Classic Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

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Daily Departure
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Family

Overview

Day 1 – 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
  • Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Learn about the history of Cu Chi Tunnels. See HCMC’s most renowned landmarks. Explore Ben Tre (Mekong Delta).
Day 5 – – 7: Can Tho – Hoi - Hue
  • Take the flight from Can Tho to Hoi An Old Town.
  • Discover the lovely streets of Hoi An on a walking tour. Tour the Royal City of Hue. Join a walking meditation session and a Qi-Gong class.
Day 8 – 12: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
  • Travel to Hanoi and visit its top attractions. See the amazing grottoes and caves in Ninh Binh.
  • Travel to Halong Bay. Cruise around the extraordinary limestone karsts and tropical islets. Join a Taichi session.
  • Return to Hanoi. Board the flight to your destination.

Customizable itinerary

This Classic Vietnam Tour can be an excellent opportunity for any traveler to explore the essence of this magnificent country and experience its unique culture and traditions.

Travel from the south and explore the wonderful sites in Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi tunnels. Find your way through hidden waterways to see local life in little villages along the Mekong, with its renowned floating markets. Walk through the ancient streets of Hoi An and visit the historic icons of Hue. Spend the day wandering around Hanoi and tasting the delicious local food. Row your way through a huge network of waterways out onto lakes dwarfed by limestone karsts in Ninh Binh. End the tour with a scenic ride on the junk boat in Halong Bay! 

Xin Chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver are waiting to meet you at the arrivals lounge, holding up a welcome signboard with your names on it and take you directly to your hotel in the city centre.

After checking-in, you will have time to relax and adjust to the pace of HCM City, still called Saigon by the locals. There will be a short tour briefing this evening with your guide followed by a welcome dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country.

Overnight in HCM City

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Morning
After breakfast, you will be met by your private guide and driven to Cu Chi, a small community located northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, known for its network of deep tunnels that provided shelter and an effective source of infiltration for the Viet Cong during the later years of the Vietnam War.

Upon arrival, you will watch a short introductory video from the period before exploring the tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. The hidden network of Viet Cong tunnels is believed to stretch to “hundreds of miles,”  in total length, housed living quarters, storage rooms, makeshift hospitals, and kitchens…etc. Although originally very narrow, some parts have been widened for the tourists and you have the opportunity to explore parts of the system.

Please note that these tunnels will be hot and can get claustrophobic, so there is an option if you’d like to view from above ground. 

Try some of the main food of the Viet Cong Soldiers with a cassava tasting served with tangy tea. After experiencing the Cu Chi Tunnels, transfer back to the city with lunch en route at Ben Nay restaurant.

Afternoon
Spend the rest of the day visiting some of Ho Chi Minh City’s key highlights. We’ll tailor your tour to suit you, but we particularly recommend visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House, the historic Rex Hotel, the Central Post Office, renowned for its architecture, and Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.

Later stop at the Reunification Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum to for an insightful, yet sombre, look into Vietnam’s military history and turbulent past.

Proceed to the atmospheric Jade Emperor Pagoda before finishing the day in fine style with a sundowner at the top of the Bitexco Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam.

Overnight in HCM City

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Morning
After breakfast, your private guide and driver will take you out of HCM City in a private vehicle and onto some beautiful country roads to Ben Tre Town in the Mekong Delta, famous for its vast rice fields, numerous waterways, and beautiful landscapes. Known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, this region produces most of Vietnam’s fruit, rice, sugar cane, and coconuts.

After the two-hour drive through the lush farming land, you will arrive in Ben Tre where you will set out on a motorized boat trip on narrow channels winding through the coconut forest. During the boat ride, you will stop at the local cottage industries to see how the local people make bricks and weave sleeping mats by hand. Learn about their craft handed down through generations.

Take a leisure walk along the village lanes, visiting the local homes to try fresh fruits, taste delicious honey tea while enjoying a local Tai Tu music show. Continue to visit another workshop where the local delicacy of coconut candy is produced and a wide range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted.

Next, take a small sampan through palm-fringed back canals, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by an immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of HCM City which seems far, far away.

