Essence 10 Days in Vietnam from North, Central down South

Duration: 10 Days
Transport: Bus, Boat, Train, Plane
Tour code: VRT58
From North down to Central and South, you'll get several lovely memories. Not only easy exploring Vietnam through stunning and famous destination, but also you can see how the local people, culture, architecture and costume are in North, Central and South. Plenty delicious local foods each city you are travelling. Let's contact us for best!


9 nights’ accommodation included:  2 nights in hotel in Hanoi, 1 night on the Cruise, 1 night in train, 3 nights in hotel in Hoi An, 2 nights in hotel in HCMC

Overnight train ticket to Da Nang: soft sleeper bed with 4 people per coach share

Flight ticket from Da Nang to HCMC with 7kg hand bag and 20kg check baggage

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

Airport transfer  2 ways in Hanoi, Da Nang – Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh

Train station transfer by private car/bus in Ninh Binh and Da Nang

Train station pick up in Da Nang by private car/bus

All the entrance fees in itinerary

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Cooking class in Halong Bay

English speaking tour guide in Hanoi city tour, Halong Bay, Hoi An – My Son tour, Rice planting and Fishing trip, Mekong Dealta – Cai Be floating village tour

Tax and service charge


Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages

Visa to Vietnam

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Rowing boat trip on River

Relaxing in center of Halong Bay

Kayaking among thousands of island in Halong Bay

Experiencing the local lives through Vietnam

Biking time in countryside

Rice planting and fishing with local farmer in Hoi An

Joining the local floating village in Mekong River

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi – Airport pick-up (Meal:No)

You will be welcomed at Noi Bai airport by our driver and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi city.

Enjoy Welcome Drink at hotel and check in the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00


Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)

08:00-08:30: After Breakfast at hotel, tour guide meets you depart for Halong Bay trip. Arrive Halong harbor and get on the cruise. Check in the cabin before enjoy the delicious Vietnamese Lunch on cruise while cruising among the mountains in Halong Bay with stunning landscape. Visiting Sung Sot cave or Surprising cave-the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Stop at Titop island to hiking up to the top for awesome Halong Bay view point. Swimming on pure water on Titop beach. Feeling the peaceful Sunset in the by with fruit and local wine before Dinner be served.

Overnight on cruise.


Day 3: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi (Meal:B,L)

Beginning a new day with Tai Chi lesson on the Sundeck with crew. Exploring how beautiful Halong Bay is by Kayaking time by your own. Learning how to make Vietnamese spring roll with Chef on cruise in Cooking Demonstration. Lunch will be served while cruising back to the harbor.

12:30: Get on the bus to come back Hanoi city.

17:00: Get off the bus at the hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.


Day 4: Hanoi free day  – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal:B)


Exploring Hanoi old quarter - the most intersting place for tourist. Walking in the old quarter to see Hanoian daily life. You also find out the norrow houses where there are some families sharing the same house. Small and narrow entrance on street what is the entrance of some houses inside.

Tasting several street food, viewing the old houses, and a lot of thing what will make you interesting.

Late afternoon, driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi Trin station for Night train to Da Nang.

Overnight on the train.


Day 5: Da Nang arrival – Transfer to Hoi An (Meal:No)

Welcome to Da Nang city! Driver is waiting for and transfer your from Da Nang train station to Hoi An. Check in the hotel in Hoi An and spend each nice minutes to explore the beauty of Hoi An old town where was a famous and rich town in the pass. Walking around the town and tailor a costume at any shop in the town.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.


Day 6: My Son sanctuary – Champa Kingdom (Meal: B,L)


07:50-08:30, Driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Da Nang and transfer to My Son - World Cultural Heritage.

09:00, Coming to My Son, you can visit the ancient Holy Land of the Champa Kingdom with mysterious mossy towers built thousands of years ago but still retain the unique and mysterious character. You will enjoy the traditional Cham dance program performed by professional dancers.

11:00, Leaving My Son, you will experience making rice paper, one of the traditional occupations of Hoi An - Quang Nam at a local house. Then, enjoy your own hand-making product.

11:30: Back to Hoi An, have lunch and relax at the restaurant.

12:30: Before returning to the hotel, you will take a boat to enjoy the beauty of the Thu Bon river - the biggest river of the Central of Vietnam.

13:30: Tour guide and driver take you back to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An


Day 7: Hoi An Free & Easy (Meal: B)


Hoi An old town isa peaceful atmosphere will appear while walking on the small and old street in the town. The ancient Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture impressive you. Local and simple people, daily life will offer you an unforgettable memory.

You can make the costume made-tailor where is most famous to make the clothes in Vietnam. Tasting the local foods on river side and viewing the local daily life.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.


Day 8: Hoi An free – Da Nang airport – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal:B)

Today, you can spend the leisurely walking time in the old town to take photo, buying some good clothes before goinf to Da Nang airport. Driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city. Our driver will pick you up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city


Day 9: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

07:30 - 08:15: Driver and tour guide will pick you up at your totel and leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meetthe local villagers to experience thelocal dailylifein theMekongdelta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

17:00: Drop you off at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city


Day 10: Ho Chi Minh departure (Meal:B)

To day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvenirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends. 

Note: Tour starts every day, that means "always available". You only need to ask for availability if your travel date is 1 month before your booking date.

Price: (per person): 1126 usd

Single Supplement: 428 usd

Children Policy:

Kid under 3 year olds will be free charge

Kid from 3 to 6 year olds will be charged 50% to cover for the train and flight tickets.

Kid from 7 to 9 year olds will be charged 75% to cover for the train and flight tickets and a bed in room with parents.

Kid from 10 year olds will be charged as an adult.


Cancellation policy:

Free cancellation if cancel the Booking 15 days before departure date

50% charge if cancel the Booking 10 days before departure date

75% charge if cancel the Booking 7 days before departure date

100% charge if cancel the Booking 5 days before departure date


Above package and price is for 3 star hotel and cruise level, if you want to upgaded to 4 or 5 star, please email us !

If you wanna travel from South up to North, please let us know!

You want start the tour from Ho Chi Minh city and finish tour in Hanoi, please advise !

Surcharge if upgrade from the train ticket to the flight ticket from Hanoi to Danang, please advise !

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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

Any time you can travel Vietnam but The best time to travel Vietnam is from Oct to end of May.

You want extend your trip, please advise!

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.

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

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!