Best of Halong Bay

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Ha Long Bay
One of the great wonders of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay, looks like something from another world. Off the northwest coast, you'll find over 1,500 limestone islands, each covered with thick vegetation and jutting out of the emerald sea. The dramatic scenery also features caves, some of which have immense chambers lined with stalagmites and stalactites. Humans have visited these islands for thousands of years, and today, there are still a handful of floating villages where small communities sustain themselves through fishing and marine aquaculture (including pearl farming). 

While it's possible to visit Ha Long Bay on a day trip, you can reach less-visited parts of the region on a multi-night excursion, sleeping overnight on the boat. Highlights of a tour include early morning kayaking excursions among towering limestone formations and meals of fresh seafood from the bay. Along the way, you'll also take guided tours of some of Ha Long Bay’s caverns and enjoy some downtime on a secluded sandy beach.
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Hanoi & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Vietnam typically plan a trip for nine to 10 days when combining Hanoi and Ha Long Bay with other stops like Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hue. For travelers wanting to visit Hanoi and Ha Long Bay exclusively, plan five to six days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in four days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and beyond.

See the dramatic scenery of the Ninh Binh province on a boat tour
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Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that five to eight days is perfect for a well-paced Vietnam trip with stops in Hanoi, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Can Tho, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. See more ideas for Hanoi, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay itineraries below.

Cruise UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay
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Best of Thailand & Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Bangkok & Phuket - 10 Days

Experience the contrasting landscapes of Thailand and Vietnam on this 10-day trip. You'll tour the buzzing capital cities of Hanoi and Bangkok, discovering ancient palaces, temples, and floating markets while tasting authentic street food along the way. Soak up natural wonders with an overnight cruise of Vietnam's UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay, then jet off for a beach escape to Phuket, where you'll meet elephants and sail to far-flung tropical islands.

Visit Hoi An's ancient town and check out sights like the Teochew Assembly Hall
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Hoi An, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Vietnam typically plan a trip for nine to 10 days when combining Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay with other locations like Ho Chi Minh City and Hue. For travelers wanting to visit Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay exclusively, plan a week to eight days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as four to six days. Read on for the best itineraries, including Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and beyond.

Board a sampan boat and sail through the winding rivers of the Ninh Binh province
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Northern Vietnam & Siem Reap Culture Escape - 7 Days

Discover the best cultural gems of northern Vietnam and Cambodia on this exciting weeklong tour. Touch down in Hanoi, where you'll sample street food and visit ancient pagodas, before escaping the city to cycle through rice paddies in Ninh Binh and sail the emerald waters of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay. The adventure ends in neighboring Cambodia with a temple-hopping tour of the world-famous Angkor Archeological Park, culminating with a sunrise trip to mighty Angkor Wat.

See the French colonial sights in Ho Chi Minh City, like the Saigon City Hall
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Vietnam typically plan a trip for nine to 10 days when combining Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay with Hoi An or Hue. For travelers wanting to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay exclusively, plan six to seven days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five days. Check out our favorite Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay trips below.

Travel down the rivers of Ninh Binh
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Culture, Nature & Beaches in Vietnam & Thailand - 10 Days

Get an authentic look at two Southeast Asian gems on this 10-day, multicountry adventure. Experience the best of Vietnam on walking tours of its ancient Old Quarter and cruises on emerald Ha Long Bay. Continue the adventure in Thailand with boat rides around Bangkok and nighttime street-food tours. Then, travel to northern Thailand, where you'll marvel at Lanna architecture in Chiang Mai and make friends with rescued elephants before winding down on the white-sand beaches of Phuket.

Scenic landscape of Trang An, Vietnam
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Discover Northern Vietnam & Cambodia - 15 Days

In just over two weeks, you'll visit the most scenic parts of northern Vietnam, plus hop the border for the highlights of Cambodia. The adventure starts with cycling in the country outside Hanoi, a trip to unspoiled nature reserves, and a ride down the Red River Delta. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll fly to Cambodia to explore the ruins of Angkor and dive into the nation's culture on a tour of Phnom Penh.

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Highlights of Northern Vietnam: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay - 5 Days

This quick five-day tour of Vietnam's north lasts less than a week but covers the major highlights. It begins in Hanoi, where you'll see historic temples dating back thousands of years, plus discover the delicious flavors of Vietnam on a street-food tour. Then, you'll head to the Gulf of Tonkin and Hạ Long Bay and hop on a cruise boat for an overnight journey on stunning emerald waters and amid towering limestone islands.

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Vietnam South to North: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Mekong Delta - 7 Days

Explore the highlights of Vietnam from its southern cities to its northern coast. You'll start the journey in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and discover its French-colonial heritage on a city tour. After embarking on an adventure to the Mekong Delta, you'll fly north to Hanoi and walk the streets of its ancient Old Quarter before ending the trip cruising the jade waters of gorgeous Hạ Long Bay.

Float down the Tam Coc River in Ninh Binh province
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Explore Northern Vietnam - 9 Days

This nine-day adventure celebrates the history and culture of Vietnam's north while taking you to the most beautiful areas in the region. First, tour the highlights of ancient Hanoi and ride bicycles through the countryside. The excitement kicks into high gear with trekking through the highlands, riding sampans down rivers in Ninh Binh, and cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay.

Red Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Northern Vietnam Culture & Adventure Tour - 5 Days

This five-day tour gives you the best of northern Vietnam, from Hanoi to the fertile river lands of Ninh Bình and finally to Hạ Long Bay. In Hanoi, you'll immerse yourself in the culture, enjoy delicious street food, and visit famous landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. You'll then travel to Ninh Bình for a boat journey on the river, followed by a trip to Hạ Long Bay, known for its emerald waters and over 1,000 uninhabited islands.

Visit remote hill tribes near the town of Sapa in northwest Vietnam
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Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Sapa: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa spend about 12 to 14 days in Vietnam, which usually includes some time in Ho Chi Minh City as well. If you're only headed to Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa, you can enjoy a comfortably paced trip in 10 to 12 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in eight or nine days for travelers with limited time. Check out our favorite Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa trips below.

Take an overnight cruise in Vietnam's UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Nine to 10 days is a great length for a Vietnam trip, with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as six to eight days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Hue or Phu Quoc. Get inspired with our trip ideas below.

Explore Hoi An's well-preserved Ancient Town dating back to the 15th century
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Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 13 days is the perfect amount of time for a Vietnam and Cambodia trip, with stops in Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include the city of Hue. Keep reading for more inspiring Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay itineraries.

Set sail on an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay
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Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, and Ha Long Bay spend about 10 to 14 days in Vietnam, which usually includes some time in another stop like Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, or Siem Reap as well. If you're only headed to Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, and Ha Long Bay, you can enjoy a comfortably paced trip in seven to nine days. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as six days. For the best itineraries, including Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, and Ha Long Bay, keep reading below.

Observe the local way of life during an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay
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Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay & Pu Luong Nature Reserve: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Vietnam typically plan a trip for 14 to 15 days when combining Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve with Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, and Can Tho. If you're not interested in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, and Can Tho, eight to nine days are enough for your trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in one week for travelers with limited time. Check out our favorite Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve trips below.

Boats sailing at sunset on Ha Long Bay
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Explore Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Ha Long Bay – 6 Days

Discover northern Vietnam's natural wonders and city sights on this six-day tour. Start by wandering the maze-like alleyways and markets of the buzzing capital, Hanoi, sampling steaming bowls of noodle soup on a street food tour. Head into the countryside next to explore Ninh Binh's palaces, pagodas, and grottoes before ending with an overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Ha Long Bay
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Highlights of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay - 6 Days

Discover Vietnam's highlights on this compact six-day tour. Start by exploring the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City before escaping to the lush Mekong Delta to sail along peaceful waterways and visit local villages. Continue to the capital, Hanoi, where tasty street food, colonial architecture, and water puppet shows await. The adventure ends with an overnight cruise on the emerald waters of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay.