Enjoy sitting in the back a Motor Cart (xe lôi) passing local hamlets, rice fields, coconut groves, and lush orchard farms while meeting with local people.

Afternoon
After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant you will return to Ben Tre town and continue the drive through the fields and towns of the Mekong to Can Tho city, stopping at the Vinh Trang Pagoda if time permits.

Evening
Spend the evening at your leisure. Explore Can Tho night market by yourself and try some local food. The market streets come alive with dozens of bustling food stalls selling grilled meats and tofu on skewers, as well as grilled rice-paper banh trang nuong(‘Vietnamese pizza’)…etc.

Overnight in Can Tho

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Morning
Rise early for a boat trip to Cai Rang market, the biggest floating wholesale market of the Mekong region. The market is filled with hundreds of small boats darting through the water as vendors sell their wares. Glide through the matrix of boats to see how the locals trade their fruits and vegetables and learn more about the floating marketing culture and the floating life on the boats. After that, you will be treated with a delicious local breakfast (rice noodle soup) on the boat just like the way the local people do. You will also have a chance to stop at a local boat to enjoy some of the succulent fruit in the season.

Leaving the market, continue your boat ride along narrow canals to visit a traditional homemade rice noodle factory where you can see how the locals make rice noodles, and enjoy the homemade “rice noodle pizza”.

Get back to the City to visit Binh Thuy Old House where you will meet the present owner of this beautiful home and its furnishings. Then transfer to Can Tho airport to board a short flight to Da Nang, in the central of Vietnam.

Afternoon
Upon arrival, your private tour guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel near Hoi An Ancient Town for check-in. The former prosperous trading port of Hoi An dating to the 16th-17th century has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is, without doubt, one of Vietnam’s gems. These days it is a delightful small market town, known throughout the region for its boasting well-preserved buildings, pedestrianized streets and world-class cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past.

Overnight in Hoi An

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Morning
The whole morning will be free at your leisure. Enjoy late breakfast and the comforts of your hotel.

Afternoon
Your tour guide will pick you up and take you to the Ancient Quarter of Hoi An, where you will embark on a walking tour visiting the major attractions such as Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky Ancient House, Fujian Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Continue to visit the Precious Heritage Museum, home to the permanent exhibition of Réhahn’s Precious Heritage Collection. While transporting you to the furthest reaches of Vietnam, the collection will unveil the rich cultural tapestry of the ethnic tribes

The highlight of the day is the visit to the Reaching Out Tea House, a welcome little oasis of calm in the busy, vibrant Old quarter, owned and operated by the mute and deaf people. Here you will be treated with delicious cakes and incredible tea in the Eastern style.

Move on to the house of a lantern craftsman. There, you can observe the lantern craftsman’s technique before hands-on work through each stage of lantern-making under the guidance of the enthusiastic craftsmen: from bending it into the frame, cutting cloth, gluing, to completing lanterns. Before this trip concludes, you will have your own lantern created by your own hands.

Now, it’s time for your Hoi An street food discovery tour. With your guide, you will weave in and out the tiny alleyways, get to chow down with the locals at stalls you’d never discover on your own. Every day at 4 pm, Hoi An’s streets filled with a myriad of street food carts, stalls, and vendors. The street food tour is a great introduction for you to enjoy a few of the Hoi An specialties cooked up by the locals, to introduce you to the faces behind the stock pots and to teach you how the Hoi An locals deal with those condiment trays!

Overnight in Hoi An

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Morning
After breakfast and check out, your private tour guide will pick you up for the drive to the Royal City of Hue (travel time approximately 4 hours) via Da Nang. During this drive, you will stop to visit the famous My Khe Beach, otherwise known as China Beach was once a popular R&R spot for US soldiers. Continue your scenic road journey over the stunning Hai Van (Ocean Clouds) Pass which offers panoramic views of the coastline below.

Arrive Hue around midday and check into your hotel. After that transfer to a peaceful Buddhist Pagoda where you will enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch served by the nuns. Take the opportunity to learn about the religion Buddhism or just get to know your friendly hosts.

