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zoom_35vietnam_classic_tour_heritage_mapCode: VLD 04C

  • Day 01: Hanoi arrival. Short tour around old quarter.
  • Day 02: Hanoi sightseeing with water puppet show.
  • Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long. Enjoy with deluxe junk.
  • Day 04: Ha Long – Hanoi.
  • Day 05: Hanoi – Flight to Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam.
  • Day 05: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An.
  • Day 07: Hoi An sightseeing.
  • Day 08: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Saigon.
  • Day 09: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Saigon.
  • Day 10: Saigon Departure

Day 01 : Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam. Vietlanddiscovery’s guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you toVietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Nothing was planned for this day, allowing you to rest after a long  flight.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02 : Visit of  Hanoi.           (B)

On the second day you are goingto visit the most notable cultural sites recensed in Hanoi, known to be one of the most charming city in South-East Asia.

You get to see Indochina General Governor ex-palace, « Uncle Ho » home on stilts, nestled in a beautiful botanical garden as well as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the one pillar pagoda, build in 1049 and still one of Hanoi’s most prominents symbols.

You will then head for the Temple of Litterature. Founded in 1070, it was the firts vietnamese university. In the ethnological museum, inaugurated by Jacques Chirac in partnership with Paris’s « Musée des Arts Premiers » you will get acquainted with Vietnam’s 54 ethnic peoples. In the museum’s botanical park you will visit traditional houses of some of these ethnic peoples.

You then stroll around Hoan Kiem lake and go through the famous red bridge to reach Ngoc Son temple. To end an exciting day in Hanoi, you will attend the renowned water puppet play. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, this traditional show illustrates life in the rice paddies and brings back to life the country’s thousands of years old culture.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long                (B, L, D)

 You will get on the road for Ha Long bay, a drive that take you through the Red River delta and during the lenght of which you will be surrounded by vietnamese countryside every day life scenes. In Ha Long you board a traditionnal junk to discover a 1500 sq.km-wide site that includes 3000 islands and rock formations, proudly emerging from the water for everyone to admire their fantastic shapes.       

  • 12h00 : Arrival in Hon Gai port and boarding of a shared deluxe jonque.
  • 13h15 : Lunch is served while the cruise proceeds.
  • Visit of a fisherman’s village. Stop on a small beach for sea and sun bathing.
  • Sun set on Ha Long Bay. 
  • Arround 6.30 pm the vessel is anchored for the night.
  • 19h30 : Dinner is served on board.   

Overnight on board the traditional jonque.

Day 04: Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue           (B, Brunch)

You will have breakfast on-board, while the cruise proceeds towards the Tunnel Cave, which will be visited on small sampans boats. You will then return on your now familiar jonque to visit Bai Tu Long bay. Landing will occur around 11.45 am. You will then be heading back to Hanoi. The flight VN1545 (20 :10-21 :20) will take you from Hanoi airport to Hue, the country’s capital under Nguyen dynasty rule (1802-1954), 654 km South of Hanoi. This city in which  the « fragrances river » meanders, inspired many poets. There is a melancholic charm and a special sweetness to it, thanks to its palaces, shrines, refined food and the gentle voices of its womens. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and your driver will take you to your hotel.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 05. Visit of Hue             (B)

Wake up early and take a quick walk along the river that goes right through the city gives you chance to feel the spirit of this place, of people's life here . A cruise later up the city’s romantic « fragrances river » will take you to Thien Mu pagoda, founded in 1601. You will then have lunch in Thuy Bieu, a very typical village that you will further explore on  bicycles. You will paddle along paths lined with richly decorated houses, garden-houses traditional architecture of Hue region and the village’s school.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 06: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An            (B)

You will depart in the morning for the ancien port city of Hoi An via the « clouds moutain pass », stoping there to enjoy its superb panoramic view on the shoreline, stoping again to stretch you legs on the ravishing white sanded beach of Lang Co.

