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Vietnam Perfect Around Tours 11 Days 10 Nights

Day 1: ARRIVE HANOI

Meals: 1 Dinner

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, welcome by Palm Vietnam’s Tour guide and transfer to the reserved hotel in Ha Noi. Enjoy the brief excursion to visit the Old Quarters by Cyclo in one hour. Dinner at a local restaurant, relax and enjoy your first evening of your Vietnam travel tour in The Capital of Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: CITY TOUR

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Hanoi capital of Vietnam. The city is situated in northern Vietnam on the western bank of the Red River, Thang Long remained the main capital of Vietnam until 1802, when the last Vietnamese dynasty, the Nguyen (1802–1945), transferred the capital south to Hue. Today you will take the highlight of Hanoi tour packed with culture, history and all the outstanding landmarks.

Morning:

  • You will be transferred to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi – It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus.
  • Visit Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature – The first Imperial school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon:

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda and situated in the center of the capital of Vietnam, unlike other ordinary pagodas, Tran Quoc Pagoda was built in a very intricate way, there are many valuable statues, such as the red lac statue trimmed with gold of Sakyamouni Buddha’s Parinirvana, which is a masterpiece of Vietnamese sculptural art, and lots of ancient stele.
  • Have a walking trip around with 36 streets of Ha Noi ancient town you have a free time to shopping at 36 streets of Hanoi Old Quarter– consists of many small, meandering streets, each bears the name of the goods that was specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product), Hang Ma (Paper Product), Hang Go (Wood Product)…. have the chance to explore the modest but energetic life of the local a hundred years ago, where there were no high-rise buildings, too much traffic or fancy stores.
  • Hoa Lo prison This thought-provoking site is all that remains of the former Hoa Lo Prison, ironically nicknamed the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ by US prisoners of war (POWs) during the American War. Most exhibits relate to the prison’s use up to the mid-1950s, focusing on the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France. A gruesome relic is the ominous French guillotine, used to behead Vietnamese revolutionaries.
  • Water Puppet Show (Making puppets dance on water) – is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them.

Overnight in Hanoi.

NOTE: – During the months of October, November and all Mondays of the year Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, museums in Hanoi will remain closed and will be replaced by a panoramic visit

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: HANOI – HALONG – BY SHUTTLE BUS 

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Note: Itinerary will be different depend on cruises.

Halong Bay, Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam – one of the most breathtaking natural landmark in Vietnam¸ is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. It is closely attached to important historical milestones of Vietnam from the establishment stage to the present time. This will be the outstanding of this Vietnam travel.

Breakfast in the hotel, then shuttle bus will pick you up at hotel (for hotel in old quarter). Leaving Hanoi by road for Ha Long Bay, enjoy the journey en route as the  weaves through the picturesque countryside landscapes, the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Have lunch with regional fresh seafood while explore Halong bay on the most wonderful route. Land on the beautiful island, enjoy the great view of Halong bay. Visit cave with paddle boat. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Join the Crew’s squid fishing or enjoy a Karaoke party.

Overnight on board. 

Day 4: HALONG – HANOI BY SHUTTLE BUS – FLY TO HUE

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Wake up and enjoy the sunrise, a wholesome breakfast before visiting the recently discovered Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Cave. Continue visiting bay En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons. After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on Board,

Check-out the boat and take a van back directly to Hanoi. Then driver will come and transfer you back to Hanoi then being transferred to Noi Bai Airport to catch a flight to Hue. Driver in Hue will welcome and transfer you to hotel in Hue.

Note: The itinerary base on difference cruises

Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

An important part of your Vietnam travel is Hue – Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River, Hue intimately connected to the imperial Nguyen Dynasty, based in Hue, who ruled from 1802 to 1945, when the Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in favor of Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary government blends new and old as sleek modern hotels tower over crumbling century-old Citadel walls.

Morning: breakfast, you will take the cruise along the Huong River view some fine examples of Buddhist architecture for Royal Pagoda – Mu Lady Pagoda, the symbol of Hue tourism. Then visit the last imperial capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 and has recently been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

  • Imperial Palace (city), Forbidden City – the center where the history, culture and romance all combine. The imperial palace is in fact a citadel within a citadel within a citadel. The Imperial city is 2km by 2km and where the emperor held important ceremonies.  Forbidden City was reserved solely for the personal use of the emperor – the only servants allowed into this compound were eunuchs who would pose no threat to the royal concubines.
  • The royal Antiques Museum: A gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty.
  • Lunch in the local restaurant.