Afternoon
Continue to visit:
– The ancient and atmospheric walled Citadel contains the former Imperial Palace and the Forbidden Purple City.
– Hue Royal Antiquities Museum houses a fine collection of antique pieces belonging to the royal family.
– Vietnam’s only Ancient colosseum; the site of elephant and tiger fighting.

The tour comes to an end with a visit to Truc Chi Garden, the crafting bamboo paper art workshop. You will have a chance to meet one of the students there and be treated to hands-on experience to learn how to use the etching technique with bamboo pulp to create artworks.

Overnight in Hue

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Morning
After breakfast, your private tour guide will pick you up for an adventure on a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. During the cruise, you will visit the Thien Mu (Heavenly Lady) Pagoda – Hue’s most famous religious site. Explore the pagoda’s landscaped gardens, the seven-storey octagonal tower and watch the monks chanting.

Continue to visit the Emperor Tu Duc Mausoleum, considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque works of architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. This large mausoleum took only 3 years to construct and reflect a mix of Asian and European styles.

Continue to visit Cat Tuong Quan Zen House, an oasis of peace and tranquility where you can get ready for a little zen and re-connection to yourself.  At first, you will be given some explanation about the architecture of the building and the purpose of the lady who started it all. After that, you will start a walking meditation session and attending a Qi-Gong class.

Afternoon
After enjoying lunch at the Zen House, you are driven to Hue airport for a short flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. On arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi

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Today with the help of your private guide and driver, you will get to explore the city’s top attractions, sample Hanoi’s authentic local dishes away from the tourist trails, hunkering down with the locals on the street at a variety of atmospheric food stalls.

Morning
Begin with a tour of Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex where the Vietnamese people honour the country’s ‘Great Father’. Here you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which contains the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh and his House on Stilts to observe how he lived and how his life unfolded to become one of modern history’s greatest names. Nearside his house is the miniature 11th-century One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple of historical and cultural significance.

From HCM Complex, you will take a leisurely walk through the small laneways toward Huu Tiep Lake. Explore the grounds of a 400-year-old temple, followed by a stroll through traditional local market streets to see the B52 crash site at the lake. This US bomber was shot down during the 1972 bombing raids of Ha Noi, a poignant reminder of Vietnam’s recent history.

Take a short drive to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit the fascinating Museum of Ethnology which is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the 54 recognized ethnic groups of Vietnam. Some of them you will meet during your trip to Sapa.

Today you will have Pho for lunch, a Vietnamese Noodle shop. Some of the local people call this world-famous Noodle soup “Mac-Noodles” since it is as popular here as MacDonalds is in other parts of the world!  At the restaurant, your tour guide will explain the routine during Vietnamese meal times, and also tell you which special ingredients are needed for you.

Afternoon
After lunch, continue to visit the millennia-old Temple of Literature and explore its role in the country’s past, as both a university and a Confucius temple. Next is Hoa Lo (so-called Hanoi Hilton), a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War.

Embark on a fun cyclo (a three-wheeled bicycle taxi) ride through the French colonial architecture of the precinct known as the French Quater, past the French-style villas, the Vietnam History Museum, the heritage Metropole Legend Hotel and the Opera House, name to a few.

Enjoy a cup of unmissable Egg coffee at Pho Co Café with stunning views of Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and the surroundings.

Finish the day with a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter (in contrast to the French Quarter) to discover the street food scene in Hanoi where it feels like you are never further than a few metres from a street food stall. Your guide will talk you through the ingredients and the different herbs of each dish, while you are crouching on tiny plastic stools in a back alley. Sample delicious dishes like Nom Du Du (green papaya salad), Banh Mi Pa Te (a sandwich that reflects Vietnam’s culinary heritage), and the famous Hanoi dish Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles).

Overnight in Hanoi

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Morning
After breakfast, you will depart Hanoi for a three-hour drive through the lush countryside to Son Ha village in Ninh Binh Province.

Upon arrival, hop on a bike for a leisurely ride through the area, limestone karsts towering above you as you ride along backroads and beautiful scenery. Visit a local family where you will be treated with a delicious home-hosted lunch.

