Vietnam Tour 12 Days (From Hanoi)



Spending 12 days in a country full of thousands of years of history makes this classic tour for your family a fabulous option. Your family will spend time taking in the many sights and sounds of this diverse and beautiful country.

We start your classic tour in Hanoi; the perfect place to start your family tour. Hanoi is a city of modern and traditional Asian grace – a place for your family’s imagination to run wild through its ancient streets and sights. Food markets, street vendors, and a tour around its old quarter give you the perfect insight.

The three-hour drive to the UNESCO – approved world heritage sight of Halong Bay will wind through Vietnamese villages and vast green paddy fields. Halong Bay with its 3000 mountainous islands and crystal blue lagoons will see you stay aboard a luxury traditional junk. Your family can sit back and watch the sunset over this spectacular Bay.

A short flight to Hue presents you with a chance to explore this ancient and historical city. Your family can spend time at leisure walking around Thien Mu Pagoda and mausoleums. Sights you can only dream of will leave your family with plenty of perfect memories to take home.

The next tour to Bach Ma National Park will see you take in views of mountains, lagoons, and traditional, colorful villages. You will arrive in the next destination city of Hoi An ready to take on your next city adventure.

Hoi An is a classic city and a major trading port. View the 17th-century architecture and watch the locals working at the port. Spend time at leisure exploring its winding and ancient streets. A day tour cycle to nearby paddy fields will give you and your family a chance to see the true side of Vietnam.

This exhilarating classic tour ends in the fantastic and modern city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. A city that offers your family a chance to shop for gifts at its colorful night markets, walk around some of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam as well as learn about its wartime history in one of its many museums.

Our final tour to Can Gio Mangrove Forest has to be the best insight into Vietnamese wildlife. A UNESCO heritage sight, the forest offers your family the chance to see a huge range of wildlife. Wild monkeys, deer, and crocodiles all await your family’s arrival. This eye-opening tour will see you travel along salt marshes on canoes, visit the Tang Bong Tower, and enjoy lunch at the traditional restaurant. A classic tour your family will just love.

The Classic Vietnam Holiday for family offers you and your family the holiday of a lifetime. A tour that takes in ancient cities, spectacular cruises, traditional food, and everything classic Vietnam has to offer.

1095 $


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Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Hanoi is a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia, where the medieval and modern coexist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.

Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more.

16:00 Our tour guide will meet at your hotel and take a walk around Hanoi’s Old Quarter to enjoy the food tour experience.

Firstly, we will visit one of the local markets in the city to see all the different kinds of food that are used for Vietnamese breakfast, lunch, and dinner and understand more about the life of Vietnamese.

Secondly, we walk to explore the everyday life of Hanoian, and try some more different dishes that are very special, popular, and favourite such as;

1. Banh Ran – Sticky rice pancake
2. Fried Tofu and Vermicelli Shrimp Sauce
3. Bun Cha – Hanoi Style Vermicelli with Grilled Pork
4. Hanoi grilled pork in stick
5. Bia Hoi – Draught beer
6. Trung Vit Lon – Fertilized duck eggs
7. Egg coffee
8. Mix fruits

Finally, we will try Pho – Nice Noodles, a must for many Vietnamese, a highlight of Vietnamese cuisine and its name has been known all over the world. Sit down, enjoy the taste of Pho, the taste of life, and get to know about the history of Vietnamese culture, and cuisine…

This unforgettable Hanoi food tour will take about 4 hours and you will end the trip at your hotel at around 20:00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have a shower and breakfast. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3-hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At halfway, we’ll visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes, and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires… Our destination is the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.

Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk glides further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you’ll have a relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we’ll stop sometime to visit the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on a romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.

After breakfast, we’ll take a little sampan to visit the secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that, our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet… to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, picks up, and drives back to Hanoi. Stop in Hai Duong to visit the famous Con Son pagoda.

Transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.

Overnight in a Hue hotel.

Hue is one of the places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue where a lot of original historical vestiges in this ancient Capital City and a favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with a visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visiting Hue’s best-known religious site – Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.

Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel

After breakfast, we will continue the tour by exploring Bach Ma Summit, which is 1.450m above sea level. Here, you visit Hai Vong Dai, where you can have a panoramic view of mountains, lagoons, and villages such as Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Truoi Lake, Cau Hai Lagoon, Chan May Port,…

Then, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world.

Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.

Spend a day leisurely cycling through the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu River delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges…

This tour will take you on a visit to Thanh Ha pottery village; discover the daily life of the villagers..View the various stages of producing the many kinds of pottery products like jars, vases, pots, earthen pots, decorative lamps, and so on. Continue to visit Kim Bong carpenters’ village, listen to the village’s history visit the shipbuilding yards, and see the handicrafts and sculptures. You will discover and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basketboats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitants of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits.

At lunchtime, you will be invited into the home of a local Vietnamese family for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a coconut tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour.

Hoi An Ancient Town – the highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Da Nang Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver, and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city in Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks, and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, visiting the Reunification Palace, the Vietnam War Museum, and the environment of Ben Thanh market. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

7h30AM We pick you up at your hotel start to Can Gio, and cross the Nha Be River on the Binh Khanh Ferry. About 50 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the Can Gio Forest was recognized as the first mangrove biosphere reserve in Vietnam by UNESCO in 2000. Covering an area of 75,740 ha, this area is a lively world of diverse flora and fauna which has inspired biologists and nature lovers alike.

• Visiting Can Gio Museum. The exhibits show the biodiversity of the mangrove forest and introduce the heroes who fought for independence and their battles.

• Visiting monkey.

• Take a boat or canoe to visit the Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone which contains the most beautiful forests of Can Gio which is one of the world’s Salt-Marsh biosphere preserves. Historically, this land had been damaged by toxic chemicals that turned the zone into an uninhabited land. Thanks to the hard work of people, the forest has gradually recovered, and its beauty and magnificence features have been returned.

• Winning over the Tang Bong tower with 25m height to have an overview of all the landscapes of the Can Gio mangrove forest.

• Fishing crocodiles cruise is also a breath-taking activity included in this trip

• Come back to Ho Chi Minh City at around 17:30 – 18:00. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

08:00 Tour guide picks you up in your hotel lobby, then drives 90 km (2hrs) to Ben Tre. The boat will cruise along the Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces including a brickworks, a coconut processing workshop, and a mat weaving house. The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, boarding your Xe Loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp.

After lunch, it’s time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. You will get back to the river to board your boat. Then, we will head back to Saigon and arrive at your hotel at around 17:00.

Free time at leisure until our private guide will see you off at the airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam family holiday with us and look forward to organizing your next trip. We say goodbye and see you again!!!

Inclusions/ Exclusions

  • 02 Economy flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Private transportation as a program
  • Hotel accommodation as indicated (Check-in time: 14:00, Check-out time: 12:00)
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $25 per person as a stamping fee at the airport)
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Other meals
  • Insurance


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In case of cancellation, we will not impose any charges if we are not being charged, and possible to get a refund from our suppliers but if our suppliers apply cancellation charges, you will have to pay those charges that apply. Cancellation policies vary, depending upon the type of service, the time of year, and the reason for cancellation. We will pass on to you all the details of any cancellation policy with our transparent reply upon demand.

General cancellation charges are applied by travel services in Vietnam and Indochina.

– Domestic flights: 25% of the fares
– 3-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 5 -7 days before your arrival. (FIT)
– 4-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 10 – 15 days before your arrival (FIT)
– 5-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 15 – 20 days before your arrival (FIT)

However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotel’s cancellation policies.


This is a private tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English-speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination. This is a sample tour and can always be personalized to meet your personal needs and travel budget.

Planning the tour:

  • Prompt response in 0.5-10 hours
  • Supported by a private travel consultant
  • Unlimited changes, no charge

Our guarantee:

  • Quality service and affordable price with added value
  • Use of excellent local guides
  • Use of well-selected hotels
  • Use of comfortable vehicles
  • Worry-free & one-stop service
  • Excellent customer care

Methods of payment:

  • Deposit in advance to confirm the tour
  • Online and secure payment by credit cards



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