Vietnam In The Wake Of The Dragon In A Group

8 days / 7 nights



Vietnam In The Wake Of The Dragon: A Captivating 8-Day Journey
From the North through the Central and Southern areas of Vietnam, the 'Vietnam In The Wake Of The Dragon' group tour is fascinating. Visitors will visit Hanoi's historic sights and colorful Vietnamese culture starting in Hanoi. The next destination on this journey is Halong Bay, renowned as one of the natural wonders of the world. The visitors can be immersed in breathtaking landscapes that encompass the sea, mountains, and caves and engage in entertaining water-based activities. The experience continues at Hoi An Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Central area. Subsequently, visitors will visit Hue, an ancient Vietnamese capital, which boasts numerous historical and cultural sites such as the Royal Fortress and the Forbidden City. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels concludes the Central exposes and marks the transition to the South. This famous site has a network of tunnels, extensive underground tunnels used by the Vietnamese in wartime. It shows the Vietnamese' incredible strength. Explore these tunnels for an unforgettable experience. The tour then visits Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, where visitors can see its famous sights and learn about Southern Vietnam's history and culture. Finally, they visit the Mekong Delta, where they board a boat to cruise the river's meandering currents through lush greenery. A series of exciting stops on this part of the tour gives you an authentic look into local life and culture. This 8-day tour promises an exciting and comprehensive look at Vietnam's culture, history, and remarkable people.

Trip code: HER0001VN8D

Destination: Vietnam


Arrive in Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi


08:00A.m: We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, The French colonial Styled Presidential Palace, and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of VietNam, built in 1070 in honor of Confucius
In the afternoon we will see the Museum of Ethnology and then attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it.
Note: Please kindly note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the inside) will be opened only in the morning. It will be closed every Monday and Friday. Besides the outside of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you can still visit Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilt, and One pillar pagoda as usual. The Museum of Ethnography also closed every Monday." 
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay (3 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.
The program will be changed depending on which cruise choosing.
Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor, we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat while experiencing the majestic beauty of Halong Bay. The Junk is a wooden sailboat designed in a traditional Vietnamese style while offering a full range of modern amenities.
Visit the fascinating Dau Go Cave called “The Cave of Marvels” and Thien Cung Cave, the “Heavenly Palace Cave” surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
After dinner, enjoy fishing with local fishermen. The reflection of the limestone outcrops, the sight of fishing boats lit up in the darkness; enjoy these precious moments in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.
Overnight on board the junk.


06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of the seascape while enjoying breakfast with cookies and tea, at the café in the restaurant.
07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover the life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).
08.30-09.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to the tourist harbor.
11.00: Disembark from boat.
12.00: Your driver takes you back to Hanoi.
Guide and car pick up to Noi Bai Airport for the departure flight to Danang at about 01 hour
Arrive in Danang - Danang International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in Hoian

08:00am: We depart from the hotel. Hoi An is an ancient port town and was home to one of Southeast Asia’s major international harbors from the 17th  to the 19th century. Some parts of Hoi An still look exactly as they did a century and a half ago. The city preserves hundreds of houses built of precious wood in its very own style. There is The Japanese Quarter linked with a Chinese neighborhood by the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, which was constructed in 1593. The Chinese community of Hoi An founded many temples and Assembly Halls, which are worth visiting. 
Transfer by car to Hue, the ancient capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Through the Nuvole pass, possibility to stop to take pictures. Hotel accommodation.
Overnight in Hue


Hue visits and royal dinner
After breakfast, we begin to visit the romantic city of Hue with a boat trip on the Perfume River. Landing to visit Thien Mu's pagoda and then the tombs of the King of Minh Mang (King of Vietnam from 1820 to 1841), of King Khai Dinh (King of Vietnam from 1885-1925), and the imperial city of the Nguyen dynasty (1804 - 1945) where hundreds of year’s old architectural works are preserved, including palaces and royal tombs of the Nguyen dynasty
Tour ends in Hue then transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) - Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Saigon
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh


08:00 am: Morning departure to the small town of Cu Chi, located 35 km from Saigon (1h30), an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels Network which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, there were over 250 km of tunnels. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included innumerable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. The tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years beginning in the late 1940s.
Return to Saigon for Saigon city tour. 
Visit: Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1883) right on the square and the beautiful French-style Post Office (1886-1891), with its glass canopy and iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Then, visit the famous War Remnant Museum, with armored vehicles, artillery pieces, bombs, and infantry weapons displayed both outside and inside. 
Overnight in Saigon.  
Ho Chi Minh Central – Cu Chi: 50 km => 1-hour 20-minute transfer
After breakfast, at 08:00 A.m, the Driver and guide pick up and transfer to My Tho
On arrival. We will take a river boat for a cruise along the river banks te see 4 islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, and Phoenix which belong to My Tho and Ben Tre City.
Across the river to Thoi Son island (Unicorn) to visit fruit gardens and coconut candy workshop. Enjoy 5 sorts of fresh fruits and a Mekong traditional music show. Explore the natural canal by rowing boat, which has more water coconut palm trees than other places in the country.
Take a land trip by horse carriage to travel to a small village to see fruit garden to fruit garden and the people’s life.  Visit the orchid flower and honey bee gardens where you enjoy pure honey with hot tea and fruit sweets and banana wine. 
Visiting the Mekong Organic Garden, the visitors will see how to do gardening where tropical fruit gardens were built from the rice paddies and waterways acting around the island. Visit an organic garden where visitors can pick longan fruits, and coconut, learn how to fish, cook Mekong local cakes.
Next Boat trip crossing the Mekong River to Phung Island to see the coconut, and grapefruit garden. Visit an ancient house, which is 150 years old.
Boat trip back to My Tho city boat station then transfer by car to Saigon, direct transfer to the airport for the return flight.



  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (We haven't blocked any room yet) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast. 
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay with 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast only.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • 01 FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 16pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas). Maximum 02 FOC per group.
  • Insurance during tour in Vietnam


  • Late check out or Early check in
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa).
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.


First : 3-Star Hotel

Superior : 4-Star Hotel

Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)


Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.



Applied for group 16-20 persons