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Yen stream on the way to Huong pagoda in autumn, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Ultimate Vietnam Tour

Vietnam from North to South

The Ultimate Vietnam Tour

Enjoy time at the mesmerizing Halong Bay — one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature. Central Vietnam city home to Nguyen emperors and was the nation’s capital from 1802 to 1945. The city’s main landmark is its 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. A quaint, historic town, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports that connected Asia and Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries that maintains its rustic charm today. Your journey will conclude in the  south and visit to beautiful Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and the fertile Mekong Delta.

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Hanoi

Upon your arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide & driver who will bring you to Hanoi City.

Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your own leisure

 

Hanoi cityscape at twilight at West Lake

Included : Airport transfer & Accommodationn

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour

Today, your Hanoi city tour starts off with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on-stilts, the One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, which was built in October 1073 to commemorate Confucius and is considered to be the first university in Vietnam.

After lunch, we will then proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake where you will see the Ngoc Son Temple which commemorates the Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao, a former general commander. Later in the afternoon, you will get a chance to enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride around the 36 streets in the Old Quarters of Hanoi, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

 

One Pillar pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam

Included : Transfer, English-speaking tour guide, Tours, Accommodations & Meals

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

07:30 Our shuttle bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel.

 

10:30 Stopover in Hai Duong City where you can purchase handmade Vietnamese handicraft products.

 

12:30 Arrival at the Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Welcome drink will be served along with cruise briefing, safety instructions and cabin check-in by Cruise Manager.

 

13:30 Delicious lunch is served during the cruise.

 

16.00 Arrival at the Luom Bo area. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Lan Ha bay. Here, you will get a change to go kayaking and explore Ba Dinh area on your kayak.

 

17:30 Happy Hour.

 

18.00 Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room and our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration will be about 20 – 30 minutes.

 

18:30 Enjoy Sunset Party with fruit platter and tea.

 

19:30 Under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set dinner menu is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.

 

21:00 Join the squid fishing activity on a boat with our crew enjoy delicious fresh squid afterwards during happy hour.

 

Overnight on Flamingo Cruises

 

Included : Transfer, English-speaking tour guide, Tours, Accommodations & Meals

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

06:15 Tai Chi class on the Sundeck

 

07:15 Light breakfast with coffee, tea, and baked goods on-board

 

07:45 Arrive at the Surprising Cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay at 10,000 square meters. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes.

 

09:00 Upon returning to the boat, you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out, please take out all of your belongings from the cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin.

 

10:00 Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

 

10.45 Brunch is served. After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

 

11:45 Disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina. Get on shuttle bus to Hanoi, stop at your hotel to take your luggage or stop at Flamingo cruise office before transferring to the Hanoi railway station to take night train to Hue.

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Included : Transfer, English-speaking tour guide, Tours, Accommodations & Meals

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 5 : Hue city tour

Upon arrival in Hue, you will enjoy the local ‘Bun Bo Hue’ for breakfast. After breakfast, you will proceed to visit the beautiful Imperial Citadel — a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993. Here, we will see the Imperial City and Forbidden City, the home of previous Emperors.

Here, enjoy the various palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences, colleges, Flag Tower and the Noon Gate. After the Citadel, we will proceed to the Truong Tien Bridge and traditional Dong Ba Market which is rarely seen anywhere else in the world.

In the afternoon, you will be exploring the ancient Hue and enjoy its beauties and marvels. We will start by taking a boat trip down the romantic Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest and most beautiful pagodas in Hue.

After that we will move on to see the Khai Dinh Tomb before calling it a night.

Hien-Nhon-Imperial-Citadel-Hue

Included : Transfer, English-speaking tour guide, Tours, Accommodations & Meals

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6 : Hue - Hoi An

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your Hotel in Hue and be transferred to Hoi An. On the way to Hoi An, you will make a pit stop at the Hai Van Pass to enjoy the scenery and take photos. Visit Marble mountain and Stone village

After having lunch at a local restaurant in Hoi An, exploring Hoi An on foot is one of the best ways to absorb the beauty of this city. The unique atmosphere combines elements of Vietnam, China and Japan. The tour also include visits to the Hoi An Museum and many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses, which boast remarkable architecture,

At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel for a night’s rest.

