Best Cultural & Heritage Vietnam Tour 11 days

Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM City - MeKong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels 11 days

  • Itinerary:
    Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM City - MeKong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels 11 days
  • Product code:
    VNPT0715
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  • Price:
    From 1,069 USD
We have designed this cultural journey for people keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam,but with limited time to spare, and wewill take you to discover the very best that Vietnam has to offer in eleven days. You will discover several UNESCO World Heritages sites, including magnificent Halong Bay, historic Hoi An, the enigmatic Cham Towers in My Son, and the ancient capital Hue. This trip starts in colonial Hanoi and ends in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon).

In charming Hanoi, you will dine in one of the French colonial villas which have been converted into gourmet restaurants, explore the fascinating maze of 36 streets in the Old Quarter and cruise along dramatic limestone islands in Halong Bay.

Farther south, in Hue, you will marvel at its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples. Then it's off to the river town of Hoi An, where you will tour centuries-old merchant houses, and visit busy silk and fish markets.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's dynamic commercial center, you'll explore colorful produce markets, or perhaps stop in a designer shop to order haute couture ao dai. You'll also take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong Guerilla's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Then you will have another day trip to tour the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta to see the traditional side of Vietnamese life

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Capital
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay World Natural Heritage
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue World Heritage
Day 5: Hue World Heritage

Day 6: Hue - My Son - Hoi An World Heritages
Day 7: Ancient Town Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9: Mekong Delta Excursion
Day 10: Cu Chi Underground Tunnels
Day 11: Depart Vietnam

Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Airport transfer to hotel

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake

Upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel, you will stay overnight in Hanoi.

 

 

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and Vietnam Ethnology Museum

HCM Mausoleum
HCM Mausoleum

You will explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Then you can walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and ride a cyclo to dinner in one of the French colonial villas which have been converted into gourmet restaurants. Of course, there's plenty of time to enjoy people watching at stylish cafes and shop for impressive modern art in the city's myriad galleries. You will also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and Vietnam Ethnology Museum, followed by an evening water puppet performance before you have an overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Place & Transport: Hanoi to Halong Bay - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Go sightseeing Halong Bay - world nature wonder

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

In the morning you will depart Hanoi at 08:30 for a three and a half hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long Bay City. On the way, you will stop for refreshments, and upon arriving in Halong City, you will take a tender transfer to your junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. As you cruise the magical bay, you will notice thousands of sculpted limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons' teeth. Later in the afternoon, you'll visit a fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you'll enjoy cocktails or a cooking class while watching the sunset, and later you can unwind at a restaurant with a lavish dinner. To end the day, you can enjoy some evening activities such as movie night, board games, or a beauty treatment, before an overnight stay on the junk.

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue World Heritage (B)

Place & Transport: Halong Bay to Hue - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Relax

Fighting Cock Islet
Fighting Cock Islet

After rising to the sound of the ocean coming to life, you'll enjoy breakfast, take a Tai Chi class and watch the sunrise over the bay (if you choose to get up that early!) You will visit a beautiful limestone grotto, and then head back to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Disembarking at the Cruise Café Lounge, you'll rejoin your private car for transfer back to the airport for a one-hour flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, you will be transferred directly to your hotel and have free time before an overnight stay.

Day 5: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hue - Transfer

Today’s Activities:  Take a boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River, Visit Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), Minh Mang's and Tu Duc's tombs, Hue Citadel, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Imperial Museum

Hue Roual Palace
Hue Roual Palace

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board a private traditional boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River as you head out to the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded by ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. From here, you will rejoin your car to pay a visit to ornate Minh Mang's and Tu Duc's tombs.

You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving to visit Hue Citadel, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Imperial Museum. You will stay overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue - My Son - Hoi An World Heritages (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hue to Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Stop at Hai Van pass, Visit the Cham Ruins at My Son Holy Land

My Son Holyland
My Son Holyland

Today you will travel over the Hai Van pass to visit the Cham Ruins at My Son Holy Land. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a must see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations, and it is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. You will then drive to Hoi An for hotel check in and have some free time to explore the town. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Ancient Town Hoi An (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, and the Japanese Bridge

Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in high grade silk (which is still produced in the area) as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century.

 

Chinese Assembly Halls
Chinese Assembly Halls

You will enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time for shopping, ordering some fast service tailor-made clothing or simply relaxing. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B/D)

Place & Transport: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House, and War Remnants Museum, explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street

 War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum

In the morning, you will transfer to the airport for a flight to HCMC. In the afternoon, you will have a private tour of Ho Chi Minh City, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You'll visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If you desire, you can visit the powerful. Later, explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard, with fashionable boutiques and accessories designed by up-and-coming Vietnamese designers. There are also hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house wares to be found before you settle in for an overnight stay in HCMC.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong River delta - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Mekong Delta,

Mekong Boat
Mekong Boat

You will leave HCMC and head for lush My Tho where you will board a private boat. You will cruise through the green vegetation of the canals to reach an orchard, where guests are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with succulent tropical fruits. You will also visit the Dong Tam snake farm that breeds snakes for (among other things) snake wine before heading back to HCMC for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh to - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnel

In the morning you will enjoy a half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels consist of more than 200kilometers of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrancesto other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War. You will have free time in the afternoon and you will stay one final night in HCMC.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure - Flight not included

Today’s Activities: Hotel transfer to airport

Transfer to the airport ready for your departure. Wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for using our services - Discovery your way.

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Tour Category

Number of Persons in Group - Tour cost per person (in USD)

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10-14

Sgl Sup

3 STAR

1,931

1,452

1,293

1,165

1,110

1,069

 

4 STAR

2,389

1,911

1,751

1,569

1,538

1,528

 

5 STAR

2,962

2,484

2,324

2,197

2,142

2,101

 

 

NOTE:

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- Itinerary can be tailor-made based on your requirements.
- Please feel free to contact us for more information in details
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♦ Centrally Located Hotels

Authentic Vietnamese Food as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Private Boat Trip in Halong Bay

  Private boat trip in Hue&Mekong Delta

  Private Car and Driver

  Flights & Transfer in Vietnam

  Private English Speaking Guides

  Entrance Fees

 

♦ International Airfare Tickets to enter & leave Vietnam

♦ Vietnam Entry Visa Fees

♦ Single Room Supplement

♦ Personal expenses

♦ Beverage 

♦ Tips and gratuities

♦ Other services not mentioned above.

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