Highlights of Vietnam

Duration 12 days
Price From $1,320
Physical level Easy
There is a big regional contrast from north to south, mountain to beaches of Vietnam and this tour explores all the highlights that you should put into an intrigue itinerary for first time visit to Vietnam.
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
DAY 02 HANOI CITY TOUR.  (B)
DAY 03 HANOI - HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
DAY 04 HALONG BAY - HUE (B,L)
DAY 05 HUE CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 06 HUE - HOI AN (B)
DAY 07 HOI AN CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 08 HOI AN - HO CHI MINH  (B)
DAY 09 HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 10 HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (B)
DAY 11 MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH (B)
DAY 12 HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)


Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi !
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide for the hotel transfer.
Hanoi is a vibrant city which boasts a rich history from Ly Dynasty in A.D 1010. From the narrow, bustling streets of the Old Quarter to the charming colonial buildings, shady avenue, blissful lakes, the city of Hanoi demonstrates its own uniqueness combining the west and the east.
The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour

Start your first visit of Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
One of the must-sees in Hanoi is Temple of Literature. This highlighted attraction was built in 1070, consisting of halls, pavilions and courtyards are dedicated to Confucius and scholars.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton by American POW's during the war.
Appreciate the fascinating streets of the Old Quarter on foot, exploring the different dedicated shops where traditional workshops of copper wares, bamboo.. are well preserved. End your visiting day at Dong Xuan, the biggest wholesale market in Hanoi. 
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay

From Hanoi, you`ll head east to the coast and beautiful Halong Bay, literally means “ descending dragon “.The name derives from a Vietnamese legend that the gods sent a dragon to protect the people there. Upon arrival, you will board the cruise, gazing at some 2000 limestone peaks that rise from the sea.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular caves crammed with stalactites and stalagmites.
Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hue

Today, you will begin the day with Tai Chi lesson on board then embarking on a kayaking trip to explore the hidden lagoon of Halong Bay. If you prefer a more leisure time, you can rest on boat or participate a visit to a local fishing village.
After lunch, head back to Hanoi for the flight to Hue. Transfer to your hotel. Rest at leisure
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 05: Hue City Tour

Hue is Vietnam`s last royal capital and packed with historic monuments. It is a picturesque city, dotted with Perfume river, many pagodas and surrounded by stunning scenery, quaint villages. 
The first sight for this day is Imperial Citadel, which includes the Forbidden Purple City. Next is a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of Hue. It's an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. 
As you approach Perfume River, board a dragon boat to explore the north area of Hue.
In the afternoon, travel out of the city to learn about the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, with its central lake set amid a grove of frangipani and pine trees, before heading back to Hue
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meal: breakfast

Day 06: Hue - Hoi An

Take a scenic driver from Hue to Hoi An, via the city of Danang. You will take over the verdant Truong Son range, spotting the panorama of Hai Van pass, or known as “ Pass of the Ocean Clouds “. When you reach Danang, enjoy a short tour taking in the museum of Cham Sculpture and Marble Mountains. 
The charming town of Hoi An, our destination of the day, boasts a unique beauty and amazing mixture of French-influenced and Asian Architecture. It is time to wander through Hoi An market, discover the life of an 18th Century merchant at the Old House of Tan Ky, cross the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and visit the Fujian Assembly Hall.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast

Day 07: Hoi An walking Tour

Commence the day on a walking tour of charming Hoi An where you encounter the architecture signature of French, Dutch and Asia reflect the city's eclectic heritage. 
The tour takes you through Hoi An lively market, Old House of Tan Ky and cross the Japanese Bridge to Fujian Essembly Hall.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City 

The day is left free for your own leisure until the afternoon flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. 
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 09: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

We start our day with a visit to Re-unification palace, followed by a pleasant walk to War Remnant museum, which is full of relics from Vietnam war 
Your morning sightseeing also covers the sacred site of Emperor Jade Pagoda.
This afternoon, we experience the life in China Town, Thien Hau pagoda then take a chance to demonstrate your bargaining skill at Binh Tay market.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Known as the “ rice bowl” of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is famous for its diverse plantations: rice, flower, fruits.  
After 3 hours driver, you`ll board a cruise and explore its intricate waterways. Your visit include orchard garden where you are invited to sample tropical fruits then continue with a boat ride along the canals, capturing the fantastic view of Mekong. 
Accommodation: hotel in Can Tho
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh 

The highlight of this morning is the visit to Cai Rang floating market where you encounter the exciting scene of trading on the surface of Mekong River. It is time to spot sampans, boats carrying fruits, farm products and many unique goods from the area.
Return to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure

The day is left free for your own exploration of Ho Chi Minh city, buying souvenirs until our driver picks you up for your departure flight.
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast
Our service includes
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • Private Transfer 
  • English speaking guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel Rooms in the itinerary
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Entrance fees and zone fee
Our service excludes
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
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