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Highlight Of Vietnam 11D10N

HIGHLIGHT OF VIETNAM 11DAYS-10 NIGHTS

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Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Stretching over 3,200 kilometers in length with countless mountains, rivers, forests, and beaches, Vietnam is one of Asia’s most diverse and fascinating countries. Introducing you to the country’s three main regions, this 11-day journey starts with the natural splendor and majesty of the north, continues to the historic charm of the central provinces before concluding with the beauty and the vibrancy of the south.

Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival(D)

Arriving in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 – Hanoi – city tour(B,L)

The capital of Vietnam, a city that celebrated 1.000 years in 2010 has countless fascinating cultural and historic sites and our days’ tour will visit the highlights 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 3 – Hanoi – Hoa Lu – tam coc – Hanoi (B,L)

Leave the city behind with a short drive through rural northern Vietnam to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital where you can see two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century. Proceed to Tam Coc take a sampan boat ride through the rice paddies and enormous limestone karsts to reach the sacred Tam Coc Caves.End your visit with a climb up to the Bich Dong Pagoda for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside before returning to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4 – Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay.Lunch will be served as you cruise amongst the bay’s rock formations and unspoiled pockets. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.

Overnight on Halong Bay.

Day 5 – Halong Bay – Noi Bai Aiport – Danang – Hoi An (B,l)

This morning, watch the sunrise from the deck and enjoy a full breakfast (or brunch) as your boat sails back to the harbor. Depending on the availability of time after disembarking, your guide will take you to Hanoi’s Old Quarter for you to enjoy some time at leisure or drive straight to Noi Bai Aiport for your short flight to Danang. Upon arrival a private vehicle will be waiting for you for the 40-minute drive to Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 – Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B,l)

Today will be spent discovering Vietnam’s rich cultural and historical heritage. The morning begins with a visit to My Son, the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, and Tra Kieu (formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel) to view the Cham ruins and artifacts. This afternoon, Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter.Visit JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE PAGODA: the first bridge on this site was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. TRAN FAMILY CHAPEL PHUOC KIEN ASSEMBLY HALL: Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and then restored and enlarged in 1900. It is typical of the Chinese clans that were established in the Hoi An area. The temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 – Hoi An – Hue (B,l,d)

Enjoy this morning at leisure before leaving for Hue,. Driving through Danang, stop to visit the Cham Museum that houses the finest collection of Hindu-Cham sculptures in the world. Continue driving along the scenic coast of central Vietnam, first ascending the Pass of Ocean Clouds for panoramic views of the surroundings before descending to the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.

After breakfast ,proceed to Hue the former imperial capital of Vietnam. 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, picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.Then, you will reach Hue, visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945

Overnight in Hue.

Day 8 – Hue (B,l)

Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc.Emperor Tu Duc, who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago, built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867. Tu Duc, who was the longest reigning Emperor, lived a luxurious life.End the day at Khai Dinh’s Tomb which boasts a traditional Vietnamese design with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide.

Overnight in Hue

Day 9 – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B,d)

Free at leisure until transferring to Hue airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business.Begin your sightseeing tour of HCMC at the War Remnants Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city’s colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House,City Hall and Ben Thanh Market to see the wide variety of goods for sale

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10 – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Vinh Long, 160km south of Saigon, exploring scenic rice fields, waterways and colorful markets of the Mekong Delta. Cruise along the Mekong tributaries to Cai Be floating market.Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candies and crispy ‘pop’ rice are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Cruise deeper to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and discover the rural lifestyles and daily activities of the delta inhabitants. Return to Ho Chi Minh City late this afternoon.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

The day is at your leisure for last minute sight-seeing or shopping until your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your onward flight.