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All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days
All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days

All About That Land - Vietnam 12 Days

12 days
4.8 (10)
180+ booked
Start Hanoi
Destination +10 Destinations
End Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Explore the vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes of Vietnam on this unforgettable 12-day Family Tour to Vietnam with Asia Links Travel! If you are a history buff and nature lover alike, join us on the journey to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hoian, My Son, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.

Immerse yourself in Hanoi's rich history, cruise through the emerald waters of Halong Bay, wander the charming streets of Hoian Ancient Town, and explore the fascinating My Son Sanctuary. In Ho Chi Minh City, delve into the Cu Chi Tunnels and discover the bustling Mekong Delta. This tour caters to those who want a comprehensive Vietnam experience, with a mix of sightseeing, cultural activities, and relaxation. Scroll for full details on this Vietnam package tour!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Hanoi's landmarks and its delicious street foods.
  • Soak up in the historic and peaceful ambiance in Ninh Binh
  • Enjoy a wonderful cruise on Halong Bay
  • Have an interesting tour in and around Hoian.
  • Admire the beauty of ancient Khmer architecture at My Son Holy Land
  • Learn more about Vietnam's history at Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Contemplate the colonial buildings in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Immerse in the bustling atmosphere of the Mekong Delta with vibrant floating markets and traditional villages.
     

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival in Hanoi. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in at 2:00 pm. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Meals on your account. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing – Food Tour (B,D)

Today is going to be an interesting day sightseeing in Hanoi. Our first visit is Ho Chi Minh Vestige Complex where you can have a chance to learn more about the Great Father of Vietnam - Uncle Ho through his relics at the Still House, Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Next, head to Temple of Literature is also known as the first university of Vietnam. Lunch on your account.

In the afternoon, we will visit the biggest and most fascinating museum in Hanoi - the Museum of Ethnology where we to observe a great collection of artifacts of 54 ethnic groups as well as enjoy some green space. 

Afterward, proceed to the colorful Old Quarter where a wide range of products can be found from street foods, clothing, and furniture to jewelry, souvenirs, and more. Follow our knowledge tour guide to some secret alleys to taste some delicious dishes.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B,L)

Today morning takes us to Ninh Binh after 110 km of driving (about 2 hours). We arrive in Van Long Nature Reserve - best known for the setting of the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. Hop on a rowboat for a delightful trip around this wetland (about 1,5 hours) contemplating the magnificent limestone peaks and lush paddy fields. 

Our next stop is Gia Hung village where to take a bike tour along the dike of Boi River (8  km), discovering the local community and its surrounding areas. 

After that, we head to Nho Quan village to have lunch with the friendly locals. Then, pay a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital exploring the vestiges of the Dinh and Le dynasties from the 10th century as well as the country's glorious history.

Back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own account. overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Hanoi – Overnight Cruise on Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Have your breakfast at the hotel before we travel to another fascinating place today. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is long famous for its breathtaking beauty of the spectacular natural landscape. 

The drive will take us through the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of the Red River delta to reach the gem on the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Junk boat for a mesmerizing cruise on the bay by a tender. Lunch will then be served on board. 

In the afternoon, the tender takes us to visit some of the most interesting caves of Halong with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm water of the bay as the ship stops en route. You can also choose to do a kayak to admire the beauty of this tropical paradise.

Drop the anchor for an overnight stay on the bay. Diner on board will then be followed by many interesting activities. 

To be noted, a shared shuttle bus will be used to transfer you to Halong with an English-speaking guide. For more information about private transfer, please contact our travel consultants.

Day 5: Halong Bay – Flight to Danang - Hoian (B,L)

Wake up early this morning to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and gentle sunbeam of the bay. Enjoy your breakfast on board when the ship continues to sail to other remote areas. Around midday, you will be transferred to the pier for a trip back to Hanoi on the shuttle bus. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, a private car (no guide) will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for a flight to Danang. 

