Bests of Vietnam in 12 Days Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, our representative will pick you up from airport and take you to your hotel in Hanoi for check-in. Eat dinner at one of Hanoi's best finest restaurants, based on your personal preferences. Overnight at the hotel. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, and welcome dinner.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
After breakfast at your hotel, begin your guided city tour at historic Ba Dinh Square and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, the One Pillar pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda, then continue with a visit to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first University established in 1076. Have lunch at one of the city's famous restaurants. Visit the Ethnology Museum in the afternoon, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter, stop at Dong Xuan market, and enjoy the unique artistry of a water puppet show before dinner. Evening free. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hanoi, tour guide, entrance fees; breakfast and lunch. Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long
Our car will pick up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:30 and drive you to Ha Long, arriving around noon. Our crew in Ha Long will welcome you aboard a junk with a complimentary drink and help you check into your cabin. A seafood lunch will be served and at 13:00 the 3.5 hour cruise on Ha Long Bay begins, visiting the famous karsts including Mat Qui (Monsters' face) islet, But Moc islet, and Cap De islet, as well as Trong (Drum) and Trinh Nu caves and a floating fishing village for insight into a unique way of life. Explore Luon cave from 16:40 to 17:30 with plenty of time for swimming and sun bathing. Savour a beautiful sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin. Includes: Transportation, accommodation on the boat, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Hue
Early risers can enjoy a serene morning view of Ha Long Bay's landscapes with a cup of tea or coffee and fresh fruit. From the upper deck of the junk you will be amazed at the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising up from the crystal-clear water. The quiet is
sublime; you can hear birds singing and cicadas chirping onshore accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat; a perfect soundtrack to the fresh air and gentle breezes. Explore the Sung Sot (Amazing) cave for an hour, then swim and relax at Titop beach before cruising back to the mainland at 09:30 while enjoying a brunch buffet from 10:30 to 11:30. Return to in the harbor around noon and drive back to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for your flight to Hue, departing at 19:25. You will be met at the airport in Hue and taken to your hotel. Evening free. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hue, tour guide, flight from Hanoi to Hue, breakfast and lunch
Day 5: Hue City tour
In the morning, tour the Hue Royal Citadel, constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the first decades of the 19th century, and now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Imperial Museum containing many historic artefacts from the Imperial city, then travel to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh and have lunch at restaurant. Take a leisurely boat trip along the Perfume River in the afternoon to visit
the Thien Mu pagoda, the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang and the famous Dong Ba market. Evening free to eat dinner and spend as you wish. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hue, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast, and lunch.
Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
After breakfast, drive from Hue to Da Nang through the Hai Van Pass, visiting Lang Co Beach on the way. Visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang and Marble Mountain en route to Hoi An. Have lunch in Hoi An then take a walking tour of this 17th century Asian trading port to enjoy the traditional architecture and relaxed local lifestyle. Visit the restored old homes of merchant families in the town center, see the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and explore the lively, colorful market. The evening is free so you can explore the town further and have dinner at one of the many local restaurants featuring local specialties. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Hoi An, tour guide, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Da Nang for the 10:30 flight to Nha Trang, where you will be picked and check in at your hotel. After lunch take a city tour of Nha Trang including the Po Nagar Cham Tower and Long Son Pagoda. Spend the evening exploring Nha Trang on your own and dining on some of the region's renowned seafood. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Nha Trang, tour guide, entrance fees, flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang, breakfast and lunch
Day 8: Nha Trang Bay boat trip
08:45 pick up after breakfast at your hotel in Nha Trang. Transfer to the dock for a boat trip to four islands in the bay including Mun Island for swimming and snorkelling to see the colorful tropical coral and fish in their native habitat; Mot Island where you will visit a fishing village to learn about raising groupers and lobsters; Se Tre Island for a seafood lunch and water sports activities; then over to view local fish and coral species at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, arriving back in Nha Trang around 16:00 for an open evening to eat dinner and do as you please. Includes: Transportation, hotel in Nha Trang, tour guide, private boat trip, entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.
Day 9, 10: Free time in Nha Trang
Two whole days to relax on Nha Trang's pristine beaches, dine on succulent local seafood, and explore the town at your leisure. Includes: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 11: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
Relax at your leisure in the morning then transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City departing at 16:00. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Free evening to explore the historic city at your leisure. Includes: Breakfast in Nha Trang, transportation, hotel in Saigon; flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Saigon - Departure
After breakfast at your hotel, take a morning city tour of this historic city visiting the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum as well as Ben Thanh market. Lunch at restaurant Relax until you transfer to the airport for your outgoing flight. Includes: Transportation Source: Click here
Published on Jun 4, 2013
The very best of Vietnam, including historic cities, stunning landscape, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and some of the most beautiful beaches...