With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Simply Vietnam Tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see historic sites, including Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; and Hoi An’s Thien Mu Pagoda. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you’ll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war.
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2: Hanoi
Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed Water Puppets.
Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long Bay
Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favourite destinations, and board your Day Cruise through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay-Hanoi-Phong Nhake Bang National Park
Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of park.
Day 5: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
This morning, take a Boat Ride on the Son River to Phong Nha Cave, famous for its rock formations with names like the “Lion” and the “Buddha.” The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel.
Day 6: Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – Hue
Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the Forbidden Purple City, modeled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden City. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An
Begin today with a visit to pretty Thien Mu Pagoda, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb Of Minh Mang, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the Cham Museum, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An
Start today with a Cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely Walking Tour through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 9: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as the Chinese district
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion
Today, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
|2018 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|January: 13, 27||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|February: 10, 17, 24||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|March: 03, 10, 17, 24||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|April: 07, 14, 28||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|November: 10, 24||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|December: 01, 15||$2,335.00||$3,127.00|
|Meals:||10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 5 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & air-conditioned motorcoach vehicle|
|Flight:||Air Ticket: Hanoi / Hoi An - Hue / Ho Chi Minh City|
|Accommodation:||9 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.