Best of Vietnam Holiday 11 Days | 10 Nights

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Start : Ho Chi Minh
Finish : Hanoi
Destinations: Hochiminh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta - Hoian - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay


Day 1: Arrival Hochiminh City. Airport pick up.

  • Upon arrival, you are warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Hotel room is at your disposal from 14:00 pm.
  • Free at your leisure in the rest of the day.
  • Meals are on your own
  • Overnight at the hotel in Hochiminh City.

Day 2: Hochiminh City - Cu Chi Tunnel.(B, L)

  • At 8.30 a.m. you will be a picked up from your hotel.In the morning we visit:
  • The Reunification Palace : This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30, 1975, what the Vietnamese refer to as the ‘American War officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam .
  • War Remnants Museum : Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes , this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The exhibit includes the last shots these photographers had taken before their deaths. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office : Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam . Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country s largest post office.
  • After lunch at local restaurant we continue to visit:
  • Giac Lam Pagoda: This is HCMC s oldest pagoda, dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam . Inside, 98 pillars and 113 statues and myriad mini-Buddhas vie for your attention. Don t miss the amazing Tree of Wandering Souls where people pray for their sick relatives by writing the names of their loved ones on slips of paper and then attaching them to the tree.
  • Cholon, including the Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market - a claim that is well justified as Vietnam s largest market, the Binh Tay, is located here. The district is home to the city s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.
  • Ben Thanh Market: This bustling and well-organized market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.
  • End tour at your hotel about 17:00 pm.
  • Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.

Day 3: Mekong Delta Full Day Excursion. Hochiminh City - Danang/ Hoian by plane. (B, L)

  • After breakfast at hotel, pick up and drive to My Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang Province, located in the Mekong region of South Vietnam. The majority ethnic is the Viet, and some of the Chinese, the Cham and the Khmer. Boat rides on the MỹTho River are popular with tourists, and the city is known for hủtiếuMỹTho, a type of soup.
  • After 2 hours arrival  in  My  Tho , take a boat trip along the Mekong river and around a fishing village and some islands.
  • Cross the Mekong river, turn into Vam Xep canal to see daily life of local inhabitants in Ben Tre province (so-called Coconut village).
  • Visit Quoi An village to see a bee farm and some handicraft workshops to enjoy some honey-tea and see how people make things from coconut wood.
  • Take the horse-cart on village path and stop at Mr Nam Ngo orchard, taste honey with tea or wine. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes under longans tree.
  • Visit Muoi  Hai orchard.   Enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music.
  • Take rowing-boat along water palm creek.
  • Boat to see local people make coconut candy, taste candy (Special products of Ben tre province).
  • Lunch on islets at Mientay  Riverside restaurant.
  • Guest will  feel relax & enjoy local foods good menu in nice restaurant on the river bank.
  • After lunch back to My Tho city by  boat  to  next visit or next destination.
  • Vinh Trang pagoda is located three kilometers from the city center. It was built in 1849. The pagoda contains both Asian and European architecture .the pagoda resembles the five-tower Angkor Temple. A monk and his architect traveled to Cambodia prior to building the pagoda for inspiration and eventually combined Khmer architecture with European styles for the pagoda.
  • Dong Tam Snake Farm is located about 10km from My Tho in the direction of Vinh Long.The snake farm is really to be recommended to those truly charmed by snakes. Dong Tam also has a collection of mutant turtles and fish on display. The cause of their genetic deformities is almost certainly the spraying of Agent Orange during the American War, which was particularly intensive in the forested parts of the Mekong Delta.
  • Heading to the airport in HCMC for the flight to Danang.
  • Transfered to your hotel in Hoian.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 4: Hoian Free time on the beach. (B)

  • Freely at your leisure.
  • Optional to take the tours to Hoian Ancient Town or My Son Holyland.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 5:Hoian Free time on the beach. Hoian - Hanoi by plane. (B)

  • Freely at your leisure until transfered to Danang Airport.
  • Catching flight Danang - Hanoi.
  • Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi City Tour. Night train to Sapa.(B,L)

  • After breakfast at hotel, You will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (where the preserved body of "Uncle Ho" may be viewed), his nearbyhouse on stilts, the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and other lesser known museums.
  • Following lunch at a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, continue to the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • Then, you will enjoy a one hour cyclo ride around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L)

  • 05h30: Arrive in Laocai early in the morning. Heading to Sapa, and breakfast.
  • 10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way.
  • 14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.

Day 8:Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai. Night Train Back Hanoi. (B, L)

  • 09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall
  • 11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town.
  • 17h00: Get on the vihicle to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast at hotel, pick-up from your hotel, you will leave Hanoi by private car/van at 8:30 am, arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm.
  • You will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served.
  • You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
  • After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.
  • Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
  • Back on board, you can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset. Later, you will unwind ata lavish dinner before an overnight stay on the deluxe junk.

Day 10: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi.

  • Greet the day with a morning tai chi session, with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.
  • After breakfast, you willvisit a beautiful limestone grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock.
  • Checkout is at 11:45 am and the boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive back to Hanoi.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 11:Airport Transfer. Departure Hanoi. (B)

  • After breakfast at hotel, free time before your transfer to the airport by our driver for your flight to next destination.
  • Trip ends at Noi Bai International Airport.
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Price include

  1. Transfer by door-to-door vehicles with AC
  2. English speaking guides. Other languages are on requested.
  3. Accommodation at hotels with daily breakfasts
  4. Indicated boat cruises
  5. Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program
  6. Lunches and dinners as mentioned (L/D)
  7. Flight Hochiminh City - Danang and Danang - Hanoi, one-way, economy class including airport taxes
  8. Government taxes (VAT, etc.)

Price exclude

  1. International flights and airport taxes
  2. Visa fees
  3. Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  4. Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned : Beverage, tips, etc.