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Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An - Hue - Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay
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10 days 9 nights

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Duration: 10 days 9 nights

Destination: Ho Chi Minh city – Hoi An – Hue – Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay

Outline itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city and Street Food Eat (B,L)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Danang – Hoi An (B)
Day 4: Hoi An cooking tour (B,L)
Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B)
Day 6: Hue – Fly to Hanoi – Street Food Eat (B,D)
Day 7: Good morning Hanoi excursion (B)
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)



  • Visit famous landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. In the afternoon, take a walking tour of the city's street food scene, sampling delicious Vietnamese cuisine along the way.
  • Take a cooking tour in Hoi An, where you will learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes and sample the flavors of local cuisine. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the town and its many shops and markets.
  • Visit the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to explore the city and its many cultural landmarks.
  • Take a walking tour of the city's street food scene, sampling delicious Vietnamese cuisine along the way.
  • Explore the city of Hanoi in the morning, visiting famous landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure.
  • Visiting caves and islands along the way. In the evening, enjoy a seafood dinner on board the boat.


  • Accommodations based on Twin/double room.
  • Private tour as mentioned as above itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Service charge & Government tax.
  • Entrance fee & drinking water during tour
  • Mineral water is available as complementary (01 bottle per pax per day).
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
  • Early check in and late check out at hotel
  • International Flight to/from Vietnam
  • Internal flights Saigon - Danang // Hue - Hanoi
  • Mini bar
  • Personal expenses which are not showing in itinerary
  • Optional tour


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Our representative/tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, which is formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling metropolis that is home to over 5 million people and a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruit and vegetables can be seen next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques. Saigon’s history is only 300 years old. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city and Street Food Eat (B,L)

Today our tour guide pick you up at the hotel by motorbike and we take a half-day city excursion to see the best of Saigon including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office built between 1877 and 1883 by renowned designer Gustav Eiffel. The cathedral still remains an active church with services each day and is favoured backdrop for Vietnamese wedding photographs. From the cathedral, take a short stroll along Dong Khoi Street to the Opera House.

From a bomb shelter to housing the parliamentary Lower House, the Opera House has had an interesting history. Restored in 1995 the Opera House has returned to its roots and is once again a theatre. Head to Cholon the city’s Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda which is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. With intricate friezes, carved tableaus and impressive incense coils make for some great photos. Then observe street life with a cyclo ride through the narrow streets to Binh Tay market that sells everything from hats to dried squid! During this excursion, gastronomic adventure around Saigon’s streets and back alleys, we’ll show you what the locals eat as we leave the tourist area behind and experience the real Vietnam. Eating on the streets of Saigon is a truly rewarding experience.

Not only will your taste buds be jumping with joy but you will also experience the heart and soul of food culture whilst eating and laughing along with the locals. As we sit down at any of the countless street food stalls we will be met with delicious food and friendly smiles. Some of the more popular street food dishes in Saigon include Banh xeo (large rice pancake filled with vegetables, shrimps and pork), Com Tam (broken rice), Hu Tiu Nam Vang (pork and crab noodle soup), and Banh Mi (Vietnamese-style sandwiches). Of course a street food tour is not complete without sampling some of the refreshing local draught beer known as Bia Hoi which is mostly found in small bars and on street corners. This light and tasty beer is brewed daily as local vendor receive a fresh batch delivered every day in plastic jugs. You’ll quickly learn how to drink bia hoi like the locals as soon as you hear their friendly local cheer – Mot, Hai, Ba – YO!! Transfer back to your hotel in the evening.

Day 3:  Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Danang – Hoi An (B)

At leisure and then you will be taken to the airport to take 1 hour flight to Danang City. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Hoi An, which is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Dinner at local restaurant in Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 4: Hoi An cooking tour (B,L)

We start the day (8:45am) with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe as our meeting point. Visit Hoi An's colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.

On arrival, we have a chance to explore the cooking school's herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An's and Vietnam's well-known dishes. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine - the class runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, and includes demonstrations from the school's chefs as well as the chance for us to help prepare some dishes. Included in the demonstration is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). Free on your own to explore the ancient town of Hoi An or shopping at tailor shops. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B)

This morning we drive to Hue, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the Eastern Sea. Arrive in Hue at around 11:00 am. Check-in hotel and relax for a while. In the afternoon. we will tour the ancient Imperial Citadel and visit Thien Mu, a beautiful pagoda located right on the bank of Perfume River. Then we will drive through countryside to visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal tombs. Back to Hotel and the rest of time at your own leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue – Fly to Hanoi - Street Food Eat (B,D)

Free time in the morning and fly to Hanoi in the early afternoon. On arrival at Noi Bai airport, get transfered to the hotel for a short rest.

