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Highlights of Vietnam 12 days-Small group tour

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12 days

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35 people

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From the north to the south, you are given an opportunity to visit most of the must-see and highlight destinations that would bring you wonderful moments to share with your friends, from a night cruise trip in world heritage Halong Bay to wandering under the tranquil atmosphere of old town Hue and Hoi An or experiencing the difference in life between modern city. Pack up your luggage and join us on this unforgettable journey with lots of amazing memories that are waiting for you ahead.


  • Begin the journey in north Vietnam with the most locally - unique activities like enjoying the day at a street coffee shop or visiting caves by rowing a boat
  • "Do-it-yourself" traditional Vietnamese dishes, sunset party with cooking class, and other excursions
  • Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of Hue and Hoi An
  • Squeeze through the tunnels at Cu Chi
  • Enjoy free time at each destination for your own exploration of the place


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival


- Arrive in Hanoi! Our tour guide will pick you up and then transfer you to your hotel.

- 2 p.m: is the check-in time at the hotel. If you want to order the early check-in, there will be a surcharge fee.Optional:

- The rest of this day is free at leisure. You might have a sleep to recover, or wander around for some own exploration, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below:

- This is a free day so you can decide to have a long sleep after your flight or explore the city on your own. In addition, you can consider trying some interesting activities, such as:

Water Puppet Performance: Watch the interesting traditional water puppet show which will tell you some Vietnamese fairy tales or historical stories.
Vietnamese Cooking Class / Food Tours: Explore the Vietnamese cuisine world in Hanoi by joining a cooking class and learning how to cook some basic but tasty traditional foods or taste the street flavors with a food tour in the capital.
Note: At the airport, our tour guide/driver will wait for you at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate), so you just have to get there to be picked up.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City tour


- Upon your interest, you can choose to have a half-day city tour in Hanoi by car or motorbike

- Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel and bring you to the 1st site in your itinerary: the Temple of
- The next attraction will be the One Pillar Pagoda which is located quite near the Temple of Literature

- From One Pillar Pagoda, you can easily get to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the rest-in-peace place of Vietnam’s greatest leader

NOTE: The mausoleum is a view-from-outside attraction and is closed every Monday & Friday and from June to August.- Before lunch, you will visit the biggest lake in Hanoi - West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda - one of the most famous sacred temples in the capital with 1,500 years of history

Afternoon & Evening

- After that, you will have lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant and the rest of the day will be your free time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
- Visit Temple of Literature

- Stop over One Pillar Pagoda

- Go to see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise


- After the hotel’s breakfast, our driver will pick you up and head to the port for the Halong Bay cruise

- Upon arrival, the cruise staff will welcome you and help with the check-in procedure

- Lunch will be served while the boat is sailing to Halong Bay

- Join some interesting activities such as sightseeing, kayaking, or swimming (depending on each cruise’s itinerary) in the afternoon, then admire the stunning sunset on the deckEvening

- Enjoy your festive dinner

- Participate in a board games or squid fishing activities at night

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise
- Sightseeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Squid fishing

Our tour guide won't escort you on the cruise and crew members who are fluent in English will take care of you.

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi


- Your 2nd day in Halong Bay will start with a short early Tai Chi class. For anyone who can’t wake up soon, you can also sleep until breakfast time

- After your meal, the cruise will bring you on a trip to explore deeper inside the bay- The brunch will be served on the way sailing back to the port and our driver will pick you up to return to Hanoi

Afternoon & Evening

- Freely discover Hanoi on your own

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
- Tai-chi class

- Sightseeing

Day 5: Hanoi - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An


- Pack your luggage and enjoy your last time in Hanoi

- Depending on the flight time, our driver will pick you up at the hotel at Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to Da Nang

- There will be a driver waiting for you at Da Nang Airport and drive you to your hotel in Hoi An. The hotel receptionist will help you to check-in


- You are free to relax or explore Hoi An on your own

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 6: Half day Hoi An Ancient Town


- Visit ancient houses with special architecture, observe the crowded daily life of locals, and also pass by some famous sites here such as Fujian Assembly Hall or the Japanese Covered Bridge

- Taste a cup of the famous herbal drink in Hoi An bought from a small lovely teashop on the street- Call in a handicraft store where you can see how to create amazing traditional handmade products and buy some as souvenirs

Afternoon & Evening

- Spend time exploring the town on your own

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
- Visit ancient houses and architectures

- Taste the herbal drink

- Pass by the handicraft store

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue Road Transfer


- Travel to Hue by shuttle bus or private carAfternoon

- After check-in at the hotel in Hue, you are free to explore the city yourself

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 8: Half day Hue City Tour


- Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a famous Buddhism attraction which is located at the bank of the enchanting Perfume River
- Go to see the Imperial Citadel - remains of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam and a symbol of Hue City

- Stop by Dong Ba Market - the biggest local trading place in the province

- End of the tour, the driver will bring you back to your hotel and the rest of the day is all yours

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
- Visit Thien Mu pagoda

- Visit the Imperial Citadel

- Stop by Dong Ba market

Day 9: Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh city


- Transfer to Hue Airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City

- Move to your hotel in the city center. After check-in, you can take a nap or freely explore the city
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 10: Full day Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City


- Head to Cu Chi Tunnels (This site is quite far from Ho Chi Minh City - about 70km - so you can rest a bit more on the car)

- Explore a part of the complicated tunnel system underground that was constructed in the Vietnam War to protect Vietnamese soldiers- Have lunch at a local restaurant before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City


- Have a short city tour in Ho Chi Minh

- Pay a visit to the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War came to the end

- Go to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office - the 2 most typical sites in Ho Chi Minh and also symbols of the city that show perfectly the French colonial architecture in Vietnam


- Return to your hotel and you are free to explore the city by night

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
- Explore the Cu Chi tunnels

- Visit Reunification Palace

- See Sai Gon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office

- Pass by the local market

Day 11: Free at Leisure in Ho Chi Minh City

This’s the day that you can enjoy the city in your own way or you can book another short tour and have a different experience here as below suggestions:

Option 1: Tour Insight Mekong Delta: Leave the crowded streets of Saigon and head to the Mekong Delta to visit the floating market, try fruit picking at an orchard, or bike through a peaceful village here.
Option 2: Good Morning Saigon Tour: Wake up early and start a new day like a local. Get to Tao Dan Park for morning exercise and to breathe fresh air. Observe the morning routine of locals before enjoying your breakfast and the authentic “Ca Phe Sua Da” (Vietnamese Milk Ice Coffee).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure


- Have breakfast at the hotel, pack your luggage, and freely enjoy your last time in Saigon

- Due to your flight time, a driver will pick you up and get to the airport and say goodbye to Vietnam
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Hotel check-out time is 12:00 p.m. You can order a late check-out with a surcharge.


  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner
  • Airplane, Car, Cruise, Trekking
  • Hotel (10 nights), Overnight on Cruise (1 night), N/A (1 night)
  • Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at hotel.
  • All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • 2 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

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