vietnam - the timeless charm

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10 days

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VE.CL-04

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Overview

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and pure pagodas, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. With “Vietnam – The Timeless Charm”, you can feel it differently.

  • Visit Saint Joseph Cathedral, the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture, a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo- gothic style.
  • See But Thap Pagoda, one of the most beautiful ancient pagodas in the Northern of Vietnam, preserved relatively intact until today.
  • Explore Con Son-Kiep Bac, famous for the historical sites associated with the lives of many Vietnamese heroes and celebrities. Coming to Con Son - Kiep Bac, you can immerse yourself in the charming scenery, with the mountains, the river, the soaring forest creating a natural picture of beauty that is both private and romantic.
  • Enjoy Tam Giang Lagoon, just 15km away from Hue City, the “open treasure” hidden behind the charming, graceful yet bashful appearance of the ancient citadel. 
  • Feast your eyes on Vinh Trang temple, exquisite and resting on two acres of beautifully manicured gardens and fruit-bearing trees.

Itinerary

Arrive in Ha Noi by flight. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi

Normal check in time at 14:00. Early check in upon room available.

Discover the capital of Vietnam by first visit at the heart of Hanoi – the Old Quarter, an open-air museum of historic Asian and French colonial architecture that has largely remained intact despite the bombings of the Vietnam War. Here among scenic tree-lined boulevards, tourists can browse busy markets, sip coffee at quaint cafes and visit prominent sites like the Grand Opera House, the Presidential Palace and Saint Joseph Cathedral…

The old town quarter has plenty of dilapidated charm on offer, while history fans should make a beeline here simply to see the bundle of excellent museums. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Vietnam Fine Art Museum are both brilliant introductions to the diverse artistry of the country, while the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important tribute to the founder of modern Vietnam.

Morning depart to Ha Long, on the way visit But Thap pagoda - is considered one of the most common attractions near Hanoi. The pagoda is situated in But Thap village in Bac Ninh province; and very famous for having unique ancient architecture, which is the sophisticated combination between Vietnamese culture and Chinese culture. Continue to visit Con Son - Kiep Bac, a complex of 62 important relics of Vietnam and it is really a must visit complex when coming to Hai Duong province. 

Lunch on the way at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Ha Long.

Start your day early to explore one of the UNESCO listed world heritage sites.

The day cruise allows visitors to admire the natural beauty of the bay while cruising or experiencing kayaking and even discovering the amazing limestone cave in the midst of the sea. You will get the chance to get “off the beaten track” and explore the secrets of the sea within Bai Tu Long area.

Your lunch will be served on board before disembark before noon. 

Head the road back to Hanoi, free time visit Hanoi at your own pace until transfer to train station for the overnight train to Hue. 

Arrival in Hue early in the morning, transfer to hotel for breakfast and refreshment before starting to visit this deeply evocative capital of the Nguyen emperors. 

You will first visit Tu Duc’s tomb which was constructed between 1864 and 1867, is the most popular and impressive of the royal mausoleums. Emperor Tu Duc designed it himself to use before and after his death. 

In the afternoon, take a bicycle to visit Hue Citadel where housed the emperor’s residence, temples and palaces, and the main buildings of state, within 6m-high, 2.5km-long walls. Continue with Thien Mu pagoda on the banks of Perfume River. 

When the sun slowly set down at the end of the day, embark on dragon boat to enjoy the romantic and splendid sunset view from the river.

Transfer back to hotel for check in and good rest after an exciting visit day.

Start bicycle along central coast of Vietnam and the lagoon of three rivers (Tam Giang) through fishing villages. You will have the opportunity to discover local markets, temples and pagoda.  At Vinh Hien, where the lagoon meets the sea, you take the car to go to Da Nang where you visit the Cham Museum before continuing to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

In the morning, walk to the ancient town with visit Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky old House, Japanese Bridge. In the afternoon, discover the art of making lanterns, you will have the opportunity to make your own lanterns along with the best wishes that pass through the process of making and bring home as one of the wonderful souvenirs from the trip. 

Take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River, the ideal chance to experience one of the most romantic sunsets. Overnight in Hoi An.

Pick up at hotel Hoi An and transfer to Da Nang airport for flight direction to Ho Chi Minh city. Take a half-day tour in Ho Chi Minh city, visit Reunification Palace, Saigon Central Post Ofice, Notre Dame Cathedral, War Museum. Transfer to dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

8:00 depart from Sai Gon and enjoy a scenic journey past green rice fields to the city of My Tho. After a visit to the famed Vinh Trang Temple, take a leisurely boat ride along the river to see stilt houses, fruit plantations, and fishing villages along the shore. Stop for lunch at Tortoise Island, in an idyllic setting amid an orchard garden. Continue to take a sampan on cruise along natural canals under the shade of water coconut trees. Enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea and listen as locals perform a selection of southern Vietnamese folk music, taste local coconut candy before you head back to Ho Chi Minh city.

At leisure until time to transfer to airport for your flight back home or prolong your trip with a wonderful extension to discover the beauty of Vietnam.

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