Day 1: Ho Chi Minh. Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh city, still called Saigon. Check in hotel. An afternoon city tour takes us in the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant before we continue to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurant of Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel in HCM City. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta. 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 maze-like 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. 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 City, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. Overnight at hotel in HCM. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An. After breakfast at hotel we board a short flight to Da Nang at 09.45 am. Arrive in Da Nang airport at 10.55 am. We stop en route to visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang City, the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Afternoon have a walking tour. 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 town, some of which are Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Today, we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. Have dinner at a nice restaurant in Hoian. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Hoian - Hue. After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to Hue via Da Nang city. We visit Thien Mu pagoda, Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architects Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city. Have lunch at the restaurant in Hue. Continue trip by visiting two majestic and serene Tombs of Emperors: Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Overnight at hotel in Hue. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Hue - Hanoi. Get up early today then transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi at 8.00 am. Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 9.10 am at the airport. Then we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillared Pagoda. Have lunch at the restaurant. Visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple and Restore Sword Lake. In the afternoon enjoy Water Puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Hanoi - Ha Long. Transfer to Ha Long city for boat cruise on the Bay, stop en route to admire the landscape picture, you might take picture of buffalo boys. Arrive in Ha Long Bay at 12.00 pm. Afternoon embark on the private junk, boat screw will greetings you special seafood lunch with welcome drink, boat cruise around the bay to visit Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop beach before finished cruise at harbor for transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Hanoi - Departure. Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight back home. Includes: (B).
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