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Vietnam From South To North

Vietnam From South To North

Time:  12 Days 11 Nights

Departure:  Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Can tho - Hoi An – Hue - Halong Bay – Hanoi

Themee:  Classic Tours
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OVERVIEW

Thanks to its geographic diversity, Vietnam is a desirable destination for travelers from across the globe. This Vietnam Classic Tour will show you the highlights of the country’s diverse regions. Starting with Ho Chi Minh city, you will then get to unwind on a wooden luxury junk in Halong Bay. From here you will fly to Central Vietnam to visit Hue Imeprial City, a historic city filled with famous tombs dating back to the Nguyen dynasty. Next on the itinerary is Hoi An, well known for its architecture and traditional handicraft villages. For yet another side of Vietnam, you will travel to bustling Ho Chi Minh City located in southern Vietnam before exploring the maze of colorful floating markets and waterways in the Mekong Delta.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Explore charming Hanoi, the thousand-year-old capital of Vietnam and enjoy Water Puppet, a unique traditional art show
  • Cruising on a wooden royal deluxe style cruise in Halong Bay, UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
  • Deeming yourself into the past whilts stay in Hoi An, an ancient town in Center of Vietnam
  • Boosting your energy in metropolis Ho Chi Minh City (old Sai Gon) and Cu Chi Tunnel, city underground by Viet Cong in the Vietnam war
  • Havesting tropical fruit in Mekong Delta and traditional floating markets

 

PROGRAM

  • Day 1: Arrival – Saigon
  • Day 2: Saigon city tour
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Tay Ninh – Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 4: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho
  • Day 5: Can Tho - Saigon
  • Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – Danang – Hoian
  • Day 7:Hoian – Danang – Hue
  • Day 8: Hue – Hanoi
  • Day 9: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
  • Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
  • Day 11: Hanoi full day city tour
  • Day 12: Hanoi – Departure

 

 

Day 1: Arrival – Saigon

Our driver welcomes you at airport and take you to hotel. Relax and enjoy your free time after a long journey. rnOvernight in hotel. Enjoy your free night exploring this modern city.

Arrival – Saigon

Day 2: Saigon – fullday visit Saigon (B)

Good morning to Ho Chi Minh City with a breakfast in hotel. After that, our tour guide (from South team) will welcome you at hotel and bring you an exciting day exploring the largest city of Vietnam. rnIn this city, you will see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere, and there is something invigorating about it all. Constrasting images of the exotic and mundane abound. There are the street markets, where bargains are struck and deals are done; the pavement cafes, where stereo speakers fill the surrounding streets with a melodious thumping beat; and the sleek new cafes and pubs, where tourists chat over beer, pretzels, coffee and croissants. A young office worker manoeuvres her Honda Dream through rush-hour traffic, long hair flowing, high heel working the break pedal. The sweating Chinese businessman chats on his cellular phone, cursing his necktie in the tropical heat. Only in Ho Chi Minh City can you find life like that.rnThrough the day, our trip will stop by Thien Hau pagoda, Notre Dame cathedral, Central Post Office, former Presidential Palace, War Museum, China town and Ben Thanh market. A busy day for sure, but it is worth. Don’t hesitate to try out some nice dishes in Ben Thanh market, or just a cup of beer. Ask your tour guide for dinner advise, and you will never regret eating too much in this city. Everything is fabulous! rnEnjoy your free time before coming back to hotel for sweet dream.

Saigon – fullday visit Saigon (B)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Tay Ninh – Ho Chi Minh (B)

After your breakfast at hotel, drive a long way on the country side of Vietnam to Tay Ninh, 100 km from Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival to the head quarter of Cao Dai religious, you will have chance to witness the daily ceremony at Cao Dai Holy See, and meet followers come to attend the ceremony while wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism. rnContinue the trip to Cu Chi, visit the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight at same hotel in Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Tay Ninh – Ho Chi Minh (B)

Day 4: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B)

08.00am: Pick you up at your hotel in Saigon transfer to Cai Be. rnThis trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way to Cai Be, you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After arriving, a boat takes you to the floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. rnNext, a boat rides on the maze of shady canals visiting the An Binh islands (Vinh Long). rnWe will enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how local people cultivate their orchards, make their living from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper.rnA nice chance for bicycle riding, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. rnA stop will be landed on Vinh Long market a nice walk around. Continue driving to Can Tho. Arrive at your hotel by 16:30pm, check in hotel and enjoy some leisure time on your own. rnOvernight in Can Tho.

Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B)

Day 5: Can Tho - Saigon (B)

Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Drive back to Sai Gon via My Tho city, short stop on route. Arrive at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh by 16:00pm.

