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A Glimpse of Vietnam

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Highlights: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong Delta
  • With limited time but great desire to witness some highlights of Vietnam, what else do you expect? Vietnam Tour can help to make your wish come true. 10 days Vietnam tour shows you the Old Quarter, Halong Bay (in the North), Hue Royal City, Hoi An (in the Central) and Mekong Delta (in the South).

    Type of tour: Group tour (Private tour upon request)
    Standard: 
    3star
    Departure: 
    Daily
    Special Offer: Free Visa Letter

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Brief itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D) - overnight cruise with kayak
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - fly to Hue (Brunch)
Day 5: Hue half day city tour (B)
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Day 8: Hoi An - fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Day 9: Mekong delta - boat trip (B/L)
Day 10: Saigon departure (B)
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

 
Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, the guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You are free to stroll around the city and catch a first glimpse of this peaceful city.
In the evening,  a dinner out to taste local authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. O/N in Hanoi capital.
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Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L)

At 8am, start the day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and “House on stilts” at the same area with the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war. There is time to visit Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake with a stop over at Ngoc Son Temple. Rest of the time, you can explore further on your own. You can stroll around the French quarter where many of the embassies are located. Or take a shopping expedition in the Old Quarter or just relax at one of the many parks and lakes that make Hanoi one of the greenest cities in Asia.
In the evening you’ll visit one of the water-puppet theatres to enjoy a performance of this fantastic art form - unique to Vietnam and best seen in Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
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Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

 In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transfer to Halong Bay, about 170 km east of Hanoi (approximately 3 hours). Upon arrival, you will embark on a traditional wooden Junk for the beautiful cruise in one of the seven of the world - Halong Bay. You will enjoy a delicious seafood lunch served on board; then it is your pleasure time for swimming and sunbathing. In the evening, you will have dinner on board whistle watching sunset. At night, you will experience memorable overnight on board.
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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – flight to Hue (B, L)

 
You will have further cruise on the bay, visit rock piles and sunbathe before getting back to the wharf in the early afternoon. Our waiting vehicle will transfer you straight to the airport for the flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
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Day 5: Hue half-day city tour (B)

We start our day with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, visiting the Noon Gate and Forbidden City; then followed with the Antiquity Museum for some view. After that, we will drive out Hue’s outskirt to visit Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. If time allowed, we can stroll around Dong Ba Market. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
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Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)

After breakfast, we will take a drive to Hoi An. On the way, you will stop over Hai Van Pass for nice photos. Arriving in Hoi An, we check in hotel, enjoy lunch and then start a walking tour through the Ancient Town. Here we can see the vestige of the mix combination of Chinese and Japanese architecture as well as traditional cultural values. In December, 1999 Hoi An is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will discover by ourselves interesting proper characters. Overnight in Hoi An.
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Day 7: Hoi An (B)

You have free day for your own activities. You can get a wardrobe of clothes tailor made, relax at a cafe by the river front or hire a bicycle and venture out to the countryside or Hoi An beach.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
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Day 8: Hoi An –flight to Saigon (B)

You have free time until a transfer to Da Nang Airport for flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer downtown and check-in at your hotel. You will have leisure time to explore the city. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafe. Overnight in Saigon.
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Day 9: Mekong day cruise (B, L)

The Mekong Delta is an area where boats are still the main means of transport and where rice paddies stretch as far as the eye can see.
You are picked up at hotel for approximately 2 hour journey to Mekong Area. Today, you will visit a fruit garden, taste fresh fruits and discover local culinary specialties, especially Deep Fried Elephant Ear Fish and spring rolls. For those who love to explore the culture of the wet rice civilization, the Mekong Delta really an unforgettable experience. We get back Saigon at around 6 hours.
You can choose option either of Cai Be floating marketVinh Long or My Tho – Ben Tre. Please advise before final confirmation booking.
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Day 10: Saigon departure (B)

 

Trip concludes after a drop off at the airport for the flight home.

INCLUSIVE:

  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide. Other language up on request
  • Accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast
  • Meals as clearly mentioned in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Boat cruise as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi –Hue; Danang –Saigon (economy class)
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
  • Approval of letter for Vietnam Visa on arrival

    EXCLUSIVE:

    • International tickets and airport taxes
    • Vietnam Visa & visa fee
    • Travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
    • Other services not clearly described in the program

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