. 11 Day Highlights of Vietnam North to South (or vice versa)



Kicking off in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, embark on a breathtaking 11-day journey through cities and rural villages, taking in beautiful Halong Bay and the lush Mekong Delta. The journey follows the coastline which covers all the best destinations of Vietnam. Board your night train for Danang, headed for the ancient town of Hoi An – the loveliest town in Vietnam. Journeying to Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels.


  • Discover the unique attractions of Hanoi city, tranquil city lakes, historic temples and museums.
  • Explore Vietnam's 5 most popular and fascinating tourist destinations: Hanoi, Halong, Danang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh.
  • This tour pulls out all the stops to ensure you see the very best Vietnam has to offer!
  • Enjoying the magnificence of stunning views in Halong Bay, take a trip to My Son Holy Land & down the Thu Bon River in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, check out the local villages in Mekong Delta and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Cruise Ha Long Bay aboard the Halong cruises, a new deluxe junk, which includes all onboard meals, sea kayaking and more!
  • Discover the corners of Hoi An Ancient Town by bicycle.
  • Indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine - most meals are included in this tour!
  • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels- an immense network of connecting underground tunnels.
  • Soak up the sun and some Vietnamese culture at An Bang Beach, one of beautiful beaches in Hoian.

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  • 15-day jouney that takes you to visit the best of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand.
  • The tour is jam-packed with interesting activities.
  • Flights, land transfers, tickets, accommodation & most meals included.
  • Cruise, hiking, river boat trip, lake sightseeing, culture and history are the highlights.
  • Knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide.
Places to be seen

Hanoi Arrival Hanoi Arrival (Hanoi Arrival

Get pickup from the airport or train station to the hotel. Then you will have time for discovering by yourselves the attractions of Hanoi City. You should book an early flight to Vietnam so you have time to see the sights in the rest of day. Check out your reflection in beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, wander along shaded. Museum-wise, why not visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, drop into the serene Temple of Literature or get arty at the city’s Fine Arts Museum.

Please contact us if you want to join these tours with us.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

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Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Halong Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Halong Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Have breakfast at your hotel.
7.45-8.30: Pick-up at the hotel then travel to the spectacular World Heritage site of Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin (approximately four hours) with a short break on the way. The bay is dotted with sandy coves, grottoes and 1,600 limestone islands, which have been formed over millennia by wind and water erosion.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains, visit Titov Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay. After kayaking, you will be back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party.
The cruise passes by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Joining our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews, playing card, karaoke or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. To end the day, spend a peaceful night aboard the boat beneath the night sky.
Overnight on Halong cruise
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Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch) Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.

07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
NOTE: The above itinerary is for Halong Lavender cruises. It may vary depending on the boat you choose.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
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Hanoi – Night Train To Danang (Breakfast) Hanoi – Night Train To Danang (Breakfast)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then have free time to explore Hanoi city till our driver picks you up then leaving to Hanoi railway station. You will catch a night train to Danang city.
Note: There are 4-soft berth per tourist cabin with A/C. You may share it with other passengers. It takes around 16 hours from Hanoi to Danang. Please contact us if you want to upgrade to the private train cabin or internal flight from Hanoi to Danang city.
Night 4: Overnight on night train
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Hoi An Arrival – Free And Easy Hoi An Arrival – Free And Easy (Hoi An Arrival – Free And Easy

Arrive in Danang. Pick up from train station to the hotel in Hoi An. You will have free time to look around Hoian ancient town by yourself. This town was a major trading port with the west during the 16th and 17th-century, and has various architectural influences from Europe, China and Japan. You’ll see Chinese temples, Japanese pagodas, French-colonial houses, wooden shop-houses and peaceful river during your walk.
Please contact us if you want to join a short tour in Hoi An
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Hoi An- My Son Holly Land Or Tra Que Cooking Class Tour (Breakfast, Lunch) Hoi An- My Son Holly Land Or Tra Que Cooking Class Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Have breakfast at your hotel.

You can pick one option as below:
Option 1: My Son Holly Land and Thu Bon Boat Trip (Light Lunch)
7:45 – 8:15: Our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary – The World Cultural Heritage.
9:30: Arrive at My Son and we'll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa's traditional performances.
11:45: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
12:30: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
13:30 take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
14:00: arrive in Hoi An, we will drop you off at your hotel. Tour ends!
Option 2: Tra Que Cooking Class and foot massage ( Lunch)
09h00: Arriving at Tra Que, you will stop at a farmer’s house in Tra Que vegetable village. Enjoy welcome drink then stroll around the vegetable garden with your guide before joining the farmer to learn and to practice the traditional farming ways in preparing the land, and fertilizing the land with seaweed which is exploited from the nearby river. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting, watering, some other gardening activities.
After farming experiences, you will take a break in the restaurant then relax with foot massage which is traditional health treatment with medicinal herbs before taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as “Banh XeoPancake, “Tam Huulocal Spring rolls, “RamFried rolls or local Salad with the guidance of the farmer’s family or the chef. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties and with dishes that made by yourself.
After lunch, take a rest before riding back to your Hotel. Tour ends.
Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
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Hoi An – Free And Easy Day (Breakfast) Hoi An – Free And Easy Day (Breakfast)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Many people like to just wander around and soak up the ambience of the town, perhaps visiting a couple of the old traditional Chinese mansions. Others shop till they drop, spend time at the tailors or head out to the beach outside town, which has glorious white sand.

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Hoi An – Danang Airport - Flight To Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast) Hoi An – Danang Airport - Flight To Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel then have free time till our driver comes and transfers you to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight in the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

If you want to join some short tour in Ho Chi Minh, please feel free to contact us

Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
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Mekong Delta Deluxe Group Day Tour (Breakfast, Lunch) Mekong Delta Deluxe Group Day Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

GROUP SIZE: 4 – 12 people

PICK UP: 07:30 – 08:00 (the time of pick up depends on customer’s hotel/ accommodation’s exact position).

RETURN: 17:30

ROUTE: HCMC – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCMC


Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End trip.

Please note: Drop off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the finished time could be later than expecting.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Cu Chi Tunnel Deluxe Group Half Day Tour (Breakfast) Cu Chi Tunnel Deluxe Group Half Day Tour (Breakfast)

GROUP SIZE: 04 – 12 pax

PICK UP: Morning option: 07:30 am – 08:00am (the time of pick up depends on customer’s hotel/ accommodation’s exact position).

RETURN: 14:30pm


The tunnels are a great destination located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest. Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

Itinerary: Pick up at your hotel and depart to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.

Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.

Return to Saigon. End trip.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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Ho Chi Minh Departure (Breakfast) Ho Chi Minh Departure (Breakfast)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then have free time to explore Ho Chi Minh city before getting picked up to the airport by our driver. Trip ends. Please contact us if you want to extend your stay or want to visit other places in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand.
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Price & Inclusion


All flights in the tour.

Hotel & accommodation

Meals (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Transfer vehicle.

English speaking guide.

Entrance and sightseeing tickets.




Personal expenses.


May be applied with solo traveler.