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Best of Vietnam From South to North 9 Days

9 Days

Saigon (2N) → Hoi An (2N) → Hanoi (2N) → Halong Bay (1N) → Hanoi (1N)

Trip Facts


9D | Private Departure | From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Start your journey from the southern part of Vietnam and explore the magnificent Mekong Delta, which is famously known as the “rice bowl of Vietnam”. Also, discover the mysterious underground system in Cu Chi Tunnels. Then, head to Hoi An, an ancient town adorned with beautiful lanterns, located peacefully on the banks of the Thu Bon River. You can relax and enjoy your leisure time in the tranquil atmosphere of this place. Continue your journey towards the northern region of Vietnam where you will be welcomed by the friendly locals in the Hanoi countryside. Get ready to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, which is considered one of the seven wonders of nature.


  • Go back in time and explore the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Connect with locals and cruise to Cai Be Floating Market
  • Take the Ba Na Hills cable car ride, one of the longest in the world
  • Enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay and swim in karst grottoes
  • Bicycle and Riverboat tour of Ninh Binh
  • Experience local life in Mekong Delta


Xin Chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Once checked in and settled, the rest of the morning is yours to relax.

In the afternoon, pick up from your hotel and travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and follow your guide on a tour of the tunnels. Step inside the tunnels and see the former war bunkers, ammunition stores, and field hospitals. Then pose for photos peeking out of a camouflaged trapdoor, climb aboard an old American army tank, or visit the shooting range (optional: own expense).Your tour ends with a drop-off to your hotel.

Included Activity
Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Meals Included
Tapioca, hot tea, bottled water

Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel or Similar 4*

This morning after an early breakfast, explore Vietnam's picturesque Mekong Delta on a day trip.

Pickup Time: 7h30 – 8h00 am.

08:00: Depart to Mekong (rest stop for a short break)

10:00: Arrive at My Tho Port. Take a cruise to the Unicorn Island (Ky Lan). Visit the orchard garden and bee farm to enjoy honey tea

10:30-11:00: Head to Coconut Candy Workshop, try special candy and coconut wine. Go to the tropical fruit garden to enjoy some fruits and listen to Southern Vietnamese folk music.

Take a rowboat trip on the small canal.

11:30-12:00: Board a motorized rickshaw (xe-lam)

12:00-12:30: Have lunch at a local restaurant

14:00: Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda

17:00-17:30: Back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour, drop off at your hotel

Meals Included
Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activity
Full-Day Trip to Mekong Delta (pick up - 7:30 am | Drop - 5:00 pm)

Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel or Similar 4*

Say goodbye to Ho Chi Minh City and take a domestic flight (not included) to Da Nang where you’ll be met by our driver and transferred to Hoi An. The rest of the day is yours – maybe make the most of your hotel’s fabulous pool or take an optional tour (not included).

Meals Included

Included Activity

Emerald Hoi An Riverside Resort or Similar 4*

This morning after breakfast, visit Ba Na Hills on a full-day tour. Ride cable cars and admire panoramic views. Marvel at the Golden Bridge, discover a range of fantasy attractions and savour a buffet lunch.

8:00 am: Our Minivan and a tour guide pick you up at the hotel lobby. Reach Ba Na Hills via Cable Car

Check in at the Suoi Mo Cable Car Station and transfer to Marseille Station. Explore Golden Bridge (The Hands of The Gods). Drop by Le Jardin D’Amour (the Flower Garden of Love)

At the station, you'll get to see the Linh Ung Pagoda, Loc Uyen Garden, and Quan Am Pavilion.

The next stop is Debay Station where you can head into Fantasy Park for a fun-filled morning of games and exploration.

Lunch at the Restaurant (Buffet).

Next, your guide will bring you to the Monkey Garden and finally to God Mountain, the highest peak in central Vietnam, before returning to Hoi An.

Meals Included
Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activity
Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Day Tour

Emerald Hoi An Riverside Resort or Similar 4*

Please Note the following are not included:

Admission to Wax Statue Museum (VND100,000)
Admission to Debay Wine Cellar

Say goodbye to Hoi An and take a domestic flight (not included) to Hanoi, Vietnam’s charming capital.

Upon landing at Hanoi Airport, head to the Arrivals hall where you will find our driver holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Once checked in and settled, the rest of the day is yours to explore this fascinating city and its bustling old quarter.

Included Activity

Meals Included

Bonne Nuit Hotel and Spa or Similar 4*

Have breakfast at the hotel before departing to Ninh Binh, a playground for adventurers, and an oasis for nature lovers.

Explore Vietnam's ancient capital city, Hoa Lu, on an immersive adventure

Pass through three enormous caves and marvel at limestone karst formations at Tam Coc Visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle (1 hour). Visit Hoa Lư Ancient Capital, Tomb of the First Emperor, Sông Hoàng Long.

