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Spirit Of Vietnam South Bound 10 days

Trip Name: Spirit Of Vietnam South Bound
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam
Trip Grading: Moderate walking

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta

Flexibility:
This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.
Highlights: Spirit of Vietnam South Bound is a 10 day trip, that provides a quick glance of Vietnam highlights including Hanoi, Ha Long, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong delta. In this trip you will visit the 1000 year old Hanoi capital, the mystical Halong Bay, the charming and historical imperial citadel Hue, the ancient town Hoi An, and the modern Saigon largest city of Vietnam.
 
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Being personally welcomed and transfer to hotel by Asia Top Travel staff
 
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi‘s highlights with Asia Top Travel tour experts
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Travel to Halong bay by private comfortable transportation, enjoy 4 hour Halong bay cruise. Then return to Hanoi later this afternoon
 
Day 4: Hanoi – Hue
Being transferred to Hanoi airport for flying to Hue  
 
Day 5: Hue City tour
Hue Full day sightseeing tour of the Hue’s highlights with Asia Top Travel tour expert
 
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Travel to Hoi An by car/minivan/coach, stopover in Danang to visit the Famous Cham Museum, Danang beach.
 
Day 7: Hoi An - My son
Enjoy a half day tour of My Son holly land, the ruins of the Champa kingdom. The World Cultural heritage sites
 
Day 8: Hoi An - Saigon
Departing Hoi An to Saigon by an hour fifteen minutes flight.
 
Day 9: Saigon - Mekong Delta
Enjoy a boat trip to explore the vast waterways and Mekong delta.
 
Day 10: Saigon Departure
Departing Saigon for your onward flight.
 
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our driver & tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is your time at leisure.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
 
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Today, our tour guide will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Have lunch at a nice restaurant.
 
After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
 
Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends. Enjoy 45 minutes of Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. 
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
After breakfast, our tour guide pick you up from hotel, we will depart for Halong Bay – designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasting scenery made famous by the French film “Indochine”.  Wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights.  We embark on a boat to explore some of the many beautiful islands and grottos.  Sailing past the evocatively shaped islets and dramatic caves of Ha Long bay can be a magical experience. 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.  
 
Accommodation: Overnight on boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - fly to Hue
We will wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves breaking on the nearby islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay.  The peace here is absolute; we can hear only birds singing, cicadas chirping and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.  

Later, we will explore Sung Sot (Amazing) cave and then swim and relax at Titop beach. The boat will then start cruising back and brunch buffet will be served.  After arriving back at harbor by 12:00 noon, then we meet our tour guide to transfer to Hue. Overnight in Hue
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Lunch (Or Brunch)
 
Day 5: Hue city tour
We will take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River heading down to Thien Mu pagoda. Off the boat, we then visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the best-loved architectural pagodas in Vietnam considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. We then visit the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden City

Then we go to a pagoda for a well-prepared vegetarian lunch, served by nuns in a much more the life of religious people in the central area. After lunch we continue to visit a tomb monument of King Tu Duc which is located in a very special area. More than just a tomb visiting, it’s the chance to learn more about Nguyen King and the landscape is spectacular. We go back to hotel in the late afternoon.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 6: 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 My Khe 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. 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. Enjoy the walking tour in the afternoon to visit through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 7: Hoi An free day
The day is left free at your leisure for waking around this charming ancient town.
Custom tailoring is a huge industry in Hoian. Hoian is home to more than 400 tailoring shops and thousands of
tailors who are not only talented at making clothes but are skilled in making shoes and handbags as well. If
you are interested in getting custom made items, try to find a shop as early as possible during your visit.
Let’s spend your day to visit local market and do shopping in this interesting place.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 8: Hoi An - Saigon – half day city tour
This day, you are free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take the 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, The Notre Dame cathedral and the Old Post Office Centre. You will be free at the rest of day to make your own exploration to discover the city. 
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 9: Saigon– Ben Tre “ The Capital of Coconut”
8:00: Our guide & driver will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the “Capital” of Coconut – Ben Tre.
On arrival in Hùng vương Pier (Bến Tre town). Take a boat on Bến Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing  lively activities along river as fishing,water transfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along Cái sơn canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to Nhơn Thạnh village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits.
 
Take a tuk tuk or ride on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out  about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant.
 
Afternoon -  Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and  boat along Cái Cối creek back to Hùng Vương Pier.
Our driver is waiting you for a transfer back to Saigon.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
 
 
Day 10: Saigon Departure
Today, you are free until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport to take the departure flight onward. 
Meal: Breakfast
The trip price is available upon your request. Please click the red button Send Us Enquiry beneath and fill out the enquiry form to let us know your specific requirements as well as your contact information. 
 
Asia Top Travel 's tour consultant team will send you our special offers or customize a new tour program on your request shortly. 
 
 
Trip Inclusion:
  • Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Sharing boat trip in Halong
  • Private boat trip in Hue and Mekong Delta
  • Double/Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast
 
Trip Exclusion:
  • Airport taxes
  • Internal and external flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency
 
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