HANOI – HA LONG- DA NANG- BANA HILL- HUE – HOI AN- HO CHI MINH

Our Highlights of Viet Nam itineraries are designed to make the most out of your journey through Vietnam by featuring the very best of the country. By visiting iconic and must-see destinations, our tours create a broad and all-encompassing picture of Vietnam while offering unique opportunities for in-depth cultural discovery along the way. For travellers looking to experience all that Vietnam has to offer, Highlights of Viet Nam tour promises an unforgettable journey.

 

 

 

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Duration : 14 Days 13 Nights

Upon your arrival, our tour guide and driver pick you up and take you to your hotel in Hanoi.

Hanoi is located on the bank of the Red River Delta in the center of Northern Vietnam, and it is the center of culture and politics of Vietnam. Throughout thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, Hanoi is still preserved by many ancient architectural constructions including Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. It is reputed of the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature (built in 1070), Hanoi Citadel, Hanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh President’s Mausoleum, Ethnic Museum and weekend night market, etc. UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognized Hanoi as the city for peace since 1999.

Highlights:

  • Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Go to the Tran Quoc pagoda – hear about the different between Temples and Pagodas, learn more about Vietnamese cultures.
  • Visit the first university of Vietnam – the temple of Literature
  • Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine for set menu lunch
  • Visit ethnic museum, learn about the diversity of different groups of Vietnamese people.
  • Experience the old quarter of Hanoi by a 40-minute cycle rickshaw trip.

Description:

08:00 am: Pick up at hotels in the Old Quarter

09:30 am: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex with his museum, mausoleum and stilt house (where he lived from 1958 to 1969 until passing away)

10:30 am: Go to Tran Quoc pagoda- the first ancient pagoda in Hanoi dating the 5th century

11:30 am: Visit the Temple of Literature (that was the first university of Vietnam was built in 1070 and opened until 1779.

12:30 pm: Enjoy Vietnamese set menu for lunch

14:00 pm: Visit Museum of Ethnology- discovers the diversity of all ethnic culture in whole Vietnam.

16:00 pm: Take a breezy cycle rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter’s 36 streets, named for the products that were sold from their shops. Today, vendors on Tin and Bamboo Streets still sell the same wares.

Today, heading to travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wonderous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay. Cruise amongst the bay’s rock formations and floating villages. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.

 

 

Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi

Optional Tour: Halong Sea Plane – Be privy to a unique vantage point of Halong Bay by taking to the skies for a scenic seaplane tour of the area. This 25-minute trip takes in the stunning limestone island-dotted bay from a perspective usually only enjoyed by the birds. The seaplane sight-seeing experience departs after an early breakfast.

Optional tour: Hanoi Street food – Discover the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the most delicious way possible: with a street food tour! This afternoon excursion departs upon your return to Vietnam’s capital and takes you through the Old Quarter’s maze of laneways and alleyways. Sample treats along the way, including stuffed pancake, banh mi, sticky rice balls and egg coffee. Dinner is included.

Today, catch a flight to Hue and be transferred to your hotel in Danang.

Today, you will have a chance to experience the two – UNESCO – record cable system up to the top of the hill and enjoy the beautiful sight of Mo stream, Toc Tien waterfall with the impressive dazzling white spume.

Sightseeing on Ba Na Hill:                                                   

  • Vietnam’s Golden Bridge holding by Hands of the gods.
  • L’Jardin Zone (the French village) with French Architecture Building: Tinh Tâm Garden, French Stable, one hundred year-old pomelo tree, Old Villas.
  • Linh Ung Pagoda, 27 meters Buddha Statue, Loc Uyen Garden.

From Debay station, you will get on the second cable system to move to Nui Chua Peak – the rooftop of Da nang City. Enjoy your lunch.

  • Continue the tour with Fantasy Park – one of the most modern indoor game centers of the Asia.
  • Visit Linh Chua Linh Tu temple, enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Da Nang city and Da Nang bay through the mist in a romantic afternoon on Ba Na peak.

Then go down by the cable system. Get on coach and return the city center.

Free time at your leisure then transfer from Danang to Hue.

Today you are free to explore this city by yourself.

