9 Days Best Glance of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta

Tour Code: TAT-Vietnam-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$924 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Walk in the Old Quarter as a local does
  • Wonderful Cultural trip allowing you to get a better glimpse of both North and South Vietnam
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Mekong River
  • Explore the floating market at Mekong Delta area by a boat

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Day 1 Arrival Hanoi

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Overnight: In Hanoi

Upon arrival, our guide will be holding a sign with your name waiting at the exit of  Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi. Then we will transfer you to Hanoi Old Quarter and drop at hotel for hotel check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can choose to stroll around the Old Town to get used to the City if time is enough this day.  Or you could also just relax at hotel to recover from the jetlag.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View

Day 2 Hanoi

Hanoi city highlights, the Old Quarter Rickshaw, Water Puppet Performance

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Hanoi

Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby about 08:00AM as appointed one day before to start a full day Hanoi city exploring tour.  Hanoi is really a charming city, the capital city of Vietnam. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone.The key site in Hanoi is  the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Then take a rickshaw to explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi. At the tnd of the day, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.

One Pillar Pagoda Hanoi
One Pillar Pagoda Hanoi

Day 3 Hanoi-Halong Bay

Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Halong Bay on the board

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay's 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on the luxurious boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 4 Halong Bay-Hanoi

Halong Bay Cruise, Caves of Surprises

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Hanoi

Get up early in the morning for a lesson of Tai Chi on board or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm. Drop at hotel in Hanoi. Free time on your own, you could explore the city by yourself by walking around in the old quaters of Hanoi.

Hanoi Street View
Hanoi Street View

Day 5 Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh

Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at lobby of hotel and transfer to Airport for flight to HCMC, one major city in south Vietnam. Upon Arriving, you will be met by the local guide holding a sign with your name at the airport exit. Greeted and transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City directly. After check in, free for leisure and shopping in the local markets.

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View

Day 6 Ho Chi Minh-Can Tho

My Tho Market, Mekong River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Can Tho

Leave Saigon for My Tho, located on the northern banks of the Mekong River to visit a large market that sells just about anything that can be eaten and variety of fruits. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch en route. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then continue driving to Can Tho. Check-in hotel and overnight in Can Tho.

Mekong River Trip
Mekong River Trip

Day 7 Can Tho-Ho Chi Minh

Can Tho Floating Market, Dong Tam Snakes Farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Ho Chi Minh City

Today will begin with an early breakfast to get our energy up for an exciting day. After breakfast, we will take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals sit aboard their small boats selling and exchanging goods. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Viet Nam. We will have a delicious lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Floating Market
Floating Market

Day 8 Ho Chi Minh

Cu Chi Undterground Tunnels, City Highlights: Reunification Hall, the Old Post Poffice, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Ho Chi Minh

In the morning, we will explore the Cu Chi guerrilla area and visit the underground tunnels. There is more than 200km of tunnels that were built by the Communist guerrillas during the war.  After lunch, After that, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh City. After lunch, you will start a visit to Reunification Hall which is also known as the Independence Palace. History is profoundly revealed after hearing the tales of an armored T- 54 North Vietnamese tank smashed through the palace gates on 30th April 1975 stating the conclusion of the American War. Next, you head up to the Old Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral - the other two symbolic tourist hubs in Hanoi. 


Finally, you will visit one of the most dynamic markets in Ho Chi Minh which is Ben Thanh Market.  Wander around the stalls selling the variety of products and go shopping here. 


Return to the hotel and the day trip ends.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

 

Day 9 Departure Ho Chi Minh

Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel, Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

Traveler Reviews

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JamesWh

4.0

Jun 12 ,2019

 Fantastic Trip
I can tell you that the memories of this trip have kept me going while sheltering in place. If you are thinking this might be the trip for you, please know that it is very fast-paced with moving from place to place almost every night was quite challenging. The cycling in Hanoi was light and enjoyable. A lot of it depends on the heat, but for a female in my early 50s, I found it very doable. We had the most fabulous guide and crew. I cannot say enough about our guide Son - he was absolutely amazing - taking care of all the details while we enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of water/snack stops with fresh fruit and amazing snacks (ginger/nuts/cookies) during the trip. They take very good care of you. We highly recommend TopAsiaTour and will choose them for our next trip.

