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Vietnam Highlights - 8 Days


Adventure3Explore Vietnam’s key sites and get a taste for the rich culture and history. Discover Hanoi’s colonial elegance, the World Heritage site of Halong bay, Hue’s Ancient citadel, Hoian’s tranquility and the modern bustle of Saigon on this 8-day journey that takes you from North to South.

PRIVATE TOUR RATE: Prices are quoted in USD per person double occupancy.


Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Supp
Land tour/pp 930 795 696
660 235
2 Flights/pp 200 200 200
Total/pp 1130 995 896

Included: VIETNAMHIGHLIGHTS-8Days- 2 Domestic flights
- Accommodation based o­n Double/Twin-shared room
- Daily breakfast
- Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
- English/French speaking guide.
- All entrance fees, boats, performance & excursions.
- Drinks, except those mentioned
- International flight, tipping, and other personal expenses

Brief Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive Hanoi – Tour briefing
Day 2 – Hanoi City tour – Drive to Halong
Day 3 – Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Danang
Day 4 – Hoian
Day 5 – Hoian – Hue
Day 6 – Hue – Fly to Saigon
Day 7 – Saigon – Day trip to Mekong delta
Day 8 – Departure from Saigon

Start from Hanoi, end in Saigon
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This tour provides you an insight about Vietnam of today and the past. You will travel to all main tourist areas of the North, the Central and the South
Visit three World Heritage sites: Halong, Hue and Hoian
Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi and from Saigon


Day 1 – Welcome to Vietnam – Arrive Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Our driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the opera house, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance—a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture—followed by a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Halong
Enjoy a half day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital, before driving through the countryside of the Red River Delta to the magical, Halong Bay. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas; Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Our city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house); the Fine Arts Museum; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; and the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, we leave the bustle of the big city and drive to Halong Bay (3 to 4 hours drive).
Accommodation: Hotel in Halong Bay
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Danang
Today we enjoy a day cruise on Halong Bay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters.  After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will pick up you and take you to the Halong harbor to board your private junk cruise for a 4-hour journey.  Cruise along the calm waters, between looming,  limestone outcrops to visit Dau Go Cave “Grotto of the Wooden Stakes,” where, in 1288, one of Vietnam’s most famous generals, Tran Hung Dao, stored hundreds of stakes before battling the invading Mongolian army. A short walk away, visit the newly discovered Thien Cung Cave (“Grotto of the Heavenly Palace “), famous for its stalagmites and stalactites.  Savor a fresh seafood lunch, served on board before sailing back to Halong City, where your car will be waiting to take you to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport in Danang and take you on the short drive to Hoian.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4: Hoian
Immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old "Tan Ky" ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. After lunch, take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a free evening at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5: Hoian – Hue
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check-out and drive northward to Hue over the 500m-high Hai Van pass. Enjoy a stop at the scenic Lang Co Beach for a drink before continuing on to Hue—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely walking tour through Vietnam’s ancient capital city, visiting the Royal Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of King Tu Duc (a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king), before exploring the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba Market.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Hue – Saigon
Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch your flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon. Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour.  In the afternoon we will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh market. Enjoy the rest of the day free at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta Day Trip
Today we travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape.  Our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be.  Start your tour with a visit to Cai Be ’s colorful floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served at an ancient house (over 170 years old!) in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends around 3.30 PM in Vinh Long. Our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 8: Saigon Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport for your departure flight home.  
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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