Highlights of Vietnam - 12 days

Duration: 12 Days
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US$ 997.00


Are you ready for a vacation with must-see wonders and hidden jewels in Vietnam? You are given the opportunity to visit the mysterious limestone islands of Halong Bay, explore the underground labyrinths of Cu Chi, and admire the breathtaking historic town of Hoi An. It is a great chance for every small group to enjoy delectable regional cuisine and be immersed in engaging cultures on this 12-day tour package.
Departure: Hanoi
Categories: Transvietnam
Theme: Cultural
Type: Family Holiday Tours - Beach Tours - Food Tours - Budget Tours


  • Indulge yourself in the typical vibes, flavoury local food, and distinctive activities of the 4 charming cities: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh.
  • Have an unforgettable Halong Bay overnight cruise for small groups with an interesting itinerary, Vietnamese cooking class, limestone cave exploration, etc.
  • Learn more about the historic Cu Chi tunnels and experience the regional Mekong Delta culture
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Tour Itinerary

Hanoi Arrival


Once you arrive in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at Pole No.10 outside the Terminal and transfer you to your hotel.

Normally, 14:00 is the check-in time at the hotel. If you want to check in early, there will be a surcharge fee.

Optional: Since the rest of this day is free for leisure, you might take a nap to recover, explore the city, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below:

Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike at Night From US $78/pax

Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day From US $48/pax

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour From US $29/pax

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Half-day Hanoi City Tour (Join in)


8:00 - 8:30: You will be met by our tour guide at your hotel, and depending on your preferences, you will take a limousine or a motorbike during your city tour. 

Today's itinerary includes various famous attractions:

  • Temple of Literature: A significant cultural and historical monument in Vietnam, which is currently a place of worship for students to pray for blessings before the exam
  • One Pillar Pagoda: A cultural and spiritual attraction known as one of the most architecturally distinctive temples found throughout Asia
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: A must-visit that people come to pay their respects and convey their gratitude, in addition to appreciating the cultural and historical relics
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda: Situated by Hanoi West Lake, the oldest religious structure strikes a perfect balance of majesty, heritage, and elegance in its architecture

End of the sightseeing, you will have lunch authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Then our guide will drop you off at the hotel. 


  • Departure in the morning at 8:00 or afternoon at 13:00, depending on availability.
  • The mausoleum is annually upgraded from June to August. You can only take photographs from the outside and visit other spots in the complex.

Afternoon & Evening

BestPrice’s recommendation

Since you have free time for the rest of the day, here is an optional service for those who want to exhilarate after a long flight. Let’s choose one of our suggested massage packages:

Foot massage 60 minutes

From US $32

Vietnamese full body massage 60 minutes

From US $32

Hot stone full body massage 75 minutes

From US $42

If you want to book a massage retreat, please take note with our consultants in advance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Halong Bay - Overnight on the Cruise


After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at 8:00 and head to the cruise port in Halong Bay. Upon arrival, the cruise staff will help you with the check-in procedure from 11:30 to 12:00

Welcome to the 2d1n cruise in Halong Bay! You will enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the introduction and safety guidelines briefly. Then, lunch will be served while the boat is sailing further to secluded parts of the bay.


Start the excursion with some exciting activities such as sightseeing, kayaking, or swimming (depending on each cruise’s itinerary). You will transfer to a smaller boat, called a tender, which is easily accessible to secluded parts. 

In the late afternoon, the Happy Hour - Buy 1 Get 1 and cooking class waits for you onboard. If you are curious about traditional cuisine in Vietnam, don’t miss out on the lesson on making spring rolls.

At dusk, there are different activities to join: sipping a cocktail at a sundeck bar, swimming around the anchor point (some cruises in Lan Ha Bay), and putting your feet up on the sun lounger to admire the magnificent sunset on the bay.


A set menu dinner is ready to be served at the restaurant or sundeck. Usually, it is a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine. After that, you can freely enjoy amusing activities onboard, such as board games, squid fishing, night movie, bar & karaoke. 

NOTE: Our tour guide won't escort you on the cruise but crew members who are fluent in English will take care of you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Halong Bay - Hanoi


Your second day in Halong Bay will start with a short Tai Chi session. Only 20 minutes in the early morning, you can brighten your day with deliberate movements and breathing exercises. 

NOTE: For anyone who can’t wake up soon, you can also sleep until breakfast time.

After breakfast, the cruise will take you on an excursion to discover another tourist attraction. Around 10:00, it’s time to return to the ship and pack your luggage for checkout. You will have brunch while sailing back to the port at 11:30, and our driver will pick you up to back to Hanoi.

Afternoon & Evening

You will reach the hotel between 15:00 - 15:30 then freely discover Hanoi on your own. Let’s explore the hidden valleys in the old quarter and savor the best street food in the world. 

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An


It’s the last day in Hanoi before heading to the next destination of this holiday package. Depending on the flight time, our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to Da Nang

Our car will be waiting for you at Da Nang airport and drive you to your hotel in Hoi An. 


