Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Cuchi – Tay Ninh – My Tho – Saigon
Tour Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Tour Operates : all year round / on demand
Tour Price : Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
Day 1: Hanoi (D)
Arrive at the Noi Bai international airport. Meet your Viratour guide tour, transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B)
After breakfast, a half day city tour of Vietnam’s capital includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, transfer by road to Halong Bay, 160 km east of Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic village en route. Overnight in Halong.
Day 3: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L,D)
After breakfast, a morning cruise in a private junk on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands. The cruise ends with a fresh seafood lunch on board. Return to Hanoi by road in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Hue (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport after breakfast for the short flight to Hue. Transfer to hotel on arrival. A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit the mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Enjoy a royal dinner with traditional music. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B,L,D)
After breakfast, leave Hue early in the morning for the central port city of Danang. The Vietnam’s most scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co to the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Visit the two famous sites of Danang, the Cham Museum, Marble Mountain. Finish our day at the picturesque and historical riverside town of Hoi An. Explore the town which was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th century. Another Hoi An’s attraction are the tailor shops which custom tailor clothes for you overnight. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Danang airport for departure to Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. A city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, a lacquer ware factory and Thien Hau Pagoda in the city’s bustling Chinatown. A moonlit dinner cruise on the Saigon River. Overnight in HCM City.
Day 7: Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam’s no.1 tourist attraction, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Lunch. Visit the Great Temple of Caodaism – a religion that includes bits and pieces of most of the religious philosophies known in Vietnam during the early 20th century: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Native Vietnamese spiritualism, Christianity and Islam. This temple is partly based on the structure of the Roman Catholic Church. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by road.
A relaxing “Health and Beauty” package is optional. Participants can enjoy 30’ minutes of one of the following: shampoo and head massage; manicure; foot massage or facial massage.
Day 8: Saigon – Mekong Delta (B,L,D)
A full day trip to the watery world of the Mekong Delta, just a couple of hours by road from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets. Take a boat trip along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation and try exotic fruits in one of the many orchards.
Day 9: SGN (B)
Departure day. At leisure until transfer to the airport for onward flight. Home sweet home.