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Art and culture of Vietnam will give you a great opportunity to visit the beauty of famous tourist attractions from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi including: Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha, Ha Long.

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Art and culture of Vietnam will give you a great opportunity to visit the beauty of famous tourist attractions from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi including: Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha, Ha Long.

Together they provide an indelible imprint on the mind which will last a lifetime. Coming to Vietnam and not visiting these World Heritage Sites is a dramatically unfulfilled trip.

 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Ho Chi Minh City on arrival
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Ho Chi Minh City on arrival

    Meeting with our guide and transfer to hotel. Check in hours: 14.00h. You will then enjoy an orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City and also visit some highlight attractions such as: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall and Opera House.

    Meal(s) included: Welcome Dinner

     

  • 2
    Cu Chi Tunnel - City Tour
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Cu Chi Tunnel - City Tour

    Today you will have a chance to look back to Vietnam War in 1960s & 1970s in Cu Chi area. Cu Chi is famous for the tunnel system, which is the most complicated tunnel in the world and is over 200 km long. Visiting the tunnel for an hour you will see the private entrance of the tunnel, Commander Bunker, Fighting Bunker, Meeting Bunker and Health Care Bunker.

    We will get back to Ho Chi Minh City by lunch time then visit to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh market.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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  • 3
    Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An
    Day 3 Transfer by airplane
    Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An

    In the morning we will take a short flight to Da Nang then proceed to Hoi An, World Cultural Heritage Site.

    As soon as we get to Hoi An, we will take a walking tour to this ancient city. It takes us about 2 hours to visit most of the local tourist attractions such as: Thien Hau Temple, Cantonese Communal House, Sa Huynh Culture Museum, and Tan Ky Ancient Trade House.

    In the afternoon you are free at leisure.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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  • 4
    Hoi An - My Son
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Hoi An - My Son

    In the morning we will take a half day trip to My Son Sanctuary, the historical site of Champa Kingdom, which was a very powerful and prosperous Kingdom in Southeast Asia from the 4th  century to the 11th century.

    We will visit some temples in My Son area and also enjoy Champa Traditional Dance show.

    By lunch time we will be back in Hoi An.

    In the late afternoon we will take a boat cruise on Thu Bon River to enjoy the scenery and fishing activity of local people.

    We will take part in a cooking class and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Dinner.

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  • 5
    Hoi An - Hue
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Hoi An - Hue

    Today we will enjoy the most beautiful area in the central part of Vietnam: Marble Mountain, Non Nuoc beach, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co beach and Tam Giang lagoon.

    By lunch time we will arrive in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam.

    In the afternoon we will take a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda, which was built in the 17th century by Nguyen Hoang Lord. This pagoda is the home of Thich Quang Duc Monk, who immolated himself in 1963 to protest against Diem government then we visit Citadel, Imperial and Forbidden City of Hue.

    We will end the day with a visit to Tu Duc Tomb.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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  • 6
    Hue - Phong Nha
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Hue - Phong Nha

    Depart for Phong Nha Cave, World Natural Heritage site. Designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth.

    Take a 3 hours boat cruise to explore the cave then return to Hue. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 7
    Hue - Hanoi
    Day 7 Transfer by airplane
    Hue - Hanoi

    In the morning we will take a short flight to Ha Noi, a thousand year old city. Ha Noi is a charming and lovely city in Red River Delta, which is very rich of culture and history. As soon as we get to the hotel we will take orientation tour to the ancient quarters of Ha Noi and also enjoy a short cyclo ride then you'll be free at leisure. In the evening we will enjoy a Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Theater.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

     

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  • 8
    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

    In the morning we depart for Ha Long, World Natural Heritage site. Ha Long bay covers nearly 1500 sqkm and has thousands of limestone Islands and Islets in all sides reflecting on turquoise water.

    On arrival we get on board for boat cruise and visit to some caves in this area. Then we visit to Ti Top beach where we can have a quick swim.

    Dinner and overnight stay are on board.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 9
    Ha Long - Hanoi
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Ha Long - Hanoi

    In the morning we will do more cave excursions by rowing boat or kayak then take the boat back to the dock for the trip back to Ha Noi.

    Free time on your own arrangement from the afternoon.

    Meals included: Brunch

     

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  • 10
    Ha Noi - Departure
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Ha Noi - Departure

    Day at leisure till transfer to the airport. End of services.

    Meal(s) included: Breakfast

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Private transport
    • Italian speaking guide
    • Accommodation at the indicated hotels, or similar, based on Twin/Double/Triple sharing room with daily breakfast
    • Meals (Vietnamese menu) as stated
    • 1 night on Ha Long Bay cruise
    • Admission fees
    • Boat cruises
    • Drinking bottle/person daily

    Price does not include

    • International and domestic air tickets
    • Visa entry to Vietnam
    • Other language speaking guide
    • Drinks and personal expenses
    • Tips for tour guides and drivers: $US 3/passenger/day