10 Days, 10 Colors: A Journey from South to North Vietnam

10 Days, 10 Colors: A Journey from South to North Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mekong Delta
  • Hoi An
  • Hanoi
  • Ninh Binh
  • Halong Bay
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10 days 9 nights
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  • The must-sees
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    From 945 US$

    Discover Vietnam's vibrant diversity from south to north in 10 days. Start on the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City and end at the majestic waters of Halong Bay; each stop promises a unique adventure. With this tour, you can explore breathtaking destinations and experience the diverse cultures of Vietnam. Each destination on this South to North Vietnam expedition is handpicked to showcase the country's iconic beauty, ensuring you create lasting memories.

    10 Days, 10 Colors: A Journey from South to North Vietnam
    What unique experiences await during your trip?
    • Explore the main tourist sites from south to north of the country.
    • Enjoy a cruise in Halong Bay, including a ride on a traditional junk boat.
    • Learn about the historic Cu Chi tunnels.
    • Experience the rich culture of the Mekong Delta region.
    • Discover Ha Long Bay on land
    • Strike a balance between guided tours, personal exploration, and relaxation.
    Stages of the journey
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Mekong Delta
    • Hoi An
    • Hanoi
    • Ninh Binh
    • Halong Bay
    Tour map
    Program description

    Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! Arrive in this bustling metropolis, formerly known as Saigon and once the capital of South Vietnam. After your long flight, take the remainder of the day to unwind and gracefully adjust to the new time zone. You will be greeted by a guide from Kampá Tour, who will ensure you have a smooth start to your 10-day from south to north in Vietnam.

    Wake up refreshed in the embrace of your luxurious hotel and savor a delightful breakfast before starting a day of exploration with your private guide.

    Then discover the city's treasures, as listed below:

    • Ben Thanh Market: A symbol of vitality and commerce.
    • Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office: Architectural marvels crafted by Gustave Eiffel.
    • Headquarters of the Popular Committee: The city's colonial gem.
    • Museum of Traditional Medicine: A voyage into the ancient realm of Vietnamese healing.
    • Chinatown (Cho Lon) with the temple of the Heavenly Lady Thien Hau.
    • The Cu Chi underground labyrinth.

    Back to Ho Chi Minh City at the end of the day, having experienced its multifaceted charm.

    Submerge yourself in the beauty of the Mekong Delta. Begin with a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Ben Tre, then set out for a private motorized boat, cruising along one of the most poetry tributaries. Explore local treasures such as a coconut candy workshop, a brick-making facility, and a straw mat weaving workshop subsequently. Enjoy a motor cart ride through lush fruit gardens and a tranquil garden restaurant lunch. Glide serenely along a peaceful canal shaded by nipa palm trees before returning to your boat.

    Later in the day, we will promptly convey you to Danang Airport for a convenient one-hour evening flight to Danang City, serving as your gateway to Hoi An. After the advent, you'll be warmly transferred to your hotel for a peaceful night's rest.

    Start off your morning adventure with a friendly local guide to uncover the charm of Hoi An's beautifully preserved trading port!

    At 8:00 a.m., we will begin diving into the rich history, cultural intersections, and delightful local way of life. Admire the Cam Pho communal house and marvel at the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Step into the Quan Thang ancient house and soak in the vibrant ambiance of the Fujian Assembly Hall. Explore the lively central market: Experience the daily rhythms of local life and treat your taste buds to culinary delights. Get hands-on as you do-it-yourself traditional lanterns alongside passionate artisans.

    The rest of the day is yours to continue your exploration or leisurely return to your hotel. Enjoy every moment!

    Wallow in a sedate morning in Hoi An, where you can choose to take part in some final activities in the charming old town or bask in relaxation at the stunning Cua Dai beach.  As noon approaches, it's time to get ready for a short flight to Hanoi. 

    Upon arriving in Hanoi, the ancient capital steeped in a thousand years of history, an English-speaking guide from Kampá Tour will welcome you with joviality at the airport. They will assist in your transfer to a centrally located hotel, and your day's itinerary will be adjusted according to your arrival time. Begin your exploration of this historic city by visiting its key landmarks:

    • King Ly Thai To Square: Plunge into the thousand-year history of the Vietnamese capital at this iconic square.
    • Hoan Kiem Lake: Discover the enchanting Hoan Kiem Lake or Lake of the Restored Sword, home to the Temple of Mount Jade and the Turtle Islet nestled in the heart of Hanoi.
    • Hanoi Old Quarter: Take a leisurely stroll among the Hanoi Old Quarter, prominent for its 36 corporation streets. Let’s meander through streets dedicated to various crafts, each named after the goods produced and sold there. And don't miss Ma May Street, where you can explore an old 'Tube' house, a characteristic example of traditional Hanoi architecture.

