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A glimpse of Vietnam - Travel from Hanoi to Saigon

Category: Vietnam Discovery

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Depart From: Hanoi City Return To: Ho Chi Minh City

Price from 760 $US

A Glimpse of Vietnam tour: Catch the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoian, Saigon, and the Mekong Delta in this one week tour designed for travelers with a limited amount of time.

 

Tour Dates Destinations Meals Included
Day 1 Arrival - Hanoi

Day 2 Hanoi City tour
B, L
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
B, L
Day 4 Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An
B, L
Day 5 Hoi An - Hue
B, L
Day 6 Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
B, L
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
B, L
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City- Departure
B

 

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi

The Huc Bridge, HanoiYou will be met upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport and transferred to your hotel in the city. After checking in at your hotel, you will have free time to enjoy Ha Noi, Vietnam's 1000 year old capital city, a stylish and gracious city that has retained its unique old world charm and some of Asia's most striking colonial architecture. Its many lakes and parks provide a touch of nature and a relaxing atmosphere that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Free time to explore the city 

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide

Day 2: Hanoi City tour

Tran Quoc Pagoda, HanoiAfter breakfast at your hotel, begin your city tour at the Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the iconic One Pillar pagoda and historic Ba Dinh Square. Continue on to Van Mieu, the Temple of Literature, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Vietnam's first Confucian university established in 1076. Have lunch in one of Hanoi's famous restaurants and relax before continuing your tour in the afternoon at the Museum of Ethnology then a traditional cyclo ride through the famous Old Quarter to visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy the uniquely Vietnamese artistry of a water puppet performance later in the afternoon. Free time to have dinner at one of the city's many restaurants and perhaps stroll around romantic Hoan Kiem Lake in the evening along with the locals. Overnight in Hanoi.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi

Halong Bay08.00 am pick up at hotel and transfer to Halong Bay, stop on route to admire the landscape picture; you might take picture of buffalo boy. Arrive in Halong at noon time, embark on private Junk, boat screw will greetings you special seafood lunch, boat cruise 4 hours around the bay to  pass beautiful islets of Stone Dog, Incense Burner, “Fighting cock”. Stop at a village of fish-men community to relax and learn about their life. Visit Thien Cung “Heavenly Palace” cave, the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. Turn back to harbor in the after noon for private vehicle transfer back to Hanoi for overnight

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, entrance fees, private boat trip, breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An


Japanese Covered Bridge, HoianTake an early morning flight to Danang where you will be greeted at the airport and driven a short distance to ancient Hoi An town, originally a seaport in the kingdom of Champa that has been influenced over the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There is plenty to see in this tranquil UNESCO World Heritage site, such as the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200 year old historic Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the bustling market. We will visit all these sights on a walking tour passing many low tiled-roof houses and assembly halls scattered along the small streets which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. Overnight in Hoi An.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hoi An, tour guide, entrance fees; flight tickets from Hanoi to Danang, breakfast and lunch.

Day 5: Hoi An - Hue

 Non Nuoc Beach, DanangThe next stop on your tour will be Hue, the imperial capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945. During the drive from Hoi An to Hue we will explore the sensational Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc Beach before continuing to the Cham Museum in Danang. We travel along the winding road through the spectacular Hai Van Pass, stopping at the top to admire the fantastic views north to Lang Co and Danang in the south. Upon arrival in Hue, you will check into your hotel then enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River with stopovers at the bustling Dong Ba Market and historic Thien Mu Pagoda. After the boat trip, visit the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, which was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, but it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Overnight in Hue.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hue, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.

Day 6: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Thai Hoa Palace, HueNo tour to Hue would be complete without seeing the elaborate tomb of Tu Duc, Vietnam's last emperor, which you will visit in the morning before boarding your flight south to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals today, is a dynamic cosmopolitan metropolis crowded with motorbikes and cars as well as exciting shopping areas and sidewalk cafés. An afternoon city tour takes you to the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and the nearby French colonial architecture including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We will also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum before continuing to the famous Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is on sale. Free time to further explore the city and dine at one of its excellent restaurants in the evening. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, tour guide, entrance fees, flight tickets from Hue to HCMC, breakfast and lunch.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

My Tho floating market After breakfast at your hotel we head out of town, traveling by car to My Tho in the Mekong Delta, the "rice bowl of Vietnam," where we board a boat to navigate the intricate canal system. You can observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch views of the many islands, passing through the lush green forests before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island. Stroll around an orchard tasting the many seasonal tropical fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop is Ben Tre province to visit some of the fascinating local industries. After feasting on a scrumptious lunch of fresh local foods, we return to Ho Chi Minh City to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and Cholon, Saigon's Chinatown, which is crammed with sacred temples, many shops and mysterious, winding narrow lanes. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Includes: Transportation, hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, tour guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast and lunch.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Saigon Notre-Dame CathedralFree time to relax after breakfast at your hotel or further explore Ho Chi Minh City before transferring to Tan San Nhat International Airport for departure.

Includes: Transportation, breakfast

Dear Alex,

Thank you for a very friendly tour, excellent vehicles with good driver attitude and driving, friendly and helpful guide.

28 October , 2015

Ines Castillego.

 

Dear Lucy, 

We arrived in Brisbane Monday morning. My daughter and myself were sick, so I couldn't reply earlier. 
Thank you so much for your welcome to your office and your gifts. It touched us. 
Without you and your services, we would not have seen or learn so many things in a short time. 
Our hotels were great, always in the right spot. Our domestic flights were also very good. 
Our drivers were also there for us and we thank them too. 
Our guides were all different and it's nice to change them from cities. All of them gave us practical information about the history, culture and interests. 
I will send an email to each of them to thank them for their great job. 
Overall we were very impressed by your services and if we come back we will call you again. 
We'll pass your contact to our friends and family and we'll recommend your services. 
Keep continuing the same way you operate Lucy, don't change anything. 
You always listen to your customers; you are flexible and hyper fast to answer emails, queries which is very important. 

Kind regards, 
France, Henri and Tehani


Prices are in USD, per person
Validity: From 01 January 2018 To 31 December 2018

Hotel/Group 2 guests 3~4 guests 5~6 guests 7~8 guests 9~12 guests Single surcharge
3 Star 1090 980 850 810 760 180
4 Star 1290 1180 1050 1010 960 340
5 Star 1480 1370 1240 1200 1150 490

Included

  • Accommodation at hotels as indicated in the program (double/ twin sharing)
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Transportation as indicated in program
  • All admission costs to places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flight tickets:
    • Hanoi to Danang
    • Hue to Saigon
  • Tour guides as mentioned in the program (language upon request)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Letter of visa on arrival (excludes stamping fee at arrival airport)

Excluded

  • Other meals, drinks, and personal expenses
  • International air fares and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance

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