Capital : Hanoi
Official Language: Vietnamese Language
Population: 87,145,000 as of 2013
Time zone: GMT + 5:30
Calling Code: 84
Climate:the climate tends to vary considerably from place to place. During the winter or dry season, extending roughly from November to April, the monsoon winds usually blow from the northeast along the Chinese coast and across the Gulf of Tonkin, picking up considerable moisture.
Religion:About 8% of the population are Christians, totalling around six million Roman Catholics and fewer than one million Protestants
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town located along the second most beautiful bays in the country. It features beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and clear ocean water with mild temperatures. The city has about 300,000 inhabitants and is more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It’s also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located about 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during the Vietnam War, and were the base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968. The tunnels have become a popular tourist attraction, and visitors are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system.
The Mekong Delta is the region in southern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea. It is a very rich and lush area, covered with rice fields, that produces about half of the total of Vietnam’s agricultural output. Subsequently, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and all the villages are often accessible by river rather than by road.
This fishing-village-turned-tourist-attraction is situated on the coast of the South China Sea. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Da Nang. The heart of the city is still the Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shops. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is situated in north Vietnam round a 120 kilometer long coast line and is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons”. The top tourist attraction in Vietnam, Ha Long Bay features thousands of islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, others islands include lakes and some support floating villages of fishermen.
Useful Tips: Despite its large population, there's very little crime and you won't have any problem walking across the street at night even in the larger cities. Naturally it's best to be careful and watch your belongings to prevent theft. That's why another one of our tips for Vietnam travel is to leave your valuables behind in the hotel safe or baggage depot when going out into town.
Tipping: If you are happy with the services provided by your local staff as a guides and drivers.. a tip is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, tipping inspires great service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across destinations.
06DAYS 05NIGHTS - SAIGON + HALONG BAY + HANOI
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN SAIGON (D)
Arrival in Tan Son Nhat Airport, meet and greet at the airport, dinner and then transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Saigon. Free at leisure, guests can go for shopping in Benh Than Night Market.
DAY 02: SAIGON – VUNG TAU (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, proceed with tour to Vung Tau . Visiting Lang Ong Nam Hai Whale Temple. Lunch at local restaurant while enjoying the scenic view. Then transfer to Jesus Hill where you can see the second biggest Jesus Christ statue after Brazil. Then visiting Virgin Mary Church and then transfer back to Saigon. Evening dinner in restaurant and transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 03: SAIGON – CU CHI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Cu Chi Tunnel, historical site of the war. Transfer back to Saigon, lunch at local restaurant. Then visiting War Remmant Museum, Old Catedral & Post Office, Dong Khoi Street Vietnamese Boutique, benh than market, Dinner cruise with traditional show. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Saigon.
DAY 04: SAIGON – HALONG (B/L/D)
RECOMMENDED DOMESTIC FLIGHT 06.30 – 08.30
After beakfast, transfer to the airport to depart to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to Ho Chi Minh Moseleum. Lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Ba Dinh Square. Evening transfer to Halong. Halong market, dinner and overnight in Halong city.
DAY 05: HALONG – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, embark on a cruise to visit Thien Cung cave, lunch, then transfer back to Hanoi. You can enjoy electric car tour. Dinner, transfer to Night Market for shopping. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 06: HANOI – JAKARTA (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.
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