7 Day Vietnam Tour – Complete Itinerary and Guide

Welcome to Vietnam, a rapidly developing country brimming with rich history, stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and warm hospitality. If you are planning for a 7 Day Vietnam Tour and looking for the ultimate itinerary to make the most of your trip, you’ve come to the right place.

With just 7 days to explore, you’ll need a well-planned itinerary to capture the essence of Vietnam. Viland Travel has crafted a perfect 7 day Vietnam tour designed specifically for first-time visitors, ensuring you experience the highlights of this captivating country. Read on and get ready to plan your ultimate vacation!

7 Day Vietnam Tour Itinerary Ultimate Guide Just For You

Embarking on a 7 day tour of Vietnam offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and culinary delights. Throughout this 7 day Vietnam tour, you’ll experience the diverse facets of Vietnam’s culture, history, and natural wonders. From the vibrant streets of Hanoi to the tranquil waters of Halong Bay and the lush greenery of the Mekong Delta, each destination offers unique experiences that promise to leave you with cherished memories of your time in Vietnam.

Day 1: Hanoi

Located in the heart of the Red River Delta region, Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. It serves as the perfect starting point for your 7 day Vietnam tour. Despite its status as a bustling capital, Hanoi maintains a relaxed and unhurried pace, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking a tranquil experience.

Upon arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, you’ll complete immigration procedures and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Settle in and embrace the charm and allure of this captivating city as you prepare for an unforgettable journey. 

Hanoi’s rich history, cultural depth, and scenic beauty provide a warm welcome and set the tone for your Vietnam adventure. Whether exploring the ancient temples, wandering through the bustling markets, or savoring the delicious local cuisine, your stay in Hanoi promises to be both enriching and memorable.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, an iconic image of Vietnam with its limestone islands rising majestically from the emerald waters. Embark on an overnight boat trip to fully experience this must-see destination. Begin your journey with a scenic drive through the picturesque Red River Delta, arriving at Halong Bay just in time for check-in. 

Upon boarding, you’ll receive a warm welcome and can indulge in a delightful lunch as you set sail into the bay. The afternoon is yours to enjoy a variety of visits and activities or simply relax and take in the stunning scenery from the deck. As the sun sets, your boat will anchor among the awe-inspiring karst formations, creating a perfect backdrop for a delectable dinner. 

Spend a peaceful night aboard the boat, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Ha Long Bay Landscape
Ha Long Bay Landscape

Start your day by witnessing the breathtaking sunrise over Ha Long Bay. Embrace the tranquility with an invigorating Tai Chi session, a gentle exercise that combines deep breathing, relaxation, and graceful movements. As a martial art form, Tai Chi offers numerous health benefits, including stress reduction, improved balance, and enhanced mobility. We highly recommend waking up early to participate in this revitalizing session.

After Tai Chi, engage in various activities aboard the cruise ship, depending on the boat’s itinerary. Indulge in a delectable breakfast, and on some boats, enjoy a brunch while the vessel leisurely sails back to the port. Once you disembark, transfer back to Hanoi.

From 17:00 to 20:00, embark on an evening street food tour and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hanoi. Discover the surprising flavors, ingredients, and affordable prices that make Hanoi cuisine a delightful experience for every visitor. This tour offers a chance to explore the vibrant street food scene, savoring the unique and delicious dishes that define the city’s gastronomic landscape.

Day 4: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City

After enjoying some free time to explore the enchanting city of Hanoi, your driver will escort you to the airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, our driver will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City presents a vibrant contrast with its neon lights, bustling shopping scenes, and trendy cafes. The city beautifully juxtaposes modernity with its French colonial heritage. Its wide, tree-lined boulevards reflect historical influences, while towering skyscrapers signify its 21st-century development. Prepare to experience the lively chaos of motorbike-filled streets, a distinctive feature that sets Ho Chi Minh City apart from other cities in Vietnam.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnel
Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnel

Prepare for an exhilarating family adventure as we guide you through the wonders of Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Your journey begins with a scenic speedboat ride along the picturesque Saigon River, led by our knowledgeable guide. Take in the stunning views and embrace the excitement of the journey.

Upon arrival at the Cu Chi Tunnels, prepare to be astounded by the intricate network of tunnels used by communist guerrillas. Explore the ingenious traps, witness weapon demonstrations, and even have the opportunity to fire an AK-47 under expert guidance.

Afterwards, return to the city center for a delectable lunch before embarking on a captivating city tour. Discover the captivating fusion of French colonial mansions and modern architectural wonders that define the essence of Ho Chi Minh City. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and cultural heritage that permeates every corner of this vibrant metropolis.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

After breakfast, our driver will take you to Cai Be, arriving around 11:00 AM. You’ll be warmly welcomed by our local guide with refreshing fresh fruit or a drink. Embark on a boat to explore the enchanting Cai Be inland and floating markets, as well as traditional villages known for producing candies and Bánh Tráng (rice paper). Here, you’ll witness the vibrant daily life of locals who depend on the river for their livelihoods. Engage in conversations with friendly sellers on their boats and perhaps purchase some fresh tropical fruits.

Next, we will continue our boat journey to the serene Tan Phong isles, home to the Mekong Rustic homestay nestled amidst lush tropical fruit gardens. Upon check-in, you’ll be treated to tea, welcome fruits, and a delicious Southern-style Vietnamese lunch prepared by the hospitable host family.

In the afternoon, your local host will take you on a tour of his orchards, sharing his knowledge and expertise on garden care and fruit picking. Enjoy the serene ambiance as you listen to the captivating tunes of Don Ca Tai Tu, a traditional musical art form, while savoring the fruits you have personally picked from the garden.

Later in the day, you’ll head to the vegetable garden to gather fresh ingredients for a family-style dinner. With the guidance of the host, you’ll prepare and cook a delightful meal together. Enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere of the homestay, surrounded by tropical gardens.

Day 7: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Begin your day in the serene Mekong Delta, relishing the crisp morning breeze before embarking on your second-day excursion. Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the homestay to fuel your adventures ahead. Once energized, embark on a cycling journey through the picturesque countryside. Make a stop at a local kindergarten (optional, subject to school schedule) and visit a nearby farmer’s house to learn the traditional art of crafting jackfruit leaf cake. 

After a scenic ride through the idyllic isles, return to the homestay for a brief respite and bid farewell to your gracious hosts. Check-out is scheduled between 11:00 and 11:30, marking the conclusion of your stay on Tan Phong Isles. Board the ferry back to the wharf, where your journey to Ho Chi Minh City awaits.

Following your last meal in Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll have ample time to unwind and discover the city at your own pace. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure flight, concluding your 7 day Vietnam tour.

Final thoughts

For novice travelers, crafting the ideal 7 day tour of Vietnam can pose a daunting task, making opting for a guided tour the optimal choice for a fulfilling experience. Viland Travel’s bespoke tours highlight captivating destinations including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, and the Mekong Delta – and any other destination in Vietnam that your heart desires.

With seasoned guides and seamless logistics, this cultural expedition ensures a hassle-free journey. Discover diverse landscapes, delve into rich heritage, and indulge in delectable cuisine. From cozy accommodations to meticulously curated schedules, every aspect is meticulously arranged. Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s mesmerizing allure, forge enduring memories, and unearth the essence of this extraordinary nation.

Seize this incredible opportunity; reserve your spot now and embark on a voyage of a lifetime.