Mekong Delta

Memories of Vietnam

TVN08: 10 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $1589 per person Free Inquiry
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh CityCentral Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will meet our guide and driver outside the customs of Noi Bai Airport. After a warm greeting, we will transfer you to the hotel we booked downtown in the city.

In the afternoon, we will start this 10 days Vietnam tour itinerary to the Old Quarter by cycle rickshaw. You can see French-style architectures when going along the long and narrow streets there. We will also wander around the Hoan Kiem Lake, located in the center of the quarter.

You will have dinner at a superb restaurant to taste delicious Vietnamese food. Then, our guide will take you back to the hotel.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 Hanoi
After breakfast, you will be guided to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to admire the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Stilt House in succession, and then visit the Presidential Palace - a splendid yellow French style building. Later, our guide will take you to the One Pillar Pagoda, a temple constructed on a stone pillar in the middle of a pond. Then walk southwards for a few yards to the Temple of Literature, a classical site in Hanoi full of Chinese cultural atmosphere.

After that, we will drive you to the West Lake area to visit the nearby Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple. You will then be led to the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. Afterwards, enjoy the Water Puppet Performance, a traditional form of Vietnamese folk arts.

Tips: Most of the museums in the city are not opened on Mondays, except the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is closed on Fridays.

Recommended strolling place in Hanoi:
The most beautiful and well-preserved French colonial buildings in Hanoi are concentrated in the French Quarter and the Embassy District. There you can see the French colonial style theaters, shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops, streets, embassies and art museums.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board the Signature Cruise and stay one night on the cruise. You will have a wonderful time. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, we will take a car ride to the port for a Halong Bay cruise. Along the way, you can view the bizarre rocks and absurd stones in various shapes, as well as many beautiful islands and sheer cliffs. Enjoying the alluring natural landscape on boat, you would feel completely relaxed from body to mind.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to one of the three limestone caves, including Thien Cung, Dau Go, and Sung Sot. For the rest of the afternoon, you can either appreciate the gorgeous scenery with ease on the yacht, or participate in some recreational activities, such as kayaking, diving and swimming.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An
Relax on board, disembark around noon and fly to Da Nang, airport pick-up, drive to Hoi An.
In the morning, get up early to attend a Tai Chi class, and then enjoy the morning tea or coffee onboard. Later, we will transfer to a dinghy to explore the close-by islets. After that, return to the yacht, and feast your stomach with a hearty brunch. Around noon, we will disembark at the Halong Bay wharf, and then head for the Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Da Nang, the second destination of your Vietnam vacation package. 

You will be picked up at Da Nang Airport and transferred to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in. After you have settled, you can get a primary impression about this city by visiting the surroundings on your own.

More about Hoi An:
Hoi An is the largest lantern making center in Vietnam. Lantern Street near the Bon River is the best site to appreciate the lanterns. When night falls, all kinds of small and exquisite lanterns light up the houses and the buildings on the street, and Hoi An becomes a colorful ocean of lanterns. You can also buy some lanterns here to keep as souvenirs or give to friends or families as gifts.

Meals: Brunch
Day 5 Hoi An
A guided day trip in Hoi An Old Town. Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, Tam Ky ancestral house, Japanese Bridge, boat trip to an island village. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will continue the Vietnam holiday package and explore the Hoi An ancient town on foot. The first stop is Chua Ong Pagoda, built for consecrating a Chinese general Quan Cong. After that, the guide will lead you to the Chinese Assembly Hall. Next, we will go to the Tan Ky ancestral house, a Chinese style building with some Japanese elements, and the Japanese Bridge, a refined covered bridge built in 1593. 

In the afternoon, the guide will accompany you to a handicraft village by boat. Located on a small island, the village is known for its delicate ceramics and porcelains. Afterwards, we will return to the hotel in Hoi An. For the rest of the day, you will be free to have a glimpse at local people's night life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
A street in Hoi An
A street in Hoi An
Day 6 Hoi An
A half day join-in cooking class in Hoi An. Rest of the day at leisure. (B+L)
Today, we will spend half day having a join-in cooking class. Head for a Hoi An's market first, and pick up vegetables for the class while enjoying bargaining with local retailers. Then, under the chef's guidance, you will learn how to cook the authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and the finished dishes will be the lunch today.

After that, the driver will take you back to the hotel. You will spend a relaxing afternoon on your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to Da Nang. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Aiport-hotel transfer. (B)
After breakfast, take your entire belongings to check out. Then you will be transferred to the Da Nang Airport to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After landing, the local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and then escort you to the hotel to check in. After that, you will be free to explore the city deeply.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (former Presidential Palace), Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat). (B+L)
Today's private Ho Chi Minh City tour will begin with Cu Chi Tunnels, like a full-featured underground village with wells, dorms and barns. After that, we will guide you to the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace in sequence.

After lunch, the guide will lead you to the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Next, we will proceed to the Old Saigon Post Office - a French-style building constructed in late 19th century and then hang out along the Dong Khoi Street.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
War Remnants Museum
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Old Saigon Post Office
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
A guided day trip to Mekong River Delta. Ben Tre tour by boat. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will head for Ben Tre Province and then board a ship at Hung Vuong Pier. On the boat, you can catch sight of the fine view of the Mekong Delta and taste coconut juice. We will then stop by a village to visit fruit gardens, coconut forests, and brick factories and enjoy coconut candies, rice cakes, and handicraft works. Then, go to a local family to learn the manufacturing method of sedge mat and have some tea and tropical fruits. Later, experience the electric rickshaw "Xe Loi" for 20 minutes or view the scenic villages on bike. Next, we will have lunch at a riverside restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will have a boat journey along the Mekong River. Then, transfer to a boat back to Ben Tre. We will drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City after disembarking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Departure from Ho Chi Minh City
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your 10 days private Vietnam tour comes to an end today. You will be escorted to the airport according to your flight schedule. Nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
HanoiPan Pacific Hanoi Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Halong BayIndochina Palace Signature Cruise
Hoi AnLa Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa Little Beach A Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ho Chi Minh CityHotel Nikko Saigon Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels$2009 $1808$1749 $1574
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels$1839 $1655$1589 $1430
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Two domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam Visa fees.
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