CODE: AAV-02

12-Day Vietnam Must-sees

DURATION:

DEPARTURE CITY:

ENDS IN:

12 Days /11 Nights

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Hanoi

AVAILABILITY:

TOUR TYPE:

COUNTRY VISITED:

All year round

Private Group 

Vietnam

FROM:

USD $ 1020

Tour Overview

(This is a sample itinerary. It is customizable, please contact us to have it tailor-made if you wish.)

 

Day 01: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day 02: Saigon City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 03: Saigon - Mekong Delta

Day 04: Mekong Delta - Saigon (Flight to Hue)

Day 05: Tour of Hue

Day 06: Hue - Hoi An

Day 07: Half-day tour of rural Hoi An

Day 08: Hoi An - Hanoi (Flight)

Day 09: Hanoi City Tour

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Day 12: Departure from Hanoi

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DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

Welcomed to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

 

You will meet your private tour guide upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Get transferred to city for hotel check-in. The remainder of  the first day of your 12-day Vietnam Tour is yours to adjust yourself from jet-lag, or move around to explore the surroundings on your own. Overnight in Saigon.

 

(Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hong kong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense.)

Meals included: N/a

DAY 2: CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNELS

After the first night relaxing, today you will be ready for your Vietnam Tour. Today, you will start the day with your breakfast in the hotel. Get picked up at 8:00 AM to start your day. The morning is spent to visit the featured sites of the city, including the War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. After lunch at a restaurant in the city, you will take a drive out of the bustling city for Cu Chi District, locates approximately 70 km northwest of Saigon. Cu Chi Tunnels are like a spider web in the soil of Cu Chi District. It consists of more than 200km of narrow underground tunnels that connecting half or total covered hideouts, shelters, fighting bunkers, hospital, school, living rooms and so on… All was built and used by Viet Cong for resistance against their enemy during the French and American war. Back to the city to end the day.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA

Depart by private vehicle to the "rice basket" of Vietnam - the Mekong Delta. Today will be a full day of discovery as you explore the villages, farms, and intricate waterways that form the delta. Start the trip by a drive to Ben Tre, which on the way is green/yellow rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. On arrival, you will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic BenTre River, viewing various local industries along the way. During the boat ride you will stop to visit the local workshops to see how bricks & sleeping mats are made. You also take a motor cart passing fruit and vegetable fields. In the afternoon, you make your way to Can Tho City which is considered as the capital of the Delta for overnight at a hotel.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET

The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day, you will embark on a motorized boat trip, exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, where the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. Cruising slowly around for you to watch the traditional trading and taking photographs. Followed by a short ride to Ba Cong village to pay a visit to a family who specializes in making rice paper and noodle. After that, cruise back to the quay and make your way back to HCMC. Lunch is served on the way. Late in the afternoon, take a domestic flight to Hue. Get picked up on arrival and Overnight in Hue.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR

Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting on the bank of rivers, it gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang's tomb & King Tu Duc tomb. This afternoon you will embark on a tour of Hue's Citadel. The walk though the complex is very interesting and informative. Overnight in Hue.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: HUE – HOI AN

The morning drive to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass will occupy half of your day. Arrive at Hoi An ancient town. Check into your hotel and then go for lunch at a nice restaurant. Nestled a few km from Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An is typified by the 16th century Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture. The afternoon walking tour offers you a chance to see how charming the Old Quarter area is. The sites include the Japanese Covered Bridge; Phuoc Kien Assembly; Tan Ky ancient house; Hoi An Culture and History Museum and Quan Cong temple. Evening is free on your own to chill out at a riverside café or enjoy shopping with tailor-made clothing, shoes and lanterns. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: HALF-DAY TOUR OF THE RUSTIC HOIAN

The morning is yours for leisure on Cua Dai Beach or doing your own things. In the afternoon, follow country laneways to reach some of the villages that are dotted throughout the region by bicycle, stopping to talk to the locals and learn about life in this part of Vietnam. You will be passing emerald rice paddies, snaking waterways and plenty of waving children. Following your guide to the bank of the Thu Bon River and take a boat trip and discover the waterway and heading back to Hoi An. Approach the dock and walk to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8: HOI AN - HANOI

This morning is easy for you to relax on the beach for do some shopping at the Old Quarter. Check out your hotel by noon. In the afternoon, transfer to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Hanoi. Get picked up and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Hanoi. 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: HANOI CITY TOUR

The city tour of the capital city occupies the whole day. The sites include of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museum that you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: HALONG BAY CRUISE

After breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up for the morning drive overland to Halong City, your entry point to the Bay of the World Heritage by UNESCO. Thousands of islands rise dramatically from the waters of Halong Bay and, to further their beauty, intricate cave systems naturally exist throughout these limestone karst formations. The traditional styled junk will cruise in between the towering islands, visit a limestone cave in the afternoon and do some kayaking and swimming (depending on the weather) Your accommodation tonight is a truly special experience – sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts. Overnight on board.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI

Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and a view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. After the soft breakfast, the crews pull up the anchor for further cruise to other parts of the bay and visit a fishing village by a sampan boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. After that, start cruising towards the harbor while an A la cart brunch is served. Disembark at noontime, meet the driver and drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Meals included: Brunch

DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI

Today is free at leisure until get transferred to the airport for your flight off. End of services.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

  • English speaking tour guides (Other languages are available on request)

  • Private air-conditioned vehicles

  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

  • Boats in Mekong River, Perfume River and Halong bay

  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

  • International flight tickets

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Visas

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list

 

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