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Vietnam Discovery

Tour Code: VNH10- VD

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Vietnam Discovery

Tour type: Highlight Tours

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Operate: Year round / on demand

  • Overview

    Itinerary

    Day 01: Welcome to Vietnam – Arrive in Hanoi   (D)

     

    Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in, tour-briefing and free at leisure to acclimate yourself. A welcome Vietnamese dinner to be hosted by VNR Travel.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 02: Hanoi Sightseeing   (B)

     

    Meet your guide at hotel and start a full day city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. We’ll see the city’s outstanding historical and cultural sites: President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential homes, the National Assembly area, and an opportunity to learn more about the country’s constitution. We’ll continue to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, and become acquainted with Viet Nam’s two major religions, Buddhism and Confucianism. We top off the morning by touring the Fine Arts Museum then enjoy lunch at a nice restaurant (on your own). We restart in the afternoon with the Museum of Ethnology where cultures of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups are depicted. We get back to the very heart of Hanoi for a walk around the Lake of the Restored Sword then explore the famous Old Quarter of 36 guild streets by rickshaw. Evening highlight is a performance of the internationally renowned water puppetry theater. Return to hotel and finish the memorable trip. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight Cruise   (B,L,D)


    In the morning we start our exploration day by a ride to Halong Bay, northeast of Hanoi and enter into the Red River Delta, rich with rural beauty and picturesque rice-farming villages. Not just pictures, we can stop for close-up views of  buffalos ploughing, women in conical hats scooping their paddies. Once reaching Halong Bay, we board our cruise and set sail for an extraordinary cruise of Halong Bay. Declared as the World Heritage Site twice for its nature beauty and geological by UNESCO, we’ll cruise through its three-thousand islands and rich rock-formations and stop at Ga Choi Island, Dinh Huong Island, Dog Island, Sail Island… You’ll be able to sample the rich seafood served on-board while viewing the islands. Late afternoon we have chance to explore the bay on our kayaks. We’ll close out the day by a romantic dinner and overnight on board.

    Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Danang – Hoian   (B,L)

     

    Wake-up for sun shine and morning coffe then we take a bamboo boat to visit Sung Cot Cave – one of the largest in Halong Bay. We then continue our exploration by the cruise pass-by the city’s market – Hon Gai and enjoy our last seafood luch on-board before get back to Halong City. Our car will take us back to Hanoi Airport in the afternoon for a short flight to Danang. Upon arrival at the airport we drive 30km to Hoian Town south of Danang. Overnight in Hoian.

    Day 05: Hoian Walking Tour   (B)

     

    Start from your hotel in Hoian and explore the town’s winding streets and centuries-old architecture, which combines Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese influences. Hoian was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Highlights are the Chinese Assembly Hall, homes of the old merchant families, ancient temples, and the Japanese Bridge. Embark an wooden boat, cruise along the Thu Bon River to experience local life and enjoy ancient town’s tranquil ambiance. Overnight in Hoian.

    Day 06: Hoian – Danang – Hue  (B)

     

    This morning we leave Hoian for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Along the way we’ll visit the Cham Museum, Marble Mountain in Danang, then climb over the 'Pass of Ocean Clouds'. Arrive in Hue late in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel for the evening. Enjoy remainder of the day free for our relaxation or exploration of the city.

    Day 07: Hue Fullday City Tour   (B)

     

    Meet your private guide at hotel at 8:30 AM and transfer to the jetty on the Perfume River. There we hop on a light boat and glide upstream to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Not only one of the oldest & most reverred Buddhist site in Hue, the pagoda is also known for one of its monks who burnt himself to protest the war in 1960s. Leaving the pagoda we drive for a while to the Imperial Citadel, the capital seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. The imperial palaces and grounds stretch for full miles. Numerous relics tell the story of the gone glory. After lunch at a garden restaurant we pay a visit to the eternal residence of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh emperors. The two tombs are miniatures of the Forbidden City, but modified. We can stroll through Hue’s biggest market, Dong Ba. Don’t miss a chance to reveal the secrets inside the conical hats that make Hue girls graceful. The trip ends around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Hue.

    Day 08: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City   (B)

     

    Transfer to the airport for short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. A city-overview is provided upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City: The Central Post Office, The former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon waterfront, and finally, the excitement of the Cho Lon District (Saigon’s China-town). You’ll have ample opportunity to experience the Binh Tay Central Market and the Thien Hau Pagoda. The day tour closes with a return to the central city area. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 09: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long Day Trip   (B,L)


    Meet your guide at hotel and leave Ho Chi Minh City for Vinh Long early in the morning. On arrival at Cai Be, we’ll board a boat to explore the floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta. Continue by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards of tropical fruits and have lunch in the famous Bonsai garden of Mr Sau Giao. After lunch we proceed by boat to Vinh Long Town for transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 10: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City   (B)


    Rest and relax before departure from Ho Chi Minh City, or explore the city on your own. Transfer and departure assistance provided.

    Inclusion

    • Accommodation ½ twin sharing room
    • Transfer & transportation as program
    • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • English or French speaking guide
    • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
    • Additional surprises



    Exclusion

    •    Visas in Vietnam ( compulsory and to be arranged in advance)

    •    International and domestic flights  - subject to change without notice ( Hanoi – Danang //Hue –SGN)
    •    Travel insurance
    •    Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
    •    Tips and personal expenses
    •    Any other service not mentioned

    Special Notes

    TOUR PACKAGE

    •  The prices are in USD, per person, based on DBL/TWN SUP occupancy and group of min 06 pax
    •  Best Rates and information: please contact us via email or directly phone

     

    List of hotels recommended by VNR Travel:

      Location

    ACCOMMODATION

    Luxury

    Deluxe

    Superior

      HANOI

    De L'Opera
    Silk Path
    Church Boutique

      HALONG BAY

    Indochina Sails

    Victory Cruise

    Glory Junks

      HOIAN

    Palm Garden Resort

    Hoian Trails Resort

    Vinh Hung 2

      HUE

    Laresidence

    Imperial

    Romance

      HO CHI MINH CITY

    Majestic

    Grand

    Huong Sen

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