Vietnam highlights tour from North to South 7 days

Vietnam highlights tour from North to South 7 days

  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hoi An
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mekong delta
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7 days 6 nights
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  • The Essentials
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    Price from 730 US$

    Tailored for seniors, this itinerary offers a serene journey with the unwavering assistance of a French-speaking guide. As you travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, with stops in Hoi An and the Mekong Delta, you'll explore the country's key attractions.

    Vietnam highlights tour from North to South 7 days
    What unique experiences await during your trip ?
    • Explore essential sites from north to south, traversing the central region.
    • Experience an enchanting cruise in Halong Bay, including an overnight stay and breathtaking sunrise.
    • Visit Vietnam's two largest cities: Hanoi, the ancient capital steeped in a thousand years of history, and Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant and dynamic metropolis.
    • Discover the charming city of Hoi An, illuminated by countless lanterns, creating a magical atmosphere.
    • Experience the rich culture of the Mekong Delta region.
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    • Hanoi
    • Halong Bay
    • Hoi An
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Mekong delta
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    Program description

    Arrival in Hanoi, a thousand-year-old capital located in the heart of northern Vietnam. Welcome by the English-speaking guide from Kampá Tour at the airport, transfer to the hotel in the center of the city (room available from 2:00 p.m.) and day adapted according to your arrival time. Departure for the first visits to the city center to soak up the charm of the thousand-year-old capital:

    • Explore the Hanoi Old Quarter with 36 corporation streets, where you can stroll through craft streets bearing the name of the goods that were produced and sold there. Don't forget to stop at Ma May Street and visit an old 'Tube' house, a characteristic feature of traditional Hanoi architecture.

    This Old Quarter is located in the heart of Hanoi and is full of old houses, temples, bustling markets, artisan shops, and traditional restaurants. It is an emblematic place that testifies to the history and culture of the Vietnamese capital.

    Built 1000 years ago, this Confucian temple served as an institution where royal offspring and sons of mandarins received their education. It also hosted competitions for the country's most talented students, with the winners attaining the status of scholars and senior officials in Vietnamese feudal dynasties.

    • Lake of the Restored Sword with the temple of Mount Jade, the Turtle Islet, in the heart of Hanoi.
    • Enjoy a water puppet show – a distinctive feature of the Vietnamese culture.

    Colorful wooden puppets are skillfully manipulated by the artists using rods and bamboo shafts underwater. It is a unique and captivating art form unique to the Northern Vietnamese tradition.

    Night in Hanoi.

    Embark on a journey to Halong Bay, often hailed as the most stunning bay in Vietnam and one of the most enchanting landscapes in all of Asia. Step aboard a traditional junk upon arrival and receive a warm welcome from the crew. Set sail for an unforgettable cruise across the bay, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the northern part of Halong Bay, known as Bai Tu Long:

    We provide shared junks, typically smaller in size with 10 to 12 cabins, suitable for hosting around twenty passengers. Alternatively, you have the choice of selecting a private cruise on a smaller junk, offering one or a few cabins, for a truly unforgettable experience. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you're interested in this option.

    • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the picturesque islands and islets, each with its unique shapes resembling sails, dogs, roosters, and incense burners.
    • Explore the stunning caves of Halong Bay, including Thien Canh Son, which houses stalagmites and stalactites dating back several thousand years.
    • The cruise then continues to Cap La, where you can embark on a kayaking adventure and take a refreshing swim in the bay's pristine waters, weather permitting

    End of the afternoon, relaxing on the upper deck of the junk.

    • Participation in a culinary demonstration on board, preparation of spring rolls or spring rolls.
    • Tasty seafood lunch and dinner.
    • Free evening for your personal rest and relaxation: card games, night fishing…

    Night on board.

    Begin your day at the break of dawn to relish a one-of-a-kind spectacle: the initial rays of sunlight casting their glow upon the numerous sugarloaf peaks of the bay. Follow this with a tranquil Tai Chi session on the terrace.

    Tai Chi, an ancient art focused on deep relaxation, involves performing a series of deliberate, slow, and flowing movements.

    Indulge in a delightful lunch aboard the junk before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi for your flight to Hoi An, situated in the central region of Vietnam.

