A great way of exploring Vietnam is to visit the country logically, from North, Central, to South. The trip begins in Ha Noi, Ha Long, Ninh Binh, Da Nang, and ends in Saigon, from the more ancient areas to newer, more dynamic cities. Not only guides us to the most beautiful landscapes in the country, but the trip is also an opportunity for us to enjoy the diverse specialties of the three regions, as well as discover the unique cultures of each area.
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (Lunch, dinner)
Welcome to Vietnam!
Our private vehicle and guide from Hanoi will welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport. We will be visiting Thanh Chuong Palace [about 30 minutes from the airport], a great, typical house with full collections of artifacts and cultural masterpieces. Not only a place to visit, but the Palace is also a great place for great food. Enjoy your first lunch in Vietnam.
Afternoon we will be back to the city and visit Van Mieu (so-called the Temple of Literature), Hang Buom’s Ancient House in The Old Quarter, which was found in Hanoi in the 11th century to learn more about Viet culture.
Visit Dong Xuan Market before our vehicle picks up us and our guide to a nice local restaurant for dinner with tasty and special ‘’Cha Ca Hang Son’’, a dish created in the 15th century and very popular now in the cold areas in Vietnam. Check-in your hotel near the center of Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY – HANOI (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, a vehicle of our cruise with a cruise guide will pick us up to Halong Bay, a great UNESCO World Heritage in Northern Vietnam. The trip to the cruise takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Welcome onboard and take a nice trip of 4-6 hrs on the cruise with nice and exciting activities. [swimsuits recommended]. Being a small gulf with nearly 2,000 islands and islets, some with craters, Halong has been twice recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage to emphasize its value and the necessity to be protected. We will have a great day here on a medium-sized cruise.
Lunch onboard at noon.
At about 5.30 pm, the cruise will take us back to the pier. Our vehicle will greet us again and come back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 8.30 pm and enjoy a dinner prepared for you. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – NINH BINH – BAI DINH PAGODA – TRANG AN BOAT TRIP – HANOI (Breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, our vehicle and our guide will meet us at the hotel to head south to Ninh Binh today. Being an ancient capital city a millennium ago, Ninh Binh now is known for its poetic landscape and ancient relics. Visit Bai Dinh Buddhist Pagoda, a huge pagoda with dedicated carves and sculptures before taking a leisure trip at Trang An
Lunch in Ninh Binh with goat meat which is famous in the area.
Afternoon visit craft villages near the wharf before our vehicle takes us back to Hanoi. (Dinner at your own arrangement for more leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – DA NANG – CHAM MUSEUM – LINH UNG PAGODA (Breakfast, dinner)
Have breakfast at your hotel until our guide and vehicle come to pick you up at the airport for flight HANOI – DA NANG. Lunch at your arrangement.
Welcomed by our guide and vehicle in Da Nang. Da Nang is Vietnam’s fourth biggest city, with modern amenities and a relaxed, sealike vibe. The city is also surrounded by stunning scenery with soft sandy beaches and dramatic mountains. We will have a nice trip visiting cultural aspects of Da Nang, from the Cham Museum to the sacred Linh Ung Pagoda with strong spiritual values.
The vehicle and tour guide take us back to the hotel near the My Khe beach. Enjoy the beach before having dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 5: DA NANG – BA NA HILLS – GOLDEN BRIDGE – DA NANG (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Have breakfast at your hotel until our guide and vehicle come to pick us up at Ba Na Hills and spend a full day there.
Sun World Ba Na Hills is the most significant resort and recreational complex of Vietnam. At the height of 1,487 meters from the sea level, we will find ourselves relaxing in the typical rotation of four seasons in a single day and numerous festivities, recreations, and diverse cuisine. Having a buffet lunch at Ba Na Hills.
We will visit the Golden Bridge – a prominent golden silk stripe that shines among the majestic mountains, along with a pair of giant stone hands that seemingly hold the Golden Bridge. A modern masterpiece that is memorable to many tourists.
Back to Da Nang. Our tour guide takes us to a local seafood restaurant to enjoy the freshness of the ocean cuisine in Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 6: DA NANG – SAI GON (Breakfast, Dinner)
Breakfast at your leisure time until our guide and vehicle come to pick us up at the airport for Flight HANOI – HO CHI MINH (or Saigon). Lunch at your arrangement.
Welcomed by our Guide and Vehicle in Saigon.
Being less than 400 years old, Saigon is dynamic yet peaceful, a warm city with lower humidity and no cold season like Hanoi or cities up north. We will have a nice trip today visiting cultural aspects of Saigon, from its nice Catholic church Tan Dinh to Cho Lon exciting market and tasting local foods. Visit Thien Hau pagoda near Cho Lon before going back to our hotel overnight. [Dinner at a local restaurant].
Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 7: SAI GON – CU CHI – SAI GON (Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, after breakfast, we will visit the Reunification Palace to learn more about the fierce wars that defined Vietnam as a slow-developed country in Southeast Asia. After that, the guide and vehicle will take us to some souvenir shops to buy gifts for our loved ones.
Having lunch before the tour guide and the vehicle take us to the Cu Chi Tunnel.
Being a huge underground system not far from Saigon, Cu Chi is the evidence of a very fierce war that the Vietnamese call “the War against the Americans” and the whole world calls “The Vietnam War”. During many years before 1975, Cu Chi covered troops of Vietnamese guerillas not only from attacks but protects their daily lives; it became a strong base for Vietnamese troops during the conflicts, and now a weird war remnant that can make anyone of us feel a stronger love to peace and normal life upon each time visiting this place.
Back in Saigon, our long day will end at our hotel (dinner arranged by your own time for more flexibility).
Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 8: SAIGON DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
Have breakfast at the hotel in your leisure time until our vehicle and guide take us to the Tan Son Nhat airport for our departure flight.
Wish you many other good trips and hope to welcome you back to Vietnam soon!