The idyllic valley of Hoa Binh Province is famous for its bucolic valleys and magnificent caves
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Family-Friendly Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

On this family itinerary, you'll pair the diversity of Vietnam and the cultural treasures of Cambodia. Over two weeks, experience classic sites including the charming streets of Hanoi, cruising the impressive Halong Bay, strolling the markets of bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and exploring the palatial and mysterious Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Your trip goes beyond guided tours allowing you many chances to get to meet locals in villages, take cycling through the countryside, and learn how to cook traditional foods.

See rice fields en route to Sapa, an old French hill station in North Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Sapa: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 12 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a Vietnam trip with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 10 or 11 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Hue or Can Tho. Get inspired with our Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa trip ideas below.

Enjoy a memorable meal on Train Street in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital
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Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ninh Binh & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay spend about 14 to 15 days in Vietnam, which usually includes some time in Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Ba Thuoc District, Mai Chau, or Pu Luong Nature Reserve as well. For travelers wanting to visit Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ninh Binh, and Ha Long Bay exclusively, plan 11 to 12 days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in nine or 10 days for travelers with limited time. Read on for the best itineraries.

Explore the ancient town of Hoi An with its traditional boats
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 14 days is a great length for a Vietnam trip, with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, and Ha Long Bay. It's also possible to hit the highlights in eight or nine days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Ninh Binh, Can Tho, Pu Luong, and Siem Reap. Keep reading for more inspiring itineraries.

Take a two-night luxury cruise in Vietnam's romantic Ha Long Bay
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Romantic Vietnam & Thailand: Hanoi to Ko Samui - 21 Days

Hit the road (and sea) with that special someone through Vietnam and Thailand, two of the most romantic countries in Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, you'll indulge in street food, cruise the soaring limestone towers of Ha Long Bay, make paper lanterns in Hoi An, and take a sunset dinner cruise in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, enjoy spa treatments and fine dining in Bangkok, receive blessing ceremonies at Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, relax on the white-sand beaches of Ko Samui, and much more.

Take a scenic hike in northern Vietnam's Pu Luong Nature Reserve
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Pu Luong Nature Reserve: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 12 days is a great length for a Vietnam trip, with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Hue, Ninh Binh, and Can Tho. See more ideas for Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve itineraries below.

Boat by villages in the Mekong Delta when staying in Can Tho
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Can Tho & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 13 days is the perfect amount of time for a Vietnam trip, with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Can Tho, and Ha Long Bay. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Hue, Ninh Binh & Pu Luong Nature Reserve. See more ideas for Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Can Tho, and Ha Long Bay itineraries below.

A lush green landscape in the Vietnamese countryside
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Best of Northern Vietnam - 7 Days

Experience the best of northern Vietnam on this weeklong getaway. You'll tour the historic streets of old Hanoi, travel to mountain villages home to ethnic communities, and hike around the terraced rice fields of Vietnam's highland region. The adventure culminates with an unforgettable boat ride in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay.

Trấn Quốc Pagoda reflected in water
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North & Central Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An - 7 Days

In just a week, you'll travel through highlights of one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This itinerary through Vietnam starts with city tours of Hanoi's historic Old Quarter, then heads to the coast for an overnight cruise on the emerald green waters of Hạ Long Bay. Later, you'll jet to the central coast, where you'll cap the adventure with a tour of Hội An, the most ancient and well-preserved port city in the nation.

Spend time in the Vietnamese countryside with your family
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Northern Vietnam Adventure for Families: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Beyond - 7 Days

You'll fit a lot into a week with this family-friendly exploration of northern Vietnam. Get to know the region's dramatic mountains, lush farmland, stunning waterways, and the exciting capital of Hanoi with a range of active and chilled-out adventures. Cycle through villages in the Ba Vi Mountains, refresh at an eco-resort with activities suitable for your kids' ages and energy levels, and cruise through otherworldly Ha Long Bay, where you can explore its fairy-tale grottoes and caverns by kayak.

Hike to traditional villages in the terraced hills of Sapa
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Luxury Northern Vietnam for Nature Lovers - 7 Days

Mix luxurious accommodations with active excursions on this grand tour of Vietnam's north. Your weeklong trip starts in the capital of Hanoi, where you'll explore the city like a local and enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the best restaurants in the country. The next leg of the journey is pure adventure as you hike between ethnic villages in the soaring green mountains of Sapa and finish with a luxury cruise around the otherworldly Ha Long Bay.

The twinkling lights of Ho Chi Minh City as seen from the Saigon River
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Vietnam Luxury Escape - 7 Days

In just a week, you'll see both ends of Vietnam and enjoy first-class accommodations and bespoke private tours along the way. In the north, dive deep into the culture of historic Hanoi, dine at gourmet restaurants, and take a luxury cruise on beautiful Ha Long Bay. Then, jet off to the south and Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll discover many hidden gems of the former Saigon on night tours and thrilling speedboat rides.

Children in the Mekong Delta
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Luxury Family Tour of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Days

Families looking to take their comfort levels up a few notches will love this luxurious, week-long tour of Vietnam. Starting in northern Hanoi and ending in southern Ho Chi Minh City, you'll enjoy a range of premium activities designed to keep every family member interested and entertained. Explore gorgeous Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise, get a behind-the-scenes experience at a water puppetry theater, sail the Mekong Delta on a yacht, and much more.

Soar into the clouds with a cable car ride up Ba Na
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Landscapes of Vietnam & Thailand: Cities, Bays, Mountains & Beaches - 14 Days

The diverse landscapes of Vietnam and Thailand take center stage on this scenic two-week tour. Travel from the buzzing capitals of Hanoi and Bangkok, where ancient temples and golden palaces abound, to the cloud-capped Ba Na Hills and white-sand beaches of Phuket. Along the way, you'll meet elephants at a jungle sanctuary, visit Vietnamese coconut forests, and sail the sparkling waters of Ha Long Bay, one of the world's New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Enjoy quality time with your little ones in Ha Long Bay
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Northern & Southern Vietnam for Families: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Days

Get a taste of why Vietnam is such a perfect kid-friendly destination in seven action-packed days. This itinerary takes families from north to south, offering a glimpse into city life plus an overnight cruise in the spectacular seascapes of Ha Long Bay. Introduce the whole family to the cultural heritage of Vietnam on a visit to the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels before finishing your trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ninh Binh is an unspoiled watery paradise in Vietnam
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Luxurious Northern Vietnam - 7 Days

Mix first-class accommodations with rustic countryside excursions on this weeklong adventure in Vietnam. It starts with city tours in the nation's dynamic capital of Hanoi, where you'll dine with a local family and at upscale restaurants. Then you're off to the vast rice paddies and soaring karst mountains of Ninh Binh to enjoy cycling before hopping aboard a luxury cruise on the famous Ha Long Bay.

Start your journey through Southeast Asia in Hanoi, visiting landmarks of its Old Quarter
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Landmarks of Vietnam & Cambodia - 10 Days

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Angkor are just a few highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia—and you'll check off all of those and more with this 10-day highlights tour. Begin in Vietnam's capital, where you'll uncover thousands of years of dynastic history before absconding to the jade seas at Ha Long Bay for a relaxing cruise. After witnessing wartime history in Ho Chi Minh City, jet off to Cambodia and the ruins of Angkor, the crown jewel of the Khmer Empire.

Tour the UNESCO-listed Ancient Town of Hoi An as you head south to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ha Long Bay & Sapa: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 13 to 15 days is perfect for a well-paced Vietnam trip with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 12 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country. Keep reading for more inspiring Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa itineraries.

Visit Vietnam's otherworldly Ninh Binh
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Northern Vietnam & Thailand Nature Escape - 10 Days

Discover the natural beauty of northern Vietnam and Thailand on this 10-day nature escape. In Vietnam, you'll take an overnight cruise of Ha Long Bay's karst-studded emerald waters, experience rural life in Ba Vi, and explore Ninh Binh's fertile countryside by bike and boat. Fly to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand next, your base for visiting an elephant jungle sanctuary and Doi Inthanon National Park, home to the country's highest peak.

