Day 1- Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-) Start the Contemporary Vietnam Classic Tours
You are warmly welcomed at Noi Bai International Airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in time. The rest of the day is free at leisure for you to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding shops and restaurants. Within classic tours in Hanoi, never miss chance to wander around the colourful & bustling old quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2- Hanoi (B/-/-)
We will spend this full day to have a sight-seeing tour around ancient Hanoi-the capital of Vietnam of over 1000 years old: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace as well as Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Classic tours’ itinerary are followed by the visit to Vietnam Ethnology Museum.
In the afternoon, we take a visit to the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university dating back to the 11th century, a walking tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a visit to Dong Xuan market, Restored Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. These must – go places of Hanoi are all included on Journeymekong.com’s classic tours. Let’s enjoy the evening Water Puppet show-a unique traditional art of Vietnam. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3- Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (B/L/-)
We leave Hanoi for Halong Bay-the World Natural Heritage. Upon arrival, enjoy five hour cruising-tour on Halong Bay, which gives you the chance to discover the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. Fresh seafood lunch will be served after visiting a number of the limestone caves in the area. While being driven back to Hanoi, you are guided to visit Dong Trieu ceramics village en route. You may join to make ceramic products of your own with friendly instructions from local villagers. This is a worthy experience on classic tours in Vietnam. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4- Hanoi – Hue (B/-/-)
We will transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your internal flight to Hue. On arrival, car driver will take you to hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we visit Hue City – the World Cultural Heritage, the former capital of Vietnam from 1802-1945: Visit Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, built in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty-last feudal dynasty in Vietnam, Dong Ba central market. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 5- Hue (B/-/-)
The classic tours extend to Hue for one day. You have time to continue exploring this charming city: Take boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, tombs of King Minh Mang and King Tu Duc. Rest of day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 6- Hue – Hoi An (B/-/-)
In the morning, we are driven down the coast road passing over the spectacular Sea to Danang-the biggest port in central Vietnam. Upon arrival, let’s have a visit to Cham Museum and stone carving village at the foothill of Marble Mountains. It is great to meet many skillful craftsmen on these exclusive classic tours. Proceed to Hoi An – the very charming ancient town by the Thu Bon River, one of Vietnam’s most prosperous port town in 15th century. Check-in hotel and relax. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7- Hoi An (B/-/-)
We enjoy a walking tour to visit many sites at Hoi An in the morning: Fujian congregation hall, Japanese covered bridge, ancient houses, lantern factory and local market. Interestingly, do not miss the chance to join one hour cyclo tour around the town and back to your hotel. In the afternoon, we are free at leisure for shopping around or relaxing at Cua Dai beach. Let’s refresh yourself on the sandy beach on the last day in the Centre of Vietnam. as you will continue classic tours’ itinerary to Southern Region on the following day. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8- Hoi An – Danang – Hochiminh City (B/-/-)
You are transferred to airport for the flight from Danang to Hochiminh City. The bustling city of many energetic activities is one of ideal places to visit in all classic tours’ programs. We will quickly take you to the city centre. After a short rest, start sight-seeing tour around Hochiminh City-the biggest city of Vietnam: Reunification Hall (The former President Palace), War Remnant Museum, Thien Hau pagoda, China town, Binh Tay market, photo stops at Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 9- Hochiminh City – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B/-/-)
In the morning, we will have a trip to Cu Chi underground tunnel, which is located in the outskirt of Hochiminh City. This is the famous historical site during American-Vietnam War. Proceed to Tay Ninh for joining the unique Caodaism mass at Cao Dai Holy Land – where one of Vietnamese’s religious customs is reflected. In the afternoon, we return to Hochiminh City, on the way, you will be guided to visit brick kilns on the way. Ending one more day on the classic tours’ itinerary will bring you more sense about Vietnamese diverse religion. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 10- Hochiminh City – My Tho (B/L/-)
You are taken to My Tho for exploring the mythical Mekong river delta. Upon arrival, we visit Vinh Trang pagoda, then take boat trip to islets full of bonsai & orchard garden, handicraft workshops, local house made of coconut trees, where you are hosted with honey bee tea, seasonal fruits and folk music. These activities will bring a lot of fun to you on classic tours’ time in Vietnam. We are back to Hochiminh City in late afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 11- Hochiminh City Departure (B/-/-)
You are free at leisure till being picked up and transferred to the airport for departure flight. Have a smooth journey back and we will be honored to assist you planning for your next holiday. If you are further interested in classic tours in Vietnam, please have a look at Classic Tours Vietnam Overview for one more option.