Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY / Arrival: Arrive at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Meet your Viettours’ guide for an orientation tour, transfer to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, st"/>

Ho Chi Minh City


Discover Vietnam by Reunification Express Train

Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY / Arrival: Arrive at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Meet your Viettours’ guide for an orientation tour, transfer to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. The rest of the day is free for relaxation. An optional walking tour of Dong Khoi St. (formerly Rue Catinat.) and Le Cong Kieu St., two of Ho Chi Minh City's most famous streets, is available. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: HO CHI MINH CITY – BEN TRE (B-L): Drive to Ben Tre, take a boat to Coconut Island. Enjoy a brief walk on the island, Tasting native fruits and viewing local handicraft production. Continue by boat to Tan Thach Commune to visit a family-run enterprise making coconut candies. Take a horse-drawn cart to Quoi Son to visit a bee farm and to enjoy tea and candies. Float on a sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals of the Mekong Delta. Enjoy lunch at Qui Island. After lunch, return by boat to Mytho to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda (if time permits). Return to Ho Chi Minh City by late afternoon. Overnight in HCM City.
A relaxing "Health and Beauty" package is optional. Participants can enjoy 30 minutes of one of the following: shampoo and head massage; manicure; foot massage or facial massage.

Day 3: HCM CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – HCM CITY (B): After breakfast, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam’s No.1 tourist attraction, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. A city tour of dynamic Saigon includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, a lacquer ware factory and Thien Hau Pagoda in the city’s bustling Chinatown. In the evening, transfer to the Saigon Railway Station to board on the overnight train to Nha Trang. Overnight on train.

Day 4: NHA TRANG (B): Arrive in Nha Trang early morning and transfer to hotel. Enjoy Nha Trang’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Take a boat cruise to offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, Long Son Pagoda, the Cathedral of Nha Trang and the Oceanographic Institute. A visit to a local fish and food market is optional. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 5: NHA TRANG – DANANG – HOI AN (B): Transfer to railway station for the day trip to Danang. Along the way, enjoy the stunning panorama of mountains, rice fields and ocean. Arrive in Danang in late afternoon, then transfer to the ancient trading port of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: HOI AN (B): Take a walking tour of this quaint town, visiting ancient merchants’ houses, a Hokkien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market. Visit a workshop where artisans make Hoi An’s famous lanterns. Guests learn how the lanterns are made then have a chance to create their own lanterns, from designing the frame to gluing the cloth. Finish the day with a sunset boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha pottery village. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: HOI AN – DANANG – HUE (B): After breakfast, take a short drive to Danang. Stop en route at the Marble Mountains, famed for being a “Viet Cong” guerillas hideout during the Vietnam War. In Danang, visit the Cham Museum, housing of the world’s best collection of Cham artwork. Continue on to Hue, passing over a spectacular mountain pass and by a seaside fishing village. Arrive in Hue and transfer to hotel. Take a short trip to Dong Ba Market and enjoy a cyclo ride back to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: HUE – HANOI (B): Have a boat cruise through the centre of Hue on the romantic Perfume River. Visit the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda along the riverbank. Transfer by car to visit the Imperial Citadel. Visit the elaborate tombs of Emperor Khai Dinh and Tu Duc. Stop en route at local families to learn how Vietnam’s famous conical hats and colourful incense are made. In the afternoon, transfer to railway station for the overnight train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 9: HANOI (B): Arrive in the morning and transfer to hotel. Rest of morning is free for resting or exploring the city. In the afternoon, take a half-day city tour to visit the Temple of Literature, the Fine Arts Museum and the Lake of Restored Sword. Take a one-hour cyclo ride through the old quarter to enjoy the Hanoi’s beautiful late-afternoon colors and to visit a traditional Vietnamese “long house”. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show - a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: HANOI – HAI PHONG (B): After breakfast, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & his former home and the One Pillar Pagoda. Afternoon drive to Bac Ninh, the cradle of traditional Vietnamese music and theatre. On arrival take a horse-drawn cart through country lanes to visit the Dinh Bang communal house and Do temple. Enjoy local folk songs before proceeding to Hai Phong in the evening. Overnight in Hai Phong.

Day 11: HAI PHONG – HALONG – HANOI (B-L): Leave for Halong Bay in early morning. Relax on a 5-hour boat cruise through magnificent Halong Bay, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board. Return drive to Hanoi, stopping en route at the Dong Trieu ceramics factory. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: HANOI (B): Departure day. At leisure until transfer to the airport for onward flight. Home sweet home.

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Days:>= 5 days
Price:500usd - 1000usd
Start from:  Ho Chi Minh City


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