12 Days Impressive North, Central and South of Vietnam

Duration: 12 Days
Transport: Plane, Bus, Cruise, Boat, Train
Tour code: VRT59
Vietnam, with the hospitable people, tasty foods, natural landscape, long history,…is a place what you can’t skip in your journey. From Hanoi old quarter – where you can taste the plenty local street foods, feeling the real local lives, Stunning terrace rice fields in mountainous Sapa, seeing and experiencing the local minority; Breathtaking landscape in Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage; Beautiful lantern Hoi An town; Taking photo at the Cai Be floating market on Mekong river…


11 nights’s accommodation is included: 4 nights at 3 star hotel in Hanoi, 1 night on sleeper train, 1 night on 3 star Halong cruise, 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Hoi An, 3 nights at 3 star hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Private return airport transfer in Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh

Private return train station transfer in Hanoi, Hoi An

Flight ticket Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh with 20 kg check baggage and 7 kg hand check

Train ticket Hanoi – Da Nang with soft sleeping bed sharing 4 people per cabin

Transportation with Air-conditioner in tour

Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, Br = Brunch, D = Dinner

English speaking tour guide in tour

All entrance fees as mentioned

Swimming time in Halong bay

Kayaking time in Halong bay

Sung Sot cave in Halong Bay

Squid fishing game on cruise

Cooking Demonstration in Halong bay

Boat trip in Hoi An

My Son sanctuary visiting

Cu Chi war tunnel visiting

Complimentary water

All applicable VAT and Taxes.


All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.

Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter not included (additional charges may apply for pick up outside of Hanoi Old Quarter); for verification please contact info@vietnamrealtour.com

Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above

Airfare into and from Vietnam

Travel insurance.

Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.


-          Viewing Hanoi old quarter – thousands of historical year

-          Cruising among thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay

-          Kayaking time in Halong Bay

-          Magnificent Sunrise and Sunset in Halong Bay

-          Swimming on the pure water in Halong Bay

-          Trekking through terrace rice fields and Bamboo forest in Sapa

-          Experiencing the real local lives of minority in Sapa

-          My Son sanctuary visiting

-          Mekong floating market

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)


Welcome you to Vietnam. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Enjoy welcome drink and check in the hotel.

Free time to visit Hanoi old quarter to see the local life, taste the local street foods…

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi



Day 2: Hanoi Street Food Walking tour (Meal: B,D)

6:00 pm: Your tour guide picks you up from hotel to our meeting point. Star the journey discovering the local foods in Hanoi like street Foodie. Walking through some old streets there, you will discover historical and culture tourist site, visit Heritage House to learn more about Traditional House of Ancient Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy “Bánh Cuốn” from famous local Restaurant,  “Bánh Cuốn” (steamed rice rolls) which  is steamed and made from rice flour and filled with a savory ground pork and  ear mushroom mixture. Then stop off at traditional space to try “Che” (sweet gruel)- a very special and famous sweet soup Hanoi old quarter. Then, keep walking to enjoy a bowl of  Pho- taste of  heaven that you could not be anywhere better than Hanoi. Spring roll is very meaningful dish for tourist; many restaurant and company organize cooking class. You will visit Local market to see people show all products, it is really interesting to learn about lifestyle and culture of local people. You will enjoy Bun Cha (Vermicelli with grill pork), an absolute highlight of authentic local culinary you must try as anyone’s the first visit of Hanoi. Then you will savor the real taste of Hanoian at a small corner of Hanoi by drinking a cup of “Bia Hoi”(Fresh beer).  Finally, get the chance to enjoy a very special flavor of the Vietnamese-“Cafe Trung”( egg coffee).

8:00 pm: Turn back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.




Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)


8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide and bus pick you up at the hotel. Heading to Halong bay after 4 hours in bus with short break time on the haft way.

12:45: Arrive Halong harbor. Crews welcome you on board with Welcome drink. Check in the cabin and enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Lunch.

After lunch time, free time to sun-bathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains.

15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave) – one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16:00: Heading to Ti Tov Island where you can hike up to the top to view whole bay, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the pure water.

17:15: Back to the boat. Enjoy the Sunset time with fruit and Wine.

Our chef on board will share with you how to make Vietnamese spring roll during the Cooking Demonstration, and you can experience to practice by yourself.

19:00: Dinner will be served with a lot of delicious Vietnamese foods.

After dinner, free time to watch movie, playing the card, or attend the Squid fishing game

Overnight on cruise




Day 4: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )


You should wake up a little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay – the nice moment during the trip.

7:00: Enjoy the breakfast

8:15: Going to do Kayaking among mountains, explore the beauty of Halong Bay by your own.

