Vietnam Discovery: 12-Day Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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12 days
Availability : 2023 - 2025
Hanoi, Halong, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, HCM, Mekong, Cu Chi

Tour Details

Embark on this extraordinary 12-day exploration of Vietnam, uncovering its cultural treasures, natural wonders, and heartwarming hospitality. Let the vibrant cities, lush landscapes, and captivating history leave an indelible mark on your soul, as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Departure & Return Location

Start from Hanoi & Finish in Ho Chi Minh City
We can do it on an opposite way.

Price Includes

for a private package tour


  • 2 Nights in Hanoi (Base on 2 or 3 People/Room)
  • 1 Night on Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat (Twin/Double/Triple Room)
  • 1 Night in Ninh Binh Local Homestay (Twin/Double/Triple)
  • 1 Night on the Overnight Train (Multi-Share Train Cabin)
  • 3 Nights in Hoi An (2 or 3 People Room Hotel)
  • 2 Nights in Ho Chi Minh City (Twin/Double Room Hotel)
  • 1 Night in Mekong Delta Local Homestay (Twin/Double/Triple Room)

Flights: Internal flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City on Day 9 is included.

Guides: Knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide throughout your journey, providing 24/7 support and assistance

Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian options are available upon request)


Price is for a private tour.

3-star hotels (unless homestay) and 3-star cruise:

  • 4-guest price: 1,380USD/guest (= 115USD/day/guest) base on 3-star hotels
  • 2-guest price: 1,680USD/guest (=  140USD/day/guest) base on 3-star hotels

4-star hotels (unless homestay) and 4-star cruise:

  • 4-guest price: 1,680USD/guest (= 140USD/day/guest) base on 4-star hotels
  • 2-guest price: 1,980USD/guest (=  165USD/day/guest) base on 4-star hotels


Day 1Arrival in Vibrant Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, where your unforgettable Vietnamese adventure begins! Our friendly team will greet you at the airport and whisk you away to your cozy accommodation in the heart of the enchanting old town. Get acquainted with your fellow travelers, and feel the excitement building up for the incredible experiences that lie ahead.

Day 2Immerse in the Charm of Hanoi

Prepare to dive headfirst into the captivating energy of Hanoi. Embark on a fascinating walking and rickshaw tour, allowing you to witness the bustling streets and immerse yourself in the rhythm of local life. As you explore, savor the delectable flavors of spicy spring rolls and tantalizing street food. As night falls, we’ll venture out to discover the hidden gems of Hanoi’s vibrant nightlife, treating ourselves to a memorable dinner and drinks.

Day 3Majestic Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise

Leave the city behind as we journey to the ethereal beauty of Ha Long Bay. Traverse the emerald waters, surrounded by towering limestone karsts that seem to transport you to another world. We’ll hop into kayaks, navigating secret caves and secluded coves, marveling at nature’s masterpiece. To make the experience even more magical, we’ll spend the night aboard a comfortable boat, complete with a hot tub and bar, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Day 4Ninh Binh Homestay & Haunting History

Leaving the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay, we’ll venture to Ninh Binh, a land of sprawling rice paddies and majestic limestone mountains. Immerse yourself in the local culture as we settle into traditional bungalows at a charming homestay nestled by the tranquil riverbank.

Day 5Rice Paddies and Overnight Train Adventure

Prepare for an adventure-filled day exploring the idyllic countryside retreat of Ninh Binh. Hop on a bicycle and meander through vibrant rice paddies, witnessing the picturesque beauty of rural Vietnam. Glide along the network of rivers and caves on a local row boat, discovering hidden treasures along the way. We’ll conclude our time in Ninh Binh with a hike to the summit of Dragon Mountain, offering breathtaking panoramic views. As the sun sets, we’ll embark on an overnight train bound for the enchanting town of Hoi An.

Day 6Enchanting Hoi An Revealed

As the morning sun illuminates the colorful streets of Hoi An, prepare to be charmed by its beauty and rich history. After checking into our comfortable hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore. Stroll through the ancient streets lined with historic buildings, browse the bustling markets, or indulge in the services of a talented local tailor to have a custom suit or dress crafted to perfection.

Day 7Basket Boat Adventure & Culinary Delights

Join us for a truly unique experience guided by local fishermen. Embark on a basket boat tour through verdant coconut groves, mastering the art of crab fishing along the way. Then, unleash your inner chef during a hands-on cooking class, learning the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine. By the end of the day, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the flavors and techniques that make Vietnamese food so irresistible.

Day 8Craftsmanship and Beach Bliss

Delve into the artistic side of Hoi An as we learn the ancient art of lantern making. Craft your own beautiful creation, a tangible piece of Vietnam to take home as a cherished memento. Afterwards, hop on bicycles and pedal your way to a nearby beach, where you can unwind and soak up the sun at a tranquil beach club, embracing the laid-back vibe and the gentle lapping of waves.

Day 9Soaring to Ho Chi Minh City

Bid farewell to Hoi An as we take to the skies and fly south to Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis brimming with energy. Upon arrival, the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets, sample mouthwatering street food, or discover the city’s rich history and culture.

Day 10Immersed in the Mekong Delta

Prepare for a day of immersion in the lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta. Witness the vibrant river life as we explore the waterways, discovering how the locals live and work in harmony with this enchanting ecosystem. Visit charming villages, interact with friendly locals, and experience the warm hospitality of a local homestay, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 11Unveiling the Secrets of Cu Chi Tunnels

Embark on a journey through history as we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. These intricate underground passageways served as vital supply routes, hideouts, and living quarters during the Vietnam War. Gain a deep understanding of the resilience and ingenuity of the Vietnamese people as you explore this historical site. Returning to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, we’ll dress to impress for our farewell dinner and a memorable evening of celebration.

Day 12Fond Farewells and New Horizons

As your incredible 12-day adventure draws to a close, we bid you farewell. For those flying home, we’ll assist you in making your way to the airport. But for those who want to extend the dream, our team is here to help you continue your exploration of Vietnam or embark on further adventures throughout Southeast Asia. Cherish the memories made and the friendships formed during this extraordinary journey.


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Liam Mitchell Anderson

Group Traveller

I had an absolutely incredible experience during the Vietnam Intro 12-day tour! Vy, our tour guide, was truly outstanding, skillfully fostering a sense of camaraderie among us, and we quickly became close friends. The itinerary was a perfect blend, encompassing nearly everything I had hoped to witness and explore in Vietnam. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a seamless and meticulously organized holiday experience.

July 12, 2023
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