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12-day Historical and Cultural Exploration of Vietnam



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V'explore Travel

V’Explore Travel is an established company specializing in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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12-day Historical and Cultural Exploration of Vietnam

This 12-day program features the highlight of Vietnam from North to South including Hanoi capital nicknamed "Paris of the Orient", the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long, the ancient town of Hoi An & Hue and cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant and fertile Mekong Delta. The journey will offer you the diversity of landscape and the local characteristics.


Arrive in Ha Noi

Arrive in Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, a fusion of Asian and French influences, and the seat of the Vietnamese Government. Greeting at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in (driver only).

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8:30 am Guide will meet at hotel – City tour included: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (closed on Mondays and Fridays) and his former residence (this closed on Mon & Fri) One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature - the first national university of Vietnam built in 1070, West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Afternoon, continue to visit Historical museum-one of the finest museums in the whole countries or Vietnam museum of ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple. take a cyclo ride (rickshaw) for 1-hour through Hanoi Old Quarter, followed by a water puppet show at Thang Long Theater – a unique and traditional art of Vietnam in the world. Overnight in Ha Noi. Read more

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Ha Noi – Ha Long

08:00 Driver will pick up at hotel. Drive to Ha Long City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes 12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands. Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu) Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 19.30 – 23.00Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.23:00 End of Program for Day One (Please notice, the itinerary could be changed due to bad weather and tidal condition) Read more

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Ha Long – Ha Noi – Da Nang -

06:00 – 08:00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. 08:00- 11:30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception. Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say good bye to the crew. 12:00 – Transfer back to Ha Noi airport for evening flight to Da Nang -On arrival in Da Nang airport, you will have warm welcome with your tour guide and transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight in Hoi An. Read more

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Hoi An city tour

8:30, visit Hoi An ancient town – lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets. The houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, continue to explore the Hoi An ancient Town and shopping at central of town. Read more

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Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

Morning, transfer to Hue. The scenic 3-hour drive via Hai Van pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the see, idyllic beaches and villages. Afternoon tour in Hue with a visit to the Imperial citadel, then Take a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Overnight in Hue. Read more

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Hue city tour

Morning tour to visit King Khai Dinh tomb _ It is the result of the interminglement of many architectural trends: European and Asian, onward to visit King Tu Duc Tomb _ It is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest, 8km from Hue city center. Its constructed between 1864 - 1867. Lunch at local restaurant. Read more

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Hue - Saigon

Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Saigon. Arrival Saigon, meet and transfer to hotel for check in. At leisure in the afternoon.

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Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour

8:00am Guide will meet at hotel and transfer to visit Cu Chi Tunnels _ an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War by guerrilla. The Cu Chi Tunnels are located 60 km northwest of Saigon in Cu Chi district. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels. This main system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. Drivel back Saigon. Afternoon, a short tour to visit the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Pagoda (built by the Cantos congregation in the early 19th) and Ben Thanh market for shopping. Read more

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DAY 10

Saigon – Vinh Long – Can Tho

Breakfast at hotel - At 08:00 AM our tour guide will pick up at hotel and drive to Cai Be (about 2 hours). Our day will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then we can make a stop at some local workshops and handicrafts villages, where you can see how people make rice paste, coconut candy, rice-paper for spring-rolls, A smaller dug out boat will take us deeper into the delta through small canals to enjoy the tranquil beauty. It is so interesting to see local farmers catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta. A great lunch will be served at local house. We will then cycle on village paths to see the local farms, houses.Proceed to Can Tho (boat trip around 3,5 hours then 01 hour more to drive to Can Tho). Check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Cantho. Read more

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DAY 11

Can Tho - Saigon

8:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market the biggest one in the Mekong delta in Viet Nam for Viewing the busiest of transactions of local people over the river. Have a short city tour in Cantho to visit Binh Thuy Ancient House, where the film L’amant was shot. Drive back to Sai Gon with lunch en route. Overnight in Sai Gon. Read more

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DAY 12

Saigon – Departure

Downtown shopping (embroideries, lacquer ware, wood-carvings...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Have a safe trip!


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Ha Noi
Day 3
Location Ha Long
Day 4
Location Hoi An
Day 6
Location Hue
Day 8
Location Saigon
Day 10
Location Can Tho
Day 11
Location Saigon


Package includes

  • Private transportation in good condition
  • Local English speaking guide as in program
  • Meals as described (without drinks)
  • Accommodation on Double/twin room with breakfast.
  • Entrance fees and boat fee as in program
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour

Package excludes

  • All airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa or any other formalities
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • The current domestic airfares for two flights Hanoi- Da Nang & Hue - Saigon: US$238/per person. Please advise us if you want us to book these flights for you with a surcharge fee of US$238 per person
  • Other services not mentioned in the Package Includes


4 Reviews

Ross, Australia

V'Explore made all the travel arrangements for myself and my wife for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Personal drivers, guides, accommodation and tours. All done with professionalism, friendly service and to a good standard.

Ray, Canada

We have used V'explore for two different tours in Laos Cambodia VietnamThailand and Myanmar. Their attention to detail and extremely well organized tours made it a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend this tour Company and particularly because of their competitive rates.

Danica, Australia

I travelled with a friend and V'explore looked after us so well the entire time! All the tour guides were knowledgable and friendly. No better way to organise a trip to Vietnam than through V'explore. Highly recommended!


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