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11 days


Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Hanoi, Vietnam

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12+ (All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult)



Ho Chi Minh, Ben Tre, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Authentic Vietnam Tour 11 Days


If you want to learn about Vietnam’s history and culture, or simply experience a taste of Vietnam’s traditional culture, then you should go up the country from south to north. With the correct planning, you can pack a lot into the Authentic Vietnam Tour 11 days. Vietnam tour 11 days will take you to some of the country’s most iconic locations, including Hanoi’s beautiful parks and museums, Hoi An’s historic sites, the imperial city of Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Halong Bay, the country’s most well-known fishing harbor.


Highlights Authentic Vietnam Tour 11 days

  • Visit the actual site of the Cu Chi Tunnels system, an enormous network of linking underground tunnels that played a crucial role in the eventual victory of the Vietnamese forces in the Vietnam War.
  • Explore the watery world of the Mekong Delta, where life flows to the beat of the mighty Mekong and houses, boats, and marketplaces float on the network of rivers, canals, and streams that lace the terrain like veins. 
  • Take a leisurely stroll down Hoi An’s quaint, winding street An old settlement that spans the centuries between the 15th and the 19th, and is a remarkably well-preserved example of a South and Southeast Asian commercial hub.
  • Bike to Tra Que Village and learn about farming firsthand from local farmers, then receive a hands-on gardening and culinary lesson with locally grown produce.
  • Visit Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital, and immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine on a deliciously educational food tour.
  • Explore the caverns, relax on the beach, and go kayaking in Ha Long Bay, one of the new seven wonders of the world, all while spending the night on a luxurious boat.

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  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) arrival
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - City Tour (B, L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ben Tre (B, L)
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An (B)
  • Day 5: Hoi An - Tra Que Cooking Class (B, L)
  • Day 6: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hue (B, L)
  • Day 7: Hoi City Tour - Hanoi(B, L)
  • Day 8: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
  • Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
  • Day 11: Departure (B)

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) arrival

Greetings from Saigon, the thriving capital of Vietnam. When you arrive, take a taxi from Tan Son Nhat airport to Saigon's city center, then check into your hotel. at will to unwind and overcome jet lag. Saigon overnight. Note that check-in for hotels often begins at 14.00. Early check-in if the hotel has space.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)

The Reunification Palace, a testament to the bloody end of the Vietnam War in 1975, is where the city tour begins. Today, the opulent structure houses a museum and a hall for business meetings. The Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the city's most well-known buildings, and the Central Post Office, both in colonial design, are close to the Palace. The War Remnants Museum will be our final trip for the day. In a nearby restaurant, lunch will be served. We travel by land to the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels in the late afternoon. These tunnels were built by Vietnamese insurgents as a defense against American attacks during the Vietnam War. We may even partially crawl into the tunnel, visit their kitchen and infirmary, and learn how they managed to stay alive there. Later, head back to your hotel. 


Saigon overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ben Tre (B, L)

We depart Saigon this morning for My Tho, located in the Mekong Delta, stopping en route to see the lovely Vinh Trang pagoda. When we get there, we'll take a leisurely boat trip along the river to see the fishing communities, fruit plantations, and stilt houses that line the bank. Have lunch in the orchard garden before continuing to Tortoise Islet. After that, take a boat to An Khanh, a less popular destination in Ben Tre, and enjoy paddling a hand-rowed sampan through natural canals while enjoying fresh fruit and honey tea to the sounds of "Southern Vietnamese folk music," played by locals. As you stroll around the fruit plantation and village, stop at a family-run company that embodies the ideal rural way of life, sample some delectable coconut candy, and take in the pastoral scene. 


Saigon overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An (B)

Transfer to the airport in the morning for your subsequent trip to Danang. Once you arrive, a driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Hoi An so you may check your bags. We'll explore the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, the reticent Chinese Assembly Halls, the ancient homes and Trading Houses, pagodas, and the market by the Thu Bon River with our guide in Hoian. Here, we might experience the same emotions as the artists who view the Hoi An rooftops as a magical old world with an Oriental feel and a source of inspiration. In addition, this is a great town for shopping for raw silk, soft silk, and lanterns. You can also get your garments customized here in a day. The next day in Hoian 


Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Hoi An - Tra Que Cooking Class (B, L)

Ride a bicycle for 30 minutes to the Tra Que herb village from your hotel. While taking a brief stroll through the vegetable garden, learn about the village's past. Then take part in gardening tasks including clearing the land, adding seaweed fertilizer, raking the dirt, planting, watering, and collecting veggies. Before making lunch with a local family, take a foot soak. Participate in making 'Tam Huu' spring rolls and 'Banh Xeo,' a popular pancake in the middle area of Vietnam. After lunch and your morning excursions, you receive instructions on how to pick and package the veggies. Bicycle back to your hotel after saying goodbye to your host family. The afternoon is free for leisure activities like shopping for silk products, picking up souvenirs, having your garments created on the same day, or simply relaxing on the beach. 


Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hue (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll travel from Hoian to the My Son Sanctuary, where you may explore the undiscovered riches of the Cham culture, which formerly flourished in what is now Central Vietnam. My Son was also named one of UNESCO's five World Heritage sites in Vietnam as a result of the intrigue and construction mysteries surrounding the Cham towers. It is a sizable religious complex with more than 70 temples and towers of various architectural styles. Return to Hoi An by car so you can catch a bus to Hue. The bus departs at 5:00 o'clock. 


Overnight in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi City Tour - Hanoi (B, L)

Hue is distinguished by the oldest royal architectural creations and the most traditional Vietnamese way of life, and is designated by UNESCO as the first Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam. We shall explore the city's splendor this morning from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City. Continue on to the vibrant Dong Ba market to see local business life and see many of the products used to make Hue's traditional cuisine. The best way to learn about a place's culture is to sample its distinctive food. We'll leave on a special street food trip about midday to explore Hue's other side. Our tour begins with Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) or Sticky rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (Ram It) and ends with the renowned Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The modest restaurant where the street food tour ends serves Sweet soup (Che) a delicious regional specialty cooked with tapioca and other regional ingredients. Alternatively, Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk is available if the sweet soup is not your thing. Immediately departing for Phu Bai Airport to catch an aircraft to Hanoi. Picked up and taken to a central hotel for check-in after arrival.  


Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

Early in the morning, between 8:00 and 8:30, your Old Quarter hotel in Hanoi will be visited by a bus and a guide. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the first stop on the itinerary. Visitors can learn about the life and accomplishments of the late great leader Ho Chi Minh from the tour guide. Visitors then move on to the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda, both of which feature impressive structures from the eleventh century (1049). The Tran Quoc Pagoda is up next on the itinerary. Located in a quiet nook of West Lake, one of Hanoi's largest lakes is the Ly Nam De (541_547) temple, which is the oldest structure in Vietnam. Next, head to Bat Trang, a village famous for its handmade ceramics (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Let's eat at 12:15 o'clock. In the Afternoon, the Guest Explores the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat). After that, you'll head to Vietnam's first and largest university, the Temple of Literature, which was established in 1070 by King LY Thanh Tong. Vietnam's educational system is based on the moral philosophy of Confucius, whose founder Chu Van An was the first teacher of Quoc Tu Giam. The Ngoc Son Temple is your final destination. Tours typically conclude between the hours of 15:30 and 16:00. 

Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday, from late September to November for annual maintenance.


Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Wake up early and run to a lake near your hotel if you want to observe how the people of Hanoi get up and shine in the morning. You may join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals who are intensely focused on their daily Tai Chi Quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance, and other exercises. Travel for more than two hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, after breakfast at the hotel. UNESCO named Halong Bay a Natural World Heritage site in 1994 and 2006. The route will pass through the Red River delta, which is characterized by lush paddy fields and rural communities where hard-working farmers are engaged in farming tasks like plowing buffaloes or planting seedlings. Aboard the overnight cruise after arriving in Halong, you may see the breathtaking beauty of the "Descending-dragon" Bay, which was carved out by thousands of oddly formed limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Following a meal on board, we can explore the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, pass by floating homes, and approach islets to take in their beauty up close. Before dinner, take in a cookery demonstration before returning to the ship. Attend boat activities in the evening or just unwind at your own pace.

Please note the program may be a little varied on the cruise you choose.


Overnight on Halong Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

To enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning, you should get up early. You might be able to guess how magical it was to view the sunrise above the islets of the Bay since the Vietnamese refer to the "East Sea" by the point-oriented moniker "Eastern Sea." After breakfast, our boat will continue to go through beautiful locations where practically every islet has its own name, often based on its shape or resemblance, such as Sail Island, Fisherman's Head Rock, Butterfly Rock, or Turtle Islet. Check out your room and have brunch on the ship as it returns to the pier. Disembark the ship and go by land to Hanoi. enter the hotel. your leisure time.  


Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 11: Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will have some free time to rest or go shopping (as you see fit) before heading to the airport for your subsequent trip home. Service completed. 


Meal: Breakfast at the hotel  

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What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guides on touring dates
  • Accommodation on twin/double/triple sharing basic
  • Daily breakfast at hotels. Lunch or dinner with local food as mentioned in the program
  • Airport transfers and touring in AC vehicles 
  • Boat trip in Mekong delta  
  • Biking tour to Tra Que Village with a cooking demonstration
  • Street food tour in Hue
  • Overnight cruise for Halong Bay excursion
  • Entrance fees and Zone fees as per the program
  • Water during transfer.
What's not included
  • International, domestic flights, and airport departure tax. 
  • Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program. 
  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee (USD 25/pax)
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge.
  • Surcharge for Christmas and New Year period (to be advised upon booking confirmation)
  • Tipping for Guides (USD 5/pax/day) and Drivers (USD 2/pax/day) 
  • Banking fee for payment by bank transfer
  • Other expenses are not mentioned in the program.

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