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 adapt to the contemporary world. From its early treasures to glitzy skyscrapers, from the sleepy countryside to the vibrant city lifestyle, from bewitching mountainous spectacles to ethereal seascapes, the sheer variety of Vietnam makes 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 in addition 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 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 the arrival of yours, our tour guide will transfer you to your hotel within the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour visiting several of the primary 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 certainly has a great many to provide the visitors of its, with its perfectly balanced mix of cultural, natural and historical spectacles. Today you have a full day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam. Pay a visit 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 will be the tranquil Temple of Literature - the first faculty in Vietnam, inviting noiseless contemplation. You will also get to enjoy West Lake, 15km in circumference, covering a large part of Hanoi and providing colorful Vietnamese life filters 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 old Quarter right at the center of Hanoi and take a rickshaw drive along its signature tree shaded roadways, mustard yellow French colonial rentals with green shutters, and civic architecture landmarks. You are going to pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, framed by winsome flame trees, along the way. Enjoy an authentic Water Puppet Show, probably the proudest and most complex traditional folk art of the country. Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise Prescribed as among 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'll be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through many destinations and also islets towering over and reflected 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 go on to a peaceful beach for a few swimming or kayaking, or simply return to the ship and sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles your fancy. Later in the evening, pay a visit to some tranquil fishing village to have interaction with fishermen that have inhabited the bay for almost three generations. Go back aboard 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 earlier to join a Tai Chi lesson along with other passengers on the sun deck, or simply take in the beautiful perspective of limestone islands, charming beaches, along with amazing grottos unfurl right before the eyes of yours. After breakfast, you are going to visit a dazzling karst grotto then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay's fine spectacle as you cruise back to the dock. The tour guide of yours is going to wait for you at the dock and transfer you with the hotel in 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 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 very best vacation destinations in Vietnam, but with a completely different appeal. When a significant entrepot in Southeast Asia from the 15th century to nineteen century, harboring overseas traders from China, France, Nederlands, Japan, Poland, and Arab, this lovely quaint town possesses a beguiling hotpot of architectures and cultures. In the morning, you will go back in time with a trip 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 dedicated to the god Shiva, sadly, is now a bunch of damages due to age and bombing, standing as a witness to the glorious bygone era. Later on in the afternoon, you will take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding alleyways seeing some well preserved historic sites such as Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. And then, there will be time that is free 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 morning, you'll be transferred to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today's highlight will be a city tour to the most prominent 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. Visit 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 h2o civilization and luxuriant fluvial landscapes with sprawling rice paddies, is blooming as one of the best holiday destinations in Vietnam, guaranteeing you an immersive experience. The tour guide of ours and 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 fresh produce, pay a call to several nearby workshops, and enjoy lunch under the cool 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 is. As you glide through the narrow canals, take in the tranquillity of the surroundings and lose yourself within the labyrinth of water arteries, luxurious orchards, exuberant mangrove vegetation, and velvety rice fields. Stop at a nursery back garden to watch local farmers raise their world famous produce. Your cruise concludes 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 comes to choose you up and transport you to the airport to get your scheduled flight. The exploration of yours of the very best holiday 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.