12 Days Vietnam Highlights

12 Days Vietnam Highlights
9.6 out of 10
Destinations:Hanoi- Halong- Hue- Hoi An- Ho Chi Minh- Mekong- Cu Chi
Duration: 12 Days
Price From: 1890 USD

Twelve day 'Highlight of Vietnam' North to South package! Explore Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi an, Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta and more! Incl. accomm, meals, transfers & domestic flight ticket, night train! Group buying offer. Hurry up!!!!

Day 1 Hanoi arrival - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)

Today, we will pick you at Noi bai internaltional airport then transfer to Hotel in Hanoi centre, get welcome drink.  Wait for check in. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself. There are some famous places you can visit at your leisure time such as Museum of Ethnology, explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho - and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969..... and enjoy local Vietnamese traditional foods.

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 )

07h45 – 08h15 Pick-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.

14h30 – 15h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.

16h30 – 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

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi  (Meal: B, L )

06h30 – 07h30 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.

08h30 – 09h30 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.

09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

10h30 – 11h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.

12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.

16h00 - 17h00 Recheck in hotel

Night 3:  Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 4 Hanoi free and easy - overnight train to Hue (Meal: B)

Today, you will have free time to discover Hanoi old quarter , go shopping at your leisure time. 6:30Pm  tranfser to Hanoi train station to get overnight train to Hue.

Night 4:  Overnight on Train (4 berths sleeper cabin sharing)

Day 5 Hue Arrival (Meal: No)

Arrive Hue station at around 8h:40am, you will be picked up to Hotel- wait for check in time- free and easy in the afternoon

Note: Check in time after 13:00
18:30-18:45 Our tour guide will take you to the boat port , and the Dragon boat will bring you along the Huong river. You will have the chance to admire the beauty of Hue City at night on Perfume river. Enjoy Hue Folksongs Performance by local artists who sing folk songs to the tune of traditional woodwind, stringed instruments and the teacups.
At the end of the performance, colored lanterns are released onto the river
20:30 Show ends. You can take a taxi to get back Hotel or walk on foot to explore beautiful Hue city at night.

Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Hue

Day 6 Hue City Tour (Meals: B/L)

Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River

Tour will end 16:00. You will be tranfered to your hotel by taxi.

Night 6: Overnight in hotel  in Hue

Day 7 Hue - Hoi An (Meal: B )

Our driver will pick  you from Hotel to Hoi An by bus. It takes you 4 hours- check in Hotel in Hoi An- free and easy

Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Night 7: Overnight in Kim An hotel

Day 8 Hoi An – My Son Holy Land (Meal: B/ Light Lunch)

8:00-8.30: The  bus  and  tour  guide  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy Land.

9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River.
You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch, then  get boat trip visit Thu Bon river, stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Boat station. 

Night 8:  Overnight in Kim An hotel

Day 9 Hoi An – Transfer to Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Meal: B)

After breakfast you will be free until our guide come to your hotel to pick you up to Da Nang airport. Then you take a flight straight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Check in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and get welcome drink.

Night 9: Overnight in Signature Saigon/Ruby River Hotel - superior room

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta - My Tho- Ben Tre (Meal: B/L)

(Start 7.30 – return 17.00)

Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.  
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Night 10: Overnight in Signature Saigon/Ruby River Hotel - superior room

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel (Meal: B/L)

07:30 - 8.00  Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
13:00   Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00   Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Night 11: Overnight in Signature Saigon/Ruby River Hotel - superior room

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh – Back home (Meal: B)
This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and buy souvenirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.



3 Star Package

4 Star package

Hotel in Hanoi

Hotel Name

Hanoi Sky Hotel
Flower Hotel

Silk Queen Grand Hotel
Flower Garden hotel


27 Tong Duy Tan
55 Nguyen Truong To 

36 Lo Su
46 Nguyen Truong To

Room type

Deluxe room
ROH room 

Premium Deluxe
Superior room

Cruise in Halong Bay

Cruise Name

V’Spirit Cruise

Syrena Cruise

Room type

Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Hotel in Hue

Hotel Name

Rosaleen Boutique Hotel

Moon Light hotel


36 Chu Van An, Hue

20 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue

Room type

Superior room

Superior room

Hotel in Hoi An - Hotel with swimming pool

Hotel name

Kiman Hotel

Hoian Silk Boutique


461-463 Hai Ba Trung

14 Hung Vuong, Hoi An

Room type

Superior room

Superior balcony

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City - Hotel in Centre

Hotel Name

Signature Saigon hotel

Harmony Sai Gon hotel


65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh

32 – 34 Bui Thi Xuan

Room type

Superior room

Premier Deluxe room

11 nights’ accommodation included 9 nights in hotel, 1 night on the train, 1 night on Halong cruise
Train ticket Hanoi - Hue (soft sleeper, air-condition 4 berth sharing)
Flight ticket Danang - Hochiminh (Vietnam airlines-the first priority), with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand carry
Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Danang airport and HCMC airport
Train station transfer in Hanoi and Hue
Guided Tour to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on VSpirit Cruises
Guided Tour to Hue
Guided Tour to My Son holly land
Guided tour to Mekong delta  and Cu Chi tunnel
Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Tax and service charge

Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
Visa to Vietnam: See How to apply Visa to Vietnam Here

You want extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb. See Vietnam weather Here
Keep contact with Halong Tours Booking to get support any time.


If you wish to exend your stay or travel Hanoi to from Ho Chi Minh City , extensions and trip adjustments may be available for a surcharge – please contact Halong Tours Booking for more information.

Various options for an extra stay in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An or Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay or extra tour to Sapa, Nha Trang, Hue, Da Lat may also available. Upgrades for accommodation may also be availble.

Extend 1more night in Hanoi rate from 40USD-50USD
Extend 1 more night in Hue or Hoi An rate from 40USD-60USD
Extend 1 more night in Halong Bay rate from 135USD- 155USD/PP
Extend 1 more night in Ho Chi Minh rate from 45USD-60USD/r/n

Upgrade available to exchange train transport for a flight from Hanoi to Da Nang and add 1 night at 3 star hotel for $USD55 per person (the price can be changed due to airfare), payable directly to Halong Tours Booking - subject to availability.

Passport, visa fees, service charges, beverages, travel insurance, International flights, tips and personal expenses not included.

Double/twin sharing will join a four berth cabin on train to Danang

Upgarde to all 4 star accommodations will incur surcharge (double/twin share) payable directly to Halong Tours Booking - subject to availability.

Upgrade to private tours in Hoi An instead of group tour available payable directly to Halong Tours Booking - subject to availability.

Upgrade to small group or private tours in Ho Chi Minh payable directly to Halong Tours Booking - subject to availability.

The guest reviews are submitted after using service:
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    January 2016

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    January 2016

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