Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private 12 Days 11 Nights

Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private
Essential Vietnam: Vietnam Trip 12 Days - Private




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Vietnam - the S shaped country in the Southeast Asia with wonderful landscapes, various ethnic groups, colorful  will give you an unforgettable trip. This trip showcases of Vietnam and is perfect for travelers wanting to touch the real Vietnam but have limited time. Do not hesitate to contact AZOTOUR.Vietnam to get more information about this tour. We are happy to help you.

Departure: Daily start

Tour type: Private tour

Special tips:

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes & service charges included
  • Gifted Vietnam Visa invitation letter 
  • Only 30% of grand total is deposit requested
  • Customer care 24/24
  • Explore the historical sites to be found around the city of Hanoi
  • Visit Hoa Lu - ancient capital of Vietnam, take a boat along Tam Coc
  • Enjoy the natural beauties of Ha Long Bay - the UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many limestone islands and overnight on the Bay.
  • Immerse in the tranquil atmosphere of Hue and Hoi An..
  • Visit  Cao Dai Temple to understand more about a Vietnamese "domestic" religion 
  • You may have a chance to take part in with the Cao Dai Mass if we be there on time
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnels
  • Learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking

Arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide and & private car will welcome you at airport with a sign board, transfer to the hotel in the city center for check in. After checking in, you are free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: Hotel check in time: 14.00; Check out time: 12.00

Includes: Hotel; airport transfer with tour guide

08.00: Tour guide come & pick you up at your hotel. Start touring in Hanoi city by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by Ly Thai To King in 1049. We will continue to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda in West Lake. It is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam.

Afterthat, we keep going to Temple of Literature or Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 1070.

You will have a lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will proceed to visit The Museum of Ethnology (on every Sun, Tue, Thu and Sat) or visit Bat Trang Pottery Village (on every Mon, Wed, and Fri). 

Comeback to the city central, we will take a cyclo tour 1hour around the old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to see the busy, cosy, disorder and colorful streets with interesting things on the roadside, visit Ngoc Son Temple on the Hoan Kiem Lake

Afterward, we will have a chance to take part in Water Puppet Show, which take you back to Vietnam in 19th century with Vietnamese farmer and their life and some funny storiestory. After the show, you we come back to you hotel. Overnight in Hanoi

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, cyclo, water puppet show 

08.00: Meet your tour guide at your hotel. We will drive around 2.5 hours to Hoa Lu - the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of the Le and the Dinh Dynasties. You can see the royal citadel where the emperors lived and know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.

Then you will have buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine in a local restaurant.

Continue to take a boat trip on Tam Coc, which is known as “Ha Long Bay on land”. You will have a chance to see views of majestic limestone cliffs and three mysterious caves, as well as countryside with peaceful streams, local houses, rice paddiesand deserted green fields.

Come to hotel for check in, then you will have free time to take a rest, see local market or take a free biking trip to see a peaceful village, to Thai Vi TempleBich Dong Pagoda or Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Overnight in Tam Coc 

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, bike

08.00: Our tour guide and car pick you up from your hotel, transfer to Ha Long Bay.

08.30: Departure to Ha Long Bay for 4,5hours, including a short break on the middle way and depends on the traffic 

12.00: Arrive to Tuan Chau Harbor, 12:15 Welcome to cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

12.30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15.00: Visit Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swiming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village

17.30: Come back to our cruise and relax.

19.30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.

21.00: Evening entertainments: play games on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the cruise.

Includes: Cabin on cruise, Transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; kayaking; swimming; all entrance fees

06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.

07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have a breakfast.

08:00: Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave

10:00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by our chef cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

11:00: Enjoy the lunch on the cruise.

12:00: Our cruise are landing in Ha Long Bay Harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.

12:30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong Province to visit a ceramics workshop.

16:00 – 16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. Free at leisure or you can arrange your own dinner

Then, guide transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for flight to Hue. Tour guide in Hue pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, flight ticket Hanoi - Hue

08.30: Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel for Hue city tour. We start to visit Thanh Toan Bridge - The only other tiled roof bridge in Vietnam aside from the one in Hoi An. This wooden arch bridge has been built for the local villagers who are out for farming and fishing. The old bridge served and still serving the local villagers on their daily life needs. The bridge connects the local market and the village houses. 

Visit Minh Mang Tomb - The tomb of the most beloved Emperor of Nguyen dynasty. Minh Mang Tomb is considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. The impressive architecture that complements with the nature gives you a good impression of the Emperor who lives within the walls of the 18 hectares tomb.

Continue to Khai Dinh Tomb - The smallest but the most expensive tomb of all. Every corner of the tomb is very detailed which reflects how luxurious the emperor was. Lunch in a restaurant that serves Western, Asian and Vietnamese food.

Afterward, we keep going to Citadel - Imperial City, which is the home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty - the Nguyen Dynasty. This is the highlight of the tour. You will learn the rise, struggles and fall of the Nguyen Dynasty and how it affected the whole country. 

We will take a short stop in Thien Mu Pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue city. Then, get on a dragon boat cruise to see the sunset on the way back to the city. 

After the tour, drop you off at your hotel in Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Breakfast at hotel.

08.00: Pick up and transfer to Hoi An along Highway No1 which links Hanoi in the North to Sai Gon in the South of Vietnam. This driving is reputedly by the beautiful landscapes in all Vietnam, taking you past coastal fishing settlements, most notably Lang Co Beach with its stunning lagoon backdrop. The driving also takes you over Hai Van Pass (or "pass of the ocean clouds"). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Hoian.

