Best Vietnam Tour 12 Days

Tour Group 12 Days/ 11 Nights Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City

12 Days Vietnam Tour

You will visit most best tourist destinations in two big city from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Where you will visit 

Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city with Paloma Scooter Tour combined with street food
Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus (330km)
Tour guide: N/ A
Day 4: Sapa – Sightseeing
Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi by Bus
Day 6: Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang An ( Ninh Binh )
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( Overnight on boat )
Day 8 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Departure

 

Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

Right after arriving at Hanoi Airport, Our driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel and you are free to explore the city.

Includes:

  • Transfer: Private transfer
  • Accommodation: 3,4, 5 stars hotels (On your request)

Day 2: Hanoi city with Paloma Scooter Tour combined with street food

8:30AM: Our female driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to meeting point and listening the briefing tour program while enjoying Café Trứng (Egg Coffee).

Café Trứng (Egg Coffee)

Have you heard about Egg coffee? It sounds a bit weird but the taste is amazing. Even if you are not a coffee-lover, it is still worth trying this creative mixing of coffee by Vietnamese people.

Sound good? While you enjoy your drink, we will talk about the day’s itinerary and destinations.

Nha Hat Lon (Hanoi Opera House)

Next program, we are driving to Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House is a project built by the French government in the early years of the 20th century. While you’re enjoying the very famous Trang Tien’s Ice cream, we’ll tell you all about its unique structure with the outstanding values in terms of history, culture, architecture and art.

Ho Guom (Hoàn Kiem Lake)

Next program, we are driving to Ho Guom (Hoàn Kiem Lake)

Lying in the centre of Hanoi‘s historic district, Hoan Kiem Lake is a lovely, peaceful place with a fascinating history. In 1428, legend has it that Emperor Le Loi obtained a magical sword from the Dragon King to fight against Chinese oppressors. The sword, as you may have guessed, came from Hoan Kiem lake.

At this stop, we will have a chance to see “Ly Thai To Monument”. This is a cultural and architectural work which aims to honor King Ly Thai To (974 – 1028). He is the first king who found Capital Citadel of Thang Long (Hanoi today).

Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph’s Cathedral)

Next program, we are driving to Nha Tho Lon (St. Joseph’s Cathedral)

Saint Joseph Cathedral, located at 40 Nha Chung Street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style, which was built about 120 years ago.

Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Next program, we are driving to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi.

Huu Tiep Lake and The B52

Next program, we are driving to Huu Tiep Lake and The B52

We will then have a quick visit to the B52 plane crash site. This is a remarkable victory of Vietnam soldiers during the Vietnam War. You will also get to visit a local market nearby to see daily activities of the Hanoian`s.

Ho Tay (West Lake)

Next program, we are driving to Ho Tay (West Lake)

West Lake is known as Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a huge body of water – it has a circumference of 17km – and there are plenty of historic places of interest, five-star hotels, stylish restaurants, cafes, and nightlife venues that are worth exploring along the shoreline.

The West Lake is bordered by several significant pagodas. Vietnam’s oldest pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, was built in the 6th century and is located on an island in the middle of the West Lake.

On this tour, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the places that cannot be missed.

After that we are driving to local restaurant for drinks and try street foods with many choices.

Hanoi Train Street

Hundred years old train tracks running through the heart of Hanoi’s old town have recently become an interesting attraction – Hanoi train street, for travelers to Hanoi, especially foreigners. Sitting at a cafe in line with the railway, watching the lives of local people, though potentially dangerous, still makes many curious visitors want to experience.

Long Bien Bridge

Next program, we are driving to Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge was the longest bridge in Asia when it was built from 1899 to 1902.

Known as the oldest bridge in Hanoi that is still living and sharing the daily life with Hanoians silently. At this stop, while you can take some time to enjoy the view and take pictures, our tour guide will also introduce the history of the bridge as well as details about the life of locals from 2 sides of it.

 

Lunch at local restaurant

Feeling hungry? We are going to have lunch at the local restaurant near by the bank of red river before driving you back to your hotel.

Note:

  • Please keep in mind that we do not go inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on “Hanoi City sights and street food tour”. This attraction requires a lot of time to fully appreciate so we recommend that you visit them on your own so that we can make the most of time you have with us.
  • The above itinerary is subject to change, based on the day’s weather and traffic conditions.

Includes:

  • Paloma Scooter tour combined with street food and drinks
  • Female driver
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus (330km)

7: 00AM: Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel for Sapa. We are following the Highway to Lao Cai city with the comfort break.

13.00: Arriving at Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay and Dzay ethnic minorities. Check in hotel and relax.

Includes:

  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Transfer: Shuttle bus
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Tour guide: N/ A

Day 4: Sapa – Sightseeing

9:00AM: Our driver and tour guide will pick you up to visit the Lao Chai and Ta Van villages, where you can see the daily life of the ethnic minorities – H’Mong and Dzay ethnic minorities.

In the afternoon you will go back to Sa Pa restaurant for lunch and free time to relax.

