Vietnam Travel 11 Days


Tour description: For a short time with just 11 days, but this trip will bring you visiting through out all of the most beautiful cities from the north to the south of Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Detal/ Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Begin / Tour End: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Code: KDH - 17

Tour Duration: 11 Days

Dates: Upon your request

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Tours Category : Vietnam Package Holidays

Highlight: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Detal/ Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 1: Arrival Hanoi VietnamTravel_Map_Vietnam
  • Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)
  • Day 3: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Depart for Hue Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 6: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Leave Hoi An to Saigon/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 10:Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 11: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
Summary highlights:
  • Hanoi: Exploring Hanoi – capital of Vietnam.
  • Halong Bay: Cruising aboard a traditional junk amidst the majestic limestone cliffs and emerald green waters of magnificent Halong Bay.
  • Hue: Touring the former imperial capital Hue, home to successions of imperial dynasties
  • Danang: The city is famous by Marble Mountain, China Beach, Cham Museum and My Son Holy Land
  • Hoi An: Wandering the charming streets of Hoi An town –lined with centuries old houses and quiet boutiques as well as relax on the beach and shop in Hoi An Old Quarter.
  • Mekong Delta/ My Tho & Ben Tre: Touring the orchards, paddy fields and rowing on a small wooden boat in swamplands of the Mekong Delta.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Exploring vibrant Ho Chi Minh City or called Saigon, the dynamic heart of Vietnam

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam

Noi Bai Airport HanoiToday you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)

One Pillar Pagoda HanoiHanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum of l’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam’s turbulent history. Water Puppet Show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D)

Halong BayEarly this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.

 

Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Depart for Hue Imperial City. (B, L)

HalongRising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive to airport directly. Arrive Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) at 3:00pm. Catching flight to Hue City. Arrive Hue City, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 5: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)

Hue

Spend full day to visit Hue City, Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam’s cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood. Overnight in Hue City.

 

Day 6: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)

Thien Mu pagoda hueJust outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue’s most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s. Overnight in Hue City.

 

Day 7: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)

Danang beach festival

Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings. Stop at China Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks – once islands made of marble – and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 8: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Sa Huynh Museum in Quang Nam

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as “Faifo” to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous “China Beach,” with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 9: Leave Hoi An to Saigon/City Sightseeing. (B, L)

SaigonFly to Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, the largest Vietnamese city. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. This teeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Colon, which means “Big Market.” Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon’s government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as “Hotel de Ville,” is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 10: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho

Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 11: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

SaigonYou have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish unforgettable Vietnam trip with Vietnam Tour Advisor or you can extend some day to Siem Reap (Cambodia), Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) or Phu Quoc Island. Good bye & see you in the next time!

Trip included:

  • 09 Nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 1 Night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nha Trang, Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • Meals specified in tour program .B - Breakfast ,L - Lunch ,D - Dinner
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.
 

Trip excluded:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Kayak, Massage onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods),
  • flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations,
  • any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
 

Additional Information:

  • Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 - Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
  • Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
  • Prices subject to change without notice
 

Meals :

  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, VietnamTripAdvisor can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
  • Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.
  • Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners' tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.
  • Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, VietnamTripAdvisor suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.
   

Hanoi accommodation: Flower Garden Hotel 4 star accommodation for Vietnam Travel 11 Days

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Room in Flower Garden Hotel in Hanoi

Flower Garden hotel that has both business and leisure guests are treated to friendly and personalized service and are assured of serene and restful accommodation in a refined atmosphere. Flower Garden Hotel features’ 83 spacious and well-designed rooms and suites are equipped with satellite T.V…

Halong cruise and overnight on Paloma Cruise for Vietnam Travel 11 Days

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Cabin on Paloma Cruise

 The Paloma that is a Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.

Hoi An accommodation: Sunrise Hoi An Hotel 5 star accommodation for Vietnam Travel 11 Days

Room in Sunrise Hoian Hotel

Room in Sunrise Hoian Hotel

of Hoi An Ancient Town, one of Vietnam’s most picturesque towns, located only a 10-minute drive from the resort. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hoi An draws visitors to its old world charm with a preserved mix of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and French culture, evidence of the town’s fascinating past as a major trading port .

Hue accommodation: Saigon Morin Hote 4 star accommodation for Vietnam Travel 11 Days

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Saigon Morin Hotel in Hue

Enjoying Vietnam Travel 11 Days by staying at Saigon Morin hotel that is uilt in 1901 by French, the Morin Hotel is the oldest hotel in Hue City, Vietnam. Survived through many wars, this is more than a Hotel, it’s a part of the History of Hue city in the last 100 years .

Saigon accommodation: Grand Hotel 4 star accommodation for Vietnam Travel 11 Days

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Grand Hotel in Saigon

Grand hotel that is one of The Oldest Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City Since 1930 and completely restored in 1997, nestled in Saigon’s scenic riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment addresses, and still retains its French colonial style, provides a perfect base for conducting business or for having a completely relaxed vacation.