Glimpse of Vietnam

6D 5N Destination: Halong/Hanoi/Hue/Hoi An/Saigon
Don’t have much time but want to know as much of Vietnam? In just six days you will be in the North, Hanoi and in the south, Ho Chi Minh City.

Glimpse of Vietnam
Hanoi Tour package

Don’t have much time but want to know as much of Vietnam? In just six days you will be in the North, Hanoi and in the south, Ho Chi Minh City.


Destination : Halong/Hanoi/Hue/Hoi An/Saigon
Start City : Halong
End City : Ho Chi Minh
Tour Type : Private Tour
Duration : 6 Days & 5 Night

Glimpse of Vietnam


OPTION 1: Hanoi – Halong – cabin / onboard (Vietnam)
Transfer by vehicle from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 1 of 2

Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay, en route we have a short stop for break.
Transfer by tender to your comfortable junk and enjoy a welcome drink aboard. 

Begin your cruise through majestic Halong Bay while lunch is served. Enjoy the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon’s teeth. The junk continues cruising through the fishing village on the bay and pass the spectacular limestone caves dotted around the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck with optional onboard activities: sunbathing, photo shooting.. In the evening the chef will prepare a spledid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes and other traditional dishes. Overnight onboard.

OPTION 2: Halong – Hanoi
Transfer by vehicle from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Excursion by boat through Halong Bay including lunch (4 hours)

Board your charming traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. En-route lunch will be served. Following cruise by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong),Fighting Cock (Ga Choi). At the core of the islets, there are two wonderful caves and grottoes to visit as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto). Disembark at Halong pier. 
Overnight : Halong
Meal : –

OPTION 1: cabin / onboard (Vietnam) – Halong – Hanoi
Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 2 of 2

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out your luggage and say good bye Halong Bay.

By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi
Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Rising Sun bridge

Hoan Kiem means Lake of the Returned, which is a lake in the historical centre of Hanoi capital. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life. Legend has it that King Le Loi handed a magic sword called Heaven’s Will which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming dyasty back to the Golden Turtle God in the lake. The Tortoise Tower (Thap Rua)standing on a small island near the centre of lake is linked to the legend. 
Ngoc Son Temple : The temple was erected in the 18th century. It honors the 13th -century military leader Tran Hung Dao who distinguished himself in the fight against the Yuan Mogol invaders, Van Xuong, a scholar and Nguyen Van Sieu, a confucian master and famous writer in charge of repairs made to the temple in 1864. Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden red-painted Huc Bridge (The Huc, meaning Morning Sunlight Bridge). 
Visit the Old Quarter Old Quarter: they have well over a thousand years of history and remain one of Vietnam’s most lively and unusual places, where one can buy anything from a gravestone to silk pyjamas. Exploring by walk to the maze of back streets which is fascinating and there are endless things to buy wool clothes, cosmetics, gold and silver jewellery, silk clothes and herbal medicines. 

OPTION 2: Halong – Hanoi
Transfer by vehicle from Halong to Hanoi
Sightseeing in Hanoi

– Head to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, located in heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. From there, walking to explore the Old Quarter. This fascinating network of narrow alleys and shophouses is also known as The 36 Streets, each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts to medicines to tombstones. A handicraft lover paradise and a endlessly interesting place to explore local life. 

Afterwards, visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday & Vietnamese New Year), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings. 
Overnight : Hanoi
Meal : Breakfast (Hotel)

Flight from Hanoi to Hue.

Sightseeing in Hue

Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century.

Visit the Old Imperial City
Located in the heart of Hue is the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking Flag Tower, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit Dien Tho Residence (Dien Tho palace) is where the Queen mother lived, visit Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other sites.

Visit Dong Ba Market a local market near the Imperial City
Overnight : Hue
Meal : Breakfast (Hotel)

Excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda with a boat trip on the Huong Giang river
Embark on a local boat and cruise down the Perfume River to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monument. During the early 1960s, this became a center of anti-government protest, and the site of the famous self-immolation of the monk Thich Quang Duc.

By vehicle from Hue to Hoi An with sightseeing in Danang
 Cham Museum this houses probably the best collection of Cham art to be found anywhere in the world. There are more than 300 artifacts in the museum, many dating to the 4th century. There are beautiful sculptures reflecting the 1000 year Cham period.

 Marble Mountains consist of 5 stone hillocks, once islands, made of marble. Each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. The largest and most famous, Thuy Son, has a number of natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. When the Champas ruled this area, these same caves were used as Hindu shrines. Tam Than located in Marble Mountain near Thuy Son. 
Overnight : Hoi An
Meal : Breakfast (Hotel)

Sightseeing in Hoi An
Hoi An is a picturesque riverside town south of Danang. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South East Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Now, this beautifully preserved historic city is best seen on foot. The walking tour includes: 
 Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda the first bridge on this site was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. The bridge was provided with a roof so it could be used as a shelter from rain and sun.

 Sa Huynh Museum located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. TRAN FAMILY CHAPEL: this house for worshipping ancestors was built about 200 years ago with donations from family members. The Tran family traces its origins to China and moved to Vietnam around 1700. The architecture of the building reflects the influence of Chinese and Japanese styles.

 Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and then restored and enlarged in 1900. It is typical of the Chinese clans that were established in the Hoi An area. The temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau (Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Sailors and Fishermen).

 Lantern Making Workshop Visit one of the lantern workshop in Hoi An. The framework of lantern will be made by the industry itself and clients can observe locals making silk cloth on the lantern.

Transfer by vehicle from Hoi An to Danang
Flight from Danang to Saigon.

Overnight : Saigon
Meal : Breakfast (Hotel)

Sightseeing in Saigon
A vibrant metropolis, SAIGON teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorbikes, chatting on cellphones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense.

Begin your tour into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.

Afterwards driving to the historic center to visit Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagoda. Proceed to pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Pass by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside).
Finally, end up at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste. 
Overnight : –
Meal : Breakfast (Hotel)

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OPTION: 1 Cabin / onboard (Vietnam)
Standard Class:
– Halong Sails [Deluxe Junk/2D1N/Without Kayak (No Extra Bed)]
– Huong Hai Junk [Deluxe/2D1N/Without Kayak (No Extra Bed)]

OPTION: 2 Halong
Standard Class:
– Halong Dream Hotel [Superior]
– Heritage Halong Hotel [Superior]
– Halong Plaza [Superior]

Standard Class:
– Serenade Hotel [Deluxe (No Extra Bed)]
– Flower Garden Hotel [Deluxe] 

Standard Class:
– Century Riverside Hotel [ROH] 
– Park View Hotel [Superior] 
– Green Hotel Hue [Deluxe] 

Hoi An
Standard Class:
– Hoi An Trails Resort [Deluxe] 
– River Beach Resort [Deluxe] 
– Hoian Pacific Hotel & Spa [Superior] 

Standard Class:
– Grand Hotel Saigon [Deluxe/New Wing] 
– Liberty Central Hotel [Deluxe (No Extra Bed)]
– May Hotel [May Deluxe with balcony] 
– Duxton Hotel [Deluxe]

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All transfers air-conditioned vehicles within the journey, including pick-up at airport
  • A local English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request)
  • All admission fees as mentioned in the program
  • All meal as mentioned in the program
  • Any Air ticket & Airport Tax
  • Visa fees & Airport Taxes
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Soft drinks or other refreshments during local tours
  •  Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or Gratuities to guide & driver
  • Any services non-mentioned in the itinerary
Child Policy:
  • For children under 2 years old will be Free of charge.
  • For children 2-12 years old we charge 70% of the adult’s price.
  • For children over 12 years old we charge normal price.

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