Vietnam is Southeast Asian country on South China known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and cities. Vietnam is a one party authoritarian state. Its neighbouring countries are China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west. The Vietnamese language also contains many loan words from Chinese, though two languages are unrelated .Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, a huge marble mausoleum. Vietnam has become exhaustive popular in recent years. you observe the preparations and enjoy the public festivities; pagodas are especially active; no admission is charged to those museums and historical sites that stay open; and the foreigner-oriented travel industry of backpacker buses and resort hotels chugs along as usual. Visitors also stand a chance of being invited to join the festivities.
You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at airport in Hanoi and transferred to your hotel. You will have free time. Overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning, you will visit Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, President Palace. Continue your day at Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam. Then visiting the Tran Quoc pagoda dated back to early 10th century and is considered as the most ancient pagodas in Hanoi. After lunch at a local or Indian restaurant we keep driving to Hoa Lo prison museum – also known as the “the Hanoi Hilton”. Finish your day with a water puppet show – an unique Vietnam traditional art. Transfer back to your for relaxation. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away from Hanoi. Once at Halong Bay City, you will be welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After 4 hours, you will sail back to the harbor, rejoin car, and head back to your hotel for another night’s stay in Hanoi.
Today you will leave Hanoi and take a flight to HCMC. In the afternoon, there will be a private tour of galleries, studios and boutiques, or a half day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels and has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War. You will stay overnight in HCMC.
Under the guidance of your local guide in Saigon, we set out on a city tour of the former capital of French Indochina, once known as Saigon. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and famous Ben Thanh market. Sample lunch at a nice restaurant. By the afternoon, you will visit China Town, The Thien Hau Pagoda. Round of your day with a visiting at Ben Thanh market. The evening is free at leisure. Dinner on your own.
Departure for My Tho for a visit to the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the fabled Mekong River (Ben Tre). Enjoy the quiet byways, and then stop for a visit at a local orchard to taste exotic seasonal fruit and view a coconut candy workshop. Continue with a riding on a horse-cart and continue with a sampan cruise along My Tho canals to a stilt restaurant on Turtle Island. Enjoy lunch and back to Saigon late in the afternoon. Free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
You will have free time in the morning. Then our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to airport for your onward flight. Tour ends!
DAY 1 Hanoi Arrival
DAY 2 Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
DAY 3 Halong Bay Day Trip (B/L)
DAY 4 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
DAY 5 Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
DAY 6 Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
DAY 7 Departure (B)
Flight not included