Essential Vietnam 10 Days Tour - Private tour - 35% off

Travel from North to South of Vietnam on a 10-day tour, exploring Vietnam’s geography and culture, immersing yourself in Hanoi’s colonial charm and conclude your tour with an overnight cruise among the towering limestone islands of Halong Bay. Then travel north to the sleepy riverside town of Hoi An. Discover the ancient capital of Hue before heading to Vietnam’s modern metropolis -  Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Please contact us for the best advice, price & offers!

Tour length: 10 days
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Essential Vietnam 10 Days Tour - Private tour - 35% off 

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

Departure date: On your request

Start City: Hanoi
End City: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or vice versa
Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Day 2 Hanoi city tour

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang - Overnight in Hoi An

Day 5 Hoi An Farming + Fishing + Cooking day tour

Day 6 Ba Na Hills - Golden Bridge day tour

Day 7 Hoi An - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels half-day tour

Day 8 Saigon - Mekong Delta

Day 9 Mekong Delta - Back to Saigon

Day 10 Saigon half-day city tour - Departure

 

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your private tour guide & driver from Cyclo Travel & Leisure will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. If time permits, take a walking tour to explore Hanoi old quarter. Have a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants. Overnight in Hanoi

Today includes: Hotel in Hanoi, welcome dinner, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, drinking water                         

Today excludes: Breakfast/lunch, drinks, personal expenses

Day 2 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 nearby One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, the Temple of Literature, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake, and one of the city's museums (a choice among Army museum, Hilton prison or Ethnology Museum). In the afternoon, visit train village and enjoy the local coffee in the middle of the rail track , then amaze yourself on an hour cyclo ride through old quarter and 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, private English speaking tour guide, private car with driver, all entrance fees, private cyclo ride, water puppet tickets, drinking water 

Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel & check-out before setting out on a 2,5 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 cruise . 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, doing kayaking around the islands. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters. Have dinner and Overnight on cruise in Halong Bay

Today includes: Overnight cruise, breakfast/lunch/dinner, English speaking tour guide on cruise, cruise transfer, all entrance fees + activities , drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Drinks, personal expenses

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang - Overnight in Hoi An

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 Halong Bay as you navigate back to Halong pier, where your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi. Then get the transfer back to the airport to catch your domestic flight to Danang. Upon arrival, meet your driver & get transferred to your resort in Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Today includes: Resort in Hoi An, breakfast/brunch, English speaking tour guide on cruise, cruise transfer, domestic flight (Hanoi - Danang), private airport transfers , drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 5 Hoi An Farming + Fishing + Cooking day tour

Your tour guide & driver will pick you up at 8:30 AM at your hotel and drive to Tra Que village ( about 15 km)- more than 500 farmers live there and cultivate about 20 kinds of vegetables and herbs including mint, lettuce, basil, cilantro, broccoli among over 50 hectares of land, 10 tons of vegetables are sold every year. Arrive in Tra Que, stroll through the village, where you will be in contact with local people working in the gardens. You will learn all about the history of the village, the use of medicinal plants, and participate in gardening activities. Continuing the trip  through in the paddy field, to the local market Ba Le, the fishing village of Van Lang and the Bay Mau water coconut forest. Along the way you will stop and try a water buffalo riding in the middle of the rice paddy and take the photography

Arrive at the village; you will be warmly welcomed at Mr.Hung family. The fishermen will take you to discover their techniques of traditional fisheries and take a boat to visit the forest of coconut palm by “Basket boat” – Thuyen Thung.

After that, return to the Mr Hung’s home to prepare lunch with his family (cooking class) and you will taste the dishes you’ve prepared. After lunch, relaxing feet massage with herbal medicines and you will be relaxed in the shade of coconut water and drive back to Hoi An.

Finish the tour at your hotel! Overnight in Hoi An

Today includes: Resort in Hoi An, breakfast/lunch, private English speaking tour guide, private car, all entrance fees + activities + boat tour, cooking class, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 6 Ba Na Hills - Golden Bridge day tour

At 08:00 AM: Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then drive to ba Na Hills. Our first amazing views will start right away, to reach Ba Na Hills we will take a ride via Cable Cars.

The most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia, visit the Dream Stream Cable Car Station and see the panoramic views of Quang Nam - Danang City from high above.

After finishing the first cable car, you will visit the Golden Bridge that has recently gone viral, a France wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amour(consists of 9 gardens) and Linh Ung pagoda.

