Vietnam at a glance 8  days 7 nights

Tour code: CLC100 | Tour Style: Classic Tours

Summary:

Being said to be well worthwhile, the Vietnam at a glance tour helps to introduce a country with intriguing traditions, spectacular landscape and friendly people to travelers. Touring from the North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have sweeping views of Vietnam and collect a lot of interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. This tour is designed for the discerning travelers wishing to the natural beauty and hidden charms along the whole country.

Destination:

Hanoi & Vicinity > Halong Bay > Hue > Hoi An & Vicinity > Ho Chi Minh City & Vicinity > Mekong Delta

Activities: Cruising, Kayaking, Sightseeing
  • Highlights:
    • Visiting Hanoi Old Quarter and the famous historical sites as well as exploring Hanoian’s lifestyle
    • Enjoying fresh air, beautiful landscape and delicious seafood during the boat trip on Halong Bay
    • Immersing in tranquil atmosphere of poetic Hue city, float on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Tomb of Tu Duc King, Royal Citadel and Royal Arena
    • Discovering the architectural harmony among Vietnam, China and Japan in ancient Hoian Town
    • Taking a boat cruise along Mekong Delta to experience daily activities of locals on the river
    • Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels - an underground tunnels network and interesting historical stories about Vietnam War
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Day 1: Hanoi (-/-/D)

Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable air-conditioned car and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in.

After lunch you will have a short walking tour around the Hanoi Old Quarter to take a glimpse of Hanoian’s daily life and visit some attractive destinations such as Dong Xuan Market, the Ancient House, Bach Ma Temple and enjoy a water puppet show, one of the Vietnam traditional art forms. Then, you will enjoy a Vietnamese meal in a nearby restaurant in the evening.

Sleep at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
 
Day 2: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)

To experience the tranquil Hanoi, you are suggested to wake up early for enjoying Hanoi morning sounds, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and doing Tai Chi exercise with locals. Your Halong trip will be started after you come back to hotel for freshen up and breakfast.

After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.

After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and you’ll then be transferred to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, our tourguide will take you back to hotel for relaxing. You will have free time for visiting Hanoi Old Quater and try Vietnamese street food by your self.

Sleep at hotel in Hanoi.
 
Day 4: Hue boat trip (B/L/-)

In the morning, our tourguide and driver will come and take you to the Noi Bai International Airport to fly to Hue. Let Hue city tour enlighten and inspire you after a short break time when you arrive in Hue in the morning.

Our local guide will take you on a dragon boat and start visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Tu Duc King. These are attractive historical destinations, which bring you unforgettable memories with beautiful view, nice photos and their own interesting stories.

At noon, you will have a delicious lunch at the city center. After a short rest, you’ll continue visiting the Royal Citadel and the Royal Arena before getting back to the hotel for check in, relax and overnight.

Sleep at hotel in Hue.
 
Day 5: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/-/-)

Say goodbye to Hue, you will get to Hoian on a private car. On the way, you will stop at Lang Co Beach, Cham Museum and Marble Mountain for sightseeing. These destinations help you relax and learn more about Vietnam’s rich culture.

Arriving in Hoian, you’ll check in the hotel and have a short rest after the trip. Don’t hesitate to ask our guide for some restaurant suggestions for lunch. And then, spend all your day to wander along the streets and discover Hoian ancient town with various things to see: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market…

Sleep at Hotel in Hoi An Town.
 
Day 6: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/)

Don’t miss the chance to immerse into a tranquil morning in Hoi An by waking up early and walking around the peaceful ancient streets in this Old Town and you will have wonderful relaxing time.

Come back to the hotel for your breakfast and we will transfer you to Da Nang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to a hotel in the city center for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll visit some popular attractions including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace with our guide.

Sleep at hotel in HCM city center.
 
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

On this day, you will depart to the Mekong Delta for one day trip.

At 7:30, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center and depart for Cai Be (Vinh Long) a province deep in the Mekong Delta.

Upon arrival in Vinh Long, you will board a sampan to start a trip through many tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Our first stop is at the small but quaint Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to a Coconut Farm, listen to the "Tai Tu Music".

Lunch will be served in Tan Phong Island. You'll then spend one hour rowing boats to observe and sight-see the beautiful island of Tan Phong as well as to visit fruit orchards. After a short rest, we'll drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to end this day trip at around 17:30.

Sleep at hotel in HCM city center.
 
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at hotel and head to the Cu Chi tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese soldiers during their struggle for independence.

Arriving at Cu Chi, you’ll spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including the secret cellar-door, museum of self-made weapons, shooting range, garment-factory ammunition to deeply understand how the Vietnamese soldiers were able to survive in this tiny underground network. Then, you’ll be driven back to Saigon and transferred directly to the airport for departure flight.

Trip ends.
 
