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7-Day Best of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi with one-night Cruise on Halong Bay

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Day 1: Pick up from Hanoi Airport

Pass By: Noi Bai International Airport
Your tour guide will pick up you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to the hotel. For the rest of the time, you are free to explore the city on your own, or you may rest at the hotel, expecting the following Vietnam 7 days itinerary.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
Your tour guide will pick up you at the hotel and take you to the city center, Ba Dinh square, where the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is located.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, Hanoi
Later, you will visit Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House and get to know this great leader further.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
Next, check out One Pillar Pagoda, founded in 1049
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Literature & National University, Hanoi
This is the combination of the Confucius Temple and the first Royal National university in Vietnam in the 11st century.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi
After Lunch, continue your visit to the Museum of Ethnology. The rich collections here give you more information about Vietnam's history, custom, culture and development.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi
Later you will explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi, which is the most popular destination for tourists. The staggered narrow alleys are always full of crowds and motorcycles, bustling and lively.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, Hanoi
In the evening, you will enjoy a short traditional Water Puppet Show and then transfer you back to the hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
In the morning, pack your luggage and check out the hotel with the help of your tour guide. After 3 to 4 hours' driving, you will reach Halong Bay at around 12:30. Board Signature Cruise upon arrival and then your exciting cruise journey begins.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
In the afternoon, you will firstly sail to Bai Tu Long Bay. A shore excursion to Cua Van Fishing Village will be arranged and there are some optional activities you may join, such as kayaking or taking a small bamboo boat to visit the village.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Signature Cruise (4 stars)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh(Saigon)

Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
After a walking tour excursion in the morning, return to the ship and have a big brunch as the ship sails back to Halong pier. Check out the cruise at about 11:00 and meet our guide on board. You will be taken to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, which used to be called Saigon. Upon arrival, your local guide in Saigon will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel for a good stay.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Stop At: Ba Thien Hau Temple, Ho Chi Minh City
The Thien Hau Temple is your first stop. It is a Chinese Buddhist temple with over two hundred years of history.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Binh Tay Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Next go to famous Binh Tay Market, a big local market always look busy and lively. You will get a real experience of the local life when shuttling between stalls that sale various goods like flowers, fresh fruit, food, clothes and daily supplies.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
In the afternoon, come to the War Remnants Museum. It mainly introduces the history of Vietnam War with many relative photos, documents and articles on display.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Independence Palace
After visiting, finish the day trip at the central area to explore the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Then we transfer you back to the hotel and you will have a good rest tonight.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

Day 6: Floating market at Mekong Delta

Stop At: Ben Tre, Ben Tre, Ben Tre Province, Mekong Delta
Today, you will get up early and have breakfast before set off to Ben Tre, where you will take a boat to start your day journey. Sailing along the Ham Luong River, you will pass by many local boats which sale fruits, fresh vegetables and maybe some handmade articles. You will also pay a visit to the local orchards and workshops along the way. Then stop at a village for a visit to a farmer's house to see how local people live their life and then explore further for more countryside view by "Xe Loi" or bicycle. Have lunch at a nice local restaurant. Afterwards, return to the dock by sampan and transfer back to Ben Tre. Your driver will wait for you at the pier and escort you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Leave Ho Chi Minh City

Pass By: Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey or flight back home.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

Not just China!! ...We had a very successful trip with Travel China Guide in China last year, so when planning this years trip to Vietnam we decided to use Travel China Guide again. In March my wife and I completed a excellent private tour of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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AgateTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Agate Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

Dear CMClark68, Thank you for choosing AgateTravel and posting this lovely tour review. From your words we know that you had a successful and memorable tour in Vietnam. We feel happy that you recognize our work, especially the tour arrangement made by Wendy, our professional...More

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