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Duration: 9 Days
Trip Code: ORGO09

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Overview

When you hear of the word “Vietnam”, what comes to your mind first? Spectacular! Amazing! Natural! Awesome… we get it! Located in South East Asia, it is a land of stunning beauty. In 9 days, you will indulge into the beauty of it, while traveling diverse country and experiencing one-of-a-kind highlights of each region especially World Natural Wonder Halong Bay.

For example: In Hanoi feel free to explore Vietnam’s capital, a city with a rich 1000 year history. Its colorful Old Quarter is a wonderful maze of narrow roads, unique shops and restaurants. You will find yourself cruising among the thousands of mystical limestone islands in Ha Long Bay and spend nights on Cruises. You will love 16th century trading hub of Hoi An Ancient Town. In South Vietnam you will be able to experience life in the Mekong Delta, being rowed through narrow channels, taking a deep look at everyday life, enjoying a rich variety of tropical fruits and visiting the Cu Chi tunnels.

This tour will give an awesome experience and you will keep memories till lifetime!

Highlights:

  • Enjoy Vietnam beauties to Halong Bay on traditional wooden boat Dragon Pearl Junk to feel the charming and unique of Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Discover the chamrings of Hoian ancient town which is famous for wandering roads, shoppings, ancient houses.
  • Get the cooking class in Hoian to taste and experience local cuisines
  • Experience river life at Mekong Delta of My Tho – Ben Tre and enjoy countryside beauties
  • Learn about Vietnam history at Cu Chi Tunnels – the underground network during America and Vietnam War.

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival. O/n In Hanoi

You’ll be landing in Hanoi at Noi Bai International airport, where you will receive a warm welcome from our English speaking guide and driver, who will take you to your hotel for check in. You’ll get a start to Vietnam to remember, with a relaxing walk through some of Hanoi’s biggest attractions; the Opera House, Old Quarter, HoanKiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. And what better way to start an evening with a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine?

This is your first day, and the amazing tour Vietnam with Origin Travel team begins!

O/N in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi Free Day. O/N In Hanoi (B)

The fun starts today! After having breakfast at hotel, you have full day free as your own way for exploring Hanoi history city – the city with more than 1000 years of rich history and culture. You would love to taste authentic “Pho Hanoi” – a great meal in Hanoi.

It offers you many museums to discover, pagoda, temples and Hanoi Old Quarter to wander around streets.

Optional Hanoi city tour: Visit city tour with many interesting and must-see visiting sites as below if you wish to add it in your package Vietnam travel with us

Option 1: Hanoi city full day to exploring Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The President Palace and his Residential place on stilt house. The Temple of Literature – an amazing place where the first university of the country since 12th Century is situated. This is a unique chance to experience the history of education of Vietnam and enjoy the world’s best moments. Exploring one of museums: Museum of Ethnology, Women Museum, History Museum and Quan Thanh Temple. Ethnology Museum is very popular where you can see and get knowledge of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and its cultures. Interesting, right? Love the water puppet show at theater and get an unforgettable experience of Hanoi special culture. Enjoying best moments while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter – getting to know the local life at night, shopping and much more!

Option 2: Duong Lam ancient village half day. This is the great experience to an ancient village with village gate, ancient houses with hundreds of years, life style, etc. No better way to return the Hanoi previous life still remain at this village as well as ancient values.

O/N in Hanoi

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Day 3: Cruise Trip At World Heritage Site Halong Bay: O/n Dragon Pearl Junk (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Leave Hanoi city by private car to Halong Bay – World Heritage Site and New Seven World Wonder. This is going to be exciting and a must-see destination in Vietnam to admire the magnificent landscapes which nature bless for this bay!

You have 3.5 hours on car to reach Halong Bay and have a short break 15 minutes en route for fresh before continue on car to reach Halong City.

Afternoon activities:

Embark Hon Gai International harbor at 13:30 pm. Check in on board and enjoy welcome drinks and have cruise briefing

Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.

After that you discover the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave – one of the beautiful caves in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Co island, swimming or kayaking.

Back to junk for refreshing before having dinner on board.

Evening activites:

Evening is your time to relax on your cabin and enjoy your own time for the bay night. O/N on board.

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Day 4: Take Fly To Da Nang - Hoi An. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Morning activities:

Enjoy fresh air and gentle breeze of the bay in morning. Have breakfast on board.

Then cruise to Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.

You check out of the cabin at 10:00 am, start cruising towards the harbor. Have lunch on board.

Disembark at Hon Gai habor at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver welcomes you at 13:15 pm on Private car to return airport. You spend 3.5 hours to reach Noi Bai airport for taking flight to Danang

On arrival Da Nang airport, our guide and driver welcome and transfer you to go ahead to Hoian ancient town for the first night at this impressive town with old houses and tranquil life.

Evening is your free time to have your own dinner to taste local foods. O/N in Hoian.

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Day 5: Walking Tour In Hoi An. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Morning activities:

Love Old Things? You have full day to walking around Hoian Old Quarter and surrounding countryside with a lot of ancient architectures which will make your visit much more relaxing. The Old Port gave Hoian the harmony of the complex architectures from different countries like Portugal, China, Japan… as well as a boat trip on River to traditional handicraft village. This is totally exciting for those who love old cultures, and we’re sure you’re one of those!Star the trip by walking time for discovery the beauty of Hoi An ancient town.

