Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the old and the latest. Each and every day, this resilient S-shaped country is wrestling to keep the centuries-old way of theirs of life alive while trying to adjust to the contemporary world. From its early treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the tired countryside to the vibrant community lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the large variety of Vietnam tends to make every journey a rewarding experience. Apart from the backbone four H's: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant Mekong Delta is also among the very best vacation destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you will be found a Vietnam through the prism of a local for to witness the living, breathing work of art that she is. 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 the arrival of yours, 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 primary attractions in Hanoi like 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 certainly has a great many to provide the visitors of its, with its perfectly balanced blend of cultural, historical and natural spectacles. Nowadays you've a whole day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam. Pay a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; starting with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the center of monumental Ba Dinh Square which houses the embalmed entire 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, as well as the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda - a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest will be the tranquil Temple of Literature - the first faculty in Vietnam, attractive noiseless contemplation. You will also get to explore West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a large part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese life filters with aesthetically designed temples scattered here and there like Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, and also Western-oriented cafes & bars. Return the old Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw drive along its signature tree shaded streets, mustard yellow French colonial villas 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 an authentic Water Puppet Show, probably the proudest and most intricate conventional folk art of the country. Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise Prescribed as among the world Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is unquestionably among the best holiday destinations in Vietnam. After getting purchased from your hotel, you'll 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 a myriad of destinations and also islets towering over and reflected from the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a close by summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, after which proceed to a peaceful beach for some kayaking or swimming, or just simply return to the ship and also sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles the fancy of yours. Later in the evening, pay a visit to some tranquil fishing village to have interaction with fishermen that have inhabited the bay for almost three generations. Go back on board and enjoy a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks while basking in the marvelous sunset. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight on the junk. Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Meal: Breakfast/Brunch – Accommodation: On Cruise Today, you are going to continue to sail around Ha Long Bay. Get up early to join a Tai Chi lesson along with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply take in the gorgeous view of limestone islands, charming shorelines, along with incredible grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you are going to visit a dazzling karst grotto and then go back to the boat for a last glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise back to the dock. Your tour guide is going to wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the hotel within the community center of Hanoi. 12:00 - 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet up with you and help you move 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. When a major entrepot in Southeast Asia through the 15th century to 19 century, harboring overseas traders from China, France, Nederlands, Japan, Poland, and Arab, this beautiful quaint town offers a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you are going to go back in period with a trip to My Son Sanctuary, likewise known as "the Angkor Wat of Vietnam" - a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The magnificent capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with many Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva, sadly, is now a bunch of ruins due to age and bombing, standing as a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later on in the afternoon, you are going to 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 old Tam Ky ancestral home, and the Japanese Bridge. After that, there will be time that is free for you to shop or even relax. You will 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 early morning, you will be transferred to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight will be a city tour to most famous 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 can contemplate Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, and drop by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Visit China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where numerous Souvenirs and vietnamese food can be found. Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon The Mekong Delta, with its exotic water civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as one of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam, promising you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and also driver will meet up with you at the hotel of yours and help you move to Cai Be Floating Market. Take a cruise amongst local barges piled up with fresh produce, pay a call to some local workshops, and enjoy lunch under the cool shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards. In the evening, hop on a sampan and venture into the countryside and witness the floating, breathing masterpiece that she's. As you glide through the narrow canals, ingest the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself in the labyrinth of h20 arteries, luxurious orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, along with velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery back garden to enjoy local farmers raise their world famous produce. Your cruise concludes in Vinh Long. Your driver will 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 resort, you will be free until our guide is to choose you up and transfer you to the terminal to catch your scheduled flight. Your exploration of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam ends here. 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.