Vietnam at a Glance | Classic Tour – 10 Days

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Tour ID: V10NS
Tour type: Private Tour, Nature, Relaxation, Cultural
Duration: 10 Days - 09 Nights
Departure: Daily
Start: Ho Chi Minh
End: Hanoi



Vietnam at Glance – 10 Days.  This Vietnam vacation package takes us from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Hanoi within 10  days. The trip covers most of the main attractions in Vietnam including three world heritage sites in Vietnam. It covers from the stately Hanoi, the magnificent Halong Bay, the bustle & hustle Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the waterway of Mekong Delta and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnel.


  • Indulge in a luxurious journey across Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Halong Bay, a natural World Wonder, with its stunning islets and limestone formations. Unwind with an overnight stay onboard, enjoying the pinnacle of luxury.
  • Uncover the authentic countryside lifestyle along the Mekong River Delta.


Ho Chi Minh City arrival, welcome and transfer to hotel

Upon landing at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a professional driver at the airport then transfer you to hotel for check in. Relax at your leisure

Note: Please be aware that hotel check-in time is at 14:00.

  • Meals: NA
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city


Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, embark on a city tour to discover the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit prominent landmarks such as The Reunification Palace, a symbol of Vietnam’s reunification, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, and the insightful War Remnants Museum, which offers a glimpse into the country’s history.


You will depart from the city and head to Cu Chi. Explore the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. Gain a deeper understanding of the resilience and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people as you navigate through this historic site.

After your exploration of Cu Chi, return to the city, where you can relax and reflect on the experiences of the day.

  • Meals: B, L
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City, we head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Getting out of the city, you will see the mighty delta with its quaint rural landscape and immense waterway.

Arrive at Cai Be River Wharf, view pop rice, coconut candy and rice paper making workshops. Visit either nursery garden, bonsai garden or orchard. Stroll around island, traditional music, visit brick and pottery factory.

Lunch at local restaurant. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth and generosity.

Transfer to Can Tho and overnight.

  • Meals: B, L
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for fresh produce trade.

  • Meals: B, L
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Today, you are free and easy at your leisure before catching your flight to Hanoi

Landing at the Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed by a professional driver at the pickup lobby.  Arrive in your hotel, check in and have a rest.

Note: Hotel check in time at 14.00

  • Meals: B
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This day is free to explore Hanoi city, attractions and shopping mall by yourself.

  • Meals: B
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Transfer to Halong Bay, fantastic sailing route, swimming at Titov beach, panoramic views

8:30 AM: Pick up from your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter. Start a three-hour drive to Halong Bay, passing through the Red River Delta’s communities and rice farms. Take a break for refreshments and restroom. Proceed to the harbor and receive a warm welcome at reception.

12:30 PM: Board the boat, receive a cruise briefing, and safety instructions. Begin the Halong Bay exploration, visiting one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Cruise along the bay while enjoying a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine. Pass by stunning spots like Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim Beach, and Coconut Island, The Three Islands.

In the afternoon, head to the Tung Sau area, known for its lively fish and cultured pearl fishing. Witness the entire process of pearl cultivation, harvesting, and sculpting. Enjoy kayaking or observe the pearl-making process. Visit the beautiful Titov Beach for swimming (weather permitting) or hike to the top of Titov Island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.

Return to the boat for relaxation before cruising to the Luon Bo area and anchoring for the night.

Enjoy a Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu for dinner. In the evening, engage in various activities on Pelican Halong Cruise, such as relaxing, enjoying music, playing cards or chess, and reading magazines in the room and dining area. Experience squid fishing and boat fishing for added excitement.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Exploring the well-known Sung Sot cave, sailing lazily, returning to Hanoi, and departing

06:30: Onboard, the day begins early with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi, also known as Tai chi chuan, is a kind of exercise that combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

Breakfast is provided in the dining area, which has a wonderful view of the bay’s environment.

Transfer to Sung Sot Cave via tender. The cave entrance is around 100 steps up. Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest caves in Halong Bay with exquisite stalactites and stalagmites, takes around 45 minutes to see. Return to the cruise ship via tender. Check out and pay your bill at the front desk.

Enjoy a buffet meal and the bay beauty as you cruise back to Tuan Chau Wharf.

11:30-12:00: Disembarkation

Welcome to the harbor by the driver, then enjoy the journey back to Hanoi. Take a break in the middle of the journey. Drop off at your accommodation (in the Old Quarter of Hanoi).

  • Meal: B, L
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Transferring to airport for flights to next destinations

A private driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby in Hanoi Old Quarter. The drive to Noi Bai airport will take approximately 45 minutes. The driver will take you to the international or domestic hall of the airport, based on your preference. We appreciate your visit to our city.

Note: For international flights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before departure time, while for domestic flights, 2 hours is advised.

  • Included: Meal: B 
  • Accommodation: NA


  • Shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi
  • Meals as indicated in the program


  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”



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