DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM
Pick you up at Noi Bai International airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel in downtown, some 30km away from Hanoi city. Check in and free time on your own of exploration the city. Overnight Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR
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).
Visiting this site, you will understand more about the life of President Ho, a great leader, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture. 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 fine art museum where different kinds of paintings of famous artists are on display.
Your lunch will be served at one of the finest local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine.
PM: Continue our visit to Museum of Ethnology, which exhibits the traditional culture of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
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.
Tour ends, will transfer back to your hotel, fresh up and ready for dinner. Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI- HALONG BAY
Have breakfast at hotel, next will depart for Halong bay, some 165 km away from Hanoi (2 and half hours drive).
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.
Welcome on board of Bai Tho 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 junk (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HALONG BAY- HANOI
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 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 – HUE ANCIENT CITY/ Flight
Have breakfast in the hotel before transferring back the Noi Bai airport for your flying to Hue at central Vietnam, the flight takes for 1hour.
On arrival Phu Bai airport of Hue, meet with our local guide and driver to transfer to the hotel for check in and fresh up.
This afternoon, at 02.00 Pm, we will take a short walk to the Bai Da Dock, from here will start our Dragon cruises down to visit the heavenly Lady Pagoda, the most famous ones in Hue City.
Tour ends, we will transfer back the hotel for relaxing time. Overnight in Hue.(B/D)
DAY 6: HUE CITY 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,
This afternoon you will be free on your own of exploration the city.
Overnight in hotel in Hue (B/L)
DAY 7: HUE – HOI AN
Have breakfast at hotel before check out and drive for Danang, we will pass the fishing village of Lang co before ascending the scenic Hai van pass (cloudy pass) where a spectacular panorama of the center coastline can be viewed at the summit.
On 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 before continuing to hoi an ancient town.
Check in the hotel on arrival and free time for your own shopping and dinner. Overnight in Hoi An. (B)
DAY 8: HOI AN WALKING TOUR
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. A morning 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, free at this afternoon.(B/L)
DAY 9: HOI AN-DANANG- SAIGON/ Flight
After breakfast, Free at leisure and next will be transferred to the airport for flight to Saigon. Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s biggest city, also called the Economic Capital.
Today, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings, so much so that Saigon was called “the Pearl of the Far East” (Hon Ngoc Vien Dong) or “Paris in the Orient” (Paris Phuong Đong).
Free time to visit Saigon. Overnight in hotel in Saigon.(B)
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY TOURS
Early in the 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.
PM: Will visit the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Tour ends, transfer back your hotel and free time. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA
After breakfast, set out an excursion to My tho in the Mekong delta, enjoy a 2 hours scenic drive passing paddy fields and tributaries, on a arrival, board our private motorized boat for a river cruise on the upper part of the Mekong river for a taste of agriculture life on the mighty Mekong river.
Disembark the boat strolling around the colorful my tho wholesale fruit market to enjoy the bustle local daily life.
Continue your ride upstream stopping en route at a boat building family factory and at thoi son 5 islands, walk through the lush orchards with tropical fruits, opportunity to taste diverse types of Mekong delta fruit while enjoying traditional music.
Shuttle back to the pier and enjoy lunch with Mekong delta specialties at Ngoc Gia Trang restaurant.
Drive back to Saigon this afternoon. Overnight in Saigon (B/L)
DAY 12: DEPARTURE VIETNAM
Free at leisure until our driver will come to pick up you to transfer back the airport for flight onwards. Tour ends at airport(B)