Route: HANOI - HOALU - TAM COC - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - HO CHI MINH - CU CHI - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO - CAI RANG
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL
Arrive at Noi Bai International airport. Welcome by our driver with your name on board. Then transfer you to Hanoi Old Quarter to check in. Free at leisure Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
AM: 7.45 – 8.15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 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. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. Enjoy 45 minutes for Water Puppet Show, At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 17:00. Overnight in Hanoi city.
DAY 3: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC (B, L)
AM : 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM. PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30PM. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel then driver and tour guide will come to pick you up at hotel around 8:00. Departs for Halong Bay. Stop-over at middle way for rest and relax
Arrival in Tuan Chau port at noon, check in on board. Enjoy set menu sea-food lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical Bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Discover the magical beauty of nature by kayaking along side limestone cliffs stretching vertically over pure blue water in tranquil bay. Swimming if the weather permit.
Sunset party on upper deck in late afternoon before enjoying special dinner cooked by our professional chef. Free at leisure at the evening for relaxing, singing karaoke or squid-fishing…
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B, L)
You can wake up early for taking beautiful photos of sunrise. Breakfast will be served after that. Then visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. Check out at 9:00am.
Boat keeps cruising around the bay to un-touch area. Take part in Cooking class then have farewell lunch before the boat disembark at Tuan Chau port around 11:45am.
Get on the bus to drive back Hanoi. Transfer you back to your hotel around 17:00. Taxi see off at Noi Bai Airport. Take flight to Hue, Overnight in Hue Hotel
DAY 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B, L)
8:00 Driver pick you up at hotel, join Hue city Tour, visit Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Kung-fu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy buffet lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and do not miss the sunset on the river. Overnight in Hue Hotel
DAY 7: HUE - HOI AN - FREE AT LEISURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. 8:00 Take bus to Hoi An, 12:00 arrive in Hoi An Hotel, Check in. Free time to explore Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An Hotel
DAY 8: MY SON SANCTUARY (B, L)
Breakfast and check-out. AM: 8.00 We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South-east Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in . Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. We also spend time to visit a silk handicraft village along the Thu Bon River on the way back to Hoi An.
Bus take you to Danang Airport. Take flight from Danang to HCM City. Overnight in HCM Hotel.
DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNEL (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel. AM: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. Have lunch at local restaurant.
PM.Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Return to HCM City. Stay overnight in HCM City
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 - 08:30, Pick up & start to Mekong delta tour. 9:30am - 10.00am, arrive in My Tho. Board a wooden motor boat (20 minutes) to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks, interesting fisherman's port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water). From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea. Take small boat along the river. During this 15 minutes trip, you’ll witness all kind of interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around, while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery. Away from the city, that is it all about! Next, let's get back to the large motor boat for something different. You'll cruise a canal whose 2 long sides are orchards. After that, we cruise to a village where the sweat smell coconut candies are in the air. Have a lunch at the restaurant in Mekong Delta. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a seasonable orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. You can enjoy the fruits for free while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam. As your journey ends, you will return to My Tho by motorized boat and then travel to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 11: CAN THO - CAI RANG - HO CHI MINH (B,L)
After breakfast, around 6:45 am, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape ---- Cai Rang floating market… This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, you'll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City. After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factories. The next stop is a rice processing factory where you'll learn the many steps that transform "rice with a brown cover" to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily. The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let's go back to Can Tho for that. We end our sightseeing trip at downtown Can Tho. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh by bus/private car, we'll have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs. Arrive in your hotel at 19.00 pm. Dinner at your account. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, you will get free time until your flight depart. Our driver will pick off you 3 hours before departure time.
Tour end here.
A/C tourist car during itinerary
Boat trip in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta
Flight ticketS Ho Chi Minh – Hue, Danang – Hanoi (economy class)
Accommodation (double/twin sharing or triple)
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner
English speaking guide
International flight ticket
Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
Tips & personal expenses.
The Weather Condition & Term
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
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