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12 Days Vietnam highlight tour
Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Location: Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa - Hue city - Hoian - Hochiminh city - Mekong delta
12 days Vietnam tour highlight

  • Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Cruise on Halong Bay, kayaking and enjoying the picturesque scenery
  • Trek and enjoy the scenery Sapa highland
  • Visit the imperial city of Hue and enjoy a boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Take a stroll through the lanes and riverside promenades of Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Feel the impulses of urban Ho Chi Minh City and experience the highlights
  • Boarding a boat to discover the Mekong river and Mekong delta.

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12 days Vietnam tour  brief

1Hanoiarrival, Water puppet showHotel in center Hanoi
2Hanoicity tourHotel in center Hanoi
3SapaTrekking in Lao Chai, Ta Van villageCruise
4SapaTrekking in Cat Cat village, Fansipan cable (optinal)Train
5Ha Long bayCruise trip and Kayaking in Ha Long bayHotel in Sapa
6Ha Long bayCruise trip
7HueHue city tour
8Hue, Hoi AnVisit Tha Om garden, Thanh Tien paper flower making villageResort in Hoi An
9Hoi AnHoi An free day, lanterns making class (optional)Resort in Hoi An
10Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh cit tourHotel in HCMC
11 Mekong DeltaBoat and cruise in Mekong river, visit coconut plant
12 Ho Chi Minh CityDeparture Ho Chi Minh city


12 Days Vietnam highlight tour itinerary by day

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Watch Water Puppet Show

    Welcome to Vietnam! A21 tours’ guides pick you up at the airport, then take you to the hotel for some rest.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight hanoi old quarter

    Hanoi old quarter

    After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre, and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day 2: Hanoi city tour

    After breakfast at the hotel, tour guides will pick you up and start the Hanoi city tour. The journey begins by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda.

    Vietnam museum of ethnology

    House model in Vietnam museum of ethnology

    You will have lunch at restaurants, then continue the journey by visiting Hanoi Temple of Literature and Ethnic Museum.

    Having dinner at a luxurious restaurant before getting on the train to Sa Pa. You will have a full night on the train.

  • Day 3: Sapa trekking tour: Lao Chai and Tavan village

    The train arrives at Lao Cao station at early morning, 30km away from Sapa. You will head to Sapa on the private car, have breakfast, then start the journey at Sapa by trekking tour to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to explore the indigenous culture of H-Mong Ethnic, gaze at fascinating terraces of rice field running along the hills.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight tour tavan villlage

    Tavan village Sapa

    After lunch, you will check in to hotels and have some rest (you can choose either to go trying Fansipan cable or to spend time resting and gazing the beautiful Sapa).

    After dinner, you can freely explore Sapa at night. There will be traditional love fair every Saturday night.

  • Day 4: Sapa trekking tour: Cat Cat village

    After breakfast, you will go trekking to Cat Cat village, explore a traditional village of H-Mong people, visit the Silver waterfall and a hydropower dam built by the French colonialists.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight tour Cat Cat village

    Cat Cat village, Sapa

    Coming back to Sapa for lunch, then you freely explore Sapa. In the afternoon, you get back to Lao Cai city and then get on the train to Hanoi. Spend a full night on the train.

  • Day 5: Cruise trip and kayaking in Halong Bay

    Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, having breakfast before tour guides will pick you up for the Ha Long bay 2 days 1 night cruise trip. Having lunch on the cruise.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight tour Kayaking in Halong bay

    Kayaking in Halong Bay

    In the afternoon, the cruise will get you around Ha Long Bay, visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, then go kayaking. At night, you can leisurely rest on the deck.

  • Day 6: Cruise trip (cont.,)

    Early morning, you are guided to practice Tai Chi (a very gentle kind of Chinese martial art) on deck, then have breakfast. After that, the cruise will get you to visit the biggest cave in Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight tour Halong bay

    Halong Bay

    You will then have lunch on the cruise before heading back to Hanoi then go to the airport for the flight to Hue city -the former imperial capital of Vietnam.

