Vietnam at a Glance – 10 Days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

10 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark on an adventure starting from Hanoi and concluding in Ho Chi Minh City! Our 10-day Active tour, “Vietnam at a Glance,” offers a comprehensive package that encompasses Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations. The tour includes accommodations in hotels, flights, guidance from an expert, insurance, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrival in Hanoi marks the beginning of your journey. Your designated driver will be awaiting you at the airport to facilitate a smooth transfer to your centrally located hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, you can check-in and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Note: The hotel room will be ready for check-in by 2:00 pm. If you wish to secure an early check-in, an additional charge may apply. Please be aware that both international and domestic airports can be busy at times. If you encounter any difficulty in finding our representatives, kindly proceed to Pole No.16 outside lobby A2 (for International flights) or the Lobby of domestic arrival (for Domestic flights). Feel free to contact us so that we can promptly locate you.
Day 2

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR

Today is dedicated to a full exploration of the city. Our itinerary begins with a visit to President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and residence. A short distance away, the renowned One Pillar Pagoda awaits exploration. Following our time at the President's complex, we proceed to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), recognized as Vietnam's inaugural university, despite the existence of several Van Mieu across the country. Following a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, we venture to the Museum of Ethnology. This museum stands out for its comprehensive collection, showcasing the ethnic costumes of Vietnam's diverse minorities. The exhibits also include relics, tools, and life-size replicas of their homes and structures. We conclude our day's exploration and return to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY - NIGHT ON BOARD

8:00 AM: Your hotel in Hanoi will be the starting point for our journey. We embark on a scenic drive to Halong City, passing through picturesque paddy fields in the Red River Delta. 10:00 AM: A brief stop along the way allows for a refreshing break. 12:00 PM: Arrival at Tuan Chau Wharf, where a pause is taken for both refreshment and photography. 12:30 PM: Step aboard the cruise ship, where a welcoming drink awaits. 1:00 PM: Lunch is served as we commence our cruise through the mesmerizing bay. 3:30 PM: Our next destination is the captivating Cua Van fishing village. This unique village is devoid of bustling roads, electric lights, and towering structures, offering a serene setting with clusters of small boats and rafts. It's an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the traditional customs and culture of the local fishermen. 4:30 PM: Weather permitting, you can indulge in kayaking or a refreshing swim. 5:00 PM: Resume cruising through the enchanting surroundings. 7:00 PM: Dinner is served on board. 9:00 PM: Conclude the day with leisure time, whether engaging in friendly conversations at the bar or trying your hand at night fishing. Note: The specific itinerary and activities may vary based on the chosen boat, as outlined in the Hotel Inclusions. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 4

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FIGHT TO DANANG

7:00 AM: Begin your day with a serving of coffee and tea. 8:00 AM: The cruise continues, offering more delightful views of the bay. 8:15 AM: Explore the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, a spectacular highlight of the journey. 9:00 AM: Check out from the cruise and enjoy a captivating voyage through Halong Bay, passing by notable landmarks such as Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, and Sail Island. 9:30 AM: Savor a buffet brunch, combining breakfast and lunch, while cruising back through Halong Bay toward the pier. 11:30 AM: Reach the pier, bidding farewell to the crew. 12:00 PM: Depart from Halong and return to Hanoi. Anticipate arrival in Hanoi around 5:00 PM. Transfer to the airport for your late flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Hoian. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Day 5

DAY 5: HOIAN - MY SON TOWERS TOUR

At 7:50 AM, we will pick you up from your hotel and commence our journey to My Son. Renowned as one of the preeminent Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia, My Son stands as a testament to the rich heritage of Vietnam. Often likened to other historical temple sites in the region, such as Borobodur in Indonesia, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, and Ayutthaya in Thailand, My Son boasts over 20 structures, despite suffering damage during bombing raids in the 1960s. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the site showcases the enduring cultural significance of Vietnam. Following our exploration of My Son, we will head to the boat station for a serene boat trip along the Thu Bon River. This journey offers a glimpse into the daily lives of local residents and a chance to relish the refreshing river breeze. Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty lining the river. We will arrive in Hoian in the early afternoon, granting you ample free time to discover the charms of the ancient town. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Day 6

DAY 6: HOIAN - HUE SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY

Enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace. In the afternoon, proceed to the station to board the day train bound for Hue. Revel in the picturesque landscapes unfolding along the Hai Van Pass during the journey. By late afternoon, you will reach Hue, where our team will transfer you to the hotel, providing you with the opportunity to unwind and explore at your leisure. Note*: The train ride is not just a means of transportation but also a delightful local experience. Restrooms are available at both ends of the carriages. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 7

DAY 7: HUE CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO SAIGON

08:00: Hotel pickup. Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Hue city throughout the day. Morning: Begin the day with visits to the Old Imperial City, the Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the vibrant Dong Ba Market. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Continue your journey with tours of the Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs. Delve into the local culture with visits to a Conical Hat Village and an Incense Stick Village. Conclude the day with a transfer to the airport for your late afternoon flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 8

DAY 8: SAIGON CITY + CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR

At 7:40, our team will pick you up from your hotel, and we will head out of town to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. This intricate underground network stretches approximately 200 kilometers, initially dug by the Viet Minh and later expanded by the Viet Cong. The tunnels served various purposes, including hospitals, accommodation, schools, and a military base for the Viet Cong near Saigon. In the late afternoon, we will transfer to Saigon for a half-day city tour. Our tour highlights the best of Saigon, visiting the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. We'll also explore the architectural gems of the French colonial era, such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Following the city tour, you'll have free time for leisure or shopping at the nearby Ben Thanh Market. Airport transfer for a late flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoian. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 9

DAY 9: SAIGON – MEKONG ADVENTURE

Between 7:40 AM and 8:10 AM, our team will pick you up from your hotel for a journey to Ben Tre. Upon reaching Ham Luong dock, we'll board the boat and cruise along the Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The refreshing breeze from the river and the lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately captivate you as we embark on an exploration of the wonders ahead. During the visit, you'll have the opportunity to observe various local workplaces showcasing ageless techniques in crafting, including the production of activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and family businesses utilizing coir (coconut fiber) to create intricate art. Explore the village roads on a "Xe Lôi," the local motorized rickshaw. Cap off your day with a delightful and hearty lunch at a local host's house. Enjoy a break, savoring the picturesque countryside or opt for a cycling adventure around the village. Visit a local fruit plantation, indulge in seasonal fresh fruits, and relax as you are rowed in a small boat through the natural canals, immersing yourself in the area's breathtaking beauty. Embark on the sampan and return to the dock, then travel back to Saigon. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 10

DAY 10: SAIGON DEPARTURE

Today, you have free time until we arrange your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. This concludes your journey! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N/A

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1280 USD 880 USD 3star
Deluxe 1480 USD 1080 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* 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
  • Entry permit 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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