A region of contrasts from the refined colonial architecture in Hanoi to the dramatic tiered landscapes in the hills around Mai Chau and the sublime beauty of the karst islands in Halong Bay. The north of Vietnam is practically a destination in its own right and offers wonderful opportunities to meet indigenous folk in the mountains as well as live it up in one of Asia’s most exciting cities. If you are into the daily life in the countryside or a great escape from the noisy and fast city life, " Northerm Vietnam Soft Adventure 8 days" is an excellent choice with the great oportunity to discover the tranquil parts all over Northern part of the countr
City: Ho Chi Minh
Tour Duration: 5 Days /4 Nights
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival – Hue
On arrival into Ho Chi Minh City you can overnight or take a flight straight to Hue to commence your tour. On arrival into Hue you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel to check in. After checking in and freshening up you will take a electric cart ride to visit The Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument you will then depart to the Hue Royal Fine Art Museum, which is housed within the former Dien Long An Royal Palace.
Tonight, we enjoy welcome dinner at a Royal restaurant with traditional music performance and then enjoy your first night in Hue.
Day 2: Boating & Cycling Hue
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel breakfast, you will take a boat ride along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda then you will cycle to Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tombs. You will stop for lunch at a Pagoda and then in the afternoon continue cycling to Thanh Toan Bridge and Hue countryside. You will then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for your second nights accommodation.
Day 3: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel by your private vehicle to Hoi An along the scenic highway 1A. Along the way, we will stop to contemplate the stunning views north, to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city.
On arrival in Danang, you will enjoy a brief visit to the Cham Museum – the houses of the most complete collection of Cham Artifacts anywhere in the world; China Beach – where the American named and used to have their Rest and Relaxation; and the Marble Mountain – the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, air, fire and earth) are all at the Cham Museum. You will arrive into Hoi An in the afternoon. After checking into your hotel in Hoi An you will start your walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance.
You will then head back to your hotel to freshen up before heading out to a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 4: Hoi An – Eco Fishing & Farming Tour
You will have an earlier than usual start this morning as you head off to your Farming & Fishing Life Eco Tour.
Starting at Tra Que Village, you will get a personal insight into the local farming communities. You will set about joining the farmers in preparing their land for sowing, helping them to fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river and watering it in using huge tin cans strapped to your backs.
Following this, fascinating experience you will begin your leisurely cycling tour through the countryside witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand.
During our cycling you will also have the chance to ride a water buffalo!
Late morning you will board your Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise.
On the cruise you will meet and witness local fishermen working their craft, before enjoying a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing.
You then transfer to a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat for a quick race and ride down a coconut palm lined waterway.
Lunch today, is on board your boat, which is prepared using vegetables picked earlier at Tra Que Village.
You will then begin your transfer back to your hotel where you will have some free time before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant
Day 5: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi) Departure
Today being your last day you will have some free time until your driver and guide collect you form your hotel for your flight from Danong to Ho Chi Minh City and then onwards to the UAE.
Return economy flight
Return Airport/Hotel transfers
4 Nights accommodation
Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
All internal Transfers
All Sight seeing tours
English speaking guide
All entrance fee
Fully Conprehensive Group Travel insurance
All current tax
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