Hanoi - Halong - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City, 9 Day Vietnam Tour

Hanoi - Halong – Ninh Binh - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
09 Days/08 Nights
US$905.00
Guided Tour Date:

Description

Summary: This is a Vietnam package tour which shows you Vietnam's most holy sites as well as World Heritages recognized by UNESCO within 9 days. tour from north to south of Vietnam, you will witness the beautiful landscape in every place you visit, meet friendly local and know more about Vietnam. 9 day Vietnam tour is suitable for anyone who wants to experience new places and make new friends.
 
Highlights:
  • Explore Hanoi capital through a city tour to visit Lake of Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, etc
  • Experience a cruise trip on Halong Bay to reach all beautiful animal rocks, natural islands and caves here
  • Visit Ninh Binh – a province with an important historical value to visit the Dinh & Le dynasty temples in Hoa Lu, then continue a sampan ride to Tam Coc, known as Vietnam’s “inland Halong Bay”
  • Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An are all attractive destinations for visitors worldwide because of their special architecture, good cuisine, and friendly locals
  • Witness the local people living along Mekong river and all their activities are on small boats
  • Take a Ho Chi Minh city tour to visit History Museum, the Central Post Office, the shopping Dong Khoi Street, Thien Hau Temple, Ben Thanh market, etc.
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (D)

Vietnam ANZ Travel representative will greet and pick you up at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. Located on the banks of the Red River, Vietnam's capital is a stylish and gracious city that retains a unique old world charm and has some of Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. Transfer to the Centre of Hanoi. Afternoon: City tour comprising Lake of Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday) and a downtown pedicab ride (1 hour) round the old quarters of Hanoi, a collection of narrow streets, each named after the product sold Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Drive to Halong (180km from Hanoi). Embark a traditional-style wooden boat for a cruise around the wondrous Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site listed by UNESCO in 1994. Enjoy the spectacular sight of magical grottoes, marvel at odd-shaped islands and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam and marvelous sunset. The calm sea provides an ideal location for sea kayaking (optional with surcharge). Lunch of fresh seafood is served while cruising. Stay overnight & Dinner on board.

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

Continuing the cruise in the Bay with Lunch on board Afternoon: Back to Hanoi Enjoy an evening water puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B/L)

Drive to Ninh Binh (100km from Hanoi). Visit the Dinh & Le dynasty temples in Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam (968 – 1009). Continue with a sampan ride to Tam Coc, known as Vietnam’s “inland Halong Bay”. Paddle through three enormous caves and view local fisher folk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations. Move onwards to the Bich Dong cave pagodas dating from the 17th century. Lunch served at local restaurant. Return to and Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)

Transfer to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Danang. Pick up on arrival at Danang Airport and transfer to Hoi An, known as Faifo to early Western traders and recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage in 1999. Along the way stop to visit the stone-carving village of Non Nuoc and the Museum of Cham Sculpture (closed on Monday) with the World’s finest collection of some 300 Cham sculpture exhibits dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries. Afternoon: Have a walking tour of the ancient town centre. Stroll around the Japanese and Chinese Quarters to visit a number of temples, pagodas, communal houses, traditional shops, local markets and other places of interest and watch local daily activities, handicraftsmen at work... Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An - Hue (B/L)

Depart for Hue via the Pass of Ocean Clouds and the scenic fishing village of Lang Co. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and panoramic views of the clouds, the sea and the mountains during the journey. Afternoon: Explore the Royal Citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with geomancy. The tour of Imperial City features Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace (Palace of Supreme Harmony), and Forbidden Purple City. The next stop is the lively Dong Ba market. Stay overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Enjoy a a boat cruise along Perfume River leading to Thien Mu Pagoda one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Then, visit to the elaborate mausoleums of King Tu Duc (ruled 1848 – 1883). Afternoon: Transfer to Phu Bai airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up on arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Drive 75km to My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River. On arrival board a private boat for a boat cruise along one of the Mekong River’s main tributaries to an islet. Once at there, visit some local homes and orchards where you can taste seasonal fruits and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional southern singing. Continue with a sampan ride through palm-shaded creeks. Lunch of Mekong specialties is served at local restaurant. Back to and Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Visit the History Museum (closed on Monday), the Central Post Office; have a short walk along the shopping Dong Khoi Street (former Rue Catinat) from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Municipal Theatre. Then travel to Binh Tay wholesale market to observe the daily life of stall and street vendors. The next stop is Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. Spend last minutes shopping at Ben Thanh market, with over 3, 000 stalls in the market, there is nothing you cannot find in this oldest and busiest market in Vietnam. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Economy (2*) Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax - 905 1,043 1,281
3 - 7 pax - 845 983 1,221
8 - 11 pax - 785 935 1,165
12 - 15 pax - 725 870 1,100
16 pax up - 695 840 1,070
Single Supplemental - 265 345 465

Trip includes:

  • Private tour
  • Pick up & drop off at hotels at the tour places
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
  • Welcome drink for first meal on the boat on Halong Bay
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Professional English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat cruise on Halong Bay (shared boat)
  • Private boat on Perfume River in Hue and Mekong Delta river
  • Internal air tickets (Economy class with Vietnam airlines)

Trip excludes:

  • Visa application fee to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Late check out & early check in for accommodation at the places
  • Airport tax and departure tax
  • All other service not made on the written form
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities