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VIETNAM BESTOUR A (privately escorted)
The vitality of Vietnam
10 days / 9 nights
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Hanoi, the capital city (3 nights)
Hoi An, the China beach (2 nights)
Hue, the Imperial City (1 night)
Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam (3 nights)
Tour Features
  • All domestic airfare included within Vietnam
  • Premier or deluxe accommodations throughout
  • Meals: 9 breakfast (B)
  • Full-day Halong Bay Cruise along this unique emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs
  • Hoi An, a picturesque riverside town
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise along the Mekong Delta
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city’s highlights
Detailed Itinerary (APPLICABLE TO REVERSE ITINERARY)
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam
Arrive Hanoi, the Capital city of Vietnam. Transfer to your deluxe hotel, which located at the lakefront.
HOTEL: SOFITEL METROPOLE (premier)
HOTEL: DAEWOO (deluxe)
Day 2: Hanoi - Meals: (B)
Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks. It is a very attractive city with French style buildings. Today your full-day sightseeing will begin at One Pillar Pagoda built in 1028 by emperor Ly Thai Tong. Follow by Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, Bao Tang Lich, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Water Puppet Show.
Day 3: Hanoi/Halong Bay/Hanoi - Meals: (B)
Today enjoy the exiting excursion to Halong Bay and cruise on the traditional wooden boat among the emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs. Sail past the floating villages, fishermen casting their nets and pearl fisheries and observe the rhythms of the daily life on the bay. Return to Hanoi in the early evening.
Day 4: Hanoi/Hue - Meals: (B)
A short flight to Hue. Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda with a boat trip on the Huong Giang riverTHIEN MU PAGODA: just outside of Hue, on the bank of the Perfume River, this was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Behind the main sanctuary of the pagoda is the Austin motorcar which transported the monk Thich Quang Duc to the site of his 1963 self-immolation.
HOTEL: IMPERIAL HOTEL & SPA (premier)
HOTEL: SAIGON MORIN (deluxe)
Day 5, Hue/Danang/Hoi An - Meals: (B)
Morning visit the Old Imperial City IMPERIAL CITY: this is in the Citadel and was built in the early 19th century and modeled after the Forbidden City in Peking. There are numerous palaces and temples within these walls, as well as towers, a library and a museum.NGO MON GATE: this is the principal entrance to the Imperial Enclosure and faces the Flag Tower. The central passageway with its yellow doors was reserved for use by the emperor, as was the bridge across the lotus pond.THAI HOA PALACE: built in 1803 and moved to its present site in 1833, Thai Hoa Palace is a spacious hall with an ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns.HALLS OF THE MANDARINS: these buildings, in which the mandarins prepared for court ceremonies, held in Can Chanh Reception Hall, were restored in 1977. NINE DYNASTIC URNS: these were cast in 1835-36. Traditional ornamentation was then chiselled into the sides of the urns, each dedicated to a different Nguyen sovereign. FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY: this was reserved for the personal use of the emperor. The only servants allowed into the compound were eunuchs, who would pose no threat to the royal concubines. **today site in ruins**
Late today. Drive from Hue to Hoi An. Journey south along Highway 1 past Danang, Lang Co and the Hai Van Pass.HAI VAN PASS: the pass crosses over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea. It is an incredible mountainous stretch of highway with spectacular views.LANG CO: a pretty, island-like stretch of palm-shaded sand with a crystal-clear lagoon on one side and many kilometers of beachfront facing the South China Sea.
HOTEL: VICTORIA HOI AN RESORT (premier)
HOTEL: LIFE HERITAGE RESORT (deluxe)
Day 6: Hoi An - Meals: (B)
A full-day visit Hoi An area, a picturesque riverside town south of Danang. You can walk or by cyclo to visit the Quan Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Famioly Chapel, Sa Huynh Museum, Phung Hung House and the art and craft stores. Follow by a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bong Village on Cam Kim Island.
Day 7: Hoi An/Danang/Saigon - Meals: (B)
Travel by car back to Danang and fly south north to the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your deluxe hotel amidst the treasures in the center of the city.
HOTEL: SHERATON (premier)
HOTEL: EQUATORIAL (deluxe)
Day 8: Saigon - Meals: (B)
Your full-day sightseeing begins at Cu Chi Tunnels; Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Dug out of hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, This amazing network was never discovered. Follow by a visit to Cholon – Chinatown, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, War Remnants Museum – collections of weapons and photographs from two Indochina wars are exhibited, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market – Chonon’s main marketplace.
Day 9: Saigon/Mekong Delta/Saigon - Meals: (B)
Full day excursion to My Tho, capital of Tien Giang Province with boat trip on the Mekong. Cruise along the southernmost region of Vietnam the Mekong Delta. The area is known as Vietnam's 'bread basket' and produces the rice, which feeds the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands with traditional handcrafts, bee farms and coconut candy production.
Day 10: Depart Saigon - Meals: (B)
Departure transfer to the airport.
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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