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From USD   850* | from £ 0 620.5*

per person

Not valid for peak season, peak season supplements apply

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Discovery of Hanoi Surroundings
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Board
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Saigon – City Tour
Day 6: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Ben Tre – Saigon
Day 7: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Free Afternoon - Departure

Day 1: Hanoi

Chao Ban, Welcome to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by the local tour guide and transfer to downtown. Check in your hotel (standard time 1400 hrs).
Afternoon, visit Ba Dinh Square – the biggest square in Hanoi where all the biggest cultural, political events of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Start our visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (from outside only as it closes in the afternoon). Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then, the Temple of Literature which is considered as the first University of Vietnam. Later, we have an overall view of the capital by cyclo in 1 hour, which wanders around the Old Quarter of Hanoi and the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). From here wandering on the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the local people. Transfer back to your hotel.
Rest and overnight at your hotel in Hanoi
Meal: None

Day 2: Hanoi – Discovery of Hanoi Surroundings
The citadel of Co Loa.
Located in Dong Anh district, 17km from downtown Hanoi, Co Loa Citadel, which covers 500 ha, is home to many archaeological sites, whose excavations have shown that the development of Vietnam had been continuous during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, marked the heyday of Dong Son culture. Today, on the floor of these remains, archaeologists have found thousands of copper arrowheads, plowshares, iron axes, animal bones, etc.
According to archaeologists, the Co Loa citadel is the oldest citadel in Vietnam which was built by Thuc Phan An Duong Vuong in 3rd century BC to become the capital of the kingdom of Au Lac (the name of Vietnam at that time )
Continue to visit Dau Pagoda which helps you learn exciting facts about this cradle of Vietnam Buddhism. Then you will visit another pagoda known in northern Vietnam as But Thap Pagoda, leave all your worries behind and relax in a peaceful shrine.
Finally, discover the ceramic village of Bat Trang which is renowned for the quality of the ceramics made with all the talent of its craftsmen, who have passed on their know-how for several generations.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Surprise Cave - Titop Beach Overnight on Board
11:00 - 11:30: Guide to pick up guests at Tuan Chau Wharf, check-in procedures on board
• You check in, rest and relax
• Have lunch while traveling on the Bay through Hon Trong – Mai, Dinh Huong
• Visit Sung Sot Cave - the largest and most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay
• Check in Ti Top Island - panoramic view of Ha Long, swimming, relaxing
• Afternoon party on deck watching the sunset of Ha Long Bay with afternoon tea and fruit
• Have dinner at the yacht restaurant and rest, sing karaoke or squid fishing .....

Day 4: Halong Bay – Kayak – Hanoi
6:30 - 6:45: Have breakfast while cruising on Ha Long Bay to watch the sunrise
• You move to Luon Cave to climb Kayak
• You return to the cruise and check out procedures
• Have lunch at the restaurant on the 2nd floor of the yacht
11:00 - 11:30: You leave the ship to Tuan Chau wharf

Day 5: Saigon – City Tour
Breakfast at hotel.
Welcome to Saigon (officially known as Ho Chi Minh City) – Vietnam!
Start city tour at the War Remnants Museum, one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese had struggled and fought for their independence, freedom, and peace of the nation and the locals' perspective of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, documents, and photographs, display in the museum are firm evidence of war crimes in Vietnam and speak for the heroic actions of the former Vietnamese generation.
We then visit the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975.
The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace is the Notre Dame Cathedral (view from outside only), built between 1877 and 1883 and colonial-styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s major landmarks.
Later visit Ben Thanh market, a symbol of Saigon. Have shopping time there
Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast at the hotel

Day 6: Saigon – Meking Delta – Ben Tre – Saigon
Breakfast at hotel.
Upon arrival at Hàm Luông wharf. Cruise on the Bến Tre River exploring lively activities along the river such as fishing, water transfer......see brick making in traditional style practiced by printing and firing. Visit one of the many coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Turn on the natural scissor streams where they seem to get smaller and smaller to go to the village. Stroll through the family-run sleep mat-making workshop and enjoy fruit and tea.
By cart (xe lôi) or by bike on shady paths, pass through verdant rice fields and vegetable plains to experience real life and discover the tropical culture of the peasants. Lunch at Hai Ho.
Afternoon, sampan ride along the canal, before returning by boat to the Ham Luông pier.
Return to Saigon late afternoon.
Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at Hai Ho

Day 7: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Free Afternoon – Departure
Breakfast at hotel
Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. After a short introduction video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. Return to Saigon.
Afternoon is your free time at leisure or own sightseeing/shopping around the town.
Time at leisure until check out time and transfer to the airport with driver only (no guide) for the departure flight back to your sweet home.
Meal: Breakfast at the hotel.


  • Accommodation in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast 
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast)
  • Boat trip for sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong - Hanoi
  • Experienced English-speaking guide 
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


  • Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, boat rider, etc. 
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, spa, drinks, etc. 
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Surcharge for Peak season, Tet Lunar New year holidays, and compulsory dinner at some hotel & resort on Xmas and New year’s Eve
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance).
  • International flight tickets
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Oct and 31 Oct 
  • Visa stamping fee at the airport (25US$ in Vietnam paid by cash at the airport)
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
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