Day 1: Fly in. Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: Car.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour. Morning: Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Fine Art Museum. Break for lunch in a restaurant. Afternoon: The Center: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Old quarter, French quarter (walking or Cyclo tour). West lake area: Quan Thanh Temple, West Lake round trip and some site round the West Lake. Evening water puppet show. Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: car, cyclo. Performing: Water puppet. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay on boat. Morning 8 am: Depart from Hanoi, it takes 3h30’ drive include a break on the way. Afternoon 12 pm: Check in the cabin on boat. Lunch and cruise through Dinh Huong and Fighting Cocks islands area to the center of the Bay, visit Amazing Cave and Titop Island for swimming or climb to the Island top tower. Anchoring for sunset, seafood dinner and stay over night. Overnight: Ha Long. Transportation: car, boat. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Ha Long - Hanoi. After breakfast, take the bamboo tender rowing through Luon Grotto to visit a lagoon. Continue passing Man Head Island, Turtle Island and cruise toward Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long City. Back to the waft at 11am. Drive 3h back to Hanoi. Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: car, boat. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Hanoi fly to Hue. Hue - DMZ - Quang Binh. Morning pick up to Noi Bai Airport fly to Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam of Nguyen Dynasty. Change to the car from Phu Bai airport. Lunch on the way. Drive northward through Demilitarized Zone during Vietnam war, stop at Hien Luong bridge, Quang Tri Citadel and visit Vinh Moc tunnel on the 17 parallel. Arrived in Quang Binh. Overnight: Quang Binh. Transportation: car. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Phong Nha Unesco Natural World Heritage. Drive 1h to Phong Nha - Ke Bang Unesco natural world Heritage. Take the boat trip on the Son River visit the Water Cavern the longest water cave in the world. After lunch drive back to Hue. Overnight: Hue. Transportation: car, boat. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Hue Unesco World Heritage. Morning: visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, and Temples build in 1802. Afternoon boat trip on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, continue to Minh Mang King’s Tomb. Overnight: Hue. Transportation: car, boat. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An. Morning drive to visit Royal Arena, Thanh Toan covered Bridge and Phu Mong Kim Long village. Lunch break. Afternoon drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An. Overnight: Hoi An. Transportation: car. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Hoi An Unesco World Heritage. Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum. Free for walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River or Cua Dai Beach. Overnight: Hoi An. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son Unesco World Heritage. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Morning drive 1h to My Son, Unesco World Heritage, and the Hinduism Sanctuary of Champa kingdom built from VII to XIII centuries. The complex of brick towers, decorated with statues, sculptures divided in many groups and located in the mysterious forest look up to Cat Tooth Holly Mountain. Drive back to Da Nang city for fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Transportation: fly, car. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City tour. Morning tour in district 1, visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around Ben Thanh market. Lunch break. Afternoon visit Cu Chi tunnel, a famous underground guerilla base during Vietnam War in the suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City. Back to the City. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Transportation: car. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 12: Fly out. Transportation: car. Includes: (B), (L).
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