11 Days Pearls of Vietnam

This trip is for the traveler with limited time. It takes you around Vietnam's most popular sights in just 12 days. But we use our time well. Everything that everybody talks about is in it and we save time by flying or traveling on the overnight train. Highlights include the wonders of Ha Long Bay, now listed as a World Heritage site, the capital city of Hanoi with its fascinating Old Quarter, Hue, the Imperial City in the 18th and 19th centuries, the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite with many travelers, and finishing at the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi ( D ) 
Meet at the airport and then transfer to the hotel by private car with guide. Free time. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Hanoi - City ( B, L) 
AM: 8h00 Visit Ngoc Son temple, coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarters, pass by Dong Xuan market then continue to the Old Citadel. 
Stop for visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch. 
PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island National Park ( B, L) 
Am: 7h30 depart to Halong bay. Boarding on your private boat for a five-hour cruise around the secluded and majestic Halong Bay. We have the chance to swim in the bay's emerald waters and also visit one of its many splendid caves. 
Arrive Cat Ba Island. Check in hotel. . Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 4: Cat Ba Island - Hanoi ( B, L) 
Am: Explore the township of Cat Ba or visit the National Park 
Pm: Catch the local ferry to Hai Phong. Pick up at Haiphong boat station and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 5: Hanoi- Hue ( B, L) ( Flight ) 
Am : Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to the airport. Flight VN 245 to Hue (12h20 -13h30 ). Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue. Bus trip to visit Hue City Visit Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum. Overnight in Hue 

Day 6: Hue ( B, L) 
Arrival in Hue at 7.00 for a transfer directly to our hotel. Cruise along the Perfume River to visit the ornate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, stopping on the way to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. From here we will cruise back to the eccentric Tu Duc's tomb, and discover this Emperor's opulent lifestyle. Free time at the Dong Ba market. Lunch at the local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hue 

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An ( B, L) 
Am: 8h00 transfer from hotel to the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way though we will first stop at Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Cham Museum, the famed China Beach and Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi An , check in and free time for exploring and shopping. Overnight at hotel in Hoian. 

Day 8: Hoi An ( B, L) 
Fullday visit Hoian: FucKien Pagoda, Hoia Museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall of Cantonese Chinese Congregation, Hoian market. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City ( B, L) ( Flight ) 
Transfer to the airport for the flight VN321 (8.00 - 9.10) to Ho Chi Minh City, where we will be transferred directly to our centrally located hotel. Following the lunch, take the city tour will include a visit to Cholon, Saigon's Chinatown and home to Vietnams biggest market, the Reunification Palace and the War Crimes museum. 

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple ( B, L) 
In the morning we have an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels (the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border about 200km). 
From Cu Chi we drive to Tay Ninh, the headquarters of the Cao Dai Sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill. Back to Saigon. overnight at the hotel. 

Day 11: Mytho- Mekong delta (B,L) 
Drive southward to Mekong delta. Boat trip in MyTho through tiny canals and quiet villages. Lunch in nice restaurant inside garden. Afternoon transfer back Saigon with stop over in VinhTrang pagoda for visiting. Overnight in Saigon. 

Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City ( B ) 
Free time until being transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam. End tour.

Prices includes :

  • 11 nights accommodation twin-sharing with daily breakfast at hotel.
  • Half boat meal as indicated ( L = lunch ) at the local restaurant. Vietnamese food.
  • All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles.
  • Domestic airfare with airport tax: Saigon - Danang.
  • Soft berth Train fare Hue - Hanoi ( Aircondition cabin of 4 persons )
  • Local English or French speaking guides
  • Entrances fees +sightseeing as indicated.
  • Private boat for sightseeing in Mekong,  Hue and Halong Bay
  • Express boat from Cat Ba to Hai phong.

Prices  not includes :

  • International airfare and Airport Taxes
  • Vietnam entry visa.
  • Drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program.

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Days:>= 5 days
Price:500usd - 1000usd
Start from:  Hanoi


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