Vietnam is a beautiful and culturally rich Southeast Asian country. With its bustling markets, breathtaking sceneries and exotic culture, there are so much to see and do while vacationing in Vietnam. You can find many tour operators in Vietnam offering a variety of tour packages, such as Southern tours, Northern tours, Vietnam cruises, Honeymoon packages, and so on. In this content, we have brought for you 10 day Vietnam tour package, which is an exquisite travel package without exerting too much pressure on tourists covering all the popular tourist destination and cities.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Our journey starts from day one, the day of your arrival in Hanoi. Since you'd be already tired because of a long flight, we'd advise you to take it slow. Hanoi is a beautiful city and also the capital of Vietnam. You can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is where Ho Chi Minh's remains are on display. However, the mausoleum opens during a specific time, i.e., between 8-11 am, and the queue to visit gets too long. There are several parks near the mausoleum that you can visit. Explore the old quarter, do some sightseeing, and enjoy some fantastic street food. Don’t forget, Vietnam is a haven for seafood delicacies.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
On your second day at Hanoi, you can take a city tour. You can visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a UNESCO world heritage site which served for eight centuries as a political center. Other places to visit are Dong Xuan market, which is the largest market in Hanoi, Opera house where you can enjoy classical cultural performances, Temple of literature, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Museums in Hanoi, and the old quarter, etc.
Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu - Tam Coc) – Hanoi
On day 3, we travel from Hanoi to the beautiful city of Ninh Binh. Located 100kms south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is very calm and laid-back. Here we can visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. This one-day trip starts from Hanoi and ends there as well. Hoa Lu is Vietnam’s ancient capital city. Here we will visit the remains of two ancient temples dedicated to King Le and Dinh. You will get to know so much about the history of Vietnam from this place.
From there you can go to Tam Coc caves which are at a distance of just 16 kilometers from Hoa Lu. The main attraction of Tam Coc is the three tunnel caves which are dark and looks eroded over time. There is also closely located the Thai VI temple built in the 13th century and dedicated to Tran's dynasty founder. In the evening, we can return to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise
On the fourth day, we cantake an overnight cruise from Hanoi for Halong Bay. Halong Bay is about 160 kilometers east from Hanoi and is an archipelago of 1600 islands that are mostly inhabited.It is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Asia. Halong Bay in the Vietnamese language loosely translates to the descending dragon. An overnight cruise is the best way to explore Halong Bay.
You will get all the premium services during the cruise while you relax and enjoy the mesmerizing scenery all around you. The place is, and the view is breathtaking, making Halong Bay the topmost attractions of the Vietnam tour.
Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue
After a relaxing day at the Halong Bay, we can go back to Hanoi to take a flight to Hue. Hue is the imperial city of Vietnam, and it takes just about 1 hour to reach from Hanoi to Hue if you can get a direct flight. If you like the hustle and bustle of cities, Hue isn’t the right place for you. But if you are into history and want to see some epic historical sites, you'd definitely fall in love with this city. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue City Tour - Drive to Hoi An
On the first day in Hue, you can visit the citadel which was constructed in 1804 and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Inside the citadel is located the imperial city in which is situated the forbidden purple city. It was the administrative center of South Vietnam during the 17th century. Another place you can visit is the Thien Mu Pagoda. Originally built in 1601, the7-floor pagoda had demolished by the invaders and rebuilt numerous times.
There are so many places to visit and so much to experience there. You can visit the tombs of emperors which contain 7 tombs of rulers of the Nguyen Dynasty. The Emperor designed tomb himself and is an architectural delight.
You can also visit the bunkers of the Vietnamese war. The battle of Hue was extremely gory with a lot of, and it would be a heartening experience to look at the remnants of the war. If you wish to experience the Vietnamese culture, you have to visit their markets. Dong Ba market in Hue is the best place to buy souvenirs and other local Vietnamese produce.
In the afternoon, you can drive from Hue to Hoi An, which is 126 km away, and it takes around 6 hours to reach there. Let us make a halt there.
Day 7: Hoi An Cycling and Farming Tour
In Hoi An you can rent a bicycle and explore the city on your own. Bicycles are readily available for rent for a few dollars, and you'd receive a map for areas that you must cover. After having a short bicycle ride, move to the beaches and the farms and experience first hand the rural life of local Vietnamese people. Other things you can do is walk through the town, eat local street food, light a lantern, and put it in the river.
Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to (Ho Chi Minh City) HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels – HCMC
To travel from Hoi An to HCMC, you can take a direct flight from Danang as Hoi An doesn't have an airport. It would take around one and a half hours to reach HCMC from Danang. On the first day of HCMC, you should explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. If you wish to know how did the American army got defeated by Vietnam; you will find all your answers here.
Cu Chi Tunnels are long connecting underground tubes that are 250 kilometers long. These tunnels were of great importance during the Vietnam war as they provided refuge to Vietnamese soldiers and helped them to plan their attacks effectively, thus giving them a defensive edge over the American soldiers.
These tunnels are being preserved by the government and are currently using as war memorials. It has two display sites here- Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh. While Ben Duoc comprises of parts of the original tunnels, Ben Dinh has some reconstructed tunnel areas which give the tourist ideas how the original tunnels really were and how they worked.
Day 9: HCM city - Mekong Delta – HCMC
On the 9th day, you can travel from HCM city to Mekong Delta. Mekong River Delta is famously known as the rice bowl of Vietnam as more than half of Vietnam's fish and Rice supply comes from this Delta. The most famous city in this Delta is Mỹ Tho, which is visited by numerous tourists every year. Not only does it have the famous floating market, but it also has beautiful pagodas and orchards.
But if you have an interest solely in the floating markets, Cần Thơ is the place for you. It is the biggest settlement in the Delta and home to the floating market of Cái Răng, which is a spectacular sight. The whole market will bewilder you and keep you intrigued. You will find hundreds of boats there selling a wide variety of fruits and flowers. In the evening, after spending an enjoyable day at the floating market, youcan retire to HCMC for the night.
Day 10: HCMC – Departure
On your last day of the trip, i.e., is the last day of your journey and final day in HCMC, you can spend the whole day exploring the pulsating Ho Chi Minh City.Let us plan to visit few places today such as the Saigon Central Post Office, which is still operative and an architectural masterpiece designed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral which was built by the French Colonists in 1880s. The Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the few Catholic sites in a country.
When we talk about museums, there is also the warremnants museum in HCMC, which are famous tourist spots; you should not miss visiting. It displays artifacts, documents, maps, pictures, and materials about the Vietnam war and would help immensely in educating about the same and its effects on the country. This museum was built in 1975 after the Vietnam war and is a must visit place for all history enthusiasts.
Vietnam is a great tourist place to visit due to its natural beauty and rich history. If you are on vacation for 10 days in Vietnam, you should spend them carefully as there are so many amazing places to visit. For a meticulous planning of 10 days tour in Vietnam, it would be better to take the assistance of an experienced tour operator, who can offer a 10 days package tour covering most of the vital destination across Vietnam. A guided Vietnam tour is the best preferable option to enjoy the best of Vietnam.