VIETNAM IMPRESSION 10 DAYS

  • Impression of Vietnam is a 10 day trip, that provides a trip of Vietnam highlights including Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon. In this trip you will visit the 1000 year old Hanoi capital, the charming and historical imperial citadel Hue, the ancient town Hoi An, and the modern Saigon largest city of Vietnam.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Being warmly welcomed by Vietnam Hanoi Travel tour expert.
Enjoy a short walk to view Hanoi by night, return to hotel for leisure.

Day 2: Hanoi
Enjoy full day to learn about Vietnam culture.

Day 3: Hanoi
Enjoy full day sightseeing Hanoi’s highlights.

Day 4: Hanoi – Hue
Hue Full day sightseeing tour of the Hue’s highlights with Vietnam Hanoi Travel tour expert.

Day 5: Hue City – Vietnam
Enjoy boat trip on Perfume river.

Day 6: Hue – Da Nang / Hoi An
Travel to Hoi An by car/ minivan/ coach, stopover in Da Nang to visit the Famous Cham Museum.

Day 7: Hoi An – Vietnam
Attend a lecture with a city official to learn about UNESCO-driven preservation efforts in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
Departing Hoi An to Saigon by an hour fifteen minutes flight and half day city in Saigon.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Cooking class
Enjoy the market tour and cooking class today.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Depart
Meet your guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport for late morning or early afternoon flight to the next destination.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival to Hanoi airport, after clearing custom, you will be warmly welcomed by Vietnam Hanoi Travel tour expert, transferred to the hotel for check in, approximately a 35-minute drive from the airport.
The afternoon is at leisure to recover from the long trip.
Meet the group in the hotel lobby at 6:30 pm to walk to your welcome dinner. Tonight we have scheduled a special menu of Hanoi typical cuisines for your first taste of Hanoi. Enjoy a short walk to view Hanoi by night, return to hotel for leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Hanoi historical tour

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Today features a full day visiting Hanoi’s highlights. Begin with a fascinating initiation into the bustle of modern Vietnam, with a cyclo (rickshaw) tour through the picturesque streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the famous monument of Emperor Ly Thai To, who made an incredible historic decision to move capital to its location of Hanoi today.
Enjoy a walk along the legendary Restored Sword Lake, visit the Red Bridge and Ngoc Son temple. Meet and speak with a local professor at the ancient Temple of Literature, the seat of Vietnam’s first university. The temple was built in 1070. Touring the temple complex with your tour expert to have a deep understanding of Confucianism and the history.
Visit Craft Link a not for profit shop, selling significant handicraft products made by different local ethnic groups.
Lunch today is specially prepared at a popular local restaurant Know One Teach One – Good food for a great cause.
Afternoon, enjoy a short drive out of the city to the outskirt to the village that is considered as the cradle of Water Puppet Master. Attend a private Water Puppet performance, a northern Vietnamese folk tradition, and meet with the artisans who create the puppets.
Walk around to visit the rural village, visit a Communal House, where worship the deity of the whole village, have a taste of some typical local foods and call at a home for a visit and interaction for better understanding the daily life of local people.
Return to hotel in the late afternoon. You are at leisure. Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Hanoi sightseeing

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Today feature a full day Sightseeing in Hanoi with lunch included.
Meet our tour expert at hotel lobby and explore Hanoi’s most famous landmarks, including Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh house and mausoleum, and the One-Pillar Pagoda.
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum and learn about the life and work of the Great Father of the Country.
We have scheduled a special home hosted lunch at a local Hanoi family. Our host today is an award winning chief who features on local TV show annually by Tet festival to introduce traditional cooking art.
Continue to the remarkable Museum of Ethnology to examine the crafts, textiles, and traditions of Vietnam’s diverse ethnic groups and hill tribes.
Afternoon special activity— visit to 54 Traditions Gallery; enjoy an informed tour of the great ethnic craft collection.
Dinner at a local popular eatery and the evening are at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Hanoi – Hue

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Meet our guide and driver to transfer to Noi Bai airport for boarding the morning flight to Hue. Upon arrival, being welcomed by Vietnam Hanoi Travel driver, transferred to Hue city.
Enjoy an independent lunch. Check into hotel.
Afternoon, tour the ancient Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, temples of Nguyen emperors. Enjoy a private visit to the home and studio of lacquer artist.
Evening, enjoy dinner in the private home of the researcher on Hue, a friend of Vietnam Hanoi Travel. Also see his collection of relics from royal Hue, and learn about Hue through the interaction with the researcher on Hue
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Hue city full day

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Cruise the Perfume River on a boat, and visit tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda, an operating Buddhist monastery and the cultural symbol of Hue. Continue the cruise to explore the tombs of Hue’s former emperors, including the serene pavilions of Tu Duc. Enjoy a special vegetarian luncheon in a Buddhist nunnery, prepared by nuns.
Afternoon, visit the extravagant glass and ceramic mosaics decorating the mausoleum of Khai Dinh, a masterpiece of Vietnamese artisans. Visit a local family who makes traditional Conical hats, and incenses.
Enjoy an independent dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Depart via motorcoach for Da Nang, approximately a two and a half -hour drive. Stop in Lang Co for a short break.
Lunch today is at a popular eatery in Da Nang.
After noon, visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang, accompanied by a Vietnamese history scholar.
Visit a marble stone carving workshop at the famous marble mountain village. Continue to Hoi An via motorcoach, approximately a one-hour drive. Check into your hotel.
Later afternoon re-group and enjoy a drive into the Old Quarter of Hoi An, visit a traditional handicraft workshop, and if you wish to have your wardrobe made, here is the chance. Hoi An is a famous place for tailor, great quality with good price.
Enjoy an independent dinner and return to hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Attend a lecture with a city official to learn about UNESCO-driven preservation efforts in Hoi An.
Take a walking tour of Hoi An Market, Phuc Kien, and Tan Ky, and cross the picturesque Japanese Covered Bridge.
Visit the studio of local artist. Return to the hotel.
Lunch is independent, and the afternoon is at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Transfer to Da Nang for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Drive through the Vietnamese countryside to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a system of underground tunnels once used by the Viet Cong to withstand attacks throughout the Vietnam War. Tour the tunnels with a former Viet Cong soldier.
Have lunch at a local restaurant, transferred to downtown Ho Chi Minh city.
Check into your hotel.
Afternoon sight-seeing in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tour the city by motor coach, and see Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Dinner tonight is at a popular local restaurant with typical Ho Chi Minh city cuisines and the evening are at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Walk through Ben Thanh Market with a local chef to learn about the fruits and vegetables used in Vietnamese cooking.
Enjoy a cooking class in a cooking school. Following lunch, continue the interesting afternoon visit to China town area to visit Thien Hau pagoda. Continue to visit a local lacquer workshop to learn the traditional lacquer art with egg shell.
Dinner tonight at a special restaurant for farewell with your guide and the evening are at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Depart

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Meet your guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport for boarding your flight to the next destination
Finish the based trip.
Meals: Breakfast

All rates are USD per person.

Group Size 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 10 10+
Price 1290 1190 1090 990

TRIP INCLUDES:
– Private transfer
– Daily breakfast at hotel, 06 lunches, 06 dinners.
– Private water puppet show
– Lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary with special menu.
– Domestic flight tickets Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city.
– English- speaking tour expert escort through out of the trip.
– Entrance fees
– Private boat trip on Perfume river
– Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast.
– Special trip preparation
– Travel gift
– 10 % government tax
– 5 % service charge

TRIP EXCLUDES:
– Visa to Vietnam
– International flight ticket
– Personal insurance
– Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency.

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