A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours Package

A brief of Vietnam Tour

Start price: $480 /person    |    Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights    |    Tour code: AVCT01
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City- Cu Chi Tunnel- Mekong Delta- Danang- Hoi an- Hue- Hanoi- Halong Bay
Start: Ho Chi Minh
Finish: Ha Noi
Accommodation: 7 nights in hotel
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 0 Dinner
Type: Private tour, depart at anydate as your wish
Physical Rate: Moderate
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OVERVIEW:This tour is designed for customers wishing to get a taste of the country and have the limited time. You will explore one of the most famous historical vestige, Cu Chi Tunnel and its cobweb network. You continue be amazed at a traditional way along a dense network of canals and channels in the tranquil Mekong Delta. Exploring and enjoying a lot of originally historical ancient Capital City and exploring the ancient town Hoi An with its My Son holy land. Visiting charming Hanoi and experience the magical landscape of Halong Bay are our last destinations of this tour.
 
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)
Day 3: Excursion to Mekong Delta (B, L)
Day 4: Saigon - Danang - Hoi An (B)
Day 5: Hoi An - Hue (B,L)
Day 6: Hue - Hanoi (B)
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Day 8: Hanoi - Departure (B)


ITINERARY IN DETAILS
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh (former Saigon) 
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be picked up at the airport by a private driver  and our tour guide and transferred directly to your hotel.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
You'll spend three nights in a comfortable hotel. Breakfast is included during your stay. The hotel is located in Central District 1, where is a city central, so it's close to a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.  

 
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 2: Ho Chi Minh & Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district.
CU CHI TUNNELS: Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories, Dug in hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. 
Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we will start to experience the underground Cu Chi complex. After lunch in local restaurant, an afternoon tour around Ho Chi Minh City: Reunification Hall, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and free shopping at Ben Thanh Market. 
 
REUNIFICATION HALL: also known as Reunification Palace or Independence Palace, is located in the heart of Sai Gon now known as Ho Chi Minh City. It is where the collapse of the authority of the Republic of Vietnam and the entire liberation of Southern Vietnam took place on April 30, 1975. Nowadays, it has become a historic, cultural relic attracting domestic as well as international visitors. 
 
WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM : collections of weapons and photographs from 2 Indochina wars are exhibited along with the original French 'Guillotine' brought here in the early 20th century.
 
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL: is one of the oldest and biggest Catholic churches in Vietnam. It was 
built between 1877 and 1883, is set in the heart of Saigon's government quarter. It has a neo-Romanesque form and two high square towers, tipped with iron spires. In front of the cathedral is a statue of the Virgin Mary.
 
BEN THANH MARKET : this is the central market of Saigon and the market and the surrounding streets make up one of the city's liveliest areas. Everything commonly eaten, worn or used by the average resident of Saigon is available here.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 3: Excursion to Mekong Delta (B, L)
The Mekong Delta is considered the rice bowl of Vietnam, producing sometimes three crops of rice a year and an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, such as longan, jackfruit, sapodilla, and pineapple. The Mekong starts in Tibet and journeys through seven countries before reaching Vietnam where it splits into  nine tributaries and empties into the South China Sea.
In the morning, tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 07.30 and transfer to Mekong Delta (140km).
Arrive in the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong, take a boat on the Mekong River along the Bao Dinh Canal to My Tho, visit fruit market alongside the canal. Lunch in My Tho Town.
Then take a nice cruise on the Tien River to the Quy Island (Tortoise Island). On the way, view the fishing port, stilt house, boat building workshop, the other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Island, the coconut candy milk, the amazing boat trip on the Thoi Son canal, famous for year-round fruits and Southern folk song. Back to My Tho by tourist boat and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. 
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 4: Saigon - Danang -  Hoi An (B)
 
Morning transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for short flight to Danang. Upon arrival Danang airport, pick up and transfer to Hoi An, the ancient town, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. 
Half day visit Hoi An city with ancient houses, temples, markets and handicraft workshops. Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Hoi An is jam-packed with tailors and you can have a good made-to-measure suit made for under $30. However this is also the best place to purchase dresses, trousers, shirts etc. The perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe. 
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 5: Hoi An - Hue (B,L)
Early in the morning, transfer to Hue,  widely known for its magnificent monuments built under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945), along Highway 1 past the Hai Van Pass, and Lang Co, visit Cham museum on the way.
 
