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Vietnam insight exploration 12 days 11 nights

Vietnam insight exploration 12 days 11 nights

Vietnam insight exploration 12 days 11 nights
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Duration: 12 days 11 nights

Destination: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ha Long, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta

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Summary

See the very best things of Vietnam in just twelve days — a greatest-hits tour of this fascinating country. Touring from the North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have sweeping views of Vietnam and collect a lot of interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. This tour is designed for the discerning travelers wishing to the natural beauty and hidden charms along the whole country.

Highlights

 Visiting Hanoi Old Quarter and the famous historical sites as well as exploring Hanoian’s lifestyle

 Enjoying fresh air, beautiful landscape and delicious seafood during the boat trip on Ha Long Bay

 Immersing in tranquil atmosphere of poetic Hue city, float on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Tomb of Tu Duc King, Royal Citadel and Royal Arena

 Discovering the architectural harmony among Vietnam, China and Japan in ancient Hoi an Town, My Son Sanctuary  (My Son holy land)

 Taking part in the daily life of local people in Mekong Delta

 Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels - an underground tunnels network and interesting historical stories about Vietnam War

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable air-conditioned car and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in.

 Sleep at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:30AM to start this full day city tour. We first head to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is one of the most important historical attractions of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero, and then Uncle Ho's House (House on stilt) and the One-pillar pagoda - one of the two most iconic temples in Vietnam.

The next visiting of Tran Quoc Pagoda which located on a small peninsula on the East side of West Lake, is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. We will then visit the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam, is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi, and then stop for a lunch at a local restaurant nearby.

Following the break, we will visit the Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam, one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. You'll next be transferred to Sword Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that, we will have time to be experienced a cup of special coffee while looking down the streets, viewing the bustling life of the locals at the late afternoon. Then with the next 1- hour cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter to enjoy the daily life of local people before ending makes this day trip in Hanoi even more unforgettable.

Sleep in hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you'll be picked up at hotel by shuttle bus then transferred to Halong Bay through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, you will get on board of the junk and start cruising to the Bai Tu Long Bay – the further part of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian menu available).

Outdoor activities such as swimming and kayaking will bring you with even more exciting experiences at the anchor point. Let's start our closer exploration of the limestone rocks then enjoy the feeling of the wind blowing on the top or take some nice photos of Halong Bay panorama. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight on board.

 

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L/-)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and you’ll then be transferred directly to the airport to catch flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 5: Full day Hue City tour (B/L/-)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city at 8:00, then we will take a boat along Perfume River to visit Tu Duc tomb, one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of Nguyen dynasty. After studying the secret stories behind the tomb, we'll drive back to the city center with some stopovers at the conical hat and incense stick making village to know about handicraft villages in Hue. Arriving to the city, we'll visit the unique Royal Arena where Tiger and Elephant fights were held by the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. After lunch and short break at a local restaurant, we'll then continue our Hue day trip with a visit to the Royal Citadel - one of the best places in Hue to experience the tradition, culture and rhythms of the Vietnamese Royal life in the past. The next attraction is Thien Mu Pagoda - a picturesque landscape besides Perfume River and a perfect place to enjoy peaceful and serene atmosphere that also gives you chance to watch praying time of the monks here. On the way driving back to the hotel in the city center, we'll stop for a while and experience the daily life of Hue inhabitants at Dong Ba market. Our Hue day trip will end at hotel at around 17:00. Sleep in hotel in Hue.

 

Day 6: Hue – Da nang – Hoi an (B/L/-)

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up at hotel to transfer you to Hoi an, Viet Nam. On the way, you will stop at Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain for sightseeing. These destinations help you relax and learn more about Vietnam’s rich culture.

Sleeping in Hoi an.

 

Day 7: Full day Hoi an – My Son Holly land (B/L)

Please meet the guide at your hotel at around 8:30 and then head to My Son Holy land. Upon your arrival at this World Heritage, you'll have chance to discover its architectural beauty as well as unique cultural values of the Cham people in Vietnam.

Spending about 1 hour and a half visiting and taking nice photos at this site then you'll go back to Hoi An for lunch and break.

After lunch, we'll start the walking trip around the city to visit Hoi An attractions: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… And a visit of a local family making lanterns brings you a chance to try making some special souvenirs for friends and beloved before ending this Hoi an - My Son trip. Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 8: Hoi an – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Say goodbye to Hoi An, you will get to Ho Chi Minh by flight from Da Nang. Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to hotel in the City. Time for relaxing.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 9: Full day Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at hotel and head to the Cu Chi tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese soldiers during their struggle for independence.

Arriving at Cu Chi, you’ll spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including   the   secret   cellar-door,   museum   of   self-made   weapons, shooting range, garment-factory ammunition to deeply understand how the Vietnamese soldiers were able to survive in this tiny underground network. Then, you’ll be driven back to Saigon.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit some popular attractions including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace with our guide. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B/L/D)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00 and depart for Tien Giang Province. Reaching the dock at around noon, you will board on a comfortable wooden boat for short rest and welcome drink. Then, the staff will guide you to check-in your cabin. Lunch will be served with traditional Vietnamese dishes. While cruising on the Mekong River, you have leisure time to relax on deck and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the banks.

In the afternoon, you will be guided to visit the luxuriant orchards and the rice fields of Vietnamese as well as to observe the local people’s life. You are offered chances to visit local’s houses and talk to local people.

Come back to the boat for relaxation, witnessing the charming sunset and enjoying soft drinks on the deck while the boat is floating on the river. Your first day tour will stop with traditional delicious dinner.

Overnight on board.

 

Day 11: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Your second day itinerary begins with the visit floating market (Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Market depending on travel date). You have more chances to take photos there. 

Transfer to a small boat. The boat tour will take you pass through small and beautiful canals with peaceful tranquil villages of Mekong Delta region. Stop at local orchards for observing how people pluck the fruits and do their agricultural activities.

You will get off the boat. Then a bus will take you back to Saigon. Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 12: Depart (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, take leisure time before leaving for the airport. Our tour guide will take you to the airport to catch flight back to your country. Trip ends

Price list

 The number of pax includes adults, children (5-10 years old) and infants (under 5 years old).

 Tour prices for children are applied based on the number of pax.

 Total number of children and infants must be less than the number of adults.

 The quotation above is only applicable at present and might change at booking time thus please kindly double check before making booking

 Please use the booking form and choose your desired departure date to get the exact price for the tour.

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