HANOI - HALONG - HOIAN - SAIGON - MEKONG 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
|Tour duration||8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS|
|Tour start/end||HANOI/ SAIGON|
|Transport||BUS AND AIRPLANE|
|Tour route||HANOI - HALONG - HOIAN - SAIGON - MEKONG - CUCHI|
|Tour price||UPON YOUR REQUEST|
Discover Vietnam’s most important cities, beautiful scenery and historic sights on this small group tour. Learn about Vietnam’s culture, traditions, heritage and recent history on an extensive itinerary which includes cruises on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay, and a visit to a hill tribe village.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our guide and driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport in the morning and drive to Hanoi Old Quarter and check in your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will go to Halong bay. Arrive Halong bay at lunchtime, you will check into the boat to cruise around Halong bay and soak into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site. Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3, 000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf ( gulf of Tonkin). It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and had been listed as 1 of new 7 Wonders of the World. The area of about 1500 sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. Stay overnight in Halong Bay Cruise.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang - Hoian (B, L)
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea on sundeck. Have lunch on boat and say good bye to crews. In the afternoon, drive to Hanoi airport to catch your flight to Danang in the late afternoon.
Arrive Danang, your guide and drive will take you to Hoian Ancient town, you will check in your hotel and relax. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 4: Hoian - City tour and shopping (B, L)
Today, you will have chance to visit and discover Hoi An Ancient town: a former port that welcomed Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants between the 16th to 18th centuries. Today it is renowned for its old quarter lined with restored two-storey Chinese shops, with elaborate carved wooden facades and terracotta tile roofs.
Hear the interesting story of Hoi An as you visit key sites, the first is Chua Ong Pagoda, a 1653 temple built in honors of the Chinese general Quan Cong, who is worshipped by many as a symbol of loyalty and justice. Next, pop into Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to see the Jinshan Temple which is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors. From there it’s a short walk to Tam Ky House, a 200 year old ancestral house and finally, stroll across the often photographed 17th century covered bridge built by Japanese craftsmen. The beautifully built bridge doubles as a temple and is a major landmark of Hoi An.
In the late afternoon, you can go shopping or strolling around calm and tranquil walking streets... Overnight in Hoian
Day 5: Hoian - Danang - Fly to Saigon (B)
Free at leisure, then our driver will pick you up and drive to Danang airport for your morning flight to Saigon where our guide and driver are waiting for you. Drive to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon city tour - Cu Chi tunnels (B, L)
Leave your hotel at 8 am, you will start our half day city tour with a visit to the War Remnants Museum where you learn something about serious wars that happened in the country in the last century. Next, admire the special gothic style of century-old Notre-Dame Cathedral and the nearby Central Post Office and Independence Palace. Trip finished in the late afternoon at your hotel. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to visit Cuchi tunnels. Cu Chi tunnels were center to a few of the war’s strategic operations, including the famous 1968 Tet Offensive. They served not only as living quarters, but as supply routes, hospitals and munitions dumps for thousands of guerilla fighters. See the various mantraps, bomb craters and other remnants of war that still remain until now. Drive back your hotel to relax or you are free to walk around for shopping and sightseeing in Saigon. Stay overnight in Saigon
Day 7: Mekong river Delta full day tour (B, L)
08.00 am: We will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Tourist Boat Station in My Tho. We arrive around 11.00 am and then:
• Cruising on Tien river (Mekong River) and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice and visit to crocodile farm
• To visit fish floating market and Fish-craft village along Tien River.
• Stop at Unicorn island, go walking around countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. Take a horse-cart riding along Quoi Son village with peaceful scenery, and then enjoy lunch at our local restaurant.
• Take a rowing boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of countryside, to visit honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea.
• To boat up Tien River to Tan Thach canal (Ben Tre) visit coconut candy workshop and handicraft workshop. Come back to My Tho . Finish your tour at My Tho harbor. Take our private bus back Hochiminh city
Day 8: Saigon - Departure (B)
Our guide will bring you to the airport and say good bye Vietnam, see you again! End of our services.
Modern transportation in private air-conditioner vehicles
Accommodations (7 nights)
+ 1 nights in Hanoi
+ 1 night on Luxury Cruise
+ 2 nights in Hoian
+ 3 nights in Saigon
Professional English speaking guide along your tour
Admission fees to indicated sights.
Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch/ dinner where stated (7 meals).
Purified water on bus
This price not include:
All international and domestic air tickets
Drinks and other personal expenses
Meals not stated in the program
Others not mentioned clearly in the itinerary
Tipping and gratuities.
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