DAYS VIETNAM SAMPLER
ARRIVAL SAIGON, CITY TOUR
arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you will be met and
transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling
metropolis; contradiction of its northern
counterpart is excited by numerous shopping area and
sidewalk cafés. Afternoon visit Ben Thanh Market,
Independent Palace, War Crime museum, Ho Chi Minh
City Museum, and Reunification Palace.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
FUL DAY EXCURSION TO CUCHI TUNNELS TAYNINH(B,L)
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
FLY TO HANOI, AFTERNOON CITY TOUR (B,L)
ToDAY, we will catch the morning flight VN741 07.00
09.00. Arrival transfer to our hotel.
will visit Temple of literature –
Vietnam’s first national university and wonderful,
Museum of Ethnology. Embark on 1 hour
cylo ride around the old quarter.Visit Ngocson temple and lake
of returned sword. Evening water
puppet show.Overnight in Ha Noi.
FULL DAY TOUR OF TEMPLES, MAUSOLEUMS, OLD QUARTER (B,L)
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 & Mausoleum. Visit Hang Bong Street
to purchase Communion party banners/badges. Tonight
we will attend the water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
HALONG BAY EXCURSION(B,L,D)
8h30: After breakfast at hotel and pick up you and
transfer to Halong Bay, which will take about 3
hours. Arrive Halong bay you will board your private
boat to cruise around Halong bay and soak in the
misty atmosphere of this world heritage site. Halong
bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3,000
limestone islands rising from the clear emerald
waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most
magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been
referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. The area
of about 1500sq km is dotted with innumerable
beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year
by the waves and wind. You will have the opportunity
to swim from your boat and explore some caves. You
will enjoy a seafood feast for lunch on board. We
will continue our excursion around this stunning bay
until the sun comes down.
Overnight on boat.
HALONG BAY - DEPARTURE B)
have a whole morning on boat exploring the amazing
limestone backdrops. We are treated to a seafood
lunch before drive transfer back to Hanoi.
There will be a transfer to airport
for your flight home today.
in twin/double share rooms with air-condition and private
ü All transportation and transfers
as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,
Tours with English speaking guide
Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi
fees, boat fees
airfare& airport taxes
ü Travel insurance
ü Visa and visa arrangement
compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and
surcharges (which will be advised at time of
Tips & gratuities