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Vietnam Impression 14 days

Trip Name: Vietnam Impression 14 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Saigon - Mekong Delta

Flexibility:
This sample itinerary can be amended longer or shorter accordingly to meet your expectation.
 
Highlights: The 14 day tour provides a unique touch to major highlights of Vietnam from the charming Vietnamese capital city with the bustle Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture to the magnificent Halong bay. You will also have opportunity to visit the famous landscapes such as Hue Citadel, Hoi An ancient town and the pleasant days on Nha Trang beach, then highlander Da Lat city, and exploring Mekong delta.
 
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi‘s highlights with Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd tour experts 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
Travel to Halong bay and enjoy one night on cruise
Day 4: Ha Long - Hue(B/L)
Enjoy sunrise on Ha Long Bay. Transfer back to Hanoi airport for flying to Hue
Day 5: Hue City Tour (B)
Being transferred to Hanoi airport for flying to Hue. Enjoy half day Hue city tour
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)
Travel to Hoi An and enjoy the stunning view of the rural area.
Day 7: Hoi An City tour (B)
Enjoy half day ancient Hoian town with our tour expert
Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang (B)
Fly to Nha Trang, and enjoy the afternoon city tour of Nha Trang highlights
Day 9: Nha Trang boat trip
Spend one day to explore Nha Trang bay by boat
Day 10: Nha Trang bus trip to Da Lat (B)
Being transferred to Da Lat by bus
Day 11: Da Lat (B)
Today we take a day off to wander around the town
Day 12: Dalat - Saigon - Cu Chi (B)
Take the morning flight to Saigon. Enjoy half day visiting Cu Chi tunnel
Day 13: Saigon - Mekong boat trip (B/L/D)
Enjoy one day boat trip in Mekong delta
Day 14: Saigon departure (B)
You are free until transferring to the airport for the departure flight.

Did you know: Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd is an authorized ticketing agency? We can organize your additional domestic flight tickets, and any additional accommodation.

 
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
 
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Today, we will visit Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature - a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070
After having lunch at a nice restaurant, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology that is widely acknowledged as the best museum in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. 
Then, we go back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy one hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi that also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. At the end of the day, you can enjoy the famous traditional water puppetry show in Thang Long Theater where you will have a chance to experience an overview of daily life in Vietnam's rural areas in dramatic form.  Back to the hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
Breakfast is served at the hotel
8:00 Am you are picked up by our driver, travel to Halong Bay. The world heritage site Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Upon arrival at Ha Long, you will be welcomed by our local guide on board. Heading out of the town we embark on a Chinese style junk for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay.
This exciting cruise provides a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with some 3,000 limestone islands and islets rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Sea food lunch will be served while cruising through the bay.
The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches. You then explore the Surprising Sung Sot cave which still reserves much of the amazing original stalactites and stalagmites.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4: Ha Long - Hue (B/L)
Wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. You enjoy a morning coffee and watch the world going by in the bay. Sitting on the upper deck and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.
Our Junk starts cruising back while the brunch will be served. Arrive at harbor by 12:00 noon, transfer straight back to Hanoi airport for boarding a flight to Hue. Upon arrive to Hue, Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd guide and driver will personally pick up and transfer you to hotel for check in.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Brunch
 
