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Most interesting destinations of Vietnam

Category: Vietnam Discovery

Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights

Depart From: Hanoi City Return To: Ho Chi Minh City

Destinations: Hanoi City - Ho Chi Minh City - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Hue - Da Nang.

Price from 1070 $US

Bests of Vietnam tours - The very best of Vietnam travel destinations, including historic cities: Hanoi, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, stunning landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage sites: Ha Long Bay, Hue. Tours continue with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world Nha Trang and historic Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. All destinations are featured in this comprehensive north to south 12 day tours. This tour is one of the best choices for travelers who travel Vietnam for the first time

Tour Dates Destinations Meals Included
Day 1 Arrival - Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi city tour
B, L
Day 3 Hanoi - Ha Long
B, L, D
Day 4 Halong - Hanoi - Hue
B, L
Day 5 Hue City tour
B, L
Day 6 Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
B, L
Day 7 Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang
B, L
Day 8 Nha Trang Bay boat trip
B, L
Day 9 Free time in Nha Trang
Day 10 Free time in Nha Trang
Day 11 Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12 Saigon - Departure
B, L


Highlights of the Most interesting destinations of Vietnam 12 day tour:

  • Hanoi: Capital of Vietnam with French style old buildings, lakes, Old Quarter Area

  • Ha Long Bay: UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its thousand of islands and islets rising from fresh and calm water as well as breath taking beauties of many grottos

  • Hue: Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, famous with monument, temples and specially the Forbidden City

  • Hoi An: 30KM from Da Nang, Hoi An is a beautiful, old town with historic architecture, traditional culture and textiles.

  • Nha Trang: Best beach city in Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Former Saigon, biggest city of Vietnam

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi

The Hanoi Opera House Upon arrival in Hanoi Airport, you are warmly welcomed by Paradise Travel tour guide and driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, parks and the capital of Vietnam. On the way from airport to hotel, our tour guide will briefly introduce your tour program again, general and necessary information for the time you are in Vietnam, double check with things you may need to make clear, reconfirm with you for the next day pick up time.

Welcomed dinner is reserved at one of Hanoi's best finest restaurants, based on your personal preferences. Overnight at the hotel.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, and welcome dinner.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Hanoi Old QuaterAfter breakfast at your hotel, begin your guided city tour at historic Ba Dinh Square and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, the One Pillar pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda, then continue with a visit to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first University established in 1076. Have lunch at one of the city's famous restaurants. Visit the Ethnology Museum in the afternoon, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter, stop at Dong Xuan market, and enjoy the unique artistry of a water puppet show before dinner. Evening free.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, entrance fees; breakfast and lunch.

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long

Halong BayOur car will pick up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:30 and drive to Ha Long Bay, arriving around noon. Our crew in Ha Long will welcome you aboard a junk with a complimentary drink and help you check into your cabin. A seafood lunch will be served and at 13:00, the 3.5 hour cruise on Ha Long Bay begins, visiting the famous karsts including Mat Qui (Monsters' face) islet, But Moc islet, and Cap De islet, as well as Trong (Drum) and Trinh Nu caves and a floating fishing village for insight into a unique way of life. Explore Luon cave from 16:40 to 17:30 with plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing. Savour a beautiful sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Includes: Transportation, accommodation on the boat, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Hue

The fighting cocksEarly risers can enjoy a serene morning view of Ha Long Bay's landscapes with a cup of tea or coffee and fresh fruit. From the upper deck of the junk you will be amazed at the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising up from the crystal-clear water. The quiet is sublime; you can hear birds singing and cicadas chirping onshore accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat; a perfect soundtrack to the fresh air and gentle breezes. Explore the Sung Sot (Amazing) cave for an hour, then swim and relax at Titop beach before cruising back to the mainland at 09:30 while enjoying a brunch buffet from 10:30 to 11:30. Return to in the harbor around noon and drive back to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for your late afternoon flight to Hue.

You will be met at the airport in Hue and taken to your hotel. Evening free.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hue, tour guide, flight tickets from Hanoi to Hue, breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Hue City tour

Hue Royal CitadelIn the morning, tour the Hue Royal Citadel, constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the first decades of the 19th century, and now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Imperial Museum containing many historic artefacts from the Imperial city, then travel to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh then have lunch at restaurant. Take a leisurely boat trip along the Perfume River in the afternoon to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang and the famous Dong Ba market. Evening free to have dinner and spend time as you wish.

