12-Day Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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  • Tour Code: ODY-VN-012
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City

Upon arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your tour guide will greet you and drive you to your hotel. Check in and have some free time to recover from the jet lag.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

This morning, set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels, and then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace). Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office, and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) are absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you will head for Mekong Delta to enjoy a full-day Mekong Delta Tour with visiting villages and markets.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Today, you will be free before flying to Hue. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Hue
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: Hue City Tour

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Minh Mang Tomb erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest one in Vietnam. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds, and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After breakfast, head for Hoi An while enjoying the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and last, the famous Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in to the hotel and have some free time on your own.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An

This morning depart for the My Son Sanctuary to see the remains of Kingdom of Champa. After lunch, drive back to Hoi An to explore 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the renowned Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchants' house.

The rest of the day is left for you to explore this charming town on your own.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class

This morning, you will take a join-in group Cooking Class in Hoi An. After the lesson, sit down and enjoy what you have cooked. Later, drive back to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some shopping or just relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

This morning, head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and start the tour including Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Later, explore the Old Quarter by rickshaw. Last stop is the serene Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today, you will enjoy a rich Halong Bay cruise.

After a 3-hour scenic drive to Halong Bay, check into your private cabin and start a fascinating cruise. Besides admiring the picturesque scenery you will also visit the Vung Vieng Fishing Village and enjoy optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving, etc. Relax and spend a romantic night on the boat.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise and enjoy brunch before disembarking. Drive back to Hanoi and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: Brunch

Day 12: Hanoi, Departure

Have some free time before your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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