Afternoon
Take a leisurely sampan ride down a small canal to visit Thien Ha caves, enjoying the natural scenery along the way. This is a newly discovered eco-tourism attraction and said to be the most beautiful cave in Ninh Binh.

After discovering Thien Ha Caves continue your boat trip. You are rowed for 2,5 hours more on an untouched water route toward Thung Nang “Sunshine Valley”, a pristine area surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs and stunning rice paddies. This promises you a one-of-the-kind experience. Along the way, you can enjoy the fresh air, clean and clear water with underwater grass while having plenty of Kodak moments. Also, the absolute absence of crowds will be a big bonus.

Arrive at the wharf you will be picked up by your driver and taken to Hoa Lu, the location of the Ancient Capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Dive into the history at the remaining two temples of Dinh and Le Emperors. Restored in the 17th century but the temples are believed to be built on the original foundations of the old palaces from the 11th and 12th centuries.

Continue on to Mua Cave Mountain where you enjoy a short hike which leads you to an incredible viewpoint with a spectacular sight of the Ngo Dong River below that cuts its way around the towering mountains.

Transfer to Tam Coc Garden boutique resort for your overnight stay. Surrounded by stunning rice paddies and limestone formations Tam Coc resort is an oasis that lets you escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in the middle of the most incredible landscapes.

Overnight in Ninh Binh

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Morning
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven for three hours to the legendary Halong Bay where you will board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk Boat that is your home for the evening. The limestone karsts and tropical islets rising up from the emerald waters of the bay provide an ethereal backdrop for your leisurely cruise.

Upon arrival you’ll be welcomed aboard your Stylish Junk boat, each with its own individual route, to begin your cruise around the bay’s thousands of limestone islets and caves.

Afternoon
After a delicious lunch on board, you will spend time to sunbathe on the sundeck and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the bay.

Later you will visit Sung Sot Cave “Grotte des Surprises” a hidden gem of mother nature. Float peacefully through magnificent limestone formations containing thousands of stalagmites and stalactites.

Continue to cruise. As you weave your way through the islands, you’ll come across secluded bays, white sandy beaches, and floating villages.

There is plenty of leisure time to enjoy activities both onboard and around the fantastical scenery of the Bay. Pamper yourself at the cruise spa or swim in the emerald waters.

Toward the end of the day, you will sail to the overnight mooring area. During this time – the magical “blue hour” – Halong Bay reveals its true, magnificent beauty. You have a chance to attend the chef’s cooking demonstration or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before a scrumptious dinner.

The rest of the evening will be at leisure. You can watch a movie or join the crew for squid fishing before retiring to your room for a restful sleep.

Note: If your time permits, we would highly recommend an additional night on board which gives you a lot more time to relax and take in the amazing landscape. You’ll get to cruise deeper into the Bay where it’s more beautiful and less crowded.

Overnight on board in Halong Bay

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Morning
The graceful practice of Tai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on the deck of the Junk boat for a morning class in exquisite natural surrounds. You’ll have time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay’s quiet beaches and, if you’re feeling energetic, hop on a kayak and paddle through the Dark and Bright Caves admiring the glittering stone walls.

Back to the Junk boat. Check out of the cabin and then enjoy a full brunch buffet as you cruise back to port. Disembark around midday for your return drive to Hanoi.

Afternoon
Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi where you spend the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may head to Bong Sen theater to attend the unique traditional Water Puppet Show dating back for a thousand years.

Overnight in Hanoi

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Your private transfer greets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Hanoi International Airport where you board your flight home or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.

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La Siesta Premium Sai Gon

La Siesta Premium Sai Gon offers an outdoor pool, fitness center, and restaurant with a bar. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, and free WiFi. Rooms have AC, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and some offer city views. Breakfast options include buffet, à la carte, or continental.

The Myst Dong Khoi

Discover The Myst Dong Khoi – a sophisticated oasis in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. Enjoy classic contemporary interiors and stunning city views from the rooftop pool. Our well-appointed, air-conditioned rooms offer comfort and style with flat-screen TVs, neutral palettes, and classic furnishings. Stay connected with free WiFi and take advantage of our spa, fitness center, and tour desk. Join us for complimentary afternoon tea at our restaurant. Your perfect retreat awaits!

