VIETNAM IMPRESSION 10DAYS- FROM $850
This specially designed program is for those who love to indulge in relaxation but still want to explore the best highlights of Vietnam. This trip combines the hidden charms of Hanoi’s 1000-year-old capital and visits 3 UNESCO sites: The amazingly stunning Ha Long Bay, Ancient Capital: Hue, and the peacefully romantic ancient town of Hoi An. Travel and eat like a local as we enjoy the thrilling Top Gear motorbike tour in Hue. Wander the quaint streets of Hoi An’s ancient town, explore the dynamic Saigon, and experience life floating in the beautiful Mekong. A truly authentic experience of Vietnamese culture, people, and life.
This is an open and flexible programme, we can customize this tour and have a full package too. If you’d like to discover more about your trip you can join in with any optional activities, let us know and we’ll arrange these for you.
- Start: Hanoi, Vietnam
- Finish: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Tour code AVT 20
- Style & Theme: History&Culture, Relaxing, Nature…
- Physical rating: 2 – Light
- Ages:Min 12
- Group size: Max 18
Tour Highlights :
- Hanoi Old Quarter Hustle and bustle-Real local life -Street food Tasting
- Halong Bay –Natural World Heritage with overnight package cruise
- Hoi An World Culture Heritage site cycling and eco cooking class
- Hue-World culture Heritage site -Ancient Capital with country experience on Motorbike
- Dynamic bustling Saigon
- Cu Chi Tunnel discovery-Iron Land during War
- Charms of Mekong and colorful floating market-Rice Basket of Vietnam
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival: Xin Chao!
Today you arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling 1000-year-old colonial capital.
Ẹnjoy your free time, refresh yourself, and relax. Wandering around this beautifully romantic and bustling city.
At 6 pm you will meet with the group for the tour briefing. If you have any questions please ask your Tour Leader.
Afterward, we will enjoy a welcome dinner (included) with the whole group to get to know each other as a traveling family.
Suggested Optional Activities
- Hanoi – Women’s Museum – roughly 1,4 USD
- Hanoi – Museum of Ethnology – 1,8 USD
- Hanoi – Hanoi City tour with Highlights – USD39
- Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh, Stilt House, and Museum – 3.5 USD
- Water Puppet Show – From USD6 to 9 USD
- Airport Pick up on request
Accommodation: Golden Silk Hotel or Similar
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight on Boat cruise.
After breakfast, we set out on a 3-4 hour drive through the beautiful countryside to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Ha Long Bay.
We’ll spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Boat Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Welcome aboard and savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood while we are sailing out into the mystical bay of over one thousand stunning limestone islands including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. We’ll stop at an island cove with a sheltered white sand beach. You can climb up to the top of the island to get amazing panoramic views of the bay and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Back to the boat where you’ll spend the night being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Lavender Cruise or Similar
Optional Activities: Ha Long Bay – Kayaking Tour ~ 10 -15 USD per person
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Experiencing Overnight Train to Hue Ancient Capital
Lazy morning Awake early or relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the bay’s largest Sung Sot Cave with colorful limestones of stalagmites and stalagmites. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Ha Long City, where the driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi, free time and take an overnight train to Hue-great local experience once in life on REUNIFICATION EXPRESS TRAIN!
Optional Activity: You are a local food Lover? 30 USD per person
Hanoi Street Food Tour will bring you Hanoi insight Culture through Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, walking through small alleys of hustle and bustle of Old Quarter, Markets…tasting Nem Ran- Hanoi Sring rolls, Rice Steam Cakes, Bun Cha – Pork Barbecue with fresh Noodle, Banh My- YummyVietnamese Baguette, Salads…try EGG Coffee ( Special Vietnamese Coffee with Egg Yolk and other ingredients) and drinking Bia Hoi- Draught Beer!
Meals: Breakfast or Brunch
Accommodation: On Train.
Day 5: Hue full day City Tour of Ancient Capital with Top Gear tour.
Hue was the first place in Vietnam declared by UNESCO to be World Culture Heritage Site in 1993!
Arrive in Hue and transfer to the hotel. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of the country’s royal past Enjoy free time in the morning to rest or explore the city by yourself
In the afternoon, do You love great local experiences? Exploring Hue like a local – from the back of a motorbike, we do a Top Gear tour! Straddle the saddle and whiz around town with a local guide, taking in historic and beautiful peaceful sights along the way. Stop at Thanh Toan Bridge -the 18th-century covered bridge and visit Rice Museum, the local market. Keep driving further to visit the 17th-century active Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda and see the car that belonged to the Monk Thích Quang Duc who self-immolated in 1963 in protest against the treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime.
