Vietnam at a glance 8 days 7 nights

Capture the essence of Vietnam!
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Vietnam at a glance 8 days 7 nights



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Capture the essence of Vietnam with a comprehensive North to South trip in 8 days 7 nights.

Being said to be well worthwhile, the Vietnam at a glance tour helps to introduce a country with intriguing traditions, spectacular landscape and friendly people to travelers. Touring from the North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you will have sweeping views of Vietnam and collect a lot of interesting experiences and unforgettable memories. This tour is designed for the discerning travelers wishing to the natural beauty and hidden charms along the whole country.

  • Departure
  • Include
    English speaking tour guide
    Meal(s) as indicated
    Entry Fees (if any)
    Private land transfer
  • Not Included
    Shuttle bus transfer
    Travel Insurance
    Domestic & International flight (if any)
    Vietnam visa arrangement
    Tips and Gratuities
    Personal expenses

Day 1: Hanoi (-/-/D)

Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable air-conditioned car and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in.
After lunch you will have a short walking tour around the Hanoi Old Quarter to take a glimpse of Hanoian’s daily life and visit some attractive destinations such as Dong Xuan Market, the Ancient House, Bach Ma Temple and enjoy a water puppet show, one of the Vietnam traditional art forms. Then, you will enjoy a Vietnamese meal in a nearby restaurant in the evening.
Sleep at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Day 2: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)

To experience the tranquil Hanoi, you are suggested to wake up early for enjoying Hanoi morning sounds, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and doing Tai Chi exercise with locals. Your Halong trip will be started after you come back to hotel for freshen up and breakfast.
After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B/L)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and you’ll then be transferred to Hanoi.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, our tourguide will take you back to hotel for relaxing. You will have free time for visiting Hanoi Old Quater and try Vietnamese street food by your self.
Sleep at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hue boat trip (B/L/-)

In the morning, our tourguide and driver will come and take you to the Noi Bai International Airport to fly to Hue. Let Hue city tour enlighten and inspire you after a short break time when you arrive in Hue in the morning.
Our local guide will take you on a dragon boat and start visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Tu Duc King. These are attractive historical destinations, which bring you unforgettable memories with beautiful view, nice photos and their own interesting stories.
At noon, you will have a delicious lunch at the city center. After a short rest, you’ll continue visiting the Royal Citadel and the Royal Arena before getting back to the hotel for check in, relax and overnight.
Sleep at hotel in Hue.

Day 5: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/-/-)

Say goodbye to Hue, you will get to Hoian on a private car. On the way, you will stop at Lang Co Beach, Cham Museum and Marble Mountain for sightseeing. These destinations help you relax and learn more about Vietnam’s rich culture.
Arriving in Hoian, you’ll check in the hotel and have a short rest after the trip. Don’t hesitate to ask our guide for some restaurant suggestions for lunch. And then, spend all your day to wander along the streets and discover Hoian ancient town with various things to see: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market…
Sleep at Hotel in Hoi An Town.

Day 6: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/)

Don’t miss the chance to immerse into a tranquil morning in Hoi An by waking up early and walking around the peaceful ancient streets in this Old Town and you will have wonderful relaxing time.
Come back to the hotel for your breakfast and we will transfer you to Da Nang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to a hotel in the city center for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll visit some popular attractions including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace with our guide.
Sleep at hotel in HCM city center.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

On this day, you will depart to the Mekong Delta for one day trip.
At 7:30, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center and depart for Cai Be (Vinh Long) a province deep in the Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival in Vinh Long, you will board a sampan to start a trip through many tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Our first stop is at the small but quaint Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to a Coconut Farm, listen to the "Tai Tu Music".
Lunch will be served in Tan Phong Island. You'll then spend one hour rowing boats to observe and sight-see the beautiful island of Tan Phong as well as to visit fruit orchards. After a short rest, we'll drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to end this day trip at around 17:30. Sleep at hotel in HCM city center.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at hotel and head to the Cu Chi tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese soldiers during their struggle for independence.
Arriving at Cu Chi, you’ll spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including the secret cellar-door, museum of self-made weapons, shooting range, garment-factory ammunition to deeply understand how the Vietnamese soldiers were able to survive in this tiny underground network. Then, you’ll be driven back to Saigon and transferred directly to the airport for departure flight.
Trip ends.