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12 Days Northern Delights and Southern Charms Tour

INT-V-NST12 12 Days Northern Delights and Southern Charms Tour

Welcome to an unforgettable 12-day tour of Vietnam, designed to immerse you in the country's rich culture, natural beauty, and culinary delights. Your adventure starts in Hanoi, where you'll discover the city's historical landmarks, indulge in street food, and witness a traditional water puppet show.

Next, you'll embark on a scenic cruise through the stunning Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi for a flight to Hoi An, a charming town known for its beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and local crafts. Here, you'll get the chance to create your own Ao Dai (traditional dress), explore the colorful lantern-lit streets by bike, and savor delicious seafood at a bustling market.

In Saigon, you'll have the opportunity to experience the city's bustling street food scene on a thrilling Sidecar ride, visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, and cruise along the serene Mekong Delta to visit a traditional island village and picturesque pagoda.

With a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, this tour promises to be an unforgettable journey through the heart of Vietnam.

TOUR CODEINT-V-NST12

PLACES VISITEDHanoi-Halong Bay Cruise-Hanoi-Hoi An-Saigon-Mekong River Delta Cruise-Saigon

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

    Trip At a Glance

    Hanoi(2 nights)

    Halong Bay Cruise(1 night)

    Hoi An(4 nights)

    Saigon(4 nights)

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Vietnam Tour, 12 Days Northern Delights and Southern Charms Tour

Why you'll love this trip?

  • Explore Hanoi's historic landmarks and temples.
  • Enjoy stunning scenery, kayaking, and meals in Halong Bay.
  • Relax on Hoi An's beaches and make an ao dai dress.
  • Take an adventurous bike tour through Hoi An and Tra Que Village.
  • Savor Vietnamese street food and explore Saigon on a sidecar.
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Mekong River Delta and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda.
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Tour Map & Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Hanoi Arrival

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

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, our tour guide will meet and greet you before transferring you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day free to rest and recover from your journey or explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2

Hanoi city tour & Street food tour, water puppet show

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Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to start your half-day Hanoi city tour. The tour includes visits to Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the One Pillar Pagoda. Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House is a traditional wooden house where Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his death in 1969.

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is dedicated to the life and achievements of the Vietnamese leader, while the One Pillar Pagoda is a unique temple built on a single pillar in the middle of a lotus pond.

In the afternoon, your private English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel for a culinary adventure in Hanoi. You'll start with Egg Coffee, the latest craze in town, at the original cafe where it all began, Cafe Giang. If you're not feeling adventurous, there are other drink options available. Then, you'll embark on a walking tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Our guide will provide an informative commentary on the “36 Old Streets and Guilds” history. During the tour, you can try some excellent Vietnamese street food, such as Pho Cuon, Ngo Chien, Bun Cha, Nem Cuon, and other popular dishes. You'll also visit a local market to observe how vendors display their produce, meat, and foodstuffs. The walking tour ends at Hoan Kiem Lake, a serene lagoon with an ancient stone tower on an island in the center.

In the evening, you'll meet your driver and English-speaking guide for a night out at the Thang Long Opera Theater for a traditional theatrical performance. The show will be followed by dinner at Rue Lamblot Restaurant or a similar restaurant that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine if fully-booked.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Day 2
Day 3

Hanoi-Halong bay cruise

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Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, we will depart from Hanoi to Halong Bay, one of the world's most stunning natural wonders. Upon arrival at the pier, we will board a traditional wooden junk boat to start our Halong Bay cruise.

Lunch will be served on board while we cruise through the bay, passing by thousands of limestone islands and islets. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful caves and go kayaking or swimming in the emerald waters. Dinner will be served on board the boat, and you will spend the night in a comfortable cabin.

Overnight in Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 3 Day 3
Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

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Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement.

Meals: B / L / D

Early risers can enjoy a Tai Chi session on the sundeck before breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue cruising through the bay, visiting some of the most beautiful spots and enjoying the breathtaking scenery. We will return to the pier and disembark the boat around noon.

