Perfect Route North-Central Vietnam

9DAYS -> Hanoi -> Halong Bay -> Ninh Bình -> Hoi An

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Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Ninh Binh Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Ninh Binh - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hoi An Foodie Tour Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - My Son Breakfast
Day 8 Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour Breakfast
Day 9 Hoi An - Da Nang departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it. 


Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

After breakfast, our guide pick up at hotel at 8.00AM. Sightseeing today includes explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, start a Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). End the day’s explorations; watch a traditional puppet show on water that shows off an ancient art form.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave

07.00 – 07.30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel and start 110km modern Bus-journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short-brake en route.

10.45: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 17th Century.

12.00: Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.

13.30: Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous  caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave,...and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…

15.30: Arrive Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with specious view of the nature.


End of the tour, drop you off at hotel in Ninh Binh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Ninh Binh - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

After breakfast, you will take a driving trip to Halong City. 11.45 – 12.15: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 8.00 - 8.20AM and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to get back Hanoi for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoi An for check in. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Hoi An Foodie Tour

Our Guide will meet you at your hotel in the city center and start the Hoi An Walking Food Tour. During the tour, you will be enjoy the flavours of Hoi An while exploring the hidden of this beautiful old town.

We begin Hoi An Walking food tour by visiting Hoi An Market. In this place, we are going to meet and converse with the local retailers about their food. We will enjoy Goi Cuon – Fresh Spring Rolls in the market.

We continues alongside primary streets and hidden alleys to discover taste of Hoi An food such as:

– Banh Mi – Vietnamese bread

– Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo – Grilled pork wrapped with rice paper

– Cao Lau – Rice Noodles With Barbecued Pork, Greens and Croutons

– Banh Beo Chen – Bloating Fern-shaped cake

– Banh Hoa Hong – White Rose dumplings

– Com Ga – Hoi An Chicken rice

We will finish our food tour at a coffee shop in old town, which is the perfect spot to conclude our food adventure. Enjoying Vietnamese Coffee while sharing all the things about local life.

Finally, we will go back your hotel. Finish the tour Hoi An Walking Food Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An - My Son

My Son Sanctuary, situated around 50km away from Hoi An, is another Cultural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999 with 32 epitaphs and 71 monuments. The unique Hindu sanctuary is the perfectly ideal destination for those who want to learn everything about the Champa Ancient Kingdom including the history, culture, and architecture.

This morning (afternoon), you will set out on a drive to the southwest of Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary for a My Son half day tour. This is where the Cham culture in Central Vietnam started in the 4th century, declined in the 13th century, and ceased to exist in the 15th century. The once capital of the Champa Kingdom dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva is now a cluster of partially ruined and heavily damaged Hindu temples, with only 20 left, due to age and bombing during the Vietnam War. This unique and majestic sanctuary stands as a witness to a glorious bygone era of the once-thriving Cham culture


Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour

 Take a bamboo basket boat along the Cam Thanh water coconut forest. Learn how to paddle the unique of Vietnamese and join in basket boat race. Explore the now peaceful coconut water ways. Make funny tools from water coconut leaves.

Enjoy fishing net, see dancing in the boat, go catch the crabs, coconut mussels.

Return the Restaurant, you will how to stick the lantern (2 persons for one lantern) After that, we will give you the lantern.

Cooking class for local food: Vietnamese rice pancakes and Hoi An deef fried spring rolls. Then will enjoy all.

Enjoy have lunch or dinner!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Hoi An - Da Nang departure

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes


All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation at 3, 4, 5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with double/twin room

Tours with local English Speaking Guide

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)

Airport transfer at destination

Foodie Tour Hoi An 

Basket Boat Tour

Sunset party/ welcome drink

Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)


Domestic & International airfare 

Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Visa to Vietnam

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single Supplement

Early check in & late check out

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.





Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Hoi An

Hoi An Central Hotel

Ann Retreat Hotel

Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort

Ho Chi Minh

Lotus Hotel

Liberty Central Sai Gon

Majestic Hotel


Sap by Connek

MK Premier Hotel

Melia Hotel

Phu Quoc Island

Sea Star Resort

Sai Gon Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

Sol Beach House Phu Quoc

Ninh Binh

Tam Coc holiday

Lotus Hotel Ninh Bình

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm


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