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Vietnam Highlights Tour - 8 Days

Vietnam Highlights Tour

Vietnam · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Private Tour
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culture

Take this highlight tour of Vietnam to discover the beauty of Vietnam and its culture. Explore the capital city Hanoi, visit famous Halong Bay, make your own traditional lanterns in ancient city Hoi An, discover imperial Citadel in Hue, take a boat cruise in Mekong Delta and enjoy the modern city Ho Chi Minh City.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
Day 4 - Hanoi → Danang → Hoi An
Day 5 - Hoi An → Hue
Day 6 - Hue → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 7 - Ho Chi Minh City → Ben Tre → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8 - Ho Chi Minh City

What is included

  • Airport Transfers in Hanoi, Danang, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private boat for the trips mentioned
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3*, 4* or 5* hotel with breakfast and lunch
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing places
  • English speaking guide for each area except leisure time

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight Hanoi - Danang, Hue - Ho Chi Minh including domestic airport taxes
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

Upon arrival, welcome by the local guide at Hanoi airport and check-in at the hotel.

The day is at leisure in the Vietnamese capital. Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Hanoi

After breakfast, explore the capital, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the remains of the national hero, the father of the nation rest (closed on Mondays and Fridays), his former residence, the one-Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Then, depart to the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) a museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Then, enjoy a rickshaw tour of the capital and spend some time wandering in the old quarter and its antique shops before visiting Ngoc Son Temple.

Early evening, enjoy a water puppet show, featuring sketches about the daily life and beliefs of the rural people.

Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi

After an early breakfast at the hotel, travel by road to the majestic Halong Bay, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

On arrival, board a private junk for a 4-hour excursion through the mystical landscape and discover one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. During the navigation, the boat passes through numerous islets and stops at a natural cave. Finally enjoy a swim in the jade waters of the Gulf of Tonkin if the weather permits.

A delicious seafood lunch will be served on board.

Return back to hotel in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Hanoi → Halong Bay146 km 2hr 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Hanoi → Danang → Hoi An

After breakfast, transfer to Hanoi airport for the morning flight to Danang.

On arrival, welcome by the local guide and visit the Cham Archaeological Museum which presents the greatest collection of the history of this ancient civilization.

Then, depart by road to the riverside town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a city tour through its narrow streets lined with traditional houses and the most symbolic monuments such as the Japanese bridge or Phuc Kien Pagoda. Then, discover a workshop where visitors can try to make one of the traditional lanterns.

Overnight in Hoi An.

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Hanoi → Danang628 km 1hr 15min
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Danang → Hoi An30 km 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Hoi An → Hue

Early morning, after breakfast, depart to Hue, an ancient Imperial city, via the Hai Van Pass.

On arrival, visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then board a small boat for a cruise on the Perfume River toward the Celestial Lady pagoda, one of the most venerated sites in the city of Hué.

Overnight in Hue.

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Hoi An → Hue140 km 2hr 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Hue → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, transfer to Hue Airport for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

On arrival, explore Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital of the country. Visit the old colonial residential quarter, including the City Hall, Opera House, Museum of Fine Arts (closed on Mondays), the contemporary Reunification Palace (inside) and the elegant 19th century Notre-Dame Cathedral. Then, stroll around the Central Post Office built (neoclassical architectural style, built in the early 20th century by Eiffel).

In the afternoon, visit Chinatown "Cho Lon" which houses the Thien Hau Pagoda. From there, drive to the impressive Binh Tay Market and Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest pagoda of Ho Chi Minh City. The visit will conclude with a stop at a lacquer factory.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Hue → Ho Chi Minh City 1hr 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Ho Chi Minh City → Ben Tre → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, drive to Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta.

On arrival, enjoy the photogenic visit of a brick factory located on the bank of the river. Embark on a boat for a cruise on the Mekong River, in the middle of its lively activity and the never-ending criss-crossing of sampan boats.

Stop on the way to the visit of a coconut candy factory and discover the processing of dried coconut. The navigation resumes until Nhon Trach canal through its picturesque green landscapes. After disembarking, take a walk to a mat-weaving family house for a tropical fruit tasting.

In the afternoon, return back to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ho Chi Minh City → Ben Tre108 km 1hr 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, the day is at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City.

Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport for the departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
7-8 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016$1326$1052$972

Photos

One Pillar Pagoda, Honoi
Ho Shi Min Mausoleum
Halong Bay
Bridge Pagoda, Hoi An
Perfume River, Hue
Imperial Citadel, Hue
Mekong Delta
Post Office, Ho Chi Mihn

Map

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