The most prominent feature of the Vietnamese culture is that it was not assimilated by foreign cultures thanks to the strong local cultural foundations. On the contrary, it was able to utilize and localize those from abroad to enrich the national culture. The Vietnamese national culture emerged from a concrete living environment: a tropical country with many rivers and the confluence of great cultures. The natural conditions (temperature, humidity, monsoon, water-flows, water-rice agriculture ...
|Tour code||ODC VNHL012|
|Tour Route||Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi an - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta|
|Tour Duration nights||8 days/ 7 nights|
|Dates||No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.|
|Tour Type||Landscape, Adventure|
|Activity Level||Regular itinerary|
|Tour Customizable||Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)|
Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Lite
Halong Bay: Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon.
Danang – Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO
Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum
Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be floating market.
- Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam (None): Air Plane
- Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise & stay overnight on Board (B, L, D): Car - Cruise
- Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B/L): Cruise - Car
- Day 4: Depart Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An. (B): Air Plane
- Day 5: Explore Hoi An full day. (B, L): None
- Day 6: Depart Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City. (B): Air Plane
- Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing full day. (B, L): Car
- Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B): Air Plane
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam (None): Air Plane
Upon arrival, you will be met outside the baggage claim area by your guide who will escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to downtown with a brief introduction en route. Your guide will be holding a welcome signboard with the ODC Travel Logo & your name. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.
Day 2: Hanoi to Halong Bay Cruise. (B, L, D): Car - Cruise
Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Ha Long Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Board.
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. (B/L): Cruise - Car
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while lunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Depart Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An. (B): Air Plane
This morning a flight brings you to the coastal city of Danang in Vietnam’s Central Region. You visit Cham Museum, an open air collection of some of the finest sandstone carvings in the world, China Beach, and the Marble Mountain, before you continue on to picturesque Hoi An Vietnam’s largest port. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Hoi An was inhabited by Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese traders; the city is remarkable for its collection of original Chinese temples and glorious homes built by wealthy merchants of earlier times. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Explore Hoi An full day. (B, L): None
A full-day tour here includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and the local market. You’ll also take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat building families on Cam Kim Island. Later visit a local school for a very special visit with what are sure to become your newest friends ("Make a Friend" program). The evening is free. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Depart Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City. (B): Air Plane
The day is free, Hoi An is a beach resort that’s easy to explore on your own, especially by bicycle. The hotel offers bike rentals (about $5.00 a day). In the late afternoon, we drive to Danang and fly on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here you’ll see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City in the noon time. Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing full day. (B, L): Car
This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Departure. (B): Air Plane
Today you are free for leisure & shopping until transfer to Airport for departure. Finish unforgettable Vietnam Tour with ODC Travel. Good bye & see you in the next time! ODC Travel can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
- 6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
- 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
- Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
- Meals specified in tour program .B - Breakfast ,L - Lunch ,D - Dinner
- All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
- English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
- Boat trips in the Mekong Delta
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
- All taxes & services charge.
What's Not Included
- International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
- Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
- Visa fees to Vietnam
- Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Single supplement
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods)
- flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations
- Any accident, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
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