Vietnam at a Glance

10 days / 9 nights from $995

Overview

Hanoi Old Quater / Hoan Kiem Lake / Sapa / Fansipan / Hanoi / Halong Bay

Go on a leisurely experience of Vietnam’s main cities and stroll around town to visit various past imperial palaces, monuments and sites. Learn about Vietnam’s rich ancient and modern history with a variety of optional activities to choose from.

This Vietnam at a glance excursion brings you a glance of Vietnam in 10 days. You will have a unique experience of Vietnam’s two largest cities of Vietnam including Hanoi capital city and the bustling Ho Chi Minh city, plus the UNESCO world natural heritage site Ha Long bay and the beautiful Ninh Binh and romantic Dalat city. Being said to be well worthwhile, the Vietnam at a glance tour helps to introduce a country with intriguing traditions, spectacular landscape and friendly people to travelers. Touring from the North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have sweeping views of Vietnam and collect a lot of interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. This tour is designed for the discerning travelers wishing to the natural beauty and hidden charms along the whole country.

Destinations: Hanoi Old Quater Hoan Kiem Lake Sapa Fansipan Hanoi Halong Bay

Suitable: Singles & Solo, Young Adults, Family

Departure 2022: Weekly

Themes: Off the beaten back, Soft Adventure, Nature, Cultural, Interact with the locals

Trip Highlights

From Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi, visit the major cities historical sites, local markets to learn about Vietnam’s modern and ancient history as well as experiencing the daily life of the locals

Joining cooking classes in the North, Central and South of Vietnam with the experienced chefs’ support to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes by yourself

Hop onto a cruise and spend a night in the heart of the beautiful karst formations of Halong Bay. 

Day-to-day Itinerary

Hanoi | Halong | Ninh Binh | Dalat | Ho Chi Minh City

  • Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
  • Take a rest and enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening. Stay overnight in Hanoi

Overnight: Hanoi

Stay at: Rex Hotel 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 with the starting destination at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology among the most interesting museums in Hanoi, understanding more about 54 distinct ehtnic minority groups in Vietnam.
  • Then, visit Tran Quoc pagoda, which appeared in the Oxford Dictionary as the earliest example of the word “pagoda” in English. Next, take a walk around Dong Xuan market, a historical site which has been a renowned symbol and also a pride of Hanoi locals for a long time.
  • Stop for having a cup of coffee or traditional Vietnamese green tea. It is not about drinking a type of beverage but also about getting to know more about the culture and customs of northern Vietnamese people. 
  • Wake up early in the morning to feel the clear sounds of Hanoi, walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, do some relaxing exercises with the locals. The trip will then begin after you rest and have breakfast to recharge.
  • After breakfast, the car will take you to Ha Long, experience the wonderful things of the natural wonder of the world, check in on board and enjoy lunch on the boat with seafood.
  • After lunch, join some activities on the boat such as viewing Halong Bay, visiting caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the boat to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can fish night squid with local people.
  • Overnight on board.

Overnight: Hanoi

Stay at: Rex Hotel Hanoi

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

  • Wake up early in the morning to feel the clear sounds of Hanoi, walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, do some relaxing exercises with the locals. The trip will then start after you rest and have breakfast to recharge.
  • After breakfast, the car will take you to Halong Bay, experience the wonderful things of the natural wonder of the world, check in on board and enjoy lunch on the cruise with seafood.
  • After lunch, join some activities on the cruise such as contemplating the beauty of Halong Bay, visiting caves, kayaking, and swimming before returning to the cruise to relax and have dinner. In the evening, you can go fishing night squid with local people.
  • Overnight on the cruise

Overnight: Halong

Stay at: Luxury Calypso Cruise

Inclusion: Private car, visiting caves, kayaking, cooking class, squid fishing, etc. 

In the morning, you will have a light breakfast on the cruise and enjoy the beauty of the waters of Halong Bay. After that, join some activities on board and check out, have lunch then return to the wharf before heading back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your guide will take you back to your hotel. From here, you can freely explore Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoy famous street food.