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WendyK

4.0

Jan 09 ,2019

A Brilliant Trip
We have been on a couple of cycling trips before and this one was probably the best. Our guide Tri was outstanding and all our fellow cyclists in Hanoi were a great bunch of people. We got a real flavour of life in Vietnam. We enjoyed lots of interesting food. The meals were good and plentiful.  Good Hotels. Many highlights but a couple or so to point out, Mekong River Delta and Hoi An, ...... great fun. It is quite full on which leaves you wanting to spend more time in some of the places visited

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LSmith

5.0

Feb 01 ,2020

Excellent, probably the best yet.
This was an amazing trip. Totally fell in love with Vietnam, We did so much in such two weeks. The cycling, somehow. only felt like a small part of the experience as there were so many other things that we did. Each day was full-on, exceptionally well organized, with great food, etc Been on a few trips, and I think this was the best one so far.

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Jean

5.0

Nov 05 ,2019

Good 'ole Exodus!
An interesting blend of Vietnam from north to south including an sleeper train. The success and enjoyment of these trips is usually down to the blend of fellow travellers and tour guide and this one was no different. The weather,early season in November, was mixed with a little more rain and cloud than hoped for but did not detract from the enjoyment but a little more sunshine would have enhanced the countryside. A read of the brochure and trip notes will give a very accurate picture of the breadth and variety of the trip. 

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VickyLuis

5.0

Jun 02 ,2022

Great experience
The trip was great and our tour guide, Lam, was exceptional. With the assistance of his exceptional team, he made the trip a very special one. His attention to detail and safety is without fault. A ***** Star experience in Vietnam!Thank you TopAsiaTour for making this a lasting memory!

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Janki Kansara

5.0

May 08 ,2019

An amazing trip
We have just returned from the Vietnam holiday and had a wonderful time. The tour was so well planned and organized that we were fine. Our group consisted of 12 people - two couples, 4 lone men and 4 lone women, family, and friends. We all had a great time together. Our tour guide, Son, was incredible. He ensured we all had a good time and kept reminding us that we were on holiday and there to enjoy ourselves. He also arranged stops for us in little out-of-the-way places, which we would never have seen otherwise. The trip to Halong Bay was also incredible, staying out on the boat overnight under a full moon took some beating. Our group had the boat to ourselves, and the staff on board couldn't have been more helpful. They also made great cocktails! I hadn't realised before we got there that you're not allowed to swim there, which I was a bit disappointed about until I saw the size of the jellyfish and then was relieved! We kayaked in the bay which was really good fun.

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Kenny

5.0

Jan 23 ,2020

A fantastic journey through Vietnam
This has to be a trip of a lifetime. Cycling through a country that is unspoilt, dramatic countryside, mountains, lakes, coast, busy, manic towns and cities where the traffic stops for no-one. It is a country like no other and needs to be experienced to be believed. Be prepared to never come up for air. The people are so friendly and helpful and the food so delicious. Our group bonded well which made for the trip and TAT looked after us well.

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Marcelo Saad

5.0

May 26 ,2022

The best of Vietnam in two weeks.
Great way to see Vietnam from Ho Chi Min City in the South all the (long) way to Hanoi in the North.  A terrific selection of big cities (Ho Chi Min and Hanoi), smaller towns (Dalat, Hoi Van & Hue), offshore activity (Snorkelling trip and Sea kayaking in Halong Bay), good food and the occasional drink - what more can you ask. Highly recommended.

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Jenny JONES

5.0

Dec 19 ,2018

Lifelong memories
We were part of a group of 17 who quickly formed a close bond created entirely by the enthusiasm and generosity of our guide. Nothing was too much trouble Long went out of his way every day to make sure we experienced in full life in Vietnam. The trip ran like clockwork, without us feeling we were being rushed at any stage. We really enjoy our trip in Vietnam.

