Vietnam Insight 12 Days Tour - Private tour - 29% off

This special 12 day Vietnam tour offered by Cyclo Travel & Leisure that takes you from South to North of the country. Start in Saigon then explore the lush landscapes of the Mekong River Delta. Relax under the whispering palms in Hoi An and discover Hue’s ancient history. Conclude your tour with a visit to Vietnam’s eclectic capital and a boat cruise along the amazingly beautiful Halong Bay... Please contact us for the best advice, price & offers!

Tour length: 12 days
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Vietnam Insight 12 Days Tour - Private tour - 29% off

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

Start City : Saigon
End City: Hanoi or vice versa
Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights
Departure: on your request
- Visit: Saigon, Mekong Delta (Cai Be, Can Tho), Hoi An, 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 – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho

Day 4 Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon

Day 5 Saigon – Danang – Hoi An

Day 6 Hoi An

Day 7 Hoi An – Danang – Hue

Day 8 Hue – Fly to Hanoi

Day 9 Hanoi City Tour

Day 10 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

Day 11 Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 12 Hanoi Departure

Day 1 Saigon Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the late morning or evening, our private tour guide & driver from Cyclo Travel & Leisure will greet you at airport, then 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: Meals, tour, drinks, personal expenses

Day 2 Saigon City Tour

Enjoy a full day to tour Saigon’s diverse attractions. After breakfast, our tour guide & driver will pick you up for the tour. Firstly, visit 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 local lunch then continue on the city tour with a visit to the War Remnants museum and former Presidential Palace. We conclude the day exploring the city’s French colonial architecture, stopping at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office. Finish the tour in the late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon

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

Day 3 Saigon – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho

Today you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before driving to the riverside town, Cai Be. Along the way, stop at a candy factory and orchard garden, where you have an opportunity to listen to traditional music. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a riverside restaurant, then cross the river by motorized boat to visit some fluvial islands and explore the countryside by bicycle. Your driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take you to Can Tho City for the night. Overnight in Can Tho

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

Day 4 Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon

Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motor boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Return to Can Tho for lunch then drive back to Saigon, arriving in the late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon

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

Day 5 Saigon – Danang – Hoi An

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Danang. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and take you on the short drive to the sleepy riverside town, Hoi An. Upon arrival, our guide & driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An ancient town. 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, private airport transfers, all entrance fees, private boat, drinking water
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 6 Hoian Fishing + Farming + Cooking Day Tour

Today you embark on a family run “fisherman eco-tour”. Explore Hoian’s surrounding farmland and countryside then try your hand at local fishing techniques as you learn to navigate a basket boat - "Thuyen Thung" through narrow waterways. Have a cooking class at a local family for lunch, you will have a chance to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes. Return to Hoi An in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An

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

Day 7 Hoian – Danang – Hue

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check-out and drive over the 500m-high Hai Van pass to Hue city. 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 8 Hue – 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 the 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, private airport transfers, all entrance fees, private boat, drinking water
Today excludes: Lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 9 Hanoi City Tour

Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital with Cyclo Travel & Leisure. 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 an hour cyclo ride through old quarter & watch a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Finish the day. Overnight in Hanoi

Today includes: Hotel in Hanoi, breakfast, 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 10 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, visit the most beautiful limestone cave. 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 in Halong Bay

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 11 Halong Bay – Hanoi

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 back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Today includes: Hotel in Hanoi, breakfast/lunch, English speaking tour guide, cruise transfer back to Hanoi, drinking water
Today excludes: Dinner, drinks, personal expenses

Day 12 Hanoi Departure

Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home. End of our services! See you next trip!

Today includes: Breakfast, private transfer to airport, drinking water
Today excludes: Hotel, tour, lunch/dinner, drinks, personal expenses

 

11 nights in hotels/resorts with daily breakfasts (including 1 night on cruise)

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

Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Private cars (A/C) with drivers

Private English-speaking tour guides

2 Domestic flights (Saigon – Danang, Hue – Hanoi)

All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Other services & activities mentioned in the itinerary

Travel insurance

International flights

Vietnam Visa stamp fee

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks & 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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