At 18:00 today group will have a briefing with tour leader and group dinner on your own expenses.
We departure from hotel about 08:00 for Halong bay which made world famous by James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies movie, you'll have the opportunity to explore the picturesque scenery and some 3,000 limestone islands rising vertically from the emerald water. The extraordinary limestone kart formations are full of hidden beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way you'll anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath the cliffs. Return to Hanoi for overnight.
08:30am: our tour guide pick you up from your hotel to enjoy with a full day city tour in Hanoi, starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago. Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university. In the later afternoon you'll enjoy fantastic performance of water puppet show before transfer to take overnight train to Hue. Overnight in the train to Hue.
The train arrive Hue in the morning. This small and quiet city is widely known for its magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. You'll spend this afternoon visiting Hue with the massive citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City. This Royal Residence was destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins of the Vietnam history timeline. Overnight in Hue.
Your Vietnam vacation continues on day 6 with a full exploration of Hue starting with a boat cruise upstream on the Perfume River which will give you a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu. You continue on to the Emperor Minh Mang’s mausoleum, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. The next stop of your trip is the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc and the famous Tu Hieu. In the afternoon transfer to Hoian via beautiful of Lang Co beach and over Hai van pass to old town of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. Then will transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, you are met and followed by our tour guide to your hote. Then you are free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 7 of your Vietnam journey begins with breakfast in your hotel, followed by a guided tour of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
On day 8 of your Vietnam holiday you'll head out of the city for the Mekong Delta. You'll travel by road to My Tho province about 1:30 drive, arriving in My Tho, where you board a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta, and you'll have the chance to observe the local lifestyles close-up. Pass through the lush green vegetation to an orchard you can observe various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch followed with Elephant ear fish, seasonal fruits, return to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Trip ends after this morning breakfast.
Mr Thanh Tien Dinh
First Floor, Nt Building 50 - 52, Yen Bai 1, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi