Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a long, thin country in Southeast Asia. Its neighbouring countries are China, Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam has become widely popular in recent years. With Hanoi ranked among the world's top destinations, European tourists are found as far as in Ha Giang, one of the most remote mountainous provinces. Vietnam's history is one of war, colonisation and rebellion.
Occupied by China no fewer than four times, the Vietnamese managed to fight off the invaders often. During thousand years of imperial dynasties, Vietnam was ravaged and divided by civil wars and attacked by the Songs, Mongols, Yuans, Chams, Mings, Dutch, Qings, French and the Americans. The victories mostly belonged to the Vietnamese. Vietnam was mostly a tributary state to China until the French colonisation. Vietnam's last emperors were the Nguyễn Dynasty, they ruled from their capital at Huếfrom 1802 to 1945. The Chinese occupation and French colonisation has left a lasting impact on Vietnamese culture, with Confucianism forming the basis of Vietnamese social etiquette, and the French left a lasting imprint on Vietnamese cuisine.
3 Night Vietnam Itinerary
Day 1: Haoi/ Halog Bay
In the evening, attend Water Puppet. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda. After lunch, visit Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam. Then visit to the Ethnology museum where contains more than 10,000 objects, 15,000 black and white photos and hundreds of video tapes and cassettes which depict all aspects of life, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Wonder around Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu
Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)
Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach
Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. Having BBQ dinner
Three or four night is sufficient for Vietnam.
Enjoy this short Holiday or extend to 12 nights and include Cambodia.