Hidden Charms of Vietnam 9 Days

Hidden Charms of Vietnam 9 Days

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Hanoi Arrival

When you arrive at the Noi Bai International airport you'll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.

Hanoi has many great restaurants with French, Vietnamese and international cuisines available. Ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Hanoi – Halong Bay

We'll pick you up in Hanoi by 8:00am and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. You'll board a luxury junk ship for an overnight cruise-- while you relax on-board you can marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that jut out of the sea and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves to create an enchanting, timeless world.
We'll serve you a fresh seafood lunch while you sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible view with a drink in your hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where the locals have created an entire town on the decks of their boats, then you can explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a spectacular sunset. End your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay -  Hanoi

Begin the day with a Tai Chi class on deck in the early morning mist or just admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises over the azure waters. Choose between an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely brunch while your junk cruises Halong Bay, passing islets and caves as you make your way back to the dock.
The car pick you up and transfer you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, free time

Hanoi city tour full day  - Danang - Hoian

You'll have your breakfast at the hotel and then the local tour guide will pick you up to take you into the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is over 1,000 years old and during your day tour you'll get to explore many of its fascinating cultural and historical sites. You'll visit the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” has been laid to rest, the delicate One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple and the Quan Thanh Pagoda.
After lunch you can go to the Temple of Literature where you'll get to see ancient Vietnamese relics, then take a cyclo tour in 1 hour through the bustling and exciting Old Quarter to explore marketplace shops and foods. You'll end your day with a show at the water puppet theater - a beautifully unique cultural performance from northern Vietnam.

Your driver will meet you when you disembark and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. When you arrive in Danang, we'll pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Free time.

Hoian Tour – Tra Que village

Breakfast at your hotel, the local guide pick you up at your hotel and then ride bicycles to Tra Que Village (10km). Arrive in Tra Que vegetable village and join in the daily activities with local farmer there. Continue to take bicycles along De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharlf. Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune , enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisher man. Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village , have a brief introduce to the history there. Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs ( 02 paxs/ boat ). Divide group into 2 teams for basket boat racing and catching crabs. There will be a lovely present for winner. 12:20 Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there. 12:30 Enjoy special local food such as pancake , Tam Huu spring roll , fried fish …After lunch, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf. 14:00 Continue to the accient town , experience the daily life of fisher man along Thu Bon River. a walking tour of Hoi An's ancient town centre will take you back in time to when its was a major trading port in Asia. Visit old shophouses, the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful market in this well-preserved town. Then free time for relaxing on Cua Dai Beach.

Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

You'll have the morning for a leisurely breakfast before we come to collect you and take you to Danang to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After you arrive we'll get you to your hotel and then you can spend the evening exploring the bustling city of Saigon.

Saigon is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Ho Chi Minh City  - Cu Chi Tunnels

We'll pick you up in the morning and take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major part of the Vietnam-American War and a fascinating day trip-- explore the mysterious tunnels, find hidden doors and once-deadly traps. After lunch we'll go back to HCMC and spend the afternoon either visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, whichever you prefer. Then stroll around the city's colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh City  - Mekong Delta – Ben Tre

08:30 am: The guide pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Ben Tre. On the way stop over at Mekong Restop for relaxing around 15 minutes.

10:30 am: Arrive at Ham Luong dock, you will take a boat and then cruise along Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately get you excited to explore all the great things ahead.

Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Cruise around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. Kayak through the natural canals to get a unique experience of the peaceful beauty of the Mekong River as well as the rural life there. Having lunch at a local host house.

After lunch, you will have some time for relaxing before take a car back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City around 4:30 pm. Drop you off at your hotel.

Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination.

This is the end your Tour in Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! Asia Tour Advisor can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

You want to get on an adventure in your Vietnam tour? You want to stroll from North to South of Vietnam and enjoy every single wonderful things of this land?

Then, this adventure Vietnam tour will definitely be the best option for you!

