10 DAYS FROM NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF VIETNAM

Departure: Every day 
Transport: Flight, bus
Price: 890 usd 

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    10 DAYS FROM NORTH TO THE SOUTH

     Destinations: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

    TRIP OVERVIEW

    See the very best of it all with this 10 day North to South Vietnam tour. Experience an overnight on boat on Halong Bay and immerse yourself into the vibrant energy and rich history of this incredible country. Continue your trip to the Middle of Vietnam with beautiful and peaceful landscape of Hoi An. Enjoy all the bustling of Ho Chi Minh city then experience the countryside of Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnel. Your package includes breakfast daily, accommodation, transportation, Halong Bay cruise, domestic flights, sightseeing and much

     

    DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – CHECK IN HOTEL – HANOI WALKING STREET FOOD TOUR (D)

    Welcome upon arrival by local, we then transfer to the hotel with free time.

    Check in time: after 1:30 pm (If you want to check in earlier please you should pay more fee follow policy of hotel)

    5:00-5:30pm meet a tour guide at a hotel or meeting point before a 3 hour walking tour.

    –          Quick Vietnamese greeting lessons.

    –          Tour guides discuss any food allergies before starting a tour and tell tourists about Vietnamese cuisine, Vietnamese (Hanoian) history, culture while touring.

    –          Tour guides will take tourists to eat at lots of special corners , alleys and restaurants of The Old Quarter that you might miss if you go by yourself  to try variety of street foods and drinks  such as:Bún chả ( Grilled pork with noodle), Phở bò,gà ( Beef, chicken noodle soup), Bún ốc (Snail noodle soup), Bánh cuốn ( Steamed rice papper rolls), Bánh gối ( Pillow cake), Nem rán ( Fried spring rolls), Bánh tôm (Shrimp cake), Bánh Mỳ (Vietnamese sandwich), Chè ( Sweet gruel soup), Bánh Bao (Vietnamese dumpling), Bánh khoai, chuối ( Sweet potato,Banana cake), Hoa quả dầm ( Mixture fresh-fruit), Bia Hơi (Fresh beer), Trà đá (Iced tea), Café trứng (Egg coffee) …….

    –          Tour ends at Hoan Kiếm Lake or anywhere convenient for tourists to return, and then tour guides will show them how to get back to your hotels/hostels.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    DAY 2: HA NOI CITY TOUR ( B, L).

    8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City

    08.45: Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake

    It is the oldest pagoda in HaNoi built in the 6th century.

    09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of  Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world

    Ø  Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas…

    Ø  Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.

    Ø   Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area

    11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam

    Special Note: we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays

    12.45: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine

    With 8 delicious dishes.

    14.00-14.15: Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century

    15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which was originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the “Hanoi Hilton

    16.15 -16.30: Tour finishes. Back to the hotel.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

     

    DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)

    7:45-8:15am: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus picks up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmland and Red River delta.

    12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

    12:30: Check in your cabin. Time to refresh.

    13:00: Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

    14:00: Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

    15:30 visit the Titop Island – swimming, climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay. Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

    18:00: Enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck.

    19:00 Dinner is served.

    20:00 Socialize with other guests or just laze around

    Night 2: Overnight on Cruise

    DAY 4: HALONG BACK TO HA NOI (B,L).

    6:30 – 6:45 Do Tai Chi or a photo hunt

    7:00 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

    8:00 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there.

    9:00 We board the cruise again .Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

    10:00 Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.

    11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor Tuan Chau Marina.

    17:00 Arrival back at your hotel in Hanoi

    Note: Timeline is just approximate

    Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 5: Hanoi- Airport Transfer- Fly To Da Nang- Check In Hotel In Hoi An (B,D)

    Today, you will have free time till our driver comes to pick you up to the airport to take flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and dropped off at the hotel in Hoi An town.

    Later in the afternoon, we have a walking tour in Hoi An town – one of the World’s Culture Heritages of Vietnam. This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to instantly create inexpensive tailored outfits.

    Information of Evening walking food tour

    • Pick up time: 4.45 PM- 5.00 PM. End time: 9.00 PM
    • Pick up at your hotels in the center
    • Tour type: Join Tour/ Private tour (extra 40%), minimum 2 pax
    • Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Vegetarians can

    be catered. Please tell is if you can eat fish sauce and eggs

    • Group size: maximum 12 pax
    • Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine
    • Tour style: Local Life & Culture, Local Food, Walking
    • Note: The menu will be a bit different on 1st and 15th of the lunar calendar. Most of the

    local shops close on these dates.

     

    Highlights Of Evening Walking Food Tour

    • Explore the local specialty and street dishes at off the beaten path places
    • Experience a REAL local’s night! Eat, drink and hang out like a local!
    • Learn Vietnamese culture through eat and play
    • Interact with locals at each location
    • Release flower garlands and play folk games with locals
    • Stroll through hidden alleyways of Hoian’s charming old town
    • List Food (The list food will be changed for some festival day): Vietnamese sandwich-

    Banh My, White Rose Dumplings, Cao Lau Noodles, Coffee, Balut egg( optional),

    Spring rolls; grilled meat skewers, Vietnamese pancake

    • Activities: Bingo game, boat trip and release flower lantern

     Overnight in Hoi An

    DAY 6: Hoi An – Cam Thanh Coconut  village (B,D)

    Visit all important landmarks of Hoi An. See the unique combination of Chinese,

    Japanese, and Vietnamese architecture all over the town.

    Experience basket boat at Cam Thanh Coconut village

     Explore Hoi An at its most magical time that includes a boat ride and release the lantern

    on Hoai river

    Chill out at a night market.

    Experience “bai choi" – a traditional folk game of Vietnamese

    •          1.30 PM- 2.00 PM: Pick up from Hoi An hotels in center
    •         Visit Museum of Folk Culture, Old House of Tan Ky, Japanese Covered Bridge, Fukian
    •         Assembly Hall
    •         4.30 PM: Transfer to Cam Thanh coconut village.

     Paddle through the water coconut forest on bamboo basket boats.

     

    Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese food

    •         6.30 PM : Head to Hoi an old town area and explore its most magical during an evening
    •         tour that includes a boat ride and release the lantern on Hoai river
    •         Play local traditional game

     Chill out at a night market. You’ll have free time for shopping at Nguyen Hoang night

    •         Market.
    •          7.30 PM- 8.00 PM: Tour ends. Hotel drop off

    Overnight in Hoi An

    Day 7:  Ba Na Hills– Danang– Hanoi (B, L)

    8.00 Pick up at a hotel in Hoi An and head out to Ba Na hills. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, and Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing trains (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda.

     

    You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City.

     16h30: Tour ends and drops off at the airport.

    We take flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

    DAY 8: HCM – MEKONG DELTA (B, L)

     

    At 07.30am, meeting our tour guide at your hotel and leave Ho Chi Minh city. It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town. One the way, travelers will have chance to see these beautiful landscape along the road such as the green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river and the busy Long An town.

     

    Arrive to My Tho town, visit Vinh Trang pagoda an oldest ancient one in Southern Vietnam. Known as the largest pagoda and the most special architecture in Mekong Delta. Its architecture was influenced by Vietnamese culture and Khmer’s culture as well as European’s architecture

     

    Then transfer to the pier boat for getting on a motorized boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien River to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands (Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, and Unicorn)

     

    After passing Rach Mieu Bridge, we disembark at Thoi Son Islet that locates on Phoenix Island. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, and orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music.

    Then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.

    Take a hand- rowed sampan through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas.

    Return to the motorized boat then cruising to Ben Tre province, visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand.

    Having lunch at Riverside restaurant

    After lunch, cruising to Unicorn Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief.

    Then take a short walking through the narrow village path to the car

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City around 5.00pm.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

    DAY 9: CU CHI TUNNEL IN THE MORNING (B)

     

    In the afternoon, we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels. On our way there we will drive through the pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantras and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we transferred back to Saigon.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

    DAY 10: FREE TIME –CHECK OUT HOTEL – SENDING TO THE AIRPORT

    Trip Inclusion

    • 9 nights’ accommodation included 8 nights in a 3 star hotel, 1 night on 3 star Halong Bay cruise.
    • Flight ticket Hanoi –  Da Nang, Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand carry
    • Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Da Nang Ho Chi Minh international Airport
    • Guided Tour to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on Cruises, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnel, Ba na hill, Hoi An.
    • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
    • Tax and service charge.

    Trip Exclusions

    • Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
    • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
    • Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages
    • Visa to Vietnam
    • Sending the airport from Ho chi minh to your home.

    Kind of room: Double/twins room with basic kind of room.

    Note: Hotels are subjected to availability and can be changed to similar one in case of fully booked. 

     

    Hotel list: 
    In Hanoi: Hanoi Liliane Hotel And Travel, Littel Diamond Hotel, Hanoi Golden Holiday… 

    Ha Long Boat: Lotus cruise, Cozy bay cruise, Fantasea cruise, Oriental sail cruise…. 

    Hotel in Hoi an: Kiman Hoi An 

    Hotel in Ho Chi Minh: Prague Hotel….. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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