Vietnam Beach Vacation
Vietnam Beach Vacation 9 days from Ha Noi
This tour is designed to give travelers a little taste of the Vietnamese culture in HCMC, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Ha Noi and Halong Bay. During your 9 day trip, you will have a guide to help you choose among the many options available to you. These include everything from exploring limestone caves in Halong Bay to Hoi An’s Old Quarter. But you will be free to do as much or as little as you choose and hopefully be inspired to come back for an even longer stay!
Day 1: Ha Noi arrival
Warmly welcome on arrival Ha Noi. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take private tour to visit the city. We drive to Ho Chi Minh's complex, including the mausoleum of the nation's founder and leader. Here, large crowds gather to pay there respects to the man they simply call Uncle Ho as they silently file past his glass sarcophagus. The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho's wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of must-see places in the complex is One Pillar pagoda dating back 11th century. The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the site of we enjoy one hour cyclo tour of Hanoi 's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. This is great fun! Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi. Evening water puppet performance. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L,D)
After breakfast, the bus pick you up at your hotel for the 4 uhr drive(165km) to Halong City.
12:00 Board Halong Cruiser. Lunch and a welcome drink are served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. Situated in the Tonkin Golf, Halong bay is one of the world's natural wonders - a bay with more than 3,000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculpted into fantastic shapes. The best way to appreciate this magical scene is from a boat, cruising between these karst cliffs, which loom like fairy -tale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves. The bay is dotted with tiny islands, pristine sandbanks on the turquoise water providing an excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the junk boat.You will see Dog Rock and Incense Burner Rocks, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Later, we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. After returning to the boat, we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and seasonal fruit in the “ Floating Garden ”. Dinner is served on board and then you will have free time to listen to music, relax under the stars. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04: 00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Ha Noi - Danang - Hoi An (B)
Today we take flight to Danang. On arrival pick up and transfer to Hoi An. Afternoon take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An (B)
Free day of leisure at the resort. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An – Nha Trang (B)
In the morning transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Afternoon take a private city tour to visit Long Son Pagoda (with a giant Buddhist statue on the hilltop) Bao Dai Villa (vacation home of the last emperor of Vietnam ) Oceanographic Institute (a remarkable tank with many colorful live sea specimens). Cham Tower ( Ponagar Temple ) built in 8th century. Chong Promontory (Two big rocks called husband & wife rock ) Mud bath center. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Nha Trang (B)
Free day of leisure at the resort. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang – HCM Cty (B)
In the morning transfer to airport for flight to HCM Cty. After arrival, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market. You will stay overnight in HCMC.
Day 9: Departure (B)
There are no activities planned for today. You may enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of services. Our staff will give you the warmest goodbye and hope to see you again.