Vietnam Heritage Tour: Exploring the Past and Present 10-Day

Country Vietnam
Type of trip Essentials
Average budget Price from 1.050 USD

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Vietnam Heritage Tour: Exploring the Past and Present 10-Day, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 8 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Heritage Tour: Exploring the Past and Present 10-Day includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Program description

  • Day 1: Arrival Hanoi, Vietnam

    Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam! On your first day, you can arrive in Hanoi at any time as the only activity scheduled is the airport pick up. Lucky Tour car driver and local tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore the city and form your own first impressions of Vietnam. The airport transfer is included in the itinerary, so you don't have to worry about arranging transportation on your own. Stay overnight in Hanoi and get ready for an exciting adventure!


  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour full day (B, L)

    After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our friendly guide to begin your exploration of Hanoi City. The first stop will be at Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on Golden Fish Island in West Lake. This pagoda is the oldest in Hanoi and was built in the 6th century. Admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history and culture of this important landmark.

    Next, visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you will have the chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Take a leisurely walk around the garden to see the two houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Then, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which worships the Goddess of Mercy and is considered the most unique pagoda in the world.

    Afterwards, head to the Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of the 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. However, if your tour falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed, and you will visit the Women’s Museum instead.

    Enjoy a delicious lunch at our restaurant, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Vietnamese cuisine.

    After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam established in the 11th century. This is a great place to learn about the education system of Vietnam in ancient times.

    The city tour will conclude with a visit to the Hoa Lo Prison, originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton."

    After an exciting day of exploring Hanoi City, you will be transferred back to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure and stay overnight in Hanoi. 


  • Day 3: Halong Bay with overnight on a cruise (B, L, D)

    After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, our private mini-van/bus will pick you up between 8:30 am to 9:00 am to begin your journey to Halong City. During the 3.5-hour drive, you will have the opportunity to view the simple countryside and rice paddy life along the way. Once you arrive at the port, you will board on the Halong Bay Cruise upon your booking and begin your amazing cruise through the stunning Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site. Lunch will be served on board and will consist of a selection of the freshest seafood.

    Lucky tour have a full range of Halong Bay Cruises from 3 star to 6 star class, from standard, deluxe, and luxury cruises for your choice base on your budget. So you just let us know your budget, your expectation then our team of advisors will send you the Halong Bay Cruise that is the most suitable for you!

    During the cruise, we will visit "the Amazing cave" and then take a swim in the tranquil emerald waters of Halong Bay. We will then cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and spend the night. You will enjoy dinner and relax as the sun sets over the bay. Afterward, you are free to swim in the phosphorescent water, retire to your cabin, or even fall asleep under the stars on the top deck, surrounded by the magic of Halong. You will spend the night on the boat, taking in the stunning surroundings of the bay.


  • Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi/Fly to Danang/Hoi An (B, L)

    Wake up early in the morning to witness a beautiful sunrise and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Enjoy breakfast served on the boat as we leisurely cruise through thousands of stunning and seemingly never-ending islands. This is an amazing opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs of the scenery. We will also make a stop to visit a floating fishing village and hear legendary stories of the fishermen's daily life.

    Lunch will be served on the boat as we cruise back to the Halong City pier. From there, we will return to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi around 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Lucky Tour driver will be waiting for you to take you directly to the airport for your flight to Danang or Hue. When you arrive in Danang Airport or Hue, our local guide and driver will pick you then transfer to Hoi An by coach.

    Upon arrival in Hoi An, check-in hotel. You will have some free time to explore the ancient town of Hoi An and its many attractions at your own pace. You may also choose to stroll along the picturesque streets, try some local delicacies or shop for souvenirs. Overnight in Hoi An Ancient Town.


  • Day 5: Half day Tour to My Son Sanctuary (B)

    After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave at 8:00 am to visit My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 50 km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once a capital and religious center of the Cham people and is now home to red brick towers and sanctuaries. It is considered to be one of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, along with Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand, and Borobudur in Indonesia. The towers and sanctuaries were built between the 7th and 13th centuries.

    During your visit, you will explore the lush valley and learn about the Cham civilization and their beliefs. You will have the opportunity to admire the intricate carvings and sculptures on the temples and learn about their significance.

    You will return to Hoi An town for lunch on your own around 1:00 pm. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to go shopping or explore the town at your own pace. Hoi An is known for its beautiful lanterns, tailor-made clothing, and handcrafted souvenirs, so you might want to explore the local shops and markets.

