vietnam highlight tour

Vietnam Highlight Tour – 10 days – From $546

Vietnam Highlight Tour is one of our most compact programs for Vietnam in highlight that invites you to experience Vietnam’s geography and culture. Within 10 days of travel, you will have a quick glance of Vietnam highlight including Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon and Mekong delta. In this trip you will explore the 1000 year old Hanoi capital, the breathtaking Halong Bay, the charming and historical imperial citadel Hue, the ancient town Hoi An, and the modern and dynamic Saigon.
10 Days/9 Nights: Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta


Trip Name: Vietnam Highlight Tour
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Trip Grading: Moderate walking
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to satisfy your expectation.

Vietnam Highlight Tour in Brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-/-/-)

Welcomed and transfer to hotel by Vietnam Great Tours staff and start Vietnam Highlight Tour.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi‘s highlights with Vietnam Great Tours experts

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Travel to Halong bay by private comfortable transportation, enjoy Halong Bay by cruise.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – fly to Danang – transfer to Hoi An (B/L/-)

Enjoy half day tour in Halong by kayaking and cooking demonstration before transfer back to Hanoi and fly to Danang, transfer to Hoi An town.

Day 5: Hoi An walking tour 1/2 day (B/L/-)

Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An historical sites.

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue (B/-/-)

Transfer from Hoian to Hue and stop en route to enjoy landscape.

Day 7: Hue city tour (B/L/-)

Spend full day to visit historical and cultural sites in Hue.

Day 8: Hue – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – half day city tour (B/-/-)

Departing Hue to Saigon by an hour fifteen minutes flight in the morning. Enjoy half day city tour in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

Enjoy a boat trip to explore the vast waterways and Mekong delta.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B/-/-)

Departing Ho Chi Minh City for your onward flight. End of Vietnam Highlight Tour.

Vietnam Great Tours™ Bespoke Style Suits Everyone

Flexibility: Vietnam Highlight 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.

Vietnam Highlight Tour in Details

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/-)
Start Vietnam Highlight Tour today by picking up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 –  it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tonight highlight is Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi

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

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (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 Ha Long, we embark on cruise for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long 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.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transportation, Tour guide on boat, Cruise in Halong

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi  fly to Danang – Hoi An (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 for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to Hoian. Overnight in Hoi An

Included: Brunch, Tour guide on boat, Transportation, entrance fees, airport transfer, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An walking tour 1/2 day (B/L/-)

Vietnam Highlight Tour today brings you to an ancient Beauty of Vietnam. We take a walking tour around Hoi An old town for more exploration with old constructions: Japanese Bridge, Sa Huynh Museum, Tan Ky Old House…

Have lunch at restaurant. You will then come back to your hotel

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

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue (B/-/-)
Morning is free at leisure.

Afternoon, journey from Hoi An over scenic mountainous roads with spectacular views over the coastline. We will visit Marble Mountains, it is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward and admire the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of north and south Vietnam. Continue southwards passing Lang Co beach, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the East Sea.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue city tour (B/L/-)

After breakfast, you will cruise on the Perfume River to visit the ancient and sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.

You will then visit the Citadel – The palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last dynasty of Vietnam – Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial Ancestral Temple and Hue Royal Antiques Museum.

Visit and shopping at Dong Ba Market before have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit Minh Mang tomb, one of the most interesting emperor tombs in Hue and Khai Dinh Tomb which represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. The tomb is almost entirely made of concrete and includes many European architectural details.

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

Day 8: Hue – fly to Ho Chi Minh City– half day city tour (B/-/-)
Day at leisure until to transfer to the airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon, start half day city tour by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office, two of the best highlights of old Saigon architecture.

Walk to the nearby Reunification Palace, witness of the historic events of old Saigon and famous for its architectural characteristics.

Discover the very popular War Remnants Museum, the one that gathers a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photographs and documentation of the Vietnam wars.

Stop by the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the most spectacularly colorful temples, dedicated to King of Heaven and filled with exquisite and phantasmal statues.

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

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)
Today, Vietnam Highlight Tour offer you a different travel style to Ben Tre on the bank of Mekong river.

Depart from Saigon and head straight to Ben Tre, crossing the impressive Rạch Miễu Cable-stayed Bridge. Board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house.

Stop at a quiet village, take a short walk to experience local life and hop on your xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and stop at a riverside restaurant for a lunch with local food.

After lunch, take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals. Come back to the port visit Ben Tre local market before back to Saigon.

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

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City departure (B/-/-)
Day at leisure until to transfer to the airport to take your flight back to home country. End of Vietnam Highlight Tour.

Included: Breakfast, Transportation

This is a private Vietnam Highlight 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.

Please click on the “Customized” button and complete the requested information for 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 persons in the group 
From 01st January – 30th December, 2018
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 785 612 544 233
Superior (4 Star) 911 737 670 339
Deluxe (5 Star) 1294 1120 1053 746
Group tour (Super Saver) – Group from 2 persons 546 221

Trip includes:

  • Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Transportation by car or bus as tour program indicated
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and boat fees
  • Kayaking, cooking class and Tai Chi lession on cruise in Halong
  • Vietnam visa letter
  • Cold water and towel during tours

Trip excludes:

  • All international and domestic flight tickets
  •  Visa stamp fees
  • Personal or travel insurance
  •  Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, drinks,
  •  Emergency transfers

The hotels listed below 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 Cruise

Majestic Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife

Indochina Sails


Rosaleen Hotel

Cherish Hue

Imperial Hue


Kim An Hoian

Hoian Silk Boutique

Sunrise Hoian

HCM City

Ruby River


Majestic Saigon

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 Highlight Tour – 10 days – From $546
4.7 (94%) 10 votes
    Hasmukh Taank

    I am interested in Vietnam highlight tour of 10 days. I would like to include Siem Riep within the tour for say 2 days.
    Can you also include the flights for me. I am planning to fly to siem riep on the 5th Nov and fly out from Ho Chi Min on the 16th.

    Huyen Nguyen

    Xin Chao Vietnam great tour.

    Nam ngoai gia dinh minh co booked
    tour voi cong ty cua ban va rat hai long!

    Nam nay minh chi di co 2 nguoi va chi co 10 ngay. 21/03/17-31/03/17. Se den Hanoi Airport vao ngay 21/3/17.

    Anh chi co the cho minh a quote duoc kg?

    Best regards
    Huyen Nguyen

    Hannon Roy

    Do you have tours starting from Siagon?


      Yes, this tour can be customized to start in Saigon. Please contact us for more detail!

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