Trip offered by Mina Travel expert in Vietnam

Trip summary

  • Departure Hanoi
  • End Ho Chi Minh City
  • Countries
    • Vietnam
  • City
    • Hanoi
    • Halong
    • Hue
    • Hoi An
    • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival at Noi Bai airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time and overnight in a hotel in Hanoi. 

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  • 2
    Hanoi visit (B)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, start the day visiting the current capital of Vietnam: the Temple of Literature dedicated to Confucius and the Men of Letters, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), the house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda.

    In the afternoon visit Van Nien Temple and Tao Sach Pagoda, then take a tour around the old quaters on foot. It is a peaceful area allowing you to get an insight on the life of the city and its inhabitants.

    The tour ends with a walk around Hoan Kiem lake also known as Lake of the Restored Sword, visiting Ngoc Son Temple. Overnight in hotel. 

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  • 3
    Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
    Day 3

    Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

    Morning departure to Halong Bay. You'll pass the rich farms of the Red River Delta. Once at Halong pier, you'll board for a cruise around the splendid islands emerging from the tranquil emerald sea. Seafood-based lunch and exploration of the Surpise cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the bay. Sunset, dinner and overnight aboard the junk. 

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  • 4
    Halong - Hanoi - Flight to Hue (B, Brunch)
    Day 4 Transfer by airplane

    In the morning after breakfast leave the junk and set off on a sampan (typical boat) to visit the famous caves. Brunch on the junk. Return to Hanoi for the flight to Hue. Check in to the hotel and overnight.

    (The route of the mini cruise can vary according to the kind of junk used and sea conditions. The guide on board will speak English /French).

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  • 5
    Hue - Hoi An (B, L)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    In the morning meeting at the hotel and then set off to visit the Forbidden City, the Imperial Museum and Tu Duc Tomb. Then embark on a traditional sampan for an excursion along Perfume River towards Thien Mu Pagoda. Stop to visit this beautiful pagoda, built in 1601, symbol of Hue. Continue to Thuy Bieu village.

    After lunch, a pleasant bike trip in the village will allow you to discover the daily activities of the locals. Enjoy some rest with a foot bath with hot water and medical herbs, a traditional health practice.

    Transfer to the old city of Hoi An and overnight in hotel.

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  • 6
    Hoi An - Saigon (B)
    Day 6 Transfer by airplane

    In the morning visit Hoi An, a Unesco Heritage Site. Visit the main sites, including Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple, the ancient Phung Hung house, the market, the port, Chuc Thanh pagoda, the oldest in Hoi An, erected by a Chinese monk, then visit the gallery of French photographer Rehànn.

    Transfer to the airport and flight to Saigon. Overnight at the hotel.

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  • 7
    Saigon - Ben Tre - Saigon (B, L)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    After breakfast, leave for Ben Tre, the capital of the coconut in Vietnam. Arrive at Hung Vuong pier, a short transfer by local boat will take you to the small canals. During the trip you'll have the chance to admire local activities such as fishing along the river and the irrigation system. Lunch in a local restaurant with typical dishes. Tuk tuk ride to discover the authentic off-the-beaten-track countryside. The route winds through nice houses with hospitable inhabitants. After lunch in a local restaurant, explore the village.

    Return to Saigon and overnight.

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  • 8
    Saigon (B)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    After breakfast visit the Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, Ngoc Huang pagoda and the museum of war remnants. Continue to the lively commercial area from Dong Khoi street, the "Rue Cantinat" of the French settlers, to Benh Tanh market square.

    Transfer to the airport.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Hotels of the chosen category on twin /double sharing basis, single room with supplement
    • Meals mentioned in the program
    • Car for all transfers and land escursions
    • Local French / English speaking guide
    • Ferries as mentioned in the program
    • Entry fees (included if the trip is accompanied by the guide)
    Price does not include
    • Meals not mentioned in the program
    • Domestic flights: Hanoi - Hue, Danang -Saigon (Vietnam airlines, upon request)
    • Drinks, tips, telephone, all personal expenses and expenses that are not expressly mentioned under "the price includes"
    • International flights and airport taxes