Vietnam Classic Tour from Saigon 14 Days / 13 Nights

Start : Ho Chi Minh
Finish : Ha Noi
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - My tho - Ben Tre - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon - Hoi An - Hue - Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ninh Binh - Ha Noi

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
  • Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Meals on your own.
  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City-Cu Chi-Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
  • A morning city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
  • Visit the former Presidential Palace (ouside), other name Reunification palace, Set on well-maintained and spacious grounds, pf this historic building is a prominent symbol of the country's political history. During the 19th century, the Reunification Hall was the site of the Norodom Palace, former residence of the French governor general.
  • the Notre Dame Cathedral,  The famous central Saigon Cathedral, built in 1877, is one of HCMC's architectural marvels, built with materials imported from France.
  • Old Saigon Post Office signed by Gustave Eiffel.
  • a lacquer ware factory
  • and Thien Hau Pagoda in the city’s bustling Chinatown.
  • In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City-My Tho-Ben Tre-Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) (75km – 2h00)
  • Morning departure from Ho Chi Minh City and drive to My Tho, is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries, life revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.
  • When arriving in My Tho, take a boat for a cruise on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Ben Tre.
  • Visit a coco candy factory where you can taste local specialties.
  • Take a 15-minute coach ride to visit a garden house to enjoy tea with honey and fresh tropical fruits.
  • Take a sampan through a water coconut forest before returning to the boat to come back to the restaurant for lunch with a chance to taste Elephant’s Ear Fish, a special kind of fish having big ears.
  • In the afternoon, come back to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City-Dalat (B/L)  (300km – 6h00)
  • After breakfast, leave Ho Chi Minh City for a sightseeing drive through rubber and tea plantations en route to the cooler climes of Dalat, 300km from Ho Chi Minh City. Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Dalat remindsphongnha200 us of an alpine town with its French chalets and pine forests.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • An afternoon sightseeing in Dalat takes in the art deco of the former summer residence of Emperor Bao Dai
  • the old Dalat Railway Station,
  • Xuan Huong Lake,
  • the Central Market
  • and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda where a Buddhist monk, Vien Thuc, produced his abstract paintings and wrote poems.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Dalat.
Day 5: Dalat-NhaTrang  (B/L)  (150km – 3h00)
  • After breakfast, leave for Nha Trang, is one of the most important tourist hubs of Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and the clear ocean water with mild temperatures all year round. There are several resorts, amusement and water parks, both in the city and on islands off the coast. The city also was known as Kauthara under the Champa, is still home to the famous Po Nagar Tower built by the Champa.
  • When arriving in Nha Trang, transfer to hotel.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • An afternoon city tour includes the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang-Quy Nhon  (B/L)  (230km – 4h30)
  • A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit some of the nearby islands and opportunities to swim and snorkel in the clear warm water.
  • After a fresh seafood lunch, return to the shore to check out of the hotel for the scenic drive to Quy Nhon, 230km up National road No 1. Quy Nhon is a coastal city in Bình Định province in central Vietnam, with a varied topography, being extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands.
  • When arriving, transfer to hotel.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Quy Nhon.
Day 7: Quy Nhon-Hoi An  (B/L)  (330km – 6h30)
  • After breakfast, leave Quy Nhon & continue northwards up National road No 1 to Hoi An, breaking the journey to visit My Lai Massacre Memorial near Quang Ngai.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Arrive in Hoi An early in the afternoon. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries and its architecture & its local people’s lifestyle have changed little over the years.
  • Have a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An-Hue  (B/L)  (100km – 2h30)
  • Free morning to look for souvenirs in Hoi An or perhaps to hire a bicycle to ride to the nearby Cua Dai Beach.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Leave Hoi An early in the afternoon for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
  • The route passes through Danang before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping down to the wonderful photogenic fishing village of Lang Co.
  • Arrive in Hue in late afternoon and transfer to hotel.hue200
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue (B/L)
  • A boat trip on the romantically named Huong River (Perfume River) to visit Hue's best-known religious site such as Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes, eminiscent of the Ming tombs in Chinese pavilions, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, visit the elaborate the mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, which is unique among the royal tombs in Hue, Vietnam. Where other royal tombs are expansive and invite respectful reflection, The Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh built his final resting place to be monumental in style and bombastic in execution. 
  • the Imperial Citadel, city of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hue.
Day 10 Hue-Hanoi (B/L)  (650km – 1h00 by plane)
  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Hanoi.hanoi200
  • When arriving, check in hotel.
  • Have lunch in a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi,located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.
  • his former residence, stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
  • One Pillar Pagoda, The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. 
  • Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông, tt is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Nowerday, just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Han-Nom
  • Lunch in a restaurant.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake,
  • Ngoc Son Temple ,being built on the Jade Islet and dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero, Trần Hưng Đạo
  • and the Ancient Quarter.
  • Join a water puppet show, a distinct Vietnamese art in which a split-bamboo screen obscures puppets which stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11  Hanoi-Halong (L/D)  (160km – 3h30)
  • In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay.
  • Arrive around 12h30 and take a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.
  • Be delighted with food on board and spend your day admiring one of the natural marvels of Vietnam.
  • Visit islets & Surprising cave in Halong, is on Bo Hon Island and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
  • If the weather is nice, enjoy a swim in the cool blue water of the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Dinner and overnight on the junk.
Day 12  Halong-Ninh Binh-Tam Coc  (B/L) (190km – 4h30)
  • 7h30: Breakfast.
  • Discover Man’s Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Ton Island and Bai Tho Mountain.
  • 11h00: Enjoy an early lunch on board.
  • 12h00: End of the cruise, then drive to Ninh Binh, a town in the northern of Vietnam whre located The ancient capital of Hoa Lu & natural wonderfull caves named "Halong bay on land"
  • On the way, stop to taste green been cakes.
  • Arrive in the afternoon and check in hotel.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Tam Coc.
Day 13  Tam Coc - Linh Coc Hai Nham -  Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B/L)
  • After breakfast,  take a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways, admiring a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields to the stunning Linh Coc Hai Nham (at 05 km from Tam Coc, with  three cave Hang Chua, Hang Nge, Hang But)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon,  visit the Hoa Lu citadel -was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Đại Cồ Việt, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. by the local warlord Đinh Bộ Lĩnh. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga, who was married first to Dinh Tien Hoang and then to Le Dai Hanh. The tomb of Dinh Tien Hoang is located on nearby Mã Yên mountain, while the tomb of Le Dai Hanh lies at the foot of the mountain.
  • Come back Ha Noi
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi - Departure day
  • At leisure until your transfer to Noi Bai Airport. (B)
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Price include

  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in twin or double shared rooms including breakfasts
  • Private boats for cruises
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeings as mentioned on  the program
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Flights (Hue- Hanoi) including airport taxes and government taxes (VAT)

Price exclude

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc.
  • Beverage, tips, etc.