HAI VAN PASS : the pass crosses over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea. It is an incredible mountainous stretch of highway with spectacular views.
 
LANG CO : has a pretty, island-like stretch of palm-shaded sand with a crystal-clear lagoon on one side and many km of beachfront facing the South China Sea. Sightseeing Danang - Vietnam's fourth largest city marks the northern limits of Vietnam's tropical zone, boasting a pleasant year-round climate.
 
CHAM MUSEUM : founded in 1915 by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, the open-air collection of Cham sculpture is the finest in the world. Many of the sandstone carvings are breathtaking.
 
Transfer to hotel for check-in registration. In the afternoon, visit Imperial , this is in the Citadel and was built in the early 19th century and modeled after the Forbidden City in Peking. There are numerous palaces and temples within these walls, as well as towers, a library and a museum. Continue to overland to the tombs of King Minh Mang (ruled 1820 - 1840) where the contrast between Oriental and Occidental architectures is shown. Take a boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, viewing rural landscape and local activities at sunset. If the time is permitted, we will visit Dong Ba Market for shopping. Overnight in Hue. 
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 6: Hue - Hanoi (B)
 
Transfer to Phu Bai airport for a short flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city of tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. Pick up and transfer to a hotel. An afternoon sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, short sight- seeing of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. The sightseeing day ends with a water puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago.
 
TEMPLE OF LITERATURE : Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong who dedicated it to Confucius in order to honour scholars and men of literary accomplishment.
 
ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM: Is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. It contains more than 10,000 objects, 15,000 black and white photos and hundreds of video taps and cassettes which depict all aspects of life, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. It recreated the daily life together with the religious rituals and the symbolic festivals of each ethnic group.
 
HOAN KIEM LAKE : right in the heart of Hanoi, it has the tiny Tortoise Pagoda topped with a red star, on an islet in the middle of the lake. Hoan Kiem Lake was already considered the most beautiful lake in Hanoi when Ngoc Son Temple was built on an island in the 19th century. Initially, the temple was called Ngoc Son Pagoda and was later renamed Ngoc Son Temple, since temples are dedicated to saints.
 
Overnight in Hanoi. 
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Enjoy a day excursion to Halong, 170km from Hanoi. Board a private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay (4 hours), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994.
Boat trip Halong Bay (4 hrs) - 4 hours trip in Halong Bay past the islands of Fighting cocks, Turtle islet, Stone Dog….Stop to visit :
HANG DAU GO : huge cave consisting of three chambers, which are reached via 90 steps. The cave derives its Vietnamese name from the third of the chambers, which is said to use by Trang Hung Dao during the 13th century to store bamboo stakes, used against the Mongol invaders. 
THIEN CUNG: "Heaven Palace"
Seafood lunch will be provided on board.
Disembark, by vehicle from Halong to Hanoi. Arrive your hotel at about 6p.m. Overnight in Hanoi
 
A brief of Vietnam Tour 8 Days / 7 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 8: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure. 
In the case you want to fly back to your country from Saigon, please inform us to book flight back to Saigon from Hanoi. Then you can get flight back to your country.
                         
Caption: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
 
 

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Unique experience
  • Discover the beauty contrasts from hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh to the colonial charm of Hanoi, and travel through old-world Hue and Hoi An
  • Visit spontaneous, sincere and hospitable local family and attend performances of traditional folk songs performance and sample fruits picked straight from the orchards in Mekong Delta
  • Cruise along emerald waters on a Halong bay boat trip
  • Enjoy incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities
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