 

Hoian-Ancient-town-colourful-houses.-UNESCO-heritage-site.-Vietnam

Included :Transfer, English-speaking tour guide, Tours, Accommodations & Meals

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7 : Hoi An

Today is free at your own leisure. Be sure to explore the city’s cafes and restaurants for nice local food!

 

Included : Accommodation & Breakfast

 

Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 : Hoi An

Today is another free day in Hoi An! You can enjoy the beauty of the city by opting for a cycling tour and go sightseeing in the villages.

Historic Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoian, Vietnam

Included : Accommodation & Breakfast

 

Meals : Breakfast

Day 9 : Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city

In the morning, after breakfast and checking out from your hotel, you will be able to take a stroll around Hoi An and take in the beauty of this magnificent town.

You also can spend the day shopping and enjoying lunch at any of the wonderful restaurants. In the afternoon, we will leave Central Vietnam and head back to the more fast-paced and modernized city of Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as “Saigon”.

We will go through Da Nang to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will be picked up and brought to check into your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

 

Aerial view of center Ho Chi Minh City, Sunset over Saigon River

Included : Accommodation, Transfer & Breakfast

 

Meals : Breakfast

Day 10 : Ho Chi Minh city tour

In the Morning, your HCM tour will start with a visit to the awe-inspiring Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat). You will pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (hotel de ville).

Next, we will head on to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Vietnam, as the twin bell towers can be seen from a long distance. In the same square is located the famous Saigon Post Office, the largest functioning post office in Vietnam. What makes this Post Office so extraordinary is that it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel who also designed and built the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. It is a building not to be missed.

Afterwards, dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Continue to the War remnants museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War.

In the afternoon, we head out to Cho Lon (Chinatown). Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a brief visit to Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market selling every kind of goods. Continue to visit Thien Hau Temple, build by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess.

You will end your tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.

 

Included : Transfer, Tour, English-speaking tour guide, Meals & Accommodation

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 : Ho Chi Minh - My Tho (Mekong Delta) - Ho Chi Minh

Today’s tour will bring you to the fertile Mekong Delta. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and enjoy a boat ride on the mighty Mekong River and visit the island of My Tho.

The Vinh Trang Pagoda is a Buddhist temple near My Tho in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is one of the best-known temples in the region.
The beautiful structure features a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles. The pagoda consists of five buildings, two ornamental yards and 178 pillars.

The breathtaking structures in the pagoda are two triumphal arches bearing an art of inserting bottle and porcelain fragments which create harmonious pictures illustrating the Buddhist legend.

Next, we will move on to My Tho, located approximately 70km or two hours’ drive from Saigon.

The gateway to Mekong Delta was founded in the 17th century by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan after the fall of the Southern Ming dynasty. The economy here is based on tourism, fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts,bananas, mangoes, longans and citrus fruit.

Visit the local islands to learn more about their traditional way of living and enjoy a nice boat ride along the Mekong River. Later, return to Ho Chi Minh City and to your hotel for a night’s rest.

 

Vietnamese woman paddling in the Mekong River

Included : Transfer, Tour, English-speaking tour guide, Meals & Accommodation

 

Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

Day 12 : Departure

After breakfast and checking out from your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back. We hope you have enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to see you soon!

 

Included : Transfer & Breakfast

 

Meals : Breakfast

Pricing

Estimated Prices

Luxury – Best Accommodations – Private Tours & Guide.

Date USD per Adult
May - September 2020 1500 - 2000
October 2020 – April 2021 1700 - 2200

Superior – 3-4 Star Accommodations – Van & Guide sharing

Date USD per Adult
May – September 2020 1000 - 1400
October 2020 – April 2021 1200 - 1600

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Estimations are based on minimum 2 adults sharing room

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