North & South of Vietnam Overland Experience

North & South of Vietnam Overland Experience

8 Days

Flexible Itinerary

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Arrive in Hanoi

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 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 city tour full day

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.

Hanoi – Trang An – Hoa Lu

Breakfast at your hotel, pick you up and transfer you to Ninh Binh for visiting Hoa Lu, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way.
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After lunch, visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Trang An is considered as Ha Long on the land. Then check in hotel. Free time.

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 – Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Your driver will meet you when you disembark and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City we'll pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.
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

Breakfast at your hotel, transfer for visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch in Cu Chi, driver back to Ho Chi Minh City. This afternoon, depending on your preference, visit either the War Remnants Museum or History Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city's colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – Ben Tren

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.

Ho Chi Minh City departure via flight

Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to next destination

Finish unforgettable Vietnam Tour with Asia Tour Advisor. Good bye & see you in the next time! AsiaTourAdvisor can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

You want to discover the vibrant lands of Vietnam but don’t have much time for a journey in 10 or 14 days?

You want to travel from North to South of Vietnam but don’t know where to come and what to do?

Our Vietnam tour in 8 days which has been designed for those who are searching for a memorable trip in Vietnam. When making this 8-day Vietnam tour, you will have a chance to explore the ancient Hanoi where you can find your very first impression of Vietnamese culinary taste.

You will have the oppotunity to come to Halong Bay, a world-renowned UNESCO heritage site, which is famous for its breath-taking natural beauty, and cruise around the wonderful limestone karsts here.

You will get a lot of unforgettable memories when coming to Mekong Delta, trying the traditional meals with friendly locals,…

End finally, you will end your trip with a few days in the southern heart of the country, Saigon, where you can find the incredebly awesome combination between the old buildings of the past and the modern works of the present.

Here are some outstanding activities that you can try when taking this North – South Vietnam tour:

  • Visit charming Hanoi, a capital that still keeps the French colonial architecture, with cool tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes, exploring 36 streets in the Old Quarter by cyclo
  • Visiting Hoa Lu, Trang An is considered as Ha Long on the land, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas of Ninh Binh
  • Kayaking through the limestone islands, the local fishing village and experiencing life in the Bay
  • Exploring Saigon – a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes
  • Cruising through the waterways of the Mekong River in a private boat
  • Enjoying special fresh Vietnamese food in each region
  • Staying overnight at nice and good hotels in city center

All you need to do will be relaxing and enjoying the wonderful experiences waiting for you in the tour. So, let’s take a look at the itinerary and book a tour with us!


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Tour Guide:
Great trip with a very enthusiastic sale
Reviewed On: Oct 10, 2019WilliamCanada

ATA managed everything fantastically from start to finish. We had Hong as our contact and he was awesome. Vietnam is beautiful beyond worlds. It really was far beyond our expectations in every way. Do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful land. The people, the landscapes, the food will amaze you greatly.

Good service and attitude
Reviewed On: Oct 10, 2019AsierSingapore

Simply very good trip and specially with our contact with Duong from AsiaTourAdvisor. Good professional and resolve all our problems and questions. We’ll recommend with no doubts
Asier H

Very Good Travel Agency – would definitely use again
Reviewed On: May 23, 2018BibiDubIceland

I was extremely wary of using this travel agency as I had just found them while looking for potential itineraries for a trip to Vietnam. I ended up sending them a query asking if I could amend one of their suggested trips and to get an idea of prices. They came back with a price which was reasonable and they did the same again each time I made a change. We ended up with an itinerary tailored to our requirements at a reasonable (but not cheap!) price. We dealt with Ms Giang and I was really impressed with the speed of her responses.

I typically sent a query at night and always had a response waiting for me when I woke next morning. Because I didn’t know this travel agency before I was very wary about paying them in case it was a fraud. We had to pay a 30% deposit and paid through the Onepay system. All seemed fine. We were met on arrival by a guide and driver and then brought to their office to pay the balance which I was happy to do on arrival rather than before the trip.

We had a few days in Hanoi, train to Sapa, guide and driver in Sapa, night train back to Hanoi then guide and driver to Halong cruise, guide and driver to meet us after the cruise and take us for overnight to Ninh Binh then back to Hanoi airport for HCM tours. All our guides and drivers arrived on time and were very good. The hotels were good quality. All in all, we were happy with the whole holiday as organized with Asia tour Advisors and I would definitely recommend them to friends and use them again.

