Day 1: Hanoi Arrival. Meet on arrival at Hanoi-Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel. Time permitting (depending on the arrival flight) visit the Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and strall around the old quarter of Hanoi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong - Hanoi. Early morning, drive 160 km East of Hanoi to Halong, sightseeing en route. Arrive in Halong and board a private junk for a 4-hour cruise. Discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes such as Thien Cung and Dau Go. Seafood lunch on board. Drive back to Ha Noi. Accommodation at the hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City. Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed the whole October and November for maintenance) and his simple stilt house, the One-Pillar Pagoda and the Army Museum (closed on Mondays). Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi. Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at hotel, drive to Cu Chi (75 km) visit an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam war. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Visit the History Museum. In the afternoon and make a quick photo stop at the famous tourist sites such as Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Church and Central Post Office. Dinner at local restaurant. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure. Includes: (B).
Breakfast at the hotel. Leisure time until tranfer to Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure.
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