DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
On arrival at Hanoi International Airport, you’ll travel by coach without guide to your hotel, where you’ll have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Night in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG CRUISES/ Shuttle bus
Pick up at your hotel around from 07.30 to 08.00 Am by our shuttle bus and depart for Halong Bay Cruises
, some 170 km away from Hanoi and drive down to the biggest delta (the Red River delta), great opportunity for stopping along the way for taking pictures of local daily activities.
On Arrival, board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood.
Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave.
Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit.
Relax and Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
Early lunch will be ready on the way cruise back the Halong dock, enjoy the meal while passing through another beautiful parts of Halong heritage with rocky mountains, floating villages or taking beauttiful pictures of Bai Chay and Hon Gai parts of the city with a hundred of resorts along the beach or on the mountain side.
Disembark at the dock at Halong City (Tuan Chau Dock).
Meet back our driver and drive on the same road back to Hanoi capital city, transfer to hotel on arrival. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 4: HANOI-SAIGON/FLIGHT
After breakfast at hotel.
Start city tour including of the Ho Chi Minh Complex (for visiting to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda)
Next will visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the temple of Literature, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century.
PM: Take flight to HCMC, some over 2 hours flight from Hanoi.
Meet our local guide and driver and transfer to your hotel and Overnight SaigonB)
DAY 5: SAIGON-MEKONG DELTA 1DAY
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 6: SAIGON- CUCHI TUNNELS- CITY TOUR
This morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels
. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Return back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace
, war Museum, China Town and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. Overnight Saigon(B/L)
DAY 7: DEPARTURE SAIGON
After breakfast, free at leisure. Transfer from hotel to the airport for flight back home. (B)