Classic Tour 13 days 12 nights

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Day 1: Hanoi and arrival

Arrive at Noi Bai Airport, welcomed by your tour guide and transfer from airport to your selected hotel in Hanoi. Take your own an orientation tour around the old quarter. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour 8:30 start your tour to Hanoi. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city. Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.16:00 Arrive back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu After breakfast, 8:00 transfer to Ninh Binh (110 kms). Visit Dinh and Le temples in Hoa Lu, ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Then continue to Van Lam Village; lunch. Afternoon, take small sampan for 3 hours cruise to discover Tam Coc caves. Then visit Bich Dong Pagoda before returning to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in HanoiHaLong Bay- Vietnam(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long 8:00 A.M tour guide will pick you up at a hotel near station then transfer to Halong Bay. Stop reroute in Hai Duong City for refreshment around 20 minutes. On arrival, enjoy a warm welcome aboard the cruise and drink in the spectacular vista during our passage into this magical bay. Cruise briefings and check-in your traditionally styled cabin. Vietnamese lunch is served while passing the symbol of Ha Long bay “Fighting Cocks” Rock.Visit Sung Sot Amazing cave with many stalactites in numerous attractive forms and shapes.There will be plenty of time for kayaking, swimming and sunbathing (weather permitted) as you anchor for a night on the bay. Enjoy a wonderful delectable seafood dinner. Overnight on boat(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

Day 5: Ha Long – Hanoi Wake up, enjoy fresh atmosphere on one of the Worlds Natural Heritage Sites Halong Bay. After breakfast, our chef teaches you how to decorate dishes with flowers made by vegetables and fruits or roots while cruising around the bay and back to the port. Lunch at local restaurant in Halong City.After lunch, get on bus and return to Ha Noi. Short-break en route in Hai Duong city for refreshment around 20 minutes. Arrive Ha Noi at about 17.30. Drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi.1 hour before the train time, the taxi will transfer you to Hanoi station for night train to Hue (soft sleeper with A/C)(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6: HueWelcomed by your driver at Hue station and transfer to your selected hotel. Lunch. Afternoon, you are free to visit the town. Overnight at hotel in Hue.(Breakfast included)

Day 7: Hue07:30 picking up at hotel in Hue08:00 departing for Hue City tourn the morning, we visit Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Vo Kinh Van An – Vietnamese martial art performance, Tu Duc Tomb, Traditonal Vietnamese conical hat making and incense stick making village.At around 12:00PM having lunch at a restaurant – buffet style with more than 50 dishes to choose from (included).13:30 continuing with the afternoon program, Afternoon visiting: Hue Old Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda,Afterward, boarding a dragon boat and slowly cruising back to Hue on Huong River. Observing a beautiful sunset and the view of Hue City while on board.16:30 Arriving at Toa Kham pier (located at 3/2 Park and opposite to Muong Thanh Hotel at the corner of Le Loi St. and Doi Cung St.). Tour ends at the pier. (Guests need to walk back to the nearby hotel). Overnight at hotel in Hue.(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi AnAfter early breakfast then 7:45 transfer to Da Nang via the Hai Van Pass. Stop at the Lang Co Beach and the local fishing village. Arrive in Hoi An, you are free to visit the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 9: Hoi An (free)Breakfast at hotel. Free to visit the town.

Day 10: Hoi An- Da Nang- Ho Chi Minh (Flight)After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang Airport for morning flight to Hochiminh City. Welcomed by your tour guide at Tan San Nhat Airport and transfer to hotel.(Breakfast included)

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho

8:00 Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for My Tho .Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks. After taking a delightful walking through the fruit plantation,village. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your hotel in Can Tho.(Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 12: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Phong Dien – Ho Chi Minh City

7:00 AM After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market which is at its busiest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Visit a second floating market (Cai Rang). Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh City(Breakfast included)

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City and departure

Free until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. End of our services.(Breakfast included)

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