JHC05 - Vietnam Highlights
(10 days/ 9 nights)
Transport: Plane, boat, cars
Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh - Mekong
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10 Days Private tour in Vietnam|
A basic trip for those who only have short time to travel but would like to visit as much as possible. This trip takes you from Hanoi, the capital city to the heritage sites of Halong Bay, Hue and Hoian, then end up in Ho Chi Minh city after visits to Tay Ninh temple, Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta.
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Your tour route from A to G
Day 1: Hanoi
Greeting on your arrival Hanoi and transfer to your hotel by private vehicle and a short introduction of our city and tour.
Day 2 – 3: Hanoi – Halong
Visiting green of Hanoi among of French architecture buildings, Ho Chi Minh complex, the first university of Vietnam from 1076, explore the old quarter city of Hanoi, famous of water puppet performance before transfer to Halong Bay. Exploring the World Heritage with 4 hours on boat visit wonderful cave, magical 1,969 islands rising from the water of the bay.
Day 4 – 6: Hue – Danang – Hoian
Our friendly tour guide will take you to visit Hue with Hue citadel, Ming Mang mausoleum and take a boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Then you will take a drive about 3 hours over Hai Van pass via Lang Co beach to explore Hoian town including museum, Japanese bride, 200 years old house of Tan Ky, Ong Pagoda and enjoy your shopping by 24 hours tailor made suites with incredible price.
Day 7 – 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh - Mekong
Ho Chi Minh known as a pearl of Indochina before the war and now it is still the most bustle city among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Visit Ho Chi Minh city you will be guided to history relics, Cu Chi tunnels, Cao Dai temple and a memory boat trip to explore Mekong Delta.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh
Your trip ends after transfer to airport for departure.
- Best time to travel: Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar & Apr
- Shoulder time to travel: Jan & Feb – May be misty or breeze in Halong Bay
- Time to save money to travel: May to September
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Your holiday starts as we meet you at Hanoi airport (Noi Bai), and you’re taken directly to your hotel. You will also get to see a unique performance of the Water Puppets. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – Halong bay (B/L)
Your private Vietnam holiday starts after breakfast at hotel, followed by a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago. Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university. A local restaurant for your lunch would be an experience of the Vietnam holiday. Later, you’ll enjoy a walk around the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake and through the bustling Old quarter city of Hanoi then depart in a private vehicle for Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive sights and a World Heritage Site. Overnight in a hotel in Halong.
Day 3: Halong bay Cruise - Hanoi - Hue (B/L)
After breakfast you will be taken to the harbour and board a junk departure at 07:30 for a magical four-hour cruise around Ha Long Bay, made world famous by James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies. You will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque scenery and some 3,000 limestone islands rising vertically from the emerald water. The extraordinary limestone kart formations are full of hidden beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way you will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath the cliffs. After a seafood lunch on board, disembark and return to Hanoi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village before transferring to airport for your flight to Hue – Vietnam’s last feudal capital. This small and quiet city is widely known for its magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. Overnight in Hue
Day 4: Hue (B/L/D)
In the morning you will be met at hotel to take a short drive to explore the massive Hue citadel built in 1832 followed by Western architecture combining with Eastern citadel containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City. This Royal Residence was destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive but with renovating by a great work of local artist will hold you back to know more about Nguyen dynasty.
Trip continue to Minh Mang Mausoleum located on Cam Khe mountain by the tip top of Perfume River, the construction built within 3 years 1840 – 1843 by at 10.000 workers & artists. Minh Mang emperor was the 2nd King under Nguyen Dynasty who was tightening country relationships & change name to Dai Viet for more power and influence in the region and international. Continue the trip you will board for Dragon boat to cruise downstream river to visit charming of Thien Mu pagoda built in 1601 lying on the top of Ha Khe hill by side of the river, hidden behind 7 layers of Phuoc Duyen tower. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Danang – Hoian old town (B/L)
Upon leaving Hue you drive south to Hoian, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by traders from various cultures. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes of Lang co Beach. You stop en route to visit Non Nuoc Beach, Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe and the Cham Museum in Danang City before reach Hoian old town. Overnight in Hoian
Day 6: Hoian City tour (B/L)
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again. In spite of the beautiful setting, many visitors site the food as the highlight of their trip to Hoi An – ask your guide for a recommendation! Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D)
An early morning transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you will guided round of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. You will also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam, and the War Remnant Museum. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cuchi tunnel – Tay Ninh Temple (B/L)
After an early breakfast you’ll avoid the city heat to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. Afterwards, you will continue to the headquarters of Cao Dai religious sect which is located in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. It’s an unusual religion with an eclectic mix of different saints from different religions, and has Victor Hugo and Charlie Chaplin as patron saints. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta travel (B/L)
Today you will head out of the city for the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam. You will travel by road to My Tho province about 1:30 drive, arriving in My Tho, where you board a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta, and you will have the chance to observe the local lifestyles close-up. Pass through the lush green vegetation to an orchard you can observe various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch followed with Elephant ear fish, seasonal fruits, return to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Depending on your departure time there is some free time to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh on our own before a transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport you’re your departure flight. Trip ends at the airport
Included in the tour price:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation: Twin/Double sharing room
• Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue and Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (economic class with taxes)
• Meal as mentioned in the program: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Halong Bay, Hue and Mekong Delta
• English speaking guide
Other meals, tips, drinks, international airport taxes, single room supplements, peak season surcharges, personal expenses, travel insurance, visas, flights in and out Vietnam, any optional additional tours or activities during free time
Company: Jewel Tours
Address: First Floor, NT building 50 - 52, Yen Bai 1, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-4) 3974 6373; 3974 6376 - Fax: (84-4) 3974 6374