Afternoon:

  • Tu Duc Tomb – is not only one of the most beautiful works of the Nguyen dynasty, but it is also the romantic scenery of mounts and lakes.
  • Tu Hiếu Pagoda – The pagoda was built by Nhat Dinh in 1843, with the help of the king’s eunuchs and courtiers.
  • Conical hat village: To see and learn how the locals make the conical hat (non la). (Non la – traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of women).
  • Incense stick making village: Observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incense Then transfer back to Hotel in Hue

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Breakfast, Heading south, we visit the fascinating Cham museum in DA NANG and explore the Buddhist Shrines of the Marble Mountain Caves. Departure to HOI AN, a small and charming town that located by Thu Bon River.

Afternoon we will make a stroll between the 844 houses and temples in HOI AN, including the Tanky’s House, 200 years of antiquity, with Chinese poems written in nacar inlaid, or ever the structure oldest call “The House at Tran Phu St.”, made of carved wood. Visit city’s Market, one of the most colorful places of the trip. Overnight in Hoi an.

Day 7: HOI AN

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Breakfast and free day for shopping and beach. Overnight in HOI AN.

Day 8: DA NANG – SAIGON (HO CHI MINH)

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Breakfast, then being transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals.

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market. 

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh, you will be met our local driver at the airport and take a tour of beautiful Ho Chi Minh city, continue visiting:

  • Jade Emperor Pagoda – Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang), this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Ho Chi Minh City, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense (huong) fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings. Its roof is encrusted with elaborate tile work, and the temple’s statues, depicting characters from both Buddhist and Taoist lore, are made from reinforced papier mâché. 
  • War Museum – the Museum of thematic research, collection, storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam. Thereby, the Museum of educating the public, especially the younger generation, mental struggle for independence and freedom of the country, the anti-war sense of invasion, to protect peace and solidarity friendship between the peoples of the world.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception) – the ancient cathedral is located in a very peaceful picturesque corner in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed between 1863 and 1880 by the French colonists, following their conquest of the city, the building reaches a height of up to 60m. In 1962, Vatican anointed it as Saigon Chief Cathedral conferred it basilique. Since this time, this cathedral is called Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.
  • Old Post Office Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations. It was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel – a famous French architect and has become a significant symbol of the city, just like its opposite neighbor Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Shopping at Ben Thanh market – Built in 1870 by the French, the market was initially called Les Halles Centrales before being renamed Ben Thanh in 1912. That makes it a must for any visitors travelling to this 300-year-old city. 
  • Return to the hotel for rest until time for A-O show (A-class), this is an entertainment & Vietnamese cultural show with a series of beautiful pictures from village to urbanization of Southern Vietnam and a blend of Bamboo Cirque, Acrobatics & Contemporary Dance, they use live music on stage performed by traditional musical instruments, the show will last for duration: 60 minutes in Saigon Opera House. (Note: Show have its own schedule, date will be change depend on the show schedule www.luneproduction.com).  
  • Dinner at local restaurant 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 9: BOAT CRUISE IN MEKONG RIVER – CÁI BE – VINH LONG 

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Morning, guide and driver will pick you at the hotel then travel to the Mekong River Delta to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at hotel and take you to Cai Be. On arrival, enjoy a motorized boat to explore the lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market where buyers can bargain.

Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to enjoy the local tropical fruits and visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch and then free at leisure around the village before continue to Vinh Long. Time for walking around or biking around the island for 1 hour, cruise back to Vinh Long visit land market before drive back.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 10: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – SAIGON

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Continue your Vietnam travel with a half day for  CU CHI TUNNELS tunnel may start in the morning or afternoon. The revolutionary center of the guerrilla’s tunnel system covers close to 200 km underground, and the secrete system once dug under an US air base. The tunnels once spanned even to the area close to the Cambodian border to the city limits of Ho Chi Minh City. Here we will be able to know the laborious life of the CU CHI TUNNELS guerrillas in the tunnels of hundreds of kilometers. Return to the hotel in Saigon.

Day 11: SAIGON (HO CHI MINH) – EXIT

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Today is the last day of your Vietnam travel. Free and easy until time to transfer to the airport, TAM BIỆT VÀ HẸN GĂP LẠI ./.