DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL (D)
Welcome to Vietnam on arrival at Hanoi airport, transfer of 45 min to your hotel in town. Late afternoon, join the water puppet show at Thang Long theatre -– a special cultural value of our traditional rice civilization and enjoy dinner at local restaurant before bedtime. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)
A day to explore our Hanoi which including: the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum; the One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature – known as the country’s first national university; the macabre Hoa Lo Prison. The French built this prison near the turn of the century, with construction completed in 1901. The name Hoa Lo, means "portable earthen stove," and originates from the families who used to live on the land before the French built on it; Vietnam Women’s Museum – which is focused on the contribution of women to Vietnam's history and culture, this museum highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, including features on female street vendors, women's role in the family, and more recently, single mothers in Vietnam. Join the historical orientation cycling hours through the Old Quarter, delving into the nooks and crannies of the city and bringing us to a restored original Old Quarter homes. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit Luon cave with paddle boat. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. go up to the Halong bay View at Titop beach. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on boat.
Road journey: 200km ~ 3.5hours driving
DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI (B/L)
Morning enjoy the sunrise, that would be great picture as it is raising up from the ocean and through the peaks of the limestone islands. Cruise back to Ha Long City. Brunch on boat while cruising. Disembark and drive back Hanoi. Check in Hotel and free for your own activities. Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 5: HANOI – DANANG – HOIAN TOWN (B/L)
Transfer out for the flight to Danang. Pick up on arrival and stop by Marble Mountain, these five rocky outcrops are said to represent five natural elements, and are the source of many intriguing legends, as well as housing temples and once even an army hospital! You will see skilled artisans carving all manner of statues from marble sourced locally at the mountains’ base. Riding to Hoian town for hotel check in.
Air journey: HANOI DANANG on VN airlines by 1 hour & 10minutes
DAY 6: HOIAN TOWN – walking tour around the ancient town (B/L)
Morning, we take a walking tour in Hoian Ancient town that was a prosperous trading port between 17th & 19th centuries. Today, this world Heritage –listed town boasts well-preserved buildings, pedestrian streets and unique cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past. Visit the old merchant’s house with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with outstanding wood carvings. Followed by a boat trip on Thu Bon River before getting back our hotel. Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 7: The Ancient Ruins of MY SON (B/L)
Your day will begin with an early morning drive from Hoi An through 60 km of rolling countryside, passing through small towns with markets in full swing, often journeying alongside the wide reaches of the Han River.
On arriving at the My Son area you will take a short 500m walk through lush hillsides, trees and brush, before emerging into the main site. There were over 70 classic Cham monuments at My Son, dating from the 7th - 13th Centuries. Set against the backdrop of the appropriately named Cat’s Tooth Mountain, they would then have been an awesome sight. Until 1968 they remained, remarkably, in almost perfect condition, having been sheltered from the worst excesses of weather by the surrounding hills. Regrettably however, man achieved what nature could not and B52 bombers destroyed most of the towers when My Son found itself in a free-fire zone during the Vietnam War.
Road journey: 60km ~ 1 hour driving
DAY 8: HOIAN – DANANG – NHATRANG (B)
Breakfast from hotel then airport transfer to Da Nang for the flight to Nha Trang, pick up to your hotel then free to chill out on the beautiful and white sandy beach. Overnight in Nhatrang.
Air journey: DANANG NHATRANG on VN airlines by 1 hour & 15minutes .
DAY 9: NHATRANG CITY – ISLAND BOAT TRIP (B/L)
This excursion takes you to visit a selection of the numerous attractions in Nha Trang City. First the car will drive you to Cau Da for a visit the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute. After that, you will go to Long Son Pagoda and the Po Nagar Temples. The tour end after the visit to local Dam Market.
After lunch at a local restaurant you will have a relaxing half-day cruise on the turquoise waters of the Eastern Sea. Your craft is a simple (but safe and comfortable!) reconverted fishing boat. Off shore from Nha Trang lie numerous islands, some inhabited and many dotted with idyllic fishing villages, the next stop is at the aquarium. We then head out to Hon Mun Island where we have the chance for swimming and snorkeling to see really beautiful coral reef in the crystal clear waters before boarding our boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Overnight in Nhatrang.
DAY 10: NHATRANG – SAIGON (B/L)
Morning flight from Nhatrang to Saigon. Meet our person and drive to the town for touring the War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American Was, as it is known in Vietnam; Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975 and the Notre Dame Cathedral, an impressive neo-Romanesque cathedral in the centre of city. Drive to hotel for check in after touring.
The rest is at leisure. Overnight in Saigon.
Air journey: NHATRANG SAIGON on VN airlines by 50 minutes
DAY 11: CU CHI TUNNEL by speedboat (B/L)
Have breakfast at hotel. You will be picked at hotel for an hour scenic speedboat trip to Cu Chi tunnel which are 70 kilometers North West of Saigon, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors. Back Saigon and the rest is at leisure.
Boat journey: 1 hour boating
DAY 12: MEKONG DELTA on MEKONG QUEEN CRUISE (B/L)
- 07:30 am: Depart from Saigon for about 2 hours driving. - 09:30 am: Arrive at Cai Be pier and start boarding the Mekong Queen
- 09:15 am: Sightsee Cai Be floating market
- 10:00 am: Disembark and walk to visit the old church and crafting factories
- 11:00 am: Board the cruise and head toward the village entrance
- 11:15 am: Leave your cruise for a short walk to a local home for lunch
- 11:45 am: Have lunch
- 13:00 pm: Take the sampan ride back to your cruise
- 13:15 pm: Cruise upstream the Nine – Dragon river (Mekong river) toward Vinh Long town
- 14:15pm: Stop to visit a local fruit garden of Mr. Tam Ho
- 14:50 pm: Continue your cruising
- 15:00 pm: Stop to visit a local brick factory
- 15:20 pm: Cruise to Vinh Long pier
- 15:30 pm: Disembark and bid farewell to your crew for the drive back to Saigon.
Road journey: 120km ~ 2.5 hours driving
DAY 13: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B)
At leisure till transfer to the airport for home departure.