Can Tho - Saigon (B)

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – fly to Danang - Hoian (B)

After breakfast we transfer to airport for flight to Danang.rn Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum, Marble Mountain. rnContinue to delightful township of Hoi An approximately 30 km away. Followed with a tour in Hoi An to the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky House. Following the tour there is free time to discover what else Hoi An has to offer. Whether it is in the silk shops having a new wardrobe tailored or cycling to the beach about 6 kilometers away, one thing is certain, you will not get bored in this town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Ho Chi Minh – fly to Danang - Hoian (B)

Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B)

After your breakfast in Hoian hotel, we continue to depart Hoian to Hue. Along the way we will travel over the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Our second stop will be Lang Co beach, for refreshments, then continuing on our way to Hue. rnArrive at Hue in noon. Check in hotel and enjoy your free time. In the afternoon, enjoy your half day city tour with Imperial Citadel of Hue, tombs of King Tu Duc and King Minh Mang (typical formal oriental style designed). Explore the ancient imperial citadel and have a good night in Hue hotel.

Hoian – Danang – Hue (B)

Day 8: Half day visit Hue – flight from Hue to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast in hotel, depart for a scenic boat trip in Perfume River. Pass by Thien Mu pagoda by river side and listen to “ca Huế”, Hue’s traditional music. Finish your half day tour in Imperial Citadel.rnTransfer with guide to Hue airport to catch flight to HanoirnUpon arrival, our driver (no guide) in Hanoi welcomes you at the airport Noi Bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Half day visit Hue – flight from Hue to Hanoi (B)

Day 9: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D), no escort guide from Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise

Have breakfast at hotelrnPROGRAM WITH HALONG BAY CRUISE (customize up to different cruise) rn08.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta on shuttle bus rn10.00: Stop on the way for a refreshment breakrn12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharfrn12.30: Board cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be servedrn13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bayrn15.30: Visit exciting Cua Van floating fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.rn16.30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits)rn17.00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.rn19.00: Dinner is served.rn21.00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.rnRelax and spend a romantic night on cruise

Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D), no escort guide from Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise

Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise, no escort guide back Hanoi

PROGRAM WITH HALONG BAY CRUISE (customize up to different cruise)rn07.00: Coffee and tea will be served along with breakfastrn08.00: Continue cruisingrn08.15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cavern09.00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.rn09.30: Buffet brunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pierrn11.30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.rn12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi on shuttle bus rn14.00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.rn17.00: Arrive at hotel in Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay – Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise, no escort guide back Hanoi

Day 11: Hanoi full day city (B)

08:30am: After breakfast at hotel, join with tour guide for a full day city tour. Tour starts with Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum (closed on every Monday), dedicated to Vietnam\'s 54 ethnic groups. Continue trip to Hoa Lo Prison, once called “Hell in the Earth”, which was used by the French colonists to sentence Vietnamese political prisoners. Morning session ends with a nice lunch at restaurant.rnAfter lunch time, visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son temple. If time permits, have a walk around Old Quarter (cyclo is optional) or stop at Thang Long theater for one hour Water Puppets shows (up to your choice).rnOvernight in Hanoi hotel.

Hanoi full day city (B)

Day 12: Hanoi - Departure (B), car & driver only

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer (no guide) to Noi Bai International Airport for departure.

Hanoi - Departure (B), car & driver only

1. Itinerary

This tour is desinged with balandced activites and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to yours needs.

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Day 1: Arrival – Saigon

Our driver welcomes you at airport and take you to hotel. Relax and enjoy your free time...

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Day 2: Saigon – fullday visit Saigon (B)

Good morning to Ho Chi Minh City with a breakfast in hotel. After that, our tour guide...

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Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Tay Ninh – Ho Chi Minh (B)

After your breakfast at hotel, drive a long way on the country side of Vietnam to Tay Ninh...

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Day 4: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B)

08.00am: Pick you up at your hotel in Saigon transfer to Cai Be. rnThis trip provides a...

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Day 5: Can Tho - Saigon (B)

Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai...

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Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – fly to Danang - Hoian (B)

After breakfast we transfer to airport for flight to Danang.rn Upon arrival at Danang you...

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Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B)

After your breakfast in Hoian hotel, we continue to depart Hoian to Hue. Along the way we...

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Day 8: Half day visit Hue – flight from Hue to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast in hotel, depart for a scenic boat trip in Perfume River. Pass by Thien Mu...

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Day 9: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D), no escort guide from Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise

Have breakfast at hotelrnPROGRAM WITH HALONG BAY CRUISE (customize up to different cruise)...

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Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi, guide on junk/cruise, no escort guide back Hanoi

PROGRAM WITH HALONG BAY CRUISE (customize up to different cruise)rn07.00: Coffee and tea...

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Day 11: Hanoi full day city (B)

08:30am: After breakfast at hotel, join with tour guide for a full day city tour. Tour...

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Day 12: Hanoi - Departure (B), car & driver only

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer (no guide) to Noi Bai...

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