Highlights of Vietnam

$ From 820 USD/person | 10 days
HIGHTLIGHTS OF VIETNAM: 10 DAY NORTH TO SOUTH
Experience the highlights of Vietnam within 10 days: Enjoy the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a junk boat, the former capital city of Hue, the charming Hoi An ancient town, the bustle & hustle Saigon and the waterway of the Mekong Delta. Small group tour (maximum 8) ensures a more personalized experience.


DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI 
Upon arrival, you are picked up by our driver with private car and transferred to the hotel in Hanoi. Remainder of the day is free to relax and explore the capital city of Hanoi.
Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Hanoi

 
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L)
Have breakfast in hotel and join a tour group for Halong bay trip. 4 hour drive to Halong Bay, board your desired junk boat, enjoy a welcome drink before relaxing with a fresh seafood lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay. After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.
We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together; Opportunity to paddle a kayak and explore the bay in depth.
After one/one and a half hour kayaking, we get back on board to refresh and start the aperitif on the sundeck. The boat cruises to its secluded anchorage area. Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Overnight on board in a cozy air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Accommodation: on boat in Ha Long bay
Meal included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B)
Start your day early for a wonderful chance to admire the bay waking up around you. Coffee, tea and cakes will be served from 6.30am. Wake up smoothly while witnessing the silence of beautiful misty bay. A 30-minute Tai Chi session will be organized, energize your body and soul or just allow yourself some farniente time on a sunbath with a cup of coffee.
About 7.45am, we hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a secluded floating village surrounded by the mountains. We trace our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
Back on boat by mid-morning, we start cruising back to the pier. From 9.30am, a brunch will be served. Disembark around midday back at the pier. The shuttle bus will meet you and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive back Hanoi around 4pm.
Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Hanoi
Meal included: breakfast
 
DAY 4: FLY TO  DANANG AND TO HOI AN (B,D)
Enjoy free morning to explore the capital city of Hanoi. You can visit the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides; the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, the serene Museum of Ethnology that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities. Afternoon, you will be transfered by private car to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Danang city.
Upon arrival Danang, your guide (Mr Thanh) will meet you at the airport and transferred 45 minutes to your hotel in Hoi An. You may spend the remainder of the day to relax and swim at hotel swimming pool. You could also take a visit to the colourful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk. You can get measured and fitted this afternoon and your new garments will be ready in 24hours.
Accommodation: At 3*** hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: breakfast, dinner
 
DAY 5 & 6: HOI AN (B)
Enjoy your time at leisure for Hoi An beach and relax at swimming pool. Or you can take a guided trip to My Son temples, or a market tour with cooking class. You could also take a tour by boat and bicycle to Hoi An countryside and island surrounding Hoi An. The choice is yours; your guide will discuss your timing for the day depending on your preferences and extra cost you would like to pay. Decide together what you would like to do for your time in Hoi An.
Accommodation: 2 nights at 3*** hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: breakfast


DAY 7: HOI AN – HUE (B)
Our guide, private minivan will meet you at 7:30AM for full day touring from Hoi An to Hue is Vietnam’s former royal capital. The trip today includes:  The ride up and over Hai Van mountain pass, the Imperial Citadel, which includes the Forbidden Purple City and the royal tombs that of Emperor Tu Duc, with its central lake set amid a grove of frangipani and pine trees. 

We also visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of Hue. It's an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. One of the most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk who, in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime.

Enjoying a dragon boat cruise in late afternoon on the Perfume River for about 60 minutes at sunset is also an experience not to be missed.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal included: breakfast


DAY 8: FLY TO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel and depart in time for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, your guide will pick you up and transferred to your hotel in Saigon, the country’s commercial Centre with over ten million inhabitants and many million motorbikes, a city that never sleeps. If time permit, you can embark on a walking tour to admire Saigon’s historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel and the War Remnants Museum.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
meal included: breakfast


DAY 9: MEKONG DELTA: MY THO - BEN TRE – VINH LONG (B, L)
Drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, located in the Delta of the Mekong River. Arrive at the waterfront pier and embark on an enjoyable motor boat excursion. At the Island, visit a local house and be introduced to the owner, have some tea and chat with your host and stroll through the garden to get an insight into daily farming life. Continue your journey by Xe Loi (Mekong Tuk Tuk) to go deeper into coconut jungle, taste some local delicacies during lunch in Ben Tre. Take a traditional sampan boat along the small shady cannels before returning to your car waiting in My Tho city and drive to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho around 5:00pm
Accommodation: Homestay on An Binh island
meal included: breakfast, lunch


DAY 10: An Binh island: BOAT TRIP TO CAI BE anh to FLOATING MARKET (B)
We will wake up early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta. Have breakfast with local family and take a boat ride 1,5 hours along the mighty Mekong to Cai Be floating market. We will continue on the boat ride into the narrow waterways to see local families making popped rice, rice paper, coconut candies and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the area. You'll get to sample as we travel! After we disembark,we'll get on our car for 2,5hour drive to Chi Minh city.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Ho ChI Minh city
Meal included: breakfast


DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and transfer in time to the airport for your departure flight.
Meal included: breakfast


 
AVAILABILITY INFO
We are flexible! Please contact us as soon as possible and request your preferred day and time then we'll confirm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
THE TOUR SERVICE INCLUDES: 
Accommodation: 8 nights at comfortable 3*** hotel, 1 nights at homestay, 1 night cruise, air tickets
 
Included activities:
Hanoi – airport pick up by private car (no guide) 
Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise  in Halong (shuttle bus and join group)
Hoi An - Ancient town walking tour with  guide
Hoi An - cycling tour with  guide

Hoi An -Hue guided tour by private car with guide, including perfum river cruise with guide Hia Van pass, Hue citadel, royal tomb
Ho Chi Minh City – airport pick & guided walking tour (with guide) 
Mekong delta – Mekong boat trip in Ben Tre with guide
Mekong delta – Homestay on island with guide
Mekong delta – Boat trip visit villages and floating market in Cai Be with  guide
Mekong - Saigon – airport transfer by private car (no guide) 
WHAT TO BRING
Luggage with treking gear, good camera, sunscreen, hat, sport shoes, sun glasses...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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DATE AND PRICE
Group of 7-8 persons: US$ from $820usd
Group of 4-6 persons: US$ from $950usd
Group of 3 persons: US$ from $1060usd
Group of 2 persons: US$ from  $1180usd

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