Price: US$950 (include tax & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Hoian, Saigon
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Depart from: Hanoi
Return to: Saigon
This tour covers many of the main sites in the northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam in only 9 days (not including international transportation). From Hanoi and Halong Bay in the north, Hue, Hoi An and Danang in the center and Saigon in the south, you will see and experience much of the beauty, culture and even some soft adventures. Vietnam is a very beautiful country and the people are delightful.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, our guide will greet and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi’s center. Free and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
You will visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Mausoleum and the surrounding grounds (including Ho Chi Minh residences). After lunch you will go to the Museum of Ethnology. Evening option: Water Puppets. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
At 8: 00 am we will pick you up, by private mini-van, at the hotel and begin our journey to Halong city. After 3.5 hours driving and viewing simple, countryside, rice paddy life, we arrive at the at port. Board your private boat, an authentic Chinese Junk, and start your amazing cruise through this World Heritage Site. Lunch is served on board, a selection of the freshest seafood. We visit “the amazing cave”, followed by a swim in the tranquility of Halong Bay and its emerald water. We will cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and stay overnight. Dinner and relax as the sun sets. Then you are free to swim in the phosphorous water, retire to your cabin, or fall asleep under the stars amidst the magic of Halong on the top deck.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B/L)
Wake up early in the morning for a great sunrise and a breath of fresh ocean air. Breakfast served on boat then we do a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly never ending islands. These are great opportunities to capture some amazing photographs. We stop to visit a floating fishing village and listen to some legendary stories of the fisherman’s daily life. Take one last swim somewhere in the middle of the bay to refresh before cruising back to the Halong city pier. By noon we be ashore and break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then we hit the road to Noi Bai airport to take the flight to Hue, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Free and overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Sightseeing Tour (B/L)
AM: Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit ImperialMuseum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch.
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)
Drive to Hoian on the way visit Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, via Danang and visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain en route. Afternoon visit Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants ‘homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoian – My Son (B/L)
Today you will visit the My Son Holy Land. Afterwards you will return to Hoi An and check in at your hotel. Visit famous places in Hoi An, enjoy the ancient town at night, drinking coffee, beer or whatever your pleasure… Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Saigon at 08: 00 AM. Arrival in Saigon at 09: 10 AM, you will be picked up for city tour: The sightseeing tour acquaints us with the city’s some major sights. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Free until transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of tour.
All land transportation throughout itinerary including arrival / depart transfers, boats, A/C private car or van, guides, drivers, excellent 3+4+5 star hotels (double occupancy), meals as per itinerary, Fully escorted by English speaking guide, all entrance & admission fees as per itinerary.
international flights, visa fees, items marked “optional”, airport taxes And tips to guides and drivers.