Soak up Hanoi's top sights including One Pillar Pagoda
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Cultural Gems of Vietnam & Thailand - 10 Days

Discover the cultural gems of Vietnam and Thailand on this extensive 10-day tour. Start in Vietnam to visit historic pagodas and markets in Hanoi, then uncover stirring war history at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Next, get in the water for an overnight cruise of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and a boat trip along the lush Mekong Delta. Finish the trip in Thailand, where glittering palaces and tasty street food await in Bangkok, along with a day trip to the ancient Ayutthaya ruins.

Traditional Vietnamese paper hats on a wall in Hanoi
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Nature, History & Culture in Vietnam & Thailand - 14 Days

Discover highlights of Southeast Asia on an immersive two-week tour of Vietnam and Thailand. In the former, you'll experience rich culture and natural beauty by sightseeing in ancient Hanoi, cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, and exploring the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. The last leg of the trip includes tours of Bangkok's famous temples, gourmet dining, and relaxing on islands in Phang Nga Bay.

Get out and experience Vietnam and Thailand's nature
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Natural Treasures of Vietnam & Thailand - 14 Days

Experience the natural wonders and hidden corners of Vietnam and Thailand on this two-week tour. Touch down in Vietnam and spend your days cycling through swaying rice paddies, visiting traditional villages in the fertile Mekong Delta, and cruising Ha Long Bay, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. More staggering landscapes await in Thailand, from temple-studded Bangkok and jungle elephant sanctuaries to Phuket's white-sand beaches and the country's highest peak, Doi Inthanon.

Wander the streets of Vietnam's charming Hoi An
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Vietnam & Cambodia Culture Escape - 10 Days

This 10-day adventure showcases the rich cultures of two dazzling Southeast Asian countries. In Vietnam, tour the highlights around Hanoi, followed by a relaxing cruise on Ha Long Bay and time in the historic river city of Hoi An. After experiencing wartime history in the former Saigon, fly to Cambodia to discover ancient and modern Khmer customs as you stroll the ruins of Angkor and visit the floating villages of Tonlé Sap.

Vendors sell Vietnamese produce and delicacies on the streets of Hanoi
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Vietnam & Thailand's Culture & Cuisine - 14 Days

Spend two weeks touring Thailand and Vietnam to discover the cuisine and culture of these pan-Asian powerhouse nations. Your adventure starts in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, with cooking classes and gourmet dinners, then cruises across Ha Long Bay and visits the river markets in Hoi An. Next, hop over to Thailand for tours of Bangkok, trips to exotic waterfalls, and beach time in Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands.

Visit sights in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, like the Tran Quoc Pagoda
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Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Can Tho & Ha Long Bay: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 12 to 14 days is perfect for a well-paced Vietnam trip with stops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Can Tho, and Ha Long Bay. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Bai Tu Long Bay, Ninh Binh, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Keep reading for more inspiring Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Can Tho, and Ha Long Bay itineraries.

Discover the romantic Ancient Town of Hoi An, Vietnam
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Vietnam Luxury Honeymoon - 14 Days

This two-week adventure in Vietnam ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable honeymoon. It celebrates food, culture, and beauty, beginning with Michelin-starred dining in Ho Chi Minh City, river cruises in the Mekong Delta and colorful Hoi An, and cycling along verdant rice paddies. After visiting the green mountains and romantic waterfalls of Mai Chau, finish with a private cruise on the jade waters of Ha Long Bay.

Tour Vietnam's mainland and the stunning Con Dao islands
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Vietnam Ultimate Luxury Escape - 14 Days

See Vietnam by land and sea as you travel throughout the country, enjoying first-class treatment the whole way. Start with tours of Hanoi's hidden corners, enjoy fine dining at world-class restaurants, and hit the water for a luxury cruise amid the rock towers of Ha Long Bay. Then head south for romance in the ancient river town of Hoi An before winding the trip down with island-hopping and beach time at Con Dao.

Explore the beaches and coastline of Vietnam's Phu Yen region
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Hidden Corners of Vietnam & Cambodia: Mountains, Cities & Beaches - 21 Days

Dive deep into Vietnam and Cambodia, two of the richest cultures in Southeast Asia, with three memorable weeks of off-the-beaten-path adventures. Enjoy the best cuisine in Hanoi, hike through the terraced rice fields and hill tribe villages of Sapa, cruise Ha Long Bay, and discover the unspoiled beaches of the Phu Yen coast—and that's just Vietnam. The thrills continue in Cambodia with visits to the ancient citadels of Angkor and the powdery white-sand beaches of Koh Rong.

Twilight over Hue's imposing Imperial Citadel
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Ultimate Highlights Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia - 21 Days

Experience the trip of a lifetime as you travel to the far corners of Vietnam and Cambodia. Over three weeks, you'll enjoy history tours in Hanoi, cruise the limestone towers of Ha Long Bay, visit ancient citadels and river towns on the coast, and explore the famous Mekong Delta. Then fly to Cambodia and see Khmer temples at legendary Angkor, explore sacred mountains and caves in Battambang, and end with a sunset river cruise in Phnom Penh.

Kids will love Hoi An in Vietnam
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Family Trip to Vietnam & Thailand: From Hanoi to Phuket - 14 Days

Having trouble choosing between Vietnam and Thailand for your family trip to Southeast Asia? This exciting two-week itinerary includes highlights from both countries. The tour starts in Hanoi and spends time in Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City before flying to Thailand, where you'll get busy in Bangkok and Ayutthaya before taking things down a few notches in Phuket. Kids and parents will love this trip's combination of culture, active adventures, and relaxation.

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Journey to Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Mai Chau, Sapa & Ha Long - 8 Days

The north of Vietnam is a treasure trove of wonders, and over eight action-packed days you'll experience the highlights. It begins in the ancient, incomparable city of Hanoi, and from there you'll venture to the countryside for nature hikes along green valleys to visit traditional ethnic villages. After touring the soaring mountains and rice paddies of Sapa, finish the trip on a cruise of the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay.

Rice fields and river in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Highlights of Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Ninh Binh & Ha Long Bay - 8 Days

See some spectacular scenery and learn about daily life in northern Vietnam on this immersive, eight-day tour. Explore the lush countryside of Ninh Binh by bike and sampan boat, savor Hanoi's best street food on a guided tour, enjoy an overnight cruise around Ha Long Bay, and discover the villages and countryside of Ba Vi National Park on an memorable eco-tour.

Hoi An's beautiful Ancient Town
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Northern & Central Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue & Hoi An - 9 Days

Experience the best of Vietnam on this nine-day getaway. Meander through vibrant markets in Hanoi, sail the turquoise waters of unforgettable Ha Long Bay, witness the remains of Vietnam's imperial past in Hue, and finish with an adventure to Hoi An—the most ancient and well-preserved port city in the country.

Bountiful produce at a traditional floating market
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Vietnam Culinary Adventure - 8 Days

Perfect for avowed foodies and aspiring chefs, this hands-on, 8-day itinerary introduces you to the many flavors of Vietnam. Seek out the best banh mi sandwiches in Hanoi, savor freshly caught seafood on Ha Long Bay, and learn to cook the perfect bowl of pho in Hoi An. Search for Ho Chi Minh City's best street food by scooter, then head into the Mekong Delta for a peaceful day trip of floating markets and countryside cycling.

Spend two nights in Vietnam's Ninh Binh province
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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand - 13 Days

Discover Southeast Asia on a grand culture tour of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Over 13 days, you'll explore several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, the jaw-dropping temples of Angkor Wat, and the palaces of Ayutthaya Historical Park (Thailand's original capital). It's not all about history, though—you'll also cycle through rice paddies, take a cooking class, and explore night markets via moped and tuk-tuk to round out this epic adventure.

Cruise through Vietnam's famed Ha Long Bay
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Authentic Vietnam - 8 Days

Experience Vietnam like a local with insider tours of its vibrant cities and natural wonders. Explore the backstreets of Hanoi and cycle along the fertile rice paddies of Ninh Binh before cruising the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Then discover Ho Chi Minh City on a Vespa and finish with a speedboat ride along the famous Mekong River.

