Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed at the airport and delivered to your hotel. You will be given a briefing about traveling in Vietnam before enjoying a special welcome dinner at an excellent Vietnamese restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong
In the morning we will take you on a short tour of the Ho Chi Minh complex and Temple of Literature. Lunch will be the Hanoi specialty of bun cha. Then we will head off to Halong bay, the first world Heritage of Vietnam for Overnight.
Day 3: Ha Long - Tamcoc - Ninh Binh
After breakfast, take 6 hours cruise boat on Halong Bay. We will cruise among amazing cliffs of limestone, mountains emerging from crystal clear water. After lunch on boat, transfer by bus to Tamcoc - Ninh Binh for Overnight
Day 4: Tam Coc – Quang Binh
In the early morning when Tam Coc is barely woken, we will take a two hour boat journey, propelled only by the boatman's oars. Almost silently, we will slide through no fewer than three limestone tunnels that span the river's flow, emerging into the valley that slips like a corridor among the limestone precipices. Later we will bid goodbye to Tan Coc and take to the road again, arriving at Quang Binh.
Day 5: Quang Binh – Phong Nha Cave - Hue
We travel west to the recently declared World Heritage Site of Quang Binh where many astonishing limestone caverns cane be found, including the world's longest underground river. Some of these caves were even used as an arms store by the Viet Cong. From Quang Binh, we will travel by road through the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that once separated North Vietnam from South. We will stop over at Vinh Moc tunnel complex, an underground village by the banks of the Ben Hai River. We will arrive in Hue.
Day 6: Hue
The walled city of Hue is an ancient cultural centre and was for a time the capital of Vietnam. It was a key target of the North Vietnamese in the Tet Offensive and, following its capture was the site of a shocking purge of intellectuals and community leaders. But the rich heritage of cultural sites remain: the purple forbidden city , royal tomb's and many pagodas. In the morning we will show you the inner citadel with its enormous expanse of gardens, lakes and traditional public buildings, and to the Thien Mu pagoda. We will then cruise the Perfume River to the tombs of the kings Tu Duc and Khai Dinh.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An
We travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. Once a flourishing trading port servicing south east Asia, this quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of centuries old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to get instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits.
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son
From Hue, we travel inland to My Son. This strange isolated complex of ancient stone buildings is believed to be a sacred place of the long lost Chapa kingdom. These architecturally unique relics are believed to be over a thousand years old. A short drive away is the Thu Bon River where will board a sampan for an hour-long cruise back to the town of Hoi an.
Day 9:Hoi an – DaNang
Free at your leisure until transfer to DaNang airport to fly to Saigon to connect fly back home.
Your tour cost included
Service of the bilingual tour guides
Additional local crew support
All accommodation with daily breakfast
One night home stay at Dong Trieu
All meals that indicate in the itinerary
All transports by private A.C coaches with reasonable supply of water
Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
Your tour cost excluded
International departure tax
Visas and visas fees
Meals and beverage not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as: bar, telephone and laundry bill
Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
Tips and gratuities
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