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Enchanting Vietnam

Enchanting Vietnam

11 Day Package from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Vacation overview

Breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and culinary delights make Vietnam a country that is not to be missed! Let us show you on this 11-day vacation. Monograms makes it easy for you to venture through Vietnam, because we have taken care of your hotel accommodations, transportation, private guided sightseeing, and daily breakfast. You’ll also have access to a Local Host®, who can provide suggestions about what to see and do during your stay.

Your vacation in Vietnam begins when you arrive in Hanoi. Monograms can pick you up at the airport and get you to your hotel effortlessly. Your Local Host will greet you and help familiarize you with the culture and traditions of the city. The next morning, indulge in an included breakfast before heading off on a private guided tour of the city, where you’ll wander the ancient streets of the Old Quarter, visit the Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace, and Hanoi’s first university, the Temple of Literature.

The next day, take a private transfer through the countryside to Ha Long Bay, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site that is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands. Upon your arrival, you will board an overnight cruise that will take you to explore the beaches, caves, and floating villages scattered throughout the bay. You may also choose to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration while on board. You will disembark the following day to catch a quick flight from Hanoi to Danang, near Hoi An.

You’ll have two days to explore Hoi An. The first day, enjoy a private guided tour of the Central Market, where you can buy local goods, from fresh fish and spices to silk; the Hoi An Museum; and a Chinese assembly hall. On your second day, you’ll take a cruise on the Thu Bon River and take a fishing lesson from local fisherman. You will also meet a local farmer to learn about his daily life. On both days, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to explore further or relax at the beach!

Then, you’ll visit the Cham Museum before driving north over Hai Van Pass, considered one of the most scenic spots in Vietnam. You will spend the duration of your day in Hue, where you will visit the Imperial Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda. You’ll also get to visit the Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc.

Finally, you will spend two days in Ho Chi Minh City. Take a private guided walking tour along Dong Khoi Street, where you will see some of the city’s historic landmarks, including Ho Chi Minh Square and the Municipal Theatre. Visit the moving War Remnants Museum and the city’s oldest and largest market, Ben Thanh Market. On your second day, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, more than 120 miles of underground tunnels, formerly used as a hideout for the Viet Cong. There’s plenty of free time in the afternoons to do as you please. You may like to shop for souvenirs or sample pho (noodle soup) or che (local dessert) at one of the many open-air restaurants. Your Local Host can make suggestions and help you make the most of your stay.

Make your vacation to Vietnam one to enjoy, not stress about! We handle the hotels, transportation, private guided sightseeing, and activities for you, so that your only worry is which local specialty to try next!

Local Host

In each city

Meals

American breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 1 dinner

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Transportation

Private airport transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights; private vehicle transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and back; private vehicle transfer from Hoi An to Hue; intra-vacation flights not included

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Itinerary

 

Day 1   ARRIVE HANOI, VIETNAM

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2   HANOI

This morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of the city. First, explore the ancient streets of the fascinating OLD QUARTER by electric car. Here, peddlers trade as they have for centuries. Then, visit the MAUSOLEUM and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda: ONE PILLAR PAGODA and the PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. Also, visit the ancient TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university.

Day 3   HANOI–HA LONG BAY CRUISE

A private transfer takes you from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Upon arrival, board an OVERNIGHT CRUISE that takes you to explore the tunnels, caves, pristine beaches, and floating villages that are sprinkled across the bay. While on board, enjoy a TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE COOKING DEMONSTRATION with the ship’s chef. You may also choose to relax with a spa treatment.

Day 4   HA LONG BAY CRUISE–HANOI–DANANG–HOI AN

Early birds can participate in a TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION on the Sun Deck at the break of dawn. Disembark later this morning for a private transfer to Hanoi to catch a flight to Danang. A short transfer will bring you to your hotel in Hoi An.

Day 5   HOI AN

Explore Hoi An on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start with a visit to the CENTRAL MARKET, where locals sell a vast array of items ranging from fresh fish and spices to silk and local handicrafts. Then, join a WALKING TOUR of Hoi An, visiting an old MERCHANT HOUSE, the HOI AN MUSEUM, a CHINESE ASSEMBLY HALL, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Afterward, you will have free time to enjoy this quaint town on your own or to relax at your resort.

Day 6   HOI AN

Continue exploring Hoi An on a fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION. Start with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River. Along the way, meet a local fisherman who will teach you about their fishing methods and give you a FISHING LESSON. Learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a ro. You will also meet a LOCAL FARMER to learn more about his daily life. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 7   HOI AN–DANANG–HUE

Join your Local Guide for a day of PRIVATE GUIDED TOURING. Stop in Danang to visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then head north over spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), considered one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious center. Upon arrival, visit the IMPERIAL CITADEL and the THIEN MU PAGODA, the unofficial symbol of the city.

Day 8   HUE–HO CHI MINH CITY

This morning’s PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Visit the TOMBS of the NGUYEN EMPERORS: KHAI DINH MAUSOLEUM, and the ROYAL TOMB of TU DUC. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many.

Day 9   HO CHI MINH CITY

Start your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING with a WALKING TOUR of the city’s famous and historic landmarks as you stroll through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the moving WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, followed by bustling BEN THANH MARKET, the largest and oldest in the city. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this lively city.

Day 10   HO CHI MINH CITY

Today, enjoy a half-day PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION to the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for time at leisure this afternoon.

Day 11   HO CHI MINH CITY

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Vacation Highlights

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

No Excursions are available at this time.



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Important Notes
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  • The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST and other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Insurance; and all other items of a personal nature.

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