Vietnam at Glance 9 Days 8 Nights
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Vietnam at Glance 9 Days 8 Nights

Duration:   9 Days / 8 Nights
Prices: Contact us
Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Saigon
Destination(s) to visit: Hochiminh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Danang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong
Tour Code: ATI369
Tour description:

Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi - Vietnam tour from Saigon to Hanoi

Tour Program:

This jam-packed 9-day tour covers the length of Vietnam, from south to north, encompassing some of its most beautiful scenery and historical interesting cities. Travel at a leisurely pace by canal boat, rowing boat, junk and cyclo to experience the beauty and variety of the natural landscape transporting you through fruit plantations, stalagmite caves and picturesque creeks to imperial citadels, presidential palaces and ancient ruins, the Highlights Tour is perhaps the most comprehensive travel experience on offer anywhere in Vietnam.


In Brief:


Day 1 : Hochiminh arrival
Day 2 : Hochiminh city tour
Day 3 : Hochiminh - My Tho - Ben Tre
Day 4 : Hochiminh - Danang - Hoi An
Day 5 : Hoi An - Hue
Day 6 : Hue city tour - Hanoi
Day 7 : Ha noi city tour
Day  8 : Hanoi - Halong
Day 9 : Hanoi and depature

Detailed itinerary:


Day 1 : Hochiminh city and arrival ( D )


Arrive at Tan San Nhat airport. Welcome by our guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon (if time permits). Welcome dinner. Overnight at  hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.


Day 2 : Hochiminh city tour ( B , L , D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Start a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum, we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in HCMC.


Day 3 : Hochiminh city - My Tho - Ben Tre ( B ,L ,D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at hotel and transfer to My Tho. Take the experience boat through Bao Dinh natural canal and see the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho. Road trip back to Ho Chi Minh city. Dinner  at a restaurant and overnight at  in HCMC.


Day 4 : Hochiminh city - Danang - Hoi An ( B, L , D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tan San Nhat airport from where you will board flight  to Danang. Our guide and car pick you up and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. In the afternoon, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas built in Chinese style. Dinner in late of afternoon. Overnight  in Hoi An.


Day 5 : Hoi An - Hue ( B , L , D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hue via Danang, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum. Stop for photos at the Hai Van pass, Lang co beach. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy the night boat trip enlivened by a performance of Hue folks songs.Dinner and overnight   in Hue.


Day 6 : Hue city tour - Hanoi ( B , L ,D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to airport for boarding flight to Hanoi . Pick up at Noi Bai airport by our guide and car, transfer to your hotel in the Old Quarter. Welcome dinner including Hanoi's speciality. Overnight  in Hanoi.


Day 7 : Ha noi city tour ( B , L ,D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and the one Pillar pagoda. Continue with the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda and Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Dinner at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Overnight  in Hanoi.


Day  8 : Hanoi - Halong ( B ,L , D )

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Halong via the Red River Delta. Arrive in Ha Long city and board the junk. A seafood lunch will be served on board while you are enjoying a four-hour cruise on the bay to visit the Thien Cung cave (The cave of the heavenly - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) which has been open to public since 1998. Visitors can then admire the newly-discovered DAU GO grotto (where wooden stakes were set deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongol army). Boat ride back to Ha Long city. Road trip back to Hanoi. Dinner and overnight at  in Hanoi.


Day 9 : Hanoi and depature ( B )

Breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.

CIT can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.


  • We are one of a small number of companies that are licensed by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
  • Our prices are competitive while you are offerred services worth every money of yours.
  • Our clients ever had wonderful experiences in Vietnam. Most of them have applauded and highly appreciated the services we provided.
  • At our pleasure, we do a refund to you in any case the services does not satisfy you.
  • Book shortly and then we will be able to make arrangements perfect.

Size of Group 2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 9 pax 10 - 14 pax Single Supplemental

Valid From 01 Jun 2008 - 30 Jun 2010  ( The Price Per Person (US$ )  

Mid-range (3+*) 1090 1000 930 850 424
Superior (4*) 1360 1268 1198 1058 510
Deluxe (5*) 1589 1500 1430 1356 784
Premium (5+*) 1786 1600 1550 1500 911


Place First class (3*) Superior (4*) Deluxe(5*) Luxury
Ha Noi Hotels Hanoi View Hotel, Namhai 1 hotel

Majestic Salute, Hoa Binh Palace, or similar

Sunway Hotel,Guoman Hanoi

Thang Loi Hotels or similar

Melia Hanoi,

Horison, Sheraton or similar

Sofitel Metropole,


Hanoi Hilton or similar

Sapa hotels Royal View Hotel, Bamboo hotel Chau Long Hotel " New Wing " Victoria Hotel Victoria Hotel
Quang Binh Hotels Sun Spa Resort Sun Spa Resort Sun Spa Resort


Sun Spa Resort
Hue Hotels Asia Hotel, Pilgrimage Village Resort Green Hue Hotel,

Huong Giang Hotel

Saigon Morin Hotel La Residence Hue, Imperial Hue
Hoi An Hotels Pho Hoi Riverside Resort,

 Glory Hotel, Ancient House Resort

Pacific Hotel,

Hoi An Beach Resort

Life Resort, Riverside Resort,

Victoria Resort, Golden Sand Resort

Palm Garden Resort, Golden Sand
Ho Chi Minh city Hotels Liberty 1,2,3,4 Hotel

Metropole Saigon, Oscar Saigon

Grand Saigon, Rex,

Kim Do Hotel

New World Hotel Park Hyatt, Caravelle Hotel
Can Tho hotels Saigon Can Tho Golf Can Tho Victoria Can Tho Victoria Can Tho



Additional Information:


  • Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 - Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
  • Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
  • Prices subject to change without notice


Vietnam tour from Saigon to Hanoi - Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi
Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)

Vietnam at Glance 9 Days 8 Nights

  • Air conditioner car/van for pick up, transfer
  • Sightseeing fees as per program
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Private/ shared boat trips
  • Internal flights: Ho Chi Minh city - Danang; Hue - Hanoi (economy class by Vietnam Airlines)
  • Hotel accommodation based on Double/Twin share
  • Purified water and wet towel
  • Vietnamese entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal costs & tips

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