Vietnam Travel 13 Days


Tour description: This trip is designed it to ensure that you visit all of the major sightseeing from the north, to central and south of Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Danang - Hoian - My Son - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Detla/Can Tho

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

Tour Code: KDH - 16

Tour Duration: 13 Days

Dates: Upon your request

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Tours Category : Vietnam Package Holidays

Highlight: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Danang -  Hoian - My Son - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Detla/Can Tho

  • 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 – Hanoi. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Hanoi free for leisure – Depart to Hue Imperial City (B)
  • Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)
  • Day 7: Thien Mu Pagoda/Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. (B, L)
  • Day 8: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 9: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 10: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)
  • Day 11: Leave Hoi An to Saigon/City Sightseeing. (B, L)
  • Day 12: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)
  • Day 13: Conclude Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
Summary highlights:
  • Hanoi: Hanoi is the convergence of thousand years of history through many dynasties till French colonized stage then American’s until now. With many lakes, temples, pagodas, special foods and other places for sight-seeing such as schools of different architecture like classic French style to typical Chinese and Vietnamese architecture that have been built throughout the years.
  • Halong Bay: Gives tourists a view of what grandeur that Nature can do. Explore the famous caves, a ride of kayak, with beach lover simply enjoy on the two biggest islands in Halong Bay is Cat Ba and Tuan Chau.
  • Hue: the ancient imperial capital of Nguyen Dynasty, where it was modeled after Beijing’s very own Forbidden City, bears many cultural heritages such as temples, moats, walls, gates, galleries, museums, palaces and royal tombs.
  • Danang: People who enjoy the outdoors and beaches will adore Da Nang.
  • Hoi An: Quite simply, because it’s beautiful. An attractive, well-preserved old town with a great beach just down the road is always going to be a winning combination, and the tailors and silk merchants are also a big draw.
  • My Son : Holy Land – also called Angkor Wat in Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh CityStill called Saigon, the dynamic heart of Vietnam, the city of crowding, business and also history.
  • Mekong Delta/ My Tho: The typical area of the lowland, we cruise in the floating markets, villages and the small canals to discover life on the river from small rural villages to booming capitals, visiting temples floating markets and much more along the way during your unforgettable Mekong River odyssey.

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake 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)

Temple of Literature 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 – Hanoi. (B, L)

Halong BayRising 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. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 5: Hanoi free for leisure – Depart to Hue Imperial City (B)

Hue CityToday free to go shopping in the Hanoi Old Quarter or sightseeing by your own until noon time. Leave Hanoi to airport for Hue City`s flight. Arrive Hue City in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Hue City.

 

Day 6: Full day sightseeing in Hue City – Old Imperial City. (B, L)

Emperor Minh Mang HueSpend 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 7: 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 8: Leave Hue to Danang/City Sightseeing. (B, L)

Hai Van Pass DanangToday, 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 9: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip. (B, L)

Cam Kim Island Hoi AnEnjoy 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 10: My Son Sanctuary half day Tour & free go shopping (B, L)

My SonLeave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch. In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 11: Leave Hoi An to Saigon/City Sightseeing. (B, L)

Notre Dame Cathedral 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 12: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)

My ThoToday 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 13: 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:

  • 11 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 – 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: Flower Garden Hotel 4 star accommodation for Vietnam Travel 13 Days

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