DAYS
10

Vietnam Highlights Tour

Saigon (HCMC) to Hanoi
This ten-day tour to Vietnam, South to North Vietnam, covering the top places to visit perfectly suits for those does not have much time in Vietnam while still can enjoy the country as a whole. Vietnam Highlights tour starts from Saigon with sampan ride on Mekong river to the world heritages: Hoian, Hue in Vietnam central, and Halong Bay in North Vietnam. Vietnam Highlights tour in 10 days can be reversed to start from Hanoi, meaning you will travel southbound Vietnam.
Depart at: Sai gon
Finish at: Ha noi
Tour destinations: Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city) - Mekong delta - Cu Chi tunnal - Hoi an - Hue city - Halong bay - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Arrive Hochiminh city (Saigon) 
Day 02: Mekong Delta tour full day 
Day 03: Cu Chi tunnel - fly to Hoian 
Day 04: Hoian city tour 
Day 05: Hoi an free day
Day 06: Hoian – transfer to Hue 
Day 07: Hue city – fly to Hanoi 
Day 08: Hanoi – drive to Halong Bay 
Day 09: Halong – back to Hanoi 
Day 10: Hanoi Departure
 

Day 01. Arrive in Saigon (Ho chi minh city)  

Xin Chào! Welcome to Sai gon (or Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam!
Warmly welcome on arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport by HIT Vietnam tour guide/representative. Transfer to the center of Vietnam’s southern and commercial center - Saigon city. On arrival, check in your hotel. This afternoon, we will see some of Saigon’s most colorful architecture and historical legacies on visits to the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office( note: if time permits).
A welcome dinner is served at a fine restaurant with delicious Vietnamese dishes. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 02. Mekong Delta full day tour

Mekong Delta is most highlights of South Vietnam which make up the unique lifestyle of the entire region. A thorough Mekong delta tour can cost you up to 10 days to complete. However, with your limited time frame, a day tour to the typical site not to far from Sai gon still allow you to capture the best parts of this area.
Drive two hours to My Tho, then enjoy a sampan ride on the Mekong River to fruit orchards to see rural cottages industry at work and enjoy a horse cart ride through the village. Following lunch then return to Saigon. Free for your dinner. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 03. Cu Chi tunnel tour - fly to Hoian 

Breakfast at your hotel in Sai gon then we take a short drive to Cuchi tunnel to explore the incredible tunnel system by Vietnamese in the war with Americans. The drive is about 2 hours and the visiting take 2 - 3 hours depending on your interests. Upon arrival, you will watch a short documentary film to get overview information of Cu Chi and understand why it is called "Iron land". After that, you can walk down to the tunnel and discover how a whole village managed to make their livings and survive under the brutal battlefields. Right or wrong sides didnt matter any longer when the war was painful for any side getting involved.

Good to know - for more experiences, HIT Vietnam tours offer Cu Chi tunnel half day tour by JEEPs - that were orginally used by U.S army during the wartime. The JEEP ride defenitely enhances your experiences of visiting Cu Chi.

Lunch at local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon and take a late afternoon flight to Vietnam Central - Danang city. Upon arrival in Danang, meet our driver and transfer 30km along the beautiful coast to Hoian. Checking in your hotel and enjoy the free leisure time. Overnight in Hoian.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 04. Hoi An city tour 

Wake up in the town. Hoi an is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its ancient architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the houses in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than 400 years.
Today, we enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter with a visiting to a Chinese pagoda, Japanese bridge - the iconic symbol of Hoi an, a Vietnamese ancient house that is over 400 years old, a factory workshop and museum. The tour is leisurely on foot through lovely streets, passing charming cafe and tailor shop. Depending on your interest, we can be back to your hotel or we will drop you at a coffee/tea shop for indulging yourself.

