Discover Vietnam South to North Tour

Vietnam stretches over a thousand miles from south to north, every mile unfolding the magic of a country both simple and complex. From Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll dip south to explore life along the Mekong Delta. Then travel north to ancient pagodas, historic cities, and the rustic mountaintop villages and rice terraces of Sa Pa. Enjoy a sunset boat ride along the river and intoxicating scenery while cruising between the dragon-like rock formations of Halong Bay. Discover the mystery and intrigue of Vietnam.

(Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay & Sapa)


Discovey Vietnam
South to North

13 Days!

A Few Tour Highlights

  • Discover what’s so fascinating about the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise after exploring Old Town Hoi An.
  • Take a food tour through Hanoi.
  • Cruise Halong Bay and discover exquisite natural wonders.

Explore Vietnam Map

Tour Itinerary


Day 1 – Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam and the capital city of Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to by many as Saigon. Enjoy free transfer from the airport and settle in at your hotel. In the evening you’re invited to a welcome dinner followed by an orientation of all the exciting things that lay ahead.

Meals D

Accommodations: Catina Hotel

Day 2 – Cu Chi tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City

Head to the end of the Ho Chi Minh trail and discover the Cu Chi tunnels, a vital part of both the French and Vietnam wars. After lunch, take a guided tour of HCMC including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the French colonial era Post Office. Enjoy a free evening.

Meals B, L

Accommodations: Catina Hotel

Day 3 – A Trip into the Mekong Delta

On your way into the delta stop at the colourful Cao Dai temple, representative of an intriguing blend of different religious beliefs. Travel on to the Cai Be floating market for a look at, and a taste of, local lifestyle by the river through different cottage industries such as candy making, fruit orchards.

Meals B, L, D

Accommodations: Catina Hotel


Day 4 – Old Town Hoi An

Fly to Da Nang and arrive in nearby Hoi An in time for lunch at a well-known restaurant and cooking school. Take a walking tour of the charming Old Town, including a visit to a silk factory. Enjoy free time before a sunset cruise.

Meals B, L

Accommodations: Vinh Hung Riverside

Day 5 – My Son and a Round Boat Ride

Take in My Son Ruins, an important religious site belonging to the Champa kingdom in 4-14 AD. Next visit a local home and watch rice paper being made. Savor a delicious lunch at an organic farm and experience the life of a local Vietnamese farmer. Start off the afternoon with a round boat ride. There’s nothing like it! Then you’re free to peruse the many silk shops, rent a motorbike to explore on your own, or relax by the river.

Meals B, L

Accommodations: Vinh Hung Riverside


Day 6 – A trip to the hill retreat of Sa Pa

Fly to Hanoi where you’ll travel further north to Sa Pa. Follow the Tram Tom Pass between gorgeous mountains terraced with endless fields of rice. Check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner with amazing mountain views.

Meals B, D

Accommodations: Amazing Hotel

Day 7 – Mountain village life in Sa Pa

Take a light hike through a small mountain town and learn about the lifestyle, customs, and beliefs of the ethnic minority people. Along the way, enjoy breath-taking scenery and opportunities to participate in hands-on local life. After a late lunch, use your free time to hang out at the pool, explore the streets of downtown Sa Pa, or sip a cup of egg coffee, hands down the best coffee in Vietnam.

Meals B, L

Accommodations: Amazing Hotel

Day 8 – Cultural Connections in Sa Pa

In the morning, travel to a unique ethnic minority school, one of the many places where your vacation dollars benefit those overseas. Interact with the local children, meet the villagers, and learn about their life. After lunch back in Sa Pa, transfer to Hanoi.

Meals B, L, D

Accommodations: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel


Day 9 – Hanoi Highlights

Take a guided tour of some of Hanoi’s most famous sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Museum & residence, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, and Hoa Lo Prison.

Meals B, L

Accommodations: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel

Day 10 – Old Quarter Walking and Eating Tour

Around Hoan Kiem Lake lies Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a stretch of thirty-six streets that each carries the name of the goods that used to be traded there. You’ll find silver jewelry on Silver Street and on other streets an array of other goods, like silk and herbal medicines. Along the way enjoy tastings of Vietnamese specialties. During your free afternoon walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and explore more on your own. Take in an optional evening water puppet show.

Meals B, D

Accommodations: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel

Day 11 – Halong Bay

Travel to Halong Bay and cruise between the uniquely shaped rocky outcrops that jut up from the ocean floor. Visit a floating fishing village and head out to explore on your own with kayaks (optional). Complete your day with fine dining with a view overlooking the bay. Overnight on the ship.

Meals B, L, D

Accommodations: Victory Star Cruise

Day 12 – Halong Bay and French Quarter Hanoi

Wake up to the serene surroundings on the bay and cruise back to shore. Disembark and travel back to Hanoi with a stop at a local pottery shop. In the afternoon discover the French Quarter with its grand boulevards and stunning architecture, then wrap up your day with a farewell dinner.

Meals B, Brunch, D

Accommodations: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel

Day 13 – Have a safe trip home.

Free until transfer to airport. We hope to see you again!

Meals B

Includes 12 nights accommodations, all ground transportation, two in-country flights, all activity fees, all breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners and full private guide services. Excludes tips and international airfare.


Mekong Delta - Vietnam tour

One of the Mekong Delta residents


Independence Palace - Vietnam tour

Independence Palace


Mekong Delta - Vietnam tour

A grocery boat on the Mekong Delta


Hoi An - Vietnam tour

Along the Thu Bon River in Hoi An


Hanoi at night - Vietnam tour

Hanoi at night


A bird's-eye view of Sa Pa rice terraces

A bird’s-eye view of Sa Pa rice terraces


Sa Pa - Vietnam tour

Hmong woman poses outside Sa Pa


Ha Long Bay - Vietnam tour

Floating fishing village on Ha Long Bay

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