Vietnam Historical Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Vietnam Historical Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights
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Experience Southeast Asia like never before with a Vietnam package tour. Travel to some of Vietnam's most significant and historical cities such as Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City to immerse yourself in the beauty and rich culture of Vietnam. Explore Hanoi's bustling streets lined with vendors selling traditional dishes and handmade crafts, witness the grandeur of the ancient citadels in Hue, and stroll through the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern and traditional Vietnam intersect. With guided tours, comfortable accommodations, and an itinerary that is carefully curated to showcase the best of each city, this Vietnam Historical Tour is the perfect way to fully experience all that Vietnam has to offer.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover the mesmerizing magic of Hanoi! Immerse yourself in an enchanting city bursting with vibrant culture, delectable cuisine, and captivating history.
  2. Discover the enchantment of Hoan Kiem Lake: a captivating oasis in the heart of Vietnam.
  3. Discover the unforgettable Imperial Citadel in Hue! Unleash your inner explorer as you step a vibrant world of ancient wonders and rich history.
  4. Unleash your adventurous spirit in the captivating Demilitarized Zone of Quang Tri
  5. Welcome to the vibrant and captivating city of Ho Chi Minh! Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of endless possibilities and unforgettable experiences. 
  6. Unleash your inner adventurer and delve the fascinating world of the Cu Chi Tunnels! Embark on a thrilling journey through history as you explore the intricate web of underground passages.
  7. Escape to the enchanting wonders of Dalat
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Hanoi Arrival
Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi! Upon your arrival at Hanoi Airport, we are delighted to transfer you to your hotel for check-in. You'll have access to your room 14:00 onwards.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the captivating tradition of water puppetry, as we treat you to a mesmerizing water puppet performance. Enjoy the evening at your leisure, with meals on your own. Indulge in a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Not included.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi City Tour

Start your morning with a visit to the awe-inspiring Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday). This is the resting place of the great President Ho Chi Minh, a symbol of reverence and respect. Marvel at his traditional stilt house and the unique One-Pillar Pagoda with its distinct architecture.

Next, make your way to the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, Vietnam's renowned first university. Be captivated by its rich history as you discover why it's a popular spot for Vietnamese students to capture unforgettable graduation photos. This ancient monument, dating back to the 11th century, seamlessly blends the architectural styles of the Le and Nguyen Dynasties.

Afterwards, take a moment to unwind before exploring the enchanting Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, along with the grand Opera House. Savor the delights of the city at your own pace, and get a good night's rest for the adventures that await you tomorrow!

(Note: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is closed for annual maintenance 08 September to 08 November; outside visits can be arranged).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Ethnology Museum
Hanoi - Ethnology Museum

Immerse yourself in the fascinating diversity of Vietnam's ethnic groups on this memorable tour. We will begin by visiting the Ethnology Museum, home to an impressive collection of 10,000 exhibits, 15,000 black-and-white photos, and hundreds of videos. These treasures provide a vivid glimpse the daily life, customs, and traditions of the 54 ethnic minorities residing in Vietnam. the intricate art of textile to captivating ceremonies, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant diversity within these communities.

As we explore the outdoor display, you'll be introduced to the unique architectural styles of Vietnam's ethnic minorities, including the Ede, Tay, Dao, H'mong, Giarai, Bana, Cham, and Hanhi people. The blend of history and culture will surely captivate your senses.

Afterwards, we'll transfer you back to your hotel, leaving you with the freedom to enjoy dinner at your leisure. Rest well overnight in the comfort of your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Hue
Hanoi - Hue

Start your day with the vibrant energy of a capital city and a delicious breakfast. Once you've satisfied your appetite, we'll head to the airport for our flight to Hue. Upon arrival, we'll extend a warm welcome and transfer you to the hotel for a smooth check-in.

In Hue, you'll immerse yourself in the ancient charm of majestic palaces and temples that resonate with the splendor of a bygone era. Explore the living evidence of the last feudal dynasty, and embrace the relaxed regional lifestyle that offers a unique experience.

Later, we'll embark on a captivating journey to the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is truly unmissable during your time in Hue. Afterward, we'll transfer you back to the hotel, and you'll have the option to enjoy dinner at your leisure. Spend a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel, preparing for the adventures ahead.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue City Tour
Hue City Tour

Today, we will embark on a journey to explore the famous Mausoleums of former Kings in Hue. Our experienced guide will lead us through the intriguing history and legacy of these magnificent structures.

Our first stop is the Khai Dinh Mausoleum, a place shrouded in mystery. Here, we can catch a glimpse of the opulent life led by King Khai Dinh, the 12th monarch of the Nguyen Dynasty. Unlike other tombs, this mausoleum stands out with its unique architectural blend of traditional Vietnamese elements and Western influences the 19th century. Metal gates, straight crucifixes, and an innovative light system replace the conventional use of wood, stone, and brick.

As we continue our journey, we will board a boat to visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb that has withstood the test of time. Constructed in 1843 after three years of meticulous work, this tomb serves as the final resting place for the second King of the Nguyen Dynasty. At the entrance, we will be greeted by three gates, with the magnificent Big Red Gate taking center stage. Inside the Honor Courtyard, stone statues of Mandarins, elephants, and horses stand guard, preserving the grandeur of the past.