Take an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam
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Explore the Heart of Southeast Asia -13 Days

Discover the highlights of Vietnam and Thailand on this 13-day adventure that combines active excursions and seaside relaxation. In Vietnam, you'll dive right in with city cultural tours and scenic boat rides amid the towering karst mountains of Ninh Binh. Next, hop the border into Thailand, where you'll visit Bangkok's famous temples, take a day trip to Phang Nga Bay (and James Bond Island), and laze on the white-sand beaches of Phuket.

Street vendors in Vietnam
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Food & Fun in Vietnam - 8 Days

Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Vietnam from the north of the country to the central coast. In the capital of Hanoi, you'll tour historic landmarks and embark on an eco-tour around countryside villages and tea plantations. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll head south to ancient Hoi An to explore its Ancient Town, enjoy food tours, and take a ride in a traditional basket boat down the river.

Vietnam's Ha Long Bay
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Escape to Vietnam: Cities, Countryside & Islands - 9 Days

This nine-day escape will take you to some of the most exotic parts of Vietnam, from mystical Ha Long Bay to the beaches of tropical Phu Quoc. It begins in Hanoi with city tours of this ancient capital and continues with a boat tour of Ha Long. Then jet off to the south and the island of Phu Quoc, where you can relax on white-sand beaches, go snorkeling, and sunbathe until your heart's content.

Sample the best of Vietnam's cuisine on this food-focused tour
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South to North Food Tour of Vietnam - 8 Days

Besides its natural beauty and thousands of years of history, Vietnam ranks as one of the globe's great food destinations. You'll experience all the culture and cuisine you can handle as you make your way from Ho Chi Minh City up the central coast to the capital of Hanoi. Throughout, you'll mix street food tours with fun activities like basket boat rides and a cruise on Ha Long Bay.

Discover Sapa's distinctive rice terraces and highland culture
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Secrets of Vietnam & Thailand - 14 Days

Explore the cultures and landscapes of Vietnam and Thailand on this 14-day escape that takes you beyond the typical tourist trail. Begin in northern Vietnam to trek to Sapa's hill tribe villages, sail UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay, and ride a cable car to the country's highest peak, Mount Fansipan. Continue to Thailand to tour ancient palaces and gold-leafed temples in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, then meet the country's highland communities and bask in Krabi's hot springs and emerald lagoons.

Vietnam
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Insider's Vietnam & Thailand Adventure - 11 Days

This unforgettable 11-day itinerary delivers the richest cultural experiences in Vietnam and Thailand. Arrive in Hanoi, where you'll discover Vietnam's ancient heritage on city tours and in cooking classes. After cruising the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll head south to Ho Chi Minh City to explore the famous Mekong Delta before wrapping up the trip in ancient Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pick up ingredients for a cooking class in Hoi An
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Culinary Adventure in Vietnam & Thailand - 10 Days

Spend 10 days enjoying the kaleidoscope of flavors that define two of the world's great food cultures. In Vietnam, mix cultural tours with street-food adventures in Hanoi, followed by an epic cruise across Ha Long Bay. Then, learn the secrets to Vietnamese cuisine with cooking classes in the ancient river city of Hoi An before heading to Thailand to experience Bangkok's famous palaces and markets.

Finish your trip with romantic beach walks in Thailand
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Romantic Vietnam & Thailand Escape - 14 Days

Enjoy a romantic escape in Vietnam and Thailand on this 14-day tour. Relish quality time with your beloved as you bask on Ko Samui's white-sand beaches, enjoy Thai treatments at a luxury spa, and take an atmospheric overnight cruise of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you'll visit glittering temples and palaces, meet elephants at a jungle sanctuary, and savor romantic dining experiences, from candlelit beach meals to lavish dinner cruises.

Mother and son in Phuket town, Thailand
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Ultimate Family Trip to Vietnam & Thailand - 15 Days

Cover parts of Vietnam and Thailand on this 15-day tour designed with kids in mind. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City and traveling north to Hanoi, indulge in family-friendly activities, from leisurely cruises on the Mekong Delta and Ha Long Bay to cultural activities in the capital, such as a water puppet show. Then fly across the border to Bangkok, the buzzing capital of Thailand. After as many temples and palaces as you and your kids can handle, head to Chiang Mai for a few days in the mountains before ending with quality family time on the beaches of Phuket.

Temples at the My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam
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Impressions of Vietnam & Cambodia - 12 Days

Travel back through the centuries on a history and culture tour of Vietnam and Cambodia's most beautiful and ancient sites. It begins with tours of Hanoi's Old Quarter, and then you're off to the northern mountains for hikes to ethnic villages. Following a cruise on Ha Long Bay and a jaunt to the ancient river city of Hoi An, you'll fly to Cambodia and visit the massive, awe-inspiring temple complexes of Angkor.

Discover Ho Chi Minh City
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Explore Vietnam's History & Culture - 9 Days

Travel the length of Vietnam on this nine-day highlights tour. Take in the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City and sail through the Mekong Delta before heading north to the lantern-lined streets of Hoi An. Here, you'll explore UNESCO-listed architecture and journey to dunes, countryside villages, and the ancient Champa kingdom of My Son. Enjoy a traditional cooking class in the capital, Hanoi, then finish with an overnight cruise of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay.

Vietnam
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Magnificent Vietnam - 9 Days

Travel the length of Vietnam on an epic nine-day highlights tour you won't soon forget. In the capital of Hanoi, you'll dive into the culture, cuisine, and history with walking tours and cooking classes. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll experience the ancient culture of Hoi An before continuing south to Ho Chi Minh City, which will be your base for one final adventure to the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam's Cao Bang province
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Northern Vietnam Adventure - 9 Days

See the awe-inspiring natural wonders and incredible landmarks Vietnam is famous for, with a special focus on the north. After arriving in Hanoi, you'll travel to the highlands for mountain hikes and riverboat excursions. Then, enjoy some fun road trips on your way south down to the coast, where you'll finish the adventure in style with a cruise along the jade waters of the legendary Ha Long Bay.

Angkor Thom Statues
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Glimpses of Vietnam & Cambodia - 12 Days

Travel through Vietnam and Cambodia as you explore the many facets of these two intriguing countries. Start in Hanoi to see the major sites by day and eat your way through the street stands by night. Escape the city for tranquility as you cruise along Ha Long Bay, then visit Bana Hills to marvel at its famous Golden Hand Bridge. Float along the Mekong Delta and experience the calm of quaint villages. Finally, cross the border into Cambodia, where you'll discover Angkor Wat and other nearby temples.

Vietnam's Imperial City in Hue
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Highlights of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue & Hoi An - 10 Days

You can't see all of Vietnam in 10 days—but this itinerary gives it a good go! Starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll thread your way down the country, getting the most out of the trip on a diverse set of guided tours. Collect the memories of a lifetime, from an overnight cruise on the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to discovering the ancient sites of Hoi An and Hue and floating down a river in giant baskets.

Golden-sailed junk boats in Ha Long Bay
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Honeymoon in Northern Vietnam: From Hanoi to Hoi An - 10 Days

Tied the knot and want a customized trip to celebrate your love? Try honeymooning in Vietnam. This 10-day tour combines culture, relaxation, beautiful landscapes, and a touch of adventure, perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon. Starting in Hanoi, you'll spend two luxurious nights in the esteemed Topas Ecolodge amid some of the region's most remote hill tribe communities, overnight in a private cabin on Ha Long Bay, and end your stay in postcard-perfect Hoi An.

Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Heritage of Vietnam & Thailand: Ha Long Bay, Chiang Mai & More - 14 Days

This two-week adventure packs two of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia into one itinerary. You'll arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam, and enjoy city tours on the back of a scooter plus kayak excursions on the jade waters of Hạ Long Bay. Then you're off to Thailand, where you'll discover the secrets to its cuisine in a cooking class, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, and travel north to Chiang Mai where you'll see more historic temples.

