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Amazing Vietnam Tour 8 Days

Amazing Vietnam Tour 8 Days

Saigon – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta– Ha Noi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Duration

8 days

Max People

50

Min Age

6+

Reviews

5

Overview

Vietnam is rapidly developing but holds onto the charming traditions and culture which make it such a fascinating holiday destination. Saigon in the south is the modern metropolis where the distant charm of the French colonial empire seems still hidden behind the many old city mansions and in the tree–lined avenues. The Mekong Delta is blessed with lush fertile land where villagers in traditional conical hats work in vibrant green rice paddies and traditional boats with dragons’ eyes ply the murky waters. The picturesque landscapes of the marvelous Ha Long Bay in the north are waiting to be discovered. Wartime past is eye-witnessed and experienced Cu Chi tunnels.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the culture, history and the colourful Old Quarters
  • Set sail on Ha Long Bay – an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the endless energy of “The Pearl of the Far East” Saigon
  • Discover the unique tunnel in the world at Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Experience floating life on Mekong river

NOTE

  • Validity for travelling until 30 April 2024
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • The domestic airfare is subject to change depending on the time you book
  • Depending on the weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules, room availability or other reasons beyond our control, the tour program might need small adjustments when necessary
  • The suggested tip is US$ 3.00/person/day for guide/driver if you feel satisfied with their service

Tour Plan

DAY 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL (Guide)

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Saigon, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in and rest.
Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNEL – SAIGON CITY TOUR & SHOPPING (Guide/ Breakfast)

Today, you will experience one of the trip highlights with an exciting experience of the Cu Chi tunnels – an immense network of connecting underground tunnels used by Vietnamese Revolutionary army during the antiAmerican resistance war with over 200km long and 12m deep. The tunnels served as hiding spots, communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. You will be well guided to discover this amazing tunnel with unforgettable feelings. In the afternoon, back to Saigon to visit the Reunification Palace (ExPresidential Palace) which was built in 1962 and is well-known as an outstanding example of 1960’s architecture, Center Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral (to watch the French architecture buildings built during the French colonial times.

Then you will continue Saigon shopping tour at big shopping malls for the international brands and high quality Vietnamese brands, Ben Thanh Market – a symbol of Saigon and Saigon Square (for International brands made in Vietnam clothes, this is where local people go to buy), After this last destination, you can go back to hotel or enjoy at the market as it is center-located and get back to the hotel on your own. There are many halal restaurants nearby the market, there is one very good bar right on the left of the market (OMG bar) and all the good restaurants are around with 1-2-3 dollars by taxi you can reach from the market. Back to hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 3: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON (Guide/ Breakfast)

Depart Saigon for My Tho (located in the heart of the Mekong Delta). Upon your arrival in My Tho, take a boat on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Ben Tre. Visit a coco candy factory where you can taste the unique local specialties. After enjoying honey tea and fresh tropical fruits in a local garden, enjoy a short local coach drive before a very romantic sampan through a water coconut forest to return to your big boat.

Transfer back to Saigon and relax. Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 4: SAIGON – HANOI (Guide/ Breakfast)

Feel free until check out and transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel for check-in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 5: HANOI CITY TOUR & SHOPPING (Guide/ Breakfast)

Pick up and transfer to visit Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) – one of the must-visit destinations in Hanoi, which gives an insight into Vietnam's diverse culture of the 54 ethnic groups. Then transfer to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. After that transfer to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex – an important place of pilgrimage for all Vietnamese. View outside of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday) – where embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved. Continue to Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts – built in the style of Vietnam's ethnic minorities, surrounded by verdant and peaceful gardens, One Pillar Pagoda – first built in the 11th century, of wood on a single stone pillar resembling a lotus blossom, symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow. Then you will take a visit to the Old Quarters where you can experience the real daily life activities of local people in the oldest area of Hanoi for around one hour on the interesting electric car or cyclo with stopovers at Opera House is very famous site en route to take photos and enjoy the Old Quarters.

Transfer to shopping malls with international brands and high quality Vietnamese brands, some big shops with Made in Vietnam clothes where local people are regular; lacquer shop (great traditional Vietnamese handicraft products). Back to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG (Guide/ Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Travel from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay to cruise amongst the bay’s spectacular scenery. After check-in and security briefings, set sail to enjoy lunch while cruising through fishing village and visit a beach area. The vessel will stop at an island; feel free to go swimming to cool down the summer heat. Enjoy a cooking demonstration with the chef as he prepares traditional Vietnamese food. Dinner is served on board. At night, you can ask the cruise to do squid fishing. Overnight on cruise.

Note: The itinerary might be changed depending on each cruise

DAY 7: HALONG – HANOI (Guide/ Breakfast/ Brunch)

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Back to the wharf. Say goodbye Ha Long Bay and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE (Guide/ Breakfast)

Feel free until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight home. Goodbye Vietnam and hope to see you soon.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation based on sharing twin/double rooms with daily breakfast
  • Traditional boat cruise on Ha Long Bay
  • Meals as indicated on the program
  • Private (A/C) transfers and transportation on tours
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees on tour
  • English speaking guide as indicated on the program
  • Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus
  • Vietnam visa processing service
  • Fast track service
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Health insurance
  • Meals, drinks and other personal expenses
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tipping/gratuities
  • Payment transfer fee
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

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