Vietnam Highlights(6 Nights)

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Ha Long Bay (Photo Courtesy: Thierry Borie)
Water Puppet Theatre (Photo Courtesy: Adam)
Second Courtyard and Khue Van pavilion (Photo Courtesy: Chuoibk)
Main Gate to the Temple of Literature (Photo Courtesy: Greg Willis)
Entrance to the Museum of Ethnology (Photo Courtesy: Rungbachduong)
An outdoor exhibit at the Museum of Ethnology (Photo Courtesy: Rungbachduong)

Vietnam Highlights tour offers travellers to visit the three most visited destinations of Vietnam, i.e., Hanoi, Halong& Saigon. Explore must visit places such as Mekong River, Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 & Cu Chi Tunnels.


Hanoi(2) - Ha Long Bay(1) - Ho Chi Minh City(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Hanoi Arrival - Hanoi City Tour
  • Day-2 Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu - Hanoi
  • Day-3 Hanoi - Halong - Overnight On Board
  • Day-4 Halong – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day-5 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day-6 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Free For Shopping
  • Day-7 Ho Chi Minh City Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi (1.00 kms), Temple of Literature in Hanoi (1.00 kms), Shop in Hanoi Old Quarter (2.00 kms), Bai Dinh Temple near Hanoi (96.00 kms), Hoa Lu near Hanoi (99.00 kms)

Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City (10.00 kms), The Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City (46.00 kms), My Tho near Ho Chi Minh City (70.00 kms), Mekong Delta near Ho Chi Minh City (196.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Hanoi Departure - Ho Chi Minh City
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  • Hanoi to Ha Long Bay -181 kms (3.3 hrs)
  • Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi(2) - Ha Long Bay(1) - Ho Chi Minh City(3)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Hanoi Arrival - Hanoi City Tour Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam! The tour guide & driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at hotel. Let’s start our city tour from Temple of Literature, the 1st university in Vietnam then continue to Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities for taking photos of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the HoanKiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day-2 Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu - Hanoi Breakfast at hotel and start a journey of90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to NinhBinh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh& King Le reigned in 10th century, a visit in NinhBinh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Further discovery in NinhBinh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings’ palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day-3 Hanoi - Halong - Overnight On Board Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast transfer from Hanoi, and head East for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, we’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. Note: the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Only Vietnamese & International food available on the boat.

Day-4 Halong – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City After breakfast, visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf and Return to Hanoi, then you’ll transfer to the airport for a flight to Saigon. Welcome at the airport then transfer to hotel for checking-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day-5 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City After breakfast at hotel, picked from the hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper. Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip throught the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River with the Elephant Ear fish. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at hotel in Saigon. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day-6 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Free For Shopping After Breakfast Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Afternoon, your free time for own sightseeing or shopping in the downtown where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the centre and typical market of Saigon; Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza and ThuongXa Tax if you are seeking the high qualitied and brand name goods. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day-7 Ho Chi Minh City Departure You are free until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of service! Please note: Standard check out time is 12:00.

Detailed Sightseeing

Hanoi :

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh mausoleum located in the center of Ba dinh Square is a memorial dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, the former president of Vietnam who sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country. It is a prominent historic monument where the declaration of independence was read. The structure is made of granite and marble and safeguards the embalmed body of Ho Chi Min.

  • Temple of Literature in Hanoi - Temple of Literature is a temple of Confucius where the first imperial university of Vietnam was set up. The temple is spread across 58,000 sq. ft and consists of 5 courtyards surrounded by huge brick walls and pillars. The temple hosts water puppet shows and New year ceremonies where artworks are distributed as gifts.

  • Shop in Hanoi Old Quarter - Hanoi old quarter is the busiest suburb In Hanoi where merchants and artisans once gathered to trade goods. The place is full of activity as the bustling shops and eateries offer a wide variety of options. Travelers visit the streets to get a glimpse at the thriving culture scene of Hanoi unfolding in time.

  • Bai Dinh Temple near Hanoi - Bai Dinh Temple is an ancient structure built in the Chinese architectural style during the 17th century. The temple worships King Le Dai Hanh. Le temple is also built in the same architectural style and worships king Le. The temples depict the heritage of Dinh and Le dynasties.

  • Hoa Lu near Hanoi - Hoa Lu is the first capital of Vietnam during the 11th century and now one of the most famous tourist spots in Vietnam. The village consists of rivers, rich paddy fields, heritage temples and lime stone mountains. The annual festival of Hoa Lu is celebrated in the village to commemorate the ancient Vietnamese history and traditions.

Ho Chi Minh City :

  • Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City - The centre of the allied command and the place where the North Vietnamese claimed victory in the American War, Reunification Palace has played its part in some incredible scenes. This ageing palace has essentially been frozen in time since a North Vietnamese Army tank smashed through its gates in 1975.

  • The Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City - The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located about 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This marvellous tourist attraction lets visitors experience what it must have been like for soldiers who used an extensive network of tunnels to move around undetected by their enemies.

  • My Tho near Ho Chi Minh City - The provincial capital, My Tho, sits on the northern bank of the Mekong (Tien Giang) River and has a number of offshore islands that can be easily visited on small tours. boating up a narrow, palm lined canal, followed by visits to a series of contrived attractions of diminishing interest, where you can see coconut candy or honey being produced, visit market gardens, perhaps a small pagoda.

  • Mekong Delta near Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Day Cruise is a full-day guided boat trip that's great for travellers looking to explore a more traditional part of Ho Chi Minh City. Locally known as The River of the Nine Dragons, the 15,000 square-metre delta is home to several riverside villages, verdant forests, swamps, and rice plantations.

Destination Overview

Hanoi - Hanoi, also known as ‘Paris of the East’ is the capital city of Vietnam and a major political center. Hanoi, the millennial old city set on the banks of red river in Northern Vietnam displays a wide range of historical monuments like French quarter, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi opera house retained from the French and Chinese colonial eras. Hanoi hosts several accommodations of varying prices and offers exciting travel options for cruising around the city. Delve into the local street food at old quarter and rich Vietnamese cuisine at the fine dine restaurants in Ba Dinh district. Hanoi is a major contributor in the advancing of Vietnam post world war.

Ha Long Bay - Ha Long Bay is situated in North Vietnam round a 120 kilometer long coast line and is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons”. Ha Long Bay features thousands of islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and serves as a top tourist attraction. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, others islands include lakes and some support floating villages of fishermen.

Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as "Saigon" is the biggest city and business capital of Vietnam and a popular arrival point for international travellers. Ho Chi Minh city hosts enchanting historical activities suitable for all ages from french architecture to preserved American War planes. Ho Chi Minh city also provides wide array of accommodation of varying price ranges and different modes of transportation to make it easier to explore and stroll around the city. Ho Chi Minh City attractions are a vibrant mix of old and new, with well-preserved colonial structures and war relics as well as sleek skyscrapers, elegant sports clubs, and expansive shopping malls against a metropolis backdrop. Great for immersing in the local culture, no two districts are the same in Ho Chi Minh City and there are plenty of ornate pagodas and Buddhist temples.

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  • Hanoi to Ha Long Bay -181 kms (3.3 hrs)
  • Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh City

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