Phu Quoc Island Travel Guide - If you intend to travel to Phu ...
Within 10 days of excursion, you have chance to explore the essence of Vietnam from the North to the South. Your journey will be filled with tons of delights and surprises as you travel through the highlights of Vietnam including the elegance of Hanoi’s culture, the marvel of Halong Bay, the timeless beauty of Hoi An and the rustic beauty of the Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival in the airport, you will be warmly welcomed and taken to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Spend all day to explore the city. Start you exploration with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology- the largest and most interesting museums in Hanoi where artifacts about 54 ethnic groups are well displayed. Despite being out of the way compared with other museums in Hanoi, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is worth a thorough visit, for those who are keen to learn about the multiculturalism of Vietnam and for those who would appreciate some green space.
Continue on to the Temple of Literature which reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of study in the past. Visiting the Temple of Literature you will discover historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties in a revered place that has seen thousands of doctors’ graduate in what has now become a memorial to education and literature.
In the afternoon, take a walking tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter- a popular destination of almost all tourists. Wrap your afternoon exploration by paying a visit to Ngoc Son Temple located in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Finish your day with a delightful water puppet show. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
This morning, set off your 3 hour drive to Halong Bay. The scenic drive will take you through beautiful scenery with some stops and coffee breaks along the way. Upon arriving at the pier of Halong, you will embark on a wooden junk for a cruise on the bay. Take your time to immerse into the fresh air and watch the scenery goes by. Enjoy a delightful lunch on board as the ship sails through various islands and limestone karst. Afterwards, take a fresh swim and explore some of the limestone caves in the region.
As the sun starts to set, the ship will cruise to a nearby island for the night. Dinner and overnight on board.
In the early morning, you could take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck to breathe in the fresh air of the bay before enjoy breakfast. You have plenty of time to admire magnificent sunrise while the ship cruises to Luon Cave. You also have chance to visit a fishing village on the bay to get a glimpse of daily local life. Afterwards, cruise back to the harbor and drive back to Hanoi for a flight to Hue. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
In the morning, take a boat trip on the poetic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda- one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Minh Mang Mausoleum. Touted as the most majestic of all Nguyen Dynasty royal tombs, Minh Mang Tomb is a complex of 40 constructions: palaces, temples, pavilions, etc. it’s a perfect combination of manmade and natural beauty of Hue, where architecture fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.
Take a short break for lunch at a local restaurant. Your afternoon tour will be continued with a visit to the Imperial City of Hue- one of seven World Heritage Sites of Vietnam. You will have the chance to learn in depth the history of the region with its all sites including Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Ums, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and Forbidden Purple City. Then, proceed to Tu Duc Tomb- one of the most beautiful works of architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
This morning, you will be taken to Hoi An. The drive will take you through stunning views of beautiful beaches and lush tropical forest. Do not miss the chance to take as many photos as you want along the road. Pay a visit to Cham Museum- a graceful building and an eclectic mix of French-colonial architecture and Cham elements.
Arrive at Hoi An ancient town- an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century.
In the afternoon, set off your exploration to the ancient town with some famous attractions including Japanese Pagoda Bridge- a unique covered structure built by the Japanese, Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung Ancient House which is considered the heritage of the town; Chinese street, Hoi An market and the ancient port. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
This morning, you will be taken to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City- the most bustling city in Viet Nam. Spend full day exploring this vibrant city. Highlights include Ton Duc Thang and Nguyen Hue Avenue; the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independent Palace which is a historical work with its own charm; the Notre Dame Cathedral – one of the most popular tourist spots in Ho Chi Minh City with unique and interesting history and the Central Post Office. End the tour with a stroll around Ben Thanh Market- the most bustling area of the city.
Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
This morning, you will leave the bustling city of Saigon for an adventure to the Mekong Delta famous for its stunning floating markets. Upon arrival at Hung Vuong Pier in Ben Tre, embark on the boat for a cruise along Ben Tre River where you will get a glimpse of local lifestyle. Make a stop at the brickfield to learn more about how bricks are made by hand and a coconut candy home factory to see interesting making process of the specialty of the region.
As moving to a local honey farm, you have the opportunity to try bee honey tea and many other tropical fruits growing in the fertile orchards. For more adventure, you could take a walking or biking tour through coconut groves and green rice paddies to take in the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of the beautiful countryside.
In the afternoon, take a boat trip through quaint waterways surrounded by lush palm trees. Cruise back to the pier and disembark. Transfer to Can Tho. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
In this morning, around 7.00 am, take a boat trip through winding canals to Cai Rang floating market- one of the most famous floating markets in the Mekong Delta. This is the best time to visit the market where you can mingle with numerous trading boats offering various kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables and other specialties. You could also stop to taste fresh tropical fruit before leaving the market for a transfer back to Sagon.
Along the way, make a stop at an old Binh Thuy House –renowned for its ancient beauty and unique architecture. Continue onto Long Dinh mat weaving village to see colorful mats made by skillful hands of local artisans. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
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