Welcome to the laidback town! Different from the bustling capital city, Hoi An features a slow pace of life and vintage architecture. Let’s spend time relaxing and enjoying your leisure time.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Half-day Hoi An Ancient Town

Morning/ Afternoon

Get ready for the walking tour today. Our guide will take you to the highlight spots in Hoi An Ancient Town. There are a lot of activities for you to explore in a half day.

  • Visit ancient houses and famous sites with special architecture, such as Fujian Assembly Hall & Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Observe the daily local life and adorable yellow-painted buildings by the scenic river
  • Stop at a handicraft store where you can see how to create unique traditional handmade products and buy some as souvenirs
  • Try a cup of the famous herbal drink called “Mot” to keep your body cool and fresh after the walk

End of the sightseeing tour, our guide will say goodbye to you and let you have free time to explore the town on you.

NOTE: The morning or afternoon departure depends on availability and preference.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Hoi An - Hue Road Transfer

After breakfast, you will have spare time to pack your suitcase before transferring to Hue. It takes about 2 hours on the road to reach the ancient capital.

Upon arrival, the hotel staff will welcome you and help you check-in. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore the city by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Half-day Hue City Tour (SIC - Small Group)


You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 - 8:30 and start your city exploration. Today, you can have the chance to see the best of Hue, from ancient royal architecture to hectic local life.

  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda - a famous Buddhism attraction located at the bank of the enchanting Perfume River
  • Discover one of the remaining Hue Monuments Complex - Imperial Citadel, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1993
  • Get closer to the locals at Dong Ba Market, where you can buy souvenirs and experience the bargaining skills like a local

End of the half day, the driver will bring you back to your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours. 


BestPrice’s Recommendation: For those who are in love with Vietnamese cuisine, please take a look at our Hue Night Culinary Tour (From US $48/pax). Starting at 18:00, you can join an interesting itinerary to try Hue specialties and take a cyclo ride.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Flight to Ho Chi Minh City


Say goodbye to Hue, we will depart for another bustling city. From Phu Bai Airport, it takes approximately 1.5 hours to fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will wait for you at Pole No.10 and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre.

Afternoon & Evening

After check-in, you can take a nap or freely explore the city. A local tip for you! Skip the afternoon heat and go out after 17:00. It’s chilly time to enjoy the breeze weather in Saigon.

Here are some suggestions for your night out with BestPrice Travel.

Saigon Night Life Tour by Motorbike From US $59/pax

Dinner Cruise on Saigon River From US $34/pax

Must See Cultural A O Show Saigon Ticket From US $32/pax

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City Exploration


Let's have breakfast and prepare for a 1.5-hour drive to Cu Chi Tunnels. You are given the chance to explore a part of the most complicated underground tunnel system constructed since the Vietnam - American War. Here, there numerous things to do for deeper exploration.

  • Get knowledge of the tunnel constructions and previous usage by watching a documentary movie
  • Go through the tunnel and find out how intricate the 136-mile underground network used by Viet Cong soldiers
  • Witness the display of living quarters, meeting room, weapons room, and different types of traps 
  • Try shooting real bullets with a wide selection of guns at the range (additional fee)

At noon, you will have lunch at a local restaurant before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City.


Keep yourself energetic and join a half-day city tour to the top must-visit sights. 

The first stop is Independence Palace, where the Vietnamese Revolutionary Army won the combat in 1975. Since that day, it has become a significant national monument that stores many historical displays and living residences of South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.

After around 1.5 hours of exploring, you will move to the next stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office - two landmarks of the city that are excellent examples of French architecture.

Continue visiting the War Remnants Museum and dating back to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War. This place exhibits illustrations of the pointlessness and cruel impacts of the war.

End of the sightseeing trip, you will be dropped off at your hotel and be free to explore the city at night.

NOTE: The Notre Dame Cathedral is currently renovating 'til 2027. You can be taken to visit the surroundings like the street book.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta Full day (SIC)


At 8:00, you will hit the road from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre Province and start these fascinating activities at the Mekong Delta.  

  • Cruise along the Ham Luong River to enjoy an immense poetic scene and rustic life of the riverside landscapes
  • Visit local workshops where you can view the process of creating coconut products and mat weaving, then take a stroll through the village
  • Experience a unique type of motorized rickshaw - xe loi and taste special deep-fried elephant ear fish for lunch


Let's enjoy a sampan boat tour along the narrow canals. Then you will go back to Ho Chi Minh City and relax for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh Departure


This morning is the time for you to have breakfast at the hotel, pack your luggage, and enjoy your last moment in Ho Chi Minh City.

Depend on your flight time, our driver will transfer you to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out time is 12:00 but you still can order a late check-out with a surcharge.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

What's Included

Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at hotel.

All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)

All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.

Meals as indicated in the program

Entrance fees as per itinerary

2 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

Additional Info
  • *All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
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