Dai Noi Palace complex in Hue, Vietnam.

Rich History of Vietnam in One Week: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hue

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Countries Visited

Vietnam

Places Visited

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hue, Hanoi

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Immerse yourself in the storied past of Vietnam with this historically focused 7-day Vietnam tour. Exclusively tour the country’s beloved destinations of Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, and Hanoi in addition to retracing the country’s past. From hallowed heritage sites to cultural landmarks, experience the cultural splendor of a historically rich country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit acclaimed landmarks, such as the Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Reunification Palace, to uncover Vietnam’s intriguing wartime past
  • Traverse the sprawling web of tunnels, which are known as the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise across the Mekong Delta on a traditional riverboat and immerse yourself in the riverside life and landmarks on the Mekong’s banks
  • Wind your way across the Hai Van Pass to capture the dramatic landscapes that surround the charming city of Hue
  • Retrace Vietnam’s imperial roots with a guided tour of the Dai Noi Citadel and its ruins
  • Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter to catch a glimpse of the colonial architecture that lines the district and tuck into authentic Vietnamese fare
  • Encounter the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to conclude your journey

Detailed Description

With this historically based 7-day Vietnam trip, you will delve deep into Vietnam’s turbulent past and the fascinating story of Ho Chi Minh. The city of Ho Chi Minh is commonly referred to as the southern capital of Vietnam and boasts an array of venerated landmarks. An exclusive tour of the city will lead you to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Reunification Palace, which are eminent locations that will allow you to uncover the finer details of the country’s past.

The following day, you will learn intriguing facts about the Vietnam War and meander the intricate web of tunnels known as the Cu Chi Tunnels. You will then cruise along the Mekong Delta in a traditional wooden sampan boat to a riverside village. Here, you will have endless opportunities to tuck into award-winning Vietnamese cuisine at celebrated restaurants and roadside markets.

Your tour through Vietnam will continue with an airplane transfer to Hue, which is a city that once stood as the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty and where Ho Chi Minh spent his youth studying at a distinguished academy. You will traverse the landscape that surrounds Hue shortly during a guided expedition across the Hai Van Pass to a secluded beach. Here, you can have the day to unwind on sun-kissed shores. Afterward, you will visit Hue’s Ho Chi Minh Museum and the home of the respected hero.

The booming capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, will be the last stop on your expedition. You will transfer to the city for a guided tour at Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Afterward, you can continue to Hoan Kiem Lake to unwind with incredible views before concluding your trip at the stately Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Here, the body of the former president is housed and praised by hundreds of people every day. You can then enjoy one last morning under the warm embrace of the Vietnam sun before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$1,255 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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