ACROSS VIETNAM : VIETNAM TRAIL EXPLORATION (7 DAYS – 6 NIGHTS)
Transport: Coach, Boat, Airplane
Itinerary: Sai Gon – Cu Chi – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ha Long – Ha Noi
DAY 1: WELCOME TO HOCHIMINH CITY – VIETNAM (D)
Upon arrival in Hochiminh City airport, you are welcomed by the waiting tour guide outside arrival hall. (Please look for the board with your name). The fluently English speaking guide will assist you for transportation and hotel transfer. On the way, you are provided with more information about Vietnam and useful tips for tourists. Arrival and check-in.
High light: Dinner with Vietnamse traditional musical and dance show.
Free relaxing evening on your own and overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: SAIGON CUCHI – CITY TOUR (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning transfer to the famous Cu Chi Tunnel. Wellknown under American War time. You will explore some of the most remarkable period in Vietnamese History.
In the afternoon, going back to Saigon for a city tour. You will get to know a Hochiminh City today but Saigon of the past. From very early time, this place has become a very crowded and bustling commercial center, exchanging busily trading and cultural relations with many foreign countries, and developing strongly all kinds of handicrafts. Points of visits: Notre Dame Municipal, Post Office, History Museum, Vietnamese traditional lacquer ware workshops where you can find many Vietnamese fine handicraft and antiques and embroidered picture gallery.
Transfer back to Hotel. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
DAY 3: HOCHIMINH CITY – DANANG – HOI AN (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel, then you will met up with tour guide at the hotel lobby. Transferring to the airport for flight to Danang.
Upon arrival in Danang, you will meet up with tour guide and depart for a trip to visit Danang and Hoi An Ancient Town. You will visit Cham Museum with display of the relics of an ancient civilization and landscape which is now situates Danang. Going on the way to Hoi An. On the way we stop at Ngu Hanh Son and Non Nuoc Beach. Arrival and lunch in Hoi An.
Afternoon visit Hoi An Ancient Town: you will take a walking trip among the ancient street with view of Hoi An in the past. Visiting the ancient house, Hoi An Pagoda, Japanese Bridge, and the market. Then a leisure shopping trip in Hoi An Ancient town. Dinner and relax.
Back to hotel. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 4: HOI AN – HANOI CITY TOUR (D)
After breakfast, transferring to the airport for fight to Hanoi.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Ha Noi, you will meet up with the professional tour guide. Transfer by car to hotel. This is a 45 minutes trip over the typical sites of Hanoi suburb where the mixture of country and city still prevains. Lunch, check-in hotel and relax.
In the afternoon, you will start a city tour visiting a Hanoi of the One – thousand – year – history. The tour includes
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese famous president who generally regarded to as Uncle Ho, Ba Dinh Square where the Independence Declaration was made, the historic site one-pillar pagoda – a structure consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake which symbolizes a lotus an elegant flower in Vietnam, Temple of Literature – the place dedicating to Confucian and the first college of Viet Nam.
After lunch, continue to visit the the Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with the legend of a great turtle. Then a stop over at Ngoc Son Temple & Tran Quoc Pagoda will add more fun to the tour. Dinner & overnight in Hanoi
Note: Museums are closed on Monday. The Mausoleum of HoChiMinh is closed on Monday & Friday
DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG (B, L WITH SEAFOOD (D)
After breakfast in Hanoi, you will meet with tour guide at hotel lobby in Hanoi to start a trip to Halong Bay. This is a pleasant trip over the beautiful country side with peasants in conical hats working on the fields, slow buffalos and ploughs and craft village. A rest on the way at a handicraft workshop will add more fun to the voyage.
Upon arrival in Halong, you will embarking the boat for a four hour cruise on the junk to discover the most beautiful world heritage in Vietnam. Listed by UNESCO of outstanding natural beauty – “Dragon descending to the sea” as the name is translated literally from Vietnamese – the picturesque Ha Long Bay has more than 2000 limestone islets rising from the clear turquoise emerald water, many of them covering beautiful grottoes. You will explore Thien Cung and Dau Go grotto while marveling among many beautiful islets rising from emerald water. Seafood lunch is served aboard.
After lunch, continue to visit some other sites before returning to the wharf. Getting ashore. Check-in hotel. Free time & overnight in Halong
DAY 6: HALONG – HANOI (B, L, D)
After breakfast in Hotel, you will go back to Hanoi by car. En-route visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village where you can view the ceramic process of pottery and handicrafts. Arrival in Hanoi and check-in hotel. Lunch with Vietnamese specialties.
In the afternoon, you will take a leisure trip to visit around Hanoi Old Quarter and shopping for arts and crafts. The Old Quarters of Hanoi originally consist of 36 streets, each has its own products on sales so you may find the whole small street with only one product such as jewelry, paper joss and lanterns, linen and fashion. Today, it is more commercialized but the spirit of 36 streets is still remains.
Dinner and back to hotel. Free time on your own and relax and over night in Hanoi.
DAY 7: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast in Hotel. Free time till airport transfer for departure flight.