village, then drive through the Pass of Ocean Clouds for a stunning panoramic view of the mountains and sea, and make a quick visit to the Cham Museum. After you arrive in Hoi An you will check into your hotel and then have the afternoon to soak up the sun at Cua Dai Beach.

Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to 19th centuries trading with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Europe who came to buy silk, spices and porcelain. Hoian’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter is beautifully preserved with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses and old tile-roofed shops. It is a rich architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. 

Many of the historic buildings lining the canals and pedestrian streets have been converted into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes. Hoi An is surrounded by attractive countryside with traditional farming and fishing, and by sandy beaches with modern seaside resorts.

Night 6: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

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Day 7: Hoian tour (B/L)

Breakfast will be served at the hotel and afterward, you’ll explore the enchanting time-capsule town of Old Hoi An on a walking tour with your guide. Hoi An was a major seaport in Asia and it resulted in a fusion of style and culture that has been perfectly preserved. 

Wander traditional Chinese shops, luxurious French homes, and an ancient Japanese bridge. The town is home to silk markets, Vietnamese food stalls, and talented street performers– all of which are sure to charm you. Then spend the afternoon further exploring the town on your own or head down to Cua Dai Beach to relax. 

Night 7: Overnight in hotel in Hoian

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Day 8: Hoi An - Airport Transfer - Fly To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

We’ll pick you up after breakast and take you to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After you arrive we’ll get you to your hotel and then you can spend the evening exploring the bustling city of Saigon.Saigon is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Night 8: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 9: Cu Chi tunnel & Saigon city (B/L)

We’ll pick you up in the morning and take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major part of the Vietnam-American War and a fascinating day trip– explore the mysterious tunnels, find hidden doors and once-deadly traps. 

After lunch, we’ll go back to HCMC and spend the afternoon either visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, whichever you prefer. Then stroll around the city’s colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard we will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace was the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975. Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and the Opera House are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. We have  last time for visit Ben Thank Market. Back to hotel and relax.

Night 9: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 10: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) – Can Tho (B/L)

08:00 – 08:30 AM, Pick up at your hotel & start to Mekong Delta tour. On arriving at the Mekong River after over 2 hours of driving. Pick up at Phong Nam Pier (Phong Nam old ferry station). Take the boat along the  River – one of the tributaries of the Mekong River, Sightseeing lively activities along the river as fishing, and water transferring. Stop at brickwork – coconut charcoal making and coconut husking. 

Visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies-making process located along the canal ( Ms.Lan coconut candy workshop). Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family making sleep mats. Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike or biking  and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetable gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, take a bike around the village, row a boat along Water Palm Creek, and boat to Hung Vuong Pier. Driving to Can Tho/ overnight at the hotel in Can Tho. 

Night 10: Overnight in hotel in Can Tho

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Day 11: Floating market – Ho Chi Minh city (B/L)

This morning, cruise to Cai Rang floating market, taking in the traditional sights such as rice barges, traditional shipyards and tropical fruits drying along the river banks along the way.

After a visit to the colorful floating market, check out and disembark before the return to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Night 11: Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 12: Airport Transfer - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, this morning is free at your leisure for last minute shopping and sightseeing before your private car and driver arrive to take you to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Tour ends

Accommodation: Check-out time is at 12:00 pm.

This is the end of your trip with Sun Getaways Travel. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time!

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Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ha Noi Silkqueen Grand Hotel La Belle Vie hotel Apricot hotel
Ha Long BayPhoenix cruise Peony cruise Orchid Classic cruise
Hoi AnPearl River Hoi an Belle Maison Hadana Resort La Siesta Hoian Resort
HueMoonlight hotel Moonlight hotel Indochina Palace
Can ThoNinh Kieu Riverside Hotel Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel Victoria Can Tho Resort
Ho Chi MinhSanouva hotel Edenstar Saigon hotel Hotel Des Arts - M'gallery

Cancellation by customer

  • Cancellation received before 20 days: FREE of charge (except flight and train ticket)
  • Cancellation received before 10 days to 19 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 4 days to 9 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 4 days prior arrival date or no show: 100% of total rate

Note: Flight and train ticket are not refundable

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • Under 04 years old: Pay only flight & train ticket (sharing bed & food with parent) 
  • 05 – 08 years old: 50% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • 09 – 11 years old: 75% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • From 11 years old: 100% adult rate with extra bed
  • Term And Condition:

Travel with Sun Getaways Travel, you can easy to:

  •         Extend and adjust your trip in a convert way.
  •         Extend their stay to other places around Vietnam such as Nha Trang, Sapa, Da Lat, ect.
  •         Upgrade to 4 or 5 stars accommodation
  •         Upgrade to small group or private tours

 IMPORTANT:

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar or higher standard without notice.

Wheelchair-accessible staterooms are available on request and subject to availability. Surcharges may apply.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights accommodation included 10 nights in hotel and 1 night on Halong cruise
  • Domestic flight: Hanoi – Hue and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee
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