We will then return to Hanoi for a short flight to Da Nang. From there, we will transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 5

Ao Dai making, sunset waterway

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Meals: B / L / D

Today is a day of leisure in Hoi An. You can spend the day relaxing on the beach, getting a spa treatment, or shopping in the charming town. In the afternoon, we will take you to a local tailor shop where you can have your own traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai made.

The ideal time of day is during sunset when the sun emits less light, and we can witness its shape before nightfall. This phenomenon is especially breathtaking in water areas as everything takes on a golden twinkle. Come join us at Cua Dai Estuary to discover the hidden life.

You can witness a ferry rushing to take people back home, a fisherman completing some last-minute work, and others preparing for the night. All of these experiences can offer you a collection of beautiful pictures. Let's dine in a different atmosphere on the river with some Hoi An specialties, such as grilled seafood cooked right on the boat.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 6

Seafood Market, Night Dinner & Floating Lantern on River

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Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, we will take you to a local seafood market to experience the vibrant atmosphere and taste some fresh seafood. After that, we will take you on a half-day city tour, visiting some of Hoi An's most famous landmarks and historical sites.

The tour includes visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Fujian Assembly Hall, the Tan Ky Old House, and the Hoi An Museum. You will also have time to wander around the streets of Hoi An and explore the local shops and galleries.

We will take you to a restaurant in the evening to taste some of Hoi An's signature dishes. After dinner, we will take you on a boat ride on the Thu Bon River, where you can release floating lanterns and make a wish as they drift away.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 7

Biking, lantern making & Tra Que village

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Meals: B / L

Start 8:30 am: The local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, check your bike, and, as a group, begin to cycle to visit a lantern workshop. Here in the ancient town, you can witness the creation of exquisite lanterns, whereby you can learn how to make a lantern with the craftsman’s support. Continue cycling for an hour through the rice fields and peaceful villages that showcase areca flora. A stop to have fun with buffalo riding.

After this, you will arrive in Tra Que vegetable village, where you will take a stroll through the garden and learn about the different types of culinary herbs and vegetables. Next, you will visit a local family and talk with them about their daily activities and life in the village. For your next stop, a farmer will introduce you to the routine life of vegetable farming and show you how to use local farming facilities and tools. You will then return to the restaurant, enjoying a relaxing foot bath in traditional herbs and a rejuvenating 30-minute foot massage. Finally, you will eat lunch in the village before cycling back to Hoi An, which completes the tour.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 8

Hoi An-Saigon

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Flight: Domestic flight is on  Indochina Tour's arrangement.

Meals: B

Today is your last day in Hoi An, and you have the whole day to yourself to explore the town, shop for souvenirs, or relax on the beach. In the late afternoon, we will transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon).

Overnight in Saigon.

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Day 9

Saigon half-day city tour, Street food experience by Sidecar

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Meals: B / L

In the morning, we'll take you on a half-day city tour of Saigon. You'll visit iconic landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and the War Remnants Museum. After the tour, we'll take you on a unique street food experience by Sidecar. You'll ride through the bustling streets of Saigon and stop at local food stalls to sample delicious Vietnamese street food.

Overnight in Saigon.

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Day 10

Cu Chi Tunnel & cooking class

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Meals: B / L

Today, we'll take you on a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. You'll learn about the history of the tunnels and have the opportunity to crawl through some of the tunnels yourself. In the afternoon, you'll attend a cooking class where you'll learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Overnight in Saigon.

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Day 11

Mekong River Delta cruise

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Meals: B / L

Today, we'll take you on a full-day tour of the Mekong River Delta. You'll cruise on a traditional Mekong boat to Thoi Son Island, where you'll visit a local fruit orchard and sample fresh fruit. You'll also visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful Buddhist temple that dates back to the 19th century.

Overnight in Saigon.

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Day 12

Saigon departure

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

Meals: B

It's time to say goodbye to Vietnam! We'll transfer you to the airport for your departure flight, or you may choose to extend your stay in Saigon or other parts of Vietnam.

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Service Inclusions & Exclusions

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.
  • Rental bicycle/motorcycle and protective equipment costs.

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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