Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

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Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

13 Days Starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visiting:

Hanoi

,

Vietnamese Women's Museum

,

Temple Of Literature

,

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

,

Hoa Lư District

,

Trang An Scenic Landscap Complex

,

Hạ Long Bay

,

Cat Ba National Park

,

Trung Trang Cave

,

Lan Ha Bay

,

Dark and Bright Caves

,

CITADEL CENTER

,

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc

,

Minh Mang Tomb main entrance

,

Hải Vân Pass

,

An Bang Beach

,

Japanese Covered Bridge

,

Assembly Hall Of Fujian Chinese

,

Tra Que Herb Garden

,

Hội An

,

Ho Chi Minh City

,

Cu Chi Tunnel

,

Independence Palace

,

Saigon Central Post Office

,

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

,

War Remnants Museum

,

Mekong River Delta

Tour operator:

Topas Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TP-CHV

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

1-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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From:

$1694

$1592 (USD)

tourhub discount: $102


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Tour Overview

Enjoy the best of what Vietnam has to offer on a two-week expedition through the country’s three diverse regions. In the north, absorb the frenetic capital of Hanoi before marvelling at the natural beauty of Ninh Binh and Lan Ha Bay. Let yourself be charmed by central Vietnam’s most engaging locations, regal Hue and atmospheric Hoi An before ending your trip in the south’s laid-back Mekong Delta and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Highlights

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    Sailing Lan Ha Bay on a charming overnight cruise

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    Discover the landmark and historical site of Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi

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    Cycling through the natural beauty of the Mekong Delta

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    Rowing boat and temple visit in Ninh Binh

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    Independent exploration of picturesque Hoi An

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    Absorbing the proud heritage of the Vietnamese in Hue and Hanoi

Places You'll See

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to the land of the ascending dragon | Hanoi arrival

Location:

  Hanoi


Accommodation Name:

  Hong Ngoc Dynasty Hotel


Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, a Topas representative will welcome you to the land of the ascending dragon before heading straight to your hotel in the heart of the city. The day is at leisure to discover Hanoi on your own, wandering the crooked alleys of the iconic Old Quarter and the promenade around Hoan Kiem Lake.

icon Day 2 : A day in the capital | Hanoi

Location:

  Vietnamese Women's Museum, Temple Of Literature, Thăng Long Imperial Citadel


Accommodation Name:

  Hong Ngoc Dynasty Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Hanoi is home to Vietnam’s very best museums, covering everything from the military history of the nation to the colourful ethnic diversity. Choose from one of the three best: the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Then head to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s oldest university and still a place of worship, especially for students during exam season.
Enjoy a local lunch before spending time strolling around the leafy gardens and ancient architecture of the Citadel, finishing the day with a beer in one of the local beer gardens.

icon Day 3 : Halong bay on land | Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Location:

  Hoa Lư District, Trang An Scenic Landscap Complex


Accommodation:

  Homestay


Accommodation Name:

  Green Moutain Homestay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


After breakfast, leave behind the chaos of Hanoi on a 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh in the surrounding countryside. Ninh Binh remains one of Vietnam’s most captivating locations, combining stunning natural splendor with an engrossing history that spans a millennium.
Investigate the remains of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam under both the Dinh and Le dynasties and established a thousand years ago. The sights and smells still evoke the atmosphere of a lost kingdom with stunning temples, pagodas, and elaborate tombs. You’ll also uncover evidence of ancient palaces and royal pavilions that reference an ancient era, surrounded by towering karst mountains and vivid jungle.
In the afternoon, grab a bicycle and peddle through the Trang An Nature Reserve for boat trip and hop into a small sampan to discover what Ninh Binh is known for its incredibly scenic boat rides. Keep your head low as your driver steers and rows the boat with her feet through cave passages that lead hidden temples and pagodas inaccessible by road in the lush jungle

icon Day 4 : Sail Lan Ha Bay |Ninh Binh – Halong Bay -- Bai Tu Long Bay

Location:

  Hạ Long Bay, Cat Ba National Park, Trung Trang Cave


Accommodation Name:

