This classic trip showcases Vietnam’s highlights from North to South. Begin with Hanoi’s illustrious history before cruising Halong Bay on a traditional and well-appointed Junk. Visit Central Vietnam with intriguing visits to Hue to see Tomb’s of emperors past and the Imperial City, and then to Hoi An to see the charming old merchant town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walking tour of the old town and have some free time before traveling south to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of the city and an excursion to countryside as you discover the Mekong Delta.
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Accommodation in 4-star or similar on a double occupancy basis, overnight boat cruise on Halong Bay, daily breakfast at hotels, lunches and dinners if indicated, English speaking accredited guides while touring, air-conditioned transportation, sightseeing tours and admissions as per itinerary, airport transfers with meet and greet, and 2 on-tour flights. International flights are not included; contact us for a no-obligation air quote. An entry visa is required for travel to Vietnam but is not included. Contact us at email@example.com for more details.
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Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a name-board. After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private airport transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy a full day tour of Hanoi’s illustrious history including a tour of the Old Quarter by cyclo. Highlights include Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison Museum, and the Old Quarter.
This morning you will meet your guide and then drive to Halong Bay where you will board a traditional wooden junk for your overnight cruise. A delectable buffet lunch is served shortly upon boarding and you find yourself getting acquainted with the facilities of the boat. The boat starts to cruise into the Bay and within the first hour you can enjoy this World Heritage Site. During your cruise, enjoy different excursions off of the boat including floating village visits, kayaking, cave walks, and more.
Enjoy the morning on the ship and continue your cruise through the 1000's of limestone islets rising from the bay. Upon your return to the pier in Halong, you will be met for your return transportation to the airport in Hanoi for your departure flight to Hue in Central Vietnam. On arrival, meet your local guide and then transfer to your hotel for check-in and have the evening at your leisure.
Today’s tour showcases Hue’s ancient to modern history on a full day tour. Discover the Imperial Citadel, venture into the countryside to see tombs of Emperor’s past, take a boat ride on the Perfume River, visit the historic Thien Mu Pagoda, and more.
After breakfast at your hotel, journey from Hue over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Danang where you will visit the Cham Museum, an elegant colonial building which now houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Briefly pass My Khe Beach, the famed R & R location during the war, and then continue south to Hoi An, and then enjoy a walking tour of the old town. The walking tour includes a visit to the Japanese Covered Bridge, an ancient merchant home, the Phuc Kien local assembly hall, and the vibrant riverside market.
Enjoy the full day free at your leisure, or opt to join an optional excursion.
Enjoy some time at your leisure before flying south to Ho Chi Minh City where you will check-in to your hotel for three nights.
Today, enjoy a city tour with stops at the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chinatown, and the War Remnants Museum and then head to the countryside for a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Depart for the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in the town of My Tho, enjoy a boat cruise along the river and take a short walk to a handicraft workshop where products are made from coconut trees. Experience a fun horse-drawn cart ride to visit a local house where you will enjoy tea and taste home grown fruit. Board a sampan and drift along the narrow, tree-lined canals for further exploration of the Mekong Delta, and after lunch, visit a family-run business before returning to My Tho. On the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda if time permits. Arrive in the city by late afternoon and have the evening at your leisure.
Meet at the appointed time for transportation to the airport.
Days 3 & 4: Cruise the majestic Halong Bay on a traditional Junk.
See the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam.
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