Highlights Of Vietnam

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The Best Highlights Of Vietnam

Duration: 16 Days/ 15 Days
Trip Code: HIG016

Best places to visit:

Tour start from HanoiHalong Bay HueHoianNha Trang → End trip at  Ho Chi Minh City


Want to enjoy your free time? Need a relaxing holiday in nature? This is a special offer that combines excellent highlights of Vietnam. You’ll be amazed to see the limestone formations and grottoes at Halong Bay, relax on natural beaches and feel yourself relaxed with the rural peaceful atmosphere of countryside life.

It is going to be an amazing experience and you will visit famous destinations and encounter diverse cultures along the way. What are you waiting for? This is your chance!


Highlights Of Vietnam 16 Day Travel Map

Highlights Of Vietnam 16 Day Travel Map

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Ha Noi - Vietnam Arrival. O/n In Hanoi

You are welcomed at Noi Bai international airport by Origin Travel tour guide and we will be there to receive you, and we are so excited to have you there for starting Highlights Vietnam! We will handle everything for you right from transferring you to downtown, check-in hotel and more. You are free to enjoy and have your own exploration on the first day around Hanoi city and visit one-of-a-kind things of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, night life, etc.

This is your first day in Hanoi Vietnam, and your tour hilights of Vietnam begins!

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Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour ( Half - Day). O/n In Hanoi

The fun starts today! After having breakfast at the hotel, you’re going to enjoy and spend your full day exploring Hanoi history city – the city with more than 1000 years of rich history and culture. You would love to taste authentic “Pho Hanoi” – a great meal in Hanoi.

  • Exploring Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The President Palace and his Residential place on stilt house (Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Mondays & Fridays. Museum in Hanoi closed on Fridays)
  • Discover the special and beauties of Tran Quoc pagoda
  • Exploring museums: Museum of Ethnology, Women Museum, History Museum and Quan Thanh Temple. The Ethnology Museum is very popular where you can see and get knowledge of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and its cultures. Interesting, right?
  • Love the water puppet show at theater and get an unforgettable experience of Hanoi special culture.
  • Enjoying best moments while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter – getting to know the local life at night, shopping and much more!
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Day 3: Discovery Halong Bay (Overnight On Cruise) (L/D)

Morning activities:

Skirt out Hanoi city and travel to Hai Phong city. Spend 2 hours on the car to reach the wharf at Perla Dawn Sails at Hai Phong office, no. 9, Nui Ngoc street, Cat Ba City, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City.

Afternoon activities:

  • Enjoy a welcome drink and a cruise briefing at noon time. Have a splendid lunch is served while cruising into the primitive Lan Ha Bay with its hundreds of small and large islands creating a huge picture showing the scene.
  • Then experience the fantastic kayaking to discover the poetic Tra Bau area. Then enjoy swimming in the emerald water. Visiting fishing farm, socialize with fisherman to know more about local life here and how they work everyday.
  • Return to the Perla Dawn Sails for a sunset time on top deck to enjoy the best snapshots of the day when the sun begins to set.
  • Enjoy the daily promotion of HAPPY HOUR – BUY 2 GET 1 for FREE all drinks from 5 to 6 pm, taking part in a cooking demonstration. Relax with Massage and Spa treatment, always available upon request.

Evening activities:

Delight in a shimmering and fanciful dinner on top deck in the center of a serene Bay encompassed light of thousands of stars with extremely fragrant food and be impressed by the absorbing fruits and vegetable carving display. Take great pleasure in traditional music performances. Then, socialize with new buddies and crew members, join the squid fishing. Overnight onboard.

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Day 4: More Cruise Halong - Take Fly To Hue. O/n In Hue (B/L)

Morning activities:

  • Begin your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo chase. Then enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • This morning you continue to visit Bright Cave on bamboo boat, a serene round lake encompassed by rich trees and high risky stone walls.
  • Pack your luggage at 9:00 am and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the port.
  • Join an extraordinary Buffet lunch while the cruise sails back the wharf.

Afternoon activities:

  • Driver picks up and transfers you back to Hanoi city (shuttle bus or private car). You arrive in Hanoi at around 14.30 pm.
  • Continue your holiday in Vietnam beautiful and wish to return Lan Ha Bay next time for more experience of lifetime at this natural wonder.
  • Be driven back to Hanoi and the driver drops off at the airport to take a flight to Hue City. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
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Day 5: Boat Trip On Perfume River With Visit Emperors Tombs

Be royal! You’d love to know that Hue City is in Central Vietnam where there’s been the Royal Palace of Nguyen Dynasty since 19th Century and beautiful beaches of Lang Co, Thuan An, Vinh Thanh and much more that will grab your attention for sure! You will enjoy the unique combination of visiting architecture and relaxing on the beach. Full day trip to the city will give you amazing experiences.

