Hanoi / Halong Bay / Hue / Danang / Ho Chi Minh City / Cai Be

Highlights:

  • Capture Hanoi’s compelling blend of French flair and Asian pace
  • Explore thousands of limestone karsts and isles in the spectacular Halong Bay
  • Overnight in a Halong Bay cruise built in traditional Vietnamese junk style
  • Discover the historic monuments in Hue – the former imperial capital
  • Indulge in the charming Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Wander through the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels

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ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Hanoi2Mercure Hotel Hanoi La Gare
Halong Bay1Paradise Luxury Cruise
Hue2La Residence Hotel & Spa
Danang2Pullman Danang Beach Resort
Hi Chi Minh City3Novotel Saigon Centre
DAY 1
Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s beautiful capital. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Hanoi

Hanoi’s cuisine, art and architecture is strongly influenced by its French roots. Enjoy a tour of some of the city’s most remarkable sites, including the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, including the mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Stilt House and museum; the 11th-century Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways which is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture; the Museum of Ethnology; and One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples.

Note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mondays, Fridays and during September and October. The Museum of Ethnology is closed Mondays. Some sites might be closed during Lunar New Year.

DAY 3
Hanoi | Halong Bay

Morning drive to picturesque Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and embark on your overnight cruise through the bay. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape dotted with around 2,000 islets, limestone cliffs and astonishing views. Stop for a visit in one of the caves and the picturesque floating villages. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Halong Bay | Hue

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue, the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 5
Hue

Morning excursion to a relaxing boat journey on the Perfume River, passing traditional villages. On to the iconic, 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda, considered the most famous structure in the country. Then visit the Old Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Modeled after China’s Forbidden City, this massive complex provides a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Continue to the Imperial Tombs of Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and soak in the tranquil atmosphere, wandering among pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds. (B)

DAY 6
Hue | Danang

Depart Hue by private car to Danang. Upon arrival, visit the Cham Museum with the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world; stop to see the Marble Mountains. The five stone hillocks that rise sharply from the surrounding rice fields are riddled with caves and shrines. (B)

DAY 7
Danang

Tour the ancient village of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The colorful shops, houses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, best explored on foot. Then, a boat cruise down the scenic Thu Bon River. (B)

DAY 8
Danang | Ho Chi Minh City

Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, visit many of city’s interesting pagodas and classic European-style landmarks, including the Reunification Palace, formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president that was famously stormed by tanks in 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam; the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of city’s most interesting pagodas; Notre Dame Cathedral; Thien Hau Pagoda, a 18th-century Chinese-style temple and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. (B)

DAY 9
Ho Chi Minh City

Drive to the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, a 125-mile-long underground network that stretched to the Cambodian border. Continue to Tay Ninh, visit the Cao Dai Temple, with its unique architectural style, and the country market. (B)

DAY 10
Ho Chi Minh City | Cai Be | Ho Chi Minh City

Depart to Cai Be, heart of Mekong Delta, and tour the colorful floating market by boat. En route stop at different Mekong River islands. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by car. (B)

DAY 11
Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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