14-Day Vietnam Tour From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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14 days
Availability : 2023 - 2025
Hanoi
Halong - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Dalat - HCM

Tour Details

Welcome to our immersive 14-day tour of Vietnam, where you will embark on an adventure through this beautiful country and discover its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture.

From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the pristine beaches of Nha Trang City, this tour will take you on a journey of a lifetime. Explore ancient temples, experience traditional Vietnamese cuisine, and witness breathtaking views that will leave you in awe.

You will immerse yourself in the history of Vietnam with visits to iconic landmarks, such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum. Marvel at the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the tranquil countryside of Hoi An, and the picturesque mountains of Dalat.

But it’s not just the sights that will captivate you. Throughout the tour, you will also have the chance to engage with locals and learn about their way of life. From kayaking through limestone caves to enjoying a sunset cocktail on the beach, this tour is designed to give you a true taste of Vietnam.

So, get ready to create unforgettable memories, make new friends, and discover the magic of Vietnam on this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Highlights

  • Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay with seafood dinner and sunrise/sunset views
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel and take a cyclo ride along the Perfume River in Hue
  • Explore the charming old town of Hoi An and visit the My Son Sanctuary
  • Relax on the beach and snorkel or scuba dive in Nha Trang
  • Visit the quirky Crazy House and indulge in a spa treatment in Dalat
  • Learn about the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Take a street food and enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Departure & Return Location

Hanoi – finished in HCM
The itinerary can start from HCM and finish in Hanoi.

Price Includes

for a private package tour
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels (4 or 5-star hotels as your request with extra charge)
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • Domestic flights (Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Da Lat, & Da Lat -HCM)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trips in Halong Bay and the Perfume River
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
  • Snorkeling or scuba diving trip in Nha Trang
  • Cable car ride in Dalat
  • A farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Price Excludes

  • International flights to and from Vietnam
  • Visa fees
  • International travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, and tips for guides and drivers

Notes

  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and other factors beyond our control.
  • Please make sure you have a valid passport and visa before booking the tour.
  • Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies before the tour.
  •  The itinerary shows prices based on 3-star accommodations, but 4-5 star hotels can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • If you choose to book hotels outside of our partner hotels, we are happy to assist you for an additional fee of 20USD per night per room for 3-star hotels and 40USD per night per room for 4-star hotels. This is a service we provide to ensure our customers have the best possible experience, even if they choose to stay at a non-partner hotel. 

Price

Price is for a private tour.
  • 2-guest price: 2,290USD/guest base on 3-star hotels
  • 4-guest price: 1,940USD/guest base on 3-star hotels

Itinerary

Embark on a 14-day adventure through Vietnam, discovering its culture, history, and scenic delights. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the stunning Halong Bay, the historic Hue and Hoi An, the picturesque Nha Trang, the serene Dalat, and the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, this tour is an immersive experience that showcases the best of Vietnam.

Quick-look Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and spend two days exploring the city’s rich history, architecture, and cuisine. Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature, and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese meal.

Day 3-4: Halong Bay
Take a scenic drive to Halong Bay and spend two days cruising the stunning limestone formations, enjoying seafood meals, and relaxing on the deck of a traditional junk boat.

Day 5-6: Hue
Fly to Hue and explore the ancient imperial city, visiting the Imperial Citadel, the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Tombs of the Emperors. Take a sunset cruise on the Perfume River.

Day 7-8: Hoi An
Drive to Hoi An, a charming riverside town known for its lantern-lined streets, historic buildings, and excellent cuisine. Take a walking tour of the old town, visit local markets and temples, and enjoy a cooking class or bicycle tour.

Day 9-10: Nha Trang
Fly to Nha Trang, a coastal city famous for its long sandy beaches and clear waters. Spend two days relaxing on the beach, snorkeling or scuba diving, or visiting nearby islands.

Day 11-12: Dalat
Take a scenic drive to Dalat, a highland town known for its cooler climate, French colonial architecture, and stunning scenery. Visit the Dalat Flower Gardens, take a cable car ride, and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment.

Day 13-14: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and spend two days exploring the city’s vibrant culture, history, and cuisine. Visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, and the Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

This itinerary offers a mix of cultural and natural attractions, with plenty of time for relaxation and rejuvenation. It can be customized to suit individual preferences and interests, and can include additional activities such as hiking, cycling, or visiting local villages.

Longer details itinerary to read:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (L)

After arriving in Hanoi, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to their hotel to check-in and rest after their flight. Once you have had some time to relax and refresh, you will take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, a picturesque lake located in the heart of Hanoi. The lake is surrounded by temples, pagodas, and historic buildings, and it’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant, where you can try some of the city’s famous dishes, such as pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich), and cha ca (grilled fish).

