Our program is ideal for the traveler with limited time who wants to have a panorama of the diversity and the majestic beauty of Vietnam. Impressions of Vietnam is a colorful mix of cultural impressions and nature. We will visit the capital Hanoi with its colonial charm, the royal city Hue on the banks of the Perfume river with its palaces and Emperor’s tombs; the ancient Hoi An and the lively Metropole of the South HoChiMinh City or better known as Saigon.
Highlights: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue | Hoian | Saigon - HCMC | Mekong Delta | Cuchi Tunnels
Day 1: Hanoi
Meet & Greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Your guide will provide you with a welcome kit which contains all the necessary information about your journey. Free to visit Hanoi.
In the evening you will enjoy a Welcome dinner with regional specialties (Dinner included).
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong
After breakfast we cross the Red River towards Halong. The three-hours-drive stops en route at Hong Ngoc, where we will have time for a drink and see local people manufactoring different kinds of handicrafts.
In Ha Long Bay we will board a junk for a fantastic cruise through Ha Long Bay (approximately five hours).
We will enjoy lunch with fresh catched sea food while having a cool drink before we leave the boat to see the Heavenly Palace Cave, one of the highlights around the bay.
Overnight on boat/ or hotel in Cat Ba Island (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi
In the morning, we return to Halong Bay. Time for swimming, visiting islands. Come back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch included).
Day 4: Hanoi - Hue
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival the guide will meet you and bring you to your hotel.
After check-in we will have a short break before we head on to the see the Imperial City, an impressive complex, first built in 17th century based on the ancient practice of geomancy. We will visit Khai Dinh tomb and the Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue (Breakfast included).
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An
In the morning we leave the hotel for a boat ride on the Perfume River. Then on to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is located on the southwest bank of the river. The Pagoda was the centre of Buddhism in Central Vietnam.
We continue to Hoi An. En route we will have a stop in Lang Co, where we have a short break. Lunch optional
In Hoi An your guide will pick you up in the evening for an amazing walk through the illuminated ancient part of the city.
Overnight in Hoi An (breakfast, lunch included).
Day 6: Hoi An – Saigon
In the morning we will have a short drive to Da Nang airport and take a flight to Saigon, the Metropole of the South. In the afternoon we discover the city and come to see the Cathedral, the War Remnants museum before we end the day with a visit to China Town.
Overnight in Saigon (Breakfast included).
Day 7: Excursion to Mekong Delta
Depart for My Tho. Take a boat ride along the river , view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank. Visit the My Tho fishing village, floating fish farm. Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks ,After trekking through the fruit plantation, village. Drive to Hochiminh city. (Breakfast and lunch included).
Day 8: Half day to Cu Chi Tunnel
After breakfast we leave for Cu Chi which is located about 75 km northwest of Saigon. The tunnels were part of an underground network that was built by the Vietcong during the American War. It reached from the southern tip of the HoChiMinh trail near the Cambodian border to the Saigon River. You will have the opportunity to creep into a tunnel to experience how the Vietcong lived and fought during this time.
Return back to Saigon about lunch time. The afternoon is at leisure to stroll around the city or shop on the Ben Thanh market.
Overnight in Saigon (Breakfast and lunch included).
Day 9: Departure
Departure or start of extension programs.
Price in USD per person
|Number of persons
||3 - 4 persons
||5 - 9 persons
||10 -14 persons
||15 persons up
(5 May -31 Aug)
(1 Jan - 4 May & 1 Sep - 31 Dec)
Minimum 02 persons
Internal flights: Hanoi - Hue & Danang - Saigon with Vietnam Airlines, economy class
All land transportation by air - con buses
8 nights in comfortable 2 - star accommodation in twin sharing room
Meals as per itinerary
Complementary welcome dinner on Day 1
Boat cruising on Halong bay, Perfume river (Hue) and Mekong Delta (Vinh Long)
All entrance and sightseeing fees in the program
International airfares & airport taxes in/out Vietnam
(Single) Entry visa to Vietnam (US$ 69 per person for On - arrival visa)
Meals that not mentioned in the program
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone...)
Hanoi: Hanoi Boutique Hotel, Asia Star Hotel, Cozy 2 Hotel, A&M Hotel
Halong: Dragonl Heart
Hue: Bamboo Hotel, Sport 2 Hotel, Vina Hotel
Hoi An: VInh Hung Hotel
Ho Chi Minh: Beautiful Saigon Hotel, Le Duy Hotel
Upgrades to 3 - star hotels, please add US $ 220 per person
(surcharge for Single room: US $ 235)
Guaranteed Maximum 16 persons each group