Vietnam Classic Tour 9 days

Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM - Cu Chi Tunnels 9 days

  • Itinerary:
    Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM - Cu Chi Tunnels 9 days
  • Product code:
    VNPT0115
  • Departure date:
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  • Price:
    From 778 USD
Start in charming Hanoi, Vietnam's artistic and intellectual capital. 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. Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a performance of at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.

Take an overnight cruise on a junk in Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape.
Visit Hue, the former Imperial capital that is a quiet city renowned for the magnificent architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River.

Drive to Danang and stay several days at the beachfront Furama Resort. Nearby, see ancient sculptures in the Cham Museum or My Son, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. Visit atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and riverfront port town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets.

Fly from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) (formerly Saigon), the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's most upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares.

Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual, eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Dai, a unique fusion of world religions. Alternatively, spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta.

► Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi

Day 2 Hanoi City

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay 

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi 

Day 5 Hanoi - Hue

Day 6 Hue - Danang- Hoi An

Day 7 Hoi An - HCMC

Day 8 HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels 

Day 9 HCM Departure

 

► Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Enjoy a water puppet performance

Water Puppet Show
Water Puppet Show

You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will take a private walking city tour to visit local markets and Hanoi's Old Quarter, known for its 36 streets and former craft guilds. In the evening you will enjoy a water puppet performance before an overnight stay in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilt House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum.

HCM Mausoleum
HCM Mausoleum

The post-colonial capital city of Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, numerous lakes, pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilt House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Also on the tour will be the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum. You will stay overnight 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

Today you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (a World Natural Heritage site) via the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.

After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. In the late afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, you can kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, you can enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. You will stay overnight onboard

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)

Place & Transport: Halong Bay to Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Relax

Fighting Cock Islet
Fighting Cock Islet

You'll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. You will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Then you will drive back to Hanoi and stay overnight.

 

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hanoi to Hue - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market.

Hue Royal Palace
Hue Royal Palace

You will transfer to the airport for your noonflight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport you will be transferred directly to your hotel. In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of the city, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. You will stay overnight in Hue.

 

Day 6: Hue - Danang- Hoi An (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hue to Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Take a private boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River, Visit Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), King Minh Mang's tomb and King Tu Duc's tomb

Lady Pagoda
Lady Pagoda

Rising up in the ancient land, you will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and then board a private boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River. You will visit the Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), and then take a drive to visit King Minh Mang's tomb and King Tu Duc's tomb before lunch at a local restaurant. You will then head to Hoi An Ancient town over the Hai Van pass. You will stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountains before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, you will check into the hotel and have some free time to explore the town. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An - HCMC (B/L)

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

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

 Ho Chi Minh City: Visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market

Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town

In the morning you will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.You will then leave Hoi An for Danang Airport to take a onehour flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Reunion Palace
Reunion Palace

In the afternoon you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

 

 

 

Day 8: HCMC - Cao Dai Temples & Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L) 

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh to Cu Chi Tunnels - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh, Cu Chi Tunnels

Tay Ninh Temple
Tay Ninh Temple

This morning you will drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Holy See Temple is the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion and home of the Divine Eye, the official symbol of this unique religion. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. You will also be able to observe the midday service. Following lunch you will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels.

 

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to 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 stay overnight in HCMC.

Day 9: HCMC - Departure (B) 

Place & Transport: HCMC - 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

1,304

1,008

910

860

797

778

 

4 STAR

1,543

1,247

1,149

1,070

1,036

1,011

 

5 STAR

1,842

1,546

1,448

    1,369

1,335

1,310

 

 

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- Itinerary can be tailor-made based on your requirements.
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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

♦ 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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