Good to know - HIT Vietnam strongly recommends "Reaching out tea shop" where staffs are deaf people. The decor, tea making items, the tea quality are all outstanding.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 05. Hoian Free day

Breakfast in the morning. We leave this day free at your own leisure. Hoi An has many things to do so that you can enjoy up to several days staying here. Some of them, we would like to suggest, are Cooking Class - for half day, Sunset cruise with Cocktail - late afternoon, one-day being a farmer or fisherman, My Son - holy land half day tour, or Kayaking in Thu bon river etc.
HIT Vietnam tour can manage them in minutes. Contact us to book those optional tours or just want to get some advices or recommendations.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 06. Hoian –  Hue 

Say goodbye to Hoi An town. Today, we transfer up north to another Cultural World Heritage of Vietnam, Hue city. After 1,5 hour drive, you will encouter the most breathtaking pass of Vietnam - Hai Van. Hue city is shown up right after you getting through Hai Van pass. Drive next 2 hours, we arrive the center of Hue city - the capital of the last dynasty in Vietnam that ended in 1945.
Upon arrival, a guided city tour to Purple Forbidden Citadel will give you an eye-bird view of Royal family in the past. This place is recognized as UNESCO world heritage. The tour will continue with a cycle tour around the city then end by a special performance of Hue folk songs on Dragon boat over Huong River. Overnight in Hue
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 07. Hue city – fly to Hanoi 

This morning, seeing more about Royal lives once reigned at Hue city which was so extravagant in the life after the death of Kings with a visit to the tombs of King Tu Duc and Khai Dinh that is about 1 hour drive from Hue Center. The kings often paid generously to build their "afterlife" living places perfectly reflecting their style and characteristics. You can see the romance and poetry in King Tu Duc tomb architecture while the one belongs to King Khai Dinh was very much influenced by Western style castles.
After your own lunch, catch the afternoon flight to the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. The 1-hour transfer downtown is followed with a short visit to the city center featuring Sword Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Ancient quarter and Water Puppet show before relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 08. Hanoi –  Halong Bay 

After breakfast at your hotel, we depart to the city of Quang ninh - the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay at around 08.00AM

Good to remember - Please leave the hotel no later than 08.30AM this morning. The check-in time at Halong cruise is from 12.00 - 12.30 PM and the transfer Hanoi - Halong is 3.5 hours. Failing to arrive the Halong port on time may result in extra charges of using tender transfer to the mother cruise.

Upon arrival at 12.00, we will see a little of the busy seaport while waiting for the cruise staffs checking in your lugguage to the overnight cruise. Board on the cruise at around 13.00, and enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch while the cruise manager is making a welcome speech, introducing the crew, and briefing the cruise itinerary. Spend the afternoon traversing through the many limestone peaks and islands that form this picturesque bay. Relax on deck this afternoon and overnight onboard. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On cruise

Day 09. Halong – back to Hanoi 

Wake early as the mist rises over the bay, an ideal time to take pictures. You should rise up early this morning to catch the sunrise and do Tai Chi class with the crew and your fellow passengers. Enjoy breakfast and continue your cruise program with a caving or floating village visit. Back to the cruise, check out and clear bills while the cruise is sailing back to the shore at 10.30 - 11.00AM.
Our tour guide and drive await you at the dock then we transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 16.00. Check in hotel and relaxing. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 10. Hanoi Departure 

Breakfast at your hotel, we use this last morning in Vietnam to visit the best sites of Hanoi city including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex that consists of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, house on stilt, Ba Dinh square, and One pillar pagoda, then we move shortly to Temples of Literature - the first university of Vietnam since 11th century.

Good to remember - Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, where has been preserving our President body, opens on every mornings except Mondays and Fridays, and closes all afternoons. Long pants and long-sleeves shirts are required

Depending your flight time, we will visit some more places before transfer to the airport for our next tours in Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, or fly back to your home.End of our The Best highlights of Vietnam tour.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

 
HIT Vietnam wishes you very enjoyable memories with our Vietnam Classic Tours!

Why this Tour?

  • Express Vietnam Northbound
  • Mekong & Cu Chi visit
  • Hoi An Charming town
  • Explore Royal lives in Hue
  • Fantastic Halong Cruise
  • Don't miss Sai gon & Hanoi's highlights

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 1880 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 1195 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 1055 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 885pp
Single Supplement: US$ 235
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

 

What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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