Destinations: Ha Noi - Ha Long bay cruise - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta. Travel entire Vietnam with a comprehensive itinerary. Start from Hanoi, with its tree-lined boulevards and quirkycafes. From here, you wouldl drift through the magical waters of Halong Bay. After this, we would explore the Central Vietnam with a stop in atmospheric Hue, home to ancient monuments. Then Danangcity, the largest city in Central Vietnam. Head to Hoi An, to wander through the picturesque streets, munch on local specialities, and get sized up by a friendly tailor. In the South Vietnam, we willdiscover bustling and sometimes chaotic Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), descend into the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, and glide through the emerald countryside of the Mekong Delta. Highlights: Ha Noi - HaLong bay cruise - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta. ITINERARY Day 1: Arrival - Ha Noi. Day 2: Ha Noi - Ha Long bay (cruise) Day 3: Ha Long bay - Ha Noi Day 4: Ha Noi - Hoi An (flight) Day 5: HoiAn Day 6: Hoi An - Hue - Hoi An Day 7: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh (flight) Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnel Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be floating market Day 10: Ho Chi Minh departure. Inclusions Full timeleader - Group departure Local guide - Independent departure Ha Long Bay - All meals & entrance fees. Hue - Tours & entrance fees to the Imperial Citadel & Tombs. Hoi An - Orientationwalk HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels tour and entrance fee Mekong Delta - Boat tour & lunch Transport for all included activities. Flight - Economy class: Ha Noi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh.
Destinations: HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - DANANG - HOIAN - HOCHIMINH - MEKONG DELTA. DAY 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam Today you'll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by TS Travel's Tour Guide & Driver atairport then transfer to Hanoi Central, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi. DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, includinga visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an isletwith a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum ofl'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam's turbulent history. Water Puppet show, cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Stay overnight in Hanoi. DAY 3: Excursion To Halong Bayand Stay Overnight on Cruise (B/L/D) Early this morning, we will drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bayis 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 breakfastonboard, 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 andpleasant 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 thelargest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat. DAY 4: Halong Bay Cruise - Depart for Hue Imperial City (B/L)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 rockyislands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay,along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive to airport directly to catch a flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, transfer to hotel for check in. Stayovernight in Hue. DAY 5: Full Day Hue City Tour (B/ L) Spend full day to visit Hue City, Vietnam's political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, thecity has been one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial Citywas built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins,the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood. Stay overnight in Hue City. DAY 6: Leave Hue for Danang City (B/L) Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and LandCo, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the Vietnam Eastern Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a finecollection of open air sandstone carvings. Stop at Danang White Sandy Beach. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are fivestone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built overthe centuries. Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An. DAY 7: Hoi An Excursion - Thu Bon River Boat Trip (B/L) Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoian, a major tradingcenter, once known as "Faifo" to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visita temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles.Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu BonRiver to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous "Danang White Sandy Beach," with the evening at your leisure. Stayovernight in Hoi An. DAY 8: Hoi An - Hochiminh City (B/L) Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, former Saigon, the largest Vietnamese city. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. Thisteeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Colon, which means "Big Market." NotreDame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon's government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall,known as "Hotel de Ville," is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from thetwo Indochina wars. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. DAY 9: Full Day Mekong Delta Boat Trip (B/L) Today we go to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditionalhandcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel & stayovernight in Saigon. DAY 10: Hochiminh Departure (B) Morning relax before return flight home. Finish unforgettable Vietnam trip with TS Travel. Inclusions • 8 night hotel accommodation on atwin-share basic with daily breakfast • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin. • Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes. • Meals as mentioned in theitineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic. • Meals specified in tour program. B - Breakfast, L - Lunch ,D - Dinner - • All landed transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, • English Speaking Tourguide. Other languages upon request • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta • All entrance fees • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter. • All taxes & services charge. Exclusions •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 • Travelinsurance • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…) • Tipping/ Gratuities • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods) flightdelays, rescheduling or cancellations.