DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
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 Saigon
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS 1DAY
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.
< br> 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.
< br> 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.
< br> 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.Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 3: SAIGON- MY THO- CAN THO (Mekong Delta)
Pick up at hotel in Saigon, next will heading for My Tho. A full day trip to water world of the Mekong Delta.
< br> Take a boat trip along narrow waterways, you will enjoy a cruise on boats and viewing the daily activities of the local people along the Mekong River and taste fresh tropical fruits in the orchards, enjoy honey tea from bee hives with opera renovated or Local music shows.
< br> Lunch will be served with special dish named Fried Elephant’s Ear Fish. Cruise ends, continue our driving trip to Can Tho, check in hotel on arrival. Overnight in Can Tho.(B/L)
DAY 4: CAN THO- CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET- SAIGON
Start our cruise trip early this morning ( best time is around 5.30 am) to visit the famous floating market Cai Rang, a great chance to see daily local life, all farming products are selling on boats.
Visit one of the local family and their orchard, taste tropical fruits, green tea. This floating market is just open very early in the morning and end around 8.00 am. The cruise trip ends, we will drive back the hotel for breakfast and fresh up, next will drive back Saigon, Transfer back your hotel on arrival Saigon (B)
DAY 5: SAIGON- DANANG- HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN (FLIGHT)
Free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flying to Danang city,
Pick up on arrival Danang airport and transfer to the hotel in Hoi an ancient town, Free time on your own of exploration the city. Overnight in Hoian (B)
DAY 6: HOI AN WALKING TOUR 1/2DAY
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.
Depart at 8.00 am from your hotel and our 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.
Tour ends at 12.00am. Overnight Hoi an (B)
DAY 7: HOI AN -HUE ANCIENT CITY
Have breakfast at the hotel and free time at leisure, next is our driving heading north to hue, some 120 km away from Hoian, Lunch is on the way at Lang Co beach, On arrival Hue, we check in hotel in Hue.
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. Our tour will to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Mausoleums of former Emperors Khai Dinh and Tu Duc.
In the evening, dinner is served at top local restaurant. Overnight Hue (B/L/D)
DAY 8: HUE- HANOI/ FLIGHT
After breakfast, you will have free time until a car pick up to Hue Airport for a flight to Hanoi.
On arrival, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel. Free time on your own of exploration the city.Overnight Hanoi (B)
DAY 9: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
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.
Before having lunch, we visit the Army museum where different kinds of US, Russian aircraft and tanks from Vietnam-US wars are on display.
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 or Hanoi hilton prison where all US pilots was captured during the bombing years to the north Vietnam from 1964-1972.
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 top local restaurant in town. Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 10: HANOI – HALONG BAY (ABOARD)
In the morning, you will take a 3 hours drive from Ha Noi to Ha long. Stop en route for relaxing at a handcraft center at Sao do town. Carry on our driving for one and half hours more.
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 boat.(B/L/D)
DAY 11: HALONG BAY CRUISE - 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 Overnight in Hanoi.(B/L)
DAY 12: DEPARTURE HANOI
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)