Vietnam Highlight Tour 11 Days 10 Nights

  • Destinations: Ho Chi Minh Mekong Delta Da Nang Hoi An Hue Ha Long Bay Hanoi
  • Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights / 10 night - Group tour
  • Departure: Ho Chi Minh
From: US $1599 $1099 /pax

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  • Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be floating market.
  • Danang – Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter; Countryside bike ride, visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall.
  • Hue: See stunning scenery en-route to Hue; Take a dragon boat to visit pagodas; Visit the Imperial Citadel. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang.
  • Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature; take a “cyclo” ride through the Old Quarter
  • Halong Bay: Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Full day to Mekong Delta River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Fly to Hue Tour the Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Thien Mu Pagoda Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 6: To Danang City Sightseeing – Hoi An. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Hoi An Excursion Thun Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Leave Hoi An for Hanoi – Sightseeing full day. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
  • Day 11: Hanoi Conclude Departure. (B)

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Day 1 Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

You arrive at Tan Son Nhat (Saigon) International Airport. Transfer from Airport to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for check in any time. Free for relaxing or discover the city.

Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)

Have breakfast in the hotel to charge full of energy for the whole day.

In the morning, visit Cu Chi Tunnels (70kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh city), the incredible complex of underground tunnels which was used during the Vietnam War. You will have a chance to crawl through 210 miles of this amazing system of tunnels.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant with Vietnamese traditional foods.

Afternoon, you join a city tour that includes Thien Hau Pagoda, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and a lacquer ware workshop.  Reunification Palace (Reunification Hall) was toward this modern building that Communist tanks rolled in the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many.

We return to the hotel where the evening is free.

Day 3 Full day to Mekong Delta-River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Today, you are going to visit My Tho, the heart of Tien Giang Province. Located 75 kilometers to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, lived on the bank of Mekong River, the city is surrounded by a large cover of orchards and rice fields.

Here, you will visit one or two of the islands and watch how the locals to produce traditional handicrafts, coconut candy and bee farm, and then the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River.

Finally, return to Ho Chi Minh City and overnight in your hotel.

Day 4 Fly to Hue Tour the Old Imperial City. (B, L)

After check out, you are going to be transferred to the airport and fly to Hue in the morning. Hue, the political capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 under Nguyen Dynasty has been one of Vietnam’s cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is situated in the Citadel, and the Thai Hoa Palace with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers held by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood.

Stay overnight in Hue City.

Day 5 Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)

Nearby Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. And then, together with our tour guide, you will visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840. It has been known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations. This place also is considered as one of Hue’s most beautiful pagodas.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, followed by a visiting to Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The final destination is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. This has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals, and ceramic frescoes. End of the day, you return to your hotel and overnight in the city.

Day 6 To Danang City Sightseeing - Hoi An. (B, L)

The highlight of the day is the journey to the south past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son. Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, we will visit the Cham Museum featuring a fine collection of sandstone carvings. Spend some time on the stop at My Khe Beach which stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains surrounding the area. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries.

Arrive at Hoi An Town, check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Hoi An Excursion Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Today we will visit Hoi An, an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East, also known as “Faifo” to the earliest Western traders. You will visit a temple with gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. After that, we stop for a while at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the woodworkers and shipbuilding families. End of the day, we return to your haven on world-famous “Cua Dai Beach,” with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 Leave Hoi An for Hanoi - Sightseeing full day. (B, L)

You leave Hoi An and fly to Hanoi. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit History Museum once the museum of l’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam’s turbulent history. Water Puppet Show and Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9 Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)

Join a very experiencing tour by to Halong Bay, the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, with driver and tour guide. Under the introduction and stories told by our tour guide, you can get a deeper understanding of Vietnamese nature and culture. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this awe-inspiring seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Because you stay overnight on the water, you will have more time to enjoy and discover the Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots in experiencing activities such as swimming or visiting some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises you a very memorable travel experience in Vietnam. Stay overnight on Boat.

Day 10 Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. (B, L)

Enjoy the beauty of the dawn in the early morning in the middle of the bay. Do some Taichi to get healthier and then have breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you take a while to relax and take the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

Widen your knowledge of Halong bay by exploring Sung Sot cave, swimming and relaxing on the sundeck. Cruises back to the harbor while brunch is served when the boat is cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Check out cabin then rejoin car drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 3:00pm. This evening, you will have free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Take part in Water Puppet Show an hour. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11 Hanoi Conclude Departure. (B)

You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable trip in Vietnam by Journey Vietnam or you can extend some days in Sapa or Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Tour includes:

  • 09 nights hotel accommodation
  • 01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in Deluxe cabin.
  • Domestic flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh City – Hue, Danang – Hanoi (economy class)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.

Tour excludes:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Massage onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Others not mentioned above

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