  La Pinta Cruise


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Have a leisurely breakfast this morning before leaving Ninh Binh on a 2-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Hai Phong, about a 2-hour ride away. Upon arrival, board your new “home” for the next 2 days and check-in to your spacious cabin with large windows perfect for gazing out at the surrounding beauty. Enjoy lunch in the dining room while the ship cruises to Cat Ba Island, the largest island of some 367 islands in Lan Ha Bay.
Spend the afternoon deep within Cat Ba National Park, hiking through Trung Trang Valley to Trung Trang cave, a 2000-year-old cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Then, have some downtime to swim and kayak in the isolated Tra Bau area.
Return to the ship for some downtime, enjoying a traditional Vietnamese cooking class and a delicious dinner onboard before retiring for the night in your comfy cabin. Or stay for a showing of Top Gear: Vietnam Edition, to see a familiar site at the episode’s finale.

icon Day 5 : Floating villages and kayaking through caves | Lan Ha Bay - Hai Phong – Hue

Location:

  Lan Ha Bay, Dark and Bright Caves


Accommodation Name:

  Romance Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Brunch


Explore a local floating fishing village this morning by kayak, peering in on the people and animals that float in the protected coves of Lan Ha Bay. Return to the ship for a light breakfast as the cruise makes its way to the Dark and Bright Cave, a popular attraction in Halong Bay experienced from a local bamboo boat.
As the cruise makes its way back to Hai Phong, sit down for an early lunch to fill-up before your 2-hour transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for a quick, domestic flight to central Vietnam’s Hue.

icon Day 6 : Imperial Hue by bike and dragon boat | Hue

Location:

  CITADEL CENTER, Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, Minh Mang Tomb main entrance


Accommodation Name:

  Romance Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Start your morning with a calm cycling tour down colonial Le Loi Head boulevard, looking out for colonial mansions before crossing the iconic Truong Tien bridge, built by none other than Gustave Eiffel (who also built the Eiffel Tower). Park your bike to roam the former grandeur of the Hue Citadel, a grand walled city of parks and lakes as well as a traditional garden house for lunch.
Spend the afternoon gliding down the Perfume River on a colorful dragon boat to two different tombs on UNESCO’s list for preservation due to their cultural and historical significance. First, explore the rural setting of Emperor Tu Duc’s mausoleum, with its spacious fields and lotus ponds. Then, wander the immaculately landscaped gardens and ornate temples of Emperor Minh Mang, the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty’s staunchest Confucians.

icon Day 7 : Drive Down the Ocean Cloud Pass | Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Location:

  Hải Vân Pass, An Bang Beach


Accommodation Name:

  Nghe Garden


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Depart Hue today after a relaxed breakfast and head for the charm and beauty of Hoi An, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hue is connected to Hoi An along a stunning coastal road where you’ll glimpse lagoons, mountains, rice fields, and the vast ocean.
Explore the gorgeous and colorful An Bang “ghost city” along the way, an example of how the Hue people venerate their ancestors, before continuing on, past the sunny beaches of Da Nang, finally ending at your hotel in Hoi An. Explore Hoi An on your own independently.

icon Day 8 : Hoi An Half Day City Tour | Hoi An

Location:

  Japanese Covered Bridge, Assembly Hall Of Fujian Chinese, Tra Que Herb Garden


Accommodation Name:

  Nghe Garden


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


You’ll enjoy a morning guided tour of Hoi An, known as Faifo to early western traders, this was one of the region’s major trading ports during the 17th to 19th centuries. Today, this historic town is still graced with finely preserved homes built by Japanese, Indian, Dutch and Portuguese merchants of old. Your guided sightseeing also showcases ancient Chinese temples, art galleries and colorful local markets that give you a deeper insight of this old town. Then we take a short ride to visit an Organic Farm to see how the locals cultivate on the field before heading back to the hotel.
In the afternoon, you are free to take the rest at the hotel and immerse yourself in the swimming pool or grab a bike to explore Hoi An countryside on your own.
Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most charming towns, with beautiful old streets decorated with hanging lanterns. Enjoy the day, getting to know the restaurants, cafes, and tailors of the Ancient Town, situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. We suggest popping by the Reaching Out Teahouse, a lovely old-fashioned house providing work for the hard of hearing, serving up delicious tea and homemade snacks.

icon Day 9 : Hoi An Free Day

Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation Name:

