Vietnam tour 2 weeks – Heritage from North to South

Vietnam tour 2 weeks - Heritage from North to South makes up the most comprehensive collection of Vietnam's well-known sights from the intricate beauty of northern evergreen to the cultural hot pot.

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Program Highlights of Vietnam tour 2 weeks - Heritage from North to South

  • Discover the cultural and natural heritage of UNESCO from North to South Vietnam: Halong Bay, Phong Nha Nature Park, Ancient Hue City, Hoi An Old Town.
  • Discover the street cuisine in Hanoi, royal dinner in traditional costume in Hue.
  • Several meetings with the local population (01 night in the inhabitant).
  • Possibility of extending to Cambodia where there are magnificent temples of Angkor.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Hanoi - arrival

Day 2: Hanoi - visit of the millennium capital

Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh, boat trip on Halong Bay

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay, cruise on Halong Bay, 8th wonder of the world, night aboard a traditional junk.

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Phong Nha

Day 6: Phong Nha - Hue, boat trip on the underground rivers of Phong Nha

Day 7: Hue, discovery of the last imperial city of Vietnam

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An, transfer to Hoi An on the road to the school of clouds

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son, a day dedicated to the discovery of two cultural heritages of Unesco at the Center

Day 10: Free day for rest

Day 11: Hoi An - flight to Ho Chi Minh City, city tour

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta, excursion to the Mekong Delta, night at the inhabitant

Day 13: Mekong - Ho Chi Minh, visit of a floating market on the Mekong River

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh, free day - Departure

Program in detail


Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam tour 2 weeks - Heritage from North to South.
Arrival in Hanoi, welcome by the guide "Vietnam Discovery" at the airport. Transfer and installation at the hotel (room will be available upon arrival). Departure for the first visits of the millennium capital (1010-2010):

  • The place of the king Ly Thai To, discovery of the thousand-year history of the Vietnamese capital.
  • Lake of the Sword Restored with the temple of Mount Jade, the islet of the Turtle, the heart of Hanoi.
  • The old quarter of 36 corporate streets: walk and cyclo ride or electronic car through streets of craft trade bearing the name of the goods that were produced and sold there: rue de la soie, rue du coton, rue du Iron, rue des Sugar, street of medicinal plants ... Stop at the street of Ma May, visit of an old house "Tube", characteristic feature of the traditional architecture of Hanoi.

End of the day, relaxation and rest with a foot massage session in a local institute.

In the evening, the water puppet theater is a feature of Vietnamese culture, which is part of UNESCO's intangible heritage.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2: Hanoi - Visit the ancient city


A day dedicated to the discovery of the most charming cultural sights and historical monuments of Hanoi:

  • The Museum of Ethnography, a collection of 25,000 ancient and contemporary objects, witnesses of the history of the local populations.
  • The Tran Quoc pagoda is located on the western lake shore, the latter is the oldest in the city.
  • The place of Ba Dinh where the former palace of the governor of Indochina, the mausoleum and the house of Ho Chi Minh.
  • The Temple of Literature, the symbol of feudal education and one of the emblems of Hanoi.

End of the day, walking through the streets of the old quarter, tasting Hanoi specialties: Nem (spring rolls), Pho (rice noodle soup) ...

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay Ninh Binh (100 km ≈ 2.5 hours drive)

Departure by road for the Halong Bay of Ninh Binh - land of limestone formations, sugar loaves and rice fields flooded by rivers and lakes throughout the year.

Upon arrival, boat trip to Trang An, aquatic area of ​​more than 30 lakes which are surrounded by numerous limestone pitons covered with lush vegetation. Disembark and transfer to Hoa Lu, the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam (960-1009), visit the temples of the Dinh and Le kings at the foot of a valley of rice fields and sugar loaves. Discover Vietnam's ancient history against Chinese troops (the Dinh and Leo kings being the first winners and unifiers of the country).

Return to Hanoi, overnight at the hotel.


Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay (200 km ≈ 4 hours drive)

Continuation of the road to Halong Bay, the most beautiful bay of Vietnam, one of the most enchanting landscapes of Asia. Embarkation on board a traditional junk. Welcome by the crew for a magnificent cruise on the bay:

  • Admiration of the picturesque islands and islets of various shapes (veil, dog, cock, incense ...).
  • Farniente on the upper deck of the junk, swimming and diving in the sublime waters of the bay.
  • Kayak trip to discover the deserted beaches and the splendid caves of the bay sheltering stalagmites and stalactites dated for thousands of years.
  • Lunch and dinner with seafood.
  • Free evening for your rest and relaxation: card games, night fishing ...

Night on board.


Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Phong Nha (3.5 hours drive + 01 night by train)

Lifted to the dawns to enjoy a moment of unique splendor: the first rays of sunlight emerging from the thousands of sugar loaves of the bay.

Visit a floating village, discover the cage culture and the life of the local fishermen.

Continuation of the cruise to the uncrowded corners of Halong Bay.

Lunch on the junk, disembark and then return on Hanoi. Visit the But Thap pagoda - one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam.

In the evening, overnight train to Phong Nha.


Note: possibility of carrying out a private cruise aboard a small traditional junk (to contact us).


