Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours Package

Essential Journey Vietnam

Start price: $632 /person    |    Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights    |    Tour code: AVCT02
Destination: Hanoi-Halong bay-Hue-Danang-Hoian-Ho Chi Minh-Cuchi Tunnel-Tayninh Temple
Transport: Private car, sharing boat, flight
Start: Hanoi
Finish: Ho Chi Minh
Accommodation: 8 nights in hotel, 1 night on boat
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Type: Private tour, depart at any date as your wish
Physical Rate: Moderate
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Overview: Experience Vietnam’s essential trip in just ten days with flights in between each city, enabling you to make the most of your time in this fascinating destinations: Ho Chi Minh city with exploring famous Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai Temple, enjoying a lot of originally historical vestiges in Hue, exploring the ancient town Hoi An, visiting Ha Noi with its 36 known streets, cruising on the magical archipelago of Halong Bay.

Trip itinerary in brief:
Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi City tour (B,L)
Day 3:  Hanoi - Halong bay- overnight on boat (B,L,D)
Day 4:  Ha Long Bay- Hanoi (B,L)
Day 5 : Hanoi – Hue (B,D)
Day 6:  Hue - Danang – Hoian (B,L)
Day 7:  Hoian – Free leisure time (B)
Day 8: Hoian - HCM city  (B,L)
Day 9: HCM city – Cuchi Tunnels - Tayninh Temples (B,L)
Day 10: Departure (B)

Trip itinerary in details:
Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 1 : Arrival Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai 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 Hanoi.
You'll spend three nights in a comfortable hotel. Breakfast is included during your stay. The hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, just a block away from the Hoan Kiem Lake, within walking distance of the central business district and major local attractions.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B,L)
As the capital of Vietnam for a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural center of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still remains many interesting cultural and historic monuments.
8.00 AM: Our guide & private car will pick you up at your hotel to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Complex with Mausoleum, Museum, President Ho Chi Minh Stilt’s house – Where Uncle Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. 
09.30 AM: The next stop is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and tower built in the middle of square lake. Then continue to visit the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first University and the place dedicating to Confucian.
12.15 AM: We will have lunch in the local restaurant.
1.00 PM:  Visiting Ethnology Museum* - is both a research center and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. Then visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem (Restored Sword Lake) with its sacred Ngoc Son Temple, 1 hour cyclo around the Old Quarter Streets will give you the opportunity to gain insights of local and busy life and we finish the tour by enjoying a Water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 3:  Hanoi - Halong bay- overnight on boat (B,L,D)
8h30: After breakfast at hotel and pick you up and transfer to Halong Bay, which will take about 3 hours.
Arrive Halong bay, a traditional junk is waiting for you in the harbor, after check in the boat, you will have a seafood feast lunch when cruising around Halong bay and soak in the misty atmosphere of this world heritage site.  Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. The area of about 1500sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. During your Halong Bay cruise you'll visit one of the largest ‘hidden’ caves in the area. The bay view from the cave entrance will give you a great impression of how unique this area is. Later in the afternoon you can go swimming in the clear azure blue waters. Of course, you can also simply enjoy the view from the deck or help the cook catch dinner. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck with a traditional rod and tackle. You can also get out on the water and have a look around on your own. For a small own fee you can paddle out to the islands in one of several kayaks out on deck.  We will continue our excursion around this stunning bay until the sun comes down. Overnight on boat.
Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 4:  Ha Long Bay- Hanoi (B,L)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, you’ll continue sailing past fascinating rock formations for a while. An early lunch will be served on board while the cruise goes back to Halong City for disembarking at noon time.  You’ll arrive back in Hanoi mid afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5 : Hanoi – Hue (B,D)
Transfer to airport for the flight from Hanoi - Hue. You will be picked up at the airport by a private driver and our tour guide and transferred directly to your hotel in Hue. You have just only one night to stay here but your hotels is within walking distance to Perfume River, shopping district, art galleries, and entertainment center and offers convenient access to major tourist attractions. 
Hue is renowned for its stately Royal Citadel, enclosed within a formidable square of walls. These incredible structures measure a whopping 10km long, 6m high and 2m thick. The ancient monarchs of the Nguyen dynasty ruled from their thrones from within this walled fortress. Hue is divided into two halves by the Perfume River. One side is home to the Imperial Citadel, while the French colonial town with most of the hotels and restaurants is situated on the opposite bank.
In the afternoon, we start our city tour to visit Citadel and Imperial purple city, imposing Thien Mu pagoda and board the trip from here for a cruise on perfume river. Visit Minh Mang Royal tomb. We then disembark the board and visit to the raucous Dong Ba market, where there's a mind-boggling variety of local products and delicacies on sale.
Especial, this evening, you will enjoy Royal Dinner with live traditional music, Royal long Dresses, you will be a King & Queen served by servants.
Overnight in Hue.
Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 6:  Hue - Danang – Hoian (B,L)
As we bid Hue farewell this morning we continue our south bound journey, this time in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Today's destination is the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way though we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Continuing on our way down the other side and into Da nang, where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi An we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring and relaxing. Overnight in Hoi an.
You'll spend all two nights of you Hoi An trip in a comfortable, centrally located hotel in the historic centre of town. The hotel also has a very pleasant swimming pool and breakfast is included. 

Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 7:  Hoian – Free leisure time (B)
There's plenty to do in Hoi An. You can take a bike ride past the rice paddies to a quiet palm-fringed beach nearby, arrange a trip to the historic temple complex of My Son, or You can spend your time  walking around exploring the many Chinese  assembly halls and  fascinating ancestral  homes, some of which have been occupied  by the same family for fifteen genera ions, lazily browse the streets looking for a friendly tailor to sew your made-to-measure outfit. You can also join a Vietnamese cookery lesson with fresh local ingredients for some hours or you might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River.One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town.
Hoi An is also jam-packed with tailors and you can have a good made-to-measure suit made with very reasonable prices. However this is also the best place to purchase dresses, trousers, shirts etc. The perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe!
Overnight in Hoi An.

Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 08: Hoian - HCM city  (B,L)
Trasfert to airport for the flight from Danang to HCM city. Afternoon visit Reunification Palace, War Remmants Museum, Emporor Jade pagoda, and visit Dan Sinh Market to buy military memorabilia.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
You'll spend two 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. 


Essential Journey Vietnam 10 Days / 9 Nights | Vietnam Tours PackageDay 09: HCM city – Cuchi Tunnels - Tayninh Temples (B,L)
Drive to visit the Cuchi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon  all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s,  let the Viet Minh  and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area.  It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers.  In places, it was several  stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth,going to school. The ground here is hard clay, which made this whole thing possible.  But even so, the planning and construction was incredible.  People dug all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping the dirt into bomb craters.  They installed large vents so they could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents for air and baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke.  There were also hidden  trap doors and gruesomely effective bamboo-stake booby traps. Today, the trees and bushes have grown back.  And since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors.  After Cuchi Tunnels tour, drive to Long Hoa and visit Cao Dai Cathedral.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Departure (B)
Leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure. 

                                                 Caption: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Unique experience
  • Discover the culture and majesty of the great city of Hanoi, charming Hoi An town, ancient Hue city and  bustling Ho Chi Minh City
  • Relax amongst the stunning limestone karsts and picturesque fishing villages of Ha Long Bay
  • Enjoy the “Royal Meal” as well as listening Nha Nhac, Vietnamese Court Music- An Intangible Heritage
  • Experience yourself the former Viet Cong underground stronghold Cu Chi Tunnel 
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