Vietnam Highlights by lanvht


									                                           Vietnam Highlights

                                     Duration: 10 Days
                                     Destinations: Hanoi - Maichau - Halong Bay - Hoian - Hue -
                                     Hochiminh City
                                     Arrival City: Hanoi
                                     Departure City: Hochiminh City
                                     Accommodations: 3 nights in Hanoi, 1 night in Mai Chau - 1 night on
                                     cruise in Halong Bay, 1 night in Hoian, 2 nights in Hue, 1 night in
                                     Hochiminh City
Transportation: Car, Plane, Dragon Boat, Speed Boat, Cruise, Sampan
Tour Guide: Local English speaking
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Price: contact us at for price and useful information.

Tour summary
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B)
Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B)
Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong, overnight on Vietnamese Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
Day 7: Hoian - Hue (B)
Day 8: Hue City Tour (B)
Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh (B, D)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam. Today, upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide will
greet and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in the Old Quarter. In
the evening, be our guest at local restaurant for welcome dinner with authentic Vietnamese cuisines.
Stay overnight in Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the
Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilt and One Pillar Pagoda, then visit Temple of Literature,
built 1070 which is the first university in Vietnam. The next attraction is Vietnam National Museum of
Ethnology, the special collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. In the afternoon, make your way to
Hoan Kiem Lake for Ngoc son Temple and Dong Xuan Market and in the evening, you will be entertained
by Water Puppet Show and Vietnamese traditional music at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Stay
overnight hotel in Hanoi.

Day 03: Hanoi - Maichau (B)
After breakfast at hotel, the morning drive to Hoa Binh allows you to visit Muong and Dao village in
evergreen valley then continue to Mai Chau, the home of Thai minority. In the afternoon, visit the Chief
of Thai Community to learn the history, traditions, and festivals of Thai Ethnic Minority. Tonight, the
special treat is traditional dance by ethnic artists. Stay overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 04: Maichau - Hanoi (B)
Enjoy breakfast at Thai house and visit other villages in the town and Mai Chau Market. In the
afternoon, drive back to Hanoi and the balance of the day is at leisure and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong bay (B, L, D)
Today, get up early for morning Tai Chi with local people at Hoan Kiem Lake, then have "Pho" the typical
breakfast for Vietnamese people. Travel to Halong Bay, enjoy drive though the rural area with scenic
view of rice paddy field in the Red River Delta. You may be lucky enough to see cows or pigs on motor
bike or Vietnamese kids ridding on water buffalo flying kites. On the way, enjoy famous Vietnamese
Coffee at Vietnam Handicraft Center. Upon arrival, check in Vietnamese wooden cruise in Halong Bay.
Journey along the spectacular limestone islands, floating villages while having sea food lunch, then
disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or Surprising Cave, one of the most beautiful grottos in Halong Bay. The
next stop is Titop Island where you could swim on sandy beach or climb up to the top for panoramic
view. In the evening, you will be delighted by candle lighting dinner on board with seafood dishes. Stay
overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay.

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local cuisines.
Then experience the bay up close and personal with a leisure sampan to "Hang Luon" or "Lagoon Cave"
which allows you to see flora and fauna system of Catba National Park. Continue to Halong City,
disembark and enjoy seafood lunch at local restaurant and drive back to Hanoi airport for a short flight
to Da Nang then transfer to Hoian. In the evening, free at your leisure. Stay overnight Hotel in Hoian

Day 7: Hoian - Hue (B, D)
After your breakfast, bike shortly to the Ancient Town of Hoian and take a walking tour to Japanese
Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. In the
afternoon, enjoy peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic Village then check out
resort in Hoian and travel to the former Imperial Capital of Hue. On the way, visit the Cham Museum,
the last collection of powerful Kingdom of Champa and drive over the 'Pass of Ocean and Clouds'. The
special treat tonight is dinner at Vuon Y Thao Restaurant for royal cuisines. A superb 3-course meal will
be served to you with royal style. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day 8: Hue (B)
Rise for an early breakfast, followed by a visit to the city's vibrant Dong Ba Market then The Imperial
Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled the country between 1802 and 1945. After exploring the ruins
of this wonderful monument, depart to the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum and one of Hue's beautiful
garden houses. The afternoon dragon boat trip on The Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda allows you to
discover the history Buddhism in Vietnam then visit King Minh Mang's Tomb and King Khai Dinh' Tomb
where you can compare the contrast of traditional and modern architectures. Stay overnight in Hue

Day 9: Hue - Hochiminh City (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, this Vietnam vacation continues with a short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh
City, followed by an oriental visit to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the
colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The afternoon tour leads you to China
Town where you will visit Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay Market. Tonight, experience true southern
hospitality with a candle lighting dinner at local restaurant with southern cuisines. Stay overnight at
hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Hochiminh City Departure (B)
Free at leisure then transfer to the airport for home departure. Thank you for traveling with us and wish
you had a wonderful tour in Vietnam and sweet departure.

For more information, please contact

Tour Contact
Lan Nguyen
Vietnam Heritage Travel Company
Sharing travel experiences
# 1002, Building A4, Den Lu Str
Hoang Mai Dist, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Tel: +84437264687

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