10 day North & Central Vietnam

10 day North & Central Vietnam
9.4 out of 10
Destinations:Hanoi - Halong/Cat Ba - Da Nang - Hoi An
Duration: 10 day
Price From: 1599 USD

See the very best of it all with this 10 day North Vietnam tour to Middle with beach break package. Enjoy city tour of buzzing Hanoi, admire the renowned temples including Tran Quoc Pagoda, experience an overnight on boat and relax on the breath-taking beaches of Danang and Hoi An. Your package includes breakfast daily, accommodation, transportation, Halong Bay cruise, domestic flight, sightseeing and more.

Day 1 Hanoi - airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)
Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.
Note: Hotel check in time is 13:00 P.M. 
Night 1: Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Vspirit Cruises (Meal: B, L, D)
08h00 – 08h30Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.

12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Night 2: Overnight on V’Spirit Cruises in Halong

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L)
06h30 – 07h15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00 Kayak around the Drum Cave.
10h15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h15 – 11h00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11h00 – 12h15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 17h00.
Night 3: Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi

Or you can choose option that overnight on boat in Cat Ba

Day 2: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)
7:30 – 8:00 Tour guide will come to pick you up at suggested places around Old Quarter for Lan Ha bay.

12:30Embark at Cai Beo habor, Cat Ba Island. Transferred by tender to the Emerald Cruise.

Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.

13:00Savor lunch on board while cruise heads to center of Lan Ha Bay.

15:00Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak or bamboo boat and go for swimming in nearby area. Come back to cruise later to enjoy sun set party and cooking class.

18:00BBQ dinner will be served on the beach (Depend on current weather)

19:15 Back to Emerald Cruise. Enjoy free time on your own with karaoke singing or try your luck with squid fishing…

Stay overnight on Emerald Cruise in the middle of Lan Ha Bay

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi (B, Brunch)

07:00 Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served for light breakfast on board

07:45Ride the bicycle through the forest to Viet Hai Village (5km). Take a short trek through the forest. Go back to habor by bicycle.

10:00Check out your cabin. Enjoy the view while Emerald cruise heads back to Cat Ba town.

10:30Brunch will be served on board.

12:00Disembark Ben Beo Habor. Say good bye to Lan Ha Bay, we start to go back to Hanoi.

16:00Tour guide drops you back at your hotel. Arrive back Hanoi around 19.00pm. Tour ends
Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 4 Hanoi City tour (Meal: B,L)

08:00 - 08:30  Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

09:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.

10:00 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city. 

11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.

13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch. 

14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00 Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends.


08:00 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then visit first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda. Experience our national heritage and the beautiful Buddhist relics on the West Lake.

09:30 Visit a sacred place to recall President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career in Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Stilt-house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.

10:30 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda, the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city in present days.

11:00 Visit the Temple of Literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.

12:30 Have Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter and relax.

13:30 Continue exploring the daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit the pottery showrooms and see how they modeled the products.

14:30 Drive back to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

15:30 Arrive back your hotel. Tour ends.

Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 5:  Hanoi- fly to Danang - Check in hotel (meal: B)
Today is your last day in Hanoi, you will check out hotel then wait for our driver comes and picks you to the airport to get flight to Danang

On arrival Danang, we wil pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in
Night 5 : Overnight in Hotel in Da Nang

Day 6:  Danang - marble mountain - Check in hotel in Hoi An (meal: B, L)

8:00 am – 9:30 am -Pick you up at hotel then Depart for Marble Mountains. Here you will discover many caves and marvel at their varied beauty and uses. The Buddhist  pagodas add more interest and the visit to the traditional marble carving village gives the opportunity to buy some souvenirs if you like.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Leaving Marble Mountains for Monkey Mountain. During your time at Monkey Mountain you will learn about its history .There will also be plenty of time for photos.

12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Leaving Monkey Mountain for  lunch. You will enjoy lunch
14:00 pm  Transfer you to the Hotel in Hoi An

Night 6: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An - Free and easy (Meal: B)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel then free and easy at your leisure
Night 7: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An - Rowing basket boat & Riding buffalo (3 hour) (Meal: B)
9.00am/15.00pm: You will be transferred to a rice paddy farm where you can see local farmer and his buffalo. After a short introduction about buffalo and rice farm, you are ready for a ride on the back of your buffalo that we name him or her as B.M.W of Vietnam : B (Buffalo), M (made) and W (way) - BUFFALO MANUAL WHEELS.

- Then your funny experience will continue going down to a local fishing village where you are able to learn something about local fishing industry and its locally cultural life.

- You will take a rest at a local home with a cup of tea offered by a local host. Our guide will give you a brief about basket boat adventure. You will be told about the safety instruction how to get balanced on the round basket boat, how to paddle in it a proper way. Of course, life jacket will be provided to you and our local people will help you how to navigate it. We will you be confident until you can row it by


- Your tour is ended after a light snack at a local family while enjoying a great round basket performance on the river which is awesome that you can see only one time in your lifetime.

Night 8: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

Day 9 Hoi An - Free day (Meal: B)
Enjoy breakfast at hote, rest of day is spent at your leisure
Night 9: Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An - Departure (Meal: B )
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer.


3 star- 1599USD pp

4 star-2199USD pp

Hotel in Hanoi

Hotel name

 Hanoi Sky Hotel

 Silk Queen Grand Hotel


 27 Tong Duy Tan

 36 Lo Su

Room type

 Deluxe room

 Premium Deluxe

Halong bay Cruise

Name  VSpirit Cruise  Syrena Cruise
Cabin type  Deluxe cabin  Deluxe cabin
Cat Ba Cruise
Name Emerald Cruise
Cabin type Deluxe cabin

Hotel in Da Nang

Hotel name

 Finger hotel

 Gopatel Da Nang


 171 Nguyen Van Thoai

 202 Nguyen Tat Thanh

Room type

 Superior room

 Superior room

Hotel in Hoi An

Hotel name

 Kiman Hotel

 Hoian Silk Boutique


 461-463 Hai Ba Trung

 14 Hung Vuong, Hoi An

Room type

 Superior room

 Superior balcony

In case hotel in package is not available, we will find other one same standard and quality



Private airport transfer in Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An
8 nights accommodation on a twin share basis included 3 nights in Hanoi, 1 night in Da Nang, 4 night in Hoi An, 1 night on cruise in Halong bay or option Cat Ba, can choose three or four star accomodation
Flight Hanoi to Da Nang (include 20kg check luggage + 7kg hand carry) 

Dedicated air-conditioned transportation

The services of professional English speaking tour guides

All entrance fees as per the itinerary

In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
Meal as mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages

Visa to Vietnam

The guest reviews are submitted after using service:
Total 9.4
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    December 2017

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