Best of Vietnam

Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive trip . Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and experience dynamic cities, tranquil backwaters, imperial ruins, faded colonial elegance and picture-perfect landscapes dotted with reminders of the past.

What's Included?

• Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
• Accommodation shared in Triple with daily breakfast.
• All sightseeing tickets
• Tissues and water on coach
• Services charges and government tax
• Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
• No extra charge after services confirmation

Duration

6 days

Destination Covered

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Welcome dinner is arranged at Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D) PRIVATE TOUR
This morning, your tour starts with your hotel pickup. First stop is to Ho Chi Minh complex. Consists of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho’s House on stilt, one pillar pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Here your guide will explain the history of Vietnam, the importance Ho Chi Minh complex holds. Enjoy time to explore the complex.
After lunch, visit the Ethnology Museum or Bat Trang Ceramic Village. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research center and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam, hear about how researchers are preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups. Next, stop at the Literature Temple, QuocTuGiam, and Ngoc Son Temple. This afternoon, sit back and relax as you enjoy water puppet show (optional). You will then be taken back to your hotel where the tour ends

Day 3: Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day (B/L/D) Private Tour
Just 110 km and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center, you have a chance to enjoy landscape in one of the most famous tourist province in the north of Vietnam. Most of backpacker chooses Ninhbinh as a stop-over for the trip through Vietnam. Among plenty of tourist sites such: Tamcoc - Halong bay on land, Cuc Phuong National Park, Vanlong Floating Chanel, Trang An Eco...
Hoalu - Tamcoc is perfect combination for a day trip to learn about a dark period when Vietnam was conquested by Northern Invader. Hoalu is a sacred land with two temple worshiping those kings in 10 century who gave great contribution for the nation. Next, lets take a boat trip along the Ngo Dong river to enjoy landscape in Tamcoc. You will know why its named Halong Bay on Land
AM : 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D) Private transfer no guide
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.

Day 5: Halong - hanoi (B/L/D) Private transfer
06h30 – 07h15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau area.
10h15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h15 – 11h00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11h00 – 12h15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30 Disembark Cruise.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Day 6: Departure (B) no guide
After breakfast at the hotel, free time at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight departure. End of trip.
Not Included:
• International flights & departure taxes
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Travel insurance
• Beverage
• Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
• Other services not mentioned above
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