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Vietnam Insight 14D13N

VIETNAM INSIGHT 14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS

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Day 01: Saigon arrival (D)

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh city (B/L/D)

Day 03: Excursion to Mekong Delta on bike tour (B/L/D)

Day 04: Ho Chi Minh City – Danang – Hoian (B)

Day 05: Hoi An –My son – Hoi An (B/L/D)

Day 06: Hoi An – cooking class (B/L/D)

Day 07: Hoi An- Hue (B/L/D)

Day 08: Hue (B/L)

Day 09: Hue – Hanoi ( B/L)

Day 10: Hanoi (B/L/D)

Day 11: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Day 12: Halong – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Day 13:Hanoi – Duong Lam – Hanoi (B,L)

Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B)

Day 01: Saigon arrival (D)

Up on arrival at Tan Son Nhat tinternational airport.Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Hochiminh city

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh city (B/L/D)

This morning, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the struggle for independence. This afternoon enjoy a city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam and then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 03: Excursion to Mekong Delta on bike tour (B/L/D)

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Vinh Long, 160km south of Saigon, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River,After receiving all necessary things for the trip ( bicycles, water, rain coats), cycling along street in Vinh Long city. The trip to Long Phuoc village (about 6 km). On the way, stop to visit: Literature temple, Long Phuoc industry village: Black smiths, rice hushking mills, coconut leaf weaving

The cyclist forward to Long Phuoc village, stop to visit Truong Phu Duong, the over 100 year old ancient house, belonged to the famous Truong’s family. Enjoying the fresh fruits, jasmine tea in chatting to the family. Wandering forward to the evergreen rice field to know the farming life and the local activities.

Cycling back to Cai Son village to visit the pottery factory, it is really the best chance for the tourist know how the local people make the pottery & brick from the clay with the traditional technique.

Back to Sai Gon in late afternoon.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 04: Ho Chi Minh City – Danang – Hoian (B)

After breakfast check out of your hotel for your flight to Danang. Guide and coach will pick you up at airport and transfer you to hotel .Afternoon is at Leisure .

Overnight in Hoian 

Day 05: Hoi An –My son – Hoi An (B/L/D) 

Full day sightseeing with Ruins of Myson to see Cham Holy See then back to Hoi an Town , Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel.Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town’s landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple introduces you to the colourful history and rich culture of this heritage town.Have dinner at local restaurant

Overnight in Hoian 

Day 06: Hoi An – cooking class (B/L/D) 

Spend the morning in a small farming village gardening, cooking with the locals and then sitting down to share your creations .

Afternoon at leisure.Dinner at restaurant

Overnight in Hoi An 

Day 07: Hoi An- Hue (B/L/D) 

After breakfast , proceed to Hue . On the way , Visit the fascinating Cham Museum which boasts the finest collection of Cham sandstone sculptures in the world . Half way between Hue and Danang lies the Hai Van pass, which is the dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam. Continue Northwards on Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co beach to have break..Then, you will reach Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, to visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Overnight in Hue

Day 08: Hue (B/L) 

Morning start with the boat trip ride down the Perfume River with a first stop at the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda which is an elegance seven – tiered octagonal tower’ Hues, most widely recognized monuments. Take sometimes to soak in the tranquil atmosphere , wandering among the gracefully proportioned pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds. Proceed to visit the Imperial Minh Mang Tomb.free to explore ancient capital in the afternoon.

Overnight in Hue. 

Day 09: Hue – Hanoi ( B/L) 

After a morning at leisure, fly north to the capital city of Hanoi. You’ll take a walking tour of the city’s iconic Long Bien Bridge learning about Hanoi’s past and present from a different perspective. Continue your city tour with visits to West Lake and several landmark temples followed by dinner at one of Hanoi’s best restaurants

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi (B/L/D) 

Today continue the sightseeing tour with a visit to the One Pillar Pagoda. The Pagoda is close to Ho Chi Minh Memorial complex where the tour begins at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Here visitors can pay respect to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue through the Park to Ho Chi Minh Silt House, a simple two rooms dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days. Then heading to the Temple of Literature which is peaceful series of walled courtyards end graceful gateways. Keep going to visit Hoan Kiem Lake( Sword Lake) located in the heart of Hanoi. In the Northern of this lake one can find Ngoc Son Temple from 18 century. visit Hanoi’s Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hilltribes in Vietnam. Enjoy Water Puppet Show

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D) 

Morning drive to Ha Long Bay.Journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta with a stop-over at the ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route.

Arriving midday, you’ll cast off from the pier for an overnight cruise. Relax as the boat weaves around the bay amid towering limestone formations and spectacular scenery where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.

After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.

Overnight on the Cruise. 

Day 12: Halong – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.Visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock heading back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 13:Hanoi – Duong Lam – Hanoi (B,L) 

Today immerse yourself in ancient Vietnamese culture with an excursion to Duong Lam, one of the country’s few remaining ancient villages. Explore houses over 400 years old, wander the village’s narrow alleyways, visit local temples, and most interesting of all, chat with friendly locals. Enjoy a local style meal for lunch in a 100-year old house.

After your lunch, continue driving to Mia Pagoda (another hamlet of Duong Lam), built in the 15th century, then, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes – Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. In the afternoon return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 14: Hanoi Departure (B)

This morning is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of services!