Route: HANOI - HALONG - HO CHI MINH - CU CHI - MY THO - BEN TRE
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL (L)
Arrive at Noi Bai International airport. Welcome by our driver with your name on board. Then transfer you to Ha Noi Old Quarter. Visit Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Westlake, Take 1 hour Cyclo Tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC (B, L)
AM : 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam 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 Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30PM. Overnight 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 (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. Flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh Hotel
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI (B, L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning: Depart at 8:00AM for Cu Chi tunnels. Arrive Cu Chi at 9:30AM. View video film and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels. On site visit of Ben Dinh tunnels. Cu Chi tunnels were created since 1948 to assist Viet Nam to combat the French. Construction of the tunnels continued over the next 25 years until they became an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers for the war against American. For those interested there is an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Leave Cu Chi at noon time for Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive back Ho Chi Minh City at 01:00PM. Stop for lunch. Afternoon: Depart at 2:00PM to visit the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace, that was the sight of South Vietnams surrender in April 1975. Walk down to see Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and the War Remnants Museum which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. The tour ends at 5:00PM. Overnight in HCM Hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 6: MEKONG DELTA - MY THO - BEN TRE (B, L)
07:30AM, Pick up at your hotel, travel by shuttle bus to My Tho – 9:30 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks and quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen’s port,stilt houses. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a cup of authentic Honey Tea while checking out the Folk Music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam. After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of Coconut Candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. Dinner at your account. Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH DEPATURE (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 Ha Long Bay, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
Flight ticket Ha Noi – Ho Chi Minh (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.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
All rates are US$ per person
Surcharge Peakseason US$ 10.00/person/day for: Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Lunar New Year, Eve New Year
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