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Best of Vietnam 12 days tour is designed with the thorough filtration of highlight in Vietnam. Not too long, but this tour is enough for you to explore the Vietnam culture and get an unforgettable trip. With a variety of activities such as hiking, farming, cycling,  rowing,... a lot of clients were impressed by this tour.

Highlights:

  • Taste a lot of Vietnam delicious foods which are famous in the world
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient beauty of Hanoi Old Quater and Hoian Old Town
  • Visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Halong Bay
  • Explore the Vietnam culture by visiting historical construction in Hue
  • Have a chance to join a part of Vietnamese farmer in Farming and fishing tour at Hoian
  • Discover one of the secrets on generalship in the Vietnam war via the Cu Chi tunnel tour.
  • Free 01 welcome dinner on the first day
  • Free 01 sim card /group

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (no meal)

Welcome up on arrival by Go Vietnam Travels guide and driver, then we transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour Full Day (B, L)

In the morning:

Today we will venture out to explore Hanoi. First up we will drive to the Ho Chi Minh complex where we will spend time at Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. Followings we visit the Temple of Literature, which originally built as a temple to Confucius.

In the afternoon:

After lunch, we visit the Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples and the infamous Hoa Lo Prison Museum. Hoa Lo is also known as the ‘’Hanoi Hilton’’ and was where former US presidential candidate John McCain was incarcerated for over 5 years.

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Later this afternoon, we will be free for shopping in the old quarter ranges from markets through to designer boutique stores to amazing contemporary art galleries. After that, sit down to enjoy a performance of the city’s famous Water Puppets.

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Day 3: Halong Bay, overnight on boat (B, L, D)

08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at hotel and start 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong International Cruise Port, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.

12:15 – 12:45 Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.

13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.

– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village

– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.

17:30 – 18:00 Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.  Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.

19:00 – 19:30 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.

– Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

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Day 4 : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight in Hanoi (B, L)

06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

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07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay

09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.

09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.

12:00 – 16:30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Day 5 : Hanoi – fly to Hue (B)

Time will be free until our car arrives to take us to the airport to board the noon flight in Hue. On arrival, we will be met and driven to our hotel. We have free time in Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6 : Hue River Cruise & Royal Tombs (B, L)

In the morning:

Pick up at hotel at 8:30 AM, our van will transfer you yo start an amaning day in Hue. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. We will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here, rejoin our van and go visit King Khai Dinh’s Tomb.

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In the afternoon:

We visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, after exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument. Then depart to the Hue Royal Fine Art Museum, which is housed within the former Dien Long An Royal Palace. We will finish our day with the local Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 7 : Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Afternoon walking tour (B, L)

Today, we transfer from Hue to Hoi An via Danang.

Arrival Hoi An, check in hotel. In the afternoon, meet up by local tour guide then we walk down to the downtown for our walking tour. We will start our walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Then back to our hotel.

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Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 : Hoi An Eco Tour – Afternoon free (B, L)

Tra Que Village & farming , fishing:

We have an early start this morning as we head off to our Farming & Fishing Life Eco Tour. Starting at Tra Que Village, we will get a personal insight into the local farming communities. Set about joining the farmers in preparing their land for sowing, helping to fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river and watering it in using huge tin cans strapped to our backs. Following this,  begin our leisurely cycling tour through the countryside witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand.

Boat trip in coconut palm:

Late morning we will board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise. Here meet and witness local fishermen working their craft, before enjoying a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Then transfer to a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat for a quick race and ride down a coconut palm lined waterway. Lunch today, is on board our boat, which is prepared using vegetables picked earlier at Tra Que Village.

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After lunch, we have some free time to wander around Hoi An town centre before heading back to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Morning fly to Saigon – Cu Chi (B, L)

Transfer to the airport:

Time will be free until our guide pick up you and transfer to airport, then we take the flight to Saigon.

Cu Chi Tunnel:

Arrival Saigon, we have lunch and have afternoon tour to Cu Chi Tunnel. Cu Chi Tunnels is 50 km far from the city center. It’s located in Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh city. These are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels that were the location of military campaigns during American wars. This area is now a “should-not-be-missed” site for all visitors traveling to Vietnam. We will watch a short introduction video showing the foundation, activities… of Cu Chi tunnels and people lived here in the past then we will crawl all the safe parts of the tunnel system; enjoy some special cassava and tea  that served free in the tour.

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Later, we can go to the shooting range where we can try to fire real bullets: (costs US$3/bullet) or free for shopping at the souvenir shops.

Back to Ho Chi Minh City and have free time in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

This morning:

We visit all the highlights in Ho Chi Minh city such as the Reunification Palace, a palace of old President in South of Vietnam during the American war; the War Remnants Museum where is   poignant display of the futility of war; Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, the two sites that we can’t ignore when we visit the city.

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After lunch:

Travel to the district 5 to visit Cho Lon (China town) and FITO Museum – the first and the most interesting museum on Vietnam traditional medicine. Then head back to the center to do shopping at famous Ben Thanh market, this bustling and well-organized market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dai.

Our free evening activities should be: walking around at the night market in Ben Thanh market area; explore the highest building in Saigon, Bitexco…. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 11 : Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cai Be - Vinh Long (B, L)

Vinh Long market:

Pick up at hotel after breakfast, we transfer to Vinh Long. The program will start with a visit of Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for us to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetable…

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After that, we will travel by boat to visit the brick kilns where we can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Then, come to visit the orchard & traditional house. We will enjoy some kinds of fruits and tea when listening to the traditional music at Ut Trinh home.

Mekong Delta:

The rowing boat takes us deeper into the countryside on smaller canals so we can enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta..

One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, bridge, real life… The cruise transfers us back to Vinhlong city where we take our own vehicle back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Time will be free until our car arrives at the hotel to take us to the airport in good time to board our departure flight. Trip ends.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Transfers by private air conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (up on request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • 2 Domestic Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang- Ho Chi Minh ;
  • Local-stationed English-speaking tour guide. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water

Exclusion:

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Notes:

Price:

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Group Tour: N/A

Private Tour: USD/pax

Number of participant 3 star hotel 4 star hotel
02 adults (USD/ person) 1330  $ 1450  $
04 adults (USD/person) 1090 $ 1250$
Single Supplement 380$ 505 $
Hotel category 3 star hotel 4 star hotel
Hanoi  Impressive hotel (Superior ) or Authentic Hanoi hotel (Superior) Thang Long Opera hotel  (Deluxe)
Halong

Oriental Sails  (Deluxe cabin) or Oasis Bay cruise (deluxe)

Renea Cruise (Deluxe)
Hue

Emm Hue hotel (Deluxe)

Eldora Hue (Deluxe)
Hoi An

Venus hotel or Vinh Hung 2 hotel (Superior)

Hoian River Town (Grand deluxe)
Ho Chi Minh Sunland Saigon hotel (Deluxe) Grand Cititel Central (Deluxe city view)

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