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The exciting  trip is one of our signature journeys designed for travelers keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam, but with less time to spare. Contrast the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with an overnight cruise at the  beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay and enjoy the historical and cultural depths of Hoi An and Hue in Central Vietnam. This is Indochina at its best.

Style:                       Cultural tour through Asia

Type:                      Sightseeing tour in Vietnam

Duration:                12 days

Destination:           7 destinations in Vietnam

Starts in                  Saigon

Ends in                    Hanoi

Suitable:                All ages

What’s included:    Lands transfers, accommodation, guide,  entrance fees, bottled water and some foods.

Cities: Saigon, Cu Chi, Da Nang, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi & Halong.

Highlights: Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a fascinating relic of the Vietnam War, ancient streets of Hoian, cooking class, countryside Hue and ancient relicts, Colonial architecture & historic sites of Hanoi and cruise Vietnam’s majestic Halong Bay.

Day 1 – Saigon                                                                              

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to hotel. Free time.

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel      (B)                                                                               

We leave Saigon in the morning and transfer to Cu Chi to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels.

In the afternoon visit the War Remnants or History Museum  and the former Presidential Palace, from there stroll o the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City – Hoian            (B)                   

Transfer to airport for a midday flight to Hoian.

Hoi An, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. A walking tour to ancient town.

Day 4: Hoian (B,L)

Enjoy a traditional cooking class. First, walking through the village, meet and chat to the locals selling their fresh farm produce. Visit the gardens around the village to understand the traditional gardening methods as well as typical herbs in Vietnam. Cruise back to the floating restaurant for a private hands-on cooking class. Savor your own culinary creations at lunch. Boat back to Thuan Tinh pier for a drive back to your hotel.

Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 5: Hoian- Hue          (B)                                                                                    

Drive  to Hue via scenic Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach. Hue served as Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the rule of the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Afternoon visit to Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Mausoleum. Guided walk to bustling Dong Ba market.

Day 7 Hue countryside      (B)                                                                   

Beyond the ancient citadel and extravagant tombs of Hue, lie the town’s historic garden houses.  This guided tour will teach you more about these hidden gems and their legacy, as nearly all of them have direct links with the old Imperial Court. Visit by cyclo the garden houses of Lac Tinh Vien built in 1889, the former residence of a Princess and the lovely Tha Om Garden house.

Day 9: Hue- Hanoi             (B)                                                                   

Flight to Hanoi. In the afternoon, visit Ngoc Son and Ba Kieu temple then enjoy a guided walking tour through the bustling Old Quarter and sprawling Dong Xuan Market.

Enjoy the Water Puppet Theatre for a performance that captures the traditional life of Vietnam in a medium inspired by the abundance of water and rice paddy.

Day 10: Hanoi- Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Depart to Halong Bay. Enjoy the 2 days cruise by traditional boat in Halong Bay, Unesco’s World Natural Heritage. Enjoy lunch as you cruise at a leisurely pace amongst the towering rock formations of this breathtaking bay. In the afternoon visit one of the many caves found on the islands, swim in the clear waters or simply relax on the sun deck. Overnight on board.

Day 11: Halong Bay- Hanoi (B,L)

Rise early and greet the day with another refreshing Tai Chi class on the upper deck. Cruise ends at lunch time. Drive to Hanoi.

Day 12: Departure (B)

At leisure until transfer to airport for your onward flight.


PAX 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 pax + Single room supplement
Standard Class 3* $ 1365 $ 1199 $ 984 $ 934 $ 845 $ 339
Superior Class 4* $ 1708 $ 11542 $ 1327 $ 1277 $ 1188 $ 704
First Class 5* $ 2113 $ 1947 $ 1732 $ 1682 $ 1589 $ 1019
PRICE INCLUDES: Experienced English speaking guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle •Cruise• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D= Dinner) • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary • Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast • Simple First Aid Kit • International flight reconfirmation.



Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and conditions of the contract between you and the Pioneer Asia Holidays.


All bookings will be confirmed by Pioneer Asia Holidays in writing along with confirmation of balance payment details. A deposit as required by us and the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. Followed by the final balance of the cost by a specified date. The tour balance for all bookings will be direct debited from the payment details given at the time of booking 45 days prior to the departure date of the tour; if there is a failure to complete the payment Pioneer Asia Holidays  reserves the right to cancel the reservation.


Prices quoted in USD per person in twin shared basis. Itineraries and prices are valid from the most relevant edition of the website & the time of printing our brochure in October 2015 until 31 Sep 2018. Pioneer Asia Holidays reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices, itineraries or vehicles described in the brochure or online without being liable for compensation or refund.


Cancellation and Amendment: Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the principal(s) or supplier(s) may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us a cancellation or amendment charge of a minimum of $30 per person.

 If You Cancel Your Holiday: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below; depending how many days in advance of the departure date we receive the cancellation instruction:


Land & Internal Air Cancellation Fees. Per Person/ Per Trip
Days prior to Departure Fee Fee
45 or more Minimum loss of deposit
44-30 days 30% minimum of total holiday cost
29-22 days 60% minimum of total holiday cost
21- 7 days 90% minimum of total holiday cost
Less than 7 days 100% of total holiday cost

Note: specific items sold as part of a package may have more restricted cancellation conditions; for example some flights and rail tickets are non-refundable from the date of full payment being made. You will be advised at the time of booking.

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