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Duration: 10 Days
Trip Code: ORG_NZL

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Overview

Vietnam At Glance 10 days is the opportunity to capture Vietnam and get the spirit of magical Vietnam’s beauties. It brings you amazing scenes from the colonial charm of Ha Noi. Sip coffee and street foods with locals in Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoi An ancient town, cruise along emerald seawater of Halong Bay cruise trip.

By short time in Vietnam, how wonderful it is for you to cover the true essence of the country.

Highlights:

  • See the very best that Vietnam has to offer in just 10 days to highlights destinations in Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City & Mekong Delta
  • Cruising on a luxury Azalea Cruise through scenic Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay
  • Strolling through the lantern streets of Hoi An Ancient Town to enjoy its sparkling at night especially on fullmoon time, the whole ancient town lighted by lanterns only
  • Feeling the metropolitan pulse of Ho Chi Minh City – the busiest one of Vietnam
  • Enjoy the waterways of the Mekong Delta, enjoying the slow rhythm of life

Notes:

  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as accommodation, its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival - Welcome To Vietnam. O/n In HCM

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view!

Upon your arrival in Tan Son Nhat international airport, our guide and driver will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel by private car. Check in hotel and have your own refresh after the long international fly.

Evening activities:

Get your first evening free in Ho Chi Minh and wander around streets to get your own experience. O/N in HCM

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Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour. O/n In HCM (BL)

Morning activities:

What impressive for Vietnamese in war to fight against the enemy! Visit Cu Chi tunnels it 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. This is the best way to know more of Vietnam history and war time.

Have lunch at restaurant

Afternoon activities:

Have a half day in the afternoon for your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City to get more discover with French constructions: The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic, Independent Palace, Ben Thanh market.

Evening activities:

Ho Chi Minh is well known as unsleep city of Vietnam, you can wander around streets to enjoy night life, taste street foods or go to bars, pub to enjoy a drinks. O/N in HCM

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Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Ba Lai River- HCM. O/n In HCM (BL)

Morning activities:

Leave your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart for Ben Tre and stopover to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda.

Arrive in Ben Tre and pick up at Hùng Vương boat station. Take the boat on the Ben Tre river to visit the coconut candy workshop – specialty of native coconut and know how they make a coconut candy. You can also enjoy the delicious coconut candies.

Afterward you make a walking to visit the bricks – kiln to see how to make bricks by local people’s handy methods. Continue cruising on the river for relaxing. Here is the chance for you to have a sightseeing at local people’s daily activities on the river. And get the daily life feeling of the people at riverside. You have a call on coconut’s gardens to see the kingdom of coconut in south Vietnam and some tropical fruits. This is the time you take crowing-boat along palm creek. And next continue the trip on the village road to see the vast garden of coconuts, grapefruit and coca. Have lunch at garden restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you walk in to the boat station. From here you take boat trip along Ba Lai legend river with the coconut’s stretches to see how local people fishing on the river. Continue on boat for return the boat station where the driver is waiting you to leave Ben Tre to return Ho Chi Minh City.

Evening experiences:

Get more free time in the evening to get your own experience around Ho Chi Minh city. Ben Thanh night market is also a nice place for you shopping. O/N in HCM

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Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Flight To Da Nang - Hoian Ancient Town. O/n In Hoian (BL)

Morning activities:

Taking morning flight to leave Ho Chi Minh for Da Nang City.

Our guide and driver welcome you at Da Nang airport and transfer to Hoi An. En route stop visit Cham Museum where display the whole collection of Cham Pa sculptures, and continue visit Marble Mountain called “Nui Ngu Hanh Son” which translates to “Mountains of the Five Elements”. The small sandstone and marble mountains are named – Nui Thuy Son (water), Nui Tho Son (earth), Nui Kim Son (metal), Nui Hoa Son (fire) and Nui Moc Son (wood).

Then travel ahead to Hoi An town and pass through beautiful beach road with luxury resort from Danang to Hoi An.

Have lunch at restaurant

Afternoon activities:

Have half day in afternoon for 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. Free to have your own account dinner.

