Luxury Vietnam South to North 12 Days Tour

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Ho Chi Minh

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+4 Destinations

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Ha Noi Capital

Trip overview

Experience the best of Vietnam on a 12-days luxury small group tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City before venturing into the peaceful countryside of the Mekong Delta. Explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and marvel at the ancient town of Hoi An. Embark on an overnight cruise in the stunning Halong Bay and visit the scenic landscapes of Ninh Binh. Discover the rich history of Ha Noi and its cultural treasures. This all-inclusive package includes accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, and more, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free journey through Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Visiting traditional brick kilns and coconut candy factories in Ben Tre
  • Visiting the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and learning about Vietnam War history
  • Cycling through picturesque countryside at village in Hoi An
  • Explore 1000 years of glorious history in Hanoi city tour
  • Sampan boat along the serene Trang An Landscape Complex
  • Visiting the sacred Bai Dinh Pagoda complex
  • Hiking to the top of Hang Mua Peak for stunning vistas
  • Overnight cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay with kayaking
  • Hotel accommodation in city center with daily breakfast

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From 1124 USD => to 899 USD

Itinerary

Embark on an extraordinary 12-day journey through Vietnam, from the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the tranquil landscapes of Halong Bay and beyond. Discover the highlights of this captivating country as you explore the bustling city life, delve into the rural beauty of the Mekong Delta, and uncover the historic secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Experience the enchanting charm of Hoi An, cruise through the awe-inspiring Halong Bay, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Ninh Binh. Indulge in daily breakfast, enjoy comfortable accommodation, convenient transportation, captivating sightseeing, and a memorable Halong Bay cruise. This comprehensive package is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure through the vibrant energy and rich history of Vietnam.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival - Pick Up Airport - Check In Hotel (N/A)

Upon arrive Ho Chi Minh City airport, our driver will pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

Check in time: 14.00pm

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Includes:

Flight
car
Car
Day 2: Small Group - Mekong Delta - My Tho - Ben Tre (B/L)

Have breakfast at hotel

7.30-7.50: meet our tour guide at your hotel Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then  boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City

Night 2: Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Includes:

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Day 3: Small Group - Cu Chi Tunnel (B) - Half day

Have breakfast at your hotel

07:30 – 7.50am Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

Night 3: Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Includes:

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Car
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Car To Airport - Flight To Danang – Pick Up - Check In Hotel In Hoi An (B)

Have breakfast at hotel then free and easy until our driver come to drop off airport.

Pick up time: 2.5 hours before departure time. Have a flight to Danang.

Pick up at Danang airport – check in hotel in Hoi An

Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

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fly
Flight
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Car
Day 5: Small group - Hoi an – Half day Farm and Fisher’s man trip (B/L)

Have breakfast at your hotel in Hoi An.

This tour provides a close-up and intimate look at both the local farming and fishing communities.
You will start the day leisurely cycling along country roads and witnessing local Vietnamese rural life firsthand. This pristine and beautiful experience will offer you how to grow at Tra Que vegetable village.
On this tour, you will get the opportunity to take part in rice paddy farming and how cultivate rice in the rice field, and experience the challenges of Vietnamese farmers.
Your tour guide will provide an introduction and explanation about the process of rice farming and how it grows in the wet field. Take part in the work to learn how to grow rice using water buffalo plows. Transplant baby wet rice at the paddy field.
You will board via Basket Boat – “Thúng Chai” to meet and engage with local fishermen while exploring coconut palm-flanked waterways. And hearing about the American war happened in this place
Back on board our local house, enjoy lunch then cycle back to the hotel at around 13h00.

Free time in afternoon in Hoian

Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Hoian

Includes:

car
Car
Day 6: Free And Easy (B)

You will have the whole day free in Hoi An, discover the beautiful ancient town on your own.

In which you can choose to do our optional tour as below:

Optional tour: Ba Na Hill and Golden Bridge (Extra price: 75 USD per person)

Spend your time on the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia, then take The Climbing Train to visit the top of the mountain& further explore Le Jardin D’Amour (consists of 9 gardens), Debay Wine Cellar (old wineries) & Ling Ung Pagoda. Visit the French Village, Watch Carnival Performance Show, Join in Fantasy Park with Walking in Fairy Forest and much more.

Night 6: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Airport Transfer - Flight To Hanoi - Pick Up Airport (B)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. You will have some free time until our driver transport to Da Nang airport to take flight to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi airport and transfer to hotel for check in. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure

Night 7: Overnight hotel in Hanoi

Includes:

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Flight
car
Car
Day 8: Small Group - Hanoi – City tour (B/L)

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old quarter at about 8 AM, driving you to Tran Quoc Pagoda. This place is located on an island east of West Lake (Tay Ho District), which is considered to be the oldest in Thang Long-Hanoi. With its historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc pagoda is famous for its sacred Buddha land, which attracts many Buddhists and visitors to Vietnam. Ready for some grave photos and learn more about Buddhism?

