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Vietnam North to South

Tour Snapshot

Vietnam North to South is a 13-day trip for travelers who really want to get to know Vietnam. You can travel at a relaxing pace from North to South taking in the most popular sites and a few unexplored treats all overland. You have plenty of free time at each location to explore however you want. There is a full time tour leader always on hand to make sure you get around safely and have an excellent time.

Highlights

  • Hanoi city tour
  • Mai Chau tour with meals
  • Halong Bay boat trip with meals
  • Hue city tour with visit to imperial citadel & emperor’s tomb & lunch
  • Hoi An cooking class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels tour
  • Mekong Delta tour with boat tour and lunch.
Cruising the Mekong Delta (cc Phil | Flickr)
Cruising the Mekong Delta (cc Phil | Flickr)

Tour Details

DAY 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and your own driver will be waiting for you at the airport ready to take you to your hotel. Check in, freshen up, say hello to the rest of your group and explore the Old Quarter.

DAY 2: Hanoi Day Tour

Enjoy a Hanoi city tour of the top sights and an electric cart ride of the Old Quarter.

DAY 3: Mai Chau Homestay

Take a scenic drive to the stunning village Mai Chau, situated in a valley with lush gardens and rice paddies. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the White Thai ethnic minority group and spend the night in a traditional Mai Chau homestay.

DAY 4: Hanoi Nightlife

Spend your morning exploring the friendly streets of Mai Chau village before returning to Hanoi in the afternoon. Your evening is free to enjoy the excitement of Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter.

DAY 5: Ha Long Bay Cruise

Leave the chaos of Hanoi for an unforgettable two-day Ha Long Bay cruise. Relax on board and enjoy a delicious seafood feast and sunset cocktails.

Tourist boats on Ha Long Bay
Tourist boats on Ha Long Bay
DAY 6: Travel From Ha Long Bay To Hue

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a visit to a cave. Back on board, your lunch will be served as you cruise back to the harbor before your journey to Hanoi for an evening flight to Hue, the religious and cultural capital of Vietnam.

DAY 7: Hue City and Country Tour

A full day tour of Hue on the back of a motorbike or by car to see Hues imperial citadel, emperor’s tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda and the beautiful countryside. Complete your exciting day with a delicious Buddhist lunch at a pagoda.

DAY 8: Travel from Hue to Hoi An

A private transfer will take you south on a picturesque journey through coastal rice paddies before taking the scenic mountainous route over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Your afternoon is free to explore the streets of Hoi An, which are teeming with colorful shops, art galleries, tailors and funky restaurants and bars.

DAY 9: Cooking Class in Hoi An

Learn how to cook Vietnamese specialties with a cooking class. Explore the charming historical Old Town of Hoi An, maybe buy a tailor-made suit.

Redbridge Cooking Class. Cooking Action. Vietnam North to South
Hoi An is famous for it’s cooking classes.
DAY 10: Free Day Hoi An

A free day to shop and relax, or if you are feeling active we can include a Hoi An bicycle tour or abseiling at Monkey Mountain. Cultural tours include My Son ancient ruins or a Hoi An photography tour.

DAY 11: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh

A short flight to HCMC, the economic hub of Vietnam. Also called Saigon, the city’s tall skyscrapers, rooftop bars and neon lights are nestled comfortably next to vibrant local markets and street food stalls.

DAY 12: HCMC to the Mekong Delta

Enjoy a Mekong Delta tour to the rice bowl of Asia to see the fascinating waterways and industrious river life of the locals.

DAY 13: Departure Day

It’s time to say goodbye to Vietnam. A private car will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport in time for your flight.

Accommodation

All of the accommodation on this trip has been hand picked by Vietnam experts. You’ll enjoy only the best 3-star hotels in each city or town. If you’d like to upgrade please contact us for a quote.

  • 3-star hotel
  • Sleeper train
  • Ha Long Bay Boat

Additional Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: 3-star hotels (10 nights), homestay (1 night), boat (1 night). Treat yourself upgrade to 4* or 5*
  • Meals: B12/L6/D2
  • Two domestic flights
  • Transfers: All transfers mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking local guides, entrance fees and all transport

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