Continue the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Linh Phong Monastery, Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple & Tru Vu Tea Shop. Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome ...Challenge the most popular adventure ride - Alpine Coaster (free ride),

Lunch at the Restaurant is included (Buffet)

Join in Fantasy Park with a walk in Fairy Forest, discover Dinosaur Park, play 5D wild west, enjoy 4D death race ride, watch 3D mega 360 degree, ride on a journey into the underground, enter Jurassic Park, challenge Free Fall Tower and watch out for the Horror House and over 90 free games.

Return to the Cable Car to leave Ba Na Hills. Drive back to the hotel. Finish the tour at your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

Today includes: Resort in Hoi An, breakfast/lunch, private English speaking tour guide, private car, all entrance fees + activities + cable car return tickets, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 7 Hoi An - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels half-day tour

Today, after breakfast & check-out your hotel. Your driver will take you back to the airport to catch your domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival, meet your tour guide & driver for a half-day Cu Chi tunnels tour: Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground tunnels begun in 1948 by the Viet Minh in their struggle against the French. These tunnels were expanded and used by the Viet Cong during the war between Vietnam and America. Americans called this the 'Iron Triangle' and was a stronghold of the Vietcong for almost thirty years. After the tour, drive to your hotel in the city center for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Saigon

Today includes: Hotel in Saigon, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car, domestic flight (Danang - Ho Chi Minh), private airport transfer , all entrance fees, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 8 Saigon - Mekong Delta

Depart from Ho Chi Minh city around 7:30am, replacing the urban sprawl with endless rice paddy fields on this private transfer to the Mekong Delta.

We’re headed southwest to the river town of Cai Be for 2 hours drive. We board our boat to journey through Cai Be’s famed floating market. Here, we will experience how life functions on the delta, as we view the intricacies of commerce--how merchants purchase produce from local farmers.

We stop at a local working shop to see locals making their local specialties like coconut candy, rice paper, pop rice and sample some of them with a shot of local rice wine.

Now it’s time to try out local wooden sampans and pedal down narrow natural waterways. Get on land of an island to walk through fruit garden before we taste some tropical seasonal fruits (such as longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, jackfruit etc...) then go for lunch with delicious set menu. Relaxing on a hammock before we ride a bicycle for 30 minutes to explore the village on a small country road.

Re-board the wooden junk, sit back and relax to enjoy cruising along the canal for 30 minutes to Vinh Long local market.  Back to the car where we have 1 one drive headed west to the city capital of Mekong, Can Tho city. As we go over Can Tho bridge, the largest bridge on the Mekong river we will soon get into the city. Stay overnight in Can Tho

We have 2 options:

          Homestay: staying at a local homestay which is located about 10km from the center of the city. Quiet place and you will experience how to make some local dishes for your dinner.

          Hotel: if you want to see the city with local night market, Ong Chinese temple and walking down the river park of the city. Street foods are amazing.

Today includes: Hotel/homestay in Can Tho, breakfast/lunch, private English speaking tour guide, private car, all entrance fees, private boat trip, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 9 Mekong Delta - Back to Saigon

Wake in the morning for a journey across the Mekong towards the township of Cai Rang by boat to see the hustle and bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market. The main items sold at this floating market are fruit and vegetables. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hanging. The waterway comes to life and transforms into a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. Watch as vendors hawk their wares from boats teeming with produce and buy a coffee from one of the floating cafes.

Leaving the floating market to visit the busy local market on land to see the difference. Hundreds of people are buying and selling in the morning with a variety of fresh veggies and fruits and everything that make you amazed including a stop to visit a local rice husking milk factory that makes rice glass noodles or “hu tieu” that served as soup with pork and shrimp.

Back on the boat for more cruising along small canals admiring the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers along the way. You might see local vendors on their boat selling fruits or vegetables that they just get from the floating market.

Drive back to Sai Gon (3,5 hours drive). En route we will stop at either Dong Tam snake farm where thousands of snakes, pythons are bred for meat and produce serum (snake antivenom) or visiting a Cao Dai Temple, CaoDaism is indigenous to South Vietnam and the colorful and unusual murals inside will truly mesmerize. Please discuss with our tour guide​. Overnight in Saigon

Today includes: Hotel in Saigon, breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car, all entrance fees, private boat trip, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 10 Saigon half-day city tour - Departure

Today spend your half-day to visit the main attractions of the city such as Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh market before heading back to the airport to take your departure flight home. End of our services! See you on your next trip!

Today includes: Breakfast, private English speaking tour guide, private car, all entrance fees, drinking water on tour

Today excludes: Hotel, lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

 

8 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 (Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Saigon)

All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Drinking water

Other services & activities mentioned in the itinerary

International flights to & out Vietnam

Travel insurance

Vietnam Visa stamp fee

Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks

Other personal expenses

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