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Vietnam Essential Highlights 10 Days/9 Nights

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island - Hue - Da Nang - Nha Trang - Saigon

A journey incorporating Vietnam’s essential highlights. The perfect trip for those wanting a better understanding of the country in a relatively short time. This incredible region will come to life through interacting with the local people and immersing yourself in the Vietnamese culture.

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi (D)

18.10 PM: Upon arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island (B, L, D)

8.30 AM: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break.
12h00 - 12h30: Arrive at Halong City
12h45 - 13h00: Transfer to cruise ship
13h00: Board our Halong Poseidon junk with soft welcome drink, check-in registration.
13h30: Have lunch on the boat where you will be satisfied by many kinds of seafood
Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung cave (the cave of the heavenly palace - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) A short way visit the newly discovered Dau Go grotto (wooden stakes’-wherein 1288 one of Vietnam’s most famous Generals Tran Hung Dao amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle within invading Mongol army). On the way you will enjoy Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islet, Cock fighting islet…....
Keep sailing to Cat Ba Island. Arrive in Cat Ba Island at 6.00. Walk around the Island for sightseeing.
Overnight at hotel in Catba island.

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B, L)

After breakfast. You have free time to swimming at the beach and leave Cat Ba for Whalf. You will see sceneries both sides on the way to Gia Luan Whalf to get on the boat again and the boat cruise back to Halong City. On the way back you have more time to relax and then visit Ga Choi, Dinh Huong, Co Don, Cho Da islets on the way. Arrive in Halong city at 11.40. Have lunch at restaurant.
Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in humanity center. Arrive Hanoi about 18h00.
Our car will transfer back to Hanoi for take flight depart to Hue. You will be picked up and transfer from Phu Bai Airport to hotel in Hue for check in and relax.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 4: Hue City Tour (B, L)

Our guide will take you to visit Hue.
Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Visit the tallest flag pole of Vietnam (37m-hight), Ngo Mon gate where Bao Dai ended Nguyen dynasty, Thai Hoa palace ( Palace of Supreme Hamony), Hall of the Mandarins, Forbidden Purple city…, have lunch in local restaurant.
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume river, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city.
Then our car will take you visit Dong Ba market.
Breed flower garlands & color lanterns for luck after dinner. Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: Hue - Da Nang (B,L)

After breakfast, our waiting car and guide pick up at your hotel and transfer to Hoi An. Continue driving over the Hai Van Pass. Stop to enjoy the charming beauty of Lang Co beach- one of the best thirty bays in the world.
This drive will also take you through the tranquil countryside and huge paddy-fields as Tam Giang Lagoon…Via stopping exploring the Marble Mountains, a series of large marble outcrops which acquired mythical significance over the centuries. The caves of theSandy Marble Mountains have many sacred Buddhist shrines. Travelers can enjoy the lovely beach and great views from the Marble Mountains across the surrounding countryside. Then, take a short drive to My Khe beach - Da Nang beach selected one of the six famous beaches in the world. After that, move to Cham Museum, which contains the finest samples of the sculpture of the Cham People who lived in this area of Vietnam from the 4th to the 14th centuries.
Overnight in hotel in Da Nang.

Day 6: Da Nang (B)

Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Da Nang.

Day 7: Da Nang - Nha Trang (B, L)

Our car will transfer to airport to take the flight to Vietnam premier beach city of Nha Trang. The remainder of the day is free to relax on the beach.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang Island (B, L)

Full day boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Mun and Hon Tam Island. Sea-bathing in the blue water beach. You can also enjoy diving or snorkeling at the islands. Lunch on boat. Dinner at restaurant. Night in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang - Saigon (B)

Transfer to the airport by private car to take the flight VN335 (12.05 - 13.05). Pick up and take you to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Saigon - Departure

Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.

Tour Prices (Prices are per person, in USD)

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Group 2 Pax 3 - 4 Pax 5 - 8 Pax 9 - 11Pax 12 - 15Pax Single Sup.
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  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Private transportation at places as indicated in program
  • Accommodation at hotels & junk in places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines: Saigon - Hanoi & Hanoi – Hue & Da Nang – Nha Trang & Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places (Ha Long Bay, Hue)


  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visa stamping fee at arrival airport in Vietnam


What to bring:

  • Bring Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses and hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit and medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks.

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Hue City


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