Day 5: Hue City Tour (B, L)
Breakfast is served in the hotel. We start the tour to explore Citadel, Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City.
Enjoy a vegetarian lunch prepared by nuns at a pagoda. After lunch we continue to visit a tomb monument of King Tu Duc which is located in a very special area. More than just a tomb visiting, it’s the great chance to learn more about Nguyen King and the landscape is spectacular. Come back to hotel in the late afternoon
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)
Check out in the morning, we departure for Hoi An. Stop en route at Lang Co beach to have short break before crossing Hai Van Pass. At the height of 450 meters above sea level Hai Van pass is the highest pass in the central coast of Viet Nam. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the central coast. The soft adventure drive over the 23 km long pass will add more highlights for this trip.
Next, you drive pass by Da Nang city - the 4th large city of Viet Nam. Here we pay a visit to the fascinating Cham Museum – museum of ancient Champa kingdom’s sculptures and artifacts.
You then stop en route to visit famous China Beach, better known as R&R of the US army officials and soldiers during the Vietnam War. Then you visit the Marble stone carving workshop at Ngu Hanh Son handicraft village en route to charming Hoi An. 
Arrive at Hoi An in late afternoon, check in to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 7: Hoi An City tour (B)
Today we spend a half day for exploring Hoi An town. From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics.
Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the Japanese covered Bridge.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nha Trang. The panoramic view of Cam Ranh bay from airplane before landing at Camranh airport is really what we should not miss. On arrival, meet our guide and drive to continuing our next leg of the journey to visit Nha Trang city. We visit the Giant Buddha built 1963, Long Son Pagoda and Cham Ponagar sanctuary, decorated with divine animal statues and other Hindu shrines. Discover Hon Chong Promontory, an isolated site where huge rocks are piled up in a strange way, then transfer to hotel. Afternoon you are free at leisure to walk along the beautiful while sandy Nha Trang beach.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 9: Nha Trang (B)
Breakfast is served in the hotel Today, you will spend a full day to experience the coast of Nha Trang. After breakfast, transfer to Cau Da wharf to take a boat trip exploring Nha Trang bay. Our first stop is at Tri Nguyen aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here, continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic - there is a choice of water sports. We then call at the fishing village of Lang Chai where we will have lunch then explore the village before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Returns to your hotel by 4 PM. Rest of the day you are free to discover the city by yourself or visit Dam Market for shopping.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 10: Nha Trang bus trip to Dalat (B)
Check out in the morning we will board our private van for 4 and a half hour to Da Lat, the scenery along the way is absolutely amazing and so many chance for Kodak moment!
Upon arrival you have a lunch at local restaurant (cost is on your own), then check in at hotel, afternoon we visit crazy house, Da Lat flower garden and Da Lat market.
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 11: Da Lat (B, L)
Enjoy a full day city tour of Da Lat highland city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 12: Da Lat - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
You are free until transferring to the airport for a short flight to Saigon. Upon arriving in Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide will pick you up and departure for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the "Iron Triangle zone” or "Iron Land". The  network of three level underground tunnels which stretching over 200 km, was once the former stronghold of Viet Cong guerillas formally known as NLF-National Liberation Force. We will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies.
Before exploring the incredible underground tunnels, we will watch  a short introductory video showing how the tunnel system were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank which landed here in 1972 as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers.
After that, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for check in and relax.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 13: Saigon - Mekong boat trip (B/L/D)
Today, escaping from the high-rise hotels, shopping malls and chic restaurants of Ho Chi Minh City, we drive to My Tho with paddy fields, thick orchards and canals. Upon arriving, we board a private boat start exploring the vast Mekong River. We will pass by the floating market,
Fish Quay along the water way to Turtle Island, a beautiful island with many orchards. Here we can enjoy a variety of fresh tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists.
We then visit a coconut candy workshop before taking a short horse cart ride to visit a Bee Farm where we try some honey tea, tastes local confectionery. After that, we will have a short rowing sampan boat ride along the water coconut shady canal to our main boat then go to Phoenix Island that was the lonely bastion of Coconut Monk. Here we enjoy lunch of local cuisines with delicious Elephant Ear fish, before go back to the harbor. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh by late afternoon. Tonight, enjoy farewell dinner at a nice restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 14: Saigon departure (B)
You are free until transferring to the airport for the departure flight.
Meal: Breakfast

 
Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us enquiry for availabilities and the most up dated price.

Tour included:
Full transportation by air-conditioned car or bus as tour program indicated.
Full meals as indicated in the itinerary
Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
Train ticket: Hanoi - Hue
English- speaking guide in region
Entrance fees
Comfort accommodation with daily breakfast
 
Tour excluded:
Domestic flight tickets
Visa to entry Viet Nam (we can offer visa on arrival service upon request)
 Airport taxes 
Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.

 
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