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Discover Vietnam’s Best: 8-Day Journey from Hanoi to Phan Thiet
Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through Vietnam, where each destination unveils a unique facet of this captivating country. 

Begin in Hanoi, where ancient temples and bustling markets echo centuries of history. Cruise through the emerald waters of Halong Bay, surrounded by towering limestone karsts. In Ho Chi Minh City, dive into the vibrant energy of modern Vietnam, then explore the intricate network of Cu Chi Tunnels, a testament to wartime ingenuity. Navigate the winding rivers of the Mekong Delta, discovering floating markets and traditional villages. Finally, unwind in the serene beauty of Phan Thiet's sandy beaches, completing a journey filled with cultural discovery and natural wonders.

  • Travel style   :       Daily Departure, Regular Group, Small Group, Private Tour

  • Travel theme  :    Cruise, Culture, History, Boat

  • Destinations   :    Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Phan Thiet

 Explore the best of Vietnam in 8 days: from the historic streets of Hanoi to the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels' historical depth, the serene Mekong Delta, and the tranquil shores of Phan Thiet.

Our tour guide is fluent in English and is highly knowledgeable about the destinations we visit. Upon request, we can also provide tour guides who speak other languages.
We provide all essential services including land transfers, tickets, meals, and tour guides. Only personal expenses and tips are excluded.
"Authentic Adventure proudly leads the way in organizing travel experiences in Vietnam – where travel isn't just a journey, it's an emotion!"


Welcome to Hanoi, you will be collected by our local guide at Hanoi Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal from 02:00 PM onwards. Take a short rest and enjoy the lunch on your own account before starting the city tour in the afternoon.


8-Day Vietnam Itinerary

In the afternoon, we will visit outside of Ho Chi Minh Complex where the great President Ho Chi Minh rests in peace. We will visit the traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with a particular structure. Leaving here, we will transfer to thousand-year-old.

Then, we will get back to a legendary Hoan Kiem Lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao – General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians. Take an electric car – a fun and environmentally friendly way to discover the local life around Hanoi Old Quarters before transferred back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.



Arrive to the train station in Ha Noi, pick up and transfer to a mini hotel for take a short rest and having breakfast.

7.45am – 8.15am: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by bus. After that we leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach  Ha Long

11:30: Upon arriving at Tuan Chau port, you will board a transfer boat that will take you to the cruise. Once onboard, you can enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your accommodation.

12:30: Enjoy a delicious lunch and embark on a special and unique cruise that takes you through two breathtaking areas of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay.




14:30: The boat will take you on a scenic journey through the Gia Luan area, Thoi Quyt island, Ke Ga, and Finger - some of the most beautiful islands located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay..

16:00: You will have the opportunity to kayak and swim in the picturesque and enchanting Tra Bau Fishing Village area. Here, you can paddle your kayak to catch Snail Da and Ha Da while surrounded by the breathtaking limestone mountains of Lan Ha Bay.

17:00: After kayaking and swimming in the Tra Bau Fishing Village area, you will return to the Cruise to take part in two activities: the Sunset Party and relaxing in the Jacuzzi pool. During this time, guests can enjoy a relaxing moment while sipping a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee, indulging in fresh fruit on the Sundeck, and watching the gentle and peaceful sunset.


At night

19:30: Enjoy a delectable dinner and then have free time to unwind. You can relax, go squid fishing, or watch a movie at the restaurant.




6:15: Wake up early, join the Tai Chi session on sundeck area, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and watch the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.


7:00 – 7:45: Have breakfast. Admit morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.


08:00: Stroke the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets

Visit the famous Tra Bau, it’s time for freely kayak and explore the landscape, or swim...


09:00: Back to your cabin, relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. 

09:30: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check out procedure and enjoy your brunch at cruise.

10:30: Enjoy the brunch at restaurant. 

11:45: Travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi.

Transfer to Noi Bai airport for boarding the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Note: Timeline is just approximate



08:00 – 08: 30 AM: Pick up at your hotel and start the city tour included:

Independence Palace (the Reunification Palace) was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace.

War Remnants Museum which has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Notre Dame Cathedral & Central Post Office the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times

Jade Emperor Pagoda with the peaceful atmosphere &o many stories behind each detail of the pagoda.

12:30 AM: Lunchtime with a famous Phở restaurant (Vietnamese noodle soup).


02:00 PM: Depart around 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi Tunnels – the historic site where Vietnamese soldiers used as a shelter during wartime. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars.