I’ll tell you why it can suit your adventurous passion perfectly like that. Well, when participating in this tour, you will have the chance to:

  • Come to Hanoi, Vietnamese lively and exciting capital, the paradise of delicious Vietnamese cuisine, immerse in the French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes, and 36 streets with endless activities,…
  • Explore Halong Bay, cruise on tranquil seas surrounded by the incredible limestone karsts and beautiful islands, visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay, enjoy the fresh and delicious seafood,…
  • Fall in love with Hoi An, where you can meet friendly locals and see the authentic Vietnamese lifestyle, ride the bike to Tra Que Village and visit a local farm, enjoy special local foods such as pancake, Tam Huu spring roll, fried fish,…
  • Come to Ho Chi Minh, the heart of the south, a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars for an eventful nightlife
  • Take a boatride down the famous Mekong Delta past floating markets and lush fruit plantations, cruise the waterways of the Mekong River in a private boat, visit various local workplaces, cruise around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, a unique local vehicle, enjoy special fresh Vietnamese food in each region

This is a tour for anyone who wants to experience the diversity and life of beautiful Vietnam.

So, what are you still waiting for but not making an unforgettable holiday with us now?


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Great trip to Vietnam
Reviewed On: Sep 01, 2023 Ken Great trip to VietnamSingapore

We started planning the trip back in March for an 12-day trip to Vietnam in July. When I filled out a form on the Asia Tour Advisor's website, Ms. Xuan responded immediately. Throughout all the planning and travel, she was quick and very helpful. I can't say enough good things about Xuan and company. We are a private tour, with all transportation, guides, drivers, accommodation and domestic flights handled by Xuan. Her suggestions for the itinerary were excellent (we went to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc). Whenever we had questions or wanted something other than she suggested, she happily responded to our requests.

Vietnam Holiday
Reviewed On: Oct 09, 2019 Susand Vietnam HolidayIndonesia

I was told about Asia Tour Advisor by 2 different groups of friends here in Sydney so decided to get a quote from them for our trip to Vietnam for 2 couples. Right from the start they were quick to respond to any of my messages and there was never a problem in how many changes we made until the trip was perfect for us. They asked all the right questions and even when we thought we had it right they had suggestions that made it even better! Our trip was in Aug this year and right from the start everything went as planned. Our Hotels were all in the areas we wanted to stay and were very clean and comfortable and the hotel staff could not do any more to help you . As we got out of every airport there was always someone waiting with a sign to pick us up and take us to our hotels and even be a tour guide along the way. We also received constant updates about our next flights and hotel or tour pickups so we were never late.The guides and tours were amazing and overall we left Vietnam with fabulous memories. I have already told other friends about the level of service we received from Asia Tour Advisor and have no hesitation in recommending them again and again. Thanks to all the team at Asia Tour Advisor and hopefully we will get the chance to use their services again in the future.
Legian, Indonesia

An amazing stopover!
Reviewed On: Aug 28, 2018 Janet F An amazing stopover!Hong Kong

We decided to visit Vietnam as a stopover on our way back to the UK from New Zealand. AsiaTour Advisor couldn’t have been more helpful. They put together a tour with everything we asked for and kept us informed through the whole process. They organised our internal flights too. The guides and drivers were excellent and always on time. We learned such a lot about the country.There was a slight hitch when our Halong Bay cruise was cut short because of an impending storm but Mr.Hong quickly booked us an extra night in Hanoi. We had only requested 3* hotels but all were higher graded and luxurious!
Thank you to Ms.Linh Chi and the team for organising our memorable trip

A big thank you
Reviewed On: Jul 28, 2017 Annie Normandie A big thank youUnited Kingdom

From the welcome at the airport, the hotel, the stay in the Bay Tu Long, transfer to Cambodia, we thank especially Asia Tour Thanh who managed the expectations of a family with teenagers. Accustomed Vietnam we will not hesitate to call the next time agency.
Annie Normandie

Good value holiday!
Reviewed On: Sep 23, 2016 HeribertProch Good value holiday!Germany

I wanted to book a personal tour as we didn’t have much time in Vietnam. After communication with Ms Trang via email we sorted an itinerary which took in all the sights we wanted to see.
Our guide picked us up at our hotel, together with a driver we visited:
-Ha Noi
-Halong Bay
-Da nang, Hoian
-HCMC and Mekong delta
Our guide MrHai was fantastic, spoke good English, was very knowledgeable and had a lovely warm and funny personality. He was also very helpful and accommodating, happy to take photos, making sure we were ok, offering a hand up and down any tricky steps. After every stop we were offered water and a cold towel, which were a welcomed relief in the heat. Our driver was also a gentleman, insisting on opening the car door for us and always making sure we had enough water.
Tour with Asia Tour Advisor was worth every penny. We totally love it!

