Vietnam Highlights – 8 Days

Our Vietnam Highlights – 8 Days Tour is the most compact Vietnam packaged tour that invites you to experience Vietnam’s geography and culture. Within only 8 days of traveling from North to South, you will explore the colonial elegance of the Hanoi capital, The World Heritage site of Halong Bay, Ancient Citadel in Hue, Hoi An Ancient town, Saigon & Mekong Delta.
Complete your truly moment in Vietnam by our Vietnam Tailor-made Journey and get the unforgetable trip in our beloved country.

Type of trip: Private tour – Vietnam Classic Tour
Trip Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Start city: Hanoi or Saigon
End city: Saigon or Hanoi
Destination: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Saigon – Mekong Delta (or vice versa)
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
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DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam (Meals: Welcome Dinner)

Upon arrival at Hanoi International airport, Vietnam Tours Expert tour guide & driver will welcome you and get transferred to hotel in town. If time permits, we will have a brief city tour in Hanoi visit: the Old Quarter, and Hoan Kiem Lake. Welcome dinner in the finest restaurant hosted by Vietnam Tours Expert.
Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
Overnight in your hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Halong City (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a half day Hanoi City Tour – Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, and the Temple of Literature.
In the afternoon, we will spend 3.5 hours driving through the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. On arrival, check in your hotel.
Overnight in your hotel in Halong City.

Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Da Nang (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will pick up you and drive you to the Halong habour where you board your private boat for a 4-hour journey.  Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors; visit Dau Go Cave ‘Grotto of the Wooden Stakes’ where in 1288 one of Vietnam’s most famous generals, Tran Hung Dao, amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongolian army.
A short walk away, visit the newly discovered Thien Cung Cave (‘Grotto of the Heavenly Palace “), famous for its stalagmites and stalactites.  The cave has only been opened to the public since 1998.
A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board before cruising back to Halong City where your car will be waiting to drive back to Hanoi for the flight to Da Nang.
Arrive Da Nang airport in the evening and have a short transfer to Hoi An.
Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.

Day 4: Hoi An Ancient Town Sightseeing (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics.
Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century.
We enjoy 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.
After lunch we take a short boat trip to a nearby island to visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics, and also the boat building yards. Hoi An is now one of UNESCO’s fifth World Heritage designated sites in Vietnam. Then, back to your hotel.
Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An – Drive to Hue – Visit Ancient Citadel (Meals: Breakfast)
Meet the driver at the lobby of the hotel and leave Hoian in the morning, drive to Hue over the 500m high Hai Van pass with a stop at the scenic beach of Lang Co for a drink before proceeding to Hue. This afternoon we embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market.
Overnight in your hotel in Hue.

Day 6: Hue – Saigon (Meals: Breakfast)
Free until transfer to airport for flight to Saigon.
Arrival Saigon, pick up and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon you will have a city tour visiting the central post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, BenThanh market.
Rest of the day we suggest you tour Saigon’s down town with it’s many gift shops and galleries.
Overnight in your hotel in Saigon.

Day 7: Saigon – Day trip to Mekong delta (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and we will drive to Cai Be. The program will start with the visit of Cai Be’s colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice pop-corn is made.
Visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce and Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof.
A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house over 170 years old or under the shade of local orchards on An Binh Island.
After lunch, a traditional rowboat will take you deeper into the countryside on small canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. You’ll see the traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and the activities of the local farmers to see how they catch fish or pick up fruits using the ancient customs of the Mekong Delta.
Another stop can be made at a nursery garden where you will discover how the growers of the Mekong Delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. You can meet Mr Tiger and his son who are successful in Vietnam agriculture. We will enjoy different types fruit from his garden and homemade rice wine while listening to traditional music
The cruise will end at around 3.30 PM in Vinh Long town where we will drive back to Saigon.
Overnight in your hotel in Saigon.

Day 8: Saigon Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Free on your own until time to transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of tour.

TOUR PRICE IN USD PER PERSON

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly for the right price!

Tour cost included:

  • Private transport by good quality van with A/C, all transfer in/out
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All domestic flight tickets
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour programme, admission fees to tour sites
  • Accommodation in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day, Government tax, service charge.

Tour cost excluded:

  • International & Domestic airfare and other not mention up above.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Travel insurance, Vietnam Entry Visa fee
  • Banking transfer fee/Bank commission charge
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels