DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be met and picked up to transfer to your hotel in downtown. Overnight in Saigon
DAY 2: SAIGON - CUCHI TUNNELS
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, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral. Tour ends, transfer back your hotel and free time for dinner. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 3: SAIGON -MEKONG DELTA
Pick up at your hotel/ home in Saigon at 8.00 am and 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.
Continue our trip to see fascinating local industries in Ben Tre Province.
Lunch will be served at finest local restauarant before drive back HCM city.
En route back, will stop over at the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda.
Check in hotel on arrival HCM city. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 4: SAIGON-HOIAN/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast in the hotel and next to transfer back Saigon airport for flying to Danang city, meet our local guide and transfer to Hoian Hotel, free time on your own of exploration the ancient town of Hoian. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 5: HOI AN WALKING TOURS
Have breakfast in your hotel before start our half day 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 colorful market.
Transfer back the hotel, free time for dinner. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 6: HOIAN- HUE
This morning, we will drive north to Hue.
Along the way, we make stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains, the China Beach and Danang City for a visit to the Cham Museum. We then follow the road crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass before arriving in Hue, Vietnam’s last imperial capital of Vietnam. Overnight in Hue (B)
DAY 7: HUE SIGHTTSEEING TOURS- HANOI/ NIGHT TRAIN
After breakfast we embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu.
Upon leaving this symbol of Hue we continue navigating to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.
The next stop of our trip is the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc.
This afternoon, at 3.40 pm, we will catch a night train heading for Hanoi capital of Vietnam (B)
DAY 8: ARRIVAL HANOI- CITY TOURS
05.00: Arrival in Hanoi station, transfer to hotel.
Check in hotel then enjoy breakfast. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillared Pagoda.
PM: visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple and Restore Sword Lake. This evening, we will enjoy water puppet show. Stay overnight in Hanoi (B)
DAY 9: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISE 1DAY
Leave Hanoi early in the morning, today’s trip is Halong bay. 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 two 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. 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 Lunch, we will cruise back the dock, meet back the car and drive for Ha Noi, at late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi, Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 10: HANOI DEPARTURE
AM: Breakfast at hotel. You will have chance to enjoy some last minutes in Hanoi, relax or go shopping for souvenir. Check out before 12:00. Transfer to airport. End of service(B)