Enjoy a vegetarian feast in a nunnery lunch. Checking out one of the royal tombs of Emperors, understanding more life of Royal Kings before heading back to town, back to Hotel then enjoy your free evening, relaxing and chilling at the Swimming pool.
Special Information: The Motorbike tour is a great adventure with lots of fun to see all countryside and real-life experiences in Vietnam. It’s a lot of fun and highly recommended!
But if you feel that you have not done this, even the motorbike tour has been assessed for safety and is closely monitored. Please ensure that you have your travel insurance covers riding a pillion on a motorbike up to 125cc. If you prefer not to participate, please let your leader know and they will arrange car transportation that the cost included.
Optional Activities: Local home meal dinner, Bun Bo Hue ( Yummy Hue Beef Noodle Soup ) Nightlife street …
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Romance Hotel or Similar
Day 6: Hue- Hoi An Ancient Town.
After breakfast, we depart Hue for the scenic mountainous drive to Hoi An. Stop at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink and at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views.
Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Then your leader will take you on a sightseeing walk through the Old Town to visit the highlights of the city’s major attractions. You’ll also be given a sightseeing pass ( note that the pass is valid for 3 days there, please always bring it with you when in town ) so you can further explore select attractions at your leisure.
Accommodation: Vinh Hung Hotel or Similar
Day 7: Hoi An Free day to relax or explore the countryside
Today, Free morning is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors, and numerous cafes.
You Enjoy your time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 15th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Arab traders….
In the afternoon, enjoy free time to shop-amazing place for Tailor-made clothes, Silver, Sunglasses …or Massage or explore the town or relax on Cua Dai or An Bang Beach.
Optional Activities: Lots of things for you
My Son Holy Temple :
The UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son Temples or Holy Land surrounded by the Cat’s Tooth Mountains, My Son Sanctuary is home to the ancient Cham ruins and is often referred to as Vietnam’s Angkor Wat. The Complex includes many temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs that are still mysterious. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. It is an amazing place for you to study Architecture, Hinduism, and Cham Cultures ….Enjoy watching Cham’s Performance of Dancing with traditional music. On the way back, stop for a short visit to the Sa Huynh Champa Museum in Tra Kieu
- Hoi An – My Son Cham tour (entrance fee tickets, guide, and transport included) – USD35
- Hoi An Easy Rider Biking to visit the peaceful countryside of market gardens, Coconut farm with Round Bamboo baskets, Villages visit-try local rice wine? take lots of pictures …Take a river cruise along the river back to Hotel for 30 USD
- Hoi An – Hoi An Walking, Market visit & Cooking Class – USD 30
- Cao Lau, My Quang Noodle, Chicken Rice… are must-try local foods
- Hoi An River Cruise, Lantern free dropping on River at night ( Your secret Wishes ?)
Accommodation: Vinh Hung Hotel or Similar
Day 8 Hoi An– Danang – Fly to Saigon.
Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to take your flight to Vietnam’s biggest commercial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)-a very dynamic city.
Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant then set out on a guided city tour.
- Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace – VND40000
- Ho Chi Minh City – A O show an Amazing show to understand authentic Vietnamese Culture- VND1050000
- Cyclo tour or Ristraw wandering to local market and highlights of Saigon as this city is so bustling: 25-30usd
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 10 Saigon – Mekong Delta-Saigon
Today you spend a day away from the busy city of Saigon and drive to Ben Tre Province of Peaceful land coconut Area
On arrival, we board your private boat for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you visit different Islands of fruit orchards, coconut groves, and homemade products such as coconut candies and other products of Coconut, rice cakes, handicrafts, etc. After a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, and tropical fruits while you listen to Traditional Music, take “Xe Loi” –Motor Carts or Tuk Tuk through peaceful Fruit Gardens like Safari of local Houses and real local life and paddle on Rowing Boat through picturesque of Coconut Canals. Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to where your Bus will take you back to Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 11 Departure day –Home sweet home
We trust you have had a great time and holiday in Vietnam.
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- Accommodations -The ‘Twin Share’ room with daily breakfast.
- Overnight sleeper train: Hanoi – Hue
- Top gear tour with lunch
- Learn about Nguyen’s Dynasty on the trip to Hue.
- Domestic flight tickets: Da Nang-Saigon
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of a private tour leader (English/ French-speaking).
- Halong Bay cruise shared (2 days/1-night packages),
- Mekong Cruise Private Boat package
- Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
- Walking Tour in Hoian Ancient Town.
- International flights into Vietnam and out
- Visa fees (we can help you arrange a visa approval letter on request)
- Airport taxes
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel.
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for tour guides and drivers.
- Travel insurance.
- Visa fee.