This 8 days Vietnam tour will give you the best chance to visit many famous attractions of Vietnam and know more about Vietnamese culture. All of the historical, cultural and natural “must-see” attractions are visited, including an overnight train journey, as the tour makes its way from north to south. It is an ideal trip for travelers who are into the diversity of culture and landscape of Vietnam.
TOUR CODE: VN-08HN
PLACES VISIT: Hanoi - Halong - Danang - Myson - Hoian - Hochiminh - Cuchi - Mekong - Mytho - Bentre
Departure Dates: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
- Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam & Hanoi city tour
- Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay
- Day 3: Halong bay cruise – Flight to Dannang
- Day 4: Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An Ancient town
- Day 5: Hoi An – Da Nang visit – Flight to Ho Chi Minh
- Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnels tour
- Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh
- Day 8: Farewell to Vietnam and See you again!
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam & Hanoi city tour half day
+ Afternoon we continue to visit the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first National University. It was built in 1070 by Ly Emperor which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
+ Walking tour around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple or Hanoi Old Quarter.
+ Enjoy Water puppet show – the unique traditional performance in Vietnam (the show in 50 minutes)
+ Dinner on your own arrangement. – Overnight in hotel (Hanoi city)
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay
+ Departure from Hanoi and then the drive takes around 3 hours with a refreshment break en route
+ Arrive into Halong Bay at midday and then you will be transferred to a comfortable wooden junk and begin your cruise around majestic Halong Bay. While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board.
+ After lunch time, explore limestone caves dotted around the bay, sunbathing on the top deck.
+ In the evening, chef will prepare a splendid meal with fresh seafood dishes.
+ Overnight onboard
Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da nang
+ Enjoy an early morning swim and the following breakfast
+ Visit Luon Cave before cruising back to the main harbor for your drive to Hanoi
+ At about 5pm you will be dropped off and back to your hotel in Hanoi
+ Drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi. Next, the driver continues transferring you to the airport and taking flight to Da Nang.
+ On arrival Da Nang airport, driver welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to hotel in Hoi An. Check in hotel
Day 4: Day 4: Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An Ancient town
+ A.M: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you will make a half day to visit My Son Sanctuary – a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa and have chance to enjoy traditional music. Then back to Hoi An and take a boat trip along Thu Bon river to visit the handicraft village of Thanh Ha Ceramic. You can try to make a small product by yourself. Have lunch at restaurant.
+ P.M: This afternoon you will wander around old streets to visit Hoi An ancient town including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and the local market… At 5.30 pm you will join a cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food under the instruction of cooker teacher. Have dinner with dishes you cook. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Hoi An – Da Nang visit – Flight to Ho Chi Minh
+ A.M: Have breakfast at hotel. The morning is free, you can explore Hoi An on your own, especially by bicycle. The hotel offers bike rentals. Free to have lunch.
+ P.M: Drive to Da nang and take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Before getting to the airport, you stop to visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Da Nang. On arrival Ho Chi Minh the driver picks you up and transfers you to the hotel for check-in. Here you’ll see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. You are free to enjoy your dinner. The remain of the evening is free.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnels tour
+ Visiting The Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, The War Remnants Museum, Ben Thank market.
+ Transfer you to Cu Chi district to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Watching a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh
+ Taking two hours to drive from Ho Chi Minh city to My Tho
+ Taking a sampan cruising along the tributaries of the Mekong River for a close-up view of local life.
+ Wandering through Islands and orchards where you can taste some of a huge variety of tropical fruits and listening traditional music.
+ Having a local lunch and then riding bicycle around local village
+ Taking sampan back to harbor for two hours and driving back to Ho Chi Minh city
Day 8: Farewell to Vietnam and See you again!
+ Enjoy your time at leisure.
+ You will be transferred to the Ho Chi Minh city airport via your schedule flight back home or continue seeing other cities in Vietnam.
+ We hope you enjoyed your trip and see you again!
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