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Eight days in Vietnam In Brief Tour will expose you to the country’s major culture and landscape. This is a fantastic combination of the majestic splendour of Hanoi, the sublime beauty of the Red River Delta and Halong Bay. Take a step back in time on a walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World heritage site. Enjoy street foods in Saigon- the most bustling city in Vietnam and explore real Delta village life.
Vietnam In Brief Tour offers 8 days experience in Vietnam from the North to the South. It can be customized to suit travelers’ requirement with many other options.
This tour introduce most of the best destinations in Vietnam. Moreover, it can be organized as group tour or private tour. With joined in group tour option, the tour price will be lower from minimum of group (2 persons).
Upon arrival to Hanoi airport, after clearing custom, you will be warmly welcomed by Asia Great Tours, transfer to hotel, approximately a 35-minute drive from the airport.
The afternoon is at leisure to recover from the long trip.
For this day, Vietnam In Brief tour offer one day experience in Ha Long Bay.
08:15 – 08:45 – Our bus and tour guide pick you up from hotel / stay and following the new highway to depart for Tuan Chau Island, Halong City, stop for a rest on the way.
12:00 – Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing
Wego Cruise will take you on an 5 to 6 hours journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which renowned for its striking, passages uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoy Vietnamese mouth-watering lunch on boat.
13:45 – Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, you will visit Surprising Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalagtiles with different shaoes of sea lives, the go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discovery the beautiful lagoon.
Visit Titov Island with sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with excellent backdrop of the Bay, and climb up Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay like paradise.
16:30 – Return to Wego Cruises and cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor.
17:40-18:00 – Disembark for going back on the new highway to Hanoi.
20:30 – Drop off at your hotel.
8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City
08.45:Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake
It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.
09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world
11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam
Special Note:we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays
12.45: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine
with 8 delicious dishes.
14.00-14.15 : Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century
15.15:Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the “Hanoi Hilton
16.15 -16.30: Back to hotel.
After that, our driver will take you to Noi Bai airport for boarding a flight to Danang. Meet your guide, transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check in.
7:45 – 8:15: Our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary – The World Cultural Heritage.
9:30: Arrive at My Son and we’ll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa’s traditional performances.
11:45: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
12:30: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
13:30 take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
14:00: arrive in Hoi An, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Today is free at leisure.
In the morning, you will take a flight to Saigon. You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon, pick up at your hotel and depart to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business and honey-bee farm to enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
After lunch at local restaurant, it is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip.
It is your own time today. Finally, you are free for relax and shopping in Saigon, the biggest commercial centre of Vietnam until transfer to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for the departure flight.
Well it was our first visit to Vietnam with lots of excitement before arriving to the country. Our then tour advisor, now friend, Mrs Phuong had arranged a very well planned trip from North to South of the country. We visited Ha Noi, Halong bay, DaNang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city in just 7 days.
I surely recommend the Vietnam great tours for other tourists who are planning to visit Vietnam in future.
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