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: Trang An – Ninh Binh – King Kong island Day trip – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal:B,L)

7:45 – 8:30: Check out the hotel, meeting  the bus and tour guide at your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter and heading to Ninh Binh province. Spending about 2 hours and half in the bus with lot of information of local country from tour guide, you have a short break-time on the half way to relax and stretch your legs.

Arrive Ba Dinh pagoda – the biggest one in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Take the electric car to the entrance of pagoda. From here, you and our tour guide start to discover the pagoda by feet with lot of Buddhist record, such as: 500 Arhat statues made of stone and stand higher than the human’s head, biggest Buddha statue made of bronze, the biggest bell made of bronze…

12:30: Beffet Lunch at local restaurant: you have the chance to taste a lot of local foods, especially the goat meat rolls – the special food in Ninh Binh

13:30: Keep going to discover the charm of Trang An by rowing boat. Going by boat through the tunnels in UNESCO World Heritage Center. Among the quite stunning mountains, you have the opportunity to step on Kong Skull island and view around.

Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dark )  cave, 320 meter long, Sang  ( Light ) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long…  Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.

15:30: Exploring the landscape and local daily life in Trang An by cycling time. Biking time will bring you into deeply the local lives of farmer. Seeing the simple houses and feeling the peaceful countryside.

16:30: End the trip in Trang An where you can take the quiet and peaceful time to visit local village, taking photo of green countryside before going to Ninh Binh train station.

Evening: Driver will transfer you to Ninh Binh train station and going to Da Nang city.

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: Hoi An – My Son sanctuary (Meal:B,L)

7:30 – 8:0: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel for My Son trip. Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand. After one hours driving, arrive in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. As a tower garden, My Son is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Not only visit an interesting place, but also you can understand much more about the culture and civilization of ancient Champa people. Spending about 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.

12.00: Leaving My Son, get on the boat at boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. All the local life of local people will appear on your eyes. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river

13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An


Day 7: Rice planting & Fishing trip (Meal:B,L)

Our tour guide will picking you up at your hotel by mini- van, then we will bring you over the countryside where bike are available to ride. You start the day by cycling to the local farmer in Cam Thanh Ecological village. Here you are greeted by a local host and then you join with them how to grow wet rice with their family.

Starting farming work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice.

After then, tour guide and van will bring down to a local fishing village. You will be boarded on boat. Joining to go fishing with local fishermen at Phuoc Hai local fishing boat to experience local cast net CHAI. Continue to visit water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat and visiting the water coconut palm forest. Learn how to learn origami such as grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, bracelets toys made from water coconut leaves..., Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest and after then boarding back boat, Captain Cook will cook for your lunch/dinner (morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat) and cold beer or soft drink we will bring you back to your hotel.

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 1 Day trip (Meal:B,L)

Meeting tour guide in the morning at hotel between 7:30 to 8:00 am, and drive to Mekong Delta. Often referred to as the “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam, also is an abundant harvest of tropical fruit, rice and flowers. Start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).

After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the fruit garden.

After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long - a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.

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!