Tour from Saigon to Hanoi, Travel from Saigon to Hanoi

Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - My Tho - Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Nha Trang - Hoian - Danang - Hue - Hanoi - Halong - Saigon
12 Days/11 Nights
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Summary: Vietnam is a beautiful destination for any tourist who wants to experience a new culture and enjoy the beautiful nature. This 12 days tour from Saigon to Hanoi, then take you back to Saigon, is an ideal itinerary to discover all the highlights along Vietnam, and you still can prepare for your next trip to other countries in Indochina. The tour is not only normal land tour, but also a cultural tour to help you understand more about Vietnam and local people’s lifestyle.
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh city through visits the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and Ben Thanh Market
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels – an underground constructions built from Vietnam war to understand more about Vietnam war
  • Enjoy a boat trip to My Tho, you can visit Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stealhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides, experience a daily life of local people living on river
  • Discover the beauty of Nha Trang city, you will also be taken to Po Nagar Cham Tower, and Long Son Pagoda
  • Visit Da Nang to witness the beauty of Marble Mountains with many sacred Buddhist shrines, beautiful My Khe beach, and the culture of Cham people
  • Experience a peaceful Hue city – the former capital of Vietnam with romantic Perfume river, Imperial Museum and King’s Tomb
  • Enjoy the peaceful in Hoi An ancient town with good local food, old quarter and special architecture and art there
  • Explore Hanoi through a city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, the One-pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, etc
  • Experience a cruise trip on Halong Bay – a wonder bay with amazing islands and caves


Day 1: Arrival – HCMC (D)

AM: Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, you will be picked up from airport to check in and relax.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2: HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)

8.00 AM: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel.
We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office.
Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale.
Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war.
Turn back to Saigon for overnight.

Day 3: HCMC – My Tho – Can Tho (B, L)

At 8:00 pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stealhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in on arrival.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4: Phong Dien – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)

At 8: 00, after breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the "monkey Bridge" in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Hochiminh city. Stop for visit and rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to HCMC for overnight.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang (B, L)

In the morning, after breakfast, you are transferred to airport for flight to Nhatrang depart at 10: 15, upon arrival you are picked up to hotel for check in. Afternoon city tour Nha Trang including Po Nagar Cham Tower, and Long Son Pagoda. Take boat trip to visit Tam and Mun islands.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang – Da Nang – Hue (B, L)

AM: Transferred to the airport for flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be picked up and transferred to Hue. Via stopping exploring the Marble Mountains, a series of large marble outcrops which acquired mythical significance over the centuries. The caves of the Marble Mountains have many sacred Buddhist shrines. Travelers can enjoy the lovely beach and great views from the Marble Mountains across the surrounding countryside. Then, take a short drive to My Khe beach - Da Nang beach selected one of the six famous beaches in the world. After that, move to Cham Museum, which contains the finest samples of the sculpture of the Cham People who lived in this area of Vietnam from the 4th to the 14th centuries.
Continue driving over the Hai Van Pass. Stop to enjoy the charming beauty of Lang Co beach- one of the best thirty bays in the world.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue City tour (B, L)

AM: Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hue. Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market.
Then our waiting car will transfer to Hoi An for check in. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: My Son holy Land – Da Nang – Hanoi (B,L)

Getting started from hotel in the morning for My son located 75km from Hoi An, this site is a must-see for those interested in oriental architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled their kingdom in Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism.
My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century.
Return to Hoi An for lunch.
Then you will be transferred to Da Nang airport for depart to Hanoi. Our waiting car will transfer from Noi Bai Airport to hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

AM: 8:00 depart. Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace (outside), the House-on-stilt, the One-pillar Pagoda. Then go to Kim Lien Pagoda to contemplate its wooden carving pattern and scenery. Continue visiting Ethnology Museum, the miniature of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Have lunch.
PM: In the afternoon visit Temple of Literature, the oldest University in Vietnam. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple- the must in Hanoi. Then enjoy 2 hours on cyclo to French style area and Old Quarter- the most crowded trading area since 12th century. Then our car will transfer you back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong on Phoenix Cruiser (B, L, D)

08: 15 Shuttle bus pick you up at your hotel for the 3.5 hr drive (165km) to Halong City. 12: 00 Board Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Lunch and a welcome drink are served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. You will see Dog Rock and Incense Burner Rocks, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Later, we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. After returning to the boat, we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and seasonal fruit in the “ Floating Garden ”. Dinner is served on board and then you will have free time to listen to music, relax under the stars.
Overnight on boat.

Day 11: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, we take a local wooden boat back to the Junk for our return to Halong City. Enroute there will be time for swimming and ‘arm-chair' exploration of more beautiful limestone islands- have your camera ready for some beautiful shots! 11: 30 Halong Phoenix Cruiser arrives at the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Hanoi. Trip ends at 4: 00 PM. Check in hotel and relax.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi – HCMC - Departure (B)

Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight to HCMC. Then waiting for your departure flight.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Economy (2*) Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax - $1,135 $1,495 $1,725
3 - 5 pax - $1,045 $1,435 $1,680
6 - 8 pax - $995 $1,390 $1,610
9 - 12 pax - $955 $1,350 $1,595
13 pax up - $905 $1,310 $1,580
Single Supplemental - $285 $390 $525

Trip includes:

  • 01 triple room at hotels in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Private transportation at places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines
    - HCMC – Nha Trang
    - Nha Trang – Da Nang
    - Da Nang – Hanoi
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places (Mekong Delta, Hue, Halong)

Trip excludes:

  • Other meals and drinks/personal expenses
  • International air fares/airport taxes
  • Visas application fees to Vietnam
  • Insurances.
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