Challenging, educational and outstanding trip
Reviewed On: Oct 04, 2017AnilynSingapore

Thanks Mr Hong for sending us the pictures and for the souvenirs you gave us. We were very satisfied with your service. All the guides were great and nice. Fung, the guide in Hanoi City Tour, spoke Good English and shared a lot of insights about Vietnam. Halong Bay Cruise was surprisingly above expectation and really beautiful. We loved the Vietnamese dishes and the bags at Mekong Delta and Ben Thanh Market. In our opinion, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square are better than Bin Tay Market. We also prefer to take a tour around the lake in Hanoi than the visit at Dong Xuan Market. Nonetheless, we still rate our over-all trip to Vietnam as very challenging, educational and outstanding. We were glad that we had you as our tour advisor and we will email you again if we decide to go to Cambodia and Laos. By the way, I have been referring you to my friends.


Great experience in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Reviewed On: Jul 06, 2017Jackie CunninghamUnited Kingdom

We did the two night cruise aboard the Paloma as a family of three and had an amazing experience. It was well organised and run and the staff we extremely helpful and efficient. We had a triple berth cabin which was one of the front cabins with our own large balcony and lounge chairs – well worth paying extra for this cabin! The only criticism would be that the beds were extremely hard.

The food was amazing- way too much of it and always yum. Each meal consisted of around ten courses (except the buffet breakfast) and was an fantastic way to experience Vietnamese food. The drinks weren’t too badly priced and the service was excellent.

We are so glad we did the extra day as we had a smaller boat to ourselves and were taken to a quiet part of Halong Bay where we spent the day kayaking and swimming at our own private beach. The staff even set up a table and chairs on the beach and served us a lovely five course lunch – amazing! Do yourself a favour and do the two nights – you won’t regret it.
Jackie Cunningham

Enjoy the tranquil landscapes
Reviewed On: May 17, 2017John Stewart KeithUnited States

AsiaTourAdvisor is a great way to travel from North to South of Vietnam. I was able to see a lot of places that I might not have the chance if I planned the trip myself. Honestly, it’s a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The convenience of not getting stressed of sorting out transportation, food and accommodation totally gets the value. I highly recommend this trip! Cheers!

John Stewart Keith – United States

Incredible time
Reviewed On: May 11, 2017Tamas EsztegarHungary

It was a very good tour, all the bookings and package was as promised. Right from Airport Pick up to drop, everything went smooth and I did not have to follow up even once with the tour operator

Tamas Esztegar – Hungary

Wish I’d stayed longer
Reviewed On: Aug 22, 2016Mandy WilliamsAustralia

Vietnam, what a wonderful country. Me and my friend went for a week as part of a multi country holiday in Asia. We loved Vietnam the best. I didn’t know it would be so beautiful. Its very pretty. Halong Bay especially. It was exciting to be on the Mekong River as well. It all was so exotic. Saigon is amazing. There is so much building going on and the motorbikes are insane. We went to a great skybar and watched the sunset. Some of the clubs are really cool also. The tour guides were so sweet. They are so pretty as well. Lucky girls.

Mandy Williams
Sydney, Australia

Definitely take the tour again
Reviewed On: Jun 22, 2016VivianChina

Discovering Vietnam within 8 days with Asia Tour Advisors gave me a fantastic insight of Vietnam. I found that there was a contrast between Ha Noi and Ho chi minh cities. I’m a foodaholic so I was mainly concerned with classic Vietnamese dishes and its beautiful scenery along the way . Apart from the bus,my trip was well-experienced with variety of transportations such as bicyle, cruise, motorbike. At the end of the tour, I had a short cycling tour around the town and enjoyed the Vietnamese folk music performed by the locals together with the delicious meals and good services were served. I was overwhelmed thanks for Asia Tour Advisors has changed my mindset about Vietnamese long-day tour.

Perfect tour
Reviewed On: May 20, 2016WeikiatMalaysia

This is a significant tour to make the most of Viet Nam from the North to the South organized by Asia Tour Advisor I have ever made. My wife and I had a short time to travel so we decided to come over Vietnam. We booked tour with this agency a month ago before arriving. Their customer service was great they took care of us since we landed until the last day. Our itinerary was specially designed as our wishes. Every places we came by was fantastic and overwhelming as its grand sighseeing and friendly local people. My wife was so addictive in Vietnamese cuisines that she bought lots of ingredients for cooking. Highly recommend this journey to everyone!

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• 06 Hotel accommodation 3 star in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = 07 Breakfast, L = 07 Lunches, D = 07 Dinners).
• 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 – Ho Chi Minh City;
• 01 Cruise in Halong Bay
• Cold water and towel during tours
• Visa Arrival to Vietnam

• Visa stamp fee
• International air ticket:
• Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
• Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide

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  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (< 04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
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  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
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Departure from:Hanoi
End in:Ho Chi Minh
Duration:8 Days
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