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Highlights of Vietnam - 16 Days

A Private Tour visiting Saigon, Can Tho, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi & Halong

Day 1: Saigon Arrival

Our tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Free at leisure to make your own exploration to discover the bustling city of Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon - Can Tho (B, L)

In the morning, drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Continue the journey to Can Tho, the largest town in the Mekong Delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 3 : Can Tho - Saigon (B, L)

Early morning take a boat trip to visit the vibrant Cai Rang floating market and a fruit garden then visit the Binh Thuy Ancient House. Observe the rural life and admire the lush vegetation along the riverbanks and discover Can Tho’s colorful market before driving back to Sai Gon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 4: Saigon - Cu Chi (B, L)

Leave Sai Gon for Cu Chi Tunnels, which never been discovered by American forces. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. In the afternoon, you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Sai Gon City. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, French built Post Office, the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 5: Saigon - Da Lat (B)

A short flight takes you to Da Lat City - The former French colonial hill station town of Da Lat was founded over 100 years ago by a French scientist, Dr Alexander Yersin. In the afternoon, we will visit the Summer Palace of the last emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai, and Hang Nga Guesthouse, known as the ‘Crazy House’ to locals because of its bizarre architecture. You may also wish to pay a visit to one of Da Lat’s most notable residents, Buddhist monk/artist, Vien Thuc.

Overnight in Dalat.

Day 6: Da Lat Sightseeing Tour (B)

A visit to Lang Biang will reveal a land of serene natural beauty surrounded by greenery of vegetable terraces. The mountain village of Xa Lat situated at the foot of the Mount Lang Biang is the home of Lat ethnic minority group.

Overnight in Dalat.

Day 7: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B)

We will head eastward, making our way towards the coast. We’ll pass through pine forests and small market garden communities before reaching to Nha Trang City in the afternoon.

Overnight in Nhatrang.

Day 8: Nha Trang Boat Cruise (B, L)

Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters (expenses excluded). Continuing to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic - there is a choice of water sports.

Overnight in Nhatrang.

Day 9: Nha Trang - Hoi An (B)

At Leisure and then you will be taken to the airport flight to Da Nang. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 10: Hoi An (B)

Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the old town. Visit Japanese Cover Bridge Pagoda. Visits Tran Family, Phuoc Kien assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and then restored and enlarged in 1900.

Afternoon take a river boat trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 11: Hoi An - Hue (B)

A scenic drive takes you along the coastline from Hoi An to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Then you will reach Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, to visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 12: Hue - Hanoi (B)

Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc. Emperor who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867. Tu Duc, who was the longest reigning Emperor, lived a luxurious life. In the afternoon transfer to airport for domestic flight to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 13: Hanoi City Tours (B)

Enjoy a day sightseeing tour with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Memorial complex then heading to the Temple of Literature which is peaceful series of walled courtyards end graceful gateways. Keep going to visit Hoan Kiem Lake located in the heart of Hanoi. In the Northern of this lake one can find Ngoc Son Temple from 18 century. Visit Hanoi's Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hill tribes in Vietnam. Enjoy Water Puppet Show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 14: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Morning depart for Ha Long Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water.

Overnight on Halong Bay.

Day 15: Halong Bay - Hanoi (BRUNCH)

Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave Having brunch before disembarking transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 16: Hanoi Departure (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to Hanoi airport to take departure flight. End of service !

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Price for Private Tour: From $1555 per person + Internal Flights - low season (based on 2 adults sharing Star accommodation).

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