Route: HANOI - HALONG BAY - DANANG - HOI AN - MY SON - NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG - PHU QUOC - CU CHI TUNNEL
DAY 1 – HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
On arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, we will greet and transfer you by private car through the city to your hotel. Note: normal check in time for hotels is 1400 and schedule of this day will be adapted to your international flight arrival time. Vietnam’s quaint capital is a city of wide tree lined boulevards with tranquil lakes and colonial villa’s and a more sedate pace than other Asian cities. Hanoi offers something for everyone and will leave you wishing that you had longer to explore this enthralling capital. This afternoon wind down and indulge in the city’s best spa followed by a Vietnamese dinner with a French touch in one of Hanoi’s most charming restaurants housed in a beautiful villa.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2 – HANOI (B,L)
Morning, you will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi. At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:45 – 08:15 Pick-up at your hotel and depart for Halong city. 12:00 – 12:15 On arrival at Halong city, you will board your cruise and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin. Enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water, passing by Stone Dog islet, floating fishing village, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Chicken islet,… visit Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. After that do kayaking for an hour, Swimming time, this is great chance to relax in water, jumping, diving, take a back flip, then join Sunset party on upper deck… Enjoy dinner around 19:00. Free time for singing karaoke, dancing, squid fishing, playing cards or relax at leisure… Overnight on boat
DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO DANANG (B, L)
Breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea will be served. Continue to cruise further before stopover at the pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. Back to the cruise for check-out while the cruise takes you further to discover the hidden charm of the bay, taking photos many islets with outstanding shapes as frog island, turtle island,… Cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor. Afternoon, get on the bus back to Hanoi. Transfer you back to your hotel around 17:00. Transfer straight to airport for flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang airport, transfer to Hoi An for your stay. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Hoi An.
DAY 5 – HOI AN (B,L)
“After your breakfast it’s time to discover Hoi An. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. A walking tour is the best way to see this marvelous town.”
Morning, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region. While walking through the city, we will visit Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. Afternoon, boarding for a boat trip on Thu Bon River to Kim Bong Village. Have an introduction walk during which the guide will explain the story of Kim Bong Village. Throughout the walk you will have the possibility to admire the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also make a stop in the carpentry workshop where carpenters create hand crafted furniture and sculptures as well as a range of souvenirs. Hop on the bicycle, go around the island about 45 minutes for relaxation the fresh air of this countryside landscape. Embark on the boat for going back to the port. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Hoi An.
DAY 6 – HOI AN (B,L)
Morning, breakfast at hotel. After that, our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms. Transfer you back to Hoi An town. Enjoy delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Hoi An.
DAY 7 – HOI AN – NHA TRANG (B)
Spend your leisure morning in Hoi An until we transfer you to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, transfer you to a luxury seaside resort in Nha Trang. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Nha Trang.
DAY 8 – 9: NHA TRANG (B)
Morning, enjoy delicious breakfast at the luxury resort in Nha Trang. Spend your leisure time for relaxation at beach. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Nha Trang.
DAY 10 – NHA TRANG – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time for relaxation until we transfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, transfer you to hotel. Afternoon, Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (Drop you off at Ben Thanh Market for shopping if we have enough time). Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 11 – HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (B,L,D)
The Cuu Long region, which translates as ‘Nine Dragons’, otherwise known as the Mekong Delta is a great place to discover Vietnam. Amazing waterways hidden amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens, bustling floating markets that offer a cornucopia of items and acres of emerald rice fields are what make this region so unforgettable.
The private Song Xanh is designed as a traditional sampan and its small size allows you to discover the smaller canals, rivers and tributaries of this region. Cruise Cai Be’s and Cai Rang’s colourful floating markets; visit Sa dec, the Mekong town made famous from Marguerite Duras’ novel ‘The Lover’, enjoy an unforgettable dinner in a 19th century house and the sights of sounds of this fascinating region.
After breakfast, depart for the Mekong Delta. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you travel through Vietnam’s picturesque countryside with its rice paddies and rural villages. Upon arrival in the Delta board the private ‘Song Xanh’, modeled after a traditional sampan. The boat’s small size allows you to discover the smaller canals and tributaries of this region. Your visit includes the home of Mr. Huyen Thuy Le, a character from the novel ‘The Lover’ by Marguerite Duras as well as Thien Hau Pagoda. Return to the boat for lunch. Continue to Can Tho stopping en-route at a Cao Dai Temple. Cao Daism is indigenous to South Vietnam and the colorful and unusual murals that cover the temple’s interior will blind you with their brilliance. Before sunset, the last stop is at a splendid 19th century house where an unforgettable dinner will be served. After dinner, proceed for one hour to Can Tho where your sampan will be moor for the night. Overnight aboard the Song Xanh Boat.
DAY 12 – MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO – PHU QUOC (B)
Crossing the Mekong on the way to Cai Rang Floating Market, take in traditional sights such as rice barges, wooden ship building yards and even fruit drying along the Mekong’s banks. After visiting the colourful floating market transfer to Can Tho Airport for the flight to the island of Phu Quoc. On arrival at the islands sleepy airport, transfer to a luxurious Resort in Phu Quoc. The resort features sumptuous villas, a wonderfully indulgent spa and a pristine sandy beach. The rest of your day is at leisure to kick back or enjoy the resorts facilities as you please. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Phu Quoc.
DAY 13 – 14: PHU QUOC (B)
Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is one of Asia’s least developed beach destinations. The island’s clear waters, undiscovered beaches, forested interior and charming local character make for an ideal holiday escape. Spend the next two nights in Phu Quoc enjoying the perfectly laid backed surroundings. Recommended touring options (on own account) are diving and snorkeling trips to the outer laying reefs and visits to the islands infamous fish sauce factories and if you desire, a trekking to discover the islands interior consisting of pristine rainforest. Stay overnight at a luxury resort in Phu Quoc.
DAY 15 – PHU QUOC – HO CHI MINH – CU CHI – HO CHI MINH (B)
Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time before the short flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon, leave Ho Chi Minh for Cu Chi. Explore 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. Finish the tour at around 05.30pm. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 16 – Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)
Morning, breakfast at hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
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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