Over View: Vietnam Express Southbound 10 Days
On this ten-day travel through backstreets, villages, cities, and canals, you’ll discover the essence of enthralling Vietnam. Take in World Heritage-listed landscapes and towns, feel the bustle of bustling cities, and fuel yourself with banh mi and condensed milk coffee on this fast-paced tour down the east coast. Vietnam can appear to be a daunting country to visit, but our local leaders will show you the greatest street cuisine (and how to order it), introduce you to fishermen on the Mekong Delta, and give you the inside scoop on the best tailors in Hoi An. This is a vibrant, colorful, and flavorful experience that brings you to the highlights of this intriguing country.
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- Price: 135 USD per person / day
- Group size: Minimum 2 people
- Hanoi – KOTO dinner
- All Food and drinks included during trip
- Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
- Halong Bay – Cave entry
- Halong Bay – The Green Life Visit
- Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
- Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
- Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
- Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
- Hue – Motorbike Tour Lunch
- Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
- Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
- Ho Chi Minh City – City tour
- Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
- Mekong Delta – Lunch
Highlights : Vietnam Express Southbound 10 Days
- From pho slurped on a crowded street corner to a vegetarian feast in a Buddhist nunnery, fall in love with Vietnam one bite at a time.
- Sail around Halong Bay’s limestone karsts and island caves, visit a center that turns the bay’s waste into jewels, and spend the night on an overnight cruise gazing at the stars.
- Travel like a local by riding pillion and seeing the historical pagodas, bridges, and towns of Hue.
- Take a private boat trip of the Mekong Delta and meet local craftspeople in the communities that flank the river’s numerous channels.
- On a guided walk, stroll through the astonishingly well-preserved streets of Hoi An’s Old Town, where magnificent wooden structures line the streets.
Detailed Itinerary: Vietnam Express Southbound 10 Days
- Day 1: Hanoi – KOTO dinner
Congratulations! Hello and welcome to Hanoi! Your experience begins at 6 p.m. with a welcoming meeting, followed by a group meal at KOTO restaurant. This organization is dedicated to advancing the careers of disadvantaged youngsters in the hospitality industry.
There’s lots to see and do if you arrive before your tour starts. Consider scheduling the Hanoi Morning Highlights Urban Adventure, a comprehensive trip led by a local expert. This optional excursion takes you to the Temple of Literature, a traditional tea house, and the Hoa Lo Prison Memorial before terminating at Hoan Kiem Lake. Take your time and stroll the Old Quarter, admiring the city’s French-colonial splendor.
Travel by private minibus to World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, which is filled with sandy coves, grottoes, and 1600 limestone islands sculpted by wind and water erosion over millennia (approximately 4 hours). Visit the Green Life Centre upon arrival, which is committed to cleaning up trash left in Halong Bay and transforming it into beautifully produced and useful things. Chat with the center’s host and her coworkers to learn more about their mission, then try your hand at constructing your own bag out of waste materials. After your visit, hop on a private boat and tour the bay, exploring Surprise Cave and possibly swimming from Ti Top Island Beach during the warmer months. Staircases provide access to Surprise Cave. The paths inside the cave are a little rough and slippery. Spend the evening aboard the boat beneath the night sky to cap off the day. What better way to meet your fellow travelers than an old-fashioned sleepover in an amazing location?
- Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight train – Breakfast
Return to Halong Bay by boat. Return to Hanoi via bus at around midday. Arrive late this afternoon and have some free time before tonight’s train ride. While in town, order a bowl of pho and slurp down this local dish composed of broth, noodles, and beef. Perhaps you should relax by Hoan Kiem Lake until your sleeper train to Hue departs this evening.
- Day 4: Hue – Hotel (1 night) – Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
Arrive in Hue around 11 a.m. and travel to the hotel. Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital, houses the country’s royal treasures. Take advantage of your morning leisure time to rest or explore. If you opt for the latter (and who can blame you), the busy Dong Ba Market is a fantastic spot to try some of the specialties that formerly graced the banquets of the Nguyen emperors, such as banh khoai (royal rice cake). Reunite with the group to explore the war-torn ruins of the Imperial Citadel, a large city-within-a-city that contains the ruins of temples, state houses, and the emperor’s palace.
- Day 5: Hue – Hotel (1 night) – Breakfast – Lunch
See Hue as a local would — from the back of a motorcycle! Straddle the saddle and ride about town with a local guide, seeing both historic and modern landmarks. Visit Thanh Toan to witness the 18th-century covered bridge and locals shopping at their market. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a 17th-century active Buddhist monastery, and view the automobile that belonged to Thch Quang Duc, the monk who self-immolated in 1963 in protest of the South Vietnamese regime’s treatment of Buddhists. Savour a vegetarian feast in a nunnery for lunch. Finish at Emperor Tu Duc’s lakeside royal tomb before returning to town.
- Day 6: Hoi An – Hotel (1 night) – Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
Travel by bus this morning past coastal rice paddies and the magnificent Hai Van Pass (approximately 3 hours). Arrive in Hoi An after a photo stop en way. Hoi An, which was recently designated a World Heritage site, was an important international commerce port during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Parts of the magnificently maintained town still have a medieval aspect to them today. It’s also a shopping destination, known for its abundance of tailors. When you arrive, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town, stopping at a few of the city’s notable sites. You’ll also be granted a sightseeing pass, allowing you to visit specific attractions at your leisure.
Today is your free day to discover Hoi An. Explore the cobblestone alleyways and art galleries, or rent a bike and ride through rice terraces to Cua Dai Beach. Browse the town’s markets and historic Chinese shophouses for paintings, ceramics, and colorful fabric lanterns. If you want a fresh look, you may go to one of the hundreds of tailors and have something custom created. Hoi An is also famed for its superb regional cuisine, so try a dinner at a riverbank restaurant or attend a cooking class.
Today, fly to Ho Chi Minh City in the early morning (approximately 1.5 hours). Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, has a fascinating history and is perhaps Vietnam’s commercial and cultural hub. After arrival, enjoy a bus sightseeing tour of the city. Pass by the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Opera House before visiting the War Remnants Museum to learn about some of the devastating stories from the 20-year-long Vietnam/American War.
- Day 9: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
This morning, embark on a day tour to the Mekong Delta. Take a private boat to Ben Tre to tour the coconut gardens and eat tropical fruits and coconut jams at a local residence. After that, paddle along the Mekong Delta in sampans (small rowing boats) past coconut plantations. Take a tuk-tuk tour of the villages to learn about rural life and the economy built around coconut items like as brooms and coconut fiber mats. Lunch at a restaurant in the heart of the Delta, where you may sample native specialties including the famous elephant ear fish. Cruise the major rivers to the Ben Tre boat terminal and then take the bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Perhaps this evening, as a final farewell to your fellow travelers and leader, go out to try some local specialties.
There are no activities included, and you are free to leave at any time as long as you comply with the check out time. If you want to spend more time in Ho Chi Minh City, we can arrange for additional accommodations (subject to availability)
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