Viet Nam Cultural 10 Days: Ho Chi Minh- Hoi An- Hue- Ha Noi

Travel the length of Vietnam on this 10 days tour, stopping in HCMC (in the south), Hanoi (in the north), and the beaches and small towns of the central coast in the center.

Starting from Ho Chi Minh City, visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, and the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum. Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual and eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Dai, a unique fusion of world religions, in Tay Ninh.

Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An Old Quarter, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and riverfront port town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. Nearby, Visit My Son Holy land, the ancient Cham Pa people were raised to be “the masters of art in building brick”.

Next, view the dramatic central coastline by a private car or minivan to Hue, the former Imperial capital. It is a quiet city renowned for the unique architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River.

Move to Hanoi city, an capital of Viet Nam.Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, furniture, bamboo… Also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. You will spend a day cruising Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape

ASIA FOCUS TRAVEL would like to introduce the detail of tour program:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (meal incl: D)

Arrive Ho Chi Minh, our driver picks up and then transfer you to your hotel. Free and easy.

In the afternoon: You will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau pagoda, the Reunification Palace… Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting the City Hall, take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales.

19:00 Have a dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh- My Tho- Ben Tre (meals incl: B/ L)

The Mekong delta is the southernmost of region of Viet Nam and is often referred to as the rice bowl of Viet Nam as it produces three crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.

Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.

On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh- Da Nang- Hoi An (meals incl: B/D)

After your breakfast at your hotel, the driver takes you to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Danang Airport, you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you to Hoi An city.

In the afternoon, visit Hoi An Ancient with Chua Ong Pagoda, Fukian Assembly Hall and the Japanese covered Bridge. Following the tour, you can relax at a local pub, do some shopping or visit the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash. Have dinner & enjoy local food.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 4: Discovery My Son Sanctuary by Boat & Cooking Class (meals incl: B/ L)

7:00 Picking up guests from the hotel in Hoi an for visiting My Son Sanctuary. With us as your tour guide, enjoy a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, which has been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site. During a time spanning from the 4th to 8th centuries, when Tra Kieu (then known as Simhapura) served as the political capital of Champa, My Son was the site of the most important Cham intellectuals and a religious centre. It is also believed that this site could have been used as a place of burial for Cham monarchs. My Son is considered to be Cham’s counterpart to the grand cities of South – East Asia’s other Indian influenced civilizations: Angkor (Cambodia), Bagan (Myanmar), Ayuthaya (Thailand) and Borobudur (Java).

11:00 Coming back the boat trip to Thu Bon River, and enjoying the sightseeing along two sides of the river.

12:00 Learning how to cook the local food in the local restaurant (cooking class ) and then having lunch with local food in Hoi An and season fruit.

After the tour, we will drop you at your hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An- Da Nang- Hue (meal incl: B)

This day, the driver transfers you to Hue city. You spend 4 hours on the car.

Arrive Hue at noon, check in hotel and free time.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue Full day city tour (meals incl: B/ L)

Traditionally, Hue has been one of the main cultural, historical and educational center of Vietnam. With a huge complex of royal tombs, remains of the Citadel, ancient pagodas and traditional homes with their many plants, bonsai and flowers, Hue has become a favorite place to visit for anyone who has been to Viet Nam for the first time. Our tour will help visitors to enjoy the ancient splendid beauty and learn its cultural essence. We are very honored to serve you.

In the morning, you will visit:

1.The Citadel

2.Thien Mu pagoda

3.Phu Mong Garden house in Kim Long:

Noon: A short break and enjoy lunch

(vegetarian food on request )

In the afternoon:

4.Minh Mang tomb

5.Khai Dinh tomb

6.Tu Duc tomb

7.Conical hat making and Incense making village

You have a chance to travel by boat for sight-seeing along the Perfume Rive and stop to visit a fishing village and sampan on the way back. Finishing the tour at boat station. Then, we transport you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hue

Day 7: Hue- Ha Noi by flight (meals incl: B/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time before transferring to Hue airport for a short flight to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi, you will transfer to your hotel in town.

In the afternoon, visit some famous landscape of Ha Noi city: Visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 – dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam’s first university. Leaving for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians

18:00 have a dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 8: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay- Bai Tu Long Bay (meals incl: B/L/ D)

8:00- 8:20 Meet your tour guide at suggested places around Old Quarter for Ha Long Bay.

12:30 – Embark at Hon Gai pier, Ha Long City.Transferred by tender to Ha Long Cruise.

Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.

13:15 – Enjoy set lunch onboard while cruising on bay then freely relax with sea wind.

14:50 – Drop anchor at Vung Vieng fishing village (Belong Bai Tu Long Bay), tender will take passengers to visit one of the largest and oldest fishing village on Ha Long bay, exploring the lives of local fishing villagers and then visiting the farm of pearls processing.

15:10 – Return drop anchor, there, some options for extra activities such as: Kayaking, Swimming (* jump on from tender or at the beach nearby Vung Vieng village) with joyful time.

17:30 – Get back Ha Long Cruise, take shower Then join in Sunset party …while the cruise’s moving to the area of Hang Trong for overnight.

18:00 – On board: Cooking class and Happy hours on sundeck with owl-light

19:30: Gala dinner, then freely relax with other choices: Squid fishing or Karaoke or chatting & drinking to each other on sundeck.

Overnight on board.

Day 9: Lan Ha Bay- Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi (meals incl: B/ L)

6:30 – Wake up for Taichi on sundeck in windy air while the boat’s going to Surprising Cave (Sung Sot amazing cave)

7:00 – Breakfast with tea, coffee, cakes, fruit juice, milk, cereals.

7:45 – Visit Sung Sot amazing cave with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites – one of the biggest & most beautiful caves on Ha Long bay.

9:30 – Back to the cruise, check out room. Relax on board while it’s moving towards Hon Gai port.

10:30: Time for Brunch

12:00 – Crew say thanks to all. Passengers then get on bus back to Hanoi.

17:00 – Drop off at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 10: Ha Noi Departure (meal incl: B)

There is no activity planned for today so you are free to go for souvenir shopping until transfer to the Ho Chi Minh airport for your departing flight.

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Quotation:

Number of people 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax Single Supplement
Price per pax US$ 605 US$ 525 US$ 499 US$ 489 US$ 215

Note important: surcharge for air ticket from Ha Noi to Da Nang and Hue to Ha Noi is US$ 85/ person/ way by Vietnam Airlines.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Transportation by air conditioned
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport by private car (without guide)
  • 09-night hotel accommodation (Base on Double/Twin sharing)
  • 01 night Ha Long cruise (Double or Twin sharing)
  • English speaking guide on the tour and without guide on free day
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • All entrance fee and sigh seeing fees
  • Boat trip in Ha Long bay, Mekong Delta, Hue, My Son
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Tour SIC (Group tour only)

Tour Exclusions:

  • International & Domestic air-tickets with tax
  • Visa & Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses, all kind of insurances
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry

Accommodation:

Hotel/ Cruise class Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Hotel in Hoi An Hotel in Hue Hotel in Hanoi
3 star hotel
Le Duy hotel OR similar Thanh Binh III hotel Or similar New Star hotel Or similar Maison D’hanoi Boutique OR similar