Vietnam with Ease - 13 Days

Tour Code: VT-3

See many aspects of Vietnam on this tour travelling the length of the country from the mountainous north to the bustling Mekong Delta in the far south. Along the way visit the magical Halong Bay, soak up the atmosphere of the ancient port of Hoi An, see the best of Hanoi and Saigon, spend some time relaxing by the beach at Nha Trang.

Start ~ Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish ~ Nha Trang, Vietnam
Physical rating: 2 out of 5

The Itinerary

“Welcome to Vietnam” at the airport by your EMH tours’ transfer team.  We then transfer you to the hotel.  The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Meal is not included on this day.


Suggestions for your free time:

  • Take a slow walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, which is very scenic, so remember to bring your camera.
  • In walking distance from your hotel, you can go to Thang Long theatre where you can enjoy traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
  • Another option is to do shopping, you will find plenty of shops in the old town as well as street night market. Should you wish to taste famous Vietnamese coffee, you will find many coffee shops in French style with a view to the lake.

Wake up early and depart your hotel in Hanoi for a transfer by shared van to Ha Long Bay. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the true natural wonders of the world. In this sweet spot where the land meets the Gulf of Tonkin, over 1,000 karst islets rise above emerald waters and the seascape takes on an otherworldly quality.

The eastward drive from Hanoi takes about four hours, and you’ll arrive at the port about noon. Here you’ll board a pleasure boat for an unforgettable overnight cruise along the bay. After a welcome aboard the ship, you’ll be led to your cabin followed by a short trip briefing.

Once the ship gets underway, you’ll enjoy a lunch of fresh, locally caught seafood.

Cruise at a gentle pace, disembark onto smaller boats to venture into grottos and caves, stop to explore floating fishing villages and picturesque lookout points.

You’ll return to the boat just in time to watch the incomparable sunset from the top deck ship before sitting down for a dinner of more delicious, fresh seafood.

Evening entertainments or activities onboard (such as cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing) are also available.

Please note, each junk operates with a slightly different itinerary and on board facilities.

Accommodation: Overnight Onboard a Cruise Ship

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with a Tai Chi session on the cruise’s sundeck accompanied by complimentary tea and coffee. It’s the perfect locale to integrate your mind and body as the sunrise over the bay compliments this internal martial art perfectly. With a rejuvenated spirit and newly healthy qi (life energy), you’ll sit down for a light breakfast to be served on board.

After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunities for a swim, or to explore by kayak or to join other available activities.

Please note, each junk operates with a slightly different itinerary and on board facilities.

Afterward, you’ll return to the cruise where you’ll have time to relax and enjoy lunch. Then you’ll be transferred to a dock on the mainland followed by a drive to Hanoi.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Be taken around Hanoi on a guided city tour and tick off some local attractions including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Then, we’ll depart to the airport for a flight to Da Nang. The flight time is approx. 1 and half hours. On arrival, we’ll drive to Hoi An, about 45 minutes drive, to check-in the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set out on foot to discover the hidden local gems of Hoi An in a day. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere making it the perfect setting for a stroll to take in the historical architecture. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a favourite of visitors who come to admire its pretty riverfront promenade, French-influenced architecture, covered Japanese bridge and busy local market. All the while, your English speaking guide will be relating an animated history of the sites you stroll past.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave for the Da Nang airport to fly to the Ho Chi Minh City. The flight time is approx. 1½ hours. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check-in.

Afternoon, we will start our sightseeing tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Walk the streets of Ho Chi Minh to soak in its unique atmosphere and see its key sights.
  • Visit important historical monuments: War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Central Post Office,  Nortre Dame Cathedral and more.
  • Take pictures with well-known landmarks.
  • Learn about this fascinating and historic Vietnamese city from your English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is at leisure to relax at your hotel, or explore more of the local area independently.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Suggestions for your free time:

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, this tour can be booked locally): Mekong Delta Tour – Discover the ways of life of those living alongside the mighty Mekong Delta. Board a cruise on Ben Tre River and stop off at a brickwork to see how traditional bricks are made using printing and baking techniques. The next visit is to a coconut processing site and it is then onto a small local village and a family workshop to see how sleeping mats are made. Enjoy some fruits and tea here, too. Take a motor cart or cycle towards your lunch stop, passing by green rice paddies and vegetable fields along the way. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant and is followed by a boat journey to Hung Vuong pier for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set off to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Cu Chi is a network of more than 120 km under the ground and were built by sweat and blood of Vietnamese guerrillas to hide and fight against the rival forces. You will be introduced to many kinds of booby traps used during the Vietnam War. We will take time to explain the methods of creating, maintaining and living in these tunnels as well as the special technique of hiding smoke invented by the guerrillas.

This tour also includes visiting different types of underground halls, secret working, meeting rooms. We’ll also have the opportunity to spend an hour experiencing the tunnels with a guide.

After that, we’ll enjoy the tea and cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war) before watching a short (15 minutes) documentary about the tunnel. At the end of the tour, we’ll return to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After a leisure start this morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport for an hour flight to the Nha Trang. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel to commence your beach break.

You have a few days free at leisure to relax by the beach at your hotel in the secluded Ninh Van Bay.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at your leisure. Relax in your hotel, sunbathe on the beach, join in some water sports or explore vibrant Nha Trang City.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast


Suggestions for your free time:

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, this tour can be booked locally): Nha Trang Island and Snorkelling Tour – Nha Trang is always well-known for its incredible complex of islands and entertainment. You can spend a whole day hopping from one island to another and witness the beautiful coastline from different angles. Mieu island, Tre (Bamboo) Island, San Beach and many more tranquil spots are waiting for you to dive in.

Another day of leisure and relaxation. Or an opportunity to explore vibrant Nha Trang City? Or perhaps book an optional tour

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast


Suggestions for your free time:

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, this tour can be booked locally): Sunset cocktail and dinner cruise tour – Enjoy dinner and cocktail on a 5-star-cruise to witness shimmering Nha Trang from offshore. You will indulge yourself in four-hour sea-ride accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances and get stunned by the majestic ocean. Free flow of wines is included with this tour.

Yet another leisurely, relaxing day.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight.  Then, transfer you to the Nha Trang International Airport according to your flight departure time.

Meals: Breakfast

Don’t forget you can modify this tour. Whether you enjoy travelling as a part of a small group with other like-minded travellers, or perhaps you are looking for your very own private journey, we have the right option for you. Click on talk to us button to send us your enquiry.