VIETNAM TOUR OF HIGHLIGHTS
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hue - Danang - Hoian - Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre
Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi City Tour With Cyclo
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing Tour then to Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise Tour – Hanoi – Water Puppet Show
Day 4: Hanoi – Full Day Tour to Hoa Lu & Tam Coc in Ninh Binh
Day 5: Hanoi – Morning Flight to Hue – Sightseeing Tour
Day 6: Hue City Tour – Da Nang – Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 7: Hoi An Sightseeing Tour
Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Sightseeing Tour
Day 9: Saigon Tour to Cu Chi Tunnels and Tay Ninh
Day 10: Saigon Tour to Mekong Delta with My Tho + Ben Tre
Day 11: Saigon - Departure
Day 1: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: ARRIVAL - HANOI PACKAGE TOURS (-/-/-)On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia's most striking colonial architecture. The green lakes and parks are made for relaxing atmosphere. If time permits, we enjoy a short cyclo ride through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. O/N in Ha Noi.
Day 2: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS : HANOI SIGHTSEEING TOURS - HALONG CRUISING TOURS (B/-/-)Today we commence our sightseeing of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a visit to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam's first university, and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before we depart for Halong Bay watching the scenic countryside. En route, we make stopover at Dong Trieu pottery village to stretch our legs and admire the craftsmen at work. O/N in Ha Long.
Day 3: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HALONG CRUISE TOURS – HANOI TRAVEL PACKAGE TOURS(B/L/-)The legendary Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. We board a traditional boat for a five hour trip around Halong Bay. This exciting cruise provides us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. We round off our excursion with a seafood lunch served on board and travel by roads back to Ha Noi, arriving in time to see an evening performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets.
O/N in Ha Noi.
Day 4: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: FULL DAY TOUR TO HOA LU + TAM COC (B/-/-)The ancient capital during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu
, which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. Today we will depart our hotel at 8h00 for Ninh Binh to visit these two remaining structures. The first one is dedicated to the Dinh Dynasty. The second one commemorates the Le Rulers. In front of these temples is the rugged Ma Yen mount; it involves a walk over 200 steps for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. The following sight is Tam Coc which is surnamed “Halong Bay on land”. We board a sampan for a leisurely trip through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by towering limestone cliffs to the grottoes of Tam Coc. The trip ends after arrival in Ha Noi
O/N in Ha Noi.
Day 5: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HANOI - HUE FULLDAY SIGHSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)
By the end of the day, we will have one more chance to take a glancing tour of Hue with a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Along the way we pass many fantastic eating spots, all ideal for visitors to sample some local delicacies.
O/N in Hue.
Day 6: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HUE PACKAGE TOURS - DANANG SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO HOI AN (B/-/-)In this morning, before leaving to Danang we will take a short drive though the rolling hill to see the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc and the famous Tu Hieu Pagoda. The scenic 4-hour drive via Hai Van Pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages (we can choose the shorter way by driving through the tunnel).
Upon arrival Da Nang, we will take a visit to Cham Museum formerly known as the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient. This museum contains many exquisite limestone carvings from the vanquished Kingdom of Champa which has been the central coastal littoral prior to the march of the Vietnamese nation southward. Then a visit to Marble Mountains with its beautiful grottoes and temples whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Later on, we keep on rolling further southward to Hoi An, which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.
O/N in Hoi An.
Day 7: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HOIAN SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market. We include these sites in an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past
The rest of time, you will be free on your own O/N in Hoi An.
Day 8: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HOI AN PACKAGE TOURS – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH CITY TOURS (B/-/-)After having breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Da Nang airport for a short morning flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. An afternoon will acquaints us with some major sights of Ho Chi Minh. We drive past many lively streets on our way to the Reunification Palace. This mansion was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We follow these with a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War remnant exhibit. The final stop is Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 9 : VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HO CHI MINH CITY – FULL DAY TOURS TO TAY NINH – CU CHI TUNNELS - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/-/-)
O/N in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA PACKAGE TOURS (B/L/-)Heading out of town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta. This plain region boasts the largest rice bowl of Vietnam. On arrival in My Tho we board a boat navigating around the intricate small canals, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting river trip will pass by the lush green vegetation towards the famous Unicorn Island where we have a chance to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and see farmers at work. We navigate some narrower canals using small rowing boats to Ben Tre Province for an interesting visit to some local industries. The extra enjoyment is to have lunch at one of the famous local eating spots. We drive back to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off en route to see the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Saigon's Chinatown, locally named as Cho Lon. This bustling area is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 11: VIETNAM TOURS OF HIGHLIGHTS: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)There is a free time to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh. The tour ends after your transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure.
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Air ticket Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
• Accommodation in hotels (twin shared room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch & D = Dinner
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Water puppet show
• Boat trips
• Pure bottled water & wipes
Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,...
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