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There are numerous ancient landmarks and colonial structures that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history. Long, sandy beaches are home to luxurious resorts and fine-dining venues, making them ideal romantic getaways, while expansive rice terraces on the hills make for excellent hiking excursions. Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries, attracting travelers to its lush mountains, bustling cities and golden sand beaches. Whether you’re planning a historical tour of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, a relaxing beach break or simply want to escape the bustling city life, our Vietnam travel guide caters to just about any holiday preference Despite rapid modernization in Vietnam’s urban centers of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, time-honoured traditions remain intact amongst the locals. Buddhist shrines can be found next to towering skyscrapers, where you can experience vibrant festivals and ceremonies dating back hundreds of years.
Afternoon leave Ha Long for Trang An landscape complex, which was recognized world mixed heritage by Unesco in 2014. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Afternoon, drive to Thanh Hoa to see Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, recognized as world cultural heritage in 2011, built according to the feng shui principles, testifies to the flowering of neo-Confucianism in late 14th century Viet Nam and its spread to other parts of east Asia. According to these principles it was sited in a landscape of great scenic beauty on an axis joining the Tuong Son and Don Son mountains in a plain between the Ma and Buoi rivers. The citadel buildings represent an outstanding example of a new style of south-east Asian imperial city.
In the evening, transfer to the train station for a night train to Dong Hoi.
Overnight on train.
Evening enjoy a royal dinner with Hue traditional music and songs while we dress like Emperor, Empress or Mandarins. Overnight in Hue.
Afternoon we continue to visit the elaborate royal tombs of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, the ancient pagodas built over 300 years ago. Overnight in Hue.
Upon arrival, take a boat trip along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation visiting the fish wharf, the 4 famous islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix. Visit candy workshop then journey by sampan through the canals and mangrove forests where we watch the fishermen lay their fish traps. Enjoy time on the Unicorn Island visiting the local fruit, tea mixed with bee’s honey, and enjoy a locally produced folk show of traditional Mekong Delta music. In the late afternoon, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight.
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