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What you are reading here is just a sample itinerary. It shows what a first-time trip to Vietnam looks like, but you can always make it the way you want.
You will meet your private tour guide upon arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport.
Transfer to your hotel. Free time to adjust yourself from jetlag or explore the city on your own.
As the first chapter of your journey in Vietnam, we want to introduce you to the country's fascinating history and cultures with visits to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology , Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, Hoa Lo Prison .
Get a fascinating grasp of gourmet with a visit to the Old Quarter (Vietnamese sandwich, egg coffee, rice cakes and of course Pho!).
After a fresh coffee and breakfast, you will be on the way to Halong Bay. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bay has all it takes for a relaxing journey: a stunning natural landscape, catering services onboard, an outlook over a waterfront lifestyle, and interesting activities, such as kayaking, swimming, and diving. Itineraries differ for each cruise, but you will probably visit: Cua Van Fishing Village, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Me Cung Caves, Virgin Cave, and Surprise Cave, as well as passing some small islets, such as Flight Cock Islet, Human Head Islet, and Toad Islet and etc. Some cruises also include a cooking class at night and a taichi lesson in the morning.
Your cruising journey comes to a perfect ending and the cruise company will have a shuttle transfer taking you back to Hanoi. Meet your tour guide again and transfer to the airport. Onward flight to Danang and 40-minute car drive to Hoi An.
Immerse yourself in the cultural ancient town of Hoi An, your tour guide will lead you to some key sites including Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall and Old House of Tan Ky.
Have some simple lunch at a local restaurant and then stop by Chen Family Chapel.
Later, your private tour guide will take you to Hai Scout Café, where a staff from Red Bridge Restaurant waits for you and he/she will take you for an interesting cooking session outside of the ancient town.
You will have some free time in Hoi An in the morning. Transfer to Danang for an onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check-in upon arrival.
Formerly named Saigon, this southern city oozes with nostalgic charm among its colonial-era buildings, street side Cafés and shady boulevards. Take an easy walk to the downtown, where you will see General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. Get inside the War Remnants Museum to learn about history; F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter are their most interesting collection.
Later, hop on a cyclo (local name for rickshaw) that is pedaled by a local. Enjoy the ride to feel the easy-lazy vibe of Ho Chi Minh City.
About the cyclo ride:
- Visit of these attractions will be exterior visit and you will have some simple introduction. At War Remnants Museum, you may use the audio guiding device inside the museum and your tour guide will not acommpany you inside (as this part of history might trigger their sadness, hope you'd kindly understand).
Hope you slept well last night as we will get up before the sunrise today. Sit on a motor-engined boat to visit Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho. You will beat the crowds before 0700am, which is the best time for great chaotic scene at the market. Get back to Can Tho town for a simple breakfast and then hit the road to My Tho. Jump onto a sampan boat to ride through narrow canals lined with water coconut trees and pay a visit to a local orchard. Have lunch with the host and continue the boat trip back to My Tho.
After breakfast, enjoy some free time at your leisure before your private tour guide picks you up and takes you to the airport. Have a safe flight home, and we hope to see you again soon!
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