Day 1: Hanoi City tour (L)
Day 2: Hanoi - Ha Long (B, L, D)
Day 3: Ha Long - Hanoi - Hue (B, L) - by flight
Day 4: Hue city (B, L)
Day 5: Hue - Hoi An (B, L)
Day 6: Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) - by flight
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh departure (B, L)
Note*: This is a typical tour made by VN DISCOVERY TOURS. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary. You can also start tour from Hochiminh city.
Day 1: Hanoi (L)
As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be one of cultural centers of Vietnam, where most of Vietnamese dynasties had left behind their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Even when the nation's capital moved to Hue under the Nguyen dynasty in 1802, the city of Hanoi continued to flourish, especially after the French took control in 1888 and modeled the city's architecture to their tastes, lending an important aesthetic to the city's rich stylistic heritage. The city boasts more than 1,000 years of history, and that of the past few hundred years has been well preserved.
You are picked at the hotel for a guided full day tour of Hanoi, visiting the major sights, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and paying a homage to Vietnam's most famous revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh. After lunch, we visit Ethnology Museum, the miniature of Vietnam with 54 ethnic groups. We will then enjoy a walking tour around the old Quarter before the unique performance of Water Puppet show.
Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Halong Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its exceptional scenic beauty and outstanding geological and geomorphic values. Thousands of islands emerging uneven in the fanciful waves look strong and magnificent but also mild and vivid. Amidst these islands, we feel as if we were astray in a petrified legendary world.
8:00: You are picked up at the hotel. You can leave your luggage behind at the hotel in Hanoi and pack an overnight bag.
12.15 pm: Arrive in Halong city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then go kayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere of the bay.
19.30pm: Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.
21.00pm: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family.
Overnight on Halong Bay Junk.
Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B, L) - Fligh to Hue city.
7.00am: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Enjoy Sunrise on the Bay. Continue to explore the Bay.
8.00am: Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Halong city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.
11.45am: Arrive back at Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to your Hanoi, on the way call on a ceramic village to see craftsmen do their works. .
Back to Hanoi around 5:00 Pm. You will have dinner by yourself before transferred to the airport to take a flight to Hue.
We will take the flight to Hue in the evening about 8:00 Pm.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 4: Hue City tour (B, L)
Hue is located in Thua Thien prefecture and is in the central part of Vietnam, 660 km from Ha Noi and 1080 km from Saigon. Hue became the name of Vietnam's most well known ancient capital because many historical buildings are located in Hue, largely a legacy from its time as a capital of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Inside the city are the Royal Citadel, Flag Tower, Royal Palace, and Royal Tombs. Hue’s Forbidden Purple City was once reserved for the royal family; it was severely damaged during the War. Outside the city is the religious site known as Nam Giao Hill, or Heaven’s Altar.
Our visiting sites includes Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Our exciting day ends with romantic cruise on the Perfume River with Royal music on boat.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
Hoi An was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There is a distinctly Chinese appearance with pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the small streets. Hoi An was once a bustling port in centuries gone by, before the river silted up.
We travel by private vehicle from Hue to Da Nang - Journey south along Highway 1 past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co. Visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and China Beach. Arrive in Hoi An, an ancient trading center and have lunch.
A short tour here takes us to see a historic house, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall. We enjoy a free afternoon to make the most of delightful Hoi An and its surrounding areas. The market is a good place to buy silk that can be made up into fine garments, all within a day. Close to town is the Cua Dai beach, which can be reached easily by bicycle, is an ideal place to swim and relax.
Overnight at Hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6: Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City by flight (B, L)
Today, you will take the early flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is the largest city in Vietnam and the nation's economic capital. The metropolitan area Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million.
We take a short city tour to the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also admire the many beautiful French colonial buildings such as the main post office and the former Hotel de Ville (city hall). If time permits, we will visit the bustling Cho Lon Market (Chinatown). This trip helps you view the city from another perspective and to see the abundance of fresh local produce that is such an important feature of Vietnamese cuisine.
Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh departure (B, L)
Excursion to Tay Ninh: Visit the Cao Dai Great Temple, Nui Ba Den (Black Lady Mountain), which towers 850m above the surrounding plains. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon: continue proceeding to Cu Chi Tunnels. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer directly to the airport for evening departure flight.
The itinerary in Halong Bay may change depending on the cruiser you take.
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Note*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..
Private tour is not available for Halong bay cruise. You will enjoy with other travellers.
Domestic flight: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Hochiminh city.
Land transfer for whole trip.
Boat trip in Halong Bay and Hue.
English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.
Admission fees for all sightseeing places
Bottles of mineral water available on the car.
Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice.
Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
Services not clearly mentioned above.
Packing list: Passport, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, etc.