The afternoon is spent strolling through the narrow streets of this atmospheric old town. This Hoi An former port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of architectural gems that show a range of influences. Around the 17th century, Hoi An was one of the busiest ports in South East Asia. Enriched by the proceeds of this trade many merchants constructed beautiful homes. You should start by visiting Japanese Bridge, Quan Cong Temple, Fujian Temple, one of the old houses and the local market. Then, take a boat trip on Thu Bon River. Overnight  in Hoi An.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

08.00: Our guide and car will pick you up at hotel and start visiting My Son Holyland, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7th to 13th centuries. Having lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue visiting The Marble Mountain & Non Nuoc Village. Climb up the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside, and visit caves, pagodas. Get down the mountains in another direction to visit the stone village in here, where the local skilled sculptors create many Marble products, which are exported to countries worldwide. Then transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, tourguide pick up and transfer to your hotel and free at leisure

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and dinner; all entrance fees; air tickets Danang - Hochiminh

08.00: We wil take the morning Cu Chi Tunnels tour. After your breakfast, starting from your hotel to Cu Chi Tunnels. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…

Have a lunch in a local restaurant 

13.30: In the afternoon, keep continue to visit the city, including: Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and Notre Dame Cathedral, inspired by its counterpart in Paris.

Next, visit the moved War Remnants museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American war, as it is known in Vietnam.

Continue your city tour with a visit to District 5, formerly known as Cho Lon or Chinatown. Cho Lon, or ‘big market’, with its congested streets is where most of the city’s ethnic Chinese population lives. The district lives up to its name in the form of Binh Tay wholesale markets. Founded in 1778 the market sells a stunning array of goods and produce, ranging from fish to incense.

We will finish our city tour with a stop at Thien Hau temple, otherwise known as ‘The Temple of the Heavenly Lady’, to marvel at its intricate friezes and coils of incense. Come back to hotel for relaxing.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

7.00 – 7.30: The driver will pick you up in Ho Chi Minh City and proceed to Can Tho City.

11.30:  Arrive to Ninh Kieu Dock, boarding the cruise vessel and check-in

12.00:  Panorama cruise and lunch on board around 13.00

16.00: Guided land excursion – walking in orchards and small villages

17.30:  Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck

19.00:  Dinner on board. Overnight on cruise

Includes: Cabin on cruise; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; all entrance fees

6.30: Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board

8.00: Check-out of cabin. Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong Islet, coconut candy producing family.

10.00: Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals

11.00: Disembark to Cai Be Dock and proceed to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch en route

15.30: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the evening, meet up again with our tour guide and driver to have a farewell dinner for us to say thank you again for joining our tour and we can share our experience we got together during the tour. 

Spend the last night at the hotel before your departure next day.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own time until the driver meets you then transfers to the airport for your flight home or next destination. Tour ends.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

 Price from (USD):




 No of pax   02 pax   04 pax   06 pax   08 pax   Single Sup
3 STAR 1422 1124 1054 993 461
4 STAR 1568 1269 1200 1138 603

 Price is in USD per passenger in Twin shared room
 Season promotion can be applied with further contact


  • Accommodation as mentioned in  in twin shared 
  • Private tour with English speaking guide (German, French, Dutch, Italian if required)
  • Transfers by A/C tourist coach/ vehicle/ train and other transfer (sharing tour) with mineral water
  • +Flight ticket: 
  • + Train ticket: 
  • + Bus ticket: 
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the program 
  • Kayaking, Biking, Electrical car and Water Puppet Show as mentioned above 
  • Boat trip as per itinerary 
  • Domestic airfare from Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City as per program
  • Motobikes in tour with fuels, helmets, parking fee, toll fees.... as per program 
  • Vietnam visa invitation letter for tour bookers 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner)
  • Government Tax (VAT) &  service charges


  • All International & domestic airfare; visa stamping fee
  • Other meals, beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services which is mentioned above

What to bring?

  • Print out your The Best of Vietnam 12 Days Tour Booking Confirmation.
  • Bring your passport during the trip.
  • Take walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...etc
  • Prepare cash for personal expenses

What to know?

  • Do not wear short clothes when visiting pagodas, temples, churches and mausoleum
  • Special food's request (diet or vegetarian, food allergy …) should be informed before your departure date.
  • Beside the essential items such as long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, you can carry some extra things as camera, flash light, water etc
  • In Hanoi: At the weekend (every Fri, Sat, Sun) Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, so we will inform you in advance to pick up/drop you off at nearby streets
  • In Ho Chi Minh City, We only support to pick up at hotels are located in Bui Vien street, De Tham street or Pham Ngu Lao street. Please kindly be informed
  • The period from April to October will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (~SPF30) and from November to March, more warm clothing is advised.
  • After using services of rowing boat trip, local tuk tuk (cyclo); bellman or waiter always expect some tiping for their hard work besides of their fixed salary.
  • Every hotel/homestay have free luggage storage rooms for their clients. You can consider to re-pack again for each tour while the other can be left at hotel 
  • Tour cost & availability can be changed in X'Mas, Easter Season, Western New Year and Vietnamese New Year - Please contact for more information
  • Surcharged can be applied if upgrade from Bus/ train ticket to flight tickets (upon the clients request) 

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