The Essence of Hanoi-Halong-Ninh Binh-Dalat-Ho Chi Minh 10 days / 9 nights

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10 days 9 nights

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6 people

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The Essence of Hanoi-Halong-Ninh Binh-Dalat-Ho Chi Minh 10 days / 9 nights

Continue to experience leisurely days in Vietnam’s major cities and explore the surrounding towns to visit numerous palaces, relics, and royal sites from the past. Learn about Vietnam’s rich ancient and modern history with various optional activities for you to choose from.

This panoramic tour of Vietnam will give you a glimpse of the country in 10 days. You’ll have a unique experience in two of Vietnam’s largest cities including the capital Hanoi and bustling Ho Chi Minh City, along with UNESCO-recognized world natural heritage sites such as Halong Bay and the beautiful, romantic city of Dalat. Considered highly worthwhile, this Vietnam exploration tour introduces a country with captivating traditions, magnificent landscapes, and friendly people to travelers. From North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of Vietnam and accumulate many interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. This tour is designed for sophisticated travelers seeking natural beauty and hidden charms throughout the country.”

Highlights

  • The walking tour explores historical landmarks from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi, visiting major city historical sites, local markets to delve into Vietnam’s modern and ancient history, and experience the daily lives of locals.
  • Immerse yourself in the daily lives of locals and participate in cooking classes featuring Northern, Central, and Southern cuisines with the assistance of experienced chefs to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.
  • Stay overnight on a cruise ship in Halong Bay, cruising and spending the night amidst the stunning limestone karst formations of Halong Bay.

Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival

Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival
Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival in Hanoi, our guide will welcome you at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Relax and enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi. Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private transportation, private guide, accommodation

Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour (B/_/_)

Tran Quoc Pagoda Hanoi-Day 2 - Hanoi City Tour (B/_/_)
Tran Quoc Pagoda Hanoi

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in the city center of Hanoi at 8:30. Then, embark on a city tour with the first stop at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi, where you can learn about the 54 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Next, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi which appears in the Oxford Dictionary as the earliest example of the word “pagoda” in English. Then, stroll around Dong Xuan Market, a historical site that has long been a famous landmark and a source of pride for Hanoians. Take a break to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese coffee or green tea. It’s not just about drinking a beverage but also about learning more about the culture and customs of northern Vietnam. Wake up early to experience the fresh sounds of Hanoi, take a leisurely walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, and join locals in morning exercises. The trip will start after you have rested and had breakfast to recharge. After breakfast, the car will take you to Ha Long, to experience the wonders of the world natural heritage site, board the cruise ship, and enjoy lunch on board with seafood. After lunch, participate in some boat activities such as admiring Halong Bay, exploring caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the boat to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can go night squid fishing with the locals. Overnight on board. Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private guide, private tour, entrance tickets, breakfast, cyclo ride, accommodation

Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Day 3 - Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Wake up early to immerse yourself in the crisp sounds of Hanoi, take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, and engage in some morning exercises with the locals. The journey will begin after you have rested and had breakfast to recharge. After breakfast, the car will take you to Ha Long Bay to experience the wonders of this world natural heritage site, check-in to the cruise ship, and enjoy lunch on board with seafood. After lunch, participate in some activities on the cruise such as admiring the beauty of Ha Long Bay, exploring caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the cruise ship to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can go night squid fishing with the locals. Overnight on the cruise. Accommodation: Luxury Calypso Cruise Includes: Private transportation, cave exploration, kayaking, cooking class, squid fishing, etc.

Day 4 – Halong – Hanoi (B/_/_)

Day 4 - Halong – Hanoi (B/_/_)
Day 4 – Halong – Hanoi (B/_/_)

In the morning, you’ll have a light breakfast on the cruise and enjoy the beauty of Ha Long Bay. Then, participate in some onboard activities and check out, have lunch, and return to the pier before heading back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will take you back to the hotel. From there, you’re free to explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi and indulge in its famous street food. You’re free to experience relaxing activities such as foot massages, etc. Overnight: Hanoi Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private transportation, cave exploration, etc.

