Taste of Vietnam 10 days 9 nights

This is a basic classic tour which introduces you to the tourist site highlights of three regions: North, Center & South.In the South, visit historical & architecture sites, bustle market, especially take boat excursion in Mekong Delta-Vietnam’s largest rice bowl and while enjoy wonderful traditional music you will taste Vietnamese lunch on the famous island.Fly to the Center where is home to a wealth of Hue imperial complex and cosmopolitan shopping, famous handicraft villages in Hoi An ancient town, moreover you will take part in the Cooking Lesson with specialties of riverside town Hoi An.
Leaving the ancient and peaceful atmosphere, come to the incredible feat of nature Halong Bay – the Bay of the Descending Dragon. End of trip in Hanoi with mysterious legend story about the foundation of city through the One Pillar Pagoda, emotional life story of our Uncle Ho during visiting Ho Chi Minh complex, interesting story of street’s names in the Old Quarter with cyclo tour. It is shortcoming without enjoying the unique traditional art Water Puppet Show before ending your Vietnam tour.
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, welcome by Vietnam typical tours company's guide and transfer to the hotel. Ho Chi Minh City is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafes. If time permits, we stroll around the downtown to explore the different local ways of life. Dinner at the nice local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in HCM city.
Day 2 : HCM city Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)
Morning departure for the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Return to Ho Chi Minh for lunch. Afternoon we will visit some major sights of the city. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale! Overnight at the hotel in HCM city.
Day 3 : HCM city – Mekong Delta Day trip (B,L)
Delta, Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in HCM city.
Day 4 : HCM city – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (B,L) 
Morning after having breakfast, transferring to airport for flight to Da Nang. On arrival you are greeted and driven to Hoi An, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Arrival in Hoi An, we will visit this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5 : Hoi An Cooking Class – Hue (B,L)
We start the day at 8.45 am with a drink at Hai Scout Cafe - our meeting point. Visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights this market. A great opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase the ingredients for the cooking lesson.  We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise, about 25 minutes, along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. On arrival, we have a chance to explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable before learning some Hoian well-known dishes. The cooking class is an interesting and has fun as learning the locals and their cuisine art. Our class take about one and a half hour and consisting of demonstrations from the school’s chefs as well as the chance for us to help prepare some dishes. After the cooking class, we will departure for Hue, along the way, we make stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains, the Cua Dai Beach. We then follow the road crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass before arriving in Hue, Vietnam's last imperial capital of Vietnam. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
Day 6 : Hue Imperial City – Flight to Hanoi (B) 
After breakfast we visit the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple city, the Emperor's private residence then we embark on a boat cruise upstream on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda. The next stop of our trip is the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Lunch in local restaurant. On return to the city, we then take a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market and pass many fantastic eating spots where visitors have a chance to sample some local delicacies, and then transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7 : Hanoi – Halong Junk Cruise (B, L,D )
Breakfast at hotel and then start a 3-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City, comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving to Ha Long City. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island. Dinner & Overnight on Junk.
Day 8 : Halong Junk Cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a back up vessel for those that requires it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, free time. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 9 : Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
Today we enjoy a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Friday, Monday and from 5 Oct to 5 Dec 08 Closed) the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, finally short tour by cyclo in the Old Quarter. Tonight we enjoy the Water Puppet show. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10 Hanoi - Departure (B)
There is free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure. End of Asia King Travel’s services.


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