12 - Day Vietnam Excited Tour from Hanoi

+ Visit some of the most popular sites in Vietnam
+ Luxury junk cruise on the legendary Ha Long Bay
+ Discovery the poetic city Hue & the ancient town Hoi An.
+ Experience the heart of the Mekong delta with its scenic floating markets. In this semi-aquatic world, you discover how life really is in around this majestic river.

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$2,028

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local English speaking guide.
    • Accommodation at hotel including breakfasts (Double/Twin sharing)
    • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
    • Services charge
    • Entry/Admission - Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
    • Entry/Admission - Cai Rang Floating Market
    What's excluded :
    • Domestic and International flights and airport taxes
    • Insurance of travelers
    • Vietnam Visa
    • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc
    • Beverage, tips, etc.

  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (-)

    Stop At: Hanoi, Hanoi
    Your arrival at the airport in Hanoi. Our driver picks you up at airport and then transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, at 3:00pm, you will take a walking tour in the 1000-year-old Old Quarter of Hanoi before enjoying a Water Puppet Show at 4:00pm, a unique hanoian show. The rest of the day is yours to relax, go shopping or walking around. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 2: Hanoi City full day (B/L)

    Stop At: Hanoi, Hanoi
    7.30 am – 8.30 am: We will pick you up at your hotel to visit Tran Quoc pagoda, Buddhist relics and national heritage which lies on the West Lake.
    9:30 am Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. and Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn much about his devotion for Viet Nam.
    10:30 am Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi
    11:00 am Visit Temple of Literature. Although several Temples of Literature can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, which also functioned as Vietnam's first university. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Lý Nhân Tông and is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. It is a vast structure that has existed to present day.
    12:30 We will have lunch at a local restaurant
    13:40 We will explore the handicraft village of Bat Trang Potttery.
    15:00 Drive back to legendary Hoan Kiem lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also observe the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. Drop off your hotel. Dinner at your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 3: Hanoi –Halong – Surprising – Titop Island (B/L/D)

    Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
    07:30 - 08:30 Tour guide and shuter bus will pickup you at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter and Hanoi Opera House then depart to Halong. On the half way stop for short break about 20 minutes.
    12:30 Arrive Tuan Chau International Port, then tranfering to Golden Star Cruise by small boat. Enjoy welcome drinks, crew briefing before checking in cabin. Start cruising and enjoy a special lunch with Vietnamese traditional dishes while the boat slowly slides on romantic
    15:30 Visiting Sung Sot Cave (surprising cave)
    16:30 Our cruise will take you to the Titov Island, it is noted for having a viewpoint at its peak which affords splendid views all around Halong bay. Or you can enjoy your swimming on romance sandy beach.
    17:30 Enjoy the Sunset party with wine and fruit and relaxing on sun deck
    18:00 Cooking class how to make fresh noodle roll, you can enjoy product which you make it.
    19:00 Enjoy your dinner in restaurant in middle romantic quite bay.
    20:00 Playing some sports games like: Football table, Darts, Fishing, karaoke, dancing…

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Golden Star Cruise

    Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi - Night Train to Hue (B/L)

    Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
    06:30 Wake up early to see the sunrise on Ha Long Bay then have breakfast with tea and coffee free
    08:00 The boat cruising to Pearl farm. The pearls in Halong are the most renowned in Vietnam. The process of farming and retrieving pearls takes years.
    09:00 Enjoy kayaking discover Halong bay. Then back to Cruise check out, take time to relax
    11:00 Have lunch while the boat is cruising back to Tuan Chau International Port,
    12:30 Get on the bus back to Hanoi, on the half way stop for short break 25 minutes
    16:30 - 17:00 Arrive at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter. Drop of your hotel (No room this afternoon). Free time until transfer to station catch train to Hue . Overnight on Train

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight on Train (4paxs/cabin sharing - Solf Sleeper with A/C)

    Day 5: HUE - Thien Mu Pagoda –Thuy Bieu village –Emperor Minh Mang’s Tomb (B/L)

    Stop At: Hue, Hue, Thua Thien - Hue Province
    Arrival Hue arround 8:00 AM, Our guide take you to have breakfast before take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River.
    Visit Thien Mu pagoda, built in 1601 on the order of the first Nguyen lords, Nguyen Hoang, who at that time was the governor of Hue.
    Continue to a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.
    Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
    Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.
    Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.
    Lunch at Thuy Bieu restaurant.
    In the afternoon, discovery of Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.
    Dinner on your own.
    Overnight in Hue.

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 6: Hue – Danang City – Hoian Ancient Town (B/L)

    Stop At: Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
    After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
    When arriving in Da Nang, visit the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain, (Ngu Hanh Son) is about 8km southeast of Da Nang City. This is a cluster of five marble mountains lying close to the sea. That is why, it is dubbed Hon Non Nuoc, which means Mountain and Water in Vietnamese.
    Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and officially listed as a World Heritage Site.
    Lunch in a local restaurant.
    In the afternoon, walk around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures :
    Quan Cong temple – the brave and loyal Chinese General.
    Phuc Kien pagoda, This is the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town.Fukjianese were Chinese traders who first came to Hoi An in great number, at least in the XVII century. That was the reason why all above mentioned gods were worshipped in this pagoda after the collapse of the old pagoda. The Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in the 16the century
    Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses.
    Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco.
    Dinner on your own.Overnight in Hoi An.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 7: Discovering The Cham Islands (B/L)

    Stop At: Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham), Cham Island Harbour, Hoi An Vietnam
    7:30 -8:00 am: You will be picked up at your hotel in Hoian, and then we start Cham Island tour by departing for Cua Dai port in Hoian. On the way to Hoian, we will drop into the Non Nuoc Village at the foot of Marble Mountains, where you can admire many works of art made from stone and marble by the local artists.

    9:00 am: Going to Cu Lao Cham, you will experience the feeling of riding on the surf waves by high speed canoes, heading to this beautiful island.
    9:30 pm: Arriving the island, we will take you to visit the Marine park, Cham ancient well and Hai Tang pagoda.
    11:00 pm: Swim and snorkel among the corals and marine life.
    12:00 pm: You will enjoy a seafood lunch at a restaurant of Cham Island, take a rest or go to the beach.
    1:00 pm: After saying good bye to Cham Island, we will go back to Hoian by the high speed canoes. We will drop you off at your places. Dinner at your own. Overnight in Hoian.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 8: Hoi An/Danang –Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)

    Stop At: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
    Morning, breakfast at hotel in Hoi An. Spend your own time to explore the ancient town of Hoi An on your own. Afternoon, check-out at hotel, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh on arrival, We transfer from your hotel to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. The next transfer is included. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L)

    Stop At: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
    Morning, Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by these famous places: Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. (Drop you off at Ben Thanh Market for shopping if we have enough time). Afternoon, leave Ho Chi Minh for Cu Chi. Arrival at Cu Chi tunnel, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Go back to the city. Drop off your hotel. Dinner at your own. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)

    Stop At: Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta
    Meeting point for drop-off must be in the centrally located hotel/accommodation in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho..Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market. Dinner at your own. Overnight in the hotel

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 2*

    Day 11: Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

    Stop At: Cai Rang Floating Market, 46 Hai Ba Trung Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 900000 Vietnam
    Breakfast at your hotel and Take an early morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, a wholesale market of fruit and vegetable at its busiest time of the day. Keep cruising through the small channel system and visit a rice noodle making village. Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
    Drop off your hotel. Dinner at your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3*

    Day 12: 12 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

    Stop At: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City
    Morning, breakfast at hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    22 Lê Thái Tổ, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Travel2indochina

Activity ID: V-202187P7

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