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Come to discover the highlights of Vietnam on this 15-day program. From the twisting narrow streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay, travel through the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant past to majestic Hue and quaint Hoi An. Feast on seafood in Nha Trang and relax in the cool French mountain resort of Dalat before arriving in bustling Saigon. End your journey in the fertile Mekong Delta, where the traditional lifestyle of Vietnamese farmers lives on into the 21st century.


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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi. Our guide will meet you at airport. We then transfer to our hotel in center of Hanoi. The rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi sightseeing
Our full-day city tour begin with a visit to the President Hochiminh's mausoleum and residence. We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Leave the President's complex, we go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museum containing the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of VN, as well as relics, tools and even full size replicas of their homes and buildings.
After lunch in a great local restaurant, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature which was the first university in Vietnam and was built in 1070. We then take a walking tour around the Restored Sword Lake, and enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter.
In the early evening, we attend a famous Water Puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Hanoi  Cruising Ha Long Bay -Overnight on Junk  (Lunch and Dinner on boat)
We leave Hanoi after breakfast for 3-hour drive to the Halong Bay  - a natural wonder with thousands of islands rising out of the water, creating a unique and beautiful landscape. We have a shortbreak en route at Hong Ngoc, where we have time for a drink and see local people manufacturing different kinds of handicrafts.
On arrival we board our boat for a journey through the 3000 limestone islands dotted with caves and grottoes. There is time for exploring the bay at a leisurely pace, for swimming and relaxing and experiencing the magic of falling asleep on board in this beautiful part of the world.
Overnight on Junk.

 

Day 4: More cruising, return to Hanoi
Early risers can enjoy a morning swim in a quite firth. Breakfast and continue enjoy cruising and swimming until time for lunch and check out. The boat arrives at the quay at 12.00pm. Check out and get on land, pick up and drive back Hanoi with a stop at Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery making village.
Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 5: Hue: Ancient Imperial City: The Citadel and royal tombs
After breakfast in hotel, we transfer to the airport to catch an early flight to Hue, the ancient Imperial city of the Nguyen Kings. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel and have a short break.
In the afternoon we begin to see remnants of Hue imperial past at the imposing former royal residence, the Citadel. We then take in the elaborate tomb of Emporer Khai Dinh.
Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 6: Hoi An ancient town
This morning we take a boat ride on the romantic Perfume River and visit some of more interesting sites set on the river's bank: the Thien Mu pagoda and the Emperor Minh Mang's tomb.
In the afternoon, we leave Hue by road toHoi An via the scenic fishing village of Lang Co and the spectacular Hai Van pass.
Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 7: Hoi An sightseeing
Today we take a walking tour around the town. We visit some old merchants houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the coloful local markets.
The afternoon is free to browse for sourvenirs or hire a bicycle to ride to the nearby Cua Dai beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 8: Nha trang beach
In the morning we transfer to Da Nang airport to catch a short flight to Nhatrang, a coastal town with the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, we check in hotel and have a visit to the Panogar Cham towers.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 9: Cruising Nha Trang bay
We spend a day cruising amongst tropical islands (e.g. Hon Mun island and Hon Tam island) through turquoise waters, enjoy swimming, snorkeling and seafood.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 10: Dalat highland town
Morning we take a short excursion to Dalat (250km) - a beautiful town in the central highlands, which was developed by the French colonialists as a health resort and hunting center.
We spend this afternoon visiting Dalat Cathedral and Central Market where we might be bewildered with a riot of multi-colored flowers as well as various kinds of fresh vegetable and mouthwatering fruits. We continue to Linh Son pagoda, which was built in 1938 on a hill overlooking the centre of Dalat. The last place today is Minh Tam flower garden  the biggest flower garden in Dalat.

 

Day 11:  Saigon
We leave Dalat after breakfast for scenic drive through tea, coffee and rubber plantations to Saigon (300km). On the way we stop at Dambri water fall for taking photograph. Lunch en route. On arrival Saigon, check in and free at leisure.
Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 12: Saigon city tour & Cu Chi Tunnel
A morning city tour of bustling Saigon. We explore Saigon grand boulevards, passing famous sites such as the former President Palace, the Old Saigon Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral.
We leave Saigon after lunch for Cu Chi tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. The tunnels were part of an underground network that was built by the Vietcong during the American War. Come back to Saigon about dinner time.
Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 13: Mekong delta: Boat trip on river canal (Lunch on fruit garden)
We leave Saigon by road to the watery world of the Mekong Delta Vietnam most fertile region and the source of a large amount of the country fresh food. On arrival in Vinh Long province, we take a boat trip along the narrow waterways, overhung with dense vegetation and try exotic fruits in one of the orchards.
Lunch with local delicacies served in a bonsai garden. We cross the Mekong river by a ferryboat to the Can Tho province. In Can Tho we visit to local fruit market.
Overnight in Can Tho.

 

Day 14 : Can Tho floating market
We spend this morning for 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 head back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 15: Saigon Departure
We are free at leisure until transfer to Saigon airport for departure.

 
 
 
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