The Highlights of Southern and Central Vietnam Tour - 10 Days

The Highlights of Southern and Central Vietnam Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Ho Chi Minh city/Danang
  • Visit: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho - Danang - Ba Na hill - Hoi An
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular, Culture and Heritage, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Explore the vibrant essence of Southern and Central Vietnam with our meticulously crafted 10-day tour package. Immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Saigon, traverse the serene waters of the Mekong Delta River, and experience the timeless charm of Danang and Hoi An. Discover the cultural richness, historical significance, and natural beauty of these iconic destinations, all seamlessly woven together for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Vietnam.

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Ho Chi Minh cityWed, May 22, 2024
    On arrival, get a pick up to hotel

    The driver will welcome you at the pickup lobby of Tan Son Nhat Airport and then travel about 30 minutes from the airport to your hotel (in the Ho Chi Minh City center)

    Have an overview of city and come to the hotel, check in and rest.

    Note: Hotel check in time at 14.00

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,Ho Chi Minh cityThu, May 23, 2024
    Explore Cu Chi tunnel and the highlight of Saigon

    In the morning, visit the most striking place in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

    Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km long where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. The tour includes special entering some part of tunnels. You will also have a chance to visit Ben Duoc memorial temple nearby but far less touristic built in 1993 in memory of the Vietnamese killed at Cu Chi.

    Return to HCMC in the afternoon to explore the city:

    the Independence Palace, once used as the home - office of the Presidents of South Vietnam. Our visit includes the North Vietnamese tank which effectively attacked the palace in 1975 to bring the controversial Vietnam War to an end and the five-story palace with its rooms have been preserved in their late 1960s, 1970s style and a bunker basement.

    the top visited in Ho Chi Minh – the War Remnant museum. The exhibits offer you all-sided views of the Vietnam War that might bring a big surprise than you are probably used to hearing and seeing.

    the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, originally built between 1863 and 1880, evidently reflects the French colonist influences. It’s a picturesque spot in the city.

    the most famous market in the city, Ben Thanh Market, which has been opened since 1870. The market not only supplies the daily needs of local people but also excellent place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs and enjoy Vietnam’s local street foods.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can ThoFri, May 24, 2024
    Ho Chi Minh city - Transfer to Cai Be - Can Tho

    Meet our tour guide and driver for your transfer to Cai Be. Visit Cao Dai temple on route. On arrival, embark a small private boat for a cruise in a branch of the Mekong River. Experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River by visiting the canals lined with orchards.

    Visiting craft workshops of rice popcorn, coconut caramel and rice cake…Go biking or walking on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where the serenity reigns and meet the local people. Enjoy lunch in an open air restaurant where you can taste a famous local specialty, the elephant ear fish. Finally, enjoy tasting delicious fruits while rowing a small rowboat in the canals, shaded by the fruit trees.

    Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long and meet the driver at the pier for a transfer to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.  Check in your hotel and relax. Enjoy free time on your own to discover the city located on the Mekong River side.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Be
    Private transportation
    Bike: Cai Be
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel(Superior City view)
    2 Hai Ba Trung street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam
  • Day 4,Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh citySat, May 25, 2024
    Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - HCMC

    Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most lively market in the Mekong Delta. There are so many colors and smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products. Everything is shown to sell from the early morning.

    Leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit garden (Option - replace the garden with the nursery field by the river). Head back to An Binh Market which is full of fish, fruits and vegetables. Stop at Binh Thuy ancient house which contains the orchid garden where “The Lover” was filmed.

    Transfer to Saigon in the afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Boat: Cai Rang
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 5,Ho Chi Minh city - DanangSun, May 26, 2024
    HCMC - Fly to Danang

    Pick up at hotel and transfer to airpor for flight to Danang. Landing at Da Nang airport you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby.

    On the about 30 - 45 minute driving from the airport to your accommodation, your tour guide will introduce you about the city’s highlights and share the experiences of eating and drinking, traffic, culture....

    Drive along the beautiful coastline to your hotel, check in and relax.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Flight :VN120 (SGN - DAD) - (Direct) / 10:00 - 11:20 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    Sofiana My Khe Hotel & Spa(Deluxe City View Room)
    56 Tran Bach Dang, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang , Vietnam
  • Day 6,DanangMon, May 27, 2024
    Explore full day Danang city

    Danang is the most dynamic city in central Vietnam with beautiful landscapes. A full day city tour satisfies all of your curiosities about the city's well-known destinations...

    - Mable mountain & pagoda

    - Cham sculpture museum

    - Stunning views from Son Tra peninsula & Linh Ung pagoda  

    Pick up at hotel and transfer to visit Marble Mountain which is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Da Nang. It resembles five fingers rising out of the ground and named after the basic elements of the universe: water, wood, metal, fire and earth. The tour consists of exploring the mysterious Tang Chon, Huyen Khong and Am Phu caves with pagodas and temples inside, hiking up the very scenic viewpoint where the Emperors of Nguyen dynasty often prioritized for visiting.

    Stroll around the Non Nuoc village that located at the base of the mountain specialize in marble sculpture, admire amazing products of the creativity and skillful hands. Take your time to collect your favor souvenirs.

    The next, visit the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts. The museum displays over 300 terracotta, sandstone, bronze sculptures and artifacts depict Hindu Gods, as well as Linga and Yoni. It is also enriched an extra exhibition of modern Cham culture, including photographs, clothing and videos. The collection is the evidence of the golden time of the Champa Kingdom which lasted from 4th to 13th century in the center coastal areas of Vietnam.

    Finally, travel from Da Nang through Thuan Phuoc Bridge – the Vietnam’s longest suspension bridge, head north to Son Tra peninsula where truly satisfies your expectations of the beautiful views. Stop for great pictures of Man Thai fishing village which is well-known for fresh sea food and making fish sauce.

    Keep your way toward to Linh Ung pagoda with the highest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Vietnam (67 meters high). Leisurely walk in marble sculpture and bonsai garden, enjoy the stunning views of ocean and city with its white sandy beaches.

    On the beautiful days, it is worth to drive on steep slopes path with a cliff side of ocean to Ban Co peak. Immersing into beautiful nature, pure air, particular vision and meditate your mind in peace before driving back to city.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Sofiana My Khe Hotel & Spa(Deluxe City View Room)
    56 Tran Bach Dang, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang , Vietnam
  • Day 7,Danang - Ba Na hill - Hoi AnTue, May 28, 2024
    Visiting Ba Na Hill by cable car

    Located at 1478m high above the sea level and 25 km to the west of Da Nang, Ba Na Hill has a year round cool climate which makes it an ideal resort since French colonist time. On arrival, take 20 minutes of the world’s impressive cable car in order to reach the peak of Ba Na hill and observe the beautiful scenery.

    Arrive at the station, take a visit to pagoda with giant Buddha statue, green gardens of multiple kinds of flora and flower interleaved by French architecture buildings and wine storages. Leisurely walk on the World’s top ten impressive architecture bridges – Golden Bridge. Immerse into the stunning views of national park, waterfall, ocean and city in remote distance which can hardly found in other regions.

    Enjoy the entertainments in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games before getting transfer back to city.

    Transfer to Hoi An town. Check in hotel

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Cable car: Ba Na Hills
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Hoi An Central Hotel(Deluxe)
    301 Nguyen Huy Hieu Street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 8,Hoi AnWed, May 29, 2024
    Discover Hoi An ancient town

    Hoi An used to be one of the most typical South-East Asian trading ports dating from the 15th to the 19th century and the Old Town is still well-preserved. The exchanged cultures is displayed on many historic buildings, religion, daily business and enriched by the authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants.

    the Hoi An city’s symbol - the Chua Cau or the Japanese Covered Bridge, built in the 17th century to allow the Japanese quarter to be accessible from the Chinese neighborhoods. The bridge’s original style has been carefully preserved for the last 400 years.

    the Cantonese Assembly Hall sits right next to the Cau Pagoda, constructed by Cantonese settlers during the 19th century for communication among Chinese residents and worshipping the Thien Hau Holy Mother. On a visit, you can admire the structure as well as the decor, which includes a striking dragon made from pottery.

    Cam Pho - one of the oldest communal houses in Hoi An. It was built in the shape of Chinese character means the country for worshipping and trading business and cultural exchange between locality and Chinese, Japanese traders.

    Hoian center market where is the best place to see the local daily life. Situated on the riverside, the large market is packed with stalls where you easily find a huge variety of food at extremely cheap prices. There is also a great fresh vegetable, meat and fish market which is worth visiting.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Hoi An Central Hotel(Deluxe)
    301 Nguyen Huy Hieu Street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 9,Hoi AnThu, May 30, 2024
    Discover Kim Bong - Tra Nhieu - Cam Thanh villages

    Far diffrent from the famous Hoian ancient town or sand beaches, the rural countryside gives you the most authentic experience about life and people here. Cycling through the riverside villages, crossing rice fields and meeting people...

    - Gently cycling in Kim Bong carpentering village

    - Witness the landscaps from Thu Bon river

    - Sampan boat experience

    Take a boat to Kim Bong village. On the boat, you will immerse yourselves into the comfortable fresh air and enjoy the idyllic landscapes on both sides of the river.

    This village has long been known for its wood carving. At first, the artisans inherited the techniques from the northern Vietnamese. Later, from business exchange, they could successfully adopt the know-how of Chinese and Japanese sculptures and cultivate their own style. Bike around the village to understand their daily life and visit a carpenter's workshop to admire their talent. It is possible to buy some wood products as souvenirs.

    Travel to Tra Nhieu village. Immerse into the countryside in the center of Vietnam. The trip will allow some unprecedented meetings for instance, Ms Duoc with the mat weaving, Mr Kha with the bamboo sampan basket making and Mr Huynh Ri with his craftsman shipyard. A countryside landscape of palm and rice fields, buffaloes and farmers in the fields will surround you along the way.

    Finally to Cam Thanh village. Along the way the landscapes of fishing farms and water palmtrees will accompany you. Arrive in Cam Thanh and embark a small round bamboo sampan basket boat. Enjoy crab catching in the water palm trees forest. This is a relaxing moment after hours of biking.

    After that take a little rest in the house of fisherman (Mr. Phong) enjoy green tea and foot massage with medicinal herbs that planted in the family garden. Then prepare vegetables and herbs from Tra Que village, join in a small practice of cooking the typical dishes: crispy pancake (meat, shrimp, beansprouts…), spring rolls of Hoi An, Tam Huu, grilled fish in banana leaf… Enjoy the dishes you made.

    In the afternoon, return to hotel

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cam Thanh
    Bike: Kim Bong
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Hoi An Central Hotel(Deluxe)
    301 Nguyen Huy Hieu Street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 10,Hoi An - DanangFri, May 31, 2024
    Pick up Hoi An to Danang airport

    Free and relax at your hotel until getting pick up by private driver for about 45 minutes to Da Nang airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    Included:
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Boat: Cai Be, Cai Rang, Cam Thanh
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Flight Ticket: VN120 SGN - DAD (Vietnam Airlines - Economy)
  • Meal: B: 09, L: 03
  • Bike: Cai Be, Kim Bong
  • Cable car: Ba Na Hills
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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