In the late afternoon, take a 3-hour Street Food tour (06.00 – 09.00 PM). With food stalls on every corner, Hanoi is famous for its street food cuisine. This local street eats walking tour has been designed to enable you to enjoy some of the very best of Vietnam’s street food. You’ll be guided through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter stopping along the way to sample some of the many local delicacies on offer. Spend overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Good morning Hanoi excursion (B)

In the early morning (04.30 AM), from the hotel we will travel by car to where all the life is in Hanoi. First we travel to the famous flower market where hundreds of different kinds of flowers are being sold in bulk to the flower shop keepers. From there we transfer to Long Bien bridge where, underneath is one of the biggest and busiest fruit markets in the country. Both these markets are only seen in the early morning!

Next we will travel on foot and see the Old Quarter begin to wake up. You will see street side markets preparing for the morning. We’ll also make our way to Hoan Kiem Lake to witness, and maybe even take part in, people, young and old, exercising, doing tai chi, and jogging. As the sun rises, and the light becomes perfect, take every opportunity to snap some of the best photos of your trip! A short break for a traditional Hanoi breakfast of Pho Bo or Banh Cuon. After that, we visit the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Head back to your hotel to rest for the day ahead around 10:00 AM. Balance of the day is free time. Spend overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

9:00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, 2,5 hour Transfer to Halong Bay by Car.

12:00: Upon arrival at the harbor, the staffs of Sealife Cruise welcomes the guests at the waiting room. Embark on the cruise, and check in cabin. Enjoy welcome drink, followed by a feast on a delicious lunch while the Cruise slowly sailing among beautiful of islets. Take a short rest after lunch.

15:00: Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Thien Canh Son Cave (also know as Co Cave - Grass Cave). After exploring the cave, tourists can relax on the long white sandy beach of the island, enjoy swimming and revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long Bay. Go back to Sealife Cruise, the junk will sail to Cong Do sleeping area. Relax then enjoy the dinner on board. Enjoy Happy Hour with special menu from.

16:30 to 19:00: You will get discount with all of the drinks: cocktail, mock tail and mixed drinks. On board, attend chef’s cooking demonstration and try making spring rolls. Then Gala Elegant set dinner is served on board. Evening activities: relax at leisure; watch movie, board games or massage & spa services, squid fishing or chatting... (Massage and spa fee is not included in the price)

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

6: 00: Wake up early to join tai-chi class on the sundeck at the break of dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Breakfast is served with cookies and tea, café at dinning room of the junk. Next, tender transfer guests to Vung Vieng Village - see the pearl farms and fisheries. Back to the cruise, arrange the luggage and check out. Then enjoy an early lunch (brunch) while cruising back to main land.

12: 00 Our car driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi 15h00 : Arrive at your hotel, check in, free time

Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)

Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure flight


10 days 9 nights



Frequently asked questions

Deposit of 30% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.

The bank account name: CTY TNHH HANH TRINH TINH TAN

The bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank 

The bank branch: Hanoi Branch The International Banking Account

Number: 8888116868 (USD) – 889868686868 (VND)

Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX

The bank address: 442 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, HồChí Minh City, Vietnam Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999

After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.

+ Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.

+ Children under 2 years old are free of charge for land services, only charge fee from airlines if have.

+ Children from 2-6 years old: 50% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 7-11 years old: 75% of adult price, or quote case by case

+ Children from 12 years old up: 100% adult price

You can amend your booking when the confirmation is made. Just contact us at [email protected] with your booking number. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly. The extra expense may occurred will be informed to you before you decide to amend the services or travel date.

NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied.

Cancellations will be charged as follow:

o    45 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   44 - 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o    30 days - 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   14 - 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100% charge per group/booking. 

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.

No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced or during the tour.

Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.

Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We can suggest you the insurance carrier case by case. 

Metta Voyage Co., ltd strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.  

If you wish to speak to us, please call our Reservation Center at +84.989383572 and live chat during our business office hours.  

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Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An - Hue - Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay


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