This trip offers great value as it introduces all the main sights in the country, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience the insight culture and heritage of Vietnam with your friends.
Route: Hanoi – Halong – Danang – Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival
DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour
DAY 3: Hanoi-Halong
DAY 4: Halong Bay – Danang – Hoian
DAY 5: Hoian
DAY 6: Hoian at leisure
DAY 7: Hoian- Hochiminh City
DAY 8: Hochiminh City – Cuchi tunnel
DAY 9: Hochiminh-Mekong Delta-Hochiminh
DAY 10: Hochiminh City Departure
Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, take a rickshaw ride rambling through the maze of Hanoi’s old quarter. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour to Hochiminh Complex which includes Hochiminh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Hochiminh’s House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, then visit the Temple of Literature. Next is Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the attractive collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
Enjoy lunch at Cha Ca La Vong restaurant which is listed as a famous local fish restaurant in Hanoi. Tonight you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi
Today we leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, the world natural heritage site; enjoy a drive through rural area with scenic views of rice paddy fields and local people at work. After 3, 5 hours of driving, embark our Vietnamese wooden junk. Journey through the spectacular limestone islands and floating villages whilst having a delicious seafood lunch, then disembark to visit ‘Sung Sot’ or “Surprising cave” which is one of the most imposing grottos of the bay. Sail on to the next stop of Titop Island where you can swim and climb up to the top of the island for panoramic views . Tonight, you will be delighted by a candle light seafood dinner on board. Overnight on board in Halong Bay.
HaLong Bay Breakfast will be served on board with the combination of western style and local cuisine. Experience the bay up close and personal with a leisurely sampan tour to “Hang Luon” or “Lagoon Cave” for having some stunning picture of the floras and faunas system in Halong and Catba National Park then cruise back to the wharf. Enjoy yet another seafood meal on board before disembarkation for a short flight to Danang then transfer to Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
This morning, take a walking tour in the ancient town of Hoian to the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. In the afternoon, enjoy a peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic village. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time or stroll around the local stores for shopping and tailoring. Overnight in Hoian.
Enjoy your free day today with your family on the sandy beach or lazing at the pool of the hotel. Tonight, we gather at one of Hoian’s famous restaurant for the cooking demonstration and an authentic Vietnamese dinner. Overnight in Hoian.
Today, we take a short flight to dynamic Hochiminh city, followed by an orientation visit to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The afternoon tour leads you to the Cho Lon Quarter or “Big Market” area where city major trading activities take place. Overnight in Hochiminh city.
Cu Chi Tunnel Take a half day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels to explore the complex system of underground tunnels which contained innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the American/Vietnam war must have been like. In the afternoon, you have the choice of free time or we can arrange a trip upon request to the Water Park, History Museum or the magical Dam Sen Park where your family can have some exciting time!. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Enjoy the morning drive to the fertile Mekong Delta to visit Cai Be Floating Market, and then visit a local farm for experiencing the daily activities of the farmers. And you will be entertained by local artist with a traditional music show whilst trying locally made products like bee honey tea, rice wine…then the sampan boat ride allows you to discover the smaller backwater canals and tributaries of this region. Drive back to Hochiminh city in the afternoon. Tonight, your tour guide will host a lavish farewell celebration dinner. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Today, you will have free time for your own activities in Hochiminh city until the pickup time for the airport transfer to your onward flight.