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Sai Gon to Hanoi

 

10 days

 

ITINERARY

 

Sai Gon to Hanoi tour

 

 

 

Introduction:
Welcome to Active Travel Indochina... As we travel through Vietnam, we look forward to sharing our passion for this beautiful destination with you. The 10 day vacation will take you from the dynamic and vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh to the white beaches of Nha Trang, the imperial splendor of Hue, Finishing in the colonial elegance of Ha Noi, don't miss the Dong Xuan market for some fantastic shopping.......

 

 

 

Tour highlights:
* The dynamic and vibrant city of Saigon and the former Viet Cong stronghold Cu Chi tunnels
* Dive into the emerald-green waters of Nha Trang
* Explore the Forbidden citadel and emperors’ tombs in Hue
* Hanoi’s beautiful colonial streets and Water Puppet Show

 

 

 

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
 

Sai Gon – Nha Trang – Hue – Ha Noi

 

Day 1 Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city) arrival

Upon arrival at Sai Gon’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Sai Gon.

Our hotel is located close to Ben Thanh Market and the city's main shopping district, so there is much for you to discover on your own and you will have plenty of interesting and fun ideas. How about scooting off on cyclos to Cholon, the Chinatown area of Ho Chi Minh City for a spot of temple hopping? Or perhaps you'd like to visit the Vietnamese version of a department store for some shopping - the choice is yours!

 

Overnight at Tan Hai Long 1 hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: None

 

Day 2 Sai Gon city tour, Cu Chi tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of just over eight million people. The huge number of people rushing about their daily lives gives Ho Chi Minh City a dynamic atmosphere.

Today we take a tour around the city, you are going to visit the Reunification Palace, War remnants museum, Municipal Theatre, Notre Dame Cathedral, The General Post Office....

After lunch at a local restaurant you will re-board our car and heading to the tunnels of Cu Chi. This former Viet Cong stronghold provides an insight into the resourcefulness and tenacity of the Vietnamese people. We return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.

Overnight at Tan Hai Long 1 hotel in Sai Gon

Meal inclusions: Breakfast and lunch

 

Days 3-5 Nha Trang beach break, Scuba diving

A 45 minute flight takes us from Sai Gon to the beach city of Nha Trang, one of Vietnam's most attractive and charming coastal towns, featuring a harmonious combination of mountains, islands, sea and sand. We make the short trip to our hotel to check-in and freshen up. You can spend our days here soaking up the sun on a lovely beach, exploring the local markets or checking out the ancient Cham Towers nearby.

On day 4 we are transferred by boat to the coral reef sites for scuba diving (group tour).

There is plenty of free time here for you to enjoy the beautiful beach and perhaps sample Nha Trang's famous nightlife.

Overnight at Que Huong hotel in Nha Trang

Meal inclusions: Breakfasts

 

Days 6-7 Hue Sightseeing

A short flight brings us to the imperial city of Hue, you are welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Founded as a royal city in 1687, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past. Today Hue remains one of Vietnam's major tourist attractions. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty in a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume river.

We have the opportunity with a guided tour to visit the Imperial Citadel, one of the Nguyen emperors' tombs, the famed Thien Mu Pagoda and also enjoy a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. A coffee at one of the riverside coffee shops at sunset is also an experience not to be missed.

Overnight at Asia hotel in Hue

Meal inclusions: Breakfasts

 

Day 8 Hanoi

We are transferred to Hue airport for the flight to Hanoi (1 hour), you are met and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.

The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – just catch a sight of Hoan Kiem lake or explore the maze of streets in the city's fascinating Old Quarter where you are certain to find something unique to buy.

 

Overnight at Hanoi A1 hotel in Hanoi

Meal inclusions: None

 

 

Day 9 Ha Noi city tour, Water puppet performance

On the morning of day 9 we take a city tour to Ho Chi Minh complex, his house on stilts and the museum and One Pillar Pagoda. We also make a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, which is now dedicated to Confucian worship and “Hanoi Hilton” –a nick name given by US pilots during the war.

In the afternoon we attend a performance of traditional water puppetry

 

Overnight at Hanoi A1 hotel in Hanoi

Meal inclusions: Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 10 Departure

Today is your departure, you are free at your leisure until transferred to Noi Bai airport for the flight home.

 

TOUR ENDS.
 

TRAVEL SERVICES


 

Accommodation

Location

Hotels

Sai Gon

Tan Hai Long I hotel (2 nights)

Nha Trang

Que Huong hotel (3 nights)

Hue

Asia hotel (2 nights)

Ha Noi

Hanoi A1 Hotel (2 nights)

 

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Extra meals as per the itinerary

  • Private transportation

  • Domestic flights Sai Gon – Nha Trang, Nha Trang – Da Nang and Hue – Hanoi

  • Tours and excursions as described in the program

  • Local English speaking tour guide

  • Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time

Tour does not include:

  • Other airfares and taxes

  • Transfers beyond the itinerary

  • Entrance fees and permits during free time

  • Personal expenses such as: Telephone, laundry, and bar bills.

  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary

  • Tips & Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

 

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