DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free time at leisure on your own of exploration the city. Overnight Hanoi
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). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Next will visit the Museum of National Fine Arts. It has received many high ranking delegations of different countries, the Museum has sent many traveling thematic exhibitions to other nations to introduce to international friends the typical culture, heroic history of Vietnam. At the same time, it has linked local people with painting, photograph, and sculpture collections of international artists. The Museum has created chances for local art lovers to enjoy and learn about different fine arts school and tendencies of the world.
Next will visit the Army Museum (large collection of weaponry at the front, the Military Museum displays Soviet and Chinese equipment alongside French- and US-made weapons captured during years of warfare. The centrepiece is a Soviet-built MiG-21 jet fighter, triumphant amid the wreckage of French aircraft downed at Dien Bien Phu, and a US F-111).
or other option (if not visit the Fine art museum) with the The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. The museum has over 15,000 artefacts including photographs and other multi-media such as audiotapes. Its indoor exhibition space can be viewed via a virtual tour which includes the Viet, Muong, Tho, Chut, Tav, Thai, Ka Dai, H’Mong-Dao, Tang, San Dui, Ngai, Mon-Khmer, Nam-Dao, Cham, Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups. There are priceless antiques on display alongside everyday objects such as pipes, baskets and knives.
Your lunch will be served at finest local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine.
Pm will continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi Hilton prison before doing a "rickshaw", 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 for one hour, the oldest record mentioning water puppetry is the inscription on a stone stele dating from 1121. The stele called Sùng Thiện Diên Linh is located in Đọi Sơn Pagoda in Hà Nam Province (This is a must to see show when you are in Hanoi, recommended), transfer back hotel and Overnight Hanoi. (B/L)
Some other optional trips in Hanoi will be great choice for your family trips (booking upon request):
+ Sapa Family Classic trip- 3days 2nights (by public bus)
+ Maichau family homestay- 2days 1night (by road)
+ Babe Family adventure- Classic trip- 2days 1night (by Road)
+ Tinh Hoa Bac Bo Show- Half day trip (some 20km from Hanoi)
+ Perfume Pagoda Trip (some 60km from Hanoi)
+ Bat Trang Pottery Village or Ha Dong Silk Village trip- Half Day
DAY 3: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISES/ Shuttle bus
At 8.40 in the morning, Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay.
Welcome on board of boat Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach.
Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on board boat (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HALONG BAY- HANOI/ Shuttle bus
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45.
Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping.
12h45 Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 5: HOA LU-TAM COC 1DAY
At 8.30 AM, We will pick you up at your Hotel for Hoalu in Ninh binh province, 100 km far away from south of Hanoi.
Hoa lu is the site of the tenth-century capital of an early, independent Vietnamese kingdom called Dai Co Viet. we will visit 2 temples dedicated to king Dinh Tien Hoang who seized power in 968 AD and King Le Dai Hanh in 980AD. From here, we continue our journey to Tam Coc “Halong bay on land” . It is a place of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks. En route, you can freely enjoy the landscape nearby or take photos as you wish.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before joining our sampan trip for 2 hours and half. The sampan slithers through three limestone tunnel caves. Along the stream the enormous limestone karsts just out from the green rice fields. The scenery is spectacular, next is returned by sampan trip on the same way back up to our waiting vehicle.
Late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi at around 5.00PM. overnight Hanoi (B/L)
Some other optional trips or highlights in Ninh Binh province will be great choice for your family trips (booking upon request):
+ Trang An River Cruises - Bai Dinh Pagoda, a largest pagoda in Asia -One day trip (by road)
+ Phat Diem stone cathedral- Tam Coc River- Bich Dong Cave -One day trip (by road)
+ Cuc Phuong National park- Family adventure trips for 1 or 2days (by road)
DAY 6: HANOI- HUE ANCIENT CITY/ FLY
Have breakfast at hotel and next transfer back to Noi Bai airport for flying to Hue, some 750km away from Hanoi.
Pick you up at Phu Bai airport and transfer to hotel, free at leisure on your own of exploration Hue.
Overnight at the hotel.(B)
DAY 7: HUE SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Hue was once the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty of Emperors from 1802-1945. There are many mausoleums to visit as well as the fascinating Dong Ba market, famous for selling the best conical hats in Vietnam.
This morning, we will start our sightseeing tour in hue including to visit the Imperial Citadel and the King tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh,
Lunch will be served at one of the finest local restaurant.
PM: your family trip will continue to heading south, we will drive for two and half hours to Danang, will pass the fishing village of Lang co and upon arrival in Da Nang visit Cham museum, one of the 5 oldest museums in The ASIA, containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures and visit marble mountains
On arrival Hoi an ancient town, check in your hotel and now is the free time for your family to explore the ancient of Hoian.
overnight in Hoi An. (B/L)
DAY 8: HOIAN WALKING TOUR HALF DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and at around 08.30 am, our guide and drive will meet back your family and Start our walking tour to visit Hoi an ancient town.
From the 16th to 18th centuries, 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. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century.