Overnight in Hue

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hue, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Lang Co Beach After breakfast, drive from Hue to Da Nang through the Hai Van Pass, visiting Lang Co Beach on the way. Visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang and Marble Mountain en route to Hoi An. Have lunch in Hoi An then take a walking tour of this 17th century Asian trading port to enjoy the traditional architecture and relaxed local lifestyle. Visit the restored old homes of merchant families in the town center, see the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and explore the lively, colorful market. The evening is free so you can explore the town further and have dinner at one of the many local restaurants featuring local specialties.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hoi An, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang

Hoi An LanternBreakfast at the hotel then transfer to Da Nang for the morning flight to Nha Trang, where you will be picked and check in at your hotel. After lunch take a city tour of Nha Trang including the Po Nagar Cham Tower and Long Son Pagoda.

Spend the evening exploring Nha Trang on your own and dining on some of the region's renowned seafood.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Nha Trang, tour guide, entrance fees, flight tickets from Da Nang to Nha Trang, breakfast and lunch

Day 8: Nha Trang Bay boat trip

Mun Island, Nha Trang08:45 pick up after breakfast at your hotel in Nha Trang. Transfer to the dock for a boat trip to four islands in the bay including Mun Island for swimming and snorkelling to see the colorful tropical coral and fish in their native habitat; Mot Island where you will visit a fishing village to learn about raising groupers and lobsters; Se Tre Island for a seafood lunch and water sports activities; then over to view local fish and coral species at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, arriving back in Nha Trang around 16:00 for an open evening to enjoy your dinner and do as you please.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Nha Trang, tour guide, private boat trip, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.

Day 9, 10: Free time in Nha Trang

Nha Trang BeachTwo whole days free at leisure on Nha Trang's pristine beaches, dine on succulent local seafood, and explore the town at your leisure.

Includes: Hotel in Nha Trang, breakfasts

Day 11: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

Nha Trang BeachRelax at your leisure in the morning then transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City departing in afternoon. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Free evening to explore the historic city at your leisure.

Includes: Breakfast at hotel, transportation, hotel in Saigon; flight tickets from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12: Saigon - Departure

City Hall, SagonAfter breakfast at your hotel, take a morning city tour of this historic city visiting the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum as well as Ben Thanh market. Lunch at restaurant Relax until you transfer to the airport for your outgoing flight.

Includes: Transportation, breakfast, tour guide, entrance fee, lunch

Dear Lucy, 

We arrived in Brisbane Monday morning. My daughter and myself were sick, so I couldn't reply earlier. 
Thank you so much for your welcome to your office and your gifts. It touched us. 
Without you and your services, we would not have seen or learn so many things in a short time in our tours to Vietnam. Our hotels were great, always in the right spot. Our domestic flights were also very good. 
Our drivers were also there for us and we thank them too. Our guides were all different and it's nice to change them from cities. All of them gave us practical information about the history, culture and interests. 
I will send an email to each of them to thank them for their great job. 
Overall we were very impressed by your services and if we come back we will call you again. 
We'll pass your contact to our friends and family and we'll recommend your services. Keep continuing the same way you operate Lucy, don't change anything. 
You always listen to your customers; you are flexible and hyper fast to answer emails, queries which are very important. 

Kind regards, 
France, Henri and Tehani

Prices are in USD, per person
Validity: From 01 January 2018 To 31 December 2018

Hotel/Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests 7~8 guests 9~12 guests Single surcharge
3 Star 1460 1290 1180 1110 1070 325
4 Star 1690 1540 1460 1390 1350 520
5 Star 2150 1990 1880 1810 1760 890



  • Accommodation at hotels as indicated in the program (double/ twin sharing)
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Private transportation to places indicated in the program
  • Air tickets: Vietnam Airlines, economy class: Hanoi - Hue; Da Nang - Nha Trang; Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • All entrance fees to places mentioned in the program
  • Guides for tours included in the program (language upon request)
  • Overnight on Junk in Halong Bay
  • Boat trips at places
  • Government tax
  • Service charge
  • Letter of visa on arrival (Exclude stamping fee at arrival airport)


  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Visa stamping fee at $US45/ person
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (Tips, gratuities)

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