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Vietnam Highlights Tour – 14 Days

Hoi An Ancient Town

Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi
Route: Ho Chi Minh City arrival - Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnel - Vinh Long - Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - Hue - Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Halong Bay - Hanoi departure
Tour duration: 14 days 13 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour type: Landscape and Nature, Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Activity level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

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The Vietnam highlights tour is our most compact program that invites you to experience Vietnam's geography and culture. Within 14 days, this tour will give you a moderate schedule enabling an in-depth visit at each site from North to South. You will explore the colonial elegance of the Hanoi capital, The World Heritage site of Halong Bay, Ancient citadel in Hue, Hoi An town and the stately Ho Chi Minh city...

DAY 01Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival

Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon. Welcome by our Tour Guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this dynamic city. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 02Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Ho Chi Minh city
Post Office in Ho Chi Minh city

In the morning we take a half day tour in this dynamic city. First, we visit the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Next, we visit the War Remnants Museum, We also stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. The post office, built between 1877 and 1883, is an excellent example of classic French colonial architecture. Lunch will be served at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive 70 kilometers to North West to explore the underground tunnels in Cu Chi the system had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. It was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years… getting married, giving birth. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been opened for visitors. You may even have a chance to crawl through the tunnels yourself. We return to Saigon in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Sai Gon.

DAY 03Ho Chi Minh – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
mekong delta
Mekong Delta

This morning we drive to Vinh Long, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. A three-hour journey through the lush fields and farms will take us to the southernmost region of Vietnam - the Mekong Delta, often referred to as the rice basket of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year
Upon arrival, we embark on a boat trip to visit Cai Be floating market before visiting Dong Hoa Hiep, a village that makes rice paper - a crucial element in Vietnamese cuisine!
We will also visit one of many local orchards where we can enjoy some of the exotic fruits before transferring back to Sai Gon.
Overnight in Sai Gon.

DAY 04 Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang (B, L)

Free time at the leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Nha Trang.
Upon arrival in Nha Trang, we take a transfer to our Hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 05 Nha Trang (B, L)
Nha trang beach
Nha Trang Beach

After breakfast, we start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit; many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows making their nest. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 06Nha Trang – Early flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (B)

Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Da Nang. After that we drive to our hotel in Hoi An and check-in. This afternoon we take a walking tour of the old town Hoi An. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. The rest of time is free to walk in the old town, feel the atmosphere of its original culture, enjoy shopping for tailor clothing, lanterns, shoes and food, or simply relaxing on the beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 07Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B)
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town

In the morning we drive 70 kilometers to My Son Holy land. Located 70 km southwest of Da Nang, My Son was the capital of the once mighty Champa Kingdom. It boasts a complex of ancient ruins that date back to 1,700 years ago, and is the most complete example of ancient Champa ruins in Vietnam.
In the afternoon free to explore the town, enjoy the shopping or simply relax on the beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 08Hoi An – Hue (B)
Hue
Hue

After breakfast, we depart from our hotel for a three-hour journey to Hue, one of Vietnam’s most cultural and historical cities, once ruled by the Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. Stop on the way to visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Marble Mountain was one of four mountains located south of Da Nang that stretched from the coast inland or westward for about three miles. All of the mountains had lots of cave entrances and tunnels.
Upon arrival, check in to our hotel in Hue and visit Forbidden Purple City. The rest of time is free at the leisure.
Overnight in Hue.

DAY 09Hue – Flight to Hanoi (B, L)

In the morning we board a dragon boat on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. From here we drive to visit Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Tomb, stopping en route to witness the crafting of Vietnamese conical hats.
In the afternoon we take a short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, welcome and transfer to our downtown hotel to check in.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 10Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Temple of Literature Hanoi
Temple of Literature Hanoi

We begin a full-day city tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex, including the One Pillar Pagoda, the former leader’s house on stilts and his Mausoleum. This is followed by the peaceful Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam.
In the afternoon we visit the Ethnologic museum, followed by an hour cycle tour (rickshaw) through the bustling Old Quarter. A walk through its exciting streets is a fascinating introduction to the different lifestyles of Vietnam, and an opportunity to shop for bargains. To finish off the day, we attend the performance of the unique water puppetry.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 11Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B, L)
Hoa Lu Tam Coc
Hoa Lu Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

After breakfast, we transfer to Ninh Binh province. Visit Hoa Lu - Nearly one thousand years’ ago, this place used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudal and historical conflicts, Hoa Lu still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas. Your one-day tour will be filled with many legend and myth. Additionally, one thing that make this tour the most exiting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Tam Coc ( three grottoes)- regarded as “ inland Halong bay”. Back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 12Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D)
Halong Bay
Halong Bay

We depart Hanoi for Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes
Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay we embark on a boat trip to cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea. In the late afternoon, we anchor for the night on the bay and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on board.
Overnight on a junk boat in Halong Bay.

DAY 13Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. After breakfast we take a Sampan boat to explore Luon Cave. We may have a chance to see the wild monkeys that gather around waiting for food from the tourists. After that we continue to cruise around the bay. Lunch is served on the boat on our way back to the docks then we return to Hanoi. On the way, stop over for Dinh Bang Village in Bac Ninh Province to visit Do temple, this temple was building during the Le Dynasty and has been altered several times since. The major reconstruction took place under the reign of Le Trung Hung in the 17th century. Then we enjoy traditional music show “Quan Ho” or called Quan Ho Folk song. Return to Hanoi and free time.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 14Departure day (B)

Free day until your transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight home.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

* The price of this trip changes a lot according your group number, travel season and tour class. Please contact one of our travel consulttants for the most detailed qoutation. We ensure the LOWEST price.

TARRIFF COST

PRICE/ PERSON
GROUP SIZE 02 03-05 06-08 Single supplement
PRICE/ Person US$ US$ US$ US$
    What's Include?
    • 12 night hotel accommodation in twin shared as noted or similar
    • 01 night on the junk in Ha Long bay
    • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat trip in Mekong delta, Hue and Ha Long bay
    • Local English/ French speaking guide ((for other languages supplements apply)
    • Admission fee to indicated sights
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
    • Visa approval letter (Excluded visa stamping fee at the airport)
    • Souvenir gift and mineral water
    What's Exclude?
    • Visa stamping fee on arrival
    • Int’l air tickets to / from Vietnam
    • Domestic air tickets: Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang / Nha Trang - Da Nang – Hanoi
    • Travel Insurance in all kinds
    • Meals is not mentioned
    • Tip, drinks and personal expenses.
    • Gov’t tax
 

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