Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam


Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 14
Maximum number of people: 20
Location: Vietnam, Hanoi

You are booking for Vietnam Authentic Tour 14 Days

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Your Booking:


  Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature; take a “cyclo” ride through the Old Quarter

Halong Bay: Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon.

Hue: See stunning scenery en-route to Hue; Take a dragon boat to visit pagodas; Visit the Imperial Citadel. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang.

Danang – Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter; Countryside bike ride, visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall.

Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels.

Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be floating market.

Itinerary in brief

  • Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
  • Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)
  • Day 3: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Hanoi free for leisure – Depart to Hue Imperial City (B)
  • Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 10: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)
  • Day 11: Leave Hoi An to Saigon/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 12: Discover Mekong Delta/River. (B, L)
  • Day 13: Visit floating Markets & Village (B, L)
  • Day 14: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

Tour’s Program

Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum of l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam's turbulent history. Water Puppet Show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Today free to go shopping in the Hanoi Old Quarter or sightseeing by your own until noon time. Leave Hanoi to airport for Hue City`s flight. Arrive Hue City in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Hue City.
Spend full day to visit Hue City, Vietnam's political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood. Overnight in Hue City.
Just outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue's most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s. Overnight in Hue City.
Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South East Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings. Stop at China Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as "Faifo" to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous "Cua Dai Beach," with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch. In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, the largest Vietnamese city. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. This teeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Colon, which means "Big Market." Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon's government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as "Hotel de Ville," is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Check in hotel & overnight in Can Tho City.
Wake up in early morning to take the boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market - one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel through myriad canals. Lunch at local restaurant before return to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City at 4:00pm. Free for leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable Vietnam trip arranged by Indochina Explore Tours or you can extend some day to Siem Reap (Cambodia), Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) or Phu Quoc Island.
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us Via Booking Form to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour Cost included:
12 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
All entrance and sightseeing fees
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
All taxes & services charge.

Tour Cost Non Included:
International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
Visa fees to Vietnam
Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
Massage onboard
Travel insurance
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
Tipping/ Gratuities
Single supplement
Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Indochina Explore Tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Know before you go

Group size
2 - 15 persons.

Seasonal information
Vietnam stretches over 1,800 kilometers from north to south, with an area of 332,000 square kilometers. Vietnam’s topography varies, from coastal plains to mountain ranges. Therefore, weather patterns in the principal cities are very different. In north part, winter lasts from November to April with temperatures averaging 10°C to 16°C, with fog and drizzle between January-March.
Summer begins in May and lasts until October, with an average temperature of 30°C with heavy rainfall and the occasional violent typhoon. Central Vietnam experiences a transitional climate, with heavy rainfall between November and December, and dry, hot summer months. Typhoons are quite common in coastal areas between July and November.
In south part, temperatures are fairly constant through the year, about 25°C - 30°C. Seasons are determined by the rains. The dry season runs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. The hottest period is in March and April. In highland areas, such as in the hill resorts of Dalat (1,500 meters), Buon Me Thuot and Sapa, nights are cool throughout the year.
In the winter months, October to March, it can be distinctly chilly with temperatures falling to 0°C. Even in the hottest months of March and April, the temperature rarely exceeds 26°C.

Mobile / communication information
The major cell phone carriers are Mobile Phone, Vina Phone, Viettel, S-Phone, and ETelephone. Vina Phone and Viettel are the best service providers with large coverage throughout Vietnam with the best quality. You can purchase a SIM card in many stores and buy time at even more. Prices vary. You must have your phone unlocked before an international (Vietnam) SIM card is inserted in your phone. If you have gotten a phone on contract with your local provider at home, chances are your phone will not be unlocked.

Accessibility information
For people with wheelchairs, Indochina Explore Tours will need to consider some special care, especially with transportation. Some of the sites are not well-suited for wheelchairs. Normally, Indochina Explore Tours considers arranging private transport, and at some sites a porter. Please contact the travel consultants for more detailed information. Indochina Explore Tours has had some experience with the elderly, and those in wheelchairs. With a little creativity, those trips have been great, not missing a thing!

Dressing information
Lightweight and quick dry clothing is most appropriate for the summer months, and warmer clothing for the winter months. As well, sun hat, swim suit, ultra lightweight rain jacket. Please always dress appropriately. Not only for the Vietnam climate, but also to not cause offense to the local people. Vietnamese (and many tourist sites) have conservative dress codes. It is only in larger cities, like Saigon that these codes are relaxed a little.

What to bring
Travel documents such as passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, and scanned version of them. Email the file to yourself in case you lose them. Health requirement and medication are also important. For a comfortable and safe holiday, you may bring flashlight, alarm clock, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, small personal first aid kit, personal toiletries, raincoat or umbrella, US dollars or travelers checque and / or credit card(s), cable locks or padlocks for your luggage, camera with charger, extra batteries, and memory cards.

Travel assistance
Transfer to and from airport is available.

