Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Arrive at NoiBai Airport. Meeting with driver and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi full day city tour (B,L)
AM: 08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 - 16h00.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
- Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Day 3 : Hanoi –Halong- Overnight on Junk ( B,L,D )
06h30 – 07h30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstrationand participate in the Cooking Classbefore enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 17h00.Night in Hanoi
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi (B,L) Night train to Hue
07h00 : Have breakfast
07h30 : A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay
10h00: Arrange luggage and check-out
10h30: Have lunch on board
11h45: Arrive Halong wharf. Bus back to Hanoi arrives in Hanoi about 4 PM.
18:30 Pick up and transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Hue. Overnight at train
Day 5: Hue arrival (L)
Arrival in Hue around 9:00 AM Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue. Bus trip to visit Hue City and King's tombs TuDuc and KhaiDinh
The tour ends by shopping at Dongba Market. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 6 : Hue -Da Nang –Hoian (B,L )
8h00 Boat trip to visit ThienMu Pagoda. Visit Imperial Citadel. Transfer to Danang . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang. Afternoon visit Marble Mountain and enjoying sea/sun bathing in Danang beach. Arrive Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7 : Hoian (B,L )
Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Visit Hoian: Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese. PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8: Hoi An cooking class (B,L )
Programme 8:00 local guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy.
10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
Free and night in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoian -Danang - Nha Trang(B ) Flight
Am : Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight VN 1943 to NhaTrang ( 10h10 - 11h30 ), the driver will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach. Overnight in NhaTrang.
Day 10 : Nha trang Boat trip to islands (B,L )
8:30 – 8:45 am: Pick up at the hotel to start the exciting boat trip.
9:10 am: Tri Nguyen Aquarium-Biology sea inside Neptune’s place with hundreds of fishes
10:00 am: To Mot island
Snorkel on the extraordinary coral reefs which are covered with the multi colored fishes.
12.00 – 15.30 pm: To Ngang cove
Have lunch with many excellent dishes: fried salt shrimp, fried fish in sour and sweet sauce, saute cuttlefish, grilled rib spring rolls and solfly softe noodles.
Entertainment program: Music, singing and dancing
Happy hour: “ Floating Bar” a cup of grape wine with a piece of pineapple
You will be able cheer with your friends even in the water with Funky Monkey guide
15:45 - 16:30 pm: To Tranh Beach shore
Relax and join beach sport or laze on the beach
Fruit party: enjoy eating many kinds of fruits from Nhatrang
16:45 pm: Land at the harbor and take you back the hotel. Night in Nha Trang
Day 11: Nha Trang – HoChiMinh (B) by flight
Free until transfer to Nha Trang airport for flight to HoChiMinh.Pick up at HoCHiMinh airport and transfer to your hotel. Night in HoChiMinh
Day 12: Half day city tour - Cuchi tunnel (B,L) (start 8.00 – return 18.30)
AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visitingNotre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office,followed by exploring the Reunification Palace,andthe remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market -only drop off).
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory videoshowing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Night in Saigon
Day 13: Mytho- Mekong delta (B,L )
8:00 AM Pick up at your hotel and depart to My Tho. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a shortcycling trip (applied for private tour/if time permitted) then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memorie. Night in HoChiMinh
Day 14:HoChiMinh - Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to airport for departure.
Accommodation offering in this trip ( click to see ):
An Nam Legend hotel /Deluxe
Le Duy hotel/Deluxe
Tour Cost includes :
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Meals as itinerary indicated ( B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Breakfast at hotel.
- 2 domestic flights : Danang – Nhatrang – SaiGon of Viet Nam airlines
- Train tickets from Hanoi to Hue /Soft sleeper – 4 berths of cabin with A/C
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
- Double/Twin-share accommodation ( AC room).
Tour Cost excludes:
- International airfare to/from Vietnam
- Personal insurance
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.
- Visa to Vietnam