Best of Vietnam 9 Days Tour - Private tour - 30% off

Travel from South to North on a 9-day tour, exploring Vietnam’s geography and culture. Start in Vietnam’s modern metropolis, Saigon then travel north to the sleepy riverside town of Hoian. Discover the ancient capital of Hue, before immersing yourself in Hanoi’s colonial charm and conclude your tour with an overnight boat cruise among the towering limestone islands of Halong Bay. Please contact us for the best advice and price!

Tour length: 9 days
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Best of Vietnam 9 Days Tour - Private tour - 30% off 

Note: This tour can be customized to meet your own needs.

Departure date: On your request

Start City : Saigon
End City: Hanoi or vice versa
Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
- Visit: Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay.
- Extendable with optional tours from Saigon and from Hanoi.

Day 1 Saigon Arrival

Day 2 Saigon City Tour

Day 3 Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon

Day 4 Saigon – Danang – Hoi An

Day 5 Hoi An – Danang – Hue

Day 6 Hue – Danang – Fly to Hanoi

Day 7 Hanoi City Tour

Day 8 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

Day 9 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure

 

Day 1 Saigon Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam’s financial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the late morning, you will be greeted by our private tour guide & driver from Cyclo Travel & Leisure and enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own. Overnight in Saigon

Today includes: Hotel in Saigon, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, drinking water 
Today excludes: Breakfast/lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 2 Saigon City Tour

Enjoy a full day to tour Saigon’s diverse attractions. Start with a visit to Saigon’s China Town, then learn about traditional Vietnamese medicine at the FITO Museum and browse through the amazing array of goods at Ben Thanh Market. Stop for lunch then continue on the city tour with a visit to the War Remnants Museum and former Presidential Palace. You conclude the day exploring the city’s French colonial architecture, stopping at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office. Overnight in Saigon

Today includes: Hotel in Saigon, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 3 Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon

Today you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. Your driver and guide from Cyclo Travel & Leisure will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be. Start your tour with a visit to Cai Be’s colorful floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served at an ancient house (over 170 years old!) in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends around 3:30 PM in Vinh Long. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon

Today includes: Hotel in Saigon, breakfast/lunch, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, all entrance fees, private boat tour, drinking water 
Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 4 Saigon – Danang – Hoi An

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your internal flight to Danang. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and take you on the short drive to the sleepy riverside town, Hoi An. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. End the day with a relaxing sunset boat trip. Overnight in Hoi An

Today includes: Hotel in Hoi An, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, domestic flight (Saigon - Danang), all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 5 Hoi An – Danang – Hue

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check-out and drive over the 500m-high Hai Van pass to Hue. Enjoy a stop at the scenic Lang Co Beach for a drink before continuing on to Hue - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam’s former capital. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely walking tour through the ancient city. Visit the Royal Citadel, the Imperial Museum, as well as the Mausoleum of King Tu Duc (a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king). Overnight in Hue

Today includes: Hotel in Hue, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 6 Hue – Danang – Fly to Hanoi

Spend the morning on a private boat cruise down the romantic Perfume River to visit the Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), Dong Ba Market and the ornate Minh Mang's tomb. Drive to Danang Airport in the afternoon to catch your short flight to Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Free at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Today includes: Hotel in Hanoi, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, domestic flight (Danang - Hanoi), all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 7 Hanoi City Tour

Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas; Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple, and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Overnight in Hanoi

Today includes: Hotel in Hanoi, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, water puppet ticket, all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 8 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters. Overnight on cruise

Today includes: Overnight on cruise with Deluxe cabin, breakfast/lunch/dinner, English speaking tour guide, cruise transfer, all entrance fees, drinking water 
Today excludes: Drinks, personal expenses

Day 9 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City, where your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport to catch your departure flight home. Finish Your Vietnam Discovery & Safe flight home! End of our services! See you next trip!

Today includes: Breakfast/lunch, English speaking tour guide, cruise transfer, private airport transfer, drinking water 
Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

7 nights in hotels/resorts with daily breakfasts

(Note: Please contact us for hotels/resorts detail)

1 night on cruise

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Private cars (AC) with drivers

Private English speaking tour guides

2 domestic flights (Saigon – Danang, Danang – Hanoi)

All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Drinking water

Other services & activities mentioned in the itinerary

International flights

Travel insurance

Vietnam Visa stamp fee

Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks

Other personal expenses

 

Free Welcome dinner at Vietnamese traditional restaurant

Free traditional gift

Free water puppet show ticket

Free Visa Approval Letter

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