Best of 8 Days Vietnam

Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the old and also the latest. Each and every day, this resilient S-shaped country is wrestling to keep their centuries-old way of life alive while trying to adapt to the modern world. From its ancient treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the sleepy countryside to the vibrant city lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the large variety of Vietnam makes every trip a rewarding experience. Apart from the backbone four H's: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant Mekong Delta is also one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you will be found a Vietnam through the prism of a local for to witness the living, breathing work of art that she's.

  • Explore Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old capital city of Vietnam.
  • Luxury cruise through the thousands of emerald islets of Halong Bay.
  • Discover the Hoi An Ancient Port Town.
  • Relax on some of the best beaches in Asia.
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Delve into the Mekong Delta to visit its signature water coconut forests.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Meals: NA – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the classic capital of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, our tour guide is going to transfer you to your hotel within the city center.
In the evening, benefit from a city tour visiting some of the primary tourist attractions in Hanoi as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Opera House, and St. Joseph Church.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi certainly has a good many to provide the visitors of its, with its beautifully balanced blend of cultural, natural and historical spectacles. Nowadays you have a whole day to explore the capital of Vietnam. Pay a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; starting with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the center of monumental Ba Dinh Square which houses the embalmed entire body of the late Vietnam communist leader, followed by the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's stilt house in the garden at the back, as well as the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda - a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest will be the tranquil Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, attractive noiseless contemplation.
You'll in addition get to enjoy West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a large part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese life screens with visually designed temples scattered there and here like Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, as well as Western-oriented cafes & bars. Return the existing Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride along its signature tree shaded roadways, mustard yellow French colonial rentals with green shutters, and civic structure landmarks. You are going to pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. Enjoy a geniun Water Puppet Show, probably the proudest and most complex conventional folk art of the nation.

Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise
Prescribed as among the world Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam. After getting picked up from the hotel of yours, you'll be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, you will be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through many destinations and also islets towering over and shown off the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a brief trek to a nearby summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, after which go on to a quiet beach for a few kayaking or swimming, or simply go back to the ship and sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles your fancy. Later in the evening, pay a visit to a tranquil fishing village to interact with fishermen who have inhabited the bay for almost 3 generations. Go back on board and have a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks while basking in the marvelous sunset. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight on the junk.

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast/Brunch – Accommodation: On Cruise
Nowadays, you will continue to sail around Ha Long Bay. Get up earlier to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply take in the beautiful perspective of limestone islands, charming shorelines, along with amazing grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you are going to visit a dazzling karst grotto and then go back to the boat for a last glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise to the dock. Your tour guide is going to wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the resort within the community center of Hanoi.
12:00 - 16:30: Transfer to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your driver and guide will meet you and help you move to the hotel of yours in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Like Halong Bay, Hoi An old Town is also among the best vacation destinations in Vietnam, but with a completely different appeal. Once a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia through the 15th century to nineteen century, harboring overseas traders from China, France, Nederlands, Japan, Poland, and Arab, this beautiful quaint town offers a beguiling hotpot of cultures and architectures.
In the morning, you are going to go back in period with a trip to My Son Sanctuary, also known as "the Angkor Wat of Vietnam" - a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The magnificent capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with many Hindu temples devoted to the god Shiva, sadly, has become a bunch of damages because of age and bombing, standing as a witness to the glorious bygone era.
Later on in the afternoon, you are going to take a half day walking tour through the narrow winding alleyways seeing some well preserved historical sites such as Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year classic Tam Ky ancestral home, and the Japanese Bridge. And then, there will be time that is free for you to shop or relax. You are going to stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
In the early morning, you'll be transferred to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight is going to be a city tour to most famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. You will stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - established in the late 1880s, followed by a visit to the Old Post Office. Afterwards, you can contemplate Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, as well as drop by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Go to China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where a wide variety of Souvenirs and vietnamese food could be found.

Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
The Mekong Delta, with its exotic h2o civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as among the best holiday destinations in Vietnam, promising you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and also driver will meet you at the hotel of yours and take you to Cai Be Floating Market. Have a cruise amongst local barges piled up with fresh produce, pay a visit to some local workshops, and enjoy lunch under the great shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards.
In the evening, hop on a sampan and venture into the countryside and witness the floating, breathing work of art that she's. As you glide through the narrow canals, ingest the tranquillity of the surroundings and also lose yourself in the labyrinth of water arteries, luxurious orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, along with velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery garden to watch local farmers grow their world famous produce. Your cruise concludes in Vinh Long. The driver of yours will be awaiting you at the dock to help you move back to Saigon City center.

Day 8 Departure Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: NA
After breakfast at the hotel, you are going to be free until our guide is to pick you up and transport you to the airport to get your scheduled flight. Your exploration of the very best vacation destinations in Vietnam ends with these. Thank you and bon voyage!

  • IncludedHotel in twin/double sharing room basis with daily breakfastTransfer by air-conditioned private carMeal as mentionedEntrance fees, boat trips and excursionsExcellent English speaking guideDomestic flight ticket
  • Not IncludedTravel InsuranceInternational air ticketsDrinks, Tipping,VisaPersonal expensesOthers not mentioned nor specified above
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