From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the USA is a collage of extremes.
Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Manhattan’s unforgettable skyline, your first ride in a yellow cab, the ubiquitous hamburger joints, yawning expanses of prairie, the sweet strains of New Orleans jazz, or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas.
The USA is a huge country to explore, with 50 states to choose from, flanked by two oceans and covering an incredibly varied terrain. For five centuries, since the discoveries of Christopher Columbus, people from every corner of the globe have come here in search of ‘the American Dream’.
Between them, they have created the richest, most powerful country on earth, and a fascinating melting pot of cultures and traditions.
DAY 1: HCM CITY – NEW YORK CITY
Meet and greet at Tan Son Nhat Airport leaving for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the world’s largest national economy, with an estimated 2011 GDP of $15.1 trillion.
DAY 1: NEW YORK – NEW JERSEY
Arrive in NEW YORK CITY – the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international affairs and is widely deemed the cultural capital of the world. The city is also referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the state of New York, of which it is a part. Having an orientation tour of New York City. Dinner. Check in at CROWN PLAZA CLARK HOTEL*** or similar in New Jersey. Overnight in New Jersey. *New Jersey is about 60’ driving from New York City Center.
DAY 2: NEW YORK
After breakfast, city tour in New York City – New York traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic, and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surrounds came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country’s largest city since 1790. Visit EMPIRE STATE BUILDING – the 102-story landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the Empire State Building once again became the tallest building in New York. Visit ROCKFELLER CENTER – a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Visit UNITED NATIONS BUILDING – the complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952. It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, on spacious grounds overlooking the East River. Visit GROUND ZERO, since 2001 in the United States, especially in the media, “Ground Zero” is generally understood to mean the site of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11 attacks. The phrase was being applied to the World Trade Center site within hours after the towers collapsed. Lunch. Visit THE STATUE OF LIBERTY which greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a globally recognized symbol of the United States and its democracy. Visit WALL STREET – the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, or signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including NASDAQ, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the world’s principal financial centers. Dinner. Overnight in New Jersey.
DAY 3: NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON DC.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to WASHINGTON D.C, formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a federal district to become the national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution. On the way, visit PHILADELPHIA, during the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the nation’s Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Philadelphia served as one of the nation’s many capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, D.C. was under construction. Lunch. Keep driving to Washington DC. Dinner. Check in at WYNDHAM GARDEN GAITHERSBURG HOTEL*** or similar.
DAY 4: WASHINGTON D.C
After breakfast, visit Washington D.C – the centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are located in the District, as are many of the nation’s monuments and museums. Washington, D.C., hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The headquarters of many other institutions such as trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations are also located in the city. Visit THE U.S CAPITOL – the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States, THE WHITE HOUSE – the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the neoclassical style. Lunch. Visit WASHINGTON MONUMENT – an diaphram near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 5+1⁄8 inches (169.294 m). Visit LINCOLN MEMORIAL – an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL – a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam or South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for, Missing In Action, during the War. Dinner.
DAY 5: WASHINGTON D.C – SAN FRANCISCO
After breakfast, fly to SAN FRANCISCO – one of the top tourist destinations in the world, ranking 33rd out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide, and is renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and its famous landmarks, including the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, cable cars, and CHINATOWN. Lunch. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions, helping to make San Francisco rank eighteenth in the world’s top producing cities, ninth in the United States, and thirteenth place in the top twenty global financial centers. Dinner. Check in at HOLIDAY INN CIVIC CENTER*** or similar. Overnight in San Francisco.
DAY 6: SAN FRANCISCO
After breakfast, visit SAN JOSE – the 2nd largest hometown of Vietnamese community in the States. Lunch. Visit LOMBARD STREET which is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns then take SFO BAY CRUISE to enjoy the amazing bay view here. Dinner. Overnight in San Francisco.
DAY 7: SAN FRANCISCO
After breakfast, shopping at Gilroy Outlet with more than 145 shops of Giogio Armani, Gucci, Guess, Nike, Hugo Boss,… Lunch. Drive back to San Francisco. Dinner. Overnight in San Francisco.
DAY 8: SAN FRANCISCO – LAS VEGAS
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and then fly to LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 28th-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 583,756 as of 2010. The 2010 population estimate of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269. Lunch. Check in at CIRCUS CIRCUS HOTEL*** or similar. Dinner. You can book a tour going around the LAS VEGAS STRIP with many of the largest hotels, casinos and resort properties in the world are located here. Nineteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms. One of the 19, the Las Vegas Hilton, is an “off-Strip” property but is located less than 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east of the Strip. One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas’ cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture. The modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and residential high-rises on the Strip has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for tourists.
DAY 9: LAS VEGAS
After breakfast, visit HOOVER DAM – a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was controversially named in honor of President Herbert Hoover. Lunch. Visit GRAND CANYON – a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. It is considered a Wonder of the Natural World. Look the whole view from SKY WALK – a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon [USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m)]. Have a quick lunch. Drive back to Las Vegas. Dinner.
DAY 10: LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES
After breakfast, drive to LOS ANGELES – a world center of business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles has been ranked the third richest city and fifth most powerful and influential city in the world, behind only New York City in the United States. Shop at Premium Outlet with many famous brand names: Bally, Tommy, Nine West, Polo… Lunch. Visit HOLLYWOOD – a cultural identity and historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Visit the Hollywood WALK OF FAME consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. Dinner. Check in at HUNTINGTON BEACH HOTEL*** or similar.
DAY 11: LOS ANGELES
After breakfast, visit UNIVERSAL STUDIO – one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios still in use. Its official marketing headline is “The Entertainment Capital of L.A”, though during the summer it is often advertised as “The Coolest Place in L.A” It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. It is the first of many full-fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks located across the world. Lunch (in the park). Keep going on all of its amazing and famous rides here. Dinner.
DAY 12: LOS ANGELES
After breakfast, drive to SAN DIEGO – Known as “America’s Finest City”, San Diego offers a wide array of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. Explore the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and experience Mexican and early American life in the 19th century, including 5 original adobe homes filled with fascinating artifacts. Enjoy the shopping and entertainment at Seaport Village. Lunch. Drive back to L.A, visit LITTLE SAIGON – the largest hometown of Vietnamese community in the States. Dinner.
DAY 13: LOS ANGELES
After breakfast, shopping day with transportation. Lunch. You have the choices of the following shopping centers: Best Buy, Target, Wal-mart… Dinner.
DAY 14: LOS ANGELES – HO CHI MINH CITY
After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Transfer to the airport for flying back to Vietnam. Home sweet home.
DAY 15: HO CHI MINH CITY
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, transferred to the meeting point in urban HCM City. Tour to end.
Tour Duration: 15 days / 15 nights
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- Including: Round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Domestic air tickets – Hotel as stated in the itinerary ****, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries – Tippings for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas ~ 140 USD – G.H.T’s tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 20,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: backpack, cap, G.H.L’s travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggages and other personal expenses – Single room supplement.
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