    We have a full day in one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric and historical town. Once a major port in the Central coast of Vietnam, it inherits the ancient architecture and beguiling riverside setting that offers tourists a throwback to the past. 

    In this day we visit: 

    • Phuc Kien temple: although it’s still referred to as an assembly hall by many, the buildings and grounds have long been used as a temple to worship goddess who protects fishermen and sailors by the descendants of Chinese families in Hoi An. 
    • Phuc Thanh pagoda: the most ancient one of it kind in Hoi An (Since 1454)
    • Japanese bridge: Built in 1593 which connects Chinese and Japanese area in the town. 
    • Old alley and ancient houses which are witnesses of hundred years gone by
    • Shops where colorful silk and lantern can be found. Tourists might me amazed by the speedy service for tailor made clothes. It is rare chance for you to buy clothes which specially made by your size within just 24 hours
    • Afternoon, we explore the fish village of Van Lang and the coconut forest of Bay Mau, surrounded by multiple canals, mangrove forests, coconut palms which are still very authentic. The route crossing fields of rice, maize, lush gardens, friendly hamlets, handicraft factories, and boat building workshops will offer you beautiful stops of photos as well as interesting visits. Arrival at the village of Van Lang, welcome by open and nice boatmen and then departure for a basket-boat trip round river coconut trees. Admire beautiful landscapes, relax then try the techniques of shrimp catching before returning to the hotel.

    Overnight in Hoi An.

    Today, you have the entire day to explore and enjoy Hoi An at your leisure.

    Here are some suggested activities to consider with your friends and family in this picturesque town:

    • Cycling: Take a leisurely bike ride through the serene rural areas of Hoi An, where you can enjoy the beauty of lush green rice fields.
    • Romantic Dining: Experience a romantic evening at the charming restaurants along the Thu Bon River, illuminated by candlelight and adorned with roses.
    • Street Food Adventure: Dive into the world of local culinary culture by tasting famous street food at the various street vendors in Hoi An. Discover the harmonious blend of spices in these delicious dishes.

    We highly recommend spending a day at An Bang or Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An. These beaches are renowned for their immaculate beauty, cleanliness, and picturesque landscapes, providing you with an ideal setting to unwind and rejuvenate.

    Flight to Ho Chi Minh City by the end of the day.

    Depart for the Mekong Delta, a unique region that combines both land and water, situated in the southernmost part of Vietnam.

    The Mekong River, originating in the immense Himalayan range, traverses five upstream countries in Southeast Asia (China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos) before finally flowing into the Pacific Ocean within Vietnamese territory. This river has sculpted a vast and fertile delta in the southern region of the country, famously known as the "Mekong Delta."

    Our first destination is Ben Tre, a local village nestled in the heart of the northern branch of the river. Here, we embark on a boat trip to reach Mo Cay, renowned for its coconut-based products. To explore the area, we have the option of a bike ride or a ride on a Xe Loi (motorized cyclo) on this lush green island, which is generously adorned with coconut plantations. This route takes us away from the heavily touristic areas, guiding us along small paths shaded by coconut palms, creating a picturesque landscape. Along the way, we make stops at local farms to observe the production of sweets and coconut brooms.

    The highlight of our trip is a serene journey on a small rowing boat through canals lined with water palm trees, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the daily life of the delta. We then proceed to visit the traditional home of Mr. Van, where we savor local specialties crafted by his wife, including coconut jam, honey tea, and pollen, all while engaging in conversations with the local residents. Lunch at a local restaurant by the Cai Cam River (at your own expense).

    After our Mekong Delta exploration, we make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Morning:

    Explore the underground Cu Chi Tunnels, a historic battlefield from the Indochina War located on the outskirts of the city. Upon arrival, descend into the subterranean world of tunnels stretching over 200 kilometers. These tunnels, with a width of 70 cm and a height of 90 cm, lead to various meeting rooms, kitchens, and even hospitals.

    Afternoon:

    • Keep your energy up as you embark on a half-day city tour, visiting the city's must-see attractions.
    • Your next destination is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. These landmarks are prime examples of French architecture in the city.
    • Continue your tour with a visit to the War Remnants Museum, which provides insights into the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War. The museum showcases compelling visuals depicting the futility and devastating effects of the conflicts.

    NOTE: The Notre Dame Cathedral is currently undergoing renovations until 2027. You may be taken to visit the surrounding areas, such as the street book.

