Vietnam Classic Highlightfrom
Three quarters of Vietnam’s territory consists of mountains and hills. Vietnam is divided into fourdistinct mountainous zones. The Red River Delta, or Northern Delta: This region stretches for 15,000 sq.km. Over time, deposits of alluvium carried from the Red River and Thai Binh River have accumulated to form the delta. The ancient Viet people settled at the junction of the two rivers . At that time, the wet rice civilization was established. The Mekong River Delta, or Southern Delta: This region is approximately 40,000 sq. km. The land is very fertile and has favorable climate conditions for agriculture. As a result, it is the largest rice growing region in Vietnam.
In this trip, you will visit:
Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, My Son, Ba Na Hill, Saigon, Cu Chi, Mekong Delta
Daily Departure Dates in 2020
Single Supplement: $1000
4-9 Pax: $200/person
10 Pax up: $400/person
- 12 Days cultural and heritage tour in Vietnam
- Guarantee private tour (minimum 2 pax)
- 9 Nights 4 star hotel accommodation (with daily breakfast)
- 1 Night scenic cruise at Halong Bay
- Domestic flight (Hanoi / Hue & Danang / Saigon by Vietnam Airlines)
- All ground transfer
- 2 Lunch & Dinner (as per itinerary)
- Visit UNESCO Historial sites
- Entrance fees at all attractions (as per itinerary)
- English, Mandarin or Cantonese speaking tour guide
- Air fares
- Tips for drivers and guides
Depart from Canada
Depart from Canada to Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi
You will be arriving in Hanoi the capital city of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, your local guide and vehicle have been waiting to meet and greet and drive to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.
(Overnignt in Hanoi)
Hanoi Full day Tour (B)
Ho Chi Minh’s Memorial Complex where you will see his mausoleum, the elegant colonial builing of the former Indochina Governor. through the buzzing streets towards the West Lake. Stroll along the shaded Thanh Nien street and make a few interesting visit – Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and the John McCain memorial. Afternoon we visit Hoa Lo Prison once humorously dubbed “Hanoi Hilton” during the war. This was where shot-down US pilots were detained, one famous among them being Arizonian US Senator John McCain. Visit Ngoc Son Temple a historical place of worship hidden under green foliage on a little island in the Sword Lake.
(Overnight in Hanoi)
Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
Depart from Hanoi to Halong Bay; en route take a short stop for a break. Enjoy a welcome drink aboard. Begin the cruise through majestic Halong Bay while lunch is served. Enjoy the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon’s teeth. The cruise continues cruising through a fishing village on the bay and passes the spectacular limestone caves dotted around the bay. In the evening the chef will prepare a splendid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes and other traditional dishes.
(Overnight on board, Paradise Sails)
Halong – Hue (B)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise that offer a perfect opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out and transfer to Noi Bai Airport and take flight to Hue.
(Overnight in Hue)
Full Day Tour in Hue – Hoi-An (B)
The imperial city of Hue was established as the national capital under the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until 1945. Visit the Royal Citadel of the Nguyen dynasty. in morning, take the boat trip on Hue river to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a long standing icon of Hue, then visit the Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang. Scenic drive from Hue to Hoi An, en route cross the spectacular scenery of Hai Van Pass or Col des Nuages in French time. Afternoon we visit the Marble Mountains. Take the lift to the top of the karst hill and stroll down, enjoying the scenic panorama. Visit a traditional marble carving workshop.
(Overnignt in Hoi An)
My Son & Hoi An (B)
Today, we visit two UNESCO sites, My Son and Hoi An. High civilization is reflected in the ruins of the ancient temple city of My Son, one of the most important archaeology sites in Vietnam, serving the Shiva cult and as a repository for the ashes of deceased kings. Back to Hoi An and explore the old town, famous for its quaint charming architecture, lantern-lit streets with arrays of painting galleries and tailor shops. It is a prime opportunity to get in some shopping for yourself and your loved ones.
(Overnight in Hoi An)
Ba Na Hill (B)
The most famous place in Ba Na Hills recently is Golden Bridge. The bridge with giant hands sits 1.400 meters above sea level, an altitude which creates the illusion of a silk strip hiding in the clouds above Da Nang. Afterwards, you will visit Linh Ung pagoda, the highest pagoda in three Lady Buddha in Da Nang.
(Overnight in Hoi An)
Hoi An – Saigon (B)
Transfer to Danang airport after breakfast and fly to Saigon. A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion.Visit the War Museum where the burning side of the Cold War is related via Vietnamese painful warfare history. Former South Vietnam President Palace. Make a photo stop in front of the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral with the red brick walls.Before end of the afternoon, visit Ben Thanh market, the most significant icon of Saigon. Walk into the market building, an authentic part of daily life in Saigon.
(Overnight in Saigon)
Saigon – Cu Chi (B)
Cu Chi Tunnels are an elaborate underground network made up of 250 km (155 mi.) of tunnels and chambers. The tunnels were preserved after the war and have been converted into a large war memorial complex. Afternoon at leisure. (Overnight in Saigon)
Mekong Delta (B/L)
Boat trip to Mekong River islands. Transfer to My Tho, a bustling town in the rich agricultural region of the Mekong Delta and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful temple which illustrates the splendid harmonious fusion of Asian and European architectural styles. Afterwards board a local boat to explore the Mekong River Islands, stopping at a fruit orchard to enjoy fruit and tea while listening to local music and Thoi Son islet. The trip also includes a brief sampan ride through the tiny waterways that thread the island.
(Overnight in Saigon)
Depart for Vancouver (B)
Free for leisure until transfer to airport for return flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home!