Highlights of Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi & Halong Bay

Vibrant colors, incredibly lively architecture, and countless immersive cultural experiences await you in the Asian country of Vietnam. On our 10-day guided tour through Vietnam, we’ll become one with this fascinating destination as we visit Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Halong Bay. We’ll explore several captivating sites, including the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Ben Thanh Market, and more. We’ll walk through the “Ancient Town” in Hoi An, and you can even try noodle making at the Streets Culinary Center! Spend the remainder of the tour exploring in comfort as we cruise along Halong Bay and see the magnificent Sung Sot Cave.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Vietnam & Angkor Wat tour visiting Vietnam’s highlights and the Angkor Conservation Complex in Cambodia including the crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2 nights Hoi An
  • 2 nights Hanoi
  • 1 night Cruise Halong Bay
  • 1 night Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cu Chi Agricultural Farm visit and lunch
  • Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Ciclo Ride through ancient Hoi An
  • Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Streets Culinary Center Visit
  • Cruise on Halong Bay (UNESCO World heritage Site)
  • Enchanting Hanoi City Tour
  • Temple of Literature (Hanoi)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-tour flights and transfers
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at deluxe and first class hotels
  • 1-night cruise on Halong Bay
  • 16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 2 days before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as—and often still called—Saigon. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. This evening our tour director hosts a welcome dinner and orientation.

Accommodations: Eden Star Saigon Hotel or Paragon Saigon Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cu Chi Excursion & Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City at Leisure

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An – Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 10: Depart Hanoi

Guided Tour Pricing

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Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Oct 11–22
$3,649 $3,149
Oct 13–22
$2,099 $1,599
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Nov 1–12
$3,499 $2,999
Nov 3–12
$2,099 $1,599
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Feb 28–Mar 11
$3,399 $2,899
Mar 2–11
$2,099 $1,599
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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