Phu Quoc Island Travel Guide - If you intend to travel to Phu ...
With a strong opening and rapid integration, Vietnam has become a country with a huge advantage of tourism. If you have traveled to Vietnam, you will surely want to get back to this charming city. This 13 day tour will bring you comfort and relaxation during the journey to most parts of Vietnam. It promises to be an unforgettable trip in your lifetime.
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. The first stop in your journey will be Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex- an important historical attraction in Hanoi. Then, visit 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.
In the afternoon, take a walking tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter- a popular destination of almost all tourists. Make your way to Ngoc Son Temple located in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake.
In the evening, enjoy a traditional water puppet show - a great way to learn more about the traditional culture of the charming land. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
This morning, you will be taken to Mai Chau in Hoa Binh- a green land where many ethnic minorities such as Muong, Thai, Tay inhabit. Upon arriving in Mai Chau around noon, check in hotel and take a rest.
In the afternoon, take a short walk through a village of White Thai to get a true insight into the daily life of friendly locals. Take time to chat with them to get to know more their unique traditions and customs. Here, you could also try your hand at weaving silk with an old loom. The rest of the day is free for you to take further exploration of the region.
In the evening, enjoy a dinner followed by a traditional dance show performed by skillful local dancers and taste some local rice wine- Ruou Can. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, make your way to Ninh Binh- famous for its natural landscapes with peaceful countryside settings. After lunch, set off your exploration of the village by buffalo cart or bicycle. There will be plenty stops for you to take pictures.
After arriving at the wharf, you will embark on a small rowing boat and explore the beautiful Van Long Nature Reserve surrounded by picturesque waterscape. Your two hour boat trip will take you through outstanding scenery of limestone mountains, clear water and lush rice paddies and forest. If lucky, you have chance to see DelacourtLangur- an endangered species. After immersing into the beauty of nature, you then disembark the boat and pay a visit to two ancient temples of King Dinh and Le in Hoa Lu- the former capital of Vietnam. Overnight at the hotel in Hoa Lu.
After breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey to Halong Bay- famous for its stunning natural landscapes. The scenic drive will take you through peaceful countryside along Red River Delta with charming scenery of endless rice fields and winding rivers.
Upon arriving at the wharf of Halong, embark on an elegant wooden junk. Enjoy lunch on board while the ship cruises gently through numerous islands and limestone formations. Take your time to soak up into the tranquil atmosphere of the bay and watch the world goes by. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a fresh seafood dinner prepared by experienced chef. Overnight on board.
After breakfast, take your time to refresh your soul with incredible sunrise as the boat cruises towards 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 cyclo tour around Hue Imperial City -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.
After lunch, take a scenic drive to Hoi An. Make a stop in Danang for a visit to Cham Museum- a graceful building and an eclectic mix of French-colonial architecture and Cham elements. Continue onto Hoi An’s ancient town- a great introduction to the blended culture of Chinese, Dutch and Japanese. Overnight at the hotel.
Today, explore the hidden charm of the ancient town with some highlights of the region including Japanese Pagoda Bridge- a unique covered structure built by the Japanese, Chinese street, Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung Ancient House which is considered the heritage of the town.
Afterwards, transfer to Danang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at the hotel.
Spend the day exploring this bustling city. Pick up from your hotel in Saigon at around 8.00 am and start your trip with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. Continue your journey along Dong Khoi Street. Make a stop at the Peoples’ Committee building and the Opera House which is served as the home of the Lower House Assembly. Move onto The Reunification Palace, also known as the Independent Palace which is a historical work with its own charm.
After lunch at a local restaurant, continue your excursion by paying a visit to the War Remnants Museum- one of the most famous history museums in Ho Chi Minh City. The next stop in your journey is Thien Hau Pagoda- one of the most ancient pagodas of Chinese in the city. Continue your trail to Cho Lon Market. It’s the traditional and distinctive lifestyle of ethnic community here that makes Cho Lon famous and attractive to people everywhere it exists. Take your time to stroll around stalls with all kinds of goods are displayed for sale.
Finish your beautiful day with a visit to a lacquer ware workshop to see how lovely products are created.
Overnight at the hotel.
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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