Tour Code: IOV
Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Destination: Hochiminh City - Mekong Delta – Dalat – Nhatrang - Hoian - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi.
Commence: Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi
Conclude: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: Hochiminh City Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, joining this Vietnam Package Vacation, you will experience the beauty of Vietnam Nature including soft and sandy beaches, green and limestone island and cultural vestiges in Vietnam. Today, upon arrival in Hochiminh city, our tour guide will meet you at the airport then transfer to hotel. After checking in the hotel, you will have some free time to refresh up then our tour guide will accompany you to a local restaurant for the welcome dinner with “Nem Cuon” or fresh spring rolls. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 2: Hochiminh City Tour (B)
Start the day with a tour to bustling Chinatown and begins with a visit to the Thien Hau Temple then head to Cholon, literally meaning ‘Big Market’. In the afternoon, visit the War Remnant Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there on you will be able to explore all the major sights of Saigon on foot such as: The Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and the City Hall. After this historical visit, enjoy some wonderful ice cream at Fanny’s, a quaint little parlor with a French atmosphere, before exploring the trendy boutiques shops on Ton That Thiep Street. Overnight in Hochiminh city.
Day 3: Mekong Delta – Hochiminh City (B)
Enjoy the morning drive to the fertile Mekong Delta to visit Cai Be Floating Market, then visit a local farm for experiencing the daily activities of the farmers then you will be entertained by local artists with a traditional music show whilst trying locally made products like bee honey tea, rice wine...then the sampan boat ride allows you to discover the smaller backwater canals and tributaries of this region. Drive back to Hochiminh city.
Day 4: HCM- Dalat (B)
Take a short flight to the cooler climates of Dalat.Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century,Dalat is reminiscent of an alpine town with its French chalets and pines forests.In the afternoon we take a tour to Truclam pagoda, which is a largest pagoda in Dalat and the largest Institute of Meditation in Vietnam then we go to visit Hang Nga villa which is known as the Crazy house and the last Emperor Bao Dai’s summer palace, built from 1933 to 1937. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 5: Dalat - Nhatrang (B)
Today we travel through the coffee and tea plantations of the Central Highland, passing some little townships along the way down to Nhatrang, the famous coastal city for sandy beaches.Spend the rest of the day to relax at your hotel or go on a visit to nearby Cham towers.Only 4 of the original 10 towers remain, but nonetheless they conjure up an impressive feeling of power and mystery and along with the remnants of Nhatrang’s past and the captivating sights of its fishing villages present an enthralling introduction to the town.Overnight in Nhatrang.
Day 6: Nhatrang (B)
Today, we continue our Vietnam Vacation with a leisurely boat trip to some small islands, swimming in the clear water of the South China Sea or snorkeling around the Mun island and enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch on board.If time permit, indulge yourself with the special local Mud bath. Overnight in Nhatrang
Day 7: Nhatrang – Hoian (B)
Today, take a short flight to Danang and drive 35km South to Hoian, the charming ancient town with hundred years old Houses, Chinese Assembly Halls and Chapels. Stop at the fascinating Cham museum in Dang and the Marble Mountain en route to Hoian. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8: Hoian.(B, D)
Taking the scenic boat trip along the Thubon River down to Hoian town market, visit to the History Museum, Chinese assembly halls, Ancient Houses, Japanese covered Bridge. In the afternoon, spend some time to interact with local people in the vegetable village and ending the day with the fun cooking class. Overnight in Hoian
Day 9: Hoian- Hue (B)
Enjoy a drive through the impressive Haivan pass to Hue, the Former Capital of the country which is home for the “Nguyen”, this is the last dynasty in Vietnam. Take a visit to the poetry Tomb of Emperor Tuduc and the Dongba local Market. Overnight in Hue
Day 10: Hue (B)
Take a leisurely dragon boat trip along the Perfume River and visit to the famous Thien Mu pagoda as well as the stunning Tomb of Emperor Khaidinh. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to the imperial citadel of Hue to explore the ruins of this wonderful monument then depart to the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum and one of Hue's beautiful Garden Houses in town. Overnight in Hue
Day 11: Hue-Hanoi-Halong (B, L, D)
Take a morning flight to Hanoi, and drive along the lush green Red-river Delta to Halong city and spend your night on a beautiful wooden junk in Halong bay .Halong is one of the most beautiful world heritage site in Vietnam boasting its thousand of Karsts limestone islands and islets. Visit some stunning caves and enjoying the sumptuous seafoods on board. Overnight on board in Halong
Day 12: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast will be served on board with the combination of western style and local cuisine. Experience the bay up close and personal with a leisurely sampan tour to “Hang Luon” or “Lagoon Cave” for having some stunning picture of the floras and faunas system in Halong then cruising back to the wharf. Enjoy yet another seafood meal on board before disembarking. Heading back to Hanoi in the afternoon and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi City Tour (B, D)
Hanoi is known as a Paris of Oriental with beautiful tree lines boulevard, typical colonial French buildings and bustling old quarter. Today our visit includes Ho Chi Minh quarter which is known as Badinh square, the Hoa Lo prison with its nick named as Hanoi Hilton by the US pilots, the Temple of Literature with its fame as the first National University in Vietnam dated back to 1070th, and now worship to Confucius.Enjoying the old quarter of Hanoi on the Cyclo tour and the entertaining water puppet show before a farewell dinner. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 14: Departure (B)
Today, you will have free time for your own activities in Hanoi until the pick up time for the airport transfer to your onward flight. Thank you for joining our Vietnam Package Vacation and wish you had a wonderful Vietnam Vacation and sweet departure.