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Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country located on the eastern edge of the Indochinese Peninsula. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east.
Vietnam’s natural beauty is breathtaking, with its pristine beaches, stunning mountain landscapes, and lush tropical forests. It has a rich cultural heritage, with a unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, as well as a fascinating history that dates back over 4,000 years. Visitors can also enjoy the country’s delicious cuisine, which is renowned for its fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and diverse regional specialties.
Our itinerary starts with Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, which is Vietnam’s largest city and commercial hub. The city is known for its bustling streets, markets, and historical landmarks such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Reunification Palace.
Cu-Chi Tunnels: The Cu-Chi Tunnels are a vast network of underground tunnels that were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. They were not only used for hiding and fighting, but they also served as living quarters, hospitals, and supply routes for the Viet Cong
We also visit the Mekong Delta which is a vast network of waterways and fertile land known for its floating markets, fruit orchards, and traditional villages. It is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with over 10,000 plant species, 300 species of birds, and 100 species of mammals.
Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is located in the north of the country and is known for its rich cultural heritage, colonial architecture, and picturesque lakes. Visitors can explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter, which is home to narrow streets, traditional shops, and markets selling everything from handicrafts to street food.
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northeastern Vietnam is known for its stunning limestone formations, crystal-clear waters, and 1600 picturesque islands. These islands are named after their unique shapes, such as Stone Dog Island, Fighting Cock Island, and Incense Burner Island.
Overall, Vietnam will offers you a unique travel experience into a land with a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history.
A half-day city tour including, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica Saigon Central Post Office, and the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans.
Depart from Saigon for the 1.5hr drive to My Tho, situated in the Mekong River Delta, exchanging city scenes for lush rice paddies and fruit farms. At the pier, embark on a fascinating motorboat excursion past stilt houses, fish farms and scenes of countryside living. Arrive at Turtle Island, and sample freshly picked fruit and coconut milk while interacting with a local farming family. Visit a family-run coconut candy workshop, utilising Ben Tre’s famous coconuts. Explore more of the Delta from a rowing sampan through a network of small canals. Enjoy country hospitality as you sip a cup of honey tea while taking in a traditional folk song performance. A local lunch of local specialties will be served at a local restaurant before returning to Saigon in mid-afternoon.
DAY 3: CU CHI TUNNEL – FLY TO HANOI (B)
Ahalf-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels, connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels including innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. These tunnels give a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War.
Then transfer to Hochiminh airport for fly to Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
Explore the charming city of Hanoi, referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’, with its yellow ochre colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes Start by visiting Ho Chi Minh’s House, a simple wooden house in a tranquil setting where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Continue to the 6th century Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, located on a small island in West Lake. Then visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university built in the late 11th century.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology and then drive back to central Hanoi for a 45-min cyclo tour through the famed Old Quarter known for its ‘36 streets of 36 wares’ named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date as far back as the 13th century. Conclude the day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form said to have originated in the flooded rice fields of the Red River Delta.
Tram Mountain is a wonderful place with amazing limestone blocks. It is a place where you can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. As well as experience the exciting climbing activity with your friends. Therefore, Tram Mountain is considered one of the best sightseeing places in Hanoi for people who like nature.
Tram Mountain is the best sightseeing places in Hanoi for a trekking day.
First, you will visit Tram Pagoda. The temple was built a long time ago, from the sixteenth century. When you come here you can feel peace, quietness.
Then you will visit Long Tien Cave, also known as Hang Pagoda (Hang Tram), is a unique temple. It is located in a large cave. And is considered to be the most unique site in Vietnam today. You can see the ancient poems carved on the cliff inside the cave. All these poems celebrate the beauty of Tram Mountain.
Finally, you will conquer Tram Mountain, located between the immense rice field. The mountain is high enough for you to watch the overview of natural scenery. When you reach the top, you can watch the fresh natural space, listen to the wind blow. And not to mention see the whole scenery of rice fields, peaceful village. The green meadows stretch among the mountains. This creates a poetic valley.
After that you will come back Hanoi for cooking class.
Learn how to cook the real Vietnamese traditional food under the guidance of professional chefs. Enjoy your own cooking creation and numerous food. Taste unique and special local wines. Cooking Class ends and get dropped off at your hotel
DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Depart for a 2.5 hour journey to Halong Bay. Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a wild beauty of clustered limestone islets and crescent beaches. Then board your deluxe junk, settle into your cabin and prepare your appetite for an enjoyable lunch on deck. Settle on board your main boat to begin a 2 day/1 night cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay. Afterwards, take an exhilarating kayak trip through the lagoon, have a refreshing swim or simply relax on board and enjoy the sunset.
DAY 7: HALONG – HANOI & HANDI CRAFT VILLAGE (B)
Wake up early and take a position on the upper deck to witness the sun rise over the bay, a cup of hot tea in hand. Early morning is truly a magical time on the bay as the limestone karsts appear all around you in different shapes, sizes and colours. Continue sailing through magnificent Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a brunch on board before arriving at Ha Long City Pier at noon.
You will then visit Bat Trang Ceramic Village. Visit the village known for producing high-quality ceramics and see how this pottery is made by hand. You will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop crafting your own piece or shop for something to take home with you.
DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Today is your last day in Vietnam. Spare some time for shopping and the driver will take you to Airport for your departure flight back home.