Day 6: Phong Nha - Hue (220 km ≈ 4.5 hours drive)

Morning arrival at Dong Hoi station, transfer by road to Phong Nha National Park, UNESCO world natural heritage. On arrival, boat trip on its underground river, one of the longest in the world! Visit the splendid caves. Continue a small walk on the limestone mountain of Ke Bang.

Afternoon drive to Hue - the former imperial capital in the center of the country.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 7: Hue, city tour

Congratulations on completing half of the adventure Vietnam tour 2 weeks - Heritage from North to South.

A day dedicated to the discovery of Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam (1802-1945).

  • The Imperial City, residence and workplace of the 13 Nguyen kings for 143 years;
  • The picturesque mausoleums of the Nguyen kings (Gia Long Mausoleum or Minh Mang Mausoleum)
  • Thien Mu Pagoda, the most beautiful and most visited Hue pagoda or the very quiet Tu Hieu Pagoda where the tombs of the eunuchs of the Nguyen dynasty are located.
  • The village of Phu Mong with garden houses - a building block of Hue's cultural identity.
  • The manufacture of the traditional conical hats of the country.

In the evening, royal dinner in traditional cottage, music. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (150 km ≈ 3.5 hours drive)

Road to Hoi An taking the wild coastal coast of the eastern sea and the road to the Cloud Pass. Several visits and stops are planned along the way:

  • Very beautiful bays of the turquoise water at Lang Co and Da Nang, long beaches still little tourist: Thuan An and Lang Co; Of the large lagoons where there exist several types of fish farms of the local population.
  • From the picturesque cemeteries along the road: called "Ghost Towns", these cemeteries contain sets of tombs - a castle of various Asian architectures carved finely. Opportunity to discover the original custom "Double burial" among the Vietnamese.

Arrival in Hoi An in the afternoon, installation and overnight at the hotel.


Day 9: Hoi An & My Son

A day dedicated to the discovery of the two picturesque cultural heritages of Unesco that counts the Vietnam Center: the old city of Hoi An and the ancient sanctuary of My Son.

In the morning, walk in the old district of Hoi An said "the most charming city of Vietnam", visit the unmissable sites:

  • The Shrine of Fujian dedicated to the protective goddess of fishermen and seamen;
  • The Phuc Thanh Pagoda, the oldest in Hoi An (1454);
  • The Japanese bridge built in 1593, linking two Chinese and Japanese neighborhoods;
  • Old alleys, museums and ancient wooden houses dating back hundreds of years.
  • The shops and workshops of silks and lanterns. Possibility to make custom clothes in the silk shops.

In the afternoon, excursion to My Son, the ancient religious capital of the Cham kingdoms, located some thirty kilometers from Hoi An. On arrival, visit the towers and temples at the bottom of a small valley surrounded by Of the massifs.

Back on Hoi An, relaxation with a relaxing boat ride on the Thu Bon River.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 10: Hoi An free day

Free day for your rest. Possibility of bike rides to the surrounding countryside where there are several traditional villages (vegetables, pottery, carpentry ...) or to enjoy the beaches with the encirons.

 

Day 11: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh (1 hour drive + 1 hour flight)

Flight to Ho Chi Minh, the capital of the South (the ancient Saigon). Arrival on arrival:

  • The market of Ben Thanh - symbol of the city
  • The Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Central Post Office (built on the plans of Gustave Eiffel).
  • The Headquarters of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City - the former Central Park, the most beautiful colonial building in the city.
  • The War Museum - Saigon's past during the years of the American-Vietnamese War (1954-1975).
  • The Museum of Traditional Medicine of Vietnam, discovery of traditional Vietnamese medicine, over 3000 years old.
  • The Chinese quarter of Cho Lon (Chinatown) with the temple of the Celestial Lady Thien Hau.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (Ben Tre - Vinh Long ≈ 3 hours drive)

Departure for the Mekong Delta, a mid-aquatic world in the southernmost part of the country. Arrival at Ben Tre, a small village located in the middle of the northern arm of the Mekong:

  • Boat trip on the rivers and by boat through several arroyos to soak up the daily life of the delta.
  • Walking, cycling or X-law (cyclo-motorized) on the green islands, through coconut palms, rice fields, stop to coconut farms, observation of coconut shelling, coconut milk confectionery manufacture , Handicrafts ...).

Afternoon transfer to Vinh Long, arrival at the island of An Binh (island of peace) in the middle of the Mekong, installation at a guest house located in a quiet corner of the gardens.

In the evening, participate in the preparation of the meal and then dinner the dishes you have prepared. Night at the inhabitant.

 

Day 13: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh (180 km ≈ 3.5 hours drive)

Wake up early, greeting guests and then continue to Can Tho, the capital of the delta, located on the right bank of the southern arm of the Mekong. Upon arrival, embarkation on a boat for a stroll on the Mekong. Visit of the floating market of Cai Rang with the appearance of a lively show bringing together many boats loaded with fruits, vegetables ...

Landing, visit of the land market An Binh located in front of Cai Rang.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City, the rest of the day is free for your rest. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Departure

Free day for rest and your last purchases. In the evening, transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of our services.

Thank you for joining Vietnam tour 2 weeks - Heritage from North to South.

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