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Vietnam Tours > Discovery Trips >  Best of Vietnam ( 10 day )

BEST VIETNAM
10 days/ 9 nights
Trip code: BVN10


This is our most pupular programs featuring a balance of culture and history of Vietnam The trip covers most major  highlights of the country including:
 Hanoi   Ha Long Bay - Hue Hoi An Danang  Saigon - Cuchi Tunnes within 10

Grade

Easy


Day 1 : Arrival Hano
i
Meet and greet upon arrival to airport.
Transfer to our hotel in town. This evening,
your guide will take you out to sample some of Hanois superb cuisine.
(Dinner included)


Day 2 :
 Hanoi City tour
Walking tour through the mazes of old quarter. Enjoy fish cake lunch at typical Hanoi restaurant. Visit the Museum of Military History, Hoa Lo Prison and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Visit Hang Bong Street to purchase Communion party banners/badges.  Tonight we will attend the water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
(Breakfast and lunch  included)


Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay
This morning we head out for a 3  hour drive through verdant Red River Delta to Halong bay where we board our own private boat for a five-hour cruise around the secluded and majestic Ha Long Bay giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. Whilst on board a sumptuous fresh local seafood lunch will be served. There will be opportunities for a swim and time to explore some of the limestone caves in the area. Return Hanoi in the afternoon.
(Breakfast  and Lunch included)


Day 4 Hanoi
Visit to Ho Chi Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh house, presidential palace, one pillar pagoda and  Temple of literature Vietnams first national university and wonderful Museum of Ethnology. Visit Ngocson temple and lake of returned sword.  Visit Ngoc Ha Village to see American B-52 in lake.
(Breakfast and lunch included)


Day 5 :
 Hanoi - Hue
Transfer to airport for the early morning flight VN243,  0615/ 07:55  Hanoi - Hue.Upon arrival to Hue, we start our city tour to  visit  Citadel and  Imperial purple city, imposing Thien Mu pagoda and board the trip from here for a cruise on perfume river. Visit Honchen temple  and Minh Mang tomb. We then disembark the board for a  visit to Tuduc royal tomb , time permitting we visit Phu Cam and Notre Dame Cathedrals. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
(Breakfast and lunch  included)


Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian
As we bid Hue farewell this morning we continue our south bound journey, this time in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Today's destination is the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way though we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Continuing on our way down the other side and into Da nang, where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed Non Nuoc Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi An we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring and relaxing.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)


Day 7: Hoian

Today there is plenty of time to discover what  Hoi An  has to offer. You can spend your time  walking around exploring the many Chinese  assembly halls and  fascinating ancestral  homes, some of which have been occupied  by the same family for fifteen genera ions. The town is also famous for it's shops in particular it's large number of tailors. If you wanted, you could have a whole new wardrobe made for you here! You might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River. Perhaps you would like to hire a bicycle and head off on a scenic ride to Cua Dai beach, about 4 km away. There's even the chance to improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson! One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town! Overnight at Ancient House resort.
(Breakfast included)

Day 08 : Hoian - HCM city
Trasfert to airport for the flight VN251,  0810/ 09:30
to HCM city. Afternoon visit Independent Palace, War Crime museum, Thien Hau pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Museum,  Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda, visit Dan Sinh Market to buy military memorabilia.  Overnight at Majestic Hotel
(Breakfast and lunch  included)


Day 09: HCM city Cuchi Tunnels - Tayninh Temples
Drive to visit the Cuchi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon  all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s,  let the Viet Minh  and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area.  It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers.  In places, it was several  stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth,going to school. The ground here is hard clay, which made this whole thing possible.  But even so, the planning and construction was incredible.  People dug all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping the dirt into bomb craters.  They installed large vents so they could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents for air and baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke.  There were also hidden  trap doors and gruesomely effective bamboo-stake booby traps. Today, the trees and bushes have grown back.  And since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors.  After Cuchi Tunnels tour, drive to Long Hoa and visit Cao Dai Cathedral.  Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
(Breakfast and lunch included)


Day 10 :
Departure
There will be a transfer to airport for your flight home today.
(Breakfast included)



Trip includes
  English Speaking Guide.
  All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfasts
  Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  All tours & transfers in private car
  Domestic airfare & airport taxes: Hanoi - Hue; Danang - HCM city
  Entrance fees and permits during guided time.



Trip excludes
  International Airfares.
  International departure tax
  Meals not indicated
  Visas and visa arrangement
  Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
  Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
  Tips and gratuities


Trip cost
In USD and per person, from 2 people onward. Please contact us for further information.


Accommodation
Hanoi: Desyloia hotel
Hue: Saigon Morin - deluxe river view
Hoian: Ancient House resort
Saigon: Majestic hotel or Grand hotel

 

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