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 5: Hoi An Free Day. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Have full day free to chill out on nice sandy beach of An Bang or more walking in Hoian ancient town as well as make tailor (if you order before now is the time for your return to try clothes and fix if you still not pleasure). O/N in Hoian

Optional suggest tours with extra:

  • Option 1: Cycling around handicraft villages and enjoy countryside life to Tra Que vegetable village, Thanh Ha Ceramic village, Cam Thanh village with Bay Mau palm forest, etc
  • Option 2: Being a local farmer and joining cooking class at Tra Que vegetable village
  • Option 3: Cham Island full day from April to September
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Day 6: Hoian Free & Taking Flight To Ha Noi. O/n In Ha Noi (B)

Morning activities:

Free to get your own half day more free in Hoi An and relax on nice sandy beach of An Bang – 5km away Hoi An ancient town.

Afternoon activities:

Take flight to Ha Noi and our local guide and driver in Ha Noi will welcome you at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to downtown. Check in hotel and free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake to get your own experience at our capital city. O/N in Hanoi.

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Day 7: Ha Noi City Tour. O/n In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Start this morning by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. It is a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s rich history.

Next wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the Presidential Palace. This is the place where Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display. And then One Pillar Pagoda right in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex

Continue to the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first University, built in twelfth century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance.

Have lunch at restaurant

Afternoon activities:

Continue to visit Quan Thanh Temple lies on the land of Truc Bac Lake’s side to learn more of history of Vietnam.

Next visit Tran Quoc pagoda to get more discover of Vietnam history.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time for enjoyment of sampling street food in the Old Quarter. It’s a great opportunity to try all those wonderful foods you see. You also have a taste of Hanoi Bia Hoi at corner stall. Do as the locals do and enjoy a drink while watching the local people go by. O/N in Hanoi

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Day 8: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay On Azalea Cruise (BLD)

Morning activities:

Our guide and driver welcome you at hotel at 9.00 am in Hanoi Old Quarter to leave Hanoi for Hai Phong City. Travel in teh new highway to reach Got Ferry in Hai Phong City, at Azalea Private Lounge. It just takes about 2,5 hours on bus to reach Got Ferry. Have a warmly welome and enjoy a special tea at Azalea Cruise’s lounge.

Afternoon activities:

At noon time transfer by a tender from the harbor to the Azalea Cruise to get on board. Have a welcome driver while listening the cruise briefing from our guide as well as safety instructions and make check in procedure.

Next you have lunch on the restaurant of the cruise while passing via Con Vit and Gia Luan Islets. Proceed to Da Chong islet – an untouched amazing limestone karst information rise up out the sea as the impressive manner. Here you can see a lighthose built by French over 100 years old.

Continue to Ba Trai Dao beach area belonging Lan Ha Bay where has the seperate part with Halong Bay. Have a kayaking or only enjoy swimming at this pristine beach. While kayaking through the bay you can have a great experience, have the immerse in the crystal clear seawater in Ba Trai Dao area (the best time for visiting is from October to May). From June to September will visit Tra Bau area also in Lan Ha Bay for the best weather and safe.

Evening activities:

Now is the time to return the cruise and have the authentic well-known local liquor “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor which is really highly recommending liquor in Viet Nam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor.

Enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. And then you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you how to make and cook some Vietnam dishes. The boat has also its Happy Hour deal.

Optional: Massage service available. Let book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

Have dinner on board with delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting

If you wish you can ask the cruise team and have a night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. O/N on board.

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Day 9: Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Enjoy the sunrise on the bay and then have a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Have breakfast at restaurant.

Continue the trip on the local boat to discover the bay in the area of Toi Sang Cave.

Return Azalea Cruise around 9.30 am and make check out procedure. Tea ceremony is served at the restaurant and have a great fun with cruise team. Have a delightful brunch while the cruise return the harbor.

Arrive in Got Ferry at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver welcomes you at Got Ferry and transfers you return Hanoi city. You will arrive in Hanoi around 14.20 pm. Free the rest time is your free time around Hanoi and get new experience of the capital city in Vietnam.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake to get your own experience at our capital city. O/N in Hanoi

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Day 10: Ha Noi Depart (B)

You have more free time to experience around Ha Noi City. Depending on your flight, the driver transfers you to the airport for taking flight back home or next destination. Say goodbye to you and wishing to travel with you again for other destinations in Vietnam. Wishing you a wonderful trip with us!

Special note: If you wish us to include hotel, domestic airticket in tour quote, please drop a line for us when request.

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