Freely experience relaxing activities such as foot massage,…

Overnight: Hanoi

Stay at: Rex Hotel Hanoi

Inclusion: Private car, visiting caves, etc

  • The driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the next stop, Trang An Scenic Landscape complex, not far from Hanoi, recognized as a UNESCO World natural heritage. 
  • Row a sampan boat along the river and admire the beautiful scenery of mountains and clouds.
  • The boat will take you to visit famous caves as a place of a mixture of wild and mystical beauty.

Overnight: Ninh Binh

Stay at: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

  • Reward yourself with a deep sleep after an energy-draining day. 
  • Then, the driver will pick you up at your hotel to return to Hanoi and board the plane to Da Lat.
  • Arriving in Da Lat, the guide will take you to the hotel. Enjoy dinner then take a rest at the hotel.

Overnight: Dalat

Stay at: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

Inclusion: Private car, tour guide, hotel, breakfast

 

  • In the morning, visit Crazy House, where the exterior design is similar to a giant tree, and the architecture represents the shapes of animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves.
  • In the afternoon, you will enjoy the beauty of Lang Biang mountain by jeep car, and surely have unforgettable moments in this magical land.

Overnight: Dalat

Icon Hotel: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

  • Start your day with a visit to Waterfall Dalanta, where you can see the most beautiful waterfall in the region, the highlight of this wild and attractive land.
  • Depart from Dalat, go along the new road, cross Ta Nung pass to visit Van Thanh flower village, where you can watch the locals harvest flowers and vegetables. 
  • Along the way, you can stop to visit Elephant Waterfall the majestic waterfall in Dalat, drink wine (also known as Happy water), visit a coffee farm and try local coffee products, visit the silk factory, and shop for high-end silk products.

Overnight: Dalat

Stay at: Terracotta Hotel & Resort Dalat

  • Visit Melinh Cafe, one of the famous cafes in Da Lat and also an attractive highlight in the tour itinerary to Da Lat. Here you can observe how the locals grow and make dietary products from coffee. 
  • On the way back to the hotel, you can see a lot of vegetable farms and cricket farms. If you want, stop by to see how the locals feed crickets, learn more about why crickets are such a strange yet nutritious food, especially effective for Alzheimer’s.
  • After that, return to the hotel to check out and return to HCMC.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Stay at: Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

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.

Suggested

Rex Hotel Hanoi

Apricot Hotel

Church Boutique Hotel, Hang Trong

Silk Path Hotel 

Luxury Calypso Cruise - accommodation-vietnam-at a glance tour

Suggested

Luxury Calypso Cruise

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel Room - Accommodation at Vietnam at a glance tour

Suggested

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Terracotta Hotel Resort Dalat - accommodation vietnam at a glance tour

Suggested

Terracotta Hotel Resort Dalat

Suggested

 Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Dalat

Suggested

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat

Suggested

Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel

Muong Thanh Saigon Centre – accommodation vietnam at a glance tour

Suggested

Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

Villa song- accommodation - vietnam at a glance tour

Villa Song

Sofitel plaza - accommodation - vietnam at a glance tour

Sofitel Plaza Hotel

Caravelle hotel - accommodation - vietnam at a glance tour

Caravelle Hotel

Price

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 01 pax 02 pax 04 pax 06 pax 8 pax 10 pax
4* - Vietnam Package 2110 1350 1220 1095 1025 995
Single Supplement 425

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)

 

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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:

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 01 Vietnam Simcard
  • Shuttle Bus Halong – Hanoi
  • Private cabin train
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request
  • All admission fee at attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the 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.

Tour Exclusions: 

  • Meals not clearly mentioned
  • Dinks at meals and mini-bar in hotel room.
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  •  Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Travel insurance
  • Compulsory gala dinner on Christmas or New Year Eves: to be advised
  • All kind of airfare and airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips for guide and driver ( suggested 5USD/ person/ day)
  • All other service not stated in the program

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 Vietnamdiscovery.com

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.

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)
Hanoi
February-April 
September - November
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160C - 260C
180C - 320C
Halong Bay October - December
180C - 280C
Ninh Binh March - May
190C - 330C
Dalat November - March
160C - 270C
Ho Chi Minh city December - March
210C - 330C

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