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Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the morning & after custom formalities Meet your Local Guide. Guaranteed early check in at hotel with breakfast at hotel. Later we will proceed for Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience.
Free time for lunch at own. After that start city tour of Ho Chi Minh at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Move to visit colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue Street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). Visit Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon.
Have breakfast at hotel. Picked up at hotel and join tour to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Back to Saigon. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight stay at Saigon.
Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to airport for flight to Danang. On arrival, guide & driver will welcome you & take you to hotel for checking in.
Afternoon, take interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-
houses. Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoian a magical old world of Oriental feel
and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day.
Rest of day will be free on your own to discover the town or cycling along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight in Hoian.
After breakfast at hotel, around 08.30, transfer to Ba Na hills (around 60’ trasnfer)
09.30 – 12.00: Upon arrival, we will take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Enjoy games at Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games (game tickets are at clients’ own account).
13.00 – 15.00: Go down by cable car and visit the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Golden Bridge, held up by two enormous stone-colored hands. The bridge opened in June 2018, is 150 meters long and 1,400 meters above sea level, with views across the green mountainscape. Continue visit Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden.
15.00 – 16.00: Go down and transfer to Hoi An (around 60’).
Later transfer to Indian restaurant for dinner.
Overnight stay at Hoian
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hanoi. On reaching Hanoi, you will be transferred to hotel. Check in and relax at hotel.
In the evening have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Later enjoy water puppet show. Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, we visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969. The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, locates on a small peninsula on the East side of the dazzling West Lake, this is the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. We then visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
This afternoon, we visit Train Street – a tiny narrow street hidden in one of the back streets of Hanoi and surrounded by high narrow houses packed closely together. These families’ backyards are the railways
where the train passes a few times per day. Walk along the historic Long Bien Bridge and view the sunset slipping down to the Red River. End our tour today by enjoying a cup of Egg Coffee at the original
café where it began – Café Giang (for the less adventurous, other drink options are available, at own cost). Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, head East for 3 hours driving to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, check in the overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the cruise, enjoy cooking demonstration before having dinner. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure.
Overnight on the cruise.
You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the “East Sea” by a point-oriented name “Eastern Sea”, so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise coming back the pier. Disembark from the cruise, transfer back to Hanoi. Free for shopping if time permits.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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• No Series of one Night Stay.
• No 8 to 8 tours, where you spend all days in pajamas and hardly any time to dress up & enjoy your evenings.
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• Plenty of time to relax, eat & shop on own.
• Experiencing fine dining within city restaurant, no outside city Dingy places to eat.
• Good guides who assist you to see best sights & best local cultural experience.
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• Very competitive mid-range pricing.
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