Vietnam Essential 10 days - Small Group Tour

Duration: 10 Days
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Overview

If you are eager to learn more about Vietnamese culture as well as visit long-lasting historical sites, then our 10-day small group tour is perfect for you! Join us on a captivating cultural journey from North to South, where you'll have the opportunity to visit essential sites throughout the country.
Departure: Ho Chi Minh City
Categories: Transvietnam
Theme: Cultural - Ecotourism
Type: Family Holiday Tours - Private Tours - Adventure Tour - Budget Tours

Highlights

Visit the historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City and the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels

Immerse in the fascinating Mekong Delta while observing the unique local lifestyle

Uncover Hoi An Old Quarter with various cultural activities

Visit Halong Bay - one of 7 World Heritage Sites on a sightseeing cruise trip

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Tour Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Afternoon

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide will welcome you and then transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Have a good rest after a long flight, or you can freely discover this bustling city. 

Note

  • Please be advised that both international and domestic gate might be crowded during the day, so in case you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please contact your travel consultant, so we can easily search for you.
  • Check-in time at the hotel is at 14:00, and an additional charge will be applied if you would like to secure an early check-in.


Ho Chi Minh City arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City!

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Full-day Discover Mekong Delta (SIC Tour)

Morning

08:00: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, and we will start our group travel to Ben Tre Province:

  • Cruise along the Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong). Stop off at various local workplaces to see how the local economy works: coconut processing workshop or mat weaving house.
  • Stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life before boarding your 'xe loi' (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and traveling into the forest, where you can visit fruit orchards.
  • Come to a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch with local specialties such as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with cold drinks or beers. 

Afternoon

Board a sampan boat for a relaxing trip along narrow canals, take in the tranquil scenery, and don’t forget to take some amazing photos along the way. 

Around 17:00: Back to your hotel in Saigon.


Discover The Mekong Delta Sampan Boat Ride

Discover the Mekong Delta Sampan Boat Ride

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City - Flight to Da Nang

Morning

8:00-8:30: Meet our tour guide at the hotel’s lobby, and start our journey to Cu Chi Tunnels, about 70 km far from Ho Chi Minh City.

Visit a collection of underground tunnels and construction, from hospitals, and bedrooms to ammunition storage used by North Vietnam’s army during the Civil War (1955 – 1975) as a military camp.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way return to Ho Chi Minh City.


Afternoon

  • 13:00: Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace, a beautifully preserved palace that was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
  • Visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office, the stunning buildings that showcase French colonial influences in their architecture.
  • Stop at a local market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture, and you'll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city here.

Back to your hotel and enjoy your free time before transferring to the airport for a flight to Da Nang.

Pick up at the airport in Da Nang, then transfer to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in.


Real Experience At Historical Cu Chi Tunnel

Real Experience At Historical Cu Chi Tunnel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Hoi An Half-day Tour

Morning

Start your half-day walking excursion in Hoi An - an old port town.

  • Pass by the old streets with ancient houses, see local people's daily lives, and immerse in the combination of historical and modern elements.
  • Visit some of the ancient monuments from other nations, like the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of the Chinese.
  • Enjoying a cold glass of a traditional herbal drink from a street-side shop is the best way to refresh and enjoy the authentic taste of Hoi An on your tongue.

If having enough time, pass by a handicraft store where you can directly see the creation of the most notable souvenirs in town and take some of them back to your hometown.


Take Some Memorable Photos At Japanese Old Covered Bridge

Take Some Memorable Photos At Japanese Old Covered Bridge

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Free Day in Hoi An

Today is your free day to discover the enchanting city of Hoi An. 

You can spend your time leisurely strolling through the bustling Central Market, with an array of street stalls selling unique paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, etc. If you need any suggestions on what to do and where to visit, our travel consultants are here to help.

If you're looking for a guided experience, we also offer a selection of exciting tours for you to choose from:

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Hoi An Memories Show Ticket: FROM US $24 /pax


Free Day in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Da Nang - Flight to Hanoi

Morning

Have a full breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Then we will transfer to Da Nang Airport, where you will catch your flight to Hanoi.


