9-Day Vietnam Private Tour to Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. A must-do tour to learn about Vietnam’s history and culture! The package offers everything a visitor to Vietnam should not miss.
The bustling hub of Ho Chi Minh City, with a day trip to the Mekong Delta to view the unique floating market, the ancient and attractive old towns of Hoian and Hue, and Hanoi, with an overnight cruise to Halong Bay.
What is included?
- 8 nights accommodation based on twin-sharing room
- Two domestic flights (economy class seat): Saigon – Danang; Hue – Hanoi
- Professional private tour guide and driver
- Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
- Lunch (5)
- Breakfast (7)
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival, Airport pick-up
Ho Chi Minh City
Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, your local guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.
Day 2: Cho Lon, FITO Museum, Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral
Chinatown (Cho Lon) – District 5
The Chinatown Cho Lon will be your first destination on your guided Ho Chi Minh City tour, where you will take a leisurely stroll to see the colorful stores and enjoy the bustling lifestyle of the locals.
The FITO Museum
Following that, you’ll go to the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO), where you’ll view a variety of traditional Vietnamese medicine and medical tools.
Ben Thanh Market
Then you’ll be taken to Ben Thanh Market, where you’ll find a wide range of things, including food and everyday items.
War Remnants Museum
After lunch and a break, you’ll visit the War Remnants Museum, where you’ll see a variety of weaponry and vehicles left over from the war. It’s a fascinating location to see for history buffs.
Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon
After lunch, you’ll learn about Vietnam’s history by touring the Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the ancient Post Office. You will be taken back to your hotel after the visits.
Day 3: Drive to Ben Tre, Mekong Delta Cruise& Drive Back to Ho Chi Minh City
Next, in our 9-Day Vietnam Private Tour, a 2-hour journey will take you to Ben Tre in the morning, where you will take a boat tour down the Ham Luong River to discover the Mekong Delta’s unique lifestyle.
The boat will dock at a peaceful town where you may take a short stroll to see a local family and learn how they manufacture sedge mats while enjoying tea and tropical fruits, or ride a “Xe Loi,” a type of motorized rickshaw, or hop on your bicycle and pedal through the villages.
At a riverfront restaurant, a delectable lunch is provided. After lunch, you’ll board a sampan for a leisurely cruise through small canals. The boat will be waiting for you at a nearby wharf to transport you back to Ben Tre, from where your car will transport you to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Fly to Da Nang, Drive to Hoi An, Visit Ancient Town, Chua Ong Pagoda, Tam Ky Ancestral House, & Cruise on Bon River
You will be taken to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Da Nang in the morning. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Hoi An, where you will check into your hotel.
The Historic Town of Hoi An
Following a short break, we continue our 9-Day Vietnam Private Tour and you’ll have a half-day walking tour of this lovely city. The first destination is Hoi An Historic Town, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage site where the bright lanterns and ancient structures will leave you speechless.
Stops include Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral mansion, and the famed Japanese Bridge. Finally, you’ll take a boat ride along the river for a pleasant experience.
Day 5: Drive to Hue, Hai Van pass, Imperial City, Hue Royal Palace, Mausoleum of Tu Duc
Hai Van Pass
A private van will transport you to Hue after breakfast. The journey will take you through the scenic Hai Van Pass. Before going on to Hue, you will stop for a drink at the gorgeous Lang Co Beach. You will check into your hotel when you arrive.
Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
You will take a guided walking tour of this charming city in the afternoon. The Imperial City, also known as the Forbidden City of Hue, was the capital city of the last dynasty and is the first stop.
Hue Royal Palace
After exploring the citadel, you’ll continue on to the royal palace, where the subtle combination of red, gold, and green architecture, as well as the elegant gardens, will lead you to learn about the historic capital’s past greatness.
Tomb of Tu Duc
The Tomb of Tu Duc is the final stop on your walking tour today, where you can admire the peaceful interplay between humans and nature from the inside buildings. You will be taken back to your hotel after the visits.
Day 6: Thien Mu Pagoda by Boat, Dong Ba Market, Ornate Minh Mang’s tomb, & Fly to Hanoi
Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the bustling Dong Ba Market, and the grandiose Minh Mang’s tomb on a private boat tour down the river.
You will be transported to the Hue airport for your trip to Hanoi after the visits. When you arrive at the airport, your guide will greet you and transport you to your accommodation. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa is a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam (4 stars)
Thien Mu Pagoda
In the morning, you’ll board a private dragon boat to travel down the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda to learn more about Thien Mu, the local people’s heavenly mother.
Dong Ba Market
After that, you’ll go to Hue’s Dong Ba Market, which is the city’s main traditional trading market. You will have the opportunity to learn more about local trading and how the locals conduct business.
Minh Mang’s Tomb
Then you’ll be taken to Minh Mang’s Tomb, which was built in the nineteenth century. The mausoleum complex has a subtle combination of majesty and beauty. The lovely garden, along with the historic houses, is a lovely spot for a leisurely stroll in the tranquil ambiance.
Noi Bai International Airport
You will be driven to the airport for your journey to Hanoi after the tours. Your Hanoi guide will meet you at the airport and transport you to your accommodation.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Museum of Ethnology
Ba Dinh Square
Your guided Hanoi trip will begin in the morning with a visit to Ba Dinh Square, the city’s heart. The area can hold up to two hundred thousand people and is the primary location for festivities.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
The Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt dwellings, is accessible from the square. Chairman Ho Chi Minh oversaw the liberation of Vietnam from French colonial control and dedicated his entire life to the cause. After your visit, you will learn more about this Vietnam hero.
One Pillar Pagoda
Following that, you’ll be taken to the neighboring One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple dating back to the 12th century. Its artistic buildings, which include a small temple perched atop a stone pillar in the lake, are a sight to behold for visitors.
Temple of Literature & National University
Later, your guide will take you to Vietnam’s first national institution, the 11th-century Temple of Literature. You’ll be able to admire its gorgeous Chinese-style structures and learn about the country’s Confucianism past.
Then you’ll head to the West Lake region to have a stroll along the mirror-like water, taking in the beautiful landscape while getting a feel for the local way of life.
Chua Tran Quoc
Then you’ll head to Tran Quoc Temple, Hanoi’s oldest temple, which dates back to the 6th century. The historic buildings add a touch of antique beauty to the West Lake area. 1 hour in length Admission Ticket is included in the price Quan Thanh Temple is located in Quan Thanh, Vietnam.
The 1000-year-old Quan Thanh Shrine, a Taoist temple with constructions in Vietnamese and Chinese styles, is the next stop.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Following your temple tours, you will be taken to the History Museum of the Museum of Ethnology, where you will learn more about Vietnam’s history, culture, and people. After the tours, you will be escorted to see the fascinating Water Puppet Show, which will conclude today’s excursion.
Day 8: Drive to Halong Bay for Cruise
After breakfast, a 3.5-hour drive will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay, where you will board the cruise at around noon and have lunch onboard while sailing out into the mysterious bay. You will take an excursion to one limestone cave to view a great many stalactites and stalagmites. The 1-night stay on the cruise will be a memorable experience.
Day 9: Morning Boat Tour & Drive to Hanoi Airport for Departure
Hanoi In the morning, you will take a rowboat to explore some of the nearby islands. Then you will return to the cruise ship for brunch. Upon your arrival at the dock, your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight home. We wish you a smooth journey! Safe travels and se you soon!
9-Day Vietnam Private Tour to Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.