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B,L)

The second day of the tour begins with a walking tour of the Old Quarter, a historic district in Hanoi that is known for its narrow streets, traditional shops, and ancient temples. You will visit the Dong Xuan Market, one of the largest and oldest markets in Hanoi, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothing, and local products.

Next, you will explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, which was established in 1070 to honor Confucius and other scholars. The temple features beautiful gardens, ornate architecture, and stone tablets inscribed with the names of scholars who passed the royal exams.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, where you can learn about the life and legacy of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader. The mausoleum houses Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body and is an important site for locals and visitors to pay their respects.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive to Halong Bay, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Vietnam. The bay features over 1,600 limestone islands and islets in various shapes and sizes, creating a stunning seascape that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon arrival in Halong Bay, you will board a traditional junk boat for an overnight cruise around the bay. The boat is designed in the style of a traditional Vietnamese junk, with wooden furnishings, spacious cabins, and a sun deck where you can enjoy panoramic views of the bay.

You will enjoy a tasty seafood dinner on board while watching the sunset over the limestone formations. After dinner, you can relax on the sundeck or participate in activities such as squid fishing or karaoke.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

You will wake up early to catch the sunrise over the bay, which is a breathtaking sight to behold. After breakfast on the boat, you will visit a floating fishing village, where you can see how locals live and work on the water. You will have the opportunity to kayak through the limestone caves and explore the bay up close.

After the kayaking excursion, you will return to the boat for a final lunch before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Along the way, you will have the chance to stop at a ceramics workshop to see how pottery is made.

Day 5: Hanoi – Hue (B,L)

On the fifth day of the tour, you will fly to Hue and check in to their hotel. Hue is a city located in central Vietnam and was the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of Vietnam.

After settling in, you will visit the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the political and cultural center of the Nguyen Dynasty. The citadel is a sprawling complex of palaces, temples, and gardens that offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the emperors.

In the evening, you will take a cyclo (bicycle taxi) ride along the Perfume River, which runs through the heart of Hue. This is a great way to see the city and experience the local culture.

Day 6: Hue City Tour (B,L)

You will start the day by visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple that is considered the symbol of Hue. The temple features a seven-story pagoda, a garden of bonsai trees, and a peaceful courtyard where monks and nuns practice meditation.

Next, you will explore the Tombs of the Emperors, a collection of elaborate tombs built for the Nguyen Dynasty rulers. Each tomb is a unique architectural masterpiece and reflects the personality and tastes of the emperor who commissioned it.

In the evening, you will take a sunset cruise on the Perfume River, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. You will also have the opportunity to sample local cuisine and watch traditional performances on board the boat.

Day 7: Hue to Hoi An (B,L)

You will leave Hue and embark on a scenic drive to Hoi An, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. One of the highlights of the drive is the Hai Van Pass, which offers stunning panoramic views of the coastline and mountains. You will have the opportunity to stop and take photos of this amazing view.

After arriving in Hoi An and checking in to their hotel, you will take a walking tour of the Old Town and visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, one of the town’s most iconic landmarks. You will also have the chance to explore the local markets and try some delicious street food.

In the evening, you can enjoy a lantern-lit dinner along the Thu Bon River, which runs through the heart of Hoi An. This is a romantic and picturesque experience that showcases the town’s charm and beauty.

Day 8: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B,L)

You will start the day by visiting the My Son Sanctuary, a complex of Cham temples that date back to the 4th century. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of the Cham people, who were once one of the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia.

After the temple visit, you will take a cooking class and learn how to make some of Vietnam’s most popular dishes. You will have the chance to shop for ingredients at a local market and then prepare and cook the dishes under the guidance of a professional chef.

In the afternoon, you will take a bicycle tour of the countryside and visit a local village, where you can learn about traditional farming practices and see how locals live. This is a great way to experience the rural side of Vietnam and get a glimpse of daily life in the countryside.

In the evening, you can relax at their hotel or explore more of Hoi An’s nightlife and dining scene, which is known for its trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang airport – Nha Trang (B,L)

Welcome to Nha Trang! After your flight, you’ll check in to your hotel and immediately feel the warmth of the East Sea as you step onto the beach. Take a deep breath of fresh sea air and relax, because today is all about unwinding.

Spend your day soaking up the sun, reading a book, or simply lounging on the sand. The tranquil waters invite you for a refreshing dip, so take a swim or try out some water sports. If you’re feeling active, take a walk along the Tran Phu promenade and marvel at the views of the sea. You can also visit the local market for some shopping and to taste the local delicacies.

Tonight, treat yourself to a delicious seafood dinner at one of the many restaurants in town, and enjoy the gentle sea breeze as you dine al fresco.

Day 10: Departure (B)

Today, you have the option to explore Nha Trang with a city tour or take part in a snorkeling adventure to discover the vibrant marine life of the East Sea. Optional activities include a guided Nha Trang city tour or a thrilling snorkeling excursion.

