The following itinerary is for your inspiration. Our experts will customize your own tour according to your interests, schedules, hotel tastes and budget. All can be tailor-made!
- Extend/cut down length
- Adjust activities to your interests
- Change a hotel
- Everything you want
Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!
Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to relax.
Day 2 - Mekong Delta and Cai Be Floating Market
The program will start with a visit of Cai Be floating market. Then, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. Back to our boat to go across one of the longest river in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Binh Island. Travel on a handmade canal to Ut Trinh home & have an lunch. After lunch, we can walk around this orchard & enjoy some cups of tea when listening to the traditional music in the ancient house. Walk in the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice... Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Optional biking can be made for a leisure! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and maybe the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta.
Day 3 - Cu Chi Tunnels and Fly to Da Nang
Explore the famous Cu Chi tunnel complex for fascinating and informative insight into how Vietcong lived in this underground military base. After lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant, transfer to airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel.
Day 4 - Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary
After breakfast, you will transfer to Hoi An. Enroute, you will visit My Son Sanctuary, which is an experience that should not be missed while visiting the beautiful city of Hoi An， wander around the lost Champa Kingdom that dates back to the 3rd century, explore the temples and learn about the fascinating history behind this sanctuary of Hinduism. After check in at Hoi An, free time is at your leisures.
Day 5 - Hoi An City Tour
Today, explore some historical sites in the small town of Hoi An, including the Japanese Bridge, the renowned Chinese Temple and Vietnamese former merchants’ houses. After that, you will learn about how to make a lantern through a visit to the home of a craftsman, exploring the authentic rural life, and you are able to keep the lantern you make as a souvenir.
Day 6 - Hoi An Foodie tour
Discover Hoi An’s countryside and its local food by bicycle. We will past verdant rice-paddies to visit a very local village. Sample the traditional Hoi An specialty, Cao Lau. Learn how to make the local delicacy- White Rose. Move on to Cam Nam to sample some Ying and Yang food balancing favorites.
Day 7 - Fly to Hanoi and Hanoi City Tour
Today, transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang, then fly to Hanoi. And then under your guide’s introduction, you are going to visit the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and Pillar Pagoda. After that, experience the buzz of Hanoi in the Old Quarter by rickshaw, where you can see, hear, smell the life of the busy Vietnamese. Finally, watch a water puppet show in the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake, which people use water as the stage for the puppets and tactfully hide the puppet strings and puppeteers’ movements.
Day 8 - Cruise on Ha Long Bay
After breakfast, you will take a private transfer for about 3 hrs to Halong City, where you will begin your one and a half days' Halong Bay cruise. You will board the tradtional Vietnamese junk in the afternoon and cruise around the Halong Bay's limestone islets and caves doted the sea and see the sun set over the clam waters at the deck. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at evening. All meals are included during your stay on board. There are also a variety of optional activities waiting for you. Such as swimming, kayaking, diving...etc.
Day 9 - Relax Yourself on Ha Long Bay and Return to Hanoi
Wake up early this morning to catch the sunrise over the bay with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Continue cruising and you can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to around discovering local life on the waters. Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port at around 11:00, where your guide and driver will wait you and drive you back to Hanoi (about 4hrs). On arrival, Your guide will take you to hotel and check in.
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!
Wanna try authentic local snack? Please follow us!
Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
Last January we visited Vietnam for the first time. We were with a party of six=> My wife and me, our two daughters en their boy friends. Our stay in Ho Chi Minh City was relatively short, still we managed - with the help of Aileen- to visit some extremely nice and special places like the Cai Be Floating Market, Cu Chi tunnel (which is for sure one of the finest in Ho Chi Minh City!!) and My Son Sanctuary, off the tourist grid. Tour was perfect. First of all our driver was great guy with good humor. He really wanted a great experience for us and he delivered it! We decided to drive our own route when all the other cars went to the known route where there's been signs before.
Very good service and vehicle, friendly driver, we saw everything we wanted including good restaurants.We booked a 10-day tour with umetravel. Absolutely worth the cost. Honestly one of the most memorable tours of our lives, to see such incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Our tour guide was brilliant, very knowledgable and he obviously cares deeply about the park and the animals, plus his eyesight was remarkable!! He spotted animals hiding in the distance which we would never have seen without him.
We had a great time on this tour. If you're travelling to Vietnam and visit the SE Asia, it is well worth your while to tour the neigbouring and further places worth to see with UME Travel. It adds perfectly up to a great Vietnam experience.
Through the planning process we agreed on an 8-day private tour of Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta and a 2-day tour in Ha Long Bay. Based on suggestions we also booked train trips to Da Nang, added a Foodie tour in Hoi An. Our travel advisor adjusted our itinerary to make sure we spent our time wisely and had plenty of time at each of the attractions. Thank you very much!
Thanks Lisa for teaching us your incredible city and made it exciting for our 10 year son whom will always remember this family nature tour to Vietnam! Would absolutely us UME Travel again !
We never felt rushed or that we didn't get enough time at any of the places we visited. Ha Long Bay is best place to enjoy the natural beauty of Vietnam! I would very HIGHLY recommend for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time.
We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.
All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.
You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.
We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.