Passport / visa
Travelers of most countries are required to get an entry visa before departure or a pre-approved entry visa (visa is issued on arrival at Vietnam’s international airports). Visas to Vietnam can be arranged in two ways, by applying at Vietnam embassies or consulates worldwide or by pick up upon arrival.

Before leaving for Vietnam, you should make sure you have received the appropriate vaccinations especially against Typhoid, Malaria, and Hepatitis A. Please ask your doctor for advice.

Medical information
All of the tour guides are well trained and have been briefed in what to do in an emergency. When necessary, Indochina Explore Tours will be taking extra resources such as porter, emergency provisions, and extra equipment. Further, all of guests will be briefed before the trip of any dangers. When a situation occurs where there is danger, you will be warned, and the safest option will be used.
Additionally, do drink plenty of bottled water. During the summer months you should be drinking a minimum of two liters per day. If you drink tea, coffee, or alcohol you should increase your water intake accordingly as these will dehydrate you. Indochina Explore Tours recommends that you carry a small personal first aid kit as well as any personal medications you may require.
Please be aware that for legal reasons, the local tour guides are prohibited from administering any type of drug or medication including headache tablets, antibiotics, and others. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Important information
You can create your own date for the holiday. You only need to choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you are happy to open the tour to other people who want to join, Indochina Explore Tours will charge you the standard tour price, without markups. There are some conditions for this option. Firstly, you must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least one to three months in the future. This just gives Indochina Explore Tours time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
Secondly, create your own date option applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveler, Indochina Explore Tours will do their best to get a group for the dates you choose but they cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of two people. Next, this offer is subject to availability. In peak season, they may not have the capability to add tour dates to the already busy schedule.
Before venturing out from your hotel, make sure you do have a hotel business card with you. This will make your return to the hotel in a taxi or cyclo much easier! For longer excursions from your hotel, it is always a good idea to carry a roll of toilet paper in your pack or purse. You never know when you will need it. Always leave your excess cash, airline tickets, passports and valuables in the hotel’s safety deposit box.
Always be aware when entering someone’s home as at some homes you must please remove your shoes at the front door. Please always ask permission first when taking a photograph of someone. If they indicate that they do not want you to, then abide by their wishes. Please do not push the issue or offer money. Furthermore, there are some times when you shouldn’t even ask.

Additional information
For more information, ask your questions directly to Indochina Explore Tours, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Booking Conditions

Indochina Explore Tours requires a deposit of about 30% of the total cost before the trip. You can transfer this amount to the company’s bank account or you can authorize their local bank to charge your credit card. They will notify you as soon as the payment arrives to the bank account and inform you the balance. Balance is to be made upon your arrival to Vietnam in cash or credit card. If your payment amount is less than 500 USD, Indochina Explore Tours would suggest you to pay in full before you arrive.

Accepted payment methods by Indochina Explore Tours
Bank wire transfer, Credit card.
Local banks in Vietnam charge 3% on credit card.

Children information
If you are planning to bring your children to Vietnam, not to worry, Vietnam is one of the most baby-friendly places you may ever travel to. All of Indochina Explore Tours consultants
are moms and they will be able to answer any of your questions from a mom’s point of view. For shared rooms with parents, normally a child under 5 years old is free of charge.
If an extra bed for your child is needed, it would result in an additional cost. Indochina Explore Tours recommends you to arrange a private tour just for your family, thus giving you and your family more room and comfort during van transportation and flexibility in your tour itinerary.
It is the best to consult with your doctors before you bring your newborns or infants traveling to Vietnam. Before traveling, please talk with Indochina Explore Tours consultants to figure out how you will manage all the needed baby gear / supplies to all the sites.

Travel insurance information
For your protection, please buy travel insurance in your country before you travel to Vietnam. It is compulsory for any participant on the tours. Insurance will be really helpful in case of medical emergency evacuation. The travel insurance will cover against hospital and medical expenses and other expenses as a consequence of accidents occurring to the bearer during the period of Insurance and / or unforeseen illnesses which arises during that period as well. Be sure to read all the terms and conditions before purchasing any travel insurance.

Tours Reviews

  • "Everything worked perfectly and without a hitch."
    Hi Dzung, I have only recently returned back to England, having spent some more time with my son in Bangkok, after the Vietnam tour. I would like to say that Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Vietnam with your company. Everything worked perfectly and without a hitch. It was lovely to meet you that evening and we appreciated the presents and drinks. It was so thoughtful of you to give us a mobile phone to have with us during the stay in case of problems. The standard of the hotels was good, especially the Ving Hung Emerald Resort Hotel in Hoi An. The lunches arranged at different restaurants were of a high quality and there were some lovely places. The guides were all knowledgeable and we enjoyed their company, especially Steve in Hanoi. The larger car in Ho Chi Minh was very much appreciated. I will (and have already), recommended your company to some friends here in England. Thank you again for an amazing trip. You are certainly a caring and thoughtful company. I wish you all the best for the future.
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