Vietnam Overview Tour – 12Days/11Nights

This trip is for the traveler with limited time. It takes you around Vietnam's most popular sights in just 12 days. But we use our time well. Everything that everybody talks about is in it and we save time by flying or traveling on the overnight train. Highlights include the wonders of Ha Long Bay, now listed as a World Heritage site, the capital city of Hanoi with its fascinating Old Quarter, Hue, the Imperial City in the 18th and 19th centuries, the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite with many travelers, and finishing at the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 1 : Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (D)
Meet at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on floating restaurant on Sai Gon River. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
AM: HCMC City tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre Dame Church, Thong Nhat Conference Hall, China Town and Thien Hau Temple, War Museum. Lunch.
PM: Drive to visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel - a battle field in Vietnam War closely to Saigon City. Dinner in a floating restaurant on Saigon River. Overnight in Hochiminh City.

Day 3: My Tho - Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
Drive to visit My Tho Town in Tien Giang Province, one of 11 provinces in the Mekong Delta. Boat trip on Mekong River to visit farmer's house and garden. Lunch on an islet in the river. Visit bee-raising farm, coconut-candy enterprise. Drive back to Hochiminh City. Stop at Long An Town to visit a Cao Dai Temple, a strange religion in the South of Vietnam. Night in Hochiminh City.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city - Nha Trang (B, L, D)
Drive to Nha Trang, a beautiful city on the beach. It is 450km to the North of Ho Chi Minh City. On the way stop to have lunch at Ca Na Beach and visit PoKlong Krai Cham Tower in Phan Rang. Dinner and overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 5: Nha Trang City Tours (B, L, D)

Boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium and Hon Tam Island. Bathing and lunch at Hon Tam - a clean blue-water beach in the island. Visit Ponagar Cham Tower, Long Son Pagoda, Hon Chong Rocks and Nha Trang (Dam) market. Dinner and overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L, D) - domestic flight
Transfer to Nha Trang airport for flying to Da Nang by VN 334 (08:10 - 09:25). Visit Cham Museum. Lunch.
PM: Visit China Beach, Ngu Hanh Son Stone Village (handicraft). Drive to visit Hoi An Ancient Town - a World's Cultural Heritage in the central Vietnam, 30 km to the South of Da Nang. Dinner and overnight in Hoi An town

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son - Hue (B, L, D)

Drive to visit My Son, a ancient religion center of the Cham people in the past, 40 km to the South West of Hoi An town, another World's Cultural Heritage. 
PM: Driver to Hue (120 km) through Hai Van Mountain Pass of 30 km length. Stop on the top of the mountain for photo. Relax at Lang Co Beach. Dinner and overnight in Hue - The Old Capital.

Day 8: Hue City Tours - Ha Noi (B, L, D) - night train.
Visit The Old Capital full day.
AM: Boat trip on Perfume River to visit handicraft village: making conical hat and bronze casting. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered as Royal Pagoda of the Nguyen Dynasty and Imperial Citadel. Lunch.
PM: Visit Mausoleums of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh King. Visit a typical garden-house in Hue (Hue has another name as "city of garden"). Visit Dong Ba market. Lunch Dinner in Hue. 16:47 take E2 train to Hanoi. Overnight on train E2 to Hanoi by soft sleeper.

Day 9: Ha Noi City Tours (B, L, D)
5:00 Arrive Hanoi. Check in hotel.9h00 AM Visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's House-on-stilt, Ho Chi Minh Museum (or Ethnic Museum), Van Mieu (Temple of Literature). Lunc
PM: Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. Cyclo tour (2 hours) to visit Old Quarter of Hanoi and Dong Xuan Market. Dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Ha Noi - Ha Long bay - Ha Noi (B, L, D)

Driver to Ha Long bay, 180km to the North-East of Hanoi, one of the World's Natural Heritage. It takes you 3,5 hours for driving. Boat trip on the bay (5 hours) to visit typical islands and caves. Lunch on boat. Enjoy the landscape of the immense bay with 5,000 islets. Bathing at a beach at The Titop Islet. Check in hotel in Cat Ba islands. Dinner and overnight at Cat Ba islands.

Day 11: Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Ha Noi (B, L, D)
Drive to visit Cat Ba National Park. Bathing at Cat Co Beach. Lunch. PM: Get hydrofoil to HaiPhong City. Drive back to Hanoi. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Ha Noi Departure (B)
Breakfast. Shopping. Transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---Validity until 31 August  2008
Tour cost per person (in USD)


2 - 3 pax

4 - 5 pax

6 - 9 pax

10 - 15 pax

Single Supplemental

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (4*)






Deluxe (5*)






Price Includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated. 
- Full meals as indicated in the itinerary. 
- Visa on arrival to Vietnam ( 1 month Single)
- Domestic flight: Nha Trang - Da Nang.
- Train ticket: Hue -Hanoi ( soft sleeper )
- Hydrofoil Ticket From Cat Ba to Hai Phong 
- English speaking guide and Entrance fees.
- Private Boat trip in Ha long Bay, Perfume River, Nha Trang, Tien Ggiang river in My Tho.
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( A/C room)

Price Excludes:
- Personal expenses and Personal insurance
- International airport tax in Hanoi at USD 14.00 nett per person
- 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.