    Having dinner and overnight in Hue city.

  • Day 7: Hue city tour

    After having breakfast, you then begin the Hue City tour: visit the Forbidden City, Ming Mang King mausoleum, Khai Dinh King mausoleum, Thien Mu pagoda, go boating on the Perfume River.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight hue city

    Hue Citadel

    At night, you will enjoy Hue Royal Court Music on the bank of the Perfume River.

  • Day 8: Discovery Hue cultural, arriving to Hoian old town

    After breakfast, tourists will go visiting Thanh Tien village with a 300-year tradition of making paper flowers. After that, you will visit Tha Om garden and talk to the owner of the garden (Mr.Vinh) about the culture Hue city in 19 century.

    Thanh Tien village with 300-year tranditon of making paper flowers

    Thanh Tien village with 300-year tradition of making paper flowers

    Enjoy a very Hue lunch here then have some rest and head to the ancient Hoi An town.
    After checking into hotels, you will have dinner and explores Hoi An by night, with ancient houses and bright colorful lanterns.

  • Day 9: Free day in Hoian

    After one week in Vietnam, you will have one day to rest and freely explore Hoi An ancient town, swimming at Cua Dai beach or joining lanterns making class. Dinner and lunch will be ordered in according to your demand.

    12 Days Vietnam highlight tour Hoi An

    Hoi An ancient town

  • Day 10: Hochiminh City tour

    After breakfast, tourists will flight to Hochiminh city. After checking into hotels in Hochiminh city, you will start the Hochiminh city tour: visit War Remnants Museum – which preserves the memories about the Vietnam War in 20th century, Reunification Palace – the symbol of the Vietnam Republic government before 1975, the City Post, the City Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon – which has very classical French architecture, Ben Thanh market, and enjoy Hochiminh city street foods.

    Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

    Ho Chi Minh city

    After dinner, you will experience the city by night with typical activities like walking on the walking street Nguyen Hue, drinking beer/enjoying local cuisines at the western street Nguyen Khac Vien or enjoy a cup of coffee at the coffee lounge.

  • Day 11: Mekong delta

    After breakfast, you leave for Ben Tre – the door to Me Kong Delta. You will get on a small boat to start your journey around the waterways of Mekong Delta.

    Floating boat market mekong delta

    Floating boat market Mekong delta

    Visit a brick factory then stop at a small coconut plant to see how oil, candy, and woven was made from coconut.
    Then you will get on the cruise, go along the Mekong river, have lunch on the cruise. Relaxing on the top deck while enjoying the scenery back to Ben Tre where you will head back to Hochiminh city and have last night here.

  • Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh city

    Tour guides see you off at the airport and hope to meet again in next journey.

Price of 12 days Vietnam tour

Tour Price:

Standard of


1 pax02 – 03 pax04 – 05 paxGroup tours
1st class85553825
  • Accommodation

    DestinationSuperior1st classDeluxe


    Halong bayMajestic cruiseBhaya CruiseParadise cruise
    Cát Bà8555Hotel


    Ninh Bình8555Hotel


    Mai Châu8555Hotel




    Hội An8555Hotel


    Ho Chi Minh city8555Hotel


    Mekong Delta8555

    Hotels and cruises listed above as reference, in case of out of room, other hotel/ cruise with same standard will be selected

  • Children Price

    • Free of charge for babies (0 – 3 years old)
    • Children from 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult rate
    • Child from 9 years must pay the full adult rate
  • Tour inclusive

    • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
    • Other meals listed in the itinerary
    • Expert English-speaking local guide
    • Air-conditioned transfers
    • Entrance fees during guided times
    • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
    • Flights to tour destinations (Economy Class)
    • Service charges and government VAT tax
  • Tour exclusive

    • International flights to/from Vietnam
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa stamp fees
    • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified above
    • Gratuities (recommended)
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