Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the existing and the latest. Every day, this resilient S shaped country is wrestling to keep the centuries-old way of theirs of life alive while trying to adapt to the contemporary world. From its ancient treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the tired countryside to the vibrant city lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the sheer diversity of Vietnam makes every journey a rewarding experience. Apart from the backbone 4 H's: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant Mekong Delta is also one of the very best holiday destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you'll be shown a Vietnam through the prism of a local and get to witness the living, breathing work of art that she's. Highlights: [*]Explore Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old capital city of Vietnam.[*]Luxury cruise through the thousands of emerald islets of Halong Bay.[*]Discover the Hoi An Ancient Port Town.[*]Relax on some of the best beaches in Asia.[*]Explore the cosmopolitan city of Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels.[*]Delve into the Mekong Delta to visit its signature water coconut forests. Day 1: Hanoi Arrival Meals: NA – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the timeless capital of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, our tour guide is going to transfer you to the hotel of yours in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting some of the main attractions in Hanoi as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Opera House, and St. Joseph Church. Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi surely has a good many to provide its visitors, with its perfectly balanced blend of cultural, historical and natural spectacles. Today you have a whole day to explore the capital of Vietnam. Pay a call to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; starting with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the center of monumental Ba Dinh Square that houses the embalmed body of the late Vietnam communist leader, followed by the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's stilt house in the garden at the back, and the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda - a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest is the tranquil Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, inviting quiet contemplation. You will in addition get to explore West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a sizable part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese living screens with visually designed temples scattered there and here such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, and also Western-oriented cafes & bars. Return the existing Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride along its signature tree shaded streets, mustard yellow French colonial rentals with green shutters, and civic structure landmarks. You are going to pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. Enjoy a geniun Water Puppet Show, the proudest and most intricate traditional folk art of the country. Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise Prescribed as one of the world Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is unquestionably among the best vacation destinations in Vietnam. After getting picked up from your hotel, you will be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, you will be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through many destinations and islets towering over and reflected from the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, after which go on to a quiet beach for some kayaking or swimming, or just simply go back to the ship and sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles the fancy of yours. Later in the afternoon, pay a visit to some tranquil fishing village to interact with fishermen who have inhabited the bay for nearly three generations. Go back on board and have a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks while basking in the glorious sunset. Enjoy dinner and remain overnight on the junk. Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Meal: Breakfast/Brunch – Accommodation: On Cruise Today, you will continue sailing around Ha Long Bay. Get up early to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply ingest the beautiful view of limestone destinations, charming beaches, along with incredible grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you are going to visit a dazzling karst grotto then go back to the boat for a last glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise to the dock. The tour guide of yours will wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the resort in the community center of Hanoi. 12:00 - 16:30: Transfer to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and take you to the hotel of yours in Hoi An. Day 5: Hoi An Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Like Halong Bay, Hoi An ancient Town is also one of the very best vacation destinations in Vietnam, but with a completely different appeal. Once a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia through the 15th century to nineteen century, harboring foreign traders from Arab, Poland, Japan, Nederlands, France, and China, this beautiful quaint town offers a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you will go back in period with a visit to My Son Sanctuary, likewise known as "the Angkor Wat of Vietnam" - a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The majestic capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with many Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva, unfortunately, has become a cluster of damages because of age and bombing, standing as being a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later on in the afternoon, you will take a half day walking tour through the narrow winding alleyways seeing some well-preserved historic sites including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year classic Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. After that, there will be time that is free for you to shop or relax. You are going to stay overnight in Hoi An. Day 6 Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City In the morning, you'll be transferred to Danang Airport on your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight will be a city tour to most prominent landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. You are going to stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - established in the late 1880s, followed by a visit to the Old Post Office. Afterwards, you are able to contemplate Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, as well as fall by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Visit China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where numerous vietnamese food and Souvenirs can be found. Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon The Mekong Delta, with its exotic h2o civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam, guaranteeing you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and driver will meet up with you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be Floating Market. Take a cruise amongst local barges piled up with produce that is fresh, pay a call to several nearby workshops, and enjoy lunch under the great shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards. In the evening, hop on a sampan and venture into the countryside as well as witness the floating, breathing masterpiece that she's. As you glide through the narrow canals, take in the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself within the labyrinth of water arteries, luxurious orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, along with velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery garden to enjoy local farmers raise their world famous produce. Your cruise ends in Vinh Long. The driver of yours will likely be awaiting you at the dock to take you to Saigon City center. Day 8 Departure Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: NA After breakfast at the hotel, you will be free until our guide comes to choose you up and transport you to the airport to catch your scheduled flight. Your exploration of the very best holiday destinations in Vietnam ends with these. Thank you and bon voyage! [*]IncludedHotel in twin/double sharing room basis with daily breakfastTransfer by air-conditioned private carMeal as mentionedEntrance fees, boat trips and excursionsExcellent English speaking guideDomestic flight ticket[*]Not IncludedTravel InsuranceInternational air ticketsDrinks, Tipping,VisaPersonal expensesOthers not mentioned nor specified above Contact TOP VIETNAM TRAVEL for best price of 8 Day Vietnam tour.