If you want to explore distant lands in the Far East with your friends, then choose our 7-day Vietnam Holiday Package covering Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Halong Bay. There are lots to explore and see amidst beautiful, scenic landscapes and great learning awaits you about Vietnam’s rich ancient past. The tour is filled with boat rides, cruises, meandering through beautiful verdant green and yes there’s visiting many architectural marvels that date back many centuries.
On Day 1, you arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and after you check in to the hotel, you go on a Hanoi travel visiting important landmarks, temples and exploring the old city. This also includes a not to be missed cyclo ride.
On Day 2, you visit Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh region, once the ancient capital city and overall a scenic and picturesque place.
On Day 3 and Day 4, go on a Halong Bay cruise and stay aboard overnight, a truly memorable experience. Go Vietnam sightseeing in and around the Halong Bay and also engage in some interesting experiences.
On Day 4, after you disembark from the Halong Bay cruise, you head to the airport to fly to your next destination on your Vietnam Holiday Package- the historically famous city of Vietnam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
On Day 5, you get to see the mighty Mekong River up, close and personal. It is the largest river in all of South East Asia and while here, you go on a river cruise along the Mekong.
On Day 6, you get to see how a city was built underground during the Vietnam War by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels- one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Later, you go around Saigon visiting local markets.
On Day 7, your Vietnam Holidayscome to a close, and from the airport in Saigon, you are homeward bound.
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi On arrival, the tour guide and driver will welcome you at the Noi Bai International Airport and drive you to the hotel and you check into the hotel and settle down.
Later, you proceed on a Hanoi city tour. As part of this, you visit the Temple of Literature and continue to the Ba Dinh Square - the biggest Square in Hanoi, you make a photo stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, get an overall view of the capital by going on a “cyclo” visit. A cyclo ride in Hanoi is not to be missed. It will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, and you will stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake).
You stay overnight in a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi After breakfast, you proceed to Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province. This was the capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi became the capital city in the 11th century. The visit to Hoa Lu starts with a boat ride in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields and reminds one about similar places in Guilin, China and the Halong Bay in Hanoi, Vietnam. And that is why this place has earned the nickname “Halong-bay-on-land”. Further, you continue to the site that used to be the kings’ palace in the 10th century and now houses the Dinh and Le temples.
Later, in the afternoon, you transfer back to Hanoi. You stay overnight in a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay After breakfast, you check out from the hotel. You head East by a shuttle bus to Halong Bay. Upon arrival in Halong Bay, you will go on a cruise around the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a nice lunch on board, visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for a round of swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets and savor and enjoy their beauty at close distance. Later, transfer to the boat for dinner and attend activities organized on the boat.
You stay overnight on the boat docked near the Titop Beach.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Saigon After breakfast, you go on a boat ride to Luon Cave situated on Bo Hon Island. The ring-shaped cave is only accessible by a small boat or kayak. The changing tides impact the height of the caves. While here, enjoy the beautiful fresh air and quietness of this absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald green water. For this, you arrive at the Halong Bay wharf around 1100 hrs. After your visit, you return to Hanoi and transfer to the airport to take a flight to your next destination, Saigon.
On arrival in Saigon, an airport transfer takes you to the hotel. You check in to the hotel, where you spend the rest of the day in leisure. You stay overnight in a hotel in Saigon.
Day 5: Saigon After breakfast, you proceed on a drive to My Tho, the homeland of rice and coconut factories that make local products like coconut candy, and rice paper. Upon arrival, you embark on a boat cruising down the largest River in South East Asia, the mighty Mekong River and learn a lot about the local life and culture and learn about how people live by the riverside.
Later, enjoy a horse-cart trip through the tranquil roads in the village. Enjoy a light lunch at a local restaurant by the Mekong River. In the afternoon, you drive back to Saigon. Enroute visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, known for its art and architecture which is a good mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French cultures. You return to the hotel and stay overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon After breakfast, you visit the architectural marvel built underground, the Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists - it is a network of over 200km of tunnels which has become legendary because of the role it played during the Vietnam War. During the war, the tunnels were functioning as underground cities. It had trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens.
You return to Saigon and drop off at the hotel. In the afternoon, free to do things on your own. You stay overnight in the hotel in Saigon.
Day 7: Departure from Saigon After breakfast, you have the remainder of the day at leisure, till it is time to depart to the airport. An airport transfer takes you airport and you are either homeward bound or move to your next destination.
While on your Vietnam Explorer trip you get to see and visit:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex
Hoan Kiem Lake
Ngoc Son Temple
Hanoi Old Quarter
Ba Dinh Square
In the Halong Bay
Visit the Luon Cave
Relax by the Titop Beach
Visit the Sung Sot Cave
In Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnels
Mekong River cruise
Vinh Trang Pagoda
When to Go
With a tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam is a little different from its Asian sisters. The best time to visit Vietnam is from February to April when Vietnam welcomes spring and August to October when Vietnam ushers in the fall season. The temperature is pleasant especially in Northern Vietnam and the rains won’t ruin your vacation as it is light and refreshing. In short, you can travel to Vietnam anytime without hesitation!
2 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast in Hanoi
1 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis with all meals in Halong Bay Cruise
3 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Hanoi City Tour on shared basis
Ninh Binh Tour on shared basis
Mekong Delta tour on shared basis
Cu Chi Tunnel tour on shared basis
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi transfers on shared basis
All tours & transfers based on shared basis
Not included: Airfare, Visa, GST, any internal domestic flights, Tips & surcharges