Finally a true family vacation
Reviewed On: Dec 08, 2015 The Henderson Finally a true family vacationUnited States

It genuinely can be a horror story planning those summer vacations, when you have kids. I can’t remember one, that worked out the way we had hope and planned. At last the kids had grown to their teens and, faced with the pending, empty nest syndrome, we wanted one last adventure together. I can’t even remember how we arrived at Vietnam for our destination, but I’m sure glad we did. Teenage kids are long past the age of needing constant stimulation, but a vacation still has to live up to expectations for four very different people. the Vietnam Family Holiday from Asia Tour Advisor, ticks all the boxes. For late teens it works very well, it was quite unusual to sit enjoying a glass of beer late at night with my son and daughter, but rules in Vietnam are more easy going than back home. We all loved Halong Bay, my wife adored Hoi An, it was The Mekong Delta that did it for me, the kids enjoyed the Cu Chi Tunnels, something to tell their boyfriends and girlfriends about when we got back. Needless to say, we all enjoyed the beaches. Great job! People.

I could stay in Halong Bay forever
Reviewed On: Nov 25, 2015 John Kilbane I could stay in Halong Bay foreverUnited States

In September I went to fulfill a lifelong ambition, boy! Am I glad I did. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to see the amazing World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. I remember watching a program on TV when I was just a kid. The colors of the islands and the water, the shapes of these weird rock formations fascinated me. I finally got the chance, came into a small inheritance and just went for it. It was awesome! I went on an organized tour as I was traveling alone. That was a great choice as well. The Vietnamese people were really cool and very friendly. Hanoi was ok, not quite what I had expected, but Halong Bay was just great. To many in my country Vietnam holds bad memories, but they should go and see it now.

Wonderful trip
Reviewed On: May 06, 2015 Dave Rayner Wonderful tripGermany

Recently my son and I visited Vietnam. We arranged our trip through Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor (ATA) . The beauty of using ATA was that we could tailor the trip to our liking based on their very good recommendations. We travelled from South to North going to many wonderful places along the way. At each place we were met by a local guide who spoke good English and who took us to and explained all the local significant sites. I could go on but if you are considering a trip to Vietnam I suggest you get in touch with ATA! The staff/crew of the cruise in Halong Bay made the trip special. The place is absolutely stunning and in many ways better than Ha Long Bay! We would have missed it without ATA.
Dave Rayner – Germany

Thank you Vietnam
Reviewed On: Nov 05, 2014 Robert Barnes Thank you VietnamNew Zealand

I have just returned from a truly excellent two weeks vacation in Vietnam. The tour started in Hanoi and travelled south taking in many exciting places on the way to Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now called. The differences in the country are quite noticeable. Hanoi is more Vietnamese than Saigon, which is surprisingly modern and beautiful. I had no idea how nice a city it was. I enjoyed the overnight on a boat in Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta was really interesting. Hoi An was a bit special and the guides really tried hard to give us background information. They were all really confident and proud of their country. I loved this trip and would recommend it to anyone.

The most amazing journey
Reviewed On: Nov 05, 2014 Martin Stevenson The most amazing journeyUnited Kingdom

Its official, Vietnam is so cool! This was a brilliant trip. My parents paid for me to go as a 21st present. I went with to mates, it was just amazing. The first half was an organised trip and the second was just chilling out on the beaches of Phu Quoc island. The tour was booked online through Asia Tour Advisor. It was really interesting and exciting. I think Saigon rocks. We had such a great time. The backpacker area is great, cheap beers and loads of fun. I went to Thailand two years ago and loved it, but I thought Vietnam was even better.

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• Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
• English speaking local guide
• All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
• Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
• Domestic flight: Hanoi – Danang; Danang - Ho Chi Minh City;
• Cruise in Halong Bay
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Hidden Charms of Vietnam 9 Days
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Departure from: Hanoi
End in: Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 9 Days
Depart Time: Daily
Type Of Tour: Private, Group
Travel Style: Heritage Tours, Family Tours, Culture & History
Activities: Local boat rides tours, Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours, Cultural, religious and historic sites tours
Suitable for: Family, Group, Couple
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