Elegant Vietnam Tour

Vietnam diverse natural environment, geography, history, and culture have created a great potential for the tourism industry. Vietnam consists of long coastlines, forests, and mountainous regions with numerous magnificent landscapes. As well, Vietnam has a long history and diversified culture with variety of ancient architecture constructions, and wonderful legends. The 16 days tour will take you to the most well-known tourist sites in Vietnam highlighting the historical sites in different cities, this well-paced tour encompasses all the must see sights of Vietnam, through this tour you all will have chance to discover the famous tourism sites, architecture, religious beliefs in Vietnam.

ELEGANT VIETNAM TOUR 

DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL (D)

Upon arrival in Hanoi, private car and tour guide will pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport and then transfer you to hotel for check in (the rooms are at your disposal from 14:00). The rest of the day is at your leisure. You might visit Hanoi Old Quarter - an important part of history and development of the city. Next spend 45 minutes at Thang Long Puppet Theater for a Water Puppet performance before enjoying dinner at local restaurant and retiring for the evening. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, relax at the hotel, watch Water Puppet Show, have dinner at local restaurant.

DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B, L)

Today we will explore the most valuable parts in Hanoi which stores history, culture and architecture of Vietnam. The first destination is the Ho Chi Minh Complex with the President's Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. Then, we will head to the Temple of Literature which is known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 under the Ly dynasty to dedicate to Confucius and later is teacher Chu Van An and thousands of doctoral laureates in the Mac and Le dynasties. Having lunch at local restaurant. Next we will stop at one of the most famous city museums named Ethnology Museum where exhibits thousands objects relate to culture of 54 ethnic minorities living in Vietnam. Back to your hotel in the afternoon and overnight in Hanoi.

Activities: Walk around Hanoi City, visit famous sites: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Museum of Ethnology

DAY 3: HANOI - DUONG LAM - TAY PHUONG - HANOI (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Next, you will have a tour around the countryside of Hanoi. Visit the ancient Duong Lam village which is about 70km far from city center and enjoy the lunch with local style in a century-old house. In the afternoon, take a walk to explore surrounding areas with small alleys and laterite walls. Stop to visit famous Mia pagoda which was built in 17th century and boasts as the unique pagoda in Vietnam stores 287 enriched art Buddha statues. Next you will continue to visit Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temples, ending with Tay Phuong pagoda on the way back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Activities: Visit Duong Lam village and Tay Phuong Pagoda

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)

Between 8:00-8:30AM shuttle bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel for journey to Halong Bay, one of seven World's Natural Wonders. It takes 3.5 hours from Hanoi to Halong and taking in the lush scenery as you drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival in Halong City, you will take a tender transfer to your junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. We will have time to explore Halong Bay on the most wonderful route then do kayaking among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon cave area. Next cruising to Soi Sim island for a swim or relaxing on beach. You might climb up to the top of island for a panorama view of the bay. Back on board, you'll enjoy the sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner. Enjoy some evening activities such as board games, or squid fishing before an overnight stay on the junk.

Activities: Go sight-seeing on board in Halong Bay, kayaking, swim and relax at Soi Sim beach

DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking in the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the Ba Hang fishing village with its unique way of life. At 9:30AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, watching a cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

You leave the boat around 12.00am, we go ashore and depart to Hanoi Airport for onwards flight to Hue. Up on your arrival, our driver will take you to the hotel in Hue. Stay overnight in Hue

Activities: Morning Tai Chi Exercise, explore Sung Sot cave, visit fishing village and take part in cooking demonstration, fly to Hue

DAY 6: EXPLORE HUE CITY - VISIT WORLD HERITAGE (B, L)

After breakfast, you will take a cyclo for to visit the Old Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty rules between 1802 and 1945, containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and take the van to the Imperial Museum. We will have a boat trip along romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda - one of the most famous religious tourist sites in Hue. Next keep cruising downstream to visit Ming Mang tomb. After the lunch at local restaurant, you will visit a typical garden house of Hue city, which was built according to precise rules of geomancy and experience the serene and pleasant feelings it might bring you. Rest of the time is your own free discovery the city. Overnight in Hue.

Activities: Visit Royal citadel, Imperial Museum, a typical garden house of Hue

DAY 7: HUE - DANANG - HOI AN (B)

Leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Danang, we will spend time to take photos from Hai Van Pass and then visit Cham Museum that exhibits collection of Hindu-Cham sculptures in the world. In the afternoon, we will visit handicraft villages by the foot of Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, we will check into the hotel and have some free time to explore the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Activities: Visit ancient architecture in Cham museum, handicraft villages by the foot of Marble Mountain

DAY 8: HOI AN SIGHTSEEING (B)

We spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market... Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.

