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Duration: 12 days
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From charming Hanoi with its fading colonial architecture and national monuments, to the spellbinding scenery of Halong Bay and Phong Nha cave in Quang Binh province. From amazing scenery of Hue, the ancient Chamruins of My Son & charming of Hoi An ancient town to the steamy city of Saigon on the edge of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam is as colorful as it is diverse.
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Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, take a walk around the center, 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. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Morning start our tour to discover Hanoi, a peaceful city with beautiful trees and lakes, the city has thousand years of history and culture. We will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the symbol of the country and Presidential Palace, Presidential Garden, his House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Then visit Temple of Literature - the central of culture of Hanoi.

Afternoon soft adventure tour taking you for a ride along the historical Eiffel Bridge and through typical Vietnamese villages on the outskirts of Hanoi. Escaping the noise and busy-ness of the city, we will bike about 30km. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Today you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (a World Natural Heritage site) via the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. In the late afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, you can kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, you can enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. You will stay overnight onboard.
You'll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. You will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. On the way back to Hanoi, you'll enjoy Quan ho Bac Ninh folk songs as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. After that, you'll take the night train to Dong Hoi.
Arrive to Dong Hoi Station in early morning. After breakfast in town, we will drive to visit Phong Nha, the second Natural World Heritage in Vietnam. The beautiful boat trip along Gianh River give us a great change to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lime stone mountain and daily activities of local people along the way. Visit the cave of Phong Nha, where the longest underground river in the world starts. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Quang Binh.
This morning, we drive to visit Vinh Moc, the famous tunnel that local people used in the war time. Then visit Cua Tung, the beautiful beach nearby. Drive to Hue, the first city in Vietnam has been recognized to be world heritage by UNESCO. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.

Our guide and driver meet you at hotel and transfer to the boat landing for a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the towering Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.

We then take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors. We will visit two of the tombs: Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to help you understand more Royal’s Life and their architecture.

After that, drive outside of town for lunch and enjoy classic Hue cuisine at a restaurant in beautiful garden setting.

In the afternoon, return to the city center to visit Imperial Citadel, and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
After breakfast, visit Marble Mountains - named as 5 elements of universe and stone carving village of Hoa Hai. Move to the ancient town of Hoi An -listed as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO in December 1999. Take a walking tour around the old sections (charming and wonderfully preserved, combining Chinese, Japanese and European influences). Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Today, you'll depart for the ancient Chamruins of My son.Once there ,visit the Tra Kieu capital which was the the formeradministration centre of champa kingdom. Discover the majestic ancient ruins at My son including ancient towers which were built from 4th C.Then go to the dock and board on boat cruise along Thu Bon river back to hoian with picnic lunch.On the way we will stop at Carpentry village, Pottery village and Cam Ha fish market. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Morning transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival take tour to Reunification Palace, War Remnant s Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post office. In the afternoon take a tour to China town, the special identity of Saigon. Visit Thien Hau Pagoda, where hundreds of local people come and burn the incense for their luck, prosperity and happiness. After that, take a walk around Cho Lon, the biggest whole sale market in town. It is great combination of busy and bustle atmosphere of the market and traditional Chinese Architecture there. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion to visit the impressive Holy Temple of Caodaism, the famous local religion that is the symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism before attending the fantastic mid-day mass.

After having lunch, we will drive to the underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during their struggle for independence - Cu Chi Tunnels. Covering nearly 250km, the tunnels system was the shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the war. After a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed will be given, we will spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including the secret cellar-door, museum of self-made weapons, shooting range, garment-factory ammunition, the tunnels to have a real look at how the Vietcong communists were able to survive in this tiny underground network. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Morning is free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight.
Private tours with local English speaking guide
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Train ticket: Hanoi - Dong Hoi
Flight ticket: Danang - Ho Chi Minh City including airport taxes
Meals as indicated
Boat cruise as mentioned
Cold water and towel during the trip
Government tax & Service charge

International flight ticket
Visa stamps upon arrival
Other meals not mentioned
Tips & personal expenses
Laundry
Other not stated above
Travel insurance

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