A Glimpse Of Vietnam 12 Days

12 Days Hanoi - Hoi An - Mekong Delta

Tour Style: Classic Package Tours

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From the north to the south you won't miss any outstanding destinations that would bring you pleasant memories and amazing stories to share with everybody. This is the best way to enjoy every single thing of a particular Asian country, from the magnificent beauty of Halong bay to the tranquil atmosphere of Hoi An, where for years still a dream place even for the local, or the different traits between city life and delta life in the South of Vietnam. Not only can you observe directly but you can also get the chance to experience the activities by yourself. Don't forget to bring a camera with you to record all the nice memories during the tour.


  • Start the journey in the northern Vietnam with local activities such as enjoying the day in a street coffee shop, visiting caves by rowing boat
  • "Do-it-yourself" traditional Vietnamese dishes, sunset party, with cooking class and other excursions in Halong Bay cruise for unforgettable memories
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Hoi An
  • Squeezing through the tunnels at Mekong Delta
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Tour itinerary

Day 1-1: Hanoi Arrival MEAL: N/A

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer to our hotel in the Old Quarter. At leisure for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Discover Hanoi MEAL: B/L/D

Begin this 12-day tour in Vietnam with a trip around Hanoi, to get a feel for the country blended between ancient and modern world as we travel to the Ho Chi Minh complex dedicated to Vietnam's hero Ho Chi Minh, who devoted his whole life to liberating Vietnam from colonial rule. 

Our next stop is The Temple of Literature, founded in 1070. This temple is Vietnam's first university. Lunch is just across the road at KOTO - a great restaurant set up with the purpose to train former street kids to assist them in having a new career.

In the afternoon, let's wander through Old Hanoi Quarter and visit the local market (if on the weekend) where we can find massive commodities on offer including fresh fruits, embroidered clothes, lacquered pictures etc..

Then, let's celebrate our first night together in a special restaurant that only serves fish on the menu!

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 3: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park MEAL: B/L/D

We leave Hanoi for the journey to Cuc Phuong National Park, which is located in Ninh Binh province and covers over 200 sq km with various kinds of flora and fauna, endangered species such as Langur etc.

This is then followed by a short walk in the rainforest, which offers some wildlife viewing. The night is spent in a comfortable guest house in the Park’s headquarters, which are surrounded by spectacular mountains and rainforest.

Accommodation: Guest house in the Park’s headquarters

Day 4: Cuc Phuong National Park - Halong Bay MEAL: B/L/D

Start your morning with a trip to the beautiful Halong Bay. We follow its scenic roads through the delta flanked by endless green carpets of rice paddies.

After the arrival in Halong Bay, lunch is served as we cruise along the spectacular sinking limestone plateau, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. For whom admire an up close and personal view of the scenic limestone formations can hop on our kayaks for a leisurely exploration of the bay – time to relax and appreciate the sublime beauty of the bay.

On Cai Rong Island we stay overnight in a hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Halong  

Day 5: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi MEAL: B/L

Cai Rong is located in Bai Tu Long Bay. The island is every bit as beautiful as its neighbor (Halong Bay) with gorgeous beaches and lush jungles dotted with all-yellow paddy fields. Local farmers plant seasonal crops and make a living from fishing offshore and gathering under the ocean.

As cycling can open up the whole island to you, just take your time to cycle across the island and admire some of the island's truly amazing scenery – vertical and unusual rocks and some small islands emerge from the sea.

In the early afternoon, we drive back to Hanoi, arriving there at about 5pm. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 6: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An - My Son MEAL: B/L

After a simple breakfast, we will transfer by car to catch a short flight taking us to Danang. This is followed by our short journey to My Son Sanctuary. From here, we explore its temples, the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam region for many centuries. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An 

Day 7: Discover Hoi An MEAL: B/L/D

Your guide will take you for a stroll around the ancient town, from historical architecture to art galleries and wooden bridges. The 'real' Vietnam is found in some unexpected places like some hidden valleys, back streets, cafes, gastronomic restaurants and shops that filled with silks and lanterns. Yet with around 850 buildings heritage-protected to visit. Plus there are cold drinks for sale no matter the time of year as it is either only hot and dry or hot and wet weather.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Activities: Follow local to stroll through the famous ancient town and learn about the blend of Orient and Western culture. Free in the afternoon

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City MEAL: B/L/D
Air plane Car

Transfer to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After a short lunch, we drive to Cu Chi district and wander around some local villages and spend time interacting with the local people and orchards, admiring the beauty of the people, before crawling the incredible tunnels which stretched over 250km from Saigon to the Cambodian border. Then, we will view command centers and booby traps, firing an AK-47 rifle on a firing range.

Finally, we return to Ho Chi Minh City for our accommodation for the night in a hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC

Activities: Wander around the Cu Chi district and its famous tunnels. Night in a hotel in HCMC.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta MEAL: B/L/D

The charming, glassy rivers of Vinh Long is a must for a perfect getaway from bustling HCMC. Enjoy the fresh air and blend yourself into the tranquil atmosphere during the visit of bonsai gardens, various exotic workshops and fruit orchards. The night is spent in a hotel in the township of Vinh Long. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Vinh Long

Day 10: Discover Mekong Delta MEAL: B/L/D

This morning board on a long tail boat to explore the tributaries of the Mekong River then to Cai Be to observe the floating markets and learn about the untouched countryside parts of Mekong Delta. In the afternoon, we drive to Ben Tre province, home to lush fruit orchards, rivers and enjoy some local fresh fruits. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Spend the night with a hospitable and friendly local family. 

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City MEAL: B/L/D

We resume our discovery of the delta by hopping on a boat on the Hau river, and cycling along its banks, passing through mangroves and fruit orchards to savor the delta's succulent fruits and meeting with local people. 

Following that, we board our vehicle and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Here, we are at leisure for exploring the city, before concluding our trip with a farewell dinner in one of the city’s best restaurants. 

Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure MEAL: B

Have leisure time before your departure. You are welcome to join our interesting optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City, such as our Good Morning Saigon! tour.

Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00. A late check-out can be arranged subject to room availability and a surcharge will be applied.

Transfer to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight. Tour ends after arriving at the airport.

Accommodation: NA

Activities: Free at leisure until be picked up for departure flight (optional excursions available). Hope to have a chance to serve you again!


1 night in a local family

1 night in a guesthouse

9 nights in hotels


11 Breakfasts

10 Lunches

8 Dinners

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, homes or markets. We also cater for vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.


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Price Includes

  • Tour Guides
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals listed on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Permits during guided excursions

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water)
  • Personal expenses such as shopping
  • Telephone, laundry and bar bills etc
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Tips
  • Gratuities.


Important Notes

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program. 

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