DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM
Pick you up on arrival Hanoi Capital
and transfer to the hotel, early check in the hotel and free time at leisure.
At 09.00 Am will start city tour including of:
Visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049).
Vitsit the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Lunch will be served at one of the finest local restaurant in town.
PM :Visit the Army museum where different kinds of US, Russian aircraft and tanks from Vietnam-US wars are on display.
(Option with the National fine arts museum): the Museum of National Fine Arts has received many high ranking delegations of different countries, the Museum has sent many traveling thematic exhibitions to other nations to introduce to international friends the typical culture, heroic history of Vietnam. At the same time, it has linked local people with painting, photograph, and sculpture collections of international artists. The Museum has created chances for local art lovers to enjoy and learn about different fine arts school and tendencies of the world.
Continue trip to the Hoa Lo or Hanoi hilton prison (the honme of The US pilots was captured during the bombing years to the north Vietnam from 1964-1972).
Enjoy one hour of cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show and follow with the dinner at restaurant Hanoi. Overnight Hanoi (L/D)
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY CRUISES
At 8.00 in the morning, our shuttle bus will pick up, depart for Halong Bay Cruises
, some 2 and half hours driving from Hanoi (with new highway)
On arrival Tuan Chau Dock, boarding and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach.
Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on boat Halong bay(B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG CRUISES - HANOI- SAIGON / FLIGHT
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout (around 11:45 noon).
Meet back the bus and return trip back Hanoi.
On arrival Hanoi, transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to HCM city (former named: Saigon)
Meet our local guide on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 4: SAIGON- CU CHI TUNNELS - CITY
This morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels
. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Return back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace
, war Museum, China Town and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. Overnight Saigon(B/L)
DAY 5: SAIGON DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flying to home, tour ends at airport (B)
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