Day 5 – Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/_/_)

Day 5 - Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/_/_)
Day 5 – Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/_/_)

The driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the next stop, the Trang An Landscape Complex, not far from Hanoi, recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. You’ll embark on a boat trip through three different caves along the river, immersing yourself in the stunning scenery of mountains and clouds. The boat will then take you to explore famous caves, where the pristine and mystical beauty converge. Overnight: Ninh Binh Accommodation: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Day 6 – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Dalat (B/_/_)

Day 6 - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Dalat (B/_/_)
Day 6 – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Dalat (B/_/_)

Give yourself a deep sleep after a tiring day. Then, the driver will pick you up at the hotel to return to Hanoi and catch a flight to Dalat. Upon arrival in Dalat, your guide will take you to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and then relax at the hotel. Overnight: Dalat Accommodation: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat Includes: Private transportation, guide, hotel, breakfast

Day 7 – Dalat – city tour (B/_/_)

In the morning, visit Crazy House, a place with an exterior design resembling a giant tree and architecture representing shapes of animals, mushrooms, spider webs, and caves. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy the beauty of Lang Biang Mountain by jeep and surely have unforgettable moments in this mystical land. Overnight: Dalat Iconic hotel: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Day 8 – Dalat – Waterfall tour

Start the new day with a visit to Dalanta Waterfall, where you can admire the most beautiful waterfall in the region, the highlight of this pristine and captivating land. Departing from Dalat, you’ll travel along a new route, crossing the Ta Nung Pass to visit Van Thanh flower village, where you can see local people harvesting flowers and vegetables. Along the way, you can stop to visit Elephant Waterfall – the majestic waterfall in Dalat, enjoy “happiness water” (a local liquor), visit coffee plantations, try local coffee products, visit silk production workshops, and shop for high-quality silk products. Overnight: Dalat Accommodation: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Day 9 – Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9 - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9 – Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Melinh Cafe, one of the famous coffee shops in Dalat and also a fascinating highlight of the Dalat travel journey. Here, you can observe how local people cultivate and process dietary coffee products. On the way back to the hotel, you’ll notice many vegetable farms and cricket farms. If you’re interested, you can stop by to see how locals feed crickets and learn more about why crickets are an exotic but nutritious food, especially known for their potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Then, return to the hotel for check-out and head back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation: Mường Thanh Saigon Center

Suggestions for booking tours

To ensure the ultimate vacation experience in Vietnam, meticulous planning and early booking are key. Amidst the myriad of tour companies available, Discover Vietnam Tours stands out as an excellent choice for organizing your travel itinerary with minimal hassle. With just a few emails and WhatsApp messages, you can coordinate everything you need for your trip.

Discover Vietnam Tours offers a comprehensive range of services, including airport transfers, accommodation booking, knowledgeable tour guides, reliable drivers, and customizable activities tailored to your preferences. With their assistance, you can craft a personalized trip that perfectly aligns with your desired schedule and interests, guaranteeing a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Vietnam.

Trust Discover Vietnam Tours to take care of all the details, allowing you to relax and fully immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Vietnam. Whether you’re exploring bustling cities, tranquil countryside, or stunning natural landscapes, they’ll ensure that every moment of your journey is unforgettable.

Highlights

  • The walking tour explores historical landmarks from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi, visiting major city historical sites, local markets to delve into Vietnam's modern and ancient history, and experience the daily lives of locals.
  • Immerse yourself in the daily lives of locals and participate in cooking classes featuring Northern, Central, and Southern cuisines with the assistance of experienced chefs to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.
  • Stay overnight on a cruise ship in Halong Bay, cruising and spending the night amidst the stunning limestone karst formations of Halong Bay.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Hanoi, our guide will welcome you at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Relax and enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi. Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private transportation, private guide, accommodation

