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This is one of our most popular Vietnam tours available, and for good reason! This 10 day trip will let you experience every major site that the country has to offer. Come get immersed in the culture while exploring the thousands of years old historical capital of Hanoi, the World Heritage recommended Ha Long Bay, the peaceful ancient town of Hoi An, and the monumental Mekong Delta while ending in the countries largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City. If you ever find yourself…
After breakfast at hotel, we leave Hanoi around 8.30AM for Halong Bay (180KM).
Arrive at the bay at noon when the junk crews welcome guests on board at Hon Gai Wharf.
Enjoy welcome drinks and check in your cabin, lunch with fresh local seafood while cruising into Ha Long Bay.
Get to Vung Vieng after 2 hours. Start exploring Vung Vieng fishing village and the hidden lagoons in Bai Tu Long Bay by kayak. Back to junk to enjoy relaxing or the sunset.
Dinner and overnight on board nearby Vung Vieng village (or Trinh Nu cave)
Vung Vieng Fishing Village
AM: Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath – taking beauty of Bay’s landscape. From 7.30 to 10.30, Ala carte serving (Guests can order any dishes in the menu whenever they want).
Around 8.00, Start discovering Ba Cua beach where the guests enjoy swimming, sunbathing or relaxing. Back to junk, arrange luggage and check out cabin while cruising back. Around 11.30: disembark.
PM: Transfer to Ninh Binh (200KM from Ha Long Bay)
Upon arrival in Ninh Binh, we check in and relax before dinner.
Overnight in Ninh Binh
After breakfast, we have half day Hanoi city tour with visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts, Presidential Palace and One pillar pagoda.
We continue to visit Literature Temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century
Have lunch at nearby restaurant then coming back to hotel for checking out
One Pillar Pagoda – Hanoi
Early in the afternoon, we are transferred to airport for flight at 15.55 PM to Da Nang
The flight arrives in Da Nang at 17.15 PM, our tour guide and vehicle will welcome and transfer to hotel in Hoian for checking in before dinner
Relax and overnight in Hoi An.
After breakfast, we take a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town.
Visit Thang Loi Handicraft workshop in Phan Chu Trinh Street where we have the chance to experience all the typical traditional handicraft of Hoi An: wood carving, mat weaving, lantern making, silk worm raising, spinning and weaving, table cloth making and embroidery picture. These handicrafts made great contribution to upgrade living standard of local people since Hoi An turn to be popular destination for the tourists.
Hoian Ancient Town
Then, we take a walk to Hoi An ancient town. We will start the walk from small alley from Phan Chu Trinh Street to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. This is the typical ancient street of Hoi An, that can show you great atmosphere of the ancient town. Visit the Japanese Cover Bridge – the symbol of Hoi An. After that, we visit Tan Ky, the most well known and authentic ancient house in town. Then take a walk along the Nguyen Thai Hoc – the ancient street of Hoi An to the market of the town. Visit the local market of Hoi An and Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, the communal place for Chinese community from Fukien province in China as well the worshiping temple to Thien Hau, the Goddess protecting people on the sea – that was so important for the Chinese Merchant and Fishman in the past. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own or shopping.
Have lunch at restaurant.
Hoian Ancient Town
In the afternoon, we depart for a cyclo trip to Cam Nam Village. The cyclo will take you from the town to Cam Nam Bridge. You will have the first stop for the photo opportunity of the activities and scenery on the Thu Bon River. Then the cyclo will take you along the Thu Bon River bank, where you can have another photo stop for panorama view of Hoi An from other side of river. You will ride along the riverside and cycle through local villages of Cam Nam. This is untouched area by tourism with very friendly and hospitable local people. You can see their daily life activities or even viewing the interior of their house and their life through always opened doors. The cyclo trip will be ended at green small canal covered by water coconut trees. Embark on the boat and take a cruise to Thu Bon River. You can experience the local daily life along river, such as fishing, farming, catching clam ….
Come back to Hoi An around sunset time for dinner.
Overnight in Hoian
After your breakfast, we start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. On the way (3 hours drive) we can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon
Upon arrival in Cai Be, we board on boat for an exploration of lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the fruit garden.
Floating Market – Mekong River
After lunch, we take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long – a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Travel across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.
Have dinner at restaurant
Overnight in Saigon
After breakfast, we start a full day HCM City and Cu Chi Tunnels tours.
We start with Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883 and the stone used to create it was imported entirety from France.
Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, construction finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office.
We continue with The Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975.
Then, we visit the War Remnants Museum which has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled ‘Requiem’ which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts.
We have lunch in HCMC
Notre Dame Cathedral
In the afternoon, we have an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200KM, became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specifically constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter). For those interested, there’s even the opportunity to try an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
We return to HCM City and have farewell dinner
Relax and overnight in HCMC
Cu Chi Tunnel
We have breakfast at hotel.
Our vehicle and tour guide will accompany group for shopping at nearby famous markets then transfer to airport for your home flight.
Home sweet home!
Ho Chi Minh City
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