Vietnam 12 Day from North to South

12 days / 11 nights from $1499


Hanoi Old Quater / Trang An / Halong Bay / Hue / Hoi An / Ba Na Hills / Ho Chi Minh City / Can Tho

Travel from the mountains of the north through the history of Vietnam down to the southern river delta on this twelve-day itinerary.

The beautiful country, Vietnam, is home to countless famous attractions and unique culture. Honestly, a 12-day trip is not enough to discover the beautiful sights, interesting things that this country has to offer. According to the experience of many tourists, you need at least 4 weeks to be able to experience and appreciate the beauty of this Southeast Asian S-shaped strip of land.

So what if your time in Vietnam is only encapsulated in 12 days? Don’t worry, just refer to Vietnam Discovery’s 12-day tour from north to south. Promise that, with this itinerary, you can have memorable experiences, full of fun and excitement.

This 12-day Vietnam Tour departs in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh city, taking you from North to South and through all other destinations in between. Traveling around Vietnam on this flexible package allows you to take your time and stay as long as you wish in each destination. Please note that the package can be customized to your preference.

Trip Highlights

Day-to-day Itinerary

Hanoi | Ninh Binh | Halong | Hue | Hoi An | Danang | Ho Chi Minh City

We meet at the airport and transfer to the city center of Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam with a long-lasting history and distinctive culture and check in the hotel.

You have free time for leisure

Overnight: Hanoi

Inclusion: Private car, private guide, accommodation

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in downtown Hanoi at 8:30. After that, join the city tour to visit Hanoi’s top sites:

  • West Lake: the biggest freshwater lake of Hanoi, considered as an iconic place of the capital city of Vietnam, having a serene and tranquil beauty.
  • Ho Chi Minh’s museum: one of the most resourceful museums in Hanoi and undoubtedly in the country
  • Hoan Kiem Lake: famous for its peaceful beauty, its cultural as well as historical values, and also being the home of tortoises.

Overnight: Hanoi

Inclusion: Private guide, private tour, entrance tickets, breakfast, cyclo, accommodation

Note: Don’t wear short while going to see Ho Chi Minh Museum

We move Ninh Binh, a land rich in cultural and historical traditions with 1,499 cultural and historical relics. This has been the capital of Vietnam’s first centralized feudal state for 42 years (from 968-1010) associated with three dynasties: Dinh, pre-Le and early Ly dynasty.

Here, spend time visiting:

  • Bai Dinh pagoda: a religious complex covering a total area of 539 hectare, with both the ancient and the newly renovated Bai Dinh pagoda, parks, car parking and lake system.

  • Trang An Eco-tourism complex: home to one of the most charming and stunning karst sceneries in the world, karst towers surrounded by golden paddle fields and blooming jungles, historic temples and pagodas, etc.
  • Mua Caves: get challenging to finally enjoy wonderful relaxation on the top of Mua Cave mountain with a majestic world around you

Overnight: Ninh Binh

Inclusion: Private car, entry tickets, accommodation.

In the morning, you will have a light breakfast and get on the road with a transfer to the famous waters of Ha Long Bay. You will board a cruise cruise in Halong Bay.

 Then you will check in, have lunch and  join in some exciting activities on the bay, such as sightseeing, swimming, and kayaking.

Next, the cruise sails to take you to Lan Ha Bay, sintering to superstar Halong, be quieter and more isolated, offers plenty in her own right, particularly in the form of white sandy beaches

Overnight: Halong Bay

Inclusion: Private car, visiting caves, cruise, meals, kayak, etc.

Note: Bring sunscreen, comfortable clothes, swimwear

Set an early alarm to watch the sunrise over the bay before breakfast, then reach the dry land again. 

You will transfer to the train for a trip to Hue.

Inclusions: Train tickets, meals,…

Set out to learn about the royal kingdom that once existed in Hue with a visit to the Imperial City site, followed by a boat ride along the Perfume River and listen to Hue folk songs.

Overnight: Dalat

Inclusion: Private car, tour guide, hotel, breakfast, entrance tickets,..

Note: Bring comfortable clothes/walking shoes

In the morning, visit famous ancient Hue monuments. Then, transfer to a private car to head to Hoi An ancient town. 

On the road, stop and visit Marble Mountain, part historical treasure outside Danang city, part natural wonder, part spiritual setting, and totally beautiful

Overnight: Hue

Inclusions: Tickets, meals, guide,…

You have a city tour in Danang, visit renowned destinations like Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge, and Fantasy Park – have fun time in the most worth-living in Vietnam.

From Danang airport, you catch a flight into Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. It is one of the biggest and busiest cities in Vietnam.

Driver will pick you up and take you to a luxury hotel in the city

Overnight: Saigon

Inclusion: Tickets, meals, guide, accommodation,…

Note: bring comfortable clothes/walking shoes

Have a joyful Saigon city tour, get a glimpse of Saigon, and enjoy unique but delicious dishes here, namely Com Tam, Hu Tieu, Banh Xeo,…

Then, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, part of a complex underground tunnel system. It was built during the Vietnam War and used by the Vietnamese Army. Here you can listen to historical stories behind the tunnels and have better understand the horrors of the Vietnam War.

