What to do a week in Vietnam

Vietnam is a large country with abundant natural resources, cultural discovery tours to scenic and historic spots around. However, there are so many famous places you can choose. It can make you more difficult to arrange suitable schedule for yourself.

We can help you decide which destinations is the best option for you and also make sure that   you have the most unforgettable experience, the best schedule to discover the beauty of Vietnam. Kindly see how to spend one week in Vietnam as below.

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Travel map in Vietnam

Day 1 & 2: Ho Chi Minh City

It takes 20-30 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Ho Chi Minh City center by taxi and it cost no more than 8 USD. You can choose some reputable companies such as Vinasun or Mai Linh…

After you get checked in at the hotel, why don’t you do some sightseeing? You should go out and explore famous streets in Saigon. There is no better way to learn Vietnamese culture in finding a plastic chair on the side of the road and enjoy a cup of ice milk coffee with local people.

Walking around Nguyen Hue street – a famous walking street and admire a nice style architecture which was soaked in history. When Ho Chi Minh was the colony of France at that time. From Nguyen Hue, tourists can catch a taxi and take a short trip to Ben Thanh Market.

You were stunned by the mind blowing color of this market with colorful counter with a variety of items from clothing and accessories to Vietnamese jewelry and foodstuffs. Finish visiting in the city. You should go to the back of the market and enjoy a bowl Pho for dinner

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Destination to visit in Ho Chi Minh City

If you want to experience the Saigon nightlife, you should walk to Pham Ngu Lao Street and find your seatand settle one of the plastic chairs along Bui Vien Street, enjoy some beer at this street known as Saigon’s international street. Because this place is often crowded with restaurants, hotels, bar, pub,… for international travelers.

The journey will last one hour and a half for you to explore this historic tunnels just outside of the city. There is no better way to observe romantic rivers by boat. After arriving at destination, your guide will guide you and help you learn about the role of tunnels during the war.

Be adventurous! You should get down the tunnels of 20, 30, 50 or 100 meters and you can try firing a burst of gun with an AK-47 gun, however you have pay shooting fee. After finishing the journey, you will be back to Saigon by boat

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Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 3: Hanoi

You will have enough 1 days in Hanoi if you leave Ho Chi Minh early. The Hanoi Old Quarter is best choice for you to start exploring city’s culture with the narrow, winding lanes of the old quater are lined with beautiful old architecture, traditional  houses and hundreds of shops selling everything from clothing to souvenirs.

It is a great way to learn about Hanoi in the past and discover diversified and plentiful Vietnamese foods, Hanoi cuisine. You should book Hanoi Street Food Tours in the evening for dinner time.

This tour will give you a tourguide with fluent English-speaking, they will introduce you the entire history of Hanoi cuisines, as well as how to process and some famous locations for you to enjoy it next time.

It is really an interesting experience and should be tried when coming to Hanoi. After finishing your tour, you should go to Hoan Kiem Lake to relax under hundreds of old trees and soak up the evening atmosphere at here.

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Street Food Tour in Hanoi

Day 4: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh

This place is one of the most beautiful to enjoy 7 days in Vietnam, It just take 2 hours from Hanoi, it is enough time for you to spend 1 day in Ninh Binh.

You should spend all day exploring 10th-century temples, cycling across the field, sailing on the Ngo Dong River and exploring mysterious caves. The towering limestone mountains surround Tam Coc in its own little world.

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Trang And Landscape Complex

Day 5 and 6: Halong Bay

Halong Bay- a UNESCO-listed Heritage, is made up of thousands of limestone mountains rising from the South China Sea. There are a lot of schedules to explore Ha Long Bay such as 1 day, 2 days, 3 days from Hanoi.

There are many options for you to choose, however, you should check carefully some reputable organizations or travel agencies in Hanoi to book your journey

The bow of the ship slices the water when it moves, you should find a seat on the deck and beautiful stones will come into view. During a two-day trip, you will have chance to kayak and climb a high cliff into green lagoons. It is such a wonderful experience.

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2Days 1 Night on Halong Bay Cruise

Day 7: The journey comes to an end.

After finishing your visiting on Halong Bay, you will return to Hanoi to catch your flight. If you have time, you can explore Hanoi for another day.

After checking out, you can take a taxi or shuttle bus to internal airport.

Above are all Itinerary for your One Week in Vietnam. For better information and tour booking from Hanoi Explore Travel, hit the button

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