Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnam is an expanded land and every corner here has exclusive things to see and here we have arranged this Vietnam Classic Tour to make you see and let you experience like nothing before and capture the heart of the visitors.This Vietnam Classic tour of 9 days is just the right one to take in the main sites with unique experiences for your everlasting memories. It is also the right choice for the tourists to discover Vietnam by visiting its enriching and enticing destination like Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city. The modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, the ancient Hoi An city, the royal past of Hue, the elegant Hanoi Old Quarter and from the sweeping beaches to the mighty Mekong Delta here, you will be surprised how each cities mentioned above give you different and a joyful moment throughout. It will also help you get familiar and experience the country’s history, their religion and tradition. These places are full of historical and natural highlights, tempting food and people who are cheerful and full of life.
You will soon realize that in every nook and corner, Vietnam consists of wonderful highlights.
- Shop for bargains along the slender alleys of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
- Sail around the magical scenery of Halong Bay and visit caves and grottoes.
- Get a glance of regal life in the Nguyen dynasty - the 17th century city of Hue.
- Experience incense filled temples and a desolated palace in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Travel around a floating river market and tropical fruit orchards in the Mekong Delta.
Day 1: Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi Day 4: Hanoi – Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Danang – Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 1: Hanoi
Hanoi still maintains the vagueness and appeal of prehistoric times, even though it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam. Spend the day traveling around the places of interest in Hanoi. Visit the Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best serving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and devoted to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university.
Carry on to the small One Pillar Pagoda that dates back from the 11th century, this monument was reconstructed after it was ruined by the French in 1954. Walk through the park to Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the simple two-room residence where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his last days (1969). Conserved in the unchanged state, the same as in his life, it may be viewed through the windows.The slender path and conventional shops houses in the Old Quarter are simply traveled around by foot. This is the place where you can buy anything and everything: traditional Chinese medicine, silk pajamas, tombstones and local crafts etc.Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong
Transfer to Halong from Hanoi by vehicle halting alongside the way at the Phat Tich pagoda, constructed between the 7th and 10th centuries. The pagoda consists of more than one hundred sections and offers a calm and serene environment for visitors and pilgrims. Besides, visit the Do Temple that was constructed in the Le Dynasty and prominent for its striking architecture.Overnight in Halong.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi
Get to a charismatic conventional wooden junk and spend the day sailing around the mystical landscape of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site where over 3,000 limestone rock islands with sheer upright sides mount out of the emerald sea. The wind, rain and sea have engraved out remarkable caves and grottoes in some of the islands, numerous of which will be discovered. A mouth-watering seafood lunch is served up on the boat while you cherish the surroundings. Transport back to Hanoi via road.Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Hue
Fly from Hanoi to Hue, the 17th century city which formerly served as the capital of Vietnam and is a home to primeval temples, regal buildings and French-style structures. Proceed into the attractive scenery around Hue to visit the Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese ruler, who constructed this graceful tomb in his lifetime, using it as a meditation retreat and for theatre performances. Stroll amongst the elegantly balanced pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds.Travel around the Imperial Citadel which was sculpted after the Forbidden City of Peking and includes monuments that offer a pleasant glance into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Enter via impressive Ngo Mon Gate and visit: Dien Tho Residence where the Queen mother lived; the brilliantly adorned Thai Hoa Palace; the Halls of the Mandarins; and the original Nine Dynastic Urns amid other sites.Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Danang – Hoi An
Get on a local boat in the morning and sail down the Perfume River to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda which is a graceful seven-layered octagonal tower. Continue sailing into the countryside to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a splendid complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples in attractive natural surroundings. Take a trip via road passing through the spectacular Hai Van Pass and past Lang Co, an exquisite stretch of beach bending outwards between clear blue water and the South China Sea. Visit the Cham museum that comprises of great assortment of Cham art, many dating back to the 4th century. Continue on to Hoi An.Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An
In 1999, this elegantly conserved trade town of Hoi An was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a charming town at waterside and in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, it was one of South East Asia’s chief international harbors. The place is best traveled around by foot; you can stroll around the cobbled streets, past low tile-roofed buildings, the lively central market and to the small harbor where vibrantly painted boats are anchored. See the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community to connect the town with the Chinese quarters across the brook. Visit the Sa Hunyh Museum, an old family chapel, a typical Chinese style pagoda or assembly hall and a handicraft workshop.In the afternoon, get on a local boat and sail down the Thu Bon River past the untouched countryside to see the conventional art of pottery and woodcarving.Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
Tour via road to Danang and take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City: a vivacious city full of energy, action and activity. The promising modern skyline races for space with regal buildings and conventional temples. Outside on the streets, young skilled zoom by on motorbikes, talking on mobile phones whilst inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray surrounded by smoke of incense. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Never discovered by American forces they were a significant Vietcong base during the American War. Extended larger than 200km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard later it linked command posts, hospitals, and shelter and weapon factories. Today, you can walk through the locale and find out about the day-to-day life of the VC, see the expertly camouflaged entrances and sophisticated booby-traps and even venture within the tunnels, some of which have been customized to lodge the tourists.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City
From Saigon, drive into the heart of the Mekong delta to Cai Be and board on one of the local boats to discover the Cai Be Floating Market, a vivacious market of fruit and vegetable flatboats located at the side of a pictorial riverside Catholic cathedral. Carry on alongside smaller channels and canals, halting at the Mekong River Islands to visit orchards occupied with tropical fruits and local cottage industries. Take pleasure in watching how inhabitants in the delta make conventional treats such as dried longyans, rice pancakes and puffed rice candies with an opportunity to tryout the local delicacy. Get off at Vinh Long and back to Hi Chi Minh City.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Reunification Palace, previously known as Independence Palace that belonged to the South Vietnamese president. In April 30, 1975, this building of 60s-style was prominently rain stormed by tanks denoting the fall of South Vietnam. It has been conserved in its original state, and the tanks remain on display near the entry gates.Also break in your journey to Emperor of Jade Pagoda, the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as ornate City Hall, old Opera House and end up at the central Ben Thanh Market where you can buy an infinite collection of goods and handicrafts.
- Accommodation on double occupancy basis.
- Daily breakfast.
- English speaking licensed guide.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- All transfers and sightseeing by vehicle or boat as indicated in the itineary.
- Internal airfares.
- Supply of bottled water during sightseeing and transfers.
- Meals other than indicated.
- Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.
- International airfare.