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World Heritage Sites 14 Days

Code : STOP 10
Destination: Ha NoiHa LongCat BaPhong NhaHueMy SonNha TrangMy Tho
Duration : 14 days 13 nights
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OVERVIEW

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This trip takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in just ten days. Travel between the major highlights is covered by domestic flights where possible to maximize your touring days and to reduce the traveling time. This tour covers the entire essential must see destinations in the country.

  • 14 days / 13 nights
  • Departure: daily from Hanoi or HoChiMinh city
  • Suitable: Travel with friends/ family, Honeymoon couple, Active traveler, Solo traveler
  • Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diverse array of city attractions and the hidden alleys in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Cast away on a traditional junk boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
  • A leisure walking tour to discover Hoi An ancient town where relaxing lifestyle has not changed
  • Relax on tropical sandy beaches in Nha Trang
  • Discover the breath of life along the Mekong Delta and savor every moment among the lushly green vegetation and mighty waterways, immersed in the rustic living of riverside province.

 

Itinerary 1 : Starting from Ha Noi

Day 1: HaNoi arrival (D)
Arrive in HaNoi. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner featured with specialities.
Night in HaNoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B,L) 
AM: Pick up at your hotel . Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 -  it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
Night in HaNoi.

Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum close on Monday and Friday morning. 

Optional: We introduce four one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam. You can choose one of below options:
- Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklores and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.
- Soul of Vietnamese village is the first show about Vietnamese folk music with the participation of talented artists who have dilevered performances at international music festivals with “dan bau” (monochord), “dan nhi” (2-string zither), “dan day” (plucked lute), “thap luc” (16-string zither), “tam thap luc” (36-string zither), flute, drum and nearly 20 folk musical instruments made from bamboo typical of Vietnamese countryside. 
- Lang Toi “My village” is Vietnamese Culture Show, merged of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Vietnamese village life is presented under new cirque approach using iconic bamboo; breathtaking cirque and twenty different exotic folk instruments performing live.
- The quintessence of Tonkin draws inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda telling the story of the pagoda's founding by venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh, and explains the ancient union between religion and the monarchy. Years in the making and with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, and a stunning setting, this live spectacle is an unmissable highlight of any trip to Hanoi.
If you're interested in the shows, please contact our travel consultants to book.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) Sharing V’Spirit Cruise 
08h00 – 08h30   Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to HalongBay.
12h30 – 13h00   Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruisefollowed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30   Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30   Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30   Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30   Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00   Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00   Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – DongHoi (B,L) Train
06h30 – 07h30   Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30   Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30   Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30   Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30   Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30   While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30   Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00   Transfer back to Hanoi.
Then we take you to Hanoi railway station for night train to Dong Hoi. Overnight on train (soft sleeper, cabin of 4 berths).
Day 5: DongHoi – PhongNha – Hue (B,L)
Pick up at Dong Hoi railway station upon your arrival, then transfer to Phong Nha Cave.
On the way, visit the Holy Land of La Vang (it is named the Minor Basilica), continue visiting the Revolutionary Historical place-names such as: Ancient Citadel of Quang Tri, Doc Mieu Revolutionary Base, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River.
Arrive in Quang Binh, visit Phong Nha Cave, Ke Bang national Park. Have lunch at Xuan Son Boat Station (in Phong Nha).
After lunch, start by boating on Son River to discover Phong Nha Cave, visit the caves named Bi Ky, Tien Nu, Tien Son, Imperial. At 03:00 PM, pick the tourists up at the boat station by car, depart for Hue city on Ho Chi Minh Trail, via Truong Son Martyrs’ Cemetary. Drop you off at Hue hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue city tour (B,L)
08.00: Pick you up from the hotel in Hue, then transfer to the pier for a motor dragon boat ride along Perfume river, the first impression is a green and peaceful on both side of the river. First stop at Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture was found in 17th century. Transfer back to Hue city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace. Enjoy lunch at restaurant for special dishes in Hue.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb. Free for shopping at DongBa market. Night in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – MySon holyland – HoiAn (B,L)
AM: We travel from Hue to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges.
Arrive in My Son early afternoon. Walk around with your guide for 2 hours to see the historic and cultural ruins of the 16th century, you will be brought back to the glorious time of the Champa civilization. Then leave My Son for HoiAn. Night in HoiAn.
Day 8: Visit Hoi An ancient town (B,L)
In the morning, We will arrange a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages ( Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village). Continue to visit Lantern village . Here you will have a brief introduction into the history, shape, and color of the lanterns, as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.
Lunch. Continue half day to explore Hoian town: the Japanese Covered Bridge-the symbol of Hoian. Step back in time to discover the Chinese street with stunning Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture. We then visit Hoi An vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rythm of local daily life and savor the true color, flavor and taste of the oriental. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze.
Night in HoiAn.
Day 9: HoiAn – DaNang – NhaTrang (B) Flight
Transfer from HoiAn to DaNang airport for flight to NhaTrang, the guide will welcome you and escort you to the hotel.  The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach.
Night in NhaTrang.
Day 10: NhaTrang boat trip (B,L)
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Full day boat trip to visit Mun Island, Mot island, fishing village. Lunch on boat. Sea-bathing in the blue water beach. You can also enjoy diving or snorkeling at the islands (on your account).
Night in NhaTrang.
Day 11: NhaTrang – HoChiMinh city (B)  Flight
In time private transfer to NhaTrang airport for flight to HoChiMinh city. Pick up at TanSonNhat airport then transfer to your hotel.
Night in HoChiMinh city.
Day 12: HoChiMinh city – CuChi tunnels (B,L)
08.00: Pick up at your hotel. We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch to be arranged at nice restaurant.
Start CuChi tunnels tour in the afternoon, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to your hotel.
Night in HoChiMinh City.
Optional: We introduce one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in HoChiMinh city.
À Ố Show, phonetically understood as the Ahhh! Ohhh! Show, has its meaning derived from the word ‘village’ and ‘city’ in Vietnamese. The show is a mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance and theatrical visual art. Mesmerizing live music, which echoes Southern work songs, scenic lighting design, and unique bamboo creatures make this performance a must-see during anyone’s visit to HoChiMinh City.
If you're interested in the show, please contact our travel consultants to book.
Day 13: HoChiMinh city - Mekong - MyTho (B,L)
08.00: Pick up at your hotel, depart by road for Mekong Delta and its gateway city of My Tho, located 72 km south west of the city. Board a riverboat for an excursion across the Mekong through islands covered with lush flora and small rural communities. Cruise to Thoi Son Island where you will have the opportunity to visit a local house and taste some of the fruits that are grown locally in the orchards. Parkway in orchards, tasting tropical fruits. Lunch is at a local restaurant where you will have the chance to sample a local specialty: ‘elephant ear' fish. Back to habor .
Night in HoChiMinh city.
Day 14: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Free time until transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam.

