Vietnam Super Quick Tour – 7 Days
If you have not much time to visit Vietnam, 7 Day Vietnam Super Quick Tour is your best choice. This 1-week trip is specially designed to travel along Vietnam within a week from South outward to North. It covers almost the main highlights of Vietnam such as the bustle & hustle Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Cu Chi Tunnels, Cai Be colorful floating market of Mekong Delta, Hoi An Culture Heritage, Hanoi capital city and the last but not least of Halong Bay. The vacation allows us to maximize our visit during such a short time; however, it still strikes the balance between touring and relaxing.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi
Duration: 7 Days/ 6 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Halong Bay Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Regular Itinerary
Tour Category: Vietnam Classic Tours
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city tour & Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 3: Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating market) – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An Farmer & Fishing Eco tour & Walking tour
Day 5: Hoi An- Danang – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi city tour
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 7: Hanoi Departure
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
Welcome upon arrival by Cozy Vietnam Travel’s local tour guide and driver, we then transfer to hotel. Relax for the rest of the day then we have our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. In the evening, we can take a walk around the streets or Ben Thanh night market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Depending on the weather today, we can visit Cu Chi tunnels in the morning or afternoon. If our traveling time in the raining season, we will visit Cu Chi Tunnel in the morning then city tour in the afternoon. The tour guide will plan for us on tour.
Cu Chi Tunnel, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land” is around 70km far from Ho Chi Minh city. It takes us more than 1-hour driving through the pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. From here, we will have a short time to enjoy the introductory video of how the tunnels constructed; and then explore the maze of the tunnels where are widened for visiting. We also see various mantraps and the remains of a US tank, as well as various bomb craters made by 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. Relaxing time, we may try to use the real guns and bullets (your own paid – US$1/bullet).
After Cu Chi tunnel tour, we travel back to Ho Chi Minh city for our half day city tour. The highlights of this afternoon are the Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Place of the South Vietnam President in the past); the War Remnant museum where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war; the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating Market) – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
After breakfast today, we check out hotel for our day tour to Mekong Delta to visit the colorful Cai Be floating market, islands and then transfer directly to the Tan Son Nhat airport to take a short domestic flight to Danang, Hoi An at the end of the day.
Cai Be floating market is the whole sales markets where the local people take their small boats to buy goods, fruits, and other farming products from big boats. The floating market is started from early morning to late morning. After the market, we take rowing boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to see the real Vietnam island villages and people. After lunch at a local house, we have time to ride bikes along the village paths; then we boat back to the city where our own vehicle takes us back to Ho Chi Minh city for our flight to Danang.
Welcome upon arrival in Danang by a local guide and driver, we transfer to Hoi An, check in and relax. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An Farmer & Fishing Eco Tour – Walking Tour (B, L)
This morning, we can choose bus or bike to cycle to a local farming village to join daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty. After that, board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea.
We also learn and try our hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets, learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Have a relaxed fun with catching beautiful purple crabs on bamboo basket boat. After visiting a local water coconut palm village, we take a walk around the village and have some tea and snack with local talks…
Back on-board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat, enjoy our lunch and the cold beer or soft drink on the boat, then back to Hoi An town for a walking tour. Hoi An is one of the World Culture Heritages of Vietnam. This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Taking our breakfast box this morning today, we depart hotel in Hoi An to Danang for our early flight to Hanoi. Welcome upon arrival then we transfer to the Capital city. On the way, we stop to visit the Museum of Ethnology which is known as one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam. The Museum of Ethnology is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority people. Followings we visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius. This is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.
After lunchtime, we visit outside of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the House on Stilt, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. Before relaxing our time at hotel, we experience 1 hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers, and then enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear to know Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L)
Today we travel to Halong Bay, one of our the World Natural Heritage with over 2000 limestone islands and islets. Arriving the wharf in the middle day, we check in the boat then enjoy our seafood lunch while cruising deeper into the tranquil Bay. Within 4 hour cruising, we passing thousands of the islands and islets with various names of Dogs, Fighting cocks, Head of Horse, Frogs…
We also visit one of the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay such as Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Grotto with their fantastic history. End of the day, we travel back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)
Our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to the Noi Bai International airport for our departure flight. Vietnam itinerary 1 week ends.
- Private ground transfers and transportations
- English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
- Accommodation with daily breakfast, rooms based on 2 people per room, extra bed upon request
- Meals indicated in the itinerary (authentic Vietnamese food)
- Private boat in Mekong Delta
- Private boat in Halong Bay
- Boat cruise in Hoi An
- Bamboo basket boat
- Bicycle tour in Mekong Delta
- Bicycle tour in Hoi An
- All entrance fees and permits
- Water puppet show in Hanoi
- Cyclo ride in Hanoi
- Domestic flight: Ho Chi Minh city – Danang; Danang – Hanoi
- Airport tax
- Bottle during the trip
- Government tax and service charge
- International flight tickets
- Airport tax
- Personal expenses
- Meals not indicated
- Visa and visa fee – http://www.itvietnamvisa.com/
- Tips for tour guides, drivers and others
Cancellation by Customer
- Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
- Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
- Cancellation received less than 3 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
- The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
- For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
- 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate