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Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh
Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh
Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh
Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh
Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh
Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh
Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
Ha Long Bay, Hanoi
6 Days 5 Nights Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh is the life of Vietnam. Though Ho Chi Minh may not be the country's capital, its ideal location and abundant resources brought about economic opportunities. The city has established itself as an ideal center for trade and commerce and throughout the years, Ho Chi Minh's tourism industry grew immensely. Historical landmarks, ancient temples, fascinating churches and mosques; diverse museums have become country's cultural riches. The traditional ambiance of this city blends with the modern skyscrapers and Chinese pagodas and temples creating a unique vibe. The capital and largest city of Vietnam, Hanoi, is the country's center for culture. Over the years, Hanoi continues to flourish and radiate a charm like no other through the amazing fusion of modern entertainment complexes, scenic landscapes, and lakes. This destination has been regarded as home to several museums and other cultural heritage sights such as the Temple of Literature.
Overview
Get a full experience of Vietnam with the Ho Chi Minh & Hanoi Package inclusive of accommodation, daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers and guided city tour. Know a few of Ho Chi Minh's rich history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnant Museum. Discover various finds and shop local goods at the Ben Thanh Market. See the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Central Post Office, the Old Opera House. Get a glimpse of the long-established Chinese community on a stroll along the Chinatown. Travel to Hanoi and see the landmarks built in honor of Ho Chi Minh - the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Stilt House. For a cultural experience, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and the Museum of Ethnology. Continue your tour in Hanoi, see the Hoan Kiem Lake and cruise the Ha Long Bay on the way to the Thien Cung Cave.
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Location: Manila to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi

Travel: (Manila to Ho Chi Minh) Two (2) hours and forty-five (45) minutes via air travel

Must Try

Ho Chi Minh

  • Historical tour to Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office
  • Discover history at the Reunification Palace and War Remnant Museum

Hanoi

  • Cruise the Halong Bay

Must See

Ho Chi Minh

  • Notre Dame Cathedral - major tourist landmark in Saigon established by the French colonists. The cathedral that depicts neo-Romanesque architectural design was built during the late 18th century where most of its parts (bricks, glass, and tiles) where supplied from France.
  • Central Post Office - situated in the heart of Saigon is one of the city's the oldest buildings constructed in the late 18th century. The Central Post Office together with the Notre Dame Cathedral is among the structures that depict a blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural style and a touch of traditional French features.
  • Reunification Palace
  • War Remnant Museum

Hanoi

  • Ha Long Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bay is a picturesque attraction. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay is composed of over 1,000 limestone islands and islets.

Local Eats

  • Char Kuey Teow - fried flat rice noodles with pork lard, soy sauce, chili, cockles, bean sprouts, Chinese chives and sometimes prawn and egg
  • Malaysian Laksa - spicy laksa noodle soup mixed with coconut milk, prawn/shrimp, chicken and topped with bean sprouts, chilli, coriander, spring onions, fried shallots
  • Rojak - fried dough fritter composed of fruits and vegetables with a mixture of Malaysia's popular shrimp paste.
  • Rendang - chicken or beef mixed with coconut milk, lemongrass, kafir lime leaves, tamarind is braised, boiled then fried.

Day 01 Arrival (DP)

Arrive in Hanoi, our driver will welcome and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be free. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.

Day 02 Hanoi – Halong Bay with Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)

Pick up at hotel in Hanoi at 7:45–8:00 (approx 3.5 hours drive). Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Cruise Manager. Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: sampaning/kayaking at Dark/Bright Cave, pristine Ti Top beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water, attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. Overnight on board

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Start the day enjoying some delights with a colorful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting Surprise cave – the most beautiful in Halong Bay. Your cruise will come to an end between 10.30am and 11.00am then back to Hanoi at 4.30. Overnight in a hotel in Hanoi

Day 04 Hanoi departure – Saigon arrival (B, DP)

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight departure to Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Your own leisure day to explore the city. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 5 Saigon Half Day SIC Tour (B)

Morning in Saigon City

Start the trip at 8:00 am by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market-only drop off). Overnight in Saigon.

Day 6 Saigon departure (B, DP)

Breakfast at the hotel, it is time for your own leisure day before being transferred to the airport for your homebound flight.

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Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to availability and weather conditions.

  • Rate depends on travel dates and is subject to change without prior notice
  • Rate is applicable for double occupancy
  • Surcharge applies during peak season
  • Group rates are available upon request
  • Valid until September 2019 only
  • Airfare not included
Paragon Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) and Golden Silk (Hanoi)
Duration: 6 Days /5 Nights Package Inclusions:
  • Two (2) nights accommodation in Ho Chi Minh
  • Two (2) nights accommodation in Hanoi
  • One (1) night cruise at A-class/Glory Legend Cruise at Ha Long Bay
  • Daily breakfast
  • Roundtrip airport transfers on both cities (SIC)
  • Half-day Saigon City Tour

SIC - seat in coach

from
USD639
per person