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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 652

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam. Our local team will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi

Take a full day tour to explore Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple. Then, we take in a traditional water puppet show.

The Huc Bridge

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

After breakfast, we drive you to Ha Long Bay (165 km), the most wonderful scenic sight of Vietnam, the World Natural Heritage Site with over 3000 limestone islands and islets rising fantastically from the clear and emerald water. Board a traditional-style wooden junk to travel around this magnificent landscape, visiting it’s amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swim in the deep blue water of East Sea. Enjoy excellent fresh seafood for dinner. Overnight on board the Starlight Cruise in an executive cabin.

A junk sailing past a limestone peak in Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hue

This morning we continue our cruise exploring the natural beauty of Halong Bay. This afternoon we return to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue. VN1545 Departing Hanoi at 19h15/Arrive in Hue at 20h25 Hue is Vietnam's last feudal capital where the Nguyen Dynasty once ruled Vietnam during period 1802 - 1945. This small and quiet city is well-known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and transfer to hotel.

The Perfume River in Hue

Day 5: Hue

This morning enjoy a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River visiting Hue’s oldest and most revered site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the bustling Dong Ba market.

Women trading at Dong Ba Market by Tormod Sandtorv

Day 6: Hue - Hoi An

Today we drive south to Hoi An town, one of the major trading centres of South East Asia in the 16th century. We stop at Danang’s Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world and the famous China Beach. This afternoon you have free time to relax. OVERNIGHT - Anantara Resort in a Anantara River View Suite.

Men sitting on the street in Hoi An in conical hats

Day 7: Hoi An - Nha Trang

Today you take the mid-day flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8: Nha Trang

Free day at leisure.

Day 9: Nha Trang

Free day at leisure.

Po Ngar Cham Towers in Nha Trang - by Bruno (BRA)

Day 10: Nha Trang - Saigon

After having a buffet lunch at Vin Pearl resort, transfer to Nha Trang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 11: Saigon

This morning we travel by road into the Mekong Delta (125 km), stopping in the town of Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. We start boating to Cai Be Floating Market for a first-hand experience of various commercial activities such exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Landing on the small villages to enjoy panoramic views and fresh fruits. We continue cruising to Vinh Long Province via small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. We also pay a visit to some handmade family business such as the coconut candy mill and the crispy rice popcorn. We continue visiting Binh Hoa Phuoc village, known as the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can pamper yourself in the incredible natural surroundings.

A street trader in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon

Today we take an excursion to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels (60 km), an incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas, virtually beneath the U.S bases, to stage surprise attacks. Back in Saigon this afternoon, we visit the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office and the War Museum, Ben Thanh Market.

The Peoples Committee Building at night in Ho Chi Minh

Day 13: Saigon

Today you bid a fond farewell to Vietnam. We will transfer you to the airport for your homeward flight