By late morning you will arrive in Hoi An, unique untouched vietnamese city, thus becoming a living art and architecture museum. A priceless cultural and historical legacy steams from a city that bore witness to a thriving foreign trade period. A period (17th and 18th centuries) during which it was an important hub of naval transportation. Japanese, chinese, dutch and french boats where the most regular ones on its shores. You will then check into your see-side hotel.

After lunch your guide will take you on a bicycle tour of Hoi An city, ancient Faifo. The city visit includes the historical and cultural museum, Quan Cong temple, Phuc Kien temple, the japanese bridge and old Phung Hung’s house. You will then attend a traditional musical spectacle, typical of centre Vietnam.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 07 : Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon            (B)

You will take the flight VN1309 (09:30-10:40) to Saigon, economic capital of Vietnam. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the reunification palace, the war museum, Notre Dame cathedral and the central post office designed by Gustave Eiffel. You will stroll around Cho Lon market in the chinese quarter and visit Thien Hau pagoda.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 08 : Sai Gon – Cai Be floating market – Vinh Long – Can Tho           (B, L)

Departure from Saigon for Cai Be floating market in the Mekong delta region, highly fertile region thus dubbed " Vietnam’s rice basket". Frequently flooded by Mekong river forces people here use transportation on waterways.

In Cai Be you will visit craft villages then have lunch at Xeo May bonsaïs garden. Your boat will then take you all the way to Hoa Khanh village. Upon landing, you will go for a bicycle ride through the village. Eend the day with a drive to  Can Tho where you spend the night.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 09: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon             (B)

A boat trip in the early morning let you witness the live spectacle of Cai Rang floating market. The setting is beautiful : hundreds of merchants on motorized sampans filled with rice, fruits and artisanal products will gather to exchange.

Leaving this agitation behind, you pay a visit to Binh Thuy house and Long Dinh village which famous for its hand woved mats before driving back to Saigon towards the end of the afternoon and settle in your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10 : Sai Gon – Tay Ninh Temple  –  Cu Chi Tunnels – Departure (B)

Visit Tay Ninh and Caodai temple, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend a religious ceremony held daily at noon. Colourful and special, this temple is the heart of the Caodaism religion in Vietnam. Jesus, Buddha, Victor Hugo, Winston Churchill and Nguyen Binh Kiem are some of the saints being worshipped here.

Afternoon, tour Cu Chi area that known in Vietnam war before 1975, just 60 km away from Saigon city center, for its network of tunnels, 250 km long, build during the war. You will be back in Saigon late in the afternoon.

 

End of Services.

Hotels during your trip

Cities

Hotels / Junks

2 stars

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

Hanoi

Prince Hanoi

La Dolce Vita

Silk Path

Legend Sofitel

Ha Long

Margueritte junk

Bai Tho junk

Paloma junk

Bhaya junk

Hue

Héritage

Héritage

Huong Giang

Pilgrimage village

Hoi An

Lotus

Ancient House

Hoi An Beach Resort

Victoria Hoi An resort

Sai Gon

Saigon Sport

Tan Hai Long

Duxton

Caravelle

Can Tho

Phuong Dong

Kim Tho

Golf Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho

Note: The hotel list above is just only for reference, our travel consultant will propose you the suitable one upon the availability and/or your wishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-     Vietnam Mosaique

-     Vietnam Passion

-     Vietnam Mandarin Road

-     Vietnam Immersion

Services included:

  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
  • Transfer and transportation with private vehicle
  • English speaking Guide upon your request.
  • Private boat cruise as the mentioned program in Hue, Hoi An and Mekong delta
  • Boat cruise in Ha Long with deluxe junk “shared junk, private comfortable cabin”
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner)
  • International Airticket reconfirmation.

Services excluded:

  • Domestic & International air-tickets and airport departure tax
  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Tip and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • All the others not mentioned in the program

Tariff for this trip:

The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our Sales Staff for the price of this trip.

Optional services: Upon your request

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