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VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOUR  10 DAYS

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOUR 10 DAYS

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 985 USD
Departure
: Daily
Depart from
: Hanoi
Detail Itineary
: Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta
Transportation
: Car & Plane
ID Tour
: IV-VN-C01
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DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, you are welcome by our guide and transfer to restaurant for lunch. Then you will be dropped at hotel for check in. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia. You are transferred to hotel in Hanoi for check in. You are free and leisure for shopping or exploree Hanoi by night. Dinner is served by your own.
 
Meal:  Not included  
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
 
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR -  BAT TRANG CERAMIC VILLAGE



Start Hanoi city tour, with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Visit Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from outside. See the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked and visit the near  by  the Governor’s Residence, a fine sample of Hanoi’s French architecture, followed by a stop at the One Pillar Pagoda to hear the legend of its construction. Continue to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, for a quick escape from the busy streets.
After lunch, transfer to Bat Trang Village - a famous Vietnamese Traditional Pottery Village, 15km from Hanoi. It was found 500 years ago, producing handicrafts with a unique style in special characteristics; design; coloration; sculpture... The history includes many years of research into forms, models, decorations. Enjoy the tour for your own experience about Bat Trang pottery. Back Hanoi central and visit Ngoc Son temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Return back to the center of the City and enjoy 01-hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.  
 
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY/ OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE  



Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Halong Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. The transfer is approximately 3 hours. You will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields and you may stop on the way to admire the local scenery. 
Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view.
Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk when your journey across Halong Bay starts. Halong Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. An optional kayaking trip is available weather permitting. Back onboard enjoy a lavish dinner and enjoy the bay view at sunset. Spend a night on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise 

 
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI – DA NANG - HOI AN/ FLIGHT

 
Wake up with Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck and continue cruising the Bay. Enjoy breakfast buffet in the restaurant, then visit the limestone grotto. Enjoy lunch on board and disembark in Halong City around 12.00 noon and private transfer to Hanoi airport. Say goodbye to the crew then transfer to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.
11:00: Transfer back Hanoi by private vehicle. Arrive in Hanoi around 17.00, drop you at hotel and free at your leisure in the evening.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.  
 
 
DAY 5: HOI AN  CITY TOUR - HUE



Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer out for a full day city tour to discover the charm of Hoi An as a renowned World Heritage Site. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Highlights for sightseeing include the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice and the local market vibrant with colors and activities. Have lunch at restaurant and free at your leisure for shopping.
15.00: depart to Hue via the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from high above the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Arrive in Hue in late afternoon, check in hotel.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hue.   
 
 
DAY 6: HUE CITY TOUR



Morning, our guide meets you at the hotel and everyone begins a sightseeing tour around Hue city. Begin with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site, which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s which features three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh H ue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, which is the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style.
  
 Afternoon, start sightseeing again with a boat cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601.  Dinner is served by your own.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hue  
 
 
DAY 7: HUE – HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY CITY TOUR/ Flight VN1371 (9.30- 10.50)



Morning, check out your hotel and 7.30 am you will be transferred to Airport in Hue for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you are welcome by our local tour guide and transfer to restaurant for lunch.
Afternoon, take a city tour to visit the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, the Saigon Old Central Post Office, which was designed and constructed in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, Cho Lon area or the city’s China Town and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built by the Cantonese community in the area in 1909. 
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
 
 
DAY 8: CU CHI TUNNEL – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

Morning, our tour guide meets you at the hotel and transfer to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The underground tunnel network is in Cu Chi district, 75 km North west of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate labyrinth-like network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity is beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Lunch at a local restaurant
 
Afternoon, get back to Ho Chi Minh City and take the city sightseeing tour that includes the War Remnants Museum, which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans; former Presidential Palace and Ben Thanh market. Have dinner at restaurant. Drop you off at hotel
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch,
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.  
 
 
DAY 9: FULL DAY MEKONG DELTA( MY THO)  




Morning, get on our private air-conditioned car to travel to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tieng Giang Provine, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island and enjoy wandering through verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. 
 Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make coconut candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and leisurely sit on a horse-pulled carriage to experience the local life. Cruising to some bee-keeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea. Go back Ho Chi Minh City and dinner will be served at restaurant. 
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.  
 
 
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

 
Have breakfast at hotel. You are free until time  our guide and driver meet you at hotel lobby and transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for international flight. End trips.
 
Meal: Breakfast
 
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Tour prices shown are “  per person”, based on a traveling party at least 2 adults. If you intend to travel alonee, the cost is might be much higher. However, you also SAVE MONEY by JOINING “ GROUP TOUR”
NOTE: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirement, but may incur price changes
 

INCLUDED
  • Transportation by private  vehicle with air condition  as itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation on  cruise 3*
  • Accommodation at hotel 3* with daily breakfast – sharing double/ twin  room
  • Group tours joining with other tourists in Halong bay –  Cruise 3*
  • All Entrance fees indicated itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals according to itinerary indicated
  • Private boat trip in My Tho and Hue.
  • Water during the trip: 02 mineral water bottle/ day/ person.
EXCLUDED
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary ;
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers (recommended at least US$ 5/day for guide and US$ 3/ day for driver)
  • Travel insurance
 
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