HIGHLIGHT OF VIETNAM
DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI – CITY TOUR
Arriving at Hanoi Airport, welcome you to Hanoi! We will transfer you to your hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour around Hanoi. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi for a 180-km journey to Halong Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 2000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery.
You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.
You will be served with lunch and dinner on boat. Overnight onboard.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG – HOIAN (B)
You are recommended to wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the brunch on boat, you will continue the excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. Transfer back the pier to Hanoi Airport for flight to Danang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel in Hoian for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4: HOIAN TOWN (B)
We will start a walking tour with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore. You will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoian. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favourite clothes/suits/dresses if you are interested.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: HOIAN – HUE (B)
The tour continues in Danang. You will have chance to enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Lang Co with long white sandy beach will surely make you feel a real day of relaxation.
Afterwards, we will transfer to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline.
Upon arrival in Hue, we will transfer to hotel for check in. After that, we will catch a cyclo to the Royal Citadel. Once you reach here, you will absolutely agree with us that this World Heritage Site is the not-to-be-missed destination for anyone in Hue. Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6: HUE SIGHTSEEING (B, L)
Take a boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda. On the way, we will visit a typical garden house built following the precise rules of geomancy. Continue the journey, we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the most beautiful ancient pagoda of Hue. Built in 1601, the pagoda has been improved many times under the reign of Kings during Nguyen Dynasty. This is good chance for you to rescue your mind from the daily pressure and breathe the fresh air as well as find a peaceful feeling for your spirit. The pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital and often the subject of folk rhymes about Hue.
Leaving the pagoda, we will visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb standing for long generations. In the afternoon, we will explore Mausoleum of Khai Din and Tu Hieu pagoda before transferring back to your hotel.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Hue Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Welcome on arrival and drive you to visit this dynamic metropolis. Let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. Thien Hau pagoda is also an interesting destination for peaceful feeling that you should not miss.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8: CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
Our next destination is Cu Chi Tunnels, the historic shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. We will pay a visit to the traps, the mysterious way-in, the network of bunkers and the underground hermitage. Furthermore, there gives you a unique and wonderful chance to use real guns and bullets at rifle range as well as even creeping into the Cu Chi Tunnels to understand the historic harsh life of Vietcong guerrillas.
Relaxing with green tea and tapioca as Vietcong in war time, you will understand more about their former life.
Transfer back to hotel. Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 9: FAREWELL VIETNAM (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at disposal until noontime only. Meals on your own.
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- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
- Internal flight ticket in economy class (Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City)
- Vietnam visa approval letter
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non-private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
- Local English speaking guide
- Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Entrance fees
- International flight to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam visa stamp fee
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Drinks, other than water on activity days
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
- Travel insurance