HCM – Mekong – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights)

Tour Code: IGT-VNA-05

Duration: 9Days/ 8Nights

Price: US$ 466-787 / Pax

Designed by Annie (Ms) – Email: annie@indochinagrandtour


  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival ()
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi (B,L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B,L)
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city – Danang – Hoi An (B,L)
  • Day 5: Day 4: Hoi An (B,L)
  • Day 6: Hoi An – Hanoi (B,L)
  • Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D
  • Day 8: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)
  • Day 9: Hanoi departure (B)

Land price per person for private tour (in USD):

Hotel/Rate 2-3 pax 4-7 pax 8-10 pax 11-15 pax >15 pax Single SUP
732 571 516 490 466 274
3* plus
787 626 571 545 521 329

Supplement flight tickets:

  • Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi: According to publish of Airline at the time request

Land price included:

  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • English speaking guide each destination
  • Boat trip as itinerary
  • Cyclo tour OR puppet show in Hanoi
  • Entrance fee as first time visit
  • Water daily
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid

Price excluded

  • All international, domestic flight tickets
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • VISA fees
  • Early check in and late check out
  • Single room supplement
  • Payment fee
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT
  • Tipping and additional expenses
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

You will take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport). Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

HCM – Mekong - Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights) - p1223710Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

Breakfast, you will start to visit 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 Cho lon, 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. Leave Saigon for Cu Chi Tunnels to learn about Vietnam history & Vietnam War. After Cu Chi Tunnels return HCMC. Stay overnight in HCMC.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta tour (B,L)

HCM – Mekong - Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights) - p1223711

A smooth one and half hour bus ride passing the green rice fields, lead you to the beautiful rural My Tho city. The morning trip continues on the motorized boat on the Tien river to the Qui (Tortoise islet). On the way, you will view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat building workshops, the other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islet. The cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal to enter Ben Tre province, “the country of coconut”, to see a typical agricultural model call “Garden – Pond – Cage” then enjoy coconut candy mill and the relaxing honey tea. Then the amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree and cool breezes is something you can not miss. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden.

After lunch, you will walk along the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruit while you are listening to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders. Here we also can join the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside.

Your expectations will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal. On the way back to HCMC, you will stop at a Bonsai garden where you can take a rest for 15 minutes.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Danang – Hoi An (B,L)

HCM – Mekong - Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights) - p1223712Breakfast, free until transfer to airport for short flight to Danang, central city of Vietnam. Upon arrival, transfer to Cham museum to visit the carvings before transfer to Hoi An.

Lunch at local restaurant – Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An (B,L)

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 Thun Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on worldfamous “Cua Dai Beach” with the evening at your leisure.

Free to visit and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An – Hanoi (B,L)

HCM – Mekong - Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights) - p1221810Breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Take a short flight to Hanoi – capital city of Vietnam. Pick up and have lunch before transferring to visit Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Coming back to the Old Quarter, and see the streets in a cyclo trip. OR enjoy a water puppet show before ending the trip.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

HCM – Mekong - Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour (9Days/ 8Nights) - p1223714Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hour bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is gliding out.

Pm: A short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Sung Sot Cave, followed by visiting Ti Top island, relax on its beach or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. As the sun sets over the bay, just relax on sundeck with your favorite drink. Dinner is served with typically local seafood. Overnight on board

Day 8: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)

Am: Rise up for a breathtaking on sundeck then be ready with fun kayaking around the area for a stunning vista in the serene bay. Back to boat, you learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food just before lunch time. Lunch would be served when cruising back to the harbor.

Pm: Our bus is waiting on the harbor to take you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 17h00.

Day 9: Hanoi Departure. (B)

You have the morning free to relax before your flight home.

Our guide and driver will come and pick you up to transfer to airport.

End of services!

Overnight at hotel as below or similar:

Destinations Hotel 3* Hotel 3*+
Hanoi Authentic Hotel, Boss Hotel Flower Garden hotel
Hoi An Hoi An Lantern hotel Hoi An Lotus hotel
Ho Chi Minh Sapphire hotel A& Em hotel
Halong cruiser Phoenix cruiser, Oriental Sail Canary, Glory cruise

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