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Vietnam Basics – South to North 7 Days

7 Days

Saigon (2N) → Hoi An (2N) → Hanoi (2N)

Trip Facts


7D | Private Departure | From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

This seven-day tour is the perfect snapshot of captivating Vietnam. You’ll travel overland through the verdant south, experiencing riverside life in the Mekong Delta, explore Ba Na Hills and Hoi An in central Vietnam, and end with colonial Hanoi and a tranquil Halong Bay cruise. These Vietnam packages offer plenty of interesting things to see and do, creating unforgettable memories.


  • Discover the hidden underground world of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Connect with locals and cruise to Cai Be Floating Market
  • Explore the remarkable Vietnamese countryside on bike
  • Take the Ba Na Hills cable car ride, one of the longest in the world
  • Swim in the emerald waters of the stunning Ha Long Bay


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*

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

08 am: Pick-up from your hotel and depart for Ha Long, stop over for a rest on the way.

12:00 -12:30 pm: Arrive Ha Long Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing. The cruise will take you on an 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which is renowned for its striking, passages uninhabited islets and outcrops that have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoy Vietnamese mouth-watering lunch on boat.

13h45-14h00: Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, you will visit Surprising Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon.

Visit Titop Island with a sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with excellent backdrop of the Bay, and climb up Titop Peak for a panoramic view of the bay like paradise.

16h30: Return the Cruise for back toward the Harbour. There is a lot of time for sunbathing on upper deck with music.

18h00: Disembark for a bus ride back Hanoi, short break on the way.

20h30: Drop off at your hotel/stay, trip ends.

Meals Included
Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activity
Halong Bay Cruise Day Cruise (pick up - 8:00 am)

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

  • Ho Chi Minh City – 2 nights
    Asian Ruby Center Point Hotel / Similar
  • Hoi An – 2 nights
    Emerald Hoi An Riverside Resort / Similar
  • Hanoi – 2 nights
    Bonne Nuit Hotel and Spa / Similar

Meals Included

6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches

(B – Breakfast/ L – Lunch/ LC – Lunch coupon/PL – Packed Lunch/ D – Dinner).

Includes / Excludes


  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English speaking local guides during tours
  • ACCOMMODATION: 6 nights' stay at the hotels indicated below
  • MEALS: as indicated in the itinerary
  • All Arrival & departure airport transfers on a PVT basis
  • All tours on a Sharing Basis (SIC)
  • 01 Bottled water per person 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
  • Da Nang: Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge with lunch
  • Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with lunch
  • 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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Vietnam Basics – South to North 7 Days
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