We have designed this journey for people keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam but with limited time to spare. We take in Vietnam’s two key cities as well as the historical and cultural depth of Hoi An and Hue in central Vietnam and, finally, Halong Bay. The superior option also provides an opportunity to experience some of Vietnam’s beautiful colonial hotels.
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (no meal)
On arrival, welcome by your guide at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel
Free time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI VISIT (B/L)
After breakfast, spend your day touring the capital and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its former residence, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday), Ngoc Son Temple, enjoy a one-hour rickshaw tour of the capital then spend some times in the old quarter with its antique shops. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI-HALONG -HANOI(B/L)
Early breakfast at hotel. Transfer by road to the famous Halong Bay.
On arrival, board a private boat for a 5-hour cruise through the mystical Halong Bay and admire one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. Visit islets, natural caves and, if weather permits, enjoy a swim into the clear waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
For lunch, be delighted with fresh seafood on board. Return to Hanoi in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI-DANANG-HOIAN(B/L)
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Danang. On arrival, visit the Cham Museum; stop at China beach and Marble Mountain. Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, which was an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and which, nowadays, is officially listed as a world heritage site.
Check into the hotel then take a walking tour round Hoi An ancient town and explore its treasures: the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung Old Merchant House, and Quang Dong Assembly Hall. Overnight in HoiAn.
DAY 5: HOIAN-DANANG-HUE (B/L)
After an early breakfast, transfer to Hue via the Hai Van Pass and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
Transfer to hotel for check in on arrival, having lunch before boating for a cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda then check into the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel and Emperor Tu Duc's Tomb.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 6: HUE-SAIGON (B/L)
After an early breakfast, transfer to Hue Airport for your morning flight to Saigon. On arrival, transfer to your selected hotel.
In the same morning, discover bustling Saigon: Enjoy a tour in the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and discover the old Hotel de Ville, the Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral (built in the 19th century), the dazzling French-style post office and the Reunification Palace (outside). Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the War Remnants Museum, then continue to Cho Lon and stop at Binh Tay Market. Finally, end the day with a visit to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. Overnight in Saigon
DAY 7: SAIGON-CUCHI-TAYNINH-SAIGON (B/L)
In the morning depart to Tay Ninh and discover the Holy See Temple, which reflects the original Caodaist religion. Attend the colorful mass at noon before lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon continue to Cu Chi tunnels, an incredible underground network built by the Vietcong during Vietnam War. Return to Saigon at the end of the afternoon. Overnight in Saigon
DAY 8: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)
Free time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.
Note: We can arrange
additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not
match your expectations.
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-A/C vehicle transfer with driver
-Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room with breakfast
-Sightseeing and entrance fee at all mentioned sites
-English, French speaking local guide
-Meal as stated in itinerary
-Boat trip in Halong
-Domestic flight as program
-GOV tax tour.
-Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites
-Others not mentioned in the price above
-Tips and gratitude for guide, porters and driv
-Standard: Hanoi/HoaBinh hotel/ROH. Hoian/Hoian hotel/Superior. Hue /Heritage hotel/ROH. Saigon/Sol Chancery hotel/Superior.
-Superior: Hanoi/Sunway hotel/ROH. Hoian/Hoian beach resort/Deluxe River. Hue/Huong Giang hotel/Superior Garden view. Saigon/Rex hotel/ROH.
-Deluxe: Hanoi/Melia hotel/ROH. Hoian/Palm resort/Superior Garden. Hue/Saigon Morin/Superior. Saigon /Duxton hotel/Deluxe.