Upon arrival in Hanoi, our friendly driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel in the center of the city. Take a moment to complete the check-in process and settle into your accommodation.


The rest of the day is your free time in Hanoi. You can choose to relax, or explore the vibrant city at your own pace. If you need any recommendations or further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our travel consultant.


Flight to Hanoi

Fly to Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Half-day Hanoi City Tour

Morning

After enjoying a full breakfast, you will be picked up by your tour guide at around 8:00-8:30. The half-day city tour will take you to the most popular attractions in Hanoi:

  • Visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university and a symbol of Confucianism's influence on Vietnamese history and culture. Explore the beautiful architecture and learn about its history.
  • Next, you will see the unique One Pillar Pagoda, known for its tiny and elegant structure. Your guide will share the fascinating story behind its creation. Afterward, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the great Vietnamese leader who fought for independence. 
  • Located near the Ho Chi Minh Complex, West Lake is a picturesque area surrounded by historical attractions. You will visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist construction with a history of 1500 years. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and stunning views of the lake.

Before concluding the tour, you will have a delightful traditional lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant.


Afternoon

You will have free time to explore Hanoi at your own pace. You can choose to visit other attractions, go shopping in the Old Quarter, or simply relax and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Feel free to contact your travel consultant if you need any suggestions.


NOTE:

  • The tour departs in the morning or afternoon, depending on availability. The pick-up time will be around 8:00-8:30 in the morning or 13:00-13:30 in the afternoon.
  • You can choose to travel by car or motorbike, and the routes can be adjusted based on your interests.

Discover The First Vietnamese University Temple Of Literature

Discover The First Vietnamese University Temple Of Literature

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi

Overnight on Halong Bay Cruise

Morning

8:00 - 8:30: After your breakfast at the hotel, our driver will transfer you to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. The short transfer only takes about 2.5 hours on the road. 

Upon arrival, the boat crew welcomes you and assists you with the check-in process.

The cruise starts boarding at around 12:00. You will enjoy the cruise with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. Witness thousands of limestone islands and islets rising from the emerald water. 


Afternoon

Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on the boat to discover the beauty of the bay, such as: visiting a cave, kayaking, enjoying swimming in the sea, etc.


19:00 - 19:30. A delicious dinner will be served at the luxury restaurant on the cruise. 

Stay overnight on board and enjoy many night activities on boat, such as squid fishing, movie night, board game, and more. 

NOTE: Our tour guide will not escort you on the cruises and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.


A Couple Happy With The Experience In A Ha Long Bay Cruise

A Couple Happy With The Experience In A Ha Long Bay Cruise


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Halong Bay Discovery - Hanoi Transfer

Morning

Start your morning with a calming Tai Chi lesson and enjoy the stunning sunrise over the bay. Have a light breakfast at 7:00, then spend the day exploring Halong's beautiful caves or kayaking.


Return to the boat at 10:00 for check-out. Enjoy an early lunch as we head back to the main dock for the transfer to Hanoi.


Around 11:30 - 11:45: we'll arrive at the port and our crew will bid you farewell. Our shuttle bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Hanoi.


Afternoon

We'll reach Hanoi around 15:00–15:30, giving you plenty of free time to relax and discover this peaceful city. You can take a walk in the Hanoi Old Quarter and try some delicious Vietnamese street food.


NOTE: There are some activities before brunch, depending on the cruise itinerary.

Spend Time To Try Rowing A Boat

Spend Time To Try Rowing A Boat

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi Departure

Morning

Free at your leisure in the morning. Our driver will transfer you to the airport to take your departure flight. 

BestPrice Travel hopes to see you on your next trip!

NOTE: Your room is available until 12:00. Please contact your travel consultant if you need a late checkout.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

What's Included

9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner

Airplane, Car, Cruise, Trekking

Hotel (8 nights), On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)

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 Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang and Da Nang - Ha Noi

Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out

Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)

International flights with taxes

Visa or Passport Fees

Travel Insurance

Tips, laundry and gratuities

Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Additional Info

Cancellation by Customer:

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy:

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
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