7 Days Vietnam Highlights Tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Highlight Vietnam 7 Days 6 Nights ( Hanoi, Halong bay and Ho Chi Minh City), you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 3 other destinations in Vietnam. Highlight Vietnam 7 Days 6 Nights ( Hanoi, Halong bay and Ho Chi Minh City) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


  • Halong Bay: Cruise on Halong Bay;
  • Hanoi: Discover
  • Sapa: Stunning
  • Sapa: Bac
  • Sapa: Half

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi
  • Day 3: Hanoi-Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 6: Saigon- My Tho- Saigon
  • Day 7: Departure form Ho Chi Minh City

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Sightseeing and Activities: Hanoi City
Accommodation: Hanoi
Meals: None
Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax.

welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.
You will be free to explore Hanoi City by your own.

Day 2 Hanoi – the 100 Year Old City

Sightseeing and Activities:The Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Tortoise Tower, the Old Quarter, the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Temple of Literature
Accommodation: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

This morning see the Tran Quoc Pagoda. This 1,400 year old temple features ten tiers enclosed by gardens, including a bodhi tree grown from a cutting of the original Buddhist tree under which Buddha sat. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll see the Tortoise Tower perched on the water. Enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s the Old Quarter. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist leads you while you sit in a canopied seat affixed to the front. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, situated on a pillar made of a single stone, in the midst of a lotus pond. This pagoda was built by a 9th century emperor who saw it in a dream and regarded this as divine inspiration to recreate the structure in his vision.

You’ll pass by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before visiting the highlight of this day – The Temple of Literature. This ancient university was erected almost a millennium ago and has hosted many of the most prominent scholars through Vietnamese history. The site features many gardens, pools, buildings, and ancient trees where Vietnam’s best and brightest studied under the guidance of Confucius teachings.

Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

Sightseeing and Activities:The Quang Ba Flower Market, Halong Bay Cruise, local fishing village, Sunset view of Ha Long Bay
Accommodation: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Arrive in Hanoi in early morning, a visit to the morning flower market in Quang Ba Flower Market where you will find how the Vietnamese like flowers. After a light breakfast, we will drive Halong City for the Halong Bay Cruise. Upon arrival, you will board the cruise ship for a relaxing Halong Bay Cruise through the stunning Halong Bay. You could be absolute relax by lying down on the sun deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sun shine. A shore excursion will bring you to discover a beautiful cave, visit a local fishing village with opportunity to interact with local people. When the sun become a drop of burning gold that slid nearer the sea horizon, enjoy your dinner while enjoying a charming sun set.

Sample itinerary of 2 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise FIRST DAY

Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam’s most fascinating wonder. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings. Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.

While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Day 4 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City

Sightseeing and Activities:The Thai Chi lesson, limestone grotto, Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets,
Accommodation: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Greeting by the morning sun rise from the sea horizon, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise before breakfast. Visit a limestone grotto in the morning and disembark around 11:00 am. Then we’ll head back on the road to Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) for your departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon your arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport you will be picked up and transferred to check into your hotel (early check-in is subject to the hotel’s availability). Being the heart and soul of South Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is a bustling, dynamic and industrious city. It is not only the largest city but also the economic capital and trendsetter of Vietnam.

Sample itinerary of 2 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

SECOND DAY Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City

Sightseeing and Activities:the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Reunification Palace, The Notre Dame Cathedral, theOld Saigon Post Office, Binh Tay Market, the Emperor Jade Pagoda,
Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning , your guide and friver will escort you to the Cu Chi Tunnels. An immense network of connecting underground tunnels used during the war, you’ll explore the complex and see the ingenious traps, bomb holes, and narrow tunnels between underground bunkers.

In the afternoon, you’ll come back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Reunification Palace, which was the home to the President of South Vietnam during the War, and the place of the end of the war during the fall of Saigon. The Notre Dame Cathedral constructed by French colonists during their settlement. Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office a neoclassical architectural building which is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the city.

The next stop is Cholon , the Chinatown of Saigon, a thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market.To finish the tour, you’ll visit the Emperor Jade Pagoda, also know as the Tortoise pagoda. This figurine-filled site of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest. When we finish the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel and rest of the day is leisure time for you.

Day 6 Saigon-My Tho/Mekong Delta-Saigon

Sightseeing and Activities: boat cruise on the Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) , Vinh Trang Pagoda and My Tho
Accommodation: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Our Mekong Delta tour will lead us to two of the top attractions in the region: Vinh Trang Pagoda and My Tho.

Vinh Trang Pagoda is a Buddhist temple near My Tho in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is one of the best-known temples in the region.

The beautiful structure features a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles. The pagoda consists of five buildings, two ornamental yards and 178 pillars. The extremely beautiful structures in the pagoda are two triumphal arches bearing an art of inserting bottle and porcelain fragments which create harmonious pictures illustrating the Buddha’s legend.

Then we’ll continue on to My Tho.

The gateway to Mekong Delta was founded in the 17th century by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan after the fall of the Southern Ming dynasty.The economy is based on tourism, fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts,bananas, mangoes, longans and citrus fruit. Visit the local islands to find out the traditional way of living. Enjoy a nice boat cruise on the Mekong River.

Day 7 Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

Sightseeing and Activities:Depature
Accommodation: Home
Meals: Breakfast

Departure from Ho Chi Minh City.
Today transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your international flight back home.
Service ends.

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Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs;
  • Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class mentioned in the program.