Itinerary: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - Danang - Cuchi tunnels - Caodai temple - Hochiminh city
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (-/-/D)
Meet on arrival at Hanoi International Airport, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time at leisure.
At 3.30pm, pick you up at hotel to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Then, attend a performance of the famous traditional art of water puppets show. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Halong bay (170km east of Hanoi), known as World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty by UNESCO in 1994. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip (05hours) through Halong bay. Lunch with fresh seafood on board. Relax on the deck while cruising through the bay. You take photos and have a refreshing swim. Return to Hanoi in the evening. Accommodation in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Hue (B/-/D)
After having breakfast, visit the Temple of Literature and 01 hour cyclo ride in Old Quarter Hanoi.
Flight to Hue, the former royal city of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties. Upon arrival, visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden city and a local market Dong Ba, if time permits. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B/L/-)
Take a boat trip on the Perfume River to discover Thien Mu pagoda, the wonderful architectural structures for religious worship in Hue, the royal tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive over Hai Van pass to Danang, then proceed to Hoian, the charming historic town. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoi An (B/L/-)
After breakfast, discover Hoian ancient town, known to early Western merchants, the city was one of the major trading centers of South- East Asia. Visit houses Tan Ky and Phuc Kien, Japanese bridge, Hoian central market. Lunch a local restaurant. Afternoon, time at leisure (no guide, no car, no tour).
Day 6: Hoian - Danang - Hochiminh (B/L/-)
Transfer to Danang domestic airport for flight to Hochiminh city. Meet on arrival and drive to Saigon: visit Opera house, cathedral Notre Dame and Post Office. Lunch at local restaurant. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon, discover China town, Ben Thanh market, former Presidential Palace, war remnants museum. Overnight in Hochiminh city.
Day 7: Hochiminh - Caodai temple - Cuchi tunnels - Hochiminh (B/L/-)
Depart to Tay Ninh town, near the Cambodian border, is home to Cao Dai sect founded in 1926. The religion is a combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity.You will have the opportunity to watch the worshippers in their white long tunics during noon mass.
Then proceed to Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to Cambodian border and was three levels deep. There are more than 200km of underground tunnels, consisting of a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels.The remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like. On the way back to Hochiminh city, stopover at local homes producing rice papers& rice wine. Lunch at local restaurant. Accommodation in Hochiminh city.
Day 8: Hochiminh - Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to HCM/Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.
Trip cost: from US$690 per person. Kindly contact our team today for any assistance.
- Double/Twin share room at selected hotels
- Entrance fees and permits
- Boat trips in Halong bay, on Perfume River
- Private air-conditioning transfer with English speaking guides
- Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner) as mentioned in program
- Vietnam Visa and Visa fees
- Domestic airfares & airport taxes Hanoi- Hue/Danang - Hochiminh city
- International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam
- Tips, drinks, gratuities
- Travel insurances
- Other personal expenses...
- Prestige hotel SUP room (****) in Hanoi
- Mondial hotel SUP (****) in Hue
- Hoian Trails resort SUP (****) in Hoian
- Palace hotel SUP (****) in Hochiminh city
- Extension beach holiday in Cua Dai - Hoian or Mui Ne - Phan Thiet on request
- Spanish/German/other language speaking guides available & on request