There is a shooting range where you can try to fire automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included)
06:00 – 07:00 PM: Be dropped off at your hotel. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

8-Day Vietnam Itinerary


Mekong delta - Ben Tre Full Day


8:00 AM:  Pick-up from your hotel

Get picked up from your accommodation in the city center to embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta, specifically Ben Tre City. Along the way, you will pass through picturesque rice paddy fields.

 10:30 AM:  Mekong River Long Boat Ride

Embark on a long boat ride on the Mekong River, the homeland of coconuts. Gain insights into how the locals use coconuts not only for juice but also for manufacturing coconut candy and coconut oil.


11:30 AM:  Explore Local Culture

Discover the vibrant local culture of the South, observing the lively activities on waterways with cargo boats, fishing boats, various fish traps, and handicrafts in coconut villages. The boat will take you to a brick factory, where you can witness the manual brick-making process. The motorboat then continues to navigate through the refreshing coconut water canals. Stop to visit a coconut candy workshop – a specialty of Ben Tre. Witness the coconut candy-making process and savor freshly made candy while enjoying self-brewed honey tea. Listen to traditional folk music called "đờn ca tài tử," famous in the Mekong Delta. Experience rowing boat along the stunning coconut canal in Ben Tre.

2:00 PM:  Lunch Time

Enjoy a delicious local lunch amidst the serene and poetic landscape.




1:00 PM:  Continue the Adventure

1. The motorboat continues to cruise through the intricate and peaceful canal network. Then, hop on a tuk-tuk/bicycle to explore Nhon Thanh village, interacting with locals, visiting a handwoven mat workshop, and tasting seasonal fruits. Visit a local coconut processing facility, observing the various manual stages from coconut husking to peeling and scraping.

2. Tuktok and Cycle through the picturesque Nhon Thanh – Thuan Dien village roads, passing by tranquil coconut gardens to experience the rural scenery. Experience a soothing rowing boat ride on Cai Tac canal. Relax and enjoy the fresh, cool air.

2:30 - 3:00 PM:  Return Journey

Take another boat ride back to the boat station and head back to the city.

 5:00 - 6:00 PM:  Arrival in Saigon

Finish the day with a drop-off at your hotel in Saigon, concluding a day filled with authentic Mekong Delta experiences.


In the morning, depart on a five-hour drive by private vehicle for the coastal town of Phan Thiet.

About 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City are Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Phan Tiet, which is rather larger, is famous for its fish sauce, an ingredient in most Vietnamese dishes. It, too, has a beautiful beach. There is a wide range of accommodation, and restaurants offer a huge selection of seafood at very affordable prices. There are golf courses, beautiful pagodas, spectacular red and white sand dunes, and a variety of water sports.

Arrive before lunchtime, with the rest of the day free to enjoy the 10 km-long beaches in the middle of a beautiful palm grove. Overnight at the hotel.


Spend today at your leisure in Phan Thiet.

The golden shores of Phan Thiet are ideal for all ages. You can take a swim in the gentle waves, explore the sand dunes, have fun with the water sports or simply stroll along the beach and seek out that little quiet spot.

Phan Thiet itself is a thriving traditional fishing village – you may like to visit the harbor with its array of colorful boats or explore the outdoor markets. Don’t be shy to talk to the locals and engage with them as they love to converse.

Meals on your own and overnight at the hotel.


Free on your own until our driver picks you up and transfers you to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your departure flight (without the guide). The room is at your disposal until noon – 12:00 PM.

End of services.


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Basic package
  • Group tour ( Small and medium ) 
  • Standard shared transportation
  • Domestic flight ( Vietjet airlines )
  • Comfortable private room in beautiful homestay/hotel 3 star 
  • Delicious local meals mentioned  in the itinerary 
  • English speaking Local tour guides.  Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Deluxe package
  • Private tour 

  • Private transportation 
  • Domestic flights ( bamboo airway )
  • Charming private room in 4 star hotel/resort 

  • Appetizing meals mentioned in the Itinerary .
  • Private and local English speaking tour guide . Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : VIP Tickets of water pumpet show
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Premium package
  • Private tour
  • Private transportation 
  • Domestic flights ( Vietnam airline )
  • Luxury private room in a 5 star hotel/resort 

  • Elegant meals  mentioned in the  Itinerary .
  • Private and local English speaking tour guide . Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : "VIP Tickets of  "Hoi An Memories Show." - With Food
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense

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