10-Day Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi W/Air

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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  • Tour Code: IOT-VN-AUS-01
  • 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: Fly to Charming Ho Chi Minh City from Australia

Today, start your fantastic journey from Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City on board Vietnam Airlines with a direct flight. Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your private guide will meet and escort you to your hotel for some rest or adventure on your own.

Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City: VN722 (10:15-16:00) with Vietnam Airlines

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Delights & Tasty Street Food Tour

Spend a full day to Ho Chi Minh City. You will start with a visiting to the Thien Hau Temple and the lively Binh Tay Market. Following lunch, you will visit the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace). From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and simply perfect for a nice stroll.

This evening, you will find yourself in the streets full of local flavors. Enjoy the join-in foodie tour tonight and you will never want the tour to end. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A Day with Mekong Delta’s Charming Daily Life

Head to Mekong Delta Area this morning with your private guide and driver. You will then enjoy a boat cruise on the Mekong River, taste tropical fruits at a local farm and listen to Southern traditional music. Next, you will land on Dragon Island and transfer by cycle or motorbike to a local home. Have a homemade lunch and enjoy cooking time with the house owner. Afterward, drive back to Saigon to explore the city on your own.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Turning to Hoi An Town

Today, you will enjoy a private transfer to the airport to fly to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to Hoi An and check in to the hotel. The rest of today is free for you to discover this ancient town.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: Vietnamese Cooking Class

Hoi An morning always have charm. You will have a half day join-in group cooking class with a local chef. Local recipes are the theme. You will be sitting down to enjoy the complete feast after the lesson. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of this tranquil town. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Setting Out for Hanoi & Food Adventure at Old Quarter

This morning, enjoy a private drive to Da Nang airport, where you will fly to Hanoi. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, your private guide will meet and escort you to check in the hotel. After a refreshment at the hotel, you will set out for a surprising street food tour at the Old Quarter in the late afternoon (4 pm - 8 pm). You will find that the flavors of Hanoi do not reside in the food alone.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: City Highlights of Hanoi

Your private tour today takes you out to the city highlight of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology and cycle through the Old Quarter of Hanoi (by rickshaw) (about 1hr), last stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a Water Puppet Show to learn more about Vietnamese traditional culture. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Fabulous Halong Bay Cruise

You will be transferred to Halong Bay (about 3.5 hours' driving from Hanoi) to embark your ship at around 12 pm. A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip. 

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Deep into the Natural Scenery & Drive Back to Hanoi

Discovering the amazing scenery and relaxation your Halong Bay holiday has to offer this morning. Disembark the ship and drive back to Hanoi to explore the neighborhood around your hotel on your own. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: Brunch

Day 10: Returning Home

Spend some free time before taking a private transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City where you will transfer a flight back to Australia. 

Hanoi-Sydney: VN773 (20:40-8:15+1) with Vietnam Airlines

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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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