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9 Day Amazing Vietnam Tour with Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Bai Tu Long - Danang

Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay and explore Cu Chi tunnels

4 Star accommodation & Internal Flights included 

2022 & 2023 departure dates available

Small Group Tour

From $999 Typically $1,250 pp twin share

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See and taste the best of what Vietnam has to offer on this 9-day small group tour exploring Vietnam. In between eating all the Banh Mi, you'll cruise around Halong Bay, roam around Hoi An, and have a chance to go underground into the Cu Chi Tunnels. 


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9

Day 1

Arrive Ho Chi Minh 

Today arrive at Tan Son Nhat International airport and be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Feel free to explore Hanoi's wonderful culture and cuisine.

Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh - Muong Thanh or similar 

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnel Ho Chi Minh 

After breakfast at hotel, we will visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. We stop at a lacquer art factory for the disabled on the way. We arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh). Then we will watch a propaganda film a wartime propaganda film showing how local guerilla fighters were "American Killing Heroes" (a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed). We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels in Cu Chi. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Also, you can try to real gun shooting for extra. We arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and finish Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour.

Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh - Muong Thanh or similar 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh

Enjoy today at your leisure to explore this facinating city. 

Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh - Muong Thanh or similar 

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day tour

This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits, traditional music performance.

Day 4

Ho Chi Minh  Danang Hoi An

After breakfast, you'll board a transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. You'll make your way to Hoi An and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An.

Accommodation: Le Pavillion Hoi An or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5

Hoi An

Today is free for your own exploration in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Le Pavillion Hoi An or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Tour to My Son

Once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people, it's believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer from hotel included.

Day 6

Hoi An Hanoi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Da Nang Airport and board a flight to Hanpo. You'll be picked up and taken to your hotel, the rest of the day is free at leisure.

Accommodation: Hanoi - Mercure Hanoi or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour

This tour into the Old Quarter will begin from your hotel in the early evening. Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walk through the maze of bustling streets that is Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish BanhCuon at a local eatery. Watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate to you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing onwards, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can discover how the local’s live in the old quarter. Afterwards you will stop at the barbeque stalls. Settle down with the locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. The search for dessert will bring you down to a small alley, here you will find fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi include Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee along with many other specialties. Follow these delicious meals with an ice cold local beer. Your trip ends in the middle of the old quarter and you will continue onwards to discover Hanoi by night at your own leisure, or the tour guide can arrange a taxi for you to go back to your hotel (taxi not included). Inclusions: English speaking tour guide, all food and drink as mentioned above. 

Day 7

Hanoi  Bai Tu Long Bay 

11:30 - 12:15 : Arrive at Halong International Cruise Port.

12:30 - 13:00 : Embark on Bài Thơ. Check-in, enjoy welcome drinks and cruise briefing.

13:00 - 14:30 : Enjoy lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way.

15:30 - 16:30 : Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

17:00 - 17:30 : Return to boat – Swim or relax on sundeck.

18:00 : Anchor for overnight in Cong Do area.

18:15 : Pre-dinner cocktail party (complimentary "Halong sunset" cocktail with snacks).

18:30 - 19:00 : Cooking class in restaurant or outdoor.

19:30 - 21:00 : Savour a delicious set dinner in restaurant.

21:00 - 23:00 : Night time squid fishing or relax and enjoy fresh air. 

Accommodation: On board cruise 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8

Bai Tu Long - Hanoi 

06:30 : Enjoy sunrise on the Bay. Morning Tai Chi session on sundeck.

06:45 - 07:45 : Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in restaurant.

08:00 - 08:30 : Transfer to bamboo sampan boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Rowers are local people wearing traditional costume.

09:00 - 09:30 : Check out of cabins. Start cruising towards the port.

09:30 - 10:30 : International buffet brunch served in restaurant.

10:30 - 11:00 : Disemback and transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.

Then you are free.

Accommodation: Hanoi - Mercure Hanoi or similar

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch on cruise

*Details cruise program will be update upon confirmation. Anyway it still can change prior to departure date without notification due the weather or quay policy

Day 9

Hanoi Home

After breakfast free at leisure till transfer to airport for return flight back home. We hope you have brought home fond memories of Vietnam!

Meals included: Breakfast 

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Domestic Airfares between Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang & Hanoi
  • 7 nights’ Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 1 night / 2 days on cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay (share cruise shared cabin of twin/double)
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax) except Halong Bay will be transferred by shuttle bus of cruise.
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Breakfast Daily 
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only



Superior TWIN Share accommodation (4 Star)

Hanoi - Mercure Hanoi or similar

Ha Long - Bai Tho Junk or similar

Hoi An - Le Pavillion Hoi An or similar

Ho Chi Minh - Muong Thanh or similar 


Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Simply select this at checkout.

Optional tours available at checkout.


  • International Airfare to/ from Vietnam
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Entrance fee to Hoian town
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above


Child Policy

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. Please contact us for a quote.


Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveler is $500

For information regarding travel requirements, we always recommend passengers check with the smartraveller government website HERE for the most up-to-date advice.


Departure Dates

JUL 2022
30 th
Saturday 30 Jul 2022  ‐  Sunday 07 Aug 2022
AUG 2022
20 th
Saturday 20 Aug 2022  ‐  Sunday 28 Aug 2022
SEP 2022
10 th
Saturday 10 Sep 2022  ‐  Sunday 18 Sep 2022
OCT 2022
29 th
Saturday 29 Oct 2022  ‐  Sunday 06 Nov 2022
NOV 2022
19 th
Saturday 19 Nov 2022  ‐  Sunday 27 Nov 2022

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