Option 1: Nha Trang City tour

After breakfast at the hotel, join our city tour to discover the highlights of Nha Trang. We’ll start by visiting the Po Nagar Cham Towers, an impressive complex of ancient temples built by the Cham people. Next, we’ll head to the Long Son Pagoda, a beautiful Buddhist temple that’s home to a towering white statue of Buddha.

From there, we’ll continue to the Dam Market, one of the city’s largest and busiest markets, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothing, and local products. After exploring the market, we’ll take a scenic drive along Tran Phu Street, passing by some of Nha Trang’s most beautiful beaches and landmarks.

Our last stop will be at the Oceanographic Institute, where you can learn about the marine life and ecosystems of the East Sea. After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore the city on your own or relax at the hotel.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors.

Option 2: Nha Trang Beach

Get ready to explore the breathtaking underwater world of Nha Trang. Go snorkeling or scuba diving to see the colorful coral reefs and vibrant marine life up close. You’ll be amazed at the variety of fish and sea creatures that call these waters home.

After your dive, take an island-hopping tour to visit some of the nearby islands. Each island has its own unique character and charm, so take your time to explore and enjoy the scenery. You can also swim, sunbathe, or simply relax on the beaches.

As the sun begins to set, make your way back to Nha Trang and enjoy a cocktail on the beach by yourself. The vibrant colors of the sky will leave you in awe, and you’ll feel truly grateful to be here. End your day with a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant, and get ready for the adventures that await you tomorrow.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Dalat (B,L)

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a scenic drive to the charming city of Dalat. Located in the Central Highlands, Dalat is a beautiful and peaceful city known for its romantic atmosphere, cool weather, and picturesque landscapes. During the drive, you’ll have the opportunity to take in stunning views of the lush forests, rolling hills, and picturesque valleys. You’ll also pass by some beautiful waterfalls, including the Prenn Waterfall and the Elephant Waterfall.

Once you arrive in Dalat, check in to your hotel and head straight to the Dalat Flower Gardens. These beautiful gardens are home to a wide variety of colorful blooms, including hydrangeas, roses, and daisies. You can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and admire the beautiful flowers in full bloom. Make sure to take some photos of the beautiful surroundings!

Next, take a cable car ride to the Truc Lam Zen Monastery. This stunning monastery is located on a hill overlooking the city and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. As you make your way up the cable car, you’ll see the lush forests, rolling hills, and picturesque valleys stretching out in front of you. Once you reach the monastery, take a stroll through the peaceful gardens and enjoy the serene atmosphere.

Day 12: Dalat City (B, L)

Start your day with a visit to the Crazy House, an unusual and quirky guesthouse designed by the Vietnamese architect Hang Nga. This unique house is a maze of winding staircases, narrow hallways, and quirky rooms, all designed to resemble a treehouse. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale as you explore this fascinating and surreal building.

Afterward, it’s time to relax and indulge in some pampering. Head to one of the many spas in Dalat and treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment. Whether you prefer a massage, facial, or body scrub, there’s something for everyone. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for more adventures.

Finally, make your way to the Dalat Market and shop for souvenirs to take home with you. This bustling market is filled with colorful stalls selling everything from local handicrafts to fresh produce. You can find unique gifts for your loved ones or pick up some delicious treats to enjoy on the rest of your journey. Don’t forget to haggle with the vendors for the best prices!

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, and check in to the hotel. The city is full of history, energy, and culture, and is a great place to experience the vibrancy of Vietnam.

In the afternoon, head to the War Remnants Museum to learn about the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective. The museum contains photographs, artifacts, and exhibits that shed light on the devastation caused by the war.

Next, visit the Reunification Palace, the former home of the South Vietnamese president. This historic building played a significant role in the end of the Vietnam War and the reunification of the country.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)

Start the day by visiting the famous Ben Thanh Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in Vietnam. Here, you can find everything from souvenirs and clothing to fresh produce and street food. Practice your bargaining skills and pick up some unique souvenirs to bring back home.

At lunch, take a street food and sample some of the city’s delicious cuisine. Vietnamese food is known for its fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and unique cooking techniques, and you’ll get to try some of the best dishes that Saigon has to offer.

For your farewell dinner, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a tasty meal with your fellow travelers. Raise a glass to the end of an amazing trip and reminisce about all the incredible experiences you’ve had in Vietnam.

This itinerary can be customized to fit your preferences and needs. Additionally, the tour can be arranged to start from Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi or vice versa, depending on your travel plans.

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Discover the fascinating culture, stunning natural beauty, and delicious cuisine of Vietnam on this 14-day tour. From cruising in Halong Bay to exploring the ancient town of Hoi An, this tour offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. With comfortable accommodations, knowledgeable guides, and all activities and transportation included, this tour is the ideal way to experience the best of Vietnam.

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