Best of 8 Days Vietnam Today's Vietnam is a paradox living in the limbo of the old and also the latest. 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 adapt to the contemporary world. From its early treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the tired countryside to the vibrant city lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the large diversity of Vietnam makes every journey a rewarding experience. Apart from the backbone 4 H's: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the verdant Mekong Delta is also among the best holiday destinations in Vietnam. In the span of 8 days Vietnam, you will be found a Vietnam through the prism of a local 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 classic capital of Vietnam. Upon the arrival of yours, the tour guide of ours will transfer you to your hotel within 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 surely has a great many to provide the visitors of its, with its beautifully balanced mix of cultural, natural and historical 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 center of monumental Ba Dinh Square that 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 explore West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a large part of Hanoi and offering colorful Vietnamese living filters with aesthetically designed temples scattered there and here such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, fishermen casting their fish rods and nets, and also Western-oriented cafes and bars. Return the old Quarter right at the heart of Hanoi and take a rickshaw ride along its signature tree-shaded streets, mustard yellow French colonial villas with green shutters, and civic architecture landmarks. You will pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. Enjoy an authentic Water Puppet Show, probably the proudest and most intricate conventional folk art of the nation. 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'll 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 short trek to a nearby summit for an aerial view of the bay peppered with golden sails, and then go on to a peaceful beach for a few swimming or kayaking, or just simply go back to the ship and sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles the fancy of yours. Later in the afternoon, pay a visit to some tranquil fishing village to interact with fishermen that have inhabited the bay for nearly 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 Today, you are going to continue to sail 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, and amazing grottos unfurl right before your eyes. After breakfast, you are going to 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 to the dock. Your tour guide is going to wait for you at the dock and transfer you with the resort within the city center of Hanoi. 12:00 - 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet up with you and take you 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 also among the 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 lovely quaint town possesses a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you are going to go back in period with a visit to My Son Sanctuary, also known as "the Angkor Wat of Vietnam" - a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1999. The magnificent capital of the once-thriving Champa Kingdom with many Hindu temples devoted to the god Shiva, unfortunately, has become a bunch of damages because of bombing and age, standing as being a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later on in the evening, you are going to 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 classic Tam Ky ancestral home, and the Japanese Bridge. After that, there'll be free time for you to shop or 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 early 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 famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City. You will stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - established in the late 1880s, accompanied 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 a wide variety of 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 water civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as among the most effective holiday destinations in Vietnam, guaranteeing you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and also driver will meet 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 local workshops, and enjoy lunch under the great 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 work of art that she is. As you glide through the narrow canals, take in the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself in the labyrinth of water arteries, lush 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. The driver of yours will be awaiting you at the dock to take you back 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 is to pick you up and transfer you to the airport to catch your scheduled flight. The exploration of yours of the very 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.