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in the city center of Hanoi at 8:30. Then, embark on a city tour with the first stop at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi, where you can learn about the 54 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Next, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi which appears in the Oxford Dictionary as the earliest example of the word "pagoda" in English. Then, stroll around Dong Xuan Market, a historical site that has long been a famous landmark and a source of pride for Hanoians. Take a break to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese coffee or green tea. It's not just about drinking a beverage but also about learning more about the culture and customs of northern Vietnam. Wake up early to experience the fresh sounds of Hanoi, take a leisurely walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, and join locals in morning exercises. The trip will start after you have rested and had breakfast to recharge. After breakfast, the car will take you to Ha Long, to experience the wonders of the world natural heritage site, board the cruise ship, and enjoy lunch on board with seafood. After lunch, participate in some boat activities such as admiring Halong Bay, exploring caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the boat to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can go night squid fishing with the locals. Overnight on board. Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private guide, private tour, entrance tickets, breakfast, cyclo ride, accommodation

Wake up early to immerse yourself in the crisp sounds of Hanoi, take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, and engage in some morning exercises with the locals. The journey will begin after you have rested and had breakfast to recharge. After breakfast, the car will take you to Ha Long Bay to experience the wonders of this world natural heritage site, check-in to the cruise ship, and enjoy lunch on board with seafood. After lunch, participate in some activities on the cruise such as admiring the beauty of Ha Long Bay, exploring caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the cruise ship to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can go night squid fishing with the locals. Overnight on the cruise. Accommodation: Luxury Calypso Cruise Includes: Private transportation, cave exploration, kayaking, cooking class, squid fishing, etc.

In the morning, you'll have a light breakfast on the cruise and enjoy the beauty of Ha Long Bay. Then, participate in some onboard activities and check out, have lunch, and return to the pier before heading back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will take you back to the hotel. From there, you're free to explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi and indulge in its famous street food. You're free to experience relaxing activities such as foot massages, etc. Overnight: Hanoi Accommodation: Rex Hotel Hanoi Includes: Private transportation, cave exploration, etc.

The driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the next stop, the Trang An Landscape Complex, not far from Hanoi, recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. You'll embark on a boat trip through three different caves along the river, immersing yourself in the stunning scenery of mountains and clouds. The boat will then take you to explore famous caves, where the pristine and mystical beauty converge. Overnight: Ninh Binh Accommodation: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Give yourself a deep sleep after a tiring day. Then, the driver will pick you up at the hotel to return to Hanoi and catch a flight to Dalat. Upon arrival in Dalat, your guide will take you to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and then relax at the hotel. Overnight: Dalat Accommodation: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat Includes: Private transportation, guide, hotel, breakfast

In the morning, visit Crazy House, a place with an exterior design resembling a giant tree and architecture representing shapes of animals, mushrooms, spider webs, and caves. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy the beauty of Lang Biang Mountain by jeep and surely have unforgettable moments in this mystical land. Overnight: Dalat Iconic hotel: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Start the new day with a visit to Dalanta Waterfall, where you can admire the most beautiful waterfall in the region, the highlight of this pristine and captivating land. Departing from Dalat, you'll travel along a new route, crossing the Ta Nung Pass to visit Van Thanh flower village, where you can see local people harvesting flowers and vegetables. Along the way, you can stop to visit Elephant Waterfall – the majestic waterfall in Dalat, enjoy "happiness water" (a local liquor), visit coffee plantations, try local coffee products, visit silk production workshops, and shop for high-quality silk products. Overnight: Dalat Accommodation: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Visit Melinh Cafe, one of the famous coffee shops in Dalat and also a fascinating highlight of the Dalat travel journey. Here, you can observe how local people cultivate and process dietary coffee products. On the way back to the hotel, you'll notice many vegetable farms and cricket farms. If you're interested, you can stop by to see how locals feed crickets and learn more about why crickets are an exotic but nutritious food, especially known for their potential to treat Alzheimer's disease. Then, return to the hotel for check-out and head back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation: Mường Thanh Saigon Center

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