Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the old and the new. Each and every day, this resilient S-shaped land is wrestling to keep the centuries-old way of theirs of life alive while trying to adjust to the modern world. From its ancient treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the sleepy countryside to the vibrant city life, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the large diversity of Vietnam tends to make every journey 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 among the best vacation destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you'll be shown a Vietnam through the prism of a neighborhood and get to experience the living, breathing masterpiece 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, the tour guide of ours is going to transfer you to your hotel in the city center. In the evening, enjoy a city tour visiting some of the primary tourist 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 great many to offer the visitors of its, with its perfectly balanced mix of cultural, historical and natural spectacles. Nowadays you have a full day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam. Pay a call to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; starting with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the middle of monumental Ba Dinh Square which houses the embalmed entire 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, and 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 also get to enjoy West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a large part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese life screens with visually designed temples scattered there and here like Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, and also Western-oriented cafes and bars. Return the existing Quarter right at the center of Hanoi and take a rickshaw drive along its signature tree-shaded streets, mustard yellow French colonial villas with green shutters, and civic structure landmarks. You are going to pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. Enjoy a geniun Water Puppet Show, probably the proudest and most intricate 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 unquestionably one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam. After getting picked up from your hotel, 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 a myriad of islands and islets towering over and shown off the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, and then proceed to a peaceful beach for some swimming or kayaking, 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 that have inhabited the bay for nearly 3 generations. Go back on board and enjoy 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 Nowadays, you are going to continue sailing around Ha Long Bay. Get up early to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply take in the beautiful view of limestone destinations, charming shorelines, along with incredible grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you are going to visit a dazzling karst grotto then go back to the boat for a last 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 with the resort within the community center of Hanoi. 12:00 - 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your driver and guide will meet up with 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 ancient Town is also one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam, but with a completely different appeal. When a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia through the 15th century to 19 century, harboring foreign traders from China, France, Nederlands, Japan, Poland, and Arab, this lovely quaint town offers a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you are going to go back in time with a visit to My Son Sanctuary, also 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 multiple Hindu temples dedicated to the god Shiva, sadly, is now a bunch of ruins due to bombing and age, standing as a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later in the afternoon, you will take a half day walking tour through the narrow winding alleyways visiting some well-preserved historic sites including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. And then, there'll be free time for you to shop or relax. You are going to 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 will be transferred to Danang Airport on your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight is going to be a city tour to most prominent 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 can contemplate Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, as well as fall by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Visit China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where numerous vietnamese food and Souvenirs can be found. Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon The Mekong Delta, with its exotic water civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as among the best holiday destinations in Vietnam, guaranteeing you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and also driver will meet up with you at the hotel of yours and help you move to Cai Be Floating Market. Have a cruise amongst local barges piled up with produce that is fresh, pay a call to some nearby workshops, and enjoy lunch under the cool shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards. In the afternoon, hop on a sampan and venture into the countryside as well as witness the floating, breathing masterpiece that she is. As you glide through the narrow canals, ingest the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself within the labyrinth of h20 arteries, luxurious orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, and velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery back garden to enjoy local farmers grow their world-famous produce. Your cruise ends in Vinh Long. Your driver will likely be awaiting 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 resort, you are going to be free until our guide is to choose you up and transfer you to the terminal to catch your scheduled flight. Your exploration of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam ends with these. 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.