9:30: Get back to cruise, check out the cabin.

Then, take the leisurely time to rest on sundeck to view the bay.

11:00: Brunch will be served. Enjoy the meal while cruising back to Halong harbor

12:30: Get on the bus back to Hanoi with short break time on half way.

16:30 – 17:00: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi


Day 5: Hanoi free time – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meals: B)


Today, you are free to visit Hanoi old quarter by your own: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple…

Until the time driver transfer you to Hanoi train station to Da Nang.

With soft sleeping bed with Air-conditioner in the train cabin, you not only experience the train in Vietnam, but also this is a great chance to see how beautiful Vietnam is along the trail way. Peaceful countryside along the way to Da Nang from the green mountain, fellow rice fields, simple house of local farmer, and especially the giant and stunning Hai Van Pass what you may can’t believe that it exists on the Earth.

Driver will pick you up at Da Nang airport and transfer you to Hoi An. Hotel check-in in Hoi An.

Overnight on the train Hanoi – Da Nang



Day 6: Da Nang arrival – Train station transfer to Hoi An (Meal:No)


Our driver will welcome you at Da Nang train station and transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An.

Hoi An old town is known as the important harbor of Trade Business of Vietnam in the past time. Nowadays, still preserving the Culture and Architecture of last Businessman from Japan, China and European. It seems that you see the history while walking on the old street of Hoi An. You may also come to make the dress at any tailor shop. Tasting the local food and enjoying the Sunset on the river side at any Café.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.



Day 7: My Son sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)


08:00 - 08h30: Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hoi An. Leaving Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of the Hoi An river system, mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village, alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch, providing some great photo opportunities.

09h45:Arriving at My Son, this "Valley of Kings" as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4thto 15thcentury.

Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area, your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarch centuries ago.

12h00: Commence the drive back to Hoi An to start our boat trip on Thu Bon river. Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey of approximately two hours will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu - weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village.

15h30: The boat trip will finish at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You will be free to explore the old town or return to your hotel by your own means.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.



Day 8: Hoi An free (Meal:B)

Hoi An on foot is one of the best way exploring the history, culture and local things. You also can do biking by your own visiting street by street with several temple and pagodas, tailor made costume, lantern handmade, or tasting a coffee cup on Thu Bon riverside.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.


Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang airport – Ho Chi Minh city (Meal:B)

Hoi An Old Town is a lovely place to relax and find out the traditional custom and architecture. Leisurely time walking around the town, taking photo of old house with Chinese and Japanese combination; Tasting a nice coffee on river side…All will be very memorable.

Driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for flight to HCM city.

Reaching Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, meeting driver at the airport and going to the hotel in HCM city.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city.



Day 10: Ho Chi Minh exploring by your own (Meal:B)

Today, as a nice chance to discover the biggest city in Vietnam by your own. Tasting the local foods, very tasty local Coffee, experiencing the local lives in Ben Thanh Market…

Overnight at hotel in HCM city



Day 11: Cu Chi War Tunnel half day (Meal: B,L)

Famous Cu Chi tunnel system, network of over 220 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960′s when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities

08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

here you can try to Crawl through tunnels (do not apply for very fat people and very old people)

12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant

13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

14:00  (depend on the traffic) Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city




Day 12: HCM city free time – Flight out (Meal:B)


Taking your leisurely time to visit HCM city by your own with destinations as: Ben Thanh Market, China town…Tasting and feeling the local foods, daily life…until the time to transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight out. Trip ends.


Who should participate? - This tour is suited for all, including children as well.

Price structure: - Price quote is based on per person, based on two people travelling together (twin-share). A single supplement of $325 applies if you are solo traveller.

This is 3 star package, please advise if you want to upgrade to 4 or 5 star package!

Price: 1250 usd/ person for booking of 2 people sharing the Double/Twin room

Single Supplement: surcharge: 325 usd

Children policy:

Child under 5 year old: free charge

Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult

Child above 9 year old: full charge


Cancellation policy:

Free cancellation if cancel the Booking 7 days before departure date

50% charge if cancel the Booking 4 days before departure date

75% charge if cancel the Booking 3 days before departure date

100% charge if cancel the Booking 2 days before departure date


Package will be available for Booking of 2 days in advance

You want to extend your trip, please advice!

If you wanna upgrade 4 star or 5 star package, please advice!

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites

Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.

Keep contact with Vietnam Real Tour to get support any time

What to bring:

Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella, sun-glass, sun-cream, insect repellent

Wearing the long-clothes covering your knees while visiting temple, pagoda, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.

Original passport

Dotor is not availble, please bring your own medicine

Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.

Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.

Warm clothes from October to March!