Culturally rich and steeped in centuries-old charm, Vietnam’s appeal lies in its unique artistic, religious and architectural heritage set against a backdrop of diverse natural beauty. Awaken your senses as this tour takes you through colorful, bustling markets and serene temples to palm-fringed beaches and rugged mountains, introducing some of the world’s friendliest people along the way (Lonely Planet guide book).
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY / Arrival
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat international airport, meet your Viettours’ guide for an orientation tour, transfer to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City is still called Saigon by many locals. An optional walking tour of Dong Khoi St. (formerly Rue Catinat) and Le Cong Kieu St., two of Ho Chi Minh City’s most famous streets, is available. Overnight in HCM City.
Day 2: HCM CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – HCM CITY (B)
After breakfast, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam’s No.1 tourist attraction, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Optional side trip en route to Cu Chi is visiting a rice processing plant where rice paper is made, a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown. Overnight in HCM City. A relaxing “Health and Beauty” package is optional. Participants can enjoy 30 minutes of one of the following: shampoo and head massage; manicure; foot massage or facial massage.
Day 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – DANANG – HOI AN (B)
Fly to the central coastal city of Danang after breakfast. Upon arrival, transfer to the ancient port town of Hoi An. En route, visit the Cham Museum, housing the world’s finest collection of Cham artwork and the Marble Mountains which was famed for being a “Viet Cong” guerillas hideout during the Vietnam War. Upon arrival in Hoi An, take a walking tour of this attractive town, visiting ancient merchants’ houses, a Hokkien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market. Visit a workshop where artisans make Hoi An’s famous lanterns. Guests learn how the lanterns are made then have a chance to create their own lanterns, from designing the frame to gluing the cloth. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: HOI AN – HUE (B)
Depart Hoi An for the ancient capital of Hue. The three-hour drive along the coast, through emerald-green paddy fields and over the spectacular Hai Van mountain pass, is itself a trip highlight. Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel before transferring to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Stop en route to learn how Vietnam’s famous conical hats and colourful incense are made. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: HUE – HANOI (B)
Take a boat cruise through the centre of Hue on the romantic Perfume River. Visit the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda along the riverbank. Transfer to airport for flying to Hanoi – cradle of Vietnamese civilization. Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined avenues, French architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show – a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: HANOI (B)
A full day to explore the architecture and history of Hanoi. In the morning, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, the Lake of Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple. A one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a relaxing way to end the day. The tour includes a stop at an ancient Vietnamese “long house”. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: HANOI / Departure (B)
Departure day. At leisure until transfer to the airport for onward flight. Home sweet home.
Tour Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Tour Price: Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
(Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs)
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Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. This program may be changed or discontinued without notice. Please call our travel consultant for additional information.
- Including: Domestic air ticket, hotel as indicated in the tour itinerary 3-star or 4-star hotels, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries –Viettours’ tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 10,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: cap, Viettours’ travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: International air ticket, round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Tips for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas – Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggage and other personal expenses – Drinks – Single room supplement.
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