Highlights of Vietnam
03 Star Hotels Flights Included
Escorted Transfers & Sightseeing Stay Period :08 Apr - 26 Apr 2019
Expenses of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc.
Other meals than mentioned in the program
Greetings at the airport in Hanoi upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Hanoi is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks dotted with French-style buildings and historical monuments. Free leisure for the rest of the day. VESPA CITY TOUR AT NIGHT - OPTIONAL EXCURSION Ride a vintage vespa through parts of the city that most tourists don’t get to experience. Starting from the hotel, we’ll ride out to local street stalls for a snack before stopping at the busiest market in town: Dong Xuan. Ride to the Long Bien Bridge to catch Hanoi from afar before stopping for a piping bowl of Pho. Continue on the vespa for a romantic ride around Hoan Kiem lake, where we will stop or fresh fruit juice. We will also stop at a local joint for karaoke, where you can join in on some singing for a memorable night. Last, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before stopping at a lively local bar with live Vietnamese music.
After Breakfast in the morning, transfer to the picturesque Halong Bay with almost 2,000 islets rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong Bay is a world natural heritage site designed by UNESCO in 1994. Cruise in the tranquility of the bay.
Continue cruising and disembark in the late morning. Afterward, return to Hanoi’s airport overland to catch a flight to Hue. Greetings upon arrival in Hue and transfer to the hotel for the evening.
Transfer to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass and marvel at the mountainous scenery seemingly falling into the sea. We will stop at Danang’s Cham Museum, housing probably the best collection of Cham art in the world with 300 artifacts dating to the 4th century. Transfer to hotel upon arrival in Hoi An. Begin a walking tour in the afternoon starting at the Museum of Folk Culture and visiting small markets. Walk along the main street to the Chinese Assembly Hall of Fujien Chinese community, built as a place of worship. Continue to the river bank along narrow streets, where old houses are transformed into beautiful shops with colorful lanterns. We will finish the tour with a visit to the Japanese-built pagoda-shaped bridge and a historic old house in town.
Transfer to Danang airport in the morning for a flight to Saigon. Transfer upon arrival to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to revisit Vietnam’s courageous past, and a bitter battleground during the war. Guests will also get a chance to tour the underground network of caves at Ben Duoc to learn about the ingenuity of Vietnamese people.
A full day city tour around the big city, from downtown Saigon to Cholon (Chinatown). Understand Saigon’s history and culture with a stop at the History Museum before Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street, where many stores sell and make traditional medicines. Visit the Thien Hau Pagoda and visit Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda nearby for its beautiful architecture. See the Fito museum, Notre Dame Cathedral (closed for renovation until 2019 TBA, but possible to admire its beauty from outside), the Central Post Office, and the Reunification Palace. Enjoy shopping around Dong Khoi Street and Ben Thanh Market in the evening.
Enjoy a full day excursion to My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River Delta. Go on a boat ride upon arrival to the 4 fishing islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix for sightseeing. Cross small canals and observe daily life of locals in Ben Tre (the coconut village); visit a bee farm for honey tea and a handicraft workshop for coconut wood products. Take horse carts along a country road to visit local fruit orchards, where you can enjoy seasonal tropical fruits and hear local music. Afterwards, ride on small sampans in the canals back to the boat where we will return to Saigon in the late afternoon.
Free leisure and transfer to airport for departure.
Skylark – Deluxe City
Bai Tho junk
Midtown – Deluxe City
Muca – Deluxe