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Amazing Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Tour 8 days / 7 nights

 
   
   
 
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Arrive in Hanoi’s international airport, our guide will welcome you then transfer to the center of Hanoi by car. Check in the hotel free time to relax after a long flight.
 
 
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour  ( B, L )
Hanoi is the oldest capital city in Southeast Asia. Up to now, Hanoi has been one of the few cities in Asia left entirely void of the western-style boxy business architecture. Hanoi has always been a symbol of culture and a source of pride throughout the history. This tour is designed aimed to give you an opportunity to enjoy an absolute and adorable Hanoi. Small streets with old houses, friendly people with typical Vietnamese smiles offer you the true feeling of this capital city.
 
In the morning, we pick you up early to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh Museum. A short drive to The Temple of Literature - The first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11 th century to admire the beautiful construction and learn about Royal court and Vietnamese talents.
Have lunch in local restaurant. Short time to relax before takes a drive ahead to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology .
 
 
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Surprising Cave – Kayaking – Hanoi ( L ):
Halong bay, the magnificent heritage with its 2000 islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin . Ha Long is an excellent example of a Karst landscape created by a complex chain during millions of years of geological movement. Let us take you back in time on a fascinating relaxing journey along the Red River Delta to the World Heritage Site, the Halong Bay.

Bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Halong city enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and daily Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong board boat. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat is cruising the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. After visiting Amazing cave we stop at a floating house and go kayaking to enjoy the beauty of the bay with stalactite and stalagmite cave. And then we take a sunset cruise towards Halong wharf drive back to Hanoi for your overnight stay. 8h30 pm tour ends at your hotel.
 
 
Day 4: Hanoi - Hochiminh City
Free & leisure until our driver will transfer you to for departure.
Arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport in Hochiminh City , you will be met and driven to your hotel. You will have time to relax after your journey. Your overnight stay will be in Hochiminh City .
 
 
Day 5: Hochiminh City Tour
Boasting an electric, near palpable energy, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam’s largest metropolis and its undisputed capital of commerce. For the casual visitor, Saigon – as its still called by all but the city officials who live here – can seem a chaotic mess of traffic-clogged roads and urban bustle, with nary a green space in sight.
 
 
 
At morning :
 You will visit Giac Lam pagoda that was built in 1744 and is regarded as the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. You will also see Thien Hau pagoda built in early 19th century, Chinatown, Binh Tay market, Ben Thanh market. With a stop for a while at a lacquer shop, you can buy some gifts for your friends, beloved relatives.
 
In the afternoon :
We will take you around Ho Chi Minh City from downtown Saigon to Chinatown to get a general view of it as well as its history and culture with stops at Reunification Palace (Ex-Presidential Palace) that was built in 1963 and is well-known as an outstanding example of 1960’s architecture, the War Remmants, passing by Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1877), the General Post Office.
 
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long (L)
Mekong Delta was formed by sediment deposited by the Mekong River and the process still continues today.  The land of the Mekong Delta is renowned for its richness and most of it is under cultivation.  Its product includes rice, coconut, sugarcane, fruits and fish.  A major activity in the Mekong Delta is boating. 
 
- Depart at 7:45 AM from Sinh office to Cai Be by air-conditioned bus.
- Have a motorised boat ride to see round Cai Be Floating Market with local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats.
- Walk around to see orchard, rice paper making, rice crispies producing process, etc..
- Stop for a rest, a free Vietnamese lunch including tropical fruits.
- Boat through a village to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvellous natural setting of Mekong Delta region.
- 3:00 PM visit Vinh Long Market.
- Visit MEKONG REST STOP on the way back to Sai Gon.
 
 
 
Day 7: Hochiminh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi
Cu Chi Tunnel is 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City in the Northwest. It is miniature battle versatile of Cu Chi’s military and people during the 30-year struggle longtime and fierce to fight invading enemy to receive independence, freedom for motherland. It also is the special architecture lying deeply underground with many stratums, nooks and crannies as complex as a cobweb, having spares for living, meeting and fighting with total lengths over 200 km.  
 

You will visit the Great Temple of Caodaism in Tay Ninh, about 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The Temple is built on nine levels that represent nine steps to heaven at which you will see a prayer session at noon. Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion with its philosophy based on Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity. Its tenets include believing in one God, the existence of the soul and the ability to communicate with the spiritual world.

You will stop for about 2 hours to visit Ben Dinh tunnel, a section of the 200 km-long Cu Chi tunnel network that was built over 2 decades and used as an army base during the Vietnamese-American War. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground storeys including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command centres, etc. You can also fire M-16, AK-47, carbine rifle

 
 
Day 8: Hochiminh City - Departure :
Free & leisure until our driver will transfer you to for departure.
 
 
 

 

Quotation in USD per person: US $692 (2 star hotel)  US $902 (3 star hotel)
 
 
Tour price includes :
  • Transportation

  • Domestic flights : Ha Noi - Saigon ( Economic class )

  • All pick ups and transfers from/to airport ; From/to boat quay

  • English speaking tour guide

  • All entrance fees

  • Hotel accommodation based on 2 guests sharing a Twin or Double.

  • Half board package meals indicated as : B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner.  

Tour price excludes :
  • International flight to/from Vietnam

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks

  • Other meals not mentioned in the program.

  • Laundry & telephone fee at hotels

  • Vietnamese Entry visa

 

 

 

 
  • What to bring : Sun cream, insect repellent, hat, sun-glasses, comfortable shoes.

    Passengers are suggested not to wear short clothes or take any luggage for convenience.

     

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