Azerai Can Tho

Azerai Can Tho, located just 0.9 mi from Ninh Kieu Pier and 1.6 mi from the city center in Can Tho, offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The resort features a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and an on-site restaurant serving Vietnamese and grilled/BBQ dishes. Guests can enjoy amenities such as a flat-screen TV, private bathroom with free toiletries, and some rooms with a patio. Additionally, the resort offers a year-round outdoor pool, fitness center with pilates and yoga studio, and spa and sauna facilities.

Victoria Can Tho Resort

Victoria Can Tho Resort, situated on the serene banks of Can Tho River, offers 4-star comfort in a colonial-style architecture surrounded by exotic gardens. Guests can unwind by the outdoor pool with a drink.
The air-conditioned rooms feature a soothing decor with light beige fabrics and dark wood furnishings. Amenities include a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, and mini-bar. Some rooms come with a private balcony and a bathroom equipped with a bathtub, shower, and free toiletries.
The resort boasts 7 treatment rooms, providing a range of massages, including traditional Vietnamese and therapeutic massages. A 24-hour front desk and tour desk are available to assist guests with services like express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, and airport transfers.
Nearby attractions include Ninh Kieu Footbridge (2297 feet), Can Tho Stadium, and Can Tho Museum (0.6 mi). The Can Tho International Airport is 7.5 mi away.

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa

Welcome to Hoi An La Siesta Resort & Spa, boasting a 1312 ft² saltwater pool, a 200m2 infinity pool, a kid’s pool, and a 328 ft² fresh water pool. Our resort is spread over 2 wings in Hoi An. The Classic wing offers 70 fashionably traditional rooms, and the Club wing accommodates 67 classic suites with the old town’s characteristics.
Guests can enjoy pampering massages at the spa or relax in the garden. Free WiFi and bicycles are available for all guests.
All air-conditioned rooms feature a private balcony or window with views of the swimming pool, lush green garden, or rice fields. Each room includes a flat-screen TV, laptop, and a private bathroom with standing shower or bath. Complimentary bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries are provided.
Indulge in Asian dishes at Red Bean Restaurant or savor European cuisine at The Temple Restaurant. Room service is available upon request.

Little Riverside Hoi An

Little Riverside Hoi An- A Little Boutique Lux Hotel & Spa, located in Hoi An, offers accommodations with a private beach area. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and free use of bicycles. Rooms come with a kettle, private bathroom, and some offer a river view. Enjoy a continental breakfast and dine in the in-house restaurant offering international, Asian, and Vietnamese cuisine, including gluten-free options.

Azerai La Residence-Hue

Azerai La Residence, Hue is a colonial villa on Perfume River, offering free WiFi, a tennis court, spa, and a fitness center. Rooms feature Art Deco furniture, terraces, city or river views, TV, mini-bar, and private bathrooms. Close to attractions, 0.9 mi from Hue Imperial Citadel. Enjoy spa massages, the library, and complimentary bicycles for exploring. Day trips and car rentals available at the tour desk.

Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel

Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel, located in Hue, offers comfortable accommodations with an outdoor pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a garden. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, play pool, and rent bikes at this 5-star hotel. The property also features a restaurant, kids’ club, shared lounge, and free WiFi. Nearby attractions include Hue Railway Station, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Bao Quoc Pagoda. The hotel offers a paid airport shuttle service to Phu Bai International Airport, situated 8.7 miles away.

La Siesta Premium Hang Be

Located conveniently in Hanoi, La Siesta Premium Hang Be offers air-conditioned 4-star rooms with free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Guests can enjoy services like a tour desk, concierge service, and currency exchange. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and some have city views and a terrace. Breakfast options include buffet, Full English/Irish, and vegetarian. Nearby attractions include Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Hanoi Old City Gate. The hotel is situated just 24 km away from Noi Bai International Airport.

Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel

Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa in Hanoi is a luxurious 5-star hotel with a range of amenities, including two on-site restaurants, three bars, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and spa. Guests can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast and access free WiFi throughout the hotel. The accommodations offer 24-hour front desk service, room service, and currency exchange. Additionally, guests can relax at the shared lounge and take advantage of the concierge service. The hotel also features a sun terrace for guests to enjoy. Activities like cycling are available in and around Hanoi.

Le Clos Du Fil

Le Clos Du Fil is a 3-star hotel in Ninh Binh offering a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a restaurant with a bar. The air-conditioned rooms provide free WiFi and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony and city views. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and the hotel also offers free bikes for cycling enthusiasts. Car rental is available, and there’s a paid airport shuttle service to Tho Xuan Airport, located 57 miles away. Nearby attractions include Bai Dinh Temple (15 miles) and Phat Diem Cathedral (20 miles).

Tam Coc Garden Resort

Tam Coc Garden Resort, surrounded by paddy fields and lush greenery, offers comfortable rooms with private terraces overlooking the garden or mountain. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas. Located just 3.1 mi from Tam Coc Cave, the resort is also close to Trang An Cave and Bai Dinh Pagoda (9.3 mi). Hanoi city is 62 mi away, and Noi Bai International Airport is approximately 87 mi away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a thatched roof and tiled flooring, with amenities like a personal safe, mini-bar, and seating area. The private bathrooms have a bathtub and free toiletries. The friendly staff provides 24/7 assistance, including luggage storage and laundry services. Shuttle services are available upon request (surcharge), and free parking is provided on site.

Heritage Cruises

Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan Cat Ba Archipelago offers 5-star beachfront accommodations in Ha Long. The cruise features free bikes, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Rooms are air-conditioned with free WiFi and private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy sea views from the terrace, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the bar. The cruise also provides a continental, American, or Asian breakfast. Additionally, guests can indulge in a hot tub experience and enjoy fishing and canoeing in the popular area. Car rental service is available.

Orchid Trendy Cruise

Experience the ultimate cruise with Orchid Trendy Cruise, exploring the untouched areas of Lan Ha Bay and Ha Long Bay. Enjoy classic architecture and modern amenities, including flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, and electric kettle. Relax in comfort with private bathrooms, bathrobes, and slippers. Indulge in the spa center and savor delicious meals at the restaurant or bar onboard.

Useful Information

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City landmarks: War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace. Venture into the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Discover the vibrant Cai Rang Floating Market and Mekong Delta’s Cottage Industries.
  • Walk through Hoi An Ancient Town, and experience tailor-make clothing at local shops.
  • Uncover the history of Hue at the Imperial Citadel and Emperor Mausoleums.
  • Experience Hanoi’s charm with a cyclo ride in the French Quarter and a stroll around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Row through Ninh Binh’s waterways amid stunning limestone mountains.
  • Spend a magical night aboard a cruise in Ha Long Bay.


Dining Experience

  • 10 hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • 2 dinners and 7 lunches at well-selected restaurants.
  • 1 Cooking demonstration on Halong Bay boat


Travel Highlights

  • Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interests
  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our locally born travel specialists
  • Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and preferences
  • A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, hand-picked hotels and restaurants, private airport transfers, internal transportation, and entry visa assistance…etc
  • Around-the-clock support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip


What’s Included?
Private English speaking guide, accommodation, private tours and transfer, domestic flights, A/C vehicles, some main meals, all entrance fees, tax, and service charge.

What’s Not Included?
Your international flights from and to Vietnam, entry visa to Vietnam, personal expense, tips to guide and driver.

                           

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Apr 6, 2024

Fabulous spring break vacation

After speaking with two other family friends, we booked our vacation through Chloe and it was one of the best trips we have been on. We spent 10 days traveling from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Hoi An, Halong Bay and Hanoi, Vietnam. As a family of 5 (Kids ages 8,5, &3) it is hard to find accommodations and activities that meet the needs of all family members. However everyone came back happy campers. We loved every activity and all the food was wonderful. We saw temples, rode bikes, explored downtowns and went kayaking. Hands down worth every penny.

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Apr 5, 2024

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