Some places that not to be missed in town are the former merchants’homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the Hoian colorful market.
Lunch will be served at one of the finest local restaurant in town.
Free at Pm (you can go for shopping or swimming on beach ar Cu Dai Beach, some 12km from ancient town). Overnight Hoian(B/L)
Some other optional trips in Hoian ancient town will be great choice for your family trips (booking upon request):
+ Bana Hills- Family Classic trip (by road and Cable car)
+ My lai- My Son Holy Land trip (by road and Cable car)
DAY 9: HOI AN -DANANG- PHU QUOC ISLAND/ FLIGHT
After breakfast, Free at leisure and next will transfer back Danang airport for flying to HCM city, on arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, there is a connecting flight to the Phu Quoc Island.
On arrival Phu Quoc airport, transfer to hotel and next is free time for swimming on the paradise beach. Overnight Phu Quoc Island(B)
DAY 10: PHU QUOC- HON THOM ISLAND- FAMILY HOLIDAY PARADISE/ CABLE CAR
The Phu Quoc Island is known as the pearl island of Vietnam with attractions like beautiful beaches, unspoiled nature, and pleasant weather. But if you look at all those beauties from above, you will be much more amazed.
Your family trip today including of to Hon Thom with cable car, a highlight trip when visit Phu Quoc Island, the newly opened cable car route connects Phu Quoc island with Hon Thom which is a genuinely breathtaking experience. Riding on the cable car, you soar over a turquoise sea and islands with an amazing view. With the length of 8 km, the Phu Quoc cable car route is the longest non-stop three-way cable car in the world recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records.
This trip will offer you a chance to admire the whole beauty of Phu Quoc Island from the sky. The journey to the top with the Hon Thom cable car gives visitors an exciting experience, when 360 degrees of sea and sky is collected and watching the painting in South Phu Quoc is portrayed with natural colors in the best and the liveliest.
The Cruise Islands trip and Hon Thom Cable car as following itinerary:
08.00 Am: Pick up at your hotel and short transfer to An Thoi Dock, start our wooden boat for sightseeing Phu Quoc Sea and beauty Islands, the boat cruises will take your family to the first stop that the Hon Kho Island for fishing & snorkeling location.
Continue our boat cruises to the May Rut Island, where your local rustic lunch will be served, relaxing time or swimming, go for snorkeling again.
Cruise back the An Thoi dock at around 13.30 Pm and transfer to the cable car station and ready for 30 minutes trip with an amazing sea view from the sky.
Arrive at HON THOM ISLAND where will spend your free time to discover the Sunworld Nature Park (your own account).
16.30: Meet back our guide and transfer back your hotel, free time for dinner at hotel. Overnight Phu Quoc Island (B/L)
Some other optional trips in Phu Quoc Island will be great choice for your family trips (booking upon request):
+ Snorkeling and Fishing family trip (by boat) - 1day trip
+ Night Squid Fishing- Family fun trip (some 4 hours trip- a bit adventure)
+ visit fish sauce factory, Khu Tuong pepper garden, and Cau Castle (Family fun trip-some 4 hours trip)
+ Sao beach, Phu Quoc former prison, An Thoi port, the pearl-cultivating farm. (Family fun trip-some 4 hours trip)
DAY 11: PHU QUOCFREE DAY FOR SWIMMING
Have breakfast in the hotel and free entire day for swimming and relaxing at Long Beach or Bai Sao Beach today or just relaxing at hotel.
Optional tour (upon request only) for free today can be snorkeling and fishing at the four most beautiful spots (in the southern of Phu Quoc Island), so you can enjoy the unspoiled warm waters and beauty of our underwater coral reef kingdom.
Overnight in Phu Quoc Island (B)
Notes: No guide or car services today (or in free days)
DAY 12: PHU QUOC ISLAND- HCM CITY/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast in the hotel and Free on your own till transfer back Phu Quoc airport for departure flight back HCM city.
On arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, meet our guide to transfer to Hotel in downtown, free time for dinner. Overnight Saigon (B)
DAY 13: CU CHI TUNNELS & SAIGON CITY 1DAY
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 Notre Dame Cathedral. At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. Overnight Saigon(B/L)
Some other optional trips in HCM city (or former name: Saigon) will be great choice for your family trips (booking upon request):
+ Can Gio Mangrove Forest- Family Classic Trip- 1day trip
+ Cat Tien National Park- Family adventure trips- 2days 1night
+ Vung Tau Beach and sightseeing - 1day trip
+ Can Tho- Chau Doc Mekong delta- Family classic Trip - 3days 2nights
+ Dalat Mountains- Family classic Trip - 3days 2nights(by road or flight)
+ Muine Beach paradise - Family Vacations - 3days 2nights
DAY 14: 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 15: DEPARTURE VIETNAM
Free at leisure until our driver will come to pick up you to transfer back the airport for flight onwards. your family trips in Vietnam of 15 days 14 nights ends at airport, say good bye our guide and driver. Tam Biet and all the best!