 

Itinerary 2 : Starting from Saigon

Day 1: HoChiMinh city arrival (D)
Meet at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to hotel. Short city tour. Welcome dinner on boat to cruise along Sai Gon river to see HoChiMinh city by night.
Night in HoChiMinh City.
Day 2: HoChiMinh city – CuChi tunnels (B,L)
08.00: Pick up at your hotel. We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch to be arranged at nice restaurant.
Start CuChi tunnels tour in the afternoon, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to your hotel.
Night in HoChiMinh City.
Optional: We introduce one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in HoChiMinh city.
À Ố Show, phonetically understood as the Ahhh! Ohhh! Show, has its meaning derived from the word ‘village’ and ‘city’ in Vietnamese. The show is a mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance and theatrical visual art. Mesmerizing live music, which echoes Southern work songs, scenic lighting design, and unique bamboo creatures make this performance a must-see during anyone’s visit to HoChiMinh City.
If you're interested in the show, please contact our travel consultants to book.
Day 3: HoChiMinh city - Mekong - MyTho (B,L)
08.00: Pick up at your hotel, depart by road for Mekong Delta and its gateway city of My Tho, located 72 km south west of the city. Board a riverboat for an excursion across the Mekong through islands covered with lush flora and small rural communities. Cruise to Thoi Son Island where you will have the opportunity to visit a local house and taste some of the fruits that are grown locally in the orchards. Parkway in orchards, tasting tropical fruits. Lunch is at a local restaurant where you will have the chance to sample a local specialty: ‘elephant ear' fish. Back to habor .
Night in HoChiMinh city.
Day 4: HoChiMinh city - NhaTrang (B) Flight
In time private transfer to the airport for flight to NhaTrang. Pick up at NhaTrang airport then transfer to your hotel. The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach.
Night in NhaTrang.
Day 5: NhaTrang boat trip (B,L)
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Full day boat trip to visit Mun Island, Mot island, fishing village. Lunch on boat. Sea-bathing in the blue water beach. You can also enjoy diving or snorkeling at the islands (on your account).
Day 6: NhaTrang – DaNang – HoiAn (B) Flight
Transfer to NhaTrang airport for flight to DaNang. Pick up at DaNang airport then transfer to HoiAn. Night in HoiAn.
Day 7: Visit Hoi An ancient town (B,L)
In the morning, We will arrange a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages ( Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village). Continue to visit Lantern village . Here you will have a brief introduction into the history, shape, and color of the lanterns, as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.
Lunch. Continue half day to explore Hoian town: the Japanese Covered Bridge-the symbol of Hoian. Step back in time to discover the Chinese street with stunning Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture. We then visit Hoi An vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rythm of local daily life and savor the true color, flavor and taste of the oriental. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze.
Night in HoiAn.
Day 8: HoiAn – MySon holyland – Hue (B,L)
AM: We travel from HoiAn to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges.
Walk around with your guide for 2 hours to see the historic and cultural ruins of the 16th century, you will be brought back to the glorious time of the Champa civilization. Then leave My Son for Hue. Night in Hue.
Day 9: Hue city tour (B,L)
08.00: Pick you up from the hotel in Hue, then transfer to the pier for a motor dragon boat ride along Perfume river, the first impression is a green and peaceful on both side of the river. First stop at Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture was found in 17th century. Transfer back to Hue city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace. Enjoy lunch at restaurant for special dishes in Hue.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb. Free for shopping at DongBa market. Night in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – PhongNha – DongHoi – Hanoi (B,L) Train
After breakfast, leave for PhongNha. Arrive in PhongNha at noon. Have lunch at Xuan Son Boat Station (in Phong Nha).
After lunch, start by boating on Son River to discover Phong Nha Cave, visit the caves named Bi Ky, Tien Nu, Tien Son, Imperial.
Then transfer to Dong Hoi railway station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train (soft sleeper, cabin of 4 berths).
Day 11: Hanoi City Tour (B,L) 
Pick up at Hanoi railway station then have breakfast. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 -  it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
Night in HaNoi.
Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum close on Monday and Friday morning. 

