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Vietnam Panorama Tour
(13 days/ 12 nights)

Transport: Car / Flight / Cruise
Hotel: Hotels, Overnight cruise
Region: Trans-Vietnam
Itinerary: Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta - Can Tho - Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh departure
Price: Contact us below for details

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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Pick up upon arrival and transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Free at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals included: None

 

Day 02: Hanoi city tours

AM: Pick up at Hotel. Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus.Tran Quoc Pagoda. Quan Thanh Temple.

PM: After lunch, visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong bay

Morning depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: Halong bay - Hanoi

Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 05: Hanoi - Hue

Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue. Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 06: Hue

Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's mausoleum. This afternoon will be free at your leisure for shopping. Overnight in Hue. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 07: Hue - Danang - Hoi An

This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the East Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous Danang Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 08: Hoi An

Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 09: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) city

Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam's largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business. We'll see the historic Reunification Palace and some great examples of French colonial architecture from the comfort of a cyclo. You will be free at the rest of day to make your own exploration to discover the city. Overnight in Saigon. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden. Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue by boat to visit the brick and pottery factories. Back in the car at about 3 pm to drive to Can Tho. On arrival in the capital city of the Mekong Delta, do a walking city tour, including the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities before checking in the hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 11: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh

Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels

Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district, and Tay Ninh Province. Upon arrival in Cu Chi district, make a couple of stops for photo opportunities and a visit to a rice paper making factory at Tan Phu Trung Village. Experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars. Continue to drive another an hour and half from Cu Chi towards Tay Ninh to visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, and attend the noon time service with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail; photo opportunities during the ceremony. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon and arrive at 4 pm. Free at leisure for the rest of day. Overnight in Saigon.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh departure

Breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure until transfer to the airport to take departure flight to your home. End of services. 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

Services Inclusions

Services Exclusions

Hotel accommodation based on twin or double rooms sharing / daily breakfast at hotel

One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay

Private transfers and transportation on tours

Entrance fees on tour
Airfare: 
Hanoi - Hue // Danang - Ho Chi Minh with airport tax

Meals as indicated

Boat trip as itinerary

English speaking guide

Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus

 

Visa arrangement to Vietnam

International air ticket and airport tax to Hanoi// from Ho Chi Minh

Drinks & other personal expenses

Travel insurance

Early check-in and late check-out

Tipping/gratuities

Others not mentioned in the itinerary

 


RESERVATION

Contact to

Company: Asiana Travel (Asiana Corp. Vietnam)
Address: No. 159 Phuong Mai Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-4) 3573 6748 / 49 Fax: (84-4) 3573 6750
Email: info@asianatravel.com.vn
Website: www.asianatravel.com.vn
 
 

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