Essential Vietnam 7 Days
$ 834 IE
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Where you will find almost all the must see sights of Vietnam...
Discover both the beautiful nature and cultural richness of our country within 10 days, we promise you will not miss a site! After doing a Hanoi group tour around the charming capital, we continue to head to the stunning, island-dotted Halong Ba. Travel south to Hue and Hoian ancient town, you will get to enjoy various exciting activities. The last spots will be the vibrant Saigon and the peaceful Mekong Delta with lush fruit orchards, local workshops and floating markets...

Day 1 Hanoi -Vegetable Village - City Tour

Your Vietnam exploration starts from the very heart and soul of Vietnam – Hanoi. On the second morning of your Hanoi group tour, you will travel out of Hanoi city center to the suburban areas for a half-day eco-tour discovering the local life. You will get picked up from your hotel lobby around 7:30 am then set out on a 45-min drive to Tien Le Vegetable Village, about 18km to the west of Hanoi.
Arrive in the peaceful village, our local host and guide will take you on a wonderful visit to a market in the countryside. Wandering around the stalls selling food, meat, veggie, etc. You can try bargaining for some ingredients used in the coming cooking session. All of them are newly harvested and fresh!
When you get back from the market, you will put on farming clothes and bring farming tools to the field, where many local people are working since early morning. Prepare to get dirty as you will be doing some farming activities like plowing, growing vegetables, watering and fertilizing, etc. Come back to your host family for a cooking session and lunch.
In the afternoon, take a guided tour visiting some main sites of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex (you just pass by), the One Pillar Pagoda and the Women’s Museum. In the evening, enjoy the Water Puppet Show - a traditional art form having its roots in wet rice culture.
Meals: Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay Day Trip

The famed Halong Bay is right next on your Vietnam group tour’s itinerary. At around 07h30 – 08h00, you will be picked up from the hotel and start a scenic 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside and have a short break on the way. You will arrive at the Tuan Chau Habor at around noon then embark the day cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. Start a dreamy cruise to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and have seafood lunch (we serve you with Vietnamese traditional dishes, in case you are vegetarian, we have other food options for you) while cruising through the emerald water passing by the Dog Stone, the Burning Incense islet, stop at Ba Hang fishing village for kayaking or sit in a bamboo boat rowed by locals.
After the visiting of Fighting-Cock island and the Heavenly Palace (Thien Cung cave) – which has opened to the public since 1998 with stalagmites and stalactites. Back to the cruise and continue cruising back to the jetty.
We will be back to Tourist wharf at around 16:45. Disembark and get on the bus to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi - Fly to Hue - City Tour

This morning is free for leisure until getting transferred to Hanoi airport for your in-country flight to Hue. Arrive in Hue, our driver and guide will be waiting outside the baggage claim then take you to your hotel for check-in.
Spend the afternoon on a guided tour wandering around the city. Start with the Royal Citadel then visit the Imperial Museum and conclude the day with the vibrant Dong Ba market.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue. 

Day 4 Hue - Danang - Hoian

Today’s agenda features some of the highlights of that our Vietnam group tour will take you through. You are going to be able to experience Central Vietnam through different lights, from the airy ancient capital Hue to the dynamic Danang to the quaint Hoian. Start the day with a boat trip along the poetic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Considered the iconic symbol of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda is among the most fascinating and ancient pagodas of the city. Leaving the pagoda, we continue our journey to visit the Minh Mang Tomb before heading to Hoian. Arrive in Hoian in the late afternoon and enjoy rest of the day on your own.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
 

Day 5 Hoian walking tour (Optional) - Fly to Saigon

Morning is free for leisure, optional tour: Hoian Walking Tour (details as below)
Enjoy a leisure walking trip along the narrow streets of Hoian, you will have a chance to discover all the main sites of this charming ancient town. First stop is the Japanese Covered Bridge - the Hoian symbol, which is constructed in early 1600's by the Japanese community. Other possible stops are the old houses and Chinese Assembly Halls. There are also a lot of pagodas for visitors who are Buddhist like the Ong Pagoda, Quan Am Phat Tu Minh Huong Pagoda.
In the afternoon, head to Danang airport for your onward flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon and spend rest of the day on your own.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 6 Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour

This morning we will travel for about 70km to the northwest of Saigon for a half-day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels - a vast underground defending system of Viet Cong during Vietnam War, which housed up to 10,000 people. The tunnels were constructed with hospitals, living rooms, kitchens, storage...and working areas also in an approximate length of 250km. The remaining tunnels, nowadays, are a must-see destination for tourists who come to Vietnam to get a view of the underground life during the war time. You can also join a shooting trial using an AK47 or MK16 with separate fees.
In the afternoon, get on a guided tour visiting some city key sites such as the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office and Ben Thanh market. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon. 

Day 7 Saigon - Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) Day Trip - Saigon

Wrap up your Vietnam tour package with a trip to the ‘green island on land’ of the Mekong Delta. After breakfast at your hotel, our driver and guide will meet you in the hotel lobby then take you on a 2-hour drive to Ben Tre Province. Along the route, we stop in Tien Giang for a short visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda - an ancient southern architectural gem. Arrive in Hung Vuong pier in Ben Tre, we will take a boat trip on Ben Tre river – one of the tributaries of the Mekong River, observing lively activities along the river such as fishing and water transferring, etc. First stop will be a local brickwork where bricks are made manually in the traditional way, then we visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Then we disembark via boat, enjoy a leisure walk or bike ride to the local family for lunch.
In the afternoon, continue walking in a village which makes sleeping mats, and then take a relaxing rowboat along the palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. Our driver will be waiting there and transfers you back to Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: N/A. 

Included
Small groups of maximum 16 travelers guaranteed
Internal flights
Hotels with daily breakfast (twin share basis)
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned vehicles
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Cancelation Policies
After purchase, air tickets are always subject to 100% penalty
Only the remaining land package will follow the below rules:
Before 45 days: deposit amount is forfeited
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