Experience in your way the 1,000 year old capital and Saigon, the young dynamic largest city of trade of the country to get an overview of Vietnam with its rich culture and extraordinary hospitality.
Arrival at the airport. Pick up and transfer to the city. Hanoi is one of the most antique capitals of the South East Asia. Rich in culture, Hanoi offers to the world its very authentic aspect: old temples, pagodas dated from 11th century, its treasure of streets and alleys populated by ancient traditional trades and crafts with small streets, a colonial quarter with wide tree-lined avenues, lakes and green parks and villas reminiscent of a French town of the 30s. Free time to explore Ha Noi city. Overnight in 3* hotel.
Today is reserved for a tour of Hanoi: the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum square, the “One Pillar Pagoda” built in the early 11th century, Quan Thanh temple, the Temple of Literature, home to the oldest university in Vietnam, the museum of ethnography. Lunch during excursion. In the afternoon we visit to the Sword Lake, the Temple of Jade, and the old quarters. Experience a trishaw ride in the 36 old streets and enjoy the Water Puppet show, a very amazing traditional and cultural performance of Vietnamese folk tales and historical anecdotes. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in 3* hotel.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, the second most important city in Vietnam after the capital of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city plays not only a role of a biggest commercial city but also a major center of sciences, technology, industry of the country. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in 3* hotel.
After breakfast, we start the visit to Chinatown. We walk into the wholesale market of Binh Tay and feel the busy life of the city. We leave the market for Thien Hau Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in the city. The visit continues to the War museum where the remnants of the last war can be seen. Lunch is served with Pho, a famous Vietnamese dish. In the afternoon, we visit the History museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the municipal post office with its colonial architecture before discovering the exciting central market. Overnight in 3* hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we take the excursion to Cu Chi. Visit the famous underground tunnels network built by Vietnamese guerrillas during the last war. It was also home to around 10,000 people for years. Try to detect the entry gate and experience the war atmosphere by going down into the tunnels. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon. The afternoon is free time for shopping. Overnight in 3* hotel.
Free time till transfer to the airport for flight back home or next destination. End of services.
* B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch
* Inclusion: Accommodation in twin share, English speaking guide, private A/c transport, air ticket Hanoi/ Saigon (economy class), meals as itinerary, entrance fees, visa approval fee
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