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Mike Chaloner

5.0

Jun 15 ,2022

5-star service!!!
A great trip arranged in 2 weeks with a proactive, professional, and efficient approach to our issue has made our trip possible. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr Duong and TopAsiaTour to anyone who is finding a trip to Vietnam.

They organized our entire stay in Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. They arranged a walking street food tour in Hanoi and an expansive cooking class in Hoi An. We had a great trip to explore a beautiful country to the fullest. They made recommendations and took our direction and built a fabulous trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Thank so much. 5-star service!!!

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Rubin W

5.0

Jun 12 ,2018

"Thank you for a wonderful trip
We want to say thank you for taking care of us along the whole trip. Your team was very good and we really enjoyed with each one! (especial with Han)All the best, the Rubin family."

 

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Nayan Gondalia

4.0

Oct 15 ,2019

Jay is the best, awesome tour guide with great energy who truly cares about making it a memorable trip in Vietnam for everyone.

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Jesslyn

5.0

Jun 10 ,2019

My tour of Vietnam with TopAsiaTour was beyond anything I could have imagined. Everything was so well thought out and organised down to the finest details and this made the trip so much more enjoyable. The locations were all amazing. After each day, I’d be thinking wow, it doesn’t get better than this, and then the following day would be even better again. I would do this tour again if I could and will definitely book my next tour with TopAsiaTour. The guide I had, Brad, had a real connection with the culture and passion for Vietnam, which made the tour that extra bit special. He was super organised, incredibly approachable and full of energy all the time. Every question was answered and any enquiry was well assisted. I truly couldn’t rate this experience any higher. One of the highlights of my life.

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Swenam Lee

5.0

Nov 01 ,2019

Would definitely recommend the Vietnam Intro trip for someone just starting out travelling. Very well organised and loads of fun. My tour guide, Adrian, was amazing, very enthusiastic and helpful.

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Sophie liley

5.0

Dec 10 ,2019

I had the most incredible memorable time on my Vietnam trip! Not just the awesome fun packed itinerary but the ease of the whole trip running so smoothly, I felt privileged having Sam as our tour guide was an absolute pleasure, he works with such a positive, energetic, calm attitude. Explaining activities, arrangements and looking after each member of the group individually. I'm super happy with TopAsiaTour travel and am already planning my next adventure. I cannot comend Sam enough what a great tour guide and friend! Thank you

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Jane Wyman

5.0

Jan 22 ,2020

TopAsiaTour totally exceeded our expectations! Our guides in Vietnam were knowledgeable, insightful, and a blast to be around. Joy, the guide in Hanoi formed personal relationships with each of the tourists in the group and was great at uniting the group when together. There were so many bucket list type of activities that created memories for a lifetime. My husband and I met so many amazing people fin Vietnam. I can truly say I feel like I have experienced every facet of Vietnam through TopAsiaTour!

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Jim Groves

4.0

Feb 04 ,2020

It was the third tour with TopAsiaTour & once again the whole tour was amazing. Guides as usual were extremely knowledgeable, and helpful & nothing too much trouble. The whole itinerary from start to finish was very full-on, varied, and interesting having the whole group involved at some time. We were also given s in each country. Every day brought a new highlight & experience.

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Tien Oswald

5.0

Mar 10 ,2019

A marvelous tour through Cambodia & Vietnam, going to all the best sites and with excellent guides who were passionate about their countries, especially Sokhoeun Bout in Cambodia who was brilliant. We really enjoyed our time with TopAsia Tour.

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Sheila Simmons

5.0

Dec 04 ,2019

Absolutely loved Vietnam! Tour guide Brad was brilliant. Halong bay and the island were the best days of the trip followed by the day in Ninh bin! Would recommend and will be booking more TopAsiaTour tours! 

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Jill Leigh

4.0

Jun 11 ,2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to a lovely country and lovely people, the tour covered a large part of the country and we learned a lot. Apart from having our phone charger stolen from our room in Da nang, It was plugged into the wall and removed we did complain but ???? We did not let this spoil our holiday. We enjoyed the rest of our stay. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL CONCERNED.

