Highlights of Vietnam - 11 Days

Trip Code

HOV

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

Views

420

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Highlights of Vietnam – 11 Days, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. Highlights of Vietnam – 11 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

You've arrived in Vietnam! Check in at your hotel and take some time to explore the bustling centre of Hanoi. There are plenty of stores and market stalls to peruse, and the city is also known for its nightlife and street food. Meet up with your tour leader and other travellers at the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Your full-day sightseeing tour of Hanoi starts with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This is the current resting place of Ho Chi Minh, known as the father of modern-day Vietnam. Discover the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace and unusual Stilt House. The Temple of Literature will be your next stop. Constructed in 1070 in honour of Confucius, it served as the country's first university. Then it's onto the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Here, you can get an insider perspective on the lifestyles and customs of the 54 official ethnic groups that call Vietnam home. Hoan Kiem Lake and the island-bound Ngoc Son Temple will be the last stop for the day.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Embark on a cruise to iconic Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a traditional lunch on board while cruising through the beautiful canals. The first stop in Halong Bay is Sung Sot Cave. Return to the ship to enjoy happy hour at sunset, and learn more about Vietnamese cuisine during a live cooking demonstration. Dinner is served aboard the ship, after which you can relax on the top deck, try your hand at squid fishing or watch an Indochina movie before turning in for the night. Please note: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre-notice depending on the weather and operating conditions.
Day 4

Day 4: Cat Ba island - Hanoi - flight to Hue

Wake up in Ha Long Bay and start your day with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. After breakfast, hop onto a bamboo boat with a local and explore Luon Cave. Enjoy lunch and visit the verdant Cát Bà Island, before embarking to Hanoi for a flight down to Hue.
Day 5

Day 5: Hue city tour

The city of Hue served as the centre of politics, culture and religion of unified Vietnam up until 1945. The famous 80 km-long Perfume River winds its way through the city centre. Cruising its length is a great way to see the city's main sights. This includes the well-known Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Citadel and the Royal Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. The rest of the day is yours to explore Dong Ba Market at your leisure.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Hop aboard the coach for a scenic drive along the coast from Hue to Hoi An. Stop along the way to drink in the beauty of the Marble Mountains topped with striking pagodas on each summit. Disembark in Hoi An and take the afternoon to explore the lovely coastal city at your leisure.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An ancient town - Free afternoon

The ancient town of Hoi An boasts many historic sites. Encounter the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda and explore the pretty city streets. Visit the Sa Huynh Culture Museum to learn more about the innovative civilisation who established the port. See the Tran Family ancestral worship chapel in person. Learn about lantern-making up close and visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, which honours die Goddess of the Sea. Take the afternoon to explore at your own pace.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - flight to Can Tho

Enjoy free time to visit the beach or do a last bit of wandering around Hoi An before embarking to Da Nang Airport. Board a flight to Can Tho, in the Mekong Delta region. The city is home to vast canal networks and floating markets. Use your free time this afternoon to visit the iconic Binh Thuy Ancient House. The century-old home has some marvelous architectural idiosyncrasies.
Day 9

Day 9: Cai Rang floating market - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Hop aboard a boat at the Ninh Kieu boat station. Cruise along the busy Can Tho waterway to Cai Rang floating market. This is the ideal place to shop for keepsakes and get some excellent photos. Next up, explore the lively An Binh indoor market. Then it's onto Rau Ram canal for a walking tour and a visit to a rice noodle workshop. Visit a Ba Cong tropical fruit garden where a local family will teach you about cultivation methods, before heading to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, where we will spend the night.
Day 10

Day 10: Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon city tour

The Vietnam/American War played a large role in shaping the Vietnam we know today. Pay homage to this tumultuous history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. These tunnels acted as the refuge of guerrilla fighters during the war. Explore Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. Iconic sights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office and the Presidential Palace. Wander the Ben Thanh Market and seek out souvenirs as dusk descends.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: End of tour

Your Vietnamese tour has come to an end. Exchange contact details with your fellow travellers and enjoy your last day in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon before you head home

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1715 USD 1315 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1915 USD 1515 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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