VN_009 Essential North


Itinerary:  (4 days / 3 nights) Hà Nội – Huế – Hội An

Day 1 Hanoi – Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi                                                                                                         Ha noi

Day 2 Hanoi – Sightseeing
Take a full day tour to explore Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (CLOSED ON MONDAYS & FRIDAYS) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple. A one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture. The tour includes a stop at an ancient Vietnamese “long house.”                                         

Overnight in Hanoi [Breakfast]                                                                                 Hoi An

Day 3 Hanoi – Hue –Sightseeing

Fly to Hue, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, take an excursion to the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market. The spectacular Citadel (which was built in accordance to strict principles of geomancy) houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges. In the afternoon, visit the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Enjoy a peaceful tour on the Perfume River and relax on a cruise back to the city.
Overnight in Hue Breakfast]                                                                                      Hue                           

Day 4 Hue – Hoi An

Drive along the coast and via mountain passes to Hoi An with a stop en route at the photogenic village of Lang Co. Upon arrival in Hoi An, pay a visit to one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops and learn how to make one yourself before setting out on a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Take a peaceful boat trip on the Thu Bon River and afterwards enjoy free time to further explore the old town.

Overnight in Hoi An. [Breakfast]                                                                            bien

Groups: 1 2 3-4 5-6 7-8 Single Supplement
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Services included:
• English/French speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees
• Transportation
• Drinking water + wet tissues  (2 bottles 0.5 liters / day)
• Meals: 4 lunches as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Hotels 3 *
Not included:
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips, etc …)
• Supplement charges during peak season: Lunar New Year