5 Days Hanoi - Halong - Ho Chi Minh City

Full itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi arrival

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, meet your guide and depart on a tour to visit Hanoi with the following highlights:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Residence, Ba Dinh Square, One Pilla Pagoda (located within the Ho Chi Minh complex),
  • The Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
  • The Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of all the pagodas in Hanoi, located beside the dazzling West Lake.
  • Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore, with plenty of photo opportunities all around you.
  • Followed by a traditional water puppet performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 Hanoi - Halong overnight on a cruise (Lunch & dinner inclusive)

Your morning departure from your hotel in Hanoi to Halong Bay takes you on a journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. 

Arrive in Halong and board a cruise. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by the crew team who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for your pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard. Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon. You can use the cruise services at your leisure while onboard. Surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you could attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. 

Lunch and dinner will be served in the elegant dining room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages (with an extra charge applied) for drinks. 

In the evening, enjoy the entertainment activities such as movie night, squid fishing, or just relaxing with a cocktail surrounded by limestone rocks majestically springing out of the silent waters in the night. 

Stay overnight on the cruise. 

(The detailed program on each cruise will be different and will be updated once the selected cruise is finalized).

Day 3 Halong - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh city (by flight) (Breakfast & Brunch inclusive)

Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some delights with a light breakfast followed by a colorful brunch. Continue exploring Halong Bay by sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights.

Check out the cruise, get back to the harbor, and return to Hanoi.

Transfer directly to the airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport. Check in to your hotel. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Cu Chi Underground Tunnel & City tour)

After breakfast, transfer to the Cu Chi Underground Tunnel (1.5 hours' drive). Cu Chi is considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnel system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the afternoon, visit the War Remnants museum, where you have a chance to learn more about the wars in Vietnam and North Vietnam. Then visit Notre Dame Cathedral, located in the center of HCM City with unique architecture; and the General Post Office. Shopping at Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city 

Day 5 Full day Mekong Delta Tour with lunch - Ho Chi Minh city departure

After breakfast, drive to My Tho, the homeland of coconuts.

  • Upon arrival, board a boat and cruise along the Mekong River, observing the lives of the locals who live along its banks.
  • Stop at one of four islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation.
  • Embark on the small boats rowed by the locals through small cannels with water coconut trees to visit local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk. You can also try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed the honeybees. Enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil roads of the village.
  • Get on the big boat to visit the vast area.
  • Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant near the Mekong River.

Return to Ho Chi Minh city after lunch and transfer directly to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight back home

Price and Condition


  • 4 night accommodation based on twin or double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • Lunch, Dinner & Brunch where indicated
  • Private A/C transportation
  • English speaking guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees throughout the schedule
  • 02 bottles of drinking water per person per day


  • Travel insurance
  • Any flight ticket & airport tax
  • Other services not mentioned in itinerary and inclusions
  • Tip for local guide and driver ($3/pax/day for group > 7 people, $5/pax/day for group  7 people)
  • Personal expenses: Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry, etc
  • Surcharge in peak season or holidays

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