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*Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
*Route: Ha Noi Capital → Ha Long Bay → Hue Imperial Citadel → Hoi An Ancient Town → Ho Chi Minh City.
Notes to customers:
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.
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Arriving at Noi Bai airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel in Ha Noi center. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.
After having breakfast, you will have full day city tour. Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental. In the city tour, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (or Vietnam History Museum), Hoan Kiem Lake. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Show.
Stay overnight in Ha Noi Capital.
Today, we leave Ha Noi Capital and drive to Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay is one of the most famous places in Vietnam and consists of a series of impressive limestone islands that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are around 2.000 islands in the bay and many of them are with beautiful lush vegetation, making them ideal for walking. Many of the islands are also the home of caves.
Arrive in Ha Long City about 11h00AM. Transfer to the yachts for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone this World Heritage Site. While being on board, we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Try the feeling of witnessing the sunset on boat is really great. Have a dinner on board. The captain then will anchor for the night nearby a remote island. In the evening, there is the option for night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars. Stay overnight on Junk.
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 toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, meet your guide and transfer to city center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hue City.
Today we will do full-day city tour. Starting by boat trip on Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit Minh Mang King Tomb. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market. Stay overnight in Hue City.
After having breakfast, drive to Hoi An ancient town. The scenery on the way is very beautiful, do not forget bring your camera, taking a lot of pictures. Stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Da Nang City.
Arrival Hoi An, enjoy the lunch and check in hotel. In the afternoon, we take a city tour in Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. Feel free discover Hoi An at night. 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.
After breakfast at hotel, head towards Cai Be District. We will take about 2 hours to get to Cai Be.
Reaching Cai Be, we will firstly visit the Cai Be Cao Dai Temple with the Caodaism, a unique religion in this region; and the Cai Be Catholic Church. Afterwards, you will get on the boat and transfer to visit both of Cai Be land market and floating market to observe the locals’ life as well as to distinguish the land market from the floating one. Leaving the two markets, you will continue your discovery tour to explore the river life of Mekong people by using their daily vehicle, hand-rowing boat. The boat will cruise among the meandering rivers and criss-crossed canals and lead you to the “mysterious” Mekong lush orchards.
Return to the boat and shift to Tan Phong Island, where you can have relaxing time to enjoy local fruits before joining our cycling tour to travel around the island. We will visit the traditional handicraft workshops of handbags, rice papers along with wooden tables and chairs. If it is on schooldays, you will also have a chance to make friends with local cute and gentle pupils in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local specialties of banana candies. You can try plucking the fruits at the host’s garden and talk to him to understand how local farmers take care of their gardens.
Saying goodbye to the hospitable host, we keep on biking to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop. Cycle back to Tan Phong Restaurant to enjoy local food and specialties.
At about 15:00, you will embark the boat to leave Tan Phong Island for the pier to come back Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After enjoying breakfast, your guide and driver will wait for you in the lobby of your Ho Chi Minh accommodation, and we start our 70-kilometre drive in a north-western direction in the direction of Tay Ninh. The Cao Dai religion is unique to Vietnam and is a blend of both ancient and modern beliefs. The Great Temple at Tay Ninh is the centre of the religion, demonstrated by an exotic temple, often likened to something out of a fairy tale! Here followers of this eclectic religion worship saints such as Victor Hugo, Joan of Arch and even Shakespeare. A highlight of this tour is the very colorful yet formal service held at midday, which you are welcome to observe.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we head out towards the Cu Chi Tunnels. The vast underground network of tunnels and rooms was built first as a defence against the French and later expanded during the American war. It was from here that the North Vietnamese waged their guerrilla warfare and you will marvel at their ingenuity and resilience. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous ones may explore even the deeper second, and even third, level tunnels.
For those preferring to remain above ground, there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. Your guide will explain some of the challenges and levels of difficulty for each tunnel one can expect before entering. Some are easily accessed by stairs, other passages require a bit more crawling and ducking. We recommend good walking shoes and sun protection for this tour and advise you may get a little dirty!
After this encounter with religion and history, we transfer you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive late in the afternoon. Stay 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.