Day 01: Arrival Hanoi
You are welcomed to Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam. The driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your pre-booked hotel in the center. Check in the hotel and have free time.
Included: Airport pickup car, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi – Trang An – Hanoi
In the morning after the breakfast, you will be picked up at the Hotel then transfer to Ninh Binh province to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Trang An complex which becomes a top “must-see destination” for all travellers when coming to Vietnam. The first stop will be Bai Dinh pagoda, the largest pagoda in Vietnam and Southeast Asia as well, here you will learn more about Buddhism and admire the famous records of this architecture works such as: the largest area, giant Buddha statues, 500 stone Arhats with different postures, the heaviest bell… After having lunch, leave for Trang An ecotourism attraction, have leisurely hand-rowing boat ride along the local river and enjoy the breathtaking and fascinating beauty surrounding of “HaLong Bay on land”, the boat will take you go through number of limestone karst lagoons and grottoes, river and streams, temples and pagoda… all together create a marvelous natural masterpiece.
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/C bus, English speaking guide, Entrance & boating fee, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long – overnight on cruise
You were already experienced with “HaLong Bay on land” and today another chance for you to enjoy “Halong Bay on sea”. Ha Long lies in the North East of Hanoi and it is about 3.5 hour drive. Upon arrival, you will get on board the Cruise Junk then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on cruise while sailing into the bay. During the excursion, you will see a well-known UNESCO World Heritage’s breathtaking natural beauty, decorated by 1969 limestone islands and islets with various shapes emerging up from sea. On the route you will see Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock and visit the Amazing Caves, the most beautiful and largest one in Ha Long bay, admire geological & geomorphological value of stalagmite and stalactite inside the caves. If the weather permits, the cruise will stop at an island giving you chance for bathing / swimming at a white-sand beach or climbing on the top of island to have panorama view of Ha Long Bay, then return to have free and leisure on the Cruise, enjoy nice sunset on the sea. In the evening, you will have dinner and overnight on the cruise.
Included: Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner, 01 water bottle, Bus, English speaking guide, overnight on cruise
Day 04: Ha Long – Hoi an
Waking up early for joining Tai Chi exercise on the cruise deck or relax and enjoy a tranquilly fresh morning as well as beautiful sunrise on sea, slowly sipping a cup of tea or coffee and having light breakfast then enjoy amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back to Ha Long City. Check out the cabin and pay the bill at the reception (if any). Have brunch on board then returning to Ha Long wharf. Get on the bus transfer back to Hanoi then to the airport for catching flight to Da Nang airport then transfer to Hotel in Hoi An
Included: Breakfast & Brunch, 01 water bottle, Transportation, English speaking guide, Air ticket, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 05: Hoi an free & easy – ½ day walking tour afternoon
After breakfast you will have free time in the morning. Then at the beginning of afternoon, tour guide will come to pick you up at the hotel to have a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town. Start visiting the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. After that, the guide take you back to Hoi An. End of tour.
Included: Breakfast, 01 water bottle, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Hotel in HOI AN
Day 06: Hoi an – ½ day cycling to tra que village and cooking class at local family
After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel then depart to Tra Que Herb village by bicycle, it is a charming little village of Hoi An and is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Pho Hoi people. During leisurely cycling on the way, it is ideal time for you to take photos of farmers, buffaloes, duck, chicken… Upon arrival the village, wander around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing, raking the ground, sowing, watering, planting vegetables… After some farming activities with the local, you will enjoy time for relax by foot soak and massage then joining in cooking class at local family, you will be taught how to cook “Tam Huu” spring roll; “Banh xeo” – a local pancake and have lunch at local family. Bid farewell to your host family then cycling back to your hotel. End the tour
Included: Breakfast, 01 water bottle, Bicycle, English speaking guide, Lunch with cooking class at local family, Foot massage, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 07: Hoi An – free and leisure
Included: Breakfast, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 08: Hoi An – Sai Gon
After breakfast, free and leisure at the Hotel until the driver pick you up to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon then have free time on your own to discover Sai Gon
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off / pick up, domestic flight, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 09: Sai Gon City Tour
Your tour today will be highlighted with some famous tourist attractions, started with China Town where you can have chance to enjoy lively atmosphere of Chinese people’s business activities in Sai Gon, then continue getting into the rhythm of busiest and colorful scenes of Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Temple in the morning. We then visit the War Remnants Museum the having lunch. In the afternoon, your tour will be continued by visiting Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975. Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting the City Hall, take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales. Return to District 1
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/c transfer, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 10: Sai Gon Mekong Delta
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mekong River Delta and will stop at Tien Giang province. On the way, enjoy the scenic of the countryside with green rice fields. Upon arrival My Tho town, the capital city of Tien Giang, you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda which was built in the 19th century and combined by both Asia and Europe architecture, the pagoda is very famous in the Southern region. After that, get on the boat to have relax cruise and enjoy natural landscape on the Tien River, capture nice view of the stilt house, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the riverside. Visit Tortoise islet and have nice lunch under the shade of orchard garden. After lunch, continue a boat ride to Ben Tre province, An Khanh district where you can enjoy an excursion on hand-rowing sampan under the cluster of water coconut trees through the small canals, taste some tropical regional fruits and sip a cup of honey tea while listen to folk music. Also on this tour, you will visit local business family and try eating coconut sweet which is the famous speciality of Ben Tre, then wander surrounding to discover the local life’s living and activities or step into some fruit plantations.
Come back Sai Gon and enrich your unforgettable experiences about peaceful beauty as well as the rural lifestyle of Mekong River Delta’s people
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, A/C bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, boat trips, fruit, honey tea, 01 water bottle, Hotel in HCMC
Day 11: Sai Gon – Cu Chi Tunnels
In the morning you will be picked up at the hotel then head to the Tay Ninh province to visit Cao Dai Temple which was built in 1926, is the headquarter of Caodaism and also is considered one of the most striking structures in all of Asia. Here, you will have chance to learn more about Caodaism and attend the noon praying ceremony, which is a great experience. After the ceremony, having lunch at Tay Ninh then continue visiting Cu chi tunnels, a heroic exploit as well as a legend of the 20th century. The Tunnel system has become the famous underground relic in the world with about 200km length and in shaped of a spider-web which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against both French and American troops. You may be invited to crawl through the tunnels to have better understanding about life of the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/C bus, Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 12: Sai Gon Departure
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then you are free and leisure by your own until our private car comes to pick you up, then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat International airport for your international flight out and do hope you have pleasant times and sweet memories about Vietnam.
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off
|3 star||4 star|
|Hanoi||Golden Lake or similar||Golden Silk or similar|
|Ha Long||V-spirit cruise or similar||Pelican cruise or similar|
|Hoi An||Salute Hoi An or similar||Historic Hoi An or similar|
|Sai Gon||Thien Tung or similar||Golden Central Sai Gon or similar|