The tour includes stops at several famous landmarks. The first is Chua Ong Pagoda, dating back to 1653 and built in honor of the Chinese general Quan Cong, who is worshipped by many as a symbol of loyalty and justice.

Next is Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to see the Jinshang Temple which is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors.

Then visit Tan Ky ancient house, a 200 year old ancestral house. Finally, stroll across the often photographed 17th century covered bridge built by Japanese craftsmen called Japanese Bridge. The beautifully built bridge doubles as a temple and is a major landmark of Hoi An.

Have lunch at restaurant

Afternoon activities:

Free this afternoon to get your own experience around Hoi An town and countryside as your own way.

Optional with additional charge: Make a cycling to Tra Que Organic vegetable villages, boat trip to Thanh Ha Ceramic village or basket boat to Bay Mau palm forest, etc.

Evening activities:

Evening is the free time to experience Hoian ancient town with sparkling of lantern light and enjoy streets food as your own enjoyment. Hoian is more charming at night with different lantern. Especially, if you are in full moon time, the whole town has no electric lights, just only lantern lights which give you more charming and ancient. O/N in Hoian

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Day 6: Join Cooking Class Then Take Flight To Sai Gon. O/n In Sai Gon (B/L)

Morning activities:

Start from morning at 8.00 am and walk to local market inside Hoian town. En route is the chance to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere in the countryside.

Having a lovely experience with the cooking lesson in a local restaurant of Hoian! No more better way than you learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine as well as know how to choose fresh ingredient for your dishes.

Stroll to the local market, together experience the daily life of Hoi An through its symphony which is made of fresh greens, aromatic spices or the warm welcome of vendors. Drop somewhere to collect a few ingredients for our recipes.

Come back restaurant to prepare all the materials just bought from the market. You will have opportunity to cook traditional dishes:

  • Rice pasta rolls.
  • Braised eggplant in clay pot.
  • Spicy grilled pork.
  • Grilled fish in banana leaf.

Enjoy your just-been-made dishes, added with a salad, bread and dessert to fulfill your lunch.

Be awarded a certificate which is signed and stamped by restaurant’s manager to affirm your pass of this cooking course.

Afternoon activities:

Take flight to Ho Chi Minh city the busiest one of Vietnam to experiences variety of Vietnamese and their life in each region.

Evening activities:

Have a free time in the evening for shopping at Ben Thanh night market or take a drinks at pub & bar along District 1. O/N in HCM.

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Day 7: Day Trip To Cu Chi Tunnels ½ Ho Chi Minh City Tour. O/n In Sai Gon (B/L)

Morning activities:

Indulge into History! First of all you spend half day in the morning to visit Cu Chi tunnel which is the place for you to experience Vietnam War between American and Vietnam to admire the underground network tunnels of more than 200km length. This day is going to be glorious one!

What impressive for Vietnamese in war to fight against the enemy! The tunnels will give you the chance to learn lively about Vietnam history and people. Try yourself through narrow tunnels which are the home, work, school… in the past underground.

Have lunch at restaurany

Afternoon activities:

Continue the trip this afternoon to discover Ho Chi Minh City – the young and dynamic of Vietnam with a lot of French style architectures, big markets having special products.

You will have time to see The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic, Independent Palace, Ben Thanh market for more enjoyment of the city

Evening activities:

Have a free time in the evening for shopping at Ben Thanh night market or take a drinks at pub & bar along District 1. O/N in HCM.

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Day 8: Discover Mekong Delta - Area Of My Tho - Ben Tre. O/n In Sai Gon (B/L)

Morning activities:

Awesome Dawn! Awesome Day! You will get an amazing chance to visit Mekong Delta which offers a unique opportunity to discover the river life of local people. Covering a large region in South and West Vietnam, Mekong Delta is famous for rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, fishing villages, rowing boat through channels and canals. You’re going to love it.

Travel out Ho Chi Minh city and go ahead to Mekong Delta and enjoy your time. before reaching the boat landing in My Tho and take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal.

Enjoy My Tho’s colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere. Feel free to cruise on Tien River to visit Tortoise Island, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands – Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy the coconut candy mill; take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal.

Afternoon activities:

Continue your cruise trip to Ben Tre province “the home of coconuts” to get more experience at this famous land of coconut candy and know how they produce it. Taste honey tea before back My Tho and the driver transfer you back Ho Chi Minh city for overnight

En route is the chance to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda – the greatest pagoda of Tien Giang Province with area of 2,000m2 with many beautiful trees. It is the beautiful structure with a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles.

Evening activities:

Get more free time to experience around Ho Chi minh city, shopping at Ben Thanh night market, etc. O/N in HCM.

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Day 9: Departure Ho Chi Minh - See You Again (B)

Your last day! And a great experience! After having a long journey in Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh city to get more experience or just relax at hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh.

Wow! This was pretty exciting, right? It’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to get back to your busy life! And we are sure that you will have an amazing trip with Origin Travel and we do hope to see you again in the future. You are incredible, and we are so glad to be a part of your holiday in Vietnam! Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!

Ms Angela

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Ms. Angela & Ms. Lucy is our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers she has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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