Overnight: Saigon

Inclusion: tickets, meals, guide,…

Note: bring comfortable clothes/walking shoes

 This day gives a wonderful experience to spend a whole day touring the Mekong Delta, which allows you to discover the fascinating local life of the people of Southwest Vietnam.

Be able to participate in many impressive activities such as visiting Cai Be floating market, cruising along Mekong River, picking fruits directly at the orchard before tasting them, and learning to make coconut candy, and cycling through a peaceful village.

Overnight: Mekong Delta

Inclusion: Entrance tickets, guide, accommodation,…

Visit Can Tho – the biggest city in Mekong Delta, referred to as “Tay Do” meaning “Western capital”. The city is famous for its floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food and fresh fruits and the beauty of the Mekong delta.

Overnight: Saigon


Visit Ben Thanh Market and say good bye and see you again Vietnam

Accommodation Options

While our itinerary prices above are associated with the suggested accommodation, Vietnam Discovery trips are 100% customized. A specialist can help you select the option which is best suitable for your tastes and budget.

You can choose the hotel of your favorite, ranging from 4 – 5 stars. 

Our suggested accommodation are:

► Hanoi: 

4-star hotels: Sunway Hotel or Anatone Hotel, or any other 4-start hotel 

5-star hotels: Melia hotel, Mgallery or any other 5-start hotel 

► Halong Bay:

La Casta 5-star cruise (Junior cabin)

► Hoi An:

4-star Sky Gem or 5-star Holiday Inn Hotel or any other similar ones.

► Ho Chi Minh City:

4-star Sky Gem or 5-star Holiday Inn Hotel or any other similar ones.


Start price per person based on central located good quality hotels. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Price is also negotiable. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you the best price yet top-notch service. 

Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD

(Not applied for: Christmas, New Year, Victory Day & the Lunar Vietnam  New Year)

Class 02 pax 05 pax 10 pax 20 pax 25 pax
4* - Vietnam Package 1999 1799 1699 1599 1499

Lưu ý: 

  • Price is applied within: 2022
  • Price is applied for group of 2 people
  • Price is not applied for public holiday ( 30th Apr, 1st May, 24th Dec, 31st Dec, 1st Jan)


What our clients say about us

Excellent! Honeymoon of a lifetime.


We were looking for an agent that could plan our honeymoon, something special, and heard of Vietnam Discovery. Honeymoon could not have been made easier, been carried out in a more professional manner.

Great company and expert service.


Vietnam Discovery has been brilliant to deal with planning our trip. Victoria spent a lot of time with us and was so patient. We can’t thank everyone enough for all of her assistance. Can’t recommend her and Vietnam Discovery enough. We will meet again!

Compassionate, professional, effective.


Like many others we were clients of Vietnam Discovery on holiday in Vietnam in April. We had 4 wonderful days in Hanoi, Halong Bay, then Hoi An. The staff of Vietnam Discovery – Jessica and the whole team backup was so great and very supportive. I have traveled with VD many times and always been impressed by their knowledgeable help when planning a trip and the quality of planned holiday we have had.

Tour Information

Tour Inclusions:

  • Round trip airport

  • Pick up and drop off

  • One way air ticket from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City

  • English speaking guide

  • Meals: US$10/meal/pax

  • A night stay at Hotel (Deluxe 2 pax/room)

  • 1 night stay at Deluxe cabin – Luxury cruise

  • 1 night stay on the train (deluxe 4 pax/cabin)

  • Entrance fees, water puppet show ticket

  • Insurance for tourism

Tour Exclusions:

  • Visa arrangements

  • Beauty and spa services

  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses

  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by client:

  • Cancellation is made after booking confirmation or more than 30 days before departure date, the fee is 10% of the total booking cost
  • Cancellation is made between 16-30 days prior to departure date: the fee is 50% of total booking cost or the whole deposit
  • Cancellation is made between 8 and 15 days before departure date: the fee is 50% of total booking cost or the whole deposit
  • Cancellation is made between 3 and 7 days before departure date: the fee is 75% of total booking cost and the penalties of hotels and car operators or other third-party providers
  • Cancellation is made less than 3 days before departure date (including no-shows): the fee is 100% of total booking cost
  • Any cases of unused services will not be refunded.

Cancellation for train and air ticket

Cancellation will be charged 10% of the total ticket price along with the amount of penalties charged by rail and airlines if applicable. 

Cancellation by

Vietnam Discovery many cancel the trip before departure because of such events of force majeure as natural disasters, terrorism, fire, war or other external events that make us not being able to operate the planned itinerary.

Check-in, check-out

Check in time                        : 13:00 or 14:00

Check out time                     : 11:00 or 12:00

 Early check-in or late check-out time is subject to availability and with additional charge. Let us know beforehand check in & check out time you expect for proper arrangement.

When to go?

Find out what the good time to travel is and some factors you should be aware of:

Place Best Months
Temperature (0C)
September - November
160C - 260C
180C - 320C
Halong Bay October - December
180C - 280C
July - September
October to March
190C - 330C
Hoi An February - June
240C - 300C
Ho Chi Minh city December - March
210C - 330C

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Jane - specialist Vietnam Discovery
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Jessica - Vietnam Discovery Specialist

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