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Spotlight Destination

The colonial and history of Vietnam

Price: Available upon request. Duration: 10 Days
Overview

This ten-day tour is included the Northern and Central of Vietnam. The tour will be starting from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam including countless cultural sites itself for over 1000 years. Next, enjoy a walking tour in Duong Lam village, one of the oldest villages of Northern Vietnam. Discovery Ha Long Bay - the UNESCO Heritage site and one of new 7 wonders of nature. Visiting to Hue, the old capital during Nguyen’s Dynasty before leaving for Hoi An Ancient Town, where used to be a major trading port in 17th – 18th century.

As you’ll be travelling tailor-made, you can transform this sample tour into your dream holiday. Just ask us to make any changes, and you’ll have a revised itinerary with 24 hours – no limit to the number of changes, and no charge for making the amendments!

TOUR’S HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discovery Hanoi City – Vietnam’s capital with its sites of culture and historic. Wandering around the 36 streets before enjoying the unique Water Puppet Show at the end of the day.  
  • Walking around the Duong Lam village and learning about its history for over 1200 years in which including old houses and sculpture temples, pagodas. 
  • Spending an amazing night on a traditional junk to discover the beautiful landscapes made by thousands of limestone karts, beaches and caves in Ha Long Bay.
  • Enjoying Cycles rickshaw explores the historic sites of Hue Ancient Kingdom. Driving further from the city for a visiting to the king’s tombs.
  • Wandering around the old streets under the colorful lantern’s lights in Hoi An. This place is not only for visiting but also for relaxing or shopping at many shop-houses and handicraft workshops.

Day 1: Pick up at Noi Bai AIrport and transfer to hotel in Hanoi for check in and overnight.

Day 2: A full day tour visiting to Hanoi City

Day 3: Transfer to Duong Lam and enjoy a full day discovery oldest village of Vietnam.

Day 4: Depart for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Touring and overnight on Junk.

Day 5: Visiting Ha Long Bay on Junk. Back to Hanoi and check in at hotel. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6: Flight from Hanoi to Hue. Arrival, check in and overngiht at hotel in Hue

Day 7: A full day discovery Hue City. Overnight in Hue

Day 8: Drive from Hue to Hoi An. Stop for visiting Danang City on the way. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9: Transfer to Danang's Airport for departure flight to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Hanoi is not only the capital of Vietnam but also one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. This city has an oldest historic for over 1000 years includes a countless of cultural sites such as: pagodas, charming lakes and bustling old quarter where many handicraft workshops has. Upon arrival in Noi Bai airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in before a Welcome dinner. You’ll have time to relax after your journey.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 02: HANOI ORIENTATION

You’ll have the whole day with our guide to explore Hanoi - Vietnam’s capital city. Starting by the Temple of Literature also called Quoc Tu Giam - the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum together with Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Vietnam in 1945. It’s a great chance to step in Ho Chi Minh stilt house where he lived and worked, and the museum dedicated to his memory.

After lunch, you’ll call in at the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi’s Ho Tay (West) Lake and the bustling Old Quarter where maze of shopping streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. It’s noisy and hectic, but definitely a ‘must-see’ attraction. In the evening, you’ll have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Your overnight stay will be in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 03: DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE

You will leave for Duong Lam old village, which is old of the oldest villages in Vietnam which has over 1200 years of history. After 1.5-hour driving, you will take the first step into the village and walking around the peaceful village’s paths. Your first visiting will be the Mong Phu Communal, one of the most important communal houses of the village which not only a gathering place of the villagers in many cultural activities but also special in its sophisticated decoration details. The lunch today will be served in a nice old house in the village.

