Glimpse of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon

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Overview

As a snapshot of the best that Vietnam has to offer, Vietnam for first time visitors is a 9 day traveling through three cities that encapsulate the romance, history and the resurgence of modern day Vietnam. Starting in Hanoi, the ‘Paris of the Orient’, this tour stops in the UNESCO listed old town of Hoi An before nishing in vibrant Saigon.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi Sightseeing Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Halong - Halong Bay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Halong Bay - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hoi An Breakfast
Day 6 Hoi An - My Son Breakfast
Day 7 Saigon breakfast
Day 8 Mekong Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Saigon Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi arrival

Upon arrival, meet and transfer with guide to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability). 

Meals:

Day 2

Hanoi Sightseeing

Our city tour today includes visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, stilt house and museum, Temple of Literature and a walking tour of the Old Quarter and markets. We will also visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ethnology Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. In the evening, we enjoy a famous Water Puppet Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Halong - Halong Bay

After breakfast, we start a 4 hour drive through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. Stop at half way for taking a short break. Arrive at Halong City, check in and board your junk, enjoy approximately 24 hours journey in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some activities in the bay, or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Halong Bay - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery as you continue your exploration of the bay. Check-out cabin at noon & return to Hanoi for your flight to Da Nang. Arrive Da Nang, meet our driver and transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hoi An Walking Tour

Today we embark on a walking tour of the old centre of Hoi An. Visit an old merchant home, the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An market and a local Chinese pagoda. The afternoon is free so you have time to visit the tailors for which this town is known.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Hoi An - My Son

This morning (afternoon), you will set out on a drive to the southwest of Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary for a My Son half day tour. This is where the Cham culture in Central Vietnam started in the 4th century, declined in the 13th century, and ceased to exist in the 15th century. The once capital of the Champa Kingdom dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva is now a cluster of partially ruined and heavily damaged Hindu temples, with only 20 left, due to age and bombing during the Vietnam War. This unique and majestic sanctuary stands as a witness to a glorious bygone era of the once-thriving Cham culture.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Flight to Saigon

Morning flight to Saigon, upon arrival commence sightseeing of the city visiting Cholon, the Chinatown of Saigon, Thien Hau Pagoda dedicated to the goddess of the sea, Ben Thanh Markets, the Presidential Palace and the War Museum.

Meals: breakfast

Day 8

My Tho / Mekong Delta

Explore the Mekong Delta, the heart of South Vietnam. We take various boat trips amongst the smaller tributaries to visit local oating markets, villages, home industries and plantations. Returning to Saigon late afternoon. Free time at your own for last minute shopping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Saigon Departure

End of the trip, transfer to airport , departure and thank you for traveling with ”Your Vietnam Travel”

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide [Other languages are available as well]
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers / Transportation
  • Daily bottle water on coach

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International or Domestic flights
  • Tips or anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

La Beaute De Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Halong Bay

Swan Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Dragon Legend Cruise

Hoi An

Calla Villa

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Palm Garden Resort

Ho Chi Minh

GK Central Hotel

Grand Silverland Hotel

Rex Hotel

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