Day 1- Hochiminh City Arrival (-/-/D)
Our guide and driver will welcome you on your arrival at Hochiminh City’s International airport. After being transferred to the hotel, you enjoy your own leisure. Welcome dinner is served at a lovely Vietnamese styled restaurant. It is cool to start classic tours in Vietnam with a Vietnamese meal. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 2- Hochiminh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)
In the morning, let’s begin your classic tours’ itinerary by taking an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel. Cu Chi Tunnel System consists of more than 200km of underground tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War.
In the afternoon, we take private city tour of Hochiminh City which is the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. You will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. If desired, you will also visit the War Remnants Museum. Continue the tour by exploring colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city’s most upscale shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, and high quality linens. Joining classic tours with us, you will have free time to wander around to discover Ho Chi Minh bustling & impressive city. Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh City.
Day 3- Hochiminh City – Hanoi (B/L/-)
You will be transported to the airport for flight to Hanoi – the capital city with old aged – history, rich culture and charming beauty. This afternoon, we enjoy one hour cyclo tour around Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. While enjoying the very special cyclo tour included in classic tours’ itinerary, you will indulge yourself in the unique beauty of Hanoi which is harmoniously combined of antique and modernity, In the late afternoon, you will be soaked up with the legends and stories in the unique Water Puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4- Hanoi (B/L/-)
The Classic tours’ itinerary will go on with a full – day Hanoi city tour: Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. You will be guided to visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions including Hochiminh Mausoleum and his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature and the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, one of the finest museums in Vietnam with exhibits, pictures and houses’ models of 54 ethnic people. Continue exploring the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, embroidered linens, lacquer wares, bamboo, cooking utensils, and ceremonial objects. To truly join classic tours in Hanoi, you might buy some nice handmade gifts being displayed everywhere on the Old Quarter streets Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5- Halong Bay Excursion (B/L/-)
In the morning, you will drive to Halong City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong City you are welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a local fresh seafood lunch..After four hour navigation, you sail back to harbour and rejoin the car back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 6- Hanoi – Vietnam Departure (B/-/-)
Today, you just enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until you are picked up for a transfer to Noi Bai airport for your next flights. Beside classic tours’ itineraries, we have also tailored some community – based programs for deeper involvement in the life of the localities. An example is available at Pu Luong Homestays – Call of Nature.