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Highlight Tour Vietnam

With limited time for throughout Vietnam trip only in 8 days, Vietnam Highlights tour offers the great journey to famous destination of this vibrant country. How wonderful to discover the architecture splendor of Hanoi with 100 years history, spectacular of Halong Bay which recognized as World Heritage Site and New Seven World Wonder with thousands of islands, islets, floating fishing villages besides the majestic scenery of nature. Additional, the charming of Hoi An ancient town plus tranquil countryside surrounding bring visitors different feelings of ancient town including old constructions colorfully to friendly people and peaceful life. Stretch to South of Vietnam and visit dynamic Ho Chi Minh City or called Saigon. The last however, shouldnot miss is Cu Chi Tunnel which is the wonder of man by underground network that give visitor a deeply admiration of Vietnamese creation in the war. Share special things of Vietnam with Eco Nature Travel in a short time but full highlights of people and landscapes!

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Destination: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – Vietnam’s Capital

Day 2: Ha Noi City tour - the 1000 years old Capital (B L)

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B L D)

Day 4: Explore scenery in Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Ha Noi – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (B L)

Day 5: Visit My Son Holly land – Thanh Ha Ceramic Village – Hoi An Ancient Town (B L)

Day 6: Visit Da Nang & flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 7: Cu Chi tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City tour (B L)

Day 8: Relax & Departure Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – Vietnam’s Capital

Depending on your arrival flight time, our guide and driver pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport and transferred to downtown. Check into hotel. Today, you will land in Hanoi, the centre of Vietnam’s polity and culture. Free to have dinner by your own account. Then you can walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, night market and The 36 Old Streets as well as free to discover Ha Noi’s beauties at night. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Hotel.

Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour – the 1000 years old Capital (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel to visit Ha Noi Capital city. This morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation. This is the complex of Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleum where puts the memorial and body of this Vietnamese Leader, the place where he worked as a president, the museum and the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. Then visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Vietnam cultures as well as the thick history of our country. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will spend your time to explore this old capital city with the charms and elegances including the Ethnology Museum where presents the culture and life of 54 ethnics of Vietnam Nation. Visiting this Museum, you can understand the colorful customs of Vietnam country and people. Then go on visiting one of the oldest Vietnamese constructions with the stunning scenery and architecture harmony with nature- temple Quan Thanh or Tran Quoc Pagoda. Tonight, you are free to enjoy your dinner by yourself. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Share Group (B L D)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. From 7.45 - 8.00 am, our bus driver and guide pick up at hotel and transfer you to Ha Long City. After 3.5 hours driving and viewing simple, countryside, rice paddy life, we arrive at the port. At 12.00, the junk crews welcome guests on board at Hon Gai Wharf. Check- in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.

Pm: Have lunch with fresh local seafood while cruising to Bai Tu Long bay via Indochina film studio, Teapot islet, Blockhouse islet, Goat Head islet. Stop for swimming, visit mysterious Thien Canh cave. Relax at a wild beach, swim and kayak to explore the bay. Back to junk to enjoy relaxing or the sunset. Dinner and overnight on board nearby Vong Vieng village or Trinh Nu cave.

Inclusion: Transport, English Guide, Entrance Fees, Admission Fee, Permission, Cruise, Accommodation (Deluxe Cabin), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Kayak.

Day 4: Explore scenery in Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Ha Noi – Take flight to Da Nang (B L)

Am: Early morning, this is a chance for you to enjoy the sunrise and the quite breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air then start visiting Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. Take more leisure time for swimming, sunbathing or relaxing. Back to junk about 10:00 a.m and have an Ala Carte for lunch, arrange luggage and check out cabin while cruising back to the harbor.

Pm: Our bus driver transfers you back Ha Noi. On the road, you will stop at Yen Duc Village to explore the life of local people in village and enjoy Water Puppet Show – special art culture in Vietnam. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 5 pm. Check in hotel for relax and shower. Then the driver continues transferring you to the airport for taking flight to Da Nang. On arrival Da Nang Airport, our guide and driver welcome at airport and transfer you to hotel in Hoi An. Check in hotel. Free to have dinner. At night, you have more free time to explore the charming of Hoi An town, especially on every 15th of lunar calendar you can see a magnificent town with colorful lights and lanterns. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee, Cruise, Breakfast, Lunch, Domestic Flight Ticket, Hotel for shower, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 5: Visit My Son Holly Land – Thanh Ha Ceramic Village Hoi An Ancient Town (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you will make a half day to visit My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham People. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which is still now a secret to everyone and to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their custom uniform. Then the driver transfers you back to visit the Thanh Ha handicraft ceramic village. This is the place for you to walk around the village and to have the instruction of local people so that you can learn how to make a ceramic and then you try to make a small product by yourself. Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River back to Hoi An, you will admire the daily activities of people on the boat go to markets along the river’s bank to earn their life. Have lunch at restaurant in Hoi An to enjoy the special cuisine of this ancient town.