Our guide and driver will wait for you at Danang airport for a pickup and transfer to Hoian ancient town. Dinner on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 6: Hoian – Eco Tour - Sightseeing (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Ready for an exhilarating market exploration this morning? Asia Links Travel's guide will take you to visit a local market in Hoian which gathers many people and local produce. This is a great chance for you to interact with the natives and learn some useful tips for bargaining. Additionally, we also choose some ingredients for our cooking class later in the day.

Bay Mau Nipa Palm Forest is our next stop. Coracle is our amazing means of transport for this trip. As we float through the lush mangrove forest observing its beauty, you can also find some cute souvenirs made of palm leaves such as hats, rings, and watches sold by locals.

Next, join in a very interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu”. Then, relax with a nice cup of local tea while a cooking class is preparing. The ingredients picked up at the market this morning will be used to create some wonderful dishes with our chefs. Furthermore, the chef will tell you about the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his cooking demonstration. Enjoy your self-made lunch after that. 

Next, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Thu Bon River watching the daily life and fishing movements of the locals in the countryside.

Return to the town center in the afternoon for a leisure walk through its impressive architecture which is the perfect combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese culture. We will pay a visit to the Hoian Museum, a handicraft workshop, and the stunning Japanese Covered Bridge.

Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner on your account. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoian. 

Day 7: Myson – Holyland – Free and Easy (B)

We head west today for a visit to the most magnificent historic and religious monument of Vietnam - My Son Sanctuary. Located in a holy valley on the mountain range of Indochina, My Son Sanctuary came into existence in the 4th century under the Champa Kingdom. 68 spectacular Hindu temples that worship Shiva god were built over 900 years ago. Hence, only 25 survive until the present day due to the destruction of wars. The buildings were constructed with fired bricks fitted perfectly together without mortar and decorated with intricate sandstone carvings.

Back to Hoian later this morning. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own account.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)

This morning is free at your leisure. You can spend time exploring the ancient town buying some lovely gifts for your family and friends back home. 

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Da Nang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city (no guide). Upon your arrival, our guide and driver are ready to pick up and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Meals on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing (B)

Today morning, transfer by car to Cu Chi Tunnels - the incredible tunnel network of 250 km in length. This is the ultimate shelter of Vietnamese fighters during the American war with not only living areas, communication routes but also hospitals and storages for weapons and food. You can also try to get into the tunnels to learn  more about the harsh conditions that the people have to face during the difficult time.

Back to the city center. Lunch is on your own account.

In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour will be arranged around Ho Chi Minh city exploring the beautiful French architectures. Our visit includes the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Reunification Palace and Chinatown.

Dinner on your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.   

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta Full Day – Can Tho (B,L)

We spent this whole day today exploring the boisterous Mekong Delta. It will take about 2.5 - 3 hours to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre. Get on the boat at Phong Nam Quay for a cruise on the Chet Say River - a branch of the Mekong River. Here, you will have a chance to get an insight into the local life and their traditional handicrafts such as coconut-activated charcoal making, coconut products processing, and mat weaving.

We will pay a visit to a tranquil village nearby. You can choose to hop on “xe loi” (a special motorized trishaw) or ride a bike around the village through the lush vegetation and beautiful paddy fields. Lunch at a local house where you can enjoy some tasty delicacies.

In the afternoon, enjoy a delightful boat trip along a narrow canal before returning to the quay. Transfer to Can Tho city. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at a hotel in Can Tho.

Day 11: Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

Our trip today starts at Ninh Kieu Pier where we hop on board and set sail to Cai Rang floating market. A bazaar is crammed with a great number of sampan boats carrying all kinds of tropical fruits from mangos, and bananas to durians. This is a great opportunity for you to experience the authentic life of the people in the Mekong Delta.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Take this last day of your trip to select some great souvenirs for your loved ones back home. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight (no guide). Meals on your own account.

End of the service!

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
Regional flights: Hanoi – Danang / Danang – Ho Chi Minh
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Local English speaking guide
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Vietnam visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around. March to June and September to October are best time in Sapa when the weather is warmer and days are mainly sunny.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (10)

Active Traveler

(5.0)
“Amazing trip from Asia Links Travel! This tour was a great mix of activities and sightseeing.  I loved biking through the countryside near Ninh Binh and kayaking in Halong Bay. It was a nice way to balance exploring different places with some physical activity.”
Review Active Traveler
Bommy
Australia

Relaxation Seeker

(4.5)
“While this tour was packed in a lot of sightseeing, there was also plenty of free time to relax.  I enjoyed the beautiful boat cruises on Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta, and the hotels were all comfortable and charming. Thanks to Asia Links Travel! ”
Review Relaxation Seeker
Candy Min
Canada

Relaxation Seeker

(4.5)
“While this tour was packed in a lot of sightseeing, there was also plenty of free time to relax.  I enjoyed the beautiful boat cruises on Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta, and the hotels were all comfortable and charming. Thanks to Asia Links Travel! ”
Review Relaxation Seeker
Candy Min
Canada

Magical journey in Vietnam

(5.0)
“I and my wife are delighted with Vietnam, many beautiful places, very nice and friendly people, tasty food, and the service of Asia Links Travel. Thank you very much for all this! I hope we will meet again because I am sure Vietnam has many other interesting places to see. We will use your offer again in the future. ”
Review Magical journey in Vietnam
David.N
India

Exploring Northern Veitnam with friends

(5.0)
“A wonderful trip with dear friends and meeting lovely new friends. Tour guide is friendly and speaks good English. 12 memorable days in Vietnam. Thank you Asia Links Travel”
Review Exploring Northern Veitnam with friends
Billie
Australia

9/10 for this trip

(4.5)
“I got surprise because Vietnamese people were so nice and friendly, they helped me to took a photo in Hanoi and told me about their city. Their English is so good, this made me wonder whether i have a backpack travel or not. The food and scenery are the greatest in the world!”
Review 9/10 for this trip
Teri Odom
United States

Vietnam's rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality made this trip truly unforgettable

(5.0)
“12 days are not enough for me to explore Vietnam, nothing than amazing and fanstatic! We had memorable time in Vietnam, and thank Asia Links Travel esecially Ms.Ngoc for taking care us SO well!”
Review Vietnam's rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality made this trip truly unforgettable
S. Raquel
Canada

This country is worth traveling in 2024

(4.5)
“Good prices, nice people, fanstatic cuisine, wonderful sceneries, and SAFE. What other reasons do you have for not coming to Vietnam?”
Review This country is worth traveling in 2024
Rose
United Kingdom

Vietnam please wait for me to be back

(5.0)
“My recent trip to Vietnam was an unforgettable adventure filled with cultural wonders and natural beauty. From exploring the bustling streets of Hanoi to cruising through the stunning limestone karsts of Halong Bay, every moment was a feast for the senses. The ancient charm of Hoi An, the vibrant chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, and the tranquil beauty of the Mekong Delta all left a lasting impression. Vietnam truly has something for every traveler, and I cannot wait to return and explore more of this captivating country”
Review Vietnam please wait for me to be back
Lorie
Canada

Vietnam: A land of contrasts and wonders

(5.0)
“I can't express how beautiful and charming Vietnam is! I explored the ancient temples of Hanoi, cruising through the breathtaking landscapes of Ninh Binh, and wandering through the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An felt like stepping into a dream. From the chaotic markets to the serene countryside, every moment was a revelation. Vietnam's beauty, culture, and cuisine left me spellbound, and I can't wait to return and uncover more of its hidden treasures. Btw, thank Asia Links Travel so much for supporting us on the whole tour.”
Review Vietnam: A land of contrasts and wonders
Darlene Camacho
Australia
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