    Enjoy some free time at your leisure until it's time for your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

    This marks the conclusion of our services for this 7-day Vietnam tour!

    Custom activities
    Kampá Tour offers private tours with tailor-made services.
    The show “Tinh hoa Bac Bo - The Quintessence of Tonkin”
    This magnificent outdoor and water show will give you a very moving and unforgettable experience of Vietnamese life and culture.
    Hanoi Cultural activities Add to the itinerary
    Hanoi Egg Coffee
    Trying a cup of coffee with egg is a rather unusual experience that should be on the wish list of any future visitor to the capital of Vietnam.
    Hanoi Gastronomy and culture Add to the itinerary
    Private cruise in legendary Halong Bay
    Nothing is more wonderful than a private cruise on the legendary Halong Bay that allows you to leisurely navigate its uncharted corners in complete privacy.
    Halong Bay Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    Halong Bay by seaplane, an extraordinary experience to live
    What could be more extraordinary than a seaplane flight over the wonderful Halong Bay? The activity offers you a UNIQUE opportunity to discover the exceptional landscapes seen from the sky
    Quang Ninh Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    Nights at the Sofitel Legend Métropole Hanoi Hotel
    The Metropole is located in the heart of the city's old town, in its historic center near the renowned Hoan Kiem Lake.
    Hanoi Essential Add to the itinerary
    Cooking classes in Hoi An
    Would you like to try an activity that is among the top 10 experiences of a trip to Vietnam?
    Hoi An Gastronomy and culture Add to the itinerary
    The “Hoi An Memories” show
    The country's largest open-air visual arts show brings you strong emotions and a special experience of unique art-making imbued with Hoi An's identity.
    Hoi An Cultural activities Add to the itinerary
    Hoi An Countryside Tour by Bike
    The bicycle remains the best option to soak up and enjoy the charming city and its peaceful countryside.
    Hoi An Discovery & Relaxation Add to the itinerary
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    Lan DUONG, 36 years old
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    Tour Price
    730 US$Per person
    This price includes:
    • Accommodation for the entire circuit, in hotels or with locals
    • Travel according to the program by private car
    • English-speaking guide for the visits mentioned in the program
    • All activities mentioned in the program, including entrance fees to tourist sites
    • Economy class domestic flights with airport taxes included
    • Meals mentioned in the program
    • Bottle of water during guided tours (2 x 500ml/traveler/day)
    • Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc.)
    This price does not include:
    • International flights from your home
    • Visa fees, payable directly at the airport customs (see VISA)
    • Bank fees related to payment
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal beverages during meals: beer, Coca-Cola, fruit juice, etc.
    • Other meals not specified in the program
    • SIM card and mobile plans
    • Tips, personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the "Our Included Services" section
    Our services
    Your accommodation:
    Hôtel & Resort Victoria Beach Hoi An
    Hôtel River Town Hoi An
    Hôtel Hoi An Central
    Leah Silk Hanoi
    Hanoi Exclusive Hotel
    Hôtel O’ Gallery Premier Hanoi
    Hôtel La Siesta Trendy Hanoi
    Hôtel Sofitel Plaza Saigon
    Hôtel Sanouva Saigon
    Thanh Van 1 Hotel
    Your cruise on Halong Bay:
    Peony Cruise
    Halong bay
    Peony Cruise
    Oriental Sails
    Oriental Sails
    Oriental Sails
    Indochine Cruise
    Halong Bay
    Indochine Cruise
    La Casta
    Halong Bay
    La Casta
    Cat Ba Sailing Junk Lan Ha Bay
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Cat Ba Sailing Junk Lan Ha Bay
    Private 3-cabin Four Seasons junk
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Private 3-cabin Four Seasons junk
    Private Cat Ba Prince Junk
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Private Cat Ba Prince Junk
    Dragon Legend
    Halong
    Dragon Legend
    The L’Amour
    Halong
    The L’Amour
    Garden Bay
    Halong
    Garden Bay
    Your transport:
    7 seater car
    16 seater car
    Car interior equipment

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    The Le Boucher family

    The Le Boucher family

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    February 15-28, 2024 -
    "Hello, the trip is going very well. Yesterday I grew rice. A symbol and a source of pride for me, I would even say one of the goals of this trip. Thank you"

    "The work in the rice paddies is already well underway...we are lucky to see the peasants in full activity, it is really enriching to learn about your way of life. A 12km walk today was an intense moment. ​​"

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    January 2024

    We're on the flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok. I'm writing these lines because I'm eager to share more details about the trip, in addition to praising the services (hotels, restaurants, etc.) that I mentioned during the call in Vietnam.

    Visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex is worth it. When we entered, we felt like we were becoming tiny people. It was a very surprising experience. On the second day, when we arrived at the lakeside village of Kompong Khleang, the scenery isn't beautiful, but it showcases the culture of the people, which is very interesting. The tour guide in Cambodia is very good, has a good sense of humor, and is always willing to explain everything coherently. So we didn't respond to the message immediately.

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    Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez and his friends

    January 2024 - The trip went well. We had memorable experiences in Asia with your team, the guides, and even the driver. Everything went smoothly, from the weather to the services (meals, accommodations) you arranged for us. Here are more details:

    The first week in Vietnam was very good. We loved the egg coffee. Vietnamese cuisine is very diverse, and it was great because we had time to try most of the typical dishes: pho, bun cha, cao lau, and banh mi. The Old Quarter of Hanoi has an ancient beauty, but it's still a bit noisy. The cyclo experience was very reasonable and helped us not get bored while going to Hoi An, also to the Old Quarter, but to explore it by bikes. Ha Long Bay is very beautiful. The cruise was excellent.

    The next part of the trip was in Cambodia, where we had truly amazing moments in front of the ruins of Angkor Wat. The tour guide in Cambodia was very detailed in everything we wanted to know. A few days in Cambodia are enough.

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    Mrs and Mr SCHAMP

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    Dec 23, 2023 - We came back enchanted from our trip to Vietnam as a couple. Vietnam is a magnificent and endearing country.

    The inhabitants are very welcoming and kind. As soon as we got back, we were already looking forward to going back. This was our first trip to Asia. Thanks to Vietnam Découverte and above all to its highly competent team, and in particular Madame Thom Doan, we set off with great confidence, and we haven't regretted it. The organization is impeccable, the hotels are top-quality and the activities varied (visits, trekking, kayaking, cycling, etc.).

    The program was heavy, but we were able to split the tour into 17 days instead of 15, to take advantage of each region.

    What a pleasure it was to be accompanied in each region by a guide who spoke perfect French and knew the country very well. We were able to travel with complete peace of mind, letting ourselves be guided and driven without worrying about a thing.

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    The family of Mr. GEIGER

    France

    Dec 6, 2023 - What a superb trip! Complete satisfaction! Discovery of the NORTH and CENTRAL VIETNAM. A very well-organized journey by VIETNAM DISCOVERY; competence and kindness of our guide LUNA; We were warmly welcomed at the agency (beautiful structure) by Mrs. THOM DOAN. The circuit and hotel services were fully in line with the program. We return with lots of beautiful memories and stunning images in our minds. Landscapes, temples, rice fields, Hmong villages, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An. We wholeheartedly recommend. BERNARD

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    Karine, solo trip

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    November 27, 2023 - I was apprehensive about this first solo trip and decided to enlist the help of Vietnam Discovery agency. Linh, my contact there, immediately proved to be extremely available, attentive, and reassuring. We discussed my desires and expectations, and she put together a magnificent 15-day trip for me, from which I have incredible memories.

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    Mrs Gisele Denaes and friends

    France

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    Hello, yes, the return trip went well. We appreciated the beauty of your country, its authenticity and the kindness of the inhabitants.
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    The Patricia Ait family

    France

    November 13, 2023 - Our trip was simply extraordinary and wonderful. It was a lesson in life. It would not have been possible without Mrs. Duong Lan, our Vietnam découverte correspondent, who was always available and very attentive, and who proposed a personalized tour according to our needs, guiding us in our choices.
    The hotels were chosen with great care, and we really appreciated the home-stay accommodations, which gave us the chance to share special moments with the families. 
    Our driver, Phong, young and careful, was wonderful and very kind. Our guide, Hiep, "a walking encyclopedia of Vietnam", knew northern Vietnam and its history inside out. He was very committed, a good listener and had great human qualities to match his skills.

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