The Vietnam Highlight Tour will take you to the most well known tourist sites in Vietnam highlighting the historical sites in different cities: Hanoi 1000 Year Old Quarter, the beauty of Halong Bay’s nature, the Old Royal City in 17th Century in Hue, the Ancient town in Hoian, and the busting and metropolis, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk café in Ho Chi Minh city.
- Tour Code: VNT-7
- Length: 7D / 6N
- From: Hanoi
- Finish: Hochiminh
$645price per pax
|Day 1||Short city tour to 11th century Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam||None|
|Day 2||Visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island...||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Move around the bay to find more secluded areas||B, L|
|Day 4||Visit the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum...||B, L|
|Day 5||Embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River||B, L|
|Day 6||Embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region||B, L|
|Day 7||Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office...||B|
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Short city tour to 11th century Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport. Welcome and transfer to hotel by AsiaTourAdvisor guides with signboard. Short city tour to 11th century Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam, the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple. Take a cyclo tour around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. Enjoy water puppet show- a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. (The first day’s program can be re- arranged according to your arrival time in Hanoi).
Meals:B, L, D
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island...
Breakfast at hotel and then start a 3-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving to Ha Long City. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. Boat crew will greet you special seafood lunch while boat cruising around the bay to visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop beach, and enjoy sunset. When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island. Overnight on Junk.
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Move around the bay to find more secluded areas
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a back up vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey back to Hanoi. Transfer directly to airport for flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Danang, tour guide of Asia Tour Advisor in Da Nang will greet you at airport and transfer to Hoi An town, the old port town from 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences with tiny Japanese and Chinese house. Check into hotel, relax.
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Visit the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum...
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. We visit these on our morning walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. Leaving Hoi An in the afternoon, we drive north to the old imperial city of Hue. Along the way, we make stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains, the China Beach and Danang City for a visit to the Cham Museum. We then follow the road crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass before arriving in Hue, Vietnam's last imperial capital of Vietnam. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River
Breakfast at hotel, we then set out for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. We embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to The beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu. One of the most poignant displays here is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc, Emperor Khai Dinh, Dong Ba Market. Transfer to the airport for late afternoon flight to Ho chi minh city. Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to hotel in city center, check in, relax.
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, which is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. Overnight at hotel in Ho chi minh city.
Activities (time & subjects may change when necessary)Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office...
Breakfast at hotel, this afternoon we discover dynamic city with the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office, War Remnant Museum, the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Transfer to the airport for your home flight. Say goodbye Vietnam. Thank you for traveling with Asia Tour Advisor.
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|Price per person in US$ - Validity from 1st October 2012 to 30th April 2013
|First Class (4*)
|Price per person in US$ - Validity from 1st May to 30th September 2013
|First Class (4*)
- All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- 2 days 1 night cruise on Halong Bay
- All tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English or French speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary at local restaurant with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Boat cruise as stated
- Domestic airfare & airport taxes: Hanoi – Danang , Hue – Ho chi minh
- Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
- Mineral water & towel
- Government taxes & Service charges
- International flights to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam visa arrangement (upon request visa on arrival at 15 USD, not including stamping fee at 25 USD)
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Kayak in Halong Bay
- Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
- Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills
- Tips and gratuities
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