  Nghe Garden


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most charming towns, with beautiful old streets decorated with hanging lanterns. Enjoy the day, getting to know the restaurants, cafés, and tailors of the Ancient Town, situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. We suggest popping by the Reaching Out Teahouse, a lovely old-fashioned house providing work for the hard of hearing, serving up delicious tea and homemade snacks.

icon Day 10 : Hoi An - Da Nang – fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation Name:

  Blue Diamond Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy the day in Hoi An until an afternoon flight to the sophisticated metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. After freshening up at your hotel, the rest of your day at leisure.

icon Day 11 : Saigon History | Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

Location:

  Cu Chi Tunnel, Independence Palace, Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, War Remnants Museum


Accommodation Name:

  Blue Diamond Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Step into the past with a visit through the Cu Chi tunnels, a vital network of 200km of underground passages, chambers, and living quarters during the Second Indochinese War and a fascinating piece of Vietnam’s history. Enjoy a local lunch nearby before returning to the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
The afternoon consists of an easy walking tour, starting at the Reunification Palace and then stopping at the Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, two still-working colonial masterpieces. End your tour at the War Remnants Museum, paying respect to the sobering recent tragedies and the fighting spirit of the Vietnamese to rebuild their society.

icon Day 12 : Relax in the Mekong Delta |Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Vung Liem

Location:

  Mekong River Delta


Accommodation Name:

  Coco Riverside Lodge


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Leave the city for a quiet escape to the fertile rice bowl of Vietnam: the Mekong Delta. This lush land of palm trees and great rivers is home to some of the best fruit farms found anywhere in the world, and it’s all easily explored by bike. So, take your two wheels and peddle around the area, taking in the vibrant green rice paddies and stopping to munch on juicy fruit.
Check-in to your riverside lodge, just in time to watch a traditional music show while enjoying a delicious dinner made from local ingredients from the area.

icon Day 13 : All about Coconuts | Vung Liem - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Location:

  Mekong River Delta


Accommodation Name:

  Coco Riverside Lodge


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Get an early start and discover more about one of the produce items that keeps this region in business: coconuts. Witness the boats piled high with coconuts destined for the factory – nothing goes to waste! After the coconuts are shelled, the fibers are removed from the husk and used to make rope and rugs. You can watch the whole process before returning to the lodge for a quick lunch before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive to your city hotel in the late afternoon, with the evening free to explore on your own.

icon Day 14 : Time to Say Good-bye |Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy the last day as you see fit before your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward booked travel.

What's Included

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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    Accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Entrance Fees

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Local Taxes

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    Meals – Half Board

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Drinks with Meals

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes, Included

What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

Clients can change the other departure dates

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Yes, required

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

We have the inclusive for solo traveller

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes, permitted

    What is the maximum group size?

    8

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they are

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes, it's

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes, required

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, domestic flight in destination is included

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, Included

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No, It's not included

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    USD or VND

    Company Instant Book

    The booking is confirmed upon request and availability

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    20kg

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Easy level

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes, available

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, they can

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes, they have

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3 star hotel

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    The English-speaking guide will escort

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will provide the full tour documents before your departure

    What is the tipping policy?

    US$5 per day for guide US$3 per day for driver US$ 1 per time for bellboy and restaurant

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Classic Highlights Of Vietnam

13 Days Starting in Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Visiting:

Hanoi

,

Vietnamese Women's Museum

,

Temple Of Literature

,

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

,

Hoa Lư District

,

Trang An Scenic Landscap Complex

,

Hạ Long Bay

,

Cat Ba National Park

,

Trung Trang Cave

,

Lan Ha Bay

,

Dark and Bright Caves

,

CITADEL CENTER

,

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc

,

Minh Mang Tomb main entrance

,

Hải Vân Pass

,

An Bang Beach

,

Japanese Covered Bridge

,

Assembly Hall Of Fujian Chinese

,

Tra Que Herb Garden

,

Hội An

,

Ho Chi Minh City

,

Cu Chi Tunnel

,

Independence Palace

,

Saigon Central Post Office

,

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

,

War Remnants Museum

,

Mekong River Delta

Tour operator:

Topas Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TP-CHV

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

1-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

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