Vietnam Essences with Mekong Delta

10 Days / 9 Nights

Day 1

Hanoi – Arrival

Arrival at Hanoi International Airport and transfer to the city where they will have a first impression of Hanoi. Arrive and check in hotel. Free afternoon in Hanoi for relax or explore the city on your own.
Welcome dinner at local restaurant Accomodation in Hanoi.

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Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the city, the capital of Vietnam and only city in Asia for its tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture and oriental temples. The tour includes the mausoleum of Ho
Chi Minh (only the outside), the house of Ho Chi Minh, the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Quan Thanh Temple of Literature. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Ngoc Son Pagoda, amid Hoa Kiem Lake, and free time to enjoy the scenery. Then ride by cyclo pousse Hanoi’s Old Quarter. At the end of the evening, attend a traditional Water Puppet show at Thang Long Theatre.
Dinner on your own Accomodation in Hanoi.

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Day 3

Hanoi – Halong

Breakfast at the hotel and visit the Temple of Literature before moving 160 miles east to Halong Bay – about 3 hours and a half. Upon arrival at Halong Bay, embark on board a traditional junk for a memorable cruise. Welcome lunch with local seafood. Cruise in Ha Long Bay where some islands and caves are visited. Ability to swim or kayak (included) around Soi Sim beach. In the afternoon, admire the sunset over the bay or have fun on the terrace of a bar with happy hour. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Practice squid fishing at night. Overnight on board the junk in the Ba Ham.

Note: The cruise itinerary may vary depending on the
cruise operator

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Day 4

Halong – Danang – Hoi An

Breakfast on board. Start your day with Tai Chi class on the deck with some of the best teachers in Vietnam while the ship continues sailing slowly through the beautiful scenery offered by the Bay and visit the “Surprise Cave”. Back to the ship enjoy a fun cooking class and taste some of the dishes we prepared. Lunch on board and landed just before checkout Arrive at Halong pier. Transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang. Estimated Time of flight: VN1527 @ HANDAD 19:05 20:20 Arrival at Danang airport which awaits the guide and driver to take you to the hotel in Hoi An Dinner on your own.
Accomodation in Hoi An.

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Day 5

Hoi An – Half day city tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Start walking to explore this historic village that was once a thriving port city from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Visit the colorful local market of Hoi An, the old Tan Ky
House, the Town Hall and the legendary Japanese covered bridge, with over 400 years of history. Also enjoy how local residents produce silk for textile Hoi An Lunch at local restaurant Return to the hotel for free time. Dinner on own account and overnight stay in Hoi An

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Day 6

Hoi An – Danang-Hue

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to Hue, located about 120km north of Hoi An
Visit en route to the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang and stop at the fishing village of Lang Co to take beautiful landscape photos Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam for 150 years, to learn its history. If time permits, visit the local Dong Ba market. Arrival, dinner on your own. Accomodation hotel in Hue.

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Day 7

Hue City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River to reach Thien Mu Pagoda.
Lunch at local restaurant. Then continue by road to the northeast of Hue to visit the legendary mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Returned to the hotel to enjoy free time. Dinner on your own. Accomodation at hotel in Hue.

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Day 8

Hue – Saigon

Full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Sun lover incl lunch and semi-submersible with Italian/Spanish speaking guide on board – no transfer, walk to reef fleet terminal
Overnight in the hotel

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Day 9

Saigon – Ben Tre – Mekong Delta

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Mekong Delta. Arriving in the city of My Tho and board a local boat to go to Ben Tre, through the beautiful islands of the Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix, located in the Tien river. Visit one of the local candy factories and take a trip on Xe Loi (local transport)
by coconut gardens and villages on the island, stopping to try local fruits and boat trip to discover the narrow canals covered with palm trees. Return to My Tho with stop en route for fish farms. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Saigon and accommodation. Dinner on your own. Accommodation hotel in Saigon

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Day 10

Saigon- Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport. The flight will be announced at the time of booking * Optional: Cu Chi Tunnels-Half day In the morning, visit the complex of Cu Chi Tunnels,
located 45km north of Saigon. This ingenious labyrinth of tunnels 200km was created by Vietnamese fighters to attack American troops.

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