Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the existing and the latest. Every day, this resilient S shaped country is wrestling to keep the centuries-old way of theirs of life living while trying to adapt to the contemporary world. From its early treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the sleepy countryside to the vibrant community life, 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 shown a Vietnam through the prism of a local and get to witness the living, breathing masterpiece that she's. 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 the arrival of yours, the tour guide of ours will transfer you to the hotel of yours in the city center. In the afternoon, benefit from a city tour visiting some of the main attractions in Hanoi like 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 surely has a great many to provide its visitors, with its beautifully balanced blend of cultural, historical and natural spectacles. Today you have a full day to explore the capital of Vietnam. Pay a call to the Ho Chi Minh Complex; beginning with Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the center 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, as well as the neighboring diminutive One Pillar Pagoda - a symbol of Hanoi. A little further southwest will be 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 offering colorful Vietnamese living filters with visually designed temples scattered here and there such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, as well as Western-oriented cafes & bars. Return the existing Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride along its signature tree-shaded roadways, 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, in the process. Enjoy an authentic Water Puppet Show, the proudest and most complex conventional 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 holiday destinations in Vietnam. After getting purchased 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 will 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 brief trek to a nearby summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, and then go on to a quiet beach for a few swimming or kayaking, or just simply return to the ship and also sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles your fancy. Later in the afternoon, pay a visit to a tranquil fishing village to interact with fishermen that have inhabited the bay for almost three generations. Go back on board and enjoy a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy drinks while basking in the marvelous 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 will continue sailing around Ha Long Bay. Get up earlier to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply take in the gorgeous view of limestone destinations, charming beaches, along with amazing grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you will visit a dazzling karst grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise back to the dock. Your tour guide will wait for you at the dock and transfer you with the resort in the city 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 your hotel in Hoi An. Day 5: Hoi An Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Like Halong Bay, Hoi An ancient Town is in addition one of the best vacation destinations in Vietnam, but with a different appeal. When a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia from the 15th century to 19 century, harboring overseas traders from China, France, Nederlands, Japan, Poland, and Arab, 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 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, unfortunately, has become a bunch of damages because of age and bombing, standing as being 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 home, and the Japanese Bridge. And then, there'll be time that is free 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 early 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 will 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, as well as drop by the Independence Palace - symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Go to China Town and Ben Thanh Market, where numerous Souvenirs and vietnamese food 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, promising you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and also driver will meet up with you at your hotel 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 great shade of An Binh Island's lush orchards. In the evening, hop on a sampan as well as venture into the countryside and experience the floating, breathing work of art that she's. As you glide through the narrow canals, ingest the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself within the labyrinth of h20 arteries, lush orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, and velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery garden to enjoy local farmers grow their world-famous produce. Your cruise concludes in Vinh Long. Your driver will 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 hotel, you will be free until our guide comes to pick you up and transport you to the airport to catch your scheduled flight. Your exploration of the best holiday 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.