    Afterward, enjoy some free time for relaxation.

    Your overnight stay awaits at the hotel.

    Your journey will commence with our tour guide personally collecting you from your hotel. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between a luxurious limousine or an adventurous motorbike for your city exploration.

    Today's itinerary features visits to several illustrious attractions:

    • Temple of Literature: This significant cultural and historical monument in Vietnam serves as a place of worship for students seeking blessings before exams.
    • One Pillar Pagoda: An architectural and spiritual gem, widely recognized for its unique design, not only in Vietnam but also across Asia.
    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: A mandatory stop where people come to pay their respects, express gratitude, and engross themselves in cultural and historical relics.
    • Tran Quoc Pagoda: Located by Hanoi's West Lake, this ancient religious structure seamlessly blends majesty, heritage, and elegance in its architectural prowess.

    After concluding the sightseeing, you will be served with an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Subsequently, our guide will accompany you back to your hotel, ensuring an enriching experience.

    Depart for Ninh Binh, known as the land of limestone karsts and rice fields flooded by rivers and lakes throughout the year.

    Afterward, arrive in Ninh Xuan, visit Mua Mountain. Climb a 486-step white stone staircase to the summit of this bell-shaped mountain, offering a panoramic view of the Tam Coc region.

    A limestone mountain located near the rivers and sugar loaves of Tam Coc. In the past, it was famous for its dance performances offered to the kings of the Tran dynasty (13th-14th century).

    Next, transfer to Tam Coc, for a bike ride and leisurely exploration of the region.

    A vast landscaped area including sugar loaf rock formations, rice fields and rivers. Boat trips on the Ngo Dong River, through the sugar loaves, will allow you to fully enjoy the lush surrounding nature.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a boat excursion on the Ngo Dong River to explore Tam Coc, winding through rice paddies, stunning karst formations, and passing under the three caves at the base of the limestone peaks.

    To call it a day, return to Hanoi and spend the night at your hotel while reminiscing about the scenic wonders you’ve experienced.

    Let’s begin your pilgrimage to Ha Long Bay, the most beautiful bay in Vietnam and one of the most magical landscapes in Asia. Board a traditional junk as you made your way to the destination, then 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.

    • Witness the breathtaking beauty of 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 the afternoon by relaxing on the upper deck of the junk.
    • As the day unfolds, you can participate in a culinary demonstration on board, where you can learn the art of preparing spring rolls. 
    • Then, take pleasure in a tasty seafood lunch and dinner which were prepared by the skilled onboard chefs.

    The evening is yours for personal rest and relaxation, with options like card games, night fishing,... or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the bay.
    Night on board.

    Rise at dawn to savor a truly unique spectacle: the first rays of sunlight peering over the countless sugarloaf peaks of the bay, followed by a serene Tai Chi session on the terrace.

    Tai Chi, the art of deep relaxation, involves performing a series of slow, flowing, and circular movements.

    Enjoy lunch on the junk, then disembark and return to Hanoi.

    Our 10-day adventure through Vietnam from south to north concludes today. You have the option to prepare for departure or seize the opportunity to explore the allure of vibrant streets and markets for souvenirs. Rest assured, our dedicated team at Kampá Tour will assist with your airport transfer. Take a moment to reflect on your adventures and bid Vietnam farewell. Until next time!

    Optional activities
    Below are small activities or 'unique and memorable' experiences to add to your itinerary, making your trip more complete and remarkable.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh city
    The best way to capture various scenes of local life and discover the city and to be close to the local population.
    Ho Chi Minh city Discovery 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
    Tour Price
    945 US$per person
    This price, calculated based on 4 people staying in standard hotels, could vary depending on:
    • period of travel
    • number of travelers
    • selected services
    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
    • 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
    Services for this trip
    Your accommodation:
    Hôtel & Resort Victoria Beach Hoi An
    Hôtel River Town Hoi An
    Hôtel Hoi An Central
    Leah Silk Hanoi
    Hanoi Exclusive Hotel
    Hôtel Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh
    Hôtel O’ Gallery Premier Hanoi
    Hôtel La Siesta Trendy Hanoi
    Hôtel Sofitel Plaza Saigon
    Hôtel Sanouva Saigon
    Hôtel Ninh Binh Hidden Charm
    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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    Linh VUONG, 26 years old
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