Take an overlook to Vietnam in 5 days. Visit the most famous places in Vietnam including: Halong bay, Mekong delta, Cu Chi tunnel and many surrounding historical sites in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Daily departure in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.
After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see ordinary life in Hanoi.
At 18.00, back to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Magnificent Ha Long Bay, with its 3000 – plus islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the TokinGulf and covering an area of 1500 Sq km, is one of the nature marvels of Vietnam. Adjacent to the rocky lime stone islets, there are numerous sandy dune, hidden stalagmite caves that created by wind, and wave million years ago. Visitor can cruise among 3000 tiny limestone islets, and enjoy the breath-taking view of this world Heritage site.
Car and guide will pick you up at the hotel about 7.45 am depart to Ha Long city-the capital of Quang Ninh province. We stop half way for a short break in Hai Duong province. Arrive in Ha Long city about 11.30 am.
Have lunch at a restaurant or on the boat where you will be satisfied by many kinds of seafood. After lunch, the guide takes you to the boat for cruising Halong Bay (4-hours), where you have a chance to visit the two most beautiful caves – Thien Cung cave or the Palace Of Heaven Grotto and Dau Go Cave or Wooden Stake Grotto and we take a look at the Floating Village of the fisherman and the Fighting cocks.
At about 4.00 pm the boat goes back to Ha Long city and we get on the bus to go back to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, we transfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Around 8.00am, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a short cycling tour, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages.
Go back to Ho Chi Minh and overnight in the city.
After breakfast, visit famous places in Ho Chi Minh including: Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
After lunch, we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
End of the journey!