Vietnam or officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country in the South Eastern region. Vietnam shares its borders with China in the North, Laos in the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the South. Since the reunification of North and South Vietnam, Hanoi has been the capital city of Vietnam with Ho Chi Minh City as the most inhabited one. The Vietnam conflict of the 1970s did little to distract tourists from Vietnam but the serene climates and the ample greenery makes it one of the most toured places in the Eastern Asia region. Even if you have a week, you can explore Vietnam to the fullest. In these days you will be able to see everything from Ho Chi Minh City in the South to Ha Long Bay in the North. Check out our expandable itinerary for Vietnam Tours here.
Day 1: Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 and Day 3: Exploring Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 and Day 5: Visiting the Nha Trang
Day 6 and Day 7: Exploring Hanoi and Halong Bay and Departure
Though there are also direct international flights to Hanoi, the capital city, most of the tour operators like to start from Ho Chi Minh City as the former has a lot to offer to the tourists. Either you land directly to Ho Chi Minh City or you would receive a direct transfer from Hanoi by your operator. The still is still known to many as Saigon and is one of the busiest economic corridors of the nation. The city is filled with cultural spots and restaurants with local dishes being served and some interesting museums too. The city has been divided into many districts with most of the accommodation found in District 1. Pham Ngu Lao is the city’s main backpacker hotspot, with a selection of cheap guesthouses and hotels aimed at budget travelers. On the same day, you can visit the nearby restaurants to get a feel of the local cuisines or share some cultures as well. Spend the night there which is quite bustling in nature.
It would be unwise if you do not give the city its due credit of spending at least 2 days here as there are lots to see and observe in Ho Chi Minh City than any other parts of Vietnam. The city has many fun things to do. There are historically significant places and some interesting activities that you can undertake while you are in Ho Chi Minh City on day two and three.
You must visit the Reunification Palace which is also the former presidential palace of South Vietnam. In the final days of the war, the palace was bombed by North Vietnamese troops, the replica of which stands even today. You can find a variety of exhibits here which would tell the story of the fall of the South Vietnamese government during the 1960s. The War Remnants Museum is another interesting place because it is a war museum which features American Planes, tanks, helicopters, and other war machines. It also has some photo exhibit of the great Vietnam war. Then you can visit the massively built Bitexco Financial Tower which is the tallest building in the city. The Saigon Skydeck, which is on the 49th floor of the tower, has a fantastic view of the city. The AO Show (pronounced ahh ohh) is a Cirque du Soleil-style stage performance of Vietnamese culture. The show, which features live acrobatics and Vietnamese music, is held inside the historical Saigon Opera House. Another important architecture to visit in Ho Chi Minh city is the Cu Chi Tunnels which are an incredible network of tunnels built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamese war. Some tunnels have been opened for the public with some guided tours.
On the fourth day of the trip, your tour operator will take you to Nha Trang which is the most serene place in Vietnam. It is Vietnam’s most popular beach resort city and is an hour flight from Saigon. It has some best beachside hotels, water activities and divers paradise. •In addition to diving and relaxing on the beach, Nha Trang has a variety of attractions. Long S?n Pagoda, a stunning Buddhist temple, is one of the city’s main cultural sites, offering a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the beach as well as a fantastic view of Nha Tr and.
The last couple of days would be reserved to visit the most enthused city of Hanoi and Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam. There are many connecting flights from Nha Trang to Hanoi with most of them reaching the capital city in just under two hours. Some of the popular attractions in Hanoi include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. The two memorials were erected out of respect for the former revolutionary leader. The other such site is the Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s most famous Confucian Temple, a historical site dating back to 1070. There are also some war memorials and museums that you should visit.
The last day should be booked for visiting the Halong Bay area which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the far North of Vietnam. It is famous for its Limestone Islands and they count up to 1600. You can take a day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi and get back by night. There is another option of spending a night aboard a junk in Halong Bay before returning back to Hanoi for Departure.
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