DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick up at on arrival Noi Bai International airport and transfer to Hanoi hotel. Overnight Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam. Before having lunch, we visit the National fine arts Museum.
Your lunch will be served at one of the best local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine. After lunch, continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi hilton prison where all US pilots was captured during the bombing years to the north Vietnam from 1964-1972.
Next, you will enjoy one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi. At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show and have dinner at finest local restaurant in town. Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI- SAPA/ by New Hight-way
Have breakfast at hotel and next will drive for Sapa.
Arrival time around 10.30 am and check in the hotel, free time before lunch at local restaurant.
This Pm ready for our hiking down slope from the main road in Cat cat to visit black H’mong village, continue to hike from Cat cat to sinchai village before returning back to Sapa town (some 6 km of hiking). Free time for dinner and overnight Sapa (B/L)
DAY 4: SAPA HIKING DAY
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Day people.
This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages.
Back to hotel in Sapa for fresh up and also will have lunch, this Pm will drive up north to visit the Silver Waterfall and heaven gate, a top of Sapa mountains. Overnight in Sapa (B/L)
DAY 5: SAPA- HANOI (On New Hight-way)
Have breakfast at hotel and free time at leisure, this noon will drive for Hanoi on the same new free way, some 330 km and take for 3 and half hours driving.
Check in Hanoi on arrival and Free time on your own of exploration the city. Overnight Hanoi (B)
DAY 6: HANOI - HALONG BAY CRUISES (aboard)
Have breakfast in the hotel and at 08.30, meet our driver and transfer to Halong Bay, some 170 km away, enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
12:00 Arrive at Bhaya Group Cruise Centre at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port.
12:45 Embark your cruise onboard Bhaya Cruises. Enjoy welcome drinks while our Cruise Manager does the itinerary and safety briefing.
13:00 Let the vacation begin with a tasty lunch while the boat cruises towards the southwest of Halong Bay.
15:00 Discover the mysterious Tien Ong Cave which is not only a beauty spot but also an archaeological site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is one of the finest caves in Halong Bay.
17:00 Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free". Take the chance to get more delicious drinks and fun.
17:30 Join exciting “Master-Chef Competition” and fruit carving demonstration, learn and try your hands with authentic Vietnamese food. The winner or the Master-Chef of Bhaya Cruise would be awarded surprising gifts.
It’s also time to admire the sunset over enchanting Halong Bay while the boat anchors for an overnight stay.
19:00 Enjoy set-menu dinner on board while your Cruise Manager introduces the following day program.
21:00 Retire to your cabin or join our staffs for squid fishing. Overnight on board. Overnight on board junk. (B/l/D)
DAY 7: HALONG BAY CRUISES - HOI AN/ FLIGHT
06:15 Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee being served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy the dawn on the bay.
07:00 Light breakfast is served onboard. The boat weighs anchor to sail to Cua Van floating village.
07:45 Take your time to visit the village which is voted as one of the 11 insanely beautiful small towns around the world by huffingtonpost.com. You can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to go around discovering local life on the waters.
09:00 Return to your boat and relax.
09:30 Brunch is being served in the restaurant while the boat cruises through Lom Bo Islet, Soi Sim Island, Hoa Cuong Islet and Ba Hang Village.
10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port.
Transfer back to Hanoi by road and will be back Hanoi at early this afternoon, on arrival Hanoi, transfer back the Noi Bai International airport for flying to Danang, biggest city in central of Vietnam, some one and half hours fly from Hanoi, pick up on arrival and transfer to Hoian ancient town, check in hotel and Overnight Hoian (B/L)
DAY 8: HOIAN WALKING TOUR
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics.
Depart at 8.00 am from your hotel and our walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old, Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Tour ends at 12.00am, free time on your own on beach at Cua Dai or shopping in old town ( Hoian is a great place to tailor made clothes). Overnight Hoian (B/L)
DAY 9: HOI AN- DANANG- NHA TRANG BEACH CITY
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer back Danang airport for flying to Nha Tranh Beach city, check in hotel on arrival and free time for your own shopping or beach swimming. Overnight Nha Trang (B)
DAY 10: NHA TRANG FREE DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and free whole day today for your own relaxing. Overnight Nha Trang (B)
DAY 11: NHA TRANG - SAIGON/ FLIGHT
Transfer back Cam Ranh airport for flying to Ho Chi Minh City (Or Saigon), pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to hotel, check in before start our sightseeing city including of:
the Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. there will be over 1 hour of sightseeing entire the building from the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and under-ground head quarter.
Next will be the Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam.
We continue to the War Remains Museum before transfer back the hotel. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 12: SAIGON MEKONG DELTA
Heading out of the town for one day trip to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The most interesting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the most beautiful Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits.
Continue our trip to see fascinating local industries in Ben Tre Province. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Saigon with stop over at the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda. Tour ends, will transfer back Saigon for Overnight (B/L)
DAY 13: SAIGON DEPARTURE
Have breakfast at hotel and free time at leisure till our driver and tour guide will come to pick up and transfer back International airport for departure flights, tam biet Vietnam !(B)