Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the existing and the new. Each and every day, this resilient S-shaped land is wrestling to keep their centuries-old way of life living while trying to adjust to the modern world. From its early treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the sleepy countryside to the vibrant community lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the large diversity of Vietnam makes every trip a rewarding experience. Aside from the backbone 4 H's: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant Mekong Delta is also one of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you will be found a Vietnam through the prism of a neighborhood for to witness the living, breathing work of art that she is. Highlights: [*]Explore Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old capital city of Vietnam.[*]Luxury cruise through the thousands of emerald islets of Halong Bay.[*]Discover the Hoi An Ancient Port Town.[*]Relax on some of the best beaches in Asia.[*]Explore the cosmopolitan city of Saigon and the Cu Chi Tunnels.[*]Delve into the Mekong Delta to visit its signature water coconut forests. Day 1: Hanoi Arrival Meals: NA – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the timeless capital of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, our tour guide will transfer you to the hotel of yours in the city center. In the evening, enjoy a city tour visiting several of the main attractions in Hanoi as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Opera House, and St. Joseph Church. Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi certainly has a good many to offer the visitors of its, with its perfectly balanced blend of cultural, natural and historical spectacles. Today you've a full day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam. Pay a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; starting with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the center of monumental Ba Dinh Square that houses the embalmed body of the late Vietnam communist leader, followed by the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's stilt house in the garden at the back, as well as the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda - a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest is the tranquil Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, inviting quiet contemplation. You'll in addition get to explore West Lake, 15km in circumference, addressing a large part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese living filters with aesthetically designed temples scattered here and there like Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, as well as Western-oriented cafes & bars. Return the old Quarter right at the center of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride along its signature tree-shaded streets, mustard yellow French colonial rentals with green shutters, and civic structure landmarks. You will pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, in the process. Enjoy a geniun Water Puppet Show, the proudest and most complex traditional folk art of the country. Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise Prescribed as one of the world Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is undoubtedly one of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam. After getting picked up from the hotel of yours, you will be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, you'll be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through many destinations and islets towering over and shown from the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a brief trek to a close by summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, after which go on to a quiet beach for some kayaking or swimming, or simply return to the ship and sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles the fancy of yours. Later in the evening, pay a visit to a tranquil fishing village to have interaction with fishermen who have inhabited the bay for almost 3 generations. Go back aboard and also have a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks while basking in the glorious sunset. Enjoy dinner and remain overnight on the junk. Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Meal: Breakfast/Brunch – Accommodation: On Cruise Today, you are going to continue sailing around Ha Long Bay. Get up earlier to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the sun deck, or just simply take in the beautiful view of limestone islands, charming beaches, and incredible grottos unfurl right before the eyes of yours. After breakfast, you will visit a dazzling karst grotto then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise to the dock. Your tour guide is going to wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the hotel in the community center of Hanoi. 12:00 - 16:30: Transfer to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and help you move to the hotel of yours in Hoi An. Day 5: Hoi An Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Like Halong Bay, Hoi An old Town is also among the very best vacation destinations in Vietnam, but with a different appeal. When a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia through the 15th century to nineteen century, harboring foreign traders from Arab, Poland, Japan, Nederlands, France, and China, this beautiful quaint town possesses a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you are going to go back in time with a trip to My Son Sanctuary, likewise known as "the Angkor Wat of Vietnam" - a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The majestic capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with many Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva, unfortunately, is now a bunch of ruins due to bombing and age, standing as being a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later on in the afternoon, you are going to take a half day walking tour through the narrow winding alleyways visiting some well-preserved historic sites such as Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year classic Tam Ky ancestral home, and the Japanese Bridge. After that, there will be time that is free for you to shop or even relax. You will stay overnight in Hoi An. Day 6 Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City In the morning, you'll be transferred to Danang Airport on your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight will be a city tour to the most famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. You are going to stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - established in the late 1880s, followed by a visit to the Old Post Office. Afterwards, you are able to contemplate Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, and drop by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Go to China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where numerous Souvenirs and vietnamese food could be found. Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon The Mekong Delta, with its exotic h2o civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as one of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam, guaranteeing you an immersive experience. Our tour guide and also driver will meet you at the hotel of yours and help you move to Cai Be Floating Market. Take a cruise amongst local barges piled up with produce that is fresh, pay a call to several nearby workshops, and enjoy lunch under the cool shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards. In the afternoon, hop on a sampan as well as venture into the countryside and experience the floating, breathing masterpiece that she is. As you glide through the narrow canals, take in the tranquillity of the surroundings and also lose yourself within the labyrinth of water arteries, lush orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, along with velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery garden to watch local farmers grow their world famous produce. Your cruise concludes in Vinh Long. Your driver will be waiting for you at the dock to take you to Saigon City center. Day 8 Departure Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: NA After breakfast at the hotel, you are going to be free until our guide comes to choose you up and transfer you to the airport to get your scheduled flight. The exploration of yours of the very best vacation destinations in Vietnam ends here. Thank you and bon voyage! [*]IncludedHotel in twin/double sharing room basis with daily breakfastTransfer by air-conditioned private carMeal as mentionedEntrance fees, boat trips and excursionsExcellent English speaking guideDomestic flight ticket[*]Not IncludedTravel InsuranceInternational air ticketsDrinks, Tipping,VisaPersonal expensesOthers not mentioned nor specified above Contact TOP VIETNAM TRAVEL for best price of 8 Day Vietnam tour.