DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
On arrival Hanoi International airport. You are transferred to the hotel in down town, check in to the hotel and free at leisure for your own exploration the city, dinner will be served at finest local restaurant and overnight in hotel in Hanoi(D)
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR 1DAY
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).
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 Army museum where different kinds of US, Russian aircraft and tanks from Vietnam-US wars are on display (There is other option that to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trails museum, this special museum that some 20km out of Hanoi).
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 prison or Hanoi Hilton Prison
(where Mr. John McCain, a famous American Veterans who spent 5years, from 1967).
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-HALONG BAY
This morning, we will check out the hotel and at 08.00 am will depart for Halong bay, some 165 km away from Hanoi.
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.
Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruise 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.
Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.(B/L/D)
DAY 4: 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!
After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City.
Transfer back to Hanoi by road and will be back Hanoi at early this afternoon, on arrival check in hotel and free on your own at leisure.Overnight Hanoi(B/L)
DAY 5: HANOI-QUANG NGAI/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer to airport for flying to Quy Nhon city (central parts of Vietnam).
Pick up upon arriving in Qui Nhon, we travel north on Highway 1 from the Qui Nhon airport towards Quang Ngai. Along the way we will visit sites around Duc Pho and Nui Dau.
Overnight Quang Ngai (B/L/D)
DAY 6: QUANG NGAI- HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
Today we travel north on Highway 1 to the Operation Starlite area.
We then visit Chu Lai, Crescent Beach, Ky Ha, Hill 43, and Tam Ky before reaching Hoi An.
This evening you are free to roam the streets and shops of this ancient port city (formerly known as Faifo) where Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese traders once walked.
Free time your own dinner and Overnight Hoian (B/L)
DAY 7: HOIAN TOURS
Today we depart early for LZ Baldy and LZ Ross. Heading up the Que Son Pass, we view LZ Ryder before heading down into Antenna Valley taking ample time for exploration.
Upon our return to Hoi An, we stop at a silk and wood factory and Overnight Hoian (B/L)
DAY 8: HOIAN- DANANG- HUE
Today we head west to visit Dai Loc, Hill 37, Hill 65, and Liberty Bridge (North End).
As we return to Da Nang we stop at Hill 55, the 7th Marine Regimental Hill.
Tour ends, we will drive for Hue, some 120km from danang and Overnight Hue city (B/L/D)
DAY 9: HUE TOURS
This morning we take a relaxing cruise up the beautiful Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tu Duc Tombs.
After lunch we visit the Citadel, with its ramparts and towers, and visit sites specific to the northern battle, including the Chuck Meadows and Dong Ba Gates.
We finish at the Imperial Palace gate blown, which allowed the ARVN to enter and lower the NVA flag that had flown from the main flagpole for 24 days. We then visit the Forbidden City, home to the ancient emperors.
After dinner, you can roam the fascinating shops on Le Loi Street until late at night. Overnight Hue (B/L/D)
DAY 10: HUE- LAO BAO- DONG HA- DMZ VIETNAM
Today we head north on Highway 1 toward the DMZ Vietnam
. We pass through Quang Tri City and visit Long Hung Church, Bo De School, and the Lew Puller School as we come into Dong Ha.
At the Song Bo Dieu we walk over the Dong Ha Bridge (destroyed by John Ripley which stopped the initial NVA advance during the 1972 Easter Offensive).
Continuing north we stop at Gio Linh FSB Forward (Alpha 2) and the Peace Bridge over the Song Ben Hai, the river that was the only true physical demarcation between the North and South.
We then head west to visit Con Thien (the Hill of Angels) and south to Cam Lo Bridge. The four quadrants of Leatherneck Square are Dong Ha, Gio Linh, Con Thien and Cam Lo. At Cam Lo we turn west on Highway 9 to visit Camp Carroll, the Marine and Army artillery plateau.
We continue west past the Rockpile, the Razorback, and Khe Gia Bridge.
After lunch in Khe Sanh village, we head north to the Khe Sanh Combat Base where we will spend ample time exploring.
Next is the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, overrun in the first ever NVA tank assault.
We overnight in Dong Ha.(B/L/D)
DAY 11: DONG HA- VINH MOC TUNNELS-DONG HOI CITY-HANOI/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will drive for Vinh Moc Tunnels (the second largest tunnels system in Vietnam, just after Cu Chi Tunnels
that was used for combat in South Vietnam), The complex of tunnel, located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant before transfer to Dong Hoi airport for flying to Hanoi.
Pick up at Noi Bai airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel, free time your own dinner and Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 12: HANOI DEPARTURE
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer back Noibai airport for departure flights, tour ends at airport (B)
Tam Biet Vietnam !