DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI- HANOI CITY TOUR
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport meet and transfer to centre of Hanoi ( some 45 minutes of driving) for check in to Hotel.
Refresh and start 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. Before having lunch, this afternoon, we will visit the army museum to get more information of Vietnam War again the US during years 60-70.
Later afternoon, you will take 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 and to see the water puppet show for one hour before transfer back the hotel. dinner will be served at top local restaurant tonight. Overnight Hanoi (L/D)
DAY 2: HANOI- HALONG BAY ABOARD
Have our breakfast and check out the hotel. Today journey is to Halong bay, some160km away from Hanoi. As we will pass through the Red river delta, the second largest one in Vietnam.
Stop over for relax and have a coffee at the Sao Do handicraft village, arrive by noontime at the dock, we board our traditional – designed wooden junk to begin a 4 hours cruise through spectacular ha long bay, visiting the amazingly beautiful caves and grottos and fishing villages, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch will be served on boat, our dinner for tonight also will served on boat.
Overnight on a junk boat (Cruise trip of 2days 1night in Halong bay is always a best choice for family tours in Vietnam and should not be missed). (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY-HANOI- SAIGON / FLIGHT
Early morning, get up to catch the sunrise on the bay, it’s a sight not worth missing. Then you can have breakfast.
Explore and cruise down to Bai Tu long bay for more sightseeing and photography opportunities, a farewell lunch on boat before we will get back to the dock. From here, we drive straight back to Hanoi airport for flying to Saigon, pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel.Overnight in Saigon.(B/L/D)
DAY 4: CU CHI TUNNELS AND SAIGON 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 Notre Dame Cathedral. At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. (B/L/D)
DAY 5: SAIGON- MEKONG DELTA TRIP
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, some 140km away from Saigon, 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. Next will transfer for dinner at top local restaurant in town. Overnight Saigon (B/L/D)
DAY 6: SAIGON-MUI NE BEACH
Have breakfast in the hotel and next we will check out the hotel, depart for Muine beach city of Phan Thiet, some over 4 hours away from Saigon. Muine beach is called the Hawaii in Asia and the most beautiful beach in the area too. Check in your hotel on arrival and free entire day for relaxing and swimming. Overnight Mui ne (B//L/D)
DAY 7: FRE DAY IN MUI NE BEACH FOR RELAXING
Have breakfast in the hotel and next will be free for your own of swimming and relaxing Muine beach. Overnight Muine (B)
DAY 8: MUI NE BEACH PARADISE- FREE
Have breakfast in the hotel and free entire day for relaxing and swimming. no service today. Overnight Muine (B)
DAY 9: MUI NE- SAIGON AIRPORT DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until our driver will come to pick up you to transfer back the Tan Son Nhat airport, some over 5hours away for departure flights. Tour ends at airport (B)