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VIETNAM AT GLANCE/ 07 DAYS
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Welcome by the local guide and driver then transfer to the hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon (if have available time). Welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Start sightseeing tour at the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975. Then visit some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Lunch at the local restaurant. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum, we end the city tour at Ben Thanh market where everything is for sale. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market
Breakfast at the hotel depart to Cai Be. Breakfast at the hotel depart to Cai Be. Arrive at Cai Be and go by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the vendors trading fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Then Visit some small family-run businesses to see how products such as coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made, walk through the small villages to visit the orchards and fruit plantations. After enjoying the traditional folk music, take the rowing boat to cruise through a series of small canals. Then boat to Tan Phong island for joining the cooking class to learn how to make the special Vietnamese food. Continue the tour with cycling around the village. Boat back to Cai be, meet bus for return to HCMC. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel before transfering to Tan Son Nhat airport to board flight to Ha Noi. Driver pick up and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a cyclo for 1 hour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Enjoy a water puppet show in the evening. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.
Day 5: Ha Noi – Ha Long
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Arrive in Halong Bay and board the junk. Have lunch, then visit Ha Long Bay. See Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc Have dinner and relax in the quiet and calm of the Bay. Overnight on board.
Day 6: Ha Long – Ha Noi
Have breakfast. Visit man’s head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai Tho mountain. Return and have lunch on the junk. Back to Ha Long wharf. Coach trip back to Hanoi. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Ha Noi – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel before visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex,including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university and almost 1000 years old. Free own leisure time until transferred to the airport for the departure. End of services. Finish your Vietnam at glance tour.
A/c private car/van for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
Domestic flight : Ho Chi Minh city – Hanoi ( economy class )
English speaking tour guide
Private boat trip in the Mekong Delta
Shuttle bus from Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi
Shared cruise on Ha Long Bay
All entrance fees, rickshaw and cruises
Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the tour program