  • Have a boat trip on Perfume River which is well known as Theme River in London.
  • Feel free to check out Thien Mu Pagoda by boat where you can start to know the history of Hue Imperial City & Royal
  • Have a cyclo tour around streets to experience local life
  • You’ll love the Citadel which was the Royal Place of Nguyen Dynasty since 19th century with many constructions including Flag Tower, Five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties…
  • Enjoy Hue foods and cuisines at Y Thao Garden restaurant

Optional: There are 6 tombs in Hue city with each different style and architecture. If you would like to have more exploration King Mausoleum, you can ask guide and driver to take you for visit (you pay the entrance fee by yourself at Gia Long, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Thieu Tri, Dong Khanh mausoleum)

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Day 6: Lang Co Beach - Hoi An

Enjoy Ancient Love! Today you will be leaving Hue for Hoi – an ancient town and you will get an amazing chance to discover the coastline and National Highway No1 pass through rice fields, villages, and beautiful beaches. This is going to be awesome!

  • Enjoy National Highway No 1 and see rice fields, water buffalo
  • Keep yourself relaxed at Lang Co beach.
  • Check out fishing village in Lang Co and learn more of their daily life of fisherman
  • Love the Cham Museum where has the whole collection of Champa culture in Asia
  • Check out Marble Mountain on the way to Hoian town and get a panorama of Danang city and beach from the top of the mountain. This is just magical!
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Day 7: Hoi An Cooking Class And Walking Tour Plus Boat Tour (L)

Having a lovely experience with the cooking lesson in a local restaurant of Hoian! No better way than to learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine as well as know how to choose fresh ingredients for your dishes. Surely that it will be a fabulous experience of Vietnam traditional cuisines

  • Start from morning at 8.00 am and walk to the local market inside Hoian town. En route is the chance to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere in the countryside.
  • Stroll to the local market, together experience the daily life of Hoi An through its symphony which is made of fresh greens, aromatic spices or the warm welcome of vendors. Drop somewhere to collect a few ingredients for our recipes.
  • Come back to the restaurant to prepare all the materials just bought from the market. You will have opportunity to cook traditional dishes:
  1. Rice pasta rolls.
  2. Braised eggplant in clay pot.
  3. Spicy grilled pork.
  4. Grilled fish in banana leaf.
  • Enjoy your just-been-made dishes, added with a salad, bread and dessert to fulfill your lunch.
  • Be awarded a certificate which is signed and stamped by restaurant’s manager to affirm your pass of this cooking course.
  • Roam around old streets with our guide to experience and learn of unique architectures
  • Have some fun enjoying traditional music show
  • Have a boat trip on Thu Bon River to get more peaceful atmosphere surrounding Hoian and visit traditional Thanh Ha Pottery village
  • Get chance to make a pottery product by yourself to get your enjoyment and receive small gift from the workshop.
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Day 8: Visit My Son Sanctuary

Lovely Day! Lovely Trip! My Son is one of the World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO in Quang Nam Province. On arrival in Hoian, you will have the option to combine to visit two World Heritage Sites in one destination as well as have a chance to discover the complex of Champa towers at the Champa Kingdom. Trust us, this trip is pretty exciting.

  • You will leave Hoian town for about 50km to visit My Son Holy land the Kingdom of Champa in the past
  • You will explore old towers and some of them still keep their original architecture which is now a secret in building towers by red brick without using any connected material. Unbelievable!
  • Enjoy nice white sandy beach of An Bang or go shopping and make tailor with reasonable price.
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Day 9: Hoi An - Fly To Nha Trang

Well! Continues at Nha Trang Bay which has a beautiful beach and is great for snorkeling or diving to see coral. It is excellent for relaxing and enjoying on white beach

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Day 10: Nha Trang Sightseeing & Mud Bathing

Watch Closely! It is your day to discover Nha Trang islands and the city to enjoy its true beauty. Nha Trang is not only a famous beach city of Vietnam but also in the world – and is well known for beautiful scenery, nice white sandy and the diversity of the undersea world of corals. You may find some!

