Vietnam Compact, 5 days

Tour Overview

Tour Vietnam’s two most historic and vibrant cities on this five day trip. At the awe-inspiring Halong Bay, we will enjoy cruising through emerald waters, admiring the dramatic limestone islands and visiting the remarkable Thien Cung Cave. In the capital city of Hanoi, we will experience the city’s rich heritage, touring the most captivating attractions including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum. We will travel to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City in the South, where we will learn about the region’s war-time history, visiting the extraordinary underground network of the Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Remnants Museum. We will also take in the city’s exquisite colonial architecture, bustling markets and atmospheric temples.

Tour Information

Tour HighLight

+Experience Halong Bay by boat cruise, seeing remarkable vistas and a stunning cave

+Tour the historic and cultural monuments Hanoi, learning about the city’s heritage

+Enjoy free time in Hanoi to soak up the atmosphere and try local food

+Visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels

+Tour Ho Chi Minh City’s most fascinating sites, including war memorials, markets, pagodas and colonial architecture

+Enjoy free time in Ho Chi Minh City to soak up the atmosphere and try local food

+Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most out of your trip

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Hanoi

Greeted  at airport by our guide and driven to hotel. Check in hotel and have free time.


On arrival at Hanoi Airport, you are greeted  by our guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. You will have some time free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. The building boom has made Hanoi a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. However, it still retains an old charm brought from a thousand year of history, with many interesting cultural and historic monuments, beautiful lakes, shady parks, bustling street markets, funny shops and open air eating spots jostled in ancient houses, and historic temples adjoining colonial style structures. They offer both local and foreigner visitors an endless exploration. You might like to stroll through the fascinating old quarter containing many vibrant streets which are named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. The lively atmosphere in Hanoi old quarter runs from the early hours until late at night  with many street vendors calling, horns honking, and chaotic traffic with waves of motorbikes you’ve never experienced.

Day 2

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Travel by road to Halong Bay and take a boat trip to explore the bay. Visit Thien Cung Cave and have lunch on boat before returning to Hanoi.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi City Tour – Ho Chi Minh

Enjoy a half day city tour of Hanoi, seeing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House, One Pillared Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Fine Art Museum and Old Quarters. Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh and check in hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Ho Chi Minh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4

Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh

Drive to Cu Chi and explore the  Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh and Enjoy a half day city tour, including Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office , War Remnant Exhibit then take a walk in Ben Thanh Market.

OVERNIGHT: Ho Chi Minh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Ho Chi Minh – Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to  airport for departure.



What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

4 nights at hotel  on twin sharing room basis

Included Meals:

4 breakfasts (B) and 1 lunch (L)


English speaking guide. French , Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh with entrance fee

Sightseeing tour of Cu Chi Tunnels with entrance fee

Sightseeing tour of Hanoi  with entrance fee

Boat trip in Halong Bay with entrance fee

What are Excluded?


Transport  to Hanoi /from Ho Chi Minh

Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night)

Visa fee to Vietnam and  travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?


Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.


The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter Vietnam, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.


At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Vietnam.


Based on the current custom regulation of Vietnam, visitors can get free import : 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1,5 liters liquor at 20% volumes and above or 2 liters liquor below 20% volume or 3 liters of alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks, 5 kilograms of tea in maximum, 3 kilograms of coffee in maximum, a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings, and other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND.

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam.

No restriction of currency is applied for entry or exit Vietnam. However you must make the declaration if you bring along  Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent.  



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