Activities: Walking tour around this enchanting port town, visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, Chua Ong Pagoda, and the boat trip

DAY 9: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)

Today is your free day. You can spend your day in a trip to walk around the ancient town, go shopping, admiring the ancient architecture or relax at the beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Activities: Free day to relax in Hoi An

DAY 10: HOI AN - NHA TRANG (B)

Free time for your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until transfer to the Danang Airport for your short flight to Nha Trang - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Upon arrival, met up and transferred by driver to resort. Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.

Activities: Fly to Nha Trang and relax with white sand beach, quiet and warm waters, and stunning archipelagos

DAY 11: FREE TO RELAX IN NHA TRANG BEACH (B)

Free on your own. There are many exiting activities that you can choose to join in your free time: swimming, snorkeling, joining cooking class, going to the local market, etc. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Activities: Free to relax in Nha Trang Beach

DAY 12: NHA TRANG FREE (B)

Today you will be free to relax. You may choose to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views before retiring for the evening. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Activities: Free to relax and discover Nha Trang by yourself

DAY 13: NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Early morning, we will continue our journey by taking flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the country's commercial centre and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Relax in Nha Trang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

In the morning, you will take a half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels - one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War. The network of Tunnels included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Then relax in your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels - one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War

DAY 15: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B, L)

Leaving the town, we start the journey to Mekong Delta – a prosperous and rich culture land of Vietnam. As arriving at the first destination in My Tho, you will embark a boat and go down stream to Dragon Island. Being there, you will have chance to witness the daily activities of locals like catching and raising fish on farm. Your trip will continue to some typical villages of Mekong Delta for exploring interesting local industries, tasting some fresh fruits in orchard and honey bee and listening to traditional music. Especially, you will have chance to take a horse cart before changing to a small rowing boat to the river where you will have lunch in a restaurant nearby. After a delicious meal, you will keep on exploring a coconut candies factory and taste some soft and sweet candies here before going to My Tho on the large river. At last, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon for staying overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Visit typical villages of Mekong Delta, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe local rural life

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until depart to the airport for your onward flight. End of tour services.

Activities: Free time at your leisure, say goodbye Vietnam

visit Hanoi Old Quarter - an important part of history and development of the city. Next spend 45 minutes at Thang Long Puppet Theater for a Water Puppet performance before enjoying dinner at local restaurant and retiring for the evening. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, relax at the hotel, watch Water Puppet Show, have dinner at local restaurant.
DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B, L)
Today we will explore the most valuable parts in Hanoi which stores history, culture and architecture of Vietnam. The first destination is the Ho Chi Minh Complex with the President's Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. Then, we will head to the Temple of Literature which is known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 under the Ly dynasty to dedicate to Confucius and later is teacher Chu Van An and thousands of doctoral laureates in the Mac and Le dynasties. Having lunch at local restaurant. Next we will stop at one of the most famous city museums named Ethnology Museum where exhibits thousands objects relate to culture of 54 ethnic minorities living in Vietnam. Back to your hotel in the afternoon and overnight in Hanoi.

Activities: Walk around Hanoi City, visit famous sites: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Museum of Ethnology
DAY 3: HANOI - DUONG LAM - TAY PHUONG - HANOI (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Next, you will have a tour around the countryside of Hanoi. Visit the ancient Duong Lam village which is about 70km far from city center and enjoy the lunch with local style in a century-old house. In the afternoon, take a walk to explore surrounding areas with small alleys and laterite walls. Stop to visit famous Mia pagoda which was built in 17th century and boasts as the unique pagoda in Vietnam stores 287 enriched art Buddha statues. Next you will continue to visit Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temples, ending with Tay Phuong pagoda on the way back to Hanoi.

Activities: Visit Duong Lam village and Tay Phuong Pagoda
DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Between 8:00-8:30AM shuttle bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel for journey to Halong Bay, one of seven World's Natural Wonders. It takes 3.5 hours from Hanoi to Halong and taking in the lush scenery as you drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival in Halong City, you will take a tender transfer to your junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. We will have time to explore Halong Bay on the most wonderful route then do kayaking among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon cave area. Next cruising to Soi Sim island for a swim or relaxing on beach. You might climb up to the top of island for a panorama view of the bay. Back on board, you'll enjoy the sunset and later unwind at restaurant for a lavish dinner. Enjoy some evening activities such as board games, or squid fishing before an overnight stay on the junk.

Activities: Go sight-seeing on board in Halong Bay, kayaking, swim and relax at Soi Sim beach
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)
We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking in the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the Ba Hang fishing village with its unique way of life. At 9:30AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, watching a cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

You leave the boat around 12.00am, we go ashore and depart to Hanoi Airport for onwards flight to Hue. Up on your arrival, our driver will take you to the hotel in Hue. Stay overnight here.

Activities: Morning Tai Chi Exercise, explore Sung Sot cave, visit fishing village and take part in cooking demonstration, fly to Hue
DAY 6: EXPLORE HUE CITY - VISIT WORLD HERITAGE (B, L)
After breakfast, you will take a cyclo for to visit the Old Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty rules between 1802 and 1945, containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and take the van to the Imperial Museum. We will have a boat trip along romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda - one of the most famous religious tourist sites in Hue. Next keep cruising downstream to visit Ming Mang tomb. After the lunch at local restaurant, you will visit a typical garden house of Hue city, which was built according to precise rules of geomancy and experience the serene and pleasant feelings it might bring you. Rest of the time is your own free discovery the city. Overnight in Hue.

Activities: Visit Royal citadel, Imperial Museum, a typical garden house of Hue
DAY 7: HUE - DANANG - HOI AN (B)
Leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Danang, we will spend time to take photos from Hai Van Pass and then visit Cham Museum that exhibits collection of Hindu-Cham sculptures in the world. In the afternoon, we will visit handicraft villages by the foot of Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, we will check into the hotel and have some free time to explore the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Activities: Visit ancient architecture in Cham museum, handicraft villages by the foot of Marble Mountain
DAY 8: HOI AN SIGHTSEEING (B)
We spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market... Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.

Activities: Walking tour around this enchanting port town, visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, Chua Ong Pagoda, and the boat trip
DAY 9: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)
Today is your free day. You can spend your day in a trip to walk around the ancient town, go shopping, admiring the ancient architecture or relax at the beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Activities: Free day to relax in Hoi An
DAY 10: HOI AN - NHA TRANG
Free time for your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until transfer to the Danang Airport for your short flight to Nha Trang - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Upon arrival, met up and transferred by driver to resort. Meals on your own. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Activities: Fly to Nha Trang and relax with white sand beach, quiet and warm waters, and stunning archipelagos
DAY 11: FREE TO RELAX IN NHA TRANG BEACH (B)
Free on your own. There are many exiting activities that you can choose to join in your free time: swimming, snorkeling, joining cooking class, going to the local market, etc. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Activities: Free to relax in Nha Trang Beach
DAY 12: NHA TRANG FREE (B)
Today you will be free to relax. You may choose to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views before retiring for the evening. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Activities: Free to relax and discover Nha Trang by yourself
DAY 13: NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Early morning, we will continue our journey by taking flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the country's commercial centre and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Relax in Nha Trang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
In the morning, you will take a half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels - one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War. The network of Tunnels included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Then relax in your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels - one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War

DAY 15: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B, L)
Leaving the town, we start the journey to Mekong Delta – a prosperous and rich culture land of Vietnam. As arriving at the first destination in My Tho, you will embark a boat and go down stream to Dragon Island. Being there, you will have chance to witness the daily activities of locals like catching and raising fish on farm. Your trip will continue to some typical villages of Mekong Delta for exploring interesting local industries, tasting some fresh fruits in orchard and honey bee and listening to traditional music. Especially, you will have chance to take a horse cart before changing to a small rowing boat to the river where you will have lunch in a restaurant nearby. After a delicious meal, you will keep on exploring a coconut candies factory and taste some soft and sweet candies here before going to My Tho on the large river. At last, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon for staying overnight in the hotel.

Activities: Visit typical villages of Mekong Delta, discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe local rural life
DAY 16: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)
Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until depart to the airport for your onward flight. End of tour services.

Activities: Free time at your leisure, say goodbye Vietnam

TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request 
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

TRIP INCLUSIONS:
- Meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
- Transport: Car, Cruise, Plane, Walking
- Included services:
    + Vietnam Visa Approval Letter 
    + Transportation with A/C vehicle 
    + Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast 
    + All In-tour flights as per itinerary 
    + Experienced English speaking guide 
    + Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board 
    + Mekong boat trip Meals as stated in the itinerary 
    + All sightseeing tickets 
    + Water on coach 
    + Services charges and government taxes

TRIP EXCLUSIONS: 
- International flights & departure taxes 
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities 
- Travel insurance 
- Beverage 
- Peak season surcharge if any 
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas & New Year if any 
- Vietnam visa stamp fee ($45)


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