DETAILS OF THE TRIP
Day1: Saigon Arrival
Arrive to airport. Transfer to hotel. Free at leisure.
Day 2: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (Meals: B, L)
Transfer to Mytho. In the center of the town close to the river there is a large market that sells just about anything that can be eaten or is used in day to day business. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch on route. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then continue driving to Can Tho. Check-in hotel and stay overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Mekong Delta – Saigon (Meals: B, L, D)
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho. Back to Saigon in late afternoon.
Day 4: Saigon City Tours (Meals: B)
City tour in Hochiminh. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, Reunification Palace. Visit the War Remnants Museum. Break time for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Cu Chi district, 50 km to the Northwest of Saigon City, This is the underground tunnel, which is about 200km dug by hand and full of equipment for living and working. When visiting tunnel, tourists will find out how Vietnamese built it by hand, how they lived in here for long war period, how Vietnamese army win mighty empires.... Touring the areas and then you will be transferred back to Saigon. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby. Overnight at hotel in Saigon City.
Day 5: Saigon – Dalat:
Fly to Dalat. In the afternoon, we will visit the Summer Palace of the last emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai, and Hang Nga Guesthouse, known as the ‘Crazy House’ to locals because of its bizarre architecture. You may also wish to pay a visit to one of Dalat’s most notable residents, Buddhist monk/artist, Vien Thuc. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 6: Dalat Sightseeing Tours (Meals: B)
Visit ‘Lat Village’ – a local ethnic hill tribe community located just outside Dalat. Coming back to Dalat we will take a scenic train ride to Trai Mat. Transfer back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Dalat
Day 7: Dalat - Nha Trang (Meals: B, L)
We will head eastward, making our way towards the coast. We’ll pass through pine forests and small market garden communities before reaching the top of Ngoan Muc Pass where we begin our 18 kilometer descent down to the coastal plains below. If you look to the left from here you may see where the old rack and pinion railway made its way down the range. Looking forward, you may just be able to make out the coastline situated 50 kilometers in the distance. A little over midway on the drive we arrive at the twin towns of Thap Cham and Phan Rang. The literal translation of Thap Cham is ‘Cham Tower’ and there’s a fine example of one here in the form of 13th Century Po Klong Garai. We will reach to Nha Trang City in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang Boat Cruise (Meals: B, L)
Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here, continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports. Lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where there is time to explore before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. If time permits, we will visit the Po Nagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture and then touring around Dam Market before transfer you back to the hotel. At Leisure.
Day 9: Nha Trang – Hoi An (Meals: B)
Fly to Danang. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Hoi An. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum,and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Standing out in tours in center Vietnam, Hoian ancient town is a plain, simply and poetic picture. No matter what in the morning or at night, Hoian still has charming beauty. At leisure for the rest of day and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An (Meals: B)
Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An – Hue (Meals: B)
This morning we drive to Hue, we will cross Hai Van Pass. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Check-in hotel in Hue City and we will take sightseeing tours to see ancient Imperial City, Royal Palace. The rest of time you will be free for shopping at Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue City
Day 12: Hue – Hanoi (Meals: B)
Take a dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. This evening fly to Hanoi. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi City Tours (Meals: B)
Enjoy 5 hour sightseeing tours to visit the city's landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11 Century), Hanoi Hilton Museum. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Junk Boat (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise
Day 15: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: B)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 16: Hanoi Departure (Meals: B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Hanoi airport to take departure flight. Tour concluded.
*** Note: Surcharges for peak seasons, Christmas and New Year Holidays, lunar New Year Festival, extras for room, air tickets upgrades shall be applied
The trip includes
Accommodation (double/twin sharing)
Private pick up and transfer (A/C van)
English/French speaking tour guide
Meals specified in tour program
All Internal/domestic air tickets per program
Boat trips specified the tour program
All entrance, permission and visiting fees
The trip excludes
Visa to Vietnam
Departure airport tax
Meals which are not included in the program
Personal travel & medical insurance
International flights to and from Vietnam
All personal & daily expenses
All gratuities and tips to drivers and guides
Hotels quoted in above packages or similar category
Name of the trip: Highlights of Vietnam
Length of the trip: 16 days and 15 nights
Trip type: Private & Daily departure
Trip Starts from: Saigon City
Trip Ends in: Hanoi City
Extension: The trip can be extended if tourists want to visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap in Cambodia before or after the trip.
Required booking time: At least 20 days in advance for individuals and 45 days in advance for group
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