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Tour Code: WT - Vietnam 03
9 Days Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

Departure: Daily
  • Itinerary

    Day by Day
  • Day 01
    Arrival in Saigon

    Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel with the company of our guide. The rest of the day is free for you to wander around the city.

    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 02
    Saigon

    Your Vietnam Saigon tour begins today. At first, you will be guided to Cholon, the largest China Town in the city. There you can have a sight of Chinese-style temples and experience Chinese food. Then move on to the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine to have a better understanding of the country's medical development.

    After that, we will drive you to the Ben Thanh Market, the city's biggest indoor market with various antiques and souvenirs. Remember to make a bargain with the seller if you take a fancy to something.

    Afterward, our guide will lead you to the War Remnants Museum to have a look at the rare exhibits related to Vietnam War (1955-1975). The former Presidential Palace, also called the Reunification Palace, will be our next destination. You can see elegant lacquer paintings and tapestries while wandering around well-decorated halls there.

    Then we will visit some important landmarks in Saigon: Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. As a French-style building, Notre Dame Cathedral, also called Red Cathedral, was built with red bricks. There is a statue of Saint Mary in front of the cathedral, which was given by the Church of Rome in 1945. Central Post Office, built in the late 19th century, displays Vietnam maps of different periods. You can also enjoy luxurious decorations inside and outside of the building.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 03
    Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon

    Today we will have a cruise along the Mekong River. In the morning, the guide and the driver will take you to Cai Be in around 2 hours. Then, we will board a motorboat to reach the Cai Be Floating Market, one of the biggest floating markets in Mekong Delta. You will see different kinds of boats here and locals usually exchange goods onboard. Early morning is the most bustling period.

    Later, step into a riverside village to see how to make the rice paper and coconut candies. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, continue the cruise along the Mekong River. In the midway, we will land at a local orchard. Vinh Long Market will be the final spot of your Mekong River tour. After visiting the market, our driver will take you back to the hotel in Saigon.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 04
    Saigon - Da Nang - Hoi An

    After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Hoi An Ancient Town, which has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site since 1999. Hoi An, once a major port in Vietnam, boasts lots of traditional buildings of Chinese, Japanese, and French styles. The nightscape there is beautiful with many lanterns lining up along the streets.

    Today, our guide will accompany you to some famous attractions in Hoi An, including Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky Ancestral House, as well as the landmark - Japanese Covered Bridge.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Essence Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day 05
    Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

    In the morning, the driver will take you to Hue. We will pass by Hai Van Pass and make a stopover at a fishing village of Lang Co on the way. When you arrive in Hue in 3.5 hours, our guide will escort you to the hotel.

    In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to the Imperial City, also called The Citadel. There you can appreciate luxurious royal palaces of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

    Today's private Hue tour will end with the Tomb of Tu Duc. It looks less like an emperor's mausoleum, but an elegant garden with pavilions, bridges and ponds. Emperor Tu Duc lived there for a while before he passed away.

    Meal: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Moonlight Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day 06
    Hue - Hanoi

    Today we will have a short boat trip along Perfume River to reach the Thien Mu Pagoda on the northern bank of the river. With over 400 years of history, the 7-tier pagoda enshrines a gilded statue of the smiling Buddha. There are also several splendid palaces around the pagoda.

    Then, move on to Dong Ba Market to have a taste of local specialties. After visiting the bustling market, we will head for the Tomb of Minh Mang. It is the best-preserved imperial mausoleum in Hue with buildings symmetrically distributed along the axis.

    After that, the driver will take you to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our local guide will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day 07
    Hanoi

    Hanoi is the capital and the second largest city in Vietnam. The first attraction for your private Hanoi tour will be Ba Dinh Square, which has witnessed many historical events of the country. Then our guide will lead you to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House to learn more about Ho Chi Minh, the founder of Communist Party of Vietnam. After that, we will visit One Pillar Pagoda. It was built on a single stone pillar in the center of a lotus pond. Lots of Buddhist devotees would go there to pray for a good luck in front of the statue of the Goddess of Mercy.

    Then follow the guide to the Temple of Literature, which was built in 1070 to commemorate Confucius, a great Chinese ideologist. Afterward, we will move on to the West Lake, the biggest lake in Hanoi with an area of over 1, 230 acres. We will also stop by the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple around the lake. After that, proceed to the Museum of Ethnology or Museum of Vietnamese History.

    Today's private Hanoi tour will conclude with the Water Puppet Show. It is a unique kind of the local folk art, putting on a water stage. It shows the daily life of Vietnamese, as well as historical events and legends of the country.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day 08
    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

    Have breakfast in the hotel and then you will be transferred to Ha Long Bay by a 3.5 hours' drive. A cruise on Ha Long Bay will become the highlight of your Vietnam tour package. Upon arrival, you will board the Indochina Sails Cruise to see hills in various shapes and sizes standing in the water. After lunch, we will visit one of the three largest karst caves of Ha Long Bay, namely Thien Cung, Dau Go, and Sung Sot.

    For the rest of the day, you can either enjoy the picturesque scenery leisurely or take part in other activities on the ship, such as canoeing, diving, and swimming. Today you will stay overnight onboard.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Indochina Sails Cruise (4 stars)

  • Day 09
    Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Departure

    You can get up early this morning to join the Tai Chi class on the ship. After that, have a morning tea or coffee and then we will take a boat to visit nearby small islands. Branch will be arranged onboard.

    After returning to the wharf of Ha Long Bay, we will drive you to the airport directly. This 9-day Vietnam tour will end here. Have a nice journey home!

    Meal: Brunch

Private Tour Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
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