Vietnam At Glance - 9 day

Vietnam At Glance - 9 day

This tour takes us from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) within 9 days. The trip covers most of the main attractions in Vietnam including three world heritage sites in Vietnam. It covers from the stately Hanoi, the magnificent Halong Bay, the... Read More
Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Tour Code : VG9D
  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • 8 night accommodation based on twin/double share, daily breakfast
  • Private boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Private boat trip in Perfume River
  • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Boat trip on Eco Tour in Hoi An
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Airport tax
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Water during the trip
  • Many photo opportunities
  • International air ticket to/from Vietnam
  • Visa fee to Vietnam
  • Personal expense
  • Things are not indicated in itinerary

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Maps Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel.

Rest of day is at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour (B)

Start our day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, this is a very special place for all Vietnamese and also famous for foreigners around the world to see the whole complex, Uncle Ho's house on stilt where he lived and worked from 1958 -1969, his fishing pond and his garden. Then we just take a short walk to One Pillar Buddhist Pagoda built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshava, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple for the gratitude for this miracle.

Further on our excursion, we visit to Van Mieu, temple of literature to dedicate to Confucius and his four best disciples. This was also the first national university of Vietnam built in 1076 within the temple to educate Vietnamese bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite. This university remained open from 1076 to 1779. The interesting thing in this place is the collection of steles of doctorates whose names, birth place, year of tile examination, and the rank of diploma were engraved onto the marble stone stele placing on the top of the turtle. There are 1307 graduated doctor names on 82 stele in this place.

After visiting this wonderful place, we will have lunch at Koto restaurant and refresh.

Later in the day we visit to Ethnology Museum which is very rich culture collection of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. The simple agriculture stools, fish traps, hand weaving clothes, crafts, festivals, folk arts, traditional houses, and lively activities of each tribe are all here for us to discover.

Back to old quarter to have an hour ride on Cyclo to visit very busy market area.

Return our hotel then free at leisure

Day 3 : Ha Noi - Ha Long (B/L)

Following breakfast leave Hanoi for a 3hr30mins drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way. Arrive at your jetty in Halong City, we will take a private junk for a 4 hours boat journey around the majestic, secluded bay, now designated a World Heritage site. We will pass Dog islet, Cock fighting islet, Turtle islet and many more, stopping en route to visit the Thien Cung cave. A delicious, fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Upon disembarking, we will return to our Hanoi hotel for overnight stay.

Distances and journey time:

Hanoi to Halong Bay (160km): 3hrs30mins

Day 4 : Ha Noi - Fly to Hue (B)

This morning, our driver and tour guide will pick us up at hotel then transfer to Noi Bai airport for our short domestic flight to Hue. Welcome up on arrival in Hue, we transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, we start visit the Hue Citadel ,the Forbidden Purple City – home of Vietnam’s last royal Dynasty,and the bustling Dong Ba market to see it’s abundance of fresh produce. Overnight in Hue.

Day 5 : Hue –Boat trip – Transfer to Hoi An via Danang (B/L)

We will take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River. Stop to visit Thien Mu pagoda, then we continue by our van to visit to the majestic and scenic Emperor Tu Duc tomb

In the afternoon we depart Hue for Hoi An, travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Da Nang. We will visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and then going to Hoi An for our night stay. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 : Hoi An – Farming Fishing Eco Tour & Walking Tour (B)

This morning, we can choose bus or bike to cycle to a local farming village to join daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty. After that, board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea.

We also learn and and try our hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets, learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Have a relaxed fun with catching beautiful purple crabs on bamboo basket boat. After visit a local water coconut palm village, we take a walk around the village and have some tea and snack with local talks…Back on-board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat, enjoy our lunch and cold beer or soft drink on boat, then back to hotel.

In the afternoon, we have a walking tour in Hoi An town – one of the World 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 the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 : Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

After breakfast, we transfer to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh city where our local tour guide and driver welcome and transfer us to hotel.
In the afternoon, we leave Ho Chi Minh City for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through 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 mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh City tour & Mekong Delta (B/L)

This morning we have an early start as we head to the Mekong Delta. Often dubbed the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, this 39,000-square-kilometre labyrinth of waterways remains one of the most densely populated parts of the country. Our group will start at the Cai Be pier for the Cai Be floating market, a colourful wholesale market which sits on the waters of the Mekong. Following this we stop at workshops to watch century old techniques as the locals produce rice paper, coconut candy and fish sauce.
After lunch we continue to explore the Mekong on the back of a bicycle. As we cycle along village paths we will be able to chat to the local farmers and witness them at work. Later this afternoon we transfer back to Saigon to freshen up. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 9 : Ho Chi Minh - Departure (B)

There is activity for today. Just pack up and relax until your departure flight. The guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Day 1
  • Authentic Hanoi Hotel

    Authentic Hanoi Hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Hanoi's Old Quarter. This exclusive residence, the newest luxury 3-star plus hotel in Vietnam's capital, is unlike any other property in this dynamic city.

Day 4
  • Alba Spa Hotel

    Located in the heart of the historic city of Hue, Alba Spa Hotel is a tranquil sanctuary for the mind, body and soul. The 10-storey building nestles in a quiet alley, just a stone's throw away from Hue's main attractions including Trang Tien Bridge, Huong River and the famous Hue Imperial City.

Day 5
  • Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel

    30 minutes by car from Da Nang International Airport. 5km from Hotel to Cua Dai beach .Area : 60 sqkm. Population : 100 000 people. Time Zone UTC+7

Day 7
  • Silverland Central Hotel & Spa

    Thank you our guests for helping us recognized in the Top 10 3 star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City from 2011 to 2015.

    Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, next to Ben Thanh Market, Silverland Central Hotel & Spa houses 106 rooms and suites with nice city view towards Ben Thanh Market & 23/9 Park. 

    The hotel offers wide selection of in-hotel recreational and entertaiment options from KL Spa, L’Emotion Restaurant, Coffee & Bar Lounge and the new highlight OMG ! 

    Whether you are making a holiday or on a business trip, Silverland Central Hotel & Spa is such a place to experience.

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