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HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM

11 days/ 10 nights

Vietnam's beauty, throughout from North and Central Coast to South Vietnam with all of most beautiful landscapes and the most famous destinations. From charming Hanoi with its fading colonial architecture and national monuments, to the spellbinding scenery of Halong Bay and the steamy city of Saigon on the edge of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam is as colourful as it is diverse. See the very best of vibrant Vietnam, in 11 captivating days!

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Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the capital of Vietnam, a city that celebrated 1.000 years in 2010 has countless fascinating cultural and historic sites with tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we commence a full day city tour of Hanoi capital with a first visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Residence (viewed from outside), modeled after the Mausoleum of Lenin in Russia, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is one-of-its kind in the world, the building is dedicated to house Ho Chi Minh’s preserved body and a place where you can express admiration and gratitude towards the national hero while. It is popularly known among Vietnamese as Uncles’ Mausoleum, for the intimate and familiar atmosphere Ho Chi Minh always created when he was alive, the Mausoleum is also a lively illustrator of national unity. Then visit the small but iconic One Pillar pagoda before heading to the Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university.
In the afternoon, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum where displays women’s role in Vietnamese society and culture, the memories of the wartime contribution by individual heroic women that are most poignant. It’s also showcase a stunning collection of propaganda posters, as well as costumes, tribal basketware and fabric motifs from Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups. Then head to the bustling Old Quarter for a walking tour, learning about its rich cultural, artistic, culinary history and shopping. We end the day by enjoying a wonderful performance of Water Puppet Show
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: HANOI - NINH BINH - HANOI (B/L/D)

Leave the city behind with a short drive through rural northern Vietnam to Hoa Lu, Vietnam's first capital. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80) and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). Then proceed to Tam Coc for lunch before boarding a private sampan ride through the rice paddies and enormous limestone karsts to reach the sacred Tam Coc Caves, the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields, which is why this area is often referred to as “Halong on the land”. End your visit with a climb up to the Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Return by sampan to Tam Coc town before returning to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 4: HANOI - HALONGBAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, this morning a scenic drive leads you to the stunningly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Arrive at your jetty in Halong City towards noon then board your traditional wooden junk boat, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay and pass by the emerald waters soaking up the panoramic vista of the thousand or so karst limestone islands that stud the bay.
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on Halong Bay.

Day 5: HALONG - NOIBAI AIRPORT - DANANG - HOIAN (B/D)

Enjoy the sunrise over the Bay and explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot). Your breakfast is served (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer to Noi Bai airport for short flight Danang. Upon arrival a private vehicle will be waiting for you for the 40-minute drive to Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: HOI AN - MY SON - HOI AN (B/L/D)

Today we will discover Vietnam's rich cultural and historical heritage. The morning begins with a visit to My Son, the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, and Tra Kieu (formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel) to view the Cham ruins and artifacts.
This afternoon, a walking tour of Hoi An's ancient town centre will take you back in time to when its was a major trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries in Asia and today an officially listed UNESCO world heritage site. Visit old shophouses, the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful market in this well-preserved town. The rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy the shopping in Hoi An – a paradise for silk & fashionable clothing and accessories.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: HOI AN - DA NANG - HUE (B/L/D)

Leaving Hoian in the morning, we head out to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. En route, stop to visit the Museum of Cham, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world, and continue driving along the scenic coast of central Vietnam, first ascending the Pass of Ocean Clouds for panoramic views of the surroundings before descending to the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
In the afternoon, visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, was built within 11 years to complete. In comparison with those of the preceding emperors, Khai Dinh Tomb is much smaller in surface but it is very elaborate. It is the result of the interminglement of many architectural trends; European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern.
Overnight in Hue

Day 8: HUE - SAI GON (B/L/D)

We commence our half day tour with a visit to the Imperial City of Hue, was a walled fortress, and palace in the former capital of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 - 1945, the last dynasty and it is one of the oldest cities in Viet Nam, The complex of Hue Monuments straddling the Perfume River, most of which remaining unchanged were officially recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2003 by UNESCO. Then visit Thien Mu Pagoda on the banks of the Huong river, one of the most famous pagoda in Hue City
After lunch, we take the afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is your leisure to explore the vibrant Saigon
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 9: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)

We leave the bustle of the city behind for a day of exploring scenic rice fields, waterways and extensive orchards of Mytho, one of exciting destinations of the Mekong Delta area, just some hours by coach from Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival at My Tho boat station. You board a local boat for a boat trip up to Mekong River and sightseeing of fish floating market, four famous islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, and Phoenix and then stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek for a orchard visit, enjoy a folk music show performed by peasants and seasonal fruits. Visit then to a coconut candy workshop, taste fresh candies. It’s time for you to experience of the daily life of villagers in Mekong Delta by getting on a horse-cart and it brings you along the countryside road. The next spot is to visit a bee- farm and enjoy honey- tea.
We end the day excursion with a discovery of Ben Tre province’s Vam Chua natural canal by rowing boat. The bus will drive you back to SaiGon around 18:30
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: SAIGON CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

Affer breakfast, we commence a full day Saigon city tour with a first visit to the Independence Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace, the home to the last 3 President of South Vietnam; then visit the Gothic-style Notre Dame Cathedral, the city’s main Catholic cathedral built by the French in the 1880s, the Cathedral’s twin spires were for decades the city best-known landmark. Next by, Central Post office, a Gothic architectural style, which was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century, designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area, our excursion will continue with a visit to War Museum which exhibits photographs and weapons of the Vietnam War before lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we head to Cuchi district to visit Cuchi Tunnels, located 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, built and used by the Viet Cong during Vietnam War. It took 25 years to construct this tunnel and it stands today as a symbol of struggle of the Vietnamese people. This Tunnel consists of more than 200km of underground tunnels, many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels and home to more than 16,000 communist guerillas and sympathizers during the war. The underground network provided sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and other social rooms. Visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels provides a better understanding of the prolonged resistance war and also of the persistent and clever character of the Vietnamese. Back to your hotel
Overnight in Saigon

Day 11: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)

The day is at your leisure for last minute sight-seeing or shopping until your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your onward flight

 

TOUR RATES INCLUDE

  • Hotel accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English/French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary. 

TOUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE

  • International flights to and from Vietnam
  • International Airfare - Click here for rates
  • Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
  • Domestic flights Hanoi - Danang//Hue - Saigon & Including airport tax (quoted separately)
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • All other services which are not mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc...
  • Tips for guide, travel insurance

REMARKS

  • The rate above is based on quotation, no booking is placed yet.
  • Local operator reserve the right to adjust the program without notice.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to unforeseen.
  • All hotel categories given above is based on local standard.
  • Room is subject to availability upon request.
  • All rates quoted is net & subject to change prior notice and term & condition apply. 

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