Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Overnight on boat
Day 4: Halong Bay – Flight to Danang - Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An free at leisure
Day 6: Hoi An - Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Cruising on Mekong Delta - Cai Be - Ancient House
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh departure
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our driver will welcome you and transfer to your hotel in the Old Quarter, center of Hanoi City. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Around 08:00 Am - 08:30, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and pick you up for Hanoi City Tour. Firstly we will start the trip with Tran Quoc Pagoda, a buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam ‘s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One Pillar Pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi. the visit to Ho Chi Minh complex bring you great info about Vietnam history. Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 – dedicated to Confusius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam’s first university. Enjoy Lunch at local restaurant with delicous vietnamese cuisines.
We then visit Ethnology Museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. Occupying a modern structure, the terrific collection here features well-presented tribal art, artifacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation. In the museum, tourist exploring Vietnam’s diversity culture and life style of 54 ethnic groups, walking in houses on still of ethnic people to experience their life style or traditional ritual. Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. (If Ho Chi Minh complex and Musuem of Ethnology are closed on Monday, we will arrange visit to Hoa Lo Prison or Women Musuem as alternative options).
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Overnight on boat (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After your breakfast at hotel, our van will pick you up and transferred to Halong bay on 3.5 hour ride. Arrive at Halong Bay, get on board, enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and begin your cruise. Enjoy the view as the boat peacefully sails the bay, passing by Ba Hang floating village. A charming sightseeing, particularly when the fishermen wave as you pass their tiny floating houses while Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch is served in the elegant dining-room. Visit Sung Sot Cave one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong bay. Continue cruising and sightseeing in Halong Bay. Enjoy Afternoon Tea on the Sundeck. A Coffee and Tea brewing demonstration will introduce you to the traditional culture of drinking tea and coffee in Vietnam. Nibbles include cakes and biscuits. You now can relax on the sun deck or discover the bay on kayak by yourself.
A cooking demonstration will take place on the sundeck. Have a go at making spring rolls, and learn to toast the Vietnamese way with local rice wine. Enjoy a high-end, 6-course Vietnamese - Western fusion dinner. Evening Activities – relax at leisure; enjoy Movie Night, Squid Fishing. Overnight on boat in Ha Long Bay.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Noi Bai airport - Flight to Danang - Hoi An (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Enjoy early Tai Chi session on the Sundeck, at the break of dawn. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries. Take in the charm and tranquility of the lago,on of Luon Cave. Experience breathtaking view from a traditional rowing bamboo boat. Enjoy international Buffet Breakfast in dining room. Around 9.30 Am, you will check-out your cabin and settle the bill for your drinks and extra services (if any) on boat. At 10.30 the boat anchors in the wharf and it is time to go ashore from the boat. As you get back to harbor, our car will transfer you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to Noi Bai airport where you will take late flight to Danang city.
Upon arrival at Danang International Airport, our driver will welcome you and our private car will transfer you on a 40 minute drive to Hoi An. Check in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An free at leisure (Meals: Breakfast)
Today will be free at your leisure. You may want to spend time biking around Hoi An town, shopping for tailor made clothes or just relaxing within the peaceful atmosphere of Hoi An Ancient town.
Day 6: Hoi An - Flight to Ho Chi Minh (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure on the morning. In the afternoon, transfer by private car to Danang airport and take your afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our driver will transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
In the afternoon, visiting the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. It was here on 30 April 1975, that the war ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. Pass by iconic architectural landmarks the Notre Dame Cathedral built from French colonization. You will then visit War Remnants Museum with documents, artifacts and other evidence of the Vietnam War. The eye-opening history of this country will enich your knowledges and facinating those who love history. Transfer back to hotel, overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Cruising on Mekong Delta - Cai be - Ancient House - Tan Phong (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Discovery what it is that makes Mekong Delta so special with our daily Cai Be Floating Market Tour. This tour gives you a fantastic opportunity of seeing how the Mekong Delta people get on with their busy life. For people living in Mekong, their lives are attached to rivers, water. Almost activities could be organized on river as living, working, market gathering… You will be introduced to their beautiful lifestyle when cruising among the local boats, biking around the village and interact with locals here.
Around 07.30 Am in the morning, our guide and minivan tour bus will pick you up from your hotel in Center Ho Chi Minh City and start drive to Vinh Long town. When arrival, board on a local motorboat and star cruising on Mekong River. Our guide will introduce to you the floating market, trading culture and floating houses of local here. Since Mekong Delta land is split by huge cannel systems, you will then take a rowing sampan and explore the area by sampan boat that locals use to transfer around. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and green fruit garden on two sides. We will stop to visit local some workshops including pop-rice, rice-paper, coconut candy producing, honey tea, snake wine… to see how local people here utilize rice, coconut and other agriculture materials and turn them into delicious products.
The boat will then transfer you to a beautiful ancient house that still well preserved after many generations. You will be welcome by family members and the host will prepare the lunch for you. The host will also teach you how to cook “Banh Xeo” dish so you can join in cooking and make your own dish. Enjoy your lunch with authentic Vietnamese southern meals and learn more about Vietnamese family lifestyle and culture from the host.
After the lunch, we will then take your bike and start cycling around the village. The bicycle ride will take you around the village, introduce to you the genuine beautiful Vietnamese houses and community. It will be a great opportunity to take photos of this beautiful water land. If time permit, we will stop by a drying fruit factory and a local pagoda. The bike ride under peaceful canopy of this water lands will bring you a peaceful experience, shake off the busy lifestyle of city. Start driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at your hotel around 06.00 Pm. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, Our driver will pick you up at hotel and take you to Tan Son Nhat airport and take flight leave Vietnam. End of services.