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$490
6 days 5.02 nights
TourID: VNR6
Deluxe

6 days - Overlook to Vietnam

Take an overlook to Vietnam in 6 days. Travel from North to South (reversible). Visit the most famous places in Vietnam including: Halong bay, Melkong delta, Cu Chi tunnel and many surrounding historical sites in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Daily departure in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.

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Day 1: Hanoi

Arrival in Hanoi. Our driver meets you at airport and transfers you to your hotel.

After a refreshment, take a city tour, visit the most famous places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum & Ngoc Son Temple. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (L)

Day 2: Halong bay

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming…

Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay. (B,L,D)

Add-On: Halong bay

Spend one more night in Halong bay. Scenic cruising to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. Get on an island for swimming, sunbathing… Spend another night aboard.
(B,L,D)

Day 3: Halong bay

Early morning, join a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy delicous breakfast onboard.
Cruise back to the pier. Pass by Halong Pearl Farm. Relax and have lunch on boat and say goodbye to the crew. Back to Hanoi. Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
(B,L)

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, take a city tour. Places to visit: The Re-Unification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral & the War Remnants Museum.

Afternoon, we drive 60km to Cu Chi. Take in the peaceful rural scenery as we drive between rice paddies, look out for ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road.

Arrival in Cu Chi. At first glance there is scant evidence today of the fighting and bombing that convulsed Cu Chi during the war. To see what went on, you have to dig deeper – underground.

We drive back to the city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B,L)

Day 5: Mekong

After breakfast at hotel, leave Ho Chi Minh for Ben Tre. Take a boat trip on Mekong river to a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, walking through the fruit plantation village. Back to Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B,L)

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
Spend your leisure time in the city until we transfer you to the airport for departure flight.
(B)

DAY 1: Hanoi – Arrival – City tour (L)

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, our guide takes you to visit some famous places in Hanoi.
You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed our visit at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses.
After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Meaning ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’, Hanoi’s most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style.
Take an hour cyclo tour for sightseeing around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
Read more about these attractions / Watch video
At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( B,L,D)

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.
Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 3: Halong bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.
Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm.
Transfer straight to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, we transfer you to hotel for your stay.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 4: Ho Chi Minh city and explore Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)

Morning, Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by these famous places: Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. (Drop you off at Ben Thanh Market for shopping if we have enough time).

Afternoon, we drive 60km to Cu Chi. Take in the peaceful rural scenery as we drive between rice paddies, look out for ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road.

Arrival at Cu Chi tunnel, 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).

Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”.

Go back to the city.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 5: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B,L)

Around 8.00am, Leave Ho Chi Minh for My Tho and Ben Tre, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.
Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Go back to Ho Chi Min.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 6: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the journey!


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Hotel/Accommodations.
  • Kayakking: Safe, clean and nice.
  • Room on boat with AirConditioner in Halong bay
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D).
  • Transfer as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance & sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks
  • Other private expenses.

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