DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI- SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free time at leisure, next we will start our 2 hours 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, we will see the water puppet show for one hour before transfer to top local restaurant in town for dinner. Overnight Hanoi(D)
DAY 2: HALONG CRUISES 1DAY
At 7.30 in the morning, Leave Hanoi. Today’s trip is Halong bay, some 165 km away from Hanoi. One of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. we drive along the second largest rice delta in Vietnam named the Red river delta, enjoy our three and half hour driving and sightseeing the delta scenery, rice fields, villages and people’s daily activities.
On arrival. Embark on our wooden boat for an exploration of the Bay. This exciting 4-hour cruise will provide you a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 1,969 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and very beautiful caves. We will 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 Thien Cung Cave. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
After seafood lunch on board we return back to the dock, car pick up and drive for Ha Noi, you will be arrival Hanoi at 7.00 PM and have dinner in restaurant(B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI-SAIGON (FLIGHT)
Morning visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. Lunch will be served at local restaurant before transfer back Noi Bai airport for flying to Saigon. Meet our guide in Saigon and transfer to hotel in town, free time at leisure and Overnight in Saigon. (B/L)
DAY 4: CU CHI TUNNELS- SAIGON CITY TOURS
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. (B/L)
DAY 5: SAIGON- MEKONG DELTA
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads 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.
And then we 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. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 6: SAIGON DEPARTURE FLIGHT
Have breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight onwards. tour ends. (B)