Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Victory Star Cruise
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi City – Hue
Day 6: Hue City Tour
Day 7: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An – Nha Trang City – Mud Bathing
Day 9: Snorkeling & Island Tour
Day 10: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnel – Cao Dai Temple
Day 12: Mekong Delta Tour
Day 13: Saigon - Departure
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
Free at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Victory Star Cruise (B,L,D)
8.30 AM: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. 12.00 Arrival Halong - Break and Photo Shooting 12.30 Boarding Victory Star junk for departure. Welcome drink is served 13.00 Lunch is served while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay 15.30 Cruising to visit to exciting Cua Van fishing village 17.00 Trekking or swimming at Soi Sim island 18.30 Docking for overnight 19.30 Dinner is served. 21.00 Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B)
6:30 Morning Yoga class 7.00 Coffee or tea is served 8.00 Visit splendid Sung Sot grotto 9.15 Luggage pull out. 9.30 Buffet brunch (breakfast and lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier 11.00 Arrive at the pier and being picked up to Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi about 16h00. Free for shopping. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi City – Hue (B,L)
8.00 AM: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. The first destination is Tran Quoc Pagoda which is the oldest of all pagodas in Hanoi. Located beside the dazzling West Lake in Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda is a cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism. We commence our exploration of Hanoi by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex, starting at the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. We continue to his humble “house on stilts”, his museum and the 11th century One-Pillar Pagoda we continue to visit the Temple of Literature which was the first Vietnam University dating to 1070. After lunch in a great local restaurant, we will go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museum containing the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of Vietnam, as well as relics, tools and even full size replicas of their homes and buildings. Then have a walking around the Old Quarter and visit Dong Xuan market. Then our waiting car will pick up and transfer to airport for your departure flight. You will be greeted and transferred to hotel in Hue for check in and relax. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue City Tour (B,L)
1. Tu Duc Tomb 2. Minh Mang Tomb 3. Khai Dinh Tomb 4. Conical Hat Making Village and Incense Making Village Noon: Back to town for lunch at 12.30 pm BUFFET (50 TRADITIONAL HUE FOODS, ASIAN AND WESTERN DISHES) Afternoon: Continue at 2.00 pm BY BOAT: 5. Fishing village along Perfume river 6. Phu Mong Garden House 7. Thien Mu Pagoda Back to town at 4:30 pm Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B,L)
AM: Check out. Transfer to Hoi An, stop for sightseeing: Lang Co beach, Hai Van tunnel, Cham museum. Check in hotel. PM: Visit the Hoi An ancient town with the Japanese - covered bridge, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, shopping at the silk streets of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – Nha Trang City – Mud Bathing (B,L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Nha Trang. pon arrival in Cam Ranh Airport, you will be picked up from airport to hotel in Nha Trang for check in and relax. Have lunch in local restaurant. Then our guide will take you visit Nha Trang city, small city on the south central coastline of Vietnam, is a famous beach city of Vietnam. Travelers like to travel to Nha Trang, not because of its beach, but also by its historical relics from Cham civilization represented as Po Nagar tower, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 7th century, Stone Church built in French colony time, Oceanographic Institution Relax and gain your health in Mud bathing and Mineral Spring swimming. Having dinner before back to the hotel for relax. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Snorkeling & Island Tour (B,L)
08.30: Pick up in Nha Trang city to Cau Da Pier. 09.30: Make a boat trip to 4 islands: +Mun Island: - Swim and snorkel for beholding various kinds of multi – colorful corals and fishes. + Mot Island: - Lunch with seafood. - Join floating bar for heart to heart animating game. + Tranh Island: - Relax with water sport activities, at leisure. - Enjoy a light fruit party. + Tri Nguyen Aquarium: - Behold sea creatures. Then be transferred to hotel for relax. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 10: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B,L)
You are picked up to airport for flight to Saigon, upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport; you are picked up to have short city tour. We will visit The Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. Lunch with Vietnamese delicacies. PM: we will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of goods are offered. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnel – Cao Dai Temple (B,L)
8.00 AM: Private car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel star to join full day trip to visit Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi tunnel. Our first stop today is The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Dadaism, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. After have lunch in local restaurant, we will visit Cu Chi which is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extends over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war. Then our waiting car transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 12: Mekong Delta Tour (B,L)
7.30 AM: Our car will pick you up at your hotel. A smooth one-and-half-hour car ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. Take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho's colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to Tortoise island. En route, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands - Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch served right in the heart of the orchard to the accompaniment of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the islanders. After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconuts", to see a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond - Cage". Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Towards the end of the day we drive back to Saigon. You will across Rach Mieu bridge. One of the most beautiful bridges in Mekong delta. 5.30 PM: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in hotel in Saigon.
Day 13: Saigon - Departure (B)
Relax until our car will pick up at hotel and transfer to airport for your ongoing flight.
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- Double room at hotels & cruise in places as indicated in program
- Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
- Transportation at places as indicated in program
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- English speaking tour guide at places
- Vietnam Airline- Economy Class
- Hanoi – Hue
- Da Nang – Nha Trang
- Nha Trang – Saigon
- Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
- International air fares/ airport taxes
- Visa stamping fee at arrival airport in Vietnam
What to bring:
- Bring Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses and hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit and medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks.