Vietnam Classic Tour

Vietnam Classic Tour – 12 days – From $543

Vietnam Classic tour with 12 days travel insight Vietnam covers major highlights of Vietnam. From Hanoi – the historic and colonial Capital to Ha Long Bay, famed for its beautiful landscapes (as seen in the film “Indochine”, starring Catherine Deneuve and Vincent Perez). You will have the chance to journey from the peaceful, quiet beautifully preserved streets of old Hoian and Hue to the busy avenues of Saigon. Explore the very foundations of the revolution and some of the major historic sites of the Viet Nam War such as the Cu Chi Tunnels. You can also experience a boat trip on Mekong delta rivers to take a glance at local rural life. Our knowledgeable and friendly professional national guides will help you create unforgettable memories of a lifetime.

12 Days/11 Nights: Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Cu Chi – Caodai – Mekong Delta


Tour Name: Vietnam Classic Tour
Type of tour: Private
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam
Tour Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Cu Chi – Caodai – Mekong Delta
Flexibility: Vietnam Classic Tour can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.

Vietnam Classic Tour in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/-)
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)
Full-day City Tour in Hanoi – Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
Departing for Halong Bay – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site by car/minivan/coach

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (Br/-/-)
Morning continue to enjoy the cruise, afternoon return to Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B/-/-)
Free time until transfer to the airport for a flight to Hue at noon time.

Day 6: Hue City tour (B/L/-)
Enjoy a full day city tour of Hue best known sightseeing

Day 7: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
Travel Hue to Hoian by Car/minivan/coach

Day 8: Hoi An free (B/-/-)
Free at leisure

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Saigon (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon.

Day 10: Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Saigon (B/L/-)
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the former stronghold of the Viet Cong Then visit the Cao Dai Holly See Temple

Day 11: Saigon – Vinh Long – Saigon (B/L/-)
Enjoy a full day tour to Mekong delta

Day 12: Saigon Departure (B/-/-)
Free time at leisure until time to meet for transfer to the airport for your flight home

Vietnam Great Tours™ Bespoke Style Suits Everyone

Flexibility: Vietnam Classic Tour can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/-)
Vietnam Great Tours guide and driver will welcome you with the VIETNAM GREAT TOUR LOGO & your name on signboard at the airport and drive you to the hotel, it takes about 30 min to get to the hotel.

During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Hanoi. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Included: Tour guide, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)
Vietnam Classic Tour today starts by full day City Tour in Hanoi – Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. We will visit Hanoi’ s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

We will also exploring the fascinating Old Quarter and it’s hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more.  Enjoy people-watching at one of many stylish cafes or shop for impressive modern art in some of the city’s many galleries.  It’s also a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. Water Puppet Performance will be the evening highlight. This is the unique form of Vietnamese art come from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
Back to the hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we start Vietnam Experience Tour today by transfer to Halong Bay – designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994. Traveling through the scenic fertile Red River Delta countryside, we get to Ha Long Bay by noon. The natural world heritage site Ha Long Bay is truly one of the most impressive scenery that should not be missed if someone ever comes to the north.

Upon arrival at Halong, we embark on cruise for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting hours cruise passing by the evocatively shaped islets will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands and islets rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Enjoy a Sea food lunch while you cruising through the bay.

Arrival in Van Gia floating fishing village, take rowing boat through the village or kayaking to visiting around the floating fishing village. Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village, and Swimming in the bay.

Back the cruise and relax, free fresh fruits are served. You’ll join cooking class guided directly by Chef of the Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

After time for dinner enjoying special BBQ seafood on the cruise, you will be free for evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Majestic Cruise.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tour guide on boat, Bus from Hanoi to Halong, Entrance fees, Cruise in Halong

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands, enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, you can enjoy the breath – taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; in summer you can hear birds singing, even that cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.

Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.

Our boat start cruising back and brunch buffet will be served on the way. Check out and arrive at the harbor by 11:30. You get back on our car and go back to Hanoi.

Included: Brunch, Tour guide on boat, Bus from Halong to Hanoi, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B/-/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel. You are free at leisure until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Hue to experience Vietnam Classic Tour routes in central of Vietnam. Hue is an ancient romantic city, famous for its magnificent architecture including the Citadel, palaces, pagodas and royal tombs built under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty against a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River. Hue was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. Hue has represented the cultural and spiritual center of Vietnam since ancient times. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Hue. The rest of day is free time at leisure.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue City tour (B/L/-)
Have breakfast at the hotel. Vietnam Classic Tour today introduce highlight of Hue by city tour.
Embark on a traditional boat to cruise along the Perfume River, visit tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda an operating Buddhist monastery and the cultural symbol of Hue. Continue the cruise to explore the tombs of Hue’s former emperors, including the serene pavilions of Tu Duc.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Visit a local family house where they make traditional Conical hats, and incenses. We return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel. Today, Vietnam Classic tour guide will lead you to experience the roads and beauty from Hue to Danang and Hoi An.

Depart for Danang by car/minibus, approximately a two and a half -hour drive. Then take a short break at Lang Co beach. Your lunch today will be served at a famous eatery in Danang.

Afternoon, accompanied by a Vietnamese history guide, you will explore the Cham Museum in Danang. Then heading to a famous Marble mountain village where you can visit a marble stone carving workshop. Afterward, enjoy an one-hour drive to Hoi An.
Check into your hotel and take a rest.

Later afternoon gather and take a drive into the Old Quarter of Hoi An, visit a traditional handicraft workshop and if you wish to have your wardrobe made up, here is the chance. Hoian is a famous place for tailor, great quality with good price.
Enjoy an independent dinner and head back to hotel.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An free (B/-/-)
Day at leisure.

Included: Breakfast, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) (B/-/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel. Transferred to Danang airport for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Saigon half day city tour includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, and the Museum of History to see some interesting displays and photographs following the path of the revolution. Then visit the Reunification Palace for a glimpse into the lifestyle of the democratic regime of former South Vietnam.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 10: Saigon – Cu Chi tunnel – Tay Ninh – Saigon (B/L/-)
Vietnam Classic Tour today brings you to experience full day tour to Cu Chi, located about 70 km from Saigon, where you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the former stronghold of the Viet Cong with a network of tunnels three levels deep stretching over 200 km. Then we visit the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh and learn about its unique world religion.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 11: Saigon – Vinh Long – Saigon (B/L/-)
Start early in the morning, Vietnam Classic tour guide will pick you up to escape from the busy city, we have one day cruise excursion with a drive to Cai Be around 10.00 am. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market. This is lively market with vendors selling ranges of goods on boats. We will proceed by boat to visit some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longan drying and processing. Cruise the local sampan through the maze of canals to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside.

Then we land and ride the bikes or walk on the village paths. Visit nursery garden of Mr Tam Ho and enjoy local traditional music. Continue to visit bamboo-basket making and the brick & pottery kilns village. We drive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Boat, Hotel in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel. Meet your guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport for catching your flight onward. End of Vietnam Classic Tour.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer

Vietnam Classic Tour is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Vietnam Classic Tour also can be customized by sending your detailed request to us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

Thank you!

Category Price per person in USD according to number of people in your party
From 01st October – 30th April (high season)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 851 683 613 578 285
Superior (4 Star) 994 831 762 728 413
Deluxe (5 Star) 1417 1254 1186 1152 825
Category Price per person in USD according to number of people in your party
From 01st May – 30th Sep (summer promotion)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 804 632 571 537 262
Superior (4 Star) 928 768 701 667 368
Deluxe (5 Star) 1289 1129 1062 1028 712

Tour cost included:

  • Accommodation based on twin sharing room and breakfast
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicates.
  • Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees and boat fees
  • Kayaking, cooking class and Tai Chi lession on cruise in Halong
  • Cold water and towel during tours

Tour cost excluded:

  • All international & domestic flights tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa
  • Expenditure of a personal nature and tips (such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfer & etc)
  • Personal insurance

The hotels listed below for Vietnam Classic Tour are our suggestions for the best value on this tour. However, Vietnam Great Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different “star ratings”, allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.



First Class Category

3-star hotel

Superior Category

4-star hotel

Deluxe Category

5-star hotel


Silk Queen Hanoi

Golden Silk Boutique


Halong bay

Majestic Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Indochina Sail


Bamboo Sapa

Chau Long Sapa

Victoria Sapa


Rosaleen Hue

Cherish Hue

Imperial Hue


Kim An Hoian

Hoian Silk Boutique

Sunrise Hoian


River Prince Dalat

Duparc Dalat

Anna Mandara Dalat

HCM City

Blue Diamond Saigon


Majestic Saigon


Ninh Kieu 1 Cantho

Ninh Kieu 2

Victoria Can Tho

Nha Trang

Starlet Hotel

Michelia Hotel

Sheraton Nha Trang

Special note:

List of hotels is recommended by Vietnam Great Tours™. Please feel free to advise hotels you prefer in each category or combine hotels category at your wish (tour price will be changed accordingly)

Please note that all of our trip are privately designed. So that price includes the above-mentioned hotels, activities, and transport, and visits to attractions are by private car and guide unless otherwise stated. Your guide will pick you up from lobby of your hotel in the morning. The guide will confirm the pick-up time the day before. If you prefer to start next day’s trip earlier or a little later, please feel free to tell your guide.

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Vietnam Classic Tour – 12 days – From $543
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    Ashley Fisher

    Please can you tell me more about this tour. Is this tour available in November 2017 or February 2018.
    Thank you.

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