Vietnam with Northern Expedition Highlight
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace 
    • Ho Chi Minh City – historic sites, bustling markets, and rich in cultural
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site 
    • Cu Chi Tunnels – underground network showcasing Vietnam War history
    • Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Majestic limestone karsts rising from emerald waters
    • Ancient streets, lantern-lit nights, and riverside beauty

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”
    • Majestic limestone karsts rising from emerald waters – Halong

Itinerary

DAY 01: SAIGON ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (-/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: No

Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Tour Ben Thanh Market, where you can buy from souvenirs to exceptional local food. Later, head to the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral to learn about the history and exquisite architecture. Continue to the War Museum and the Reunification Palace and immerse in stories and collections of artifacts.

Note: Check-in time: 14:00

Central Post Office

Notre Dame Catherdral

Ben Thanh Market

DAY 02: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to the Mekong Delta to take a boat ride and float down the Mekong River when you arrive in My Tho. En route visit Coconut Candy Village or Cai Be Village to get a closer look of how their specialties are made. Row a sampan through the channels, you can learn more about the local life and sample freshly harvested tropical fruits. Back to Saigon for an overnight stay.

Mekong Delta1

Mekong Delta2

Mekong Delta3

DAY 03: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNEL – HOI AN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast


Drive to Cu Chi to visit Cu Chi’s immense tunnel network. Here, you can become a true explorer when you crawl for an insight into life as a Communist guerilla during the Vietnam War. You will return to Saigon for refreshment. Go back to Saigon after the Cu Chi excursion and take a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, depart to Hoi An to check in and explore the city.

Cu Chi 1

Cu Chi 2

Cu Chi 3

DAY 04: HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Start the day with a half day trip to visit the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son - a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the way back to Hoi An, stop to start the full process of making rice-paper.

Head to the Japanese Bridge - the 400-year-old architectural symbol of Hoi An. Don’t forget to ask your tour guide about the surprising myths and legends of the delicately carved wooden statues on the bridge. Next stops are the Tan Ky old house - a Sino - Vietnamese - Japanese merchant house built 200 years ago, Chinese Fujian Temple and the Culture Museum. Visiting Hoi An, be sure to try out the specialties and go shopping for unique gifts at Hoi An’s Central Market.

Look forward to a peaceful and memorable night in Hoi An!

Hoi An 1

Hoi An 2

Hoi An japanese bridge

DAY 05: HOI AN – HUE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Distance: ~ 140km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)


The next destination is Hue, the Old Royal City in Vietnam in the 17th century. Stop en route to visit the Lang Co beach before reaching Hue city. In the afternoon, head to the tomb of the former emperor Minh Man located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. Next, journey on to Khai Dinh’s Tomb which has the traditional Vietnamese design fuse with an European touch making it unique from the other tombs. Before heading back to the hotel, take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide.

Lang Co Beach

Minh Mang Tomb

Khai Dinh Tomb

DAY 06: HUE – PHONG NHA KE BANG – FLIGHT TO HANOI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Distance: ~ 230km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Go to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the morning after a hearty breakfast at the hotel, where you may explore the cave system of Phong Nha by rowboat and on foot. According to the British Cave Research Association, at a total length of 31,4 kilometers, it is the longest dry cave in Asia. Leave for the airport at 4:00 p.m. to catch a flight to Hanoi, where you’ll have the rest of the day and evening on your own.

Phong Nha Ke Bang 1

Phong Nha Ke Bang 2

Phong Nha Ke Bang 3

DAY 07: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast


Enjoy a full day experience to some must-see signature cultural sights of Hanoi including Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and former president’s house. Or visit one of the handicraft villages around Hanoi. If you want to learn more about traditional art forms, watching Hanoi puppet shows (self-pay) is the best option we can suggest.

Temple of literature

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Water puppet show

DAY 08: HANOI – HALONG (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Distance: ~ 180km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)


Today, head East to Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a junk, which is an iconic traditional type of boat in Asia to cruise through the bay with 3000 stunning limestone resembling magnificent creatures. Get lost in the breathtaking scenery or try your hand at something new. A nighttime boat ride is a necessary part of the journey.

Halong Bay 1

Halong Bay 2

Halong Bay 3

DAY 09: HALONG – HANOI (B/BR/-)

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast/Brunch
Distance: ~ 180km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Enjoy your morning coffee as you set off for new bay sights that have been likened to legendary dragons and squabbling roosters. Leave the ship after lunch and return to Hanoi.

Halong Bay 1

Halong Bay 2

Halong Bay 3

DAY 10: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

Afterwards, check out before 12:00 pm and transfer to Noi Bai Airport for onward flight. Make sure to keep in touch with new friends you found during the trip and don’t forget to share your wonderful journey and reviews with us on our social media

Noi Bai Airport1 Noi Bai Airport 2

Noi Bai Airport 3

Price

Calendar of Departures:
Departure Date Price
Daily From$661.48 CUSTOMIZE TOUR
Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes

Accommodation
Hotel (8 nights), Cruise (1 night

Transportation
Car, Cruise

Meals
9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner

Activities & Others

  • English-speaking guide as mentioned
  • Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day, 350ml - 500ml/bottle)
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Package 2D1N Halong Bay overnight cruise
  • Cave explore, boat trip, etc.

  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
  • Others are not mentioned in the Inclusions
Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal.

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).
The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

 

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

 

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any) 
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

Additional Information

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