Then, you will be guided for a visiting to the Mia Pagoda which built in the 15th century. Next, visit to the Ngo Quyen’s temple and Phung Hung’s temple where dedicated for 2 national heroes who won the victory against the invaders during Yang’s dynasty in China. On the way back to Hanoi, you will stop for a visiting at Tay Phuong pagoda. This pagoda is one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam which has very beautiful architecture and sculpture. After arrival at hotel in Hanoi, you will enjoy your rest of day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch     

DAY 04: HANOI - HA LONG BAY & TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT JUNK

After an early breakfast, you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. There you’ll board your boat, a junk built from the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, that takes you through Bai Tu Long Bay area. You’ll then continue your cruise to visit a fishing village where you’ll have an opportunity explore the village and hidden lagoons in a tender. The route is designed to avoid the busy areas and includes a very quiet location for your overnight stay. All your meals will be provided on board, usually based on fresh seafood, and you’ll sleep in a twin/double cabin with an en suite toilet and shower.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 05: HA LONG BAY – HANOI

After a light breakfast pastry and tea or coffee, you’ll dock to visit one of the most famous caves in the Bay. You’ll return to the junk for a brunch while cruising back to dock around noon and meet up guide and driver for a drive back to Hanoi.

Meals: Brunch

DAY 06: FLIGHT FROM HANOI TO HUE

After breakfast at hotel, you will be free leisure till meet up with guide again for the transfer to the airport for a short flight in an hour to Hue. This city was the old capital of Vietnam from 1802 - 1945 under the control of Nguyen’s dynasty. Hue nowadays is still keeping many historic sites of Nguyen’s Dynasty with its Imperial Palace, Pagodas and King’s tombs.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to hotel in Hue for check-in. Enjoying the rest of your day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 07: DISCOVERY HUE ANCIENT KINGDOM

Today, your morning will be taken up by a Cycles Rickshaw tour to the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel of Hue, the complex is occupying a large, bounded area on the north side of Perfume River.

In the afternoon, you will drive to the Royal Tombs of Emperor Minh Mang and Emperor Khai Dinh. These two mausoleums span the long reign of the Nguyen King’s imperial dynasty – the contrast is stark. In the evening, you’ll sit down for dinner in the pleasant surroundings and a comfortable atmosphere of another of the garden houses. You’ll spend the night in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 08: HUE – DANANG - HOI AN

In the morning, your car will arrive to drive you to Danang. On the way, you'll cross the high mountain pass of Hai Van. The views from the top are excellent – you should be able to see Lang Co beach and village, and the lagoon far below, with Danang spread out before you to the south. In Danang, you’ll have a brief look at the remarkable Hindu statuary in the Cham Museum before leaving for Hoi An. Lunch will be served in a good restaurant in Danang before leaving for Hoi An.

After arrival in Hoi An, you will check-in hotel and enjoy your rest of day free at leisure with many shop-houses in town. You will spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 09: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

Hoi An is well-known as a major trading port in Southeast Asia back in 17-18th century and this place was welcomed many countries from the world to come and trading their goods during the time. Not only selling and buying things, Japanese and Chinese left their marks in this town by built up many old houses and pagodas which have very special structures. These sites of cultural through years were mixed with Vietnamese culture of local people and made Hoi An became more and more unique as a must-see place in Vietnam.

You will enjoy a walking tour explores Hoi An Ancient Town including the visiting to the 400 years old Japanese Bridge, Chinese communal hall – Phuc Kien Pagoda, the oldest house – Tan Ky and the colorful local market of Hoi An. After that, enjoying the rest of day free at leisure at Cua Dai beach or getting busy with shopping at many shop-houses in the town. You will spend your night at hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 10: HOI AN – DANANG AND FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY/HANOI

Your time will be your own until your guide and driver meets at hotel and transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City (or) Hanoi

Meals: BreakfastHanoi is not only the capital of Vietnam but also one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. This city has an oldest historic for over 1000 years includes a countless of cultural sites such as: pagodas, charming lakes and bustling old quarter where many handicraft workshops has. Upon arrival in Noi Bai airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in. You’ll have time to relax after your journey.

Meals: None

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