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Best of the North & Central Vietnam

For many people, Vietnam is known mainly for the American War and the Imperial past. But it is slowly building its own future and owning its own identity. The best beaches in Southeast Asia are here, and the 54 ethnic tribes, who have managed to avoid the rush to modernity that traps us all, are a huge asset to the country. Now, new hotels in the more remote regions enable guests to interact with these humble, friendly people.

This trips starts in the nation’s capital, Hanoi. The night market and street food venues will give you a real taste of local life. Whilst during the day, we will show you the main attractions, like the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place. From here we take a fascinating road trip, heading north to take in the architecturally important hamlet of Ky Son, the hiking center of Mai Chau and the truly stunning Ninh Binh. Known as the Halong Bay on land, this is a scenically beautiful part of the country and the trip will include a boat trip through the famous Trang An Grottoes.

Next, it’s all aboard the reunification express train for a journey south along the coast to Dong Hoi. The town is adjacent to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Here you’ll visit the world’s largest cave system, and see the amazing examples of stalactites and stalagmites. Your journey continues with a road journey to Hue, the former capital of the country and home to the UNESCO site of the Complex of Monuments. En route you’ll visit the DMZ and the Vinh Moc tunnels, used by fighters in the war, as an escape from the bombing. This tour ends with a drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass and the onward journey into the pretty town of Hoi An. Our itinerary here is merely a suggestion, and can be tailored to suit your every need.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Moon Garden House- Ky Son
Day 4: Ky Son - Mai Chau
Day 5: Explore Mai Chau
Day 6: Mai Chau - Ninh Binh
Day 7: Explore Ninh Binh
Day 8: Ninh Binh - Dong Hoi by Train
Day 9: Explore Dong Hoi
Day 10: Dong Hoi - Hue
Day 11: Hue City Tour
Day 12: Hue - Hoi An
Day 13: Explore Hoi An
Day 14: Hoi An Free & Leisure
Day 15: Hoi An Free & Leisure
Day 16: Hoi An Transit Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh

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