Optional: We introduce four one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam. You can choose one of below options:
- Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklores and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.
- Soul of Vietnamese village is the first show about Vietnamese folk music with the participation of talented artists who have dilevered performances at international music festivals with “dan bau” (monochord), “dan nhi” (2-string zither), “dan day” (plucked lute), “thap luc” (16-string zither), “tam thap luc” (36-string zither), flute, drum and nearly 20 folk musical instruments made from bamboo typical of Vietnamese countryside. 
- Lang Toi “My village” is Vietnamese Culture Show, merged of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Vietnamese village life is presented under new cirque approach using iconic bamboo; breathtaking cirque and twenty different exotic folk instruments performing live.
- The quintessence of Tonkin draws inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda telling the story of the pagoda's founding by venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh, and explains the ancient union between religion and the monarchy. Years in the making and with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, and a stunning setting, this live spectacle is an unmissable highlight of any trip to Hanoi.
If you're interested in the shows, please contact our travel consultants to book.

Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) Sharing V’Spirit Cruise 
08h00 – 08h30   Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to HalongBay.
12h30 – 13h00   Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruisefollowed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30   Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30   Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30   Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30   Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00   Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00   Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Day 13: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
06h30 – 07h30   Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30   Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30   Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30   Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30   Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30   While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30   Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00   Transfer back to Hanoi.
Night in Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free time until transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam.

Accommodation offering in this trip ( click to see )

Cities

3 stars

4 stars

4-5 stars

Hanoi

Medalion

Sunway

Sheraton

Catba

Hung Long hotel

Sunrise

Sunrise

Hue

Asia

Moonlight

IndochinePalce

Hoian

ThuyDuong3

VinhHung Resort

Palm resort

Nhatrang

Regalia

Green World Hotel

Havana / Sunrise

Saigon

Le Duy

Eden SaiGon

Nikko / Rex

Tour Cost includes :
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated. 
- Half meals as indicated in the itinerary. Lunch at local restaurant ( Vietnamese food )
- Domestic flight : Danang – Nhatrang/ Nhatrang - Saigon
- Hydrofoil Ticket from CatBa to HaiPhong
- English or French - speaking guide
- Train ticket Soft sleeper  E 1 ( Cabin of 4 persons )  from Hanoi to DongHoi
- Entrance fees.
- Private boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, PhongNha cave,  Nhatrang, Mekong
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)
Tour Cost excludes:
-Dinners
-International airfare to/from Vietnam
-Personal insurance
-Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers& etc.
-Visa to Vietnam

Where:

Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in HoChiMinh city

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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