Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay
Our “Vietnam Exotic” is special designed for you who wish to explore the most exotic destinations of Vietnam from North – Central - South. During 12 day itinerary you will have opportunities to experience with impressing highlights:
_____ Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless and Don’t be sorry_____
by Jack Kerouac
Day 1: Saigon Arrival.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, presently is the largest commercial city of Vietnam, commonly known with very nice “nicknames” as Sai Gon capital of the southern region of Cochinchina or “Pearl of Far East”. Upon landing on Tan Son Nhat airport, you will have very first window tour through the exciting city and bustling streets on the way to your hotel. After checking in the hotel, you will have almost time of the remaining day to take the rest or use at your disposal to explore the city.
Included: Airport pickup car, English speaking guide, Hotel in Saigon
Day 2: Saigon City Tour.
Having breakfast at the hotel, your city tour will be started with Sai Gon’s China Town then FITO Museum that is the first one in Vietnam displays nearly 3,000 items relevant to traditional Vietnamese medicine dating back to the Stone Age. After that, you will have couple hours for shopping handicrafts, textiles, “áo dài” and souvenirs as well as local cuisines at Ben Thanh market which is an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Then having lunch and followed by visiting war relics and former Presidential Palace. Before ending your day, you will visit quarter of French colonial architecture which has still remained from the years of occupation such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office and HCMC People Committee Hall
Included: Breakfast, City car, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in HCMC
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Vinh Long – Can Tho.
This day, you will enjoy your breakfast early then leave bustling Ho Chi Minh City for Mekong River Delta. On the way, you will have chance to listen to traditional music at a stopover at candy factory and orchard garden with some famous tropical fruits such as dragon fruit, mango, rambutan, Southern plum, jackfruit, coconut… Enjoy a lunch at a riverside restaurant then continue the itinerary by taking a motorized boat across the river to visit some islands and get off the boat for cycling to explore the countryside beauty of Mekong River Delta. The driver will await you at Vinh Long wharf and continue transferring you to Can Tho.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Transportation, English speaking guide, Hotel in Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon.
Wake up early in the morning then move to Cai Rang because the floating market session will start from early dawn and finish at around 8-9 am. The floating market, the unique culture feature of Mekong River Delta region, was come into being many years the past and has still existed up to present although the fact that there is road & street system. You will get on motor boat visiting the market to see how the local people do business on the river, mobilized boat houses with full equipped by TV, bed, table & chair… cruise around the market then continue the boat ride to famous orchard here. The driver also takes you further into the countryside, going through the local house and having deep insight of local daily life activities. After that, drive back to Can Tho City for lunch then return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Boat, English speaking guide, Hotel in Saigon
Day 5: Saigon – Danang – Hoian.
After having breakfast and checking out the hotel, you will take in-country flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang. Another guide and driver will be ready to pick you up at the airport and take you to Hotel in Hoi An, an ancient town which used to be a busy commercial port from 17th century. You will have a half-day walking tour around the ancient town passing non-vehicle streets, visiting Japanese Bridge (Chùa Cầu), Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall and the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Domestic air ticket, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoian.
Today, you will be experienced with green tour by embarking the actual activities with local people such as: (1) doing fishery: you will be a real fishman by yourself practicing to hold, toss and drag the net then remove fishes from the net; (2) doing farmland and planting vegetables: you are experienced by using your hands making the land with the shovel, doing manure, watering and planting vegetables; (3) rowing the basket boat: you will have chance learning how to row the basket boat through the small canals. In the late afternoon, you will join in the private cooking class, this is a fantastic activity which is most favored by travellers when coming to Hoi An and has been ranked one of the top 10 special activities in the world by Lovely Planet. Looking back your whole day’s activities and your actual results, it is surely that you will smile contently and have tight sleep at night.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Hue.
After having breakfast and then checking out the hotel. The driver will take you to Hue, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the way stop at Hai Van Pass where you can zoom your vision to enjoy panorama sight of underneath spectacular nature, immense valley, blue sea and entire Da Nang City. Then the driver continues taking you to another stopover at Lang Co beach for drinking or bathing before heading to Hue. Checking in the hotel, having quick refresh, then in the afternoon you will have a relax walk for sightseeing the entire former ancient capital, visit Royal Citadel, the Imperial Museum as well as the Mausoleum of King Tu Duc, one of the most beautiful works in the complex of ancient capital Hue. During the visit, you will have chance to explore the architecture art as well as understand why they choose different places for building a magic system of mausoleum and tomb.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hue
Day 8: Hue – Fly to Hanoi.
In the morning, enjoy the romantic and peaceful beauty of Perfume River by a cruise excursion on dragon shaped boat with stopover at Thien Mu pagoda then visiting Minh Mang’s tomb and shopping at Dong Ba market. In the afternoon, the driver takes you to the airport to catch the flight to Ha noi capital. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide at the airport then get transferred to the Hotel in the downtown to have a rest at your leisure.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Boat, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, domestic flight, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi City Tour.
Today, you will explore the charming beauty of the Capital by French architecture in Hanoi with many buildings and houses bearing unique Gothic style (Opera Theatre, State Bank), ancient pagodas and peaceful lakes. Your itinerary will be taken to some tourist attractions such as: Temple of Literature, HCMC complex (Mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, Stilt house, Presidential Palace, One pillar pagoda, Hanoi Railway station…), Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, West Lake and optional 1 among 2 museums: History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening, you will enjoy the traditional Water Puppet show, an unique performance of wet-rice civilization, simulate many Vietnamese folktales combined with folksongs “Chèo” for about 45 minutes.
Included: Breakfast, City car, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
After having breakfast, leave the bustling city to continue taking 3 or 4 hour drive to Ha Long Bay, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage with breathtaking natural beauty, geological & geomorphological value of stalagmite and stalactite caves. Arrive the dock at the noon time then board the Cruise Junk, a delicious fresh seafood lunch will be served while sailing out into the bay. Enjoying the immense sea landscape decorated with numerous limestone islands and islets wouldn’t be more fantastic, the cruise will go through Dinh Huong and Go Choi islet. The excursion route will allow you to choose one of 3 largest caves of the bay (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). If the weather permits, the cruise will stop at an island giving you chance for bathing at a white-sand beach. Spending overnight on the cruise making you experience to enjoy nice sky of twinkled stars then fall into tight sleep by sound of gentle waves and windy cool.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Transportation, English speaking guide, Overnight on cruise
Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi.
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 before rowing boat to visit some nearby islands. After that, return to the cruise for having light breakfast then enjoy amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back to Ha Long City. Have brunch on board then returning to Ha Long wharf. Driver and guide will meet you at the dock and transfer you to your hotel in Ha Noi
Included: Breakfast & Brunch, Transportation, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 12: Hanoi 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 Noi Bai International airport for your international flight out and do hope you have pleasant times and sweet memories about Vietnam.
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off
|Hotel||3 star||4 Star||5 star|
|Sai Gon||Thien Tung or similar||Park Royal or similar||Sofitel Plaza Sai Gon or similar|
|Can Tho||Hau Giang or similar||Holiday one or similar||Victoria (Super ****) or similar|
|Hoi An||Salute or similar||Historic Hoi An or similar||Palm Garden or similar|
|Hue||Gold Hue or similar||Eldora or similar||Indochine Palace or similar|
|Hanoi||Golden Lake or similar||Golden Silk or similar||Sofitel Plaza Hanoi or similar|