Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport our guide pick you up and transfer to Hanoi city. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese music show. Overnight 3*** hotel in Hanoi.
Begin to tour Hanoi City, visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature. Walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake, and enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. In the early evening, attend a famous Water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Heading out of Hanoi to Halong Bay, we take you to Bac Ninh Province and the village of Due Dong, north of Hanoi, where Quan Ho singing was born in about the 16th century. Here, in the 200-year-old communal house, you can enjoy a Quan Ho performance by the star singers of the village. After the performance, you can visit the homes of the artists (including an 80s-year-old lady, who is one of the leading singers), sip tea, ask questions, and share experiences. Then proceed to the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay the most beautiful bay in Vietnam . Overnight in 3 *** Hotel in Halong.
You will spend the morning cruising by Halong cruise to see floating Village for visiting, kayaking, then going to Bai Tu Long Bay, the neglected area which is the most spectacular bay with islands in different shapes, then you have a look at Hon Gai market, Poem Island. Come back to Ha Long city for lunch in the restaurant. After lunch, return to Ha Noi city. Arrive in Ha Noi around 18:00 and end the trip. Overnight in Hanoi.
Transfer to Noi bai airport for local flight to Hue, the ancient imperial city of the Nguyen Kings. With the help of UNESCO and other international organizations, the palace buildings are being restored. Our guide and driver will pick up you at the airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon, you can head into town by cyclo to visit Dong Ba market and the ancient Royal Citadel, constructed in 1805 and the greatest legacy of the Nguyen emperors. Overnight in 3***hotel in Hue.
In the morning, we take a boat ride on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda then drive to visit Tu Duc King's Tomb. In the afternoon, drive to ancient town Hoi An via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass, marveling at some of Vietnam most spectacular scenery. Check in hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in 3*** Hotel in Hoi An.
You will spend the rest of day visiting the town of Hoi An walking over the Japanese Bridge, visiting the different Chinese Assembly Halls and pagodas and walking the market. In the early 1980s, Hoi An ancient quarter and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.
ABF, transfer to Da Nang airport to take flight to Nha Trang, the capital of the Khanh Hoa Province and is home to one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. The clear and turquoise water around Nha Trang is ideal for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Arrive in Nha Trang, check in hotel. Have a visit to the Panogar Cham towers and the Oceanographic Institute, enjoying a boat trip to Hon Tam Island for sea bathing. Overnight in 3 star hotel in Nha Trang.
Drive up to Da Lat and see its waterfalls, cathedral, key pagodas, Lang Buang ethnic village and the lovely old French colonial houses. In the afternoon we visit to Lam Ty Ni pagoda, one of the unlikeliest and most delightful attractions of a stay in Da Lat. Continue to Da Lat Flower garden and take a train trip at the city's Art Deco train station to see this charming town through train windows. Overnight in Da Lat.
AM Sightseeing Da Lat includes Xuan Huong Lake, which is located at the center of Da Lat. Continue to Central Market where you will be bewildered with a riot of multi-colored flowers as well as various kinds of fresh vegetable and mouthwatering fruits. Visit Pernn waterfall, which is nestled in the valley covered with densely lush vegetation and hugged by pine-forested hills. We drive to Saigon with a stop on the way to marvel at the impressive Dambri waterfall, and visit a silk worm village and local tea and coffee plantations. After Lunch, Transfer to Ho Chi Minh city for the night in 3***hotel in Saigon.
Visit to important parts of Saigon with the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Inside you can visit the private rooms of the president, the War Room from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. Continue to the War Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. After lunch we continue to visit Thien Hau Temple in China town and Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Saigon.
A short drive of 40 km to visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Here you can walk as much as you want. Should you wish, you can leave the tunnels in time to drive to Tay Ninh, a hot bed of anti-colonial resistance against the French. At noon, the visitor to Tay Ninh's major attraction-The Holy See of the Cao Dai religious sect-will have the chance to witness the daily ceremony in the surreal temple of the Cao Dai. Late in the day you will return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Saigon.
Depart for Vinh Long in the morning. After 3-hrs-drive we will take a boat trip along the Mekong River at Mekong Delta and its narrow waterways, overhung with dense vegetation. We will try exotic fruits in one of the many orchards. Lunch with local delicacies served in a bonsai garden. We cross the Mekong by a ferryboat to the Can Tho province. In Can Tho we will visit to the fruit market. Overnight in 3 star hotel in Can Tho.
In the morning we will enjoy a boat trip to visit the Cai Rang Floating market, one the busiest floating markets in all South East Asia. After the boat trip we will drive back to Saigon by car. Overnight in Saigon.
The last day is free at leisure for shopping or last minute sight seeing before your transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure back home.
Mr Oanh Tran Xuan
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Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Saigon - Mekong Delta
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