Our exploration will lead us to the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the fourth King of the Nguyen Dynasty, known for his lengthy reign. Nestled in a narrow valley, this tomb was built between 1864 and 1867 and covers an expansive area of 475 hectares. Inside, we will find around 50 monuments that boast a harmonious and graceful structure, reflecting the poetic spirit of King Tu Duc.

In the evening, we will embark on a relaxing ride along the Perfume River, taking in the breathtaking scenery. We will make a stop at a picturesque garden house, meticulously designed following the rules of geomancy, where we can absorb the tranquil ambience.

Our day concludes with a transfer back to the hotel. Dinner arrangements will be at your own discretion. Enjoy a restful overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue - DMZ
Hue - DMZ

Today, we begin our journey with a departure to Quang Tri. Our first stop is the Demilitarized Zone, where we'll explore the historic Khe Sanh Military Base. This base played a significant role in the Vietnam War, and you'll have the opportunity to discover war remnants like bunkers, bombs, tanks, and aircraft.

Next, we'll visit the remarkable Quang Tri Museum. This architectural monument houses a vast collection of around 10,000 original exhibits, scientific documents, and valuable artifacts. Unlike many other museums, Quang Tri Museum combines traditional and modern display techniques, including an efficient audio system and an immersive projector room where you can watch a documentary film to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nation's history.

Afterwards, we'll transfer back to the hotel in Hue, where you can enjoy dinner on your own. Rest and relax overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

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Hue - Ho Chi Minh
Hue - Ho Chi Minh

After having breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, we will be warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece in Ho Chi Minh City. This magnificent monument was designed by Bourad, a French architect, and completed in 1880 after three years of construction. Every component of the cathedral was imported France. As we walk along the quiet walkway to the entrance, we will feel a deep sense of tranquility.

Later, we will return to the hotel. Dinner is at your own leisure. We will be spending the night at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

During this unforgettable excursion, we will explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, a sanctuary utilized by Vietnamese soldiers during the war. Prepare to be amazed as we venture through the fascinating traps, mysterious openings, and extensive underground bunkers. Experience the unique opportunity to handle real guns and bullets at the rifle range, and even crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels to gain insight the harsh realities faced by the Vietcong guerrillas. This vast tunnel system, spanning approximately 250km, provided refuge for over 16,000 communist guerrillas.

Moreover, as you enjoy a peaceful moment sipping green tea and munching on tapioca, you will gain a deeper understanding of the former lives of the Vietcong fighters.

At the conclusion of our adventure, we will return to the hotel. Dinner will be at your own leisure. Overnight accommodation will be provided at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh - Dalat
Ho Chi Minh - Dalat

Experience the breathtaking countryside landscape of Vietnam as we depart Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat on this remarkable tour. Along the way, you'll be captivated by the vast paddy fields and the charming sight of buffaloes scattered about. Witness the picturesque scenes of farmers donning traditional conical hats, diligently tending to the fields.

Upon arrival in Dalat, you will be warmly welcomed at a delightful villa, where ultimate relaxation awaits. Indulge in the villa's excellent amenities, including a refreshing swimming pool, a cozy bar offering the finest wines, and balconies providing stunning views of the expansive sky. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, whether it's the enchantment of the early morning or the serenity of the evening, before retiring to your indulgent bed for a peaceful sleep.

Enjoy dinner at your own pace, and spend a restful night at the villa.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat.

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The Falls of Dalat
The Falls of Dalat

Embark on a delightful tour to explore the enchanting city! At Prenn Waterfall, soak in the breathtaking mountain scenery and relish the refreshing cool air. Then, continue your journey to Datanla Waterfall, where you can capture stunning photos and experience the bliss of nature's paradise.

Afterwards, return to the villa for a peaceful evening. Enjoy a dinner of your choice at your leisure. Spend the night at the villa, cherishing the tranquility.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Villa in Dalat.

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Part of the Village
Part of the Village

Today, we will be exploring Lat Village, once inhabited by the Lach minority. Nestled at the base of Langbiang Mountain, this charming village proudly preserves its rich traditional culture. Prepare to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding mountainous landscape while indulging in the unique local whisky.

Moreover, Lat Village is renowned as the birthplace of intricately patterned brocade, making it an ideal place to purchase a special memento for your journey.

Afterwards, we will transfer back to the villa, where you can enjoy dinner at your leisure. Rest peacefully overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat.

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Dalat - Ho Chi Minh - Departure
Dalat - Ho Chi Minh - Departure

After savoring a delightful breakfast, we will head to the Dalat airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon reaching Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will seamlessly connect to your departure flight home, concluding this incredible tour. Let's conclude this journey with a scrumptious breakfast!

Meals: Breakfast.

Our prices include

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast

Internal flight ticket in economy class (Hanoi - Hue; Hue - Ho Chi Minh City; Dalat - Ho Chi Minh City)

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle

Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non-private boat of Halong Bay cruise)

Local English speaking guide

Meals where mentioned

Entrance fees

Our prices do not include

International flight tickets and airport tax

Vietnamese Visa handling and stamp fee

Other meals than mentioned

Other services than mentioned

Drinks, other than water on activity days

Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)

Travel insurance

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