  • You will reach Cau Da Pier for getting on boat and making a visit to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Mun Island
  • Enjoy a snorkeling to see the diversity of coral reefs and undersea world with different plants and fish
  • Enjoy Cham Posanur Tower right in city centre to learn more of Champa culture
  • Have a relaxing and leisure at Thap Ba Hot Spring and have mud bathing to refresh yourself
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Day 11: Nha Trang Free (B)

The full day for free relaxing and chilling out on the nice sandy beach of Nha Trang to fresh yourself. Nha Trang is great for visiting and relaxing and free walking to enjoy on your own.

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Day 12: Nha Trang - Fly To Sai Gon (B)

Get Busy! After relaxing a bit now it’s time to leave for Ho Chi Minh City – the busiest city of Vietnam and well-known as an unsleeping one. You’re going to get yourself busy in this amazing city!

  • Get more fresh time on nice sandy beach of Nha Trang and then continue your journey by flight to Ho Chi Minh city
  • Also have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh city for shopping as well as discover its busy life as your own way
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Day 13: Sai Gon City Tour (B/L)

Indulge into History! You are going to spend your full day in Ho Chi Minh City – the young and dynamic of Vietnam with a lot of French style architectures, big markets having special products. This day is going to be a glorious one!

  • Enjoy your visit to The Independent Palace or called Reunification Palace
  • Enjoy The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic to learn more of French architectures
  • Visit War Museum which displays the collection of Vietnam war
  • Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh market for more discoveries of local people purchasing activities and buy some souvenir gifts for you as well.
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Day 14: Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Lovely Art-works! It’s time to leave Ho Chi Minh City and make a half day trip to visit Cu Chi tunnel which is the place for you to experience the Vietnam War between American and Vietnam to admire the underground network tunnels of more than 200 km length.

  • Enjoy Cu Chi tunnels. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00 am and on distance of 70 km to reach Cu Chi District where you have chance to visit Cu Chi Tunnel – the home of 10,000 people in several years
  • It took about 25 years to build this underground city including living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, etc. And it was great way for Vietcong to move around the countryside without realizing by American.
  • Also have a chance to try street foods at your own leisure!
  • The rest of time is your own free time to go shopping and more experience of Ho Chi Minh City at Ben Thanh Market as well as other markets in the city.
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Day 15: Mekong River Delta Discovery (B)

Awesome Dawn! Awesome Day! You will get an amazing chance to visit the Mekong Delta which offers a unique opportunity to discover the river life of local people. Covering a large region in South and West Vietnam, Mekong Delta is famous for rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, fishing villages, rowing boats through channels and canals. You’re going to love it.

  • You will be leaving Ho Chi Minh in the morning and starting your journey to the Mekong Delta. You will travel to My Tho and take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal.
  • Enjoy My Tho’s colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere.
  • Feel free to cruise on Tien River to visit Tortoise Island, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands – Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands.
  • Enjoy lunch at restaurant in Island.
  • Enjoy the coconut candy mill; take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal.
  • Cruise to Ben Tre province “the home of coconuts” to see fruit gardens and taste honey tea before back My Tho.
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Day 16: Departure Ho Chi Minh City - Goodbye Vietnam (B)

Your last day! And a great experience! After having a long trip in Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh city to get more experience or just relax at a hotel before the driver drops you off at the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh.

Wow! This was pretty exciting, right? It’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to get back to your busy life! And we are sure that you will have an amazing trip with Origin Travel and we do hope to see you again in the future.

You are incredible, and we are so glad to be a part of your trip! Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Domestic flight ticket Hanoi – Hue & Da Nang – Nha Trang & Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (priority Vietnamairlines first)
  • English speaking guide (upon on request for other language speaking with extra charge if yes)
  • Great 3 star hotel with good location selected (Hanoi 2 nights, Hoian 5 nights, Ho Chi Minh 3 nights, Can Tho 1 night). Buffet Breakfast included at hotel
  • Entrance fees at sites mentioned in the program (once entry)
  • Meals  as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Cooking class in Hoian
  • 1 Night Overnight in Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on Dragon Pearl Junk (or similar) – Deluxe cabin
  • Mineral water (2 bottles 500ml per day for per person with visiting day tour)
  • Local boat on Perfume River in Hue, Nha Trang Bay & Mekong Delta
  • Mud bathing in Nha Trang
  • Free visa letter entry Vietnam when travel with us
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International Air Fare  in & out Vietnam
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks…
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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