1: ARRIVAL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Pick up and transfer to a
hotel. In the afternoon, go round Ho Chi Minh City,
formerly called Saigon, features the History Museum,
the Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple
and a lacquer workshop. Overnight in Hochiminh city.
2: EXCURSION TO CU CHI (B/L)
the morning, have an excursion to Cu Chi, famed for
its 200-kilometre-long tunnels. In the afternoon,
at leisure or shopping in downtown Saigon. Overnight
3: HO CHI MINH CITY – HUE (B/L) Flight
in the morning, transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for
short flight to Hue, widely known for its magnificent
monuments built under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945).
After arrival, visit the Imperial Citadel, built in
1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles
of geomancy. In the afternoon, visit the tombs of
King Tu Duc (ruled 1848 – 1883) and King Khai Dinh
(ruled 1916 – 1925).
The monuments, designed by the kings themselves, were
also used as holiday retreats during their lifetime.
In the evening, enjoy a Hue folk show on a barge on
the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
4: HUE - HOI AN (B/L)
on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda with a 21-metre-high
octagonal tower regarded as the symbol of Hue. Then
overland to the Dong Ba Market, famous for its best
conical hats in Vietnam. In the afternoon, transfer
to Hoi An with a stop-over on the Hai Van Pass overlooking
the scenic Lang Co lagoon. Hotel check in upon arrival.
Free at night in Hoian.
5: HOI AN - DANANG – HANOI (B/L) Flight
a morning tour of Hoi An, a trading post of seafaring
Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants several
centuries ago. In the afternoon, before leaving Danang,
visit the stone-carving village of Non Nuoc and the
Cham Sculpture Museum. Take a short flight to Hanoi,
capital city of tree-lined streets and centuries-old
temples. Pick up and transfer upon arrival in Hanoi.
Free at night in Hanoi.
6: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L)
city tour features both cultural and historical of
highlights, comprising the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,
One-Pillared Pagoda, the Ethnology Museum and the
Temple Literature. Transfer to Halong Bay. Overnight
DAY 7: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B/L)
a private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, a World
Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Visit
some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic
beauty of Vietnam. Lunch of fresh seafood is served
on board. Return to Hanoi with stop-overs at ceramic
and hand embroidery workshops en route. Overnight
8: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI (B)
last minutes for downtown shopping or at leisure before
Transfer to the airport for your onward departure.