Tour Code: VPR-GLI10
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong Delta    Journey Map
With limited time but great desire to witness some highlights of Vietnam, what else you expect? Indochina Travel Service can help to make your wish come true. This is an intense trip producing an overview of Vietnam's cultural diversity and natural beauty. 10days Vietnam touring shows you the Old Quarter, Halong Bay (in the North), Hue Royal City, Hoi An (in the Central) and Mekong Delta (in the South).
   Explore Hanoi historic city of lakes, shaded streets and verdant public parks

   Cruise around spectacular Halong Bay, a world heritage site

   See the ancient capital Hue with oldest religious temples

   Discover pretty Hoi An

   Sail the mystical Mekong Delta waterways

   Tour the bustling metropolis of Saigon

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, the guide of Indochina Travel Service will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. You are free to stroll around the city and catch a first glimpse of this peaceful city.
In the evening, a dinner out to taste local authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, followed by the water puppet show – a fantastic art form, unique to Vietnam and best seen in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi half-day city tour (B)
At 8am, start the day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and “House on stilt” at the same area with the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war. There is time to visit Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake with a stop over at Ngoc Son Temple. Rest of the time, you can explore further on your own. You could stroll around the French quarter where many of the embassies are located. Or take a shopping expedition in the Old Quarter or just relax at one of the many parks and lakes that make Hanoi one of the greenest cities in Asia.
Day 3: Hanoi –Halong (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transfered to Halong Bay, about 170 km east of Hanoi (approximately 3 hours). Upon arrival, you will embark on a traditional wooden Junk for the beautiful cruise on the world heritage site - Halong Bay. You will enjoy a delicious seafood lunch served on board; then it is your pleasure time for swimming and sunbathing. In the evening, you will have dinner on board whistle watching sunset. Tonight, you will experience memorable overnight on board. 
Day 4: Halong Bay –Hanoi –flight to Hue (B, L)
This day you will have further cruise on the bay, visit rock piles and sun bathing before getting back to the wharf in the early afternoon. Our waiting vehicle will transfer you straight to the airport for the flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue half-day city tour (B)
We start our day with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, visiting the Noon Gate and Forbidden City; then followed with the Antiquity Museum for some view. After that, we will drive out Hue outskirt to visit Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. If time allowed, we can stroll around at Dong Ba Market.

Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue –Hoi An (B)
After breakfast, we will take a drive to Hoi An. On the way, you will stop over Hai Van Pass for nice photos. Arriving in Hoi An, we check in hotel, enjoy lunch and then start a walking tour through the Ancient Town. Here we can see the vestige of the mix combination of Chinese and Japanese architecture as well as traditional cultural values. In December, 1999 Hoi An is declared a Unesco World Heritage site. We will discover by ourselves interesting proper character. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Free day for your own activities. You can get a wardrobe of clothes tailor made, relax at a cafe by the river front or hire a bicycle and venture out to the countryside or Cua Dai beach.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An –flight to Saigon (B)
Free time until a transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer downtown and check-in at your hotel. You will have leisure time to explore the city. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafe. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: Mekong day cruise (B, L)
The Mekong Delta is an area where boats are still the main means of transport and where rice paddies stretch as far as the eye can see.
A pick up at hotel for approximately 2 hour journey to Mekong Area. Today, you will visit a fruit garden, taste fresh fruits and discover local culinary specialties, especially Deep Fried Elephant Ear Fish and spring rolls. For those who love to explore the culture of the wet rice civilization, the Mekong Delta is really an unforgettable experience. We get back Saigon at around 6 hours.
Day 10: Saigon departure (B)
Trip concludes after a drop off at the airport for the flight home. End of services by Indochina Travel Service.
All A/C transportation as per the itinerary
English speaking guide
Accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast
Meals as clearly mentioned in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner)
Boat cruise as per the itinerary
Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi –Hue; Danang –Saigon (economy class)
Domestic airport taxes
Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
International tickets and airport taxes
Vietnam Visa & visa fee
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
Tips and gratuities
Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
Other services not clearly described in the program

This is another important element of your Vietnam tour. Our Vietnam travel consultant will offer you Vietnam hotel options based on your Vietnam travel budget and taste.
*Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotels are fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered at the same level.
Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
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*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.

   This tour must be booked at least one week (7days) in advance of your travel date

   This private tour can be customized upon your request. Traveling alone? Tight budget? Want to explore the country
    on your own way? Please contact us with details of your tour requirements via email or telephone. Our team of
    experienced travel consultants will then help you design your dream vacation to Vietnam according to your needs
    and budget.