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10-day Relaxing Vietnam Tour: Beaches, Bays & Deltas

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highlights
  • Explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Traverse the villages of the Mekong Delta
  • Travel to the stunning Phu Quoc Island
  • Cruise through Halong Bay
The tour starts in Ho Chi Minh city and ends in Hanoi. This 10-day tour will take you from south to north, exploring all the best attractions in between!

At your first stop, you will be taken to visit some famous historic sites of Ho Chi Minh city like Ben Thanh Market, the Opera house, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a half day to Cu Chi Tunnels, which were used as a military base for Vietnamese soldiers during the war and resistance the US forces. See how life continues in the "dead land" after the war.

Spend a day cruising on the Mekong River and explore the interesting region of the Mekong Delta, "the rice bowl" of Vietnam. Then, relax on the white sand and sunbathe at Bai Sao Beach on Phu Quoc island to restore your energy.

Experience Vietnam's beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people. Explore every corner of Hanoi Old Quarter to learn more about Vietnamese people. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won't ever want to leave.
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“Great value for money accomodation and transport are excellent. I enjoyed all activities”
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“I enjoyed all activities. What really made the tour though was our tour guide Laura. She was passionate and enthusiastic professional and very friendly. Would recommend to others.”
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“Very good - the itinerary made it easy to see a large amount of the country in a short amount of time and the tour leader made sure everyone knew the best things to see in each new place.”
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“Although it was a budget tour the accomodation was surprisingly nice and centrally located. Our tour guide Gloria was awesome and so knowledgable. We saw so much in the little time we had and it was a great experience”
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Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, we will pick you up at the airport and drive to the city center. Enjoy free time for leisure. Spend overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
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At 8:30 am, we depart to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace. It was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. It was the sight of the end of the Vietnam/American war in 1975, as a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the gates. The tank is still located at the Independence Palaces’ property.

Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office, followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. The museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Later, we drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels for 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnel system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigners.

Spend overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
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At 7:45am we'll depart for the Mekong Delta! We will drive along the provincial roads down on the Southern region of Vietnam through paddy rice fields, pineapple plantations, orchards and small hamlets.

After arrival in My Tho, ride on a local motor boat along Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy tropical fruits in an orchard, natural pure honey at a bee farm and traditional music.

From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit the Mekong people who make handmade coconut candy. Then change to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals, and stop at Mien Tay restaurant to enjoy Vietnamese lunch and bicycle riding around the village.

At 3:00pm transfer by bus to Can Tho city. Spend overnight in Can Tho.
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After breakfast, take a boat trip to visit the largest floating market in Can Tho (Cai Rang) which is at its busiest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice-noodle-making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Walk through the fruits garden, see the process of noodles making. Break for lunch.

We'll return to Ho Chi Minh City and at 2:00pm we'll travel by public bus to Rach Gia city, arriving by 5:00pm. We'll transfer to the hotel and have free time to relax here.
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At 8:00am we'll depart by hydrofoil to Rach Gia to Phu Quoc island, arriving by 10:30am. Then we'll transfer to the hotel and check in, having time to relax until 12:30pm when we'll have lunch at a local restaurant.

At 2:30pm we'll head to the Eastern Island. Here we'll visit a local pepper garden where "itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny peppercorns" are patiently grown. Next, we'll head to Ham Ninh ancient village where you can enjoy fresh seafood (not included). From here we'll discover Tranh Stream and one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Phú Quốc.

Then we'll travel to Hung Long/Phap Quang Pogoda, located on a high hill, overlooking the town. We'll head back to Duong Dong town, stopping at a Sim wine distillery to taste the local wine. Then we'll visit Dinh Cau Temple, and have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
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After breakfast, you can choose between two day trips:

Option 1: Sao Beach Tour.
Transfer to the south side of the island and visit a fish sauce workshop, learn about the fish sauce production and enjoy the unique aromatic flavor of Phu Quoc fish sauce. Have lunch. Visit Pearl Farm and see how oyster shells are cut open to retrieve pearls and how these pearls are bored, strung or placed on silver or gold ornaments. Visit Coconut Prision, which was built in 1949-1950 by the French colonists to jail those considered especially dangerous to the colonist government. Finally visit Sao beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the South East of Phuquoc island. Relax and swim, and have dinner at local restaurant.

Option 2: Snorkeling Tour
8:00am: transfer to the south side of the island and visit a Pearl Farm to witness how oyster shells are cut open to retrieve pearls and how these pearls are bored, strung or placed on silver or gold ornaments. Then, go to pier, get on board for snorkeling and fishing. The snorkeling set is ready for you to enjoy the colorful life of coral reef and of the fish under water. Have lunch on board. Go back to pier and Finally visit Sao beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the South East of Phuquoc island. Relax and swim, and have dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Phu Quoc
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Have breakfast at your hotel, then enjoy leisure time before check out and transfer to Phuquoc airport. Take a flight to Hanoi. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport. After checking in to your hotel, you have more freedom to sightsee nearby. Some places highly recommended to visit include: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ethnology Museum, Military Museum or Fine Art Museum, Dong Xuan market, Hoan Kiem lake, Tay lake and more!

Overnight in Hanoi
Halong Bay cruise
Our guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning. Travel by shuttle bus or private car and enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta Arrive in Tuan Chau marina around 12.30.

Welcome aboard the cruise! Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as lunch is served in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

In the afternoon, arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising. Head to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here.

Head back toward the sleeping area in the early evening. Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset and enjoy sunset party. An authentic Vietnamese menu will be served. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…

Overnight on cruise
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For the early risers, join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck at 6.30am. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day. 07:00 – 08:00 Local breakfast is served.

Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn). You can either explore the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals. At 9am, check out of the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

Next, join our short class of cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served. Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30 - 17:00. Stay overnight in Ha Noi.
Breakfast at hotel, free time for leisure. Our car transfer you from hotel to the airport, take the flight back home. See you again.
what’s included
  • Phu Quoc – Hanoi Flight
  • Airport and ferry transfer
  • Accommodation: 8 nights hotel & 1 night on cruise in Ha Long Bay.
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary
what’s excluded
  • International air fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal entertainment expenses.
  • Additional food and drink
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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