Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

This trip is ideal to see all the highlights of Vietnam in just two weeks, best for the first time visitor to Vietnam. Starting from the capital Hanoi, take a scenic flight over the Red River Delta to Halong Bay where you will have an overnight cruise on a traditional junk, then visit Hoi An and Hue in the center of the country. In the south you will explore the vibrant city of Saigon and the agriculture life in the Mekong River Delta before ending the trip with time on the beaches.

    Places visited:

  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Mekong
  • Phu Quoc Island
Itinerary Idea in Detail:
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  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Upon on your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, your tour guide will meet and take you to your hotel on a private car. You will be free to relax the rest of the day, or explore the surround areas at your own. 

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  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B)

    Pick up by your tour guide and driver to visit Ho Chi Minh complex where the first president of Vietnam lived and passed away in the simple house, the Temple of Literature, known as Vietnam’s first university, and Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) which showcase the use of the prison by both the French and North Vietnam during the Indochina wars. See the beauty of the French Quarter on a rickshaw before coming back to your hotel in the afternoon.

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  • Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
    Halong Bay   Drive to Halong Bay (3.5 hours)  

    Today you will take a scenic flight to Halong Bay. After breakfast at your hotel, your tour guide and driver will drive you to the airport in time to take a seaplane to Halong Bay. The seaplane trip feature 45 minutes transfer and 15 minutes’ scenic flight above Halong Bay, land on the water of Tuan Chau island where you will relax with a Vietnamese coffee before boarding your junk. In the afternoon, enjoy cruising through the magnificent limestone islands, and the sunset from the upper deck of your boat before having a wonderful dinner in the middle of the bay. 

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  • Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An (B, L)
    Hoi An   Drive back to Hanoi (3.5 hours)   Fly to Danang (1 hour)  

    Early rise for a coffee and practice some taichi.  Enjoy your breakfast is in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Cruise back to the harbor, where your guide and driver take you back to Hanoi airport in time for your afternoon flight to Danang City. Upon your arrival in Danang, your guide and driver will drive you to the hotel in Hoi An.

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  • Day 5 + 6: Hoi An (B)

    Relax and explore the town at your own.

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  • Day 7: Hoi An - Hue (B)
    Hue   Drive to Hue (3 hours)  

    This morning you will drive to Hue, the three and a half hours will pass abundant rice paddy fields and travel over the Hai Van Pass. On a clear day the pass offers spectacular views out to the Lang Co beach. Check in your hotel in Hue, where you can spend the afternoon to relax at your own leisure.

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  • Day 8: Hue City Tour (B)

    A full day to explore Hue with your tour guide. The Imperial Hue city was heavily destroyed by bombs during the wars, but your tour guide will help make sense of the ruins and show you many interesting building still standing. Start the day with the Imperial City, where you will learn about the once royal power of Vietnam. Take a private dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River, visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda and the ancient tomb of Ming Mang King.

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  • Day 9: Hue - Saigon (B)
    Saigon   Fly to Saigon (1 hour)  

    After breakfast, you will flight to Saigon. Meet your Saigon guide upon your arrival and head out to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Here you will have chance to see how the Viet Cong dug and organized their guerrilla war underground during the Vietnam war, you can enter a few of the tunnels if you are comfortable with narrow spaces. Relax at your own leisure the rest of the day.

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  • Day 10: Can Tho (B)

    After breakfast, a meandering journey will take you to Can Tho Province in the Mekong River Delta. Along the way you will have chance to discover some of the fresh tropical fruits of the region, and delicious food on the river in the everning.


  • Day 11: Can Tho - Phu Quoc Island (B)
    Phu Quoc Island   Fly to Phu Quoc Island (1 hour)  

    This morning you will visit the well-known floating markets of Cai Rang, then head to the airport to take your flight to Phu Quoc Island. The next three nights you will enjoy the beaches and explore the local life on Phu Quoc.

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  • Day 12 + 13 + 14: Phu Quoc Island (B)

    You'll enjoy your own time and relax on the beach.

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  • Day 15: Phu Quoc - Saigon Departure (B)

    Enjoy your leisure before taking a flight back to Saigon for your onward flight home.

TRIP COST: 2,745 USD Per Person (double occupancy)

All Incense Travel tours are private and depart daily.


Trip cost includes:

  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring with your personal guides and drivers
  • Around-the-clock support during the tour
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals mentioned in the detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Sightseeing as mentioned with permission fee and entrance tickets
  • Double occupancy accommodations in suggested hotels and cruises in the detailed itinerary
  • Domestic flights: HANOI – DANANG, HUE – SAIGON (Ho Chi Minh City), CAN THO – PHU QUOC, PHU QUOC – SAIGON.


Trip cost DOES NOT include:

  • International airfares
  • Any meals not specified after each itinerary day, beverages at meals
  • Tips or gratuities to tour guide or staffs
  • Hotel accommodation pre and post the trip
  • Pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations (if any)
  • Travel insurance, visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Price:  2,745 USD per person (double occupancy)
 Length:  15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis
 Arraval:  Hanoi, Vietnam's capital
 Departure:  Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)



  • Explore the thousand years old Hanoi capital in the north, and the vibrant city of Saigon in the south.
  • See the interesting French influence in cities all over the country.
  • Enjoy a scenic flight above the Red River Delta and Halong Bay.
  • Visit the World Heritage Sites of the imperial Hue and ancient town of Hoi An in center Vietnam.
  • Relax on clear sandy beaches of the Phu Quoc Island.