Buffet lunch at a local restaurant

Take stunning photos on the Tam Coc River voyage – a true treat for budding nature photographers

Visit the temples of Dinh and Le dynasties and explore ancient relics remaining from when Hoa Lu was the country’s capital

Meals Included
Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activity
Full-Day Ninh Binh Tour with Bike & Boat Ride (pick up - 7:30 am | Drop - 5:00 pm)

Bonne Nuit Hotel and Spa or Similar 4*

On this day, your eight-day Vietnam trip takes you to Halong Bay, one of the world's new seven wonders.

08:30 Pick up from your and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay

11:30 Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for checking-in.

12:15 After being taken to the Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager.

13:00 You will have time to savor your delicious lunch and enjoy the stunning viewsas the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet.

14:45 Visiting Luon Cave/ Pearl Farm area by bamboo boat or kayaking.

16:00 You will visit popular Titov Island - where you can go swimming or hiking to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay

17:30 Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at the bar or join some games provided at reception.

18:30 If you are interested in Vietnamese cuisines, please join our traditional Vietnamese cooking class on sundeck under the experienced Chef’s guiding (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather).

19:15 Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner.

20:30 This is the perfect time for you to relax with spa treatments or enjoy a cocktail. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception. Overnight on board the Cruise.

Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Included Activity
2D1N Halong Bay Cruise (pick up - 8:30 am)

Oriental Cruise or Similar 4*

06:00 Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay.

07:00 Light breakfast is served at the restaurant.

08:00 Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes.

09:00 Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island

09:30 Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbour.

10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Return to the pier and drive back to Hanoi. Spend the rest of the evening at Leisure.

Meals Included
Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activity
Transfer to Hanoi (Drop - 3:30 pm)

Bonne Nuit Hotel and Spa or Similar 4*

Begin your last day in Vietnam with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, depending on flight time we will transfer you to Hanoi International Airport for your flight to India with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.

Meals Included

Included Activity

Accommodation Options

Accommodations are based on twin / double / triple sharing with a daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges are included.


3-Star Hotels:

Hanoi: Bonne Nuit Hotel And Spa Or Similar

Halong Bay: Oriental Cruise Or Similar

Hoi An:  Sunshine Hotel or similar

Ho Chi Minh:  Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel or similar


4-Star Hotels:

Hanoi:  Rex Hanoi Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Oriental Or Similar

Hoi An: Emerald Hoi An Riverside Resort Or Similar

Ho Chi Minh: Alagon Sai Gon Hotel Or Similar


5-Star Hotels:

Hanoi:  The Oriental Jade or similar

Halong Bay: Paradise Sails or similar

Hoi An:  Bel Marina Hoi An Resort Or Similar

Ho Chi Minh:  Hotel Grand Saigon Or Similar


Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before departure. The final accommodation details will be provided with your finalized travel documents.

“Subject to change” means that we may use an alternative hotel if the hotel listed in the tour package is fully booked or not available during your stay period. The alternative hotel will be of the same quality as the indicated hotel or better than the one in the package.

Meals Included

Meals mentioned in the program include Vietnamese cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner.

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let TourList know the food option that you prefer.

Includes / Excludes


  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English speaking local guides during tours
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights' stay at the hotels & 1 night's stay at the cruise indicated below
  • MEALS: as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Arrival & departure airport transfers on a PVT basis
  • Sharing transfers during tours
  • ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Full-Day Mekong Delta Day Tour with Lunch
  • Hoi An: Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge with lunch
  • Hanoi: Ninh Binh Day Tour with lunch
  • Hanoi: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Meet & Greet on Day 1, 3, 5
  • GST


  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight: Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang ($US97/ticket/pax)
  • Domestic Flight: Da Nang - Hanoi ($US97/ticket/pax)
  • E-Visa Fees (add-on INR 3000 / person)
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Meals & drinks that are not mentioned specifically in the itinerary
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage, tips and gratuities
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Travel or Medical Insurance

Things to know

Do I need to share an original passport to get Vietnam visa?

No, an original passport is not required for processing. Upload only soft copies of the documents and get your visa done.

How long does it take to get a visa?

Usually visa is approved by the embassy in 3-5 working days.

What all documents are required at Immigration?

  • Original passport.
  • Print out of your e-visa.
  • Onward and return air tickets.
  • Accommodation proof (hotel vouchers or residential proof).

What is the Currency in Vietnam?

The currency used throughout Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. Mastercard and Visa are accepted in many hotels, restaurants and attractions in tourist areas. ATMs are readily available in most major centres.

What's the Weather like?

  • Warm & humid with tropical rains, unexpected showers during the day
  • For detailed information about the weather kindly visit

What language is spoken in Vietnam?

The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. Basic English is widely understood.

Is WiFi readily available?

Internet access and Wifi are easily accessible in city centres but connections may be spotty or limited in remote areas.

Is it safe to drink tap water?

It is strongly advised NOT to drink tap water in Vietnam. It’s best to stick to boiled, treated or bottled water.

Is Vietnam a family-friendly destination?

There are many activities and places to visit in Vietnam that the whole family can enjoy! Some of these are exploring Ho Chi Minh City, venturing through the Cu Chi Tunnels or cruising along the floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be in the Mekong Delta.

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Best of Vietnam From South to North 9 Days
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