Have you ever made a trip from South to North of Vietnam? If not, then you should not have any hesitate to make this tours from the vibrant Ho Chi Minh city to the ancient of Hanoi of Vietnam with us.


  • Day 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh (None)
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh tour – Cu Chi tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang (B/L)
  • Day 5: Nha Trang tour (B/L)
  • Day 6: Nha Trang – Free Day (B)
  • Day 7: Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian (B)
  • Day 8: Hoian tour (B/L)
  • Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B/L)
  • Day 10: Hue tour – Hanoi (B)
  • Day 11: Hanoi – Full day city tour – Lao Cai (B/L)
  • Day 12: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L)
  • Day 13: Sapa tour – Hanoi (B/L)
  • Day 14: Hanoi – Halong overnight on cruise (B/L/D)
  • Day 15: Halong – Hanoi (B/Brunch)
  • Day 16: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Full Itinerary

Arrival – Ho Chi Minh (None)

Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, you are met and followed by our tour guide. Ho Chi Minh is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: (None)
Included: Private transfer, accommodation, tour guide

Ho Chi Minh tour – Cu Chi tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

After an early breakfast you’ll avoid the city heat to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. Afterwards, we will return to the city to visit some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Afterwards, we’ll visit the History Museum where there is a special exhibition of Phu Nam country which dates back to the 2nd century ‘Oc Eo’ civilization. You'll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transferred, tour guide, accommodation, cultural, history, walking

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Go Cong totally strange and real authentic Mekong tour. A small island located within 2 doors Cua Dai and Cua Tieu with 6 months of fresh water and 6 months of salty water will bring you an amazing photo about hospitality, friendly people. Drive away the noise of city life to reach Tam vu – the kingdom of dragon fruits platation. You can stop at any garden on way and enjoy a special kind of dragon fruit – the red one. Not only dragon fruits but also rice, corn, chili field on way down a ferry station will bring you to another picture of Mekong Delta.

Besides that, you also can stop at a small local market with colorful flowers, fruits, vegetables, fish and will give you a wonderful photo for countryside life on the road. Continue your journey, go to Ben Lo ferry and take a ferry to get island. After that, hop on a motorbike (or bicycle) to get a green island full of coconut and sour-sop. Let stop at a local house to see what they do with coconut, water hyacinth weaving, broms and coconut leaf roof made. Let try a new taste with cool canal by a sampan. Lunch will be served in a coconut garden with great hospitality from the host. After lunch, we return to Ho Chi Minh city. Then you are free.

Overnight on board in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local host
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation, culture, boating

Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang (B/L)

There is some free time for your own exploration in Ho Chi Minh city until we transfer to airport for your flight to Nha Trang. When you arrive in Nha Trang we'll be there to pick you up and get you settled in your hotel. You'll have free time in the afternoon to relax or begin to see the sites of Nha Trang. Nha Trang is relatively small and easy to find your way around and your guide can point you in the right direction regarding restaurants, bars and beach activities.

Overnight in Nha Trang
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation

Nha Trang tour (B/L)

We'll pick you up at your hotel and take you to Cau Da Port for a cruise around Nha Trang. The first stop will be to the beautiful Mieu Island where you can visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and see hundreds of colorul, strange, and other-worldy sea creatures that call the shores of Mieu home. The next stop will be Mun Island for snorkeling through a jungle of undersea coral with tropical fish that flash like silver. Our third stop will be either Mot, Tranh Beach, or “Mini Beach” island where you can lounge on the beach, rent a kayak, or go for a swim and we'll have a picnic lunch. Afterwards we'll make one last stop to a local fishing village. In the evening you can soak and relax at the Thap Ba Mud spa.

Overnight in Nha Trang
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, picnic lunch
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, cruise, accomodaiton

Nha Trang – Free Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Nha Trang.

Overnight in Nha Trang
Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival you are met and transferred directly to Hoian, check in your hotel. Then you are free.

Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to 19th centuries trading with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Europe who came to buy silk, spices and porcelain. Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter is beautifully preserved with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses and old tile-roofed shops. It is a rich architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. Many of the historic buildings lining the canals and pedestrian streets have been converted into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes. Hoi An is surrounded by attractive countryside with traditional farming and fishing, and by sandy beaches with modern seaside resorts.

Overnight in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation

Hoian tour (B/L)

Breakfast will be served at the hotel, the guide pick you up and afterwards you'll explore the enchanting time-capsule town of Old Hoi An on a walking tour with your guide. Hoi An was a major sea port in Asia and it resulted in a fusion of style and culture that has been perfectly preserved. Wander traditional Chinese shops, luxurious French homes, and an ancient Japanese bridge. The town is home to silk markets, Vietnamese food stalls, and talented street performers-- all of which are sure to charm you. Then spend the afternoon further exploring the town on your own or head down to Cua Dai Beach to relax.

Overnight in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation, culture

Hoian – Danang – Hue (B/L)

Breakfast at your hotel, free time for relaxing on beach or shopping. In the afternoon, the guide pick you up and transfer you to Hue. On the way to Hue, stop over for visiting Cham Museum, ascending the Pass of Ocean Clouds for panoramic views of the surroundings and visit the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co Beach. Arrive in Hue, visit Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River End the day at Khai Dinh's Tomb which boasts a traditional Vietnamese design with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Then free time.

