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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia



Essential Vietnam - 15 Days


A Private Tour visiting Hanoi, Tam Coc, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon & Phan Thiet


This amazing Essential tour package offers its visitors a great diversity of beautiful landscapes in Ha Long, Tam Coc, as well as a vibrant traditional culture and lifestyle in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Mekong and ended with relaxing laid-back beach resort of Mui Ne.

Itinerary:


Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival


Arrive in Vietnam's Ha Noi City, where your LV travel tour guide will accompany you from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour (B)


Today we enjoy a full day Ha Noi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, and the beautiful West Lake with Tran Vu Pagoda then peaceful lake of the Restored Sword. Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets. We end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 3: Ha Noi - Hoa Lu -Tam Coc (B, L)


After breakfast, we continue our tour heading south for visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically penned ‘Ha Long Bay on land’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. After two hour boat trip along the Boi River, we do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 4: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)


This morning, we drive to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Ha Long sunset.

Overnight on Halong Bay


Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hue (Brunch)


Ha Long Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Ha Long Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Back to Ha Long city, where our guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.


Day 6: Hue Tour (B, L)


Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc. Emperor Tu Duc built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867. Visit Imperial Citadel

Overnight in Hue.


Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (B)


Morning we drive to Hoi An.The scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before crossing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Stop at Da Nang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town.

Overnight in Hoian.


Day 8: Hoi An (B)


Hoi An Ancient Town, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Morning tour of the ancient town central to visit the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Family Chapter, Phuoc Kien Assambly Hall. Free in afternoon for your own leisure.

Overnight in Hoian.


Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)


Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh. The most exciting city of Vietnam also a city with a rich history and culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. In afternoon drive to Cu Chi to visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence.

Overnight in Saigon.


Day 10: Saigon- Mekong Delta Cruise (B, L, D)


Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. Pick up by our driver and guide at your hotel and drive to Can Tho. Boarding on Bassac cruise at Can Tho pier. Tour near Tra On floating market. Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit. Visit of the orchard or rice field’s nearby.

Overnight on cruise


Day 11: Mekong Delta Cruise - Saigon (B)


The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.

Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.

Leaving the board at Cai Be where your car and guide are waiting you for additional sightseeing and exploration in Saigon

Overnight in Saigon.


Day 12: Saigon - Phan Thiet (B)


After breakfast, we drive to Phan Thiet ,once a part of the Cham Kingdom, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons (expenses excluded). Overnight in PhanThiet.


Day 13: Phan Thiet Free & Easy (B)


Free at leisure ( no guide and car)

Overnight in Phan Thiet


Day 14: Phan Thiet - Saigon (B)


Morning free by your own exploration. Afternoon transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Saigon.


Day 15: Saigon Departure (B)


Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before the transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport and your onward flight.

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