Experience Northern and Southern Vietnam Tour - 09 Days

Experience Northern and Southern Vietnam Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnel - Ben Tre
  • Duration: 09 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular, Culture and Heritage, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Experience an unforgettable odyssey through the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of both northern and southern Vietnam. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of vibrant cities, then find tranquility amidst the serene countryside on this brief yet enriching journey

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Hanoi40km - 0.83hSun, May 19, 2024
    Pick up to Hotel

    Landing at the Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby. Enjoy 45-minute driving to the city center (Hanoi Old Quarter) with city's briefing information about the most visited spots, culture, traffic and cuisine....Arrive in your hotel, check in and have a rest.

    Note: Hotel check in time at 14.00

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Private transportation
    Conifer Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    9 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,Hanoi150km - 8hMon, May 20, 2024
    Explore Hanoi city tour

    In the morning, explore the Tran Quoc Buddhism pagoda. It dates back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty. Take a leisurely walk on a romantic road, crossing West Lake before heading to the Temple of Literature which is best known as the first National University and a World Heritage site.

    Continue to the Hoa Lo Prison museum (Hanoi Hilton) which presents Vietnam’s history while the French ruled and the war between Vietnam and the USA.

    After lunch, transfer to the French Quarter – a “little Paris” in Hanoi with tree-lined boulevards, government head offices and a big square. Visit (outside) the mausoleum, worshipping Ho Chi Minh who got Vietnam Independence back from the French. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the botanical garden to visit the Presidential Palace - Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live and work.

    Continue the trip to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit the Pen Tower then cross the Sunlight Bridge to Ngoc Son temple which is located on the Jade islet since the 19th century and is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero Tran Hung Dao.

    After that, we will go to the Old Quarter which is always considered a live city museum. The unique tube houses, small alleys, temples, open door markets and street vendor foods come together in a beautiful harmony. At last we come to the very historical Long Bien Bridge, enjoy different city views and enjoy the sunset on the Red River. Get back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Conifer Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    9 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi150km - 8hTue, May 21, 2024
    Hanoi - Ninh Binh: Bai Dinh - Trang An day trip

    Ninh Binh is an awesome site with giant limestone karst formations jutting out of the rice paddies. This ancient land is enriched with historical, cultural and geographic wonders. Visit Trang An Nature Reserve and Bai Dinh pagoda is the fantastic experience for a day tour from Hanoi.

    - Discover the World' First Mixed Heritage Trang An by boat

    - Excursion Giant Bai Dinh pagoda

    Bai Dinh pagoda which is one of the most impressive of Buddhism centers in Vietnam. On arrival at pagoda, walk along a path with 500 stone arhats alongside it, lining the route to the main pagodas. Each of the large pagodas and huge statues is an example of artistic architecture.

    Take a lift to the viewpoint, a 13-storey tower that is believed to keep a part of Buddha’s ashes. Experience a panoramic view of the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia, surrounded by an exquisite river valley that is dotted with limestone karsts which will take your breath away.

    Trang An, the world's first mixed heritage zone, recognized by UNESCO in 2014. On arrival at the pier, you will board a private traditional sampan boat which is gently rowed by a local. Cruise across a poetic river through a series of caves, some of them being 300-400m long. Every section offers you a new hidden world inside isolated valleys of tranquility.

    Step off the boat for a walk through peaceful pagodas and temples worshipping the most famous Tran Dynasty’s mandarins. Hike up to get better views then continue down to a movie set island where the latest iteration of the King Kong movie series “Kong: Skull Island” was filmed. Get back on the sampan boat, immersing yourselves in the beauty of the nature while heading back to the pier.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Trang An
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Conifer Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    9 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 4,Hanoi - Halong Bay170km - 3hWed, May 22, 2024
    Hanoi - pick up and transfer to Halong Bay

    8.30 get a pick up from hotel to Halong Bay 12:30: Checks in boat with cruise briefing and safety instructions. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

    Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Islands In the afternoon, visit Tung Sau area, covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting. Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl. Visiting the beautiful Titov beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Titov Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Titov island to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor for overnight.