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Tia

4.0

Dec 28 ,2018

We had an amazing time and really enjoyed our trip to Vietnam. Our guide “Eric” in Hoi An was particularly exceptional. I would recommend changing the hotel accommodation in Hanoi though as it was quite noisy. The Ha Long Bay cruise was also great, but we could have done it with more free time. All in all, I would highly recommend this tour!

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Ronelyn Domingo

5.0

Oct 17 ,2019

We had a fantastic time in Vietnam! TopAsiaTour has prepared a very organized and enjoyable itinerary and they were very quick to reply before and during the tour. The guides were great - local and very professional. Can recommend this tour to anyone that wants a great and short experience of Vietnam. If you can try to plan a couple of nights before in HCMC and after the tour ends in Hanoi - TopAsiaTour can add these extra nights to your booking on the same hotels used for the tour after you book.

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Joseph Marcinkowski

5.0

Feb 21 ,2020

Amazing Tour and very helpful staff ! We were impressed by the kindness of Vietnamese people and also TopAsiaTour staff replied immediately to our emails and hotline ..they provided a mobile hotline which was very helpful...Touristic guides were very professional and we had a wonderful time and experience .. We would definetely use again and suggest and advice other people to choose this Tour operator .

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Diana

5.0

May 20 ,2019

This was my third tour. As a single traveller I always feel safe and welcomed. Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. The guides were exceptional.

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John Rae

5.0

Nov 30 ,2018

We thought the tour was well-planned and organised. We enjoyed eating most meals in local restaurants. Yes, we would consider TopAsiaTour tours again.
We found all three guides very good, they were informative and genuinely interested in telling us about their respective countries.

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Kate Numa

4.0

Dec 02 ,2019

The guides were polite, courteous, knowledgeable, and had good fun. They were happy to fit in a few extra stops/sights that customers were keen to visit. Great accommodation and a wide range of activities, sights and experiences provided. Excellent experience all around.

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Cecilia LIM

5.0

Sep 27 ,2019

Excellent organisation. Great hotels, well chosen restaurants. Knowledgeable tour guides, especially Laki in Vietnam who went out of his way to make sure we were informed and entertained

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Gina L Aguillon

4.0

Jun 27 ,2022

An interesting insight into the history and culture of Cambodia and Vietnam which was full-on from beginning to end. Both of our guides were informative and helpful.
We would have preferred a little more free time to explore ourselves and particularly the chance to have chosen our own restaurant on a couple of evenings as the lunches and dinners quickly became very repetitive and rather bland having clearly been toned down to the point where we didn't really feel that we had experienced the local cuisine.
Halong Bay was stunning and the boat and crew were excellent but we had expected more cruising and so would have preferred to spend a second night on board.
The hotels were generally of a good standard although those in Hue and Hoi An dropped below this level (a hotel with no bar!) 

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Jennifer

5.0

Feb 29 ,2020

This was a really good tour, well planned, with good information beforehand, meet and greet worked well, and guides were first class. In the time available, we hit as many of the high spots in Cambodia and Vietnam as can be experienced at a reasonable pace.

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Mira Kriswandi

4.0

Jan 23 ,2020

Angkor was amazing and Cambodia very interesting. Most of the places in Vietnam were very good and Halong Bay spectacular. The tour was well organised and the guides very friendly and knowledgeable. Some of the hotels were excellant but some could have been better, but, they were all clean well looked after and in very good locations. The food was generally very good except for the odd occasion and at times a bit too much of the same quisine but to be fair we did have some different meals offered on the tour.

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Elena Espinosa

5.0

Mar 07 ,2018

The whole holiday went very well. The flight was very good and we had no problem changing in Hanoi to fly on to Siem Rep. We were met at the airport and taken to our hotel.
The guides in Cambodia and Vietnam were both excellent. Tidily dressed, spoke clearly and obviously knowledgeable.
The content of the tours was as described and was well organised. We all had a great time with Top Asia Tour.

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