A land of unbelievable scenic beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages and Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, is a fusion of Asian and French influences and the seat of the Vietnamese Government. Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon, is a city full of charm, offering a wealth of cultural adventures to be experienced. The beautiful sights of Halong Bay are one of the most sought after destinations in all of Vietnam. Resulting from this, hundreds of tourists visit every single day and stay overnight on the water in one of the many numbers of junk boats. Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. Hue, one of the most beautiful towns in Vietnam and is located on the banks of the beautifully named “Perfume River”.
On arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to your hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Today enjoy full day tour to explore Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (CLOSED ON MONDAYS & FRIDAYS) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue your tour at the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism.
In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Ngoc Son Temple and an ancient Vietnamese “long house”. Discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter by one-hour cyclo tour, which allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture.
Overnight in Hanoi.
This morning transfer to airport for your flight to Hue (Flight tickets Not included).
On arrival in Hue, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam, proceed for sightseeing tour of UNESCO-listed Hue. The spectacular Citadel (which was built in accordance to strict principles of geomancy) houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges.
Continue the tour and in the afternoon, visit the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, enjoy a peaceful tour on the Perfume River and relax on a cruise and return back to the city.
Overnight in Hue.
Drive along the coast and via mountain passes to Hoi An with a stop en route at the photogenic village of Lang Co.
Upon arrival in Hoi An, pay a visit to one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshop and learn how to make one yourself before setting out on a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Later enjoy, boat trip on the Thu Bon River and some free time to further explore the old town.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Today be transferred to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
(5 Hrs)This morning, visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Learn about their use as hideouts and supply tunnels for Viet Cong soldiers.1400Hrs
Later in the afternoon enjoy a half-day city tour. Highlights include the photo stops at the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office. Visit a local market in Chinatown and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Today check out of the hotel as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.