    The trip ends with an overnight stay in Hoi An.


  • Day 6: Hoi An Excursion/Transfer to Hue. (B, L)

    Embark on a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a charming and historic trading center that was once known as "Faifo" to the earliest Western traders. This city was an important port for merchants from various parts of the world, including the Dutch, Portuguese, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, and other countries in the Far East.

    Your tour will begin with a visit to a temple situated in the heart of Hoi An. This temple features partially gilded statues and reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. You will also visit a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins dating back to the 1700s.

    Afterward, you will head to the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. The museum showcases exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history, offering a glimpse into the city's rich and fascinating past.

    After you will leave Hoi An for Hue by car. Along the way, you will stop at Cham Museum and Ngu Hanh Son Mountain in Da Nang. Then, continue your trip with the driver to Hai Van Pass, where you can take in the stunning views of the Son Tra Peninsula from the top. Have a short break at Lang Co Beach before arriving in Hue City in the afternoon.

    Upon arrival in Hue, you will check into your hotel and have some free time to explore the imperial city. There are also several great restaurants and shops in the city to explore. Overnight in Hue.


  • Day 8: Fly from Hue City to Ho Chi Minh City tour full day (B, L)

    After leaving Hue City in the morning by flight, you will be picked up upon arrival and taken on a full day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. As the largest Vietnamese city, Saigon is a bustling metropolis filled with street markets, sidewalk cafes, and sleek new bars. You will have the opportunity to explore the city's timeless traditions and ancient culture, as well as its various neighborhoods, including the huge Chinese neighborhood called Cholon, which means “Big Market.”

    During the tour, you will visit some of Saigon's most iconic landmarks, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunning example of neo-Romanesque architecture with two high square towers and iron spires. You will also see the Central Post Office, a French-style building, and City Hall, also known as “Hotel de Ville,” which showcases typical French architecture seen in any village in France.

    One of the most powerful experiences of the day will be a visit to the War Remnants Museum, which features collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. It is an opportunity to learn about the country's turbulent history and the impact of war on the Vietnamese people.

    You will stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City, giving you more time to explore this vibrant city.


  • Day 9: Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)

    After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 am to start your journey to My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang Province. This picturesque city is located on the Mekong River, about 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, and is known for its lush orchards and rice fields that produce grains for the entire country.

    During your visit to My Tho, you'll have the chance to explore one or two of the islands known for producing traditional handcrafts, such as coconut candy and bee farms. You'll also visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, which is the oldest pagoda in the Mekong Delta region. You'll take a boat trip along the Mekong River to reach the pagoda, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and boasts intricate architecture and stunning sculptures.

    After your tour of My Tho is complete, you'll return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll check in at your hotel and stay overnight.


  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing for the airport for your departure flight back home or your next destination. We hope that you have had an amazing time in Vietnam with us and have created unforgettable memories. Thank you for choosing Lucky Tour for your trip and we look forward to see you again for your next holiday. Home sweet home.


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This price includes
  • Tour fare is based on basic 3-star Hotel Accommodation and on twin/double sharing rooms
  • Upgrade to 4-star Hotel Accommodation with surcharge
  • Upgrade to 5-star Hotel Accommodation with surcharge
  • Professional tour guides with excellent English skills in every destination (French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, German..local guide is upon your request)
  • Meals mentioned in the program include Vietnamese cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 1 dinner.
  • All transports and transfers
  • Entrance fees and Sightseeing tickets
  • Boat trips in the Mekong River, Hue, and Halong Bay
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay complimentary
  • Drinking mineral water
  • All taxes and services charge
  • Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided for transportation during the tour. This includes pick-up and drop-off at airports, hotels, and all other tour destinations.
  • For boat trips, comfortable and secure vessels will be used to take you to your destinations. Our boats are equipped with life jackets and other necessary safety equipment, and operated by experienced and licensed captains.
  • We take your safety and comfort seriously and strive to provide the best transportation options for your travel needs.
This price does not include
  • Travel insurance is not covered by Lucky Tour
  • Internal flights: Hanoi - Hoi An; Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Economy class by Vietnam Airlines or similar, airport taxes and service charges).
  • International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Beverages and other meals that are not indicated in the program
  • Visa to Vietnam if applicable
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Massage services on board
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.
  • Tipping/Gratuities (3USD/person/day)
  • Single supplement fees
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Necessary information for the trip
  • Original passport with valid date.
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses (especially from April to October)
  • Light jacket (from November to March)
  • Camera with sufficient battery and memory card capacity

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