Best Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days

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Destinations: Hanoi, Mua Cave Viewpoint, Ninh Hải, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Trường Yên, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam, Halong Bay Vietnam, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Guide language: English
Group size: min 2 — max 10
Duration: 6 days
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Best Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days is 6 day tour itinerary in North Vietnam. This is one of the best Vietnam Tours in 6 days. The tour starts and ends in Hanoi which helps you to have the best experience about North Vietnam. You will visit Hanoi, Ninh Binh and enjoy the overnight cruise trip in Halong Bay. You will explore the best bay in the world with kayaking and do swimming in the nice beach. This Vietnam Tour in 1 week is a good option for honeymoon couple, solo travel and family group.


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Welcome Dinner (D)

Activities: Arriving at Hanoi International Airport and meeting your tour guide. Enjoying a walking tour around Hanoi Old Quarter and having dinner in local restaurant.

Your Best Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days starts from Hanoi Airport with our airport pick-up.

Your tour guide will be waiting for you when you arrive at Hanoi International Airport. Then, you will head straight to the city center for hotel check-in. The check-in time is 14.00. If not, a surcharge should be applied to ensure the room is available when you arrive. Take your time for leisure.

About 4 pm, your guide will come and pick you up for walking around the impressive near-by sites such Restored Sword Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets. Moreover, you can have a chance to visit the Water Puppet Theatre, where you can enjoy one of the traditional art forms – Water Puppet Show. At the end of the day, you will have dinner in a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals:  Dinner

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)

Activities: Explore the capital of Vietnam and its historical sites including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature and the Old Quarter. Enjoy delicious street food in Hanoi.

Today you will take part in Hanoi City Tour. That will be a good day in your 6 day itinerary for you to understand more about Hanoi culture and history. 

Breakfast is always recommended before you start our exciting tour today to take a closer look of the beauty of Hanoi. One of the sites cannot be ignored is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon and from early September until the end December. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh – a famous Vietnamese Leader. Many people throughout the country come and show their respect towards Ho Chi Minh President every single day. After that, you will be guided to visit the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts where Ho Chi Minh once lived and worked, and the stunning One Pillar Pagoda. These sites belong to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, so it is easy to explore. Then, you will move to the next destination – Temple of Literature, which was built in the 11th century and was the first university in Vietnam. Visiting this site can definitely make you excited due to its beautiful ancient architectural features and its traditional and cultural value. 

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will spend visiting one of Hanoi’s well-known museum like Hoa Lo or Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday) with the aim of approaching Vietnamese history through their exhibitions. The visited location will be decided totally on your own. Then let move to Hanoi Old Quarter by car and walk around the streets where you find various shops with the regional specialties. Moreover, you can get a lot of unforgettable experiences with Vietnamese street food enjoyed in a small restaurant and the way you learn how to make and enjoy the traditional dishes like the true natives.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hanoi -Hang Mua Peak - Trang An Grottoes - Hanoi (B, L)

Activities: Paying a visit to Hang Mua peak and Trang An grottoes

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, today you will take a two-hour drive from Hanoi to get to Ninh Binh for visiting Hang Mua Peak. Hang Mua, the highest location in Ninh Binh sets impress on visitor with the magnificent view of its picturesque countryside and charming Ngo Dong River. To reach the peak where two huge dragons located, you have to climb up 500 steps. That will be an incredible place you should not miss when you visit Vietnam and Ninh Binh.

After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant, you will move to Trang An Grottoes by sampan boat. Some scenes of King Kong “Skull Island”- a must-see monster movie was shot on this site, making it be a tourist hub in Ninh Binh. With many impressive caves such as Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave and limestone hills, this trip in Trang An Grottoes will always make you feel excited. Ending the trip and we will come back to Hanoi for a night sleep.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruising (B, L, D)

Activities: Moving to Halong Bay, make a new adventure in one of the World Heritages by the traditional junk.

Day 3 of your Vietnam Itinerary in 1 week will be Halong Bay – a must see when you visit North Vietnam.

Today you will move to Halong Bay by train after your arrival in Hanoi Railway Station in the early morning. Have breakfast in the near-by hotel before you’ll be picked up by our guide for the transfer to Halong Bay. It may take about 4 hours to get there so you can take rest or bring a book with you to read during the journey. The beauty of Halong Bay will surely surprise you when you get there. You will enable to explore one of New Seven Wonders of Nature deeper by making a cruise with the wooden junk around the magnificent and magical limestone mountain islands. Kayaks are always available to use for unfolding the beauty of hidden caves and grottos. Moreover, swimming is also recommended to get the memorable experience with the emerald water here. If you don’t want to swim, you can spend your leisure time on the boat’s sundeck. Fresh and tasty seafood are served as dinner in the dining rooms for all travelers.  

Stay overnight in the cabin on the boat.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Notes: Itinerary may vary slightly based on your selected junk boat’s program.

Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)

Activities: Visit limestone caves of Halong Bay, enjoy the last day in Halong Bay and come back to Hanoi

Let enjoy your last day on Halong Bay  2 day 1 night with all your energy. Getting up early in the morning and doing Tai Chi – a local exercise before your breakfast will make you start the day with better mood. Then continuing to discover the gorgeous caves until you have to come back to the boat for moving to the harbor. You will return to Hanoi by bus and be at your leisure time.  Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Notes: The itinerary for Halong Bay trip may change slightly depending on the cruise we stay.

Day 6: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Activities: Take the transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Enjoy your free time with doing shopping in Hanoi, then say goodbye to the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Your Best Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days is finished.

End of services. Hope to see you again!

Meals:  Breakfast

Included / Not Included


  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations (Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC (Bus for Halong Bay)
  •   01 night on Halong Bay cruise
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water (02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees to sites as mentioned in itinerary


  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your flights to/from Hanoi 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips for guide and driver
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Incredible Asia Journeys
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