    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

    18:30: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

    Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner

    Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

    Included:
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Squid fishing
    Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
    Pelican Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe Cabin)
    5/33B Pham Ngu Lao street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 5,Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh city160km - 3hThu, May 23, 2024
    Halong bay - transfer to airport - Fly to HCMC

    06:30: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

    Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the cruise by tenderCheck out and settle your bill at reception.

    Have a buffet brunch and enjoy the bay scenery while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf.

    11h30-12h00: Disembark

    Meet our driver and transfer back to Hanoi for flight to HCMC. On arrival, pick up to hotel

    Included:
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Morning Tai Chi
    Flight :VN257 (HAN - SGN) - (Direct) / 16:30 - 18:45 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 6,Ho Chi Minh cityFri, May 24, 2024
    Ho Chi Minh city discovery

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the biggest and most dynamic city in Vietnam. A tour to some highlight spots to explore the city’s mixed culture of oriental and western, heroic history and stunning architecture buildings.

    - Discover the city history & culture: War remnant museum, Independence palace, Quan Am pagoda

    - Interract to local people: China town, Ben Thanh market, walking tour

    - Special excursion: Fito museum, French architecture buildings

    the top visited in Ho Chi Minh – the War Remnant museum. The exhibits offer you all-sided views of the Vietnam War that might bring a big surprise than you are probably used to hearing and seeing.

    the Independence Palace, once used as the home - office of the Presidents of South Vietnam. Our visit includes the North Vietnamese tank which effectively attacked the palace in 1975 to bring the controversial Vietnam War to an end and the five-story palace with its rooms have been preserved in their late 1960s, 1970s style and a bunker basement.

    visit Quan Am Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in city and dedicated to Guan Yin, elements of Taoism, and the folk worship of the "Queen of Heaven".

    the most famous market in the city, Ben Thanh Market, which has been opened since 1870. The market not only supplies the daily needs of local people but also excellent place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs and enjoy Vietnam’s local street foods.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 7,Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnel - Ho Chi Minh citySat, May 25, 2024
    Visit Cao Dai Temple and Explore Cu Chi tunnel

    Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which played an important part in the Vietnam-US War. The tunnel system has deep layers, including countless trap doors, specially built living areas, warehouses, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Adding to the trip is a visit to the unique temple of Caodaism in Tay Ninh.

    - Explore Cu Chi tunnel systerm

    - Cao Dai Temple

    Today, we will visit one of the most sacred attractions in Vietnam - the Cao Dai Temple. Caodaism is a uniquely Vietnamese religion that is influenced by elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and even Roman Catholicism. On a visit, you can attend the midday mass.

    Transer to visit Cu Chi the most striking place in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

    Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km long where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. The tour includes special entering some part of tunnels. You will also have a chance to visit Ben Duoc memorial temple nearby but far less touristic built in 1993 in memory of the Vietnamese killed at Cu Chi.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Elios Suite Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 8,Ho Chi Minh city - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh citySun, May 26, 2024
    Saigon - Mekong - Ben Tre - Saigon

    Tour guide and driver welcome you at your hotel for your transfer to Ben Tre, a beautiful region in the Mekong Delta River, famous for making coconut candy. Arrive at Hung Vuong pier, take a boat trip on Ben Tre River to discover the daily local life. Continue your boat trip on a canal to Nhon Thanh Village. This will be an opportunity to taste the fresh fruits.

    Take a bike ride (or Tuk tuk) on a small path through the villages and enjoy views of the coconut ranges, rice fields and vegetable gardens. A lunch of elephant ear fish is served in the village. A short walk will help you to discover the local life in depth. This is followed by a boat ride on the small canal shaded by the wild palm trees. For those who wish to ride a bike, you can go to Mr Sau Khanh’s house to admire his collection of ancient objects. Then, continue riding through the rice fields and meet the locals.

    Transfer back to Saigon in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Ben Tre
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 9,Ho Chi Minh cityMon, May 27, 2024
    HCMC - transfer to airport

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby for about 30 minutes to Tan Son Nhat airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    In the rush hour (07:00 – 08:30 AM and 16:30 – 18:30 PM), it takes around 1 hour from city center to Tan Son Nhat airport.

    Included:
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Pelican Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Trang An, Ben Tre
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Flight Ticket: VN257 HAN - SGN (Vietnam Airlines - Economy)
  • Meal: B: 08, L: 05, D: 01
  • Leisure: Squid fishing, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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