From the 2,000 limestone islets in Halong Bay to the beautifully crazy traffic of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam has long been a favourite destination for travellers to Southeast Asia. The beauty and diversity of this wondrous country needs to be explored to its fullest. So if you’re short on time and need a vacation without the hassle of having to plan, then we’ve listed the details of top 5 Vietnam tours that are popular among travelers.

1. Vietnam Family Holiday (13 Days)

With great food, lush scenery and lots of warm, friendly locals, the whole family will fall in love with Vietnam. Sail beautiful Halong Bay. Delight at water puppets in Hanoi. Learn about rich emperors in Hue. Get a new outfit tailor-made in Hoi An. Maybe even take a dip in the South China Sea. With so much to share and do together, you’ll experience the culture, flavors, and highlights of a Vietnamese adventure your family will always remember.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay aschaf

Tour Provider: Intrepid Travel
Price: USD 1,660 / pax
Group: 4 – 16 pax

Trip Highlights

1. Take a cyclo tour through Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi
2. Cruise Vietnam’s majestic Halong Bay
3. Find a poem hat in imperial Hue
4. Discover Vietnam’s Perfume River on a dragon boat
5. Meet local kids in Hoi An

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Hanoi
Day 3: Halong Bay
Day 4 – 6: Hue
Day 7 -9 : Hoi An
Day 10 – 13: Ho Chi Minh / Mekong Delta
Further details and bookings can be made here.

2. Vietnam Culinary Delights (12 days)

What better way to experience a culture than through its food. Tantalize your taste buds on this 12-day tour that takes you through Vietnam, finding culinary inspiration in the rich history, vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes. The trip starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City or vice versa …

Tour Provider: Travel Vietnam
Price: USD 1,408 / pax
Group: 2 – 6 pax

HCM

Ho Chi Minh City tartarin2009

Trip Highlights

1. A cooking class in Hanoi with a local
2. Gourmet seafood lunch onboard a Junk in Halong Bay
3. Explore Hoi An fresh food market and pick ingredients before cooking
4. Visiting the Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh
5. Homestay with a local family in the Mekong Delta

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Cooking Class and City Tour
Day 3: Halong Bay overnight cruise
Day 4: Fly to Danang then Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class and Walking Tour
Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Ming City
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh Cooking Class and Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 10: Mekong Delta Homestay
Day 11: Cai Rang Floating Market Tour
Day 12: Depart from Ho Chi Minh

Further details and bookings can be made here.

3. Vietnam Hidden Charms (15 Days)

From the towering mountains of Sapa to the cultural heartland of the coast; from the vibrant, bustling city streets to the unforgettable paradise-island getaways, there is no better destination than Vietnam and with the Vietnam Hidden Charms tour, you will see and experience the very best that Vietnam has to offer.

Trip Provider: MinMax Travel
Price: $ 1045/pax
Group: 2-10

Highlights

1. Train ride through Vietnam’s countryside to Lao Cai and Sapa
2. Overnight cruise to Halong Bay
3. Walking tour of Ancient Hoi An
4. A full day at the Cai Be Floating Markets
5. A trip to the beautiful Phu Quoc Island

Itinerary

Day 1 – Hanoi In Arrival
Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Laocai Sapa
Day 3 – Sapa – Trek to visit Lao Chai – Ta van
Day 4 – Sapa – Bac Ha market – Chay River – Night train back to Hanoi
Day 5 – Hanoi City – Halong Bay
Day 6 – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi City – Flight to Hue
Day 7 – Hue City Tou
Day 8 – Hue – Morning transfer to Hoi An – Hoi An City Tour
Day 9 – Hoi An Free day
Day 10 – Hoi An – Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh & Tour
Day 11 – Mekong Delta Full day
Day 12 – Ho Chi Minh City – Morning flight to Phu Quoc Island
Day 13 – Phuquoc Island Free day
Day 14 – Phu Quoc Island – Afternoon flight back to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15 – Ho Chi Minh Departure
Further details and bookings can be made here.

4. Best Vietnam Motorbike Tour of Ho Chi Ming Trail ( 11 days)

With 11 Day motorbike tour in Vietnam, our experienced team would like to show you almost the best routes for motorcycle touring in North Vietnam and on the Ho Chi Minh trail as well with the interesting attractions. This covers mostly the most beautiful parts of Northwest Vietnam and the easiest and most interesting part of the historical trail from Hanoi to Hoi An, We are confident to say this is one of our most favorite motorbike tours in Vietnam.

The Can Tho floating market is said to be the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta.  Everything in the area has traditionally been easiest to access by boat so it's it's not a big surprise that trading happens on the river too.

The Can Tho floating market nurpax

Trip Provider: Hanoi Motorcycle Tour
Price: Starts from $115/day/person
Group: 2-10

Highlights

1. Riding beside the Thac Ba Lake
2. Visit many ethnic hill tribes and communities in Sapa
3. Riding through mountain passes to Mai Chau Valley
4. Visit former US Marine bases in Khe Sanh
5. Riding through the ancient cities of Hue and Hoi An

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Thac Ba lake: 180 Km
Day 2: Thac Ba Lake – Sapa: 210 Km
Day 3: Sapa – Than Uyen: 110 Km
Day 4: Than Uyen – Mu Cang Chai – Phu Yen: 220 Km
Day 5: Phu Yen – Mai Chau: 150 Km
Day 6: Mai Chau – Tan Ky: 270 Km
Day 7: Tan Ky – Phong Nha: 280 Km
Day 8: Phong Nha – Khe Sanh 220 Km.
Day 9: Khe Sanh – Vinh Moc tunnel – Hue: 180 Km
Day 10: Tour around Hue
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An: 170 km

Further details and bookings can be made here.

5. Pu Long Nature Reserve Tour (3 days)

Unknown to many travellers and not a part of the usual tour itinerary, Pu Long Nature Reserve is a hidden gem, and few venture to this off the beaten path destination.

Pulong

Pu Long Nature Reserve

Tour Provider: Backstreet Academy
Price: $280/pax
Group: 2-10

Highlights

1. Trekking in a small part of Pu Luong Nature Reserve
2. Unique homestay experiences in local stilt houses
3. Experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities
4. Wind between the numerous karst formations on board a traditional sampan

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Village in Pu Luong (185 km)
Day 2: Hang Village – Eo Ken Village – Pong Cong Village (4-5 hours trek + 35km drive)
Day 3: Pong Coom Village – Hanoi (135km)

Included in this tour
1. Two days private car rental
2. Accommodation with one night homestay
3. Two full days with a private English speaking guide
4. Half day local guide for trek
5. local meals, bottled water and snacks and coffee/tea along the way –

Further details and bookings can be made here.


 

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Anil likes devouring copious amounts of Pho Cuon in Hanoi, Momos in Kathmandu and Kachoris in Udaipur. When not eating, you will find him bungy jumping off bridges or listening to talks by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Alan Watts.