Essential Highlights of Vietnam – 10Days/9Nights

Essential Highlights of Vietnam is a wonderful trip designed for those who want to experience the very best of Vietnam, but only have limited time. Brings you the charm of Hanoi, the scenic impressive sights of Halong Bay, the ancient capital of Hue, the charming Hoi An, the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and the mighty Mekong Delta.

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our driver and transferred to your hotel in town. Welcome dinner at a super restaurant in French Quarter of Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B, L, D)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples.
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds.
Also on the tour - the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Ha Noi

Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B, L)
Me et you at hotel at 8:00, we drive to Halong City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong City you will board our private boat for a four-hour cruise of this stunning area, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. After 4 hour navigation we sail back to harbor and drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. Lunch on guest account. Overnight at hotel in Ha Noi

Day 4: Ha Noi - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L) domestic flight 
Transfer to airport and fly on to Danang. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization. After leaving Danang we will make our way the short distance to the Marble Mountains, where there will be the opportunity to climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. We will continue to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30km away. Once in Hoi An we will check into our hotel and have some free time to explore. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An - Hue (B, L, D)
We bid Hoi An farewell this morning and continue our north bound journey. The destination for today is the old imperial city of Hue about four hours away. Along the way we will travel over the Hai Van pass , stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach before arriving in Hue.
This afternoon we embark on a tour of the city. A visit to Hue would not be complete without taking in attractions such as the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City , the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market . You should taste the finest cuisine of Hue on Dragon Boat and enjoy Hue Folk Song. Overnight at hotel in Hue

Day 6: Ancient Capital Hue City Tour (B, L)
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today.
The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda which is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, and the greatest Buddhism Centre in Centre Vietnam.
We process to the eccentric Tu Duc's tomb. From here we will cruise further to the ornate Minh Mang's tomb . We will enjoy lunch on boat before getting out the Dragon Boat. We drive to the very strange Khai Dinh's Tomb before making our way back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - (B, L)
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Saigon. You are greeted and transferred to your hotel in town. This city tour unravels Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. This city tour includes The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Remnant War Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, China town with ancient pagodas and temples, and bustling Binh Tay Market. Dinner on Guest Account. Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Cu Chi tunnels - Cao Dai temples (B, L)
At 8:00 pick up at hotel, this morning we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to Saigon at around 18:00. Dinner on Guest Account. Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Day 9: Mekong Delta - (B, L, D)
Leave Saigon to lush My Tho where we boat on a private boat to through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in bonsai garden in the heart of Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine and enjoy a bonsai garden in Trung Luong before heading back to Saigon. Dinner on Floating Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Departure (B)
No activities are planned for today. You will be transferred to airport for you onward flight.


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax -Valid until 31 Dec 2010---
Tour cost per person (in USD)


2 pax

3 - 5 pax

6 - 8 pax

9 - 12 pax

Single Supplemental

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (4*)






Premium (5*)






Note: Surcharge will be added on Public Holiday

Price Includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated. 
- Full meals as indicated in the itinerary. 
- Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi - Da Nang & Hue - Ho Chi Minh.
- Entrance Fees
- English speaking guide and full entrance fees. (Others on Request)
- Private boat trip in Halong Bay.
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( A/C room)
- Vietnam Visa On Arrival - 01 month single

Price Excludes:
- Personal expenses and Personal insurance
- International airport tax in Hanoi 
- Visa Stamp Fee (25 USD/visa/single entry)
- Other meals and drinks..
- Emergency Evacuation.
- Other services not mentioned above.


As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.


Note: The hotel list above is just only for reference, our travel consultant will propose you the suitable one upon the availability and/or your wishes.