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TOUR SUMMARY

10 Days traveling from North to South Vietnam on our tour and experience local life up close as we explore the colorful floating life in Mekong, relaxing on paradise Beach of Phu Quoc Island, stay overnight on Halong Bay cruise, discover Hanoi and many more. The trip is professionally organized and balanced between relaxing and exploring Vietnam. Join in this tour, you will definitely have a wonderful holiday exploring Vietnam and unwind on our heaven beach.

 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

 Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Can Tho 

 Day 3: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market  

 Day 4: Cu Chi Tunnel - Flight to Phu Quoc

 Day 5: Phu Quoc Island

 Day 6: Phu Quoc Island

 Day 7: Phu Quoc - Flight to Hanoi - Half day city tour

 Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

 Day 9: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

 Day 10: Hanoi Departure

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (Meals: None)

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to hotel in center of Ho Chi Minh City. Free at your leisure on the rest of the day. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh - Cruising on Mekong Delta - Overnight on Cruise (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Around 08.00 Am in the morning, our guide and bus will come and pick you up at your hotel in center Ho Chi Minh (Our tour bus can only pick up from hotels in district 1, 3). The bus departs directly to Cai Be. Arrive Cai Be around 12h.00, you will board on boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterways, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. The Cruise continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board.

Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry, a local farm  and sample seasonal fruits. Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery. Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset. Dinner and overnight night on board.

Day 03: Tra On - Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Enjoy your breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals. Check out your cabin and transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing. Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink. Around 11.00 Am, Disembark in Can Tho. The bus will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh city on 3.5 hour ride (Stop at half day for short break). Drop off at hotel.

In late afternoon, our guide will pick you up from your hotel are a foody and expect to explore the best of Sai Gon culinary. How about taking a big fun ride around Saigon and see its lively daily life as well as tasting all the best foods the city has to offer? Saigon has long been rated one of the best cities for street food in the world. Let’s get on the motorbikes and give it a go to taste the most amazing dishes Saigon has to offer. This tour is tailored to give our foreign guests the most unique and authentic experience of Saigon’s cuisine. Our guide will ride the bike and take you to the most popular eateries for locals, most of which are out of the touristy area and located in hidden alleyways. Besides the part of all delicious and unlimited food, you can also enjoy the city as we will zip around on the bikes from place to place for the dishes while receiving an insiders’ view into the culture that defines Saigon from our guides, who are so much passionate in showing you the bests of their city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 4: Cu Chi Tunnel - Flight to Phu Quoc (Meals: Breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel, you will take 1 hour ride to visit Cu Chi tunnel - the famous historic place in Cu Chi district. With more than 200km of underground tunnels and many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels Cu Chi Tunnels has become the home of thousands of fighters and villagers in Vietnam War. Coming here you can discover how people communicate and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters during the war. After Lunch at local restaurant, you will return to Ho Chi Minh city. 

Transfer to airport; take afternoon flight to Phu Quoc Island. Upon arrival at Phu Quoc, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be yours that you may want to spend for swimming and relaxing on the white sand beach of Phu Quoc. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 5: Phu Quoc Island (Meals: Breakfast)

Today will be your relaxing free day. Enjoy your day with sunbathing, swimming and exploring the fishing village of Phu Quoc. Phu Quoc has huge reputation for its fish sauces factory, vast pepper plantation, tranquil spring and thick jungle so make sure you have time to visit these destination for a fun discovery day. Overnight in Phu Quoc.  

Day 6: Phu Quoc Island (Meals: Breakfast)

Today will be your relaxing free day. Overnight in Phu Quoc.  

Day 7: Phu Quoc - Flight to Hanoi - Half day city tour (Meals: Breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Phu Quoc airport and take the morning flight to Hanoi city. Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and move to your hotel for checking in.

After lunch at local restaurant, spend your afternoon for a half day city tour.  You will visit the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university, built in 1076 and at first used for education of royal children only. Throughout its hundreds of years of activity in the feudal, thousands of Vietnamese scholars graduated from this university. Continue you tour by visiting Hoa Lo Prison and enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show before transfer to hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

In the morning our car and guide will come to your hotel and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. After an approximate 3,5 hour drive - we  will arrive at Ha Long Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay.
In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. If you want private moment you can also go kayak by yourself to discover the surrounding area (Kayaking fee is included). See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the island and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck to pamper yourself. On the island you can go swimming, relax on the beach, play sport or hiking to the top of the mountain for overview image of the bay. At night, you can join in our activities like squid fishing, karaoke, movies or simply relax on quieted top deck for fresh atmosphere of the bay. Overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay.

Day 9: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at the wharf at 12 noon for our drive back to your hotel in Hanoi arriving at 5.pm. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi Departure (Meals: Breakfast)

After having breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer to Noi Bai international airport for your departure flight leaving Vietnam. End of services. 

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer with private A/C vehicle
  • Airport Transfer with A/C vehicle
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi
  • Water and Tissues in car
  • 2 Days tour and overnight on Mekong River Cruise
  • 2 Domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh - Phu Quoc & Phu Quoc - Hanoi

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa on arrival & stamp fees
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Services not mentioned in itinerary

ACCOMMODATION

Following hotels are your accommodations arranged accordingly for each standard. Our travel experts have inspected hundred hotels but only choose the best for you.
City Economic Group Private Deluxe Primary Luxury
Hanoi Hanoi Legacy Hotel Essence Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole
Ha Long Rosa Cruise Paloma Cruise Signature Cruise
Ho Chi Minh Beautiful Saigon Hotel Paragon Saigon Hotel Lottle Legend
Phu Quoc Bauhinia Resort Daisy Resort La Veranda Resort

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