Overnight in Hue
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation

Hue – Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, we transfer to airport for your flight to Hanoi. On arrival Noi Bai airport, you are met and followed by a guide tour to your hotel. Then you are free for your own exploration in Hanoi.

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Hanoi – Full day city tour – Lao Cai (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, you are followed by a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago. Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university. After lunch, you’ll enjoy the always impressive Ethnology Museum dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. You'll then continue to the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem. In front of this lake is the famous Water Puppet Theatre where you'll see a fantastic performance. Then we will transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to take overnight train to Lao Cai.

Overnight in the train (cabin of 04 person with air conditioning)
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, culture, history, sleep on train

Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat (B/L)

The train arrive Sapa at early morning, you are met by a tour guide then uphill to Sapa. The former French hill station of Sapa is characterized by rocky mountain ridges, terraced rice paddies and lush green valleys. Sapa is located in the picturesque Hoang Lien Son mountain range on the border with China. Colorful hill tribe minorities inhabit the surrounding mountains, each with their own distinctive style of dress. From early childhood girls learn to grow and weave hemp, dye cloth, and decorate the family's clothing with traditional embroidery motifs. After settling your luggage, we will visit Cat Cat Village, where a Black H'mong tribe lives, then go to see a beautiful, natural waterfall in the mountains. Afterwards, if you're interested you can also visit the impressive hydroelectric power station built by the French. You'll have dinner back in the town of Sapa and have the evening to explore the village on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Sapa
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, accommodation

Sapa tour – Hanoi (B/L)

You'll have your breakfast in the hotel and then a guide will be there by 9:00am to take you on your trekking day. We'll walk about 15 kilometers and in the course of the day you'll get to pass cascading waterfalls, terraced rice fields, a sweeping river valley, and truly spectacular mountain vistas. We'll also visit three different villages that belong to the Black H'mong, Dzay, and Red Dzao people. You can choose to either share a meal with a local family in one of the minority villages or have a lunch brought for you from the hotel to have a picnic with a beautiful view. A van or bus will be waiting for you at the last village to take you back to Sapa to collect your luggage. From there we can pick you up either at 4:30pm or 6:00pm, depending on train times and your own preferences, to go to Lao Cai and catch the over-night train back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, train, sleep on the train

Hanoi – Halong overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

Early in the morning, arrive in Hanoi, the guide pick you up and transfer you to take a daily room for relaxing and shower.

After breakfast you start with a transfer out to the internationally famous and stunningly beautiful Halong Bay, made world famous by James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies. Arriving just before lunch, you’ll embark on a traditional Vietnamese junk. Take lunch on board and enjoy the afternoon and overnight cruise as it provides you with fantastic views of the fabulous scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands which amazingly rise from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves, some of which you’ll visit.

Overnight at a hotel in Sapa
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner on cruise
Included: Private transfer, tour guide, cruise, cruise in Halong, heritage

Halong – Hanoi (B/Brunch)

The tour continues with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s Head, Tortoise islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After an brunch check out and continue to travel though Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay for disembark, meet the driver and guide to transfer you back to Hanoi. Then you are free.

Overnight in Hanoi
*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
Meals: Breakfast and brunch on cruise
Included: Private transfer, accommodation, cultural, heritage

Hanoi – Departure (B)

You are free for your own exploration in Hanoi until we transfer to airport for your flight departure. The trip ends.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Included: Private transfer, tour guide

Useful Information

Destination 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi La Suite (Deluxe city view) Chalcendony (Deluxe city view) Melia (Deluxe)
Halong V’Spirit cruise (Deluxe) Calypso cruise (Deluxe) Singnature cruise (Junior Suite)
Hoian Vinh Hung 2 (Superior) Belle Maison Hadana (Deluxe Balcony) Sunrise Hoian (Deluxe)
Ho Chi Minh Le Duy (Deluxe) Northern Saigon (ROH) Grand Saigon (Premium Deluxe city view)
Nha Trang Asia Paradise (Deluxe) Liberty Central (Deluxe) Sunrise Nha Trang (Superior)
Hue Emm Hue (Superior) Moonlight (Deluxe) Imperial (Deluxe)

Included in the price:

  • 12 nights’ shared 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)
  • 01 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with full board on cruise in Halong
  • 02 nights’ shared cabin on train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa (cabin of 04 person with air conditioning, soft sleeper)
  • 01 early check in on the day back to Hanoi from Lao Cai
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides:
    • Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta: 01 guide
    • Nha Trang: 01 guide
    • Danang – Hoian – Hue: 01 guide
    • Ha Noi - Halong: 01 guide (tour guide not onboard with clients)
    • Sapa: 01 guide
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program
  • 02 bottles of mineral water and towels per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Excluded in the price:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances/li>
  • 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

Please note

  • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
  • Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
  • Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
  • This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.

Important note

  • Most Museums are closed on Mondays and partly on Fridays and some public holidays.
  • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday and during the entire months of September and October. The Ho Chi Minh Residence in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday.
  • Please note that cyclo rides are subject to government approval.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Indochina Dream Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
  • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellers, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Indochina Dream Travel is not responsible for any loss or theft.
  • Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.