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Duration:
 10 Days / 9 Nights

10 Days Best of Vietnam from Saigon

Although the trip is short, it includes all the best highlights throughout Vietnam, from south to north

Special Features

•  Discover Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam

•  Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – View historical relics and experience the underground tunnels from the Vietnamese- American conflict

•  Enjoy Danang’s beautiful beaches, unique local food, and spa retreats

•  Tour Hoi An, where the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999

•  Explore Hue, the first-world UNESCO cultural heritage site in Vietnam

•  Enjoy the many highlights of Hanoi – the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and museums

•  Visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea

•  Experience Hai Phong, with famous casinos, beautiful beaches, islands, and an important commercial and industrial center in northern Vietnam

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Arrival Saigon – Airport pick up – Meet your tour manager at hotel to go over any questions in your itinerary (D)

Day 2 / Saigon: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B)

Day 3 / Hoi An: Saigon – Fly to Danang (a 1hr flight) – Hoi An Walking Tour (B)

Day 4 / Hue: Hoi An Tour of Boat – Cycling – Fishing – Cooking Class – Hue (B, L)

Day 5 / Hue: Hue City Tour & Boat Trip (B)

Day 6 / Hanoi: Hue – Danang – Fly to Hanoi (a 1hr flight) – Hanoi Half Day Tour (B)

Day 7 / Halong Bay: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise Overnight on cruise (B, L, D)

Day 8 / Hai Phong: Halong Bay – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship  (B, L, D)

Day 9 / Hanoi : Hai Phong Tour – Hanoi (B)

Day 10/ Departure: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  All intra-flights (Vietnam airlines, economy class, airline taxes & service charges included)
     ∗  HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN) – DANANG (DAD): a 1hr flight
     ∗  HUE (HUI) – HANOI (HAN): a 1hr flight
•  9 nights of accommodations
    ∗  2 nights Ho Chi Minh City

    ∗  1 night Hoi An
    ∗  2 night Hue
    ∗  2 nights Hanoi
    ∗  1 night Halong Bay on the cruise ship
    ∗  1 night Hai Phong
•  Meals as indicated in the program: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner
•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private double/ twin cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)
•  Private boat to cruise in Hoi An and Hue as indicated in the program
•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary
•  English-speaking tour guide
•  All entrance fees
•  All taxes & service charges
•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Pick up & Check in hotel - Welcome Dinner

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Dinner · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights:

Ho Chi Minh City

Activities:

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon, look for a greeting board with your name, and our tour guide will escort and transfer you to your hotel in the city center. Today, if time permits, you will have a welcome meeting with the salesperson who contacted you directly via email to go over any questions or changes to your itinerary…and IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE ASK HIM/HER THAT DAY…, followed by dinner at a traditional local restaurant in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Stay the night in a central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 2:

Saigon City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities:

Breakfast at the hotel. 8 AM pickup to begin a full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Pass by the now-demolished wartime American Embassy and then visit the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 1975. Notice the French colonial structures such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the War Remnant Museum, and continue to the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Lunch at a local restaurant in Saigon and then explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese fighters during their long struggle for independence. Return to Saigon hotel around 5:30 PM for free time. This evening, stroll through the outdoor night market of Ben Thanh for unique souvenirs and street food.

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Day 3:

Saigon – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Internal flight Nha Trang – Danang/Hoi An · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Activities:

After breakfast, we leave Saigon for Danang/Hoi An by a 1hr flight, upon arrival at Danang airport, transfer you to your lovely hotel in Hoi An. This afternoon, take a walking tour of Hoi An’s old town, including visiting the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. On the walking tour, you will see many low-tiled houses scattered along the small streets. Hotel in Hoi An

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Day 4:

Hoi An Tour of Cycling – Boat & Cooking Class - Hue

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch of Cooking Class · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hue

Activities:

After breakfast, a short bicycle competency test will be given. For those uncomfortable with a pushbike, then other methods of transport can be arranged. The tour starts by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village. Ride along country lanes viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges and fields of water buffalo…Take a short break with a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying a 30-45 minutes ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and spend your time catching fish and “purple crabs” in the canal. Continue biking to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries.  Have lunch with a local family. Afterward, leave Hoi An for Hue, stopping along the way to see the main sights of Danang, including Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hue and check into the hotel.

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Day 5:

Hue City Tour & Boat Trip

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Boat · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hue

Activities:

Breakfast at the hotel, then around 8 a.m., our driver and tour guide pick us up and we begin our full-day tour of Hue. First, we cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady Pagoda), then to Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Nguyen Dynasty Royal Architecture. The tomb is located in a vast pine forest. Then we go to a local restaurant in Hue center for lunch. After lunch, we’ll go to Garden House and Dong Ba Market before returning to the hotel. In Hue, spend the night.

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Day 6:

Hue – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi Half Day Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Hue – Hanoi · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, our driver picks you up and transfers you to Hue airport to catch our short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you are met and transferred to your hotel for check-in and lunch in a fine restaurant in the heart of the city. This afternoon, we take a half-day Hanoi city tour, visiting the Ethnic Museum and taking a cyclo tour through Hanoi’s old town. Stay in a hotel in Hanoi for the night.

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Day 7:

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star Cruise Ship

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · All entrance fees · Cruise & Overnight on the cruise ship in Halong Bay 

Activities:

At around 5 AM, the train arrives at Hanoi Railway Station. The tour guide will escort you to the hotel to relax before breakfast. 8 AM – 8:30 AM our driver will pick up and start the 3.5 hours drive to Halong Bay, 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on cruise ship followed by cruise briefing, 13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch on cruises along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock and Turtle Island, 15h30 – 17h30 Visit Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay, 17h30 – 19h00 Go swimming, snap photos, or relax as the sun starts to set, 7 PM dinner is served. Overnight on board.

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Day 8:

Halong Bay – Hai Phong – Optional Casino

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities:

06h00 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise, or a photo hunt, 07h00 – 11h00 Breakfast should be served at sunrise. Cruise to Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner, and then return to the harbor around 11h00. Then, 12h00 to disembark the cruise ship. Transfer you to your Hai Phong City hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Hai Phong or to participate in Casion in Hai Phong, which is one of Vietnam’s largest casinos. Stay the night in a hotel in Hai Phong.

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Day 9:

Hai Phong Tour - Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a short tour of Hai Phong, visiting the Hai Phong Opera House, the Du Hang Pagoda, and the Hang Kenh Communal House, also known as the Kenh Temple. Then, return to Hanoi for lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Quarter before continuing on to see some of the city’s other highlights, including the Temple of Literature, which was built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Quan Thanh Temple, and the Fine Art Museum. Stay in a hotel in Hanoi for the night.

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Day 10:

Hanoi – Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast 

Highlights:

Airport transfer

Activities:

Free time for more discoveries in Hanoi,  until it’s time to transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or your next destination.