Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and old temples. An overview of the most amazing tourist attractions in Vietnam. A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains in the north to the picturesque valleys of the Central Highlands and the fertile delta and beautiful beaches of the south. Included in the mix are booming modern cities, colonial towns, traditional villages, archaeological sites and otherworldly islands. An overview of the best places to visit in Vietnam.
DAY 01 – Arrive Ho Chi Minh
You will be greeted by your guide upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel in town. Our driver welcomes you at airport and take you to hotel. Relax and enjoy your free time after a long journey. Overnight in hotel. Enjoy your free night exploring this modern city.
DAY 02 – Cu Chi tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels 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. Start our tour in the morning, 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). Come back to city in the afternoon and have a half day city tour Saigon. You will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale shops. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville and the War Remnants Museum. Then visit Ben Thanh market before ending this day. Overnight in Saigon
DAY 03 – Mekong delta – My Tho - Ben Tre
Depart at 8:00am from the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the area referred locally as “the rice bowl of Vietnam”. Upon arrival at My Tho, cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Con Phung (Phoenix Island).The motorized boat cruise more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. En-route visit a small factory producing handicrafts made of coconut. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Enjoy lunch in local restaurant. Come back to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon. Arrive at hotel in late evening. Overnight in Saigon
DAY 04 – Ho Chi Minh – fly to Danang - Hoian
After breakfast we transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you to full day tour My Son - Hoi An, there will be a half day to visit to My Son – the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom. Here, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th Centuries. Return to Hoian for an afternoon walking tour. You’ll see the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall, the colourful market and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of pure white sand. Overnight in Hoian
DAY 05 - Hoian – Danang – Hue
Today, we travel overland to the former imperial capital of Hue. This scenic route climbs over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and via the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. En-route we visit the Cham Museum at Danang, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. In the afternoon, we visit the Mausoleum of TuDuc. Built decades before becoming a tomb, it was used as a palace retreat before becoming the Emperors’ resting place. Continue to KhaiDinh’s Tomb which is traditionally Vietnamese by design but with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. We then return to the city and the vibrant Dong Ba Market where a huge array of fresh produce is on offer. Free time in the evening. Overnight in Hue
DAY 06 - Visit Hue – flight from Hue to Hanoi
Today we visit to the Imperial Citadel (also known as the Purple Forbidden City) where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. From here we drive onto the 400 year old Thien Mu Pagoda with a 21-metre tall tower at its centre. Then we will transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrive in Hanoi, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 07 - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
Have breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Halong. Itinerary depends on cruise.
Arriving Hon Gai Harbor, Ha Long City. Transfer to our cruise by fast tender (5 -10 minutes) Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu, Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour), Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach, Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight, Having BBQ dinner, Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…. Overnight in cruise
DAY 08 - Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck, Having buffet breakfast (for Royal Wings) and American Breakfast (For Garden Bay), Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave, Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration, Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore, Transfer back to Hanoi, Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 09 - Hanoi half day city tour – departure
After breakfast at hotel, join with tour guide for a half day city tour. Tour starts with Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum (closed on every Monday), dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. After that, visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son temple before transfer to NoiBai International Airport for departure.