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Vietnam Highlight 9 Day Tour

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Duration: 9 days
Product code: 3083
Overview

See the very best of Vietnam in 9 amazing days — a greatest-hits tour of this fascinating country.

Starting from Hanoi, in the north, you will cruise the waters of Halong Bay and visit the charming town of Hoian, a UNESCO awarded heritage site.

Down south, discover the story of Saigon and end your tour with a peaceful cruise in the Mekong Delta river.

Highlights
  • Old Quarters in Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hoian ancient town
  • Shopping by Thu Bon river
  • Forbidden city in Hue
  • Notre Dame cathedral in Saigon
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Drink honey tea on the Mekong river
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 9 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Noi Bai airport.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Accommodations are class quoted (or similar)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Cruise in Halong Bay and boat in Mekong Delta
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Waters during tour days
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
Exclusions
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Flight Hanoi – Danang / Hue – Saigon
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel/Room upgrade
  • Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by the hotel(s) if any
  • Detour(s)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
Itinerary
Days

Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam!

Our driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at the hotel. Our tour guide will pick you at your hotel in the Old Quarter and then we will get a cyclo to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the major scenic spots in the city which serves as a focal point for its public life to visit Ngoc Son temple and the Huc bridge.

Then we will stop at Hanoi Opera House, erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. After that, on the way to Water puppet show, we will see Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel - A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia that welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. A stage art invented by the Vietnamese peasants hundred years ago, with nearly 20 stories of Vietnam traditions and daily scenes will be the last activity.

Finally, we will take a walk on the streets of the old quarter and enjoy the Vietnamese traditional food: Beef noodles.

Please note: Standard check-in time is 14:00. Early check-in is subject to availability of the hotel.

Night activities suggestion: enjoy a local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of the sleepless streets with live music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simply spend your time in shopping malls or various boutique Shops.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Halong, one of the earliest World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO for Vietnam in 1994.

Check-in to our boat and enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood while the boat goes about the unusual seascape with thousands of picturesque rocks and islets, beaches and hollow islands.

We can stop to visit some karsts grottoes or just go swimming, or stop at a beach and enjoy the sunset on the sea.

Overnight on the boat in Halong Bay.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call it the "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay will be.

After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvellous areas, where almost every islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Take our car back to Hanoi International Airport for a short flight to Danang.

Welcome at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoian Ancient Town. Check into hotel.

Overnight in Hoian.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, you will take an interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge.

Visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls and enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-houses.

Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoian, a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration.

This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day.

Rest of the day will be free on your own to discover the town or cycle along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach.

Overnight in Hoian.

 

  • Breakfast

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will depart from Hoian to Hue by the Hai Van Pass (the “Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass”) and enjoy the beauty of Lang Co Beach before reaching Hue. Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle.

We will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum. Go on to Thien Mu pagoda and visit the Tombs of King Tu Duc – the best-preserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early 20th centuries.

Overnight in Hue.

  • Breakfast

Relax till your transfer to Hue Airport to take the midday flight to Saigon.

You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transferred to the hotel to check-in.

Afternoon, we will start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions.

Nearby are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside).

From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbols of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping for the hand-made goods there.

Dinner at your own arrangement.

Overnight in Saigon.

  • Breakfast

In the morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War.

Beneath the ground lies 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict.

At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of the tunnels underground to have the real experience.

Return to Saigon.

Afternoon, your free time for shopping in the downtown where you can choose many lovely things at a very reasonable price.

A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the centre and typical market of Saigon. Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza and Thuong Xa Tax if you are seeking the high quality and brand name goods.

Overnight in Saigon.

  • Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel.

Be picked up at the hotel and drive heading to My Tho, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper, etc.

Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing.

Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that, you will embark on the small boats rowed by local people through the small canals with water coconut trees to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course stroll in the garden where the locals feed the honeybees.

After that, enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue by getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River with the Elephants Ear fish.

Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with a stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture.

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel.

If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have a half day more for the sightseeing and shopping before the departure till check out time and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back home. End of our services.

Please note: Hotel Check-out time is around 12.00.

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  • Children from 12 are considered an adult
  • Children from 3-11 are 75% of the adult price
  • Children from 0-2 are free of charge
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