Vietnam Tour 08 Days (From Ho Chi Minh)

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What better way to get to view Vietnam at a glance than taking this Vietnam Classic Tour? This tour takes you to every visitor’s favorite destination; from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta to Cu Chi Tunnels to Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay. These places are matched by very few spots on this planet.

Land at the capital city and get hauled along for the ride as the city breathes life and vivacity into the residents.  Take a Vietnam Culinary Tour in the city and enjoy a blend of a variety of cooking techniques and flavors from pungent to mild as you dine in on traditional Vietnamese food. Wander through the timeless alleys of this Vietnam classic tour and get mesmerized by jaw-dropping French architecture.

Take a Vietnam history tour by going underground in Cu Chi tunnels to explore further the vast meandering underground tunnel built by guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn more about the Vietnam War, which the Vietnamese people refer to as the American War, from a Vietnamese point of view.

Travel to the Mekong Delta on a Vietnam Culture Tour and experience the different Vietnamese lifestyles of the communities living along the river. Watch the beautiful landscapes as the water moves to the rhythm of the great Mekong.

Explore the charming ancient town of Hoi An. The world’s cultural heritage site and the highlight of your Vietnam tour.

Travel to the aquatic landscapes and be taken aback by the Halong Bay. For a better view of Vietnam, Cannon Fort in Halong Bay is the place to be. From amazing panoramas of rolling jungles to incredible aquatic landscapes and colorful tangles of fishing boats, it is the highlight of Vietnam on a spoon.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Highlights: Experience Ho Chi Minh City – the most exciting city in Vietnam. Learn about the Vietnam War with the visit to Cu Chi tunnels. Get impressed with the river life of the Mekong Delta. Charmed by Hoi An ancient town. Explore the old quarter of Hanoi and relax on an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay – The world’s natural heritage.

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Itinerary

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It is essential to travel to Vietnam once in your lifetime as it will be more different and interesting than just reading in the books, learning in the movies, and hearing from the others. Vietnam is now far beyond your imagination with modern and dynamic cities, exotic and marvelous landscapes, and famous natural and cultural World Heritage Sites. With efforts from our experienced travel consultants, it will be so quick and easy to plan your Vietnam tour packages.

Being welcomed at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh) by our experienced English-speaking guide and driver and listen to a brief introduction of your beautiful Vietnam tour when we are on the way to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

This morning, you’ll depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00 for a pleasant drive through the countryside to Cu Chi tunnels. It is just 60 km from the city center, however, the road conditions for the further parts are deep inside rural areas with slow speed.

Around 10:00, arrive in the tunnels where you will first see a short introductory video about their construction & stories. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel maze. Only some parts of the tunnels were opened for tourists to experience but you can really see how locals used to live inside. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank, and numerous bomb craters created by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

Afterward, you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at around 14:00. It’s then your free time. Or our escorters can drop you at a nice restaurant and you can walk back to your hotel later.

Enjoy a nice evening and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and starting your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda which dates back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise Islands. Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and see orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and folk song music which is performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

 

Ride a hand-rowed sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit the honey-bee farm, and enjoy the honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

 

Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time.

 

In the afternoon, time to cycle around the Tan Thach village, and meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those who can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for the flight to Da Nang. Picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.

 

Overnight in Hoi An.

This morning, we cycle to Tra Que vegetable village where you will have a good time learning how to grow vegetables, water vegetables and the life of a Vietnamese farmer. Then you will learn to cook typical Vietnamese dishes. Lunch with what you cook.

In the afternoon, experience the basket boat – the boat that Vietnamese fishermen use for fishing. It is a fun time

 

Back to your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.

After breakfast, we will transfer you back to Da Nang Airport for the short flight to Hanoi.Met by your private tour guide and driver.

Visit the Museum of Ethnology to learn about all ethnic groups living in Vietnam.

After lunch, you will visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, stop outside Ho Chi Minh mausoleum for photos then visit Hoa Lo prison.

