8D Vietnam Highlights

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"Vietnam Highlights" offer you a real feel for Vietnam culture, friendly people and breath-taking scenery.  In this program, you are able to cover all Vietnam major destination including: Hanoi capital, Overnight cruising on Ha Long Bay, Hue citadel, Hoi An Ancient town, bustling city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Let’s experience Vietnam with different means of transportation: air plane, train, cruise, cylco…


 

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* Route:       Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnel
* Duration:   8 days / 7 nights
* Itinerary in brief:
Day 1:    Hanoi arrival (D)
Day 2:    Hanoi – Ha Long Bay, overnight cruise (B/L/D)
Day 3:    Ha Long – Bat Trang village – Hanoi - Hue (Brunch/D)
Day 4:    Hue city tour (B/L/D)
Day 5:    Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L/D)
Day 6:    Hoi An – HCMC (B/D)
Day 7:    Cu Chi Tunnel – City tour (B/L/D)
Day 8:    HCMC departure (B)


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Itinerary

 

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/D)
•    Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, the tour guide of Viet Unique Travel will greet and transfer you to centre of Hanoi (approx 40km).
•    After check in hotel, we start to have an overall view of the capital city by a “cyclo” tour through the bustling Old quarter. Traveling cyclo (rickshaw) is an absolutely closest way to experience Hanoi with all its sounds, smell and scenery.
•    Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam.
•    Welcome dinner at at nice restaurant in the city. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2:    HANOI – HA LONG, OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D)
•    08:00 Depart to Ha Long – approx 170km, 3.5hour driving from Hanoi. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling…
•    12:00 Arrive Ha Long, approximately.  Embarkation and cabin installation.
•    Welcome drink & fresh seafood lunch while the boat start a romantic promenade to cruise around the Ha Long Bay - “Descending-dragon” - to see the amazing karsts with different formations.
•    Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
•    After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck (if weather permits)
•    Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish-men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
•    Back on board, watching sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner.
•    Retiring to the comfort of your cabin. Overnight on board.

DAY 3:    HA LONG – BAT TRANG VILLAGE – HANOI - HUE (Brunch/D)
•    Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view sunrise over the bay.
•    After a light breakfast, we visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Ha Long Bay during brunch is served.
•    11:00 Debarkation of the boat and return by car to Hanoi with stop at Hong Ngoc Charity Center.
•    On the way back we will turn to visit Bat Trang ceramic village, founded in 15th century in the suburb of Hanoi, which has been renown for centuries for their products of refined porcelain, terra-cotta, crackle glazed pottery for Vietnamese use and shipping abroad.
•    Back to Hanoi later afternoon. Dinner and relax before arrival at the railway station to take the night train to Hue. Overnight on the train.

DAY 4: HUE (B/L/D)
•    Arrival in Hue around 08:00 in the morning, we will be picked up at the Station and have a breakfast of Hue delicious local foods
•    Start to visit the Imperial Enclosure including the Hue Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts, then visit Dong Ba bustling market to experience the daily life of Hue people.
•    Have lunch at a garden restaurant. After lunch, check in hotel for short break.
•    15:00 take a leisure boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda beautifully nestled on the river bank.
•    Dinner at restaurant in the city. Overnight in Hue.

DAY 5:    HUE - DA NANG – HOI AN (B/L/D)
•    Transfer along the scenic coast, over Hai Van pass for an over view of the Pacific Ocean and the famous Lang Co fishing village.
•    Stop for Lunch in Da Nang then proceed to Hoi An. Located on the bank of Thu Bon River, known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of the major trading centre in Southeast Asia between 16th & 17th century. A few streets have been kept almost intact.
•    In the afternoon, we head out to discover the charming of Hoi An ancient town by walking to visit a traditional Chinese Communal House, Hoi Kien Temple, ancient Merchants’ Houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge …    Enjoy shopping in the old town.
•    Dinner at your restaurant in the town. Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 6:    HOI AN – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/-/D)
•   Morning: free at leisure till transfer to airport flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
•    Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, the tour guide of Viet Unique Travel will greet and transfer you to centre of the city (approx 10km).
•    Check in hotel and relax until our guide and driver pick you up for welcome dinner cruise on Saigon River.
•    After dinner, orientation tour by coach to see what lively HCMC offers in the night time then return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7:    HCMC - CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L/D)
•    08:00 Transfer 75 km northward to Cu Chi Tunnel - one of the few remaining monuments to the fierce Vietnam War.

•    Arrive Cu Chi after nearly 2 hours driving, visit the tunnel system. We can even crawl a part of the tunnel to experience the real life of the Vietnamese guerrillas, who used to use and live inside this system during the wartime. Try your hand at shooting an AK47 (Russian machine gun) or an M16 (U.S made).
•    11:30 Return to HCMC for lunch at a restaurant in the city.

•    14:30 We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace - former French Governor General of Indochina - the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975.
•    Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Post Office which recalls European railway stations and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 - one of the city’s major landmarks.
•    Return to hotel. Dinner at restaurant in the city. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 8:    HCMC – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
•    Free for the last shopping in the nearby areas till transfer to Apt for departure flight.

Tour price



FROM: VND  or USD .--/pax.
(Minimum 2 pax to go, accommodation at 3* hotels)

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TOUR PRICES INCLUDE:                                
•    06 nights accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast at hotels
•    Overnight boat cruise on Ha Long Bay, twin share cabin.
•    Overnight train ticket Hanoi – Hue by Livitran Express: sharing cabin of 04 berth.
•    Domestic Air ticket Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City.
•    Private transportation throughout the program with Professional English speaking guide
•    Private boat trip on Perfume river – Hue, My Tho – Mekong delta
•    Meals as mentioned in the program
•    Entrance fee for all sightseeing as indicated

TOUR PRICES EXCLUDE:                                
•    Int’l air tickets & airport tax / Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program                        
•    Travel insurance, tips & personal expenses

Remark:
•    Hotels’ check-in and check-out time is around 12.00 noon. Depending on your arrival / departure time, the program can be adjusted accordingly.
•    If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better.
•    Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
•    Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.
•    Lunches and Dinners served in tours are normally arranged at the restaurants near the scenic spots. Most are Vietnamese dishes with some are modified to fit westerners' tastes.  


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