Essential Highlights of Vietnam 8 days

HCM - MeKong Delta - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ha Noi - Ha long Bay 8 days

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    HCM - MeKong Delta - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ha Noi - Ha long Bay 8 days
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Travel the length of Vietnam on this week long tour, stopping in HCMC (in the south), Hanoi (in the north), and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in between. You'll begin in dynamic HCMC, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You'll also check out Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If you wish, you can also visit the powerful War Remnants Museum. Then, venture through the colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. Caffeine addicts will want to try the South's strong Vietnamese iced coffee and a banh mi (baguette sandwich).

Next, take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual, eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Caodaism, a unique fusion of world religions, in Tay Ninh. Alternatively, you can spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta.

Next, you will fly to atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site and river town, crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. Nearby, you'll see ancient sculptures in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. You may also opt to stay at a luxury beach resort in nearby Danang, or a boutique riverside hotel in the heart of Hoi An.

You'll wrap up in Hanoi, Vietnam's artistic and intellectual capital, where 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. You'll want to be sure to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, and then ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a performance at the Thanh Long Water Puppet Theater. You will love dining in French colonial villas converted into gourmet restaurants and people watching at stylish cafes. Art lovers will also want to shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. And of course, you will want to visit Hanoi's main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.

Best of all, you'll spend a day cruising Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape.

►Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
Day 2 Mekong Delta
Day 3 HCMC - Danang - Hoi An
Day 4 Hoi An Ancient

Day 5 Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi
Day 6 Hanoi City Tour
Day 7 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 8 Hanoi - Departure


►Itinerary details

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace

HCM City
HCM City

You will be greeted at the HCMC airport and transferred to your hotel. You have much appreciated leisure time beforea private afternoon tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.




War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum

It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnamwith a population of 7 million people and much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stallsand vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. You will want to explore bustling Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. You will have an overnight stay in HCMC.


Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B/L)

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

Today’s Activities: Take a private boat through the green vegetation ofthe canals to an orchard , Visit snake farm in Dong Tam

Boat Trip in My Tho
Boat Trip in My Tho

The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam and is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it producesthree crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500 km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditionaltransportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visitingthe floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.

Snack Farm
Snack Farm

You will leave HCMC to head for lush My Tho, where you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation ofthe canals to an orchard. There, you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. You will also visit the snake farm, Dong Tam, which breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine. You'll then head back to HCMC for an overnight stay.

Day 3: HCMC - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)

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

Today’s Activities: Visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains

You will transfer to the airport for a flight to Danang on Vietnam Airlines. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by ourguide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out moreabout this ancient but advanced civilization. 

After leaving Danang you will make your way to the Marble Mountains, where there will be the opportunity to climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. You will continue to the delightfultown of Hoi An, approximately 30 km away. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free leisure timebefore an overnight stay in Hoi An.

Day 4 Hoi An (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, the ChineseAssembly 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 the 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 numerouscafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You will enjoy ahalf-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the ChineseAssembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. You will have free time in the afternoonbefore another overnight stay in Hoi An.

Day 5 Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi (B)

Place & Transport: Hoi An to Hanoi - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show

Water Puppet Show
water puppet show

You will next head to the colonial capital city Hanoi, a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonialarchitecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. You will have free time before an optional cyclo ride aroundthe old quarter before dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. Later, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese waterpuppet show before an overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 6 Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh'sMausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, Ngoc Son Temple

 Ho Chi Minh'sMausoleum
Ho Chi Minh'sMausoleum

This full day tour will take you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh'sMausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda nearby and the Old Quarter, known for itsmaze of 36 streets and former craft guilds.

Also on the tour, you'll find the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum. You will stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

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 drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong Bay City you will bewelcomed on board for a four hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves inthe area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. Afterwards, you'll sail back tothe harbor and rejoin your car back to head back to Hanoi for the night.

Day 8 Hanoi Departure (B)  

Place & Transport: Hanoi 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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♦ Private boat trip in Mekong Delta

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