Vietnam's ancient city of Hoi An
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Impressions of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & More - 10 Days

On this 10-day adventure, you'll visit the major cities of Vietnam, plus national parks and UNESCO landmarks. It begins in Hanoi, where you'll tour the historic Old Quarter and take day trips to country villages. Then, after cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll fly to the coast to visit the ancient port city of Hoi An and see the historic sights in Ho Chi Minh City.

Rural life in Vietnam
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Cultural Tour of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & More - 10 Days

Over 10 action-packed days in Vietnam, you'll enjoy various activities that include city tours, trips on the Mekong, and an overnight cruise on the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. You'll also experience the cultural heritage of Vietnam as you travel by bicycle to organic farms and floating market villages, where you'll learn to fish from traditional basket boats. An added bonus is a visit to the ancient river town of Hoi An.

Spend the night on Ha Long Bay in a cruise ship
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Essential Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi - 11 Days

From bustling Ho Chi Minh to the tranquility of Ha Long Bay, see Vietnam from south to north on this tour by boat, bicycle, car, and airplane. Shop for ingredients to make Vietnam's signature dishes in Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh on one day and then learn how to catch fish along the Mekong River on another. Study the ancient art of paper lantern-making in Hoi An and explore a temple dedicated to Confucius in Hanoi. There are discoveries at every turn of this 11-day Vietnam adventure.

Floating Lanterns in Hoi An
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Hidden Charms of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue & Hoi An - 11 Days

Travel Vietnam's coast from north to south and discover mostly off-the-beaten-path locations on this well-rounded 11-day journey. Start in Hanoi, where you'll sample street food like a local on Train Street. Cruise along Ha Long Bay and enjoy secluded beaches and coves. Take an overnight train to Hue to discover its riches, including the Imperial City. Enjoy stunning views as you drive through Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Travel down the waterways in a basket boat before savoring a beach day at An Bang.

Kids will love exploring Vietnam
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Luxury Family Tour of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury, family-friendly tour of Vietnam starts in southern Ho Chi Minh City and ends in northern Hanoi, stopping at Hoi An and Ha Long Bay along the way. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a water puppet theater, enjoy luxurious cruises in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Long Bay, embark on private food and culture-focused tours, and much more.

Walk amid the famous lanterns of Hoi An
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Vietnam Luxury Exploration - 10 Days

Travel across Vietnam in style and comfort as you discover its rich culture and natural beauty. This 10-day luxury trip starts in the capital, where you'll mix fine dining and city tours with cooking classes and visits to humble countryside villages. After an opulent cruise on the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll continue south for river trips in ancient Hoi An, visits to organic farms, and touring the hidden gems of Ho Chi Minh City.

Do as the locals do and take a cyclo in Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnam Highlights for Families: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City - 10 Days

Introduce your children to the best of Vietnam on this 10-day, family-friendly itinerary. With a mix of culture and soft adventure, this trip is ideal for all ages. Meander through vibrant markets and sample street food in Hanoi, sail the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay, learn to make paper lanterns in the lively port city of Hoi An, and finish in Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and a captivating evening cultural show.

Walk through the clouds at Da Nang's Golden Bridge
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Vietnam North-to-South Luxury Tour - 10 Days

This 10-day Vietnam tour is perfect for anyone who wants to travel in luxury while enjoying a thoughtfully-curated itinerary of off-the-beaten-path experiences. In and around the capital of Hanoi, you'll mix city tours with cooking classes and a luxury cruise across Ha Long Bay. Walk in the footsteps of the last feudal dynasty in Hue, cycle through the countryside near the river town of Hoi An, climb into the clouds in the hills of Ba Na, and end the trip amid the landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City.

Walk across the Golden Bridge while staying in Da Nang, Vietnam
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Highlights & Adventure in Vietnam & Thailand - 21 Days

Three weeks allows for plenty of fun in Vietnam and Thailand. This grand Southeast Asia adventure begins with culture and food tours in Hanoi, then continues up and down Vietnam, from the jade waters of Ha Long Bay to the terraced mountains of Sapa. Then, it's time to hop over to Thailand to discover Siam and Lanna culture in Bangkok and Chiang Mai—plus river rafting and snorkeling in the spectacular south.

Dine on (and learn to prepare) classic Vietnamese dishes like spring rolls and banh mi
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Flavors of Vietnam - 10 Days

Immerse yourself in one of the world's great food cultures on a 10-day jaunt across Vietnam. In the capital of Hanoi, you'll discover ancient landmarks and learn Vietnamese cooking under the tutelage of a master chef. After an overnight cruise on the quasi-fantastical Ha Long Bay, you'll head south for more food and city tours in romantic Hoi An and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City.

Kayak between hidden caves on a luxury cruise of Ha Long Bay
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Authentic Vietnam Luxury Tour - 10 Days

This 10-day journey across Vietnam delivers action and adventure without sacrificing creature comforts and luxury. It starts with Jeep tours of Ho Chi Minh City and continues north to Hoi An, where you'll embark on river tours, go cycling in the countryside, and learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. Then you're off to Hanoi for fine dining and more authentic country tours before ending the trip with a luxury cruise around Ha Long Bay.

Your epic three-week trip winds down with beach time in Thailand's tropical south
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Nature & Culture in Vietnam & Thailand - 21 Days

To get to the heart of Vietnam and Thailand, you need plenty of time—luckily, this itinerary offers just that. Over three exciting weeks, you'll ride Vespas along Hanoi's colorful streets, hike around terraced rice fields and waterfalls in Sapa, marvel at limestone towers in Ha Long Bay, and walk amid wartime history in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, hop over to Thailand to enjoy temple tours of Bangkok, visit elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, and relax on the postcard islands and beaches of Phuket and Krabi.

Father and son visiting a Vietnamese pagoda
Family Vietnam Discovery from North to South - 10 Days

Experience Vietnam's cultural and geographical diversity as you and the family travel from north to south. Starting in the capital, Hanoi, be immersed in the landscapes of the dramatic northern region at UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay. Head south to Da Nang and Hoi An, which offer many family-friendly activities, from bamboo boat riding to amusement parks in the hills. End in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, a watery wonderland where kids can experience authentic Vietnamese life up close.

Locals harvesting lotus flowers in the Mekong Delta
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Vietnam Luxury Highlights: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - 10 Days

Experience Vietnam's timeless beauty and rich culture on this 10-day getaway, ideal for those who like adventure mixed with luxury. In Hanoi, you'll enjoy fine dining and tours of historical landmarks before taking a luxury cruise around the emerald waters and karst towers of Ha Long Bay. Then fly south for city tours of the former Saigon, followed by an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Mekong Delta.

Cycle between rural villages in Mai Chau, Vietnam
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Authentic Adventures in Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

Spend two weeks experiencing the authentic side of Vietnam and Cambodia that few tourists get to see. Zip along Hanoi's historic streets on a Vespa, followed by a trip south to cycle between the rural villages of Mai Chau and boat through the soaring karst landscapes of Ninh Binh. After a relaxing cruise on romantic Ha Long Bay and an adventure down the Mekong River, you'll fly to Cambodia to visit floating villages and the 10th-century Khmer temples of Angkor.

Explore Hoi An's colorful and character-filled Ancient Quarter
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Vietnam & Cambodia Culture Escape - 14 Days

Immerse yourself in the land, sea, and history of two of Southeast Asia's most captivating nations over 14 memorable days. It begins in Vietnam's capital amid landmarks from past dynasties and continues to the soaring limestone towers of Ha Long Bay. Explore Vietnam's countryside, ancient river cities, and the famed Mekong River, then hop over to Cambodia for the grand conclusion at Angkor Wat.

Jayavarman II Cambodian sculpture
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Discover Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

This two-week odyssey includes visits to some of the most historic cultural sites not only in Vietnam but in Cambodia, too. Beginning in Vietnam, you'll tour the capital of Hanoi, cruise along gorgeous Hạ Long Bay, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage river town of Hội An. After a stop in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you'll jet off to Cambodia and tour the largest religious temple site in the world: Angkor Wat.

Ha Long Bay
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Vietnam Panorama: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 11 Days

This 11-day adventure covers the highlights of Vietnam from north to south. In the former, you'll tour the historic streets of Hanoi, visit rural mountain villages, and cruise the jade waters of Ha Long Bay. Then, spend time on the central coast enjoying the culture of ancient Hoi An before finishing the trip in Ho Chi Minh City and a boat ride down the famous Mekong Delta.

Explore the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine
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Ginger & Lemongrass: A Vietnam Culinary Experience - 11 Days

Delight your senses on this flavorful, 11-day journey through Vietnamese cuisine. Get off the beaten path to find Hanoi's best noodle shops, take a cruise through Ha Long Bay for spectacular seafood and scenery, and sit down to a memorable dinner in one of Hue's most famous historic homes. Save room for a motorbike tour through Ho Chi Minh's street food stalls, then head to the Mekong Delta to see the floating market of Cai Be.

Explore Hoi An to learn about Vietnam's cultural influences
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Vietnam Culture & Heritage: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Vietnam's cultures unfold on this journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, traveling by car, boat, and air. Experience the sights and sounds of the country's busiest markets in Hanoi. Learn about Cham River life at an overnight homestay and ride through rice fields and open spaces. Spend time relaxing while sailing along calm Ha Long Bay. Discover the art of paper lantern-making and get fitted for a custom outfit in Hoi An. End the tour in Ho Chi Minh with one last bowl of pho.

See centuries old buildings and eat delicious cuisine in charming Hoi An
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Vietnam Cultural Discovery & Beach Break – 13 Days

Explore Vietnam on this 13-day cultural tour with a side of beach relaxation. Start in the north, where you'll sample Hanoi's tasty street food and sail the paper-flat waters of Ha Long Bay. Continue south to Hoi An's lantern-lined streets, learn about war history at the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, and sail through the lush Mekong Delta. The adventure ends with a slice of beach time in Mui Ne, where golden beaches and towering sand dunes await.

Sunset over the UNESCO-listed waterscapes of Ha Long Bay
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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia: Hanoi to Siem Reap - 14 Days

Vietnam and Cambodia abound with natural beauty, historical landmarks, and rich culture—luckily, you have two weeks to experience the best of it. This grand expedition commences with city and street-food tours in Hanoi, Vietnam's high-energy capital. Then, head south to Hue's Imperial City and the ancient river town of Hoi An before exploring the Mekong River and finishing up in Cambodia, where Khmer temples await.

Meet the locals as you travel the length of Vietnam from north to south
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Authentic Vietnam: Hanoi to Vinh Long - 11 Days

Experience authentic Vietnam on this 11-day tour of its cultural hotspots. Travel from Hanoi down the coast to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping to visit gems like UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and Hoi An. You'll join locals for street food tours and countryside biking adventures and learn about Vietnamese war history with a visit to the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels. Highlights include afternoon tea with a Hanoian, a cooking class with Mrs. Chin, and spending the evening with a rural family in the Mekong Delta.

 The bridge to West Lake in Hanoi
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Vietnam Cities & Nature Tour - 11 Days

Experience the best of Vietnam from the south to the north as you tour highlights and off-the-beaten-path gems. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll embark on day trips to the famous Mekong Delta where you'll visit nature reserves and the famous floating markets. Then fly north to Hanoi for city tours plus excursions to the remote mountain villages of Pu Luong and a cruise on the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay.

Explore the streets of Hoi An's Ancient Town and sample some of the country's best cuisine
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Culture & Cuisine in Vietnam & Thailand - 21 Days

Out of all the virtues that Thailand and Vietnam possess, few attract more travelers than their rich cultural heritage and world-class cuisine. Discover these twin pillars of Southeast Asia, starting with food tours in Saigon, visits to organic farms in Hoi An, and fine dining on the jade waters of Ha Long Bay. Then, fly to Thailand and sample street food in Bangkok, visit ancient temples, and learn the art of northern Thai cuisine in cooking classes—all capped with relaxation on the tropical beaches of Phuket.

See Vietnam from north to south on this 11-day adventure
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Vietnam North to South Culture Tour - 11 Days

Dive deep into the culture of Vietnam over 11 action-packed days that will take you from Ha Long Bay in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south. It begins in Hanoi with tours of historic landmarks, cooking classes, and a boat cruise. Then head to the coast to visit the Imperial City of Hue, the ancient streets of Hoi An, and finish in the former Saigon, where you'll visit war sites and French-colonial buildings.

Sped time with hill tribe members in northern Vietnam
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Authentic Vietnam & Thailand: Homestays, Workshops & Local Experiences - 21 Days

This three-week Vietnam and Thailand adventure is as much about people and culture as it is about beauty and history. Experience the full spectrum, starting in southern Vietnam with wartime history tours followed by time on the river in Hoi An and the Mekong Delta. After hiking the terraced rice fields of Sapa, you'll head to the coast for a cruise on Ha Long Bay. Finish in Thailand with visits to villages near Bangkok and Chiang Mai before ending up on the postcard beaches of Phuket.

The modern city of Da Nang is the gateway to Vietnam's central coast
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Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

Uncover thousands of years of Southeast Asian culture as you explore the ancient ruins and natural wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia. This indelible two-week journey begins with city tours in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi and a hunt for the best street food around. After a cruise amid the karst towers of Ha Long Bay, you'll transfer to the historic river city of Hoi An and the mountains of Da Nang before ending up at Cambodia's legendary Angkor Wat temple.

Kayak among karst islands in Ha Long Bay
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Active Vietnam Adventure - 12 Days

Over 12 days you'll travel from the mountains of northern Vietnam down to the southern Mekong Delta and enjoy outdoor adventures every step of the way. It begins with two days of cycling through nature reserves followed by a cruise along the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Then visit historical sites in the ancient cities of Hue and Hoi An before ending the trip on the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City and rafting down the Mekong River.

<em>Pho</em>, one of Vietnam's most beloved dishes
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Flavors of Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Get to the heart of Vietnam through its cuisine on this delectable 12-day itinerary. Start in Hanoi to breeze around the capital by Vespa and search out the city's best banh mi and bun cha. Board an overnight cruise through the fantastical islets (and fresh seafood) of Ha Long Bay, then head south to Hoi An for renowned street food and an immersive cooking class. Continue to Ho Chi Minh City to end your trip and awaken your senses with an incredible "dining in the dark" experience.

Hoi An's colorful riverfront
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Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia - 15 Days

Cultural wonders and natural beauty abound on this 15-day journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. With an itinerary packed full of world-famous highlights and off-the-beaten-path gems, you'll set out from the buzzy capital of Hanoi to cruise through the magnificent Ha Long Bay, cycle through the countryside of Hue, and learn to fish with the locals in Hoi An. After a trip through Ho Chi Minh's past and a leisurely float down the Mekong Delta, it's time to hop over to Cambodia and end your adventure among the ancient temples of Angkor Wat.

 A secluded cove on Phu Quoc island
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Coastal Vietnam: Cities, Countryside & Islands - 12 Days

Experience Vietnam's most significant cities, rich cuisine, and beautiful islands on this well-balanced 12-day adventure. Start in Hanoi for a lesson in cooking and culture before escaping on a cruise along Ha Long Bay. Explore Hoi An and its key sites and venture through its rural countryside by basket boat. Feel the turbulent history of Ho Chi Minh City and float down the Mekong Delta, then escape to the island paradise of Phu Quoc to while away the time snorkeling, kayaking, or just lazing on the beach.

