VIETNAM THREE LANDS ‐ 12 DAYS
The Tour chooses three Main Regions of Vietnam: North, Center and the South.
Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: Car.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Morning: Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Fine Art Museum (or other). Break for lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon: The Center: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Old quarter, French quarter (walking or Cyclo tour). West lake area: Quan Thanh Temple, West Lake round trip and some site round the West Lake (or Ethnology museum). Evening: Water puppet show.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, cyclo. Performing: Water puppet.
Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Hai Phong
Morning 8 am: Depart from Hanoi, it takes 3h30’ drive include a break on the way.
Afternoon 12 pm: Boarding wooden junk, seafood lunch on boat, and cruise for 4h on the Bay passing Dinh Huong, Litter Duck, Fighting Cocks Islands and some floating villages. Visit Thien Cung, Dau Go caves on an Island. Return the wharf and drive for 1.30h to Hai Phong.
Overnight: Hai Phong. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 4: Hai Phong – Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ha Noi
Morning: walk in the City Center of French style, drive southward to Ninh Binh town; stop to visit Pho Minh Tower pagoda on the way. Arrived in Tam Coc, the land called “Dry Ha Long” take the boat rowing trip for 2h on Ngo Dong River though caves, rice field, villages. After lunch continue a short drive to visit Bich Dong pagoda, the second rank of beautiful cave in Vietnam.
Afternoon: Pass the Town to visit Dinh and Le temples in Hoa Lu the ancient Capital of Vietnam. Drive back to Hanoi.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 5: Hanoi to Hue by fly. Hue tour
Morning: pick up to Noi Bai Airport fly to Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam of Nguyen Dynasty. Check in the Hotel.
Afternoon: after lunch visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, Temples build in 1802. Continue to Tu Duc King’s Tomb.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.
Day 6: Hue Unesco World Heritage.
Morning boat trip on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, further boat cruise and walking through a village to Gia Long King’s Tomb. Back to the city for lunch.
Afternoon: Drive to visit Royal Arena, Thanh Toan covered Bridge, Phu Mong Kim Long village.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An, check in Hotel and Lunch break.
Afternoon: Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum. Free for night walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son
Early morning drive 1h to My Son, Unesco World Heritage, and the Hinduism Sanctuary of Champa kingdom built from VII to XIII centuries. The complex of brick towers, decorated with statues, sculptures divided in many groups and located in the mysterious forest look up to Cat Tooth Holly Mountain. Lunch break. Drive back and take the boat cruise to visit Cam Kim, Thanh Ha handicraft villages. Back to Hoi An by boat.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 9: Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City by fly. Cu Chi
Drive back to Da Nang city for fly to Ho Chi Minh City.Afternoon visit Cu Chi tunnel, a famous underground guerilla base during Vietnam War in the suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City. Back to the City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Morning: Tours in district 1, visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around Ben Thanh market. Lunch break.Afternoon: Visit Giac Lam Pagoda, China Town in district 5 and Binh Tay market.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre
Drive to Ben Tre on the way visit Caodaism Church in Ben Luc. Arrived Ben Tre and take the boat trip on canals with busy boats, passing though the forest of coconut plants, mangrove along canals visit some villages. Stop to visit local families, kindergarten, communal house, candy workshop and walk in the garden of coconuts and arroyos. Lunch in the town. On the way back stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 12: fly out