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.
8.15-8.50: Get picked up at the hotel to depart for Halong Bay
Our journey follows Hanoi – Haiphong- Tuan Chau Highway (about a 3 hour drive)
12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, get on 5 STARS LUXURY CRUISE with our crew’s warly welcome
Enjoy welcome drink then start the excursion to discovery the beauty of the world heritage site
12:30: Enjoy a special lunch with more than 30 dishes on the boat .While having lunch, the boat will passing by the beautiful scenery on both sides with thousands of limestone such as Fighting Chicken and Incense Buner Islets – 2 symbols of Halong Bay
14.00: Arrive at Bo Hon Island, and you will visit Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave with a lot of stalagmites and stalactites
14.45: Do kayaking or bamboo boat through Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon.
15.15: Visit TiTop Island with its sandy beach. You can go swimming here or trek up to the top of the island for sightseeing all of Halong bay
16.00: Back to the boat for the sunset party (with wine, tea, fruits, and biscuits) meanwhile the boat is cruising back to the harbor
17.45: Arrive back atthe harbor. Get on the bus and return to Hanoi
20:30: Get dropped off at the 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 driver, 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.
07:30 am – 08:00 am: Our Minivan and a tour guide pick you up at hotel lobby. Reach Ba Na Hills via Cable Car
Spend your time on the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia, visit Dream Stream Cable car Station and see the panorama of Quang Nam – Danang City on high.
After finishing the first cable car, you will visit The Golden Bridge – which has the most exotic structure and also the world’s most prominent pedestrian bridges highlighted by the British Guard newspaper, France wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amourn(consists of 9 gardens),, Linh Ung pagoda.
Continue the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village – enjoy Street Music, watch Art’s statue , Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome … Challenge the most popular adventure ride – Slide of Tube Car (free ride)…
Lunch at Restaurant (Buffet).
Take the Lava Train from Sun Kingdom to many new attractions for check in such as: Helios waterfall, Time Gate, The Moon Kingdom …Join in Fantasy Park with Walking in Fairy Forest, discover Dinosaur Park, play 5D wild west, enjoy 4D death race ride, watch 3D mega 360 degree, ride on Journey into the underground, enter Jurassic Park, challenge Freefall Tower and participate in adventure in Horror House and over 90 free games.
15:00: Return to the Cable Car for leaving Ba Na Hills
16:45 – 17:45: Our Minivan brings you back to your hotel.
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.