Day 1- Hochiminh City Arrival (-/-/D)
You are warmly welcomed on your arrival at Hochiminh City’s airport. Transfer to hotel to have a short rest. Next, you will start classic tours’ itinerary with a short walk around Hochiminh City. It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with colourful shops, stalls and vendors with a wide range of eye – catching products. Shopping chances are ensured to be included during classic tours in Vietnam? Never miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market, The War Remnants Museum, The Reunification Palace during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 2- Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L/-)
The second day in classic tours’ itinerary is when you explore the Mekong Delta in southernmost region of Vietnam. The fertile Mekong traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast and complicated network of canals. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for you.
We continue to go to My Tho, where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to a typical tropical orchard. You can freely taste various kinds of fresh fruit in these huge gardens. We also visit the Dong Tam snake farm that breeds snakes to produce snake wine. You will travel back to Hochiminh City at the end of the visit. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 3- Hochiminh City – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/L)
We will take you to the airport for the flight to Danang City to continue classic tours there. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be greeted by our local guide who will escort you throughout your tour in Danang City. Visit Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient and advanced civilization.
Leaving Danang, we will proceed to visit the Marble Mountains. There will be an opportunity to climb to the top to watch the view over the surrounding districts. We will proceed to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30km far away. Hoi An ancient town – a World Heritage Site, is obviously essential place to visit on classic tours in Vietnam. Once in Hoi An, you will be assisted to check in the hotel and will have some free leisure time afterwards. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 4- Hoi An (B/L/-)
You will have full day visiting Hoi An – a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders from the 16th to 18th centuries. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its diverse architecture, tailors 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 Tan Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. You are free in the afternoon. It is also very interesting to self – explore this charming town on classic tours. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5- Hoi An – Danang – Hanoi (B/-/D)
We will transfer back to Danang for flight Danang-Hanoi. You will stay in Hanoi for three-nights. The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. It is an exciting experience – designed for classic tours – to be on cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then go for a dinner at a charming restaurant with exquisite food at French Quarter of Hanoi.. In the evening, you have chance to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 6- Hanoi (B/L/-)
Today is a fullday of visiting Hanoi. You will be taken to Hanoi’s most interesting sites such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds.
We will take you to visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword), Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers’ street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city’s museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. All must – go attractions of Hanoi are included in our classic tours’ itinerary to help you have a close look at our beautiful capital city. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7- Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
In the morning, you will be driven to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away from Hanoi to enjoy classic tours’ colour in a different way. You will have a short break in Hai Duong for your refreshments and local handicraft shopping. Once at Halong Bay City, you are welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay. You will stop over one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a local seafood lunch. After four hours, you sail back to harbor and rejoin car back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8- Departure (B/-/-)
Enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until you are taken to Noi Bai airport for your onward flight. If you have a chance to come back to Vietnam on other classic tours, let’s have a look at this itinerary Vietnam Compact Classic Tours 6 days 5 nights.