Vietnam Hands-On

Vietnam Hands-On

Vietnam Hands-on
9 days – 8 nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Da-Nang, Hoi-An, Hanoi, Ha-Long Bay
Culture, Discovery, Adventure, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City        
As soon as you deplane at Tan Son Nhat airport, our representative will meet you at the end of the jet bridge or at the entrance of the terminal, to assist you with immigration procedures. For those applying for a visa on arrival, the estimated wait time for the visa is usually 30 minutes. After clearing immigration and customs, you’ll be introduced to your guide who will drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax.

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Tour includes
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Special assistance service on arrival
  • 8 nights’ accommodation:
    • Saigon – 3 nights
    • Hoi-An – 2 nights
    • Hanoi – 2 nights
    • Halong – 1 night
  • Meals
    • 8 breakfast daily
    • 5 lunches
  • Visit of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Saigon city tour
  • Tour of the Mekong Delta in depth
  • Sightseeing of Hoi-An
  • Boat cruising along Hoai River
  • Organic Farm visit
  • Cooking Class
  • Water puppet performance
  • Cyclo tour of Hanoi
  • Noodle soup at Pho Bat Dan
  • Hanoi city tour
  • Visit the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • One day Halong Bay cruise
  • Tai Chi lesson
  • Local English-speaking guides (one guide in each city)
  • Entrance fees and boat rides
  • Private A/C transportation on tour
  • Water puppet show
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
Not included in tour
  • International or Domestic airfares
  • Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry Visa and visa fees
  • Wi-Fi at hotels except as indicated
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks except as indicated
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out (Most hotels begin check-in around 2:00pm).
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included”


Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Ho Chi Minh Liberty Central Saigon Riverside 4.5
Hoi-An Santana Boutique Hotel 5
Hanoi Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel 5
Ha-Long Bay Paradise Suites 4.5
Ho Chi Minh Mia Saigon Luxury Boutique Hotel 5
Hoi-An Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery 4.5
Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole 5
Ha-Long Bay Vinpearl Resort & Spa 4.5
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


These programs can be customized for individuals and groups.

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

  • Airfare

We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

  • Program

You may add or remove;

    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

  • Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

Tour Code: VT03SGN20TE

Option: Food delights on vintage Vespa
The darker the night gets the more vivid Saigon becomes! Get ready for a fascinating ride by vintage Vespa tonight to discover busy Saigon after dark, together with delightful local food tasting in the most authentic local restaurants. It’s such a great chance for you to experience the Southern Vietnam specialties. Then continue to zig zag through the hustle and bustle of the streets. End up your night at a cozy speak easy bar to taste some signature cocktails (or mocktails for your children) and have a chat with people here. Get back to your hotel and call it a night.
Option: Making Lanterns with Mr. Huyhn Van Trung
Silk lanterns, the simple yet colorful handicraft is now an essential part of Hoi-An culture. The lantern is inspired and hand-made by local artisans and is meant to bring good fortune. It has really made a comeback thanks to an experienced man - Mr. Huynh Van Trung who was born in a traditional lantern making family. Trung inherits valuable skills in making lanterns from his father - the well-known artisan Huynh Van Ba. Chat with him for a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the stages of production. Try creating your own lantern and take it home as a souvenir.
Venue location: Doi Temple - 10 minutes from Hoi-An Center.

Other Options:

  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.


Cooking Class Lunch Menu:

  • Crispy eggplant rolls with meat *
  • Moringa salad with shrimp *
  • Grilled basa fish in banana leaves *
  • Stir fried chicken with garlic
  • Stir fried mix vegetables
  • Steamed rice
  • Homemade yoghurt

(*) Cooking class