Pm: This afternoon you will wander around old streets to visit Hoi An Ancient Town including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Sa Huynh Museum and the local market… Hoi An is also a place for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price. In the rest of this afternoon, you can choose to relax on beach 4 kilometers from the town for more pleasant. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you are free to explore Hoi An ancient town for exploring the beauties of this ancient town with colorful lanterns, silk shops...Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Boat, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 6: Visit Da Nang & take flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. The morning is your free time, Hoi An is a beach resort that’s easy to explore on your own, especially by bicycle. The hotel has bike for rent, you can rent a bicycle to ride around Hoi An countryside for more exploration the hidden beauties of this old town, passing though vegetable village, handicraft villages or along the river… Free to have lunch by yourself.

Pm: In the afternoon, our guide and driver drop you off to Da Nang international airport and you will take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Before getting the flight, you stop to visit Marble Mountains which was named after the ancient oriental philosophy including 5 elements creating universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Reaching here, you will see the systems of caves and tunnels which were used as a very important base for Vietnam Revolutionary and Cham Museum in Da Nang where displays the whole culture and collections of Cham people in Vietnam to feel about legend stories of glorious stage of ancient Champa Kingdom and to enjoy its simple and elegant patterns. Moreover, you will have chance to appreciate the up and down of Champa Sculpture in previous centuries by seeing temples and towers which were collected from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan. On arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, our guide and driver pick up and transfer to the hotel for checking in. Here you will see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Tonight, you are free to enjoy your dinner. The remainder of the evening is free for you to have more enjoyment of the busiest city in Vietnam. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Domestic Flight Ticket, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 7: Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you leave Ho Chi Minh for visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. Our guide will show you the structure of Cu Chi tunnels system – 200 km-long network that was built over 2 decades and used as an army base during the Vietnamese-American War. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground story including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command centre, etc. Have lunch at local restaurant.

Pm: The driver takes you back Ho Chi Minh City.Then you make a half-day city tour includes the Independent Palace formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many, War Museum, stopover for take photos at the Old Post Office and Notre Dam Catholic. If time is permit you can visit Ben Thanh market for enjoy the busiest purchasing centre of Ho Chi Minh City. The evening is free for you to enjoy your own dinner. You have once more night to explore Ho Chi Minh City by yourself to enjoy the local life. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 8: Relax & Departure Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. Let check note everything for the departure flight. If you have more free time, you can walk around to enjoy more of Ho Chi Minh city in 1st district to shopping in Ben Thanh Market, streets, shops…Then the driver drops you off the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight home. Goodbye, thank you and see you again!

Inclusion: Transport, Breakfast.

Price: USD/Person 

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 2 stars

1170

771

687

642

620

159

Hotel 3 stars

1284

842

758

713

691

200

Hotel 4 stars

1578

1001

917

872

850

325

Hotel 5 stars

2051

1245

1161

1116

1093

551

Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) & Dinner (D). 

Excluded: Travel insurance, Drinks, Airport taxes, Optional tours, Tips, Visa fees & other services not mentioned in itinerary details.

Hotel Information:

City

Option

Hotel Name

Room type

 

HA NOI

2*

Posh Hotel

Superior

3*

Medallion Hotel

Superior

4*

Boss Legend Hotel

Royal Deluxe

5*

Sofitel Hotel

Superior

HOI AN

2*

Hoi An Lantern Hotel

Standard

3*

Green Heaven Resort & Spa

Superior

4*

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Sup Garden View

5*

Sunrise Resort

 Ocean Deluxe

 

HO CHI MINH

2*

 Lafelix  Hotel

Superior

3*

Blue Diamond Hotel

Deluxe

4*

 Grand Siverland  Hotel

Premier Deluxe

5*

Rex  Hotel

Premium West Wing

What to bring: Passport, Change of clothes, Sunglasses, Hat, Towels, Sun cream, Insect repellent, Flashlight, Good shoes for walking, Camera, Raincoat, Cable locks for luggage & other personal needs.

Notes:

  • All services are for private tour except Ha Long Bay tour.
  • For Ha Long Bay tour: We use Shuttle bus, and Share group on Aclass Opera Cruise for tour price 2 star, Dragon Pearl Cruise for tour price 3 star, Red Dragon Cruise for tour price 4 star and Dragon Legend Cruise for tour price 5 star. The tour itineraries in Ha Long Bay of price 3 star, 4 star and 5 star are same with the tour itinerary as above but the itinerary of price 2 star has a little difference; the sequence of visiting places in itinerary of price 2 star is different; however travel destinations are same as above. Especially, itinerary of price 2 star not stop at Yen Duc Village to enjoy Water Puppet Show like price 3 star, 4 star and 5 star.
    • Hotel:  Share Twin/Double room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon.
    • Sites closed: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Monday, Friday and the whole from 2nd September to 2ndNovember for the maintenance.

Best time to do: All year round, best from September to April of next year.