Shop for produce from the comfort of your junk boat in Ha Long Bay
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Culture & Cuisine of Vietnam – 12 Days

Feast on Vietnamese culture and cuisine with this 12-day tour. You'll travel from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, tasting classic Vietnamese dishes along the way. Sample Hanoi's best street food, dine with a celebrity chef in Hoi An, and whiz through Ho Chi Minh City on a Vespa food tour. There's plenty of culture to absorb along the way, whether you're touring Hue's Imperial Citadel, sailing the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, or learning about Vietnamese war history at the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Terraced hillsides in Pu Luong
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Vietnam Panorama: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Discover frenetic cities, striking natural beauty, significant history, both ancient and contemporary, and the warm, welcoming culture of Vietnam on this expansive 12-day adventure. Cycle through rural villages, cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay's towering limestone islands, catch a water puppet show in Hanoi and visit the Viet Cong's Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City.

Explore the sand dunes at Mui Ne
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Off-the-Beaten-Track Vietnam for Families - 14 Days

Families wanting to get to know authentic Vietnamese culture, history, crafts, and food, as well as the main tourist attractions, will enjoy this varied two-week tour. Starting in northern Vietnam, you'll check out a range of cultural and natural highlights around Hanoi, including Ha Long Bay and Ba Vi National Park. Head to central Hue, the former imperial capital, before ending in the south with family-friendly sightseeing excursions around Ho Chi Minh City and a few days relaxing on the beaches of Mui Ne.

Mekong Delta
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Discover Vietnam From North to South - 13 Days

From north to south, discover the heart and soul of Vietnam on this 13-day adventure. Immerse yourself in the frenetic cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Soak up breathtaking natural landscapes atop Fansipan Mountain, in Ha Long Bay, and on the waters of the Mekong Delta. Then, step back in time to unravel the cultural and architectural melting pot of Hoi An. Along the way, meet local villagers, eat traditional meals and street snacks, and leave with rich, colorful memories.

Ascend Mount Fansipan, Vietnam's highest mountain, via cable car
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Off the Beaten Path in Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

This two-week journey through Vietnam and Cambodia celebrates these nations' deep cultural heritage, with a focus on authentic experiences and outdoor adventures. Discover Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, then venture into the countryside to the rivers and rice paddies of Ninh Binh and Sapa. After touring ethnic villages and cruising the otherworldly landscapes of Ha Long Bay, you're off to Cambodia to marvel at the Khmer towers of Angkor.

Vietnam holiday
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Best of Vietnam - 14 Days

This two-week tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi. Cycle around traditional farming villages, hike through national parks, explore grand architecture in Hoi An and Hue, and cruise around mesmerizing Halong Bay. Hitting all of Vietnam's highlights, you'll take in the very best this spectacular country has to offer.

Spend time with your family on Phu Quoc Island
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Vietnam Family Explorer: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phu Quoc & More - 14 Days

With two weeks in Vietnam, you can cover a lot of ground with your family without being overly busy. This well-planned itinerary starts in the north—in atmospheric Hanoi and UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay—and travels down through the cultural and culinary center of Hoi An before reaching the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. After an action-packed time on the mainland, end with some downtime on Phu Quoc Island, a beautiful spot that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Imperial splendor in Hue
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Treasures of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City - 13 Days

Discover the highlights of Vietnam on this 13-day journey, from busy cities to small towns and beautiful natural landscapes. Try local specialties like steaming noodle soup on a street food tour in Hanoi, visit ancient royal cities, Hoa Lu and Hue, get a custom-tailored outfit in colorful Hoi An, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War, and discover local life by rowboat and bicycle in Tam Coc and the Mekong Delta.

Order tasty street food from the locals in Hanoi
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Authentic Vietnam - 13 Days

On this epic 13-day journey, you'll discover Vietnam's unique highlights and hidden wonders, from Hanoi's Old Town to the backstreets of Ho Chi Minh City. In the former, go sightseeing and indulge in delicious street food before cruising through dramatic scenery in Ha Long Bay. Then it's time to see ancient sites in Hue and Hoi An, on the central coast, followed by quality time in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta.

Paddle the Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh
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Active Vietnam Adventure – 13 Days

Get your adrenaline pumping on this active, 13-day Vietnam tour. Start with an epic mountain bike ride through northern Vietnam's rice-paddy-studded countryside and then cruise the emerald waters of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay. The adventure continues in Hue, where you'll explore royal cities and emperors' tombs by boat and bike. Fish with the locals in Hoi An and encounter war history at the Cu Chi Tunnels en route to the lush Mekong Delta, where vast floating markets await.

Check off some of Southeast Asia's greatest UNESCO-listed sites, like the ancient My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam
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UNESCO Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia: Caves, Temples & Ruins - 21 Days

Embark on a three-week journey through Vietnam and Cambodia—two nations boasting some of the most awe-inspiring UNESCO landmarks in the world. You'll see them all, starting in Vietnam with trips to Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Cave, the ancient river city of Hoi An, and the lush Mekong Delta. Then, cross into Cambodia to marvel at ancient Angkor temples, visit floating villages, and explore remote bat caves.

Take to the terraced hills and meet the locals of the Muong Hoa Valley
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Vietnam Cultural Journey - 13 Days

Delve into Vietnam's culture as you traverse its diverse landscapes on this 13-day tour. Start in Hanoi, where you'll enjoy Vietnamese cuisine and water puppet shows before heading north to trek through Sapa's towering rice terraces dotted with remote villages. Next, take an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay and discover UNESCO-listed architecture in Hue and Hoi An. The adventure ends in the tropical south, where you'll sail through the lush Mekong Delta.

Shop for ingredients and learn how to cook Vietnamese food from local chefs
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Vietnam Culinary Tour - 13 Days

Vietnam is world-famous for its delicious cuisine, and you'll sample the best of it on this 13-day foodie adventure. Eat your way throughout the country, starting at the ice cream shops and street-food vendors in Hanoi and finishing at themed restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, you'll take cooking classes and sightseeing tours, and explore the beautiful scenery in Ha Long Bay and the Mekong Delta.

Cruise along the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam
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Highlights of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary includes the highlights of Vietnam from south to north. Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll tour the historic metropolis once known as Saigon, plus take a river trip up the Mekong Delta—and that's just the beginning. The rest of the trip combines sightseeing in Hanoi and the river town of Hội An, plus cruising the jade waters and towering green islands of Hạ Long Bay.

Spend time exploring Vietnam's Ha Long Bay on board a junk
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Vietnam North to South - 15 Days

Embark on a memorable journey to see the best of Vietnam, from colonial Hanoi to the beaches of the south and beyond. It begins in the north, where you'll tour the capital, cruise Ha Long Bay, and ride a sampan through the Red River Valley. Then, in central Vietnam, you'll visit ancient cities, take cooking classes, and laze on white-sand beaches in Nha Trang before finishing the trip in Ho Chi Minh City.

Discover Vietnam from the vantage of a traditional sampan
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Family Adventure in Vietnam: North to South - 14 Days

Take the family on an in-depth discovery of a singularly beautiful country that's the well-spring of a deep culture: Vietnam. Over two weeks, you'll see it all, from the colonial Old Quarter of Hanoi to the terraced rice fields of Sapa and the historic fishing ports of the central coast. The trip culminates around the former Saigon, where you'll tour Ho Chi Minh City and explore the Mekong Delta by boat.

See how locals live in Hoi An
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Backroads of Vietnam: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City - 14 Days

Travel from north to south as you explore the best of Vietnam on this two-week tour. Start in Hanoi to discover its riches in the city center and outskirts. Cruise on Ha Long Bay to get a feel for rural Vietnam. Meander through the countryside as you discover the villages of Hue, Hoi An, and Cam Thanh before enjoying a basket boat ride in complete serenity. Finish your trip in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, where you'll tour the city and experience the floating markets of Cam Rai.

Vietnamese rice terraces
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Vietnam Off-the-Beaten-Track Adventure – 14 Days

Stray off the beaten track on this adventurous 14-day Vietnam tour. Touch down in Hanoi and head north to trek through Sapa's towering rice terraces and visit remote villages where you'll meet Vietnam's diverse ethnic communities. Continue with an overnight cruise of UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and a trip to the lush Mekong Delta, where floating markets and peaceful river life awaits.