Next, we are going to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Presidential palace, House on stilts. Those places are the final resting place of  Uncle  Ho, and where  He lived and worked from  1954 –  1969).

Goodbye Uncle Ho’s Complex, we’ll drive to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology! This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museum in Hanoi and VietNam. There are both indoor and outdoor sections, while the in–housed exhibition is particularly informative, the outdoor display and activities make the museum stand out from the rest.

There are a number of houses modeled after the traditional architecture of ethnic minorities, especially those who live in Northern and Central highlands. It’s obviously a perfect destination for learning deeply about the culture of Vietnam!

At noon, we will have lunch at a local restaurant with so many delicious Vietnamese dishes! Then, we are going to take a short break to rest!

Are you curious about which is the first university in Vietnam? This is exactly the Temple of Literature! Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage that gives you a deeper understanding of Hanoi’s years of culture and tradition.

How about old prisons look like in Vietnam? Now, we will discover Hoa Lo prison, built in 1899. The French kept mainly political prisoners here along with those awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice.

Now guests will have 3 options to choose from! Just continue the tour or pay $10/pax fare to join in a water puppet show or a cooking class.

OPT1: Cooking class.

OPT2: Water puppet show.

OPT3: Just Hanoi City Tour.

Note: 10 USD per person extra for option 1 and option 2.

This trip will end here with lots of interesting historic knowledge!

Night 8: Overnight hotel in Hanoi

Includes:

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Car
Day 9: Group tour - Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc - Hoa Lu – Mua Cave (B/L)

Have breakfast at hotel.

07:30 – 8:15 AM – Tour guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 120km comfortable bus journey through verdant
landscape. Stop over for a rest on the way.

10:30 – Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with King Dinh Temple dating back to the 17th Century.

13:00 – Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines

13:30 – Take sampan boat trip which owned and rowed by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”. If time allows us, you can have a change to cycle through peaceful villages in Tam Coc.

15:30 – Arrive at Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with precious view of the nature.

Then take taxi to get your hotel in Ninh Binh.

Dinner by your own

Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh

Night 9: Overnight hotel in Ninh Binh

Includes:

car
Bus
boat
Boat
Day 10: Group tour - Ninh Binh – Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

Have breakfast at hotel.

7:00-7:30am: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ninh Binh and transfer to cruise port.

12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

12:30: Check in your cabin. Time to refresh.

13:00: Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

14:00: Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

15:30 visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

18:00: Enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck.

19:00 Dinner is served.

20:00 Socialize with other guests or just laze around

Please bring your passport and you can leave your big bags at the hotel

Night 10: Overnight on board

Includes:

car
Bus
boat
Boat
Day 11: Group tour - Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

6:30 – 6:45 Do Tai Chi or a photo hunt

7:00 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

8:00 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there.

9:00 We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

10:00 Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.

11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

17:00 Arrival back at your hotel in Hanoi

Night 11: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Includes:

car
Bus
boat
Boat
Day 12: Hanoi Departure - Airport Transfer - Trip Ends (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy. Wait until our driver pick up you to airport in Ho Chi Minh

Note: Check in time- 14.00pm and check out time- 12.00pm

Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ninh BinhNan HouseLalita Boutique Ninh Binh hotelEmeralda Tam Coc resort
Ha Noi Hotel de Rond Hotel Mk Premier Boutique HotelApricot Hotel
Ha Long BayPhoenix cruiseVerdure Lotus cruiseLa Regina Legend Cruise
Hoi AnAman Boutique hotelLa Charm Hoian hotelLa Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Ho Chi MinhSanouva Saigon hotel Alagon Saigon hotelHotel Majestic Saigon

Cancellation by customer

  • Cancellation received before 50 days: FREE of charge (except flight and train ticket)
  • Cancellation received before 40 days to 49 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 days to 39 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 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 – 07 years old: 50% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • 08 – 10 years old: 75% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • From 11 years old: 100% adult rate with extra bed

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
  • 02 Domestic Flights ticket Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang/ Da Nang - Hanoi with Vietnamairline - eco class
  • Airport transfer by private car in Hanoi, Danang and HCMC airport
  • English speaking guide to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on Cruises
  • English speaking guide to Mekong delta, Cu Chi tunnel, Hoi an, Ninh Binh
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Entrance fees mentioned
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages
  • Visa to Vietnam

Surcharge

  • Single room supplement: 391 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 4 stars hotel: 156 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 5 stars hotel: 558 USD per person
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