We stop at Hanoi’s train street for you to take nice photos.

Our last stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a Water Puppet Show to learn more about Vietnamese traditional culture.

Checked in at your hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

We start at 9:00 for the 2.5-hour drive to Ha Long Bay (150 km) through highways connecting Hanoi – Hai Phong & Hai Phong – Ha Long Bay. Our destination is Halong Bay – the most famous World Heritage Site in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful seascape, thousands of spectacular islands and islets jutting out from the sea, amazing caves with marvelous stalagmites and stalactites in different sizes and shapes.

11:30 – 12:00 Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk glides further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you’ll have a relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we’ll stop sometime to visit the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on a romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.

After breakfast, we’ll take a little sampan or kayak to visit the secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that, our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet… to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, picks up, and drives back to Hanoi.

OPTIONAL TOUR – CYCLO RIDE, STREET FOOD & MARKET TOUR (4 Hours) 

Arrive in Hanoi at 15:00, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter to observe the daily life of Hanoian, as well as see how locals manage the incredible traffic.

Then, start your interesting and fantastic street food & night walking tour (the walking tour will be much more fantastic at the weekend from Friday night to Sunday as many Old Streets will blocked for pedestrians).

At first, the street food tour starts at one of Hanoi’s largest markets, Dong Xuan market. In every corner, you can easily find various types of products, from dried food to pork, beef, seafood, from fruits to cakes, candies & fashion stuff. Our tour guide will give you full introductions to Vietnamese food culture with prominent ingredients as well as famous local dishes.

Next, you will try one of the most delicious foods in Hanoi, Banh Cuon at a local restaurant. There, you can easily watch how our master chefs cook and prepare the dishes. Banh Cuon is made from a first layer of steamed fermented rice batter and a second layer of minced wood ear mushroom, minced pork, and minced shallots that are all rolled together. It is served with a dipping sauce consisting of Cha Lua (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts, and fish sauce.

From there, continue our walking tour to the heart of the Old Quarter, wandering around street stalls, and passing ancient houses & pagodas.

Our next stop is a Grilled Pork Street Stall where small pork pieces are flame-grilled over hot coals. You can also have grilled pork with bread & vegetables which is really a Vietnam specialty and is even considered one of the world’s best hamburgers.

It’s then our time for dessert after some main dishes and fresh fruits should not be missed!!! However, it is not only fresh fruits but all of the stuff will be mixed with condensed milk and crushed ice.

One another try should be the egg coffee, served at a quiet and ancient café shop, hidden behind buildings and busy streets. Cold Beer may be a better choice if coffee is not your style.

Finally, end the trip with Hanoi’s most famous ice cream which locals enjoy.

Back to your hotel at 19:00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Time at your leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam Holiday until our private guide and driver will transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight with sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and withAdventure Indochina Travel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

Inclusions/ Exclusions

  • Domestic flight: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang – Ha Noi
  • All hotel accommodations with daily breakfast, based on twin/double sharing
  • Car and driver based on your group size
  • All entrance fees indicated
  • Boat trips as in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guides (Except for free days)
  • Meals as per the program
  • All International flights
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Other not mentioned in the itinerary

Policy

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In case of cancellation, we will not impose any charges if we are not being charged, and possible to get a refund from our suppliers but if our suppliers apply cancellation charges, you will have to pay those charges that apply. Cancellation policies vary, depending upon the type of service, the time of year, and the reason for cancellation. We will pass on to you all the details of any cancellation policy with our transparent reply upon demand.

General cancellation charges that applied by travel services in Vietnam and Indochina.

– Domestic flights: 25% of the fares
– 3-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 5 -7 days before your arrival. (FIT)
– 4-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 10 – 15 days before your arrival (FIT)
– 5-star hotels, no charge if you cancel 15 – 20 days before your arrival (FIT)

However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotel’s cancellation policies.

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