Optional: Hue city tour

MORNING: Pick up guests at the hotel at 07:30 am by bus. Begin the day with The Royal Tombs: Minh Mang – Khai Dinh, stop on the way to visit The Traditional Martial Art Van An, The Conical Hat Village & The Incense Making Village. Buffet lunch with over 50 traditional and international foods.

AFTERNOON: Continue by bus to visit The Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda. Then get on the boat for a sight -seeing along the river to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the sunset on the Perfume River!

05:00 pm: End of tour at the boat station.

Optional Tour: Hue Dmz Tour

This tour is  designed  for those who interest in Vietnam War tours. It will take you to  back to the war sites and witness the former battles of conflict: Khe Sanh Combat, Doc Mieu etc with beautiful Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River on the way.

Optional Tour: Hue – Heaven cave

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world. Enjoy excursion trip by boat along The Son river to discover Heaven cave – the most beautiful cave in Phong Nha. It is also considered as the largest complex of caves in the world.

Optional Tour: Tam Giang Lagoon Half day tour

Just 15km away from Hue City, Tam Giang Lagoon is the “open treasure” hidden with the pristine beauty and tranquility. By cruising to start your trip on Tam Giang Lagoon – the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia and watch local life of fishing village. Enjoy kayaking on the lagoon and visit the local markets.

This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous My Khe beach and the Marble Mountains. Then you will reach Hoi An known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel.

Today, you have free time to explore by yourself. 

Optional Tour: Hoi An Walking Tour

Our tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel’s lobby takes you to World Cultural Heritage site of Hoi An ancient town area, from here will start to walk to visit the complex of Architectural monuments of various forms: Tan Ky old house, assembly hall, Japanese bridge, water wells, local markets, Harbor.  Enjoy Hoian’s traditional dance and folk song. Enjoy a local Vietnamese food for lunch and back to your hotel.

Optional Tour: Tra Que Village Tour

Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetable such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

Optional Tour:  My Son Holy LandDepart the hotel for the 40km journey outside Hoi An. Arrive at My Son Sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in tropical jungle. There will also be a traditional music show that you can enjoy. Around late morning, we will journey back to Hoi An.

Optional Tour: Cham Island – Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham is a large island consists of several small islands distance 25 nautical miles off the coast from Hoi An

The tour takes you to Lang beach for seeing some interest places as such Au Thuyen – a shelter for boats at bad weather, an over 100 years Tay Tang pagoda remarks the Buddhism came here for long time ago, Ong temple – a place worships a big fish buried here.

Transfer to Da Nang airport to take morning flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Optional Tour: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel (B,L)

After breakfast, visit famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum. In the afternoon, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.

Optional tour : Mekong Delta – Floating market

Transfer to outskirt of Ho Chi Minh and begins the tour on the beautiful countryside road.

Start at Tourist Boat Station (My Tho), cruising on Tien (Mekong) river and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice. Visit fish floating market and Fish-craft village along Tien River. Stop at Thoi Son Island, go walking around countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. Take a rowing boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of country side, to visit honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea. Stop at Phoenix Island to visit Coconut Monk Temple and Crocodile-pond.

 

 

 

Optional Tour: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel (B,L)

After breakfast, visit famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum. In the afternoon, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.

Optional tour : Mekong Delta – Floating market

Transfer to outskirt of Ho Chi Minh and begins the tour on the beautiful countryside road.

Start at Tourist Boat Station (My Tho), cruising on Tien (Mekong) river and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice. Visit fish floating market and Fish-craft village along Tien River. Stop at Thoi Son Island, go walking around countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. Take a rowing boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of country side, to visit honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea. Stop at Phoenix Island to visit Coconut Monk Temple and Crocodile-pond.

Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport to take your departure flight.

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  • Accommodation as mentioned with double/ twin room with daily breakfast
  • Visa cover letter for Australian passport.
  • 02 days 01 night on cruise in Halong with twin/ double room (sharing cruise)
  • Day trip to Famous spot Bana Hill with Golden Bridge
  • All breakfast and 4 main meals
  • All transfers except for the free and easy day
  • Single entrance fees as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing with local experience English speaking guide
  • Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax

 

 

  • All international airport tax
  • International flights & domestic flights
  • Optional Tours
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Travel insurance 
  • Visa stamp fee at international gate
  • Drink & Beverage in meals
  • Tipping ( recommended)
  • Other services not mentioned above.

 

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