Sunrise over the Vung Tau coastline, Vietnam
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Discover Vietnam’s Local Culture & Idyllic Beaches – 14 Days

Experience authentic Vietnamese life with a side of beach relaxation on this two-week tour. You'll meet all kinds of locals, from a Hanoi puppet maker to a tea plantation owner and an expert Hoi An cook. Along the way, cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, cycle through idyllic rice paddies, and explore the urban sights of Ho Chi Minh City. The trip ends with a paradisical seaside break in Vung Tau.

Terraced hillsides near Sapa, Vietnam
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Authentic Vietnam - 14 Days

Go off the beaten path in Vietnam as you tour Hanoi like a local, visit traditional villages in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, and hike amid terraced rice paddies in the highlands of Sapa. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll stroll amid ancient history in cities like Hoi An before ending the trip with street food tours in Ho Chi Minh City and adventures down the Mekong River.

The Red River Valley of Nin Binh, Tam Coc
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Ultimate Vietnam: Cities, Countryside & Waterways - 15 Days

This grand tour of Vietnam covers the best in the country, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. After touring the historic sites in Vietnam's capital, spend time in the unspoiled nature reserve of Pu Luong and the stunning landscapes of the Red River Valley. Following this is a cruise around Ha Long Bay, a tour of organic farms at ancient Hoi An, and a visit to highlights around Ho Chi Minh City, like the Mekong River.

Indulge in the fresh and flavorful Vietnamese cuisine on this two-week culinary journey
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Vietnamese Culinary Journey: Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh - 14 Days

Discover the culinary cuisine of Vietnam firsthand as you delight your tastebuds from north to south on this two-week odyssey of food. Start in Hanoi and learn the tricks of Vietnamese cuisine from a master chef. Delight in fresh seafood as you cruise along Ha Long Bay and swim at leisure. Take a food tour in the peaceful countryside of Hoi An and enjoy a basket boat ride. Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh on the back of a Vespa before winding down your journey with a sunset cruise on the Saigon River.

Relax on the white-sand beaches of Vietnam's Phu Quoc
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Best of Vietnam Luxury Tour - 14 Days

Discover cities, rivers, countryside, and beaches on this luxurious two-week jaunt around Vietnam. Immerse yourself in local culture in Hanoi, then venture deep into the Red River Delta on the waterways of fairy-tale Ninh Binh. Weave through the karst islands of Ha Long Bay, visit hidden villages near Hoi An, and enjoy dinner cruises in Ho Chi Minh City before ending up on the white-sand beaches of Phu Quoc. Along the way, bespoke excursions, private tours, and 5-star hotels ensure you travel in style.

Kids will love Vietnam and its culture
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Vietnamese Cultural Immersion for Families: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - 14 Days

Curious kids (and parents) will find many reasons to love Vietnam on this two-week cultural immersion tour designed especially for families. As well as the popular tourist sites like UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay and Hoi An, you'll participate in many activities that delve beneath the surface of Vietnamese culture: learn how to cook local dishes in Hoi An, cycle through villages in the Mekong Delta, visit a traditional floating market, explore the grottoes of Ninh Binh by boat, and much more.

See incredible landscapes in Ninh Binh on a luxury tour of Vietnam
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Vietnam Luxury Getaway - 14 Days

Enjoy a first-class escape to Vietnam for two weeks of adventure without sacrificing comfort. It starts with a highlights tour of Ho Chi Minh City followed by cycling and farm tours around the famous Mekong Delta. After visiting the awe-inspiring Imperial City in Hue, you'll continue north to live the high life in Hanoi before wrapping up the trip at the otherworldly dreamscapes of Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay.

Stay one night on a cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam
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Best of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City & More - 15 Days

Experience all of Vietnam's highlights in one trip with this exciting 15-day itinerary. The adventure begins in the capital of Hanoi where you'll get a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Then work your way south through small fishing villages and rice paddies, ancient temples and trading ports, and hidden charms of the Mekong Delta. Of course, there will be time to hit the beaches on Phu Quoc Island where you'll have two blissful free days at the end of the trip.

Boat down Vietnam's Mekong River
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Highlights of Vietnam - 15 Days

This 15-day adventure will take you to the most beautiful locales in Vietnam while immersing you in its cultural heritage. Starting in Hanoi, you'll visit historical sites and meet local artisans, then head north to hike the terraced rice paddies in the Vietnamese highlands. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll travel south to imperial cities, dip into the wartime history of Ho Chi Minh City, and cap the trip on the Mekong Delta.

Visit Bich Dong Pagoda in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Discover Vietnam From North to South - 15 Days

Travel Vietnam from north to south on this 15-day highlights tour. Start at the top of the country to cruise UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay, whizz through the streets of Hanoi on a Vespa, and cycle through the northern countryside. Continue down the coast to Hue's ancient citadels and royal tombs, followed by the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City. Your adventure ends in the lush Mekong Delta, where you'll sail to an iconic floating market.

Step back in time in Hoi An's Ancient Town
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Vietnam Discovery Tour - 15 Days

Experience the very best of Vietnam on this 15-day journey from north to south. See the highlights of Hanoi before traveling outside the city to the terraced rice fields and ethnic villages of Sapa. After cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay, you'll travel down the coast to historic Hoi An on your way to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll end the trip in style with city tours and trips to the famous Mekong Delta.

Delight your senses on this food-focused tour of Vietnam
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Vietnam Three Regions Food Tour - 15 Days

Vietnam is one of the world's great culinary destinations, and you'll experience this renowned gastronomy on a tour of its main regions, from north to south. On this 15-day adventure, you'll sample street food in Hanoi, take cooking classes with master chefs, visit organic farms, and enjoy fine dining in total darkness in Ho Chi Minh City. Plus, there are excursions to mountain villages and a cruise on the famous Ha Long Bay.

Discover underground wonders in Vietnam
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Vietnam Trekking & Caving Adventure - 15 Days

Get ready for 15 days of nature adventures and cultural excursions throughout Vietnam. In the north, you'll go off the beaten track in Hanoi, hike along terraced rice fields, cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, and explore the spectacular Phong Nha Cave. Finish the trip in Ho Chi Minh City where one last adventure awaits: a trip to the famous Mekong Delta.

Halong Bay
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Vietnam Nature and Culture Tour: Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, & More - 17 Days

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of Vietnam on this 17-day trip. Arrive in Hanoi and indulge in a street food walking tour, followed by a day at Pu Luong National Park and dinner with a local host family. Next, explore the beauty of Trang An's caves, followed by an overnight cruise along Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Then, trek through Phong Nha National Park and camp overnight before discovering the stunning Tu Lan Cave System. Next is Hue, and another dinner with a local family, as well as a tour of the ancient city. Head to Hoi An for some sightseeing, a free day, and a fishing village tour. The trip concludes in Ho Chi Minh City with a Vespa tour and a day trip to the Mekong Delta.

See the greener side of Vietnam at Chau Doc
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Epic Cultural Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia - 21 Days

With three weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia, you can experience it all, from nature and city tours to cultural workshops and cooking classes. In Vietnam, embark on food tours in Hanoi, visit the rice terraces of Sapa, cruise Ha Long Bay, and see the ancient city of Hoi An. Then, travel from the former Saigon to the lush Mekong, stopping at floating markets on your way into Cambodia, where 1,000 years of Khmer culture awaits.

Fishermen on the water in Vietnam
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Nature & Culture in Vietnam & Cambodia - 21 Days

Three weeks is just enough time to immerse yourself in the culture, nature, and history—both fascinating and infamous—of Vietnam and Cambodia. Start with tasty food tours in Hanoi, then visit the terraced rice fields and mountain villages of Sapa. After exploring ancient and modern coastal cities, fly to Ho Chi Minh City for Mekong Delta adventures and finish in Cambodia with tours of Phnom Penh, its beguiling capital.

Other popular travel destinations in Vietnam
Hanoi · Ho Chi Minh City · Hoi An · Hue · Sapa · Ninh Binh · Can Tho · Pu Luong Nature Reserve · Phu Quoc