Wonder of Vietnam - 8 days
Highlight: Shopping in Saigon (Hochiminh city) – discover Cuchi tunnel – excursion to Mekong delta – visit Hue citadel – Hoian Ancient town – Hanoi capital – enjoy the beauty of Halong bay
Price: per person US$ 875/person
15% off for booking group 6 persons
Flexibly upgrade to Superior, Deluxe, Luxury if requested
Day 01: Arrival in Saigon
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Free at leisure. O/N in Saigon.
Day 02: Saigon & Cu Chi (B)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we will start to experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, the remain of a real bloody battle field which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars. The visit will be led by a VC veteran
An afternoon tour round Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, Reunification hall, the Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop. O/N in Saigon
Day 03: Excursion to Mekong Delta (B, L)
Enjoy a full-day excursion to My Tho, 75km south of Saigon, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River. The tour comprises a cruise on the Mekong River, a visit to local homes & orchards, a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, a taste of seasonal fruit & honey tea and a performance of traditional southern singing. Lunch of Mekong specialties is arranged. O/N in Saigon.
Day 04: Saigon - Danang - Hoi An (B)
Morning transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for short flight to Danang. Arrival Danang airport pick to Hoi An. Enjoy a day trip to explore World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO Hoian ancien town, a centuries-old city with ancient houses, temples, markets and handicraft workshops. Return to the hotel with a stop-over at the Non Nuoc stone-carving village where a wide variety of articles is sculptured from marble and sandstone. O/N in Hoi An
Day 05: Hoi An - Hue (B)
Early in the morning, transfer to Hue, widely known for its magnificent monuments built under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945). Pick up and transfer to a hotel. In the afternoon, overland to the tombs of King Khai Dinh (ruled 1916 – 1925) and King Minh Mang (ruled 1820 – 1840) where the contrast between Oriental and Occidental architectures is shown. Take a boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, viewing rural landscape and local activities at sunset.
Day 06: Hue - Hanoi (B)
Transfer to Phu Bai airport for a short flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city of tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. Pick up and transfer to a hotel. An afternoon sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, the old. The sightseeing day ends with a water puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago. O/N in Hanoi.
Day 07: Excursion to Halong Bay (B, L)
Enjoy a day excursion to Halong, 170km from Hanoi. Board a private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay (4 hours), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam. Lunch of fresh seafood is served on board. Return to Hanoi with stop-overs at ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route. O/N in Hanoi.
Day 08: Departure from Hanoi (B)
Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (ceramics, silver-carvings, silk,...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure.
English speaking tourist guides (3 guides in North, Central and South)
Internal flight tickets: Saigon – Danang; Hue – Hanoi
Accommodation: based on twin/double share
3 nights in Saigon, 1 night in Hue, 1 nights in Hoian, 2 nights in Hanoi
Meals as indicated
Full admission fees
International airfares & airport taxes
Meals not indicated on itinerary
Other personal expenses
Tips & gratuities