Package Duration : 10 Days
Hanoi - 3 Nights, Hue - 1 Night, Hoi An
- 2 Nights, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 Nights
Arrive Hanoi International Airport. Youíll
start your trip in Hanoi, Vietnam's artistic and intellectual
capital, which celebrated its 1,000 year anniversary in 2010.
Historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that
buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.
You will be transferred to your hotel where you will have free time.
Night halt at Hanoi.
After breakfast, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum, where the preserved body of "Uncle Ho" may be viewed.
Youíll also see his nearby house, the lotus-shaped One Pillar
Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake,
Ngoc Son Temple, and other museums. Following lunch, you will enjoy
a one-hour cyclo ride around the Hanoi Old Quarter, a place you must
see to experience Hanoi, where you will find shopping & cultural/
historical sites all wrapped into one. Close your day by attending a
wonderful performance of traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Show.
Night halt at Hanoi
After breakfast, You will be driven to Ha Long
Bay, which is one of the most magnificent scenic spots in all of
Vietnam and was designated by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage
Site in 1994. It is a picturesque bay with some 775 islets rising
from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Washed by water
and lapped by waves for hundreds of thousands of years, the
limestone basin has been carved into stalactite-filled caves,
crescent beaches and odd-shaped formations. Night halt at Hanoi.
Today you will take a flight to Hue, Vietnamís
former imperial capital, which sits on the Perfume River. On arrival
in Hue you will transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will
visit the imposing Imperial Citadel, the Museum of Royal Relics and
the Dong Ba market. Enjoy a cyclo ride this evening to the
restaurant where you will enjoy a Hue royal-style dinner before a
night halt at Hue.
After breakfast, continue your sightseeing in
mystical Hue today, including a boat trip on the Perfume River to
Thien Mu Pagoda. Next, you will drive to visit some of the thirteen
lavish imperial tombs of the Nguyen kings, including King Tu Ducs
tomb and King Khai Dinh's tomb, followed by lunch at a local
restaurant. This afternoon, youíll drive south to Danang through the
inspiring 4,900 foot high Hai Van Pass, Vietnam's geographical and
psychological boundary between north and south. The peak of the pass
lies perpetually shrouded in clouds. You will stop at the
stone-carving village at the foot of the Marble Mountains and
continue to the absolutely charming and relaxed town of Hoi An.
Believed to have been settled no less than 2,200 years ago, Hoi An
was a thriving seaport and a base for seafaring nations seeking new
sources of wealth throughout Southeast Asia. Even ancient Arab
trading documents mention Hoi An as a stop along their trade routes.
Upon arrival, check in your hotel Night halt at Hoi An.
After breakfast, visit to a family-run
lantern-making business, where you will get a chance to design your
own lantern with the assistance of your native hosts and take it
with you as a souvenir. You will continue exploring the narrow
streets of Hoi An, which are lined with buildings representing a mix
of architectural styles, some of which are not seen anywhere else
today. Some of the highlights include the temples of Phuoc Kien and
Quang Dong and a 16th Century Japanese covered bridge. After lunch,
rest of the day free Night halt at Hoi An.
After breakfast, drive to Danang, where you
will visit the Cham Museum, featuring artifacts from the Kingdom of
Champa, a civilization that ruled the area from the 2nd to the 14th
Century. Later, youíll fly to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (formerly
Saigon) and check into your hotel. Although it's the largest and
busiest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City retains the beauty of its
graceful colonial French-style structures. Night halt at Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, leave to visit the Cu Chi
tunnels. You will explore the "Iron Triangle", riddled with an
extensive system of tunnels used during the American War, along with
fascinating traps and surprises. Enjoy your lunch at a well-known
local restaurant before continuing the tour in the afternoon and
visiting the former Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Central
Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Return back to hotel in the
evening. Night halt at Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, transfer to Mekong Delta and
Vinh Long province Starts with a cruise among local barges full of
fruits & vegetables in the colorful Cai Be floating market. Take a
lunch of Mekong specialties will be served in Bonsai Garden. Then a
rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside via small
canals to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, passing by traditional wood
and palm-leaf houses, & local farmers doing their daily work. After
walking around the village, you can enjoy seasonal fruits when
listening to Southern traditional music. Transferred back to Saigon.
Free to explore the city at night. Night halt at Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, day is free at leisure in Ho
Chi Minh City and transfer to airport for flight to board the flight
to your further destination.
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