Highlight Vietnam package tour 13 days / 12 nights
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
Experience culture, varied lands, scenic waters as well as temples and pagodas in our Highlight Vietnam tour. You will have a Vietnamese experience as we escort you throughout the country. You'll see the colors and life of all the major cities and rural towns such as Saigon, Hanoi and Hoi An. Visit history in the Cu Chi tunnels and cruise on a junk along Halong bay in this Vietnam package tour.
Day 1: Arrive in HanoiToday, you'll arrive in Hanoi and a driver will meet you at arrivals for your hotel transfer. On the way you’ll get your first impressions of Vietnam, buzzing with street traders and mopeds. Get your room at selected hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 2 (B,L): Hanoi - City TourMorning: 8:30 am: We start with a visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho's stilt house & garden, One pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum. Visit West Lake then the Temple of Literature. Lunch.
Afternoon: Visit the Museum of Ethnology.
See Water Puppet Show.
Note: - On Mon & Fri: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum closed, as most museums are closed on Monday.
Day 3 (B-L-D): Hanoi - Halong bayPick up from your hotel at around 8 : 00 am in the morning. Drive to Halong city, stop on the way for breakfast . Arrive in Ha Long city around lunch time, go directly to the tourist harbour and board the Junk. Check in. Have lunch then cruise to visit Ha Long Bay, Sung Sot cave, Ti Top Beach, enjoy sunset, drinks. Have dinner on the junk, and over night on the junk.
Day 4 (B-L-D): Halong bay - Tam Coc, (Ninh Binh province)After your breakfast, you'll get into a small bamboo boat to explore Luon Cave. Start cruising to visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Lunch will be served aboard the junk during the return to the mainland and, at Halong, your minibus will be waiting to drive you to Tam Coc. Check in your hotel. Dinner and relax. Overnight in Tam Coc
Day 5 (B-L): Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - HanoiAfter breakfast at the hotel in Tam Coc, take a sampan boat on a river through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Tam Coc Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place's other name, 'Halong bay in Land'. Back to the hotel, have a shower then check out. Lunch in the restaurant. After lunch, you will do a short biking trip about 10km from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. Visit the two remaining sanctuaries of the ancient citadel. The Car pick up then drive back to Hanoi
Day 6 (B): Hanoi - Hoi AnOur driver take you to the airport for your fly from Hanoi to Danang, an airport close to enchanting Hoi An. Our new guide and driver will pick up you at Da Nang airport and transfers to your proposal hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An is, for many people, the highlight of Vietnam. It is also a perfect halfway point between the north and south of the country.
Day 7 (B-L): Hoi An - My Son Holy Land - Hoi An.In the morning : go by coach to My Son Sanctuary, a religious sanctuary of the once flourishing Champa Kingdom from the 4th century. On the way visit local villagers who breed silkworms and weave silk.
In the afternoon: take a boat trip on the graceful Thu Bon river and stop to visit the traditional ceramic and carpentry villages. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8 (B-L): Cham island- 8.30 am : Pickup and tranfer to Cua Dai Quay
- 9.00-9.30 am : Relax & enjoy the beautiful landscape on the speed boat to Cham Island
- 9.30-10.10 am : Visit Bai Lang ( Au thuyen - Tay Tang Pagoda - Fishing Village)
- 10.10-11.10 am : Tranfer to Bai Xep for snorkeling. Enioy fresh fruit and cold water.
- 11.10 am -14.00 pm : Go to Bai Chong to relax - Swim - Sunbath and enjoy fresh seafood.
- 15.30 pm : Return to your hotel. Relax
Day 9 (B): Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)Today, you' ll leave Hoi An, probably with a whole new wardrobe. Pick up and transfer to Danang to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Another pick up and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Once you've settled in at your comfortable hotel, you can explore the city at your own pace. You'll stay in Saigon for 3 nights.
Day 10 (B-L): Cao Dai temple - Cu Chi TunnelsThe Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Caodaism, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
|Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war. Drive back to Saigon in the afternoon.|
Day 11 (B-L-D): Saigon - Mekong Delta
|8:00 AM: Depart for Cai Be around 3 hrs driving. On our dedicated bus you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizontal. When you arrive Cai Be, you’ll board a motorized boat that takes you to the floating market and spend 1 hr there for an interaction that you’ll see no where else in the world.|
Next, your boat will zigzag thru a maze of shadow canals to arrive at a great orchard where you can freely taste many famous tropical fruits of Vietnam and watch locals’ daily chores. Then we will ride bicycles and roaming through a village to check out several rural shops or we can relax on a hammock for a short rest. We’ll see how coconut candy and crispy rice cake are made here (served free with premium hot tea.) After this, we will land on a marketplace and walk around to see how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell. You are encouraged to interact with the vendors and see how friendly and respectful they are. You might also buy many interesting things for very little amount of money. We spend about ½ hr here and then board our bus and travel to Can Tho. Over night in Can Tho.
Day 12 (B-L): Mekong Delta - SaigonEarly in the morning, take the boat trip to Cai Rang Floating market, the most unique market in Vietnam, see people with goods sales from boat to boat, more visit to local gardens, taste the Coconut Milk, fresh fruits. Landing on the local people village to visit rice noodles and rice papers workshops of local people. After lunch at the local restaurant, transfer back to Saigon.
Day 13 (B): Departure from SaigonDepending on the time of your flight, we'll arrange to transfer you to the Airport to catch your flight home.
Includes:• Accommodation at selected hotels.
• Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Services of a driver and air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
• Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
• Entrance fees for all sights visited.
• Breakfast, Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (B,L,D)
• Two domestic flights: Hanoi - Da Nang; Da Nang - Saigon
Excludes:• International flights to and from Vietnam
• Meals other than those mentioned above
• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
• Personal insurance
• International departure airport tax (normally included in your ticket price)
Price: Available upon Request
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