10 Days Vietnam Highlights Tour with Luxury Halong Bay Cruise

INT-V-HVLT10 10 Days Vietnam Highlights Tour with Luxury Halong Bay Cruise

The 10 days luxury tour will take you to discover the famous attractions in major cities and its rich culture and history, as well as experience the life of the local in Vietnam, which is the perfect way to have a taste of Vietnam's best in a short amount of time.

You will take a cyclo tour to travel through the famous Old Quarter to view the most elegant French colonial architectures and the bustling streets in Hanoi. Next, it will bring you to Halong Bay and you will have a luxury cruise there. After that, you will take a flight to Hoi An to discover the quaint streets and hospitable ambiance of this old town. Finally, the tour will bring you to Saigon to admire the charm of this city.

In this Vietnam luxury tour, you will experience the popular attraction schedule and private activities we customize for you. From hotels, meals, local transportation to travel consulting, guiding and process handling, our local office in Vietnam could provide you a perfect smooth luxury experience. You don’t worry about any detail through the journey, just relax and enjoy your Vietnam tour under our considerate arrangement.

TOUR CODEINT-V-HVLT10

PLACES VISITEDHanoi - Halong Bay Cruise - Hoi An - Saigon - My Tho - Saigon

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel to Hanoi and experience a fusion of French and Vietnamese.
  • Experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what’s happening on the streets of the Old Quarter.
  • Stroll through atmospheric streets in Hoi An Ancient Town and relax yourself totally.
  • Enjoy Halong Bay and it's many limestone islands on this private full-day tour.
  • Stroll through atmospheric streets in Hoi An Ancient Town and relax yourself totally.
  • Take a cyclo tour to explore the essential sites in Saigon.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Halong Bay Cruise(1 night)

Hoi An(3 nights)

Saigon(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

10 Days Vietnam Highlights Tour with Luxury Halong Bay Cruise

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or on requests.

Meals: D

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (5 Star)

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.

Upon arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport, then escort you to the hotel with private car. The rest of the time can be arranged freely.

At night, a welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi City Tour

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (5 star)

In the morning, your guide and driver will pick up at your hotel, start the tour to beautiful Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of West Lake. This Pagoda is full of amazing Buddhist symbolism that visitors can learn more about.

Then, head to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnamese great father, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969.

The next destination is One Pillar Pagoda, a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave the pagoda for the Temple of Literature, which is the first college of Vietnam.

In the afternoon, you need to choose one of the city’s museums (History Museum or Ethnology Museum) to visit. After that, drive back to admire Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple before taking cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore in Hanoi.

Optional:
Later afternoon, you can watch a Water Puppet Show for one hour. It is a unique traditional performance of Vietnam.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meal: B / L / D

Cruise: Stellar of the Seas

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the boat sets sails, you will be greeted by the Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard.

During the afternoon, discover some of the treasures spread across the Bay of the Descending Dragon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage of the leisure of the Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you can attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Overnight in Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 4 Half Day Halong Bay Cruise; Flight to Hoi An

Flight: Domestic flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An (5 star)

Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. The breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit to the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi Airport and take the flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hoi An for check in.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5 Full Day My Son Heritage, Hoi An Ancient Town

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An (5 star)

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, lies the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site.

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th-century port town in its preserved state. The town is a perfect mixture of ancient architecture, houses, and temples as well as modern western restaurants and cafes. The historic sites you will visit are the Japanese Bridge, a renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' houses.

Later, take a boat trip along the Huai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and see how local people work on their crafts. In the evening, the town became so romantic when the lights come on and you see colorful lanterns everywhere especially the flower lanterns floating on the river.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 Hoi An Culinary Tour and Cooking Class with River Cruise

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An (5 star)

This morning, we will head to Hoi An’s bustling market and experience the amazing and colorful sights as you stroll through the market with your guide, who'll introduce you to the ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine.

Next, board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely 30-minute cruise along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Along the way, enjoy photo ops of local life on this scenic river.

Upon arriving at the Red Bridge Cooking School, walk through its abundant herb garden and learn about the herbs that give Vietnam’s cuisine its distinctive flavors.

Then head to the school’s open-air riverside building, a beautiful and breezy location for your cooking class. The chefs demonstrate the preparation of each dish (see menu below) and help as you learn to prepare the dishes yourself.

To finish the day’s lesson, which takes about two hours, observe an introduction to Vietnamese plate decoration or food carving, which is truly an art in itself.

After the class, sit down and enjoy eating the delicious meal that you have made!

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Flight to Saigon

Flight: Domestic flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: The Reverie Saigon (5 star)

Today, you will take the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport. And you will be escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 8 Saigon Tour

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: The Reverie Saigon (5 star)

Today, you will be escorted to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You'll have an opportunity to see the various weapons used in the war on display. Then learn about the innovative ways the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war. The impressive underground system they built remains to tell the story of the Vietnam War.

In the afternoon, see the highlights of Saigon and learn the history of these iconic landmarks.

You’ll explore some of the most important sights in Ho Chi Minh. Start by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed by French colonists during their settlement, discover its significance as the largest cathedral in Southeast Asia.

Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office, a neoclassical architectural building considered one of the main attractions in the city. Visit the Reunification Palace, home of South Vietnam’s President during the war.

The next stop is Cholon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh. Explore the thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market.

Finish today's journey with a visit to the Emperor Jade Pagoda. Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon's finest.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 9 Mekong Delta Discovery: My Tho

Meals: B / L / D

Hotel: The Reverie Saigon (5 star)

This morning, transfer to remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam".

Firstly, head to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens overflowing with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools, and tombs, and ornate gates that provide entry.

Continue on a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages.

After lunch, visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island or explore the island on foot (the island is flat and relatively small). In the end, return to Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10 Farewell from Saigon

International flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour or upon request

Meal: B

Today, your guide will transfer you to the airport. Hope you have a nice trip home and look forward to traveling with you again!

Service end.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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