A/C private cabin in Ha Long bay Cruise trip 
3 star Hotels
English speaking local tour guides. Other languages are available upon request
All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles.
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance fees
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Domestic and International flight
Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
Meals, drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program
Children under 5 years old: Free of charge
Children from 5 to 10: 75% of adult's rate
Children over 10: Full rate
This is a private trip.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Please DO NOT wear shorts or mini-skirts to show your respect when visit temples, pagodas and historical sites.
Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.
Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 22,730 VND (22, May 2017)
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Related Venues
  • 1 Hanoi Old Quarter
    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hanoi Old Quarter is one of important reasons that make Hanoi allure many tourists over the years. It is famous for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount along with the diversity of products and even the daily life of Hanoians.

  • 2 Dong Xuan Market
    Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Located in the center district Hoan Kiem of Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is originally built by the French in 1889. After many renovations (the latest in 1994 after a fire which almost burn the market), Dong Xuan nowadays is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.

  • 3 Bach Ma Temple
    76 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Constructed from the 9th century, Bach Ma Temple is one among the oldest temples in Hanoi. It now has the structure which was renovated from 18th century. The white house statue inside makes the name of Bach Ma Temple. The temple is one of the famous attractions in Hanoi.

  • 4 Hoan Kiem Lake
    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

    Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Hồ Gươm - Sword Lake) represented the spiritual heart of Hanoi capital. Despite the time’s ashes and dust, the popular historical and legendary beauty-spot of Hoan Kiem Lake is eternal for good as an evidence of a heroic Hanoi during the Vietnam Wars, as well as a romantic and charming Hanoi at present.

  • 5 Halong Bay
    Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

    A Natural World Heritage of Vietnam, Halong Bay is regraded as the paradise of sea and islands with thousand of lime-stone mountains and islets in various sizes and shapes. Lying entirely on the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is an ideal destination for cruising, kayaking and enjoying tropical charming beaches.

  • 6 Thien Mu Pagoda
    Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam

    Owning its name derived from a legend, Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Hue. The pagoda lies on the banks of the Perfume River and is surrounded by flowers and ornamental plants. It is much well-maintained and very welcoming to all visitors.

  • 7 Complex of Hue Monuments
    Hue City, Vietnam

    The Complex of Hue Monuments is an unique construction of a planned and fully defended feudal capital city in Southeast Asia. The complex comprises residences, palaces, gates, and the Forbidden Purple City can be regarded as its heart.

  • 8 Lang Co Beach
    Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue

    Located on the foot of Hai Van Mountain, Lang Co Beach which stretches over 8 kilometers is among the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Endowed with pristine water and smooth sand layer, the beach is a an ideal place for relaxing and diving for many years.

  • 9 Cham Museum
    02, 2 Thang 9 Street, Danang

    Located in the intersection of Trung Nu Vuong and Bach Dang streets in Danang, the Cham Museum is well-known for its extensive collection of sculptures from the Cham civilization dating from the seventh to the fifteenth century. Whenever visiting the museum, you still perceive an individual atmosphere particular to this place, the reverie of reminiscences.

  • 10 Marble Mountain
    Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang

    Consisting of a series of five marble and limestone formations, Marble Mountain (or Ngũ Hành Sơn in Vietnamese) looks like five fingers pointing to the sky. The highest peak of the mountain offers you stunning view over the town.

  • 11 Hoi An Ancient Town
    Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    The charming Hoi An - used to be a prosperous trading port in 15th century - still have many of its original streets and houses preserved intact. Peaceful lifestyle along with the harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture, Hoi An captures the heart of all visitors to this land.

  • 12 Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
    Ben Nghe Ward, Disctrict 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is the most-visited tourist site of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, which is a famous age-long cathedral in Southern Vietnam. It is a magnificient building attracting not only Catholics but most tourists for its neo-Romanesque style architecture and a sacred atmosphere as well.

  • 13 Saigon Central Post Office
    2 Cong Xa Paris Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Saigon Central Post Office is the largest post offices in Vietnam. The post office was built when Vietnam was the colony of French in the early 20th century. Designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area, Saigon Central Post Office is the must-see tourist attraction.

  • 14 War Remnants Museum
    28 Vo Van tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Opened in September 1975, the War Remnants Museum focuses on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. It has been recently listed among the top 25 most attractive museums in Asia.

  • 15 Reunification Palace
    135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Built by the French in 1869, the Reunification Palace is one of the must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. It is an important site of political and cultural significance and marks the newly established colony of Indochina.

  • 16 My Tho
    Tien Giang Province, Vietnam

    My Tho is the capital of Tien Giang Province in Southern Vietnam. For Mekong Delta tours departure from Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho is a popular spot for dropping tourists.

  • 17 Mekong Delta Floating Market
    Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    Floating markets are the most prominent attractions in Mekong Delta. Visiting the floating markets, you will take chance to experience the locals' daily life by watching people exchanging goods, fruit and many other local products on their vessels. Some typical floating markets in Mekong Delta are Cai Be, Cai Rang, Phung Hiep, etc.

  • 18 Cu Chi Tunnels
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Coming to Cu Chi Tunnels - an immense network of connecting underground tunnels, you'll have a first-hand look at the Vietnam-American war history an better understand the fighting spirit for the national independence of the Viet Cong.