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Eco Tour from Ha Long Bay to Ho Chi Minh

"Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest."

- UNESCO, World Heritage Convention

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

On arrival you’ll received and transferred to hotel. After refreshment, you’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex to explore the enchanting Museum of Ethnology. After lunch, enjoy an hour-long cycle ride meandering through the famous chaotic streets of the Old Quarter. The day ends with a traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets.

You will proceed for the scenic Halong Bay, a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site, cruise on a traditional wooden junk boat while experiencing the beauty of Red River Delta scenery. Relax and enjoy lunch while the boat moves towards the isolated islands.

In ancient Vietnamese, Halong Bay translates directly to “descending dragon” which according to legend, when being attacked by invaders, a “mother Dragon” descended upon foreign invaders to aid in defending the region.

You will visit a fishing village, meet the local people, and pass through a floating school and the pearl farms. Return to the boat relax on the deck sipping a drink and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars at night.

After an early morning swim or Taichi enjoy your breakfast. Then visit the famous ancient limestone cave in the middle of the bay, and walk along the lit paths. Enjoy a tasty banquet while cruising back to the main harbor pier and head for the Noi Bai Airport for an afternoon flight to Danang.

You’ll start the morning with a Guided Walking Tour of Hoi. Stroll along narrow streets and see the beautiful houses of Japanese, Chinese, French, and European architecture. After your walking tour, go for shopping thereafter proceed for an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, drive to the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels. You will surely be in awe of this complex network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong army during the Vietnamese War. After that visit, the must-see places starting with the War Remnants followed by the Reunification Palace and others. After lunch proceed for a Chinatown walk through the backstreets. Visit the Thien Hau Temple and the fantastic Cholon and Binh Tay Market for an insight into the locals shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City or depart to your hometown.

Chào mừng đến với thiên đường!

Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City is an excellent journey for travelers who want to dive into the heritage, culture, cuisine, and wonders of Vietnam. The trip includes a city tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter; a traditional Vietnamese cruse on to Halong Bay- which translates directly to “descending dragon”; a tour of UNESCO world heritage site Hoi An on foot; and the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels.

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