20-DAY TASTE OF VIETNAM TOUR

DAY 1 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: ARRIVAL — HO CHI MINH CITY PACKAGE TOURS

Arrive in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to by some as ‘Saigon’, and get ready to experience the exquisite cuisine of Vietnam. As you take an orientation tour, soak in the wonders of the colonial buildings and vibrant boulevards. Our 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 Ho Chi Minh City.

City Hall in Hochiminh City

DAY 2 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL PACKAGES (B)

A full day tour of the city begins with a visit to the Thien Hau Temple before continuing to the lively Binh Tay Market. See the incredible display of fresh produce on offer and enjoy the eclectic array of goods that are on sale. Tour the FITO museum to learn more about traditional Vietnamese medicine and fascinating treatments used by generations of locals.

After lunch, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all a short walk away.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 3 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTEEING TOURS — TAY NINH — CU CHI TUNNELS — HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)

Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam to visit the Cao Dai Great Temple. The Temple called Toa Thanh or Divine Temple, is the largest of all the churches Caodistas. Begun in 1927 and opened in 1955 after many years of construction due to delays caused by financial and political problems. The Cao Dai Temple is a curious and unique architecture building, mixture of Asian and European architectures, where what most noteworthy of its exterior are its vivid colors and shapes of roofs.

After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the struggle for independence. We have chance to view short video film and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels, before try a real experience with the world well known tunnels. After that travelers can try delicious manioc which is the main food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested there is an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.

You will return to Ho Chi Minh City later in the afternoon.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 4 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL PACKAGES — MEKONG DELTA PACKAGE TOURS — HO CHI MINH CITY PACKAGE TOURS (B,L)

In the morning, leave Ho Chi Minh City for the Mekong Delta town of Cai Be, where you will board the Cai Be Princess boat for a tour of the Delta. Proceed to visit some local cottage industries before continuing to Dong Phu, Binh Hoa Phuong and Anh Binh; these evergreen islands on the Mekong River combine large networks of meandering rivers, crossed with countless arroyos.

Lunch will await you at a superb colonial style villa located in a quaint village before boarding the boat once again for a tour of the landscapes along the river. After crossing the Co Chien, the boat will dock and from where you will head back to Ho Chi Minh City by road.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Can Tho: Cai Be Floating Village

DAY 5 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: HO CHI MINH CITY PACKAGE TOURS — DALAT TRAVEL PACKAGES (B)

Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City’s domestic airport for your flight to Dalat. Established as a hill station at the beginning of the century, Dalat’s French chalets and pine forests are more reminiscent of an alpine village than a town in Southeast Asia. An afternoon of sightseeing in Dalat takes in the art deco former summer residence of Emperor Bao Dai, the old Dalat Railway Station, Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda where a Buddhist monk, Vien Thuc, produces abstract paintings and writes poetry.

Overnight in Dalat.

DAY 6 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: DALAT PACKAGE TOURS — PHAN RANG — NHA TRANG TRAVEL PACKAGES (B)

Leaving for Nha Trang after breakfast, travel through vivid green rice fields and salt ponds to Nha Trang, where an afternoon tour of the city includes the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 7 — VIETNAM TOUR FROM SAIGON TO HANOI, HOIAN, HUE, HALONG, SAPA: NHA TRANG BEACH TOURS (B)

A morning boat trip on Nha Trang Bay visits some of the nearby islands where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. After a fresh seafood lunch, return to shore. In the afternoon, explore Nha Trang at your own pace.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

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