Despite lasting only 10 days, the tour will help you visit most of the famous places in Vietnam such as Hanoi capital, spending a night in cruises on Halong Bay, learning about architecture and history of Hoi An ancient town, discovering the life and scenery in the Cua Long Delta, visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, the famous historical site, and experiencing amazing moments in Ho Chi Minh City – the busiest economic center in Vietnam.
If you do not have many time to travel, this tour will be very suitable to you.Within 10 days, you will travel along Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (in the South of Vietnam). Despite lasting only 10 days, the tour will help you visit most of the famous places in Vietnam such as Hanoi capital, spending a night in cruises on Halong Bay, learning about architecture and history of Hoi An ancient town, discovering the life and scenery in the Cua Long Delta, visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, the famous historical site, and experiencing amazing moments in Ho Chi Minh City – the busiest economic center in Vietnam.
- Exploring Hanoi capital, the over 1000-year old city with many architectures from the French colonial period.
- Enjoying the night on Ha Long Bay – the most beautiful limestone bay in the world, which was chosen as the film studio for the famous Hollywood movie “Kong: Skull Island”.
- Having interesting experiences of the ancient and special architectural space and peaceful life in Hoi An Ancient town.
- Admiring and learning about Cham art and architecture in My Son Sanctuary with many traces from the 7th century.
- Cooking for yourself many delicious Vietnamese dishes by participating in a cooking class in Hoi An.
- Admiring the beautiful scenery and experiencing the life of local people in the Mekong Delta River that well-known as the “Rice Basket of Vietnam”.
- Infiltrate the mysterious tunnel system of the Viet Cong – Cuchi Tunnels.
ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.
In the early morning, meet your guide and do full day city tour exploring Hanoi. Start with the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam’s first university. Next, visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History – it has a total area of more than 2,200m2, displaying nearly 7,000 documents and objects. It also has over 100,000 specimens of precious objects from the cultures of Nui Don, Hoa Binh-Bac Son, and Dong Son. In the afternoon, walking around the Ha Noi Old Quarter, ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son, enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight in Ha Noi.
In the early morning, after having breakfast, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas; we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 4-hour journey back Hanoi and toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang. Arrive in Danang airport, transfer to Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Morning, have breakfast. Then guide and car pick you up to 4th century Cham religious sanctuary of My Son, located in a beautiful green valley surrounded by impressive mountains. In the afternoon, do ½ day Hoi An city tour, visit Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Morning, have breakfast. Moring guide pick up you at the hotel. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. In the afternoon, you will have free time to cycling around the ancient town, swiming at Hoi An Beach, enjoy a cup of coffee on side of Thu Bon River. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
You will have free time until car transfer to Da Nang airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, car and guide pick up for half day city tour visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh market, Thien Hau Pagoda, China Town. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Morning, transfer to Ben Tre. Boat trip along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including a brickworks, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Then walking or cycling in village where you can have a short walk to experience real delta village life. It’s time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. Take boat back to the pier. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which housed entire underground guerrilla villages during the American War in Vietnam. In order to combat better-supplied American and South Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War, Communist guerrilla troops known as Viet Cong (VC) dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety. To combat these guerrilla tactics, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces trained soldiers known as “tunnel rats” to navigate the tunnels in order to detect booby traps and enemy troop presence. Now part of a Vietnam War memorial park in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the Cu Chi tunnels have become a popular tourist attraction. Drive back Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Free until car pick you up at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of our services.
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