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TravelGlo

Colours of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Trip Code: KLVT11
11 Days
16 Meals

Trip Inclusions

  • Services of a TravelGlo tour manager
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • All travel by coach and domestic flights
  • 16 meals – 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • In Ho Chi Minh City, tour the Central Post Office building, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and more
  • Take a guided walk through Hoi An’s charming Old Quarter
  • Try a bowl of the famous beef noodles in Hue
  • Enjoy an overnight cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay
  • Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Pricing & Availability
  • Similar Trips

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary subject to change
  • Airport transfers, tipping and porterage not included
  • Recommended tip for tour manager: USD $5 per person, per day. Enquire for tipping amounts for local guides and coach drivers, as well as terms and conditions
  • Price for land and domestic flights only. International flights not included
Travelglo Asia Map 2021-22 KLVT11
Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Thoroughly researched with our guests’ interests in mind, TravelGlo’s Hot Tips! are a collection of unique experiences you’ve never considered. Often not mentioned in travel guides, take advantage of our insider knowledge and discover fantastic things to do, places to go, food to try and much more.

Welcome to Vietnam and one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Say hello to your tour manager and fellow travellers before dinner at a nearby restaurant in the thick of all the action.

Stay: Two Nights, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon Riverside Hotel or similar

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HOT TIP!

If you’re up early, grab a coffee at the open-air Cong Doan Cafe where, every morning, local men meet for coffee and to listen to their pet birds chirp. You’ll see the bird cages hung across the awning in the sunshine.


Kick things off with a half-day city tour. Step inside the Central Post Office building, where you’ll meet the last public letter writer in Saigon. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and its peaceful gardens, as well as the War Remnants Museum. You’re then free to explore on your own. Hungry? For a real taste of local culture, enjoy a bowl of pho or a tasty banh mi.

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A short included flight and coach transfer lands you at Hoi An. The foreign merchants living here between the 16th and 18th centuries left a rather unique display of architecture – combining Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cultures – which you’ll get to enjoy on today’s walk through the Old Quarter. With some free time, you could have something custom-made – Hoi An is known for its tailors. Or, a bike ride through the nearby rice fields offers a nice change of pace.

Stay: Three nights, Hoi An, Thuy Duong Hotel or similar

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HOT TIP!

Home to countless Vietnamese cooking schools, Hoi An is the place to sharpen your culinary skills.


Relish time to yourself today. Stick to the city or perhaps plonk yourself on the beach? An Bang is the most popular sandy stretch, but if you walk five minutes to the south you’ll find a quieter spot. We have some optional tours available too – visit a farm, discover local fishing techniques or trace the relics of Champa Kingdom (must be booked on tour).

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You have another day to enjoy Hoi An however you wish. Aren’t you lucky? Walk over the Japanese Covered Bridge, taste your way through the Central Market or learn a thing or two about Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking class – the city is known for them.

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Journey to Hue along the coastal road. Skirt China Beach and stop at Hai Van Pass (Pass of Clouds) for amazing views of Da Nang city, Lang Co beach and the Eastern Sea. First on the agenda in Hue is a bowl of the local beef noodles – Bun Bo Hue. Then cast out into the countryside to visit Lavin Home, a small community of deaf people who will share their passion for making paper flowers.

Stay: Gold Hotel Hue or similar

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  • Lunch

Discover all that’s unique about the city of Hue. Visit the Imperial Citadel then head for Thien Mu Pagoda in the city centre along the Perfume River. Take a few moments to enjoy the views of the entire city and the green countryside that surrounds it. Then, tuck into a lunch box before a short flight to Hanoi.

Stay: Two nights, Hanoi, Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or similar

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HOT TIP!

At the Bun Cha Huong Lien noodle shop, you can dine next to the table (now encased in glass) where chef Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama shared a meal of noodles and local beer back in 2016.


Wide leafy boulevards and colonial architecture contrast with moped filled alleyways and crowded markets. This is Hanoi! Start your day with a walk through the gardens at the Ho Chi Minh complex. Then it’s off to the Temple of Literature before a filling bowl of pho, the city’s signature dish, and the unique egg-coffee. Spend your free afternoon wandering around the Old Quarter. Or, you might be interested in the optional activities (must be booked on tour) – a special music show or a street-food tour.

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Now this is a day to remember. You’re off to Ha Long Bay! Make yourself at home on board the ship, ready to get underway on those sparkly turquoise waters. Grab a drink and sink into a lounger on the sundeck as you head for the most isolated spot of the region, Bai Tu Long.

Stay: Victory Cruise or similar

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All good things must come to an end, and so must your cruise. But not before one last hurrah! After an early-morning tai chi lesson, explore the Vung Vieng fishing village by way of sampan. Or, if you’re feeling up to it, jump on a kayak and paddle through the village. Then it’s time to head back to Hanoi where you have a Farewell Dinner to look forward to. It’s your last night in Vietnam so why not make the most of it? To cap off the evening, your tour manager can point you in the direction of the best place to try a ‘Pho Cocktail’.

Stay: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or similar

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Say bye to your new friends. It’s time for your journey to end after breakfast.

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