Optional: This afternoon, if the weather permit, you can go to visit the Fansipan Mountain by Cable Car

Includes

  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Tour style: Private Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi by Bus

This morning, you will be free to explore Sapa town until 2:00 PM. Our driver will pick you up and transfer you back to Hanoi

You will arrive in Hanoi about 7:30 PM. Check in hotel and relax.

Includes:

  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Transfer: Shuttle bus from Sapa to Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 6:  Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang An ( Ninh Binh )

7:30 – 8:00AM:  Our driver and tour guide pick you at your hotel and start 110km through verdant landscape of country side.

10:00 – Arriving Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.

This pagoda complexes stunningly boast an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it takes a full day to explore all. So, you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national: 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, and the other weighs 36 tones. Visit The Quan Yin statue with thousands of arms and eyes, Visit Gautama Buddha statues.

12:00 – Enjoying the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.

13:30 – Leaving for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…

16:00 – Returning to our car back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Includes

  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Tour style: Tour Group
  • Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( Overnight on boat )

8:30 AM:  Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Halong Bay

12:15PM:  Arrive at Halong, you are welcomed by our crew and boarding to check in and have lunch while cruising to see the beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.

15:30PM:  We will visit the Frog Pond area – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoy kayaking – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the limestone mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha with exciting swimming activities.

17:30PM: Return to Cruise.  Enjoy sunset party on boat  is a ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.

19:00PM: Enjoy a romantic dinner on cruise and enjoy drink at bar on sundeck.

Includes

  • Accommodation: 5 stars cruises 
  • Transfer: Shuttle bus
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Halong Bay – Hanoi

6:30AM -7:30AM: Breakfast is served on boat

7:30AM: You will visit Dark and Light cave area, a famous beautiful area of Lan Ha Bay with the pristine natural scenery, charming emerald sea. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery here on the bamboo boat (indigenous people rowing boat) to mingle with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life to feel the relaxed and most comfortable moments.

9:30AM: You return to the boat and check out cabin then having lunch.

12:00PM: Disembark and move back the port and get on bus to Hanoi 

Includes:

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )

Day 9: Hanoi flight to Ho Chi Minh City

7:00 AM: Our diver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Right after arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel.

Check in hotel and you are free to explore the city.

Includes:

  • Transportation: Private transfer to the airport and pick up at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: Breakfast at hotel
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Tour guide: N/A

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA 

  • 8:00 AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at hotel, and we will bring you down to the Mekong Delta. On the way you will get a chance to view the beautiful scenery as we go past the stunning rice fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, take a relaxing boat trip on the Mekong River to enjoy the fresh air and the charming stilt house at the river bank. Then, visit the authentic life of the locals and challenge yourself to bargaining at cottage handicraft shops.
  • Take an adventurous sampan ride in palm shaded canals. Arriving at one of the villages, the locals will serve you with fresh honey tea and tropical fruits whilst they will perform their traditional folk music. Experience the rural lifestyle as we pay a visit to a local family business, where they produce coconut candy. After lunch with a Mekong Delta specialty – Vietnamese fried ruffled gourami fish, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Stay overnight at the proposed hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Includes:

  • Tour type: Tour Group
  • Breakfast at the hotel and Lunch at the local restaurant
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels 

Have breakfast at your hotel.

8:00 AM: Depart for Cu Chi tunnels. It will take you approximately one and a half hours to get this destination by bus. Along the way (before exploring the tunnels), you will watch an introductory video to get the overview of how the tunnels were built and how the people survived from the harsh conditions of the war time. Right after reaching Cu Chi tunnels, spend your time on exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which consist of 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. Moreover, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Especially, taste special tea and cassava (guerillas’ food during the war). Break time for relax or time for those who want to try their hand at the real shooting gun.

13: 00 PM: You will go back to Ho Chi Minh. 

Includes:

  • Tour type: Tour Group
  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Departure

Today you are free untill, our driver picks you up and transfer you to hotel for your next destionations.

Includes:

  • Private airport transfer

Cancellation by Customer

There may be cancellation fees charged by suppliers (hotels, airlines…) once these bookings are made and paid. These fee shall by paid by travelers.

These are maximum cancellation fees to be flexible applied:

Cancellation received after confirmation: Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)

Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 30% of total package tour charged + Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)

Cancellation received from 3 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged + Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)

Cancellation received less than 15 days prior arrival date or during tour or No-Show: 100% of total package tour charged + Used services (if any) + Cancellation fees charged by airlines, hotels… (if any)

Tour Includes

  • Private pickup and drop off transfer from/to airport
  • Sharing transportation with A/C during the group tour
  • Shuttle bus to Sapa and Halong Bay
  • All entrance fees,
  • Cruise in Halong Bay 5*****
  • Accommodation: 3, 4, 5 Stars hotel in the center ( On your request )
  • Domestic flight tickets as indicated in the program
  • Boat trip in Mekong, seasonal fruit,
  • Meals as per indicated in the program

Tour Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International arrival and departure
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Drink and other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip for the guide and driver
  • All other items are not clearly mentioned in the program or in “the price includes”

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